September

South African track day

South African track day

How's this for a track day in South Africa? www.track-daze.co.za

British Switch:Blade kit converts 1990s FireBlades to modern streetfighters

British Switch:Blade kit converts 1990s FireBlades to modern streetfighters

An off-the-shelf kit to turn 1990s Honda CBR900RR FireBlades into stunning moder custom streetfighters is about to go into production from UK firm BDO Motorcycles. The motorcycle is designed to be as...

Tragic loss

Biker dead because of stolen chevron sign. Can’t believe that some moron would take such a sign leading to such a tragic death of Cyrus Calligan and leaving two children fatherless. thisisbristol.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=145365&command=displayContent&sourceNode=145191&contentPK=18365073&folderPk=83726&pNodeId=144922 It would be interesting to know when the sign was last...

2008 Honda CRF450R and 2008 Honda CRF250R revealed

2008 Honda CRF450R and 2008 Honda CRF250R revealed

Honda has revealed the 2008 Honda CRF450R and 2008 Honda CRF250R flagship motocross and enduro motorcycles. The two motorcycles have been given a series of detail changes and redesigned parts to keep...

New colours for 2008 Kawasaki ER6f

New colours for 2008 Kawasaki ER6f

Kawasaki has revealed the 2008Kawasaki ER6f, which like the 2008 Kawasaki Er6n, will remain unchanged for the coming year. Although the ER6n is available in three colours in 2008, the 2008 Kawasaki...

Tickets on sale now for Ride for Rights 2007

Tickets on sale now for Ride for Rights 2007

Tickets are now on sale for MCN and Rider Connect’s Ride for Rights 2007.  MCN and rider’s rights group Rider Connect are calling on motorcyclists to join our mass ride in London on October 20...

New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki ER6n

New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki ER6n

Kawasaki has revealed the 2008 Kawasaki ER6n. The 2008 model will be unchanged from previous motorcycles, but will be available in three colourschemes. The 2008 Kawasaki ER6n will be offered in a pure...

New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki Z750

New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki Z750

There have been no alterations to the 2008 Kawasaki Z750 but next year you will be able to purchase the Kawasaki Z750 motorcycle in black, blue or orange. To see more of the 2008...

Kawasaki VN2000 gets a traditional cruiser look

Kawasaki VN2000 gets a traditional cruiser look

The 2008 Kawasaki VN2000 cruiser motorcycle has been given a classic makeover with just a few changes to alter the motorcycle's attitude. It has been labelled as the Kawasaki VN2000...

New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle

New colours for the 2008 Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle

The 2008 Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle gets a brand new look thanks to an all-white paint scheme, red seat and red spokes on the wheels. The 2008 Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle is also available in traditional...

Colour changes for the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle

Colour changes for the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle

Kawasaki has revealed the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R, and although the motorcycle remains mainly unchanged, there are three colour options. The 2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R is available in plain blue or black, or a...

See the 2008 Kawasaki KXF's in action

See the 2008 Kawasaki KXF's in action

Here you can see more pictures of the 2008 Kawasaki KXF motorcross machines in action. To take a look at the Kawasaki 2008 motorcycle range: click here

2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle revealed

2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle revealed

The first pictures of the 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle reveal Kawasaki is going all-out to win back riders with an extreme new ZX-10R, following the contraversial rounded look of the 2006 Kawasaki...

BP Petrol Anti Biker Discrimination

I visited a BP petrol station at Colchester Rd, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5PY. This station has recently undergone some improvements and now contains a limited stock of Marks and Spencer products. The refurbishment has increased queues for the pumps and quite frequently results in lengthy waiting times to pay. On Wednesday 29th August I pulled into the station on my motorcycle to fill...

2008 Kawasaki motorcycles revealed here

Kawasaki is releasing the 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle range today, and we'll be adding each new Kawasaki motorcycle as details are released. By clicking on the images on each article, you'll be able to download an image suitable for use as a desktop wallpaper. The 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R motorcycle The 2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle      

Video: Onboard lap of the Salzburgring on the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

We're already brought you action and opinion on the world first ride of the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa in our first test video, but now you can enjoy a flying lap of the Salzburgring on the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa with MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child. So strap yourself in as the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa rockets up to 300km/h on the straights (in fifth gear), and the new sharper...

Video: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa first test at the Salzburgring

Watch our exclusive video from the world first test of the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa at the Salzuburgring in Austria, and find out what MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child thinks of the motorcycle. You'll be able to read more on the new 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa in MCN, out Wednesday, September 12, 2007, and at the end of the video 'Chad' reveals details of an upcoming group test...  

Going out for a quick flag

Ever wondered just how well those stick on flags for helmets actually stick? We wanted to find out, so Acting Deputy Editor Tony Carter popped a few on his Arai and headed out for an enthusiastic lunch time on some quick roads around the MCN office. The bike was a 2007 Kawasaki ZX6R, the conditions were fine and warm and the rider was really trying to get a few of the flags to fly off at...

New MCN out Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New MCN out Wednesday, September 12, 2007

In this week's MCN, we focus on the 2008 new motorcycle range with a whopping 27 new motorcycles for the coming year. They include the 2008 Honda Fireblade, the complete 2008 Yamaha range from the...

Outrage over ‘ban big bikes’ letter

Outrage over ‘ban big bikes’ letter

A letter from road safety groups calling for Government to look at ‘downsizing’ motorcycles has been called a “pile of bilge” by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). MCI policy director...

MCN in California

MCN in California

Here is a picture of my partner Mo and I on our recent holiday in Orange County, Southern California. The diner in the photo is the oldest in So-Cal and a great place to visit on a Sunday for brunch.

Health warnings for bikes

Health warnings for bikes

Consideration should be given to cigarette-style health warnings for motorcycles, campaign groups have said. The warnings would contain messages such as: ‘Motorcyclists make up less than 1% of road...

See the American 2008 Yamaha R6 colours

See the American 2008 Yamaha R6 colours

We've already published the first official pictures of the 2008 Yamaha R6, but here are the colours available in the United States of America. The European Yamaha R6 colours are black, blue and white,...

Trail bike challenge: Part two

Trail bikes – remember them? We did, and, going by the growing popularity of 70s/80s trailsters in the classics scene, more and more of you do, too. Which is why we set up this challenge. We wanted to find out what you get, and what the experience is like, if, say, you spend £1,000 on an old shonker trail bike from this era. Last week, MCN stalwarts Editor Marc Potter, Acting Deputy Editor Tony...

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha R1 motorcycle

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha R1 motorcycle

Yamaha has unveiled the 2008 Yamaha R1 - and although the motorcycle has not been radically changed, it does come in a choice of three new colour schemes. The 2008 Yamaha R1 is available in blue,...

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 motorcycle

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 motorcycle

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 - and although the motorcycle has not been radically changed, there are two new colourschemes. The 2008 Yamaha XJR1300 is available in either black or...

New colour for the 2008 Yamaha MT-03 motorcycle

New colour for the 2008 Yamaha MT-03 motorcycle

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha MT-03, and although the motorcycle stays unchanged, it does get a distinctive new paintscheme. The 2008 Yamaha MT-03 is available in bright red, which...

New colour for the 2008 Yamaha MT-01 motorcycle

New colour for the 2008 Yamaha MT-01 motorcycle

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha MT-01 motorcycle will have no major changes, but will come in a new colourscheme. The 2008 Yamaha MT-01 will silver, with a distinctive flash of orange. To see the...

Travelling light!

Travelling light!

Took this pic on hols last week in Rhodes Town. Nothing like travelling light.

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha FZ6

New colours for the 2008 Yamaha FZ6

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha FZ6 will have no significant model changes - but will be available in three new colour schemes. The 2008 Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle will be available in Black, Silver or...

2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

2008 Yamaha T-Max XP500 scooter revealed

The Yamaha XP500 T-Max scooter has also been updated for the 2008 Yamaha motorcycle range. The Yamaha 500cc-liquid cooled parallel twin scooter gets a new frame, a larger fuel tank, four-piston...

New 2008 Yamaha XV1900 Raider custom cruiser motorcycle

New 2008 Yamaha XV1900 Raider custom cruiser motorcycle

This is Yamaha’s aggressive new drag-style XV1900 Raider custom cruiser, which will only be available in the USA. The 1854cc air-cooled v-twin motorcycle engine powering the Yamaha Raider is from...

2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X off-road and road motorcycle revealed

2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X off-road and road motorcycle revealed

Yamaha is introducing two fuel-injected versions of the WR250 – one road biased and one more suited to off-road. Yamaha claim the Yamaha WR250X is based around the road rider where the Yamaha WR250R...

The 2008 Yamaha YBR125 Custom revealed

The 2008 Yamaha YBR125 Custom revealed

The Yamaha YBR125 Custom motorcycle is the second new Yamaha 125cc motorcycle for 2008 after the new Yamaha YZF-R125. The Yamaha YBR125 Custom is budget cruiser motorcycle based on the YBR125 commuter...

The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

Yamaha’s iconic660 Tenere Paris-Daker replica motorcycle is making a return for 2008 with an all-new design. The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere uses the 660cc liquid-cooled single from the Yamaha XT660X in...

Welsh the Impaler!!

Welsh the Impaler!!

I thought you might be interested in this photo I took on the A55 in Wales last week. I am sorry for the poor quality but I took it with my phone. It shows some spikes sticking out of a rock face near...