September

New colours for 2008 Yamaha FZ1

New colours for 2008 Yamaha FZ1

Yamaha has revealed the 2008 Yamaha FZ1, which will have no major changes - and will come in a choice of three colours. The three new colour options for the 2008 Yamaha FZ1 are Black, Silver or...

The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

Yamaha has given the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 a complete workover and despite the motorcycle looking pretty similar to the current Yamaha R6, it gets a new frame and swingarm, reworked 599cc...

See the most important motorcycles of 2008 here

See the most important motorcycles of 2008 here

The next seven days are the most important in the motorcycle launch calendar – as well as riding two of the most important new motorcycles, Motor Cycle News will have the first pictures of a host of...

Video: World first test of the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

Video: World first test of the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

Here is our exclusive video from the world first test of the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa at the Saltzburgring in Austria. MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child is riding the new 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R...

World first test: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

World first test: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is currently getting a world first ride aboard Suzuki’s eagerly anticipated new Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa at the humungously fast Saltzburgring in  Austria. Here’s what...

Steve Hislop accident inquiry date announced

Steve Hislop accident inquiry date announced

The fatal accident inquiry into the death of former British Superbike champion Steve Hislop will begin on December 11, 2007, at Jedburgh Sheriff Court. Steve Hislop was killed in 2003 when his...

Super speed camera

The latest bombproof all singing/dancing speed camera relies like all other speed cameras on being able to see the vehicle. However, if someone felt so inclined as to cut some thin metal plates roughly to the shape of the toughened glass camera appertures and affix the plates to them with something like araldite it would render it useless at a stroke. Also it would be a very time consuming and...

Bikers beware, they are in the air

Myself and a friend were out bright and early this sunday morning on our usual run from Beverley up to Helmsley, Whitby visiting various greasy spoons on the way as us bikers do. We then returned via Pickering, Malton, Wetwang and finally back home. The reason I'm writing is as we approached Wetwang we noticed a police helicopter circling so we obviously thought there had been an accident and...

Alpine disaster averted

Alpine disaster averted

While on holiday in the French Alps I was caught out by a combination of a sharp left slippy overbanding repair and a bit of to much speed. I was left hanging from a bridge wall after a blow to the...

JT's No1 feline fan!

JT's No1 feline fan!

This is a picture of our cat Kirby watching World Superbikes race 1 on Sunday. A true Toseland fan.

Fireblade on the Autobahn

Found a clip of a Blade on an Autobahn. Gets some good speed. Us Brits could do with an Autobahn over here. What do you think?

Teach them well

Teach them well

Starting my grand daughter off on the right route.

MCN in Cyprus

MCN in Cyprus

Hi to all guys & girls at MCN. Just thought you might like to see one or two pics of me and the new ride, taken in Cyprus last month. I"m not sure about her but I know the boys would love to see...

Bearing up

Bearing up

Just spent a week on holiday with my two brother-in-laws and we won a very large Bradley bear in a raffle. As we were on our bikes the only way to get it home was to strap it to one of us! Well done,...

MCN in France

MCN in France

Me at the Millau bridge, France en route to the south of France on honeymoon.

Motorcycle bay blues

On my way home from work I decided to stop off at Tesco Pollok (Glasgow) for a wee bit of shopping. Despite this supermarket having a car park the size of our national stadium there are always cars parked in the motorcyle bays, a fact which I decided to point out to the young lad at the customer service desk. His response was interesting: the company which operates the car park had previously used...

New Ducati monster?

New Ducati monster?

An impression of the new Ducati Monster seen in a Spanish mag while on holiday. Looks quite nice.

Video: Trail bike challenge: Part one: Trails of the unexpected

The mission was to buy and prepare three late 70s/early 80s trailies and ride them from Morecambe to Scarborough to find out which is the best within a budget of £1,000. Old trail bikes are suddenly becoming cool and collectable. In the 1970s and early 1980s bikes like Suzuki’s TS, Yamaha’s DT and XT and Honda’s XL were everywhere. Check out the video below to see our trail bike challenge from...

BMF cancels RoadPeace membership

BMF cancels RoadPeace membership

The British Motorcyclists Federation has cancelled its membership of RoadPeace after MCN revealed the safety group had called for motorcycles to be ‘downsized’. RoadPeace was on of eight transport...

Dan Thornton's Honda Hornet blog: Taking to the track

I've always enjoyed track days, but for a variety of reasons I've ended up missing out on any circuit riding for a while now. In fact, it's actually been a couple of years since I took part in an actual track day. But I don't think I could have wished for a better re-introduction than the Honda Hornet and a Motosport Vision Novice Track Day (0870-8505013). The day is aimed at riders with limited...

It wooden go

It wooden go

My son Jack enjoying the local scenery during a trip to Florence. I only managed to find a wooden bike (It wooden go - sorry!).

Nine out of ten cats love it

Nine out of ten cats love it

Here are photos of my two cats enjoying MCN.

Preview of the new Ducati DesmosediciRR

The first ride of the Ducati Desmosedici RR may have been delayed due to hurricane conditions at Misano, but while the test is rescheduled by Ducati, this video might help keep your anticipation building. Also, get to hear information regarding the bike exclusively from Claudio Domenicali himself.

2008 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle colour changes

2008 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle colour changes

In keeping with Honda’s two-year update cycle the CBR600RR motorcycle has been left untouched other than colour changes. The Honda CBR600RR will now come in a new combination of white/black/red,...

Potty about MCN!

Potty about MCN!

Hollie on Crantock beach, near Newquay. Catching up on the latest MCN gossip whilst spending a penny on the potty!

Brunstrom Tasered

Brunstrom Tasered

Chief constable Richard Brunstrom has been zapped with a Taser for a demonstration video on North Wales Police’s website. Richard Brunstrom volunteered for a 50,000-volt shock from...

Exclusive first pictures of the 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR

Exclusive first pictures of the 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR

Here are the world exclusive first picture of the 2008 Honda Fireblade. It's an official Honda picture, and we'll be updating this story with more details about the motorcycle as we get...

Brunstrom: form an orderly queue!

Woke up to find this on the BBC: Chief constable zapped by Taser. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/6980867.stm I wonder how many volunteers there were....?

Speeding copper

Is there a conspiracy going on? This copper is obviously a long way over the 40mph speed limit and yet doesn't get flashed by the speed camera. Also when I reported this to the local police station 30 minutes later they told me that he CAN'T be prosecuted because there was "no policeman present or speed camera evidence!". Think about the double standards and the hypocrisy in British law.

Can't lick this!

Can't lick this!

During a recent weekend tour of the north of Scotland, members of Rollin Bones Motorcycle Club visited the village of Tongue.

Biker requires surgery after fending off thieves

Biker requires surgery after fending off thieves

A 23-year old motorcyclist needed to have his jaw rebuilt after fending off thieves from stealing his motorcycle. The man from Coatbridge Street, Clayton, near Manchester rushed into his backyard...

What next?

What next?

These signs have appeared at Hill Chorlton, Staffs, on the A51 near Baldwins Gate. They appear to be rip-off copies of the biker beware signs. Are they legal? I thought you had to have permission to...

Download Bimota DB6C-1098 desktop images on MCN

The Bimota DB6C-1098 is claimed to be the 'world's best handling naked motorcycle', according to its creators. The Bimota DB6C-1098 is a limited edition motorcycle and you can read more about it in this week's MCN out Wednesday, September 5, 2007. Click on the images to download the stunning Bimota DB6V-1098 to set as your desktop...

Bomb-proof speed camera pictures

Bomb-proof speed camera pictures

Meet the world's first super speed camera, which soon could replace familiar GATSO and Truvelo units on our roads. Here we have some exclusive images of the new camouflaged safety cameras. For more...

MCN in Switzerland

MCN in Switzerland

This is a photo of me on top of the Schilthorn Mountain while on a trip to Switzerland in August on my BMW R1200GS.

New MCN out Wednesday, September 5, 2007

New MCN out Wednesday, September 5, 2007

In this week’s MCN we take an exclusive look at the new Honda CB1100 motorcycle. Also in this edition out Wednesday, September 5, 2007, MCN investigates how government MP’s have been urged to consider...