2008

Get tooled up with Jack Lilley

Get tooled up with Jack Lilley

You don’t have to own a Triumph to buy one of these neat motorcycle toolkits. The set includes spanners, adjustable wrench, LED torch, and a six-in-one screwdriver. Shop for all your motorcycle needs...

Seeing Red BSB season review

Seeing Red BSB season review

Watch the 2008 BSB Championship unfold through the eyes of a track-side photographer in a new book from Double Red. Seeing Red 2008 has snaps of the action from every round of the British Superbike...

Stay snug with Weise Climate jacket

Stay snug with Weise Climate jacket

You don’t need Ready Brek to enjoy a warm glow this winter with the help of the Weise Climate jacket. Weise clothing for sale The new jacket includes a chunky 100-gram thermal lining, an ISOTEX wind...

New MCN December 3: NEC Show special

New MCN December 3: NEC Show special

In this week's edition of Motorcycle News we have all the news from the NEC Motorcycle Show, including all the best motorcycles, babes and specials. The new Ducati Streetfighter is the star of the...

MCN helping with the decorating

MCN helping with the decorating

I am uploading a picture of myself with MCN. I am a decorator and all weather biker and enjoy your paper. When I finish reading the paper it also gets recycled of sorts. It is great for laying on the...

Picture gallery: Restored 1960s Ulster GP motorcycles

Picture gallery: Restored 1960s Ulster GP motorcycles

After jostling for position in the 1968 Grand Prix season, this 1967 Crooks Suzuki TR250 and 1966 Padgett's Yamaha TDIC were packed away and forgotten about until a Manchester race fan set...

Bikes on TV: December 3-9

Bikes on TV: December 3-9

KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors...

Next generation Triumphs?

Next generation Triumphs?

Here are my ideas of what the new Triumph Triple (Big Block) will probably would probably look like. They will be completely new, very compact and aggressive. The Daytona will be...

A mucky story!

Having spent many years riding round the West Country becoming increasingly pissed off and covered in mud, I have decided after a little research to start a website. My site www.mudwatch.co.uk aims to (with help of fellow bikers) highlight potential accident hotspots around the local vicinity. As well as this we have a gallery to upload pictures of your motorcycles and a review page of...

NEC Show: World’s first electric superbike unveiled

NEC Show: World’s first electric superbike unveiled

This is the first prototype of the world’s first electric road legal bike. The TTX01 has been unveiled at the 2008 NEC Bike Show by a team of British engineers and is due to go in to production in...

Where do I go from here?

I have just received a so called notice of intended prosecution for an alleged speeding offence by a manned camera, for the alleged offence of doing 45 in a 30 speed zone. Now i cannot definately state that i was not over the limit , but i was on my way to work and never rush there (who would) but is it a case of my word against theirs? where i do i go from here? or should i just hold my...

My lovely Triumph Thruxton

My lovely Triumph Thruxton

Here are a few pictures of my Triumph Thruxton from Almeria

Awkward speed bumps

Two winters ago while riding my motorcycle to work at 5 am on a road with a skimming of snow I approached a speed bump which was invisible because of the snow. I was travelling at approximately 10 mph. The speed bump was one of those square ones with sloping sides. Unluckily I rode over the side of the bump which slopes to the side. This made the wheel slide sideways and...

Trike goes on sale for charity

Trike goes on sale for charity

A very special trike has gone up for auction on eBay today to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. The 1300cc Austin Metro-powered trike was built within the year thanks to donations from various...

Team Gone But Not Forgotten

I am part of a team that raises money for good causes through our love of bikes. In 2008 we have been raising money for cancer research. In 2009 we will be raising funds for Promise Dreams- a childrens charity based in the midlands(www.promisedreams.co.uk). We aim to raise this money in different ways, such as taking part in the Weston Super Mare beach race & through an...

Maria Costello to talk on Radio 2

Maria Costello to talk on Radio 2

Maria Costello - the fastest woman around the Isle of Man TT circuit is set to appear on Radio 2, at around 5:30pm today (Friday, November 28). Costello will be appearing on the drive time show with...

Code of conduct for bus lane bikers

Code of conduct for bus lane bikers

It is believed that Transport for London will launch a new code of practice to encourage bikers to ride considerately when bus lanes in London are opened to them in January. London Mayor Boris...

NEC Show: BMW launches women-only rider training

NEC Show: BMW launches women-only rider training

BMW Rider Training has launched a series of new ladies only rider skills courses at the NEC show today. The training school based in Wales already offers women’s only off road skills courses and is...

NEC Show: Open face SHARP ratings on the way

NEC Show: Open face SHARP ratings on the way

SHARP, the Government’s helmet test body, is believed to be in the final stages of testing open face helmets, a source at the NEC bike show revealed today. This news comes just days after the agency...

Life sentence for Gerry Tobin killers

Life sentence for Gerry Tobin killers

All seven Outlaw gang members convicted of killing Gerry Tobin have been jailed for life. The judge called the murder “appalling”, noting the only reason he was gunned down while riding home from the...

Gang face jail over Hell's Angel murder

Gang face jail over Hell's Angel murder

Seven members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang are to be sentenced later today over the murder of Hell's Angel Gerry Tobin. Yesterday, the jury gave their verdict on the remaining two suspects. Ian...

NEC Show: Latest Knox protection unveiled

NEC Show: Latest Knox protection unveiled

Body armour is losing its bulk, as manufacturer Knox unveiled a new range of protection at the NEC show today. Shop for motorcycle products The firm’s 2009 range includes new back protectors, safety...

Picture gallery: Ridley custom bikes

Picture gallery: Ridley custom bikes

Ridley Motorcycles has three new bicycle-style machines for 2009 with small 49cc or 70cc engines. A small fuel tank is located on the cross-bar of the bike’s rigid frames, and drive comes from a pair...

Picture gallery: Miller 33

Picture gallery: Miller 33

Miller Motorcycles has come up with the ‘33’ which is intended to mimic machines from the early 1900s. It’s built around the Harley-built, 492cc, air-cooled single-cylinder engine from the US-only,...

Picture gallery: Thomas Harvey Racer

Picture gallery: Thomas Harvey Racer

Thomas Harvey’s Racer is designed to run a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 or 1200cc Evolution engine, but the firm will fit other engines depending on customer’s specifications. Buying a complete bike...

Picture gallery: Vintage customs

Picture gallery: Vintage customs

Bike builders on both sides of the Atlantic are leading a new trend in customising – the veteran or vintage-inspired look. Their aim is to build original bikes with all the style of original machines,...

The top 10 textile suits

The top 10 textile suits

They may not look as good as leathers but a textile suit is the most practical way to stay warm, protected and dry this winter. Here's a list of the top 10 2-piece textile suits, compiled...

NEC Show: Charley Boorman planning latest adventure

NEC Show: Charley Boorman planning latest adventure

Charley Boorman has revealed he is already planning a new 'By Any Means' which will be more hardcore and take in the Pacific Rim area as well as using motorcycles more than the previous...

Terminator 4 movie features motorcycles

Terminator 4 movie features motorcycles

These are the first pictures of the Moto-Terminator, the part-cyborg, part motorcycle killing machines which are to star in the fourth instalment in the Terminator saga, Terminator Salvation. The new...

Track tuition video

Here is a video overview of the on track tuition work I have done with some clients. Enjoy!

MCN in Havana

MCN in Havana

My daughter Boo Boo flying the flag for MCN at Ernest Hemingways favourite mojito bar in Havana, Cuba.

What are the Police thinking?!

Only about 3 months ago there was a speit of car thefts and garages broken into in the small village I live in just inside the Welsh border. About ten cars were damaged in this act of robbery and to people I know well. When the Police turned up to interview locals the story unfolded that there were only two police vehicles available to cover a 70 mile radius, but they can certainly find the extra...

Fourth man found guilty of Hells Angel’s murder

Fourth man found guilty of Hells Angel’s murder

A fourth man has been found guilty of murdering Hells Angel Gerry Tobin. Dean Taylor, 47, from Coventry, was found guilty by unanimous verdict at Birmingham crown court. He was also convicted of...

Poll: Should Aprilia put the Mana X into production

Poll: Should Aprilia put the Mana X into production

Aprilia recently unveiled the Mana X prototype at the Cologne Show - a wild flat-track style motorcycle based on the semi-automatic Aprilia Mana 850. As oppose to the plain, commuter style of the...

Video: Aprilia RSV4 road bike

MCN was granted exclusive access to the new Aprilia RSV4 superbike at the Noale factory last week and we were also able to get this video of the bike showing details of the 180bhp V4 machine. See pictures of the Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike racer The bike will not be on show at the NEC bike show so this will be the closest many people can get until the bike hits dealers in the middle of 2009. ...

SHARP safety ratings for flip-front helmets

SHARP safety ratings for flip-front helmets

New safety ratings for flip-front helmets are revealed exclusively by MCN today. The star ratings, based on Government tests, cover 20 of the most popular flip-front helmets on the market. Only two...