April

Reply from ePetition Motorcyle Tax

Just received this in reply to signing to scrap Bike Road Tax. Is this reply basically saying, 'We're ignoring you'? Make your own mind up. Vehicle Excise Duty (as colloquially known as road tax) for motorbikes was reformed in 2002, retaining the engine capacity based banding system, but introducing further segregation between engine capacities. This reform followed a consultation that took in...

Start 'um Young

Start 'um Young

Maybe a bit short in the legs yet?

Iranian motorists receive 74 whips for speeding

Iranian motorists receive 74 whips for speeding

If you’re fed up with speed cameras, fixed penalty fines, and points on your license, spare a thought for motorists in Iran who face 74 lashes if found guilty of dangerous driving. The country’s...

Picture Gallery: 2009 fuel injected motocross motorcycles

Picture Gallery: 2009 fuel injected motocross motorcycles

Fuel injection looks set to take the off-road world by storm with Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki and KTM joining Suzuki in ditching their carburettors on their 2009 production off-road motorcycles. The...

Ewan McGregor has a break from motorcycle adventures

Ewan McGregor has a break from motorcycle adventures

If Charley Boorman is planning anymore globe-trotting motorcycle adventures in the near future, it looks like he’ll have to do without his pal Ewan McGregor after the actor told the BBC that he’d be...

Edward Leigh MP apologises for calling us tax dodgers – then does it again

Edward Leigh MP apologises for calling us tax dodgers – then does it again

A senior MP has repeated claims motorcyclists are tax dodgers - just weeks after apologising over the first time he said it. Edward Leigh, Chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee,...

Roads minister Jim Fitzpatrick rejects call to ban killer wire rope barriers

Roads minister Jim Fitzpatrick rejects call to ban killer wire rope barriers

Roads minister Jim Fitzpatrick has rejected a plea to ban wire rope barriers despite being told 100% of motorcyclists to hit them were killed. The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) wrote to...

Motorcycle training school seeking instructors

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MCN Daily 22/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 89 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show an 18-year-oldd becomes the youngest ever RoSPA instructor, fuel tacx in the UK is the highest in Europe and Karl Harris escapes being smacked in the head wit a Suzuki with just minor injuries.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes...

Derbyshire Police own up over sneaky speed camera

Derbyshire Police own up over sneaky speed camera

Police in Derbyshire have confessed to using this sneaky new speed camera van to target motorcyclists. The force originally denied claims from a force insider of a “workman’s van” speed camera used to...

New Road Sign ?

New Road Sign ?

Ever seen one of these Stealth signs before? They're currently appearing across Lincolnshire.

Motorcycles ditched from road pricing trials

Motorcycles ditched from road pricing trials

Motorcycles will not be among vehicles to take part in trials of road pricing technology due to begin this year, Government has said. The Department for Transport (DfT) had originally said...

Action from the 2008 Tough One due on DVD in mid-May

Action from the 2008 Tough One due on DVD in mid-May

Fans of the WOR Tough One event will be able to purchase footage from the 2008 event from May 12, when motorcycle movie firm Duke Video releases an official DVD from the races. The Tough One is...

18 year old motorcyclist becomes youngest RoSPA advanced instructor

18 year old motorcyclist becomes youngest RoSPA advanced instructor

In December Sam Davis became the youngest motorcyclist to pass the RoSPA advanced motorcycle test to a gold standard at just the age of 18. Now he has just become the youngest motorcyclist to become a...

Britain’s fuel prices highest in Europe

Britain’s fuel prices highest in Europe

Britain’s motorists pay the most tax on fuel in the EU, paying a massive 65.2p tax and duty for every £1 of petrol. The average price of unleaded petrol at the current time is 108.56p pre litre – up...

Swinton online insurance discount offer extended to end of May

Swinton online insurance discount offer extended to end of May

Swinton Bikes, the specialist motorcycle division of insurance firm Swinton, has extended a discount scheme it introduced to promote the launch of its website from early April until the end of...

Making life more comfortable after neck injury

After neck injury by SMIDSY truck driver and told by surgeons and specialists to give up riding I decided to build a British Quasar inspired body kit for my SV1000s. No headwind buffeting, unparalleled rain protection and long distance comfort now with twin radiators that double as feet warmers :)) 700 lb weight excluding my 200 lbs phat ass means 60-90 km/h crosswinds does little to upset...

BIKE SAFE in a cup of tea

BIKE SAFE in a cup of tea

Hi all, After a 'biker safety' meeting I managed to get this nifty 'heat changing' mug that changes colour from black to highlight the 'THINK BIKE campaigners' safety messages this summer. I believe...

New MCN fan

New MCN fan

my little girl after watching moto gp luz-sophia, hope you can print one of them in mcn cheers mick churchman

MCN Daily 18/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 88 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show are Volkswagon about to buy a motorcycle manufacturer, Honda extends special deals until June and new AMA superbike owners revamp the series.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what...

Glass Lines

Glass Lines

As I went to turn right into this local side road in Heatherside - Surrey I noticed some strange substance on the road. Stopping to investigate I discovered that the lines, freshly painted that day,...

Video: Twist the Throttle trailer

How often do you get to see how motorcycles are put together? Well now a US documentary team is offering you that chance after gaining unprecedented access to the factories of some of the world's leading motorcycle manufacturers. Cry Havoc Productions is negotiating for its documentary, Twist the Throttle, to be aired on TV and is also preparing footage for distribution on the internet, Watch a...

So much for the biking community

I was lucky enough to grab a quick ride out today while the sun was shining only to find some poor old sod had bottled a corner and trashed his bike down the road from me in Peebles. The sad thing is he was riding with friends travelling down from Aberdeen and they had just left him there and buggered off because they had a ferry to catch - the poor guy had never ridden on the road before...

MCN Daily 17/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 87 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show MCN’s deputy editor Ped Baker has completed his ride of Yamaha’s new Tenere, Jorge Lorenzo is praised by Lin Jarvis, and Susie Grayson puts Feisty Racing on the podium.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let...

Honda extends special deals to end of June

Honda extends special deals to end of June

Honda has extended two offers covering its sports tourers and the CBR600RR motorcycle until the end of June, after both deals proved popular with its customers. The Whatever the Weather deal covers...

Video: Hear BMW S1000RR World Superbike prototype run

Video: Hear BMW S1000RR World Superbike prototype run

Following yesterday's press launch of the BMW S1000RR World Superbike motorcycle the firm has released this video of the new bike. Powered by an inline-four cylinder engine making over 220bhp in race...

Video: Aprilia's new SMV750 Dorsoduro First Ride!

MCN Road Tester Adam Child has just been to Italy to ride Aprilia's new street supermoto, the Dorsoduo. It is based on the mechanicals from the Shiver 750, and going by the antics we captured on video it's an absolute hoot to ride. Watch a little video teaser below and Chad's full test in MCN (and full video) is coming soon!

Video: Dougie Lampkin calls at Goodwood!

Twelve times world trials champion Dougie Lampkin took Goodwood House by storm last week as Lord March announced plans for the 2008 Festival of Speed. Lampkin made several explosive entrances, riding down a staircase inside Goodwood House at the pre-event dinner and repeating the feat on Wednesday in front of the world's assembled press. Watch Lampkin perform some of his tricks in the video below...

Insurance offer could cut premium on Suzuki GSX-R750

Insurance offer could cut premium on Suzuki GSX-R750

Suzuki is looking to boost sales of its GSX-R750 through a deal to cut the cost of insuring the bike. Video: Suzuki GSX-R750 K8 polished perfection Get exclusive Suzuki GSX-R750 wallpapers on your...

Hydrogen Mono Wonder

Has anybody seen this mono hydrogen bike by Bombardier. Its steered by the rider shifting his weight. Its called the EMBRIO and has some sort of gyroscope fitted to keep it stable and a hydrogen fuel cell powered by an electric motor, and it has only one wheel. Check it out on www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/strange_vehicles/bombardier_embrio Cheers KC & The Sunshine Band Down Under

Speeding Rip Off

With regards to the 137 mph video - I'd love to buy the Landrover which was following also appearing to do 137mph! Strange how the other shot shows a bike doing what appears to be a sensible speed for the corner but is apparently doing 79 mph! Having just been "NIP'ed" for doing "48 mph" in a 40 limit when the van was a plain as day and I was fully aware of it as I rode past at an indicated 40mph...

Dealers to focus on Yamaha accessories

Dealers to focus on Yamaha accessories

Yamaha has introduced dedicated clothing and accessory centres at 13 dealerships throughout the UK, in response to feedback from customers stating they would like to try before they buy. The...

MCN Daily 16/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 86 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show police hunt a 150mph biker, MCN’s Deputy Editor Ped Baker is back from Morocco where he was trying out Yamaha’s new XT660Z Tenere, and James Toseland has silenced his critics.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here...

BMW officially unveils World Superbike contender

BMW officially unveils World Superbike contender

These are the first official pictures of BMW’s 2009 World Superbike (WSBK) contender, which was unveiled to a select group of journalists in Germany this morning. The motorcycle is named the S1000RR,...

All the top motorcycles ridden and rated

All the top motorcycles ridden and rated

If you’re looking for a new motorcycle, or merely just want to find out what’s currently hot, don’t miss the massive  2008 Ridden & Rated supplement in association with Bennetts Insurance,...

Motorcycle to celebrate 70 years of Ace Cafe

Motorcycle to celebrate 70 years of Ace Cafe

Ace Cafe owner Mark Wilsmore has teamed up with leading custom motorcycle builder Nick Gale to rebuild 100 motorcycles to mark the 70th anniversary of the venue this year. The Ace Cafe Racers will be...