April

Malaguti brings back the 250 stroker

Malaguti brings back the 250 stroker

Tiny Italian independant manufacturer, Malaguti, seems to have sparked life in to the two stroke market with its new MR250, which was unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. The Malaguti MR250 houses a...

Motocross riders line up for Evel Knievel award

Motocross riders line up for Evel Knievel award

The first Evel Knievel Award is set to be presented next weekend, at the Moto X World Championships. The award celebrates Knievel’s contribution to the world of extreme riding, and is due to be...

Joel with MCN

Joel with MCN

Here's a pic of my 3 month old son, Joel with his first quality T-Shirt and read!!!!

MCN Daily 09/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 81 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show there is controversy over the new test centre's, MCN are at the launch for Harley Davidson's XR1200R and Valentino Rossi looks for more success in Estoril.  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...

Video: RS Taichi airbag suit on sale in 2008

Dainese might be prepared to launch a production version of its D-Air airbag suit in 2010, but rivals RS Taichi look set to beat them to dealerships as they launch their T-RAPS suit this year. The T-RAPS (Taichi Racing Airbag Protection System) has been shown in the video in its prototype form, and has already been shown as such at several events last year. Priced at £1440 in Japan, the T-RAPS...

First impressions from the Harley Davidson X1200R launch

First impressions from the Harley Davidson X1200R launch

Harley Davidson is launching its European only Flat Track inspired XR1200R in and around Valencia road test editor Phil West has been riding the motorcycle today for MCN. Here are Phil’s first...

On daddy's bike

On daddy's bike

Just managed to get really good pic of my baby boy on my bike hope he is going to take after me.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio against its rivals

Moto Guzzi Stelvio against its rivals

In this week's MCN you can see how the Moto Guzzi Stelvio gets on when put through its paces against its main rivals. MCN tested the Moto Guzzi Stelvio against the BMW R1200GS, KTM 990 Adventure and...

Michelin teams up with Sainsburys for free fuel

Michelin teams up with Sainsburys for free fuel

Tyre manufacturer Michelin is hoping to boost sales of its Pilot Road 2 rubber, by offering a free fuel voucher to anyone buying a set of the tyres up to May 31, 2008. Buyers would be given a claim...

Steve McQueen and Belstaff in legal battle

Steve McQueen and Belstaff in legal battle

Steve McQueen was famously fond of his Trailmaster jacket made by British firm Belstaff. But relations between his estate and the clothing maker seem to have gone downhill since the star's death. Last...

Controversial Buell 1125R transformed with a paintjob

Controversial Buell 1125R transformed with a paintjob

It's fair to say the new Buell 1125R’s styling hasn’t been received to well – but this one-off created for insurance company Bennetts shows how a simple colour change transforms the bike. The red and...

Speed camera boss denies ‘137mph’ biker video is staged

Speed camera boss denies ‘137mph’ biker video is staged

A speed camera boss has denied staging a publicity video which claims to show a speeding motorcyclist hitting 137mph.   Norfolk Safety Camera Partnership released the clip at the launch of a...

Man granted motorcycle licence by mistake in DVLA mix-up

Man granted motorcycle licence by mistake in DVLA mix-up

AN MCN reader has been told the motorcycle licence he has held for a decade was issued to him by mistake. Gareth Jordan passed his full motorcycle test in 1997 and has been riding daily ever...

J&S Accessories opens new Kawasaki dealerships

J&S Accessories opens new Kawasaki dealerships

Kawasaki has expanded its UK dealer network with the addition of two new branches, one in Birmingham and one in London. Existing dealer J&S Accessories has opened both branches, which bring its...

Campaigner claims bikers use rural roads as racetracks

Campaigner claims bikers use rural roads as racetracks

A spokesman for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has defended a statement that claims motorcyclists treat country roads like a racetrack, telling MCN his comments related to a specific...

First ride: Yamaha Tenere pre launch report

First ride: Yamaha Tenere pre launch report

Deputy Editor, Ped Baker is in Morocco to test Yamaha’s new XT660Z Tenere and he's sent his first report back ahead of riding the motorcycle over the coming few days. The Tenere is the third bike...

MCN Daily 07/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 80 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we ride the new Ducati Monster, JamesToseland taks to the phones and snow gets in the way way of the first British Superbikes round.  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 you think of the new...

MCN on the piste

MCN on the piste

'Parky and Pinto posing on the piste.' Taking a break from skiing in Bansko, Bulgaria.

£1million motorcycle collection to be sold

£1million motorcycle collection to be sold

Bonhams has just announced that it is to sell the Professor Fritz Ehn Motorcycle Museum Collection with a collective value estimated at over £1m. 300 motorcycles are to be auctioned on June 30, 2008...

Mallet weilding driver gets community service

Mallet weilding driver gets community service

A driver who was found guilty of attacking a motorcyclist with a mallet, has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service. At a trial in March, motorist Bernard Docherty was found guilty of a...

Rossi rep

Rossi rep

Just thought I would show you a pic of my bike that I painted myself. Hope you like it.

Recuperating and catching up with MCN

Recuperating and catching up with MCN

Dan Walker in Treliske hospital Cornwall following leg surgery. No bike riding for at least 6 months Dan

Relaxing in the South of France

Relaxing in the South of France

Whilst working in the South of France, I found a great way to relax!

Toseland meets Toseland

Toseland meets Toseland

James Toseland, my son Scott and Toseland the Rottweiler at Bowers Motorcycles. James is a star!

Motorcycles targeted with new multi-directional speed cameras

Motorcycles targeted with new multi-directional speed cameras

Motorcyclists will be targeted with new multi-directional speed cameras capable of filming us from the front, side and rear. The camera system was unveiled as it claimed motorcyclists have got away...

World's Lightest Racebike?

World's Lightest Racebike?

Here is my 17 year old Swedish Racebike. This is my little contribution to this eminent Webpage. Everything on the bike is handbuilt including the 60degree 964cc V-twin. The project started 1991.

Meet the 2008 Bennetts Babes squad

Meet the 2008 Bennetts Babes squad

Motorcycle insurance firm Bennetts has revealed its babe squad for the 2008 motorcycle season. James Toseland works in Bennetts call centre The 12 new babes will be representing Bennetts at all the...

James Toseland takes to the phones for Bennetts

James Toseland takes to the phones for Bennetts

MotoGP star and reigning World Superbike champion James Toseland is set to swap his regular piano ivories for a computer keyboard by joining insurance firm Bennetts for a day, as part of a month-long...

No deposit no fuel

On my way to work this morning & went to my local Morrisons petrol station (Milton Keynes). Stood by the pump waiting for it to be cleared when one of the staff approached me & informed me that motorcyclists now have to put a £5 pound deposit down before they will let them fill up. I asked if this was the same for car drivers or were they just persecuting bikes & yes just bikes. Took...

The Futures Bright, The Futures Orange!

The Futures Bright, The Futures Orange!

After reading your write up on the KTM RC8 yesterday, 2nd April, I decided to go and have a look at one of the orange beasties in the flesh. On arriving at the KTM dealer in South Wales, Wayne...

North Yorkshire police target bikers

Watch out watch out there is a copper about in North Yorkshire. I was riding back from a mates today at about half three, making progress, keeping up with traffic, two cars infront of me and four behind, one right up my arse. On the other side of the road I notice a Grey VW Golf with blacked out windows. The passenger window comes down and I see someone point something at me. As I pass two...

Spy shots: Triumph's new twin

Spy shots: Triumph's new twin

These spy pictures reveal Triumph testing the almost-finished version of their parallel twin cruiser. The motorcycle is believed to be between 1820 and 1920cc, which puts the motorcycle in line with...

Buell 1125R notches up more racing success

Buell 1125R notches up more racing success

A Buell 1125R has finished on a race podium for the second time in two weeks. Video: Buell 1125R first ride Bruno Destoop rode the near-stock machine to second place in the first round of the ‘Top...

Bus lane access hangs in the balance

Bus lane access hangs in the balance

Boris Johnson is a fraction ahead of Ken Livingstone in the race to win London’s mayoral election on May 1, according to a poll published today. The outcome of the battle is likely to determine...

MCN Daily 03/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 78 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Yamaha’s sporty new 125 comes to dealers, Max Biaggi will race in Valencia despite injury and TV coverage of the Estoril GP wont be affected by a fire in the camera truck.  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...

Video: Onboard the Husqvarna WR250 Off road

Six weeks after competing my first Enduro on the Husqvarna WR250 I managed to blow the cob webs away with a day practising last weekend. Living just North of London it’s not easy finding places to ride an Enduro bike legally short of entering an actual event, but after trawling the web I found Enduroland. The dedicated piece of land located just a few miles from Silverstone on the A43 is...