April

Don't let disability ruin your biking life

Don't let disability ruin your biking life

I'm Carl and I'm 47. After a huge off on my Fireblade in sept 05 due to a god damn pikey overtaking a horse on a bridge on my side of the roadI'm now a paraplegic. I just want to tell you about...

Secure parking and free kit lockers at motorway services

Secure parking and free kit lockers at motorway services

Riders are to benefit from secure parking facilities and free clothing lockers at motorway services, according to the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF). Highways Agency guidance on what...

Road-building guidelines can now be viewed online

Road-building guidelines can now be viewed online

The Department for Transport and Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers (IHIE) have opened up their guidelines covering how roads can be built with motorcycles in mind, in a bid to improve...

Passion

After a ride out on easter monday on the back of a friends bike I had to express myself and wrote a few lines... Passion Sunshine on my face is waking me up and I think how perfect it is to spend the day with you Excited I get up, make myself a coffee and look Outside in the garden, anticipation is going through me at the thought to touch, smell and feel you Quick I get dressed in my best...

Bikers take on South Africa's Route 62

Bikers take on South Africa's Route 62

4 Bikers on mission: Route 62 in South Africa. This picture was taken at Bloubergstrand, note Table Mountain in background. Ride to live - live to ride.

Hidden police cameras

Not only are North Wales police force at it but I can say the same thing of the (North Lancashire/ Cumbria(not sure of juristiction here!)) police. I travel regularly to a bikers meeting place known as Devil's Bridge, Kirby Lonsdale just off the A65. I normally travel the route from M6 J34 along the A683. On different weeekends last month I observed two different sly methods of targeting...

AA to use motorcycles instead of vans to beat traffic

AA to use motorcycles instead of vans to beat traffic

The AA is to use motorcycles to target breakdowns in order cut waiting times in London. The AA has estimated that using motorcycles will cut waiting times by 25% inside the capital. With traffic...

MCN Daily 02/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 77 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show a motorcyclists bid to become London mayor gets shot down, we've got exclusive video of the incredible new Bimota DB6R and Rossi says he’s happy with Yamaha’s progress.  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...

Video: Bimota DB6R first ride

£16,600 is a lot of money to spend on a bike, let alone a naked one, but the new Bimota DB6R is the best of the super naked breed. Check out our video to see why Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves reckons this exotic, hand-built Italian beauty is so good.

Motorcyclists bid to be London mayor shot down by borough councils

Motorcyclists bid to be London mayor shot down by borough councils

Prospective London mayoral candidate Jake Willis has been left reeling after his plans to mount a campaign to run for the post were scuppered by the city’s borough councils. Boris Johnson will open...

Ex-Joey Dunlop and Barry Sheene bikes to be auctioned

Ex-Joey Dunlop and Barry Sheene bikes to be auctioned

An ex-Joey Dunlop Formula 1 World Championship-winning Honda RSC1000 is to be auctioned later this month. The works Honda is estimated to fetch between £90,000 to £100,000 at the H&H auction on...

Muck off

The first really nice day comes along, the sky's blue and for the first time this year it's starting to feel warm, so I decide to take the bike out. Although it's not the first time the bike's been out this year it's just nice to know the roads are starting to warm up. Travelling down the A46 towards Market Raisen thinking about a coffee at Willingham Woods, I came across a jolly farmer...

Video: VentureShield chip protection for Arai helmets

VentureShield have been making protecive adhesive films for fairing panels for years and now they are doing the same for your helmet to help stop those pesky stone chips and marks. VentureShield has initially been made for Arais but is set to be available for Shoei and other leading manufacturers in the near future. Shop for motorcycle products: compare prices on 1000s of motorcycle parts and...

Correction

Due to a printing error the credit for the map on page 55 of MCN's April 2 issue was omitted. It should read Ordenance Survey Mapping © Crown Copyright 2008.

Inflatable helmets break cover

Inflatable helmets break cover

Forget about fibreglass and carbon-Kevlar helmet shell constructions; Italian firm Tucano Urbano Products has launched this advert for a new revolutionary inflatable helmet. The helmet has 12...

Ouch!

Ouch!

Had a track day yesterday with some mates from the SV650.Org and managed to capture this guy in the novice group. He did get up after a few minutes but did not know what injuries he sustained