August

Leicester to Tavullia

Leicester to Tavullia

Here is a photo of My Busa and I, taken by the wife whilst on a pilgrimage to Tavullia Italy, actually on "Strada Valle", last week. Took a copy of MCN to date the photo!

MC heN

MC heN

Josephine contemplates another cracking edition of MC heN!

My son at Hein Gericke

My son at Hein Gericke

My two year old son Jack-Ryan with the staff at hein gericke at slough!

A biker I be

One could be forgiven for dubbing ‘refueling’ as the most uninvolving element to motorcycling (I won’t say boring, physics proves this impossible when bikes are involved). Sure, you have to stand and watch the counter with a steady hand, and remember to bring the money to pay with. But in comparison to say, normal riding, it isn’t as demanding. Those who ride will know what I’m talking about.

Young MCN fan

Young MCN fan

My 3 month old daughter has her priorities right already!

Road Tax and emissions

Just a quick one: I've recently passed my DAS in April and now own a Suzuki DL650X V-Strom. I'm baffled however by the road tax! My company car is a Honda Civic Hybrid (I took the tax dodging option) and it's meant to be a so called eco-friendly vehicle (bullshit - average of 37mpg). Its emissions are 109g/km of CO2! Having had curiosity get the better of me, I searched for the emissions...

Stolen Classic

Stolen Classic

I read the following article in the Wolverhampton Express and Star and thought it may be of interest. Is it legal to hold on to stolen property once it is known to be stolen??? It appears to me that...

Are bikers snobs?

Last year Hubby decided after a 20 odd year break it was time for us to get back into bikes. We took our CBT, bought a 125 to potter about on and practise and then took our DAC which we passed, (no errors for me, one for hubby, sorry love just had to get that in). We then spent our well earned cash on a couple of 600 bikes, Hubby went for a Divi, and I made a few mistakes before finally in March...

'Hell Ride' trailer- Tarantino's new biker movie

'Hell Ride' trailer- Tarantino's new biker movie

Quentin Tarantino has turned his attention to the biker movie genre in his latest film, Hell Ride, a low-budget biker B-movie in the same vein as cult classic road movie 'Easy Rider'. Writer and...

New MCN August 27: V-Max world exclusive first test

New MCN August 27: V-Max world exclusive first test

In this week's issue of Motorcycle News, we have the world exclusive first test of the new 200bhp Yamaha V-Max. With so much power on tap it's even more mental than before... and it handles!...

Video: Triumph Daytona endurance test

We know the Triumphs 675 Daytona is good but if you check out the video below you can see how it performs against the best supersports motorcycles from Japan in a tortuous six-hour track thrash. MCN road tester Adam Child went to the Franciacorta circuit in Italy to test the Triumph against the Honda CBR600RR and Yamaha R6. The plan was simple, fit each bike with a datalogger and ride for six...

Britain's Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash - Vote for your favourites

Britain's Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash - Vote for your favourites

Voting is now open in the UK’s biggest and most important motorcycle competition – MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent contest with Carole Nash. Hundreds of hopeful riders have entered by uploading...

MCN in Rhodes

MCN in Rhodes

Here's me in Rhodes at Mandraki Harbour, next to one of the biggest yachts I've ever seen, having just spent a week riding all around the island on a rented Yamaha XT660R... not quite the same as...

A special thanks to a Speed Triple rider

To the kind gentleman and his partner who stopped on their way home aboard a glorious sounding Speed Triple. On Saturday (23rd) night between Selkirk and Hawick, I or rather my old RD was stricken with a seizure and was awaiting recovery when thay stopped to enquire as to my fate. The gentleman returned some 40 mins later with tea and biscuits. What a gent, many thanks! Loved the Zard...

Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

My twin boys Noah and Ellis show no fear when it comes to motorcycles as this picture shows! Not satisfied with the LT 50 quad I bought them for xmas, they just totally claimed my new K8 750...

New bike security device

New bike security device

my daughter keeping a eye on my bike for me!

Triumph moving to Thailand- cheaper for who?

Kevin Ash's article regarding Truimph's decision to move production to Thailand prompts me to expand on the theme of heritage, honesty and country of manufacture. The justification for moving British jobs to China is often that its cheaper, but cheaper for who? Not the consumer! How much did Barbour clothing plummet in price when they went to China? Or Snap On (yes Snap On)? Or DeWalt power...

Another kind of speed camera?

I saw what looked like a new speed trap arrangement yesterday, in S Yorks. It was a black box on a tripod, similar in appearance but a bit bigger than one of the old-fashioned glass plate cameras. It was in the central reservation, hidden partly by the street furniture and placed to catch rear number plates. I only spotted it as I was passing it in the opposite direction, so didn't have time to...

Frank Thomas autumn and winter gear

Frank Thomas autumn and winter gear

Frank Thomas is gearing up to launch its autumn and winter 2008 range of clothing. As the name of the range would suggest, the emphasis is on keeping you warm and dry during the dark winter...

Retro motorcycles pile in to Britain's got Biking Talent competition

Retro motorcycles pile in to Britain's got Biking Talent competition

Some of the UK’s coolest retro motorcycles are the latest entries in our Britain’s got Biking Talent with Carole Nash contest. With just two days left to enter, the contest is attracting a...

Retailers fined for mis-selling insurance protection

FIVE motor and motorcycle retailers have today been fined a total of more than £175,000 for breaches relating to the sale of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). As a result, a total of 2175 customers have been put at risk of being sold unsuitable PPI insurance policies. GK Group, George White Motors, Ringways Garages (Leeds), Ringways Garages (Doncaster), and Park's of Hamilton (Holdings) were...

MCN readers say yes to naked Ducati 1098

MCN readers say yes to naked Ducati 1098

Ducati should build a naked version of its 1098 superbike, according to thousands of MCN readers. View Ducatis for sale View Ducati 1098s for sale We will be passing all of the information straight...

Norman Hyde improves Bonneville air-flow

Norman Hyde improves Bonneville air-flow

Triumph tuning specialist Norman Hyde has developed a new High-Flow Intake Bellmouth system for the Triumph Bonneville. The solid aluminium bellmouth fits to existing fittings and mounting points and...

Beat the credit crunch with a Honda CB500

Beat the credit crunch with a Honda CB500

Buying a used Honda CB500 may not seem like an exciting prospect but it could be the way to save enough money to keep you on motorcycles. A CB500 could be all the bike you need if you want a...

The secrets of BMW's S1000RR superbike

The secrets of BMW's S1000RR superbike

BMW has finally unveiled a prototype of its road-going superbike which it claims will be the most powerful production race replica ever. Video: Hear BMW S1000RR World Superbike prototype run A...

Yamaha YBR125 Custom added to insurance offer

Yamaha YBR125 Custom added to insurance offer

Yamaha has recently announced the arrival of the YBR125 Custom motorcycle. View Yamaha YBR125s for sale View Yamahas for sale Along with the majority of Yamaha scooters and bikes the YBR125 Custom...

Top this for a speeding ticket

I think this may interest you readers and raise a smile! Top this for a speeding ticket... Two police traffic officers were involved in an unusual incident while checking for speeding motorists on the A1. One of the officers used a hand-held radar device to check the speed of a vehicle approaching over the crest of a hill, and was surprised when the speed was recorded at over 300 mph. Their radar...

Triumph Summer Offers

Triumph Summer Offers

Three finance offers have been announced by Triumph this summer allowing bikers to ride anywhere in the UK regardless of the weather. View Triumphs for sale A 0% finance offer on the Rocket III...

Gang violence results in supercross champion’s death

Gang violence results in supercross champion’s death

A five-time Mexican supercross champion was brutally murdered in his home by a biker gang on Monday. Rene Tercero Reyes Aguirre was shot by an armed gang who broke into his home in Juarez, Mexico. Two...

Suzuki launches C1800RT cruiser

Suzuki launches C1800RT cruiser

A new flagship model has been added to Suzuki’s ever expanding cruiser range of motorcycles. The Suzuki C1800RT. View Suzuki motorcycles for sale The Intruder C1800RT is designed to be a sporty, long...

World's best custom motorcycle builder tells you how to build a winner

World's best custom motorcycle builder tells you how to build a winner

The world’s best custom motorcycle builder says doing as much of the work yourself could help you become the winner of MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash contest. Roger...

New MCN August 20: BMW superbike secrets revealed

New MCN August 20: BMW superbike secrets revealed

In this week's Motorcycle News, we reveal the secrets behind BMW's upcoming superbike - the S1000RR, along with more pictures of the motorcycle during testing. Also, we reveal Honda's plans for a...

Picture gallery: VR-2 and Diablo 666

Picture gallery: VR-2 and Diablo 666

These two cool looking motorcycles are the work of Christian Tavert, a motorcycle racer turned engineer from Florida. The cruiser-like motorcycle is the VR-2, which has been designed by Australian Tim...

Oddball Camera Van in Northampton.

Oddball Camera Van in Northampton.

On my way home from work on 20/08/2008 at 6.30am, I passed through Weston Favell in Northampton. On the Wellingborough Road, just past the tesco filling station heading towards Wellingborough I saw...

Get 10% discounts at Get Geared with MCN

Get 10% discounts at Get Geared with MCN

MCN has lined up another discount deal for its readers. Online retailer Get Geared has just opened its first traditional store, and is looking to promote the business by offering MCN readers a 10%...

Watch out Haga!

Watch out Haga!

My son Ethan, 2years old,  on my new new R1... watch out Haga!