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Bikes on TV: January 14-20

Bikes on TV: January 14-20

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...

Bikes on TV: January 7-13

Bikes on TV: January 7-13

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...

Nick Gale completes pricy chop

Nick Gale completes pricy chop

This is one of the first custom choppers in the UK to use high-tech electronics originally developed for cars. The £40,000 Deliverance features a keyless start system in place of the traditional...

Jim Carrey rides Hypermotard in new film

Jim Carrey rides Hypermotard in new film

Ducati has teamed up with Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey in his new movie "Yes Man" where he rides a Hypermotard S. The movie stars Jim Carrey as Carl Allen, a man whose life is going nowhere -...

Call to ban lorries overtaking on M11

Call to ban lorries overtaking on M11

South Cambridgeshire MP Andrew Lansley is looking to get lorries banned from overtaking on the M11 near Stansted.   The section suggested is between junctions eight and nine by the busy...

Richard Hammond on early 1990s superbike hunt

Richard Hammond on early 1990s superbike hunt

Richard Hammond is desperate to get his hands on some mint examples of early 1990s superbikes after a fit of nostalgia brought on by seeing a perfect Yamaha FZR1000 Exup recently. Top Gear...

Bikesafe courses back for 2009

Bikesafe courses back for 2009

Bikesafe is continuing to run courses around the country in 2009 to help improve rider ability and work on reducing the number of motorcycle accidents. BikeSafe work with more than 40 police...

Stunt time provides welcome relief in war torn Baghdad

Stunt time provides welcome relief in war torn Baghdad

War torn Baghdad might not seem the likeliest setting for mucking about on bikes. But a group of locals have defied the odds and are avoiding the police with their weekly meetings to practice stunts...

Sailors ride for charity

Sailors ride for charity

Bikers from HMS Ark Royal endured negative temperatures and a string of mechanical problems to beat their ship to Gibraltar. The team of seven riders and two support crew parted company with Ark...

Deus on the right track

Deus on the right track

This pair of Kawasaki W650s have been given subtle make-overs as part of a growing trend for flat-track inspired retros. They each have a host of custom parts, and are the latest work of Australian...

Vote: Should new BMW G650GS single come to UK

Vote: Should new BMW G650GS single come to UK

BMW is considering bringing the new the G650GS to the UK market if it thinks there is strong enough demand. The new motorcycle is largely the same as the F650GS which was discontinued at the end of...

Tamworth Yamaha's Abarth FZ-1 beater

Tamworth Yamaha's Abarth FZ-1 beater

A UK dealer has revealed a special FZ-1 boasting a near-identical specification to the one-off Abarth FZ-1 shown last year. Tamworth Yamaha created this particular Fiat Yamaha-liveried FZ-1 for shop...

Alaska trip at -40 C

R1-Sjaak and Doris Wiedemann go to Alaska in winter. The temperature will be a sure -40 Celcius. Every day Sjaak will try to upload a new video to reismotor.nl

Guintoli and Reynolds at the NEC

Guintoli and Reynolds at the NEC

These are the two favourite pictures I have in my collection. I was at the NEC in November waiting for  much admired ex-MotoGP rider Sylvain Guintoli at the Suzuki stand when I bumped in to...

Sammy Miller makes New Year Honours list

Sammy Miller makes New Year Honours list

Motorcycling has been included in the Queen's New Year Honours List with the inclusion of Sammy Miller who has been made an OBE. The honour has been given as a reward for his services to motorcycling...

New MCN December 31: First UK test of the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

New MCN December 31: First UK test of the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

In this week's issue of MCN we have the first UK test of the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R as we pit the new model up against the 2008 version to see how it compares. Click here for your free digital 16-page...

Video: Rossi thanks his MCN fans

Video: Rossi thanks his MCN fans

Valentino Rossi has posted an end of year video message thanking his British fans for voting him MCN Man of the Year in 2008.   The Yamaha rider became the people's choice for the highly sought...

The world's fastest woman

The world's fastest woman

This is Leslie Porterfield, the fastest woman in America. Porterfield, from Dallas, claimed three land speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats earlier this year and has just been named the AMA...

Honda Fury technology revealed

Honda Fury technology revealed

These are the official design drawings of the new Honda Fury custom bike set to be launched in January at the New York motorcycle show. The subject of endless internet speculation, the Fury is...

Riders commit to bus lane 'code of practice'

Riders commit to bus lane 'code of practice'

Motorcyclists are committing to a 'code of practice' to help ensure we get use of bus lanes permanently.The code aims to ensure cyclists' gloomy predictions of a rise in accidents after London’s lanes...

MV Agusta and BMW plan new middleweights

MV Agusta and BMW plan new middleweights

BMW and MV Agusta are planning to take on the Japanese manufacturers with two all-new middleweight supersport motorcycles. BMW has already publicly announced its keen interest in entering the 600...

Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R: 2008 v 2009

Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R: 2008 v 2009

Kawasaki have made big claims that their new ZX-6R is more powerful, lighter and easier to ride than ever before. To find out if they're right, Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves puts it to the test...

Motorcycles environmentally unfriendly’ says council planner behind London parking charge

Motorcycles environmentally unfriendly’ says council planner behind London parking charge

A council planner who scrapped free motorcycle parking has given a glimpse of the thinking behind the move – by claiming bikes are unfriendly to the environment. Westminster City Council’s...

Terblanche back with motorcycles

Terblanche back with motorcycles

After a fairly long time away from bikes, my man tells me ex-Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche is ‘helping out’ with some consultancy work at the Piaggio Group with his old Cagiva mate Miguel Galuzzi...

Video: LSL Kawasaki Clubman W 740R road test

Video: LSL Kawasaki Clubman W 740R road test

Kawasaki's W650 surfaced in 1998 and dipped back under the radar sometime in 2003. Based on a very early Kawasaki model from an age where where hippies were all the rage (and itself a very good copy...

Bus lane confusion

Bus lane confusion

Related to the London bus lane confusion story, I got this snap on the a23, its a bit conflicting.

MCN in Yemen

MCN in Yemen

Yemen, Christmas eve 2008, MCN Christmas Hat's!

Bikes on TV: December 31 to January 6

Bikes on TV: December 31 to January 6

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...

Buell gets a glorious makeover

Buell gets a glorious makeover

A clever team of Japanese custom builders has turned Buell’s bug-eyed XB9S Lightning into this stunning café racer-style bike. There’s hardly anything of the donor 2005 bike left, and those parts that...

Crossbow boss gets original gift

Crossbow boss gets original gift

Crossbow Calendar boss John Winthrope received a surprise gift recently – a rare, collectable copy of the original 1987 calendar. Crossbow has become famous for its ‘bikes and babes’ calendars and has...

Clarkson in Vietnam

Sitting here actually watching clarkson riding 2 wheels through vietnam, the question i want to pose is this.... He was snapped by the paps recently riding a scooter in his home town of Chi**ng Cam**d*n... was this before or after the program? think of the implications for the integrity of the program.

Craig Jones’ parents collect mementos for his niece

Craig Jones’ parents collect mementos for his niece

Craig Jones’ parents want those who knew the late World Supersport star to write a letter to his baby niece describing their memories of him.  Yvonne and Steve Jones plan to put the letters in a...

Ducati Streetfighter - From Russia with Love

Ducati Streetfighter - From Russia with Love

Frenzied demand for Ducati’s Streetfighter has reached Siberia, with a customer phoning through an order to Ducati Glasgow. Boss Martin Rees says the regular customer is working abroad, but didn’t...

Japan scraps tax for green vehicles

Japan scraps tax for green vehicles

Environmentally friendly vehicles will no longer be taxed in Japan. The Japanese government has announced the measures to help promote low-carbon, sustainable mobility in the country. That means...

Cyclists’ ‘fury’ over bus lane plans

Cyclists’ ‘fury’ over bus lane plans

The decision to open bus lanes to motorcycles has sparked ‘fury’ according to the London Cycling Campaign (LCC). But the group fails to come up with anyone angry except its own chief executive. LCC...

End of the TT ?

It would seem that the Government has cancelled the resoprical health agreement with the Isle of Man by which UK citizens can be treated free of charge while in the I.O.M. and their citizens likewise while visiting the mainland. So from the begining of 2010 anyone visiting the Island will have to be covered by health or travel insurance. It is virtually impossible to get travel insurance if you...