December

Picture Gallery: Roland Sands Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Picture Gallery: Roland Sands Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Roland Sands has created one of the most stunning Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade specials of the year for charity. More Roland Sands designs Based on a 2008 Honda Fireblade the Mission is an...

Picture gallery: Warrs Deco Bobber

Picture gallery: Warrs Deco Bobber

Warrs Harley-Davidson has just finished this heavily tweaked Cross Bones Softtail – part of the Warrs Bobber series and totally unique The bobber is based on a brand-new 2009 Harley-Davidson FLSTB...

Video: Sand drag racing in Australia

Video: Sand drag racing in Australia

You'd be forgiven for thinking drag racing on tarmac was daft enough, but the Australians have gone one step further with the invention of sand drag racing. The machinery used in the races ranges from...

Bikes on TV: December 17-23

Bikes on TV: December 17-23

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...

Christmas gift of the day: Draggin Jeans

Christmas gift of the day: Draggin Jeans

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Ready for the MotoGP season

Ready for the MotoGP season

My daughter Jess at just two weeks old gets ready for the new motoGP season. Mark in Gainsborough

American Chopper DVDs out for christmas

American Chopper DVDs out for christmas

Relive the Teutul families latest bust ups and builds with a pair of DVDs covering the latest series of American Chopper. All 13 episodes of series five of the TV series showing the work at Orange...

BMW R1100GS for the kids

BMW R1100GS for the kids

This kid’s bike is every bit as rugged as the BMW R1100GS it’s modelled on. The BMW Junior bike is designed for children aged 3-5 years, and is driven by a pair of pedals on the front wheel. It’s made...

Video: Adrenalin-Moto XR 1200 road test

Darlington based Adrenalin Moto have produced this one off special XR1200 Harley Davidson, reducing the bikes weight by 25kg and significantly increasing the bikes performance and handling. They’ve loosely based the bike on the new race bike which will be appearing in next year's British Superbike program in the new Henderson Harley Davidson XR1200 Trophy. Watch the video below to...

Extra discounts from Hein Gericke

Extra discounts from Hein Gericke

Hein Gericke has got into the festive spirit, by adding 10% to the value of any gift voucher bought before Christmas. The offer applies to any voucher bought between November 21 and December 24...

Prove your bravery with the Nurburgring T-shirt

Prove your bravery with the Nurburgring T-shirt

If you’ve been, and done, the Nurburgring, it’s time to buy the t-shirt. Shop for motorcycle products online Nordschleife’s ‘Men from boys’ t-shirt is made from thick cotton with double stitching on...

Thrillbillies DVD comes to UK

What has been hailed as the greatest motorcycle stunt DVD ever, featuring arguably the world’s greatest stunt rider, is now available in the UK. Thrillbillies has some of Travis Pastrana’s most daring stunts, as he and the rest of the Nitro Circus crew take on monster trucks in the desert. If you don’t believe us, you can view some of the action here It costs £27 from Duke Video,...

The Baghdad stunt bikers

The lack of policing in Baghdad has meant budding stunt bikers in Iraq can practice their stunts, whenever and wherever they like. The riders have to make do with ratty looking scooters and off-road motorcycles, but that doesn't stop them doing wheelies, burnouts and stoppies. Check out the video here

Knox launches ultra-thin inner gloves

Knox launches ultra-thin inner gloves

Knox claims to have consigned bulky inner gloves to the history books. It says a new material has allowed it to make its thinnest ever Cold Killers under gloves. Christmas present ideas for every...

MCN beats archery

MCN beats archery

This is a photo of me at the Face 2 Face Archery in Amsterdam. There's no better way of using spare time between sessions than reading MCN.

First ride: ABS Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

First ride: ABS Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves is in Qatar testing the new ABS Honda Fireblade... The electronically-controlled ‘brake-by-wire’ system on the new Fireblade is revolutionary, totally unique on a...

Christmas gift of the day: Knox rucksack

Christmas gift of the day: Knox rucksack

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Rudolf the red-nosed ZX7r

Rudolf the red-nosed ZX7r

Manchester - Salvation Army Toy Run 2008 Thought you might find the attached picture of my Kawasak ZX7r ( Rudolf special) as customised for the Manchester Saly Army Toy Run. As a member of Poynton...

Christmas gift of the day: Dainese legends mugs

Christmas gift of the day: Dainese legends mugs

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Suomy gold Extreme boots

Suomy gold Extreme boots

These Suomy Extreme boots could be perfect for Jorge Lorenzo fans. The bold gold-coloured boot has magnesium protectors on the heel and ankle, plus an anti-slip sole. Shop for motorcycle gear...

Friday funny: The real easy rider

Who says men can’t multi-task? This rider manages to negotiate through heavy traffic while writing a text message on his phone, and generally kicking back and relaxing. Could you relax on your bike with driving standards like that? Nice helmet, too.

Manchester rejects congestion charge

Manchester rejects congestion charge

Greater Manchester has voted a resounding to ‘no’ to congestion charge plans for the region. Voters rejected the plans in all of the region’s 10 boroughs by an overall majority of 79% amid a...

100 per cent import tariff on European motorcycles in US

100 per cent import tariff on European motorcycles in US

The US is considering imposing a massive 100% import tariff on European bikes – although it will only apply to those under 500cc. If imposed, it would result in the doubling of the price in the US of...

Video: AC Schnitzer F800 GS tested

Video: AC Schnitzer F800 GS tested

German tuning company AC Schnitzer has developed an excellent reputation for producing some stunning aftermarket accessories for all manner of BMW motorcycles. Most recently it has turned its...

Ducati Desmosedici for sale on motorcyclenews.com

Ducati Desmosedici for sale on motorcyclenews.com

An example of the ultra-rare, ultra-exotic Ducati Desmosedic RR MotoGP replica has come up for sale, brand new, on www.motorcyclenews.com. The motorcycle, also recently voted Machine of the Year in...

Motorcycle thieves stalk victims online, warn police

Motorcycle thieves stalk victims online, warn police

Motorcycle thieves are using social networking websites and classified ad sites to find their next victims, police have warned.  They say riders too often give away enough clues to lead...

London Bike parking demo on Sunday

Westminster council have decided to start charging bikes to park in motorcycle bays within it's boundaries. Could this be the thin end of the wedge? Probably yes. Once this additional revenue stream is opened by one council, you can be sure the rest will all follow. What was once free will become chargeable. Unless of course they get scared off by a lot of people voicing their dissapproval of the...

Money off Triumph clothing this weekend

Money off Triumph clothing this weekend

Beat the Christmas credit crunch with money-off Triumph clothing and accessories this weekend. You’ll receive a £5 voucher for every £50 spent at dealers open on December 13 and 14, and be able to...

Christmas gift of the day: Mag-Lite Solitaire torch

Christmas gift of the day: Mag-Lite Solitaire torch

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Skidmarz carbon fibre products for Honda CB1000R

Skidmarz carbon fibre products for Honda CB1000R

Add some high-tech protection to your Honda CB1000R with this new range of carbon fibre parts from Skidmarx. Pictured here are a bellypan that bolts onto existing mounting points and costs £225,...

First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

First Yamaha V-maxs hit dealer floors

Yamaha dealer Flitwick Motorcycles have taken delivery of the first three V-Maxs in the UK, with owners hoping to pick up their new 197bhp £16,000 machines very soon. Flitwick’s Saul Towers said:...

Video: Fan gets NEC logo tattoo

Video: Fan gets NEC logo tattoo

One showgoer was so impressed with the NEC motorcycle show’s ‘Panther’ logo that he has had it tattooed on his back. The fan, Jay Moore, asked show bosses to send him high resolution images of the...

Video: Triumph 675 launch

The original Triumph Daytona 675 was a cracking supersports bike when it was released in 2006. So Triumph had a big task on their hands in making the new model better. The new Daytona handled the Cartegena circuit very well, with the uprated chassis and the suspension making it an absolute joy to throw in to the twsties. The three cylinder engine pulls from as low as 3,000 rpm. Even if...

Video: Jack Lilley Triumph Scrambler road test

Video: Jack Lilley Triumph Scrambler road test

Jack Lilley motorcycles are famed for producing one-of-a-kind Triumph specials and this is their latest. Based on the 2009 Scrambler, this Triumph has been given that 'Great Escape' Steve McQueen...

Knox unveil Cold Killers top for women

Knox unveil Cold Killers top for women

Women have two good reasons to wear Knox’s new Cold Killers Sport Top. First, the base layer helps keep you warm, with a windproof outer material, and fleece lining. Compare and buy motorcycle base...

New trailer shows Terminator 4 motorcycles

New trailer shows Terminator 4 motorcycles

The new Terminator movie, Terminator Salvation features cyborg motorcycles, as shown in the latest trailer for the Hollywood blockbuster. The Moto-Terminators are part cyborg and part motorcycle...