December

Jim Carrey rides Ducati Hypermotard in Yes Man

Jim Carrey rides a Ducati Hypermotard in new US comedy film 'Yes Man'. The film revolves around Carrey's character Carl Allen being challenged to say 'yes' to everything - leading him to learn to ride a motorcycle. See him here in this short trailer wheelying a Hypermotard, or see it from 26 December 2008.

Christmas gift of the day: motorbike slippers

Christmas gift of the day: motorbike slippers

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...

MCN in the Canary Islands

MCN in the Canary Islands

The wife on our rental in La Gomera next to Tenerife. Sea level to 5000 feet four times and over 300 hairpin in only 80 miles! It would have been great on a super motard, but the XT did the...

Head-to-head: New and old Kawasaki ZX-6R

Head-to-head: New and old Kawasaki ZX-6R

I’ve just come in from riding the new 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R against the old 2008 model and I’m flabbergasted. I won’t give too much away; you’ll have to read all about it in our full road test in the...

Hub-centre steer R1 from GTS1000 designer

Hub-centre steer R1 from GTS1000 designer

Former Yamaha engineer Jean-Michel Thiers has developed an all-new hub-centre steer superbike using an R1 engine to prove that the system offers a real advantage over conventional telescopic...

Best of British gifts from Triumph

Best of British gifts from Triumph

Triumph has added some last-minute Christmas gifts to its clothing and accessories range. The latest additions include the Modern Classic kit bag (£80); a Swarovski ladies watch (£80), a Steve McQueen...

Petition: Remove VAT from motorcycle kit

Can I ask that you take a look at this petition and if you agree please sign it. Also please pass it on to get other bikers to support this case to help people afford decent riding kit: Petition to remove VAT from bike kit

Adrenalin release first race-inspired XR1200

Adrenalin release first race-inspired XR1200

Darlington based Adrenalin Moto have produced the UK first modified Harley-Davidson XR1200 based on Harley’s new one make race series race bike, which will be making its first appearance next year at...

Arai cuts the cost of replicas

Arai cuts the cost of replicas

You don’t have to fork out on Arai’s top-line RX7-GP helmet to wear a racer replica colour scheme. This Colin Edwards-inspired paint job will be available on Arai’s Chaser helmet in February, for...

New MCN December 10: New Triumph 675 tested

New MCN December 10: New Triumph 675 tested

In this week's edition of MCN Trevor Franklin tests the 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 and he reckons Triumph are on to a winner. With uprated suspension and a revised engine, Trev reckons the new 675 could...

Christmas gift of the day: Bultaco vintage t-shirt

Christmas gift of the day: Bultaco vintage t-shirt

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...

New Ducati Monster for Brad Pitt

New Ducati Monster for Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie is reported to be planning to buy Brad Pitt a new Ducati for his 45th birthday. American magazine In Touch Weekly claims Jolie will surprise Pitt with a new Monster 1100S titanium on...

Kawasaki release thermal layers

Kawasaki release thermal layers

Kawasaki fans can go green with a new range of thermal base layers in the firm’s traditional bright green colour. The range includes short and long-sleeve summer shirts, and a winter shirt with...

Win a copy of the official MotoGP Season Review 2008

Win a copy of the official MotoGP Season Review 2008

You can win one of 5 copies of the Official MotoGP season review 2008 in a free-to-enter prize draw. Click here to enter the competition now! The MotoGP season review is a hardback book loaded with...

Derringer boss talks vintage motorcycles

Derringer boss talks vintage motorcycles

These videos show vintage-style Derringer Motorcycles in action. The motorcycles are built in California and have quickly become favourites of movie stars, rocket scientists, and even royalty. The...

Superbike parts up for auction

Superbike parts up for auction

Custom American Superbike series carbon fibre bodywork which has never been available to the public before is being auctioned for charity. Created by Taylor Made Racing, the £7,000 2008 Honda...

Poll: Should the Kawasaki ZRX1200 come to the UK?

Poll: Should the Kawasaki ZRX1200 come to the UK?

Kawasaki has just unveiled the new Kawasaki ZRX1200 based on the original ZRX concept motorcycle raced by Eddie Lawson. Unfortunately Kawasaki UK have no plans to bring the retro-cool ZRX1200 to the...

Lawrence of Arabia letters fetch £10,000 at auction

Lawrence of Arabia letters fetch £10,000 at auction

A bundle of letters the infamous T.E. Lawrence wrote to an RAF Flight Sergeant in 1932 and '33 have been sold at auction for a staggering £10,000, showing that the cult figure remains as popular...

Leon Haslam meets Elton John

Leon Haslam meets Elton John

Leon Haslam met Elton John in London last week when the legendary pop star was at the unveiling of a new photographic exhibition by Anderson and Low called Champions. The exhibition has taken several...

Funny road sign

Funny road sign

While visiting Orkney I came across this road sign and thought you might enjoy it!

Sammy Miller Museum winter opening

Sammy Miller Museum winter opening

The Sammy Miller Museum will be opening for just the weekends throughout the winter. The museum houses more than 400 fully restored motorcycles, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, plus...

Prepare your kids for MotoGP success

Prepare your kids for MotoGP success

Start your young ones on the road to MotoGP success early with this range of baby clothes. The Biker Ted collection includes a sleep suit for £13, a bib for £7, a t-shirt for £10, and a baby grow for...

Video: Hawg Haven live-build bike lives

Here’s the footage of the first running of the Carole Nash Old School Bobber, which was constructed in 11 days by custom builders Hawk Haven in front of the crowds visiting the Carole Nash bike show at the NEC. The team were nervous about starting the bike, but said they couldn’t resist celebrating their achievement by firing the bike up. More details about the build will be in MCN soon.

Poll: Should Honda build the CB1100R?

Poll: Should Honda build the CB1100R?

Honda staff at the NEC had to disappoint a number of buyers so desperate to get their hands on the prototype CB1100R on show for the first time in the UK they were willing to write a cheque for...

Aprilia ManaX wallpapers

Aprilia ManaX wallpapers

Aprilia has just released proper studio photographs of the stunning ManaX concept bike first seen at the Milan motorcycle show in November. So far, only images of the bike at shows and inside...

Bikes on TV: December 10-16

Bikes on TV: December 10-16

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...

Steve Plater bound for South Africa

Steve Plater bound for South Africa

New HM Plant Honda signing Steve Plater is one of several Brits that former Kawasaki, Honda and Suzuki works rider and TT legend Mick Grant is taking on a classic bike trip to South Africa early in...

Motorcycle sales slump in November

Motorcycle sales slump in November

Motorcycle sales dropped 16% in November – not as bad as the car market but still a big drop from the four per cent rise seen in October according to figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association...

NEC Show: Traders feel the pinch

NEC Show: Traders feel the pinch

Retailers branded the 2008 NEC show as one of their toughest ever, as the credit crunch hit home. Some traders said sales were down by almost 50% compared to 2007, despite a good effort by the show’s...

NEC Show: Melandri asks for chassis and engine changes

NEC Show: Melandri asks for chassis and engine changes

Marco Melandri says Kawasaki needs to improve the chassis and power delivery of its MotoGP bike become a top level team in 2009. The Italian rider has had two tests on the 2008 bike, but will have a...

NEC Show: Ghost Rider raffle sales ghastly

NEC Show: Ghost Rider raffle sales ghastly

The Ghost Rider team failed to sell the 1000 raffle tickets they needed to give away the Suzuki Hayabusa used in one of the Ghost Rider films. A spokesman said they sold just 400 tickets, and blamed...

Mission: Get a tan at the Arctic Circle

ONE MAN, ONE MOTORBIKE, ONE MISSION: TO GET A TAN AT THE ARCTIC CIRCLE Toronto, Canada. December 2008 It was a ride to remember. Well, it was my first ride as a new biker since I had only had my motorcycle license for less than 3 months.... It took me 8 days from Toronto, Canada to Skagway Alaska, where I stuck around for a couple nights to play some private poker games. I then rode to Whitehorse...

NEC Show: Ducati starts em young

NEC Show: Ducati starts em young

Give your children the Ducati bug early with this pair of pushbikes, which were launched at the NEC show. The Bianchi Kids bike in white costs £265, and the red Monster costs £275. Visit...

MCN at Shag Point

Taken in New Zealand. Reading MCN whilst waiting for some action.

Red Torpedo and Guy Martin are brilliant

On Saturday December 6 I took my son and daughter to the bike show at the NEC I had to be pushed around in a wheelchair due to serious knee damage. We got to the Red Torpedo stand and could not have met nicer people anywhere. They made us very welcome and then to make things even better Guy Martin appeared. He took the time out to sign both autograph books and three t-shirts then...

MCN on the frontline

MCN on the frontline

Apart from shooting my big gun I thought I'd take a few minutes to read my MCN that my wife sent out to me in Afghanistan. Now I can keep up to date with all the latest bike news