February

Honda Super Blackbird project

Honda Super Blackbird project

My Blackbird is an ongoing project, thought you might want to have a look. Howie

Pass us a rizla!

Pass us a rizla!

A chance meeting at the MCN bike show me (on the left - Anton), my mate John and Lee met and had a photo with one of the nicest racers, no other than Mr John Reynolds. He took time out...

Motorcycle assault charge not proven

Motorcycle assault charge not proven

A driver accused of assaulting a motorcyclist with a mallet at a set of traffic lights in Edinburgh has been found guilty of a breach of the peace by a jury at the Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Read the...

World's first crashed Ducati Desmosedici RR

World's first crashed Ducati Desmosedici RR

These pictures have emerged on a US forum of what is believed to be the world's first Ducati Desmosedici RR to be crashed on the road. This mobile phone picture is claimed to have been captured at...

Carole Nash focuses on personal injury payouts

Carole Nash focuses on personal injury payouts

Motorcycle insurance specialist Carole Nash has launched a new policy, designed to offer riders complete cover against personal injury, and damage to their kit. The firm says its Personal Protection...

New Yoshimura slip-ons for 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa and B-King

New Yoshimura slip-ons for 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa and B-King

Yoshimura has also unveiled new slip-on silencers to suit the new 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa and B-King. The B-King silencers are slash-cut to suit the naked motorcycle look, and save 2.9kg of weight as...

Yoshimura exhausts for 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

Yoshimura exhausts for 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

Yoshimura has just released a new full race exhaust for the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa. The Yoshimura full system is a massive 75% lighter than the stock motorcycle’s exhaust –Yoshimura say that...

R&G release first tail tidy for 2008 Honda Fireblade

R&G release first tail tidy for 2008 Honda Fireblade

Dumping the ugly rear number plate hanger on the new Honda Fireblade isn’t simple – the long hanger is moulded into the stock tool tray, so it’s not a quick bolt-off. R&G have been working flat...

The Tail of the Dragon

Valentino Rossi fan that loves bikes more than anything else. This video is a trip my buddies and I made to Deal's Gap or The Tail of the Dragon. It's a road on the TN, NC border that is 11 miles long and has 318 turns in it! Make the trip, it's worth it.

Motorcyclist wins rare Ducati Monster 695

Motorcyclist wins rare Ducati Monster 695

A motorcyclist in Shropshire is celebrating after winning one of eight special edition Ducati Monster 695’s in a competition run by aftershave firm Zegna and Ducati. Richard Heath is due to take...

SDOC100 release new chain lube

SDOC100 release new chain lube

SDOC100 has released a new chain lube called the SDOC100 White Chain Spray. As well as keeping the chain lubricated, the spray also increases the lubrication intervals and effectively protects the...

Prince Harry finds times to ride motorcycle while fighting Taliban

Prince Harry finds times to ride motorcycle while fighting Taliban

Even while fighting the Taliban, Prince Harry can’t suppress his passion for bikes. Prince William and Prince Harry's motorcycle trip cancelled The Prince enlisted army friends to help...

Petrol station numbers fall to lowest level since 1912

Petrol station numbers fall to lowest level since 1912

There are now fewer petrol stations in the UK than in 1912, as small profit margins force oil companies and independent retailers to look for the door, information from the Petrol Retailers...

Police offer motorcycle courses in North Wales

Police offer motorcycle courses in North Wales

Police in North Wales are offering training courses to the public to raise motorcycle awareness and lower motorcycle casualties. The training will be provided by advanced police motorcycle instructors...

Voxan GTV1200 tourer to go into production

Voxan GTV1200 tourer to go into production

Sources in France have told MCN that the Voxan GTV1200 touring motorcycle shown at last year’s Paris Motorcycle Show is being developed ready for 2009. The quirky-looking GTV1200 was shown as a...

New accessories for Piaggio X7

New accessories for Piaggio X7

Piaggio has released an official range of accessories for its X7 scooter. The new accessories include a 44-litre top box, priced at £109.99; a taller screen, which is manufactured from anti-scratch...

MCN Daily 28/02//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 53 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that Honda moves its American factory to Japan, more MPs retract their claims of bikers evading tax and Davide Brivio says Valentino Rossi is now free to win the MotoGP title now his tax investigation saga is over  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all...

The Rock Store gets documentary

The Rock Store gets documentary

The Rock Store, a famous motorcycle rest stop in Santa Monica Mountains of California, is set to reach a new level of stardom. A new, award winning documentary has been released about the café. The...

Honda DN-01 power and weight announced

Honda DN-01 power and weight announced

Honda has finally announced performance figures for the DN-01, four months after the production motorcycle was unveiled at the Tokyo show. The DN-01 makes a claimed 60bhp, and has a hefty claimed...

Essex Doctor to attempt land speed record

Essex Doctor to attempt land speed record

Dr. Murray Griffin, from the University of Essex will attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record for an Altered Partial Streamliner Fuel (APSF) 1350cc. Dr. Griffin will be using a 2003...

MPs to consider anti-motorcycle road safety policy

MPs to consider anti-motorcycle road safety policy

MPs are set to discuss whether a controversial Swedish road safety policy linked to calls to ban bikes should be brought to the UK. Vision Zero sets the goal of eliminating road deaths altogether. It...

bus lanes

Since Plymouth Council has allowed motor bikes to use bus lanes travelling across town has been far safer. The only draw back is car drivers being less than reluctent to let you in when the bus lane converges with other traffic. Also some of their faces are a picture when you sail pass in the bus lane.

Another MP retracts false claims on motorcycle tax evasion

Another MP retracts false claims on motorcycle tax evasion

A second MP behind false claims nearly 40% of motorcycles are untaxed has issued a retraction. In an email to a member of the public, Richard Bacon MP wrote: “I was certainly at fault - I believed...

Government branded ‘embarrassment’ by MP over bogus road tax figures

Government branded ‘embarrassment’ by MP over bogus road tax figures

Edward Leigh MP has branded the Department for Transport an ‘embarrassment’ over bogus motorcycle tax evasion figures. Leigh, Chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, blames the DfT over...

Steve Berry's ill-informed bus lane radio rant

Steve Berry's ill-informed bus lane radio rant

Steve Berry has made another ill-informed rant on The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 while attempting to defend motorcyclists. “Biker and motoring journalist” Berry went head-to-head with Roger...

Honda's Goldwing-building factory to cease motorcycle production

Honda's Goldwing-building factory to cease motorcycle production

Honda has announced that all motorcycle production in its Marysville plant is to be moved to Japan, marking the end of almost thirty years of Goldwing production in the plant. Opened in 1979, the Ohio...

Andrew Shim secures cash for 2008 race season

Andrew Shim secures cash for 2008 race season

Actor Andrew Shim has secured a sponsorship deal with finance company First Response Finance. The agreement has provided him with enough cash to take him through the entire season of the Triumph...

Ventura luggage rack for Suzuki B-King

Ventura luggage rack for Suzuki B-King

Ventura has created this luggage system to give the Suzuki B-King some potential as a touring motorcycle as well as a muscle bike. The kit includes two bespoke rails which mount on the tail piece, and...

Department for Transport “lunacy”

Department for Transport “lunacy”

Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick has claimed having vehicle lights on increases fuel consumption by 5%. “Research undertaken for the Department for Transport indicated that the requirement for...

Malaysia's bikers

Malaysia's bikers

Some photos of bikes in Malaysia

MCN Goes Airborne

MCN Goes Airborne

MCN is great - I just can't put an issue down once I pick it up. Which could have led to injuries in the snow park - but luckily didn't!!!

Video: New 2008 Bennetts TV ads

If you didn't get to watch World Superbikes on Eurosport this weekend then you'll have missed Bennetts new adverts. The motorcycle insurance firm has ditched its ad showing groups of riders and gone for an altogether funnier approach. Check out the videos below to see all three of the adverts then let us know what you think in the comments section below. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN |...

Government secretive on road pricing trials

Government secretive on road pricing trials

The Department for Transport has refused to name firms applying to take part in its controversial road pricing trials. Notices in the Official Journal of the European Union invited bids to take part...

Motorcycle police officer killed in motorcade

Motorcycle police officer killed in motorcade

A motorcycle officer escorting Hillary Clinton in her motorcade through Dallas has died after he crashed while escorting her. Senior Corporal Victor Lozada’s motorcycle careered head first into a...

Zero per cent finance deal on new Triumph Daytona 675s

Zero per cent finance deal on new Triumph Daytona 675s

Triumph is offering all new 2008 models Daytona 675s with a tempting 0 per cent finance deal. Both the Triumph Daytona 675 and Daytona 675 SE are covered by the offer, which requires a 30 per cent...

Ban motorcycles over 600cc says road safety group

Ban motorcycles over 600cc says road safety group

Motorcycles over 600cc should be banned, MPs have been told. Stephen Plowden, of influential road safety group the Slower Speeds Initiative, said the move was needed to reduce emissions. In a letter...