January

Video: Britney Spears in bike crash

Footage has emerged which appears to show a car, which Britney Spears was travelling in, involved in a collision with a motorcyclist. Watch the footage of the accident in the video on the right.

Gallery: 08 R6 v 07 R6

Gallery: 08 R6 v 07 R6

You have to look close and closer still at the new R6 and the one it supersedes to spot the differences, but they are there and we have had them out on a track to find them. Wether the new R6 is...

Unique Rocket III build is shaping up

Unique Rocket III build is shaping up

One of the top custom bike builders in Britain, Roger Allmond, is currently finishing off the most extreme project he has ever taken on in the form of a Rocket III - based beast Roger shot to fame...

Think Bike or not

When I first passed by bike test I had an Aprilia RS 250, I loved the old stink wheel and did about 8000 trouble free miles on it before I thought it was time to get something a bit bigger and cheaper to run (£13 per litre of 2-stroke and 90 miles to a tank of fuel). After a few years of 4-stroking I had an old friend offer me a 95 RS250 for a price I couldn't refuse - although I did try for...

Win an off-road course with Hot Rod on DVD

Win an off-road course with Hot Rod on DVD

Comedy motorcycle stunt movie Hot Rod is available on DVD release as of this week and to celebrate the release we've got some great prizes to give away. The film follows wannabe stuntman Rod...

Ducati unveils three-year business plan

Ducati unveils three-year business plan

Last week we revealed that Ducati was planning to introduce 10 new bikes before the end of 2010 and now we can show you their full business plan for the next three years. The announcements and plan...

Send us your pothole photos

Send us your pothole photos

New goverment guidelines mean that potholes will not be repaired unless they are two inches deep or more, which could be potentially dangerous for motorcyclists. Click here to read MCN's story...

Triumph's new 1700 cruiser: What do you think?

Triumph's new 1700 cruiser: What do you think?

In this weeks MCN we have exclusive spy shots of Triumph's 1700cc parallel-twin, designed to take on Harley Davidson at its own game. The motorcycle was spotted in Wales, in almost complete...

Video: BMW R1200GS Adventure v KTM 990 Adventure

There is only one bike that can really take on BMW's new R1200GS Adventure and that's the KTM 990 Adventure. And what better way to test them than to tackle a bit of off-road in the Cairngorms mid winter. Check out the video below to see how our team got on with the long ride north and the frozen conditions when they got there.

The cost of diesel!

Some weeks ago in Spain I noted the cost of diesel. 1 euro 10 cents, that's only 3/4 of what we pay! Our local garage is charging £1.15 per litre! How can the the price vary so much?!

MCN Daily 22/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 30 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Yamaha tops the sales charts for 2007, four new bikes from Harley Davidson, Buell and Moto Morini and Rossi highsides out of the Sepang MotoGP test.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what you...

Bloody biker gang battle at airport

Bloody biker gang battle at airport

Rival biker gangs fought a bloody battle with machetes in front of horrified passengers in the arrivals lounge of Birmingham airport. Eleven people have been arrested and a 50-year-old man is fighting...

‘40% of motorcycles untaxed’

‘40% of motorcycles untaxed’

DVLA will be a laughing stock if it doesn’t clamp down hard on motorcycle tax evaders, MPs have said. The Commons Public Accounts Committee said 38% of motorcycles were untaxed, up from...

Metal death traps

How many times have you done it? Cranked over just a little bit too much on a wet road and shit you almost lose the back end! Why? WET MANHOLE COVERS! Now call me ignorant but I thought the government and local councils "cared" about road safety, well they must do with so many speed cameras going up because as we all know speed cameras save lives (yeah whatever). Shall we test this attitude to...

New Moto Morini Scrambler and 1200 Sport revealed

New Moto Morini Scrambler and 1200 Sport revealed

Moto Morini has unveiled the new Sport 1200 and Scrambler at the Padova motorcycle show. Both motorcycles are based on the Moto Morini 9½ Sport, but with different styling and chassis parts to give...

Buell unveil Ulysses XB12XT

Buell unveil Ulysses XB12XT

Buell have just unveiled their new Buell XB12XT to dealers in the US. The new Buell Ulysses XB12XT model was introduced today as the second model in the Buell Ulysses family of adventure...

New Harley Cross Bones revealed

New Harley Cross Bones revealed

Harley has just revealed the new Springer Cross Bones model - and it's set to make its show debut at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCeL next week! Full press release from Harley below: MILWAUKEE...

Yamaha announce 0% finance deal

Yamaha announce 0% finance deal

Yamaha have announced a 0% finance deal on 16 motorcycles in their current range. The models are available on 0% finance, with just a deposit of £199 over two and a half years. The motorcycles which...

New bike registrations up by 8.6%

New bike registrations up by 8.6%

Registrations of new powered two-wheelers rose by 8.6% in 2007 compared with 2006 figures, whilst passenger car registrations only rose by 2.5%. New motorcycle registrations rose by 9.7%, while...

World’s first carbon-neutral motorcycle manufacturer revealed

World’s first carbon-neutral motorcycle manufacturer revealed

Branson is claiming to be the first ever carbon neutral motorcycle company. The brand was launched at the Motorcycle Trade Expo at the weekend, and emissions from building the Denmark designed and...

Yamaha announce 2008 prices

Yamaha announce 2008 prices

Yamaha today announced their 2008 prices at their annual Dealer Conference. Eight of Yamaha's existing models have had their prices reduced, including the FZ1, XT660X, and the MT-01. The prices for...

New Maxxis Supermaxx Sport tyre

New Maxxis Supermaxx Sport tyre

The new Supermaxx Sport from Maxxis is aimed at both street and track day riders, with it's radial design. The tyre features an advanced tread pattern with a distinctly angular profile to allow for...

MCN Daily 18/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 29 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear how Essex council will not be reparing pot holes over two inches deep, increased parking facilities in chelsea and Joerge Lorenzo speaks about his first season in the premier class  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email...

Motorcycle parking boost

Motorcycle parking boost

Motorcyclists in Kensington and Chelsea are set to benefit from improved parking facilities. The Council has increased the capacity of free parking bays in popular visitor areas and residents will...

2-inch deep potholes to be left untreated

2-inch deep potholes to be left untreated

Potholes up to two inches deep will be left un-repaired under proposals from local government. At the moment potholes over one-inch deep are filled as a matter of urgency but councillors in Essex...

Black Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 revealed at Padova show

Black Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 revealed at Padova show

Aprilia has revealed a second colour option for the new-for-2008 Dorsoduro 750 supermoto at the Padova motorcycle show. The Dorsoduro was unveiled last year at the Milan show, but only in white/red...

Acumen new HID lighting system

Acumen new HID lighting system

Acumen have released a new HID (High Intensity Discharge) system, built specifically for motorcycles. It's 35W bulb uses the same technology as floodlights and is claimed to be twice as powerful as...

BOS B-King exhausts

BOS B-King exhausts

BOS exhausts of the Netherlands have created a pair of aftermarket exhausts for Suzuki's new B-King. The twin exhausts are E-marked, which means they are road legal, but they also come with a...

KNOX chest protector

KNOX chest protector

British protection specialists KNOX have responded to a recent MAID survey with the release of their chest protector. The MAID survey showed that 27% of chest injuries are critical, compared to only...

Work for MCN!

Work for MCN!

Motor Cycle News is looking for an ultra-talented sub editor to join its multiple award-winning team.   You must be able to demonstrate creative subbing skill, write eye-catching headlines,...

California Superbike School rained off - in a big way!

California Superbike School rained off - in a big way!

The first California Superbike School event of 2008 suffered a dampener when the track got waterlogged. But this wasn't in the UK, or even America, but scorching Dubai! Organiser Andy Ibbott told MCN:...

A little bit of R + R

A little bit of R + R

Here's Kevin, Damian and Alan getting a bit of R+R (reading and riding) in the mountains near Malaga, Spain last week.

MCN Daily 16/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 28 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that Ducati has plans for 10 more bikes before 2010, Nick Sanders has reached the terrorist threatened Mauritania and Max Biaggi has topped the second Phillip Island WSB test.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us...

Start as you mean to go on

Start as you mean to go on

Here is my 2 month old son, Jude, starting as he means to go on!

Council get motorcycles to maintain roads

Council get motorcycles to maintain roads

Worcestershire County Council have started using BMW R1200GS motorcycles to respond quickly to minor defects on the roads, such as potholes. Highways Liaison Officers Steve Murch said, “We look after...

0% finance and free luggage on Aprilia Shiver

0% finance and free luggage on Aprilia Shiver

Aprilia have announced a 0% finance deal on all new Aprilia Shivers bought from official dealers before the end of February and registered on the road before March 3rd. The offer is available with...