January

Bikes on TV: January 16 - 22

Bikes on TV: January 16 - 22

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...

Gallery: Triumph Thruxton special

Gallery: Triumph Thruxton special

Who needs the latest Japanese rocketship when British-built bikes can be as fun and fast as this. MCN man Michael Neeves got to ride this stunning Triumph Thruxton custom motorcycle from owner Robert...

Gallery: Amazing Roland Sands Ducati Hypermotard custom

Gallery: Amazing Roland Sands Ducati Hypermotard custom

Believe it or not but this hooligan-looking machine started life as a sophisticated specimen out of the Ducati factory in Bologna as a standard Hypermotard. But once US customising legend Roland...

Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

Ducati to launch ten new motorcycles by 2010

Ducati has announced plans to launch ten new bikes by 2010 during a presentation that's currently happening in Milan. The firm says its plans include three new bikes for 2008 - presumably the Monster...

Christian Pfeiffer tests Husqvarna supermoto

Stunt rider Christian Pfeiffer has tested a Husqvarna supermoto with a view to riding it alongside his BMW F800S in stunt competitions and displays. Click here to see how Christian Pfeiffer faired in Stunt Wars Husqvarna was purchased byBMW from the MV Agusta group last year autumn, opening the Italian off-road and supermoto motorcycle range up to Pfeiffer, who is contracted to ride...

Win £500 worth of KTM kit

Win £500 worth of KTM kit

MCN has teamed up with KTM to give away over £500 worth of the 2008 Powerwear range for the price of a text message. A £250 Leather Jacket is the top item out of the lot. It’s a casual wear jacket...

Video: Suzuki B-King Micron exhausts

Here is video footage of Micron's new replacement exhausts for the new Suzuki B-King. The exhausts give claimed improvements of 7bhp and an extra 5.8ftlb of torque and come in either matt black or satin, and both have carbon fibre end-caps and side panels. Shop for motorcycle products: compare prices on 1000s of motorcycle parts and clothing The satin exhaust costs £695 and the matt black...

You attack us on daytime tv - and don't expect us to attack back?!

You attack us on daytime tv - and don't expect us to attack back?!

The public display Fiona Phillips did on TV was out of line. I doubt she'll have got more than a slap on the wrist for it either. If she wants to attack a LARGE community of people on...

Buell Ulysses police bike

Buell Ulysses police bike

Saw this at Shaw Harley Davidson & Buell Show in Eastbourne at the weekend.The Buell Ulysses will be soon be on patrol in Sussex. The local Traffic Section also have an unmarked Fireblade...

MCN at the Empire State building

MCN at the Empire State building

Hi, here`s a photo of me at the top of the Empire State building on New Years day. Couldn't go without my copy of MCN though...

MCN Daily 15/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 27 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips lashes out at motorcycles, there's new luggage from Ventura, John McGuinness gets a ride for the North West 200 and Chris Vermeulen finally gets to ride with the number 7.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three...

Nick Sanders continues on Dakar route

Nick Sanders continues on Dakar route

Despite the cancellation of the 2008 Dakar Rally for fears of terrorist attacks en route, Nick Sanders and 35 paying bikers have continued their tour to Timbuktu. The original plan was to follow some...

New Rieju paint schemes for 2008

New Rieju paint schemes for 2008

Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Rieju has released these pictures of their new paint schemes for 2008. The 50cc RS2 Matrix will be available in racing blue and evil green. The RS2 will be priced at...

GMTV presenter’s bizarre outburst

GMTV presenter’s bizarre outburst

In a bizarre outburst on GMTV this morning (January 15), presenter Fiona Phillips said she received death threats from MCN readers . Following a debate on cyclists jumping red lights,...

Ventura luggage sytems for European naked's

Ventura luggage sytems for European naked's

Ventura luggage have released several luggage fitments for European-made naked bikes such as the Triumph Street Triple and Ducati S4R. The Ventura system is based around two L-brackets for a Pack Rack...

Disabled and disappointed

I am a biker with only a bike license as I wouldn't drive a car. Recently I became disabled, and after losing my bike to mechanical wear and tear and being unable to afford to repair it I sold it for the most I could get which was nowhere near what I had paid or spent on it. After selling I started to look around for another bike and looked on the Motability site...

MCN Daily 14/0/08: Your daily motorcycle video news update

In episode 26 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Suzuki confirm the details for the new Bandit 1250 GT, a police instructor is banned for speeding, Karl Harris rides for Yamaha in BSB and Cyril Despres races int he UK after the Dakar cancellation.  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...

118mph police driving school head banned

The former head of a police driving school has been banned from driving after being caught driving at 118mph on the M8 motorway. Click here to read of Merydydd Hughes' speeding case Paul Gee, now retired from Durham Constabulary, claimed he was carrying out a risk assessment for the force’s driving school on November 3 2006 when he was caught by a mobile speed camera at 118mph in a marked police...

Suzuki announce Bandit 1250 Grand Touring

Suzuki announce Bandit 1250 Grand Touring

Suzuki GB has announced the price and final specifications for the new Bandit 1250 Grand Touring which was seen for the first time at the NEC show and is set to be in dealers by the end of...

Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R v R1

Check out the first monster battle of 2008. In this video we pitch the new Kawasaki ZX-10R against the Yamaha R1; our superbike of choice for 2007. The ZX-10R has already ripped up the rule book by producing a staggering 170bhp; 8bhp more than the R1. It also flew down our test track at a genuine 184mph, in the wet! But for this test we take both bikes to Brands Hatch and put them through...

160,000 mile 250

160,000 mile 250

It's all very well doing high mileage on big bikes but what about my brothers 250? He bought it in 1989 with 24,000 miles on the clock and it's now done 160,000! Not bad for a bike that cost him £150!...

Let the Rabbit see the Dog!

These are probably the best roads in the country and I happen to be one of the statistic's, when in 2007 when a car pulled across me on these roads and I was only doing 30mph. I appreciate the concern here but hidden cameras! Is this legal? Only a while ago they had to mark Gatso's yellow so we could see them, surely visual ones are more of a deterent? Come on, let the Rabbit see the Dog! It...

25th december at sea

25th december at sea

The only read to have on christmas day at sea in the atlantic. Thanks, Bish

MCN Daily 11/01/08: Your video motorcycle news update

In episode 25 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear about Troy Bayliss injuring himself in testing at Phillip Island, the new Kawasaki ZX-10R making 170bhp at the rear wheel and riders are facing lower legal alcohol limits than car drivers under new proposals.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in...

The Long Way Back

The Northwest sports bike forum are planning a sponsored ride in aid of the Northwest air ambulance. Members from http://www.nwsportsbikeforum.co.uk are planing a long riding week end in order to raise money for their flying ambulance. The Long Way Back. The trip is taking place on the 8th,9th & 10th of August 2008 They plan to set off from Devils Bridge (Kirkby Lonsdale)and ride over to...

Lower drink limit for motorcyclists

Lower drink limit for motorcyclists

Motorcyclists will face a lower legal alcohol limit than car drivers under new proposals. The limit for riders will drop from 80mg to just 20mg per 100 millilitres of blood in a move outlined by...

Win a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Win a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Kawasaki will celebrate the nationwide launch of the new Ninja ZX-10R on Thursday 7 February by giving away one of the brand new bikes. Click here to see video of the Kawasaki ZX-10R launch Cick here...

Britain's got biking talent winner ridden

Britain's got biking talent winner ridden

The Carole Nash ‘Britain’s Got Biking Talent’ competition that MCN ran last year pulled in over 4500 examples of specials and restored classics. Michael Neeves tried out the winning 170bhp Kawasaki...

MCN Babe entry 68: Ann Richer

MCN Babe entry 68: Ann Richer

Name: Ann Richer Vital Stats: 34B Vote for Ann: By text: BABE68 to 84188* By email: BABE68 T&C's - You will be billed 50pence plus standard network charges for the SMS you send. This is not a...

John Surtees

What I want to know is why didn't John Surtees get a knighthood when MCN wanted one for Valetino Rossi for his achievements? John did the same plus a F1 world championship. The only man ever to win world titles on two and four wheels at the top level. Stirling Moss got one for what not winning a World Championship.

Infinity Motorcycles bargain motorcycle kit

Infinity Motorcycles bargain motorcycle kit

Infinity Motorcycles currently have a special deal, whereby motorcycle riders can get boots, gloves and a one-piece rainsuit for just £41! The equipment is called NBC (No Brand Clothing), and the...

TNT lorry - Diesel filler cap hanging off

TNT lorry - Diesel filler cap hanging off

This morning whilst driving up the M1, I passed a line of trucks, and then in the car I noticed that smell we all dread when out on our bikes - Diesel. I have a keen nose for it when i'm out...

Dustbin Ducati

Dustbin Ducati

You wouldn't believe it but  the motorcycle underneath this bizarre hand beaten metal dustbin fairing is a Ducati Monster! The bizarre creation was seen being used by an untraced rider in the US,...

Video: Charley Boorman on the 2008 BMW R1200GS

Long Way Down star Charley Boorman joined our man on the launch of the 2008 BMW R1200GS and gave us his opinion on the heavily updated bike. Check out the video below to hear what Charley had to say about the new machine and watch the bikes in action at the Welsh launch.  Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN |...

Highways Agency’s wind warning for bikers

Highways Agency’s wind warning for bikers

The Highways Agency is warning motorcyclists to take extra care in high winds and rain over the course of tonight and tomorrow (January 9/10). Gale-force and severe gale-force winds are expected...

2008 FIM Red Bull Motocross of Nations at Donington

2008 MXDN at DONINGTON ! 2008 FIM Red Bull Motocross of Nations in Donington Park FUNCHAL, 9 January 2008 Following the cancellation of the location Moneyglass Demesne due to lack of infrastructure and improvement to the venue, Youthstream and Donington Park found an agreement for the organization of the 2008 FIM Red Bull Motocross of Nations. Dr. Wolfgang Srb, CMS President, was delighted with...