July

Sign our petition for access to bus lanes

Sign our petition for access to bus lanes

MCN needs you to sign a petition asking London Mayor Boris Johnson to keep his promise to let us as bikers use bus lanes. So far over 3100 bikers have signed the petition, but we still need...

Caught speeding in North Wales

I was caught speeding in the car in North Wales (Brunstrom's area); I don't have a problem with that, it was more the underhand way in which it happened. There was a Police officer with unmarked-from-the-front parked bike facing the oncoming traffic (it looked like a black BMW RT type) underneath the shade of trees last weekend, with the officer and camera at the rear of the bike so that as you...

Unleaded petrol prices go down again at the supermarket

Unleaded petrol prices go down again at the supermarket

Bikers will be pleased to hear that the petrol price war is continuing at supermarkets as a further four pence was slashed off fuel yesterday. Anti-bike petrol stations Pro-bike petrol stations Last...

Police at work in Scotland

Police at work in Scotland

I took these two pictures of a police car on Sunday 27th July 2008 in the town of Inveraray, while the two bobbies wandered through the town booking parked motorcyclists for small number plates and...

Only 100 official Royal Enfields left in UK

Only 100 official Royal Enfields left in UK

There are only 100 new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 motorcycles left for sale in the UK, after the firm stopped shipping the bikes to Europe because it no-longer meets European emissions laws. Royal...

Former boss of Indian Motorcycles arrested

Former boss of Indian Motorcycles arrested

The former boss of the Indian Motorcycle Company has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to smuggle a Harley-Davidson out of the U.S. Harley Davidsons for sale Rey Sotelo is accused of...

Paul Teutul Senior on holiday in Turkey?

Paul Teutul Senior on holiday in Turkey?

While on holiday in Bitez Turkey, I saw what looked like Paul Teutul Senior of Orange County Choppers in the sea! - uncanny or what?!

Garage service

How is it in this day and age of the credit crunch that garages are still not looking after potential customers?? I live in the central belt of Scotland. Recently I went to 2 garages to get a price for a rear tyre supplied & fitted and on both occasions they both said that the guy that dealt with it was away- fair enough, so I asked if they could phone me back with a price. I...

MCN shopping proves a huge success

MCN shopping proves a huge success

MCN’s new online shop has gone live. The site is the first in the UK to allow riders to browse and compare the prices of more than 50,000 bike products, supplied by the country’s biggest retailers,...

Bikes on TV: July 30 - August 5

Bikes on TV: July 30 - August 5

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...

New MCN July 30: MCN reveals the first MotoGP 600

New MCN July 30: MCN reveals the first MotoGP 600

In this weeks Motorcycle News, we reveal the world's first prototype for the new 600cc MotoGP class! We also reveal Buell's brand new 1125 Cafe Racer road bike for 2009 along with updates to some of...

Cycle magazine brands motorcycles polluters

Cycle magazine brands motorcycles polluters

A cycle magazine has claimed motorcycles are up to 11 times more polluting than cars. Sign our petition to allow motorcycles in bus lanes Cycle, the magazine of national cycling organisation CTC,...

Arrogant, anti-bike shop keepers

Just today I was also told to remove my helmet in a shop. I wear an open face helmet and I had also taken my shades off and pulled my buff off my face. The owner told me: "take your hat off." I turned to face him and said "Why? Won't you serve me with it on?" The reply was NO his whole manner was rude and very aggressive. I'm sorry but if I had been a nasty person he...

Stitched up by the Police!

I have only ever been stopped once in my life (touch wood) and that was in 1976 on a warm Saturday morning. I was going into town and I was exceeding the speed limit. I was doing about 40-42 in a 30 limit, looked in my mirrors and there was a police Vauxhall Viva some distance behind me, so I eased off thinking I might have got away with it, but no, he came past and flagged me down. P.C...

No police, just hard to spot cameras

After seeing more and more of the average speed cameras around and hearing the rumours about the new cameras (the ones that do average speed from behind, the ones that can see two miles, the ones that don't need the white lines, numberplate recognition). I am wondering if the councils that implement them think we are all stupid. The requirements for a speed camera is that it is visible and...

Official Piaggio accessories launched

Official Piaggio accessories launched

Piaggio has released a range of accessores for its latest 125cc scooter, as it looks to position the motorcycle as a viable alternative to cars. View Piaggio scooters for sale The Easy Bag and Easy...

My Royal Enfield " Custom Line"

My Royal Enfield " Custom Line"

Three interpretations for a Royal Enfield "Custom Line" series. Bullet Tracker 500. Bullet "Graham Hill Tribute". Bullet "Jackie Stewart Tribute"

Killer roundabout

Killer roundabout

Could this be the most dangerous roundabout in the UK? I have come across cyclists, motorcycles and cars in the centre of this roundabout when it was grass and bushes. Now there is a cheese grater...

Bikers plan anti-barrier protest in Telford

Bikers plan anti-barrier protest in Telford

A motorcycle group will be protesting this weekend in Telford after new barriers were installed on a roundabout to reduce rear shunt accidents. Members of the Bugsplatz MCC are spending Saturday on...

New Weise Twister jacket

New Weise Twister jacket

Weise has introduced a new paddock-style jacket for the summer, the Twister jacket, which can be worn both on and off a motorcycle. Shop for motorcycle jackets here The jacket is waterproof and...

Biking is the way forward!

I have just got back into biking, we always had motorbikes as kids but never managed to get a road bike until now. Two years ago I got a job smack in the middle of Cardiff at a large solicitors, living on the east of the city only gives me one commute option using public transport. I bought a yearly bus pass and experienced a year of hell: Buses were never on time. If I was two yards from a...

Two-tone colours for 2009 Kawasaki Z750

Two-tone colours for 2009 Kawasaki Z750

Kawasaki has released the first picture of the 2009-spec Z750 in a new two-tone green/black colour scheme. Find Kawasaki Z750s for sale Video: Kawasaki Z750 first ride Mechanically the bike is...

Video: Tigcraft racer for the road

This motorcycle may look a bit weird, but that's because it is a bit different. This is race-bike makerTigcraft's first road bike, and what a bike it is. Tigcraft normally make single cylinder race bikes but the owner of this one liked it so much he wanted to ride it on the road. Watch the video below to see if the project worked, then read the full review in the July 23 edition of...

Bag a bargain scooter from Peugeot

Bag a bargain scooter from Peugeot

Peugeot has slashed the price of its scooter range as it looks to promote two-wheelers as a means of beating the credit crunch. The firm has cut the price of its Satelis 125cc by £300 to £2,799, and...

Quad-death father charged with manslaughter

Quad-death father charged with manslaughter

The father of a seven year old girl who was killed when her quad bike collided with an oncoming vehicle was charged with manslaughter yesterday. Gary Cooke was leading his daughter Elizabeth up a...

How to win Carole Nash Britain's Got Biking Tallent

Britain's got Biking Talent with Carole Nash is back for 2008, but fon't worry you've got a month to make any modifications to your bike before the deadline for entering. To help, we asked some of last year’s winners to tell us about the inspiration behind their efforts so read their stories then get your overals on, finish your motorcycle and upload it to our gallery for the chance to win...

Win a replica Troy Bayliss helmet with MCN

Win a replica Troy Bayliss helmet with MCN

MCN is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Troy Bayliss Suomy helmet signed by the double World Superbike Champion. Video: Troy Bayliss and his Xerox Ducati team Also part of the prize is...

New MCN Shop lets you find the best deal on products and kit

New MCN Shop lets you find the best deal on products and kit

The UK’s first online motorcycle shop that lets you track down all your biking kit in just a few seconds and compare prices to get the best deal goes live this week. MCN has teamed up with some...

Bikes on TV: July 23-29

Bikes on TV: July 23-29

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...

Britain’s Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash: Show us your motorcycle special to win

Britain’s Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash: Show us your motorcycle special to win

Think you’ve got a special motorcycle? Spent thousands getting it just how you want it? Well now’s your chance to show it off and win something back in the second Britain’s Got Biking Talent with...

Harley Davidson unveils its 2009 motorcycles

Harley Davidson unveils its 2009 motorcycles

Harley Davidson has unveiled its 2009 range of motorcycles with a brand new V-Rod, three-wheel Electra Glide and almost every bike getting an update. See the new Buell 1125CR here The biggest...

Harley-Davidson Dyna range refreshed for 2009

Harley-Davidson Dyna range refreshed for 2009

Harley-Davidson has introduced a range of improvements and detail changes to the complete Dyna range of motorcycles for the 2009 model year - read Harley's claims for the updated bikes below: See the...

Harley-Davidson Softails tweaked for 2009

Harley-Davidson Softails tweaked for 2009

Harley-Davidson has made a series of detail changes to the eight-bike Softail range for the 2009 model year. The minor mechanical and styling changes are listed on Harley's new model information...

2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic trike revealed

2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic trike revealed

This is the new 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic, which is basically a trike version of the two-wheeled Ultra Classic tourer. Harley Davidson will not be bringing the Tri Glide Ultra...

New Buell 1125CR leads 2009 range

New Buell 1125CR leads 2009 range

Buell has just unveiled the new 1125CR for 2009. The new café racer inspired super naked is based closely on the Buell 1125R sportsbike but with various changes to suit the fairing-less restyle. Read...

Win one of five 'Wright around America' DVDs

Win one of five 'Wright around America' DVDs

MCN is offering you the chance to win a copy of a DVD that charts the progress of former footballer Ian Wright as he rides across the U.S.A. on his Harley-Davidson. Wright recently undertook a...