July

Honda DN-01 to go on sale in August

Honda DN-01 to go on sale in August

Honda has announced that its unique motorcycle scooter hybrid, the DN-01 will go on sale in the UK on 1 August 2008. The DN-01 features fully automatic transmission and the motorcycle is powered...

shopper or robber?!

I recently went into a tesco store wearing my helmet, after paying for my shopping I was told that in future if I entered the store with my helmet on I would be refused service, for security reasons on the grounds that i could be an armed robber because i wore a helmet and my face was covered. I asked what would happen if a muslim person entered the store with their face covered,...

Insure your new Suzuki GSX-R600 for under £100

Insure your new Suzuki GSX-R600 for under £100

Suzuki is looking to tempt motorcyclists towards its GSX-R600 by offering a low-cost insurance deal on all 2008 models registered from July 7 onwards. Video: Suzuki unveil 2008 GSX-R600 Video:...

Taking a breather in the Alps with MCN

Taking a breather in the Alps with MCN

Snow in July?! Steve, Ian and Tony taking a breather with a copy of MCN on the D902, heading towards Briancon in the French Alps. What a road, brilliant sunshine and snow still melting! Oh...

New colours for Moto Morini 1200 Sport

New colours for Moto Morini 1200 Sport

They’ve only just been made available in shops, but Moto Morini has already added a new colour option for the 1200 Sport. The Sport was originally revealed in the option of British racing green/yellow...

120 mile commute brings me back to biking

Fuel Price rises. Check. Credit crunch? Check. Gordon Brown asking me not to waste food? Well, I always clear my plate, give the carrot peel to my daughter's guinea pigs, compost the rest etc. I like the environment. What's this got to do with motorcycling? My employer - a major public service organisation in Wales - has decided to relocate all its staff in large offices spread across the...

French Autoroute Filling Station Problems

Having just returned from our annual pilgrimage into Europe, I thought that I should share a problem that we encountered. We pulled into a petrol station on the French autoroute, the alarms on our bikes set as usual, but on returning to the bikes two of the five bikes in our party refused to respond to their alarms (one Datatool and one Meta) consequently rendering them immobilised.

One man, one quad, one world record!

ONE MAN - ONE QUAD - ONE WORLD RECORD. On Sunday the 7th September 2008, a former London taxi driver/motorcycle courier intends to set a new world record on a quad (ATV) vehicle. The attempt to set this world record will involve a journey of over 17,000 miles, encompassing 27 countries and visiting 26 capital cities. Being the first person on earth to travel from London to Lands End, Cardiff,...

Malc's Motorcycles roars into life!

Malc's Motorcycles Open Day was held on Saturday 28th June. Malc, former European Sidecar Champion, has opened a motorcycle MOT and repair centre in Bollington. He organised an open day for bikers to visit his new workshop behind Bailey's Business Park, Grimshaw Lane, Bollington. Malc was pleased to show everyone around, and had organised a BBQ and refreshments to quench the thirst and hunger of...

"I rode around the world – then my motorcycle got nicked in the UK"

"I rode around the world – then my motorcycle got nicked in the UK"

A motorcycle adventurer told how he rode around the world on his BMWR80RT only to have it nicked when got back to the UK. View BMW R80RT's for sale here Gavin Francis, 32, rode from his home in...

Learners urged: book test now or face chaos

Learners urged: book test now or face chaos

Learner riders must book their test this month or face chaos trying to get a licence, bike manufacturers have warned. Anyone who books after July will not take his test until October, when 85% of...

Police warning over sports bike thefts

Police warning over sports bike thefts

Police have issued warnings to riders over a rise in thefts of sports bikes by organised criminals. Thames Valley Police, covering one of the biggest force areas in the UK, said one town alone had...

Video: See Honda's legendary RC30 come to life

We've just found some amazing footage from the original promotional video for Honda's legendary motorcycle, the VFR750R RC30, which was first released in Japan in 1987. The video shows amazing footage of the bike being hand built from scratch and some fantastic slow motion shots of the road-going RC30 being thrashed round a track alongside the HRC RVF750 race motorcycle...

Bikes on the box: July 9 - 15

Bikes on the box: July 9 - 15

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 speed camera's in Bristol

I've just seen this story on the BBC website, apparently there's some new council operated 'speed cameras' planned for Bristol: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/7485546.stm

Bennetts unveils nations motorcycling dogs

Bennetts unveils nations motorcycling dogs

Insurance provider Bennetts has unveiled its top five barking motorcyclists. And by that we mean motorcyclsits who carry their dogs as pillions. The dogs and their owners have been chosen by Bennetts...

Anti skid covers

Great news about the anti skid manhole covers! when are MCN going to ask BT et al what they are going to do about their covers (90% of all the covers in the road)??

New Victory dealership to open in South Wales

New Victory dealership to open in South Wales

Real World Motorcycles in Aberdare, South Wales has now become an official dealer of Victory Motorcycles. See Victory motorcycles for sale here Real World Motorcycles opened its doors in 2002...

Video: 2008 Triumph Street Triple v Speed Triple

Triumph launched a brand new Speed Triple and the 675 Daytona based Street Triple this year so we got both the motorcycles together with the 2007 Speed Triple to see just how good they are. Check out the video below for a detailed look at the two new bikes and to see them both in action.

New Motorcycle Test - an insight

As most of you are now aware the 'New' Motorcycle test will be instigated from the 29th Sept 2008, this is not an option it is happening! (or a fine from the European busy bodies of 500 million euros will be levied). Now this may not concern most of you as you have already passed your test. However with the DSA only managing to build 17 of the 66 so called super centres countrywide with effect...

New MCN July 2: Ducati's Desmosedici RR pushed to the limit

New MCN July 2: Ducati's Desmosedici RR pushed to the limit

In the latest edition of MCN, road tester Trevor Franklin takes Ducati's MotoGP replica Desmosedici RR to an airfield and answers the question everybody wants to know. How fast will it go? Ducati...

Video: KTM 990 Superduke R first ride

MCN road tester Adam Child travelled to the Salzburgring, Germany, to take part in the first ride of KTM's 990 Superduke R. How would the new motorcycle cope with the unusual choice of track and would it prove itself to be a suitable track motorbike? Watch the video below to find out of the KTM got on around the notoriously fast circuit.

MCN at Hooters, Tenerife

MCN at Hooters, Tenerife

Hoot up at Hooters in Tenerife! In the picture is John Burows of Ducati Coventry and myself with two of the Hooters babes Juli and Hana trying the motorcycles out for size! The...