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Bike News (June 2008)

  • Video: Nick Sanders looks back from South Africa

    30 June 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Chris Slade

    Nick Sanders has sent back his fifth video installment from his Parallel Worlds tour as he reaches Cape Town and heads to Jaipur, India. Watch the video below as he looks back at the trip so far after completing nearly a third of the distance. Check back regularly to see how Nick is getting on as he crosses from country to country on his final cirumnavigation of the...

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  • Desert Survival

    30 June 2008 by dazbumby

    Desert Survival

    This is me and my trusty copy of MCN. This time it got me through the military Desert Survival course in the Mojave Desert north west of Las Vegas.

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  • Renting a Harley Davidson on Route 66

    30 June 2008 by dazbumby

    Renting a Harley Davidson on Route 66

    Route 66, Arizona, 2008. This is me during my R&R phase after a desert survival course with the military. I rented a Harley Davidson Night Rod while my mate rented a Harley Davidson V-Rod. We took...

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  • Hog on 66!

    30 June 2008 by dazbumby

    Hog on 66!

    Route 66! Arizona 2008. During my R&R phase after a desert survival course. Rented a Night Rod while mate rented a V-Rod and took them for a 340 mile blast! It's not a Supersports but boy was it...

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  • Desert Survival with MCN

    30 June 2008 by dazbumby

    Desert Survival with MCN

    This is me and, yet again, my trusty MCN helping me get through another military survival course. This time it was the desert course in the Mojave north west of Las Vegas. 48.9 in the sun and pretty...

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  • Route 66 with Eagleriders USA

    29 June 2008 by Ross Jackson

    Route 66 with Eagleriders USA

    Route 66 with Eagleriders USA. This was a trip and a half something I have wanted to do since my 50th and before my FIVE Heart Attacks. This has given me an outlook on life that has seriously changed...

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  • Getting kicks on Route 66

    29 June 2008 by Ross Jackson

    Getting kicks on Route 66

    I had to write and let you see some pics of the best xmas present ever from a fantastic wife that hated bikes before this trip. She travelled with me full length of what is left of Route 66 Chicago...

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  • Tyler passing the time in hospital

    29 June 2008 by mr.j

    Tyler passing the time in hospital

    Here's my 13 year-old son Tyler passing the time away in hospital reading his favourite paper after falling off his motorcross motorcycle and breaking his ankle. He's already asking the doctors...

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  • Taking my daughter to her Prom in style

    29 June 2008 by Mark Wheeler

    Taking my daughter to her Prom in style

    Please find attached a couple of photos of my daughter Sophie arriving in style on her prom night. Who needs a limo when you can arrive in style on a 1965 BMW r60. But who is the mystery man. James...

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  • MCN Daily 27-06-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    27 June 2008 by Michael Carroll, Sarah Carnell, Chris Slade

    In episode 135 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Casey Stoner takes a third consecutive pole in Assen, Bradley Smith holids on to second place and Troy Bayliss takes provisional pole in Misano.  Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes.

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  • Harley Davidson puts accessories online

    26 June 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Harley Davidson puts accessories online

    Harley Davidson is aiming to make it easier to purchase official accessories by launching a Web-based catalogue and shop. Users of the website can browse all products available, and compile a ‘wish...

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  • Insurance Register

    26 June 2008 by Dave Griffin

    The website for checking if your insurance is on the insurance register is brilliant - www.askmid.com - as printed in MCN 25.06.08. Trouble is that my insurance company, Carol Nash, haven't put me on! I've only had the insurance for 3 months! Good job I checked.

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  • How to deal with a speeding ticket...

    26 June 2008 by swg2000

    Starting to see photo radar systems here in the U.S. The first city to use them was Phoenix, Arizona. There is a story about some bloke who was sent a speeding ticket after being caught by the camera, so he wrote out a cheque for the fine, took a picture of it and sent it to the court. Love it!!

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  • Petrol station persecution

    25 June 2008 by ninja_nutter1964

    I am one of the growing number of dedicated female bikers now enjoying owning and riding their own bike. I own a 07 black Kawasaki ZX6R, which is my absolute pride and joy. Tues of last week - yes just as the fuel protest was coming to a close, I set off from home with my fuel light on to go to work. Like most people in the morning, I was a little 'tight' for time and decided I would pop out at...

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  • MCN in Monaco

    25 June 2008 by Jon Barrios

    MCN in Monaco

    Thought this would be a excellent way to sum up a long ride to the south of france with a read of the best paper in the sunny surroundings of Monaco... It would be a pleasure to see this picture in...

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  • Connor meets Troy Corser

    25 June 2008 by chris 1978

    Connor meets Troy Corser

    This is my son Connor meeting Troy Corser at Meldreth bike show Cambridgeshire. The picture was taken as Connor ran off because he was a bit shy meeting one of his favourite riders!

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  • Mad Sunday with the Hairy Bikers

    25 June 2008 by diane lambert

    Mad Sunday with the Hairy Bikers

    This photo of the Hairy Bikers also has my own hairy family on it too! From left to right it is my uncle John Copes, then a hairy biker, then me Diane Lambert, my dad peering over Mick Lambert and...

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  • Video: Nick Sanders gets his Yamaha R1 serviced in Cape Town

    24 June 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Nick Sanders has sent back his fourth video installment from his Parallel Worlds tour as he reaches Cape Town after riding the length of Africa. Watch the video below to see how his Yamaha R1 is coping with the desert riding and see the look of astonishment on the mechanic's face as he gets the R1 serviced in the South Africa city. Check back regularly to see...

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  • Lost jacket at day of champions

    24 June 2008 by Andy Pike

    Xerox team jacket size xl in red with all the sbk 07 sponsor logo's, made by Arlen Ness. This is a team issue only, very difficult to get hold of, lost in the area of car park next to the Foggy esses. Can you help?

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  • Government told: apologise to motorcyclists

    23 June 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Government told: apologise to motorcyclists

    The Government should apologise to motorcyclists for falsely claiming nearly 40% of motorycles are untaxed, senior MPs have said. Government data on motorcycle tax evasion "could have been made...

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  • MCN in Afghanistan

    23 June 2008 by aidan tough

    MCN in Afghanistan

    I would love to appear in MCN as I'm in Afghanistan training the Afgan Army & still manage to read the awesome MCN. Thanks Dad for sending it out. I can't wait to ride my new Aprilia...

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  • Motorcycles escape congestion charge

    23 June 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Motorcycles escape congestion charge

    Motorcyclists will be exempt from the UK’s biggest yet congestion charge zone under proposals announced today.  A spokesman from the Manchester scheme said: “Motorbikes have been recommended for...

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  • Motorist attacks camera van with axe

    23 June 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Motorist attacks camera van with axe

    A crazed motorist is being hunted by Australian police after he attacked a speed camera van with an axe. The unknown motorist smashed the window of the camera vehicle before fleeing the scene when...

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  • Stitched up for speeding

    23 June 2008 by AARRGGH1

    I took my mates 12 yr old kid out for a ride on my bike round the Sherburn area (Squires bar) the other night. I was riding along the old A1 (which is now the A63) when a marked police car that was parked up in the layby pulled me over and told me I had gone through a speed trap travelling at 101,5 mph. I told him I wasn't and asked several times to see the evidence, in this...

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  • Riders volunteer had bike stolen at MotoGP

    23 June 2008 by ady smith

    I'm a volunteer of riders for health of 10 years who helps at bsb rounds, wsb and day of champions, helping bikers to look after their gear while they watch the racing. Sadly sunday motogp race day at 5:30am I woke to see out of my friend's window that my bike had been stolen. I don't expect to see it again, but if anyone can help, it was a red Honda firestorm reg v22 ady,...

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  • Lack of response

    22 June 2008 by oldfatfart

    I wrote to the Department of Transport (Ruth Kelly in particular) regarding the doubling of road tax and the constant picking on motorcyclists. Guess what...she does not have the balls to reply! Gordon Brown said he needs to 'listen' to the people of this country. I think he needs to tell the other ministers to do the same! Why do we vote these muppets in?

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  • Ben Vs. Rossi

    21 June 2008 by mart.w1968

    Ben Vs. Rossi

    This picture is of our son Ben White who is 1 year old and loves watching motorcycle racing except he looks a bit scared in the picture about Valentino Rossi coming up behind him during saturdays...

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  • Mr. Government Statistic

    20 June 2008 by Richard Reid

    Mr. Government Statistic

    I must be Mr government statistic, born again rider passing on a direct access at 40. First bike was a 600 naked bandit and now im on an R6. i read the governments statistics on riders being...

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