June

Video: Nick Sanders looks back from South Africa

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...

Video: Ducati Desmosedici RR top speed test

MCN has ridden the Ducati Desmosedici RR before but we've never had the chance to take the motorcycle out on a proving ground and really test the full performance of the MotoGP replica. Check out the video below to see the bike in action at Elvington test facility as we try out the Desmosedici's full acceleration and top speed. Find out the results in MCN, Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

Motorcycles blamed for UK’s most dangerous road

Motorcycles blamed for UK’s most dangerous road

Motorcyclists have been blamed for making an eight-mile stretch of road known as the Cat and Fiddle the most dangerous road in the country. The A537 from Macclesfield in Cheshire to Buxton,...

Barrister to argue that speed cameras are illegal

Barrister to argue that speed cameras are illegal

A top barrister is due to argue speed cameras are illegal in a landmark court case today. Michael Shrimpton is to argue that every new speed detector introduced since 1991 has not been...

Bikers protest the price of fuel with motorcycle ride-outs

Bikers protest the price of fuel with motorcycle ride-outs

Hundreds of riders brought roads to a standstill in two newprotests against the price of petrol on Saturday. In Scotland, around 300 riders were led by police from Kinross, Perthsire, over the Forth...

Desert Survival

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.

Renting a Harley Davidson on Route 66

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...

Hog on 66!

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...

Desert Survival with MCN

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...

Route 66 with Eagleriders USA

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...

Getting kicks on Route 66

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...

Tyler passing the time in hospital

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...

Taking my daughter to her Prom in style

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...

Harley Davidson XR1200 video

This time a movie from me about the H-D XR1200: http://www.vimeo.com/1238627

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

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.

Video: Aprilia Dorsoduro Supermoto group test

Aprilia's 2008 Dorsoduro Supermoto takes on its rivals in the shape of KTM's 990SM and Ducati's Hypermotard in our exclusive video road test. MCN's road tester Adam Child invited the 2006 British Supermoto Champion, Sam Warren, along for a second opinion as they pitched the motorcycles against each other around Ancaster Kart track. Watch the video below to see how the Aprilia faired and read the...

BKS James Toseland leathers available from Saturday June 28

BKS James Toseland leathers available from Saturday June 28

BKS is launching their James Toseland replica range of leathers and gloves on Saturday June 28 and it will all be available through selected dealerships. A total of 156 James Toseland...

Learn to ride free with Ducati or grab £500 worth of free clothing

Learn to ride free with Ducati or grab £500 worth of free clothing

MCN has teamed up with Ducati to offer you the chance to win a masive £1000 worth of free training on a Ducati Monster 696 or £500 worth of free motorcycle clothing. Enter our competition and you...

Video: Racing the Ducati Desmo Challenge

The Ducati Desmo Challenge is a five-round Italian Championship held just for Ducati engined machines and Michael Neeves gives you a behind the scenes look at the Championship in this video. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves went along to round three at Vallelunga, near Rome to check out the action and take part in a one-make Ducati Hypermotard race. Check out our video below to see where he...

Manchester congestion charge exemption covers lack of parking commitment

Manchester congestion charge exemption covers lack of parking commitment

The BMF says Manchester City Council’s plans to exempt motorcycles from its congestion plans are ineffective without a commitment to increase the number of motorcycle parking bays in the...

Harley Davidson puts accessories online

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...

Insurance Register

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.

How to deal with a speeding ticket...

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!!

Petrol station persecution

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...

MCN in Monaco

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...

Motorcycles to get new onboard warning systems

Motorcycles to get new onboard warning systems

Motorcycles will get new onboard warning systems to tell the rider when he's going too fast under proposals announced in Brussels today. Government rejects speed limiter calls The technology will...

MCN Daily 25-06-08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 133 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Harley-Davidson's XR1200 arrives in dealerships around the UK, the Italian SC Caracchi Triumph World Supersport team are back in action at Misano this weekend and Ducati deny reports it will debut its new carbon-fibre framed GP9 this season.    Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the...

Connor meets Troy Corser

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!

Connor meets Steve Parish

Connor meets Steve Parish

This is my son Connor meeting Steve Parish at our local bike show at Meldreth Cambridgeshire.

Mad Sunday with the Hairy Bikers

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...

Bimota DB7

Bimota DB7

I spotted these two beauties on Monday morning... having seen them in the flesh - I want one! Just have to convince the other half now!

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

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...

Harley Davidson XR1200 now in UK dealerships

Harley Davidson XR1200 now in UK dealerships

Harley Davidsons flat-track inspired XR1200 motorcycle has now arrived in Harley Davidson dealerships around the UK. The XR1200 is styled on the flat-track Harley Davidson XR750, which is the...

Lost jacket at day of champions

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?

Government told: apologise to motorcyclists

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...

MCN in Afghanistan

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...