March

Looking for a Shooting Star

Looking for a Shooting Star

I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF A BIKE I OWNED IN THE SIXTIES. I HAVE E-MAILED THE DVLA AND IT IS STILL REGISTRED IT IS A SHOOTING STAR 500CC TWIN REG NO 37 THK, SEE THE PICTURE,...

Free Ferrari for BMW R1200GS Adventure riders

Free Ferrari for BMW R1200GS Adventure riders

Oil giant Shell is offering free Ferraris – but only motorcyclists who ride a BMW R1200GS Adventure will be able to claim one. The official scale models are free with every 30 litres of fuel until...

Video: Horse box speed camera – the proof

Video: Horse box speed camera – the proof

Here’s the proof that police are using a speed camera disguised as a horse box to trap motorcycles.  MCN reveal North Wales Police will use horse box The sneaky new speed camera was...

Video: Crusty Demons Night of World Records jump-off

Robbie Maddison has beaten his own jumping Guinness World Record at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records in Australia. Maddison leaped his CR500 an astonishing 351 feet, adding 29 feet to his previous world record at the three-way jump-off between Maddison, Ryan Capes and Seth Enslow at Calder Park, Melbourne. Rival stunt rider Ryan Capes held the record for a short period after jumping 324...

Ducati offers chance to become a BSB grid girl

Ducati offers chance to become a BSB grid girl

Airwaves Ducati has launched a competition to find its rider Leon Camier a grid girl for each round of the 2008 British Superbike championship. The contest is being run in conjunction with the Daily...

MCN Daily 31/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 75 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Robbie Maddison breaks his own motorcycle jump, Michael Schumacher gets back on a bike and Toseland is praised for fighting through illness.  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 then email us here to let us know what you think of...

Video: Victory Vision takes on its rivals

Victory’s all new Vision brings a new rival to the full-dress tourers from Honda, BMW, and Harley. But can it compete against the already established competition? Road tester Adam Child embarks on a mammoth journey from London, to Edinburgh, via Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast to find out. Check out the road trip as the Vision, Electraglide, Goldwing and K1200LT tour the UK and Ireland...

Michael Schumacher gets on his motorcycle, again

Michael Schumacher gets on his motorcycle, again

Former Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher has competed in his third motorcycle race in the space of a week, taking fourth place in a round of the Italian KTM Superduke cup. Michael...

Future Moto GP champions

Future Moto GP champions

I have attached couple of photo's of my kids - son Christian age 3 having a go on a mini moto last summer. Full protective clothing - denim hat, shorts and wellies. All being well he should be on...

Please help with my froggy moment

Returning home and filtering in very heavy traffic on my CBR1000 FM 1991 I was turned into a frog by something very nasty !! Please any good lady willing to spare a kiss to turn me back to a Prince!!!!

Man on the Move

Man on the Move

It all started way back in 1991 if I had never put the television on that day I wouldn't have known Michael Schumacher, I am so proud to be his number 1 fan. I have written a...

MV Agusta and Citroen reveal the C2 1587 Brutale

MV Agusta and Citroen reveal the C2 1587 Brutale

Italian motorcycle firm MV Agusta has teamed up with French car manufacturer Citroen to create a special show car for the My Special Car Show in Rimini, Italy. What they have ended up with is the...

£130 off Schuberth helmets at Infinity Motorcycles

£130 off Schuberth helmets at Infinity Motorcycles

Infinity Motorcycles has reduced all Schuberth helmets by up to £130 from list price. The biggest saving to be had is for the Schuberth Concept flip-front helmet, which is reduced to £149.99 - £130...

Road-tax on high-capacity motorcycles up by £2

Road-tax on high-capacity motorcycles up by £2

The rate of Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) for motorcycles of 601cc and over has increased by £2 to £66, a spokesman for the Treasury has confirmed. Motorcycle tax raise slammed Government claims 40%...

New NW Biker Site Rides into Town!

'Rewind' is a completely free site for all North West Bikers and Pillions to share an online community with others who have a similar interest ...bikes! The new site is also a superb resource where all North West motorcycle related forums, clubs, groups and road safety teams can join and post their events, fundraisers, meets, rallies, functions and rideouts in the events section and advertise...

Michael Schumacher wins at Barcelona on a Triumph

Michael Schumacher wins at Barcelona on a Triumph

These pictures have just emerged of Michael Schumacher winning a race on his Triumph Daytona 675. Sent to German newspaper Bild by two ordinary members of the public, the images show Michael...

Kawasaki ZX-10R now covered by finance deal

Kawasaki ZX-10R now covered by finance deal

Kawasaki is hoping to keep sales of its models healthy by adding its ZX-10R to a list of motorcycles offered with 0% finance. The superbike is the latest Kawasaki available through the finance scheme,...

Robbie Maddison breaks world record long jump in practice

Robbie Maddison breaks world record long jump in practice

Australian daredevil Robbie Maddison has broken his own long jump world record during practice for the Crusty Demon's Night of World Records this weekend. Video: Robbie Maddison's first world record...

Video: Triumph Bonneville Evel Knievel replica

In 1968 Evel Knievel jumped the Caesar's Palace casino fountains on a Triumph Bonneville T120. To make sure that the Las Vegas event isn't forgotten Triumph specialist dealer Jack Lilley has built a motorcycle to commemorate the fact it was Triumph who kickstarted Knievel's career. Watch the video below to see what MCN Chief road tester Trevor Franklin thought of the tribute motorcycle. Read the...

Video: Ducati Monster 696 accessories

Video: Ducati Monster 696 accessories

Ducati has released this video of some of their accessories for the new Monster 696, which is due in the UK in May. Ducati unveil the Monster 696+ Video: production starts on Monster...

Weise release Tornado SPS gloves

Weise release Tornado SPS gloves

Weise has just released the Tornado SPS glove, made from goatskin and kangaroo and designed with racing in mind. The Tornado SPS has been developed after testing in World Superbikes. The main body of...

MCN Daily 27/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 73 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show motorcyclists live are at risk because of the lack of new style test centres, Richard Hammond gets a new Harley and British 125GP rookie Scott Redding is coy on his Jerez chances.  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 then email...

Video: Ducati Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica on the road

MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves is the lucky man who got to take Ducati's £40,000 Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica on the world's first road test. Watch the video above to see if the motorcycle can maintain its sensational track reputation as it takes to the streets of Glasgow. Read the full article in MCN, Wednesday, March 26, 2008.

Road pricing plans still in the pipeline

Road pricing plans still in the pipeline

The Government is still pushing ahead with plans to introduce local road pricing schemes, despite massive public opposition to the plans. Motorcycles get road pricing trial Government secretive on...

Suzuki set to be first with production fuel cell motorcycle

Suzuki set to be first with production fuel cell motorcycle

Suzuki and British firm Intelligent Energy have announced an extension of their agreement to develop hydrogen fuel-cell motorcycles with the intention of creating a production-ready hydrogen-powered...

‘Motorcyclists lives at risk’ in new test fiasco

‘Motorcyclists lives at risk’ in new test fiasco

Motorcyclists’ lives will be put at risk by a lack of new test centres, Liberal Democrats have said. Learner riders face 200-mile round trips to sit new tests from October due to the shortage,...

DVLA spy chip report

DVLA spy chip report

DVLA has decided motorcycles should not be fitted with electronic tags intended to help police tackle road tax evasion. Read the original story here DVLA hold secret talks on motorcycle tagging A...

Richard Hammond takes to the road on custom Harley Davidson

Richard Hammond takes to the road on custom Harley Davidson

Former MCN columnist and BBC Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is back on two wheels, after taking delivery of a highly customised Harley Davidson Street Glide. The motorcycle was prepared by...

North West London worst for theft

North West London worst for theft

North West London has been identified as the worst place in the country for theft in an insurance survey. The survey, by Carole Nash, places London regions in all top five places. The worst place...

Unmarked camera motorcycle targets motorcyclists

Unmarked camera motorcycle targets motorcyclists

Police in North Wales are targeting motorcyclists with an unmarked Honda Fireblade equipped with a camera. A former officer who still works closely with the force said at least one other unmarked...

Vote in our poll, do you prefer monocoques or conventional frames?

Vote in our poll, do you prefer monocoques or conventional frames?

Sportscar manufacturer Lotus has revealed the design of a motorcycle design, which was set to revolutionise chassis. The theory of a monocoque is to dispense of the usual frame and replace it with...

Brain injuries put in the spotlight by week-long campaign

Brain injuries put in the spotlight by week-long campaign

Headway, the UK’s leading brain injury charity, is gearing up for a week-long campaign designed to raise awareness of the problems a brain injury can present. The Brain Injury Awareness week is a...

Government tells police: catch motorcyclists in April

Government tells police: catch motorcyclists in April

Police have instructions from Government to spend April targeting motorcyclists, MCN can reveal. The instructions are contained in a Department for Transport (DfT) “enforcement calendar” issued to...

New 15mph speed limits

New 15mph speed limits

Urban speed limits of 15mph are to be introduced in new “eco towns” across the UK to tackle global warming. The plans, due to be unveiled by housing minister Caroline Flint later this week, are...

Triumph Street Triples recalled for shock absorber problem

Triumph Street Triples recalled for shock absorber problem

Triumph is advising owners of the Street Triple 675 to return their bikes to a dealer as soon as possible to rectify a possible defect in the rear shock absorber. The service bulletin has been issued...

All Foggy Petronas equipment up for sale

All Foggy Petronas equipment up for sale

An auction has started today selling everything that was owned by the Team Foggy Petronas World Superbike racing team. There are a total of 494 items from the Foggy Petronas team up for sale on the...