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MCN Daily 25/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 71 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear David Cameron ignores traffic laws while cycling, Michael Schumacher proves he is good on two wheels and BSB testing falls victim to the weather.  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...

My new GSX-R750 - better than I'd hope for

It was a cold wet saturday afternoon but that did not stop me going to pick up my new K8 GSX-R750. I was trading up from a K6 GSX-R600 and I must admit that this new bike had a lot to live up to. As soon as I left the dealer I could feel the bike still felt as comfy and precise as the bike i had just left behind. As it was wet and blowing a gale I had the excuse to...

My bike mad son

My bike mad son

Hello MCN, this picture was taken in Libya, in it are my brothers and my son. He was few months in that picture - he is really crazy about bikes. I took him to the london motorbike show.

Prague 2008

Prague 2008

I was over in Prague for a stag party when I happend to spot a group of bikers coming out of the underground station all carrying what looked like newly purchased motorcycle lids. I followed the trail...

Start 'em young

Start 'em young

Thought I would send in a picture of my 3 week old son "JT" (James Trowbridge). Just finished reading his first MCN, now being used as a blanket...... Happy dreaming about track days on Daddy's K6...

Ghezzi-Brian turn Moto Guzzi V11 into a sportsbike

Ghezzi-Brian turn Moto Guzzi V11 into a sportsbike

The team behind Moto Guzzi’s MGS-01 race bike have turned the relaxed V11 naked roadster into this – the Ghezzi-Brain Monza sportsbike. Designed as a kit that can be fitted as a whole or in steps, the...

David Cameron ignores traffic laws while cycling

David Cameron ignores traffic laws while cycling

David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, has issued a public apology after the Daily Mirror published pictures of him flouting road laws on his pushbike. Cyclists to get seperate traffic...

Michael Schumacher proves his motorcycling skills again

Michael Schumacher proves his motorcycling skills again

Former F1 world champion Michael Schumacher has proven yet again that he’s as capable on two-wheels as he was on four, after taking third place in a race at the Pannonia Ring in Hungary aboard a Honda...

Vemar release Alex de Angelis replica

Vemar release Alex de Angelis replica

Vemar has released an Alex de Angelis replica helmet to celebrate Alex de Angelis’s move to MotoGP for 2008. The helmet is Vemar’s top of the range VSREV helmet, which is made from a material called...

Video: Production starts on Ducati Monster 696

Video: Production starts on Ducati Monster 696

Ducati has started pre-production of the new Monster 696. The firm's boss, Gabriele Del Torchio, posted this video on the firm's Desmoblog website showing the first bikes being...

Nicholas Soames MP summoned over quad-bike infringement

Nicholas Soames MP summoned over quad-bike infringement

Conservative MP Nicholas Soames has been summoned by a magistrate’s court to answer charges that he rode a quad motorcycle on a public road with a child sitting on the back, while towing a trailer...

2008 Aprilia Tuono colours revealed

2008 Aprilia Tuono colours revealed

Aprilia has released these pictures of the 2008-spec Tuono 1000 in new silver and orange colour schemes. In a break with Aprilia’s usual trend of painting their motorcycles in lairy colours with bold...

Mr Loophole mulling legal action against Gwent police

Mr Loophole mulling legal action against Gwent police

Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman says he is considering legal action against Gwent Police, after his practice manager Trevor Howarth was cleared of charges claiming he attempted to pervert the course of...

TT inquest: coroner gives verdict of misadventure

TT inquest: coroner gives verdict of misadventure

The Coroner of Inquests on the Isle of Man has delivered a damning verdict at the end of an inquiry into the deaths of two spectators and one competitor on the final day of the TT races last...

Police admit speed camera scandal

Police admit speed camera scandal

Police have admitted dropping 120 speeding cases over allegations a camera operator “fixed” the speeds. Read the original story here A force insider had earlier told MCN an operator was accused of...

MCN Daily 20/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 68 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that bikes get access to the first car share lane, Alistair Darling's car tax plans get slammed and Casey Stoner gets high praise from Bridgestone.  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...

New Valentino Rossi replica AGV GP-Tech helmet

New Valentino Rossi replica AGV GP-Tech helmet

MCN has received exclusive images of the new Valentino Rossi replica AGV GP-Tech helmet that will only be available in a limited run of 250 in the UK. The design is based on the lid currently worn by...

Girls Bike2 acquire new clothing ranges

Girls Bike2 acquire new clothing ranges

Girls Bike2, the ladies-only motorcycle clothing retailer, has landed no less than seven new ranges to add to their already wide portfolio. The most recent acquisitions include Armadillo scooter wear,...

Scott Redding T-shirts

Scott Redding T-shirts

You can now show your support for the new British 125 GP sensation Scott Redding with one of his official supporters T-shirts. The shirt is manufactured from 100% cotton and only available in his team...

Rossi ranked as fifth greatest sportsman in the world

Rossi ranked as fifth greatest sportsman in the world

Valentino Rossi has been ranked as the fifth greatest sportsman in the world in a poll of Eurosport viewers. The Yamaha rider received 40% of public votes in one of two semi-finals, but was ranked...

Ducati lauds success in reader poll

Ducati lauds success in reader poll

A poll of the readers of eleven motorcycling magazines across Europe has resulted in Ducati scooping two awards for the 2008 Bike of the Year. A total of 95,000 readers contributed to the poll, which...

UK’s first car share motorway lane opens – with access for motorcyclists

UK’s first car share motorway lane opens – with access for motorcyclists

The UK’s first motorway car share lane was opened by Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly today, with access granted for motorcyclists. Ruth Kelly reveals plans for an extra lane instead of road...

Plans to raise motorcycle road tax prices slammed by Environmental Transport Association

Plans to raise motorcycle road tax prices slammed by Environmental Transport Association

The Environmental Transport Association has hit out at changes to the law that mean cars emitting less than 100g of CO2 per kilometre travelled would be exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (road...

Camera van operator “fixed speeds”

Camera van operator “fixed speeds”

A speed camera van operator is being investigated for "fixing" speeds, according to a police insider. The officer is alleged to have deliberately set speed readings to make it appear motorists...

Hot water in Iceland!

Hot water in Iceland!

At The Blue Lagoon in Iceland last month!

Ken Livingstone's 'doctored' bus lane report

Ken Livingstone's 'doctored' bus lane report

London Mayor Ken Livingstone faces accusations of doctoring casualty data over a report which found there was no clear safety benefit to letting motorcycles use bus lanes.  An earlier version of...

Japan asks its elderly drivers to give up

Japan asks its elderly drivers to give up

Japanese police have teamed up with businesses to encourage drivers over 65 to give up their driving license. The decision has been made in a bid to cut accident rates in the country, reports in the...

Paddy McGuinness ditches campervan for Kawasaki Z1000

Paddy McGuinness ditches campervan for Kawasaki Z1000

Paddy McGuinness, who played Paddy in TV comedy Max and Paddy, has joined the motorcycling fraternity by taking delivery of a Kawasaki Z1000. The comedian passed his test in late 2007, and says the...

Get exclusive Suzuki GSX-R750 wallpapers on your mobile

Get exclusive Suzuki GSX-R750 wallpapers on your mobile

Fancy getting a fantastic picture of the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 on your mobile? Well here's your chance courtesy of MCN and Suzuki. Simply choose which of the three pictures from the right you want, or...

“Test pattern for spy satellites” is really just motorcycle training ground

“Test pattern for spy satellites” is really just motorcycle training ground

Conspiracy theorists mistook a motorcycle training ground for a secret test pattern for spy satellites. A website on military “secrets” thought there was something fishy when it spotted a “strange...

DVLA scraps plans for motorcycle spy chips

DVLA scraps plans for motorcycle spy chips

Fitting all motorcycles with electronic tags would not be cost effective, DVLA has concluded. DVLA lose hundreds of motorcycle licences MCN revealed last year that the agency was researching the...

Kymco announce insurance scheme for KR Sport 125

Kymco announce insurance scheme for KR Sport 125

Motorcycle manufacturer Kymco has teamed up with MCE Insurance to offer an insurance scheme for Kymco’s KR Sports 125. The scheme runs from now until June 30. Video: How does the Kymco measure...

Essential winter training

Essential winter training

Just planning our summer ride out through the Alps - essential pre-planning

Motorcycles would continue to go free in London if Ken Livingstone is re-elected

Motorcycles would continue to go free in London if Ken Livingstone is re-elected

London mayor Ken Livingstone does view motorcycles as an effective means of cutting congestion in the city and would continue to exempt bikes from the congestion charge if he is elected to a third...

Skidmarx accessories for Kawasaki 1400GTR

Skidmarx accessories for Kawasaki 1400GTR

British firm Skidmarx has developed some aftermarket parts for Kawasaki’s tourer; the 1400GTR. Skidmarx has developed a taller screen that provides an extra four inches of weather protection. The...

MCN Daily 18/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 66 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show the 2008 KTM RC8 has a successful dealer launch at the weekend, Ken Livingstone admits bikes can cut congestion problems and Andrea Dovizioso plays down his chances of mounting at 2008 championship bid.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three...