May

Vote here to make the roads safer for motorcyclists

I would like to show you a petition I have made on the No. 10 Website to make the Roads safer for us two wheeled road users as well as others. Vote and make our roads safer. Who knows, maybe we can make a difference. The petition involves covering all manhole covers with a gripped surface so that motorcyclists are less likely to come off in the wet when riding over them. It also effects other road...

Video: Honda plans dual-clutch gearbox

Motorcycles are set to join the gearbox revolution that has hit the car world, with Honda preparing to unleash dual-clutch semi-automatic technology for motorcycles. Dual-clutch gearboxs have been around for cars since 2003 and now Honda are the first bike maker to show an interest in the system, hoping to install it into an inline four-cylinder sports bike engine. Skip the video to the...

Latest Yamaha finance deal puts cash back in your pocket

Latest Yamaha finance deal puts cash back in your pocket

Motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha has unveiled details of a new 0% finance deal that is designed to entice customers to purchase a model from its R and FZ-series. The Double Yammy deal covers the R6 and...

Warning over bike theft scam

Warning over bike theft scam

Thieves are trying to trick victims out of important details in an email scam before stealing their motorcycles, an expert has warned. How to sell your motorcycle The details are later used by the...

Welsh Motorcycle Show cancelled

The Dyfed-Powys police in Wales have objected to the licence given to South Wales Motorcycle Shows Ltd and revoked the licence to hold their annual show - the Welsh Internaltional Show, held every year at Builth Wells showground in Mid Wales. The reason Dyfed-Powys have given is that information has been received that the Hells Angels and the Outlaws would go there and cause trouble, the Police...

Video: Kawasaki ZX-10R: Road v race

Kawasaki's ZX-10R was designed for the race track but also happens to be road legal so just how far apart is it from a genuine racing ZX-10R? MCN road tester Adam Child travelled to Mallory Park to test his ZX-10R long-term test bike against the British Superstock ZX-10R of Astro Racing Kawasaki. Watch the video below to find out the difference and read the full article in MCN, Wednesday, May...

Picture gallery: Royal Enfield Woodsman

Picture gallery: Royal Enfield Woodsman

Royal Enfield has just released another variant of their Bullet, the Royal Enfield Woodsman in the style of retro trail bikes. Just like Triumph did with the Triumph Scrambler. The 499cc single...

First impressions: KTM 990 Super Duke R launch and journalist trophy

First impressions: KTM 990 Super Duke R launch and journalist trophy

Road Tester, Adam Child, is at the launch of the KTM 990 Super Duke R which is being held at Salzburg Ring, in Austria and the track’s renowned for being the fastest in Europe. He’s competing in the...

EuroManx Airline goes bust: How does it affect you?

EuroManx Airline goes bust: How does it affect you?

Isle of Man based airline EuroManx has gone bust after only five years of business and all further operations have now stopped. Get the latest news on the 2008 Isle of Man TT A statement from the...

First impressions: Moto Guzzi V7 launch - V7 classic is a retro roadster

First impressions: Moto Guzzi V7 launch - V7 classic is a retro roadster

Phil West is testing the new Moto Guzzi V7 classic around Lake Como in Italy and these are his initial thoughts: “The V7 Classic is a straight forward retro roadster that aims to take on Triumph’s...

New ‘motorcycle detection’ system on way

New ‘motorcycle detection’ system on way

Speed camera bosses have asked private industries to develop a new system for catching motorcycles.  An Official Journal of the European Union notice invites firms to tender for a valuable...

MCN Daily 12/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 103 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Cal and Shakey take the headlines once again in BSB, Max Neukirchner secures his first ever victory at Monza and MV Agusta’s Brutale 1078RR takes the bike of the year award.  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...

Yamaha release World Superbike clothing range

Yamaha has just released its official range of World Superbike clothing for the 2008 season, as worn by Noriyuki Haga and Troy Corser. The range of team clothing will range from baseball hats to jackets, all of which will have the Yamaha Motor Italia team colours and the sponsors logo. The WSBK clothing range and the rest of Yamahas merchandise is available from all all authorised Yamaha...

Europe’s first Vision Zero road is good news for motorcyclists

Europe’s first Vision Zero road is good news for motorcyclists

The first stretch of road in Europe built according to the goals of Vision Zero has been hailed as a milestone for motorcycle safety by the president of the Federation of European Motorcyclists’...

Knocked off by a bimbo

Knocked off by a bimbo

hello mcn i am writing to tell you about the accident i had 2 weeks ago. It was a thursday evening an the sun was shining, so when I got in from work I decided to go for a ride. I was almost home,...

Department of Transport Introduce 'Youth' saftey Campaign

The Department of Transport has introduced a new saftey campaign aimed at Britain's youth. With the seassonal increase of those in the 16 to 17 age group obtaining their CBT's and moving onto the busy urban roads, the Government and DoT's advisors have recomended targeting this 'at risk' group. After much consultation with the target audience and experts the DoT have come up with a promotional...

MCN Daily 09/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 102 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Grimsby becomes more biker friendly, Neukirchner tops the timesheets in Monza and injuries cut the number of riders at Brands Hatch.  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 the...

Friday funny video: Colin Furze's police wind-up

YouTube prankster Colin Furze has just finished his latest video, a spoof wind-up on a traffic policeman. Colin's channel is best known for his home-made wall of death, but he also comes up with simple gag videos for his YouTube channel.  

Derbi’s motorcycle/bicycle hybrid

Derbi’s motorcycle/bicycle hybrid

This week’s MotOh show in Barcelona saw the first showing of Derbi’s latest concept motorcycle – a machine that’s part motorcycle, part mountain bike. Called the DH2.0 – DH stands for Down Hill –...

Embedded ground anchors fitted in Grimsby

Embedded ground anchors fitted in Grimsby

North East Lincolnshire Council has made the centre of Grimsby more motorcycle friendly by incorporating kerb-mounted ground anchors into a city centre redevelopment scheme. The anchors are produced...

It's All About The Money!

It seems that nowadays you don't even have to be doing anything wrong to get pulled by the police. Riding out of Sherburn on a wednesday night,off the roundabout onto 60mph ring road,accelerate up to 65mph maximum. One mile later and I am being pulled over.The officer comes charging in with 'do you think it's a good idea to go charging off away from your friends with a traffic car on the...

Honda CB1000R due to go on sale July 4

Honda CB1000R due to go on sale July 4

Honda’s CB1000R is scheduled to go on sale in dealers on July 4, following a successful European launch in April. Video: Honda CB1000R first ride The Honda CB1000R would be available in...

They are trying to silence Brands Hatch

Residents are trying to silence brands hatch in our local paper. They are trying quieten brands hatch. It has been there before them , no one asked them to move there did they. Tell the couciller, Mr. Ian Trevor Bosley of sevenoaks what you think of him. http://cmis.sevenoaks.gov.uk/CMISWebPublic/Member.aspx?personID=18

MCN Daily 08/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 101 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Bikesure launches a new insurance scheme, Jorge Lorenzo is facing a tough fight to be fit for Le Mans and Chaz Davies may ride in MotoGP this season.  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...

Picture special: BMW's 800 and 1200GS take on Honda Transalp

Picture special: BMW's 800 and 1200GS take on Honda Transalp

Thanks to its many appearances on the telly over the past few years, BMW’s big adventure bike is one of the most recognisable bikes of the modern era. Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor’s trips up and...

MCIA encourages budding motorcyclists to take their test soon

MCIA encourages budding motorcyclists to take their test soon

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) has launched a campaign to encourage potential motorcyclists to sit their test ahead of the introduction of a tougher assessment in October. The Now’s The...

Video: 2008 WOR Tough One preview

DVD footage of the 2008 WOR Tough One event will be available on May 12, but MCN has a sneak preview for you to enjoy before the DVD hits the shops.   The Tough One is comprised of three rounds, including a Clubman race for non-professional Enduro riders, a Speed Trial for professional trials-bikers, and the main Tough One race, a 2-hour long Enduro event. The Isle of Man's David Knight won...

Husqvarna reveal TE310 and TC450 for 2009

Husqvarna reveal TE310 and TC450 for 2009

Husqvarna has revealed new enduro models for 2009 – the TC 450 and the TE310. The all new Husqvarna TE310 takes Husqvarnas range of four stroke enduro motorcycles to four models. Both the TE 310 and...

Roehr announce completion of pre production 1250sc

Roehr announce completion of pre production 1250sc

American motorcycle manufacturer Roehr has announced the completion of its pre production run of the Roehr 1250sc. The Roehr 1250sc uses a Harley Davidson V-Rod engine. The 1250sc uses quality...

Picture special: Moto Morini Cosaro Avio - Taming the beast

Picture special: Moto Morini Cosaro Avio - Taming the beast

MCN Road Tester Chris Pearson has been trying out Moto Morini's new Corsaro Avio and here's what he thought. If you’re struggling to keep up with the avalanche of new models from the more mainstream...

Police check mopeds power output at the roadside

Police check mopeds power output at the roadside

Hampshire Police stopped 48 moped riders in the space of two and-a-quarter hours, as part of a crackdown on motorcyclists de-restricting their machine. The force used a roadside dyno to check the...

Hein Gericke motorcycle riding gear helps journalist search for Brunel.

Hein Gericke motorcycle riding gear helps journalist search for Brunel.

When Australian journalist Grant O’Brian knew he was going to be riding 550 miles in two days on a motorcycle searching for the greatest works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most versatile and...

Video: Custom Ducati goes into production

Custom motorcycle designer Jens vom Brauck has decided to put his Moto Scrambler Ducati special into production. Vom Brauck was crowned winner of the Design Your Dream Ducati competition in 2004 and we have already ridden the special that the new bike is based on. Watch the video to above to see the Scrambler in action and the video on the right to see one of his...

MCN Daily 07/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 100 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we celebrate our centinary by looking back to our first ever MCN Daily show way back in 1958.  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 the new show.

Bernie Ecclestone warns Michael Schumacher to be careful riding motorcycles

Bernie Ecclestone warns Michael Schumacher to be careful riding motorcycles

The boss of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone says he can’t understand Michael Schumacher’s new-found obsession with motorcycle racing, telling the general press that he worries Schumacher might injure...

BBC refuses to hand over speed camera video

BBC refuses to hand over speed camera video

The BBC has refused to hand over a video showing cars braking heavily and crashing as they approach a speed camera. The video was shown on BBC Breakfast news and briefly on the BBC News website bit...