October

Thieving bearstard

Thieving bearstard

Just as police in manchester said motorbike thefts were down, along comes this thieving bear faced cheeky bearstard. Anyone with information should contact the police and ask for PC goldilocks.

Parking charges protest video: part 1

Video of protest bringing london traffic to a halt at Marble Arch against westminster council parking charges for motorcycles. Part 1!

What's all the fuss about Jeremy Clarkson?

what is all the fuss about Jeremy Clarkson, the man makes a good living out of being semi-contentious. He is a hopeless clumsy berk which is why he would never make a biker. Riding a bike takes properly takes skill and coordination which he clearly doesn't have. I thought his article was quite funny, nothing original, he's done it all before and that is all there is to him.

Sidi reveals Andrew Pitt limited edition Vortice boots

Sidi reveals Andrew Pitt limited edition Vortice boots

World Supersport champion Andrew Pitt will wear a special-edition pair of Sidi’s Vortice boots in the final round of the championship at Portimao on November 2. Video: Portimao Parkalgar circuit...

Trail riding in Spain with MCN

Trail riding in Spain with MCN

We've just back from a fantastic weekend trail riding Trabuco in Spain with Andalucian Trail Tours. Here are a few photos from the group that varied from the harder than nails first timer Zoe to three...

Video: 2009 Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star first ride

MCN Man Adam Child headed out to Georgia, US, to get us this video of the first ride on the new XVS 950 Midnight Star from Yamaha. Check out the video below to see the bike in action and hear what Chad thinks of the new lightweight cruiser.

Friday funny: World's longest motorcycle record broken

Friday funny: World's longest motorcycle record broken

Self-confessed nutcase Colin Furze - who has previously built his own DIY wall of death - has unveiled his latest project... a motorcycle longer than a double decker bus. 29 year-old Furze built the...

Rhinotire - puncture-less tyres

Rhinotire (American spelling) - is a gel compound sprayed inside the tyre to aid punctures and flats. Check out their video at: www.rhinotire.com A blade is subjected to a road of nails, and then they even stick a series of screws in with a cordless drill. Awesome!

MCN on tour in the Falklands

MCN on tour in the Falklands

I thought it was about time that you received a photo from the other side of the world. Here is my friend Ashley Allan (on the left) and I enjoying a couple of out of date copies (the post takes ages...

Video: Buell 1125CR first look

Buell has launched the new 1125CR, a naked version of its 1125R sports bike and MCN man Trevor Franklin was there to take a look. Check out the video below to see the bike and hear what Trev thinks.

Honda aims to make car-motorcycle collisions a thing of the past

Honda aims to make car-motorcycle collisions a thing of the past

Honda has unveiled a new vehicle to vehicle communication system which it hopes could put an end to motorcycle and car collisions. The 'Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication' system works using wireless...

Video funny: Breaking in new leathers, racer style

Ever wanted to know the best way to break in a new set of motorcycle leathers? Eugene Laverty, Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding may just have the answer…basketball. Check out the video to find out more.

MV Agusta Bestiale on sale now

MV Agusta Bestiale on sale now

French designer Yacouba Galle’s Bestiale body kit to transform any MV Agusta Brutale is now on sale for £5000. The bike was revealed as a concept at the 2007 Paris show, and Galle has since refined...

Celebrating 50 years of motorcycling

Celebrating 50 years of motorcycling

To celebrate my 50th year of motorcycling we decided to cross the Alps and visit Italy and Switzerland. My wife and I decided that as it was my 66th birthday this year we should celebrate it by...

GATSO operating illegaly

I am being prosecuted for speeding after the alleged offence was captured on a GATSO. They say I was doing 38 in a 30 and I denied it. I am defending myself and you can follow the story on PePiPoo.com. I am now in the final stages of the court procedure and I have received confirmation that the prosecution accepts that the GATSOMETER in the Ditchling Road, Brighton has been operating outside its...

Clarkson on moped

just read the story in this weeks MCN regarding Clarkson... I presume as he comes across so anti bikes, that he hasnt got a full licence? Should this be the case, shouldnt he be riding with a forward facing L plate?

First Buell 1125CRs shipping to UK

First Buell 1125CRs shipping to UK

Buell has confirmed the first 1125CRs are filtering their way through to UK dealers for test rides and that all dealers will have a demonstrator by the end of November. Buell 1125CR first ride The...

Crook tries to cash-in on Craig Jones tragedy

Crook tries to cash-in on Craig Jones tragedy

A swindler has demanded cash from racer Craig Jones' mum for a helmet stolen from her dead son. When Yvonne Jones refused to pay, the swindler told the grieving mum: 'Craig is better off dead than...

CSC release clear wheels for sports bikes

CSC release clear wheels for sports bikes

Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC) in the US has just released these 'clearwheels' for those of you looking to ditch your motorcycles standard wheels and give your bike some bling. Shop for motorcycle...

New MCN October 22: Norton reveals plans to build four new road bikes

New MCN October 22: Norton reveals plans to build four new road bikes

In this week's issue of Motorcycle News we interview the new owner of Norton Motorcycles as he reveals his plans to build four new road-legal Norton motorcycles and to race Nortons in the new MotoGP...

Vemar release Dovizioso and De Angelis replicas

Vemar release Dovizioso and De Angelis replicas

Vemar has just released these two replica helmets of the lids worn by MotoGP stars, Alex de Angelis and Andrea Dovizioso. Shop for over 65,000 products with MCN The new Alex de Angelis replica...

Kiddimoto unveil new-style bikes for kids

Kiddimoto unveil new-style bikes for kids

Kiddimoto will go retro in 2009 when it launches this scooter-style learner bike for children aged 2-6. Shop for over 65,000 products with MCN The birch plywood scooter was unveiled at the recent...

Boxy new exhaust system for Ducati Monsters

Boxy new exhaust system for Ducati Monsters

This boxy new Ex-Box motorcycle exhaust system from Quat-D may look a bit odd but it certainly keeps your exhaust hidden out of the way. The weird looking system is currently only available for Ducati...

Andrew Pitt’s boots top Sidi’s 2009 range

Andrew Pitt’s boots top Sidi’s 2009 range

The Sidi boots worn by World Supersport champion Andrew Pitt were unveiled to UK dealers this morning. Shop for over 65,000 products with MCN Sidi’s Vortice boots are replicas of the footwear...

KTM unveil electric bike

KTM unveil electric bike

KTM has announced that it plans to have this electric enduro motorcycle in production within two years. KTM motorcycles for sale The Zero Emissions Motorcycle is the answer to the increasing problems...

RS Taichi first to the shops with motorcycle airbag leather suit

RS Taichi has won the race to get a motorcycle airbag leather on-piece suit on sale with its T-Raps range. T-Raps, which stands for Taichi Racing Airbag Protection System, has a double air cushion that is stowed under the leather from the chest to the shoulder. Would you wear an airbag suit? tell us in our poll below Rather than collecting a history of data from the...

Waste of police resources!

I was riding through regents park london this morning when I noticed no less than about 25 Traffic police standing roadside, while one policeman was holding a speed gun! Yet i have been traveling down that road every morning and evening for last 6 years and never seen an accident, its also part of the road where there are very few pedestrians. I hope the police that where there are...

Bikes on TV: October 21-28

Bikes on TV: October 21-28

KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors...

World's longest moped in MCN this week

It's refreshing to see some British ingenuity. It reminds me of an earlier time in the UK, a time without reasons for doing things... and a time when Britain was Great! Even if they should to be wearing safety goggles and helmets... funny none-the-less!

Better than a small numberplate

Better than a small numberplate

Saw this car in Derbyshire and can now see where us bikers have been going wrong on the "small numberplate" issue. It's obvious now that if you can't see it at all, then there is no longer a...

Meeting Ron Haslam

Meeting Ron Haslam

Met the man himself- Ron Haslam!

The PB100: 2 - Honda RC45

The PB100: 2 - Honda RC45

The 100 bikes to ride before you die, brought to you by the guys at MCN's sister title, Performance Bikes. The 10-year-old 750 that makes as much power as an 08 Blade. I have a small list of...

136mph Youtube rider jailed

136mph Youtube rider jailed

An Oxfordshire biker has been jailed for 12 weeks after posting footage of himself on Youtube. See the video here The video - which has since been removed from Youtube - posted by 28-year-old...

Hogs on the Bridge vs. Wills & Harry

This morning it was refreshing to read in the national press, in amongst the gloom of world financial melt down, an article about motorcycling, particularly where money is to be raised for charity. I refer of course to the involvement of William and Harry in a trek across South Africa. Now I’m by no means an anti royalist, and given their privileged position and opportunities I (like many others)...

Poor Circulation: round the world on a budget

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode around the world on two free motorbikes, with a film crew and budget of £3million. There are 2 British guys coming to the end of their trip round the world, on their own British Triump Tiger motorbikes and a budget of £20 per day, trying to raise money for their respective Hospice charities. This is a great, inspiring and uplifting story which I...

New Nortons

I am now Happy that the Norton Name is Back in british hands! I would like help to build a Streamliner for boneville slat lake flats and set a new world record for the Norton name! P.S. Yes I am Related to Freddie Dixon, he would of been my great uncle?