September

300 car parking spaces & you park in mine!

300 car parking spaces & you park in mine!

I parked up in the motorbike parking area of ASDA in ashton under lyne. When I came out I noticed this learner car parked up in the same area and thought they maybe need to...

New MCN October 1: Ducati Monster 1100 world first test

New MCN October 1: Ducati Monster 1100 world first test

In this week's edition of Motorcycle News we bring you the world first test of Ducati's new Monster 1100. MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin has tested the bike and had this to say: "The new Ducati...

Strange road name

Strange road name

good road name, strange scooter... but I love it!

Wedding day with MCN

Wedding day with MCN

Here's us catching up with MCN on our wedding day at Niagara Falls Canada, before our honeymoon riding the Rockies on two BMW f800's.

Wanted: Online editor, Motorcyclenews.com

Wanted: Online editor, Motorcyclenews.com

The UK's No1 motorcycling website (source: Hitwise) is looking for an experienced editor to push us to new heights of success in 2009 and beyond. If you're into bikes and the web, and have experience...

KTM's X-Bow shows car makers how things are done

KTM's X-Bow shows car makers how things are done

Austrian firm KTM may be more famous for their hardcore range of offroad-inspired motorcycles, but that doesn't mean they can't teach car manufacturers a thing or too about how things are done in the...

Tom Sykes passes DAS test

Tom Sykes passes DAS test

Tom Sykes, who is currently third in the British Superbike Championship, recently passed his Direct Access Motorcycle Test with Mike from Maverick Motorcycle Training. Tom travelled down...

Yellow Honda Fireblades commemorate Steve Brogan’s win

Yellow Honda Fireblades commemorate Steve Brogan’s win

Honda is set to release a limited run of 100 yellow Fireblades, to celebrate HM Plant rider Steve Brogan winning the British Superstock championship at Silverstone on Sunday. View 2008 Honda...

New Ducati Monster 1100 First Ride!

New Ducati Monster 1100 First Ride!

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently testing the all-new Ducati Monster 1100 in the mountains around Cannes, South of France – here are his first impressions. “From 200 yards away it is...

MCN in Venice

MCN in Venice

This is a picture of me enjoying a quiet moment with a copy of MCN at the top of the campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice.

Useless DSA

After almost 3 weeks of uncertainty, it has been decided that my local test centre will now not be reopening, even though i was told it would be and told it was now fully booked up till december, even though no one has been able to book a test for almost a month. Local learners now have to travel to the "new" test centre at chester, at additional extra cost. Absolute shambles, and a very well...

Funny street sign spotted

Funny street sign spotted

While we were out on a wheelie run we passed this lane.... really!! :)

DAS test problems

Hi to all you bikers, I just wanted to write about the stupid ideas the goverment have thought of. First of all, they shut down 200 test centres and say they will open 60... instead they open 30. I failed my D.A.S test last year, I've bought my bike (which im still paying for) and when i rang around for lessons they were fully booked up until october, or to expensive at £120 a day or...

Bellagio cruiser gets new paint scheme

Bellagio cruiser gets new paint scheme

Moto Guzzi has added a new two-tone paint scheme to the colour options available for its Bellagio sports cruiser. The motorcycle can now be bought in grey and white in addition to the existing coal...

Motorcycling gets safer

Motorcycling gets safer

The rate of serious motorcycle accidents has fallen 28%, new Government figures reveal. While the total number of serious bike crashes has risen, motorcycle use has risen even more, so the average...

Coolest moped ever

Coolest moped ever

I aaw what may be the coolest moped ever on a beach near Amsterdam- all hand painted, must have taken a while.

BMF blasts daytime lights laws

BMF blasts daytime lights laws

The BMF has slammed a European Commission decision to fit daytime running lights (DRLs) to all new cars from 2011, claiming the move will make it harder to spot motorcycles. New laws introduced on...

Ewan McGregor vows to keep kids out of the spotlight

Ewan McGregor vows to keep kids out of the spotlight

Ewan McGregor says he won’t let his fame spoil his children. In an interview with the Daily Express, the actor and motorcycle adventurer says that he and his wife Eve have worked hard to shield their...

By Any Means: Exclusive extract of Charley Boorman's new book

By Any Means: Exclusive extract of Charley Boorman's new book

MCN has teamed up with By Any Means to bring you an exclusive extract of Charley Boorman's new book, which chronicles his exploits in his latest round the world adventure. By Any Means is the story...

Official picture: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Official picture: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Suzuki has just released the first official picture of the all-new 2009 GSX-R1000. The key change is an all new engine that is 59mm shorter than the outgoing K7/K8 model, allowing a longer swingarm,...

First 2009 suzuki GSX-R1000 and Intruder launch pics

First 2009 suzuki GSX-R1000 and Intruder launch pics

Can't wait for the official 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 pictures? MCN is at the launch in Paris and our news reporter has snapped a few camera phone shots of the bike up close. Information at present is...

Suzuki Gladius launch teaser: Suzuki target new bike at lady riders

Suzuki Gladius launch teaser: Suzuki target new bike at lady riders

MCN News Reporter Laura Kennerley is at the official launch of the Suzuki Gladius in Paris and she's just sent these camera phone image back to the office. The Gladius used the 650cc v-twin from the...

Monster 1100 officially unveiled

Monster 1100 officially unveiled

These are the first official pictures of Ducati’s Monster 1100 and 1100S, which are due to go on sale before Christmas. Two versions are due to be available, the standard 1100 and the 1100S. The...

Wearing top-name motorcycle helmet could cost you thousands, say testers

Wearing a crash helmet which failed to score the maximum five stars in new safety tests could mean less compensation after a crash, according to experts. Insurers will argue it was your choice to wear only a three-or-four-star helmet and that you are therefore partly responsible for the extent of any injuries, it was claimed. Helmets to achieve fewer than five stars in new Government-approved...

£800,000 of riders’ cash to be pocketed by Government

£800,000 of riders’ cash to be pocketed by Government

Over £800,000 of riders’ cash will be pocketed by the Government in the ongoing motorcycle test shake-up fiasco. Learners who paid £20 extra for the new motorcycle test will not be refunded even...

YamaGamma Heaven: picture gallery

YamaGamma Heaven: picture gallery

In the Modern Classics section of this week's issue of MCN, we featured this special Suzuki RG Gamma/Yamaha RD350LC hybrid.  Here's some extra pictures from the photo shoot that we...

Honda 60th Anniversary interview: The Power of Dreams

Honda 60th Anniversary interview: The Power of Dreams

To mark Honda’s 60th anniversary MCN has been granted an exclusive interview with Shigeru Takagi senior managing director of Honda Motor Company Ltd and president of Honda Motor Europe. Here he talks...

Brands Hatch crash

Brands Hatch crash

This is one I caught today at Brands hatch, I tried to email the pictures to the guy but it was returned... Oo Stuart, these are for you!

BSB here I come!

BSB here I come!

This is my 6 day old son Finlay, dreaming about his future BSB career...

New MCN September 24: Aprilia's new RSV4 superbike revealed

New MCN September 24: Aprilia's new RSV4 superbike revealed

In this week's MCN we reveal the full specs of the all-new Aprilia RSV4. Aprilia has claimed the RSV4 will weigh an astounding 190kg fully fuelled - which is 25kg lighter than the current Honda...

Alpinestars plans exclusive MotoGP range

Alpinestars plans exclusive MotoGP range

A limited edition run of Alpinestars clothing bearing the MotoGP logo is scheduled to go on sale in early 2009, after the firm clinched a deal with Dorna, the commercial rights holders for the race...

Supermodel wears Bering leathers at London Fashion Week

Supermodel wears Bering leathers at London Fashion Week

Tyson Beckford, a top male supermodel for Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, wore a set of Bering one piece leathers during Naomi Campbell’s charity ‘Fashion For Relief’ event...

Bikes on TV: September 24-30

Bikes on TV: September 24-30

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...

Website launched to help bikers who are victims of theft and fraud

Website launched to help bikers who are victims of theft and fraud

A new website has been launched, which aims to help motorcyclists who have been victims of theft or fraud. www.motorbikecrime.com has been created by Phil Swift, the insurance industry's claims expert...

LCC Cyclists breaking the law

LCC Cyclists breaking the law

Two LCC (cycling campaign) cyclists were cycling at speed on the pavement of Lewisham High St which is pedestrian only. They ignored my request that they should not be cycling on the pavement. Both...

MCN in Las Vegas

MCN in Las Vegas

Me on my honeymoon in Las Vegas August 2008, on top of the stratosphere catching up on the lastest news in MCN.