September

New Weise boots added to existing range

New Weise boots added to existing range

Weise has added four new boots to its current motorcycle boots range. Shop for over 45,000 products Top of the list is the Soul boot is made from leather, and features a waterproof and breathable...

So what does the SHARP motorcycle helmet test really mean?

So what does the SHARP motorcycle helmet test really mean?

It’s long been a subject of great debate among riders – and particularly helmet manufacturers – whether a £500 top-of-the-range race replica offers better protection in a crash than a £50 budget lid.

Kappa launches range of bags

Kappa launches range of bags

Luggage firm Kappa has launched a range of bags and cases designed to appeal as much to the urban commuter as they do the long-distance tourer or sports-bike rider. Shop for over 45,000 products The...

Discrimination against bikers!

Discrimination against bikers!

Somerfield Petrol Station discriminates against bikers! Somerfield petrol station at Solstice Services on the A303 in Wiltshire has published a notice on all pumps demanding that helmets are removed...

DAS Instructor comments on the new motorcycle test

To add to the debate on the new test, I have been a DAS instructor in Glasgow for the last nine years and the new test has angered myself and every instructor I have spoken with.  Its a classic example of the DSA shutting its eyes to the real problem and wasting money on a lot of sh*te that will not make any difference to riders killing themselves, in my area it will cost...

2009 Ducati Monster 1100 spy shots

2009 Ducati Monster 1100 spy shots

These world first pictures of the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100, captured on camera by a forum user on an Italian Monster fan site. The pictures show the bike is equipped with a single sided swingarm and...

Video: Nick Sanders rides his Yamaha R1 across 14,000ft Alto Plano in Bolivia

Nick Sanders has sent another instalment from his amazing Parallel Worlds round the world ride as he becomes the first person to cross the Alto Plano in Bolivia on a Yamaha R1 The roads are so rough on the 14,000ft pass that the exhaust fell off. He managed to fix it and sent us this video report when he got to the other side. Keep up to date with Nick Sanders' tour here

Vincent-HRD Series-A Rapide smashes auction record

Vincent-HRD Series-A Rapide smashes auction record

This Vincent-HRD Series-A Rapide is the most expensive bike ever sold at auction in the UK. It raised a staggering £201,000 – smashing the British record and its estimate by around £50000 – in a sale...

Video: Husaberg's radical new motorcycle explained

Off-road motorcycle manufacturer Husaberg has launched two radical new enduro bikes with completely repositioned engines and fuel tanks so we caught up with one of the Husaberg team to explain exactly what they've done. Check out the video below to see the new engine and chassis design explained.

Yamaha unveil 2009 riding kit

Yamaha unveil 2009 riding kit

Yamaha is the first of the Japanese manufacturers to unveil its official 2009 clothing and riding kit range. Shop for over 45,000 products The range comprises 104 items, including updates to the...

Two streetfightered GSXR1100's

Two streetfightered GSXR1100's

My partner and I both have streetfightered GSXR 1100's both done in house. All the one off Aluminium work is done in house and we use a network within the north west for engine work, paint work...

Local dialect used in speed signs

Local dialect used in speed signs

Locals from a Norfolk village are investing in anti-speeding signs with a difference, by wording messages in local dialect, a report in the Daily Telegraph states. Residents of Wiveton hope the Slow...

Bikes on TV: September 3-9

Bikes on TV: September 3-9

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...

Final Kill Spills ride planned for September 20

Final Kill Spills ride planned for September 20

The last organised ride as part of the Kill Spills campaign is due to take place in London on Saturday September 20. A total of 100 riders including marshals will be invited to take part in the ride...

James Whitham

James Whitham

I bumped into James Whitham while out in Shipley on Saturday, and he was nice enough to sign a copy of his book for me! Top man!!!

Win free insurance at the Harley-Davidson launch weekend

Win free insurance at the Harley-Davidson launch weekend

H-D Insurance announced a prize draw today, offering three winners the chance at a year's worth of free insurance. To celebrate the launch of their 2009 models, which will be in dealers across the UK...

AGV GP Tech 'Rossi Five Continents'

AGV GP Tech 'Rossi Five Continents'

Italian helmet manufacturer AGV has recently launched the latest in a long line of Valentino Rossi replica paint schemes, the GP Tech 'Five Continents'. The new design is an evolution of...

Charity Auction: 10 countries in 10 days for Riders for Health

Charity Auction: 10 countries in 10 days for Riders for Health

In June 2009, Mike Burns & Ash Nixon will depart from their home in Wales and ride 2,000 miles though 10 countries in as many days. Mike, who will be riding his Suzuki SV650S and his...

New MCN September 3: Britain's best specials

New MCN September 3: Britain's best specials

In this weeks edition of Motorcycle News we sample some of the best modified bikes which have been entered in to the Carole Nash Britain's Got Biking Talent competition. The motorcycles include a...

What a bunch of wimps bikers have become!

Having just arrived back from summer hols, I have been hit by this vile "tax" of Westminster Council who are now charging bikes to park, which I knew nothing about. To say I am angry about it is an understatement. How ironic that it should be the wealthiest Council that is the first to implement a totally unjustifiable additional road-tax on bikers. Equally gaulling is the nambie-pambie, totally...

Speed camera helicopter will target motorcycles

Speed camera helicopter will target motorcycles

A helicopter equipped with state of the art speed detection and video equipment is aiming to catch motorcyclists, police have said. Get the latest news on police forces around the UK Speed checks...

New motorcycle test safer, says Steve Berry

New motorcycle test safer, says Steve Berry

The new motorcycle test is safer, according to shouty northern berk Steve Berry. ‘Motoring journalist’ Berry took the new test, which replaces the current one from next month, for the BBC Radio 4...

My 1977 Suzuki GT750B

My 1977 Suzuki GT750B

I bought my Water Buffalo brand new in 1977 when I was 20 years old. It was sitting next to a new GS750E with similar paint. I picked the GT. I rode from New Jersey to California in 1979 after adding...

BMW admits quality control problems

BMW admits quality control problems

The quality of BMW motorcycles has suffered due to a massive boost in sales, the firm has admitted. BMW motorcycles for sale The German motorcycle manufacturer, which has a strong reputation...

£500 to take motorcycle test

£500 to take motorcycle test

Learner riders are having to pay nearly £500 to take their test due to a shortage of places. Get the latest news on the new motorcycle test In the clamour to get full licences before changes to the...

Have you seen this Trike?

Have you seen this Trike?

I am looking for this legendry Kent custom show winner Z900 Trike, from the mid to late 80's. I lost track of it about 15 years ago from the Clacton area of Essex. I would like to know the...

MCN in Madeira

MCN in Madeira

Please find attached a photo of me & Paul Munson, my brother-in-law, on holiday in Madeira in June.  We went on holiday with the mother & father-in-law, as well as our own...