2009

2009 Ulster GP released on DVD

2009 Ulster GP released on DVD

You can now get your hands on the official DVD of the 2009 Ulster Grand Prix. The DVD, available from Duke Video, features jaw-dropping footage from the 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit ­- the fastest...

Knox Hand Armour is almost here

Knox Hand Armour is almost here

A few months ago we told you all about the revolutionary new gloves from master of protection, Knox. They've now released a video to tease us in advance of the products being available to buy. We'll...

Look who was in Afghanistan

Look who was in Afghanistan

My brother Dean met these three in Afghanistan this week. Even Charlie and Ross like to keep up with the news. They where out there doing a concert for the troops. Yes they took their bikes. My...

Steampunk MV Agusta Café racer

Steampunk MV Agusta Café racer

Seeing a custom bike take shape in the workshop is always fascinating, even more so when the builder is someone as talented and as individual as Chabott Engineering owner Shinya Kimura. Formally of...

Santa Claus and the 180bhp Kawasaki ZX-10R

Santa Claus and the 180bhp Kawasaki ZX-10R

Forget sleighs and reindeers – Santa Claus is apparently using the 280bhp Asphaltfighters Stormbringers to get about! Despite the ice and snow covering the area of Germany the Kawasaki ZX-10R-based...

Biking Christmas e-cards

Biking Christmas e-cards

In the spirit of saving the environment as well as money, the bike industry increasingly sends out e-cards rather than paper Christmas cards. That also means they can be a bit more personal than a...

98mph cop denies speeding

98mph cop denies speeding

A North Wales police officer caught doing nearly the twice the speed limit tried to get off on the grounds 50mph signs were unlit. Sgt Craig Jones was driving at 98mph when he was stopped but denied...

2010 VMCC Banbury Run dates announced

2010 VMCC Banbury Run dates announced

The Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s 62nd ‘Banbury Run’ for pre-1931 motorcycles will be run on Sunday June 20 2010. The event is open to any road-legal vintage motorcycle built before 1931, and the limited...

Death of freestyle motocross rider remains shrouded in mystery

Death of freestyle motocross rider remains shrouded in mystery

The recent cause of death of freestyle motocrosser Mike Cinqmars remains a mystery after a coroners autopsy failed to determine what killed the 31-year-old at his Californian home on December...

Video: The 150mph R1-riding gecko

Here’s one reptile taking a ride on the wild side – a tiny gecko stowed away on a Yamaha R1 as it laps a circuit at up to 150mph! The tiny creature manages to cling on and clamber around the clocks, screen and fairing of the R1 as the rider laps Queenland Raceway in Australia. The critter appears about two minutes in to the video – unless you want to see examples of someone missing apexes, we’d...

Government ‘misused power’ in court costs reform

Government ‘misused power’ in court costs reform

The Law Society has launched a legal challenge against the Government over new rules preventing riders cleared in court from reclaiming the cost of defending themselves.  Criminal law firm...

Tom Cruise on his Ducati Desmosedici

Tom Cruise on his Ducati Desmosedici

Tom Cruise has won back an iota of our respect by being pictured riding his Ducati Desmosedici. The 5’ 7” inch actor was also recently spotted giving a backie to Cameron Diaz on a Hypermotard on the...

Create your own dream garage

Create your own dream garage

Northants-based firm Dream Garage can turn your hideout into a haven. The UK-built workshop modules come in all shapes and sizes, and come with integrated lighting and power, loads of storage, full...

Revealed: the first electric racer backed with real GP experience

Revealed: the first electric racer backed with real GP experience

An Italian firm with GP racing and domestic championship-winning experience has launched a new TTXGP electric racer – and it’s revealed here for the first time. CRP Racing’s eCRP 1.0 is the first...

Indian hybrid promises 280mpg

Indian hybrid promises 280mpg

Indian manufacturer Eko Vehicles is promising a hybrid electric/petrol capable of 280mpg. We’re just hoping not all future environmentally conscious bikes will look quite so ugly. Piaggio MP3...

New MCN December 23: ABS mega test

New MCN December 23: ABS mega test

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale December 23, we put five bikes with ABS head-to-head with each other and a car to see which has the best ABS. Also in this issue we test the new, 146bhp Triumph...

Chad's top three bikes of 2009

Chad's top three bikes of 2009

At the end of the year it’s often time to reflect on the last 12 months, so we asked MCN’s road testers for their personal three best bikes of 2009. Their ansers may surprise you. Here are Adam...

10 year of Hayabusa: exclusive designer interview in MCN

10 year of Hayabusa: exclusive designer interview in MCN

As part of MCN’s lookback on a decade of the Suzuki Hayabusa in the December 23 issue of MCN, we’ve interviewed the man responsible for designing it. Suzuki Hayabusas for sale Koji Yoshiura was the...

Bike-catching average-speed cameras type approved

Bike-catching average-speed cameras type approved

Hi-tech average-speed cameras capable of catching motorcycles are finally ready for roll-out after winning Home Office type approval. So-called Specs3 cameras are a new generation of the...

New colours for Knox off-road safety harness

New colours for Knox off-road safety harness

There are two new colour options on British safety firm Knox's Warrior impact protection harness for 2010. The updated Warrior is one of the few off-road impact protectors to be fully tested and...

Hein Gericke Boxing Day sale

Hein Gericke Boxing Day sale

Hein Gericke are celebrating the festive season with a huge sale starting on Boxing Day and running up until 31 January 2010. HG are also offering an extra 10% off everything on Boxing Day only. This...

New book introduces kids to motorcycling

New book introduces kids to motorcycling

Bikers are Animals - A Children's Book on Motorcycling has just been released. The author, Paul Jamiol, introduces children to the world of motorcycling through several animal characters, such as Thor...

Video: Electric Derbi GPR EV sneak peek

Video: Electric Derbi GPR EV sneak peek

Derbi is close to unveiling an electric race bike based on its GPR50 learner sportsbike. The Derbi GPR EV is revealed in this video taken by British company Sevcon in a test behind closed doors – the...

Freebird soundtrack released

Freebird soundtrack released

The soundtrack to Freebird, a British comedy film starring Quadrophenia's Phil Daniels, is now available. The tunes accompanied the exploits of three motorcycle couriers, who set off from London in...

New Transatlantic Challenge DVD

New Transatlantic Challenge DVD

You can now re-live some classic showdowns in a new DVD featuring the 1988 and 1991 Transatlantic races, featuring some of the greats of motorcycle racing history. The 1988 meeting, named the...

Stylmartin boots are back

Stylmartin boots are back

The new Stylmartin Diablo boot is aimed at sports-tourer and commuter riders, and is claimed to be so comfy from new that it requires no breaking in. Save £££s on motorcycle boots According to the...

2009 WSB and WSS season reviews out on DVD

2009 WSB and WSS season reviews out on DVD

The 2009 World Superbike and World Supersport season review DVDs are now available from Duke Video. Save cash on motorcycle products Each DVD features comprehensive coverage of every race as two...

Yamaha beanie: perfect snow wear

Yamaha beanie: perfect snow wear

Yamaha now has a range of four different beanie hats to keep your head warm while you're scraping the ice off the car, wishing you were on your bike. They're 100% acrylic and fully machine washable,...

Suzuki SV650 model history

Suzuki SV650 model history

The Suzuki SV650 and SV650S are easy to overlook, but the fact is that they're cult machines and they changed the face of biking.        Find a Suzuki...

My winter commute

My winter commute

This was my journey to work last year around the M25. Although this was after I'd fallen off. Note the missing front indicator.

BioHazard Hayabusa

BioHazard Hayabusa

Just finished my custom Suzuki Hayabusa. It took lots of hours of work but now I want to show it off. Terry

BMW S1000RR dyno curve

BMW S1000RR dyno curve

MCN’s readers correctly spotted a mistake in the comparative test (issue December 16) of BMW’s new S1000RR superbike against the Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, Yamaha R1 and Kawasaki...

My ride home in the snow

My ride home in the snow

I went out on my Honda VFR to work today as usual and coming back home in the snow made things very interesting. I can conclude that a VFR is NOT the best motorcycle to use in these conditions,...

Nearly killed by white van man!

My wife and I were run over as pedestrians in January 2008. We were on an island half way across a carriage way when a van lost control and wiped us out. The consequence is that we have not been able to ride on my bike since (Suzuki Bandit 600). I am not able to keep the bike servicable due to still suffering with back trouble. It has sat now with no petrol and I'm worried that the carbs are all...

My snowman and Triumph

My snowman and Triumph

Having been sent home early from work I thought I would make a snowman. What do you think?

A big thank you

A big thank you

Re: Topic 30 March 2009 Smash up a biker for only £150.00 Two years down the line and yet another operation on Gareth's jaw, as his jaw had fused to his Skull rendering him unable to eat properly. As...