2009

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...

YZ450 Café racer

YZ450 Café racer

Details on this YZ450 engined café racer are scant but it's such a beautifully designed and finished machine we had to share it with you. YZ450 motors have been used in race bikes before, most notably...

Honda XRE300 is smallest ABS Honda motorcycle

Honda XRE300 is smallest ABS Honda motorcycle

Honda is releasing its smallest capacity ABS-equipped motorcycle – the XRE300 trail bike – but only in Brazil. The new Honda XRE300 is powered by a 25bhp air-cooled 291cc DOHC four-valve...

Euro standard on motorcycle guard rails by next summer

Euro standard on motorcycle guard rails by next summer

A European-wide standard for roadside barriers which takes into account motorcyclists’ safety could be established as early as summer 2010, according to the Federation of European Motorcyclists’...

WW2 German fighter plane sidecar

WW2 German fighter plane sidecar

This beautifully bizarre and unique creation is the brainchild of Hungarian bike builder and Wild West theme park owner Henrik Toth. The design is based on a Second world war Messerschmitt ME109...

Motorcycle insurance bargains: retro roadsters

Motorcycle insurance bargains: retro roadsters

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out...

More 20mph speed limits on way

More 20mph speed limits on way

More roads will get a 20mph speed limit under plans announced by road safety minister Paul Clark. Councils will be allowed to introduce 20mph zones without traffic-calming measures such as speed...

Video: MCN vs winter

Video: MCN vs winter

The snow today may have kept most motorcycles off the road, but MCN doesn't admit defeat so easily. All you need is some determination, good winter kit and an enduro bike... Find an...

Rossi replica laptop revealed!

Rossi replica laptop revealed!

Check out this Aldo Drudi-designed Rossi laptop! Save cash on motorcycle products Prices are yet to be announced, but it's been reported that this is just the first in a range of Rossi laptops due...

Video: Kenny Roberts and the TZ750 reunited

Video: Kenny Roberts and the TZ750 reunited

The Yamaha TZ750 & King Kenny Roberts return to the Indy Mile after 34 years...      

M40 bike crash

M40 bike crash

This week I was knocked off my bike by an Afghan taxi driver who drove off and left the scene! My beloved bike was sent flying up junction 15 and me the other way. Fortunately five...

Step-by-step custom helmet paintjob

This video shows what goes into a custom helmet paintjob ­ it's several hours of work condensed into a few minutes, so don't be kidded into thinking it really is as easy as this bloke's making it look.

Police charge amnesia pothole victim

Police charge amnesia pothole victim

A motorcyclist with amnesia was charged with careless driving even though police knew his crash had been caused by a pothole, a lawyer has claimed.  Avon and Somerset Police made no mention of...

Speeding prosecutions are ‘postcode lottery’

Speeding prosecutions are ‘postcode lottery’

Speeding prosecutions are dished out in a postcode lottery with the chances of getting one varying widely from one region to another, according to a report.   One in eight motorists in...

Video: Riding the roof of Africa

Video: Riding the roof of Africa

We join Riders for Health co-founder Randy Mamola and a band of fellow adventurers on the launch of the charity's Africa Experience holiday.     Learn more about Riders for...

Video: BMW S1000RR world first group test

Video: BMW S1000RR world first group test

The Big Four becomes the Big Five as BMW's first real superbike battles it out with the established stars.      Facts and figures: BMW S1000RR vs the...

Pick your technical highlights of 2009

Pick your technical highlights of 2009

MCN’s technical expert Kevin Ash is currently deciding who should receive the MCN Golden Piston Award for technical innovation in 2009. Should it be Honda for its off-set crank pins in the VFR1200F?...

MCN in Barbados

MCN in Barbados

Karen my better half on our holiday outside the port of Barbados

Which bike has the best ABS: scientific test

Which bike has the best ABS: scientific test

MCN is about to scientifically test the braking performance of a selection of ABS-equipped bikes. Which do you think will perform best, and worst, out of: • BMW S1000RR – has a phenomenally...

Aprilia’s 2010 Dakar competitor MXV 4.5 revealed

Aprilia’s 2010 Dakar competitor MXV 4.5 revealed

Aprilia has revealed that it will be backing Team Giofil’s specially-prepared RXV 4.5 in the 2010 Dakar rally. The motorcycle has already notched up a 450-class win in both the 2008 and 2009 Rally of...

Tron Lightcycle life-size replica

This mad-looking bike is a life-size replica of the Lightcycles that will star in the new Tron Legacy movie which will be out soon. Tron was a big hit back in the 1980s and saw digital Lightcycles racing around inside a computer-generated world. A modern sequel to the original 1982 movie, it sees Jeff Bridges returning along with his son as they try to escape from the world where Bridges has been...

‘Drivers should get random eye checks’

‘Drivers should get random eye checks’

Drivers should be randomly stopped and given eyesight checks to tackle so-called ‘looked but didn’t see’ crashes, the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has said. The motorcycle lobby group made its...

Video: Yamaha R1 long term report

MCN's Adam Child has had his longterm Yamaha R1 for almost a year in which he has covered over 16,000 miles. The year has had its ups and downs for Chad and his Yamaha R1 with the only major modification being the addition of an Akrapovic exhaust system.    

Knievel & Kidd reunited tomorrow

Knievel & Kidd reunited tomorrow

Legendary daredevils from opposite sides of the Atlantic will be reunited tomorrow, when Robbie Knievel and Eddie Kidd meet up for the first time in 16 years. The pair haven't seen each other since...

New MCN December 16: 2009 review of the year

New MCN December 16: 2009 review of the year

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale December 16, we have 48 pages of the bikes, the tests and the moments that made biking great in 2009 with our Review of the year supplement. Also in this issue we...

Bikes on TV: December 16-22

Bikes on TV: December 16-22

KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men...

Robbie Knievel to jump 16 double decker buses

Robbie Knievel to jump 16 double decker buses

Robbie Knievel is set to jump 16 double decker buses in London on a Harley-Davidson XR750, on May 22, 2010. That's three more than his father Evel Knievel in his failed 1975 Wembley...

First ride on sportiest Bonneville: the Hyde Harrier

First ride on sportiest Bonneville: the Hyde Harrier

The latest Hyde Harrier is the sportiest, most enticing road-going Bonneville ever made, MCN can reveal after an exclusive first ride. Find a Triumph Bonneville for sale Ohlins suspension and a...

Heads-up visor displays get closer

Heads-up visor displays get closer

With orders now being taken on ski goggles featuring a heads-up, real-time display that shows location, speed, elevation and loads more, Canadian firm Recon Instruments is looking to bring its...

New Cal Crutchlow replica revealed

New Cal Crutchlow replica revealed

World Supersport champion Cal Crutchlow was wearing a new celebration helmet at last week's Valencia WSB test ­- sporting the world cycling champion's colours. Save cash on motorcycle...

Underseat exhausts without the hot bum!

Underseat exhausts without the hot bum!

Zircotec's ceramic coated exhausts are claimed to offer strong thermal protection to rider, pillion and panniers. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts The makers even claim that, by applying a Zircotec...

Cycle group's silence over bus lane evidence

Cycle group's silence over bus lane evidence

Its purpose is to represent cyclists’ interests. So you might expect the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) would be quick to tell the pedal-powered fraternity that a pioneering trial has seen their...

Phase 4 XT500 Supermoto

Phase 4 XT500 Supermoto

Thought your readers might be interested in seeing my (Final Edition) XT500 Supermoto. You exhibited my phase 3 model on your stand at the Excel Show in London last year. Bike weighs 110KG wet...

New colourful bike covers

New colourful bike covers

Oxford have produced these new eye-catching waterproof bike covers exclusively for www.2wheeljunkie.co.uk. You have a choice of green, red, pink or St George cross. See www.2wheeljunkie.co.uk to order...

Ultimate xmas: Motrax Paddock Stands

Ultimate xmas: Motrax Paddock Stands

These gorgeous aluminium paddock stands are ideal for any biker who plans on spending the winter months in the garage working on their machine. Save cash on paddock stands They're made from...