April

Luggage for the Moto Morini Granpasso

Luggage for the Moto Morini Granpasso

Moto Morini has made the Granpasso an even more attractive proposition for adventure riders, with the addition of a selection of optional extras.  There’s now a low seat option, which takes seat...

How the R1200GS should look

How the R1200GS should look

US aftermarket parts-supplier Andrew Serbinski loves the ride but hates the look of his R1200GS so much he’s completely redesigned it. And in developing the new bodywork he's pioneering a new way of...

First new test candidate crashes

First new test candidate crashes

One of the first learner riders to take a new motorcycle test crashed and broke his arm in the middle of the examination. In a chaotic start to the new test regime, a second candidate crashed while a...

Top 10 massive cruisers

Top 10 massive cruisers

Kawasaki has just launched their new VN1700 range. In the hope of outdoing Harley-Davidson, the 3 new bikes pack 100cc more and cost £3000 less than similar offerings from the US firm. But don't...

New MCN April 28: Ducati Streetfighter vs Triumph Speed Triple

New MCN April 28: Ducati Streetfighter vs Triumph Speed Triple

In this week's edition of MCN we pit the new Ducati Streetfighter head-to-head with the class-leading Triumph Speed Triple, plus every 2009 bike has been ridden and rated in our free 24-page buying...

Moto Morini 9 1/2 Sport

Moto Morini 9 1/2 Sport

Now stop with the jokes! A true Moto Morini! With the Spirit of the GREAT 3 1/2 Sport. A true motorcycle. For men only!

Police join forces with Champion stunt rider

Police join forces with Champion stunt rider

Police officers from Northamptonshire’s Casualty Reduction Partnership have joined forces with extreme motorcyclist Craig Jones to work together on improving bikers’ riding skills and safety. The...

Stop this Volvo

Stop this Volvo

It's incredible when we, as motorcyclists, are being refused to have even have the petrol pumps turned on before we remove our helmets in case we ride off without paying for fuel. But this guy is...

Discount insurance offer on Aprilia scooters and 125s

Discount insurance offer on Aprilia scooters and 125s

Aprilia is offering discounted insurance deals for young riders on a range of 50cc and 125cc scooters and bikes. Aprilia is aiming the range of new insurance deals at under 25s. Compare and buy...

North Yorkshire Police on a major crackdown

North Yorkshire Police have been on a major crack down on illegal exhausts and number plates around Sherburn in Elmet and particularly near Squires coffee bar. They have resorted to camping out on a Wednesday and Sunday pulling over any vehicle that passes on two wheels, giving out £30 ago tickets like the child catcher gives away sweets. I feel this is just a money making racket and doesn't...

Video: Travis Pastrana's tricycle back-flip!

Travis Pastrana's freestyle stunt ability isn't limited to bikes  - a child's trike is the latest means for the American nutter to risk his life! The tiny big wheel might be meant for toddlers, but it manages to support a fully-grown adult down the massive take-off ramp, and survives the heavy landing too! Watch and be amazed!

Coach and Horses Classic and Custom Show

Coach and Horses Classic and Custom Show

I went to the Coach and Horses Classic and Custom show in Warrington on Saturday 25th April. The weather was great and the event was very well supported by all sorts of bikers. Some great machines...

Triumph boss loses £200m

Triumph boss loses £200m

Triumph boss John Bloor has seen his fortune plummet by £200 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Bloor, 65, who made his fortune in construction, still has £275 million to his name,...

MCN Live photos wanted

MCN Live photos wanted

The best biking weekend has just ended. For one weekend Skegness was taken over by thousands of motorcycle riders enjoying the sun, the weather and top entertainment. Did you have fun at MCN...

The good old days

The good old days

This is a picture taken of myself (r6) and a friend of mine Andy Coan (gsxr) having fun. He gets married this year - all the best for the wedding!

2 dayer on the bikes

2 dayer on the bikes

Me and my best mate at Tintern on the way home to Cheshire after a two dayer.

Quick Jenny Tinmouth at Oulton Park

Quick Jenny Tinmouth at Oulton Park

Getting a lesson from quick chick Jenny Tinmouth at an Oulton Park trackday.

KTM Recession! UK Dealers

I contacted 10 UK KTM dealers before Easter with regard to buying an 08 or 09 model year 990 Adventure and had just one reply. Based in Ireland the only dealer in Dublin dumped the franchise due to poor support from manufacturer KTM. It appears to me that UK dealers are selling all the bikes they can get their hands on or have no conception with regard to customer (Potential) care. I've read in...

Be on alert when selling your bike

I was emailed by a foreign sounding male calling himself Kerry Brown. Kerry claimed he was living in France, liked my bike and said he was sending me the full asking price by bankers draft. He then stated he needed my full name and address but refused to give me his details for the V5 log book or tell me what arrangements were being made to collect the bike. Alarm bells began ringing and I...

2009 Yamaha R1 bolt-ons from R&G

2009 Yamaha R1 bolt-ons from R&G

R&G Racing has just released details of the full range of accessories designed to protect, smarten up and aid maintenance of the all-new 2009 Yamaha R1. Compare and buy motorcycle products Just...

Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 bolt-ons from R&G

Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 bolt-ons from R&G

British bolt-on firm R&G Racing has just released details of the full range of accessories to fit the all-new Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9. Compare and buy motorcycle products Just click on the image to...

Honda Fireblade bolt-ons from R&G

Honda Fireblade bolt-ons from R&G

British bolt-on firm R&G Racing has just released details of the full range of accessories to fit the 2009 Honda Fireblade. Compare and buy motorcycle products Just click on the image to the...

Kawasaki ZX-6R bolt-ons from R&G

Kawasaki ZX-6R bolt-ons from R&G

British bolt-on firm R&G Racing has just released details of the full range of accessories to fit the new-for-2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R. Compare and buy motorcycle products Just click on the image to...

Bike Parking Tax? You're Next!

Bike Parking Tax? You're Next!

The NoToBikeParkingTax Army is now over 4,000 strong and growing. We need your support because unless we get this virus under control NOW it will spread throughout the country. Don’t think this fight...

Pirelli’s new BSB tyre for the road

Pirelli’s new BSB tyre for the road

Pirelli, which is the sole tyre provider to the BSB championship, has launched a new special edition BSB tyre for the road. Compare and buy motorcycle tyres The Diablo Supercorsa BSB tyre is claimed...

Video: practising for the new test

Onboard footage from Instructor Steve's CB500 as he practices for the new bike test in Gloucester. Find out more about the new test and see more clips at http://www.acermotorcycletraining.co.uk.  

MCN in Ferrara, Italy

MCN in Ferrara, Italy

Hi, This is me reading MCN at my first international solo exhibition in Ferrara, Italy. 10-24 April at Galery Alba. I ride a 600 Bandit. I have also uploaded an image of me reading MCN in Venice.

R&G Racing accessory packs reduced

R&G Racing accessory packs reduced

R&G Racing has launching two new accessory packages aimed at track day riders and racers, with an introductory discount of up to 30%. The Gold and Silver packages from the British crash...

Bring the Honda VTR250 to the UK

Bring the Honda VTR250 to the UK

You had an interesting article on Honda's Ducati Monster copy, VTR250, in your 1 April newspaper.  At the end it said, "tell us what you think"... Kawasaki Ninja 250R v Honda VTR250 I'm really...

One man and his dog

One man and his dog

Hope you like these photos of one man and his dog! The dogs name is Briney and she comes to work with me on the bike everyday to Thompsonfirst Citroen dealership! 

Top 5 drag strip heroes

Top 5 drag strip heroes

In this week's issue of MCN the BMW K1300S challenges the Suzuki Hayabusa for the speed title. But they're not the only bikes capable of blistering straight-line pace... here's 5 bikes that beg to be...

Bikes left out of Budget

Bikes left out of Budget

Motorcycles are excluded from plans to give people £2000 to scrap their old vehicles for a new one. Drivers will get the incentive to replace vans or cars at least 10 years old but motorcyclists will...

Our boys at BSB round 1

Our boys at BSB round 1

our boys (Jake Miles aged 10 and Aaron Miles aged 8) are motorbike mad and the first round of the BSB at our local track, brands hatch, couldn't have come quick enough. The boys always have their...

From push-bikes to Hayabusas: the maddest race on the planet

From push-bikes to Hayabusas: the maddest race on the planet

There may never be another race like this again: 2009’s TTXGP is set to feature a lineup of machines the like of which hasn’t been seen since Muttley ruled the Wacky Races.   The inaugural...

Just do it!

Just do it!

I had a week off work and rather than sitting looking out the window and flicking through 57 channels and nothing on all week, decided to hit the road. F*** it, I'll just do it. Give the credit card...

The best of British metal

The best of British metal

Since it's St. George's Day we've decided to get all patriotic and take a look at some of the best modern British motorcycles on the market. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for...