April

Start em young

Start em young

My dauther Jessica trys out my dad's 1941 matchless at our local bike night.

My pride and joy

My pride and joy

Here is a shot of my pride and joy. Biking is the ebst thing since sliced bread!

Suzi get well...

Yeah... just heard about your bad vibes Suzie...I'm sure the entire biking fraternity wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to you getting back to presenting the MotoGP, Love, Johnno.

Millau...why not?

Millau...why not?

It was a cold damp summer day. We were wondering what to do... "lets go have a look at the bridge in the sky" Kerry and John my riding buddies said.....ok. Within a week we were in Millau. 1546 miles...

Tom Tom problems

We recently purchased a Tom Tom rider 2 Sat Nav - when we received it there were two small fixing screws missing - both Tom Tom & where we bought the unit (MNC Group) want us to send the unit back - we are off on a biking holiday shortly & do not want to risk not having the unit returned. It is impossible to contact anyone at the supplier or at Tom Tom to try to get them to understand,...

Kawasaki’s VN1700 Voyager, Classic and Classic Tourer pile on the tech

Kawasaki’s VN1700 Voyager, Classic and Classic Tourer pile on the tech

The eye might skim over Kawasaki’s new range of 1700 cruisers as business-as-usual Harley-clones, but they’re a hotbed of new technologies that take the cruiser genre forward, as we found out when we...

Kawasaki VN1700 Classic & Classic Tourer first rides

Kawasaki VN1700 Classic & Classic Tourer first rides

MCN’s Guy Procter reports from the VN1700 launch in the South of France. Kawasaki claims fans of it cruisers prize the firm’s heavy-industry heritage and the weight of these bikes certainly evokes...

Kawasaki VN900 Light Tourer - first ride

Kawasaki VN900 Light Tourer - first ride

Kawasaki pulled a surprise at the launch of the VN1700 range by announcing a fourth bike – the VN900 Light Tourer. And as luck would have it, they’d brought a couple along to test. A popular...

Blog: Kerrang's Luke Wilkins on bikes part 4

Blog: Kerrang's Luke Wilkins on bikes part 4

Motorbike: Suzuki VZ800 (M800 Intruder) K9 aka "Marsha" Engine cc: 800 Miles: 600...................wow! Price: £5850 Coolness Rating: (Out of ten) 4,792 So when I took back the extremely fun and...

Kawasaki Ninja 250R v Honda VTR250

Kawasaki Ninja 250R v Honda VTR250

Honda’s revised ‘mini-Monster’ VTR250 will be in Europe this autumn, giving another shot in the arm to the rejuvenated 250 class. But it’s already in Japan – where the VTR has existed in all its...

Rural road to get 50mph limit

Rural road to get 50mph limit

Speed limits on rural roads will be cut from 60mph to 50mph under plans announced by the Government. Limits on residential roads near schools will be lowered from 20mph to 30mph under the proposals,...

New ‘biker-safe’ crash barrier

New ‘biker-safe’ crash barrier

Technology designed to make roadside crash barriers safer for motorcyclists was unveiled today. The device covers barriers’ supporting posts, which can be lethal to riders in a crash. Unlike other...

Dainese offer free back protectors

Dainese offer free back protectors

From April 27 until June 27 all Dainese flagship stores and authorised retailers will offer a Wave G1 or G2 back protector totally free of charge with the purchase of any Dainese jacket priced over...

Round the world in 3 years

Around the world in neary 3 years on a BMW GS! Amazing global journey on two wheels

Benelli Jarno Racing Concept

Benelli Jarno Racing Concept

A bike with all the MotoGP characteristics, but that it will not never participate in competitions. In fact "Jarno" is only a Concept Racing, studied in order to render tribute to the Great...

Baby Shakey Byrne

Baby Shakey Byrne

My two-year-ols son Regan reading the MCN on Sunday morning, checking out the competition before going for a ride on his bike...

Homemade Ducati Streetfighter

Homemade Ducati Streetfighter

In the April 15 issue of MCN, you had a picture of a homemade Ducati Streetfighter at Cadwell Park in the readers pics section - perhaps I can clear up any mystery! The rider in question is Jamie...

Watch best ever classic GPs

MCN has just spotted that ESPN Classic (Sky Channel 442) is showing a classic MotoGP race each night this week at 19.40. Tonight is Schwantz v Doohan v Barros at the untamed and utterly terrifying Assen. As we remember that was one awesome race! See www.espnclassicsport.com/tvguide.php

GlobeBusters London to China Blog

GlobeBusters London to China Blog

Kevin and Julia Sanders from GlobeBusters continue to head east on their epic adventure to China, researching the new GlobeBusters London to China Expedition, which will take place in 2010. After...

Watch the 2000cc two-stroke V4 rev to 200bhp!

Watch the 2000cc two-stroke V4 rev to 200bhp!

Two-stroke junkies tune in! Witness the first time this incredible CR500-based 2l V4 ever fired up, before proceeding to bark out its full 200bhp in front of its delighted engineers, in this exclusive...

CB1000R owners visit MCN HQ

CB1000R owners visit MCN HQ

MCN and HondaCB1000R.com arranged a ride out on 17th of April.  The users of HondaCB1000R.com came in to meet the staff at MCN and to have a chat about...

Poll: Would you ride an electric bike?

Poll: Would you ride an electric bike?

MCN wants to find out what British bikers think about the issues facing motorcycling today. That's why from now on we'll be running weekly polls to gather your opinions on all aspects of...

Cars racing in city centres?

Yesterday i was walking down Deansgate in Manchester around midday and saw a BMW M3 convertible and the similar offering from Mercedes racing down the road, side by side! 30mph limit, one of the busiest pedestrian roads in Manc and they were doing way over 50mph (very conservative estimate) and weaving between traffic undertaking and overtaking. No speed cameras or police in the middle of town...

What's on: April 22-28

What's on: April 22-28

Our What’s On listings now show events by their date, making them easier to find. Click the links below to choose the listing for your area and find out what events are on near you this week. If you...

New MCN April 22: BMW S1000RR tech secrets revealed

New MCN April 22: BMW S1000RR tech secrets revealed

In this week's edition of MCN, we reveal the hich-tech secrets of the new BMW S1000RR. The sporty BMW is the firm's most advanced bike yet and experts reveal the bike uses the same technology as used...

Kawasaki surprise with new VN900 Light Tourer

Kawasaki surprise with new VN900 Light Tourer

Kawasaki has announced a surprise fourth new bike at the European launch of the VN1700. The VN900 Light Tourer adds a screen, passenger back rest, spot lights and saddlebags to extend the range of...

Suzi Perry to MCN readers: ‘Thanks, and I hated watching Qatar on the TV!’

Suzi Perry to MCN readers: ‘Thanks, and I hated watching Qatar on the TV!’

Brave Suzi Perry says she’s been uplifted by messages of support she’s received from MCN readers and can’t wait to get back to pacing pitlane on our behalf. The BBC television MotoGP...

Akrapovic exhausts for new Suzuki GSX-R1000

Akrapovic exhausts for new Suzuki GSX-R1000

If you’ve bought, or are on the verge of buying, a 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and are hankering for some new pipe work then Akrapovic has four different exhaust slip-ons that will be available later this...

Lord Brocket rides for charity

Lord Brocket rides for charity

Lord Brocket is setting off on a 9-500-mile trip around the perimeter of the Mediterranean to raise money for charity. He will be accompanied by a group of seven other motorcycle adventurers...

Billy Joel’s café-racer Royal Enfield

Billy Joel’s café-racer Royal Enfield

This is the custom-build café racer Royal Enfield built for legendary musician Billy Joel. Built by Royal Enfield’s US importer, the drum-braked Bullet 500 based-machine features a 1960’s style...

More DVLA problems

I've read all the stories about DVLA and the motorcycle entitlement denial but I've got a better one...  I ride a kawasaki z750 and because of the bad weather I decided to sorn it for a couple of months. So I filled in my forms and sent 'em off. Two weeks later I decided I couldn't do without my trusty bike, so on the 15th of march I went to tax it, expecting the...

Won't be long boy!

Won't be long boy!

My little 'un on me sv thou... won't be long boy!

MCN in Moscow

MCN in Moscow

Taking time out from work to read MCN in Red Square at Easter.

Ride all the bikes and make your own decision

Ride all the bikes and make your own decision

I was very shocked at the out come of the MCN 2008 600s review... being a zx6 owner you would expect me to be biased, but my only advice to people is ride all the bikes and make your own...

MCN in Cape Town

MCN in Cape Town

Our trip to cape town, south africa, 21/03/09.

Harley-Davidson Judgement days: Take a test ride and win a bike

Harley-Davidson Judgement days: Take a test ride and win a bike

Harley-Davidson is asking riders to challenge their preconceptions and try out their machines with a four-week test ride campaign in all UK dealerships. This week is focused around their...