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I was also issued with an ASBO

I was also issued with an ASBO

A similar thing happened to me in July 2007 when I was travelling through a village in North Wales called Pentrefoellas very close to a acccident blackspot called Padog Bends. I was travelling through...

Suzuki auctions GSX-R1000 for Riders for Health charity

Suzuki auctions GSX-R1000 for Riders for Health charity

Suzuki is auctioning off a Rizla replica Suzuki GSX-R1000 with the cash raised being split between Riders for Health and Wings for Life – a charity that helps research healing paraplegia. The eBay...

Mark Barron's R1

Mark Barron's R1

Mark Barron's '04 Yamaha R1. Set-up by Dyno Centre in Malton showing 169bhp at the wheel. Sensible mods and subtle paint too. See lads, it does look clean sometimes!

Video: Ducati test rider laps Donington on a Desmosedici

Video: Ducati test rider laps Donington on a Desmosedici

Watch the clip to catch a glimpse of Ducati test rider Guareschi lapping Donington Park on a standard Desmosedici RR road bike at the Ducati Desmo day. He did it in 1 minute 41, about 10 seconds...

Bikes on TV: July 1-7

Bikes on TV: July 1-7

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...

Grease Monkey to do away with grime

Grease Monkey to do away with grime

OzKleen’s new, environmentally-friendly, Grease Monkey bike cleaner is claimed to be completely revolutionary and will effortlessly cut through the grease and grime on your bike. Suitable for both...

New MCN July 1: Honda V4 in action!

New MCN July 1: Honda V4 in action!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale July 1, we reveal spy shots of the Honda V4 in action and host an expert technical analysis of the new machine. Plus insiders tell MCN about Honda's other plans...

Learners could lose right to ride alone

Learners could lose right to ride alone

Learner motorcyclists face losing the right to ride unaccompanied under Government plans, according to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). Plans to scrap the right are likely to be revealed...

Ducati Desmosedici Day gets underway

Ducati Desmosedici Day gets underway

Sixty Ducati Desmosedici RRs have just lined up in pit lane at Donington Park for the Ducati Desmosedici RR Day. Video: Ducati test rider laps Donington on a Desmosedici MCN editor Marc Potter will...

Back into biking

Back into biking

I am just back to bikes after 9 years away, ordered a new triumph triple, only to find out that I'm no longer a license holder and must pay and retake test OUCH!! Too eager to get back on a bike, so...

Loud pipes.

I had a bike with an aftermarket loud pipe and found car drivers treated me the same as they do now, even though I now use a bike with the standard factory exhaust. There's no difference in how I am treated on the road or in the way car drivers see me. The only difference is the way I am perceived by the people who matter (the police and the people who may complain about my noise) I ride a 4...

BMW GS1250 R

BMW GS1250 R

Totally new but with evolution and not revolution. The new Queen of the Enduro Tourer will be the legitimate heir of the GS. More powerful, lighter new GS has a all new distribution of weight and...

Video: Onboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000 with John Reynolds

Video: Onboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000 with John Reynolds

The new Suzuki GSX-R1000 Guintoli rep features a dream machine paint job, Akrapovic cans and a Power Commander V for just £1149 more than the standard bike. Watch the video to go...

Buy stunning Donington race photos

Buy stunning Donington race photos

See something at the weekend’s WSB round and wish you’d had your camera? Want a picture of your favourite racer from Donington? Race photographers Double Red now have shots from the weekend’s race...

Haslam story in paperback

Haslam story in paperback

Rocket Men, the story of the Haslam racing dynasty, is published in paperback on July 30. Here’s the full blurb… Compare and buy motorcycle books 'Rocket' Ron Haslam started racing on the...

New MotoGP book out this month

New MotoGP book out this month

Rick Broadbent’s Ring of Fire is published in paperback on July 16. It’s the story of the whole MotoGP era. Here’s what the publishers have to say about it… Compare and buy motorcycle books Ring of...

Skidmarx launch new range of crash protectors

Skidmarx launch new range of crash protectors

RD Moto crash protectors will be available to UK riders exclusively through Skidmarx. Engineered in the Czech Republic, RD Moto produce fittings for both road and track bikes; the road versions are...

Dont judge a book by its cover.

Dont judge a book by its cover.

I wanted to tell you about my recent experience when buying a bike. Im a 24 and obviously look like I cant afford a motorbike despite the fact im a company director. I have been disappointed by the...

Brembo get TÜV/ABE certification

Brembo get TÜV/ABE certification

Brembo has obtained ABE homologation for its whole range of High Performance products for motorbikes, issued by the German Federal Authority for Road Transport on the certification of TÜV of...

Bike confiscated for filtering

Bike confiscated for filtering

An MCN reader has told how police gave him a warning under anti-social behaviour laws for filtering - and confiscated his bike the second time round. Reginald Austin, 45, from Liverpool, says he was...

Rider casualties plummet

Rider casualties plummet

Nearly 100 fewer motorcyclists were killed in 2008 than the year before, latest government figures show. Rider deaths fell 16% in a year from 588 in 2007 to 493 last year. In casualty reduction terms...

BMW S1000RR makes public debut at Donington WSB

BMW S1000RR makes public debut at Donington WSB

WSB fans are the first British bikers to get up close and personal with the new BMW S1000RR. The new 193bhp in-line four powered machine is not due in dealerships until December. WSB fans are being...

Donington Planning Permission rubber stamped

Donington Planning Permission rubber stamped

Donington Park hosts has overcome another hurdle in its bid to host the 2010 Formula One Grand Prix. Circuit boss Simon Gillett and landowner Tom Wheatcroft have signed a Section 106 Agreement –...

MCN to test new Shoei XR1100

MCN to test new Shoei XR1100

MCN is heading out to sunny Spain next week to test this, the all new Shoei XR1100 due to replace the hugely successful XR1000 helmet for 2010. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets As you can see from...

Cool new Steve McQueen t-shirt

Cool new Steve McQueen t-shirt

Summer is here (believe it or not), so it’s a perfect time to get a cool retro biking t-shirt. So how about this new McQueen job? Available from Grand Prix Legends, it features the iconic image of the...

Ped Baker's blog: The Tinkerer

Ped Baker's blog: The Tinkerer

Welcome to my blog. I’m the deputy editor of Motor Cycle News, fan of just about everything on two wheels and hopeless tinkerer. I own five bikes: Triumph X75 Hurricane Ducati 748SPS 1962 Vespa...

Cool new Steve McQueen tee

Cool new Steve McQueen tee

Summer is here (believe it or not), so it’s a perfect time to get a cool retro biking t-shirt. So how about this new McQueen job? Available from Grand Prix Legends, it features the iconic image of the...

Eve engrossed in MCN, already!

Eve engrossed in MCN, already!

17 month old Eve, already an avid MCN fan

5 no-nonsense 500cc commuters

5 no-nonsense 500cc commuters

There's a reason why training schools across the country, couriers and commuters use 500cc parallel twins - they're cheap, easy to ride and they run forever. It's biking at it's most...

Forcefield ‘Loan Protection’ at Infinity Motorcycles

Forcefield ‘Loan Protection’ at Infinity Motorcycles

Infinity Motorcycles are so confident that you’ll love the comfort and security provided by Forcefield Performance Pro L2 back protectors, that they have launched a revolutionary new scheme. “Put...

Moto Guzzi - fix your parts problem

Instead of trying to increase their model range Moto Guzzi should resolve their chronic parts supply issue. I'm aware of 3 dealers who have now given up the Moto Guzzi franchise, saying they cannot carry on as it's hurting their relations with customers. Having been dead keen on the Norge, (it's a beauty) I have now started looking for an alternative

Perfect accessory for wet breakdowns

Perfect accessory for wet breakdowns

Overboard's new 100% Waterproof Small Aqua Phone Case could be just what you need when you're stranded in the pouring rain at the roadside. The makers say you can still make and take phone calls when...

Women’s summer jackets from BLH

Women’s summer jackets from BLH

BLH has introduced two new ladies summer jackets, designed to keep you cool whilst riding but without losing any of the safety features of a good quality motorcycle garment.   Both are...

Plug-and-play traction control for £800

Plug-and-play traction control for £800

Bazzaz Performance’s Z-Fi Traction Control system is designed for current Japanese supersport and superbikes and has been developed by Ammar Bazzaz, who helped Aussie Mat Mladin to his first three AMA...

New Bering Lady Aero jacket

New Bering Lady Aero jacket

This is the new Lady Aero jacket from Bering – a riding garment designed for our British summer. It’s an evolution of the Lady Sunrise jacket with one major focus – ventilation. The front panels and...

Calling all Vespa lovers

Calling all Vespa lovers

Vespa: An Illustrated History, first published in 1993, has just been reissued, and now includes colour photographs. This appealingly quirky book captures the personality, individuality and style of...