March

Win an R6 signed by the big names in rock

Win an R6 signed by the big names in rock

Mad about music? Crazy about motorcycles? Fancy a piece of rock and roll history? View the Kerrang R6 auction Place the highest bid for a fabulous 2008 Yamaha R6 signed by some of the world’s top...

Tired old knacker

Tired old knacker

My mate Pete, who fell asleep while doing a job on my son Alex's ped!

Tiger woes in NZ

On August the 31st last year I took my 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050, done 29,000ks, to my Triumph dealer to investigate a rather loud metalic knock in the motor upon cold start, which started at around 20k miles. To cut a very long story short, the three pistons and liners had deep scores in them and were replaced. I was told that a crook batch of pistons and liners had made their way to the...

1950s boat becomes bike trailer

1950s boat becomes bike trailer

We at GSS Motorcycle Carriers and Recovery are quite particular when it comes to our Motorcycle Transport, we run a Independent Motorcycle Carrier Service, so when I first saw the “boat” my heart sank...

Driver banned for slow driving

Driver banned after driving at 10mph, in a 50&  60mph area. His eyesight was so bad he could only read a number plate from 3 meters away: 83-year-old banned after driving at 10mph  

Have you seen this Benelli TNT?

Have you seen this Benelli TNT?

MCN readers are being asked to help track down a murderer by reporting any sightings of this Benelli TNT 1130 to the police. The red and black 900cc TNT, registration LJ04 WLD, was used in a double...

Damned United star admits 'I claimed to be Bazza's nephew'

Damned United star admits 'I claimed to be Bazza's nephew'

The star of footballing flick The Damned United, actor Michael Sheen, has admitted that, when at school, he lied to friends that biking superstar Barry Sheene was his uncle. Sheen, who plays Brian...

Blog: Kerrang's Luke Wilkins on bikes part 2

Blog: Kerrang's Luke Wilkins on bikes part 2

Motorbike: Yamaha FZ-1 CC: 1000 Miles: 250ish Fun Level: Uber Wow wow wow wow wow wow!!! Is that an excitable enough start for you?? I knew when I started these diaries, I would a. have a lot of fun...

Busy schedule for Ducati tester

Busy schedule for Ducati tester

Ducati test rider Vito Guareschi has barely had a chance to sit still for the past two weeks as he has gone from road bike launch to race bike testing and even rode from one track to another on the...

KTM puts 50% of workforce on part-time work

KTM puts 50% of workforce on part-time work

KTM is putting nearly half of its workforce on part-time work from May until August, effectively losing two months of motorcycle production. The cut in hours will affect a wide range of staff from...

Interview: Jodie Marsh talks bikes

Interview: Jodie Marsh talks bikes

TV celebrity Jodie Marsh speaks out in an exclusive interview about bikes, knee-down with Ron Haslam and the Harley way of life. Jodie took part in an MCN cruiser road test this week when the Yamaha...

Roland Sands Fireblade worth '$1 million'

In a new on-line interview Roland Sands claims the stunning 2008 Honda Fireblade special, built for charity, is worth $1 million. See the video here Sand’s made the claim in a video released to promote the bike, which is being raffled for an American children’s cancer charity. He talks viewers through the bike’s one off parts, including new RSD Mission wheels, Vortex brake levers and a Hot...

Hotel for bikers open in USA

Hotel for bikers open in USA

A new luxury boutique hotel has been officially launched…for bikers! The Iron Horse Hotel, in Milwaukee, USA, offers all the usual amenities associated with a high end hotel along with special...

Stealing Speed: The Biggest Spy Scandal in Motorsport history

Stealing Speed: The Biggest Spy Scandal in Motorsport history

Famed motorcycle writer Mat Oxley’s new book is enough to rival John Le Carre for intrigue. And the best thing about it is it’s all true! Stealing Speed is out now, priced £17.99 from all good...

Poll: How excited are you about the new Aprilia RSV4?

Poll: How excited are you about the new Aprilia RSV4?

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 biking. ...

Oxford launch R9 Sports boots

Oxford launch R9 Sports boots

Oxford have launched the waterproof R9 Sports boots which cost £99.99. The R9's use Hipora breathable waterporrfing technology and carry the oxford bone dry label. The full lenght zipper also has a...

Design your own Rossi lid site goes live

Design your own Rossi lid site goes live

As exclusively revealed to you by MCN over a month ago, Dainese and AGV has launched the website where you can design and buy your own Rossi-style lid. Compare and buy motorcycle products Using the...

New MCN April 1: Ducati Streetfighter World first test

New MCN April 1: Ducati Streetfighter World first test

In this week's edition of Motorcycle News we bring you the World's first test of the 155bhp naked Ducati Streetfighter. The Streetfighter has 155bhp and traction control, but is it good enough to...

"You're never doing this track on supercorsas are you!"

"You're never doing this track on supercorsas are you!"

Having been trail riding as well as doing some country lane work over the winter its funny we are now meeting some lads on proper trailies. Its great to see their faces when we roll up through the...

Pirelli launch limited edition BSB tyre for the road

Pirelli launch limited edition BSB tyre for the road

To celebrate going into its second year as sole tyre provider for the British Superbike Championship, Pirelli has launched a limited edition tyre celebrating the tie-in with the domestic racing...

Poll: Which bike is the world's best all-rounder?

Poll: Which bike is the world's best all-rounder?

The world's best all-rounder motorcycle is identified once and for all in the April 8 issue of MCN. What do you think will win and why? Let us know by voting in our poll and commenting on this...

Video: Walker Ecosse dakar truck tour

Video: Walker Ecosse dakar truck tour

The guys from the Walker Ecosse rally team take us on a tour of their Dakar truck. Video: Simon Pavey's Dakar bike Stuart Walker, team Co-Ordinator, and rider Simon Pavey were displaying their...

Motorcycle parking at supermarkets

Have you tried to find a designated parking bay at your local hypermarket or supermarket? Tesco/M&S Brookfield Farm Cheshunt have undertaken a massive refit recently but no designated parking bays. I raised this with customer services during construction and again three times, Twice they gave me a ref no, but to date no response. But they now are putting parking tickets on illegally parked...

Piaggio top cases for scooters

Piaggio top cases for scooters

Piaggio is launching a range of tailor made top cases for their bikes. The top cases are made from injection moulded plastic and have lockable lids. They range in size from...

Smash up a biker for only £150.00

Smash up a biker for only £150.00

I was outraged to hear that the driver of a car who caused my son Gareth serious injuries, got away with paying £150 for a driver awareness course and all prosecution was dropped! After talking to...

Sunday morning on your knees

Another sunny sunday and how its gone to waste, i didnt get to feel the wind at speed across my face, instead i got to polish and make my two wheels shine, suppose its not that wasted then - I got to kneel before my v4 shrine!

Fun in Essex

Fun in Essex

The second works ride out of the year, having endured a muck and crud run in feb. It was great to ride the roads of Essex in the March sun - fantastic ride out.

My son the future BSB star

My son the future BSB star

Starting my son Joshua nice and early. BSB champion beore you know it!!

Reading MCN with a nice view of everest!

Reading MCN with a nice view of everest!

Just thought I'd send a pic of me reading MCN, it was taken on a trip to everest basecamp in a place called tenboche, which is a bhuddist monastry high in the hymalayas. The top of mount everest is...

Dangerous junction in Leeds

I have never had an accident on my bike. But I have been nearly run of the road by two car drivers in the last week doing exactly the same thing. Going round the one way system in Leeds there is a split in the three lane road where the right hand lane goes straight on down a single lane road and the other to lanes go left. The lanes are clearly marked with arrows. Both times i was in the right...

Wolfhounds Western US cruise

Wolfhounds Western US cruise

Recent trip to the US San Francisco - Pacific Highway - Los Angeles -Route 66 - Las Vegas - Yosemite, undertaken by 10 of us "Wolfhounds".

Top 5 supermoto sportsbike-beaters

Top 5 supermoto sportsbike-beaters

KTM's new SMT could be the bike UK riders have been waiting for - it combines sports bike style specs and performance with the comfort and practicality of a tourer or...

The history of BMW's wonky headlights

The history of BMW's wonky headlights

New spy shots have shown that BMW’s S1000RR will continue the firm’s proud tradition of asymmetrical headlights.  The shots show that the right-hand side headlight is smaller than the left...

Video: Ducati Streetfighter first ride

Video: Ducati Streetfighter first ride

The Ducati Streetfighter is Ducati's answer to bikes like the Triumph Speed Triple and Honda CB1000R. Watch the video for Marc Potter's report from the world launch and his verdict on...

BMW S1000RR face revealed by spy shots

BMW S1000RR face revealed by spy shots

BMW’S S1000RR will have the firm’s trademark asymmetrical headlights, this new spyshot reveals. More info on the BMW S1000RR The latest picture from a German R1 forum shows a pair of partially...

The latest offers at George White's factory outlet

The latest offers at George White's factory outlet

George White have just released a new batch of special offers in their factory outlet section. Here's a few examples of some of the cracking deals Geoge White have in-store and online. Arai Astro R...