May

One word describes the new test - pathetic!

It comes as no surprise to the majority of bikers that on day one of the 'new test' two accidents occur causing injury to one learner. Why is it that in conditions that look pretty awful and wet in the picture was the swerve test even allowed to take place in the first place? More importantly, why does the DSA and government see it fit to teach learners to swerve, when i teach all day long every...

BOS exhausts for 2009 Yamaha R1

BOS exhausts for 2009 Yamaha R1

BOS exhausts have developed a slip-on set of silencers, which fit directly on the original system on the new Yamaha R1, producing not only a beautiful sound but also liberating extra power and torque...

Kawasaki ZX-10R bolt-ons from R&G

Kawasaki ZX-10R bolt-ons from R&G

British legends of protection, R&G Racing have just released details of the full range of accessories to fit the ’08-’09 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Just click on the image to the right to see the full...

Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

The Mrs trying out her very first set of bike kit!

New Test - not that bad

Following all the hype last week re the new test I made myself sick on my way to the test centre last thursday, I was a complete wreck given I hadnt had the opportunity to practice. When I got there the examiner was very good, he calmed me down and i felt a tad better. I went out into the pad and to my surprise it didnt look anywhere near as daunting as I had thought, looking at the swerve test I...

Tunnel Rip Off

I read with intrest about your man being charge 95 euro for traveling on the channel tunnel from france. Last Thursday I was charged 103 euro for myself and my bandit plus a good going over by customs. I honestly cant see the justification with this price for half an hours travel.

Weston Bike Night - Bigger and Better for 2009

Weston Bike Night - Bigger and Better for 2009

Weston Bike Night returns for 2009 bigger and better! Again this year there will be a bike of the night choosen at random throughout the evening. Last years winners included a 50cc Yamaha Jog and a...

Poll: Will Bradley Smith be Britain's next MotoGP champion?

Poll: Will Bradley Smith be Britain's next MotoGP champion?

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...

Triumph Speed Triple bolt-ons from R&G

Triumph Speed Triple bolt-ons from R&G

R&G Racing has a range of accessories (including the firm’s famed crash protection) to fit the class leading super naked Triumph Speed Triple. Just click on the image to the right to see the full...

Kawasaki Ninja 250R bolt-ons from R&G

Kawasaki Ninja 250R bolt-ons from R&G

British bolt-on firm R&G Racing has just released details of a crash protection and accessories to fit the popular Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Just click on the image to the right to see the full...

Kawasaki owners track day at Mallory Park

Kawasaki owners track day at Mallory Park

Calling all Kawasaki owners! Focused Events is running a track day for you on Thursday May 21 at Mallory Park in the East Midlands. Not only is this an opportunity to spend the day on track and meet...

Riding Ireland for charity

Riding Ireland for charity

At the end of April six guys from Ballygowan PC set out on a trip around the 4 cardinal points of Ireland to raise funds for Kiwoko Hospital Uganda.

Ducati Streetfighter bolt-ons from R&G

Ducati Streetfighter bolt-ons from R&G

British legends of protection, R&G Racing have just released details of the full range of accessories to fit the all-new Ducati Streetfighter. Just click on the image to the right to see the full...

New MCN May 6: Aprilia RSV4 on the road!

New MCN May 6: Aprilia RSV4 on the road!

The Aprilia RSV4 is put to the test on 415 miles of European tarmac in this week's MCN, on sale May 6. The trip "proved what an exceptional bike it is. But it also highlighted problems that...

Sonic Scrubber: taking the grief out of tricky cleaning

Sonic Scrubber: taking the grief out of tricky cleaning

Although primarily a car detailing tool, the makers of the Sonic Scrubber – essentially a massive electronic toothbrush for your bike – claim it has useful motorcycle applications, such as cleaning...

'Jorge Lorenzo: My Story So Far' released this month

'Jorge Lorenzo: My Story So Far' released this month

Jorge Lorenzo’s long-awaited biography ‘My Story So Far’ is out this month, published by Haynes. Here’s the blurb… 'Twenty-one may seem a young age to tell your story. In fact, it is. That is why I...

Desmosedici RR sighting

Desmosedici RR sighting

When the story broke about Ducati going into manufacture of the GP9 or Desmosedici RR as it’s stamped on the bike, I only ever thought it would be a bike I'd get to see on show stands... A bike so...

Off road on Salisbury Plain

A few of the guys from our club splashing around on Salisbury Plain - great fun and will be back there soon no doubt!

Swerve test violates health & safety

I am about to take my part 1 Motorcycle test and have been doing some reading about the hazard aviodance at 50km/h. Firstly as a 'born again biker' may I say during training I found it difficult and in six attempts did not achieve 50km (47 best). However reading a letter about the DSA accepting no liability for anyone injuring themselves left me perplexed to say the least. Section 3(1) of the...

Christmas run on beezas

Christmas run on beezas

Here are me and the lads delivering xmas presents for the hospitals for sick children all on our beezas.

Swerve Test

Well yesterday I did my first training for the new part 1 Test. Oh boy, that swerve is most unnerving. I only have a 125 bike and did the little thing have to work its balls off to get to 50 km/h in the distance given, you'd be fine on the bigger bikes but I agree with what has been written here, you are soooooo preoccupied trying to get the speed and the distance between the trap and the cones is...

Bank holiday ride

Bank holiday ride

Me and soem mates out for a ride via devils bridge on Bank holiday weekend.

MCN in the Maldives

MCN in the Maldives

This is me keeping up to date with the MCN news while in the Maldives.

Kaylans first race weekend

Kaylans first race weekend

We took oiur nephew who is 4 to Brands Hatch to start him off young!

Me and Paul Teutul from OCC

Me and Paul Teutul from OCC

Me and Paul Teutul from Orange County Choppers at the unveiling of the Steve Wyrick bike (in the background) at planet hollywood hotel, Las Vegas.

Triumph Daytona 675 SE in stock now

Triumph Daytona 675 SE in stock now

Jack Lilley Triumph has got one of the first Daytona 675 SE limited edition bikes on sale now - just a day after it's release. Only 160 of the pearl white bikes with blue frames and swingarms will be...

Jack Lilley 50th Anniversary Bonneville revealed

Jack Lilley 50th Anniversary Bonneville revealed

Triumph dealer Jack Lilley is selling this one-off Triumph Bonneville T100 to celebrate the Middlesex dealer's 50th anniversary. The fuel tank and mudguards have been chromed with black/gold...

World exclusive: BMW S1000RR road bike revealed at Jerez

World exclusive: BMW S1000RR road bike revealed at Jerez

BMW have revealed their S1000RR road bike in undisguised, finished form at the Jerez MotoGP round. The bike wased as safety bike for the MotoGP race weekend in a surprise public appearance...

Suit review: Rukka Armax suit

Suit review: Rukka Armax suit

What’s good: The quality feel. The fabric feels tough yet doesn’t restrict your movement, the zips never snag, water never gets in and it still looks good as new (as it should, for the...

Product review: Petzl Tikka Plus Head torch

Product review: Petzl Tikka Plus Head torch

What’s good: Invaluable for camping as both hands can be used for cooking, reading and, if you’re that way inclined, rolling fat ones. The three AAA batteries will keep the torch going for 150 hours...

Poppy on Daddy's bike

Poppy on Daddy's bike

Baby Poppy May Mills on Daddy's bike! (Dad is behind her holding her on!)

Stylish Barry Sheene holdall

Stylish Barry Sheene holdall

This holdall is designed and dedicated to the legendary Barry Sheene and has been produced in the same colours as Sheene’s ‘77 Suzuki. Compare and buy motorcycle products The holdall is officially...

New Test Blues

Hi, I read with interest your story regarding a rider crash on the new test. Although I may not have broken my arm (best wishes to Adam for a speedy recovery), I definitely consider myself a victim of the new test too. I took one of the last old-style tests last after a week of DAS on a 500 and unfortunately failed on the classic silly error of not cancelling an indicator, something which I never...

Newcastle to Land's End for charity

I am completing a solo motorbike ride from 25th June to 28th June charity from Newcastle to Land's End and back. The charity I'm raising funds for the Children's Heart Unit Fund which are based on Ward 23, Freeman Hospital based in Newcastle. My daughter was born with several holes in her heart, her heart valves the wrong way round and she also has 1 lung. I raised funds last year by holding a...

Official Rossi replica Yamaha R1 released

Official Rossi replica Yamaha R1 released

If this year’s crossplane crank Yamaha R1 wasn’t already tempting enough, Yamaha has now released factory MotoGP replica versions in the liveries of reigning world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi and...

Triumph release limited edition Daytona 675

Triumph release limited edition Daytona 675

This stunning limited-edition Daytona 675SE is the latest model from Triumph – with pearlescent white bodywork, blue frame, swingarm and subframe costs just £150 more than the standard bike. The...