June

Cat and Fiddle camera delay “due to snow” not cock-up

Cat and Fiddle camera delay “due to snow” not cock-up

Camera bosses have blamed a 12-week delay in switching on a network of new bike-catching speed traps on bad weather – in January. They say it has nothing to do with a cock-up exposed by MCN which...

Bradley Ray's two wins at Silverstone

Bradley Ray's two wins at Silverstone

Brad Ray impressed at this weekends British Moto GP with two wins in the Metrakit 125cc Pre GP series, sponsored by FAB Racing. Brad - the youngest on the grid at just 13 - also set the...

Day of Champions?

We had all been looking forward to this year's Day of Champions ride in - to be amongst the first to actually ride the new GP track - what a joy! We always use the day to kick start our GP weekend. Everything seemed so much better this year - better organisation of the ride in, better laps of the track, the entertainment was better. Imagine our disappointment when it came time for the...

Ducati Streetfighter - full review

Ducati Streetfighter - full review

The Ducati Streetfighter has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.              ...

Parking demo transforms M25

Parking demo transforms M25

A mile-and-a-half stretch of the M25 became a car-free zone on Saturday as nearly 2000 riders demonstrated over London motorcycle parking charges. The demo did a complete 117-mile circuit of the...

Yamaha and Rossi fans wish The Doctor a speedy recovery at Silverstone

Yamaha and Rossi fans wish The Doctor a speedy recovery at Silverstone

At the British GP last weekend at Silverstone, the Yamaha Motor UK stand and gaggle of Valentino Rossi fans took the opportunity to wish the Italian rider a speedy recovery after his crash at...

London the Long Way Round success

London the Long Way Round was a huge success! Thousands of riders all united against Westminster Council. Next up is the High Court Case on Thursday 24th June 2010, this is a very big day for the campaign and all its supporters, their hard work, their passion and their pure determination to stand up for their riders' rights. To watch more videos and see more photos from the lap of the M25 check...

New Vespa GTV Via Montenapoleone revealed

New Vespa GTV Via Montenapoleone revealed

Vespa have released details of their new limited edition GTV Via Montenapoleone - the latest Vespa scooter to use their 278cc liquid-cooled motor. 50s-inspired styling touches include a...

New iPhone app detects speed cameras

New iPhone app detects speed cameras

A new application for the iPhone, CamerAlert, is a self-contained camera warning system that uses data from the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database. It provides both audible and visual warnings...

Video: Kawasaki reveals teaser of new ZX-10R

Video: Kawasaki reveals teaser of new ZX-10R

This video of the next Kawasaki ZX-10R has just been released by the Japanese firm as it attempts to get both the road and racing bikes on top of the 1000cc class. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for...

Spencer and Lucchinelli at Silverstone

Spencer and Lucchinelli at Silverstone

The good old days - it's shame the negatives are damaged, but here are a couple of pics of two former 500cc champions, Marco Lucchinelli and Freddie Spencer at Silverstone. Anyone remember the year?

RoSPA RideSafe days in North Notts

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents are holding  ‘RideSafe’ motorcycling events at the new Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre just north of Retford from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. It is subsidised by Nottinghamshire County Council through the Notts Motorcycle Forum, and costs just £49 for a day’s training and riding. Dates available 31st July 28th August 25th September 9th October All...

Do you believe in the motorcycle fairies?

The fairies attempt to clean rust off a bike with a magic potion of theirs - Coca Cola and aluminium foil. But it all goes wrong.

The engineering behind crash protection

Although not the most exciting video in the world (you have been warned!), if you're the sort of person who likes to hear about engineering and see things being laser-cut and TIG-welded, you might like this interview with the founder of Seattle's Altrider, a firm that makes aftermarket protection for adventure bikes. More info: www.altrider.com

Cameras to no longer be used as ‘cash-cow’

Cameras to no longer be used as ‘cash-cow’

New Transport Minister Mike Penning has told MPs that the government will stop handing millions of pounds in grants to local authorities for new speed cameras. The number of speed cameras has trebled...

Red Torpedo launch McGuinness T-shirts!

Red Torpedo launch McGuinness T-shirts!

He might have had a shocker at this year's TT, but John McGuinness deserves maximum respect as the undisputed King of the Mountain. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing Give him the love he deserves by...

Poll: Is the auto gearbox VFR1200 the future?

Poll: Is the auto gearbox VFR1200 the future?

Honda’s radical new automatic transmission VFR1200F DCT has already impressed in isolation – but how good is it back-to-back with the conventional version? In next week's MCN we're going to find out.

Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 10,000 motorcycles for sale.     ...

MCN/Riders for Health rideout kicks off British MotoGP weekend

MCN/Riders for Health rideout kicks off British MotoGP weekend

The first British MotoGP round to be held at the new-look Silverstone circuit kicked off with the Rider's for Health Day of Champions, which begun with a mass rideout from MCN's offices to the...

£17,000 Yamaha FZ1 Abarth replica

£17,000 Yamaha FZ1 Abarth replica

Take a second glance. This is no standard Yamaha FZ1. Instead, at a cost of over £17,000, it’s a painstaking replica (apart from the paint job, obviously) of the exquisite, fully racer-ised ‘Abarth...

Win a Kiddimoto at the British MotoGP

Win a Kiddimoto at the British MotoGP

Kiddimoto will be hosting a track of a different kind at this year's British GP for 2-6 year old children to take to two wheels onboard the latest Kiddimoto wooden balance bikes. The 100% Hodgson and...

Win cool head-to-toe riding kit!

Win cool head-to-toe riding kit!

By buying a ticket for London-based cool kit Mecca Urban Rider's charity raffle, you could win head-to-toe riding kit. There are two draws – one for motorcycle clobber, the other for scooter kit.

Kawasaki leads deals frenzy

Kawasaki leads deals frenzy

Another flurry of deals has hit showrooms with £1000s of free kit, generous trade-ins and 0% finance among offers now being dangled to lure back buyers following the economic downturn. Find a...

3 tasty NCR Ducati specials

3 tasty NCR Ducati specials

Bolognia-based titanium experts NCR have recently revealed their M16 special - a Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP replica tuned and lavished with carbon-fibre and titanium to reduce weight to an...

TT Harry at 13 weeks

TT Harry at 13 weeks

Thought you might appreciate this pic of our 13 week old great-grandson Harry posing in his TT goodie. Catch 'em young I say

Kawasaki D-Tracker - full review

Kawasaki D-Tracker - full review

The Kawasaki D-Tracker 125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.          ...

Honda VT750S in dealers now

Honda VT750S in dealers now

The Honda VT750S is now available from Honda motorcycle dealerships across the UK, priced at £5,845 OTR.   Powering the new VT750S is a liquid-cooled, 745cc V-twin but for a classic...

Un-marked Police bikes in Kent

Police riders are patrolling main biking routes in Kent and East Sussex on un-marked sportsbikes and deliberately encouraging riders to speed before pulling them over. This is not new news but last Sunday, 13th June Police riders stooped to a new low! They were out cruising around and (seemingly) innocently joining in with riding groups. Unsuspecting bikers where then caught on video speeding...

New BMW K1600LT spy shot

New BMW K1600LT spy shot

This is the first picture showing BMW’s new six-cylinder K1600LT luxury tourer, due on sale next year. The new machine uses the forward-canted engine shown in the BMW Concept 6 show at the Milan...

New Piaggio X7 Evo revealed

New Piaggio X7 Evo revealed

Piaggio have released details on the new X7 Evo - a mid-sized scooter that they claim combines the agility of a small scooter with the stability and protection of a maxi scooter. Find a...

Video: Honda Goldwing review

Video: Honda Goldwing review

MCN editor Marc Potter has spent a week riding the latest Honda Goldwing and he's loved every minute of it.        Find a Honda Goldwing for...

Video: Bennetts Babes at it again

Video: Bennetts Babes at it again

The Bennetts Babes will continue to get face-to-face with the biking community this summer with trade stands at The Farmyard Party and at the Silverstone MotoGP.    Their summer...

New iPhone handlebar dock

New iPhone handlebar dock

4Lock, a nifty multipurpose iPhone dock, has been made available for use on motorcycles. Created by Italian firm Evotek Engineering, the 4Lock has a nicely designed handlebar mounting, with a...

Cater more to motorcyclists to reap financial benefit, say MCIA

Cater more to motorcyclists to reap financial benefit, say MCIA

The Motorcycle Industry Association believe more focus should be given to motorcycling with regard to the UK tourism industry, after a survey carried out by GHK revealed motorcycle-related tourism...

London bus lane trial extended

London bus lane trial extended

A trial of motorcycles in London bus lanes is to be extended, Boris Johnson announced today. The Mayor of London said: “The chaos that was predicted by some doomsayers has clearly not...

‘Vintage’ BMW has 110bhp!

‘Vintage’ BMW has 110bhp!

Take a second glance – this ‘vintage’ BMW is actually nothing of the sort. Based around the modern powertrain from the BMW R1200GS, it’s a one-off special built by one of France’s leading BMW dealers...