2012

A bit cold but a great Revolution show

A bit cold but a great Revolution show

It was definitely a chilly ride to The Ace Cafe from Maidstone at 7.30am so a few mugs of tea were required! The ride out with Ross Noble and Adrian Chiles was fun, topped off with meeting Randy...

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show: Babe gallery

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show: Babe gallery

The 2012 Carole Nash MCN Motorcycles Show is underway at ExCel, London. As well as all the newest 2012 bikes on show and the bargains to be had on kit, there are also plenty of promo girls at the...

My Marco tribute

My Marco tribute

Here's my tribute to Marco Simoncelli - he will always be with me.

Great time at the MCN Show

Great time at the MCN Show

We had a blast at the MCN Show on Thursday and it was great to meet John McGuinness. Thanks guys, you did a great job.

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show: Revolution gallery

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show: Revolution gallery

The 2012 Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show is underway at ExCel, London and as well as some of the hottest new bikes on show, there's also the amazing Revolution stunt show. John McGuinness, Neil...

Biking stars flock to Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Biking stars flock to Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show has attracted a host of racing and biking celebrities on both of the first two days of the show at London’s Excel with many more scheduled for the rest of...

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show: Victory Judge and Cross Roads Classic LE unveiled

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show: Victory Judge and Cross Roads Classic LE unveiled

American firm Victory has unveiled two new models at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show as they make a European first appearance. The bikes have been unveiled on the Victory stand at the show...

Destination dealer: Colchester Kawasaki

Destination dealer: Colchester Kawasaki

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Motorcycles Direct, the group name for Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles and Lids Direct has now taken over ownership of Colchester Kawasaki. This makes the ever-expanding Motorcycles...

New KTM Super Duke 1290 spied

New KTM Super Duke 1290 spied

KTM's all-new 1290cc V-twin Super Duke has been spotted strapped onto a trailer in Tenerife as the prototype machine undergoes endurance testing before its launch later this year. It is clear from the...

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - What a year!

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - What a year!

That’s it. Time to send my Multistrada 1200S back. And I’ve never been sadder to see a bike go. It fits into my life perfectly and that’s saying something as I’ve owned, run and tested just about...

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale - Life's more fun naked

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale - Life's more fun naked

It's been an amazing year with a bike that managed to combine a muscular engine with fantastic styling and almost daily use, including commuting and lovely trips on some amazing British roads. The...

KTM Freeride 350 first ride

KTM Freeride 350 first ride

KTM is at it again - attempting to redefine the bikes we ride. The Freeride 350 is the latest example, featuring the Austrian off-road experts' latest 350EXC-F enduro engine set in a compact...

Husqvarna Baja concept set for production

Husqvarna Baja concept set for production

Husqvarna has shown this Baja concept bike which is almost certainly tipped for production within the next year - much like the similar Moab concept bike shown last November. The Baja uses the 650cc...

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show is go!

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show is go!

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show has kicked off in Excel, London this morning with thousands of visitors flocking to see the hottest new bikes of 2012, watch British racing legends go head-to-head...

Triumph Speed Triple R: The harder you ride, the better it gets

Triumph Speed Triple R: The harder you ride, the better it gets

Triumph has added a dynamic new dimension to the hugely popular Speed Triple by giving it the 'R' treatment. For an extra £2500 over the standard version (£8799), which was released (and heavily...

New Harley-Davidson 72 and Softail Slim unveiled

New Harley-Davidson 72 and Softail Slim unveiled

Say hello to Harley-Davidson’s brand new ‘Seventy-Two’ and Softail Slim – its two major new model releases for 2012. The XL1200V Seventy Two is based on the 1200 Sportster and inspired by the...

Tribute tattoo

Tribute tattoo

This is my tribute to two supermen of MotoGP. One will sadly be missed - let's hope 2012 will be a good season. Many thanks to the lads at Skin Deep, Bristol.

Mismatched tyres ‘could have caused fatal smash’

Mismatched tyres ‘could have caused fatal smash’

A motorist who span across the road killing a biker could not be tried for careless driving because her tyres were mismatched, according to the Crown Prosecution Service.  The CPS says there was...

Get On at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Get On at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

If you're heading to the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show this weekend with a non-biking mate, then be sure to stop by the Get On stand and get your friend some free coaching. The aim of the Get On...

Ian Hutchinson feared to have broken leg again

Ian Hutchinson feared to have broken leg again

UPDATE 09:56am, 02/02/2012: It has been confirmed that Hutchinson has indeed broken his leg – both his tibia and fibula have been fractured and the damaged left leg has been externally fixated (ie put...

February 1 Bikes on the Box

February 1 Bikes on the Box

KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

Kawasaki Bristol step in to help

I have been riding a 2006 Kawasaki ZZR1400 for nearly 5 years and I am still in love with the bike, so when Kawasaki announced the new one was coming I knew I had to have one. I ordered a new bike from George White on October 14, 2011. I was on holiday when the news came through about the company and I was gutted. The new bike was not only a pat on my back for a successful...

MCN Golden Bike winner takes delivery of new bike

MCN Golden Bike winner takes delivery of new bike

Our congratulations go to MCN Golden Bike winner Joe Wright who recently used his £1000 prize against a used ZX-9R. Joe, pictured alongside Triumph Wolverhampton salesman David Price, won the...

Hollyoaks star launches Bennetts babe search

Hollyoaks star launches Bennetts babe search

Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter, who’s also fresh out of the BBC’s Dancing on Ice is the face of the 2012 search for the Bennetts Babes Squad The bike insurance specialists is looking for a new set of...

Speeding fines set to rise to £100

Speeding fines set to rise to £100

Fines for speeding could rise from £60 to £100 under plans announced by Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke. The fixed penalty speeding fine could rise by nearly 70% to fund compensation for victims of...

Big bike trip - South Africa to China

We are riding KTM 990 Adventure motorcycles from South Africa to China and in the process raising funds for Autism Research Trust. Fanny, a former professional beach volleyball player, is the first Chinese woman to undertake such an adventure and has only 12 months riding experience under her belt. She has now successfully ridden 22,000km across Africa and has gained a local following in China of...

New MCN February 1: Triumph Speed Triple R tested

New MCN February 1: Triumph Speed Triple R tested

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday February 1, we test the new Triumph Speed Triple R at Jerez. The 'R' version costs £2500 more than the standard version, and for that you get Ohlins...

Macmillan Cancer ride

Macmillan Cancer ride

Myself and five friends are riding from Ollerton to Land's end, up to John O' Groats and then back to Ollerton (Notts) in 6 days. We are doing this to raise money and awareness for Macmillan...

Charley Boorman's Extreme Frontiers out now on DVD

Charley Boorman's Extreme Frontiers out now on DVD

ADVERTISING PROMOTION He's ridden through Africa in the award winning series 'Long Way Down'. braved the wilds of the North on his 20,000 miles 'Long Way Round' adventure and now Charley Boorman,...

Legendary design chief leaves BMW

Legendary design chief leaves BMW

BMW design chief David Robb has left the company after a disagreement with a colleague. BMW sources confirmed today that the man credited with transforming the firm had gone. BMW design has gone from...

How thousands of motorcyclists could be unwittingly uninsured

How thousands of motorcyclists could be unwittingly uninsured

Thousands of motorcyclists could be unwittingly riding without insurance because of confusion over what constitutes a full licence. Many riders tell their insurance company they have had a full...

Petition to scrap new bike licence rules

Petition to scrap new bike licence rules

A petition is calling on the Government to scrap planned changes to the motorcycle licence regime. All under-19s are to be limited to 125s and the minimum age for Direct Access raised to 24 under new...

Video: MCN's Yamaha SR500 cafe racer project running

Video: MCN's Yamaha SR500 cafe racer project running

MCN designer Simon Relph bought this rust bucket 1979 Yamaha SR500 at the beginning of the year for just £50 with the aim of turning the bike in to a cool cafe racer. Now, after plenty of...

Lucky chap!

Lucky chap!

My gorgeous other half Susie on her old SV650, and me on my VFR800 Anniversary during last year's Durham Bikewise Easter Egg Run. Looking forward to getting Susie's new ER6-F out for this years...

New KTM Adventure spied on test

New KTM Adventure spied on test

This is the all-new KTM Adventure with a 1290cc V-twin engine which is expected to produce around 130bhp - 25bhp more than its arch-rival, the BMW R1200GS. The bike was spotted while undergoing road...

Deposits on bikes in doubt after George White folds

Deposits on bikes in doubt after George White folds

Britain’s biggest motorcycle dealer could default on dozens of deposits placed on new bikes after going into administration. A source at a major bike manufacturer warned George White Motors was...