2013

If helmets weren’t compulsory would you still wear one?

Despite studies showing time and time again that helmets save lives, there is still a strong lobby, especially in the USA, who argue that the decision to wear one should be left to the rider and not imposed by law. Indeed, some states have repealed their mandatory helmet laws as recently as this year, with Michigan making helmets optional in April, to considerable public outcry. In the UK,...

Bikers recognised in New Years Honours List

Bikers recognised in New Years Honours List

Motorcycle dealer and long time backer of motorcycle racing Colin Appleyard is one of four people from the motorcycle world honoured by the Queen in the New Year's Honours list. Appleyard has been...

New MCN January 2: Biking's Endangered Species

New MCN January 2: Biking's Endangered Species

In this week's MCN, out January 2, we look back on the air-cooled bikes of yesteryear, as the death knell for them finally begins to ring. We have an exclusive interview with Kevin Schwantz where the...