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You Ask/You Answer: Cheap winter riding kit

I can't afford super-expensive winter riding kit, but my cheap all-weather gear leaves me soaked to my pants if I ride for more than 30 minutes in the rain. I can't afford new kit, so what works for less than £50? Are oversuits more effective than waterproofing my kit regularly? Any tips would be great. Your answer could help. The ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 28 November 2012

Poll: Should full riding kit be a legal requirement?

Helmets are currently the only item of protective clothing which must be worn while riding a motorcycle in the UK, although in some places around the globe no protective clothing is required. Is a helmet enough, or should we legally have to wear more? pollcomment

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 08 October 2012

Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four• 97bhp / 80lbft• Twin Ohlins shocks• Black 4-2-1 exhaust• Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built scene, and given their ancient XJR1300 a thorough makeover for 2015 to capitalise on the continued hipster insurgence. Just a couple of years ago, the XJR was destined for the corner marked ‘discontinued’, but just like it’s air-cooled 1251cc lump, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 29 September 2014

Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being squeezed out by the even-faster Z1 in ’73. But by then the H2 had cemented its place in folklore. In those pre-political correctness days, Kawasaki’s press release trumpeted: ‘The Kawasaki 750 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 14 August 2014

Top 5 riding boots for adventurers

The adventure bike boom that’s been roaring for the last decade has introduced a wider audience to the joys of clasp boot fasteners. Just as bikes have crossed over from the dirt arena to the road world, so has the kit and now chunky-soled waterproof boots that do up with clips and straps are as common and toesliders, zips and ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 04 July 2014

Win a Triumph Explorer 1200 with MCN

To celebrate the new-look MCN, we have a brand new Triumph Explorer 1200 to give away, worth £11,149. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the Explorer is enter here. If your entry is picked at random on May 3 then you have 28 days to pick up a new Explorer from your local ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 16 April 2012

Video: Club MSV first trackday guide

The idea of riding on track is an appealing one, with the rare chance to explore the potential of your bike on the same stretches of tarmac fought on by racing legends, but tackling your first track day can seem daunting. In our guide to your first ever trackday we head to a Club MSV day at Brands Hatch, where ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 07 October 2011

What Bike? Adventure bike special free with MCN

What Bike? Adventure bike special is free with this week's MCN (5 October), on sale now. The 46-page magazine is packed with great value Adventure bike used buys from £1850 to £13,000, with the pick of adventure sports bikes, all-rounders, middleweights, all-terrain machines, learners bikes and budget adventure bikes reviewed. Essential adventure kit for all budgets is examined, plus 162 key new bikes are ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 05 October 2011

Video: Revolution ready to launch!

This year's Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show is in the final stages of preparation, and the stars are ready for four days of fantastic motorcycle entertainment. On top of all the world's top bikes and kit of 2011, an array of guest racers including: Kevin Schwantz, Freddie Spencer, Randy Mamola, John McGuinness, Dougie Lampkin and Neil Hodgson are at the venue already ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 02 February 2011

BMW Park Lane joins the race to Dakar

BMW Park Lane has branched out from just road racing and is now sponsoring Si Pavey in his race to Dakar. In a dramatic turn of events, a freak incident almost put the Dakar campaign on hold as Simon cart-wheeled the G450 X Rallye just days before the bike was due to ship to South America.   Simon was using his ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 17 December 2010


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