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Supersport bikes for under £2000

MCN Staff, 23 May 2013 17:31

We've looked around to find some of the best supersport deals you can get for less than £2000... Yamaha YZF600R ThundercatYamaha’s Thundercat arrived in 1996 to replace the aging FZR600R as the firm’s supersport bike and quickly gained a large army of fans. Although it was never the sportiest of 600s, especially when compared to the likes of the frantic ...

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Norton: 'What we learned last year created this bike'

MCN, 23 May 2013 13:52

Norton design boss Simon Skinner and his small team of engineers, designers and mechanics sat down the week after the 2012 TT and sifted through notes and reams of computer data to work out what a bike would need for the 2013 TT. The results, seen for the first time in an MCN world exclusive, are an almost completely new ...

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The rules: Cleaning your bike

MCN, 22 May 2013 09:30

The air is warm again, the tarmac shimmers and the sun strokes the back of every rider’s neck. Leathers hang patiently, helmets seem to buzz in anticipation and garage doors are poised on standby. At no point in this fantasy is it cool to walk outside in your finest attire and straddle a filthy, gunk-clad bike. Sometimes we tell ourselves ...

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Check points after buying a second hand bike

MCN, 16 May 2013 15:31

You’ve done all the necessary checks, handed over your cash, found the best insurance deal through MCN Compare (and claimed your free T-shirt!*) and now you own a brand new (to you) second hand bike. What’s the first thing you should do? Take it out for a thrash? Before you do, spend a few minutes giving it a quick safety ...

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The rules to being fast and smooth on track

MCN, 15 May 2013 08:30

Watching professional racers glide around a track with incredible grace and finesse can leave even the quickest of us in awe. Riding on track is a beautiful thing, but when it comes to our turn, it can be frustrating when there’s no improvement and lap times won’t budge. Bettering them can be seriously tricky. Adam Griffin of Race Dynamics (www.race-dynamics.co.uk) ...

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Worst biking fashion mistake?

MCN, 14 May 2013 10:53

There are plenty of questionable biking fashions, but which is the worst?

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You Ask/You Answer: Have the prison sentences handed out for speeding slowed you down?

MCN, 08 May 2013 18:30

"This is not a question about whether the punishment fits the crime, my personal view is 'no way', it’s what the thought of jail has done to my behaviour. "I’ve enjoyed powerful bikes for a good many years now and over that time I, like many riders, have had points for speeding. "I’ve deserved those points and will hold my ...

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Should Marquez be applauded for his tough riding antics?

MCN, 08 May 2013 13:30

Eight years ago Valentino Rossi won the Jerez MotoGP race from Sete Gibernau with a hard final corner overtake that put the Spainiard in the gravel. Sunday's Jerez race saw a near-repeat of the incident, with Marquez forcing Lorenzo wide at the same corner. With Lorenzo fuming the move will almsot certainly have consequences... So, we ask, should he face ...

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Do you run a new bike in according to the manufacturer's guidelines?

MCN, 01 May 2013 10:18

Whether or not a bike should be run in is one of the perennial questions of biking, with advice from different people telling you different things. Everything from following the guidelines to the letter, to riding it normally, to ragging it straight off are all commonplace. So, how do you do it?  

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Nominate the best place to live!

Steve Farrell, 24 April 2013 16:23

MCN wants your nominations for the best place in the UK for motorcyclists to live. We'll use your answers in a forthcoming feature. We're interested in places with access to great roads, bike meetings, events, tracks and races. We want to hear about cities, towns or villages but not entire counties or regions. It could be somewhere famous for a ...

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