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Video: 2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

MCN, 26 September 2011 15:50

This is apparently the first official video of the new Honda Fireblade, seemingly intended for an American audience, that shows the bike in action and emphasises the details revealed by MCN, including the Showa 43mm Big Piston Forks, 'balance-free' rear shock, revised fairing and dual layer panels and chin spoiler under the nose cone to aid stability at speed. Read ...

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Bike industry wants ‘damaging’ insurance ad pulled from TV

Steve Farrell, 23 September 2011 11:30

The motorcycle industry is calling for insurance ads featuring a biker injured in a crash to be withdrawn from TV. The Motorcycle Industry Association says the Aviva ads, shown during the ITV’s period drama Downton Abbey, are damaging its efforts to get more people into biking. The 10-second ads, referred to as ‘idents’, dramatise the real-life story an Aviva customer ...

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Video: Which superbike for under £5000?

MCN, 26 August 2011 14:09

With the advent of electronics and near-200bhp power outputs, it's easy to forget just how good the sports bikes of 2005 were. They had huge power - up to 160bhp - yet were tractable in the midrange, were designed to accomodate regular-sized human beings and didn't electronically slap your wrist if you pulled a cheeky wheelie. The best bit is ...

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F4 RR is the best MV Agusta yet!

Michael Neeves, 03 August 2011 14:14

Our world-first test of the stunning new 201bhp F4 RR Corsacorta has revealed it to be not only the fastest MV Agusta we've ever ridden - but also the most refined. MCN rode the new £18k superbike at a special test on the Adria circuit, north-east of Bologna, Italy and can reveal that, thanks to the RR's new Ohlins suspension and lightweight ...

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Video: Triumph Speed Triple buying guide

MCN, 27 July 2011 17:02

In our latest buying guide we look at the 2005-2010 Triumph Speed Triple. The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 is one factory streetfighter that delivers the goods. Find a Triumph Speed Triple for sale. It's plenty fast enough, in fact you can hit 150mph if you can hang on. Find the Golden Triumph at MCNbikesforsale.com and win £1,000 Plus it sounds ...

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Video: Carl Fogarty onboard a Ducati 916

MCN, 26 July 2011 16:44

On the eve of the World Superbikes round at Silverstone and with the mouth-watering, all-new Ducati 1199 in prospect, we reckoned that there was no better time to look back on the benchmark bikes that gave Ducati such huge success over the years on both road and track. And who better to re-appraise the family tree of superbikes than 'Mr ...

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Yamaha GP stars travel back in time

MCN, 22 July 2011 16:41

Yamaha send a collection of GP stars and legends back in time in 'A Blast From the Past' to examine a time in GP racing "when things were much simpler". Take a look at a bygone age of racing with Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards as they travel back with Kenny Roberts Sr, Wayne Rainey and Eddie Lawson.  

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Video: MCN rides a Honda NR750

MCN, 20 July 2011 16:35

Only 300 road-going Honda NR750s were built and at £38,000 it was the most expensive production bike of its day and can now change hands for six-figure sums. The 125bhp, 748cc V4 engine has oval pistons, 32-valves and eight con rods (two per piston). It's the V4 that thinks it's a V8 and featured technology that was way ahead of ...

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BMW S1000RR racers ridden

Michael Neeves, 07 July 2011 10:34

What happens when you take one of the most powerful, best-handling sportsbikes, loaded with the latest electronic rider aids and turn it into a racer? To find out, BMW let us ride four S1000RRs, back-to-back at Monza. We got familiar with the track on a bog-standard road bike, then tried Lorenzo Zanetti’s BMW Team Motorrad Italia FIM Superstock 1000 Cup ...

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Video: Relentless short stories – Isle of Man TT

Dan Aspel, 01 July 2011 11:44

Road-riding sponsor Relentless has released the following video as part of its “Short Stories” film competition. A five-and-a-half minute tribute to the Isle of Man, the TT riders and fans, director Ross Casswell’s entry also features commentary from this year’s triple-podium placed Guy Martin. Relentless says the film: “has given us a stunning visual evocation of the sweeping landscape of ...

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