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Can't wait for an FZ8? Top used alternatives for under 4k

James Keen, 21 April 2010 09:52

Is 800 the new 600 in the world of middleweight all-rounders? BMW has the F800R, Aprilia has the Mana and now Ducati and Yamaha are both joining the fray with the Monster 796 and FZ8.      Yamaha FZ8 world first ride Browse over 10,000 bikes for sale       The new FZ8 will cost £7920 and the half-faired FZ8 Fazer will be a grand more. ...

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Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - The neighbours won't be happy...

James Keen, 19 April 2010 15:41

I had the day off today so I decided to get my new Mivv X-Cone fitted to my Hornet 600. It was a pretty simple job to swap out the bulky standard can for the new almost retro-looking cone shaped Mivv. My only real problem (besides lack of proper tools and my own cack-handedness) was with the original silencer clamp, which was so ...

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What the Triumph Street Triple R should have been?

James Keen, 27 January 2010 11:18

MCN reader Tony Hartfield used to own a Triumph Street Triple R, but he found it a bit lacking in certain areas. So he decided to build his own version, based on a new 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. Find a Street Triple for sale The result is a Street Triple R with a kick because it's powered by a full-on 126bhp ...

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Suzuki SV650 model history

James Keen, 21 December 2009 12:49

The Suzuki SV650 and SV650S are easy to overlook, but the fact is that they're cult machines and they changed the face of biking.        Find a Suzuki SV650 for sale Read the Suzuki SV650 review Before the SV came along in 1999, there was very little choice for new riders looking for an easy-to-ride yet sporty and sexy first bike. The SV's sales ...

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Motorcycle insurance bargains: retro roadsters

James Keen, 18 December 2009 14:31

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there.       Get a motorcycle insurance quote now We've compared insurance groups on key models across all categories to find the bikes that are the cheapest to insure compared to their rivals. Retro ...

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MCN Babe Of The Year 2009 - check out the full gallery!

James Keen, 11 December 2009 10:00

The MCN Babe Of The Year competition is back for the 7th year running. Entries have now closed, but you can view the full list of girls in our online gallery. Click here to view all the entries Your rankings have been counted and it's now up to the judges to decide who will make it through to the final six.  Successful entrants ...

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Owners pay tribute to the Suzuki SV650

James Keen, 03 December 2009 12:00

In the 10 years since its launch in 1999, Suzuki have sold 20,700 SV650s in the UK alone.     Find a Suzuki SV650 for sale Suzuki SV650 buyers guide Here just a few of those owners pay tribute to the bike that launched their biking careers, got them back on two wheels, took them on track and carried them to work ...

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Video: BMW F800R test

James Keen, 06 September 2009 23:00

The BMW F800R is an 800cc parallel twin road bike from BMW, built to take on the likes of the Triumph Street Triple and Honda Hornet. Take a closer look at it in our video road test.   Find a BMW F800R for sale Read the BMW F800R review   Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // ...

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Blata Motard 125 first ride

James Keen, 06 September 2009 16:14

If you're 17 and looking for a first bike, it has to be cool. Big name suspension parts like Marzocchi USD forks and a Sachs shock would be good. So would radial brakes, tasty spoked wheels, digital clocks and a funky exhaust. But it can't break the bank. Thankfully Czech motorcycle manufacturer Blata are offering all this on their new Motard 125 for £2,800 ...

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New MCN August 19: BMW S1000RR humbles Fireblade

James Keen, 18 August 2009 10:20

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 19, we have a world exclusive track test of the BMW S1000RR. According to our tester, it feels more powerful than a Yamaha R1 and makes the Honda Fireblade's suspension feel rubbish in comparison. Subscribe to MCN  The best news is you have the chance to win a BMW S1000RR in a free ...

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