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Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R group test

MCN, 10 January 2014 16:57

Triumph's Speed Triple is MCN's long-standing king of the traditional naked litre-class bikes, free of traction control and rider modes. At the other end of the spectrum is Aprilia's Tuono V4R, which grabbed all the accolades with brutal power and myriad electronic rider aids. But now there's a new 'Beast' fighting for naked honours: KTM's 1290 Super Duke R. We ...

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Will Michael Dunlop and a factory BMW be competitive at the TT?

Simon Patterson, 08 January 2014 15:33

As revealed in today's MCN, sources suggest that seven-time TT winner Michael Dunlop could be on the cusp of signing a deal that would see him return to the TT in 2014 on a full factory BMW S1000RR. But has the young Northern Irishman made the right move by walking away from the might of Big H and their all-conquering ...

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Europe's top custom bikes to debut at London show

Ped Baker, 07 January 2014 14:45

Europe's premier bike builders will be descending on London in February as the London Custom Building Championships get underway at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. Fifty of the very best choppers, cafe racers, flat-trackers and bobbers will be fighting for a huge purse of £12,000 in a championship that looks set to become one of Europe's biggest custom ...

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Video: Ducati 916 strip and rebuild

MCN, 06 January 2014 11:19

In the January 2 issue of MCN we stripped down a 1995 Ducati 916SP and examined every beautiful, obstinate and faded nut and bolt... Here is the video of the entire process. brightcove.createExperiences();    

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J&S buys 12 Hein Gericke stores

Andy Downes, 03 January 2014 15:56

J&S accessories has bought 12 of the 16 Hein Gericke stores affected by the recent return to administration of the German-owned firm and they will all be relaunched as J&S stores later in January.The 12 stores include Aberdeen, Braintree, Farnborough, Gants Hill, Glasgow, Hanger Lane, Leeds, Leicester, Maidstone, Oxford, Preston and Stockwell.Hein Gericke was put back into administration the week ...

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Jaw-dropping 1970s KR750 replica is actually a usable ER-6f

MCN, 26 December 2013 08:00

The flash of green and bare alloy emerges from a London side street. The rider, black visor down, looks both ways, and accelerates into a gap in front of a red bus. The bike is obscured by traffic. There is only the bus’s burp of diesel smoke and a question left to consider: Was that really a Kawasaki KR750? It ...

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Triumph’s 250 naked spied again

MCN, 10 December 2013 14:05

Triumph’s fantastic-looking 250cc baby Street Triple has been spied testing in Spain for a second time, this time clearly loaded with electronics measuring front and rear suspension movement. The 250 was confirmed by Triumph at last month’s EICMA show in Milan, a month after we had already first spotted the new Street Triple-styled ‘Cub’ testing near their Spanish research and ...

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Emmett arrested on suspicion of murder at Heathrow airport

Andy Downes, 05 December 2013 12:29

Sean Emmett was arrested on his return to the United Kingdom at Heathrow airport this morning on suspicion of murdering his wife while on honeymoon in Dubai. Father-of-three Emmett, 43, was held by officers as he stepped off a plane as police probed the circumstances surrounding how his wife Abbie plunged to her death from their hotel room in Dubai. ...

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BMW S1000R launch today

Michael Neeeves, 29 November 2013 09:18

MCN is at the world launch of BMW's new £9990 S1000R super naked in Mallorca today. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will ride the new machine, which is a naked version of the German firm's fire-breathing, race-ready S1000RR. It has the same 999cc inline four-cylinder engine, but power is trimmed to 160hp @ 11,000rpm and 83ftlb @ 9250rpm to make ...

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Video: Ducati Panigale 899 fights Suzuki and Triumph

MCN, 27 November 2013 14:56

Ducati's eagerly anticipated 'baby' Panigale 899 is the new challenger in the middleweight sports bike division. We pit it against the class leading Suzuki GSX-R750 and the hugely capable Triumph Daytona 675R to see if it's got what it takes to set a new world order. brightcove.createExperiences();

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