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Video: Orlando Bloom on a Norton Commando 961 SE

Here is a video of a slightly wobbly Orlando Bloom riding a new Norton Commando 961 SE at the Festival of Speed. The bike seems to be a hit with the Pirates of the Caribbean star, but since all the 961 SE motorbikes have been sold the only place he can get one is on MCN's Bikes for Sale. Read ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 July 2010

Help MCN test cool new biking iphone app!

Motorcycle News is looking for bike riding iphone owners to help us test our new app before it goes on sale. All you have to do is use the app while riding your bike anywhere in the UK this week - then let us know by email how you got on. THE BETA TEST HAS BEEN CLOSED NOW NameDaytime emailDaytime phoneYour phone's UDID* ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 April 2010

2010 Multistrada 1200 has more torque than an 1198 below 6500rpm

This recently released dyno chart shows how the retuned Testastretta engine in the Ducati Multistrada has been reworked to give more mid-range power and a flatter torque curve. This means the Multistrada’s engine will require less revving and fewer gear changes during normal road-riding than the 1198, while still producing more power at 6500rpm than a BMW R1200GS makes at maximum ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 02 March 2010

Helmet review: Box JX-2 open face

Box JX-2 open face helmet - £39.99 (in the MCN Shop)Miles covered/time: 100 (off-road) /one month What’s good? It’s a retro looking helmet, but made to modern standards. So you can look the part and protect your head while wobbling around on vintage trials bikes. Save money on motorcycle helmets High-tech features include a strap at the back for your ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 27 January 2010

Boot review: Oxford Sport Bone Dry

Oxford Sport Bone Dry Boots, £99.99 in the MCN ShopMiles covered/time: 2000/three months What’s good? They are snug and well articulated so they are probably the most comfortable shoes I own, let alone motorcycle boots. Save £££s on motorcycle boots You can wear them all day without even noticing. I have crashed in them; apart from a bit of scuffing ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Boots
  • 20 January 2010

Product review: Shotz electrolyte tablets

Shotz electrolyte tablets, £12 for a tube of 20 (makes 10 litres)Miles covered/time: one day on a hot MX track What's good? It's easy to get dehydrated when riding off-road on a hot day. Drinking water helps, of course, but you need to replace all the other stuff you sweat out. Save cash on motorcycle products These pills contain a ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 07 January 2010

Kit Review: Dannisport X2 Racer leathers, £399

Dannisport X2 Racer leathers, £399 Tester: Samuel Pinney Miles covered/time: 1000/one month What’s good? I tested them on the Reclaim Wales protest rally, so I wore them constantly between 7am and 9pm. It was really hot during the day and freezing cold on the frantic ride home but they stood up pretty well. Get the best deal on motorcycle leathers ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 31 December 2009

Product review: Mark 49 Halcyon goggles

Mark 49 Halcyon goggles, £49.99Miles covered/time: 500/one year What’s good? There is no real need to wear goggles like these, which makes them all the more charming.  They stop your eyes misting up and make you feel like Biggles. I wear them with an open face lid, and I wore them very briefly while riding in America in the states ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 December 2009

Product review: Kappa Anti Shock Computer Rucksack

Kappa Anti Shock Computer Rucksack, £63.75Miles covered/time: 2000/three months What’s good? It’s got a strap for laptops, but even if you aren’t a geek it’s a good solid motorbike rucksack made by people who have really thought about the design. I was wearing this when I fell off recently but it’s still going strong. It’s comfortingly solid and with a ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 December 2009

Helmet review: Shark RSR2 Carbon

Shark RSR2 Carbon Helmet, £439.99 (£291.99 in the MCN Shop)Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good? I crashed and I’m not any more stupid than I was before. I’m not any uglier either. Win. As you can see from the marks I landed pretty hard on the side of my head and I hardly felt it. It took quite a serious ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 23 December 2009

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