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5 of the coolest cruisers

James Keen, 03 April 2009 17:30

Are cruisers cool? Ask most UK riders and the answer will most likely be 'no', but these 5 custom bikes could raise the eyebrows of even hardened sports bike fans.  Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 Bikes like the Yamaha V-Max, Harley-Davidson Night Rod and Triumph Rocket III have cruiser style but sportsbike-beating pace - in a straight line at least.  Book a ...

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Top 10 coolest 125cc bikes

James Keen, 03 April 2009 09:00

In the current economic climate, more and more people are realising that small capacity bikes make sense as affordable transport. Models like the Honda CBR125R and Yamaha YBR125 have sold in huge numbers and manufacturers have responded by filling out their range with more 125cc bikes. This means more choice for new riders and commuters. Find 125s for sale now  ...

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Top 5 supermoto sportsbike-beaters

James Keen, 27 March 2009 13:29

KTM's new SMT could be the bike UK riders have been waiting for - it combines sports bike style specs and performance with the comfort and practicality of a tourer or commuter, but it's not the only road-focused supermoto out there... When MCN's Andy Downes went to Austria to pick up the new KTM SMT and ride it 1020 miles back to the UK for testing, he ...

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5 of the best factory streetfighters

James Keen, 12 March 2009 13:27

Streetfighters have come a long way. What started out as a cheap way to make your crash-damaged sportsbike road legal again has evolved into a whole sub-culture and motorcycle genre. Here's some of the best factory-made streetfighters on the market.    Thanks to bikes like Triumph's Street Triple and Aprilia's Tuono, you can get the streetfighter attitude with the benefit of ...

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5 of the funkiest single-cylinder street bikes

James Keen, 05 March 2009 17:18

A few years ago it looked like the single-cylinder street bike was making a comeback. In 2006 Yamaha released the MT-03 and Derbi brought out the gorgeous Mulhacen. More recently in 2008, KTM gave us the 690 Duke. However, despite good reviews, none of these bikes really struck a chord with UK bikers when new. But at used prices they make more sense ...

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5 of the best dual purpose green-laners

James Keen, 11 February 2009 16:35

Winter is the best time to get into green-laning. The main roads are icy and clogged preventing you from getting your two-wheeled fix, so why not take to the nation's network of green lanes for some muddy fun? Here's 5 dual purpose bikes that offer a low-cost introduction to the sport. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 It's better ...

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RiDER Power: The world's best handling motorcycles aren't sportsbikes

James Keen, 24 November 2008 10:11

In the 2008 RiDER Power survey, the bikes rated highest for handling and suspension aren't Japanese. Even more surprisingly, they're not even sportsbikes... As Ben Miller writes in this month's RiDE magazine, "For motorcycle engineers on an island on the other side of the world, the latest RiDER Power survey must have made uncomfortable reading". That's because in the handling category the ...


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