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You Ask/You Answer: Are Kevlar Jeans worth the cash?

MCN, 20 March 2013 19:30

"Summer's coming (well, maybe), which means I'll be ditching the GoreTex and getting my leather jacket and Kevlar jeans out again. I always get a lot of grief from my mates about wearing Kevlar jeans, they say they're actually no more protective than a pair of Levi 501s. Is this true, or do they withstand abrasion about as well as ...

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Simon Warburton on the Triumph Tiger Sport 1050

MCN, 15 March 2013 08:30

Simon Warburton, Triumph’s Product Manager “Even though the Tiger 1050 is the oldest bike in our range now, there are still people buying it, albeit not anywhere near the numbers it sold before, so we thought there’s still space for it. It is a little bit of a gamble and we could’ve discontinued it, but we thought they’d still be ...

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Bike chooser: Big retros

MCN, 07 March 2013 08:30

I fancy a good-looking air-cooled retro bike, what are my options? I’m looking at spending around £4-5,000 and need one that is practical as I’d like to take my wife on the back for Sunday jaunts to the seaside.James, email Suzuki GSX1400, £2,500 - £5,500The GSX is physically the biggest of the air-cooled retro bikes and is a machine with ...

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Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

MCN, 28 February 2013 17:32

Filippo Preziosi has resigned from Ducati before he was due to start his new role as Director of R&D, citing poor health. Preziosi was the engineer in charge of the development of the Desmosedici MotoGP machine throughout the successful Casey Stoner era and also during the disastrous Valentino Rossi period. The Ducati statement reads in full: Borgo Panigale, (Bologna, Italy) ...

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Save money at Lidl with MCN

MCN, 27 February 2013 11:00

German supermarket chain Lidl are holding another of their budget motorcycling sales starting on the 28th February, and you can save 10% exclusively with MCN! Featured items include a Crivit Sport Flip-Up helmet for £39.99, wind and waterproof gloves and boots, and baselayer tops and trousers designed specifically for bikers. Pick up today's issue of MCN to get your hands ...

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You Ask/You Answer: Problems with Cornering

MCN, 26 February 2013 10:30

"I'm a new rider and have a problem with cornering. I seem to stiffen up when cornering and do not have the confidence to lean - I keep thinking the bike will slip over or I'll completely lose the rear. This wasn't helped by an actual slide (but luckily I didn't come off!) when it was icy. This means that ...

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New MCN February 27: Honda CBR500 - Best New Bike of 2013?

MCN, 26 February 2013 10:13

In this week's MCN, out February 20th, we have a world-exclusive first test of the new Honda CBR500R and CB500F We remember Barry Sheene 10 years on, this week looking at Barry Sheene: the mate, with Steve Parrish. Also this week: World first test of Ducati's new Hypermotard, KTM readies 'the Beast,' and we have a used ZX-10 test special. ...

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Video: Triumph Tiger Sport First Ride

MCN, 20 February 2013 17:44

Last week senior road tester Michael Neeves traveled to the mountains outside Barcelona to try out Triumph's updated Tiger Sport. Check out the full review on the Bike Channel on Thursday 21st Feb at 9pm on Motors TV

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You ask/you answer: Are sat-navs really necesarry?

MCN, 18 February 2013 11:27

"When I need to, I strap a knackered old map to my tank to get me from A to B. My friends all seem to use sat-navs but I don’t see the point. They are hugely expensive and fiddly, having to attach and detach them after every use must be irritating. Are there really any benefits that my trusty map ...

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Video: All roads lead to the MCN Show

MCN, 14 February 2013 09:00

Typical motorbike racers, always late... So 19-time TT winner John McGuinness, 12-time World Trials champion Dougie Lampkin, and former World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson had to resort to Boris Bikes to get to the ExCel Centre for the MCN London Motorcycle Show! Of course, give bikers anything on two wheels and they'll find a way to make it a competition... ...

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