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Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

MCN, 14 August 2014 10:53

Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being squeezed out by the even-faster Z1 in ’73. But by then the H2 had cemented its place in folklore. In those pre-political correctness days, Kawasaki’s press release trumpeted: ‘The Kawasaki 750 ...

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Harley recall now includes UK models

MCN, 13 August 2014 08:30

A US recall of more than 66,000 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Touring models will now include UK models, and owners will be contacted imminently by their dealer to arrange for the three hours of work to be scheduled. The recall follows concerns that ABS-equipped bikes built between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014 may suffer a front wheel lock-up during riding ...

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Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions

MCN, 08 August 2014 14:41

We’ve teamed up with Riders for Health to offer one lucky reader the chance to meet their GP heroes at the fantastic Day of Champions event taking place at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday August 28. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the entertainment zone, giving access to the stage show, live music, rider interviews, stunt shows and ...

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Penalty for mobile use could double

MCN, 08 August 2014 12:01

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has suggested the penalty for using a mobile phone while driving could be doubled from three points to six, backing up Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's similar call. The increased penalties would also mean any driver convicted twice in three years would get banned from driving as a result of totting up points. The transport ...

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Has Cal Crutchlow made the right move defecting to Honda?

MCN, 07 August 2014 09:20

Two weeks ago Cal Crutchlow was staying with Ducati for the second year of his contract, but now he's announced he'll be moving to the LCR Honda squad in 2015.

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Testing time for teens

MCN, 04 August 2014 09:30

Stricter motorcycle licence rules have caused a massive drop in young riders taking their tests. New learner rider rules introduced in January last year stopped under-19s from riding anything bigger than a 125cc bike, even if they pass a motorcycle test where previously they could take a step up to a larger-capacity bike once the test was passed. Recent figures ...

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An evening with MotoGP photographer Scott Jones

MCN, 01 August 2014 10:40

American MotoGP photographer Scott Jones is over in the UK for the British Grand Prix in a few weeks and as part of his trip Scott has added a visit to the MCN offices in Peterborough on August 27. Scott will be showing a selection of his incredible images from the 2014 season so far, tell behind-the-scenes stories of life as a MotoGP photographer and give useful ...

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Ace Café could be closed

MCN, 01 August 2014 09:30

The Ace Café in London is under threat of closure if Brent police follow through on the threat to implement the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The act gives police new powers to close venues accused of anti-social behaviour without the need to go to court. The issue stems from a minority of scooter, motorcycle and car owners ...

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Buying guide: BMW R100RS

MCN, 01 August 2014 08:30

Even back in the seventies BMW was battling the idea its bikes were just for old men. So in 1977 it signed up professional stylist Hans Muth to create the ultimate sports tourer. The result was the R100RS. The fact that the R100RS remains one of the most practical long-distance mounts to this day is testament to the brilliance of ...

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Fassbender takes to the track

MCN, 31 July 2014 12:54

X-Men star Michael Fassbender had his first ever track experience yesterday at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School. He follows hot on the heels of fellow X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, who visited the school two weeks ago. Taking time out of his busy filming schedule, Fassbender, who also appeared in Inglorious Basterds, rode a Honda CBR600RR at ...

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