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Your reaction to the ABS Honda Fireblade

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 14:33

It seems the ABS Honda Fireblade road test in this week’s MCN has caused a big stir among sportsbike riders. This is the first ever electronically-controlled Combined ABS-assisted superbike and it seems many sports bike riders don’t like the idea of electronics or ABS getting in the way of their riding. All this is despite the fact that Honda has ...

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Suzuki B-King special

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 10:10

Italian wheel-specialist Asso Special Bike has created this stretched custom Suzuki B-King. It has an extended standard swingarm, 17 inch custom front wheel and 18 inch custom rear, with one-off chrome brake discs.

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Hub-centre steer R1 from GTS1000 designer

MCN News Desk, 09 December 2008 16:46

Former Yamaha engineer Jean-Michel Thiers has developed an all-new hub-centre steer superbike using an R1 engine to prove that the system offers a real advantage over conventional telescopic forks. Thiers set up his own company Tier Motorsports to develop and market the single-sided hub-centre concept with planned products ranging from hub-centre-steering conversion kits for motocross bikes to a full-on superbike ...

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Aprilia unveils Shiver GT

MCN News Desk, 07 October 2008 17:27

Aprilia might have been flat-out getting the radical 1000cc RSV4 superbike ready but it’s still managed to give the rest of the range a bit of a makeover too. Read the full Aprilia Shiver GT review Find an Aprilia Shiver for sale The biggest news is the arrival of a half-faired version of the great fun Shiver – dubbed the ...

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World first picture: Triumph Tiger SE

MCN News Desk, 07 October 2008 16:38

This is the first picture of Triumph’s special edition Tiger 1050. The Triumph Tiger SE. The motorcycle is intended as a new, fully-equipped flagship model for the Hinckley firm’s Tiger adventure bike range. View Triumph Tiger 1050s for sale Based on the standard, ABS version of the three-cylinder Tiger, the SE has colour-matched panniers and hand guards and comes in a unique, two-tone ...

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First pictures of Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle in road trim

MCN News Desk, 28 May 2008 15:24

These pictures are the first showing the new Aprilia RSV4 motorcycle in road trim and almost complete. Video: Aprilia RSV4 launch The pictures broke earlier today on an Aprilia Motorcycle forum, and show the fox-eye lights predicted by MCN on May 14. Read about the Aprilia RSV4 road motorcycle in detail next week.      

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GMTV presenter’s bizarre outburst

MCN News Desk, 15 January 2008 10:52

In a bizarre outburst on GMTV this morning (January 15), presenter Fiona Phillips said she received death threats from MCN readers . Following a debate on cyclists jumping red lights, Phillips said: "Tomorrow, viewers - motorcyclists. We would love to hear from you, especially those who overtake in the middle of the road, behind you on motorways with their lights flashing right ...

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Evel Knievel's tombstone is prepared

MCN News Desk, 05 December 2007 11:45

This image shows the tombstone of motorcycle legend Evel Knievel being completed by Bernie Brophy in Montana. The headstone will include Knievel's date of death and the words, "Believe in Jesus Christ." The final tribute to Knievel on Sunday include fireworks and a funeral officiated by televangelist Robert Schuller.  

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Gibney family issue official statement after IPCC clear Brunstrom

MCN News Desk, 09 November 2007 10:47

The family of Mark Gibney have issued a statement following the Independent Police Complaints Comission verdict which has cleared North Wales Cheif Constable Richard Brunstrom of any wrongdoing in displaying images of the late Mark Gibney without the consent of the family. The statement in full is reproduced here: “By his actions, Richard Brunstrom caused the Gibney family profound, unnecessary and lasting ...

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Milan Show: BMW motorcycle launch round-up

MCN News Desk, 07 November 2007 00:05

Here is our round-up of all the coverage of BMW new motorcycle launches at the 2007 Milan Motorcycle Show. Click the following links for the:   See the first video of the F800GS 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure updated. 2008 BMW F650GS launched. BMW overhauls R1200GS for 2008. BMW officially releases new F800GS motorcycle BMW unveils its new G450X     ...


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