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Vote in RiDER Power to win motorbike gear worth £2000

Our sister publication RiDE is currently running their annual online poll to see what you like as a rider and you could win £2000 worth of motorbike kit when you take part in RiDER Power, the world’s biggest motorcycling survey. The annual online poll, run by RiDE magazine at, involves answering questions about your bike, your clothing, your tyres, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 17 June 2008

MCN’s Yamaha R6 meets a fiery end

This is the result of MCN’s Senior Writer Andy Downes’ track day mishap at Brands Hatch this morning (Monday). Andy highsided the Yamaha R6 on the exit of Druids, and the impact of the crash resulted in fuel spilling from the tank over the hot motorbike, causing a massive fireball. Witnesses say the smoke cloud was visible from several miles ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 16 June 2008

Sell your motorcycle with MCN for just £9.99

MCN has launched a completely new online classified advert booking system to make it easer than ever to sell your motorcycle – and along the way we’ve slashed the price to just £9.99, so it’s cheaper than the main alternatives too! For that, you get access to hundreds of thousands of MCN readers, both in print and online, maximising your chances ...

  • Buying & Selling Bikes
  • 09 April 2008

Video: Production starts on Ducati Monster 696

Ducati has started pre-production of the new Monster 696. The firm's boss, Gabriele Del Torchio, posted this video on the firm's Desmoblog website showing the first bikes being assembled. Unfortunately, the video is in Italian, but it reveals the progressing development on the bike.  

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 21 March 2008

Motorcycles in Bus lanes report released

Transport for London has released a version of its motorcycles in bus lanes report. But the newly released version has been altered compared to earlier leaked documents to remove suggestions that allowing bikes in bus lanes improves safety for all road users. See the release from the London Assembly below.  The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, today said that he would ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 12 March 2008

Sbarro reveals four-wheeled motorcycle

Geneva-based designer Franco Sbarro has revealed the Pendolauto concept bike at the annual Geneva Motor Show. The four-wheeled leaning "bike" uses independent front and rear suspension to allow it to lean into corners while retaining more stability than a conventional two-wheeler. In typical Sbarro style - remember, he was the man behind several concept bikes with hubless wheels in the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 05 March 2008

2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 is first 600 to break 170mph barrier

Yamaha’s 2008 YZF-R6 has just become the first 600cc supersport motorcycle to hit a genuine 170mph. Video of the new 2008 Yamaha R6 At 172.34 mph, the 2008 R6 beat the next fastest bike by nearly 7 mph – Kawasaki’s ZX-6R managing 165.97mph with the same rider in the same conditions at Bruntingthorpe proving ground. MCN is currently pitting all the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 04 March 2008

Honda DN-01 price announced

Honda has announced the price of its new DN-01 automatic motorcycle - but only in Japan. Over there, the innovative machine with its hydraulic drive system will cost 1,239,000 Yen, which translates to £6000. While the official line from Honda is that the bike will cost between £8000 and £10,000 in the UK, the relatively low Japanese price suggests it ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 03 March 2008

"Princes William and Harry should go ahead with Long Way Down trip"

Princes William and Harry should go ahead with their plans for a Long Way Down-style ride through Africa despite security concerns, according to Charley Boorman. The princes had planned the 1000-mile trip in aid of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale, which supports orphans in Lesotho. They were inspired by Boorman and film star pal Ewan McGregor’s 15,000-mile ride through 18 African ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 25 February 2008

Long Way Down Nissans

Nissan has revealed limited edition versions of the Navara pickup and Patrol 4x4 to celebrate Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s “Long Way Down” trip. The cars will be given £2,500 worth of luxury extras, including satellite navigation and DVD player. The Navara will cost £19,995 and the Patrol will cost £25,995.

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 17 December 2007


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