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Suzuki releases new all-black Gladius

Chris Newbigging, 25 August 2009 10:53

Suzuki has added an all-black colour option to the Gladius range in addition to the three existing colours. Suzuki Gladius motorcycles for sale The blue/white, white/pink and green/black colour schemes offered from the bike's launch came under some criticism for making the bike look too effeminate – the meaner black paint should convince a few more blokes in to the ...

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Harley-Davidson and Buell pull out of NEC Show

Chris Newbigging, 16 July 2009 13:07

Harley-Davidson and Buell is the second manufacturer to officially confirm it will NOT be present at the NEC Show in November. Harley claims the decision is based upon the success of test ride schemes attracting new customers to its bikes, and the timing of the release of its 2010 models means bikes will be available to few and buy from ...

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MCN donation pays for new bike for Riders for Health

Chris Newbigging, 18 May 2009 10:57

Motorcycling charity Riders for Health has received a new bike paid for by MCN readers that will deliver medical supplies to remote African villages. MCN Editor Marc Potter handed the cheque for £3495 to RfH founders Barry and Andrea Coleman in April, and has now been spent on a new Yamaha AG100. The bike is already in service helping save ...

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Free vouchers with Michelin 2CT tyres

Chris Newbigging, 30 April 2009 13:28

Michelin is giving away £20 of vouchers to be used in high-street shops with any set of Power One, Pilot Power 2CT or Pilot Road 2 tyres. The tyres have to be bought and fitted between 15 May and June 30, and you’ll need to fill out a claim form from The Love-2-Shop vouchers can be used in various ...

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Aprilia RX125 and SX125 first test

Chris Newbigging, 15 May 2008 11:15

MCN has just arrived back from the world launch of Aprilia's SX125 and RX125 two-stroke supermoto and trail motorcycles, revamped to meet Euro3 emissions laws and also to look and feel closer to the SXV550. Here's our tester's first conclusions on the new bikes: "The two bikes are very similar - the only difference is the wheels and tyres - ...

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Yamaha and Honda begin anti-collision technology test

Chris Newbigging, 25 February 2008 16:16

Yamaha and Honda are to join 12 car manufacturers in tests of new technology designed to prevent drivers making manoeuvres that endanger motorcyclists. The tests are being conducted by Japan’s Construction and Transport Ministry on public roads in Tochigi, Kanagawa, Aichi and Hiroshima prefectures, and the technology is being introduced in the hope that it will reduce rear-end shunts, head-on ...

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Ireland to get lower drink-driving limit

Chris Newbigging, 24 October 2007 10:04

Motorists in the Republic of Ireland could soon be facing lower drink driving limits if a new law is passed early next year. The current standing of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood has been proposed to be reduced to 50ml of alcohol, leaving those who have as little as a glass of wine or half a pint of ...

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Steve Hislop accident inquiry date announced

Chris Newbigging, 10 September 2007 10:04

The fatal accident inquiry into the death of former British Superbike champion Steve Hislop will begin on December 11, 2007, at Jedburgh Sheriff Court. Steve Hislop was killed in 2003 when his helicopter crashed into a hillside near his hometown of Hawick in Scotland. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch report published in 2005 attributed the crash to the rotor blades ...

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The motorcycle insurance companies want you to ride

Chris Newbigging, 16 August 2007 11:02

An Australian insurance company has designed this funky fictional motorcycle it would like you to ride – but underneath the wacky shape is a bike with all the fun taken out. The Swann Insurance ‘Motorcycle of the Future’ is a large capacity v-twin motorcycle with a alloy beam frame, upside down forks, radial brakes and a single-sided swingarm, but features electronic ‘rider ...

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Show us your bike in the flood

Chris Newbigging, 23 July 2007 11:32

MCN is looking for the hard-core bikers using their motorcycles in the flood – so we want you to send us your pictures. We’ll publish all pictures you send on, and the best images will make it in to the next issue of MCN. Send your pictures to


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