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Which pairing most excites you for the Classic TT?

MCN, 09 July 2014 17:37

Bruce Anstey will be racing a full factory Yamaha YZR500 grand prix bike at this year's Classic TT in August. It arguably doesn't get much madder than that, but what pairing are you most looking forward to seeing lap the famous Mountain Course?

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Clamp down on illegal exhausts

Anonymous, 07 July 2014 16:14

Hampshire Police has vowed to clamp down on illegal motorcycle exhausts, but also reassured riders that only those who are breaking the law will be targeted.The police response followed a joint campaign mounted by 13 parish councils in the area surrounding the A32 in Hampshire, a popular route for riders with stop-offs including Loomies Café. Hampshire police’s Inspector Steve Wakeford ...

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Whitham and Lowes on bikes, battles, and the KTM Freeride

Michael Guy, 02 July 2014 11:16

Give two racers dirt bikes and a place to ride and the chances are you won’t see them for hours – or until one of them needs an ambulance. Luckily when KTM lent Sam Lowes and James Whitham a pair of Freerides, MCN grabbed one too, which meant we could get in on the conversation with two of the most ...

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Yamaha YZF-R125 quick ride

Andy Davidson, 20 June 2014 09:30

Yamaha knows how to play the 125cc field. Since the launch of the YZF-R125 in ’08, the firm has sold over 45,000 machines and the sports bike remains a best seller to this day. The revamped 2014 YZF-R125’s main changes are sturdier USD forks and quality brakes. The difference is certainly noticeable as the refreshed model can take a heavier ...

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Would you buy a new Hesketh 24?

Andy Davidson, 19 June 2014 12:57

Famous British bike name Hesketh has returned with an all-new £35,000 bike – a limited – edition special dubbed ‘24’. Would you consider buying one?

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First Ride: Bimota BB3

Adam Child, 14 June 2014 10:19

MCN is at the world launch of Bimota’s new BB3, powered by a revised BMW S1000RR engine, at the Tazio Nuvalari circuit in Italy today. Senior Road Tester Adam Child will be testing the all-new Bimota, which is the latest bike to come from the historic and exotic brand under it’s new ownership. The new BB3 is powered by the ...

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Great roads on the cheap

Andy Davidson, 13 June 2014 12:13

We all dream of long, empty mountain passes in foreign countries – of the sun on our backs, winding roads and a cool beer at the end of the day – yet many of us are put off by the cost of an adventure in Europe. The reality is you don’t need specialist touring luggage, kit or an investment banker’s ...

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Busiest TT since 2007

Simon Patterson, 05 June 2014 13:15

Figures released by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company show that 2014 is set to be one of the busiest TT of recent times, with traffic carried on the ferries up some 7.5% since last year, with 12,050 motorcycles and 36,800 passengers brought over. The Island has been noticeably busier in both race and practice weeks, with a large ...

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Shedding the custom bike clichés

Steve Hunt, 25 May 2014 15:51

Since launching as a website designed to highlight some of the better and more unusual motorcycles being built within the burgeoning custom and cafe-race scene, the last eighteen months have seen The Bike Shed establish itself as a showcase event within the British motorcycling calendar. Having expanded to a new venue in London's Tobacco Docks, the show drew a strong, ...

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Dainese and Ducati's new airbag system

Anonymous, 23 May 2014 11:35

Tony Hoare - our Consumer Editor - took his Monster 1200 to get Dainese and Ducati's new airbag system fitted. Here is a quick overview of the fitting process and a little more information on the new high-tech airbag system. brightcove.createExperiences();

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