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Product Review: Knox Orsa Gloves

Knox Orsa leather gloves, £79.99 Time tested: 10 months/4000 miles What’s good? These shorty gloves are fantastic for summer. The perforated goat skin gloves use a ‘Boa’ fastening system instead of Velcro. It takes a couple of seconds longer to secure, but saves you from fraying and scratchy Velcro and provides a tighter, more secure fit. It also comes with ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 17 September 2014

Lintin takes Gold Cup victory ahead of McGuinness

Ivan Lintin was the surprise winner of Scarborough’s Gold Cup on the Taylor Lindsey Racing Honda on Sunday. With Guy Martin, Michael and William Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson all sitting out the last international road race of the season, the 29 year old Lincolnshire rider dominated the racing around the Oliver’s Mount circuit, winning the feature race comfortably from John ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 15 September 2014

MotoGP Misano: Rossi wins after commanding race

The yellow, number 46 flags will be waving long into the Misano evening, as Valentino Rossi secured a solid race win and became the first rider to score 5000 Championship points, after riding a superbly controlled race. Marc Marquez, who by his own admission had struggled during qualifying, found himself following the Italian early on but struggling for pace and ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 14 September 2014

The SPecial One

Honda’s SP-1, or the VTR1000 SP-1 RC51 to give it its proper name, will always hold a very special place in motorcycle history. This is a bike born out of necessity – not to mention a considerable degree of frustration… Despite having HRC’s full weight behind it, the exotic RC45 was a flop both on the track and in showrooms ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 14 September 2014

Battling with World Champions and Old Machinery at Goodwood Revival

Having spent a weekend surrounded by old - often mouthwatering - 1950s metal, diligent, resourceful mechanics and some racing legends, it becomes clear that racing classic motorcycles requires a particular kind of spirit. Old machinery tests the soul, patients and mechanical nous more than most. The Goodwood Revival - home to more pomp and pageantry than most established racing series’ ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 September 2014

Video: New KTM RC390 first ride

For the first time in years there’s a machine for young sportsbike fans to get excited about. If you’re 19 and have just passed your A2 licence you can rip up your L plates and pretend you’re wild-riding Aussie Moto3 star Jack Miller. Welcome to KTM’s new RC390! We sent MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves to Italy for the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 13 September 2014

Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

Triumph has revealed this special edition version of the Thruxton called the Ace which celebrates the link between the British manufacturer and the famous London café so synonymous with motorcycle history. The new black and white special edition was revealed on Friday at the Ace Café in London by owner Mark Wilsmore as a prelude to the Brighton Burn Up ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 12 September 2014

Product Review: Alpinestars GPX gloves

Alpinestars GPX gloves, £99.99 Time used: Three months/3000 miles What’s good? It has all of the hand protection of a full-on race glove, including a bridge between the two smallest fingers and a hard knuckle guard, but doesn’t demand the faff of fitting a lengthy cuff either over or under a textile jacket, which is what I wear for the ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Gloves
  • 10 September 2014

Honda reveals new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner

Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets a fairly hefty series of revisions including more power and mid-range torque, new styling, longer travel suspension along with new wheels and brakes. Other features include Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system, ABS, LED lights, self-cancelling indicators and heated grips as standard. The original Crossrunner, on sale ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 September 2014

Matchless is back

Iconic British firm reignited with new Model X Reloaded. Matchless is a name which has long been missing from the roll call of active motorcycle manufacturers, but recent patent applications and statements of intent from the current owners promised that a new model was under development – and MCN has gained access to exclusive details of the new bike ahead ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 08 September 2014

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