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New Yamaha R1 teased?

Liam Marsden, 01 October 2014 13:58

Yamaha have released a teaser video, which could show glimpses of the new R1. The video shows design sketches of the upcoming sportsbike with what appears to be a single-sided swingarm as well as Ohlins forks. Many of the sketches show a rought outline of the bike, with no underseat exhausts, which have been a feature of the R1 since ...

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Honda's bike-powered lawn mower breaks world record

Liam Marsden, 03 April 2014 16:49

Honda has set a new world record with their bike-powered lawn mower after reaching a top speed of 116mph. The Mean Mower is powered by a Honda VTR1000 V-twin engine which made a claimed 97bhp as standard when the bike was launched in 1997. MCN rode (drove?) the mower in October 2012 so we know how incredibly brave/daft the driver ...

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New Honda MSX125 announced

Liam Marsden, 09 January 2013 09:35

The Honda MSX125 is the bike Honda hopes will continue the legacy of the original Honda Monkey, first unveiled in 1963. The 12 inch-wheeled MSX125 is powered by a four-speed four-stroke 125cc engine and features USD forks and wide, low profile tyres. The bike is manufactured in Thailand and is due on sale in the UK in late spring 2013.   ...

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Video: Horex VR6 in action

Liam Marsden, 22 June 2012 12:13

Video released by new German manufacturer Horex shows their V6-engined VR6 on the road in what appears to be showroom-ready form. The video gives the first glimpse at the sound of the unique 1218cc narrow-angle V6. The all-new VR6 Roadster has a series of innovations including a clever and compact 1218cc six-cylinder engine. The bike will have 161bhp and a ...

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Video: Ride to Work Day - More time, more fun!

Liam Marsden, 01 June 2012 10:45

This year Ride to Work Day is on Monday June 18, and we're urging everyone to get their bikes out of the garage, don their kit and ride to work to show the nation that two wheels are a great way to commute. There are special events planned across the UK to encourage you to ride the bike to work, as ...

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MCN reaches 100million Youtube views

Liam Marsden, 20 April 2012 11:02

Since MCN's first ever Youtube video was posted in July 2006 we have had over 100million views. On the MCN Youtube channel our 1056 (and counting) videos have been watched a total of 100,202,184 times to be exact at this moment in time. They feature everything from the Ducati Panigale first ride to a leaning monkey trike. To celebrate the achievement, here are our ...

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Video: Kawasaki ZZR1400 launch

Liam Marsden, 18 January 2012 09:57

UPDATE, 12:01MCN's senior road tester Adam Child has just got off the 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 after riding it for the first time at the world launch. He's at the Nardo test track in Italy and will later be let loose on the 7 mile bowl to see how the ZZR feels flat-out but in the meantime he's riding on the ...

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Ultralight Grace E-motoribke unveiled

Liam Marsden, 24 November 2009 09:26

This may look like just your average bicycle, but it is infact an 'E-motorbike' from Berlin-based company Grace. The Grace is powered by a 1300-watt motor, which runs off lithium-ion batteries. The motor powers the bike to a top speed of 30mph, while the batteries give a range of 31 miles and only need one hour to recharge. The bike ...

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Friday funny: Amazing motorcycle control

Liam Marsden, 14 November 2008 16:35

If you ever thought you were fairly good at slow speed riding, think again. You're probably not as good as these guys. The riders in question are Japanese police officers, showcasing their skills in public.    

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Friday funny: David Attenborough on bikers

Liam Marsden, 31 October 2008 16:45

This week's Friday Funny comes in the form of a David Attenborough spoof video about bikers and their habits during winter. The video follows the lives of two bikers through winter as if they were animals in a wildlife documentary, using phrases such as 'Tim sheds his summer coat, in favour of a thicker, more durable winter coat.' Which would mean ...

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