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Nicky Hayden unfazed by Valentino Rossi threat

Nicky Hayden says he’s undaunted at the prospect of being Valentino Rossi’s team-mate again in 2011. The pair will be paired together again in Ducati’s factory squad having been team-mates at Repsol Honda back in 2003 when American Hayden was in his rookie season in the MotoGP world championship.  Speaking at a press conference to launch the 2011 factory Ducati ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 11 January 2011

World exclusive: Ducati Diavel

It’s been called the ‘Vyper’, ‘Mega Monster’ and ‘Project 0803’ but Ducati’s new muscle bike will be called ‘Diavel’ MCN can exclusively reveal. As well as registering the name for its new sports-cruiser, Ducati has registered Diavel for everything from clothing to watches and even cosmetics and toys – suggesting it will be aiming to cash in on the bikes’ ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 25 August 2010

MCN World Exclusive: Rossi to Ducati

Valentino Rossi will drop a transfer bombshell by quitting Yamaha to sign a shock deal with Ducati. Paddock insiders say the move might even be officially announced at the Catalunya GP this weekend. The lucrative transfer finally became reality after long negotiations with Yamaha collapsed at the 11th hour. A trusted insider told MCN that Rossi is walking out because of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 29 June 2010

MCN launches iPhone ride tracker

MCN has created the ultimate pocket Apple iPhone application for all motorcyclists to use to track their ride. The MCN Ride Logger, which launched  this afternoon, uses the same GPS technology seen in many professional datalogger systems to record your location, speed, acceleration and braking continuously through any ride. Click here to buy the MCN Iphone app (requires itunes) Email contact for ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 18 May 2010

Bayliss to make WSB comeback

WSB legend Troy Bayliss has revealed to MCN that he wants to make a Superbike comeback in 2011. The three time champion retired at the end of 2008 after emphatically wrapping up his third crown, but now he say’s he could make a return to the series he once dominated and has his first test on a development Ducati 1198 ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 12 May 2010

Yamaha Super Tenere - World first test ride

The new Yamaha XTZ1200Z Tenere is a great alternative to a BMW R1200GS or Ducati Multistrada says MCN’s Trevor Franklin. Adventure special issue of MCN, on sale this Wednesday Trevor has so far covered 260km in southern France up to and over the Pyrennees, encountering snow, twisty, gravel strewn roads and more, this is what Trevor has to say: “At all ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 07 May 2010

World Exclusive: 2010 Norton Commando 961 SE - first ride tomorrow

Norton's brand new production Commando 961 SE will be tested for the very first time by MCN on Friday. The eagerly-awaited, British-built machine has been fully re-engineered after a full year's worth of development and features an all-new, air-cooled, fuel-injected 961cc parallel twin engine good for an expected 85-90bhp; a chrome-moly steel tube chassis and bristles with the very best ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 19 November 2009

2010 Ducati Multistrada squares up against GS

These latest exclusive pictures of Ducati’s new 2010 Multistrada show the Italian firm is going straight after sales of BMW’s R1200GS. The extreme test conducted on a motocross track was spotted by one of MCN’s spy snappers and shows the new 1098-powered Multistrada being endurance tested in Italy. The bike was getting at least six feet of air over some of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 14 October 2009

Gordon Murray reveals: "The new 916 Ducati asked me to design"

Ducati could have had an ultralight, carbon-framed roadgoing superbike years before its GP9 debuted the technology in MotoGP - and a sexier successor to the 998 than the unloved 999. Gordon Murray, designer of the 240mph McLaren F1, was secretly approached by the firm's then-American owners with a brief to design a bike to replace the legendary 916 bloodline in the late ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 23 September 2009

World exclusive: New BMW R1200GS engine spotted

These world exclusive spy shots show BMW's new 2010 R1200GS with the new double overhead cam (DOHC) engine first revealed in MCN on August 19. From the pictures it appears there are no changes to the styling of the adventure bike apart from clear indicator lenses – the DOHC engine is the only major change. Close inspection of the pictures ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 17 September 2009

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