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New MV Agusta Brutale R 1090 to hit dealerships this month

Dan Aspel, 22 September 2011 15:41

MV Augusta’s new Brutale R 1090 – offering the same capacity as the 1090RR but the budget pricing approach of the 920 – is heading to the UK. Priced at around £12,200, it will appear in UK dealerships by the end of the month. MV Agustas for sale. Powered by the same 144bhp, 1078cc, four-cylinder, radial-valve engine as its higher spec. ...

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WIN tickets to exclusive preview of "Fastest"!

Dan Aspel, 15 September 2011 09:59

MCN has five pairs of tickets to the exclusive London debut of MotoGP documentary "Fastest" to give away. The one-off event – which takes place at 18:45 at the Empire Leicester Square on 20th September – will be attended by the stars and makers of the film, making it a once in a lifetime experience for any MotoGP fan. The ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R in wiring harness recall

Dan Aspel, 28 July 2011 12:06

Kawasaki is recalling all units of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R due to a potential problem with the machine’s wiring harness. All registered owners are currently being contacted to arrange repairs of both ABS and non-ABS models. The firm claims inspection and repairs should take no longer than twenty minutes. According to Kawasaki: "It has been observed that on some machines, ...

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Charley Boorman rounds off "action-packed" Canadian tour

Dan Aspel, 26 July 2011 17:23

Celebrity globe-trotter Charley Boorman has just finished an “action packed” bike trek across Canada, with his adventures due to be broadcast early next year. Riding into the west coast town of Tofino yesterday, Boorman rounded off the two-month trip at the head of a fan-filled ride out. The “Extreme Frontiers Canada Tour” started in Newfoundland on June 9, crossing one ...

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Aprilia RS4 125 gets quickshifter option

Dan Aspel, 25 May 2011 15:46

Aprilia's new four-stroke RS4 125 will come with an optional quickshifter priced at £99, the Italian firm has announced. Offering the "fun and involvement of split-second clutchless upshifting on a 125cc motorcycle", the move mimics the raft of WSB-grade technology available on the larger capacity RSV4 R APRC. With a liquid-cooled DOHC engine, USD forks, a quick-release pillion seat cowl, underslung ...

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Akrapovič releases new showcase custom

Dan Aspel, 19 May 2011 16:30

Akrapovič has stepped into the world of custom bike building with this one-off showpiece: the Morsus. A scorpion-themed blend of titanium, stainless steel and carbon fibre, the builders of renowned race-exhaust systems describe the bike as a "statement of intent" and a "natural extension of what we do". Award-winning designer Tomaž Capuder of Dreamachine Motorcycles said: "I admire the work ...

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Win this Yamaha YZF-R1!

Dan Aspel, 19 May 2011 12:33

Yamaha is celebrating 50 years of GP racing by giving away this custom painted YZF-R1. The one-off Altamura paint job is accompanied by Akrapovic pipes and – if the prospect of a free thirteen grand sports bike isn’t enough for you – they’re even throwing in two VIP passes to the Silverstone round of this year’s MotoGP. To enter, visit ...

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MV Agusta offers £850 of kit with new bikes

Dan Aspel, 18 May 2011 16:53

Buy a new 2009/10/11 MV Agusta and the Italian firm are throwing in a paddock stand, cover and alarm - worth a total of £850 - for free. The offer applies in the UK, to all officially imported machines except the new Brutale 920 and the upcoming F4-RR. Current prices for the most popular models are as follows: 2011 F4: £14,4992011 ...

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WANTED! Teenage road testers

Dan Aspel, 10 May 2011 15:52

Fancy taking part in an MCN road test? If you ride a 125cc bike you may be just what we’re looking for. We’ll be spending Wednesday 18th May in the Peterborough area putting the new KTM 125 Duke through its first ever group test, and we need two young bikers to join us. If you’re keen to try it out, ...

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Have you seen this bike?

Dan Aspel, 11 April 2011 09:35

This Lucky Strike Schwantz rep. 2007 GSX-R1000 was stolen on Friday, April 8th, 2011 from Palmer's Motorcycles in Hemel Hempstead, Herts. The rare and collectable machine was parked outside the store when thieves made off with the bike, pushing it down the road. Palmer's salesman Jason Fuller told MCN: "There was a van parked between the bike and the store and we believe the ...


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