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Getting your motorcycle licence: How to pass the theory test

There are three obstacles between you and your full bike licence: the CBT (compulsory basic training), theory test and practical test. More help and advice on getting your licence The theory test is the second element. It is always completed after the CBT, but before the full test. Here MCN explains what to expect from the theory test and how to ...

  • New rider
  • Getting a licence & training
  • 18 February 2010

Rumours Moto Morini has closed rubbished by manufacturer

Reports that Moto Morini has ceased production have been rubbished by the Italian manufacturer. Find a Moto Morini for sale It claims that the factory closed for a public holiday on Tuesday and then remained closed for an extra day today.        The company, which launched its 2010 Granferro 1200 at the Milan show last month went in to receivership ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 09 December 2009

Chopper tribute to Rally ace Richard Burns for sale

A one-off chopper created as a tribute to the late rally world champion Richard Burns is to be sold next week. The bike, created by Midlands-based Ironside Choppers, cost around £18,000 to build over more than a 100 hours. It carries the blue and yellow Subaru livery of Burns’ world championship winning Impreza and details of his long and successful ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 December 2009

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: BSA M33 Sprinter

Owner: Tim Lynch, 51, Plymouth Why this bike? I actually bought this as a box of bits. I just wanted the tank for another bike, and I didn’t know what to do with, so I built this bike to do one mile sprints on. But now I ride it on the road as well.  Modifications: It took me six months ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 30 November 2009

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Triumph Tiger Cub Sports T20SH

Owner: Martin Pagett, 64, Ormskirk Why this bike? When I was 16 and an apprentice we all used to go to apprentice school on the bus or by bike. One day there was a strange sound from the car park and we all rushed out to see what it was. One of the lads had bought a brand new Tiger ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 30 November 2009

Britain’s got biking talent finalists revealed: Moto Guzzi Le Mans Café Racer

Bike: Moto Guzzi LeMans Cafe Racer Owner: Frazer Yule, 35, Lochmaben, Dumfrieshire Why this bike? Its one of those things. I have always wanted to make one of these, but never found one available before. Then one day I spotted and engine for sale on the internet, contacted the guy and it turned out he had a frame as well. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 27 November 2009

Britain’s Got Biking Talent: Ducati 1000s Hailwood Replica

The 12 finalists in the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash contest have been announced. They have beaten off competition from 470 other entrants to be voted the best bikes in the UK this year. More than 17,000 MCN readers voted in this years contest, making it one of the most successful ever. The overall winner will be ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 26 November 2009

Terminator Arnie on an electric bike?

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s days of riding Harleys might be numbered after he came face to face with Zero Motorcycle’s electric offerings. The Hollywood star turned governor of California was said to have taken a ‘special interest’ in the Zero S when he visited the Alt Car Expo. "We are honored that Governor Schwarzenegger took the time to learn about the innovative ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 November 2009

Bike sales fall for 12th successive month

Motorcycle manufacturers are calling for the Government to introduce a scrappage scheme for bikes after sales slumped for the 12th month in a row. New figures show bike sales fell 27% in October 2009 compared to the same month last year. This means sales have plummeted by 19.4% so far this year. In light of these alarming figures the Motorcycle ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 11 November 2009

FAQ: How to get cheap motorcycle insurance

As a new rider insuring your bike could leave you feeling like you’ve just had a run in with Dick Turpin. The usual premium slashing saviours of years of riding experience or years of accumulated no claims bonus’s clearly don’t apply, but it is not all bad news, there are things you can do to keep costs to a minimum. ...

  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • Insurance advice
  • 04 November 2009


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