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Honda extends motorcycle factory shut-down

MCN Newsdesk, 21 March 2011 15:08

Honda has extended by another four days a shut down of the Kumamoto factory as shortages of parts caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami continue to be assessed.It seems parts supply from factories in the affected areas is what is causing the extension of the shut-down as the firm attempts to make longer term plans.The long term impact could ...

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Accessories bonus for Yamaha FZ8 buyers

MCN Newsdesk, 08 March 2011 16:30

If you've been thinking about buying a new Yamaha FZ8, then now could be a good time to take the plunge. In addition to interest free credit over 2 years, Yamaha is also including genuine accessories worth £850 for a limited time. The extras you'll get are: An Akrapovic carbon fibre exhaust Fly Screen Radiator Guard Licence Plate Holder Carbon ...

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Free Kawasaki test rides at Silverstone

MCN Newsdesk, 08 March 2011 16:23

Fancy sampling the manic new ZX-10R or exquisite W800? Kawasaki's latest 'On the Road' tour starts at Silverstone on Saturday April 9, where you can test ride all the key new Kawasakis on Silverstone's Stowe complex or take them for accompanied rides around local roads.Beside's the test rides (bookable only on the day), world famous stunt rider Craig Jones will ...

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Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: John Mair

MCN Newsdesk, 09 February 2011 09:30

When John Mair entered the Bennetts Biker Dream competition, his request was modest – a pair of Bluetooth compatible helmets for himself and his nine-year-old daughter, so that they could better communicate when she rides pillion on his motorcycle.  However, the Plymouth man got a lot more than he dreamed of when he and daughter, Chloe-Ann, were whisked away to ...

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MCN Motorcycle Show: Santa Pod dragbikes

MCN Newsdesk, 03 February 2011 12:50

This behemoth is a drag bike powered by a Rolls Royce Gnome H1200 engine and musters up 2400bhp.The acceleration? It can reach up to 200mph in 6 seconds.To find out more, visit the Santa Pod stand at The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show this weekend.

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MCN Motorcycle Show: Barry Sheene's XR14

MCN Newsdesk, 03 February 2011 12:48

This is the very Suzuki XR14 on which Barry Sheene won his first GP in Assen in 1975 - beating Agostini and Read at the last corner -  and you can see it at The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. Sheene won both his 1976 and 1977 world titles on XR14-based machines, while Suzuki went on to win every 500cc ...

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MCN readers say yes to naked Ducati 1098

MCN Newsdesk, 21 August 2008 16:18

Ducati should build a naked version of its 1098 superbike, according to thousands of MCN readers. View Ducatis for sale View Ducati 1098s for sale We will be passing all of the information straight back to the Ducati factory bosses so they can see for themselves that 70% of MCN readers in our online survey want a stripped-down 1098. In ...

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Win a place on the Ron Haslam Race School with MCN and Bridgestone

MCN Newsdesk, 13 August 2008 09:27

**This competition is now closed** MCN has teamed up with Bridgestone to give away eight places on the Ron Haslam Race School testing out their BT-016 tyres on Wednesday 20th August at Donington Park. Click here to enter the competition Situated near East Midlands Airport, the school boasts some top names amongst their instructors; British Superbike ace Billy McConnell, TT hard-charger Guy Martin, ...

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Britain's Got Biking Talent - time is running out

MCN Newsdesk, 11 August 2008 15:07

Entrants are flooding in for MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent – and here’s a selection of some of the best so far. View the current entries here They're just a small hint at of the level of competition to beat. But if you think your motorcycle’s special enough, it will be worth the effort. Upload your pictures here You’ll be in with ...

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Vote in RiDER Power to win motorbike gear worth £2000

MCN Newsdesk, 17 June 2008 16:36

Our sister publication RiDE is currently running their annual online poll to see what you like as a rider and you could win £2000 worth of motorbike kit when you take part in RiDER Power, the world’s biggest motorcycling survey. The annual online poll, run by RiDE magazine at, involves answering questions about your bike, your clothing, your tyres, ...


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