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Michael Jackson Harley Davidson up for auction

Sarah Carnell, 19 February 2009 14:56

Michael Jackson is selling his customised Harley-Davidson Road King as part of an auction or more than 2000 items from his Neverland ranch. The Harley-Davidson is a customised police spec Road King, seen only in the US, and will be sold in the five-day auction in Beverly Hills, California between April 22 and 25 by Julien’s Auctions. Other items include a ...

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New look Yamaha X-Max for 2009

Sarah Carnell, 29 January 2009 17:09

Yamaha has announced new special editions of the X-Max scooter for 2009 which will see the popular scooter in new colours and with new lines and new instrument faces. The X-Max is available in a 125 or 250 version and also sports some bling wheel graphics, lockable knee box and under seat storage space large enough for two helmets. The 2009 ...

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Suzuki launch new cross country range

Sarah Carnell, 07 January 2009 17:17

Suzuki has launched two new cross country enduro style motorcycles for the UK market. Derived from Suzuki’s RM motocross range, the new RM XC range will be available in 125cc and 250cc versions and will feature a larger capacity fuel tank, hand guards, O-ring chains and a Relentless Fast Eddy replica graphics kit. Relentless Suzuki Enduro rider Paul Edmondson of ...

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Sammy Miller Museum winter opening

Sarah Carnell, 08 December 2008 17:21

The Sammy Miller Museum will be opening for just the weekends throughout the winter. The museum houses more than 400 fully restored motorcycles, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, plus memorabilia spanning seven decades of motorcycling for sport and for pleasure. Opening times for Saturdays and Sundays will be 10am to 4.30pm – except December 27-28 when they will be ...

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Build your own Whitehouse Honda CB750

Sarah Carnell, 09 April 2008 10:37

The Tokyo Motorcycle Show has once again thrown up some revelations from designers and tuners in Japan and the Whitehouse Honda CB750 was just one of the gems on show. Whitehouse may not be a name familiar to the British motorcycle market, but they are one of Japan's leading tuners and they have created a run of ten of these ...

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Moto Guzzi Stelvio against its rivals

Sarah Carnell, 09 April 2008 08:00

In this week's MCN you can see how the Moto Guzzi Stelvio gets on when put through its paces against its main rivals. MCN tested the Moto Guzzi Stelvio against the BMW R1200GS, KTM 990 Adventure and Triumph Tiger 1050. Unfortunately due to a technical problem with production we were not able to bring you the full test. But worry ...

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Vote in our poll, do you prefer monocoques or conventional frames?

Sarah Carnell, 26 March 2008 10:53

Sportscar manufacturer Lotus has revealed the design of a motorcycle design, which was set to revolutionise chassis. The theory of a monocoque is to dispense of the usual frame and replace it with bodywork which takes most of the stress. The idea was pioneered before World War Two and has appeared on virtually every car made since the 1970's. The ...

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New MCN December 28: Honda Transalp gets competitive

Sarah Carnell, 27 December 2007 08:30

Want to know how the Honda Transalp fairs against its rivals? Well this week you can find out as we test the Kawasaki KLE650 Versys and Suzuki DL650X V-Strom against the Honda XL700V Transalp. Plus it’s happy birthday to the Yamaha R1 as we celebrate 120 years of one of the most iconic sports motorcycle of modern times. In this ...

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Video: Jonathan Rea reflects on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch

Sarah Carnell, 24 December 2007 08:00

Hannspree Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea was at the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade launch in Losail, Qatar last week. Check out this video to see what Jonathan Rea thought off the 2008 Fireblade. (Video supplied by: Gary Price at See an onboard lap of Jonathan Rea on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade See MCN's Senior Road Tester Trevor Franklin's thoughts on ...

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Picture special: Triumph Rocket III becomes Albrex Turbo Rocket III

Sarah Carnell, 19 December 2007 11:00

If the 140bhp of the standard Triumph Rocket III isn’t enough, how does a 220 bhp version sound? Road tester Hans Tucher has been to find out how this massive 360kg motorcycle fairs against it’s slightly smaller sibling after it's transformation into a Albrex Turbo Rocket III. Check out these photographs of the full 220 bhp version of the Triumph ...


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