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Bennetts ultimate track day!

WATCHING Scott Redding take pillions on a two-seater Moto2 bike, or watching Cal Crutchlow ride sideways around Snetterton whilst Toseland gives lessons on track riding isn’t your average Tuesday afternoon. But that’s exactly what happened earlier this week when Bennetts took over the Snetterton 300 circuit in for the insurance firm’s Bennetts Ultimate track day.Just 100 people were randomly selected ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 29 September 2011

First ride preview: BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL

We’re at the world press launch of the new BMW K1600GT and it’s even bigger K1600GTL touring brother in South Africa. Over the next two days we’ll be testing the new 160.5bhp in-line six cylinder BMW K1600GT and BMW K1600GTL motorcycles on motorways and mountain roads in and around Franschooek in South Africa. The new 6-cylinder motorcycle makes an incredible ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 17 February 2011

Yamaha Tenere world first group test

We're off to Scotland to test the new Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z against its established rivals. The long-awaited 1200 parallel has just landed in the UK so we’ve whisked the first one in the country off to the Scottish Borders for a comprehensive road test with MCN’s Michael Neeves and three MCN readers.    The £13,499 Yamaha faces stiff competition from Ducati’s ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 04 June 2010

Steve Plater suffers massive practice crash at NW200

Update at 16:00: Statement issued by NW200 organisers on behalf of the HM Plant Honda team: "On the final lap of the Superbike Practice session Steve Plater had a crash at the final corner. Steve's injuries are not life-threatening and he was able to speak to the medical team and the HM Plant Honda Team Manager at the scene. He is understandably ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 13 May 2010

Satnav review: Garmin Oregon 400T

Garmin Oregon 400T, £399Miles covered/time: 400 trail miles/two monthsWhat’s good? If you want to navigate green lanes, there are very few options open to you apart from a waterproof map case and stopping regularly. So we worked together with Garmin to use this outdoor specification sat nav on trail bikes. Save £££s on motorcycle products First impressions are good. It’s ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 07 May 2010

Motorcycling heroes officially open Silverstone

Motorcycle race heroes Ron Haslam, Leon Haslam and Jeremy McWilliams officially opened the new 3.66-mile Silverstone GP circuit on Thursday.  The motorcycle greats were also joined by HRH Prince Andrew, Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill, Red Bull F1 driver Mark Webber and Silverstone MD Richard Phillips on the new Village Corner to officially inaugurate the new part of the circuit.  HRH The ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 30 April 2010

Jacket review: Alpinestars Venture Off Road

Alpinestars Venture Off Road Jacket, £119.95 Miles covered/time: 3750/four years What's good? If you want a handy, tough off-road riding jacket to take the cold off, store some cash, a Mars bar, a spare set of goggles and stop you getting ripped apart by thorns then it's bang on the money. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets It's packed full of ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Leathers, jackets & suits
  • 12 January 2010

Kit review: Ventureshield

Ventureshield £4.99 Tester: Marc Potter Miles covered/time: 4000/one year What’s good? The self-adhesive coating protects your lid from stone chips and keeps your helmet looking like new. The idea appears to be stolen from the car world where rich blokes in sports cars susceptible to stone chips cover their bonnets with a similar thing. This has been on my helmet ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 19 August 2009

Review: BMW Messenger Bag

BMW Messenger Bag £74 Tester: Marc Potter Miles covered/time: 4500 What’s good? It’s waterproof to a point, stops my laptop getting wet on the way to work and has loads of useful pockets for your mobile, wallet and usual paraphernalia we all carry pointlessly to work. Its also got a waiststrap to stop it flapping around and twisting about. Its ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • 12 August 2009

Norton perform last-minute test of bike

Norton is currently at Jurby airfield for a last minute shake down test of the Norton NRV. Rider Michael Dunlop has just arrived to put the bike through its paces with a view for it qualifying for the race later next week. The NRV has had some technical troubles earlier in the week but the bike appears to be running ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 07 June 2009

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