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New MCN April 9: VFR800 first test

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 9: Comeback king: Why Honda's brand new VFR800 is all the bike you'll ever need. Secrets of new Victory sports cruisers Have a desert adventure In sport: New rules for even closer racing in MotoGP All available in print at your local newsagent, or on iPad ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 08 April 2014

Honda's bike-powered lawn mower breaks world record

Honda has set a new world record with their bike-powered lawn mower after reaching a top speed of 116mph. The Mean Mower is powered by a Honda VTR1000 V-twin engine which made a claimed 97bhp as standard when the bike was launched in 1997. MCN rode (drove?) the mower in October 2012 so we know how incredibly brave/daft the driver ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 03 April 2014

Kawasaki unveil supercharged engine

Kawasaki has unveiled a supercharged engine at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan. No details about the engine have been released, although Kawasaki insiders have suggested the capacity could be close to 1000cc which would suggest a next-gen version of the ZZR1400, but MCN cannot confirm this. A press release from Kawasaki states: "Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. also has a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 20 November 2013

Honda unveil CB1300S Super Bol D'or

Honda has released images of the new CB1300S Super Bol D'or, an update to the current CB1300S which is available in the UK. The CB1300S Super Bol D'or gets new wheels, LED headlight, new bodywork and a six speed gearbox. The bike will be officially unveiled at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show on November 20. Honda will also present the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 23 October 2013

Mugello MotoGP: Redding takes second Moto2 win in a row

Brit Scott Redding took his second Moto2 victory in a row at Mugello to increase his lead in the championship. The Marc VDS rider won by 2.175 seconds to become the first Brit to to take back-to-back victories in the intermediate class since 1971. It was Italtrans rider Takaaki Nakagami who was quickest off the line and led for the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 June 2013

Cyril Despres signs with Yamaha

Cyril Despres has signed a two year deal with Yamaha to race for them in 2014 and 2015. The Frenchman will take part in the Sardegna Rally, Rally Dos Setoes, Desafio Inca and the Dakar Rally. The five time Dakar winner made the announcement today after he left KTM in March 2013. Despres had been with the Austrian manufacturer for ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 30 May 2013

Staff blog: Is the Judge worthy of a nod?

Riding back from MCN Live at Butlins Skegness at the weekend was the first weekend with good weather and plenty of bikes on the fantastic roads of the Lincolnshire Wolds. On previous long term bikes I've never given two thoughts to the nods I've received from fellow bikers. But I'm not sure if less people are nodding at me on ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 22 April 2013

Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport unveiled

Triumph has unveiled its new Tiger Sport 1050, which was first spotted by MCN in March 2012, and again in a more finished form in November. Power is improved by 10bhp over the outgoing model (now up to 123bhp) and the bodywork has been redesigned. The bike also features a new swingarm, wheels and suspension. Prices for the Tiger Sport ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 10 January 2013

New Honda MSX125 announced

The Honda MSX125 is the bike Honda hopes will continue the legacy of the original Honda Monkey, first unveiled in 1963. The 12 inch-wheeled MSX125 is powered by a four-speed four-stroke 125cc engine and features USD forks and wide, low profile tyres. The bike is manufactured in Thailand and is due on sale in the UK in late spring 2013.   ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 09 January 2013

New MCN double issue December 19: Triumph Daytona 675R first ride

In this week's five-in-one Christmas double issue of MCN, out December 19, we have the first test of the new Triumph Daytona 675R. In 2006 the Daytona 675 really shook up the supersport class. Can it do the same again? We also test the new 'Skyhook' Ducati Multistrada against the 2012 model, to see if semi-active suspension really does make ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 18 December 2012

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