September

Italian importer restyles Voxan Roadster

Italian importer restyles Voxan Roadster

Voxan’s Italian importer has decided to give customers something different with the Ciclope special.The bike combines the stock chassis and 100bhp V-twin engine of the French-made Roadster with...

Kawasaki launches ZZ-R1200

Kawasaki launches ZZ-R1200

Kawasaki has given its new ZZ-R1200 an official unveiling in Paris, giving us the chance to bring you more details and pictures of the new super-tourer.The 1164cc engine is expected to make around...

Ghezzi gives us Guzzi in another guise

Ghezzi gives us Guzzi in another guise

Ghezzi & Brian’s latest Guzzi-based creation has been put on show in Italy.The Furia combines the proven Guzzi V11 Sport engine with Ghezzi’s own Supertwin 1100 frame – a steel box-section design...

Bulldog makeover could go into production

Bulldog makeover could go into production

The Bulldog makeover Yamaha has shown at the Milan and Paris bike shows could go into production as a new model.And if the firm isn’t prepared to go that far, it’s almost certain that the parts are...

More pictures of V-Strom from its official launch

More pictures of V-Strom from its official launch

We’ve already revealed spyshots and first detail pictures of Suzuki’s V-Strom, now we’re adding more shots direct from the official launch in Paris.While Suzuki is making no power claim for the bike,...

Tell us about your bike mister

Tell us about your bike mister

It’s all about bottom end power.

Click on BikeMart for thousands of new and used bikes

Click on BikeMart for thousands of new and used bikes

Click on BIKEMART in our top navigation bar and now you’ll find thousands more used bikes for sale to browse online.We’ve added all the private bike sale ads from MCN to the used bikes sold by dealers...

The new bike launches of the Milan Show

The new bike launches of the Milan Show

Here’s a very brief round-up of the new bike launches at the 2001 Milan Show in Italy.If you want more details, click into NEWS or LATEST ON NEW BIKES to see the latest launches.MONDAY: Yamaha...

Haslam: Rossi and dad are my heroes

Haslam: Rossi and dad are my heroes

Leon Haslam is racing alongside his all-time favourite bike racer: Valentino Rossi. Oh, and then of course there’s dad Ron.GP 500 racer Leon, 18, was answering your questions in a live web chat in our...

Aprilia RSV-R Mille

Aprilia RSV-R Mille

This was the bike that brought the most adverse comments. Some loved it, some struggled to get on with it. Whatever, the personal views on its abilities, no one disputed the mega engine, though. The...

How do you tackle that?

How do you tackle that?

How to climb every mountain.

Kawasaki ZX-7R

Kawasaki ZX-7R

THE ZX-7R is an old bike by anyone’s standards. Though it’s still popular, it has lost its way in recent years, as its slaying here shows. It managed reasonable speeds through most of the bends, was...

Does size matter: the answer.

Does size matter: the answer.

When it comes to the age-old pub debate of whose bike is fastest, there are two trains of thought. One states that there’s no substitute for cubes. It argues that horsepower and torque provide speed...

So is it really true size isn’t everything?

So is it really true size isn’t everything?

If it’s the fastest bike on an outright lap you want, buy the RSV. All but one rider found it the quickest lapper on test. It also set the fastest outright lap and was ultimately quickest in three out...

Harley and BMW dig deep to help terror-rocked cities

Harley and BMW dig deep to help terror-rocked cities

Harley-Davidson is donating the use of 30 police bikes and one million dollars to the relief efforts in New York and Washington. BMW has handed over 100 bikes to the New York Police department,...

Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

Korean maker launches a ‘proper’ bike

This sporty roadster isn’t Japanese, Italian, British or even German made… it’s from Korea.The Hyosung GT600 uses the firm’s own twin-cylinder engine and it’s the first time a Korean manufacturer has...

Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

Yamaha unveils 2002 R1

Yamaha unveiled the 2002 R1 at an exclusive launch party in Milan on Monday night.The shape may be familiar but don’t let that fool you into thinking that the 2002 R1 is just last year’s bike with a...

Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

Gilera unveils 600 SuperSport

When we first showed spy photos of Gilera’s new SuperSport 600 in July, it was clear the bike was special. The first official pictures have confirmed that. And, if anything, it’s even better looking...

Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

Aprilia’s big-bore scooter unveiled

This giant twist-and-go is Aprilia’s bid to enter the super scooter market. Called the Atlantic 500, it uses the 460cc engine from Piaggio’s X9.The single cylinder engine makes a claimed 39bhp, and...

2002 Mille and Mille R get new colours and graphics

2002 Mille and Mille R get new colours and graphics

Aprilia’s range-topping RSV Mille and RSV Mille R have been given makeovers for 2002. Both feature new colours and graphics. The Mille now comes in either red/black/white or all-new silver/red/white...

Ducati shakes up Monster range

Ducati shakes up Monster range

Ducati has tweaked most of its popular Monster range for 2002. There’s currently five different engines in the Monster range: The 600, the new fuel-injected 620ie, 750ie and 900ie and the daddy of all...

The 2002 Ducati SS range

The 2002 Ducati SS range

Here are the pictures of the 750 and 900SS Ducatis for 2002

Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

Sachs reveals new 805cc twin

The Sachs B-805 uses a Suzuki cruiser V-twin engine, comes with upside-down forks and is styled by Target design, the firm behind the original Suzuki Katana.It is clearly a modified version of the...

2002 Ducati 998: More different than it looks

2002 Ducati 998: More different than it looks

Ducati’s 2002 flagship superbikes may look little changed, but the new 998, 998R and 998S are significantly updated compared to the current 996.The three machines unveiled at Milan all feature the...

2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

2002 Triumph Sprint and ST revealed

Triumph has slotted a version of its 147bhp Daytona 955i motor into the 2002 Sprint ST and Sprint RS for 2002.The engine is identical to the one also used in the new Speed Triple, revealed previously...

Falco gets new look and new name

Falco gets new look and new name

For the first time the Aprilia Falco has been given a sporty two-tone paint red and black job. The frame has been painted black and the upside-down Showa forks are now gold. The bike has even been...

More pictures of the Multistrada: will they change your view?

More pictures of the Multistrada: will they change your view?

NEW PICTURES ADDED ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2001We’ve added new pictures of the new Ducati Multistrada in the wake of some cutting comments from some on our TALK NEWS bulletin boards. See below for...

Aprilia Blue Marlin divides opinion

Aprilia Blue Marlin divides opinion

Some strong opinions are being expressed on our bulletin boards in the wake of Aprilia unveiling its Blue Marlin.The RSV Mille 1000cc V-twin-powered prototype is targeting the Ducati Monster. The firm...

KTM unveils look of the 2003 Adventure 950

KTM unveils look of the 2003 Adventure 950

KTM unveiled how its 2003 950 Adventure will look, at the Milan Show on Tuesday.The bike shown here is actually the competition bike, called the 950 Rally, and the firm has decided the Adventure will...

First pictures of Suzuki’s finished V-Strom

First pictures of Suzuki’s finished V-Strom

You’ve seen our spy shots of the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, now here’s our first close-up and detailed pictures of the showroom-ready TL1000-powered V-twin.No official details have been released on the...

Guzzi marks 80 years with birthday models

Guzzi marks 80 years with birthday models

Moto Guzzi has unveiled three special models to celebrate its 80th birthday.First, there’s the Le Mans Tenni which is based on the latest, half-faired Le Mans and named after legendary Guzzi racer of...

Suzuki’s 650cc Burgman is biggest-bore scooter yet

Suzuki’s 650cc Burgman is biggest-bore scooter yet

The Burgman 650 looks about the size of a hefty Harley. It has heaps of storage space and the kind of comfort Virgin First Class travellers tend to demand.This biggest-bore scooter yet even features a...

Deacon funeral date set

Deacon funeral date set

THE funeral date of the late John Deacon has finally been confirmed, the laying to rest of the popular off-road star taking place next Monday.Deacon was killed five weeks ago in the Masters Rallye in...

MCN Video magazine

MCN Video magazine

MCN’s latest magazine comes out this Friday, complete with a free video.This first edition of MCN Video focuses exclusively on Ducatis.As well as the 24-page glossy magazine, you also get 30 minute...

Now that’s a rocky road

Now that’s a rocky road

It’s about time someone did something about the state of British roads…

Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Raw power or being light on your feet? It’s an age old debate we hope to settle with a test involving an RS250, GSX-R600, ZX-7R, R1 and RSV-R.Get chatting to racers and you’ll hear expressions like: ...