January

Jardine RT-One Titanium Race

Jardine RT-One Titanium Race

JARDINE is a huge name in the States, providing exhausts to Nicky Hayden and the Honda U.S. superbike squad. This oval titanium can fits our CBR600 very neatly, using a stainless steel link pipe. All...

MHP Titanium Race

MHP Titanium Race

IF money’s no object, you can go for a £411 all-titanium MHP can, but there’s a big saving by having this stainless steel option with the titanium sleeve. It comes with a lifetime warranty, though...

’01 CBR900RR-1

’01 CBR900RR-1

AFTER Suzuki killed off its lumbering GSX-R1100 in 1996, the GSX-R750 bravely soldiered on.It was a pipsqueak in capacity terms, but a giant-killer on the track. And it was wild and exciting, too.But...

Who left my bike there?

Who left my bike there?

Never a good sign when a bike is on its side in a gravel trap

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Quill Carbon Legal

Quill Carbon Legal

IT may be road-legal, but this carbon can sounds as good as many marked " race only " . Quill says it flows a lot more gas than many road pipes and gives a boost to the mid-range of most...

’98 CBR900RR-W

’98 CBR900RR-W

IF the Thunderace worried Honda bosses in 1996, the advent of Yamaha’s R1 in 1998 must have kept them awake at night for months.The YZF-R1 was the worst kept secret in modern biking history, with MCN...

Laser Hotcam Tri-Oval Race

Laser Hotcam Tri-Oval Race

IF you’d like to have the power of a race can, but would rather not have the full-on orchestra of noise when you’re riding, try this. Laser’s Decibel Killer, free with their Tri-Oval, is a little...

’95 CBR900RR-S

’95 CBR900RR-S

HONDA had always stuck with two-yearly major updates on its bikes. With the 1994 machine so patently right, it simply rested on its laurels, content to modify some of the paint and logo details and...

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10 per cent off European superbike school at Ally Pally Show

10 per cent off European superbike school at Ally Pally Show

The European Superbike School is cutting its prices by 10 per cent for anyone booking during the nine days of the MCN Ally Pally Show.You get the deal whether you book at the stand, No501, or call...

’99 CBR900RR-X

’99 CBR900RR-X

STILL smarting from the devastating success of the R1, Honda kept its head down in 1999 as it searched for a way back into the limelight.Would-be owners didn’t mind too much that the CBR wasn’t quite...

If you win… you can drink the whole lot

If you win… you can drink the whole lot

Best not to knock it back before you tackle this little lot

Mud wrestling

Mud wrestling

Fighting a full-on 250cc motocross racer is an extremely quick way to arm pump unless you’re trained for this sort of thing.

Bids for Dunlop rep SP-1 could beat £40,000

Bids for Dunlop rep SP-1 could beat £40,000

Take a close look at the Joey Dunlop Replica SP-1 on show at the Ally Pally right now. It could be worth £40,000.Bids are being invited on the first example of a limited run of 26 of the machines, and...

Micron Beta Race

Micron Beta Race

COLOURED titanium is one of the coolest looking designs around. And with Micron behind the design you know that this can is going to perform as well as it looks. If you’re after a bargain, Micron is...

Remus Genesis Titanium Legal

Remus Genesis Titanium Legal

UNDER the titanium sleeve is a durable stainless steel can. It’s quiet enough to be road-legal, but fruity enough to justify the expense while delivering a claimed 2-3bhp increase in power. The...

Testing the Aprilia Atlantic

Testing the Aprilia Atlantic

Super scooters can cost as much as a 2002 Hornet 900, but this new Aprilia changes all that. The Atlantic 500 costs just £4719, over a grand less than big-bore rivals such as Yamaha’s Tmax and Honda’s...

You want some Copaslip on those front brakes, mate

You want some Copaslip on those front brakes, mate

What happens when the throttle AND the brakes jam on.

’00 CBR900RR-Y

’00 CBR900RR-Y

IF Honda was ever to regain top-dog status, its 2000 Blade had to really count.Matching the Yamaha wasn’t enough – the CBR had to move the goalposts once again.A slight shift was all that was needed...

Honda’s V5… better late than never and now joined by Rossi’s V4

Honda’s V5… better late than never and now joined by Rossi’s V4

One of the star attractions at the Ally Pally show failed to make an appearance on the opening weekend – but it is there now.Honda’s radical V5 race bike, the RC211V, was held up at the Brussels...

’96 CBR900RR-T

’96 CBR900RR-T

SOME Honda staff quietly admit 1996 was the year the firm dreaded.The Blade had been on top for so long, but a rival that was rumoured to have the attributes to boot its arse was due to be released.

’94 CBR900RR-R

’94 CBR900RR-R

HONDA must have received hundreds of complaints about the manners of its early bikes because the Blade changed markedly in 1994.MCN’s first group test – against a Suzuki RF900, Kawasaki ZX-9R and...

Ten years of the FireBlade

Ten years of the FireBlade

Honda’s FireBlade is a decade old this month and, during those 10 years, it has changed the way the world perceives motorcycles.It has been all things to all people, arriving in 1992 to cries of ...

Akrapovic Titanium Race

Akrapovic Titanium Race

PROBABLY the most desirable name in exhausts. With Akrapovic down the side of your can, you’re guaranteed nods of approval from those in the know. This all-titanium can is incredibly light and it’s...

’92 CBR900RR-N

’92 CBR900RR-N

" I definitely didn’t feel in control…steering damper was the phrase that filled my brain…steering geometry comparable to a 250…a wobbler. " These words appeared in the first quarter page of...

’02 and beyond…

’02 and beyond…

‘THE Blade’s rivals have problems… The 2002 Blade kicks serious arse. " Bold claims after just six hours testing, but MCN was captivated by Honda’s latest offering at the bike’s recent launch in...

Yoshimura Tri-Oval Race

Yoshimura Tri-Oval Race

A BEAUTIFULLY-made and well-finished product from one of the most respected names in the business. There are £496 titanium and £585 carbon versions and a new electronic management system from £465...

Promotive Titanium Race

Promotive Titanium Race

NEIL HODGSON fans will love this, as the Brit has Promotive cans fitted to his Ducati World Superbike. This one is stainless with a titanium sleeve. But for £325 you get a full titanium, race-spec...

’93 CBR900RR-P

’93 CBR900RR-P

BY November 1992, Britain was gripped by FireBlade fever and a nationwide shortage had loomed. Honda hastily shipped in 100s more to appease fed-up customers who had been waiting since the August 1...

Remus Alu-Carbon Race

Remus Alu-Carbon Race

THIS can stands out because of its distinctive woven texture on the sleeve. It has a nice tone to it and is well made. You can opt for sleeves in plain aluminium at £240, carbon at £303 or titanium at...

Akrapovic Titanium Legal

Akrapovic Titanium Legal

YOU get the name, the looks, you gain a few bhp and you’re bound to lose pounds over your original can. But you won’t get in trouble with the law. Akrapovic has designed this all-titanium can to be...

Strange but True

Strange but True

Here’s our latest round-up of motorcycling oddities from around the globe. If you spot anything worthy of inclusion in our next one, e-mail jon.urry@emap.comFrance: Top French bike mag Moto Journal...

RD350 with 21st Century sex appeal

RD350 with 21st Century sex appeal

Two-strokes just won’t go away. The thrill of a screaming RD350 still sets the hairs tingling for many of us. And when it’s combined with sexy R1 styling like this " R3 " many will start...

’97 CBR900RR-V

’97 CBR900RR-V

PLEASED the Blade was still outperforming its nearest rival – Yamaha’s Thunderace – Honda again took a step back for a year.The only change to the 1997 bike, aside from paint updates, was an aluminium...

Scorpion Tricolour Titanium Race

Scorpion Tricolour Titanium Race

TITANIUM is the new carbon-fibre, or so the fashion-conscious would have us believe. So this multi-coloured titanium can from Scorpion gets top marks this week for its great value, good looks and...