May

Ducati GP road bike due Saturday

Ducati GP road bike due Saturday

Evidence is growing that Ducati will reveal a road-going version of its V4 MotoGP bike at this weekend’s World Ducati Weekend in Italy.Our picture here is a computer-generation based on inside...

The superbikes you can save on

The superbikes you can save on

How much should you pay for a ZX-10R? Our users tell us around £8500 is good, providing you’re getting a good trade-in. And if you’re as shrewd as some other buyers we’ve been hearing from you could...

Tornado price should go down a storm

Tornado price should go down a storm

Benelli’s beautiful Tornado Tre has tumbled in price to a level that puts it in the same ballpark as a 2004 R1.It’s all part of the Italian firm’s bid to transform itself from a small-scale specialist...

Test ride Beemers at BMF Show

Test ride Beemers at BMF Show

Next weekend’s BMF Show gives you the chance to ride a range of new BMWs, witness wild shows and check out the wares from 800 exhibitors.BMW will offer test rides from the show on a special route, as...

McGregor runs into bother with militia

McGregor runs into bother with militia

He may be among the best known movie actors in the world, but that cut no ice when he tried to ride into the Ukraine. The BMW R1200GS-riding star was held up by armed guards, along with his...

Your deals reveal true price of bikes

Your deals reveal true price of bikes

How much should you pay for a ZX-10R? Our users tell us around £8500 is good, providing you’re getting a good trade-in. And if you’re as shrewd as some other buyers we’ve been hearing from you could...

Offers aplenty at CMC Open Weekend

Offers aplenty at CMC Open Weekend

You could grab a 2003 Yamaha at " cost price " at the Nottingham branch of CMC Motorcycles this weekend, May 15 and 16.And you could also walk away with a new 2004 Fazer 600 or a pair of...

Tell your story – win a track day

Tell your story – win a track day

Have you nearly had your head taken off by a flying piston? Or come close to having your wedding tackle singed after a carb tweak saw your airbox explode? Or perhaps spent £10k at the tuning shop,...

Ride smoother by Sunday

Ride smoother by Sunday

Give us two days, your full attention and a willingness to learn and we’ll make you a smoother rider by Sunday.That’s the promise of the free guide inside MCN, out Wednesday May 5. Our guide gives you...

Ducati sport cruiser due for summer

Ducati sport cruiser due for summer

A radical new Ducati ‘sport cruiser’ will make its official debut in the States this summer.Built by Arizona-based designer and race car maker Mark Savory, it is based on a Ducati Monster and uses the...

Clouds have silver lining for sellers

Clouds have silver lining for sellers

The best time to sell a soft-top car is when it’s lashing it down or cold. Apply the same thinking to bikes and the recent unsettled weather could be just what you need for a swift sale if you’re...

Ride like a 14th century French knight?

Ride like a 14th century French knight?

You may recall our story last week about a police force’s plans to stage a photoshoot using knights in shining armour to spread their Bikesafe message. We felt we couldn’t deprive you of the pictures.

Decent kit equals attitude problem

Decent kit equals attitude problem

MAG is demanding extra training for anyone buying an ‘800-1000cc bike’ and says buying decent protective kit means you are prepared to see the road as a race track, according to a report on the...

Fylde open day offers finance, deals and Foggy

Fylde open day offers finance, deals and Foggy

You can get zero per cent finance on a new bike, or £500 off a new Kawasaki ZX-10R or Ducati 749 at the opening on the new Fylde Superbikes store in Preston on Sunday.Not only that but Carl Fogarty...

New Triumph and Kawasaki 600s

New Triumph and Kawasaki 600s

Kawasaki will revamp its ZX-6R in the style of its ZX-10R for 2005 and Triumph’s Daytona 600 is getting a makeover too.Exclusive spyshots of the Triumph are revealed in MCN out on May 5. The new...

2004 Yamaha R1 clutch fix

2004 Yamaha R1 clutch fix

Dealers have been given instructions on how to correct problems with clutches on 2004 R1s.Yamaha says the fault only occurs on small numbers of bikes and that it is usually picked up at first service.

About to buy? Read this first

About to buy? Read this first

How much should you pay for a K4 GSX-R1000? If you’re as shrewd as some of this site’s users you could get hold of one for £7600-£7800. And there are plenty of other hot deals to be done on both used...

Ride with Foggy and new FP1

Ride with Foggy and new FP1

You could be riding alongside four-times WSB champion Carl Fogarty on Saturday May 8 when he debuts the road-going FP1 on a ride-out through London.The Foggy Petronas Racing team boss will be riding...

Scottish police target small plates

Scottish police target small plates

Planning a ride through Scotland this summer? The latest police clampdown on bikes unites three forces and focuses on the popular riding roads around Tyndrum.Cops from Central Scotland Police,...

BMF rejects licence proposals

BMF rejects licence proposals

The British Motorcycle Federation has recommended the UK rejects EU changes to the licensing system for motorcycles.The BMF has submitted a 4000 word response to the Department for Transport which...

Arlen Ness releases new luggage

Arlen Ness releases new luggage

New luggage from Arlen Ness lets you carry your kit in safety, as well as letting people know you’re a biker when you’re on holiday.There’s a Utility Bag (bum bag) for £29.99 to compensate for leather...

Win your firm a free motorcycle park

Win your firm a free motorcycle park

Your firm could get a free motorcycle park if you can prove yours is the ‘Most Motorcycle Friendly Company’.The competition is part of the annual Ride 2 Work Day, organised by the Motor Cycle Industry...

Monthly chance to win cash and prizes

Monthly chance to win cash and prizes

Malcolm Norris from Scarborough is the first winner of the Fantasy Road Race Manager of the Month award. He wins £50 and a Castrol goody bag. And it could be you winning the prize next month.The...

Ducati creates another SportClassic

Ducati creates another SportClassic

Ducati is to add to its SportClassic range with a bike inspired by the 750cc F1 machine raced by Marco Lucchinelli and Virginio Ferrari in the mid-’80s.It will used the DS1000 air-cooled engine and is...

Win 50 copies of city parking guide

Win 50 copies of city parking guide

Travelling into London by bike makes sense. But finding a bike parking bay can be a nightmare. Park outside one and a plague of traffic wardens will descend upon you with a £50 fine within minutes.

Top bank holiday destinations

Top bank holiday destinations

It’s a bank holiday weekend, the weather looks decent (for most of the country) and your bike is gagging for it…So if you need a few ideas for places to go, here’s some of our top suggestions:1: May...

Banks come to Aprilia’s rescue

Banks come to Aprilia’s rescue

A deal to save Aprilia was on the verge of being signed on Monday night (May 3).It will see Italian banks offer a lifeline by covering a £5 million interest payment currently owed by the firm. And the...