July

Harley launches new Fat Bob

Harley launches new Fat Bob

Harley-Davidson has launched its new Dyna Fat Bob with the intention of boost sales in Europe and the UK. The bike is designed to reflect European custom trends, with a wide 130-section front tyre and...

Road test report on the new Triumph Street Triple

Road test report on the new Triumph Street Triple

Roland Brown has just ridden the new Triumph Street Triple in Italy, this is what he has to say: Triumph reckons the new Street Triple is an entry level model. If that’s the case, then it could...

Devon County Council listens to bikers

Devon County Council is launching a campaign this summer to make the county’s roads better for motorcyclists. ‘Bringing Bikers Out of the Blind spot’ will include road inspections specifically tailored to ensure they are safe for motorcycles. The council are promoting motorcycle specific issues such as diesel spills, education for car drivers and education as an alternative to prosecution for...

The McManus motorcycle collection fetches £162,000

The sale of the Peter McManus motorcycle collection made £162,000 last week. McManus is a life-long motorcycle collector and a respected figure in the classic motorcycle world. McManus sold the collection as they were ‘gathering dust’. A 1938 Nimbus 750cc four motorcycle with Bender Sidecar fetched the most money, selling for £6,670.

The Hyosung GT650 now available with free insurance deal

The Hyosung GT650 now available with free insurance deal

Hyosung GT650 motorcycle is even better value this summer with free insurance. Buy any new Hyosung GT650 motorcycle and ride away with free third party insurance, fire and theft cover, or benefit...

Win private screenings of the Fantastic Four movie with Aprillia

Win private screenings of the Fantastic Four movie with Aprillia

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Yamaha offers XT-RA insurance

Yamaha offers XT-RA insurance

Yamaha has extended its offer of free third party only motorcycle insurance on the Yamaha XT125R and Yamaha XT125X learner motorcycles until the end of August 2007.<?xml:namespace prefix="o"...

Video: The official video of the new Buell 1125R for 2008

Video: The official video of the new Buell 1125R for 2008

This is the official factory video to accompany the launch of the 2008 Buell 1125R. To read more about the first water-cooled bike from Buell in 14 years, click here, including why the&nbsp;it's a...

2008 Buells updated

2008 Buells updated

While&nbsp;the New Buell&nbsp;1125R is guaranteed to be the talking point of the 2008 Buell range, the firm’s other bikes haven’t gone unchanged. While the Buell Firebolt has been dropped in favour of...

New Buell 1125R revealed

New Buell 1125R revealed

Finally America’s only sportsbike maker has become America’s only superbike maker with the launch of the new 1125R. Marking the first water-cooled Buell motorcycle since the first, two-stroke 750RW of...

Fit good rubber

Fit good rubber

Had a great time in Spain and France, taking in the Pyrenees and Millau bridge aboard my Fazer 1000. I fitted a pair of Conti Road Attacks for the trip; it's important to fit good rubber!

New colours for Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle

New colours for Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle

Suzuki has revealed a new colour option for the hugely popular GSX-R750 motorcycle– and come up with a massive savings on motorcycle insurance for its buyers. The new paint is a Suzuki limited-edition...

Check your sidestand

Touring in France with my wife on a Honda Superdream&nbsp;loaded with a kitchen sink in 1983, we stopped in front of&nbsp;a hotel ready for a rest after our&nbsp;10-hour ride. Looking at the building, I put the sidestand out, my wife got off, I rested the bike and next I found myself on the floor with the bike resting on my left leg and not able to move. The sidestand had gone into a very large...

Suzuki announces B-King motorcycle price

Suzuki announces B-King motorcycle price

Suzuki has just rang Motor Cycle New's offices with the very latest news on the B-King musclebike's price - and confirmed that the naked&nbsp;motorcycle will be on sale for £9,000. However, the...

New V-twin sports motorcycle launches exclusively on our website

New V-twin sports motorcycle launches exclusively on our website

At 9am Monday morning we’ll bring you the world’s first video and pictures of the most exciting sports bike we’ve seen since the Ducati 1098. Sadly we can’t say what it is yet as we’re under a strict...

Green firm bans staff from motorcycles

Green firm bans staff from motorcycles

A&nbsp;company which advises local councils on sustainable transport has banned its staff from riding motorcycles on company business. Jacobs Engineering Group sent an email to staff at 36 offices...

A day out in Devon (SMIDSY)

Check out the latest offering from the Devon Road Safety team. Made me laugh out loud! http://files.devon.gov.uk/roadsafety/adayoutindevon.wmv

Triumph Street Triple: First test

Triumph Street Triple: First test

Our tester is currently riding Triumph's brand new Street Triple at its world unveiling near Lake Garda, Italy. Here's what we've found out so far: "As expected it's small, light, and a doddle to...

MCN's motorcycle video clip of the day

MCN's motorcycle video clip of the day

When we're not working flat out to bring you the latest new and sport on this site and the print editions of Motor Cycle News, there's nothing more fun than searching out interesting, funny, or just...

Legendary motorcycle race suits, and bargain motorcycle kit at the Dainese Open Weekend

Legendary motorcycle race suits, and bargain motorcycle kit at the Dainese Open Weekend

Checkout a line of legendary Dainese motorcycle race suits and get your hands on a pair of motorcycle leathers for yourself for knocked down prices at the Dainese Open Weekend at the companies HQ in...

11 months and counting

11 months and counting

This is a picture of my daughter Ffion who's 11 months old,&nbsp;on her grandad's Honda CB500.

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

We've just ridden Kawasaki's new GTR1400 at its cross Europe launch and you can see our first impression in the video below. Check out the video player at the bottom of the page to see MCN Road tester...

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on Long Way Down road to Uganda

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on Long Way Down road to Uganda

Ewan McGregor is just about to head intoUganda on the Long Way Down motorcycle trip. Ewan and sidekick Charley Boorman are riding from John o’ Groats in Scotland to the bottom of South Africa, and are...

Brunstrom considering blanket 40mph limit throughout Snowdonia

Brunstrom considering blanket 40mph limit throughout Snowdonia

North Wales chief constable Richard Brunstrom is considering a blanket 40mph speed limit throughout Snowdonia National Park, he says in his online blog. Richard Brunstrom&nbsp;blames the...

Just one in 6000 illegal mobile phone users caught

Just one in 6000 illegal mobile phone users caught

Only one in six thousand motorists who use their phones behind the wheel in London are caught and fined. The study conducted by the Liberal Democrats showed 50 fixed-penalty notices were handed out...

Motorcycle retailers call for new road design to save bikers

The head of the Motorcycle Retailers Association has called for better roads to cut motorcycle accidents. Mike Owen said, “Improving road design and conditions would greatly reduce the number of motorcycle accidents in the UK, as these factors cause far more crashes than inappropriate speed.” Owen included better manhole placement and tightening of bends in his list of improvements

How does it feel to race at the British GP?

How does it feel to race at the British GP?

To be honest, it was one of the easiest and quickest decisions I’d ever had to make – when the call came that offered me a ride at the British GP in the KTM support race there was only one possible...

Suzuki's 2008 Hayabusa shows its aerodynamic skills

Suzuki's 2008 Hayabusa shows its aerodynamic skills

THIS is how the all-new 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-R1300R&nbsp;motorcycle will cut through the air. The image, directly from the Suzuki motorcycle R&amp;D Department, has been made to show just how...

Video: Yamaha's R1 is for road and racing

Video: Yamaha's R1 is for road and racing

MCN Road tester Michael Neeves is running a Yamaha R1 as his long term test bike and not only has he done over 4000 miles on the road this year he also uses it for racing. Check out the video below to...

Thanks to the French

Thanks to the French

I would just like to say thank you to the French. Last week 8 of us went on our annual 5 day European jolly. We usually go to a race but this year we decided to tour many parts never seen before. We...

Video: See the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa in detail

Video: See the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa in detail

With our man now back from the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa launch in Rome we can bring you the first full resolution video of the new bike. Check out the video below to see the 2008 Hayabusa in all its glory...

ZRX1200 imprints Audi

ZRX1200 imprints Audi

On the way to the Stelvio Pass in Italy an Audi cuts me up. So&nbsp;I did him the courtesy of imprinting my ZRX1200S in his wing while I&nbsp;did a superman across the bonnet. I sprained my wrist but...

GSX-R1000K7 recall false alarm

GSX-R1000K7 recall false alarm

Over half of the owners of 2007 GSX-R1000’s have received notification from Suzuki of a problem on their motorcycle has been printed on the wrong headed paper. The heading read ‘Urgent Safety Recall’,...

BikeSafe encouraging young riders to kit-up

BikeSafe encouraging young riders to kit-up

Lancashire’s RideSafe BackSafe initiative has kicked off to encourage youngsters and less experienced motorcyclists, typically on scooters and smaller capacity motorcycles, to wear the right...

Meeting over motorcycle fatalities

Meeting over motorcycle fatalities

In the next few weeks, council road safety officers and emergency services are set to have a meeting in Staffordshire. The meeting is regarding the number of fatal accidents involving motorcyclists...

Never-raced 500GP prototype

Never-raced 500GP prototype

THE Ducati motorcycle heritage stand at World Ducati Week, exhibited a 1970’s 500GP prototype that never made it to a racing grid.&nbsp;&nbsp; The 90-degree&nbsp;air cooled v-twin used the tried and...