December

Exclusive Alpinestars MotoGP collection unveiled.

Exclusive Alpinestars MotoGP collection unveiled.

These are the first pictures of an exclusive MotoGP clothing range from Alpinestars. The four jackets are the first in a collection of clothing Alpinestars is making in partnership with MotoGP rights...

Suzuki B-King special

Suzuki B-King special

Italian wheel-specialist Asso Special Bike has created this stretched custom Suzuki B-King. It has an extended standard swingarm, 17 inch custom front wheel and 18 inch custom rear, with one-off...

Globetrotting mechanics decade on the road

Globetrotting mechanics decade on the road

When 2009 arrives a Yorkshire mechanic will be begin his tenth year travelling the world on his Honda Africa Twin. Ian Coates, from Hebden Bridge, left Britain in search of adventure in 1999 and...

New Yamaha R1 hits 161bhp in standard form

New Yamaha R1 hits 161bhp in standard form

Exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic has revealed the power of the new Yamaha R1 in standard form is 161bhp at the back wheel. The power figure was discovered as the Slovenian firm became the first to the...

Handy sticker shows where you can park

Handy sticker shows where you can park

A bike dealer is giving away a handy sticker that shows at a glance where you can and can’t park your bike in 33 London boroughs. Boroughs have different rules on where bikes can park for free but...

Long Weymouth Down

Me and my cousin George loved Long Way Round and Down so last summer we decided to do our own trip. Unfortunatly we had 50cc bikes and one weekend, so we went to Weymouth. We made a video of our trip and called it Long Weymouth Down. In September I passed my test and bought a real bike. George turns 17 at the end of December and intends to pass his test in January, hes lucky the new test was...

Luckiest Licence Ever

Luckiest Licence Ever

Im 16 years old and have a hatred for public transport so I spend the summer working full time to buy a gorgeous new moped in time to start college. I loved it, thought it was the coolest thing ever.

unusual tattoo

After my vist to the NEC and seeing the black panther with bike parts in it advertized everywere, i thought it was a great graphic picture design, so after 6hrs work and many £'s later, I now have it tattooed on my uper arm! I have tried to find out who did the design to thank them and tell them what I have had done, but have not been able to find out who did it.

Santa fun run

Santa fun run

This is me on way to Santa Fun Run at Chafford Hundred on 07/12/08 on my CBR 1100 Blackbird... turned a few heads. Not sure if it was the bike or my suit

Christmas gift of the day: Long Way Round DVD

Christmas gift of the day: Long Way Round DVD

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Nicky Hayden merchandise available online

Nicky Hayden merchandise available online

Fans of former MotoGP world champion and factory Ducati rider Nicky Hayden can now get their hands on some special merchandise from a new online store set-up by the famous Kentucky racing dynasty. The...

Keep an eye on fuel mixture with Dynojet kit

Keep an eye on your fuel mixture with the Wide Band 2, the latest monitoring kit from Dynojet. Information from the basic kit can be downloaded onto a laptop, or you can purchase an LCD or digital gauge for real time data. The basic kit costs £210, or £421 for the kit and LCD. Visit. www.dynojetwb2.com for more details.

MCN reader wins Suzuki GSX-R600

MCN reader wins Suzuki GSX-R600

Justian Gray has scooped a Suzuki GSX-R600 after entering a year long competition with Suzuki at MCN Live! at Butlins, Skegness. Gray, from York, couldn’t believe it when Suzuki GB rang him to tell...

New intercom from Chatterbox

New intercom from Chatterbox

Relieve the boredom of long rides with the latest pillion intercom from Chatterbox. The CB-50 STD Tandem unit has up to 10 hours battery life, and can connect to your mobile phone or music player via...

Triumph reveals full 2009 price list

Triumph reveals full 2009 price list

Triumph has released adjusted prices for the entire range following the recent drop in the VAT rate from 17.5% to 15%. Triumph has been much less affected by the drop in the exchange rate which has...

MCN in Sri Lanka

MCN in Sri Lanka

Here's me catching up on what's been happening whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka

Want that one!

Want that one!

Start 'em early I say!

Christmas gift of the day: Dainese Atacama T-shirt

Christmas gift of the day: Dainese Atacama T-shirt

Christmas is nearly upon us and to help make your shopping easy and hassle free, we'll be bringing you our 'gift of the day' recommendations in the run up to the big day. All of our christmas...

Westminster Greed

Like many riders first going into london after the parking charge was brought in I was caught out by not realising I had to pay. On returning to my bike I found the brightly coloured plastic ticket cover, which at first I thought was a some sort of freebie,how wrong can you be.So I then decided to send a freedom of information request to Westminster council asking,how many tickets have been...

Revised BMW G650 Xcountry for 2009

Revised BMW G650 Xcountry for 2009

An updated version of the BMW G650 Xcountry will be available in dealerships from January 2009. The revised Xcountry features a new paint scheme and a number of subtle changes designed to make the...

Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

Video: Valentino Rossi on 2009 YZF-R1

Check out this advert for the new ‘cross plane crank’ 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 featuring Valentino Rossi. Rossi has already appeared in Yamaha adverts in the past including the 2007 R1 and last year’s...

Video: Sherco 2.5i F goes Enduro

Sherco has a proven track record of building some of the world's best trials bikes and now they've turned their attention to the enduro market.   The Sherco 2.5i F (250cc) is very user friendly and offers plenty of torque all the way up to 12,000 rpm. Handling is good, and the bike is already a proven winner after Graham Jarvis won the recent Red Bull Romaniacs event. Watch the video below to...

Honda electric motorcycle in two years

Honda electric motorcycle in two years

Honda boss Takeo Fukui has today announced the Japanese giant will have a battery-powered motorcycle on the market in two years. The announcement was made as part of a speech regarding the summary of...

Harley-Davidson president retires

Harley-Davidson president retires

Harley-Davidson’s President and Chief Executive Officer, James Ziemer, will retire in 2009 ending a 40-year career with the company. Ziemer took over the job from Jeff Bleustein, one of the original...

Santa picks up new sleigh in time for christmas

Santa picks up new sleigh in time for christmas

Santa took delivery of his new sleigh just in time for his christmas rounds! Merry Christmas to all our customers from LM Motorcycles.

Top cop spooked by MCN petition

Top cop spooked by MCN petition

Three-time speeder Meredydd Hughes has been spooked by an MCN petition calling for him to be axed as the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) road policing head. As the number of signatures...

Nuvo unveil latest helmet designs

Nuvo unveil latest helmet designs

Nuvo has a range of budget helmets that have bags of style. UK-manufacturer Nuvo’s range of full, open-face, and motocross lids come in plain colours, with graphic designs, or a unique cartoon...

New test launched in Northern Ireland

New test launched in Northern Ireland

A new-style motorcycle test has been launched in Northern Ireland. Learner riders there must now pass three tests – a theory test, a manoeuvres test and a practical on-road test. Previously riders...

Free glossy calendar and Review of the Year in this week's MCN

Free glossy calendar and Review of the Year in this week's MCN

In this week's issue of MCN there's a free glossy 2009 MCN calendar featuring some of the key biking images of the 2008 and a massive pull-out Review of the Year. Scroll down for your free online...

BMW unveils System 6 flip front helmet

BMW unveils System 6 flip front helmet

BMW is taking the strain out of flip-front helmets, with what it says is its lightest and quietest flip front helmet yet. The System 6 has a glass-fibre shell that’s available in two sizes – a...

Ace reunion film now on DVD

Ace reunion film now on DVD

The Ace Café has dusted off its film celebrating the first reunion run to the café in 1994, by releasing it on DVD. An Ace Day features interviews with customers of the original café, and the people...

Don’t pay the experimental parking tax - this is what happens

Don’t pay the experimental parking tax - this is what happens

Westminster Council have started to use bully tactics against people not paying the experimental (Elusive Public Notice unlawfully taken down by Westminster -...

New MCN December 17: Review of the Year

New MCN December 17: Review of the Year

In this week's edition of MCN we have all the usual news, road tests and sport, but we also have our 48-page Review of the Year pullout. The pullout includes the bikes, tests and moments that made...

Video: Technical Analysis of Honda CBR1000RR ABS system

MCN Senior road tester Michael Neeves has been out in Qatar testing the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade equipped with ABS. Watch the video to see Michael Neeves explain exactly how the electronically-controlled 'brake-by-wire' system on the new Fireblade works and read the full article in MCN, Wednesday, 17 December, 2008.

CB1100R replica Honda Super Blackbird

CB1100R replica Honda Super Blackbird

The team at Dream Machine in Nottingham has transformed this six-year-old Honda CBR1000XX Super Blackbird in to an homage to the 1982 Honda CB1100R RD model. The CB1100R RD was the last CB1100R...

Video: ABS Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade gets MCN thumbs-up

Video: ABS Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade gets MCN thumbs-up

Honda recently launched their new-for-2009 ABS equipped Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in Qatar - and our verdict is the system works. The electronically-controlled ‘brake-by-wire’ system on the new...