January

Picture gallery: KTM 990SM, Ducati Hypermotard and BMW HP2 Megamoto

Picture gallery: KTM 990SM, Ducati Hypermotard and BMW HP2 Megamoto

In the January 30 edition of MCN, we brought you the three-way supermoto test between the KTM 990SM, Ducati Hypermotard and BMW's HP2 Megamoto. Here we have more pictures of the beautiful giants for...

Video: Big Supermoto group test

KTM has updated it's big supermoto this year giving it the 990cc engine so we put it up against it's main rivals, the Ducati Hypermotard and the BMW Megamoto to see how it got on. Check out the video below to see the bikes in action. The slippy the conditions at the test track resulted in some impressive rear wheel slides.

Is this what we pay road tax for!?

Is this what we pay road tax for!?

Dear MCN I would be grateful if you could publish this information to notify other fellow bikers of such hazards. I have attached some photos that I took only yesterday of the unacceptable road...

Chantelle makes Excel appearance

Chantelle makes Excel appearance

Former MCN Babe and 2006 Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton has paid a visit to the MCN London Motorcycle Show on the opening day of the show today at the Excel. Chantelle, who was a...

Picture gallery: Insanity 749 minibike

Picture gallery: Insanity 749 minibike

The Insanity 749 minibike is claimed to be the smallest road legal motorcycles in the UK. MCN road tester Phil West reviews the bike in this weeks MCN (Wednesday 30th January) and we have a...

Tom Cruise to receive Ducati Desmosedici RR this week

Tom Cruise to receive Ducati Desmosedici RR this week

Hollywood star Tom Cruise is picking up his own Ducati Desmosedici RR from Beverly Hills Ducati later this week. Ducati North America claim the bike is the first bike to be built, though a UK buyer...

Video: Ducati 1098R launch

Ducati's new 1098R is the closest thing the Italian firm has ever produced to a full-blooded World Superbike racer. Costing £24,000 it has a 186bhp, 1200cc engine, top quality cycle parts, and for the first time ever on a road bike: traction control.   Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves travelled to the Ducati's world launch in Jerez to check it out. Read his full report in this week's MCN...

Suzuki SUV1000

This is my street legal winter ride in rainy British Columbia. SUV 1000- Undercover SV 1000S.

Wallpaper gallery: Ducati 1098R

Wallpaper gallery: Ducati 1098R

In this weeks MCN Michael Neeves tests Ducati's 1098R with traction control and 180bhp. The 1098R is the first road bike to feature a true traction control system, which has eight programmable...

BMW uncrashable bike

Hi, The BMW concept is not new, I designed and copyrighted “the linked floating spindle concept” back in the early 90’s. This concept was viewed by the Suzuki GP in the early 90's & later by The Harris brothers who were at the time running the Suzuki world superbike team. I have correspondents between us that support this theory. I would be happy for you to print this article or...

Gallery: 2008 Two Brothers exhaust range

Gallery: 2008 Two Brothers exhaust range

In the January 30th edition of MCN we show you some of the new exhausts for 2008 from Two Brothers. The range includes exhausts for the Yamaha R6, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki Hayabusa and the...

Have you been cloned?

Have you been cloned?

One MCN reader is currently facing £1000s of fines for offences they didn't commit after a criminal cloned the plate on their motorcycle and we want to know if you've ever fallen fould of the same...

Video: Honda EVO6 concept looks good for producation

Honda's EVO6 concept bike that was unveiled at the Tokyo show in October could well be making its way into production. Factory insiders have confirmed to MCN that the 1800cc flat-six naked bike is seriously being considered. You can read the full article in the January 30 edition of MCN but in the mean-time check out the video on the right for a view of the bike on stage at the Tokyo show.

Triumph launches tweaked 2008 Sprint ST

Triumph has just launched the 2008 Sprint ST with detail changes based on customer feedback. The bike now has a steel fuel tank to allow the use of magnetic tank bags, a new headlamp design to improve night vision and new footrests are claimed to be covered with more durable rubber. The bike’s engine, chassis and bodywork is otherwise unchanged. It costs £7999 (£8599 for the ABS version) on the...

Video: BMW's G450X off-roader in action

The January 30 edition of MCN features the first test of BMW's new off-roader, the G450X, but the bike has already been in action at several races throughout 2007. Check out the video on the right to see highlights of BMWs win at the incredible Erzberg Enduro in Austria. The video starts with clips of the HP2 riping up the quarry course, but skip to 1:40 to see the little enduro in action on some...

MCN Daily 29/01//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 34 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news update we see Michael Neeves have the first ride on the Ducati 1098R, Ken Livingstone suppressing evidence on bikes in bus lanes and Brandshatch gets a revamp.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know...

Video: Onboard 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R

For the first time you can see video evidence of how wild Kawasaki's new ZX-10R is flat out. Watch the new Kawasaki rev out in top gear as it bounces of its speed limiter and check out how much the bars move as the bike twitches over the bumpy test track. Then watch as it takes on Yamaha's R1, which comes out on top in a simple flat out run. You can read the full test of all this year's 1000cc...

Crackdown on illegal number plates

Crackdown on illegal number plates

Police forces nationwide will be stopping motorists with illegal number plates this week as part of Operation Larch, a campaign to prevent speeders and other criminals evading being traced. The...

Ducati 1098R first riding impressions

Ducati 1098R first riding impressions

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has just been riding Ducati’s brand new 1098R superbike at its world launch at Jerez in southern Spain. This is what he has to say: “Ducati is back to its...

Elton John takes motorcycles to Africa

Elton John takes motorcycles to Africa

Sir Elton John has donated 120 Honda CTX200s to medics in Lesotho, Africa, to help in the fight against Aids in the country. The first 60 bikes have already been delivered, with the remainder due to...

Skidmarx reveal 2008 Hayabusa parts

Skidmarx reveal 2008 Hayabusa parts

Skidmarx has revealed some of it's after market parts for the new Suzuki Hayabusa. The first of their new products is a replacement double bubble screen, to deflect wind away from the rider. The...

Bus lane cover-up

Bus lane cover-up

A report showing lives are saved by letting motorcycles use bus lanes has been suppressed for political gain, according to the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF). Click here to read why Plymouth...

New Peugeot Sum up 125cc scooter

New Peugeot Sum up 125cc scooter

Peugeot has announced the release of their brand new scooter, the Sum Up 125cc. The scooter features halogen headlights and a broad two person seat, ideal for carrying a pillion. Under the seat is the...

MCN in my snow shelter

MCN in my snow shelter

I was out in Norway undertaking a NATO Artic Survival course, and the only thing that kept me going was my trusty MCN. This is me digging out my emergency snow hole on a mountainside. Thanks MCN

MCN in Venice

MCN in Venice

Caz, catching up on the gossip - Piazza San Marco, Venice

Charity run for the Air Ambulance

Charity run for the Air Ambulance

The Site is holding a charity run to raise money for North West Air Ambulance. North West Air Ambulance is not funded by the government in anyway and relies on fund raising events to keep the air...

MCN Daily 25/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 32 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear Ken Livingstone proposing all urban areas of London get a 20mph speed limit, the first UK delivery of a Ducati Desmosedici takes place and Dani Pedrosa's succesful hand surgery means he should be back riding next month.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below...

First official pictures of new Moto Morinis

First official pictures of new Moto Morinis

Moto Morini sent these two images of the new Scrambler and 1200 Sport fresh from the photo shoot earlier today (January 25) exclusively to MCN. The bikes were launched last weekend at the Padova...

Paper columnist's anti-motorcycle rant

Paper columnist's anti-motorcycle rant

A tabloid columnist has sparked anger by calling motorcyclists loonies and saying he doesn’t mind if we kill ourselves. Paul Routledge writes in today’s Daily Mirror: ‘Motorcyclists are a pain...

Evel Knievel waxwork unveiled in Las Vegas

Evel Knievel waxwork unveiled in Las Vegas

The Madame Tussauds waxwork of stunt legend Evel Knievel was recently unveiled to family and friends in Las Vegas. Click here to see Evel Knievel's greatest moments The waxwork of Knievel shows the...

Streetfighter video part 3

More streetfighter videos for all who appreciate them. If anybody has any good streetfighter pictures could you please send them to: gsxr1173@yahoo.co.uk Bandit pics are especially welcome.

Video: Valentino Rossi’s riding tips on new Yamaha R6

Video: Valentino Rossi’s riding tips on new Yamaha R6

These are the first video clips of MotoGP hero Valentino Rossi filming a new riding DVD to celebrate 10 years of the Yamaha R series. The new DVD will be given away in a special event on March 15 at...

New EkonoKIT FR1 tool kit from CruzTOOLS

New EkonoKIT FR1 tool kit from CruzTOOLS

CruzTOOLS has released a new replacement tool kit for motorcycles and cars, the Ekonokit FR1. Click here for more tool kits CruzTOOLS has been producing replacement tool kits since 1996, and their...

MCN Daily 24/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

In episode 31 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we get sneak spy shots of Triumphs new 1700cc cruiser, Dani Pedrosa's fireball crash leaves him with a broken hand and Honda WSB riders get out on track for the first time.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three...

Fireblade gets ready to take on its rivals

Fireblade gets ready to take on its rivals

The waiting is finally over. We’ve finally got our hands on one of the first new Honda CBR1000RR FireBlades in Europe, and that means we can get to work on seeing which of the 1000cc Japanese...

Video: First UK Desmosedici arrives

Video: First UK Desmosedici arrives

One lucky rider from Glasgow will be the first in the UK to take delivery of Ducati’s Desmosedici RR road bike. Ducati Glasgow is conducting public viewings of the bike this weekend, before handing...