October

Duo-Drive grab handle comes to UK

Duo-Drive grab handle comes to UK

MotoComp has become the first UK retailer to sell an innovative pillion grab handle. Shop for over 65,000 motorcycle products The Duo-Drive pillion grab handle bolts to the rim of your petrol filler,...

Ducati Streetfighter 1098: Official pictures

Ducati Streetfighter 1098: Official pictures

Read the world first ride of the Ducati Streetfighter! Ducati has revealed the Ducati Streetfighter at the Milan show today, a new super naked bike based on the 1098. The engine and chassis of the...

Friday funny: David Attenborough on bikers

This week's Friday Funny comes in the form of a David Attenborough spoof video about bikers and their habits during winter. The video follows the lives of two bikers through winter as if they were animals in a wildlife documentary, using phrases such as 'Tim sheds his summer coat, in favour of a thicker, more durable winter coat.' Which would mean changing to thicker bike kit for the...

Great Christmas subscription offers for bike fans

Great Christmas subscription offers for bike fans

If you're struggling to figure out what you're going to give your friends and loved ones for Christmas this year, then this just might be the answer... A subscription makes a great Christmas gift so...

Video: 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R launch test

Video: 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R launch test

MCN man Adam Child is now back inthe UK after testing the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R for the first time and he brought back this video report on the new motorcycle. Check out the video below to see what Chad...

Sigma slipper clutch now available for KTM RC8

Sigma slipper clutch now available for KTM RC8

Sigma Performance has launched a slipper clutch for KTM’s RC8. The wet clutch has six ramps to help maintain engine braking while ensuring the rear wheel doesn’t lock up. It comes in anodized grey,...

Ridley at Laconia Bike Week

Ridley at Laconia Bike Week

Further to the readers news item about the 750cc Ridley motorcycles maybe being available in the UK soon, see attached photo taken at Laconia Bike Week 2007. The finish is very good - they all look...

Keyring copies motorcycle knee-slider

Keyring copies motorcycle knee-slider

Here’s a clever way to stop your keyring scratching your top-yoke. The Keyslider attaches to a patch of Velcro on your bike to stop it flapping around. Extra patches can be bought to hang the keys up...

Video funny: Long Way Round spoof episodes

Video funny: Long Way Round spoof episodes

Check out these hilarious videos from Big Face TV, parodying the well known TV series Long Way round with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The mini-spoofs of the pair’s TV adventures show Boorman as...

Taz Motorcycles receives 'Best Performing European Dealer 2008 for Aprilia Motorcycles'

Taz Motorcycles receives 'Best Performing European Dealer 2008 for Aprilia Motorcycles'

Aprilia dealer Taz Motorcycles, of Peterborough has received the accolade of Best Performing European Dealer 2008 for Aprilia Motorcycles at a ceremony held in Sepang, Malaysia. Taz is already...

Speed control Danish-style

Speed control Danish-style

Here’s one European speed control measure we wouldn’t mind the UK sharing. Topless babes wave speed limit signs at motorists in an initiative from the Danish Road Safety Council. The ‘speed control...

Biker killed in police collision

A male motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a police vehicle in Carmarthenshire, officers have said.  Click here for the full BBC story

MCN at the Millau Bridge

MCN at the Millau Bridge

Nick Hodgetts taking time out to read the MCN, before crossing the Millau Bridge on route to the Valencia Moto GP.

Motorcycle insurance firm Bennetts offers free biking

Motorcycle insurance firm Bennetts offers free biking

Motorcycle insurance firm Bennetts is offering a chance to win a 'free year of biking' to anyone who takes out a motorbike insurance policy with them in November. The prize will give the winner a...

Peruvian adventure

Peruvian adventure

I went for two weeks off road riding in Peru. Adventure Peru Motorcycling was excellent supplying Suzuki DR650. The views where fantastic and I only dropped it once, which is not bad seen as how I...

Romantic night in with MCN

Romantic night in with MCN

Took my girl Nikki to Mont Michel in France and even took Motorcycle News... Well what else would you do on a cold October night in a romantic hotel on the Mont?

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4v first ride!

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport 4v first ride!

MCN’s Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is in Italy to ride Moto Guzzi’s brand new 1200 Sport 4V and he’s at the factory for this world exclusive first ride. Here’s his first...

Video: 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R onboard lap

MCN's Adam Child is currently in Japan testing the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R but until he gets back check out these two videos of the motorcycle in action around the Autopolis track in Japan. Check out the video of the new ZX-6R getting a good thrashing around Kawasaki's test track - Autopolis - in Japan with inpressive graphics showing the elevations of the track. Also check out the second video for...

Shut out the winter chill with Rev'it Infinity winter suit

Shut out the winter chill with Rev'it Infinity winter suit

The Inifnity one-piece winter suit from Rev'it is designed to offer all-weather protection, without all the set backs that come with two-piece suits.  The loose, pre-shaped fit of the suit...

Vigilante biker reports speeders to police

Vigilante biker reports speeders to police

A vigilante motorcyclist has revealed how he rides dead on the speed limit, films bikers who overtake and hands the footage to police. Riding instructor Jeff Smith uses a helmet-mounted camera to...

Our son's favourite paper

Our son's favourite paper

Five month old Bailey Jack Bucknall getting his weekly fix of his favourite paper!

Passing the time in Vancouver

Passing the time in Vancouver

In Vancouver airport with "The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, The Jade Canoe". After a touring holiday around Alberta and BC.

New MCN October 29: BMW S1000RR spotted in road trim

New MCN October 29: BMW S1000RR spotted in road trim

In this week's edition of Motorcycle News we reveal the first spy shots of the BMW S1000RR in full road-trim. The motorcycle was seen testing at Albacete and everything you would expect to see on the...

Teaser video confirms naked Ducati 1098

Teaser video confirms naked Ducati 1098

As revealed by MCN back in August, Ducati has confirmed it will be producing a naked version of it's World Superbike championship-winning 1098 superbike. Back in August, Ducati boss Gabriele Del...

BMW S1000RR revealed in road-trim

BMW S1000RR revealed in road-trim

BMW’s S1000RR superbike has broken cover in finished form testing at Albacete. The pictures show a near production ready machine complete with final trim details and parts like indicators, number...

Bikes on TV: October 29 - November 4

Bikes on TV: October 29 - November 4

KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors...

Ridley for Europe?

Ridley for Europe?

American factory Ridley, manufactured of cruiser motorcycle with automatic trasmission, could arrive in Europe with a new models range. The new range called 'Sport' will be equipped by a new chassis...

Bering launches hi-viz clothing range

Bering launches hi-viz clothing range

Bering has launched a range of highly reflective motorcycle clothing specifically for the UK market. As winter draws in and the nights become longer, visibility becomes a big issue at this time...

Yamaha dual fuel motorcycle revealed

Yamaha dual fuel motorcycle revealed

Yamaha is developing the world’s first dual-fuel motorcycle able to switch between petrol and cheaper, more environmentally friendly ethanol fuels, MCN can exclusively reveal. The upcoming technology...

First ride! 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

First ride! 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is in Japan to ride Kawasaki’s all new ZX-6R. Here’s his initial impressions.  “This new Kawasaki ZX-6R has been heavily revised for 2009, the main areas where they...

The Britten v-1000 at Te Papa

The Britten v-1000 at Te Papa

Just thought I'd share a few images of one of John Brittens V1000 bikes. We were lucky enough to get a weekend break to Wellington (for the Canterbury / Wellington Air NZ Rugby Cup Final here in NZ)...

Honeymoon road trip in California

Honeymoon road trip in California

Here we are on honeymoon in California where we rented a Yam 1800 cruiser and visited some cracking roads and awesome scenery with many exellent diners along the way!

ZX-10R's go to the desert

ZX-10R's go to the desert

This October my friend Mark and I rode our Kawasaki ZX-10R’s to the foot of the dunes of the Sahara Desert. Starting from our base near Almeria we completed a 2000 mile round trip of Morocco, taking...

Racer jackets to feature custard-like body armour

Racer jackets to feature custard-like body armour

The first motorcycle jackets featuring custard-like body armour will be unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan next week. Kit maker Racer is using the soft armour in its new range of jackets to make them...

The clip speed camera bosses and the BBC wouldn’t allow us to see

Video said to show speed cameras causing crashes has been obtained by MCN after the BBC and camera bosses refused to supply it. Two clips show cars crashing due to sudden braking as drivers realise they are being targeted by a speed camera. The BBC reporter says of one: “He jams on his brakes when he sees the speed truck, smacks into the barrier and amazingly slides in between those two cars...

Date set for London bus lane access

Date set for London bus lane access

Motorcyclists will be allowed in the capital’s bus lanes from January 5, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said.  The move will start as an 18-month trial, after which a decision will be made on...