2009

Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gave us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009. The question is, have the videos held up better than he has? MCN's guide to wheelies What Michael said in 2009:...

Allen Millyard's V10 Viper motorbike hits 207mph

Allen Millyard's V10 Viper motorbike hits 207mph

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - this 8000cc, 500bhp two-wheeler is possibly the maddest, baddest motorcycle ever built - and it's British! Watch the video now! The awesome, utterly unique...

The 5 best V4s you can actually own

The 5 best V4s you can actually own

Forget the triple, the V4 is the best combination of a twin and a four. With photos emerging of the new Ducati V4, everyone is getting excited about V4 bikes again. V4s have scored countless race wins...

5 bikes that deserve a comeback

5 bikes that deserve a comeback

The current range of new motorcycles is wide and varied, but there are still some niches not being satisfied. Here's 5 used bikes, no longer in production, that deliver something unique...

Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out...

MCN’s Top 10 concept bikes that were never made

MCN’s Top 10 concept bikes that were never made

We’ve all drooled over Honda’s CB1100R concept bike, willing Honda to bring it to the UK. On the other hand there was Suzuki’s B-King and Yamaha’s MT-01 that did hit the showroom...

New lightweight Lightech bar risers

New lightweight Lightech bar risers

Italian firm Lightech has just released some new risers with different diameters, starting from 28.6mm, enabling you to raise your handlebars by 15mm. Get the best deal on motorcycle accessories in...

New Lightech folding levers released

New Lightech folding levers released

Italian firm Lightech, renowned for its top quality billet parts, has released a new folding lever and handlebar risers. Save £££ on motorcycle accessories in the MCN Shop The levers are made from...

Probably the best leathers collection in the world?

Probably the best leathers collection in the world?

When Jeff Shults bought Wayne Rainey’s replica Marlboro Yamaha leathers he set himself on the path to become one of the most prolific collectors in the world. He now has 110 race suits worn by the...

SuperMoto '09 DVD out now

SuperMoto '09 DVD out now

Experience the speed, thrills and drama of the incredible 2009 FIM SuperMoto World Championship with the action-packed Official DVD Review, the comprehensive guide to a season of fierce racing. The...

New Furygan jacket features safer lining

New Furygan jacket features safer lining

This new Forty 3D jacket for Furygan features a new 3D bubble liner claimed to almost double the abrasion resistance of the garment, by creating less heat pressure on the leather in a slide. Save £££...

New Clover X-3 Multifit suit

New Clover X-3 Multifit suit

Clover X-3 Multifit is a very special divisible leather suit. It is the first suit that offers the innovative Multifit size system, patented by Clover and able to perfectly fit the motorcyclist’s...

Top five race replicas for 2010

Top five race replicas for 2010

If you’re a fan of race replica helmets then 2010 will be a very good year to choose from. Here’s just five to be thinking about for next year.     Chris Vermeulen Shoei X-Spirit 2 -...

What we expect to see in 2010: Dainese D-Air Street

What we expect to see in 2010: Dainese D-Air Street

Airbag technology has been at the forefront of revolutionary products for the last couple of years, and if we’re led to believe the comments form Dainese we should be seeing the road D-Air Street at...

MCN Biking Britain survey: top 10 MCN shop bestsellers of 2009

MCN Biking Britain survey: top 10 MCN shop bestsellers of 2009

Of the 42,000-plus products available to buy at www.mcnshop.com, here are the top 10 bestselling this year. All those readers can’t be wrong... 1. Shoei XR-1000 helmet, RRP from £295 MCN Shop...

Red Torpedo's new retro range revealed

Red Torpedo's new retro range revealed

Glaswegian purveyors of quality T-shirts and race-winning underwear, Red Torpedo, have recently launched a new range of retro race-themed T-shirts to go alongside their Guy Martin, Carl Fogarty and...

Furygan women's kit gets injection of style

Furygan women's kit gets injection of style

This Clara Evo jacket (£269, and new for 2010) should be massively popular with women riders thanks to a really gorgeous design and three very nice colour options. Get the best deal on motorcycle...

New Mettet circuit in Belgium gets its own 'Corkscrew'

New Mettet circuit in Belgium gets its own 'Corkscrew'

This is the stunning new Corkscrew-alike chicane that will be the main feature of Belgium’s nearly-completed Mettet circuit. Built on land close to the street circuit used for the Superbiker supermoto...

Sweet trick new Suzuki GSR exhaust

Sweet trick new Suzuki GSR exhaust

The Suzuki GSR isn’t one of the most popular bikes for aftermarket cans we’ve ever come across, but this Guang Rong setup is pretty special. Save £££ on motorcycle exhausts in the MCN Shop Horsepower...

What does MotoGP smell like?

What does MotoGP smell like?

Probably not a question you’ve asked too often, but you can now find out with a new eau de toilet and deodorant bodyspray that’s part of the official MotoGP merchandise line. We’ve not had it in for a...

Modern Classics: Inside the BMW Museum in Munich

Modern Classics: Inside the BMW Museum in Munich

MCN has been to the BMW Museum in Munich to take a look at the fantastic collection of bikes kept in full working order. The museum holds modern concepts to some of the most important racing BMWs from...

Your favourite product stories online of 2009

Your favourite product stories online of 2009

As we draw to a close on an eventful 2009 for new product releases, background features and interviews, we’ve compiled the top three most viewed and best rated product stories as voted for by you this...

Guy Martin replica lid!

Guy Martin replica lid!

Fans of mutton-chopped racer Guy Martin will be pleased to know a limited run of 50 replica lids will be available in 2010. What they might not be so excited about is the £850 price tag. But the cost...

Venhill claims to have braking covered

Venhill claims to have braking covered

Venhill braided brake hoses are manufactured using marine grade stainless braid (highly resistant to corrosion) with a DuPont Teflon core (highly resistant to heat compared to nylon) and are covered...

My top five bikes of the noughties

My top five bikes of the noughties

As another decade in biking draws to a close, the MCN office has been rife with debate over the most important bikes in the last ten years. MCN staff will be sharing their lists on motorcyclenews.com...

Chinese bikes get sexy

Chinese bikes get sexy

This cool, three cylinder roadster is, believe it of not, the latest bike to come out of China! Dubbed the Vento Café GT its being built by PTS Motors and uses an air-cooled, 399cc transverse triple...

21st century Laverda

21st century Laverda

Classic twin-cylinder Laverdas don't come much better than this beautifully-crafted and updated Laverda 850 SF special.   Built by owner Paul Sharman but with a bigger engine, more modern...

Neevesy’s top three bikes of 2009

Neevesy’s top three bikes of 2009

At the end of the year it’s often time to reflect on the last 12 months, so we asked MCN’s road testers for their personal three best bikes of 2009. Their answers may surprise you. Here are Michael...

Jack Lilley customised Triumph Bonneville SE and Scrambler

Jack Lilley customised Triumph Bonneville SE and Scrambler

Triumph dealer Jack Lilley has completed its latest customised Bonneville one-offs, based on a Bonneville SE and a Scrambler. A brand-new Bonneville SE – the new-for-2009 interpretation of the 1979...

Roland Sands' Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter

Roland Sands' Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter

This is how a top custom motorcycle builder raises cash for charity – building a slick Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter to auction! LA-based custom bike builder and former 250GP racer Roland...

Furygan Blade jacket updated for 2010

Furygan Blade jacket updated for 2010

Furygan's Blade Evo jacket (£299) gets a mild update for 2010 and new colours. Like the firm's new FRS Prime race suit it¹s made from water-repellent cowhide but it has a removeable polyester...

Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex leather two-piece now available

Alpinestars 365 Gore-Tex leather two-piece now available

If you ride all year round, you could do worse than investing in these 365 Gore-Tex leather jacket and trousers from Alpinestars. You’ll need deep pockets, mind. At £950 for the jacket and £850 for...

Cheap bikes save Honda from financial ruin

Cheap bikes save Honda from financial ruin

New Honda President Takanobu Ito says the motorcycle arm of the firm is more important to the Japanese giant than ever before and has been the only reason Honda managed to post a profit in 2009. Ito...

Moto Guzzi cash boost enough to make concept bikes real

Moto Guzzi cash boost enough to make concept bikes real

Just weeks after Moto Guzzi stunned the world with three gorgeous prototypes at the Milan motorcycle show, the company has confirmed it has received £9million from owner Piaggio.  ...

Julian Ryder reveals MotoGP paddock secrets

Julian Ryder reveals MotoGP paddock secrets

Eurosport’s MotoGP commentator and long-time motorcycle journalist Julian Ryder will be a special guest at Honda dealer Tippets in January. Ryder – one of the most knowledgeable and affable members of...

Final Buells go to museum

Final Buells go to museum

The last Buells to be built have been donated to the Barber Motorsports Museum in Alabama. Parent company Harley-Davidson stunned the motorcycling world when it pulled the plug on its subsidiary...