2009

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

Suzuki's all-new GSX1250FA made its UK debut at the NEC in Birmingham today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The new 1250 is the big brother of the GSX650F, which was launched in 2007 and went on to...

NEC Show: Custom bikes galore

NEC Show: Custom bikes galore

This Moto Martin is just one of the trick custom bikes on display at the NEC Bike Show which opened today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The 1984 Suzuki GSX-R1100E2 based machine has been created...

NEC Show is open!

NEC Show is open!

The 2009 Bike Show at the NEC is now open! Get all the latest NEC Show news The annual extravganza is smaller than usual, but still packed full of interesting bikes and products. The new Ducati...

NEC Show: Harris Performance Harley-Davidson XR1200 race replica

NEC Show: Harris Performance Harley-Davidson XR1200 race replica

Harris Performance has unveiled a road-going replica of the XR1200 race bikes – before the UK series has even started! Get all the latest NEC Show news The XR1200 replica is kitted with a full...

NEC Show: Suzuki unveils new UK colours for Gladius

NEC Show: Suzuki unveils new UK colours for Gladius

Suzuki has revealed the new 2010 colour schemes for the Gladius. Get all the latest NEC Show news The naked 650 v-twin will still feature its distinctive two colour tank and will be available in...

My daughter and Jonathan Rea

My daughter and Jonathan Rea

This is my daughter Kelly )the one in the pink) with her friend Lisa. They live in Spain and went to the WSB race there this year, they loved meeting Jonathan Rea. Kelly was back home for the Ulster...

Radical Ducati's café racer is monstrously good

Radical Ducati's café racer is monstrously good

Spanish Ducati builders Radical Ducati have revealed their latest café racer. Called the RAD02 Imola it's a characteristically ravishing tribute to the 750SS Imola, one of the bikes that founded the...

NEC Show: Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash reaches climax

NEC Show: Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash reaches climax

The winner of the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash contest will be announced at the NEC Bike Show tomorrow. Get all the latest NEC Show news The winner has been chosen from the 12...

New Bimota DB7R Diavolo Rosso unveiled

New Bimota DB7R Diavolo Rosso unveiled

This is what happened when an American firm decided it could enhance the exotic Bimota DB7R-. The DB7R Diavolo Rosso is the first bike with a load-bearing carbon-fibre frame and swing arm to be...

NEC Show: Ducati unveil new 2010 Corse clothing

NEC Show: Ducati unveil new 2010 Corse clothing

The 2009 NEC Motorcycle show sees the launch of Ducati’s innovative new 2010 clothing range. Get all the latest NEC Show news Save £££s on motorcycle clothing Ducati fans and Motorcycle enthusiasts...

Haynes 2009 MotoGP season review out now

This sixth edition of the MotoGP Season Review examines in detail a year of racing dominated by four men. Save money on motorcycle books Dubbed ‘the aliens’ - Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner between them they won every race, but one. No-one else started from pole or set a fastest race lap all season. Only Andrea Dovizioso’s win on a cold, damp track at Donington...

Kiddimoto launch Foggy rep

Kiddimoto launch Foggy rep

Kiddimoto will immortalise the triple World Superbike Champion, Carl Fogarty, with his own replica kid’s bike. Save cash on motorcycle products The Foggy Rep will run alongside James Toseland, Nicky...

NEC Show: R&G to showcase new products

NEC Show: R&G to showcase new products

Crash protection specialists R&G Racing will be at the Carole Nash International Motorcycle and Scooter Show which begins this week. Get all the latest NEC Show news Save cash on crash...

New waterless wash and wax

New waterless wash and wax

Astra Automotive has created a new environmentally-friendly waterless wash product called EcoGleam, which innovatively will also provide a clear protective wax coating on surfaces to ensure long...

Avon & Somerset Police camera bike

Avon & Somerset Police have taken delivery of a grey BMW bike fitted with a video camera to target bikers only. They will either give advice/warnings or prosecute. But they will not be targetting cars 'cos they're perfect of course!

TT special offer for practice week

TT special offer for practice week

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has launched a special offer for bikers heading to next year’s TT. Called the TT Taster, it offers fans the opportunity to experience some of the TT atmosphere...

New Dynojet Quickshifter

New Dynojet Quickshifter

Dynojet has just released their latest quickshifter designed for eight injector bikes and to be used with the Power Commander V. Save cash on Dynojet The Quickshifter Expansion Module (QEM) allows...

Parking fees protest needs you!

Parking fees protest needs you!

Motorcyclists are being asked to converge on London on December 7 to protest about parking fees for bikes in Westminster. Organised by the No To Bike Parking Fees (NTBPF) campaign, the protest will...

Awesome classic road racing DVDs released

Awesome classic road racing DVDs released

Road racing in Northern Ireland during the 1970s is the stuff of legends – it produced some of the greatest names, made classics of makeshift courses and gave us the incredible rivalry between the...

NEC Show: Free legal advice for MCN readers

NEC Show: Free legal advice for MCN readers

Sorrymate.com will be offering MCN readers free legal advice from their stand at the NEC Motorcycle Show.  Get all the latest NEC Show news Sorrymate.com are also launching the SMIDSY card...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP first ride

Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP first ride

The old Ducati Hypermotard 1100 was criticised by many for being wildly impractical, so you might think the new one would be less bonkers... but no.    Find a Ducati Hypermotard for...

MCN in the Dominican Republic

MCN in the Dominican Republic

My wife found Motorcycle News so interesting she had to look for herself. On the beach in the Dominican Republic.

NEC Show: Map out your route with MCN's floor plan

NEC Show: Map out your route with MCN's floor plan

If you're going to the NEC Motorcycle Show it might help if you know where you're going and where you are. Get all the latest NEC Show news There is a floor plan in the NEC Show guide included in...

NEC Show: Avon Tyres to release new Storm 2 Ultra

NEC Show: Avon Tyres to release new Storm 2 Ultra

Avon Tyres will release a successor to the phenomenally popular Storm ST family of sports-touring tyres at this year's NEC Show, later this week. Save cash on motorcycle tyres The new Storm 2 Ultra...

NEC Show: Which celebs will be there

NEC Show: Which celebs will be there

Don't miss your chance to rub shoulders with some of motorcycling greats at the NEC show. Get all the latest NEC Show news Everyday a celeb or two from the most successful British racer since Barry...

Erik Buell Racing: "Very competitively priced front-running superbikes, no roadbikes"

Erik Buell Racing: "Very competitively priced front-running superbikes, no roadbikes"

Erik Buell says his firm will offer around 25 superbikes a year capable of running 'in the front group' of AMA-level superbike races for 'a very competitive price'. But the terms of his license with...

Ultralight Grace E-motoribke unveiled

This may look like just your average bicycle, but it is infact an 'E-motorbike' from Berlin-based company Grace. The Grace is powered by a 1300-watt motor, which runs off lithium-ion batteries. The motor powers the bike to a top speed of 30mph, while the batteries give a range of 31 miles and only need one hour to recharge. The bike will start shipping in January for a price of €5,877...

Dunlop GP Racer to be unveiled at NEC Show

Dunlop GP Racer to be unveiled at NEC Show

Dunlop are launching their new D211 GP Racer sports tyre at the forthcoming NEC Show. Save cash on motorcycle tyres It will, says Dunlop, satisfy the needs of the most hardcore track day enthusiast...

New Dunlop adventure tyre at the NEC Show

New Dunlop adventure tyre at the NEC Show

The Dunlop Trailmax TR91 tyre will be shown to the public for the first time at the coming weekend's NEC show, but MCN has the details for you now. Save £££s on motorcycle tyres The TR91 adventure...

Knox protects from floods too!

Knox protects from floods too!

Planet-Knox, the UK's leading manufacturer of impact protection for extreme sports, has escaped the worst of the devastation caused by recent flooding in Cumbria.  Save cash on motorcycle...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride - "Japan's best super-naked"

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride - "Japan's best super-naked"

On paper the new 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 looks like it could be a full-blooded 'super-naked' - an intoxicating mixture of raucous engine, sharp handling and bad attitude. In reality it's something...

Britain’s got biking talent: Golem’s Max

Britain’s got biking talent: Golem’s Max

Golem’s Max is the third finalist in the Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash competition. Owner: Anthony Hatfield, 47, Derby Why this bike? I’ve been riding for 31 years and when I first...

Britain’s got biking talent: JPS Norton NRS588 Replica

Britain’s got biking talent: JPS Norton NRS588 Replica

This Norton rep is the second finalist in the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash competition. Bike: JPS Norton NRS588 Replica Owner: Tony Haywood, 52, Derbyshire Why this...

Royal Enfield proposals

Royal Enfield proposals

Here are another two ideas of mine for new Royal Enfields. These bikes would be based around a flat tracker and Baja enduro bike.

Video: Ex-MCN van driver stars in video with Rossi

Video: Ex-MCN van driver stars in video with Rossi

Five years ago World Supersport champion Cal Crutchlow was driving a delivery van for MCN. Now he's starring in global Yamaha videos with Rossi and Spies.  If you ever doubted that Crutchlow,...

2010 Yamaha FZ8: official first picture

2010 Yamaha FZ8: official first picture

Yamaha has unveiled this first official picture of the new FZ8 middleweight naked – but nothing else. There’s no information or pictures beyond this headlight shot – Yamaha UK wasn’t even aware of the...