August

Bike trip 2009

Bike trip 2009

Me and Mark set of on the 16th of Aug to see some sites in europe namely: 1. the Nurburgring,what a massive place and you can see that F1 is coming with its obscene amounts of money, it's even got a...

Riders being stopped in North Wales

I went away for the weekend 29-30 August, on our way into Barmouth from Welshpool. We were stopped by the police. We were two couples on bikes, although the policeman was trying to do his job, and I have to say he wasn't enjoying it you do feel victimised. Ge thought it was a waste of man power and he should be out catching real criminalsm so even their own officers don't agree with this...

0% finance and free servicing offer on new Ducatis

0% finance and free servicing offer on new Ducatis

Ducati is offering 0% finance on any Monster, Streetfighter or 848/1198 model – plus one years free servicing on superbikes. The 0% finance can be spread over two or three years, and applies to 848,...

First ride: MCN rides KTM’s revised four stroke off-roaders

First ride: MCN rides KTM’s revised four stroke off-roaders

KTM is not launching any new models for 2010, but has listened to riders and made a number of changes to its existing line-up of four-stroke off road bikes. The biggest changes are seen on the 400,...

Why stop with your helmet shell?

Why stop with your helmet shell?

Looking for a reason to smile this Friday afternoon? Take a look at this gallery of some of the coolest, and most questionable, custom helmet liner designs. That's the next hour sorted then! If you...

Stunning Moto Martin Z1000R and Bakker Barracuda

Stunning Moto Martin Z1000R and Bakker Barracuda

Spotted for sale on the USA¹s Ebay site is this stunning Moto Martin Z1000r. Restored in the UK and shipped out to the states four years ago this bike is thought to be the same Mocheck built bike that...

New café racer DVD on sale now

New café racer DVD on sale now

Two years in the making, "Cafe Society" is the first, full-length documentary film to chronicle the origins, legacy and rebirth of this, one of the world's most unique motorcycles and motorcycle...

Gloves from a tenner on the MCN Shop

Gloves from a tenner on the MCN Shop

The MCN online shop is chock-full of bargains, including these £10 gloves from Tech-7. The Tourismo gloves feature a supple cowhide outer shell, waterproof liner, Velcro cuff, reinforced palm,...

Legal claims: 'No win, no fee' vs 'contingency fee'

Legal claims: 'No win, no fee' vs 'contingency fee'

If you have to go to Law for an accident claim you may be offered a "no win, no fee" agreement or even a contingency fee agreement, but what's the difference? A Conditional Fee Agreement is what is...

MH Duna SM125 full review

MH Duna SM125 full review

The Moto Hispania Duna SM125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.         ...

New SHARP ratings revealed

New SHARP ratings revealed

New SHARP safety ratings for motorcycle helmets were published today by Road Safety Minister, Paul Clark.   An additional 25 motorcycle helmets have been rated by SHARP - the Department for...

Harley-Davidson invades India

Harley-Davidson invades India

Harley-Davidson is to begin selling bikes in India – the world’s second largest motorcycle market. The ailing American company is looking to sell its heavyweight bikes to the country’s emerging...

Bonneville Special: Fork gaiters

Bonneville Special: Fork gaiters

If there is one add-on every Bonnie owner should hunt down first its fork gaiters. They’re a relatively cheap addition to put in place and instantly give your bike the retro look. And they’re pretty...

Bonneville Special: TX fairing kit

Bonneville Special: TX fairing kit

This café racer style TX fairing kit is one of the nicest add-ons for the Bonneville we found. It’s made from top quality, high gloss self colour fibreglass. It comes complete with fitting and you...

Kappa release biker-focussed rucksack

Kappa release biker-focussed rucksack

The new TK738 Deluxe rucksack from Kappa is designed for modern riders who demand multiple storage solutions, the peace of mind from full waterproofing and all-day comfort. With eleven assorted...

Bonneville Special: Keihin Racing Carburetors Kit

Bonneville Special: Keihin Racing Carburetors Kit

This is a bolt-on performance carburetor kit available for all models of new Triumph Bonneville. Specifically developed for the Bonneville, these 35mm CR-2 smooth bore carburetors replace the stock...

Mystery of biker found dead in Cornwall

MCN readers are being asked to help solve the mystery of a biker found dead on a railway line in the Marazion area of Penzance, Cornwall. The grey-haired man, aged 30-45, was killed when he was hit by the London to Penzance train on 15 August 2009. He was white, 5ft 8in tall and was wearing an expensive black leather bike jacket with body armour and Belstaff gloves, but despite an extensive...

Derbi DRD 125SM: road test coming soon

Derbi DRD 125SM: road test coming soon

As part of our commitment to testing all shapes and sizes of bikes for new riders, MCN has just taken delivery of a Derbi DRD 125SM. There will be a full video test of the supermoto-styled...

Speeding biker snared by front-facing speed camera shots

Speeding biker snared by front-facing speed camera shots

A motorcyclist who did 81mph in a 30mph built-up area has been banned after police identified him from front-facing speed camera pictures. Gary Lacey, 48, had also been snapped riding at 77, 69, 63,...

Fogarty gets a Ducati Hypermotard for the road

Fogarty gets a Ducati Hypermotard for the road

Four-times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty has now got his hands on a Ducati Hypermotard S to ride on the road. Ducati Hypermotards for sale Fogarty picked the bike up from Ducati Manchester...

2010 MV Agusta Brutale spyshots

2010 MV Agusta Brutale spyshots

These new spyshots reveal the 2010 MV Agusta Brutale with a new chassis and styling. The pictures, supplied to MCN by Motociclismo in Spain, were taken earlier this week at the Almeria circuit and...

Suzuki GSX-R750 SP

Suzuki GSX-R750 SP

I was reading a story on here about an avid motorcycle collector called James Thompson, when i came across a section that said he hadn't got a Suzuki GSX-R750SP as they had not made...

Dainese release official statement on Lorenzo suit failure

Dainese has released an official report into the failed deflation of Jorge Lorenzo’s D-Air race suit at Brno. The three-time MotoGP race winner was leading team-mate and championship leader Valentino Rossi at the Czech circuit before low-siding his Yamaha M1. Although Lorenzo’s airbag did deflate, the Spaniard was locked into a comedy broad stature when his airbag failed to deflate. A Dainese...

Norton Rotary in MCN car park video

This is one of the entries for MCN's 2009 Britain's Got Biking Talent. Owner Tony Haywood has just brought his Norton NRS588 Rotary race bike replica into the MCN offices to be photographed, and we twisted his arm to start it in the car park afterwards.   It's one of the loudest, angriest, weirdest, most incredible sounds you can imagine. MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves said: “Riding...

Blueflame Misery

Blueflame Misery

Hi Guys, Here's a horror story involving an exotic Italian Superbike and a Lancashire Exhaust!! Two months ago I bought an 07 Benelli Tornado Tre and wanted something a bit different for the end can.

Black pig outside Bainbridges

Black pig outside Bainbridges

Here is my Triumph Bonneville at Bainbridges. Regards Darran Scott

Catching the biking bug

Catching the biking bug

This is my Mum, Sylvia Over, after a 35 mile rideout on a Harley Sportster for her 70th birthday. She now has got the biking bug and is hankering for a go on my Blackbird!

Bonneville Special: LSL Crash Bungs

Bonneville Special: LSL Crash Bungs

Bonneville Special: LSL Crash Bungs If you have any dears of dropping your treasured Bonneville it is comforting to know that you can get your mitts of some specific Bonnie fitment crash bungs. These...

Venhill offer bespoke cable service

Venhill offer bespoke cable service

Venhill report increased demand for their tailor-made clutch and throttle cables from motorcyclists opting to replace worn control cables with high quality British-manufactured items.  “We can...

Bonneville Special: Leather City pannier

Bonneville Special: Leather City pannier

If you’re planning a weekend away on your Bonnie or just want to use it as a commuting tool but want a period-style item of luggage, Triumph accessories do this classy-looking Leather City bag. This...

Bonneville Special: Billet 6 Pot calliper

Bonneville Special: Billet 6 Pot calliper

This billet brake calliper is one of the best looking items we’ve seen for the Bonnie. The Billet Mini 6 has not only six tiny pistons, but six tiny pads too, each about an inch square and with a...

Bonneville special: Chrome add-on from Triumph

Bonneville special: Chrome add-on from Triumph

Triumph has a wide range of additional products for the current Bonnie in their existing official catalogue, including a selection of plush chrome bolt on to dress up the 50 year old girl. You can get...

Bonneville Special: Hyde rear carrier

Bonneville Special: Hyde rear carrier

£125.35 from www.normanhyde.co.uk If you’re looking for some carrying characteristics from your Bonnie, how about this chromed-up rear carrier from Norman Hyde? This classically styled rear carrier...

New 2009 On-bike TT DVDs from Duke

New 2009 On-bike TT DVDs from Duke

The 2009 Isle of Man TT produced the fastest racing in the event’s illustrious history, with records tumbling as the world’s greatest road racers did battle around the legendary Mountain circuit. Now,...

Bonneville Special: SS exhaust system

Bonneville Special: SS exhaust system

Check out this week’s issue of MCN – our 50th anniversary Triumph Bonneville special. To give you a taste of what’s in store before you head down the local newsagent, we’ve got a special line of...

Kevin Schwantz owned my bike!

Kevin Schwantz owned my bike!

Bikes with history take on many forms. Take, for example, this plain-looking 1990 air-cooled Suzuki DR350S. Would you believe it was once owned by 1993 GP500 World Champion Kevin Schwantz? The 385cc...