December

Ultimate xmas: Halfords Advanced Professional 150 piece socket/ratchet set

Ultimate xmas: Halfords Advanced Professional 150 piece socket/ratchet set

Halfords tools are held in high regard in the auto trade and currently have some really good deals on tool sets. Save cash on motorcycle tools This is our pick of the bunch and can guarantee it'll...

Ultimate xmas: 1 Year MCN Subscription

Ultimate xmas: 1 Year MCN Subscription

If you're thinking of the perfect Christmas gift for the biking fan then look no further than the pages of MCN, every week for a year. Subscribe to MCN If you sign up to subscribe to MCN using direct...

Ultimate xmas: Ron Haslam Race School

Ultimate xmas: Ron Haslam Race School

An ideal gift for any level of rider. The Haslam School has courses tailored to all riding skills and needs, from a simple riding course in the Donington Park car park right through to 180bhp Honda...

Ultimate xmas: Duke Video BikeGP box set

Ultimate xmas: Duke Video BikeGP box set

This DVD boxset from Duke Video covers every bike GP from 1983 right though to 1991. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs It's the ideal present for any retro race fan and documents 500cc world championship...

Ultimate xmas: KTM tent

Ultimate xmas: KTM tent

Tents aren't new to KTM's range, but one that doubles up to keep your bike out of view is. This set-up allows for a tent that's adequate for two fairly burly chaps to have an attached section to keep...

Ultimate xmas: Thunder Tiger RC Ducati

Ultimate xmas: Thunder Tiger RC Ducati

This is the best radio-controlled motorcycle money can buy at the moment. Save £££s on motorcycle products The 1:5 scale model of Casey Stoner's 2008 Desmosedici Ducati comes completely assembled,...

Ultimate xmas: MotoGP weekend with Pole Position Travel

Ultimate xmas: MotoGP weekend with Pole Position Travel

Pole Position Travel are the people to speak to if you¹re planning a motorcycle sport holiday in 2010. Save money on motorcycle products They've already got their 2010 MotoGP prices ready and...

Ultimate xmas: Triumph Watch

Ultimate xmas: Triumph Watch

Various manufacturers have watches in their accessory lines but this one is one of our favourites. Save £££s on motorcycle products It's got a 47mm stainless steel case, a 38mm black face, a metal...

Ultimate xmas: Rossi kids bike

Ultimate xmas: Rossi kids bike

This Valentino Rossi kids bicycle is produced by one of Italy's oldest and most famous makers of bicycles, Adriatica. Save cash on motorcycle products This kid's bike has 12-inch wheels and is...

Electric racing crisis: TTXGP adds Canada

Electric racing crisis: TTXGP adds Canada

When electric racing split, the FIM took many of TTXGP’s expected international events and used them for its own e-Power series. That left TTXGP with just one international event for its new world...

Triumph Bonneville Supermoto 'Trouble'

Triumph Bonneville Supermoto 'Trouble'

A Hinckley Triumph Bonneville isn't the most obvious of starting points for building a supermoto but when the finished product looks as sensational as this Californian built special you have to admit...

MCN gifts under £50

MCN gifts under £50

This is the top motorcycle computer game of 2009 and is completely up to date with the 2009 season and includes all the riders, team and tracks. Save cash on motorcycle products It's mega realistic...

Harley-Davidson recall affects 111,600 motorcycles

Harley-Davidson recall affects 111,600 motorcycles

Harley-Davidson is recalling almost 112,000 motorcycles across the world after tests showed the fuel tank could leak following a severe crash. The recall involves 21 models from the 2009 and 2010...

Mission Motors ready for TTXGP 2010

Mission Motors ready for TTXGP 2010

Mission Motors is signing up exclusively with TTXGP and committed to racing in the TTXGP 2010 Isle of Man and North America Championships. Based in the heart of silicon valley in California, Mission...

TTXGP sets the standards for electric-powered motorsports

TTXGP sets the standards for electric-powered motorsports

TTXGP has recently announced its UK and North America zero emissions racing programme for 2010 including a return trip to the Isle of Man. From one event in 2009, TTXGP has leapt into double figures...

Me at Portimao

Me at Portimao

Me at World Superbikes this year at Portugal for my 50th. Brilliant weekend and it was my first foreign track

Not sure which bus lanes you can use?

I have lived in central London for years, moved out to the suburbs about 4 years ago. I have been fully aware of bus lanes being made open to motorbikes. Now here's the rub, I went out for a spin on my Aprila on my birthday in October and I recently got a £120 fine for riding in a bus lane. On further investigation I have found out that only certain bus lanes are open to motorbikes.

Paul Malin’s verdict on 2010 Suzuki RM-Z250

Paul Malin’s verdict on 2010 Suzuki RM-Z250

Ex-motocross GP rider Paul Malin says the new 2010 Suzuki RM-Z250 is awesome, after riding it at its launch for MCN. Although the 2010 Suzuki RM-Z250 has a brand new chassis, the overall riding...

Hesketh Sportsman 1200

Hesketh Sportsman 1200

Here's my idea of what a new bike from Hesketh could look like. I call it the Hesketh Sportsman 1200

World’s most important Honda launched

World’s most important Honda launched

We might assume Honda’s VFR1200F is the most important bike on the Japanese giant’s agenda for 2010, and that the company’s desperately concerned about criticism of its iffy tank range, but chances...

Modern classics: Z1000 and Z1100R video

Just uploaded onto YouTube is this video of a Z1000 and Z1100R testing in Japan - and we're talking old school '80s Lawson style Z1000 not the modern version. We're unsure of the clips vintage but judging by the Arai helmet on one of the riders we'd guess at mid nineties, or it could be yesterday and they've raided the dressing up box! The speeds may not be as high as today's sports bikes but you...

Council that scrapped free bike parking in EC investigation

Council that scrapped free bike parking in EC investigation

Fresh evidence of plans to scrap free motorcycle parking nationally emerged as the European Commission launched an investigation into the first council to take the step. The Commission is...

Ducati Glasgow’s £22k Streetfighter S special

Ducati Glasgow’s £22k Streetfighter S special

It’s hard to imagine how you could improve on an impressive machine like the Ducati Streetfighter S, but Ducati Glasgow has given it a go anyway and created this fantastic special complete with...

BMW S1000RR group test: "An exciting and surprising bike"

BMW S1000RR group test: "An exciting and surprising bike"

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in the South of France pitting the new BMW S1000RR against the Honda Fireblade, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha R1. He has just phoned in his...

Electric racing crisis: who will sign MotoCzysz?

Electric racing crisis: who will sign MotoCzysz?

One of the biggest assets remains left to be claimed after the shock split in electric racing – MotoCzysz. But neither the FIM nor TTXGP has managed to impress the American innovator Michael Czysz,...

American tuner tweaks baseball-themed cruiser for charity

American tuner tweaks baseball-themed cruiser for charity

Florida custom builder Nick Anglada has teamed up with an American baseball player to build this radical Yamaha Cruiser in just one week. The Yamaha Star cruiser’s most visible change are six signed...

Avon gets eco-friendly

Avon gets eco-friendly

Avon Tyres will be utilising ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘clean oil’ in its tyres from 2010 which, as well as being better for the environment, will increase the grip of some tyres in the range as a...

BMW S1000RR group test first impressions

BMW S1000RR group test first impressions

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is in the South of France pitting the new BMW S1000RR against the Honda Fireblade, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha R1. He has just phoned in this...

Famous face spotted at NEC Show

Famous face spotted at NEC Show

A few of us from the tankslap.co.uk forum decided to go to the NEC Bike Show to do some star spotting. Imagine our surprise when we found Uncle Fester of the Addams Family trying out the sports bikes.

Xmas gift idea: Get on track for £20 with Club MSV

Xmas gift idea: Get on track for £20 with Club MSV

Club MSV are now offering you the chance to get on track for just £20 with their taster session vouchers. The voucher entitles the recipient to a 20 minute session on track to sample...

New Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 video

New Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 video

Yamaha has released a promotional video of the new 1200cc Super Tenere – the upcoming rival to the BMW R1200GS, Triumph Tiger 1050 and KTM 990 Adventure. See the video here 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere...

Discounted MV Agustas now cheaper than BMW S1000RR sport and Ducati 1198

Discounted MV Agustas now cheaper than BMW S1000RR sport and Ducati 1198

MV Agusta has slashed thousands off the cost of its 2009 F4 and Brutale, bringing prices in line with best Japanese and European bikes. The iconic Italian firm has reduced its F4 1078RR 312 monoposto...

MCN gifts under £50: Fox Beanie

MCN gifts under £50: Fox Beanie

Prepare a loved one for a harsh winter with this very warm and cosy Fox beanie hat. It comes complete with ear flaps, a bobble and string fastener, just like your Granny would have sewn you. lso has...

MCN gifts under £50: Rizla Suzuki watch

MCN gifts under £50: Rizla Suzuki watch

This watch is ideal for any Suzuki owner and has a clear plastic jointed strap and a stainless steel case back, which is waterproof to 30 metres. It comes presented in a unique moneybox block case and...

MCN gifts under £50: MotoGP diecast models

MCN gifts under £50: MotoGP diecast models

Minichamps range of diecast models are superb examples of detailed scaled down replicas. Their range of MotoGP machines are 1:12 scale models and are updated each month with new models. This 2009...

MCN gifts under £50: Season review DVDs

MCN gifts under £50: Season review DVDs

Duke Video has already released a DVD review for all the major race series of 2010 including MotoGP, WSB, BSB and the 125 and 250cc championships. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs Ideal for bike racing...