December

MCN gifts under £50: Bultaco Apron

MCN gifts under £50: Bultaco Apron

This Bultaco apron with a large Bultaco logo printed on the front is ideal for the bike fan who cooks. Save cash on motorcycle products It features two large pockets on the front and an adjustable...

My Triumph Thruxton special

My Triumph Thruxton special

Hi, noticed the Triumph bobber in your paper and thought you might want to see my version of a bobber/tracker! It started life as the Thruxton but dropped bars aren't good for my back, but as I liked...

MCN gifts under £50: Kids Rossi T-shirt

MCN gifts under £50: Kids Rossi T-shirt

This Valentino Rossi children's bike T-shirt in yellow is part of the official Valentino Rossi merchandise range. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing This high quality T-shirt is an essential item for...

MCN gifts under £50: Barry Sheene zip sweatshirt

This Barry Sheene full zip sweat has been created in conjunction with the Sheene family. Save cash on casual motorcycle clothing The design of this sweat top is based on the leathers he used while racing with the Heron Suzuki team, and features separately sewn embroideries of Barry's sponsors on the front, and a large Sheene and number seven detail printed on the reverse. £39.99 Contact:...

MCN gifts under £50: MCN Logo T-shirt

MCN gifts under £50: MCN Logo T-shirt

We’ve released a line of retro MCN logo t-shirts for both men and women. Save cash on casual clothing They feature the 1970s MCN logo that featured on our cover back in the day. A ladies plain...

MCN gifts under £50: KTM Griller

MCN gifts under £50: KTM Griller

What does every travelling motorcyclist need? A transportable grill! This fold out barbeque is made from a metal housing with two chrome legs. It even comes with a handy gauge to let you know what...

MCN gifts under £50: Harvey Mushman T-shirts

MCN gifts under £50: Harvey Mushman T-shirts

Harvey Mushman has only really come onto the scene this year with ultra cool T-shirt designs. Save money on motorcycle clothing The original designs, a Steve McQueen tribute line, are still the...

MCN gifts under £50: Motocourse

MCN gifts under £50: Motocourse

Motocourse is the ideal gift for the motorcycle racing fan. Save £££s on motorcycle books This coffee-table season review covers all of the major championships with beautiful images supporting race...

MCN gifts under £50: Kawasaki Ninja Stunt Kite

MCN gifts under £50: Kawasaki Ninja Stunt Kite

This is one of the more obscure bike-related gifts we could find, and we love it. Save cash on motorcycle products The kite comes with its own carry bag to transport it and comes with a warning to...

MCN gifts under £50: Ducati 80s T-shirt

MCN gifts under £50: Ducati 80s T-shirt

These T-shirts are part of one of Ducati’s well established 80s collection which has been refreshed and redesigned for 2010. Save cash on casual clothing It features the historical logo designed by...

MCN gifts under £50: Triumph wall clock

MCN gifts under £50: Triumph wall clock

This very nice chrome wall clock from Triumph not only show the current time but also has the facility to show three additional time zones, just in case you want to know what time it is in Hong Kong...

Relaxing in Hawaii with MCN

Relaxing in Hawaii with MCN

Reading my MCN in Hawaii last week

2010 Triumph Bonneville Thruxton SE

2010 Triumph Bonneville Thruxton SE

Triumph will sell a limited number of this new Bonneville Thruxton SE limited edition in 2010. The Thruxton SE is the first Triumph motorcycle to be painted in the new Crystal White paint colour,...

New LighTech risers to raise comfort levels

New LighTech risers to raise comfort levels

LighTech has taken into account the fact that both sportsbikes and naked bikes are shrinking in size and becoming more uncomfortable to ride for longer periods and have released a new line of...

First UK BMW S1000RR dyno test: 183bhp at the wheel

First UK BMW S1000RR dyno test: 183bhp at the wheel

The first test bike BMW S1000RRs have arrived at MCN and sister magazine Bike – and Bike’s dyno test has revealed it makes a real 183bhp! MCN uncovered a secret dyno test result sheet of a...

Rumours Moto Morini has closed rubbished by manufacturer

Rumours Moto Morini has closed rubbished by manufacturer

Reports that Moto Morini has ceased production have been rubbished by the Italian manufacturer. Find a Moto Morini for sale It claims that the factory closed for a public holiday on Tuesday and then...

New Zard silencers

New Zard silencers

Zard has launched an array of new tasty exhausts for a range of different bikes, all of which are available to order in the UK now. Save money on motorcycle exhausts As with the tradition of Zard,...

One-off Ducati Hypermotard to star in new Vinnie Jones movie

One-off Ducati Hypermotard to star in new Vinnie Jones movie

This special Ducati Hypermotard from Red Dog Superbikes was built for a new film called 'Fight Back', set to star Vinnie Jones and Danny Dyer.  Find a Ducati Hypermotard for sale Read the Ducati...

New folding levers from LighTech levers

New folding levers from LighTech levers

These are the latest gorgeous magnesium levers to come out of the LighTech factory in Italy. Save cash on motorcycle levers The joints on both the brake and clutch levers are made from hard-wearing...

Official MotoGP Review 2009 now available

Official MotoGP Review 2009 now available

The Official three-hour long MotoGP Review 2009 is out now on DVD available from Duke. Save cash on motorcycle products The DVD features exceptional footage delivering every vital highlight from...

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere spy pictures

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere spy pictures

MCN has obtained leaked spy images showing the new 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere in production form for the first time. Yamahas for sale Greek website motorsite.gr was given the set of three images by a...

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 takes on the mighty BMW K1300GT

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 takes on the mighty BMW K1300GT

Kawasaki has the BMW K1300GT firmly in its sights with its uprated 2010 GTR1400. Can the Japanese maker beat the German experts at only their second attempt?     Read the Kawasaki...

My licence problems

In 1980 my licence needed renewing and on reciept of my new licence my motorcycle entitlement was missing. I passed my motorcycle test in 1966. I had to retake my test which I passed with no problem exept the costs involved including borrowing a 250cc bike. Two years ago the same thing happened exept this time I was able to prove I had the entitlement, but it still took 5 communications to...

Harley-Davidson corrosion

I'd like to express my disapointment at the extensive corrosion on my 23 month old Harley-Davidson Nightster. As expected the spokes are rusted, and nuts and bolts, but what I find unacceptable is the paint peeling off the forks and drive belt gaurd as well as the engine. I am more of a rider than a cleaner but after every winter ride it has been cleaned and protected. It recently went for...

Video: Self assembling Suzuki GSX-R

Check out this home made video of a self assembling Suzuki GSX-R. Pretty impressive, I think you'll agree.

Moto Morini ceases production

Moto Morini ceases production

Italian manufacturer Moto Morini is reported to have ceased production and closed its doors. The company, which launched its 2010 Granferro 1200 hypermotard at the Milan show last month went in to...

Bugatti Veyron inspired chopper

Bugatti Veyron inspired chopper

A lucky Hong Kong biker, who has just taken delivery of a £1m Bugatti Veyron has commissioned Waltz Hardcore Cycles to create this matching bike. The Veyron China 1 has been 18 months in the making...

Help Scott Redding get to Moto2

Help Scott Redding get to Moto2

Scott Redding’s supporters are holding a special fundraising night to help the skint GP star get a ride in Moto2 next year. They will be auctioning off his helmet, leathers, gloves and boots among...

Hello Kitty helmet... with sound effects!

Stuck for a quick Blue Peter-style christmas pressie for your daughter or ditzy wife? We bring you the latest in an increasingly long (and disturbing) line in custom lids from YouTube. Here, for your amusement and, no doubt, to your abject horror, is the Hello Kitty helmet.  

Dainese body armour and back protector star in London art exhibition

Dainese body armour and back protector star in London art exhibition

A Dainese Wave back protector with armoured jacket are part of an exhibition of contemporary design. The exhibition is called Design Real and is running at the Serpentine Gallery until February 7,...

Top Gear Mopeds Sold

Top Gear Mopeds Sold

Two mopeds featured on the famous 2008 Vietnam special of BBC programme Top Gear have been sold at auction for more than nine times their value. The 1967 Piaggio Vespa 150cc VBC Super and 1973 Honda...

New Honda scooter sucks up poo!

New Honda scooter sucks up poo!

Think your bike is a bit crap? It’s got nothing on this modified Honda SH125i used by Islington Council to wash and then suck up dog waste from pavements! The ‘Poover’ has a topbox and a long tube...

‘Bikers are worst tax and MoT dodgers’

‘Bikers are worst tax and MoT dodgers’

Motorcyclists are the worst offenders at failing to tax and MoT their vehicles, according to new Department for Transport figures.   The proportion of motorcycles in traffic with no MoT...

ThermaHelm helmets up for discussion

ThermaHelm helmets up for discussion

You may have seen ThermaHelm on the BBC in recent weeks – a revolutionary new helmet design with an inbuilt cooling insulator that works on impact to prevent swelling. Save £££s on motorcycle...

Bikes on TV: December 9-15

KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors MOT - Motors TV   SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR1 - Eurosport 1   EUR2 - Eurosport 2 C4 - Channel 4   C5 - Channel Five BBC...

New Honda CBF1000 not for the UK

New Honda CBF1000 not for the UK

The recently unveiled new Honda CBF1000 will not be sold in the UK as it would be too expensive due to the exchange rate between the Euro and the UK pound. The new Honda CBF1000 is a completely...