December

New MCN December 9: New limited edition Triumph Thruxton

New MCN December 9: New limited edition Triumph Thruxton

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale December 9, we have the first pictures of the new limtied edition Triumph Thruxton. The new Triumph Thruxton SE will feature new red and white paint, red frame,...

MCN ends lost licence chaos

MCN ends lost licence chaos

MCN has ensured no more motorcyclists need lose their licence to DVLA cock-ups by rewriting the government agency’s policy on licence renewals. DVLA bosses have agreed to immediately implement an MCN...

Another new McQueen replica Bell

Another new McQueen replica Bell

This stunning painted-to-order Steve McQueen replica Bell is now available from Grand Prix Legends. Save cash on motorcycle helmets Following the apparent success of the original 1964 Bell ISDT...

RATS bikers protest group blockade Westminster City Hall

RATS bikers protest group blockade Westminster City Hall

Congratulations to the riders this morning who protested outside Westminster City Hall by chaining their bikes together outside the main entrance. The message was loud and clear, when we mean NO we...

Bill Smith's toy run makes hospice kids' day

Bill Smith's toy run makes hospice kids' day

Children at Claire House received more than 200 gifts from a convoy of 220 riders on Sunday. Some had teddies – covered in plastic to protect them from the rain – strapped to their bikes as they left...

Read it and wince: Honda VFR1200F US price revealed

Read it and wince: Honda VFR1200F US price revealed

Honda has set the US price of the new VFR1200F at a level guarantee to raise UK buyers’ eyebrows.  More info on the Honda VFR1200 The new sports-tourer will sell for just £9,782 in the US –...

Ridley Enduro

Ridley Enduro

Proposal to widen the range of Automatic American Bikes - Ridley. A scrambler/enduro based on the typical V-twin with CVT of this Factory, also in the military version.

Resident Evil 'Murdercycle' in production

Resident Evil 'Murdercycle' in production

Ever wondered what a computer game made into a motorcycle would look like? Me neither, but computer games giant Capcom have and they've commissioned specialist builder Savage Cycles to create...

NEC Bike Show a success but visitor numbers down 17%

NEC Bike Show a success but visitor numbers down 17%

The NEC bike show has been hailed a success despite visitor numbers falling by almost 24,000. This year just 110,974 people visited the 10-day Birmingham-based show in contrast to 134,465 last year.

Video: The fastest Desmosedici we've ever tested

Video: The fastest Desmosedici we've ever tested

Ducati Desmosedici RRs are pretty special to begin with, but this one is even more spectacular. It’s packed with Grand Prix technology (it’s almost a GP bike with lights) and makes 203bhp at the rear...

MCN stocking fillers: Official MotoGP 16 month calendar

MCN stocking fillers: Official MotoGP 16 month calendar

This is the official MotoGP calendar for next year and features all the stars from the 2009 season including Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, Colin Edwards and Dani Pedrosa. Save £££s on...

MCN stocking fillers: Dainese alarm clock

MCN stocking fillers: Dainese alarm clock

This box-shape alarm clock is currently available in the I Love Me Dainese range priced at £10. Save cash on motorcycle products It shows the date, the time and the time your alarm is going to hammer...

Troy Corser marks BMW S1000RR dealer launch day

Troy Corser marks BMW S1000RR dealer launch day

BMW S1000RR factory rider Troy Corser marked the final hours leading up to the bike’s UK dealer launch with a string of appearances over the weekend. The former WSB champion has completed a hectic few...

Bargain tour of South Africa with Harley-Davidson

Bargain tour of South Africa with Harley-Davidson

Take a test ride on any Harley-Davidson supplied by a UK or Irish Harley-Davidson dealer between now and February 2010 and qualify for a discounted Harley Authorised Tour of South...

Darth Vader helmet!

We've found it ­ the ultimate helmet for the Star Wars fan in us all. Behold, the one and only Darth Vader helmet. There's a prize for anyone who can do better (not really, but we would like to see a Storm Trooper one).  

NEC 2009

NEC 2009

What a great day, JT & Jamie just great blokes, the girls wern't to bad either

Enjoying MCN between dives

Enjoying MCN between dives

Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh, Red Sea. On a dive boat relaxing between dives.

The Kawasaki girls at the NEC Show

The Kawasaki girls at the NEC Show

Trying to get the Kawasaki girls to see the error of their ways at the NEC show

Me and Tommy Hill at the NEC Show

Me and Tommy Hill at the NEC Show

Me and Tommy Hill at the NEC show. He had to cover my Yamaha shirt up to get me on the Suzuki stand!

Niall Mckenzie at the NEC Show

Niall Mckenzie at the NEC Show

Me and Spuds Mackenzie at the NEC show, I think I slapped him on the back a bit too hard!

Leon Camier at the NEC Show

Leon Camier at the NEC Show

Me with the 2009 BSB champ, Leon Camier on the Specsavers stand at the NEC Show.

Still as good as when MCN tested it

Still as good as when MCN tested it

This picture shows the exact Y-reg Yamaha FJR1300 that was tested by MCN. The test report was in the 18 February 2002 publication. It was bought direct from one of MCN's reporters seven...

Video: Jumping motorcycles in to the sea

Check out this video of crazy Lebonese bikers competing to see who can jump furthest in to the sea. We're not sure what happened to the bikes when they'd finished, or why they thought it was a good idea to launch themselves plus bikes in to the sea either. Watch the video here

New AJS 125 supermoto test published Wednesday

New AJS 125 supermoto test published Wednesday

Don’t miss Wednesday’s MCN for our exclusive verdict on this spicy-looking new 125 supermoto from AJS. The new £1795 JSM Super Motard 125 features what the firm claims is a super-smooth balance...

Kawasaki 1400GTR v BMW K1300GT - the verdict's revealed on Wednesday

Kawasaki 1400GTR v BMW K1300GT - the verdict's revealed on Wednesday

Kawasaki has the K1300GT firmly in its sights with its uprated 2010 1400GTR. Surly they can’t beat the German experts at only its second attempt? Our test in MCN on Wednesday will reveal all.

New 2010 Kawasaki Versys 650 pics surface

New 2010 Kawasaki Versys 650 pics surface

Pics and spec of 2010’s eagerly-awaited Kawasaki Versys have been released by the firm, pointing to a refreshed and even perkier middleweight. Kawasaki USA says: Now and then, a clean-sheet idea that...

Triumph Street Triple: L675 Warbird

Triumph Street Triple: L675 Warbird

German parts maker and modifier LSL has turned out this awesome-looking Triumph Street Triple, dubbed the T-L675 Warbird. Inspired by Germany’s Triumph Cup the bike develops 115bhp (20 more than...

Moto Guzzi V7 sport 'Cherry O baby' for sale

Moto Guzzi V7 sport 'Cherry O baby' for sale

Combined Design's Guzzi V7 Sport 'Cherry O Baby' is up for sale on eBay again after it was withdrawn last month due to technical issues. The 1973 V7 has been tastefully modified with the frame, tank...

New Nurburgring clothing

New Nurburgring clothing

Whether you're a Ring master or just a casual spectator, to those in the know this new long-sleeve shirt and hoody could well be the coolest top to be seen in this winter ­- whether that's at the...

Harley's main plant lives on - but with 50% job cuts

Harley's main plant lives on - but with 50% job cuts

Troubled Harley-Davidson has announced that its main assembly plant in York, Pennsylvania will survive – but only after a massive restructuring which will see the workforce halved. The decision comes...

Erik Buell Racing announces 1190RR, 1125RR and 1125R race bikes

Erik Buell Racing announces 1190RR, 1125RR and 1125R race bikes

Erik Buell is revealing more about his independent race bike-building outfit, saying that three bikes including an 1190cc version of the 1125R will be offered. An 1190cc, big-bore version of the...

MCN in a shipwreck

MCN in a shipwreck

Just wanted to send you this picture that was taken of me sitting astride a motorbike in the hold of the wreck of the S.S. Thistlegorm in the Red Sea this October. I'm not sure how much info that...

MCN stocking fillers: Dainese football

MCN stocking fillers: Dainese football

If you've got a child who's into football this is the ideal gift. This I Love Me Dainese football means you can keep the kid happy but maintain a motorcycle relationship to keep the smile on your...

MCN stocking fillers: Alpinestars GP Pro key chain

MCN stocking fillers: Alpinestars GP Pro key chain

This is one of our favourite key chains ­- perfect to keep with your bike keys to identify them against the mass of keys in your house. It's a tiny version of the GP Pro race glove and even has...

MCN stocking fillers: Ducati key rings

MCN stocking fillers: Ducati key rings

The perfect stocking filler for all Ducatisti. There are three different types including a new Ducati Corse logo version with the Italian tricolore. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing The classical...

MCN stocking fillers: Motrax animal horn

MCN stocking fillers: Motrax animal horn

This is an awesome gift for anyone who's a little horn-friendly or suffers from a serious case of road rage. Save cash on motorcycle merchandise It works by plugging it into a 12V system and you can...