February

Knox ‘honeycomb’ back protector

Knox ‘honeycomb’ back protector

Knox’s latest Kompakt back protector takes the bulk out of preventing injury. Compare and buy back protectors The CE-approved protector is one of the lightest available in the UK, weighing just...

New stubbies for 2009 R6

New stubbies for 2009 R6

Yamaha’s new R1 might be grabbing all the attention right now, but exhaust maker GPR isn’t overlooking its little brother. It has just launched this slash-cut titanium stubby slip-on for the 2008/9...

BMW launch 2009 riding collection

BMW launch 2009 riding collection

BMW has leaked a number of latest additions to their 2009 range including a new top-line road lid, textile two-piece and protective vest. Compare motorcycle products in the MCN Shop The Tailguard...

Cagiva 1125 Schiranna

Cagiva 1125 Schiranna

This is my vision of a new Cagiva twin. It uses Buell's 1125 engine, but modified and upgraded. Since MV will have the task of having top of the range 3 and 4...

1.5 million potholes after big freeze

1.5 million potholes after big freeze

The number of potholes on UK roads has soared to 1.5 million during two weeks of freezing weather, according to the AA. Road damage has increased 40% and the country ‘teeters on local road...

Ducati Multistrada replacement: top 5 rivals rated

Ducati Multistrada replacement: top 5 rivals rated

Ducati's new practical superbike - the Multistrada replacement -  will enter one of the fastest growing segments of the motorcycle market. Will it have what it takes to edge out the competition?...

Harrison Ford spotted on BMW R1200GS

Harrison Ford spotted on BMW R1200GS

Hollywood A-lister Harrison Ford has been spotted trying out a BMW in California.  The Veteran actor, who starred as Han Solo in Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, was spotted decked head to foot in...

Win a pair of Rev’it Airvolution gloves with the MCN Biking Britain Survey

Win a pair of Rev’it Airvolution gloves with the MCN Biking Britain Survey

You could become the proud owner of one of ten pairs of Rev’it Airvolution sport gloves courtesy of Rev’it and the MCN Biking Britain Survey. Enter our products survey and you automatically go into...

Cycling columnist sparks row

Cycling columnist sparks row

A cycling columnist for The Independent has sparked a row on the paper’s website by claiming motorcycles in bus lanes is a ‘recipe for disaster’. James Daley says letting ‘carbon-emitting,...

Launch report: KTM 990 SMR

Launch report: KTM 990 SMR

KTM has billed the KTM 990 SMR as the world’s fastest supermoto, Chad is out in Portugal putting the bike through its paces on road and on the Portimao track. KTMs for sale Here are Chad’s first...

‘Motorcycle detection system’ on roads by Easter

‘Motorcycle detection system’ on roads by Easter

A new surveillance system designed to track movements of motorcyclists on the roads will be operational by Easter, MCN can reveal. The technology can tell motorcycles apart from other vehicles,...

Get a free pair of Bridgestone tyres with the MCN Biking Britain Survey

Get a free pair of Bridgestone tyres with the MCN Biking Britain Survey

We’re giving you the chance to win one of 10 free pairs of Bridgestone tyres as part of the MCN Biking Britain Survey. The survey is set to become the biggest of its sort in the motorcycle industry,...

New Hesketh V 1200

New Hesketh V 1200

For those which consider the new generation Bentley too "popular" and prefer to drive a Bristol Blenheim. For those who get their clothes made to measure from the taylor. For those which...

Launch report: Ktm 990 SMT

Launch report: Ktm 990 SMT

The KTM 990 SMT supermoto isn't just new for 2009, it's an entirely new concept combining the exciting performance of a Supermoto with practical touches such as a taller screen and a fuel tank bigger...

James Toseland helps to launch Spyder Club track bikes

James Toseland helps to launch Spyder Club track bikes

The Spyder Club, which offers members the chance to borrow motorcycles, has enlisted the help of MotoGP star James Toseland to launch their new track bike service. The club now has a Honda CBR1000RR...

A true biker to the end

A true biker to the end

In tribute to our wonderful Grandfather, Arthur Hill: July 30 1928 - February 12 2009. A true biking fan to the end.

Adapting your bike for the winter!

Motorcycles go on winter tyres.

Win an Alpinestar Racing Replica suit with MCN’s Biking Britain Survey

Win an Alpinestar Racing Replica suit with MCN’s Biking Britain Survey

Today is the fifth day of the MCN Biking Britain Survey going live, and to celebrate we’ll give one lucky reader a fantastic £1500 Alpinestars Racing Replica suit. This is the suit that’s been...

Tricked up Yamaha R1 now complete

Tricked up Yamaha R1 now complete

I'd like to give a big thanks to all the people who have rated my bike so highly. It really is appreciated and makes me feel like all the work and time has been worthwhile. I just thought I'd show you...

Win a copy of SBK ’08 by entering the MCN Biking Britain Survey

Win a copy of SBK ’08 by entering the MCN Biking Britain Survey

For all you serious gamers out there, MCN is giving away thirty copies of the latest World Superbike console game to lucky entries into the MCN Biking Britain Survey. Our online survey has gone live...

Future Prospect

Future Prospect

My son at the NEC, looking for his next ride.

Over million potholes repairs needed a

Over million potholes repairs needed a

Over a million potholes will need to be repaired this year following recent freezing weather conditions, according to experts. They say damage caused water expanding as it freezes in cracks will...

My new Alpinestars boots leak?!

My Alpinestars Smx5wp leak, I bought them at the MCN bike show (£160.00) and by the next friday they let in water. I talked to bikersworld.com saturday, they told me to send back which i did, monday they arrived. Wednesday they put boots into buckets- no water. alpinestar rep called me (Andrew), he called italy, they want boots now to do a real test... in the mean time i`m left bootless and...

Kawasaki ZRX1200 roadtest teaser

Next week’s MCN, on sale Wednesday, February 18, has the first test of the new, fuel-injected Kawasaki ZRX1200. Doing away with the carbs and thoroughly revising the suspension has turned a great musclebike into a stunner. Click here to find ZRX1200s for sale. To whet your appetite for flat-out Kawasaki action, spend a few minutes drooling over Lawson, Cooley and Co thrashing it out at Laguna...

Win a ride on a Ducati Desmosedici RR

Win a ride on a Ducati Desmosedici RR

You can win a four-hour ride in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire on a £40,000 Ducati Desmosedici RR MotoGP replica by entering a free draw at a bikers’ evening in Leeds on February...

Petrol prices rise again

Petrol prices rise again

Bikers will once again be forced to shell out more to fill up their tanks as the price of unleaded petrol is on the rise again.   Over the last two days fuel stations have increased the price in...

Win 10 pairs of TCX Competizione RS boots with the MCN Biking Britain Survey

Win 10 pairs of TCX Competizione RS boots with the MCN Biking Britain Survey

MCN is giving away £2500 worth of TCX Competizione RS boots today to celebrate the start of the MCN Biking Britain Survey. It’s the biggest online bikers survey and offers you the chance to share your...

5 of the best retro-cool roadsters

5 of the best retro-cool roadsters

Classic bikes are cool, but breaking down by the side of the road isn't. If you want that old-school look without the oil leaks, why not try a modern day retro roadster instead? You get...

Kawasaki Versys Tourer gets green light

Kawasaki is putting the Versys Tourer in to production following positive response to a prototype revealed at the NEC. The Tourer comes with a set of hard panniers and mounting frame plus an adjustable flip-up screen. The parts are worth £500 on their own, but the Tourer model costs just £325 more than the standard Versys. It can be specified with or without ABS in metallic black, metallic grey or...

MCN weekly round up 7th - 13th February

MCN weekly round up 7th - 13th February

We would hate for you to miss out on what is going on in the world of motorcycles so here is a round up of last week's news stories. News Five stylish retro-cool roadsters Kawasaki Versys Tourer gets...

Video: Airbag motorcycle jacket crash tested

Video: Airbag motorcycle jacket crash tested

MCN attended an exclusive demonstration of the Point Two airbag jacket this week. The test, arranged by Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme, took place at Goodwood, and saw stuntman Rob Hunt lob himself off...

Florida to Alaska - Seattle

R1 Sjaak and Doris arrived at Touratech-Seattle. The motorcycles prepared for ice and snow.

No Bike Charges demo- video trailer

50 second trailer video for upcoming demonstration against experimental motorcycle parking charges, 17th Feb 2009, 5:30pm meet Park Lane Car park. More details.

Home-made snowbike

Home-made snowbike

Me skiing in Val Gardena, just wondering if the wheels were forgotten on this home-made contraption!

So you think you can ride?

I thought I could ride until I watched this guy!

£2m parking rip-off

£2m parking rip-off

Motorcyclists have been ripped off to the tune of £2 million in a scheme scrapping free bike parking, new figures show. A new charge to park in motorcycle bays was supposed to make £675,000 a year...