February

Devil exhausts for new Yamaha R1 and Suzuki GSX-R1000

Devil exhausts for new Yamaha R1 and Suzuki GSX-R1000

Add a throaty roar to your 2009 Yamaha R1 or Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle with these Devil exhausts. The cans are road legal, but come with an optional connecting pipe that ditches the catalyst for...

Croft axes bike track days after court ruling

Croft axes bike track days after court ruling

Croft racing circuit has axed 80% of its motorcycle track days after a devastating High Court ruling over noise. The circuit has pulled the plug on 19 of 23 bike track days set for 2009 following an...

Triumph Scrambler gets luggage option

Triumph Scrambler gets luggage option

Triumph motorcycle accessories specialist Norman Hyde has taken a one-sided approach to fitting luggage to the Triumph Scrambler. The Scrambler’s high-level exhausts on the right mean riders...

New Yamaha R1 starts to edge out Honda Fireblade

New Yamaha R1 starts to edge out Honda Fireblade

Our world first test of the 2009 Honda Fireblade against the 2009 Yamaha R1 is taking place in the South of France right now. We took the first bikes in the country, strapped them in a van and drove...

BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 copy?

Is the new BMW S1000RR a Yamaha R6 rip-off? YouTuber mca8690 certainly thinks so, and he’s gone to the trouble of producing this video to prove it. The S1000RR was spotted early in its development sporting modified R6 panels, which it wore ‘with space to spare’ according to BMW development boss Peter Mueller. We don’t agree with mca8690’s embittered suggestion the bike is a rip-off, but it...

Get your hands on a KTM t-shirt with MCN’s Biking Britain Survey

Get your hands on a KTM t-shirt with MCN’s Biking Britain Survey

You’ve got the chance to pin your views on products that you own and rate as part of the MCN Biking Britain Survey as of this week, and you can also win one of 30 KTM team t-shirts for your...

Graves exhausts for the 2009 Yamaha R1 and R6

Graves exhausts for the 2009 Yamaha R1 and R6

Any excuse to show you another picture of Graves Motorsports’ latest offerings for the new Yamaha R1… Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts We’ve just had word that Graves has an official UK dealer, so...

Cult biker film Stone available on DVD

Cult biker film Stone available on DVD

Cult biker film Stone will be available on DVD for the first time in the UK from April.20 – 35 years after it was first released. Motorcycle DVDs for sale The two-disc DVD set features extras...

Taking dad's bike for a test ride

Taking dad's bike for a test ride

Ava-Marie Cassidy taking Daddys new bike for a test run.

Win an AGV K4 helmet with MCN’s Biking Britain Survey

Win an AGV K4 helmet with MCN’s Biking Britain Survey

Today we’ve got five AGV K4 helmets up for grabs if you sign up to MCN’s Biking Britain Survey. It’s your chance to have your say on what products you rate, and which ones you don’t. And to celebrate...

Crescent slashes price of Arai helmets

Crescent slashes price of Arai helmets

Crescent Suzuki are selling the Arai Viper GT Sensu helmet with a massive saving of £150! The lid, available only in this design, in sizes S-L, is now for sale for just £350. But hurry, stocks are...

Give bad drivers the finger!

Give bad drivers the finger!

You might not be able to see much that’s behind you, but these mirrors will show car drivers what you really think of them Shop for motorcycle products online They have a 10mm thread, and cost £5...

Jardine exhausts come to the UK

Jardine exhausts come to the UK

Jardine Performance Products is bringing its 37 years’ experience of making bike exhausts to the UK for the first time. Heading the charge is the RT5 end can for the 2008/09 Honda Fireblade, which is...

A proper motorcycling adventure

A proper motorcycling adventure

Uneasy Rider, in shops on March 5, is a refreshingly unpatronising read, detailing the largely unplanned adventures of Mike Carter through Europe on a GS. Charley and Ewan it ain’t – there’s no...

Two new Vectrix scooters to be unveiled at Ireland show

Two new Vectrix scooters to be unveiled at Ireland show

Two new Vectrix electric scooters will be unveiled at the Irish Motorbike and Scooter show in the RDS centre in Dublin from February 27-March 1. The VX-2, said to be the equivalent of a 50cc...

Summer opening times for Sammy Miller Museum

Summer opening times for Sammy Miller Museum

The Sammy Miller Museum will be opening its doors for summer opening hours from next Monday (February 16). The museum, which houses more than 400 fully restored motorcycles, will now open every day...

Top five products for the 2009 Yamaha R6

Top five products for the 2009 Yamaha R6

Yamaha’s 2009 R6 met its updated rivals at Calafat in the February 4 edition of MCN. Here, we’re showing you some of the official accessories you can throw at it to make it faster and look...

Florida to Alaska - Coll de la Bonette

Coll de la Bonette-Sunrise and downhill.

Got a good deal on a new CBR600RR

Some deals to be had out there... Bought a new CBR600RR in October for £6.5k, which ain't bad, but also got £500 more than expected for a trade in. Seemed too good to be true so shook hands quickly. Really boring running it in- initially at 5000 revs = 56mph in 6th! so was overtaken by camper vans, lorries, skodas the lot. 1st service next week and looking forward to more right hand and better...

Florida to Alaska - Redwood Forest

The latest stage in the epic Florida to Alaska road trip - Redwood Forest.

New MCN February 11: BMW S1000RR full specs revealed!

New MCN February 11: BMW S1000RR full specs revealed!

In this week's edition of Motorcycle News we reveal the first official pictures of the new BMW S1000RR along with the full specifications. The inline four S1000RR is expected to be ready to buy with...

Hammond's KTM

KTM 690 duke is the bike to have, everyone says i look just like hammond, i get it all the time, strangers in the street stop me sometimes. Unknowingly he brought a black and white KTM, recently so did i, what an amazing bike. light, super quick and what a looker and brilliant round the twisters- a great piece of Austrian designing. How about a KTM tour hammond? get clarkson and may on...

Join MCN’s Biking Britain Survey!

Join MCN’s Biking Britain Survey!

This is your chance to take part in the biggest survey of motorcyclists ever attempted. Week by week MCN will use the information you give to highlight the very best buys in motorcycling – as well as...

MCN's Biking Britain Survey Prizes

MCN's Biking Britain Survey Prizes

Everyone who fills out the MCN Biking Britain survey will be entered into a prize draw to win some top new gear. Each day we'll pick a winner so you could end up winning anything from a Ducati...

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 roadtest teaser

The 2009 Yamaha R1 is like no in-line-four cylinder sportsbike ever produced. It’s simply sensational. The Yamaha R1’s ultra-short-stroke engine has a cross-plane crankshaft, with its crank pins...

New Gaia Jacket from STT

New Gaia Jacket from STT

The new Gaia jacket from STT proves that women’s kit doesn’t all come in lurid colours. The textile jacket has a removable thermal lining, a waterproof insert, and Knox CE armour on elbows and...

Triumph Bonneville SE picture special

Triumph Bonneville SE picture special

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday 11th February, MCN Road Tester Trevor Franklin braves the snow and takes the new Triumph Bonneville SE for a spin. Here's some more...

Seller beware

I sold my son's bike through MCN, three out of the four enquiries where from people who made dodgy requests to send the motorcycle abroad for a relative! Seemed an obvious scam to me, however they must succeed occasionally or they wouldn't persist. We have moved on from buyer beware to seller beware.

Brunstrom on Radio 2

As I write this the bikers best mate and North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom is co presenting Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 lunchtime show. Why? You would think that he has far more important things to do like harass motorcyclists. Maybe as he's coming up for retirement he is looking for a new job. Appealing to Daily Mail reader's "shootings too good for them" views will no doubt go...

Three questions for Brunstrom on BBC Radio 2

Three questions for Brunstrom on BBC Radio 2

Controversial top cop Richard Brunstrom is to co-host The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 from 12pm today. The North Wales Chief Constable has a history of treating motorcyclists with zero tolerance...

Cynic wanted to help test the new ABS Honda Fireblade

Cynic wanted to help test the new ABS Honda Fireblade

MCN was looking for a cynical reader who thinks that the ABS braking system on the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade won’t work. Michael Neeves, Senior Road Tester, will be testing the bike at...

Skidmarx parts for 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Skidmarx parts for 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

Race-proven motorcycle parts don’t have to cost the earth, as these new Skidmarx accessories for the 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R show. The firm has just launched a double-bubble screen developed in...

X-Games champ Jeremy Lusk dies after crash

X-Games champ Jeremy Lusk dies after crash

Reigning X-Games champion Jeremy Lusk has died following a serious accident during an event in Costa Rica on Saturday. The 24 year-old freestyle motocross rider crashed his Yamaha YZ250...

Day ride in Sumatra

Day ride in Sumatra

A couple of photographs of us in Central Sumatra, Indonesia on a ride out in the jungle. This includes hairy bridge crossings, dodgy ferry crossing and the usual wildlife to contend with i.e. snakes,...

Ventura luggage kit for 2009 Yamaha R1

Ventura luggage kit for 2009 Yamaha R1

Wannabe Nick Sanders can turn their 2009 Yamaha R1 motorcycle into a tourer with this new Ventura luggage kit. Compare and buy motorcycle luggage It’s made up from an L-shaped mounting bracket...

Suzuki release all-weather jacket

Suzuki release all-weather jacket

Suzuki motorcycle riders can show their true colours with the firm’s latest official all-weather jacket. The textile Hawk jacket comes in Suzuki’s traditional blue and white colours, has a waterproof...