January

Top 10 coolest 125cc bikes

Top 10 coolest 125cc bikes

In the current economic climate, more and more people are realising that small capacity bikes make sense as affordable transport. Models like the Honda CBR125R and Yamaha YBR125 have sold in huge...

Supersport 600 shoot-out: What will be king of the track 2009?

Supersport 600 shoot-out: What will be king of the track 2009?

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday February 4th, the latest crop of middleweight supersports bikes fight it out to see which will be crowned king of the track for 2009. What do you...

If only the 675 had a lower seat

If only the 675 had a lower seat

If only the 675 came with a lower seat, my granddaughter Abi would be off and running!

AGV confirms latest Rossi replica helmet

AGV confirms latest Rossi replica helmet

You’ll have to be quick to snap up the latest Valentino Rossi lid, as just 300 will be available in the UK when it goes on sale in April. Rossi donned the Celebr-8 after scooping his eight world crown...

MCN in Afghanistan

MCN in Afghanistan

Eddie Hague, Guy, Cal and Dave in sangin (dc), Afghanistan last year.  I'd like to thank my dad Brian, he sends me MCN every week.

Superbike stars on MCN Live stage

Superbike stars on MCN Live stage

The MCN Live! stage was brimming with talent today at the London Motorcycle Show with no fewer than six superbike stars taking part in the celebrity interview in front of hundreds of race fans. Troy...

BKS working on new body armour

BKS working on new body armour

James Toseland and Tommy Hill will test a new style body armour for leathers firm BKS, and you could be wearing it in 2010. The prototype armour is thinner and tougher than the armour BKS currently...

Florida to Alaska - Dave Barr

Doris and Sjaak visited Dave Barr. A man with a story, a man with a mission.

Bus Lanes - action needed!

This is taken from Honda Owners' Club website: "Apparently Transport for London are receiving very few comments from motorcyclists about the new London-wide TfL trial of motorcycles in red-route bus lanes. The latest news is that as part of the evaluation of the scheme 'users views' will be taken into account and 'numbers responding' will play a part in this. "It's this kind of thing that...

KTM announces customising challenge

KTM announces customising challenge

All the owners of KTM motorcycles have been offered a challenge to create the best customised bike to win over £800 worth of parts. The competition is open up until the end of March 2009 and the top...

Thanks to a helpful biker

I jsut want to post a message of thanks to a fellow biker called Gavin who stopped to help me on the A5 into Milton Keynes today and gave me lift to a petrol station and back after I foolishly tried running my R6 on air.   Cheers mate. I will have to pass on the favour to another stranded biker!

Indian Chiefs and Scouts

Indian Chiefs and Scouts

Last week's MCN really caught my eye. Not the R1 or the sport stuff. I liked the new Ducati and doesn't Nicky look a bit tidy in basic red. No, it was the news that Indian is coming back. The...

New Rok Secure Anchor Plus

New Rok Secure Anchor Plus

Here’s a new twist on the traditional motorcycle ground anchor. Rok Secure’s Anchor Plus clamps the motorcycle’s rear axle to prevent the wheel being removed, but also has a pair of rollers that let...

Show us your custom paint scheme

Show us your custom paint scheme

Custom paint schemes on motorcycles are generally thought to devalue them, but we want to know if you have a custom paint scheme. If you have a custom paint scheme we'd like to know why and also which...

hondacb1000r.com

http://www.HondaCB1000R.comCB1000R forum

Busy year ahead for Niall Mackenzie

Busy year ahead for Niall Mackenzie

Triple British Superbike champion Niall Mackenzie will have a busy year ahead of him as both his sons will be racing in 2009. Niall’s eldest son Taylor, 15, is about to begin his second season in the...

The latest offers on new motorcycles

The latest offers on new motorcycles

Here's a convenient run-down of the offers and deals that some of the major motorcycle manufacturers are running at the moment. Thinking about a new bike? Sell your old bike with MCN...

New Knox Fastback

New Knox Fastback

Take the hassle out of wearing a back protector with the Knox FastBack vest. It’s designed to be worn under one- or two-piece leathers, and has a removable CE-approved level 1 back...

Hubless wheels in action

A new video released by American chopper designers shows hubless wheels, similar to those featured on Honda’s stunning V4 concept bike, being successfully used on the roads. Tennessee-based Amen Design built a concept chopper based around Italian engineer Franco Sbarro’s hubless wheels back in 2005. They have finally got the Hubless Monster out on the road and just released a video showing the...

Kriega launches new universal tank mounting system

Kriega launches new universal tank mounting system

Motorcycle luggage specialists Kriega have launched a new universal tank mounting system for bikes that will allow the existing range of tailpacks to fit straight on. The mounting system fits a huge...

Florida to Alaska - California

r1 jaak and doris in Californië.

New look Yamaha X-Max for 2009

New look Yamaha X-Max for 2009

Yamaha has announced new special editions of the X-Max scooter for 2009 which will see the popular scooter in new colours and with new lines and new instrument faces.   The X-Max is available in...

MCN apologises for wrongly stating Suzuki are at the MCN London Motorcycle Show

MCN apologises for wrongly stating Suzuki are at the MCN London Motorcycle Show

MCN would like to offer sincere apologies to MCN readers for wrongly stating in the official MCN London show guide that the firm would be in attendance. This was a mistake with no malice intended for...

Manhole cover petition

The following petition is a relatively cheap way to make motorcycling much safer particularly in the dark and wet: "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to replace with or apply gripped surfaces on manhole covers to give grip in wet conditions for motorcyclists and other road users." http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/motorcycleman/

The peak of 1000cc lunacy for under £5k

The peak of 1000cc lunacy for under £5k

In a recent article in Bike magazine, tuning expert Mark Brewin argues that sportsbike development peaked in 2005. So why spend close to £10,000 on a new litre bike when you can buy one...

Charley Boorman reveals second By Any Means trip

Charley Boorman reveals second By Any Means trip

Adventure biker Charley Boorman has just arrived at the MCN London Motorcycle Show and has revealed he hopes to confirm the final details of his second By Any Means trip. Boorman will be making a...

Arai importer offers cheaper race training

Arai importer offers cheaper race training

Wannabe motorcycle racers can cut the cost of sitting the ACU’s Competitor Training Course if they buy a top-of-the-range Arai RX-7 GP helmet during 2009. Arai helmets for sale The course usually...

Moto Morini 1200 sport gets new paint scheme

Moto Morini 1200 sport gets new paint scheme

Moto Morini has given its 1200 Sport motorcycle a makeover with a new black and orange paint job, which will be available from March. It’s the third colour option available on the motorcycle, which...

No to bike parking charges! Westminster Council meeting

The No To the Bike Parking Tax campaign attended the Westminster ALL Council Meeting held last night (28th Jan 09, 7pm), where the subject of motorcycle parking charges was on the agenda. A petition was handed in by Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg and he gave a 3 minute speech calling for the scrapping of the charge, with a reply from Councillor Danny Chalkley (The spear-head of the parking charge) whereby...

London Motorcycle Show: Ducati Streetfighter makes UK debut

London Motorcycle Show: Ducati Streetfighter makes UK debut

The standard version of the Ducati Streetfighter is making its UK debut at the MCN London Motorcycle Show today and for the rest of the week. Until now only the higher spec S version has been seen in...

Free childcare in my local bike shop

Free childcare in my local bike shop

Child control in my local bike shop so i could go and have a good look at the bikes!

Win a Suzuki GSX-R1000 with Westhill Insurance

Win a Suzuki GSX-R1000 with Westhill Insurance

Westhill Insurance are offering you the chance to win a 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 worth around £8,800 (RRP). To eneter, just get an insurance quote from Westhill Insurance, either online at...

Padova customs take on best from the US

Padova customs take on best from the US

These three customs, fresh from sweeping the top spots at the recent Padova Show in Italy, are set to take on America’s finest at the Daytona Bike Week in Florida next month. Best in show was La...

Motorcyclists bus lane victory

Motorcyclists bus lane victory

A cycling pressure group has been forced by MCN to listen to pedestrians and cyclists who back motorcycles in bus lanes. The London Cycling Campaign had been collecting opinions only from those...

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 engine explained

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 engine explained

The 2009 Yamaha R1 boasts an all-new crossplane crankshaft engine that runs at an uneven firing interval. Watch this Yamaha promotional video for an explaination of the technology and...

World tour biker suffers heart attack after 3000 miles

World tour biker suffers heart attack after 3000 miles

A thrill-seeking biker was just 3,000 miles in to a four year around the world adventure when a massive heart attack forced him to abandon his plans. Nigel Swaby, 55, from Nottingham had sold...