March

Spidi confirm airbag prices and details

Spidi confirm airbag prices and details

New for 2009 from Spidi is the upgraded DPS03 airbag jacket – an evolution of the original DPS01 vest from 2000. Two weeks ago, MCN brought you the news on the DPS03 with spec detail unconfirmed. But...

Bikes on TV: March 11-17

Bikes on TV: March 11-17

KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time  DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and...

Earplugs - not always for the bike

Thanks for the fab earplugs, don't need them on my CBR125, but are great in the office to combat my colleague who never stops talking!

Video: The Canada/Alaska border

Lot of snow and the border Canada/Alaska.

Video: Yamaha R1 v Honda Fireblade v Suzuki GSX-R1000 v Ducati 1198 v Kawasaki ZX-10R

Video: Yamaha R1 v Honda Fireblade v Suzuki GSX-R1000 v Ducati 1198 v Kawasaki ZX-10R

In this week's MCN we have the 2009 1000s track test where we reveal which litre supersports machine can cut it best on the circuit. Watch the video for some action footage from the track test and...

Best and worst depreciating bikes revealed

Best and worst depreciating bikes revealed

The Ducati 1098 Tricolour was the best new bike investment last year, price experts Parkers have revealed. The multicoloured superbike lost less than a quarter of its full sticker-price value. That...

Do you want James Toseland’s new BKS race suit?

Do you want James Toseland’s new BKS race suit?

These are the first pictures of James Toseland’s 2009 BKS race suit incorporating the Monster sponsorship that his Tech 3 Yamaha team will be running this year These are official images direct from...

50mph limit for rural roads

The speed limit on single carriageway rural roads is to be cut from 60mph to 50mph under government plans announced yesterday. The lower limit is to be enforced by a new generation of average-speed cameras capable of catching motorcycles. It could be imposed by next year. Roads minister Jim Fitzpatrick said the move was needed to cut the death rate on rural roads, where seven out of 10 car crash...

Comic Relief snubs disabled bikers

Comic Relief snubs disabled bikers

A Comic Relief film about disabled bikers was axed because programme makers did not want to be linked with motorcyclists, the head of a disabled bikers’ charity has claimed. Emma Freud, partner of...

Win a place on a track day with Metzeler

Win a place on a track day with Metzeler

If you want to prove you’re the fastest rider on the web check out this new online game called Facebiker from Metzeler. By using your riding skills entrants can win a set of Dainese leathers, Metzeler...

BMW WSB Prototype?

BMW WSB Prototype?

Is this the prototype of Corser & Xaus's WSB BMW? Note the Ace type bars and steering damper! Taken last week in Antibes.

Free earplugs with the new look MCN

Free earplugs with the new look MCN

To celebrate the re-launch of MCN on the 11th we are giving away free earplugs with every copy.  The newspaper is completely redesigned featuring new celebrity columnists, the results...

Ultimate x7

Ultimate x7

Just thought i would send u some pics of my suzuki x7 which i first raced in the early eighties, and has evolved over the years into what i think is probably the ultimate x7. It has a modified x7...

Win a BMW off-road course with Simon Pavey

Win a BMW off-road course with Simon Pavey

You can win 2 days of training with BMW Off Road Skills and instructor Simon Pavey in a free to enter competition. Click here to enter The 2-day course is designed with novice off roaders and road...

Judge who sentenced 122mph rider doesn't hate bikers

The Judge that sentanced the 122mph Hayabusa rider doesnt completely hate bikers! He apparently broke down in tears when sentancing the driver of a lorry that killed a biker doing a dangerous U-Turn. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1083636/Judge-breaks-tears-sentences-lorry-driver-killed-motorcyclist-dangerous-U-turn.html

Riding on ice

Florida to Alaska. An Alaska-Special about riding on ice.

A step too far

We need a campaign against this! Speed limit on rural roads to be cut to 50mph

Kids on bikes

Kids on bikes

After your recent story in the Motorcycle news about a speeding biker with his young son on the pillion I thought you might like the picture I took on my recent visit to Thailand?

Hit the road SJAAK

Hit the road SJAAK!

Models wanted for the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show

Models wanted for the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show

MCN are offering 5 budding models the chance to be involved in a photo shoot for the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show. The photo shoot will take place on Friday Mar 13 2009 at 8.00am outside Edinburgh...

Barry Sheene charity key ring

Barry Sheene charity key ring

Head to the MCN Shop to pick up a 'Team Sheene' enamel key ring from CLIC Sargent, the charity which cares for children with cancer. Take a visit to the CLIC Sargent website for details of the...

Akrapovic road legal cans for Street Triple

Akrapovic road legal cans for Street Triple

Akrapovic slip-ons are now available for the hugely popular Triumph Street Triple. The pair of slip-on titanium or carbon-fibre exhausts has a whopping price tag of £898, and for the following...

2009 Yoshi options for new ZX-6R

2009 Yoshi options for new ZX-6R

BOTH an R77 and TRC-D silencer will be available for the updated ZX-6R, but figures on performance increases and weight differences haven’t yet been confirmed. Yoshimura is also claiming both the RR7...

Aprilia RSV4 exhaust announced before the bike's out

Aprilia RSV4 exhaust announced before the bike's out

Aprilia's hugely anticipated flagship V4 isn’t even due to be launched for another month but Leo Vince have already announced an aftermarket slip-on. Leo Vince supply full booming race systems for the...

Win an Arai every year for five years

Win an Arai every year for five years

Phoenix, the UK distributor of Arai helmets, has launched a new competition for its Arai customers. With an overall prize value of £2,950, the competition entitles the winner to receive a new Arai...

Partner of jailed biker: "We could lose our house"

Partner of jailed biker: "We could lose our house"

The partner of jailed 122mph speeder Robert Bennett says she¹s afraid the 47-year-old Hayabusa rider will lose his job and the house they share as a result of his conviction.   Bennett was...

Two Brothers release exhausts for R1 and Speed Triple

Two Brothers release exhausts for R1 and Speed Triple

America brand Two Brothers Racing has jumped on the R1 band- wagon with the release of a slip-on for the new long-bang class-leading superbike. An M-2 slip-on will be available in either...

New GPR exhaust for 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

New GPR exhaust for 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

UK distributor Moto Legends has announced a new slip-on GPR exhaust for the new Kawasaki ZX-6R, that’s claimed to boost power by 7bhp at 14,000rpm to an astonishing potential 122bhp (MCN got a...

MCN Biking Britain: results in MCN, March 11

MCN Biking Britain: results in MCN, March 11

On Wednesday, March 11, the new-look MCN hits the shops, with some of the most indepth product reviews we’ve ever had. Who’s written them? You! Compare and buy over 60,000 products in the MCN...

Ducati hikes prices 10% – but breaks out 0% deals

Ducati hikes prices 10% – but breaks out 0% deals

Ducati has raised the price of all its bikes effective immediately, meaning you can no longer buy a liquid-cooled Duke for under five figures. The 848 is now £10,495, the 1198 starts at £12,995 and...

Arrow pipe for Suzuki Gladius

Arrow pipe for Suzuki Gladius

Arrow exhausts has tied into the new single-make Suzuki Gladius Cup in Italy and become the official exhaust part for the newly launched championship.  Arrow already supply systems for the...

New site for Scottish bikers

New site for Scottish bikers

A new website forum for motorcyclists Scotland wide has recently launched. www.Scottishbikers.co.uk hopes to become the internet home of all bikers Scotland wide. There are many regional and...

Florida to Alaska - Part 28

Florida to Alaska, Part 28, Sign Post Forest.

Florida to Alaska part 27

Florida to Alaska Part 27. Cold start at -28 Celsius

Joey tattoo

Joey tattoo

This is a picture of my dad's (Paul Matthews) Joey Dunlop tattoo. He had it as a tribute to Joey and likes to show everybody, so what better way to show all bikers than in the New look MCN?!

5 of the funkiest single-cylinder street bikes

5 of the funkiest single-cylinder street bikes

A few years ago it looked like the single-cylinder street bike was making a comeback. In 2006 Yamaha released the MT-03 and Derbi brought out the gorgeous Mulhacen. More recently in 2008,...