March

Rate your kit!

Rate your kit!

Do you have a helmet you’ll never part with? Or have you worn the same pair of boots for 10 years? Equally, is there a product that you’d never use again? MCN wants you to get involved right here in...

Stolen in London area - Red Triumph Sprint ST

Yesterday afternoon someone stole my beloved Red year 2000 Triumph Sprint from the underground carpark at work in West London. I've only had it just over a month - I'm completely gutted. Today the Police told me that it has been spotted riding around carparks in South London. If anyone around that area spots it I would be very grateful if you would call the police asap and let them know. The reg...

Retro Vespa T-shirt released

Retro Vespa T-shirt released

An icon as a retro brand, Vespa has added to its fashion line with a new range of T-shirts that has just become available in the UK. They’ve gone back to their Italian roots with a classic design on...

Dainese launch Rossi-replica riding kit

Dainese launch Rossi-replica riding kit

Not only can you now buy your own personalised Rossi-style AGV Face helmet, you can also emulate the six-times premier class world champion with a full-on replica riding outfit from Dainese. The...

New Dainese ‘hydration’ leather suit and retro jacket

New Dainese ‘hydration’ leather suit and retro jacket

Added to the already broad Dainese riding range for 2009 is the Gran Premio P. suit – a retro one or two-piece suit made from full cowhide. The suit comes with hard external armour as well as CE...

Suzi Perry Get Well Soon

Until Yesterday I had no idea that the gorgeous Suzi Perry had been ill, very ill, in fact nearly gravely ill. What a terrible thing to happen and I'm sure all you guys out there feel the same. We are all very happy that you are on the recovery list and hope to see you back doing what you like best, commentating on the MOPTOGP and being involved in the gadget show etc. Go and relax and get well...

Testing!

My brother-in-law (ironic really...in-law!) sent me an e-mail the other night, I relayed it on to my bike mad brother because it was so side splitting and he said I should PASS it on to you guys... Here goes nothing... Hi Chris, Hope things are going well for you all. I took my bike test last week, with the examiner following me in an unmarked car... As we drove past the hospital in Kings Lynn, I...

5 of the best big-bore bruisers

5 of the best big-bore bruisers

Kawasaki recently revealed their new for 2009 Kawasaki ZRX1200. The good news is that the bike had been brought up to date with fuel injection and revised suspension, new six-speed gearbox...

Cyril Despres' Dakar check list

Cyril Despres' Dakar check list

It's hard to know what to pack when going on a motorcycle adventure, we asked multiple Dakar winner Cyril Despres what he packed for the famous rally. Cyril won the Dakar rally in 2005 and...

Five modifications to make your KTM Dakar ready

Five modifications to make your KTM Dakar ready

Lots of people dream about taking part in the Dakar Rally. The gruelling two week event tests riders and machines to the limit, but before you take part you have to know your bike will survive.

Judge Discriminates against Motorcyclists!

Judge Discriminates against Motorcyclists!

I as many bikers recently read about the biker caught speeding at 122mph. This he did whilst carrying his son as a pillion passenger. He was banned from riding/driving for 18 month driving ban and a 6...

£7600 race kit for KTM RC8R

£7600 race kit for KTM RC8R

KTM has released three different race kits for the 1190 RC8R for superbike, club racers and superstock racers. Costs range from £2561 for the Club Race kit through to a whopping £7600 for the...

New MCN March 4: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 world first test

New MCN March 4: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 world first test

In this week's edition of Motorcycle News we bring you the World's first test of the much-anticipated Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9. The GSX-R1000 has always had a bit of a reputation as a bit of a hooligan and...

Your photos wanted for the new look MCN!

Your photos wanted for the new look MCN!

How would you like to see your picture in MCN? Every week the new look paper will feature 2 pages packed with the best photos sent in by readers. Upload your...

MotoGP in 2020: riders bash fairings with unmanned bike-bots

MotoGP in 2020: riders bash fairings with unmanned bike-bots

The Rossis of tomorrow will do battle with riderless bikes like this, according to one Japanese bike visionary. 31-year-old Yutaka Igarashi works a 40-hour-week in a sawmill cutting timber, but by...

Electric Aprilia RS125 is the father of the TTX01

The TTX01 could well be the most famous electric motorcycle in the world, following its promotional duties for this year’s world-first zero-emission motorcycle race. But it isn’t the first electric bike to come out of the Peacehaven Electric Vehicle Workshop. That honour goes to this kermit-green Aprilia RS125, with claimed performance comparable to the delicious petrol-power zinger itself.

Poll: How relevant are 1000cc sportsbikes on UK roads?

Poll: How relevant are 1000cc sportsbikes on UK roads?

MCN wants to find out what British bikers think about the issues facing motorcycling today. That's why from now on we'll be running weekly polls to gather your opinions on all aspects of biking. This...

New Berik one-piece race suit

New Berik one-piece race suit

The new LS1-7932 is the latest Berik offering. The leather is 1.1 to 1.3mm premium grade cowhide. The stand-out feature for this suit however is the Dainese W-Frame-style Kevlar-elastic PU stretch...

Video: 2009 Yamaha V-Max takes to the drag strip

Video: 2009 Yamaha V-Max takes to the drag strip

Yamaha is claiming 197bhp from the new Yamaha V-Max and 123ftlb of torque. To see if the V-Max is as fearsome as the figures suggest, we took it to Santa Pod drag strip. Tempted by a new V-Max?...

Landmark motorcycle crash causation study progressing slowly in America's heartland

Note: This is a long article because it covers what may be the single most important development in motorcycle safety in the U.S. today. For the past several years, making the Motorcycle Crash Causation Study happen has been the focus of the motorcycle enthusiast and community groups, U.S. transportation agencies, and one of their top safety-oriented priorities. Feb. 26, 2009 By Jeff Cobb...

Mobile speed camera on the M2

Right at the very end of the M2 in kent there's a mobile speed camera van parked up on the hard shoulder, within the road works area! The van is under a bridge just before the M2 ends and becomes the A299.

122mph biker jailed for six months

122mph biker jailed for six months

A biker has been sentenced to six months in prison for riding at 122mph with his 14 year-old son pillion. Robert Bennett was sentenced earlier today (Monday 2 March) to six months in prison as well as...

Arlen Ness suit developed by Troy Bayliss!

Arlen Ness suit developed by Troy Bayliss!

Arlen Ness’ LS1-7864 race suit could be the most advanced cowhide one-piece to emerge in 2009 – and it’s all thanks to intelligence gained through Troy Bayliss’ final championship-winning year in...

Win a Kawasaki ZX-6R and personal plate

Win a Kawasaki ZX-6R and personal plate

MCN has teamed up with P&H Motorcycles and DVLA Registrations to give away a Kawasaki ZX-6R plus a Personalised Registration plate of your choice. Click here to enter This prize is worth over...

Boorman and Bayliss join the new look MCN

Boorman and Bayliss join the new look MCN

You can read what Charley Boorman, Troy Bayliss and both Hairy Bikers have to say about bikes over the coming weeks in your new-look MCN, out March 11th. Plus: New used bike section New...

Lest we forget - BMW K1200 Woes

Lest we forget the amount of issues that people have experienced with the BMW K1200 Range of bikes and get all excited with the K1300. BMW have let down a significant number of riders with bikes of a sub-standard build quality. You only need to log onto club sites such as wwww.eurokclub.com to see the number of people with prematurely failing clutches, radiators, air boxes, engines and various...

Video: Dutch motor-fair

Reismotor on the Dutch motor-fair, Utrecht.

Florida to Alaska - first deep snow

First deep snow and tyre problems...