May

Video: Triumph Thunderbird details

Video: Triumph Thunderbird details

MCN's Phil West reports from the launch of the new Triumph Thunderbird with a description of the features and details of Triumph's new cruiser. Triumph Thunderbird launch centre First ride:...

Motoczysz TTXGP racer on the dyno: it's real! It sounds alright!

Motoczysz TTXGP racer on the dyno: it's real! It sounds alright!

Sceptics who feared MotoCzysz might not be able to deliver its electric TTXGP racer in time for the race behold: it's the E1PC testing on the dyno. And what a lovely sight and sound the couple...

BMW mark half-millionth GS with special edition R1200

BMW mark half-millionth GS with special edition R1200

BMW has made an incredible 500,000 GS-badged motorcycles since the original R80G/S in 1980. To celebrate it's launching a special edition of the R1200GS featuring a suite of tasty extras at a...

MCN in Bahrain

MCN in Bahrain

Picture of me and my wife Chris in Bahrain with our MCN, both riders!

MCN in Pisa

MCN in Pisa

My leaning son Russell at the Tower of Pisa (did I get that right?) on our annual big run. Paul Burgoyne

Suzuki Katana 1000

Suzuki Katana 1000

Suzuki's answer to the new streetfighters will be very very cutting edge! (get it?) Based on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9, the SuperKatana would be the fastest naked on the market.

Triumph announce Thunderbird prices

Triumph announce Thunderbird prices

Triumph have revealed the pricing structure for the various incarnations of their new Thunderbird.  Triumph Thunderbird launch centre Read the Triumph Thunderbird first ride report Video:...

Free Yamaha bike health check

Free Yamaha bike health check

Yamaha are offering a free 30-minute bike health check until June 3 at participating dealerships. Click here to download the free voucher The Yamaha Vehicle Health Check (YVHC) campaign aims to make...

Six months’ jail for being a biker

Six months’ jail for being a biker

A driver has walked free for speeding at over 120mph with a child passenger – after a biker was jailed for doing the same. Months after the media furore over biker Robert Bennett speeding at 122mph...

What's the punishment for killing a biker?

What would you expect the punishment to be for causing "Death by careless driving"? Well, as long as you "only" kill a biker, then you may be surprised. "Killick, 25, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and given a 12-month community order during which he will have to complete 150 hours of unpaid work." So if you want to kill someone, do not shoot them. Do not hire a hitman. Just befriend...

Airbag suit; What do you want to know?

With airbag technology looking set to be one of the biggest road-bound motorcycling developments for the future, MCN wants to know what you think and what you might want to know. Video: Dainese airbag suit for 2010 We'll be speaking exclusively to the brains behind Dainese's highly technical D-Air technology and want to know what questions are on your mind? What are your biggest concerns with...

World exclusive: MCN to ride with Rossi at the Isle of Man TT

World exclusive: MCN to ride with Rossi at the Isle of Man TT

MCN will be riding with Valentino Rossi on his parade lap at the Isle of Man TT, we can exclusively reveal. MCN editor Marc Potter will be the only journalist in the world to ride alongside the...

LeoVince release three options for Suzuki Gladius

LeoVince release three options for Suzuki Gladius

LeoVince exhausts has taken time out of their busy racing development and released three stunning different exhaust options for the slightly new-for-2009 Suzuki Gladius. All of these 'SBK'...

Stripper Juice Motorcycle Cleaner and Polish

Stripper Juice Motorcycle Cleaner and Polish

Possibly the greatest name we’ve seen yet for a cleaning product, Stripper Juice, is apparently selling big in the US at the moment. Founded in 2008 by Eric "Otis" Ward, Stripper Juice Motorcycle...

First ride: Triumph Thunderbird

First ride: Triumph Thunderbird

Phil West is on the world launch of the Triumph Thunderbird in Barcelona, Spain and these are his first impressions. Video: Triumph Thunderbird launch  ‘Triumph are heading into the big time...

Keeping the seat warm

Keeping the seat warm

Young morgan dauncey keeping his dads seat warm in jerez, 2008.

BMW S1000RR spotted at NW200

BMW S1000RR spotted at NW200

An eagle-eyed www.motorcyclenews.com user has spotted a BMW S1000RR road bike inside the BMW display area as they were setting up for this weekend's North West 200 race. The arrival of the bike just a...

Thousands of you out on the streets!

A video which was shown live on ITV News at last nights demonstration against motorcycle parking taxes. Notice Cllr Danny Chalkley's slip ups! Oh and his hint that he will be reducing the "levy" those are his words.. definition of levy is tax no? Reducing the tax to £1 per day. T his is not what we want, we want FULL SCRAPPING OF ANY PARKING TAX FOR MOTORCYCLES AND BETTER PROVISION OF PARKING FOR...

New MCN May 13: BMW S1000RR launch special

New MCN May 13: BMW S1000RR launch special

In this week's edition of MCN we have a six page special from the official launch of the BMW S1000RR in Monza. We reveal all the details about the electronics systems used on the S1000RR and all the...

Steve McQueen bike sells for more than £55,000

Steve McQueen bike sells for more than £55,000

Movie legend Steve McQueen’s old Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled has sold for £55,761 at auction in California, while his racing licence raised £28,232. The 1963 Bud Ekins modified bike and FIM...

New, longer Terminator Salvation trailer reveals more bikes

New, longer Terminator Salvation trailer reveals more bikes

A new, longer trailer for the Terminator Salvation movie has broken cover showing more two-wheel action than before - including a jump to freedom by lead star Christian Bale on a dirt bike. In the...

New anti-fog visor insert changes colour!

New anti-fog visor insert changes colour!

Fine Vision is a new range of anti-fogging motorcycle visor inserts. Made from optical grade polycarbonate, the adhesive fog-free lens comes in a choice of clear or photochromatic versions in either a...

Reborn bike firm JAP asks MCN readers: “Name our bike”

Reborn bike firm JAP asks MCN readers: “Name our bike”

British engine firm and one-time bike manufacturer JAP is back after 101 years in the wilderness and they want your help naming their new bike. They’re building an exclusive range of bikes based...

Triumph Thunderbirds spotted in Barcelona

Triumph Thunderbirds spotted in Barcelona

A www.motorcyclenews.com user attending the Barcelona Formula One race has spotted a fleet of brand new Triumph Thunderbird cruisers at his hotel in Spain. Triumph Thunderbird launch centre Along...

Our grandson and MCN

Our grandson and MCN

our grandson Leo

In defence of the Yamaha FJR1300

Being the owner of a new fFJR1300, I disagree with some of the unfair coments you made in the group test in last week's MCN. Yes, the tyres are s**t, but they can be replaced with better ones ie dunlop road smarts. The suspension is good enough for road use - I'm no slouch either being John Reynolds' brother-in-law for the past 20 years you get to know a bit about riding. Also...

Video: BMW S1000RR walk-around

Video: BMW S1000RR walk-around

MCN's Phil West explains some of the details and technical features of the new BMW S1000RR at the world launch at Monza, Italy.  BMW S1000RR officially unveiled WSB star says road riders will...

WSB star says road riders will love new BMW S1000RR

WSB star says road riders will love new BMW S1000RR

Ex-WSB champion and team leader of BMW’s WSB racing effort with the firm’s stunning new S1000RR Troy Corser says road riders will be very impressed with the production version of the new...

BMW S1000RR will match Japanese on price

BMW S1000RR will match Japanese on price

BMW’s stunning new S1000RR superbike, which the German firm has just officially unveiled at Monza, is set to compete head-on with it’s Japanese rivals not just in performance – but price too. Video:...

Small corrosion problem

Small corrosion problem

My mate left his 1200 bandit out in the snow.

Roadside hazard

Roadside hazard

Just thought you might like to see what Rotherham council think is safe to put at the side of the road...

BMW S1000RR officially unveiled

BMW S1000RR officially unveiled

BMW have officially revealed their new S1000RR at the Monza WSB round in Italy. MCN's Phil West is at the unveiling and has sent back initial images and details on the new machine.  BMW...

Red Rats Ride Out

Red Rats Ride Out

On 25 May members of 2 Close Support Battalion REME, part of 7 Armoured Brigade (More commonly know as the Desert Rats) will be starting out on a charity ride out to Italy. The round trip is planned...

Limited edition Triumph Daytona 675 in dealers now

Limited edition Triumph Daytona 675 in dealers now

More than 30 Triumph dealers across the country have taken delivery of the blue and white Daytona 675SE – shown in MCN for the first time last week. Triumph dealers Jack Lilley are among those with a...

Speed camera boss banned

Speed camera boss banned

The boss of a firm making bike-catching average-speed cameras has been banned from driving after admitting doing over 100mph. Tom Riall, a chief executive of Serco, the firm behind Gatso speed...

24-hours till unveiling of BMW S1000RR superbike

24-hours till unveiling of BMW S1000RR superbike

BMW will be taking the wraps off the all-new and much anticipated S1000RR superbike in just 24 hours from now – two years after MCN brought you the scoop that a BMW 1000cc superbike rival was on the...