November

Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out...

Honda VFR1200F first road test verdict

Honda VFR1200F first road test verdict

The long-awaited Honda VFR1200F has been just undergoing its first road test in the hands of MCN Executive Editor Phil West, this is what he has to say: “After riding Honda’s new VFR1200F over...

One man’s collection of BMWs raises €1m at auction

One man’s collection of BMWs raises €1m at auction

One mans collection of 90 BMWs has been sold for more than €1m. The sale, one of the biggest in motorcycling history, saw Bonhams’ sell German Willy Neutkens’ collection at the BMW Museum in Munich,...

Help break a world record

Help break a world record

A charity ride-out to the D-Day beaches could – with your help – break a world record on the way. The trip to Le Touquet in northern France is in aid of Aspire, which supports people with spinal...

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Ducati Monster Chop

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Ducati Monster Chop

Owner: Lee Robinson, 37, from Blackpool  Why this bike? I wanted to build something the same size as me! I’m 6ft 4in, and decided to build a nice chopper like I’d seen them do on TV.

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Spotlight on the Anarchy Honda Hornet 600

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Spotlight on the Anarchy Honda Hornet 600

Owner: Gareth Jones, 29, Cardiff  Why this bike? Originally I bought this bike as a commuter for work and I promised myself I was not going to touch it. That went out the window straight away.

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: BSA M33 Sprinter

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: BSA M33 Sprinter

Owner: Tim Lynch, 51, Plymouth Why this bike? I actually bought this as a box of bits. I just wanted the tank for another bike, and I didn’t know what to do with, so I built this bike to do one mile...

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Triumph Tiger Cub Sports T20SH

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Triumph Tiger Cub Sports T20SH

Owner: Martin Pagett, 64, Ormskirk Why this bike? When I was 16 and an apprentice we all used to go to apprentice school on the bus or by bike. One day there was a strange sound from the car park and...

A spot of fishing with MCN

A spot of fishing with MCN

Declan Smith and Maurice Matthews and lads from Dundalk, Ireland on a recent fishing trip to Canada. Even this 350lb, 7ft 2, 120 year old Sturgeon came up to see what's new in MCN.

Britain’s got biking talent finalists revealed: Moto Guzzi Le Mans Café Racer

Britain’s got biking talent finalists revealed: Moto Guzzi Le Mans Café Racer

Bike: Moto Guzzi LeMans Cafe Racer Owner: Frazer Yule, 35, Lochmaben, Dumfrieshire Why this bike? Its one of those things. I have always wanted to make one of these, but never found one available...

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Spotlight on the Suzuki RMZ 450 Supersingle

Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Spotlight on the Suzuki RMZ 450 Supersingle

Owner: Mark Hanna, 43, Dorset Why this bike? I built it to race and it has won every race it has been entered in to. Modifications: It obviously started life as a motocross bike and the only things...

Flood death cop who loved bikes is buried

Flood death cop who loved bikes is buried

Tributes were paid today to PC Bill Barker, 44, whose funeral was attended by many of his biker friends, including one riding Barker’s own Kawasaki ZRX1200, today. Barker was an enthusiastic...

Video Interview: Guy Martin at the NEC

Video Interview: Guy Martin at the NEC

We catch up with road-racing maverick Guy Martin at the NEC show and speak to him about his highlights of 2009 and plans for the future.      NEC video: MCN guide to the...

NEC video: Babes of the bike show

NEC video: Babes of the bike show

Watch the video for a glimpse of some of the babes appearing at this year's NEC Motorcycle Show.     NEC video: MCN guide to the motorcycle show NEC Show: Suzuki GSX-R750 special...

Triumph Bonneville goes bobber

Triumph Bonneville goes bobber

It may not be to everyone's taste but you can't deny that this 'bobbed' Triumph Bonneville is certainly different. Home built by 'bobber Dave' in Detroit, USA and discovered on the website of American...

NEC video: MCN guide to the motorcycle show

NEC video: MCN guide to the motorcycle show

This year's NEC motorcycle show opened it's doors to the public today, but MCN was there at the press day yesterday filming this guide highlighting the not-to-be-missed stands and bikes at this year's...

Video: First trailer for SBK X game

Creators of the latest versions of the SBK computer games have already released some in-game footage of the new SBK X game that’s due to hit shelves next year. The clip features Ben Spies as a commemoration to his title win at Portimao this season, but obviously the American won’t be featuring in the new game as he moves on to MotoGP for 2010. The SBK’09 game has proved to be hugely popular...

Skidmarx race fairings for Kawasaki ZX-10R

Skidmarx race fairings for Kawasaki ZX-10R

Skidmarx has just released this new race fairing kit for the Kawasaki ZX-10R which has been developed for Bournemouth Kawasaki to use in the 2010 British Superstock series.  Kawasakis for...

New retro colours on Bell helmets

New retro colours on Bell helmets

Bell has launched a new colour range on the top of the range M5X shell called the Le Mans. Save cash on motorcycle helmets This retro scheme really does compliment the distinctive Bell shell shape...

De Puniet continues Rev’it relationship

De Puniet continues Rev’it relationship

French MotoGP star Randy De Puniet has extended his two year deal with Rev’it to wear their kit for next season. Save cash on motorcycle leathers The LCR Honda man has been pivotal to the development...

Asphaltfighters Stormbringer: the £52,000 280bhp, 200mph Kawasaki ZX-10R

Asphaltfighters Stormbringer: the £52,000 280bhp, 200mph Kawasaki ZX-10R

This is the most extreme road-going 1000cc sportsbike in the world: 280bhp, Kawasaki ZX-10R-based Asphaltfighters Stormbringer. Built in Germany, the Stormbringer takes a standard 165bhp Kawasaki...

MotoGP season review DVDs out now

MotoGP season review DVDs out now

Duke brings MotoGP fans the official, comprehensive reviews of the awesome MotoGP title chase, as well as the final season of 250cc racing and the knife-edge 125cc championship battle. Save cash on...

NEC Show: Randy Mamola to auction Rossi, Toseland, Capirossi, Pedrosa and Vermeulen gear

NEC Show: Randy Mamola to auction Rossi, Toseland, Capirossi, Pedrosa and Vermeulen gear

Randy Mamola will auction exclusive rider-signed gear live on the Black Horse Stage in the NEC’s Arai Entertainment Zone on Friday 27th November. Get all the latest NEC Show news Items on offer...

Back after ten years

Back after ten years

This was last seen in MCN 10 years ago and now after eight years of abandoned I have revamped it to its former glory. I wanted this bike after when I first set eyes on it as...

NEC Show: Yamaha R1 wins as MCN's Bikes of 2009 are revealed

NEC Show: Yamaha R1 wins as MCN's Bikes of 2009 are revealed

The revolutionary Yamaha R1 is today revealed as MCN’s Bike of the Year. An expert panel of judges headed by MCN Editor Marc Potter voted unanimously in favour of the bike, with Potter presenting the...

Jonathan Rea replica Arai RX7-GP

Jonathan Rea replica Arai RX7-GP

We told you about this helmet last week, and here it is in the flesh. Arai UK has been pushing for a Rea replica since the young Irishman joined the World Superbike paddock two years ago. Save cash...

Do you want another Neevesy replica?

Do you want another Neevesy replica?

That’s exactly the question that Arai UK is posing to you at the NEC Bike Show this year with this retro version of the recognisable Michael Neeves replica helmet. Get all the latest NEC Show...

MCN at Daytona

MCN at Daytona

I could not go all the way to the US without my favourite read. Here I am in the Daytona Speedway car park.

Arrow unveils new Dark Line

Arrow unveils new Dark Line

Arrow has unveiled a new dark look for its aluminium silencer. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Available for all the product lines where aluminium is listed, this new version of the silencers has...

NEC Show: Triumph to grow model range 'significantly'

NEC Show: Triumph to grow model range 'significantly'

Triumph has promised to grow its range “significantly” in the next three years, as it celebrates becoming the best-performing bike firm in the world. Get all the latest NEC Show news The Hinckley...

NEC Show: Norton wins Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash

NEC Show: Norton wins Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash

This stunning JPS Norton replica has be crowned winner of the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash contest. Get all the latest NEC Show news Built by Tony Haywood over a five year...

NEC Show: Pirelli to offer personalised tyres in 2010

NEC Show: Pirelli to offer personalised tyres in 2010

WSB and BSB tyre supplier Pirelli plans to offer tyres personalised with your name, bike, race team or any other message you want printed on it from next year, MCN has learned. Get all the latest NEC...

NEC Show: Royal Enfield Woodsman and Lewis Leathers edition revealed

NEC Show: Royal Enfield Woodsman and Lewis Leathers edition revealed

Royal Enfield is showcasing its new Woodsman EFI and Lewis Leathers limited edition at the NEC show for the first time. Get all the latest NEC Show news The Woodsman harks back to the 1955 model...

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX-R750 special edition revealed

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX-R750 special edition revealed

Suzuki has unveiled its new GSX-R750 special edition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the GSX-R name. Get all the latest NEC Show news Only 25 of the model, pictured here, will be available to...

Britain’s Got Biking Talent: Ducati 1000s Hailwood Replica

Britain’s Got Biking Talent: Ducati 1000s Hailwood Replica

The 12 finalists in the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash contest have been announced. They have beaten off competition from 470 other entrants to be voted the best bikes in the UK...

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

NEC Show: Suzuki GSX1250FA makes UK debut

Suzuki's all-new GSX1250FA made its UK debut at the NEC in Birmingham today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The new 1250 is the big brother of the GSX650F, which was launched in 2007 and went on to...