October

Last chance to win a £30,000 old skool bobber

Last chance to win a £30,000 old skool bobber

It's your last chance to win the Carole Nash Old Skool Bobber that was built live before crowds at the NEC motorcycle show. Get a motorcycle insurance quote from MCN Compare To be in with a chance to...

British Motocross DVD released

British Motocross DVD released

Fans can now enjoy every essential highlight of the ’09 Maxxis British Motocross Championship year in the Official DVD Review of the season from Duke. This is four hours of intense dirt bike...

Video: Honda VFR1200F in action

Video: Honda VFR1200F in action

We’ve just got some action video sent back from Japan following the preview launch of the new Honda VFR1200F last week.  More info on the Honda VFR1200 First impressions of the VFR1200F The...

New Acumen Platinum smart charger

New Acumen Platinum smart charger

British electronics specialist Acumen revolutionized motorcycle battery maintenance when they introduced their Platinum smart charger.  Save cash on battery chargers With its distinctive...

Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory on the way

Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory on the way

Aprilia will unveil a new Factory version of the Dorsoduro 750 and a mildly tweaked Shiver at the Milan motorcycle show in two weeks. Aprilia motorcycles for sale There is no official word on the two...

Boss Hoss ZZ4 Injection

Boss Hoss ZZ4 Injection video review.

Yamaha R6

This is a portrait of the first true supersport bike, the first generation Yamaha R6 that jump started the 600cc class and pushed it into what it is today - the most competive sports bike class there is! Please visit us at www.youtube.com/user/XSVPro to watch, rate and subscribe to our current and up and coming short films.

Ninja Final Edition

Hi everyone, for those that watched the first edition of "Ninja" we would like to thank everyone for the comments and views, for those that have yet to see "Ninja" we are proud to show the final version which has just been completed. Ninja proves that you don't need the latest bike, the best weather, the right time of year or to be on track to have a decent sized amount of fun on your bike in the...

2010 Zero Engineering calendar on sale

2010 Zero Engineering calendar on sale

Japanese custom bike builders Zero Engineering have just launched their 2010 calendar and for the first time it's available outside of the US. Famous for pioneering vintage, old school style rigid...

Video: Ducati Streetfighter longtermer report - part 2

Video: Ducati Streetfighter longtermer report - part 2

MCN road tester Michael Neeves has the Ducati Streetfighter on longterm test for 2009. So far he's covered over 6,700 miles on it including big-mile trips to Ireland and Ibiza. Watch the...

Massive 200 motorcycle auction on Oct 30th

Massive 200 motorcycle auction on Oct 30th

A massive motorcycle auction featuring 200 bikes will take place at BCA in Peterborough on Friday October 30 at 1pm. The list of bikes up for auction includes an Aprilia RS50,...

Somerfield: We’re intimidated by motorcyclists in helmets

Somerfield: We’re intimidated by motorcyclists in helmets

Motorcyclists must remove open-face crash helmets to avoid ‘intimidating’ petrol station staff, a supermarket chain has said. And riders must be ‘earthed’ before filling up to prevent risk of...

Aprilia RSV4-R launch cut short

Aprilia RSV4-R launch cut short

The launch of the new Aprilia RSV4-R at Mugello was cut short yesterday after five of the bikes suffered terminal con rod failures. Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves was there: “I did two 20-miniute...

‘Parked motorcycles linked to crime and litter’

‘Parked motorcycles linked to crime and litter’

You might expect Neighbourhood Watch schemes to back measures which reduce crime. But the curtain twitchers don’t seem too keen if it’s motorcycle theft which is being tackled. Parked motorcycles...

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride

The new Kawasaki GTR1400 boasts traction control, linked brakes and improved comfort. According to our road tester Adam Child, it has "the best traction control system on a road bike yet." Watch the...

Keeping the kids quiet with MCN

Keeping the kids quiet with MCN

Me and the girls!

Babe of the Year?

Babe of the Year?

Just wondering if anyone thinks that my friend Edina sould enter Babe of the Year?

Aprilia RSV4-R first ride!

Aprilia RSV4-R first ride!

The Aprilia RSV4-R costs £12,449 and is available in dealers now. The compact V4 engine is exactly the same as the Factory’s, it’s only the chassis components which have been altered, with Ohlins...

New MCN October 28: Valentino Rossi takes ninth world title

New MCN October 28: Valentino Rossi takes ninth world title

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 28, we give you the inside story of Valentino Rossi's ninth world championship winning season. Subscribe to MCN  Rossi vows to continue...

Yamaha hybrid scooter for production?

Yamaha showed a new hybrid scooter at last week’s Tokyo Motor Show and it’s thought the clever petrol and electric technology may well make production in 2010. The concept bike was kept mysteriously out of the main talk of the Yamaha bosses on stage but it appears this bike is the latest evolution of the Gen-Ryu bike we saw a couple of years ago. The HV-X combines a 15KW electric motor with a...

Poll: Would you consider buying the Honda CB1100?

Poll: Would you consider buying the Honda CB1100?

Honda wants to know if you would buy the CB1100 which was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show for the first time in full production form. At the moment there aren’t plans to bring the bike to Europe or...

Modern Classics - 70's style Honda CB450 café racer

Modern Classics - 70's style Honda CB450 café racer

Turning Honda's CB450 into a café racer isn't exactly new (BCR versions are exquisite) but this bike spotted in South America has a chic 1970's take on the rocker look. Frame, swing arm and wheels...

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 traction control explained

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 traction control explained

The new Kawasaki GTR1400 features advanced traction control - watch the video for a technical explanation of how the system works.      Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 official...

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 official promo

Video: Kawasaki GTR1400 official promo

Kawasaki have released this official promo video of their new GTR1400 hyper tourer.   Kawasaki GTR1400 first ride report Find a Kawasaki GTR1400 for sale

Don't get mad get even

I read with interest the story of the old boy threatened with prosecution over his flashing a warning to other riders of a police car ahead. I suffered just such threat myself last year when two of North Wales finest came after me with just such an allogation. The first, an unmarked car, got short shrift from me in reply to his opening question, "Are you aware that it is an offence to indicate the...

VFR1200F first ride blog: A perfect end

VFR1200F first ride blog: A perfect end

MCN's Andy Downes has been testing the new VFR1200F in Japan. Andy has ridden the new V4 and is now getting ready to head home.   VFR1200F first ride blog: First impressions...

Tasty new Norton clothing released

Tasty new Norton clothing released

A brand new range of official Norton clothing is due to be shown at next month's NEC show, and MCN has the first look at the range of T-shirts and polos, depicting images ranging from iconic race...

Acumen Platinum smart charger back in black

Acumen Platinum smart charger back in black

New for 2010, Acumen’s second generation smart charger retains its robust splash-proof aluminium case (certified sealed to IP54) but gets a sophisticated black colourscheme so that it’s instantly...

Winter kit from £1.99 on the MCN shop

Winter kit from £1.99 on the MCN shop

If you're planning to ride through the autumn and winter then you'll be needing some warm gear to wear beneath your jacket and trousers. MCN's online shop has a stack of products that will help you...

Win a Turbospoke and get 10% off!

Win a Turbospoke and get 10% off!

MCN readers wanting to make their christmas shopping a little easier on the wallet can now buy their little ones a Turbospoke exhaust sytem for even less. By visiting the Turbospoke website here and...

Ex-cop searches for long-lost patrol bike

Ex-cop searches for long-lost patrol bike

Retired policeman Stephen Woolley has asked for help in the search for his old BMW R80 RT. The ex-police constable rode the bike for eight years between 1986 and 1994 and claims to have cleaned it...

Yamaha reveal futuristic electric scooter

Yamaha reveal futuristic electric scooter

Yamaha have unveiled two electric concept scooters, the EC-F and the EC-Fs, at the Tokyo Motor Show. Described by Yamaha as "electric commuter vehicles", they are far more ambitious in design than...

'You can take my freedom, but you'll never take my R6'

'You can take my freedom, but you'll never take my R6'

A motorcyclist chose to go to jail rather than give up his R6. Dean Houilbecq, 25, from Guernsey, was sentenced to 28 days in prison after failing to hand over the Yamaha in payment of court debts.

Save 20% on Gore-Tex gloves with Get Geared

Save 20% on Gore-Tex gloves with Get Geared

MCN has teamed up with online shop GetGeared.co.uk to bring you this exclusive offer just in time for winter. You can SAVE 20% on four top quality winter gloves from Alpinestars, Held and Probiker. A...

Hi-Viz special: Tuzo one-piece waterproofs

Hi-Viz special: Tuzo one-piece waterproofs

The Tuzo one-piece suit is an unlined, fully waterproof suit which folds up into a handy integral storage pouch located on the back of the suit. There's a full length zip, elasticated cuffs and...

Hi-Viz special: ultra-bright helmets

Hi-Viz special: ultra-bright helmets

The KBC Tarmac helmet is the US firm's base model full-face helmet. It comes in various guises and colour options, but two of the solid colour choices are fluro colours ­ orange and yellow. Save...