October

Hi-Viz special: RST Enduro Suit

Hi-Viz special: RST Enduro Suit

This full-blooded touring suit is made from a hard-wearing nylon and comes with Knox CE-approved armour at the shoulders, elbows, knees and shins. Save money on motorcycle clothing It gets it's...

Hi-Viz special: Scott Leathers High-Viz Jacket

Hi-Viz special: Scott Leathers High-Viz Jacket

This jacket isn't due for its official launch until the NEC Show later in the year, but we have the first look at it. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets Scott produce kit for the Met Police, so they've...

Wrynose Pass, Lake District

Wrynose Pass, Lake District

Wrynose Pass in the Lake District is great says Rick

Hi-Viz special: Tuzo Adventure jacket

Hi-Viz special: Tuzo Adventure jacket

This textile jacket is claimed 100% waterproof & breathable, has reflective piping, CE-approved armour at the shoulders and elbows, plus a detachable, washable thermal lining. Save cash on...

Hi-Viz special: Nitro N31 jacket

Hi-Viz special: Nitro N31 jacket

This Nitro garment is a PU-coated textile jacket with a fixed lining plus a detachable, breathable quilted liner, too. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets There’s Knox armour at the elbows and shoulders,...

Hi-Viz special: Frank Thomas Dri-Viz 4 in 1 jacket

Hi-Viz special: Frank Thomas Dri-Viz 4 in 1 jacket

The Dri-Viz 4 in 1 has been designed using a combination of abrasion resistant fabrics. There’s an interchangeable lining system, CE-approved armour at the shoulders and elbows and a zip for...

Hi-Viz special: Frank Thomas Dri-Viz gloves

Hi-Viz special: Frank Thomas Dri-Viz gloves

This glove is made from lightweight Hypertec with textured overlays on the palm to help improve grip. Save cash on motorcycle gloves The reflective inserts across the back of the hand are excellent...

Kawasaki 1400GTR First Ride!

Kawasaki 1400GTR First Ride!

The 2010 Kawasaki GTR1400 has incredible traction control according to our man who is testing the bike on wet and cold Tuscan roads. At the launch of the new 2010 Kawasaki GTR1400 MCN's Adam Child...

Zero emissions Suzuki Burgman unveiled

Zero emissions Suzuki Burgman unveiled

The new Suzuki Burgman fuel cell scooter will be available in the UK within months. The zero emissions scooter is due to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show today. The scooter has been developed...

Hi-Viz special: Weise Buzz jacket and matching jeans

Hi-Viz special: Weise Buzz jacket and matching jeans

Inspired by the success of their Hornet hi-viz jacket, Weise has introduced the short style Buzz for this year, along with matching Hi Viz jeans. Save money on motorcycle clothing Both garments are...

Moto Morini unveils up-dated Granpasso

Moto Morini unveils up-dated Granpasso

Engineers at the Bologna factory have concentrated on ergonomic changes and improvements to the off-road handling of the 118bhp v-twin. The handlebars have been upgraded with risers that allow...

Hi-Viz special: Motrax Fluro Rucksack Covers

Hi-Viz special: Motrax Fluro Rucksack Covers

The Motrax Fluro Rucksack cover has been designed for everyday use and as the autumn nights draw in it’s a must have for any dedicated rider. This latest product from Motrax epitomises safety and...

VFR1200F shaft drive explained

VFR1200F shaft drive explained

Honda has made a big deal of its unique shaft drive on the VFR – but the initial information didn’t explain exactly how it works or why it’s better. MCN has clarified the advantages of the design –...

Blindspot electric bikes may be green, but they're not pretty

Blindspot electric bikes may be green, but they're not pretty

A new American company is transforming junkyard relics in to zero emission bikes. But despite all of their green credentials, its difficult to get round the fact they lack looks thanks to the bulky...

Turbospoke: the first must-buy xmas gift!

Turbospoke: the first must-buy xmas gift!

Turbospoke is an exhaust sound system for your kid's bicycle, and any right-thinking parent is going to want one for their boy or girl this Christmas!   Turbospoke not only has the look and feel...

Norman Hyde silencers for new Triumph Bonnevilles

Norman Hyde silencers for new Triumph Bonnevilles

Updated for 2009, the Triumph Bonneville and SE models now feature upswept megaphone silencers, so Norman Hyde has gone back to the drawing board to create suitable sports silencers that will fit...

New Bluetooth Ducchini helmet

New Bluetooth Ducchini helmet

A new addition to the affordable, Duchinni range of motorcycle helmets by Bifax has the latest Bluetooth technology. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets The D909, with built-in receiver and stereo...

Congratulations

Congratulations

Here's two of our customers getting hitched, congratulations to Christine and Paul Romanko on their happy day.

Hammer and Tongs Ride Out

Hammer and Tongs Ride Out

Here's our Band of Brothers ready for the off on their ride out to the National Arboretum to pay homage to our Armed Forces fallen.

Video: Honda VFR1200F first ride teaser

Video: Honda VFR1200F first ride teaser

MCN's Andy Downes is testing the new VFR1200F in Japan and he's had his first taste of riding the new 170bhp super tourer. Watch the video to hear the bike running. More info on the Honda...

VFR1200F first ride blog: Dual Clutch Transmission review

VFR1200F first ride blog: Dual Clutch Transmission review

MCN's Andy Downes is testing the new VFR1200F in Japan. Andy is at Sugo race track right now, and has just been out riding on a VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Transmission for the first...

VFR1200F first ride blog: First impressions of the VFR1200F

VFR1200F first ride blog: First impressions of the VFR1200F

MCN's Andy Downes is testing the new VFR1200F in Japan. Andy is at Sugo race track right now, and has just been out riding on the VFR1200F for the first time. More info on the Honda...

VFR1200F first ride blog: Live from Sugo

VFR1200F first ride blog: Live from Sugo

MCN's Andy Downes is testing the new VFR1200F in Japan. Andy is at Sugo race track right now, and has just sat on the VFR1200F for the first time. More info on the Honda VFR1200 The lucky...

MCN Motorcycle Show: Back with a vengeance and even better than last year!

MCN Motorcycle Show: Back with a vengeance and even better than last year!

The MCN Motorcycle show, the biggest in London and the South East, is once again rearing its monstrous head for four days at Excel, from 4th – 7th February 2010. Book your tickets now To launch this...

Yamaha Super Ténéré concept update: more pictures

Yamaha Super Ténéré concept update: more pictures

Yamaha is drip-feeding more pictures of its interesting, if slightly ludicrous, made-from-cloth Super Ténéré  concept, revealed today (October 21) at the Tokyo show. It’s quite clear that this is...

VFR1200F first ride blog: The night before the first test of the VFR1200F

VFR1200F first ride blog: The night before the first test of the VFR1200F

MCN's Andy Downes will be testing the new VFR1200F in Japan later this week. He will be posting regular updates of his experiences. More info on the Honda VFR1200 'I've just finished a 17 hour day at...

Video: Budget v-twin group test

Video: Budget v-twin group test

Just £2500 will snare you some of the best twins from the late 90s. Owning a big v-twin superbike has never been so affordable - MCN put three bargain options to the test... Find a v-twin superbike...

Discount Britain: amazing savings on new bikes

Discount Britain: amazing savings on new bikes

Manufacturers and dealers slash thousands from new bike prices to beat the sales slump, including:   £4,000 off a Honda DN-01 £2799 off a Triumph Rocket III £2,000 off a Yamaha R1 £2000...

Have you snapped up a bargain Buell?

Have you snapped up a bargain Buell?

MCN is looking for savvy riders who have taken advantage of Buell’s tumbling prices and bought a bargain.      Browse Buells for sale now Have massive dealer discounts encouraged...

Video: Honda VFR1200F 360 view

Video: Honda VFR1200F 360 view

MCN's Andy Downes will be testing the new VFR1200F in Japan later this week, but right now he's at the Toyko motor show and he just sent back this quick mobilephone video showing 360-degrees of the...

Guilty or Not - UK Road users to pay court costs.

Even if you are found not guilty, if you challenge a ticket, the goverment still wants US to pay court costs. Petition against this: www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=20842

VFR1200F first ride blog: The Toyko Motor Show

VFR1200F first ride blog: The Toyko Motor Show

MCN's Andy Downes will be testing the new VFR1200F in Japan later this week. He will be posting regular updates of his experiences. More info on the Honda VFR1200 I've just spoken with Hasegawa...

New Yamaha Tenere concept is made of cloth!

New Yamaha Tenere concept is made of cloth!

Yamaha has shocked the Tokyo Motor Show crowds by unveiling a concept version of the new Super Tenere which is due for release next year. Weirdly, the concept bike is made of cloth, though...

My custom sidecar

I finished building my road going sidecar about a year ago. I hope you like it. www.tpmsportz.com

Knox reveals revolutionary gloves

Knox reveals revolutionary gloves

Meet 'Handroid', the top-of-the-range glove from renowned UK armour firm Knox's  brand new range of 'hand armour'. The top-spec race glove features a secure cuff closure that uses the 'Boa'...

New MCN October 21: Buell shut down!

New MCN October 21: Buell shut down!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 21, we have the full story surrounding Harley-Davidson and the closure of Buell. We plot Harley-Davidson's path to crisis, starting in January 2008,...