October

Harley/Buell latest - MV to be sold!

Harley/Buell latest - MV to be sold!

In another astonishing development, it has emerged that Harley-Davidson is to sell Italian brand MV Agusta with immediate effect. The news follows the shock announcement of the closure of Buell – also...

Government did not research safety benefit of new riding test

Government did not research safety benefit of new riding test

No assessment was made of the impact the new riding test would have on casualties, it emerged last week. Ministers went ahead with drastic changes to the test regime with no indication of how many...

EDZ launch Yeti jacket

EDZ launch Yeti jacket

Made from a double sided hairy fleece, the EDZ Yeti Fleece is claimed to be warmer than a conventional fleece jacket and yet is no bulkier. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing That means it’s an ideal...

‘Ride Aid’ to help cancer patients

‘Ride Aid’ to help cancer patients

Seven riders on Buell Ulysses’ are taking part in a “gruelling” trip to raise £25,000 for a Newcastle hospital. The Newcastle Harley-Davidson and Buell dealership has arranged the journey which...

Honda dealers slash £4,000 off price of DN-01

Honda dealers slash £4,000 off price of DN-01

Honda’s automatic cruiser the DN-01 has had £4,000 wiped of its list price. When it was launched the v-twin carried a £10,521 price tag. Today you can pick a 59 plate model for just £6,695. Doble’s...

Harley-Davidson closes Buell

Harley-Davidson closes Buell

In an astonishing move Harley-Davidson has stopped all Buell production and no more Buells will be built – ever! The announcement was made this afternoon by company founder Erik Buell himself in a...

Riding on the pavement

We park our bikes at work on the hard-standing forecourt in front of our office. To do this we have to cross the pavement. We are directly opposite the Police station, we have been here over 10 years, they have never said anything. As far as I am concerned if you are being considerate to pedestrians why should you not be able to do it ? We also park our cars there. We cannot get a dropped kerb...

Oxford battery charger video released

Oxford products has just released a video to promote the Oximiser 900 battery charger and to let current or prospective owners get the most out of theirs. Save money on battery chargers

Shark officially launches 2010 line

Shark officially launches 2010 line

Shark UK recently unveiled its 2010 helmet range at its Dorset headquarters to an audience of media and loyal Shark racers including Ryan Farquhar, Ian Lowry, James Westmoreland, Sylvain Guintoli and...

New MV Agusta Brutale reviews now up!

New MV Agusta Brutale reviews now up!

Both the MV Agusta Brutale 990R and 1090RR have been ridden and rated by MCN - you can now read the full web reviews in the bike reviews...

Kiddimoto launch kid’s helmets

Kiddimoto launch kid’s helmets

For safety conscious parents, Kiddimoto launches a range of stylish yet highly practical helmets. The most important part of your body to safeguard whilst riding a motorcycle is surely your head, and...

Free Dainese kit with Yamahas at Infinity

Free Dainese kit with Yamahas at Infinity

Customers buying a 2008 or 2009 model Yamaha R1 or R6 from Infinity Motorcycles can choose up to £1000-worth Dainese stock absolutely free.  Save money on motorcycle gear The offer is subject...

Ninja teaser trailer

As we are all aware, the English weather is closing in, nights are getting darker, the temperature lower, some are working more overtime in the run up to Christmas. When do we get our chance to get out on our bikes? Is there any point with out the sun shining? Yes! Ninja is XSVpro's first short film, we will be creating and covering as many biking events as we can during the supposed "down time"...

VFR1200F test rider speaks

VFR1200F test rider speaks

Honda test rider Dave Hancock is adamant the new VFR1200F is so good it will change the world of bikes for the next decade. More info on the Honda VFR1200 Hancock has been a Honda test rider for the...

Ducati boss predicts growth

Ducati boss predicts growth

At the world launch of the new 796 Hypermotard, Ducati boss Gabriele Del Torchio exclusively told MCN how they were faring in the current financial crisis. Ducatis for sale “It’s a tough time...

Yamaha R6 owners needed

Yamaha R6 owners needed

MCN would like Yamaha R6 owners to join us for a celebration of '10 years of the R6' at Bruntingthorpe on Wednesday 21st October.   We're after owners of R6s in standard condition, or as close to...

Rare Harley-Davidson stolen in Carlisle

Rare Harley-Davidson stolen in Carlisle

A £30,000 Harley-Davidson FXDWG was stolen in Carlisle on Saturday.   The competition winning bike disappeared between 11:30 and 12:00 on Saturday from the Lower Viaduct car park. A white transit...

Boorman at a bookshop near you

Boorman at a bookshop near you

Adventurer Charley Boorman will be signing copies of his new book Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means over the next few months. The hardback book, which has been serialised in MCN and...

North Wales debate

My North Wales stories. First time stopped doing about 38 in a 30 two police hiding near a bush extremely close to end of limit. When I stopped they had a 17 year old girl in her Mum's car stopped in tears because she couldn't believe she got a ticket. My 72 year old father was also stopped on a dual carriageway, near limit change. Then the following year, I had a weekend away in Wales,...

2010 Ducati Multistrada squares up against GS

2010 Ducati Multistrada squares up against GS

These latest exclusive pictures of Ducati’s new 2010 Multistrada show the Italian firm is going straight after sales of BMW’s R1200GS. The extreme test conducted on a motocross track was spotted...

Classic bikes destroyed

Classic bikes destroyed

Five classic bikes were wrecked in a Swindon house fire last Saturday. Among the bikes lost was a 1958 600cc Norton Dominator 99, shown here after winning the Best Post War Machine at the Cassington...

Favourite bike passenger revealed

Favourite bike passenger revealed

Megan Fox has been voted the most popular female bike passenger in a recent poll. The star of Transformers edged ex-Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson into second place, whilst Jessica Alba came...

Pushing a motorcycle across the pavement is illegal

Pushing a motorcycle across the pavement is illegal

Pushing a motorcycle across the pavement to park in your own garden is illegal, police in Bristol have claimed. They say MCN reader Nick Morris, 42, is committing an offence of "driving on the...

Leno's V-Max sells for £75,000!

Leno's V-Max sells for £75,000!

American TV star, Jay Leno, sold his customised V-Max in a Las Vegas charity auction for £75,079 last weekend. The 59 year old Leno sent his 2009 V-Max to the San Diego based custom-bike designer...

Recognise this bike?

Recognise this bike?

Recognise this bike? It's the Yamaha Super Tenere that featured in the £1500 Dakar article. Here it is on holiday in France after a rebuild. It may now need another one!

New MCN October 14: Honda VFR1200F full details

New MCN October 14: Honda VFR1200F full details

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 14, we have the full specifications of the much anticipated Honda VFR1200F. Plus read how Honda test rider Dave Hancock thinks the new VFR1200F will change...

I'm glad I did a re-test

Re MCN 7 October 2009 - Kevin Ash I started riding back in 1966/7 had various bikes etc. I took my test back then which was a 20 min ride around a route, answer some questions, emergency stop, slow riding etc. Got a licence, then a car licence. Decided a while back that the itch/ache at the back of my head would only be satisfied by a bike. Looked at my licence, which had by now changed addresses...

Video: Ducati 848 special first ride

This particular Ducati 848, built by Ducati UK is nothing short of spectacular. It's a rolling showcase for what you can do to your 848 if your pockets are deep enough. The difference between this 848 and a standard 848 is almost £12,000 worth of extra parts. The money goes towards lighter wheels, sterring damper, dry slipper clutch, titanium exhausts and much, much more. Ducati 848s for...

New interactive Bike Trac tracking system

New interactive Bike Trac tracking system

Bike Trac, a revolutionary new product developed by Road Angel Group, has been designed to give motorbike owners peace of mind by alerting them as soon as their bike is moved. Using a combination of...

New ultra-loud Xena XX14 lock/alarm

New ultra-loud Xena XX14 lock/alarm

New UK distributor of Xena locks, Hampshire-based firm Motohaus, is now selling what Xena claim to be the company's loudest ever disc lock. Save cash on motorcycle security The XX14 costs £65. It's a...

New Ducati Hypermotard 796 first ride!

New Ducati Hypermotard 796 first ride!

The new Ducati Hypermotard 796 is a smaller version of the Hypermotard 1100, with an all-new engine and a lighter, lower chassis aimed at new riders. Watch the Hypermotard 796 video test Michael...

New Suzuki Gladius race kit

New Suzuki Gladius race kit

Suzuki GB has been talking about releasing an official race kit for the SVF650 Gladius since Spring – mainly due to the huge success of the SV650 at club racing level – but it looks like their Italian...

New Arrow exhaust for Gilera GP800

New Arrow exhaust for Gilera GP800

The Gilera GP800 is one of the biggest and most powerful maxi scooters available, so it’s good to know you can get a few more horses out of it with this Arrow exhaust. It’s a complete in stainless...

Behind the scenes with Dainese

Behind the scenes with Dainese

Here is a virtual tour of the Dainese HQ in Molvena, Italy. MCN joined a group of the top motorcycle media in an official visit to check out the 2010 range from the manufacture who decks out the likes...

Watch the Shoei X-Spirit II in action

Newly-crowned British Superbike champion Leon Camier and his Airwaves Yamaha team-mate James Ellison are wearing Shoei's all-new Shoei X-Spirit II at Oulton Park today (Sunday), the day of the new top-line helmet's UK launch. Watch Shoei's promotional video for the new rival to Arai's RX-7 GP here. Save cash on motorcycle helmets in the MCN shop 

New Sidi boots exclusive in MCN

New Sidi boots exclusive in MCN

Sidi is due to unveil their new 2010 boot line, and the exclusive images and information will all be available in next week’s MCN. Grab a copy on Wednesday (October 14) and you’ll get to see the...