October

Avon dominate Goodwood Revival

Avon dominate Goodwood Revival

At the recent Goodwood Revival the top 10 finishers were all shod with Avon rubber, while the top five were utilising a new race version of the 100/90-19 Roadrider on the rear, with an AM20 front. Top...

New Dainese Thorax protector

New Dainese Thorax protector

Following a mass of research, Dainese has decided to release a Thorax protector after analysing the figures for motorcycling injuries.  It’s included as an optional extra in many of the new...

New Shoei X-Spirit II unveiled

New Shoei X-Spirit II unveiled

This is Shoei’s new flagship model for 2010 onwards, the X-Spirit II. It’s the successor of the X-Spirit and is a full-face road helmet with racing specifications. It’s being aimed at racers,...

World's first stereo swingarm!

World's first stereo swingarm!

Custom motorcycle parts don’t get much more ludicrous than the subwoofer-equipped swingarm on this Suzuki TL1000S! Created by ABW Designs in Virginia, the tubular steel swingarm is not only set up to...

Roland Sand's LA river jump

Roland Sand's LA river jump

Check out these cool videos of custom-guru Roland Sands and his pals larking around on some of his creations in LA. The former racer-turned custom builder and pal Andy Bell even attempt to jump the...

Husqvarna celebrates 25000 motorcycles produced

Husqvarna celebrates 25000 motorcycles produced

Husqvarna is celebrating the production of the 25,000th motorcycle in Biandronno, Northern Italy. The BMW acquisition on 1st October 2007 saw a fresh start for the historic Husqvarna brand and this is...

Moto Morini financial troubles latest: "We're working as normal"

Moto Morini financial troubles latest: "We're working as normal"

Moto Morini has spoken exclusively to MCN about exactly what its recent step in to voluntary liquidation means for owners, buyers and dealers. The Italian manufacturer made the decision to enter in to...

Poetry in motion

Poetry in motion

It may seem an unlikely choice, but the latest celebrity to take up riding as part of the industry’s Get On campaign is poet Tamsin Kendrick. Kendrick, 26, who is billed as one of Britain’s most...

Video: Kawasaki Europe releases proper 2010 Z1000 vid

Video: Kawasaki Europe releases proper 2010 Z1000 vid

Kawasaki Europe has responded to the dull-as-dishwater Kawasaki America video for the 2010 Z1000 with a much better advert for the new bike. The European video starts with a minute of wheelies, skids...

Thousands rock Vegas-themed MCN Live! at Skegness

Thousands rock Vegas-themed MCN Live! at Skegness

Thousands of MCN readers made Skegness rock at the end-of-season MCN Live! bash last weekend. The Las Vegas themed weekend at Butlins was full of non-stop live entertainment, amazing stunt shows and...

Two new Oakley Ducati sunglasses unveiled

Two new Oakley Ducati sunglasses unveiled

Oakley and Ducati continue their long-running collaboration in 2010 with two new sunglasses styles adorning the Ducati Corse logo. Save money on motorcycle eyewear Finding a pair of Oakley's under a...

Ducati remember Troy Bayliss with Hero jacket

Ducati remember Troy Bayliss with Hero jacket

Another selection from the product line commemorating the services of Ducati modern-day legend Troy Bayliss is this Hero leather jacket. Save money on leather jackets Ideal if you’re the lucky owner...

Ducati pay helmet tribute to Bayliss

Ducati pay helmet tribute to Bayliss

Ducati has added a new helmet to their official riding accessories range that’s a tribute to one of their longest serving riders, three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss. Save money on...

New 2010 Ducati ‘80s Jacket

New 2010 Ducati ‘80s Jacket

This gorgeous leather technical jacket is the entry level riding jacket in the new range. Save money on leather jackets Ducati could have shot themselves in the foot though, because it’s probably...

Camier and Ellison to test new Shoei at Oulton

Camier and Ellison to test new Shoei at Oulton

2009 British Superbike Champion Leon Camier and Airwaves Yamaha teammate James Ellison will both be testing the all-new Shoei X-Spirit II this coming weekend at Oulton Park. Save money on motorcycle...

Don’t miss the Get Geared Open Day

Don’t miss the Get Geared Open Day

This coming weekend is the next Open Day instalment from product dealer, Get Geared. Save money on motorcycle gear Taking place on Sunday (October 11th) from 10am to 4pm, the guest star for the day...

Avon tyres pass round the World test

Avon tyres pass round the World test

International motorcycle traveller Sam Manicom has navigated his way around the world on Avon Gripster tyres. Save money on motorcycle tyres The 50-year-old adventurer left home back in 1992 on a...

10th Anniversary Yamaha TMAX WHITE MAX

10th Anniversary Yamaha TMAX WHITE MAX

To celebrate 10 years of the Yamaha TMAX 500 maxi-scooter, the firm is released a limited-edition white version. Technically the scooter is the same 500cc parallel twin as the 2008/2009 model, but...

New Yamaha BW’s 125 for 2010

New Yamaha BW’s 125 for 2010

Yamaha is adding a 125cc four-stroke version of the long-running BW’s to its scooter range for 2010. The BW’s 125 has an air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, and has the same short...

Kawasaki goes into PR overdrive about new Z1000

Kawasaki has obviously spent some serious time getting the press release for the all-new Z1000 written and we were most amused to read some of the official information about the bike. The Z1000 was officially unveiled on Monday 5 October and can now be seen with full information in the October 7 issue of MCN. According to the press release Kawasaki says: “Where its predecessor formed the image of...

2010 Yamaha FZ1 and FZ1 Fazer

2010 Yamaha FZ1 and FZ1 Fazer

Yamaha’s FZ1 and FZ1 Fazer will only get a new ECU map for ‘increased drivability’ for the 2010 model year – the rest of the bike remains technically unchanged. Yamaha says: “For 2010 both the FZ1 and...

2010 Yamaha R6 official picture

2010 Yamaha R6 official picture

Yamaha has confirmed the only changes to the 2010 Yamaha R6 are a revised ECU map and a new, longer exhaust can. The new mapping is claimed to give smoother acceleration – other wise the bike is...

Kawasaki’s boring video for 2010 Z1000

Kawasaki’s boring video for 2010 Z1000

The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and interesting bikes of 2010 – but watch as Kawasaki completely undersell the machine in this official video. Kawasaki...

Lame entry level bikes stifling sales to trendy 20-somethings

Lame entry level bikes stifling sales to trendy 20-somethings

Trendy 20-somethings are turning their backs on biking because manufacturers are not making machines that appeal to them, Britain’s only bike design house has claimed. Motorcycles for sale Mark...

New British bike firm wants to hear from you!

New British bike firm wants to hear from you!

You’ve still got time to have your say about which motor new British bike firm Mac sticks in its first bike. The company had planned to use the 500cc Buell Blast single in its range of four...

Did I design the new Rocket III Roadster

Did I design the new Rocket III Roadster

Here’s a small extract from an article I wrote for the OD-Racing website 3 years ago. As you can see I saw Triumph’s new Rocket III Roadster coming, although I called it the Super Rocket III. As I...

MV Agusta’s sneak preview of restyled 2010 F4 superbike

MV Agusta’s sneak preview of restyled 2010 F4 superbike

MV Agusta has released this darkened studio picture of the new 2010 F4 superbike ahead of the official reveal on November 8. MV Agustas for sale MV is keeping tight-lipped about the exact nature...

New MCN October 7: New 2010 Kawasakis

New MCN October 7: New 2010 Kawasakis

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 7, we have pictures and full specifications for Kawasakis 2010 bike range. The new bikes include a new 1043cc Z1000 with an aluminium chassis, the new...

Hours until MCN reveals Honda VFR1200F

Hours until MCN reveals Honda VFR1200F

Motorcycle News will be bringing all of the images and information about the new Honda VFR1200F in just two hours (11am UK time) when the bike is officially launched by the Japanese...

GTR1400 - Just get one, you'll see!

The GTR 1400 is and always will be a great bike. A mile munching speed mule. I've had mine nine days, me and the Mrs have been carried for 1,300 miles in comfort in that time. When we stop for a brew along the way to our far away destination we both remove our lids with a 'We've just had the best sex!' grin sprawlled all over our mush. We did'nt get that with our BMW 1150RT or our FZS 1000. It's...

North Wales Police - my reply to their response.

Dear Mr Shannon, Thank your for your letter dated the 28th September, replying to my letter to Mr Polin. I addressed my letter to Mr Polin personally and look forward to his reply once he arrives. However, something in your letter vividly stands out as the root cause of the problem. You say, “The safety of all our communities is and will continue to be, our primary concern”. I find this very...

BMW unveils C1-E scooter prototype

BMW unveils C1-E scooter prototype

BMW has revealed pictures of a new electric enclosed scooter prototype – the C1-E. Based on the design for the discontinued C1, the concept is updated with a lighter rollover cage covered with clear...

MCN Exclusive: 2010 Victory UK range revealed and ridden

MCN Exclusive: 2010 Victory UK range revealed and ridden

This is the exclusive first look at Victory's Europe-specific 2010 range two months before you'll see them anywhere else - and MCN has ridden them too. Victory motorcycles for sale The bikes were...

New motorcycle parking bay

New motorcycle parking bay

This extremeley well thought out motorcycle parking area has been included in a new car park at The Sutton Bonnington campus of The University of Nottingham. I wonder who will be brave enough to use...

Triumph Rocket III Roadster first ride impressions

Triumph Rocket III Roadster first ride impressions

The UK launch of Triumph’s Rocket III Roadster is under way this what MCN’s chief road tester Trevor Franklin has to say about it... Although not a completely new machine, the Roadster is a brave...

New 2010 Kawasaki GTR1400 gets traction control

New 2010 Kawasaki GTR1400 gets traction control

This is the massively updated 2010 GTR1400, the first Kawasaki to use traction control. The ‘super-tourer’ now features restyled bodywork to offer more weather protection and comfort, a range of...