October

New Shoei race replicas

New Shoei race replicas

Shoei has today launched the eagerly anticipated X-Spirit II, the successor of the hugely popular X-Spirit. And included in the range of graphic designs is two new race replicas. The graphic and...

Dainese release Valentino Rossi signature range

Dainese release Valentino Rossi signature range

When he’s not winning MotoGP races it appears that eight-time World Champion Valentino Rossi is designing his own kit. That’s what it looks like anyway now that Dainese has launched this new Valentino...

Get cheap winter warmer gloves from Hein Gericke

Get cheap winter warmer gloves from Hein Gericke

Hein Gericke currently has a deal on where you can get 25 per cent off all their winter gloves in the existing range. That’s not just Hein Gericke gloves either, its Alpinestars kit too. The offer...

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...

Yamaha YBR 125 is Britain's best selling bike

Yamaha YBR 125 is Britain's best selling bike

Yamaha had the two best selling bikes in the UK last month. The YBR125 was snapped up by 328 people, while the YZR125 followed hot on its heels with 275 sales. Related: full Yamaha YBR125 review on...

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...

Finally, Honda’s VFR1200F officially breaks cover

Finally, Honda’s VFR1200F officially breaks cover

It’s been the worst secret in motorcycling for years but these are the first official pics of the 1200cc V4 VFR1200F from Honda. More info on the Honda VFR1200 The bike is the new replacement for the...

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 YBR125

2010 Yamaha YBR125

Continuing with the ‘barely changed’ theme of Yamaha’s 2010 models, the Yamaha YBR125 learner bike gets a restyled fuel tank cover, exhaust shroud, grab rail and instruments. Related: full 2005-2016...

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...

2010 Suzuki Hayabusa and GSX650F colours

2010 Suzuki Hayabusa and GSX650F colours

The 180bhp Suzuki Hayabusa and the GSX650F all-rounder only get new colours for 2010. The Hayabusa comes in black with orange graphics, metallic blue or a pearl white. Suzuki Hayabusas for sale The...

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...