October

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 Kawasaki Z1000 gets new engine and chassis

New Kawasaki Z1000 gets new engine and chassis

The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is all-new. It gets a 1043cc engine built from scratch and, for the first time, an aluminium chassis. It shares only a handful of components with the old Z1000. The bike has...

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...

Revamped Kawasaki Versys for 2010

Revamped Kawasaki Versys for 2010

Kawasaki's brilliant Versys has been given a new look with different lights and new bodywork. The updates to the often over-looked Versys come a year after the rest of the ER-6 range was revamped and...

MCN in Cornwall

MCN in Cornwall

Mal, Ade, Gaz, Steve, Jim 1 & Jim 2 out on the autumn bike tour stop off in Sennen Cove, Cornwall to read MCN.

MCN on honey moon

MCN on honey moon

I got married on Wednesday 09/09/2009 to my beautiful wife Ann. I enclose a photo at entrance of the church. I was not allowed to bring my beloved RC30 into the church foyer. We have just returned...

MCN Live: Show and shine highlights - customs and modern classics

MCN Live: Show and shine highlights - customs and modern classics

Here are some of the best bikes from the customs and modern classics category of the Show and Shine contest at MCN Live. The customs and modern classics categories are always hard to judge because of...

MCN Live Skeg Vegas; we want your stories

MCN Live Skeg Vegas; we want your stories

We want to hear about what you got up to at MCN Live ‘Skeg Vegas’. Did you enjoy the ride out? Or perhaps Bad Manners tickled your fancy? Did you strike it lucky at the fun casino? To submit your...

MCN Live: Show and shine highlights - naked and sportsbikes

MCN Live: Show and shine highlights - naked and sportsbikes

Here are some of the highlights from the Show and Shine contest at MCN Live. The standard of entries this year was incredibly high, making it harder to judge than ever before. These pictures are from...

Legal advice: What to do if the mileage doesn't match the advert

Legal advice: What to do if the mileage doesn't match the advert

If you’ve just come home with your latest purchase, a used bike from a dealer, and you discover that the mileage isn’t as it was advertised, what can you do about it? Assuming that you no longer want...

Datatag launch updated security system

Datatag has developed an improved security system which contains an invisible ultraviolet etching system – like that offered by Retaina Group -, a forensic DNA solution and a new combination if its’ electronic ‘Datatags’. Keep your bike safe with motorcycle security The new ‘UV’ system, which actually etches a permanent UV mark into the bodywork, is virtually invisible to the naked eye and once...

New Vespa flag helmets

New Vespa flag helmets

Vespa introduced a new range of 'Flag' helmets to its range of rider equipment. There are four designs available – in the national colours of Brazil, Jamaica, Japan and the USA. Strangely no Italian...

New BMW R1200GS sound system revealed

New BMW R1200GS sound system revealed

This is the new sound system that BMW must fit for 2010. Well, it is according to MCN reader James Woodroffe. Excellent work James. If you have made similarly dramatic ‘improvements’ to your GS, we...

First 2010 new bike Akrapovic

First 2010 new bike Akrapovic

Akrapovic has released early shots of the first silencer for a new-in-2010 bike, the Yamaha YZ450F. Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts It looks like there’ll only be a slip-on for the...

Tyga Performance release coloured-carbon silencers

Tyga Performance release coloured-carbon silencers

Tyga Performance is one of the biggest names for two-stroke tuning has just updated its massively successful silencer range. Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts As well as offering mild-steel and...

Jorge Lorenzo pays Moon-landing tribute

Jorge Lorenzo pays Moon-landing tribute

The man who plunges a flag into the gravel at circuits he wins at is paying tribute to the man to first stick a flag on the moon this weekend at Estoril. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets In order...

Do you want to work for Oxford Products?

Do you want to work for Oxford Products?

UK motorcycle accessory brand, Oxford, has had a position become available in Scotland, managing the sales of the firms wide portfolio of products within a large and successful area. As well as...

New Ventura luggage for Triumph Thunderbird

New Ventura luggage for Triumph Thunderbird

With its 1600cc engine, relaxed riding position and impressive tank range the Triumph Thunderbird has excellent touring potential.  Compare and buy motorcycle luggage  Ventura now offer an...

New 2010 Cold Killers range

New 2010 Cold Killers range

Cold Killers have re-engineered their entire collection of Men’s and Women’s windproof base layer clothing for an even better fit. Keep cool with base layers With a well-established reputation for...

I got there in the end.

I got there in the end.

My new bike. Jacky the wife took this one.

Video: Triumph Rocket III Roadster promo

Triumph's 2300cc Rocket III was launched in 2004 and has been seen in three guises up to now|: Rocket III, Classic and Tourer. For 2010 the original Rocket III and Classic are to disappear, making way for a completely new beast, the Rocket Roadster.   The Roadster loses the cruiser appeal of chromed and polished metal and feet forward riding stance for something a shade more brutish. Black...

Video: Head-down is the new knee-down!

Think you’re a bit special because you can get your knee down? This mystery Japanese rider still makes you look rubbish. Not content with knee or even elbow dragging, he’s using his diminutive Honda NSR50 to ride in small circles pivoting around his head on the floor! There’s also a display from another rider rear-wheel steering in very small knee-down circles. Unless you can prove you’re any...

Jorge Lorenzo pays Moon-landing tribute

Jorge Lorenzo pays Moon-landing tribute

The man who plunges a flag into the gravel at circuits he wins at is paying tribute to the man to first stick a flag on the moon this weekend at Estoril. In order to celebrate the 40 year anniversary...

Would watching a celebrity ride a bike encourage your non-biking friends to get on two wheels?

Would watching a celebrity ride a bike encourage your non-biking friends to get on two wheels?

The British motorcycle industry believes it will and has launched a £4m campaign to encourage the masses to consider buying a bike. They have enlisted the help of eight celebs to do this – so far pop...

New Polini Vespa cylinder kits

New Polini Vespa cylinder kits

VE( UK) has just received a new full range of classic Vespa cylinder kit stock from Italy giants, Polini. The Italian brand well associated with exhaust kits for scooters and smaller capacity machines...

Off Road

Dutch Dakar specialist Arjan Brouwer organised a Off Road day in Holland. I made the following impression....

My off-road crash

My off-road crash

Back in 1982 I flipped my bike at a grasstrack and it was cught on film, it was in MCN in 1982. I was racing on 10/9/09 this year and crashed into another rider at an event called...

Bike friendly Durham cops get national award

Bike friendly Durham cops get national award

Durham’s motorbike cops have been given a national award for their trailblazing efforts to reduce road deaths and improve relationships with bikers. The eight-strong team - billed as the UK's most...

BOS performance silencer for KTM enduro bikes

BOS performance silencer for KTM enduro bikes

Performance exhaust specialists, BOS, have developed a silencer for the KTM 530 EXC-R and SMR machines that offers a power increase of more than 6 hp compared to the factory item. Compare and buy...

A Twist of the Wrist II DVD set for release

A Twist of the Wrist II DVD set for release

A Twist of the Wrist II, the long awaited DVD based on the worldwide best-selling “Twist II” cornering bible by Keith Code, will be on sale soon. Compare and buy motorcycle DVDs Keith Code has...

MCN will reveal Honda VFR1200F in one week

MCN will reveal Honda VFR1200F in one week

Motorcycle News will be bringing you of the images and information about the new Honda VFR1200F in just one week when the bike is officially launched by the Japanese firm. MCN has been at the...

MCN’s Paris-Dacre Africa Twin up for grabs!

MCN’s Paris-Dacre Africa Twin up for grabs!

The Honda XRV650 Africa Twin which performed so impressively In MCN’s Paris-Dacre Challenge last week is up for grabs. The bike is the rare, HRC-developed 650cc ‘RD03’ model which was only available...

New 2010 Tokyo Show bikes break cover

New 2010 Tokyo Show bikes break cover

All these new bikes will be seen at the Tokyo Motor Show in about 10 days time – but we’ve managed to get a sneaky early glimpse. Highlights include a Yamaha SR400, a fuel cell Suzuki Burgman, a 400cc...