2010

Milan show video: Dainese road-going airbag

Milan show video: Dainese road-going airbag

Dainese have released this video of their D-Air Street airbag system in testing at this week's Milan bike show.  For more details of this new technology, and the latest on the firm's track day...

Video: Aprilia Tuono V4 unveiled

Video: Aprilia Tuono V4 unveiled

Aprilia has revealed the finished Tuono V4 which is essentially a 162bhp version of the RSV4 superbike, without the fairing.  Find an Aprilia Tuono for sale The new bike will be on sale in the...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride - 'compelling blend of power, handling & comfort'

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride - 'compelling blend of power, handling & comfort'

MCN's world first ride on the Kawasaki Z1000SX has proved that the Z1000-based sports bike is everything aging sports bike fans were hoping for. Find a Kawasaki Z1000 for sale With the Z1000SX...

New Revit range revealed

New Revit range revealed

The November 3 issue of MCN, on sale now, has the highlights of Revit's new range for winter and next spring. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing Here, to whet your appetite, is the firm's Defender...

Rizoma Moto2 kit for your bike

Rizoma Moto2 kit for your bike

Italian masters of all things shiny, Rizoma, now sell the same lever guards as used by Moto2 world champ Toni Elias. Save cash on motorcycle products Available for most sports bikes, they are...

Neil Hodgson to join all-new MCN Revolution live action show!

Neil Hodgson to join all-new MCN Revolution live action show!

Grand Prix, World Superbike and British Superbike legend Neil Hodgson is the latest star to join the elite band of superheroes at the new MCN live-action show next year. Book tickets now! Hodgson is...

Near theft experience in Greenwich

I parked my new Honda CBR600RR just opposite the Gypsy Moth pub next to the Cutty Sark in Greenwich to meet friends for a meal and a drink on Saturday 30 October. After a stroll in the market we headed towards the Gypsy Moth. I looked towards my pride and joy and saw two thugs standing next to my bike, they wore primark gear and had their helmets on. It took me a split second...

New fork tubes from Tarozzi

New fork tubes from Tarozzi

These new Tarozzi fork tubes are available with a quality hard chrome finish or, for more modern machines, a Titanium Nitride (TiN) coating that is claimed to be three times harder than chrome and...

Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Triumph has an amazing year ahead with the launch of the all-new Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC adventure bikes. And as if that wasn’t enough, there is also a revamped Speed Triple.

Milan bike show: Husqvarna Mille 3 concept

Milan bike show: Husqvarna Mille 3 concept

Husqvarna unveiled the mad Mille 3 concept bike at the Milan show today - a V3 triple cruiser/sportsbike cross built to show off Husqvarna's designing talent. The peculiar machine isn't designed for...

Video: BMW Concept C scooter

Video: BMW Concept C scooter

BMW have released this video of their new Concept C - a two-wheeler that they claim combines the handling of a motorcycle and the comfort of a scooter.  BMW Concept C scooter -...

Milan bike show: BMW Concept C scooter

Milan bike show: BMW Concept C scooter

BMW has just unveiled the Concept C - a prototype scooter giving a glimpse of how BMW's first big scooter will look when a production machine is released in the next few years. Video: BMW Concept C...

Video: Ducati Diavel in action

Ducati have released this official video of the new Diavel in action. Milan bike show: Ducati Diavel - Price and first impression The 162bhp, £12,995 muscle bike is currently being inspected in Milan by MCN’s reporters. 

How could recalls be improved?

Every year thousand of bikes are recalled for safety reasons. On average it takes 18 months for approximately 90% of the affected bikes to be inspected and repaired. This means lots of us ride around on bikes with potentially serious safety issues. Please take part in our short survey of bike and other vehicle owners and give us your views on how communication of recalls could be improved. The...

Video: KTM slammed over 125 Duke vids

Video: KTM slammed over 125 Duke vids

KTM is defending its position after recent 125 Duke adverts featured exactly the kind of aggressive riding that boss Stefan Pierer is trying to ban. The videos show teenage riders on pavements...

Milan bike show: Ducati Diavel - Price and first impression

Milan bike show: Ducati Diavel - Price and first impression

Ducati's new Diavel will cost £12,995 for the base model when it arrives in the UK in January 2011, MCN can reveal. The higher-spec Carbon model will be £15,495, or £15,895 for the Carbon Red with...

Milan bike show: Honda Crosstourer concept revealed

Milan bike show: Honda Crosstourer concept revealed

Honda has just revealed the Crosstourer concept – a brand new adventure sport bike powered by the VFR1200F engine. The Honda Crosstourer adopts the Dual-Clutch version of the VFR’s V4 engine in a...

2011 Honda CBR600F - it's back!

2011 Honda CBR600F - it's back!

Honda’s much loved CBR600F all-rounder is back for 2011. 2011 Honda CBR600F - full tech specs 2011 Honda CBR600F gallery Dropped from the range in 2006, the new bike uses the current Hornet’s engine...

2011 Honda Crossrunner official pictures

2011 Honda Crossrunner official pictures

Here are the first pics of Honda’s new adventure / road bike hybrid, the Crossrunner. Based on the VFR800 engine, it will make 100bhp and 59ftlb of torque.  Read the full story in the next issue...

Ducati Monster 1100 Evo revealed

Ducati Monster 1100 Evo revealed

Another new release at this week’s Milan Motorcycle Show is the Monster 1100 Evo. Find a Ducati Monster 1100 for sale The upgraded monster will boast a 5bhp upgrade on the standard 1100 as well as...

All-new 2011 Hondas revealed in this week's MCN

All-new 2011 Hondas revealed in this week's MCN

Honda are unveiling their 2011 at the Milan show this morning, but you can read full details on the Crossrunner, CBR600F, CBR125R and CBR250R in this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 3rd...

Bikes on TV: November 3-9

Bikes on TV: November 3-9

KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

New MCN November 3: Honda CBR600F is back

New MCN November 3: Honda CBR600F is back

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale November 3, we have 21-pages of new bikes, including the Honda CBR600F, Honda Crossrunner 800 and Aprilia V4 Tuono Plus, we ride Kawasaki's new practical...

New Sheene 'Focus 500' DVD

New Sheene 'Focus 500' DVD

Focus 500 charts the career of Barry Sheene during his debut 500cc GP world title-winning season. 1976 saw Sheene battle with greats like Read, Agostini, Cecotto, Herron and Grant to pull off the...

25th anniversary Crossbow calendar

25th anniversary Crossbow calendar

Re-live a quarter of a century of nitrous-injected specials and half naked page 3 stunnas with this 25th anniversary calendar from British firm Crossbow. Forgotten what a Ghezzi and Brian Moto Guzzi...

MV Agusta and Nike: for when speed is everything

Sport products giant Nike’s latest big-money promo for its new range of boots and gloves for American football goes along the lines of ‘speed is everything’. To underline the ‘speed’ theme, Nike plonked four of its sponsored pro-football players astride four MV Agusta F4 1000s. The ad on Nike’s homepage features click-touch pop-ups to show wheel spins and high rpm engine noises. While the ad...

Ducati Diavel: first finished pics

Ducati Diavel: first finished pics

For those of you who can’t wait for this week’s Milan Motorcycle Show… here are some pictures of the new Ducati Diavel. Published by a Ducati dealer in Arboga, Sweden, the Diavel was apparently shown...

MV Agusta F3 revealed

MV Agusta F3 revealed

This is the first picture of the 675cc MV Agusta F3, courtesy of hellforleather. The three cylinder sportsbike is a midweight variation of the F4, will cost around £10,000 and is currently claimed to...

KTM’s 2011 range sneak peek

KTM’s 2011 range sneak peek

Here’s a sneak peak at KTM’s 2011 bikes, due to be revealed at the Milan Motorcycle Show this week. Our reporters are already in Italy and will be sending back all the images, videos and details the...

Australian attitude to motorcyclists

This is the attitude we have to put up with in Australia. Ad aired on TV this weekend. It's by an autoparts chain store who has just lost a lot of motorcyclists business. Splitting is a grey area here but hitting someone with a door is illegal. Don't know how long before it gets taken down.

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride: "The bike still has a fun factor"

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride: "The bike still has a fun factor"

MCN Road Tester, Adam Child has just had his first ride of Kawasaki’s new 2011 Z1000SX at it’s world launch in Spain, here’s what he has to say: "Kawasaki's new sports tourer is...

Ride away on a GSX-R750 for £1

Ride away on a GSX-R750 for £1

You can now pick up a new GSX-R750 with just a £1 deposit. The promotion, which runs until the end of December, is part of the Gixxer’s 25th anniversary celebrations and comes with a typical APR of...

2011 Husqvarnas now in dealers

2011 Husqvarnas now in dealers

The new TE449, TE511 and TC449 Husqvarnas will be in dealers from this weekend. The 449s are the first Husqvarnas to use BMW’s G450X engine. The TEs are enduros, the TC a motocross version. All three...

Top video picks of the week! - Oct 29th

Top video picks of the week! - Oct 29th

2010 Superbikes crash compilation Get ready to cringe, gasp and maybe even learn a little something about bike dynamics in this gripping crash compilation. Highlights include Johnny Rea in a cold...

Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 10,000 motorcycles for sale.       Read more modern classics news and...

How Revit test their winter kit

This new video from Revit shows (or purports to show) how the firm goes about testing its winter kit. True or not, it's quite entertaining.