2010

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 BMW K1600GT gallery

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 BMW K1600GT gallery

BMW’s leviathan six-cylinder tourer is set to be the world’s most advanced, most luxurious and most powerful tourer. The K1600GT and K1600GTL are being revealed this week at the Intermot Show in...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R ridden? Not quite…

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R ridden? Not quite…

It would appear the new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R has been ridden by American magazine, Cycle World, if these pictures, taken from their website are to be believed. There a number of shots with a rider...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Suzuki GSR750 gallery

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Suzuki GSR750 gallery

MCN is at the Cologne show where the 2011 Suzuki GSR750 has been unveiled. The new sports naked is powered by a liquid-cooled, inline-four cylinder 749cc motor. It has a 72mm x 66mm bore and stroke,...

Cologne Bike Show: Knox launches revolutionary new body armour

Cologne Bike Show: Knox launches revolutionary new body armour

British firm Knox have launched their revolutionary new 'Kinesis' impact protectors at the Cologne show today. Claiming to be the most significant innovation in impact protection since the...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple gallery

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple gallery

Triumph's all new 2011 Speed Triple is set to be the most exciting yet, with more power, less weight and more nimble feel mimicking the 675cc Street Triple. Triumph officially pull the wraps off the...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 GSX-R750 and 2011 GSX-R600

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 GSX-R750 and 2011 GSX-R600

Suzuki has just publically unveiled the Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 at the Cologne Bike Show They are claiming 9kg weight reduction over the previous GSX-R600 taking it down to 187kg. This is due to...

Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

This roundabout sits at the A1 / A61 junction between Thirsk and Ripon in North Yorkshire. A half-inch drainage lip surrounds the central island and can be difficult to see on approach. If you have...

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Sneaking a ride

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Sneaking a ride

With my Street Triple missing a footpeg and the office missing a Web Producer, there was only one thing to do: steal James Keen’s GSX-R600. My biking past is littered with sports tourers, an SV650...

Monster "Corse" custom

Monster "Corse" custom

This Ducati Monster S4Rs has been given the Corse treatment by Motoblog reader "Patrick of Assisi". The custom racer sports a feast of superficial changes [in fact, if it can be changed, it has been],...

Gimoto create 'world's safest race suit'

Gimoto create 'world's safest race suit'

Italian firm Gimoto's new WAS+ one-piece suit exceeds the standard required for the whole garment to receive level 2 CE approval. Launched at this week's Cologne show, the suit starts at 1250 Euros...

Shark launches new Race-R helmet

Shark launches new Race-R helmet

The new Race-R Pro and Race-R from Shark will replace the RSR2 helmets at the top of the firm’s range. The Race-R Pro is a new high end model made of carbon composite, while the Race-R doesn’t feature...

Official new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 photos revealed

Official new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 photos revealed

These are the first official shots of the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750. The heavily revised bikes are due to be revealed at the Cologne Show, but were leaked by Italian website www.motoblog.it No...

2011 Suzuki GSR750 photos revealed

2011 Suzuki GSR750 photos revealed

The first official pictures of Suzuki’s new naked, the GSR750, have been posted onto the internet in advance of its official unveiling at the Cologne Show tomorrow (Tuesday). The pictures confirm the...

Nate Adams wins Red Bull X-Fighters Championship

Nate Adams wins Red Bull X-Fighters Championship

Nate Adams has won the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour for the second year in a row. Despite finishing third in the final stage in Rome on Saturday, the American finished a narrow five points above...

Just another biker's birthday cake

Just another biker's birthday cake

Here's a picture of my Grandad's 80th birthday cake. Not only is he a keen motorcycle enthusiast but he's also a proficient tap dancer (note the tap shoes on the cake).

Seaside Flyers

Seaside Flyers

Just a few photos of the Seaside Flyers having a ride to Newport Superbikes to check out some of their bikes, then back to Porthcawl for a coffee.

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...

2011 Speed Triple revealed next Wednesday

2011 Speed Triple revealed next Wednesday

The 2011 Speed Triple is set to be the most exciting yet, with more power, less weight and more nimble feel mimicking the 675cc Street Triple. Triumph will officially pull the wraps off the new model...

New six-cylinder BMW K1600 design gallery

New six-cylinder BMW K1600 design gallery

BMW have released more images showing how the company’s designers came up with the K1600GT and GTL. The 1649cc bike looks remarkably similar to current BMW tourers, which is some achievement given...

Full picture gallery of 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX

Full picture gallery of 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX

MCN brought the world first pictures of the new Kawasaki Z1000SX last week when we scooped pictures lodged on an intellectual property site, but now we’ve got official Kawasaki pictures and...

Rizoma styling kit for Z750R

Rizoma styling kit for Z750R

This styling kit, and the Kawasaki Z750R itself, will be on display at the Intermot show in Cologne this month. Developed alongside the new Kawasaki, and set to join the bike in dealerships next year,...

Cycle lobby’s bus lane legal challenge

Cycle lobby’s bus lane legal challenge

Cycle groups are planning a legal bid to have motorcycles booted out of bus lanes. They are promising court action challenging our access to bus lanes, which they say should be their ‘haven’. The...

Brembo's helmet explained

Although we first saw this new helmet from Brembo (yes, THAT Brembo) at last year's Milan show, in November, they're only now on the brink of being released to dealers. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets MCN will be testing one over the coming months, but for now here's the lowdown on the new lids and their natty retaining strap technology. 

Kawasaki 500 trackday bike

Kawasaki 500 trackday bike

Here's another simple and fun design for a trackday bike. Based on the twin-engined Kawasaki GPZ500.

New Weise winter gloves

New Weise winter gloves

Weise has introduced two new winter gloves, claimed to be ideal for urban riders and commuters alike. Save cash on motorcycle gloves The Sportec is claimed waterproof and breathable, warm and...

1956 500cc V8 172 MPH

1956 500cc V8 172 MPH

On a recent trip to italy while my mates went to Milan shopping with the Wife. I had a bit of free time. Since I'm ancient compared to the rest and a Guzzi engineering and racing history fan I took in...

Signed Stalker Rep helmet

Signed Stalker Rep helmet

The first Stalker Rep the man himself had signed :) Awesome Helmet and a fantastic price

“App” army take on potholes

“App” army take on potholes

Remember the good old days when men were men and potholes ruled the earth? Men saw potholes, snapped them with their camera-phones, transferred the pics to their PCs and emailed them to their local...

Biggest ever grid for electric bikes at Brands Hatch

Biggest ever grid for electric bikes at Brands Hatch

A 15-strong grid of electric bikes line up at Brands Hatch this weekend for the final UK round of the TTXGP.  The TTXGP electric motorcycle championship (also called the eGrandPrix) will run as...

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - The first 700 miles, again

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - The first 700 miles, again

Since picking up my replacement Multistrada Sport arrived (the first one was written off by a colleague) its done some gentle running-in, a few trips out with the mrs, had a first service and been...

R&G's new adventure bike protection

R&G's new adventure bike protection

R&G Racing has revealed details of its new kits for adventure bikes exclusively to MCN. Save £££s on motorcycle products The Adventure Guards are shown here on the new Yamaha Super Tenere and...

Ventura luggage for Yamaha Super Ténéré

Ventura luggage for Yamaha Super Ténéré

With potential to add up to 102-litres of carrying capability to the Yamaha Super Ténéré, the Ventura system is said by its makers to be substantially lighter, less complex and less costly than...

2011 Kawasaki Z1000S revealed

2011 Kawasaki Z1000S revealed

Kawasaki is harking back to the useable superbikes like the GPZ900 and ZZR1100 with a faired Z1000S version of the 1043cc Z1000 naked bike for 2011. Find a Kawasaki for sale The bike is based around...

New 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R versus 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R: specifications compared

New 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R versus 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R: specifications compared

MCN has got its hands on the new Kawasaki ZX-10R’s specifications. We’ve picked out the main elements and compared them with the current bike’s details. We estimated the power at 185bhp based on what...

World Exclusive: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R photo gallery

World Exclusive: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R photo gallery

These world first pictures show the most powerful and advanced ZX-10R yet. The 2011 bike is all-new, with power boosted to an estimated 185bhp, weight down 10kg to 198kg, and one of the most advanced...

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Bits go on. Bits fall off

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Bits go on. Bits fall off

No sooner had I fitted a protective radiator cover to my Street Triple than my housemate backed his car into it. Forcefully. Lifting it from the mud and back onto its sidestand, surveying the bike in...