2010

Norton enters Italy

Norton enters Italy

Norton has entered another significant phase of its expansion with an official unveiling and launch party at its Italian distributor.    Read the Norton Commando 961 review The move...

Paris Hilton to back 125GP squad

Paris Hilton to back 125GP squad

American socialite and tabloid media darling Paris Hilton is to make a dramatic career change in 2011 – as backer of a 125GP team!  Hilton is scheduled to fly to Europe for the launch of the...

Kelly Brook’s Harley-Davidson date

Kelly Brook’s Harley-Davidson date

Any excuse for a picture of a model bird on a bike No 37… Here’s Kelly Brook and 2010 Playmate of the year Hope Dworaczyk (in jacket) aboard – if you can divert your gaze long enough – a custom...

Jorge Lorenzo meets Steve Whyman

Jorge Lorenzo meets Steve Whyman

Jorge Lorenzo and I at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live. Jorge opened the show and then was good enough to agree to meet with me. I took this opportunity to present him with a painting I had just...

MCNshop Xmas gift idea: motorcycle cake tin

MCNshop Xmas gift idea: motorcycle cake tin

The MCN Shop is packed full of motorcycle gift ideas and stocking fillers at prices to suit any budget.     If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

New bike numbers plummet

New bike numbers plummet

Fewer new motorcycles were registered in Britain in 2009 than in any year since Government began collecting the statistics. There were 114,900 new bikes registered last year, down from 142,000 in...

Kawasaki recalls new ZX-10R - Update from Kawasaki UK

Kawasaki recalls new ZX-10R - Update from Kawasaki UK

Kawasaki has issued what it is calling a ‘technical hold’ on ALL new ZX-10Rs in America but hasn’t revealed why. Kawasaki America has ordered all bikes sold and delivered to be sent back. ...

What cold weather?!

What cold weather?!

On top of Fuerteventura enjoying the lovely weather!

CJ Riders Fund Charity Dinner December 2010

CJ Riders Fund Charity Dinner December 2010

I attended the CJ Riders Fund Charity Dinner with my hubby, Richard and daughter Emily at the National Motorcycle Museum on Saturday 4th December 2010. We attended last year and at numerous meetings...

TT onboard laps on Blu Ray

Duke Video's new TT on-bike Blu Ray puts you in the seat of some of the quickest laps ever around the Island. Here's a short clip. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs If it looks this good on a computer screen, just imagine how it's going to appear on an HD TV.

Suzuki release new prices for 2011

Suzuki release new prices for 2011

Suzuki has released new prices for 2011, due to VAT increasing to 20%. The price of the Gladius SFV650 is now £5,465, which has increased by £116 based on its 2010 price of £5,349. Find a used...

Police slammed after speeding supt let off

Police slammed after speeding supt let off

A judge has slammed police after a superintendent caught speeding at nearly 30mph over the limit was let off by a PC. Helen Chamberlain was caught with a speed gun driving her Audi at 79mph in a 50mph...

Harry Potter boosts Royal Enfield sales

Harry Potter boosts Royal Enfield sales

Smash hit movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has given Royal Enfield and Watsonian Squire sidecars a timely sales boost. In the film, Royal Enfield 500 fitted with a Watsonian sidecar is...

MCN outside Ducati Cafe in Rome

MCN outside Ducati Cafe in Rome

Thought I'd catch up on a few stories in MCN whilst in Rome outside the Ducati Cafe. Rossi's arrival was clearly paid for by the beer prices!

Croz Moriwaki fails to sell

Croz Moriwaki fails to sell

Bad weather is blamed for 1980s legend Graeme Crosby’s iconic Moriwaki superbike failing to sell at auction.   The Kawasaki powered superbike was expected to fetch in excess of £50,000, but...

MCN winter heroes - can you do better?

MCN winter heroes - can you do better?

Think you can beat these winter riders?    These MCN readers have proved their cold weather credentials with these great pictures.   If you're just as tough a sub-zero motorcyclist and...

Test crisis deepens

Test crisis deepens

A crisis hitting the number of people taking the motorcycle test is even deeper than previously feared, latest figures show. Eighteen months after a new Europe-wide test was introduced, the number of...

Anyone want a V12 for Christmas?

The standard Boss Hoss comes with 5700cc, eight cylinders and 355bhp. Not bad, if bigness is your thing. But here we have a German who has gone several steps better -­ he's fitted a 6000cc V12 from an Aston Martin which, depending on the model he pinched it from, makes anything from 420 to 514bhp. Weight is unknown, though it's likely to be more than the Boss Hoss's 700kg...  

Staff bikes: CBR600F - getting it up to scratch

Staff bikes: CBR600F - getting it up to scratch

Faults with the old Honda CBR600F-W are few and far between. They are renown for bulletproof construction, reliability and apart from camchain tensioners failing, there is really only rotting...

MCN Xmas gift idea: LSL crash pads

MCN Xmas gift idea: LSL crash pads

The MCN Shop is packed full of motorcycle gift ideas and stocking fillers at prices to suit any budget.    If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

Ducati and AMG confirm MotoGP partnership

Ducati and AMG confirm MotoGP partnership

Ducati has announced that AMG, the high performance arm of the Mercedes-Benz, will be supporting its MotoGP factory team for 2011. This means the AMG logo will join those of Marlboro and TIM on...

Honda celebrate new Cameron Diaz movie

Honda celebrate new Cameron Diaz movie

Top Hollywood totty Cameron Diaz can’t keep away from bikes! First she recently starred with Tom Cruise aboard a Ducati Hypermotard in new action thriller Knight & Day.  Now the leggy...

This week's MCN: Bumper Christmas package!

This week's MCN: Bumper Christmas package!

Stave off Christmas holiday boredom with this week's brilliant package from MCN.  Your favourite paper comes with a special glossy 64-page two-in-one magazine – half devoted to exclusive...

Aprilia RSV4 carbon kit revealed

Aprilia RSV4 carbon kit revealed

Aprilia have developed a complete carbon fibre body kit for the RSV4 range. Find an Aprilia RSV4 for sale After months of development on race track, public roads and test benches, Aprilia...

New Honda CBR250R v Kawasaki Ninja 250R: is this the best they can do?

New Honda CBR250R v Kawasaki Ninja 250R: is this the best they can do?

Here we see how the new Honda CBR250R stacks up against the popular Kawasaki Ninja 250R. There's no doubting the style of the two bikes - the Honda in particular looks superb with its VFR1200F and...

Top 5 comfy sports bikes

Top 5 comfy sports bikes

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Used bikes of the week - Dec 8

Used bikes of the week - Dec 8

Every week we have over 10,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           ...

Destination dealer: Ongar Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Ongar Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Easily accessible from M11, A12, A13, A120 and A130, and only 10 mins from Stansted Airport, Ongar is one of the world’s longest-established Hinckley Triumph dealers. A highly...

Grab a finance deal as sales plummet

Grab a finance deal as sales plummet

Motorcycle sales have been hit hard in the recession. By July 2009, as the ‘credit crunch’ bit, new bike registrations were already 27% down year-on-year. Latest figures show they dropped a further...

Sale or return bike missing - Help locate

Sale or return bike missing - Help locate

Can you help me track my lost Honda VFR 800? I placed it for sale or return with Midland's Superbikes who have now gone bust. No sign of the bike or the money. If you know where it is please email...

MCN Xmas gift idea: motorcycle cushion

MCN Xmas gift idea: motorcycle cushion

The MCN Shop is packed full of motorcycle gift ideas and stocking fillers at prices to suit any budget.    If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

Video: Tron lightcycle ridden

Video: Tron lightcycle ridden

Check out this new video of the Tron Lightcycle test drive from the Parker Brothers. They have made 10 in total, each weighing in at 474 pounds. Its street legal and looks more like a car than a bike,...

Kawasaki Z750R first impressions - 'no Street Triple'

Kawasaki Z750R first impressions - 'no Street Triple'

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in southern Spain for the launch of Kawasaki’s new Z750R.  Find a Kawasaki Z750 for sale The R model will run alongside the existing Z750 in its 2011...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX v Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX v Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

Kawasaki's new Z1000SX proved it will be the sports tourer to beat in 2011 after MCN's world first group test against Yamaha's FZ1 Fazer.     Read the Kawasaki Z1000SX review Read the...

Video: Used 600s challenge - track time

Video: Used 600s challenge - track time

MCN's three £1500 600s head to Donington Park to take on a ZX-6R. Will any get near the Kawasaki? Or even get near Donington...     Find a used 600 in MCN bikes for sale Video:...

Are you a winter biking hero?

Are you a winter biking hero?

It’s -10C (or worse) out there, and motorcycling in the UK has ground to a halt. Or has it? If you’ve been commuting through blizzards on your CBR, messing around in the snow on your trailie or...