2010

Shakey ties the knot

Shakey ties the knot

New HMPlant Honda BSB signing Shane Byrne had another reason to celebrate last week when he got married to his long time partner Petra Liskova. In true Shakey fashion his wedding was a classy affair...

Yamaha R1 and R6 get Ohlins makeover

Yamaha R1 and R6 get Ohlins makeover

Special versions of the Yamaha R1 and R6 featuring new Ohlins suspension components are to be unveiled at the NEC in Birmingham tomorrow. An Ohlins TTX 336 rear shock costing £969 features on a list...

Win an all-expenses paid Spanish trackday on the new ZX-10R!

Win an all-expenses paid Spanish trackday on the new ZX-10R!

To celebrate the relaunch of the Kawasaki Riders Club, Kawasaki is offering an “all expenses paid” Spanish trackday riding the new Ninja ZX-10R.  Every new member of the club signed up during...

Rizoma bolt-ons for the Fireblade

Rizoma bolt-ons for the Fireblade

Italian bolt-on masters Rizoma have revealed a top-to-toe range for the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Save money on motorcycle parts in the MCN Shop There’s kit ranging from a 79 Euro (£67) crankcase...

Xmas gift ideas: Build your own Bonnie!

Xmas gift ideas: Build your own Bonnie!

If your budget can’t stretch to the real thing this year, why not treat yourself (or drop a hefty hint to ’er indoors) to a scale model of a Triumph Bonneville? This little beauty requires minimal...

Xmas gift ideas: Triumph pen

Xmas gift ideas: Triumph pen

Not just any old pen – but a hook-up between Swiss pen supremos Cross and the British motorcycle firm. Save money on xmas gifts in the MCN Shop The Triumph Cross C Series ballpoint pen costs £75,...

Replacement parts for Japanese classics

Replacement parts for Japanese classics

Sudco prides itself on stocking hard to find parts for modern classics. Their latest offering is this set of moulded airbox ducts for the 1972-73 Kawasaki H2-750. Save money on parts and...

New Sidi sports boots

New Sidi sports boots

Sidi’s new-for-2011 ST costs £260 and comes in two versions: the standard edition and the ST Air, which has a perforated lining to increase airflow. Save money on Sidi boots in the MCN Shop There...

R&G launches rearsets

R&G launches rearsets

R&G Racing reveals its latest new product at this month’s NEC’s Motorcycle Live show – sports bike rearsets. Save money on rearsets in the MCN Shop They’ve been developed on track during 2010,...

Suomy helmets 2011: flip-front

Suomy helmets 2011: flip-front

The new, £269.99 D2O is a thermoplastic flip-front that’s benefitted from wind tunnel testing. Save money on helmets in the MCN Shop The chin guard is unlocked and flipped with a central button...

Suomy helmets 2011: road lid

Suomy helmets 2011: road lid

Suomy say the Vandal has a completely different fit to their other helmets, so the firm’s lids can cater for all head shapes. Save money on helmets in the MCN Shop The composite-fibre Vandal has a...

Suomy helmets 2011: Biaggi replica

Suomy helmets 2011: Biaggi replica

The Excel is an evolution of the Suomy 'Extreme' race lid, and is worn by 2010 WSB champ Max Biaggi. Save money on helmets in the MCN Shop It’s a composite-fibre helmet available in three outer...

Suomy helmets 2011: comfy race lid

Suomy helmets 2011: comfy race lid

The newest helmet in Suomy’s new range for 2011 aims to give supreme comfort without sacrificing racy looks. Save money on helmets in the MCN Shop As worn by Alstare Suzuki’s 2011 WSB star Michel...

Austin Racing kit for the S1000RR

Austin Racing kit for the S1000RR

British tuning firm Austin Racing has developed a range of parts for the BMW S1000RR, including carbon engine protectors, tank sides and front and rear mud guards, plus a full system claimed to help...

Win a day with Leon Haslam and The Blades

Win a day with Leon Haslam and The Blades

The RAF Association is offering youb the chance to win a day with World Superbike rider Leon Haslam and fly with the UK’s premier civilian aerobatic team – The Blades.  The Blades are made...

Top video picks of the week! – Nov 26th

Top video picks of the week! – Nov 26th

Every week MCN brings you our pick of the week’s best videos. Johnny Rea “pulls the pin” Johnny Rea had a pin put in his wrist following an accident back in September. It held the scaphoid and...

MCN in Florida

MCN in Florida

This is me in November 2010 waitng for a bus outside Bushgardens and at the side of Disney Castle in Magic Kingdom, Florida.

Ex-Ducati man to head Norton push into US

Ex-Ducati man to head Norton push into US

Norton has announced that it plans to make its first shipments of new machines to the US from May next year. The revived British marquee announced today (Weds) that it has appointed former Ducati US...

Used bikes of the week - Nov 24

Used bikes of the week - Nov 24

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.           ...

More pics of Royal Enfield Fury

More pics of Royal Enfield Fury

Royal Enfield has just released more images and details of the upcoming Fury. Find a Royal Enfield for sale The new bike is based on the fuel-injected Electra and features twin silencers, wide...

Video: Velocette author speaks

Video: Velocette author speaks

We reported on the new definitive history of Velocette Motorcycles recently, and now here’s an interview with the new book’s author, Rod Burris, uploaded to You Tube by the publishers.  ...

What do you make of the Ducati Diavel?

What do you make of the Ducati Diavel?

Ducati has opened an online comment forum for the new and opinion-dividing Diavel musclebike which Ducati hopes can take near superbike performance and handling to the cruiser market. The forum is...

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 heated grips

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 heated grips

MCN have teamed up with Tech-7 to bring you some great products in time for Christmas, all at a great price and all with FREE P&P.   If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Kawasaki show 4 new models

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Kawasaki show 4 new models

Kawasaki has taken on board criticism that its range was looking tired and come up four new models for 2011 - you can see the ZX-10R and the Z1000SX, W800 and Voyager custom at the show on stand R630.

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Tiger 800 & Speed Triple UK debut

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Tiger 800 & Speed Triple UK debut

Triumph enters the middleweight adventure class against the definitive BMW F800GS with its first ever bike designed for genuine off road use. The Tiger’s 799cc engine might be derived from the 675...

Bust dealer’s bikes to be auctioned

Bust dealer’s bikes to be auctioned

Motorcycles from a dealership which went bust without returning customers’ bikes are to be sold at auction. Thirty-six machines from Midlands Superbikes are being sold in an online auction, along...

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: See the CBR600F & Crossrunner

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: See the CBR600F & Crossrunner

The new Crossrunner isn’t just one of the biggest draws at the Honda stand (stand G220), but of the whole show too. The Crossrunner is described by Honda as a blend of naked bike fun with the...

New Royal Enfield Fury ‘spotted’

New Royal Enfield Fury ‘spotted’

This is the first picture of the new flat-track-inspired Royal Enfield Fury which is set to be unveiled at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at the NEC this weekend. Find a Royal Enfield for sale The new...

Video: 2011 KTM RC8R first ride

Video: 2011 KTM RC8R first ride

While other sportsbike manufacturers are rushing to develop electronic rider aids (see page 2), KTM believes their new RC8R doesn't need them. Find a KTM RC8R for sale The heavily updated RC8R has...

Video: Used 600s challenge part 1

Video: Used 600s challenge part 1

The latest 600cc sports bikes are brilliant, but heading towards £9k. MCN investigates how close three 10 year-old 600s can get to modern day performance levels.  Find a sports 600 for...

Husqvarna TC 449 Cross Classic

Husqvarna TC 449 Cross Classic

Based on the new TC 449, the Cross Classic is dedicated to those who loved old Husqvarnas.

“Rivale” Triumph Bonneville

“Rivale” Triumph Bonneville

This 2003 Triumph Bonneville T100 has been modified to have the look and feel of a classic Scrambler. The fuel tank is taken from a vintage Bonneville and adapted to fit the modern frame. The bike...

Kawasaki Versys on safari

Kawasaki Versys on safari

If you’re hoping to take a bike on Safari, this may be just what you need. Taking a stock Kawasaki Versys, Earnshaws of Huddersfield have loaded it up with a host of extras a Savannah rider might...

Video: Onboard the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

Video: Onboard the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R

Kawasaki claims the new ZX-10R has more power, more torque, less weight and more effective electronic rider aids than BMW's class-leading S1000RR - but is it better? Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for...

Triumph Trophy name confirmed by online registration

Triumph Trophy name confirmed by online registration

Further MCN investigations have shown that Triumph has registered the prototype we scooped last week as a Triumph Trophy. MCN spy photographers spotted the bike testing in Spain last week more than a...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: your questions answered

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R: your questions answered

MCN's Trevor Franklin was at the world launch of the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale Here he answers your questions on the new S1000RR competitor...  Is the ZX-10R as mad...