2010

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...

Used 600s challenge - CBR600F v GSX-R600 v Thundercat

Used 600s challenge - CBR600F v GSX-R600 v Thundercat

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...

Destination dealer: Italia Moto

Destination dealer: Italia Moto

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Whether you are looking for beautiful hand built Italian exotica or a Japanese pocket rocket or even a custom cruiser you need to check these guys out. Just one visit to Italia...

New MCN November 24: Kawasaki ZX-10R tested

New MCN November 24: Kawasaki ZX-10R tested

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale November 24, we test the all-new Kawasaki ZX-10R and new KTM RC8R. Also in this week's issue is part one of our £1500 supersport challenge. Also in this...

Staff bikes: VFR750 - that'll teach me for being smug

Staff bikes: VFR750 - that'll teach me for being smug

That will teach me for being smug about my bargain VFR. Last year the £750 Honda cruised through its MoT with a couple of advisories and a cheery wave from the mechanic. My budget buy was vindicated...

Staff bikes: BMW S1000RR - Star of the 'ring

Staff bikes: BMW S1000RR - Star of the 'ring

The moment I realised I’d made the right choice borrowing the BMW S1000RR instead of my regular BMW R1200RT arrived as the S1000RR hit an indicated 181mph down the main straight at the Nurburgring. I...

MCN in St Lucia

MCN in St Lucia

Reading my favourite paper on holiday in St Lucia

Travel insurance biker discrimination

I recently went on holiday to Gran Caneria and hired a motorbike for two days to tour the island and I had a great couple of days. But it turns out that if I had injured myself on it my Direct Line Single Trip Travel Policy would not payout a claim as the bike was greater than 125cc. There is no wording in the policy that suggests that at all. I only rang them as I was reading a Thomas...

Police chief’s plan to save speed cameras

Police chief’s plan to save speed cameras

The Association of Chief Police Officers has drawn up a 'business model' to save the country's speed cameras from Coalition spending cuts. The plan allows police forces to reclaim costs of running...

Help save free bike parking

Help save free bike parking

Campaigners are calling on motorcyclists to help save free bike parking by joining a demonstration ride around London’s North and South Circular. Free roadside motorcycle bays have already been...

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - loan leaves an impression

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - loan leaves an impression

Getting my hands on the Editor’s Ducati Multistrada 1200 was meant to be for just one afternoon so I could do some advanced rider training, but after some begging it turned out to last nearly a...

Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000R - spec comparison

Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000R - spec comparison

MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin has just returned from the world launch of the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in Qatar. In this week's MCN (out this Wednesday, November 24) he'll reveal if he thinks...

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 tail pack

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 tail pack

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...

R&G crash protectors for 2011 Triumph Speed Triple

R&G crash protectors for 2011 Triumph Speed Triple

R&G are first off the mark with a full crash protector kit for the 2011 Triumph Speed Triple 1050. Save cash on motorcycle protection The full kit of crash protectors was shown for the first time...

The wife on pole position

The wife on pole position

The wife showing proper commitment - cleaning the rug ready for my Ducati!

Dreams do come true

Dreams do come true

If like me you never enter competitions this might change your mind - it certainly has mine. A few months ago I saw the Bennetts Insurance win a Biker Dream. I entered and forgot all about it as...

Work for MCN: Senior Editor wanted

Work for MCN: Senior Editor wanted

MCN has a vacancy for a senior journalist to join its award-winning team of over 25 writers, designers and photographers. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and talented journalist to...

2011 KTM RC8R first ride - 'Now with twin spark tech'

2011 KTM RC8R first ride - 'Now with twin spark tech'

MCN's Michael Guy has sent back his first impressions on the new KTM RC8R from the world launch in Spain: Find a KTM RC8R for sale "The previous incarnation of the RC8R had issues with fuelling which...

MCN Xmas gift guide - Your festive season starts here

MCN Xmas gift guide - Your festive season starts here

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already upon us, but here we are again with the MCN Christmas Gift Guide. Check out the MCN Xmas Gift Guide Over the next 16 pages are some of the greatest and...

Obituary - John Trump (08.11.1944 to 13.11.2010)

Obituary - John Trump  (08.11.1944 to 13.11.2010)

John moved to London from Devon in his 20's and started working at "Raymond Way" in Kilburn. He joined HGB Motorcycles in the late 1960's as Sales Manages at St Anne's Road, Harrow before moving to...

Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride update - 'a formidable weapon'

Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride update - 'a formidable weapon'

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is Qatar at the world launch of Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R. He’s just completed a day’s riding and sent this report. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale “Evening has...

Kawasaki Z1000SX - full review

Kawasaki Z1000SX - full review

The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000SX has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.  Read the Kawasaki Z1000SX review "Loosely based...

“Five Continents” Yamaha R1 sold at auction

“Five Continents” Yamaha R1 sold at auction

This 2009 Yamaha R1 was created in collaboration with Valentino Rossi and boasts the “Five Continents” graphics previously seen on his AGV helmets. The colourful graphics were designed by artist Aldo...

Britten V1000

Britten V1000

The Britten V1000 was designed in 1991 by maverick bike builder John Britten. It boasted a carbon fibre frameless chassis as well as carbon fibre wheels. The front suspension was an adjustable double...

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech-7 Otto gloves

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech-7 Otto gloves

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...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride - 'much more linear power delivery'

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride - 'much more linear power delivery'

MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just stepped off the new Kawasaki ZX-10R after a single sighting lap at the Losail Circuit in Qatar.  He's just phoned in with his initial impressions...

30% off a Rukka jacket!

30% off a Rukka jacket!

Infinity Motorcycles are offering 30% off the Rukka Alex jacket. The Alex’s Z-liner Gore-Tex Performance Shell membrane regulates temperature, prevents wind chill and keeps the wearer dry, while the...

Off Road Superstars on DVD

Off Road Superstars on DVD

Duke Video’s newest off-road delight features action from 1976’s Trials Superstars, complete with commentary from Stuart Hall, plus historic footage of the Le Touquet beach race and sidecar...

Used bikes of the week - Nov 17

Used bikes of the week - Nov 17

Every week we have over 1,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           ...

New book on the 1974 Ducati 750SS

New book on the 1974 Ducati 750SS

This new 176-page hardback tells the story of the rare 1974 Ducati 750SS ‘round case’. Manufactured for only one year, the bike was produced by Ducati’s race department to celebrate victory in the...

Video: Band of Horses in 70s biker flick tribute

Video: Band of Horses in 70s biker flick tribute

An Easy Rider-esque music video has just been released by Indie-rockers 'Band of Horses'.    The US-based group say the video was inspired by the biker films of the 70s.

The definitive history of Velocette

The definitive history of Velocette

The third edition of ‘Velocette Motorcycles – MSS to Thruxton’ has just been published. The 224-page hardback contains more than 400 photos, and also a comprehensive record and technical analysis of...

History of British drag bike racing

History of British drag bike racing

This new paperback, covering the story of drag racing in Britain from the mid-60s to the mid-80s, is claimed to be the first book devoted to the subject. Its 96 pages contain 100 photos, and showcase...

Investigation: how the VAT rise affects bikes

Investigation: how the VAT rise affects bikes

It’s tough times for the bike market, and the forthcoming VAT rise looks to be yet another unwelcome price rise. But how will it really affect prices in the showroom? Find a new or used motorcycle...

Triumph Trophy is back - 'I rode the first one'

Triumph Trophy is back - 'I rode the first one'

The Triumph Trophy is back - see spy pictures and read the full story in this week's MCN. New Triumph Trophy spy shots! With Triumph’s recent success dominated by Speed and Street Triples and big...