2010

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Conquering the capital

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Conquering the capital

Street Triple 1 : London 0 London is a congested network of road works, cycle lanes, tight, un-filterable traffic lights, one-way systems and road rage, all vigilantly policed by a swarm of unblinking...

New Nolan helmets: city

New Nolan helmets: city

This new N33 city helmet is new from Nolan. It features a top vent and internal sun visor, removable anti-bacterial lining, plus a scratch-resistant deep, light blue external visor with UV...

New Nolan helmets: race replica

New Nolan helmets: race replica

This new N63 Nolan helmet is available in a dizzying array of designs and models, including a Casey Stoner or Marco Melandri replica for less than £150. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets There’s plenty...

New Nolan helmets: convertible

New Nolan helmets: convertible

This new N71 full-face lid from Nolan converts to an open-face. There’s copious venting, a microlock closure system, plus removable antibacterial lining and cheekpads. Save cash on motorcycle...

BMW S1000RR is MCN Machine of the Year

BMW S1000RR is MCN Machine of the Year

MCN is proud to reveal that the new Machine of the Year for 2010 is the incredible and class-redefining BMW S1000RR. Find a BMW S1000RR for sale As well as being one of Britain’s best-selling bikes,...

New Triumph Trophy spy shots!

New Triumph Trophy spy shots!

These are pictures of the most significant new Triumph since the launch of the Daytona 675 in 2006. The Trophy tourer you see here is entirely new, has shaft drive, and is the first of the next...

Video: Rieju MRT200 first ride

Video: Rieju MRT200 first ride

If you're on a restricted licence and like playing in the mud, Spain's Rieju have just the bike for you - the MRT200 LC Pro Comp.        Rieju MRT200 LC Pro Comp - first...

Video: Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride

Video: Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride

A few weeks ago MCN got a world first ride on the Tiger 800 - the more road-orientated and novice-friendly version of the two new Tigers - and we were blown away. But now we've...

MCN Shop: Biggest bike shop now even better!

MCN Shop: Biggest bike shop now even better!

MCN Shop has a large range of products from Helmets to Boots, Clothing and Parts. Find products that we have reviewed at some of the best prices. We also have a section dedictated to the Ride...

Ducati Diavel wins over UK riders

Ducati Diavel wins over UK riders

Ducati is covering new ground with the Diavel – a boldly-styled cruiser/muscle bike with sportsbike power and chassis parts. When spy pictures first appeared, the reaction from some motorcyclenews.com...

New Aprilia Tuono V4 - 'spirit of the old bike, cutting-edge tech'

New Aprilia Tuono V4 - 'spirit of the old bike, cutting-edge tech'

The new 162bhp V4 Tuono has kept the style and soul of the bruising V-twin it replaces, according to the man who designed it. The new bike follows the basic design principles of the original RSV1000...

Interview: How Triumph built the Tiger 800XC

Interview: How Triumph built the Tiger 800XC

Although Triumph would like to claim a strong heritage in off-road motorcycling, referring to the ‘50s and ‘60s, where the name Tiger and Tiger Cub originated, in truth, the modern Hinckley concern...

Triumph Tiger 800XC - 'the best all-round adventure bike in the world'

Triumph Tiger 800XC - 'the best all-round adventure bike in the world'

Like most, I watched Ewan and Thingey’s ‘Long Way Round’. And like many I’ve harboured fantasies of traversing the globe on an adventure bike, picking up enough tales of diseases and delicacies along...

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION The place to put your money down on one of Honda’s new wave of 2011 models! Doble Motorcycles have generated an enviable reputation throughout their 43-year history for supplying...

New MCN November 17: Slow start for Rossi dream team

New MCN November 17: Slow start for Rossi dream team

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale November 17, we bring you all the news from Valentino Rossi's Ducati debut along with the rest of the news from the Valencia MotoGP test. We ride the new...

Muc Off cleaning with sex appeal

Ever wondered just how many products Muc Off made to help you with cleaning your bike? Or did you just want to see a woman using chain lube? Either way, this is worth a gander.

Dealer who folded owing thousands did same thing in the 90s

Dealer who folded owing thousands did same thing in the 90s

The director of a motorcycle dealership that went bust owing customers thousands previously owned another bike showroom which folded in similar circumstances. Police are investigating allegations of...

Copping, a free Triumph!

Copping, a free Triumph!

A Triumph fan has won a free Thunderbird 1600 after taking part in a competition in Suffolk. Julian Copping, a regular customer at Lings Triumph in Ipswich, took up an invitation to test ride a...

Video: Enduro Classics 2 on DVD

Take in some of the best footage you'll see of the ISDT in the 1960s, plus action from the European Two-Day Enduro championship. There's some brilliantly grainy film to be seen in this new DVD from Duke Video. The DVD costs £19.99 from www.dukevideo.com.

Top video picks of the week! - Nov 12th

Chesca Miles Stunt Starz rider Chesca Miles is a gorgeous, 20-year-old English model that can pull highchair burnouts. We thought that would get your attention. E-Tracer “motorcycle” The makers of the E-Tracer call this 205mpg, 200mph two-wheeler a “cabin motorcycle”. We’re sure you can think of some better names for it… Snow bike This video’s a bit of an oldie [2008], but does something...

Video: Carole Nash Motorcycle Live launch

Video: Carole Nash Motorcycle Live launch

London's famous Centrepoint building played host to a bunch of motorcycling VIPs last night for the launch of Carole Nash Motorcycle Live. The star-studded event to officially launch the forthcoming...

DVLA still not returning old licences

Being an HGV 1 licence holder of "mature years" I have to renew my vocational licence periodically. Not one to leave too much to chance, I photocopied everything before enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope and covering letter requesting my old licence be returned to me, as per MCN's good advice. Wouldn't you know it, old licence not returned. They obviously couldn't even be arsed to return...

A dream come true!

A dream come true!

When I was six years old my father took me to school and I saw a guy riding a motocross bike. I dreamed one day I would own a motocross bike and be able to ride whenever I liked. I...

New 2011 Ducati kit revealed

New 2011 Ducati kit revealed

The November 10 issue of MCN, on sale now, has the first details of Ducati's new range of kit for 2011. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets Possibly the coolest of the jackets is the £280 'Twin' cowhide...

New HelmetLok system launched

New HelmetLok system launched

Small and compact to fit in your pocket, jacket or belt loop, the HelmetLok has been designed to lock your helmet to any bike’s handlebars or frame. Save cash on motorcycle products It’s a...

Triumph Tiger 800 prices confirmed

Triumph Tiger 800 prices confirmed

Triumph has just confirmed the prices and expected availability of its two new Tiger 800 variants – and they’re even cheaper than first reported. Find a Triumph motorcycle for sale The...

2011 Honda SH300i revealed

2011 Honda SH300i revealed

The Honda SH300i big-wheel scooter has been updated for 2011, with changes to bodywork, chassis and suspension.  Find a scooter for sale Honda are very proud of the updated model's level of...

Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition - full review

Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition - full review

The 2010 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews...

How MotoGP legends are made

How MotoGP legends are made

MotoGP: The Route to Glory is out now on DVD. It gives you a fantastic insight into how today’s GP starts got started in racing. Among the racers who discuss the influences, challenges and emotions...

Benelli TNT anniversary specials

Benelli TNT anniversary specials

Benelli is to mark its centenary in 2011 with two new special anniversary models. Find a Benelli for sale At the Milan Show last week the historic Italian marque, since 2005 owned by Chinese company...

Rieju MRT200 LC Pro Comp - first ride

Rieju MRT200 LC Pro Comp - first ride

If you’re on a restricted 33bhp licence and like playing in the mud, Spanish firm Rieju have got just the bike for you: the MRT200 LC Pro Comp. Find a Rieju for sale This is a proper, road-legal...

Kawasaki GPz1100 bargain racer

Kawasaki GPz1100 bargain racer

In its day, the GPz1100B1 was the original superbike: big, black, phenomenally fast and, in 1981, Kawasaki’s flagship.  So you’d be mistaken for assuming this GPz-based sprint machine has set...

Dutch track-diesel powered motorcycle!

In the Netherlands is a little factory. They are building a motorcycle to run on diesel. A motorbike with a 800cc three cylinder turbo engine from Mercedes. 100Nm at 1800 rpm, 45HP at 3000-4500rpm. Consumption: 30-65km on 1 litre of diesel.

Bike-mad pensioner hits 163mph at Silverstone

Bike-mad pensioner hits 163mph at Silverstone

A pensioner, who had never been on a bike before, reached 163mph and took part in high-speed wheelies courtesy of “Rocket” Ron Haslam. Riding pillion with the former racer, 63-year-old Vanessa...

Limited edition Rossi ‘Bye Bye’ T-shirt!

Limited edition Rossi ‘Bye Bye’ T-shirt!

There will be a limited run of Rossi ‘Bye Bye’ T-shirts, as worn by the MotoGP legend last weekend to commemorate his final race for Yamaha, available at the end of November. They will cost £32.99 and...

New Givi range revealed

New Givi range revealed

This week's MCN, out Wednesday, November 10, has details of some of the coolest bits of new kit from Italian luggage and accessory firm Givi.  Save £££s on motorcycle luggage The 'Anti-theft’...