2010

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’...

New issue of MCN Sport!

New issue of MCN Sport!

Find out the full story behind Valentino Rossi's move to Ducati in the amazing new issue of MCN Sport magazine, on sale next Wednesday. Put together by the expert team behind MCN and...

Flash Rizoma kit for Ducati Monster 1100

Flash Rizoma kit for Ducati Monster 1100

Italian bolt-ons firm Rizoma have released details of their range of components for the Ducati Monster 1100. Save cash on motorcycle products There's a massive range of kit available, from a 39 Euro...

2011 Honda CBR600F creators speak out

2011 Honda CBR600F creators speak out

The creators of the 2011 Honda CBR600F say they hope the new bike will revitalise the 600cc market by offering riders a less extreme user-friendly sports bike. 2011 Honda CBR600F gallery Sales...

Win a VIP lunch with Lorenzo

Win a VIP lunch with Lorenzo

Two lucky MCN readers will win a VIP lunch with MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live. Click here to enter There are also 11 runner-up prizes - a signed Lorenzo X-lite helmet and...

George White 5-4-3-2-1 deal on new bikes

George White 5-4-3-2-1 deal on new bikes

If you're in the market for a new bike, you could do a lot worse than taking up George White on their new 5-4-3-2-1 deal.  Buy a new bike from them and you'll get: 5 years 0% finance, £99...

Save a tenner on Keis bodywarmers

Save a tenner on Keis bodywarmers

Good news for year-round commuters - Keis Apparel has 100 of last year's X4 heated bodywarmers still in stock. The X4 normally retails at £89.99, but Keis are offering them for £79.99 with a...

New MCN November 10: Milan bike show news

New MCN November 10: Milan bike show news

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale November 10, we bring you all the news from the Milan Motorcycle Show. Plus, we ride Max Biaggi's WSB title-winning Aprilia RSV4. Also in this week's MCN,...

Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride - "the bigger, burlier brother"

Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride - "the bigger, burlier brother"

Phil West is testing the XC adventure version of the Triumph Tiger in Spain and these are his first impressions. Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on' "Although...

Destination dealer: North City Triumph

Destination dealer: North City Triumph

ADVERTISING PROMOTION North City Triumph is an innovative family run business that prides itself in excellent customer service. Visit northcitytriumph.co.uk After five successful years representing...

2010 Ducati 1198SP - full review

2010 Ducati 1198SP - full review

The 2010 Ducati 1198SP has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.              ...

Sanglas S660 design

Sanglas S660 design

Here's my idea for the return of Sanglas.

Deal Day 2010 - Massive savings on subscriptions for one day only!

Deal Day 2010 - Massive savings on subscriptions for one day only!

On Tuesday 9th November 2010 you can visit www.dealday2010.co.uk to make huge savings on subscriptions to a wide range of magazines - but act quick, the offers last for just one day...

2011 KTM RC8R gets smoother and slicker

2011 KTM RC8R gets smoother and slicker

KTM is giving the RC8R its first significant update for 2011, with engine, suspension and cosmetic tweaks. The changes are intended to make the RC8R more competitive against revamped opposition such...

MV Agusta F3 voted “best in show”

MV Agusta F3 voted “best in show”

MV Agusta’s eye-grabbing F3 was voted best bike at the Milan motorcycle show. 12,000 people voted in the poll, run by Italian site www.motociclismo.it, which resulted in a landslide victory for the...

Yamaha 660 TT Spirit

Yamaha 660 TT Spirit

My idea for the Yamaha 660 TT Spirit. It would have the spirit of a pure, old school off road bike.

New women's winter glove from Alpinestars

The new Stella WR-V Gore-Tex glove from Alpinestars is designed specifically designed for women. The Gore-Tex membrane insert is breathable and waterproof. There’s 5mm foam padding over the knuckles,  stretch panels on top of fingers and thumb, and what the firm calls an “ultra-soft velour insulated lining”. They cost £69.95. More info: www.alpinestars.com or see MCN BikeShop section for...

Enduro Classics Volume 2 on DVD

Enduro Classics Volume 2 on DVD

Check out some classic footage of some of the world’s greatest enduro events in this new DVD from Duke. It follows the story of the International Six Day Trial into the 1960s, with colour footage of...

Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on'

Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on'

Phil West is currently in Monserrat near Barcelona for the world press launch of the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC version. Video: Triumph Tiger 800 ridden This is what he has to say so far: "I’m...

Buy Lorenzo’s crystal helmet for £10,300

Buy Lorenzo’s crystal helmet for £10,300

Jorge Lorenzo’s championship-winning, Swarovski crystal-encrusted helmet is on sale. The lavishly decorated Nolan X-802 is currently listed at £10,300 by the Italian branch of Nolan helmets. ...

Milan Show 2010

Robin finds out that the new Tiger 800 is the real deal at last. Had to go to the Milan Show to find it though!

Cooley-rep next for XR69 man

Cooley-rep next for XR69 man

The re-creator of the Suzuki XR69 ‘80s-style works racers which stormed this year’s Manx classic is about to start on his next project – a replica of this glorious classic Yoshimura Suzuki endurance...

Milan bike show: Honda’s retro minimotos

Milan bike show: Honda’s retro minimotos

Never mind the CBR600F and Crossrunner – these exquisite minimotos were the bikes grabbing MCN’s attention on the Milan show Honda stand. The six bikes are mini-me versions of Honda road and race...

Top video picks of the week! - Nov 5th

Top video picks of the week! - Nov 5th

Urban Trials riding Fred Crosset takes his trials bike to the streets of Belgium in this life-affirming urban stunt video. Five stars is an understatement.      F800 GS stunted to...

Used bikes of the week

Used bikes of the week

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.           Browse bikes for...

Honda CBF125 is best-selling bike in the UK

Honda CBF125 is best-selling bike in the UK

The Honda CBF125 is the best-selling motorcycle in the UK so far for 2010. Read the Honda CBF125 review Find a Honda CBF125 for sale As usual, 125cc motorcycles are way ahead, with the...

The Right Line racing archive DVD

The Right Line racing archive DVD

Narrated by Isle of Man TT winner Graham Walker, father of Murray, this film charts a biking career from trials to Grand Prix via motocross and club racing. It’s full of advice on racing – although...

2011 Honda CBR600F - full tech specs

2011 Honda CBR600F - full tech specs

The new 2011 Honda CBR600F claims to offer near-sportsbike levels of performance in a useable, practical and pillion-friendly package.   2011 Honda CBR600F gallery 2011 Honda CBR600F -...

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer - full review

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer - full review

The 2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.           ...

New QD exhaust system for Ducati Multistrada

New QD exhaust system for Ducati Multistrada

This new QD full exhaust system comes with round cans and in a choice of titanium or carbon finish. The end caps are made from magnesium. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts The makers say the...

2011 Honda CBR600F gallery

2011 Honda CBR600F gallery

Honda say they designed the 2011 CBR600F to have a "timeless elegance", so it remains desirable and current for years to come.  2011 Honda CBR600F - it's back! 2011 Honda...

Milan bike show: New KTM 350 EXC-F Factory

Milan bike show: New KTM 350 EXC-F Factory

This fuel-injected motocross bike is the new KTM 350 EXC-F Factory. Revealed at the Milan motorcycle show by off-road legend David Knight, KTM claims the 350cc DOHC single can manage the same output...