April

Future biker

Future biker

Need to start future bikers young. This is my daughter Jade and at age 9 she has already taken a liking to my Bandit 650!

Wanted: Your Triumph for an MCN road test

Wanted: Your Triumph for an MCN road test

MotorCycle news is compiling a feature about 20-years of Hinckley manufactured Triumphs, and MCN is looking for original 1991 models to be included. The bikes required are:    ...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - 3000 miles in 2 weeks

After 3000 miles in three weeks it's now the second time to top up the oil. It seems to use an awful lot of the golden stuff. I read on forums that this would be the case but didn't expect to have to put so much in. Only my two stroke lambretta uses more!    Pictured is the nifty little key you get to make sure nobody can mess with your filler cap. Further reading Staff bike blogs...

Gas Gas SM 450 R

Gas Gas SM 450 R

This is my design for a new Gas Gas Supermoto. The Gas Gas SM 450 R! 

Paolo Berlusconi saves failing Moto Morini

Paolo Berlusconi saves failing Moto Morini

Troubled Italian manufacturer Moto Morini has been bought for 2.5 million Euros by Paolo Berlusconi, brother of Italian Prime Minister Silvio. Moto Morini declared itself bankrupt in September 2009 –...

Video: New MV triple on track at Almeria

Video: New MV triple on track at Almeria

MV Agusta's new middleweight sports bike has been spotted again testing in Spain, and this time the spy pictures prove it has a three-cylinder engine. Browse MV Agustas for sale MCN readers...

Arai lets you ride before you buy

Arai lets you ride before you buy

From June 2010, 28 specially selected Arai Five Star dealers will let potential buyers try a top of the range RX-7 GP or Quantum helmet on the road before you make your decision.  Prior to the...

MotoGP Technology explained in new book

MotoGP Technology explained in new book

With sections on every manufacturer's bike of the four-stroke MotoGP era, from Honda to WCM, via Yamaha and Team Roberts, Neil Spalding's 'MotoGP Technology' is a sumptuous celebration of the...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - The RT doesn't disappoint

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - The RT doesn't disappoint

I've just woken up in Moffat in Scotland after a great days ride up yesterday on the BMW R1200RT. There's nothing like a long trip to help you gel with a new bike and the RT didn't disappoint managing...

World’s biggest flying bike takes off

This massive hot air balloon has just been given its first test flight as it gets ready to act as a promotional tool for George White Superbikes. The balloon is scheduled to appear at each of the remaining British Superbike series and will also be seen at the George White Superbikes open day at the Swindon branch on April 24 and 25. Before that the balloon will be seen at the Thruxton round of the...

Bridgnorth Bikers first ride out at Bishops Castle

Bridgnorth Bikers first ride out at Bishops Castle

First rideout for the newly formed Bridgnorth Bikers.

D-Day Rideout June 2010 Recce Video

Well we've been busy with recce rides for the big D-Day Rideout 12th - 13th June over to Le Touquet. A couple of great routes have been recced now. We'll be leaving via Eurotunnel early Saturday morning and heading for the V2 Rocket Museum near St Omer for a look around - well worth a visit, where we'll have a coffee. Then we'll be making a cross country bimble over to Le Touquet in time to check...

Spring rideout video to Wessons

Well the first decent weekend of the year saw a few of us heading over to Wessons Cafe in Horham, travelling down from Kent. A great day out and a decent brekkie as per usual!

MCN on the big day

MCN on the big day

Two of our friends got married last week and it was good to have the gang all together. It wouldn't be perfect unless the groom had MCN to read on his wedding night.

Avon tyres: What would you like to know?

Avon tyres: What would you like to know?

Next week MCN is meeting with the guys at Avon tyres to discuss their new rubber for 2010. Save £££ on motorcycle tyres in the MCN Shop So, what would you like to know about Avon motorcycle tyres?...

New MV Brutale gets more finance

New MV Brutale gets more finance

MV Agusta has extended the finance offers available on the all new 2010 Brutale models.   0% finance is available until 30 April 2010, with 25% deposit and repayments over 18...

In next week: Suzuki GSX1250F group test

In next week: Suzuki GSX1250F group test

MCN has tested the new Suzuki GSX1250F for the first time on UK soil – but as it only has one real direct rival, we’ve done things a little differently. We’ve included it’s closest competitor, the...

Driver who blocked overtaking biker jailed

Driver who blocked overtaking biker jailed

A father-of-two who moved his car to prevent a motorcyclist overtaking has been jailed for eight months for dangerous driving. Andrew Sherratt, 32, caused “life-changing injuries” to 49-year-old...

Three men in a garage build electric RGV250

Three men in a garage build electric RGV250

This electric Suzuki RGV250 has been built by three Derbyshire bike fanatics to tackle the big-cash efforts in the TTXGP UK electric bike racing series. It’s possibly the most shoestring electric race...

New Harley-Davidson Softail Convertible

New Harley-Davidson Softail Convertible

MCN editor Marc Potter has just ridden the new Harley-Davidson Softail Convertible from the company’s Custom Vehicles Operation – the department where Harley engineers sit and stroke their beards and...

New MV middleweight is definitely a triple

New MV middleweight is definitely a triple

MV Agusta’s new middleweight sports bike has been spotted again testing in Spain, and this time the spy pictures prove it has a three cylinder engine. Browse MV Agustas for sale The new shots –...

Video: New Bridgestone BT-023 sports touring tyres

Video: New Bridgestone BT-023 sports touring tyres

Bridgestone's new BT-023 sports touring tyre was launched a few weeks ago, and MCN was there to put the new rubber through its paces.  Save money on motorcycle tyres in the MCN Shop Here's the...

Staff bikes: Kawasaki Versys – The final countdown

Staff bikes: Kawasaki Versys – The final countdown

On 11 April 2008 I passed my motorcycle test, I was 17 at the time. This means that until 11 April 2010 I’m restricted to 33bhp and my Kawasaki Versys long term test bike has already arrived. On...

BSB-spec BMW S1000RR up for sale

BSB-spec BMW S1000RR up for sale

Bristol-based JHS Racing have a brand new, BSB race-prepped BMW S1000RR ready to go. All that’s needed is a rider with a £40K budget! JHS owner James Holland told MCN: “The bike was prepared for...

Steve Colley attempts world record at MCN Live!

Steve Colley attempts world record at MCN Live!

This year at MCNLive! you can watch Steve Colley make a world record attempt. Steve is going to try and flip the bike more than 180 degrees from a standing start – something that's never been achieved...

2010 Ducati launch weekend

2010 Ducati launch weekend

Ducati dealers will launch the entire 2010 range during the April 17/18 weekend. Ducati motorcycles for sale Headline act will be the new Multistrada, which will be available for test rides in every...

Cadwell track day

Cadwell track day

A great day at Cadwell Park last Tuesday. Thanks to Ian Feeley for organising this day

Triumph 865 flat tracker for sale

Triumph 865 flat tracker for sale

Belgium Triumph dealer Blondeel is selling this stunning street-legal 865cc flat track custom at it's showroom in Ostend. The bike originally started life as a standard 2005 Thruxton but owner Patrick...

Innocent sausage mown down by police motorcyclist

A man dressed as an Italian sausage has been struck by a police motorcycle as he competed in the annual Opening Day Klements Racing Sausages Relay Race in Milwaukee, USA. The running relay is part of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball teams opening ceremony. The accident occurred when the Italian sausage ran across the police motorcyclists' path as he attempted to 'high five' a grand mother and...

New Skidmarx screen for Honda CB1000R

New Skidmarx screen for Honda CB1000R

British bodywork specialists Skidmarx have developed a fly screen kit for Honda's 150bhp CB1000R that they claim can be fitted directly to existing mounting points without the need for modification.

Acumen charger back in black

Acumen charger back in black

British electronics specialist Acumen has released a new ‘Black’ version of the popular Titanium V&A Smart Charger. Save cash on motorcycle products It features a tough, splash-proof aluminium...

Behind the scenes at Knox

Behind the scenes at Knox

British impact protection specialists Knox, have launched an interactive new website to show off what they're up to. Knox Lab is an open resource where visitors will be able to find information on the...

New Lightech mirrors for naked bikes

New Lightech mirrors for naked bikes

These new mirrors are pretty cool. Made from alloy and manufactured with CNC cutting machines to reduce weight by making the body of the mirror as thin as possible. Save £££s on motorcycle...

New Lightech rearsets for Aprilia RSV4

New Lightech rearsets for Aprilia RSV4

These new aluminium rearsets for Aprilia's new RSV4 have just been launched. Save cash on motorcycle products Made from aluminium, they're adjustable to the rear, feature a foldable footpeg and...

Bitubo suspension kit for Street Triple

Bitubo suspension kit for Street Triple

Suspension firm Bitubo is the supplier to the European Trophy ParkinGO Street Triple race series, fitting all the race bikes out with the firm's suspension kits, designed to make the British naked...

Draggin Jeans get CE approval

Draggin Jeans get CE approval

After five years of research and development Draggin Jeans has been recognised for producing the first motorcycle jean in the world to receive full CE approval. The SATRA Technology Centre is an...