April

Customs and modified: Rizoma Ducati Streetfighter

Customs and modified: Rizoma Ducati Streetfighter

US performance parts distributor Motivation Accessories have built this one-off Ducati Streetfighter to showcase the 2010 range of Rizoma performance parts. Motivation have literally thrown the entire...

Ouroboros Zaeta 530

Ouroboros Zaeta 530

This is my vision of a possible evolution for the Ouroboros Zaeta. The dirt track bike preferred by Graziano Rossi (father of Valentino). The new motorcycle will be powered by a 530cc engine from...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - Ten days, 650 miles and all is cool…just wet

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - Ten days, 650 miles and all is cool…just wet

At some point over the next few months I might get to find out what the BMW R1200RT I am running as a long term test bike is like to ride in the dry. So far, the bike has been out in the wet, the...

My customs

My customs

Pics of my three bikes. Matt black FJ1100. 4" tubing for tank, helmet and paintball mask for head light, everything else homemade (forward controls, seat sub frame, 1. 25" handlebars etc.) ...

Free crash scene management workshop for motorcyclists in Northamptonshire

Booking is now open for a free event designed to help motorcyclists stay safe on the county’s roads. The event will take place on Saturday 17 April at Mereway Fire Station in Northampton, from 10am to 1pm. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue officers, Police casualty reduction officers and forensic collision investigators will be on hand to educate motorbike riders in road safety and how to stay...

MCN video exclusive: Inside Ten Kate Honda

MCN video exclusive: Inside Ten Kate Honda

Ten Kate have a well-deserved reputation for building some of the most powerful engines in WSB and WSS. They use a combination of Honda kit parts and their own components, including tailor-made...

Video: WSB Ten Kate Fireblade on the road!

Video: WSB Ten Kate Fireblade on the road!

The new edition of MCN Sport magazine is out now, featuring a world-exclusive real roads test of the awesome 220bhp Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Fireblade. But you can get a flavour of this...

Video: Ducati Monster 1100 ABS - brake tested

Video: Ducati Monster 1100 ABS - brake tested

Ducati's new ABS-equipped Monster costs £700 more than the standard non-ABS version. To find out if it's worth the extra cash, MCN brake tests the Monsters back-to-back. ...

Biking - Uganda style

Biking - Uganda style

Dr Roy Harper and Mark Lyons with MCN iat Kiwoko Hospital in Uganda. Our trip was to go out from our church at Ballygowan, N. Ireland and do some work at the hospital. Part of our work was to ride out...

32-page MotoGP supplement preview

32-page MotoGP supplement preview

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale April 7 there's a free 32-page glossy MotoGP season preview. In the preview we speak to world champion Valentino Rossi, rookie Ben Spies and Loris Capirossi,...

Valentino Rossi launches merchandise website

Valentino Rossi launches merchandise website

MotoGP icon and global sporting superstar Valentino Rossi has set up his own merchandising website. The 31-year-old appears to have been bitten by the internet bug, with the launch of www.vr46.it...

First two Ducati Multistrada 1200s arrive in UK

First two Ducati Multistrada 1200s arrive in UK

Ducati Coventry has taken delivery of the first two Ducati Multistrada 1200s to arrive in the UK with one going to a customer and the other available as a dealer demonstrator. Video: Ducati...

New MCN April 7: WSB bike on the road!

New MCN April 7: WSB bike on the road!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale April 7, we ride Jonathan Rea's actual 220bhp Honda Fireblade WSB bike on the road! Britain's secondhand market: Why the value of your bike has risen. Free...

MCN in Sydney

MCN in Sydney

These photos were taken in Sydney before Christmas when I and my now fiance visited for her sister's wedding. I took MCN to read on the plane (it was all that kept me sane on a 23 hour...

The lads at Devil's Bridge

The lads at Devil's Bridge

Me and the lads at Devil's Bridge in 2009 when we had sunshine!

Brand new classic Nortons found!

Brand new classic Nortons found!

A treasure trove of still-crated Norton Commando 850s from the mid-1970s has been unearthed in Belgium. The 11 ‘New Old Stock’ bikes are part of the stock of a defunct classic motorcycle dealer which...

New pictures of Arai’s TT celebration lid

New pictures of Arai’s TT celebration lid

We first revealed Arai’s plans to create a limited run of TT celebration helmets on the RX-7 GP shell last week. Save cash on motorcycle helmets We’ve now got our hands on pictures showing the Aldo...

Victory guaranteed with new one-piece suit

Victory guaranteed with new one-piece suit

Revit’s new Victory one-piece race suit is made from cowhide, and features reinforced shins, armour in all the usual places, a suede collar for comfort and a full climate-control inner suit with aero...

Revit race gloves revealed

Revit race gloves revealed

These new Revit Jerez race gloves are made from kangaroo and Superfabric, and feature a new design of hard knuckle armour and palm slider. Save cash on motorcycle gloves Kevlar stitching also...

New Revit undersuit

New Revit undersuit

Revit’s new ‘Excellerator’ undersuit  uses moisture-wicking and thermal-regulation technology and is claimed to keep you comfortable in all weathers. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing It costs...

Dress like a MotoGP star in the rain

Dress like a MotoGP star in the rain

If you get caught in an April shower, either on the road or at a spring track day, you’ll be needing this new transparent Revit Triton rain jacket, as worn by Randy de Puniet in MotoGP. Save cash on...

Are trainers to blame for learners’ test crashes?

Are trainers to blame for learners’ test crashes?

Motorcycle trainers are booking people they have never seen ride onto a controversial new test in which scores of learners have crashed. Poor preparation has been blamed for several learners suffering...

Win a 42-inch TV with Hannspree & MCN Sport magazine

Win a 42-inch TV with Hannspree & MCN Sport magazine

The new edition of MCN Sport magazine is out now, featuring a world-exclusive real roads test of the awesome 220bhp Hannspree Ten Kate Honda Fireblade. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with top WSB...

Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 9,000 motorcycles for sale. Here's just a few of the fantastic modern classic machines available this...

“DVLA made my life hell because I proved they’d lost my licence”

“DVLA made my life hell because I proved they’d lost my licence”

A motorcyclist was charged with fraud after producing photocopy evidence DVLA had lost his bike licence. Marcus Mee, 38, was accused of forging a photocopy of an old driving licence which appeared to...

New Trackstar 125 from Sinnis

New Trackstar 125 from Sinnis

This is Sinnis’s new Trackstar 125, the Chinese manufacturer’s first stab at “trendy, retro” bikes. Designed in cooperation with its UK importer to compete with the likes of Suzuki’s VanVan and...

Kawasaki limited editions: Kawasaki ZX-10R Performance Edition

Kawasaki limited editions: Kawasaki ZX-10R Performance Edition

Kawasaki has brought out five new special editions; a ZX-10R, a ZX-6R, ZZR1400, Z750 and a VN900 Classic cruiser which will be available in May. All of the bikes have been specified with a host of...

Kawasaki limited editions: Kawasaki ZX-6R Performance Edition

Kawasaki limited editions: Kawasaki ZX-6R Performance Edition

Kawasaki has brought out five new special editions; a ZX-10R, a ZX-6R, ZZR1400, Z750 and a VN900 Classic cruiser which will be available in May. All of the bikes have been specified with a host of...

Kawasaki limited editions: Kawasaki ZZR1400 Sports Edition

Kawasaki limited editions: Kawasaki ZZR1400 Sports Edition

Kawasaki has brought out five new special editions; a ZX-10R, a ZX-6R, ZZR1400, Z750 and a VN900 Classic cruiser which will be available in May. All of the bikes have been specified with a host of...

New Kawasaki limited edition models: Kawasaki VN900 Classic Light Tour Edition

New Kawasaki limited edition models: Kawasaki VN900 Classic Light Tour Edition

Kawasaki has brought out five new special editions; a VN900 Classic cruiser, a ZX-6R, ZZR1400, Z750 and a ZX-10R which will be available in May. All of the bikes have been specified with a host of...

Staff Bikes: Victory Hammer S - Time for tea

This is only my second blog entry, and I’m already cheating by blogging on someone else’s Hammer activity. German magazine Motorrad has replicated BMW’s viral video for the S1000RR, where the superbike appears to pull a table cloth from under a fully laid table. There’s some doubt as to whether the BMW really did, but using a Victory Hammer, the German journalists sort of manage it. The plates,...