August

Britain's Got Biking Talent - entry now closed

Britain's Got Biking Talent - entry now closed

MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash has closed for entries. There are six categories.  These are Customs and chops, Classics, Concours and restored, Street modified,...

First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

The new Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition adds impetus to the increasing adventure bike market. The £7300 Expedition falls neatly into the middleweight adventure machine section currently populated by the...

The world's lightest Hypermotard

The world's lightest Hypermotard

NCR's new Leggera 1200 Special is the lightest Hypermotard ever - shedding an astonishing 57kg from the already minimal Ducati thanks to a strict titanium-only diet, while gaining 20bhp. Based on the...

SDoc 100 visor cleaner

SDoc 100 visor cleaner

This new visor and helmet cleaner is claimed to deliver repeated scratch- and streak-free cleaning. The makers say it’s suitable for all types of visor, whether clear, tinted, mirrored or with an...

Brian Blessed for your satnav!

Brian Blessed for your satnav!

TomTom has just announced that you’ll soon be able to get the voice of bearded thespian and Flash Gordon actor Brian Blessed on your satnav. Save cash on motorcycle satnavs What better way to get to...

MCN 1000: Essential info for biking ambassadors

MCN 1000: Essential info for biking ambassadors

We've launched the MCN 1000 campaign, asking you to become a biking ambassador and help us to introduce new riders to biking and safeguard motorcycling's future. And we're offering a top quality...

MCN 1000: Help save motorcycling and claim a Xena disc lock!

MCN 1000: Help save motorcycling and claim a Xena disc lock!

Today we launch the MCN 1000 campaign, asking you to become a biking ambassador and help us to introduce new riders to biking and safeguard motorcycling's future. And we're offering a top quality Xena...

North Cape trip for Muscular Dystrophy Association

I went for a 9000km trip on a Harley-Davidson FLHTK to the North Cape to raise money for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). A couple of hours later the most northern HOG rally ever arrived.

Donington back in Wheatcroft hands

Donington back in Wheatcroft hands

The Wheatcroft family that own Donington Park is now back in control of the circuit from the Adroit Group who were responsible for renovating the circuit. A press statement from the circuit owners...

Suzuki GSX1250FA heads sports tourer sales

Suzuki GSX1250FA heads sports tourer sales

Suzuki’s GSX1250FA was hailed as a class-leading sports tourer by MCN when it was launched earlier this year as a brilliant combination of value and fun. Read the full Suzuki GSX1250F review The...

Best-selling scooter now with Yamaha speedblock sticker kit

Best-selling scooter now with Yamaha speedblock sticker kit

Yamaha’s best-selling Vity125 scooter now comes with a racing speedblock inspired sticker kit the firm hopes will make the economy-minded scooter more appealing to younger riders. Find a Yamaha...

Put Cal Crutchlow on your wall

Put Cal Crutchlow on your wall

British artist ‘Billy’ has created these three prints of his pencil drawings of British WSB heroes Cal Crutchlow, Jonathan Rea and James Toseland. Save cash on motorcycle products Each print costs...

Bought a new bike this year?

Bought a new bike this year?

MCN’s road testers are experts in their field, but there’s some feedback they just can’t provide.  If you’ve bought a 2010 model of one of the following bikes… Ducati Multistrada 1200 Yamaha...

Harley pin-up Marisa Miller on why she loves bikes

Harley pin-up Marisa Miller on why she loves bikes

Harley ad pin-up Marisa Miller has told US Esquire magazine why she loves bikes: 1. Sex - A man on a motorcycle turns me on because a man on a motorcycle is automatically bad.   2.

Conor Cummins’ x-rays. Warning: not for faint-hearted

Conor Cummins’ x-rays. Warning: not for faint-hearted

If there was any doubt about the severity of Conor Cummins’ injuries after his 150mph crash at the TT in June, these X-rays dispel it. The McAdoo Kawasaki rider sent them to MCN to show just how much...

Stolen Banners at Brands Hatch BSB

Stolen Banners at Brands Hatch BSB

Our trip to the UK reached a low point at Brands Hatch. After having a great time in the UK and also a perfect time at Silverstone WSB and  Brands Hatch BSB, something went wrong at...

New MCN August 18: Rossi to Ducati

New MCN August 18: Rossi to Ducati

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 18, we go behind the scenes on Rossi's Ducati deal, including thoughts from Giacomo Agostini, Jerry Burgess and Ducati CEO Gabriele del Torchio. We...

Got a question for Carl Fogarty?

Got a question for Carl Fogarty?

MCN is catching up with Carl Fogarty this week as we prepare to celebrate ten years passing since he was forced to retire and we want to ask him your questions. Foggy was injured at the start of the...

2010 North West 200 on DVD

2010 North West 200 on DVD

The official review of this year's NW200 features action from all six races as riders hit more than 200mph on public roads to gain the crucial slipstream advantage. There's commentary and interviews...

New R&G hugger and chain guard for FZ8

New R&G hugger and chain guard for FZ8

R&G Racing has added to its Yamaha Fazer8 and FZ8 range with a new hugger and chain guard. Save cash on motorcycle products The Hugger is 30% longer than the factory-fitted item and bolts...

Red Bull X-Fighters battle through rain, mud and crashes in Battersea

Red Bull X-Fighters battle through rain, mud and crashes in Battersea

Saturday’s freestyle motocross event was performed to a sell-out crowd, despite a waterlogged arena and tour leader André Villa crashing into the crowd during a practice run. In a moment that was...

David Aldana in Daytona

David Aldana in Daytona

Here are my kids Josh and Abbie, catching up with David Aldana at his condo in Daytona Beach. It wasn't hard as he's their Uncle!

F1 veterans Brundle and Warwick ride Silverstone

F1 veterans Brundle and Warwick ride Silverstone

Ex-Formula 1 drivers Martin Brundle, 51, and Derek Warwick, 55, took to two wheels at Ron Haslam’s race school on Tuesday.  The pair, both riding Honda CBR600RR’s, attended the course to improve...

What do you get if you cross a Triumph, Norton and Ducati?

What do you get if you cross a Triumph, Norton and Ducati?

Answer: a Tronti. This one was built by Mike Etienne from Jersey and is a modern take on the Triton of the Sixties. This is the synthesis of 1958 Manx Norton frame, 1979 T140 Triumph 750 engine (not...

Rossi not as rich as Rome’s chariot racers

Rossi not as rich as Rome’s chariot racers

Valentino Rossi may be on the verge of signing a £12.5m contract with Ducati, but it’s still peanuts compared to the wealth of ancient Roman charioteers. One racer, a Spaniard named Gaius Appuleius...

Top 10 movie motorcycles you can buy

Top 10 movie motorcycles you can buy

Iconic motorcycling movies are few and far between. So for those of us waiting for the next Motorcycle Diaries or The World’s Fastest Indian to come out, we have to make do with bike spotting in more...

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 10,000 motorcycles for sale.   Read more modern classics news and...

Former Doohan team-mate Daryl Beattie banned from driving

Former Doohan team-mate Daryl Beattie banned from driving

1995 GP500 runner-up Daryl Beattie has been banned from driving for a year after failing to give a breath test in Australia. 40 year old Beattie rode for Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki factory teams in the...

R&G Racing launch scrappage scheme

R&G Racing launch scrappage scheme

R&G Racing's new crash bung scrappage scheme is being offered across 100 of its leading retailers in the UK, with immediate effect. All you need to do to qualify for a £10 discount on a pair of...

New book on the golden age of GP racing

New book on the golden age of GP racing

An Age of Superheroes by Mat Oxley is a 240-page hardback celebration of the men who put their necks on the line in a time when riding a premier class GP bike meant wrestling an evil 200mph...

Video review : Harley Wide Glide v Victory Vegas v Triumph Thunderbird

Video review : Harley Wide Glide v Victory Vegas v Triumph Thunderbird

With competition getting even stiffer for Harley from the new Victory Vegas 8-Ball and the big bore, 1700cc Triumph Thunderbird, is the classic Harley Dyna Wide Glide cruiser still doing enough? Find...

Donington re-opens!

Donington re-opens!

Donington Park has re-opened after extensive track re-building – and is better than ever, according to MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. MCN was given exclusive access to ride the first laps of the...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 beats sales expectations

Ducati Multistrada 1200 beats sales expectations

Ducati has announced the new Multistrada 1200 has beaten sales targets in the UK by more than 20% with 40% of owners new to the Italian brand. So far more than 500 Multistradas have been sold in the...

BMW S1000RR - Cadwell MRO Stocksport 1000 preview

BMW S1000RR - Cadwell MRO Stocksport 1000 preview

The next round of the MRO Stocksport 1000 championship is looming I’ll be racing at the magnificent Cadwell Park this weekend. This will be the first time Vari-Trac BMW Park Lane team has been to the...

New Husqvarna TE310

New Husqvarna TE310

Based on the super-light super-revvy TE250 (which currently leads the E1 world enduro championship), this bike found universal approval at the launch. While a 450 dirt bike can be a bit of an animal...

New BMW-powered Husqvarnas ridden

New BMW-powered Husqvarnas ridden

The new flagship in Husqvarna’s range is the 449, which has taken the engine from BMW’s now discontinued G450X enduro and given it new life. Made in two variants, the TC is the motocrosser, the TE an...