August

Roland on racing Harley XR1200s: ‘I’m f***** scared man!’

Roland on racing Harley XR1200s: ‘I’m f***** scared man!’

MCN caught up with custom builder Roland Sands as he prepares to race a Harley-Davidson XR1200 at Brands Hatch this weekend – the Californian tested the Shaw Racing machine at Mallory, and will...

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 features Here's just a few of the...

Norton expansion continues

Norton expansion continues

Revived Norton Motorcycles at Donington are looking for more staff as production increases. With the run of the limited edition 961 SE expected to be completed shortly, production will gear up with...

New £140 GP3 exhaust from Pipe Werx

New £140 GP3 exhaust from Pipe Werx

British exhaust firm Pipe Werx has launched its new GP3 exhaust, which is available in a number of finishes and priced from just £140. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts The can is claimed to be...

Save the Holy Scroll

Save the Holy Scroll

I am doing a 1000 mile ride around England starting from Brighouse on 9th September on a 15 year old RXS 100 2 stroke to raise money to repair the Torah Scroll at Bradford Synagogue. Our local Jewish...

Video: Roland Sands Project 200

US Custom bike icon Roland Sands has just released this video of his Victory Project 200 bike road testing in California. 'Reaching 200mph on a bike that started life as a custom cruiser has been a goal of mine for some time', Sands explains, 'adding the bodywork and performance parts lends itself to setting this bike apart as a true high speed performer. 'It will soon be getting a turbo motor...

Win an exclusive hospitality package to Red Bull X-Fighters

Win an exclusive hospitality package to Red Bull X-Fighters

On Saturday 14 August, the world’s biggest Freestyle Motocross tournament, Red Bull X-Fighters, will return to London to once again fire-up Battersea Power Station for the UK leg of the Red Bull...

Video: Onboard the 2011 ZX-10R with Tom Sykes

Video: Onboard the 2011 ZX-10R with Tom Sykes

Kawasaki is currently putting the 2011 ZX-10R through a new series of tests in Autopolis, Japan. World Superbike rider Tom Sykes and Spaniard Pere Riba (former Kawasaki Supersport rider) have been...

Indian to unveil 2011 range at Sturgis

Indian to unveil 2011 range at Sturgis

Revived US manufacturer Indian is set to publicly unveil its 2011 range – of which this Chief Blackhawk is the star – at the huge Sturgis Rally in South Dakota this week. hisThe 70th annual motorcycle...

First big bike test - MCN wants your views

First big bike test - MCN wants your views

What do you look for in your first big bike? Is it a smooth engine or perhaps a low seat height? Maybe it just needs to be at the right price. MCN will be testing a selection of naked bikes and we...

Video: Yamaha Fazer8 vs Aprilia Shiver GT vs BMW F800ST

Video: Yamaha Fazer8 vs Aprilia Shiver GT vs BMW F800ST

In this week’s MCN we pit the new half-faired version of Yamaha’s new 800 – the Fazer8 – against its closest middleweight rivals. The BMW F800ST and Aprilia Shiver GT are the Fazer8’s competition in...

Can you get superbikes for 600 money?

Can you get superbikes for 600 money?

Fancy a zero-mileage 1000 for less than the price of an R6? There are a host of unregistered 1000 superbikes out there available for the price of a new 600. But can you get true superbike performance...

MCN Babe tries to wheelie

MCN Babe tries to wheelie

One of the MCN Babes has a go on the wheelie machine. I don't think she likes it!

My 50th birthday present

My 50th birthday present

Look what my beautiful wife Jen bought me for my 50th  birthday. She`s a diamond.

New Motus MST-01 uses muscle car engine

New Motus MST-01 uses muscle car engine

The idea of a US sports bike may soon be realised, and in true American style. This Motus Motorcycles creation is in the final stages of design, and uses an engine borrowed from American muscle...

Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

This mouth-watering cafe racer started its life as 1977 Honda CB550F. Far from leaving it to rust, its owner stripped it down to its frame, blasted and repainted it and then began to rebuild from...

Roland Sands at Mallory Park

Roland Sands at Mallory Park

Legendary US bike builder Roland Sands is due to make a return to racing this weekend at the Brands Hatch round of the British Superbike series racing in the Henderson XR1200 Trophy, in partnership...

‘Tank-slapper’ rumble strips gone

‘Tank-slapper’ rumble strips gone

A set of rumble strips which many MCN readers said was dangerous has been removed. Dozens of you responded to a police appeal in MCN asking if rumble strips in Swillington, West Yorkshire, could...

Britain's Got Biking Talent wide open

Britain's Got Biking Talent wide open

There are just 14 days left to get your bike into the Britain’s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash. So far we have been inundated with amazing entries, but don’t let that deter you,...

Video: Draggin' Jeans CE approval test

Video: Draggin' Jeans CE approval test

Want to see how Draggin' Jeans' new C-Evo jeans became the first pair of riding jeans to gain full CE approval? Take a gander at this short video that shows some of the more scientific (as well as...

Bride on a VFR

Bride on a VFR

During the Honda Owners Club Oxford Branch’s recent Chill Out Weekend a bride-to-be, who was enjoying her Hen Night at the same camp site, went for a spin round the block on Erica's VFR - in her...

New triple confirmed for forthcoming Triumph Adventure

As revealed in this week's issue of MCN, Triumph has created a new engine for its forthcoming Adventure. A new official teaser video has just been released by the firm, revealing the choice of a new, long-stroke three cylinder engine based on the 675 to power the middleweight road and off-road bike versions of the bike. Triumph says in the video that the choice has been made to achieve a...

Nicely polished Fireblade

Nicely polished Fireblade

My Honda Fireblade RRX. Which I've just got back on the road after hours of polishing wo.rk

Alpha Dot security subscription for £1 a month

Alpha Dot security subscription for £1 a month

Alpha Dot security just got a whole lot cheaper. For just just £1 a month, you get up to three Alpha Dot kits, each containing over 1000 microdots marked with a unique ID number. Once you are a...

Win over £600 worth of Richa riding gear

Win over £600 worth of Richa riding gear

We want to know about you, your bikes, your projects and what you think of Practical Sportsbikes magazine, which is why we want you to get online and fill in our reader survey. Take the survey...

WSB Silverstone ride

WSB Silverstone ride

This photo was taken at WSB Silverstone on Saturday 31 July when I had the chance to ride my Buell XB12SCG round the track for two laps!!

New 'Claw' gloves from Frank Thomas

New 'Claw' gloves from Frank Thomas

Much as we'd rather not consider it just yet, Frank Thomas has two pairs of 'three-fingered' mitten-style claw gloves to tempt us in the cooler months that will be upon us all to soon. Save £££s on...

CE-approved Draggin Jeans now available in UK

CE-approved Draggin Jeans now available in UK

Draggin's C-Evo jeans - the first in the world to receive full CE approval - are now available in the UK. Save cash on motorcycle trousers They're lined throughout with abrasion resistant knitted...

Ducati CEO confirms 1198 replacement for 2012

Ducati CEO confirms 1198 replacement for 2012

Ducati’s new 1198-replacing superbike will be ready in 2012, Ducati boss Gabriele del Torchio has confirmed. A relaxed del Torchio let the info slip in an interview with an Italian journalist in which...

There’s never been a safer way to buy used motorcycles

There’s never been a safer way to buy used motorcycles

MCN has launched a unique new service meaning there has never been a better way to buy used bikes. Buy a bike privately through Bikes for Sale and you’ll get: a free buyer’s pack. Confidence...

Julie's Gladius

Julie's Gladius

Julie picking up her first bike on August 3 after only having her first taster ride on March 27!

Top 10 bargain sports-tourers

Top 10 bargain sports-tourers

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre

Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre

Praise the lord for biking heroes like Ascanio Rodrigo and his company Vyrus. Based in Rimini, the very heartland of the Italian motorcycle industry, Vyrus create high-tech, one-off, hand-built...

Vyrus 987 world first review

Vyrus 987 world first review

On Top Gear the other week Tom Cruise was singing the praises of his new Vyrus and having ridden the Rimini firms latest version, we can see why. Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre You can...

Chaparral A1 e-Racer

Chaparral A1 e-Racer

Here's my design for the Chaparral A1 e-Racer. Made in Texas, the electric bike would be a new contender in the electric championships.

New MCN August 4: King Cal!

New MCN August 4: King Cal!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 4, we reveal more pictures and details about Triumph's new adventure bike! In this week's issue we have 13-pages of Silverstone WSB news - including...