December

New MCN December 22: Rea's Honda MotoGP test

New MCN December 22: Rea's Honda MotoGP test

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale December 22, WSB star Johnny Rea's top secret test on Casey Stoner's Honda RC212V. We test the old Triumph Speed Triple against the redesigned 2011 model. ...

Free 2011 calendar in this week's MCN

Free 2011 calendar in this week's MCN

In this week's MCN there's a FREE high quality glossy calendar featuring the best photographs from this year's British Superbikes. The calendar already has next year's BSB dates marked on it, so...

New 'cheaper' 2011 MV Agusta 920

New 'cheaper' 2011 MV Agusta 920

This is MV Agusta’s new base-model Brutale – a 921cc version that will become the least expensive way to own a new MV Agusta. Find a used MV Agusta for sale The Brutale will cost 11,999 Euros in...

Video: Cyril Despres prepares for the 2011 Dakar Rally

Video: Cyril Despres prepares for the 2011 Dakar Rally

In January 2011 Cyril Despres - one of enduro and rally's most successful riders - Returns to Argentina and Chile to defend his 2010 Dakar Rally title.      With more...

Secrets of the UK’s best specials

Secrets of the UK’s best specials

In this week’s MCN we’re taking a look inside some of Britain’s best home-grown specials – the top three from Britain’s Got Biking talent. We spoke to the owners of the top three bikes to find out...

£77 million of bike test centres scrapped

£77 million of bike test centres scrapped

A controversial off-road part of the motorcycle test is to be scrapped under Government proposals announced this morning. From the end of next year, learners will have to take just one practical test...

Briggo’s bike up for auction

Briggo’s bike up for auction

Speedway legend Barry Briggs’ Yamaha WR250R is to be auctioned as the original buyer wants to help raise even more money for injured riders.   Throughout 2010, Briggo visited every UK...

Top video picks of the week! – Dec 17

Top video picks of the week! – Dec 17

Britain’s enduring The Big Freeze Mk.2 at the moment and short of riding like a 50p piece, there’s not much biking to be had on the icy roads.  Put the kettle on, enjoy these videos and make...

Motorcyclists half as likely to drink-drive

Motorcyclists half as likely to drink-drive

Bikers are half as likely as other road users to drink-drive, according to the Motorcycle Industry Association. Figures show that only 1.4% of riders tested after an accident failed a breathalyzer,...

MCN’s Winter Biking Heroes of 2010

MCN’s Winter Biking Heroes of 2010

MCN called, and you the readers have responded. We’ve heard some harrowing tales of -8C rides, wild and grip-less backends and riders who just won’t get off their bikes, whatever the weather. Enjoy...

Video: Muc-off helmet and visor cleaner

Video: Muc-off helmet and visor cleaner

MCN really rates Muc-off's helmet and visor cleaner, and now here's a video that the firm have released showing you how to get the best out of it.    

Win a Japanese factory tour with Kawasaki

Win a Japanese factory tour with Kawasaki

Attend one of Kawasaki’s 2011 range launch nights next month and you could win a tour of one of its Japanese factories.  Find a used Kawasaki for sale A selection of Kawasaki dealers will be...

New motorcycle tyre rings

New motorcycle tyre rings

Looking for his and hers wedding rings with a difference? Looks like your prayers have just been answered. Save cash on motorcycle products These new rings – in the shape and style of modern...

Video: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R top speed run on the road

Video: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R top speed run on the road

European customers are still waiting for delivery of their Kawasaki ZX-10Rs but in America one new owner has already got his and managed a top speed run…on a public road.  Read the Kawasaki...

Santa's new ride

Santa's new ride

Santa trades in the sleigh for a more versatile system! Merry Christmas to all our customers.

Harley “Fit Shop” coming to UK in 2011

Harley “Fit Shop” coming to UK in 2011

Harley-Davidson will begin rolling out their “Fit Shop” scheme to all UK dealerships in the New Year. Find a used Harley-davidson for sale Under the scheme: “customers choose from seven different...

Great deals on new bikes as sales freeze

Great deals on new bikes as sales freeze

Snow has been denting business for UK dealers during the current cold snap, with many struggling to bring customers through their doors. All of which means prospective buyers will be more welcome than...

Jawa’s free winter special

Jawa’s free winter special

Jawa UK has just come up with this new, ‘winterised’ version of its 350 Classic – at no extra cost. The ‘Jawa Winter’ adds a screen, hand shields, engine protection bars, rack and top box to the...

MCNshop Xmas gift idea: Route 66 everlasting calendar

MCNshop Xmas gift idea: Route 66 everlasting calendar

The MCN Shop is packed full of motorcycle gift ideas and stocking fillers at prices to suit any budget.     If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

Skidmarx screen for Triumph Speed Triple

Skidmarx screen for Triumph Speed Triple

British bodywork specialists Skidmarx have developed a screen to take some of the windblast off Speed Triple owners. Made from 3mm acrylic, the screen fits to the optional Triumph fly screen...

Honda CBR250R gets Japanese tuner treatment

Honda CBR250R gets Japanese tuner treatment

Japanese tuning houses Mugen and Moriwaki have already managed to get their hands on the new Honda CBR250R to give it a performance and styling makeover. 2011 Honda CBR250R first ride Both Mugen and...

Used bikes of the week - Dec 15

Used bikes of the week - Dec 15

Every week we have over 10,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           ...

New 'Icons of Motorcycle Design' book

New 'Icons of Motorcycle Design' book

Look away now if you're not the sort to spend £45 on a book. Still with us? OK, Icons of Motorcycle Design is one of the best looking motorcycle books we've seen in a very long while. Save £££s on...

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 first ride - 'front stiffer, brakes harder, midrange stronger'

2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 first ride - 'front stiffer, brakes harder, midrange stronger'

MCN’s Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is in Almeria, Spain, riding the all-new 2011 GSX-R600.  Fresh from his first session at the circuit, here are his first impressions of Suzuki’s new...

New Alpinestars Quark DNS winter glove

New Alpinestars Quark DNS winter glove

These new all-weather commuting gloves are new from Alpinestars. The Quark DNS gloves have a textile upper construction which is claimed to help block out external moisture from entering the glove,...

Video: 2011 Kawasaki Z750R test - 'too heavy to excite'

Video: 2011 Kawasaki Z750R test - 'too heavy to excite'

Kawasaki is making bold claims about their new Z750R. They say they're gunning for the magnificent Triumph Street Triple R, which is more or less the same price and power as the Z750R and...

MCNshop Xmas gift idea: Alpinestars Utility Belt Visor Bag

MCNshop Xmas gift idea: Alpinestars Utility Belt Visor Bag

The MCN Shop is packed full of motorcycle gift ideas and stocking fillers at prices to suit any budget.     If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

2010 WSB season review DVD

2010 WSB season review DVD

Re-live the whole 2010 World Superbike season in this new seven-hour DVD. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs The two-disc review features all the action from each of the 13 rounds, and one of the strongest...

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live “one to remember”, says organisers.

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live “one to remember”, says organisers.

The organisers of the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at the NEC have hailed the show to be “awesome, absolutely awesome”. Almost 100,000 people attended, despite the event taking place during some of the...

Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

ADVERTISING PROMOTION The Ashford dealership has an impressive heritage. Jack Lilley, grandfather of current directors David and Katherine, founded Jack Lilley Ltd in 1959. Initially a marine...

Ducati Diavel in Diamond Black unveiled

Ducati Diavel in Diamond Black unveiled

Ducati has announced a new Diamond Black colourscheme replaces the white design on the new Ducati Diavel sports cruiser after overwhelming public response. New MCN December 15: Ducati Diavel...

2011 Kawasaki Z750R gallery

2011 Kawasaki Z750R gallery

You can read the full first ride report on the 2011 Kawasaki Z750R in this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 15 December 2010... Find a Kawasaki Z750 for sale But for now, here's a full gallery of...

Merry Christmas from BMW Motorrad

BMW have decided to say a big Froehliche Weinachten to the world with this head-banging Christmas song. Find a used BMW motorcycle for sale Danke schön BMW.

Riders For Health gift donations - an xmas present that makes a difference

Riders For Health gift donations - an xmas present that makes a difference

This Christmas you can give one of Riders’ Christmas gift donations and help mobilise a health worker and make a real difference to thousands of men, women and children living across...

2011 Honda CBR250R first ride - 'the Ninja 250R has a real rival'

2011 Honda CBR250R first ride - 'the Ninja 250R has a real rival'

Although we’re likely to be waiting until February until the first shipments of Honda’s new CBR250R lightweight arrives in the UK (perhaps no bad thing considering the current icy snap), the...

New MCN December 15: Ducati Diavel ridden

New MCN December 15: Ducati Diavel ridden

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale December 15, we have two magazines in one with our 'Rossi the Yamaha Years' magazine and our review of the 20-best-selling bikes of 2010 on the other side as...