February

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 first ride - "The new benchmark for the class?"

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 first ride - "The new benchmark for the class?"

All 3 versions of the 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 are in Lanzarote being put through their paces by MCN's Phil West. Ducati boss explains Multistrada active suspension Ducati Multistrada 1200 prices...

2010 Ducati Multistrada - first ride countdown

2010 Ducati Multistrada - first ride countdown

MCN Executive Editor Phil West is in Lanzarote primed to ride all three versions of the new 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200: Multistrada 1200 - base model Multistrada 1200S Touring - gets active...

MotoCzysz launches $24k-42k '100bhp continuous' oil-cooled plug-and-play electric powertrain

MotoCzysz launches $24k-42k '100bhp continuous' oil-cooled plug-and-play electric powertrain

MotoCzysz aims to swallow the competition (Agni, Mavizen) in one bite - overpowering the former and undercutting the latter with a proprietary motor/controller/battery/chassis system (though you don't...

The road with 200 manhole covers per mile

The road with 200 manhole covers per mile

A road in Cambridgeshire with 200 slippery manhole cover per mile has been branded “fantastically dangerous” for motorcyclists by a councillor. The main road through Cambourne, a new village, is...

Follow Red Dwarf's Cat on his Iron Butt Sport Relief challenge

Follow Red Dwarf's Cat on his Iron Butt Sport Relief challenge

Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules sets off on Saturday to ride 7000 miles round the Mediterranean in just 15 days in aid of Sport Relief. You can follow his progress, along with telly-producer and...

Bike transport the easy way

Bike transport the easy way

This Easylifter hydraulic bike lift system does away with the need for a ramp. Save cash on motorcycle products You simply push your bike on, then a single pump action raises the bike to its safe...

New off-road meters do everything except make tea!

New off-road meters do everything except make tea!

The new TTO range of meters are available in three different models, a Tach-Hour (£30), Hourmeter (£25) and a Temperature gauge (£38-£44). These single-function units work on any petrol engine, but...

New Arrow 'dark line' exhausts launched

New Arrow 'dark line' exhausts launched

Arrow have launched a new range of 'Dark Line' aluminium exhausts. We reckon the black sleeves and dark badge are decidedly tasteful. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts They're available for countless...

Skidmarx double bubble screen for Aprilia RSV4

Skidmarx double bubble screen for Aprilia RSV4

Manufactured by Skidmarx in the UK, this new double bubble screen fits both the R and Factory RSV4s and costs £49.95 in a choice of clear, light or dark tints. Save cash on motorcycle parts A range...

Bullish Agni taunts big money TTXGP rivals

Bullish Agni taunts big money TTXGP rivals

2009 electric TT winners Agni Motors are in bullish mood after confirming their entry into all three TTXGP championships, claiming big-money rivals from Mission, MotoCzysz and Brammo last year “looked...

Agni Motors to race in all three TTXGP championships!

Agni Motors to race in all three TTXGP championships!

Agni Motors has confirmed that they will enter all three regional TTXGP championships. Based in Finchley, London, with its now famous motors made in India, Agni team boss Arvind Rabadia is delighted...

Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 to cost £13,500

Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 to cost £13,500

Yamaha has confirmed the new ‘first edition’ version of the 2010 Super Tenere 1200 will cost £13,500 in the UK. The Super Tenere is the bike Yamaha is aiming squarely at the BMW R1200GS and the...

Streethawk: out soon on DVD!

Streethawk: out soon on DVD!

Believe it or not, the legendary 80s TV show Streethawk has never had a DVD release. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs That's about to change, with a UK release of the whole series on March 22. Stay tuned...

Drivers told to think about bikers

Drivers told to think about bikers

Drivers are being encouraged to see motorcyclists as individuals in a new government ad aimed at making them more likely to notice us.  The TV ad will show riders with neon signs on their backs...

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.     Read more modern classics news and...

Video: 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere tech highlights

Video: 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere tech highlights

Yamaha have released this official video showcasing the technical highlights of the new 2010 Super Tenere.    2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full technical details 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere -...

PM orders test crisis probe – after MCN exposé

PM orders test crisis probe – after MCN exposé

The Prime Minister has demanded answers from the Transport Minister over the drastic fall in new riders taking the motorcycle test. Gordon Brown was put on the spot during Prime Minister’s Question...

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - special edition comes first

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - special edition comes first

Yamaha’s XT1200Z Super Tenere will first appear in a limited ‘first edition’ guise during 2010. This first model will come with parts that will be available as optional accessories in...

New Yamaha Fazer8 revealed

New Yamaha Fazer8 revealed

Yamaha has finally taken the wraps off the new Fazer8 – the half-faired version of the 799cc middleweight that will be going on sale in the UK this summer. 2010 Yamaha FZ8 official image So far only...

Design proposal for the Bottpower Moto2 bike

Design proposal for the Bottpower Moto2 bike

Design proposal for the Bottpower Moto2 bike which is being developed and built. Progress of the bike being built can be followed on the blog at: http://www.bottpower.com/eng

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full technical details

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full technical details

Full technical details of the new Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 are available now. 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 revealed Highlights include a 1199cc parallel twin with 108bhp and 84ft lb of torque,...

Last chance to enter Fantasy Road Race and win!

Last chance to enter Fantasy Road Race and win!

There's not long left to enter your team into the free-to-enter 2010 MCN Fantasy Road Race competition in association with MCE Insurance. CLICK HERE to enter now! All teams must be entered...

Video: VFR1200 your verdict

Video: VFR1200 your verdict

Is the VFR1200F the supreme sports-tourer, the 'ultimate road sports bike' Honda's hype suggested? We said no, although it's a good machine. Thinking of getting a VFR1200F? Get a...

Quiet time in Libya

Quiet time in Libya

Ray spending quiet time in Libya. Keep your passport in your pocket - while I was there my four mates and thirteen others had their passports stolen. Great place but no booze.

New 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 revealed at last

New 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 revealed at last

This is the finished production version of the new Yamaha Super Tenere 1200 parallel twin adventure bike the Japanese firm hopes will take on the BMW R1200GS. 2010 Yamaha Super Tenere - full...

New Fireblade frame protector from Lightech

New Fireblade frame protector from Lightech

Lightech have announced their latest crash protection for the Fireblade – this frame protector based on a sandwich structure fitted with a system of shells, which the firm says helps reduce lateral...

Bering's new affordable race suit

Bering's new affordable race suit

This new Iro one-piece suit from Bering costs £430.99 and is aimed squarely at people buying their first one-piece. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing It's stylish, subtle, mainly black and features...

Yoshimura slip-ons for big GSX and CB1000R

Yoshimura slip-ons for big GSX and CB1000R

The new Suzuki GSX1250SA sports tourer and Honda's super naked CB1000R both gain power and lose weight as a result of Yoshimura's slip-on cans. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts The GSX slip-on,...

New Pyramid Plastics kit for Aprilias

New Pyramid Plastics kit for Aprilias

Pyramid Plastics have just released details of three new 'Fenda Extendas', designed to keep road mess off your Aprilia Pegaso Strada, Shiver and Mana road bikes. Save £££s on motorcycle products The...

New Haslam replica revealed

New Haslam replica revealed

Here's Leon Haslam's new Arai helmet, that he'll be wearing at this weekend's opening WSB race at Phillip Island, Australia. Save cash on motorcycle helmets Gone is the angel/devil design, in is this...

Ride off-road in North Wales- get fined £20,000!

Now it's the off-roaders turn to be demonised & persecuted in North Wales. Denbighshire’s 'Countryside Service' have set up a hotline number for ramblers to carry with them to report off-roaders to the police - the helicopter will be kept busy! You can be fined £20,000 and have your bike crushed. It seems when they want to preserve the countryside for the enjoyment of everyone we don't...

Keep your feet dry in April showers

Keep your feet dry in April showers

Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather can be easily applied to wet or dry leather footwear using the sponge applicator or rubbed in by hand.  Save £££s on motorcycle products It's available from...

Yamaha Super Tenere revealed tonight

Yamaha Super Tenere revealed tonight

Yamaha will reveal the production version of the 1200cc parallel twin adventure bike the Japanese firm hopes will take on the BMW R1200GS at 7pm tonight. 1200cc Yamaha Super Tenere gets R1 lights...

Swedish Electric Racing Team confirm participation in TT Zero

Swedish Electric Racing Team confirm participation in TT Zero

The Swedish Electric Racing Team (SERT) have confirmed that they will be taking part in the 2010 TT Zero for Clean Emissions Electric Motorcycles as part of the Isle of Man TT Races. The team has been...

“Make more Multistradas!”

“Make more Multistradas!”

Ducati UK have asked the Italian factory to increase production of the new Multistrada 1200 after British dealers took over 200 deposits and ‘far exceeded expected order levels’. And that’s before...

SUZI Replacement

Dear Sir, May I submit a name you probably haven't heard of to replace our lovely Suzi. Her name is LOUISE RIGG, I have seen her presentation on a DVD of the North Norfolk Railway. The DVD is called "YESTERDAY TODAY". It is produced by GEMINI VIDEO PRODUCTIONS. LOUISE has a bubbly nature and presents in a lively and interesting way. I think she would be able to continue the type of informative...