February

Superbike showdown – will the Europeans come out on top?

Superbike showdown – will the Europeans come out on top?

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the Trazado Grand Prix Circuit, near Barcelona pitting all NINE of the world’s leading superbikes against each other. And for the first time in living...

Triumph Thunderbird turned into Café Racer

Triumph Thunderbird turned into Café Racer

This café racer version of Triumph’s Thunderbird 1600 has been put together in Sweden. Assembled by Sivert Raask, of rear-sets and accessories specialists, Raask, it features a new tank, seat,...

Video: MCN gets ready to ride Norton Café Racer

Video: MCN gets ready to ride Norton Café Racer

Norton's stunning new Café Racer is to be given its world first test in this week's MCN. Video: Norton Commando 961SE world first ride Read the Norton Commando 961 SE review And, as Executive Editor...

New mini MV Agusta stalled

New mini MV Agusta stalled

MV Agusta’s much anticipated new mid-capacity supersport machine has been delayed due to the company’s imminent sale by Harley-Davidson. The “95% finished” inline three-cylinder 800cc sports bike is,...

Video: Ducati Streetfighter down under

Video: Ducati Streetfighter down under

MCN road tester Michael Neeves loved his Ducati Streetfighter longterm test bike so much that after it went back, he went to Oz to have another pop...         Find...

New MCN February 24: Norton Cafe Racer tested

New MCN February 24: Norton Cafe Racer tested

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale February 24, we have an exclusive test of the new, unfinished Norton Cafe Racer. Eight MCN readers test the Hona VFR1200F over 1600 miles. Also in this...

Video: Fuel-injected Enfield Woodsman - 'Witchcraft I say'

Video: Fuel-injected Enfield Woodsman - 'Witchcraft I say'

Royal Enfield might have been dragged kicking and screaming in to the 21st century by Euro emissions regs, but the bikes still have a foot firmly in the past.     Enfield Woodsman...

Two new limited editions from Triumph

Two new limited editions from Triumph

Triumph has announced two brand new special edition models for 2010, the Thunderbird SE and Daytona 675 SE. Triumph motorcycles for sale In the Cruiser category, there will be a limited run of the...

Fined £1700 for bus lane mistake

Fined £1700 for bus lane mistake

An MCN reader racked up £1680 in fines in four days because he didn’t realise only some of London’s bus lanes are open to motorcyclists. By the time Chris Ardern realised his mistake, he’d already...

Vyrus Superbike and Yellow Fever

Vyrus Superbike and Yellow Fever

Here are my ideas for two new Vyrus bikes. The race ready superbike and a street legal version which I call Yellow Fever!

Enjoying the scenery in Iceland

Enjoying the scenery in Iceland

Jen enjoying some light reading in Iceland.

Enjoying Dad's new bike

Enjoying Dad's new bike

Jamie and Jade said just because the weather's bad and Dad can't get out doesn't mean we can`t enjoy his new bike!

Biker's opinions wanted on road safety

For my dissertation for the Transport Planning MSc I am currently studying at UWE in Bristol I am surveying motorcyclists regarding your attitudes to safety campaigns and interventions. I have set up a Facebook group to start the research and invite any UK based motorcyclists over the age of 18 to join and start contributing to the discussions. The group can be found on Facebook here or...

Insurance premiums set to rise

Insurance premiums set to rise

Motorcyclists reinsuring their bikes for spring should prepare for sharp premium increases after record-breaking annual hikes of 20% for cars. Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers...

Fifty thousand fewer learners take test in eight months

Fifty thousand fewer learners take test in eight months

Fifty thousand fewer riders took their test in the last eight months of 2009 than in the same period the previous year. The figure signals there has been no recovery from the impact of a new test...

Carlos Checa’s wild new helmet

Carlos Checa’s wild new helmet

Check this out – Carlos Checa’s new X-Lite X-802 lid. You’ll see it in action later this month, and you’ll be able to buy it from April. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets or now, here’s what Carlos...

Ellison to debut Knox hand armour in BSB

Ellison to debut Knox hand armour in BSB

British Superbike title contender James Ellison has chosen Knox Hand Armour to help his bid for the 2010 crown.  Save cash on motorcycle gloves The 29-year-old Cumbrian has used Knox back...

FIM offers €5000 inducements to enter e-Power

FIM offers €5000 inducements to enter e-Power

The FIM is offering teams €1000 (£875) per rider per race and free entry for any team willing to enter its TTXGP-rivalling e-Power series. The ‘participation allowance’ will go to the first sixteen...

Shaw Harley-Davidson opens Speed and Custom shop

Shaw Harley-Davidson opens Speed and Custom shop

Shaw Harley-Davidson in East Sussex has opened its new Speed and Custom shop for owners looking to modify their Hogs. Harley-Davidson's for sale The Lewes-based Harley main dealer says it's looking...

2010 Enfield Woodsman: first ride

2010 Enfield Woodsman: first ride

The new Royal Enfield Woodsman gets the same fuel-injected unit construction motor as the Bullet EFI, complete with a five-speed gearbox, disc brake and electric start.  ...

Top 10 best handling sports bikes

Top 10 best handling sports bikes

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

Motorcycle awareness message on signs across California

Motorcycle awareness message on signs across California

The California Highway Patrol has started a campaign to make motorists more aware of bikes. The message, ‘Share the road, look twice for motorcyclists’, is now being shown on over 700 signs across the...

Nicola T launches Bennetts Babe model search

Nicola T launches Bennetts Babe model search

Former Big Brother contestant Nicola Tappenden has launched a competition to join a motorcycle insurers’ model squad. The Page 3 girl posed on a Ducati 1198 to promote Bennetts’ search for models for...

Video: New Fox MX gear in detail

Video: New Fox MX gear in detail

Next week's MCN has details of some exciting new limited edition kit from gods of MX, Fox. Here's a video (and a whole load more if you visit the Fox YouTube channel) explaining the tech behind the...

New custom CB750 Café Racer

New custom CB750 Café Racer

Japanese custom bike manufacturer Whitehouse has released its latest Honda CB750. Find a Honda CB750 for sale The firm, famous for recreations of the ‘Kwaka’ KZ1000 seen in Mad Max, have teamed up...

Video: BMW R1200RT group test

Video: BMW R1200RT group test

BMW's R1200RT boxer tourer gets a new engine and a serious makeover for 2010 - but is it enough to stay on top, ahead of the Honda Pan European and Moto Guzzi Norge? Find a BMW R1200RT for...

Frank Thomas seeks ‘real riders’

Frank Thomas seeks ‘real riders’

If you wear Frank Thomas kit you’re eligible to star in the company’s next advertising campaign. Frank Thomas are launching a nationwide search to find real riders who wear their clothing.  ...

New Gore-Tex suit and gloves from Bering

New Gore-Tex suit and gloves from Bering

Here’s Bering’s latest adventure-styled offering, plus a few new pairs of men’s gloves the French firm is bringing to these shores this year. Save cash on motorcycle clothing They’ll all be available...

2010 women’s range from Bering

2010 women’s range from Bering

French firm Bering always come good with their women’s kit, and this year is no different. Here are the latest additions to the range. Save cash on motorcycle clothing For details of Bering’s...

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 features Here's just a few...

Isle of Man minister blasts TT organisers over TTXGP split

Isle of Man minister blasts TT organisers over TTXGP split

A senior Isle of Man government minister has slammed TT organisers for 'misleading' the island's chief minister into splitting with TTXGP, the body which organised and promoted last year's electric...

Ducati HyperKromo

My Americanized Ducati Hypermotard, chromed and and turbo'ed. The full story and photos available at http://www.duccutters.com/BillJohnson-HyperKromo.tpl DucCutters.com is the official "Desmo Owner's Club" for customized Ducatis!

Inside a BMW S1000RR engine at 14,200rpm!

This video of a BMW S1000RR125cc engine revving to 14,200rpm with the valves operating has just surfaced after being released by BMW USA. The video shows the valves, rocker arms and springs operating from idle through to the maximum revs of the 999cc inline four-cylinder engine. We think the cylinder has been cut away so we can see inside and it’s running open to the air judging by the amount of...

New ZX-6R crash protection from GB Racing

New ZX-6R crash protection from GB Racing

British-designed, British-built ­ GB Racing's crash protection can be seen on most of the BSB machines this year, as well as those of World Supersport teams like Parkalgar Honda and Provec...

Win a Sons of Anarchy DVD giveaway

Win a Sons of Anarchy DVD giveaway

The first series of US TV show Sons of Anarchy, starring William Lucking, Theo Rossi and Hellboy's Ron Perlman, is in the shops from February 22, and we have five copies to give away. Save cash on...

MCN Live! April 2010: Win free silver accommodation

MCN Live! April 2010: Win free silver accommodation

we’re giving away a self-catering Silver Apartment for the weekend at MCNLive! 23–26 April, Skegness - 3 bike-fuelled, party-packed days and nights. Click here to enter Every apartment has just what...