February

Mixed feedback as Honda VFR1200F makes UK debut

Mixed feedback as Honda VFR1200F makes UK debut

UK dealers have reported mixed success from Honda’s nationwide launch weekend for the VFR1200F.   Latest news on the Honda VFR1200F Every Honda dealer in the UK had display and test...

Cairoli’s new custom Sidi Crossfires revealed

Cairoli’s new custom Sidi Crossfires revealed

Last year’s MX1 champion Tony Cairoli will wear these special Sidi Crossfire boots for his 2010 campaign.    The Crossfire SRS boots feature an all white upper, a KTM orange Sidi...

Acumen device to give piece of mind

Acumen device to give piece of mind

The new pocket-sized PAPS (Portable Asset Protection System) from Acumen will alert you by text message if it detects movement, tilt, or a significant temperature change in your bike while it's parked...

Poll: Who should replace Suzi Perry?

Poll: Who should replace Suzi Perry?

Suzi’s a hard act to follow – the BBC need to find a presenter who knows about racing, can anchor a primetime live show and – ideally – is easy on the eye. Suzi Perry Quits MotoGP on BBC Vote for...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 impresses MCN readers

Ducati Multistrada 1200 impresses MCN readers

The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 continues to impress MCN readers, though not everyone is convinced by the high-tech V-twin. MCN Show Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 The bike – particularly the...

EDZ's 2010 merino wool range

EDZ's 2010 merino wool range

Masters of insulation EDZ have just released details of their merino wool base layers and accessories for 2010.      If you're looking for something lightweight and warm to see you...

New Laser exhausts for BMW R1200GS

New Laser exhausts for BMW R1200GS

Laser have released four new exhausts for the 2010 BMW R1200GS. The Duo-Tech slip-ons cost £382 for inox, and £520 for the titanium version, while the HotCam DS slip-on costs 540 is titanium and £600...

New Yoshimura exhaust for Honda Hornet

New Yoshimura exhaust for Honda Hornet

Yoshimura's new slip-on for the CB600F Hornet features a newly designed stainless steel Tri-Cone end cap, and midrange and peak power are claimed to be improved over stock with the baffle in place,...

Ducati plans GP-style frameless superbikes

Ducati plans GP-style frameless superbikes

Ducati is planning a ‘frameless’ future for its road-going superbikes – with the firm set to bet the farm on an aluminium version of its GP10’s revolutionary carbon design, MCN can reveal.  ...

New Michelin City Grip scooter tyre

New Michelin City Grip scooter tyre

Michelin has launched the new City Grip scooter tyre, claimed to be perfectly suited to wet roads the first tyre of it type to feature Michelin¹s latest Progressive Sipe Technology (PST) to improve...

New Honda Shadow tested: 'shock horror, a cool cruiser from Honda!'

New Honda Shadow tested: 'shock horror, a cool cruiser from Honda!'

Honda’s new Shadow Black Spirit cruiser has almost slipped into the UK unnoticed this year, but this black-out beauty is already causing something of a stir as a novice-friendly custom with...

Yamaha money-saving offer – for everyone

Yamaha money-saving offer – for everyone

A money-off discount of 10% is now available for customers spending £50 or more on genuine Yamaha clothing and accessories at all authorised Yamaha dealer and lifestyle centres.  To take...

Video: World's first 30-in front wheel custom

Video: World's first 30-in front wheel custom

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, American customisers have come up with this - the world's first bike with a massive 30in diameter front wheel. Dubbed the Paradigm and built by Ballistic...

Suzi Perry Quits MotoGP on BBC

Suzi Perry Quits MotoGP on BBC

Fans’ favourite Suzi Perry has quit MotoGP on the BBC in what she told MCN was the ‘most agonising decision’ of her life. Have your say in our poll: Who should replace Suzi Perry? After 13 years as...

Video: Deus - the coolest bike shop in the world

Video: Deus - the coolest bike shop in the world

Aussies are famous for BBQs, swearing and weak lager. But amidst the crassness is a biking jewel - a shop so special you'll never want to leave...    Join MCN as we take a look...

Video: 2010 MV Agusta F4 - 'more useable, but still a wild ride'

Video: 2010 MV Agusta F4 - 'more useable, but still a wild ride'

The MV Agusta F4 has always been lightning fast, but this completely new version is different - it's useable and reasonably friendly, too.      Fancy an F4? Here's our picks...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo on the road

Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo on the road

For 2010 Ducati has given us not one but two new 1100cc Hypermotards - the EVO and higher-spec EVO SP. As the original launch was on track only, we took the EVO to Italy for some real road...

MCN Live! April 2010: Three bike-fuelled, party-packed days

MCN Live! April 2010: Three bike-fuelled, party-packed days

MCNLive! at Skegness brings you 3 bike-fuelled, party-packed days and nights at Butlins from the 23rd-26th April 2010.   Book now at mcnlive.co.uk As well as spending the weekend with the...

Top 10 best handling nakeds

Top 10 best handling nakeds

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...

Modern classics: Off-road stars at Classic Off Road Show

Modern classics: Off-road stars at Classic Off Road Show

The Classic Off Road and Road Racing Show took place at the Telford International Centre this weekend, showcasing hundreds of bikes from the 30s to the 90s, including a number of famous factory...

New Moriwaki tuned Zephyr 1100

New Moriwaki tuned Zephyr 1100

Legendary Japanese tuning company Moriwaki has come up with this delicious version of Kawasaki’s Zephyr 1100 a makeover for 2010. Famous for launching the racing careers of Graeme Crosby and Wayne...

Wanted: 400 riders for Chernobyl mercy ride-out rally

Wanted: 400 riders for Chernobyl mercy ride-out rally

Kawasaki ZX-12R owner Alec Phillips is organising a riding rally from the UK to the Ukraine to raise money for charity and hopes to complete the mammoth 3500-mile, 17 day journey with 400 riders in...

Exclusive interview: Ducati boss explains Multistrada active suspension

Exclusive interview: Ducati boss explains Multistrada active suspension

In an exclusive interview with MCN, Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali talks about active suspension on the Multistrada...  Latest news on the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 When did you decide on...

Ocean raise money for Help for Heroes

Ocean raise money for Help for Heroes

On 06 February 2010, Ocean Plymouth Motorrad celebrated the arrival of the updated BMW R1200GS, BMW R1200GS Adventure and BMW R1200RT. As well as offering guests the opportunity to test ride the new...

Video: TTXGP celebrates short-circuit focus with new promo

Video: TTXGP celebrates short-circuit focus with new promo

Ditched by the TT but undiminished in enthusiasm and still with the biggest entry list by far, TTXGP is celebrating its now exclusiv short-circuit focus with this new promo. There must be a clever...

Harley XR1200 gets Storz Performance make-over

Harley XR1200 gets Storz Performance make-over

Harley-Davidson’s XR1200 flat-track style road bike has been given a complete performance and handling makeover by American firm Storz Performance. Find a Harley-Davidson XR1200 for sale The basic...

Aberystwyth fun

Aberystwyth fun

We went for a spin to Aberystwyth sea front and we dared our mate to ride the children's rollercoaster. As you can see he is game for a laugh!

Hi vis nonsense

I work as a spark on the motorways of Greater Manchester and have been on many health and safety courses. We have to wear hi vis uniforms and it has been said that the hi vis vests draw the eye so much so that people are attracted to it. There is no evidence supporting the the need for hi vis, why don't they address pot holes, or bad drivers instead? In the ten or so...

0-mile Honda RC45 spotted in MCN Bikemart

0-mile Honda RC45 spotted in MCN Bikemart

This brand new, 0-mile, unregistered Honda RVF750R has come up for grabs on MCN Bikemart priced at £24,995!     Check out more pics of the 0-mile RC45 More commonly known as the...

Average-speed cameras installed on Cat and Fiddle from Tuesday

Average-speed cameras installed on Cat and Fiddle from Tuesday

Bike-catching average-speed cameras are to be installed on the A537 Cat and Fiddle run from Macclesfield to Buxton from next week. The popular biking road will be one of the first in the country to...

New classic-style gloves from Weise

New classic-style gloves from Weise

These new Weise Victory gloves manage to pull off the trick of providing all the protection of a modern street glove, but also lashings of classic style. Browse gloves for sale in the MCN Shop Made...

10,000 to join ride for Afghanistan heroes

10,000 to join ride for Afghanistan heroes

A ride on Mother’s Day to honour British soldiers in Afghanistan has gained so much support that organisers have had to stop more motorcyclists registering. Over 10,000 have already registered to...

Modern classics: 70s 80s and 90s two-stroke restoration

Modern classics: 70s 80s and 90s two-stroke restoration

Tucked away just a few miles north of Bridgwater, Somerset, is a real ­haven for all Yamaha stroker fans. Cider ­County Strokers is a restoration business ­specialising in 70s, 80s and 90s...

Hydrogen highway to link London, Swindon and South Wales

Hydrogen highway to link London, Swindon and South Wales

Just in time for the debut of Suzuki’s hydrogen fuel cell Burgman scooter, ministers will shortly reveal plans for a network of refuelling stations along the M4 between London and South Wales. The BBC...

New GSR600 exhaust released

New GSR600 exhaust released

Taiwanese firm Guang Rong (no, we haven’t made up the name) have just announced details of their new exhaust for the Suzuki GSR600. It’s claimed to add just over 2bhp right at the top end of the rev...

Police to issue thousands more riders with hi-vis vests

Police to issue thousands more riders with hi-vis vests

Thousands of motorcyclists could be stopped by police for not wearing high-visibility clothing as more forces adopt the policy. Riders will be stopped and given lectures on “being seen” as well...