February

KTM denies reports of Bajaj takeover

KTM denies reports of Bajaj takeover

KTM has denied claims by an Indian news agency that it has invited 30% stakeholder to increase it’s stake to 90%. Read the original story here The Austrian firm says that current controlling...

Driver fined £100 after motorcyclist left paralysed

This has to be one of the most disgusting stories I have ever read. UK laws are a joke. When will stupid megistrates wake up and hand out proper sentences. A driver from Leicester involved in a crash which left a motorcyclist paralysed from the chest down has been fined £100. Kate McCullock was pulling into Launceston Road, Wigston Magna, when her car collided with biker Anthony Law. he collision...

Bajaj to raise stake in KTM to 90%

Bajaj to raise stake in KTM to 90%

Indian bike-building giant Bajaj has accepted an offer from Austrian firm KTM to up its stake in the on/off road manufacturer from 30% to a controlling 90% share. According to Indian news site The...

Video: KTM 250EXC and 450EXC try out day

Video: KTM 250EXC and 450EXC try out day

KTM are running a range of Enduro try out days where riders will get the opportunity to test any one of their 2010 model range around a dedicated Enduro track. Find a KTM off-roader for sale MCN...

Stupid High Vis Idea

I have been following this topic with some scepticism. As already stated there are no statistics to suggest that wearing a high visiblity vest makes a marked difference in cutting down on road accidents involving motorcycles, indeed I would suggest that normal cyclists are more at risk as they are a smaller thing to see by cars. They sometimes ride 3 or 4 abreast which is clearly against the...

Video: Heroic pillion rider risks life to prevent train crash

Video: Heroic pillion rider risks life to prevent train crash

A heroic pillion rider risks his life to prevent a train crash in Argentina. The unidentified man was waiting on the back of his friend's motorcycle at a railway crossing when a van stalled...

Elf Honda Ron Haslam replica Moto2 track day bike announced

Elf Honda Ron Haslam replica Moto2 track day bike announced

British Moto2 chassis builder FTR Moto are selling 10 complete Moto2 bikes painted like Ron Haslam’s 1980’s Elf Honda Moto2 bike to wealthy track day riders, it has been announced. FTR will sell all...

Ridley Motorcycle Company liquidated

Ridley Motorcycle Company is to be liquidated. A publis auction will be held on Tuesday February 16 at 10:00 AM. First item sold: All parts inventory, business name and rights... www.duckwallauctions.com www.ridleymotorcycle.com

Video: The cure for motocross arm pump?

Video: The cure for motocross arm pump?

UK-based inventor Rich May's new weightlifting bar has already received responses to motocross racers that he's come across, who reckon his latest invention could train the forearms to withstand...

Fantasy Road Race is back - register for free now!

Fantasy Road Race is back - register for free now!

MCN Fantasy Road Race in association with MCE Insurance is back and free to play. Register your team from February 15th to be in with a chance of winning this year's top prize, a Yamaha R6. Click...

Video: Battle of the R6: 2010 V 2009

Video: Battle of the R6: 2010 V 2009

Yamaha says its new 2010 R6 has more midrange. But can you tell them apart? MCN 'Blind' tests them then, lets guest testers ride them to find out. Search for used R6 motorcycles on bikes for...

Akrapovic exhausts for new Kawasaki Z1000

Akrapovic exhausts for new Kawasaki Z1000

Available in either megaphone or hex road-legal versions, or as a full system, these new Akrapovic exhausts are claimed to add plenty of power and save weight – more than 14bhp in the case of the full...

New Hein Gericke range revealed

New Hein Gericke range revealed

Hein Gericke's new 2010 catalogue is still a few weeks away from hitting the shops, but this week's MCN has details of all the kit that matters.  Find great deals on motorcycle jackets and...

Hoard of Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes found in Essex

Hoard of Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes found in Essex

MCN has discovered a secret hoard of 60 £25,000 Foggy-Petronas FP1 road bikes in a bunker in Essex.  Carl Fogarty – race team manager and figurehead of the ill-fated FP1 project – said when told...

New finance offers on BMW S1000RR

New finance offers on BMW S1000RR

BMW has announced new finance deals on the new BMW S1000RR superbike. The BMW Select finance offer is a Personal Contract Plan (PCP) which means a smaller deposit, regular monthly payments over 22...

Bikes on TV: February 10-16

Bikes on TV: February 10-16

KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM...

Video: Hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki Burgman

Video: Hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki Burgman

MCN gets a world first ride on the first road-registered fuel cell bike - a Suzuki Burgman with a 220 mile range.   First Ride: Suzuki hydrogen fuel cell powered Burgman But is Hydrogen...

Video: Your very own Yamaha YZR500 replica

Video: Your very own Yamaha YZR500 replica

For true GP fans, nothing quite stirs the soul like the two-stroke 500cc V4s which ruled the roost in the late 90s. Now thanks to Mico Products, you can have your very own, fully-working, fully usable...

New Draggin jeans mould to your body

New Draggin jeans mould to your body

Draggin Jeans have just released details of their new ‘Slix’ range, something they call “a revolution in casual motorcycle wear”. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing The riding jeans have a leather look...

New book on the beauty of unrestored bikes

New book on the beauty of unrestored bikes

'Motorcycle Survivor: tips and tales in the realm of the unrestored' by Kris Palmer is published in April this year, but keep your eyes peeled for the first review on this website. Save cash on...

BMW meets Mad Max

BMW meets Mad Max

Thought you might like to see my BMW K1200r. In most peoples eyes it's a bit of a "Marmite Bike", you either love it or you hate it. In my case, I absolutely love it. I originally had a standard...

BMW Electro Enduro scooter

BMW Electro Enduro scooter

This is my idea for a new electric scooter from BMW that also has off road capability.

Ducati mulls big-money new Desmosedici RR road bike

Ducati mulls big-money new Desmosedici RR road bike

Factory sources suggest Ducati is debating whether to reprise the runaway success of its Desmosedici RR with a new carbon-framed model following MotoGP's 2012 switch to 1000cc. Ducati Desmosedicis...

Stunning Alitalia Aprilia RSV4 revealed

Stunning Alitalia Aprilia RSV4 revealed

This is Aprilia's gorgeous new Alitalia liveried-RSV4. The Italian airline will sponsor Max Biaggi and Leon Camier's 200mph+ V4s in WSB this season, lending the bikes a stunning tricolore paint...

Best deals on 2008-2009 Yamaha R6s

Best deals on 2008-2009 Yamaha R6s

In the February 10 issue of MCN, we've tested the revised 2010 Yamaha R6 against the 2008-2009 model R6, in order to find out exactly what difference the new ECU and exhaust has made. Yamaha R6s for...

Stop at the Cotswold Water Park

I stopped off at a great place for a break in the Cotswolds the other day. It's 'Coots' cafe at the Gateway Centre in the Cotswold Water Park, just off the A419. Hard standing and graval for loads of parking and there is a Cotswold Outdoors shop next door. I recommend the breakfast! There is talk of regular meets there too. www.waterpark.org

The Triumph jacket that could 'get you hurt'

The Triumph jacket that could 'get you hurt'

An MCN reader has warned of his fears a new Triumph jacket could invite trouble for its wearer. MAG member and West Midlands resident Carl Lolley says he believes the logo on Triumph’s Marlon Brando...

New MCN February 10: Rossi rules Sepang

New MCN February 10: Rossi rules Sepang

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale February 10, we bring you all the news and gossip from the official MotoGP test in Sepang. We get the world's first ride on a hydrogen fuel cell Suzuki...

“Motorcyclists are uncongenial”

“Motorcyclists are uncongenial”

A website moderator for a national cycling body has exposed the irrational depths of anti-motorcycle bigotry in the group with an unintentionally comical rant. In a searingly smug denouncement of all...

Be ready for your next track day

Be ready for your next track day

A clever two-litre 'Track Pack' has just been launched, containing the indispensible items that can make a big difference to your next track day. Save £££s on motorcycle products It includes key...

BMW S1000 RS Clubracer

BMW S1000 RS Clubracer

Here is my design for a BMW S1000 RS, which should be the two wheel equivalent of the M3 CSL. A half faired completely devoid of comfort, dedicated exclusively to the pleasure of riding...

Electric racing at war: conflicting statements from Isle of Man and TTXGP

Electric racing at war: conflicting statements from Isle of Man and TTXGP

The battle for custody of electric racing has taken a new turn, with Isle of Man government and TTXGP organisers issuing conflicting statements as to the reasons for the split. The Isle of Man cites...

MCN awards winners in full

MCN awards winners in full

Here is the full list of winners of the prestigious MCN Awards announced at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. Check out Wednesday’s Motorcycle News for the full story behind the winners.  ...

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 spotted testing

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 spotted testing

While filming a bike test in Italy, MCN's photographer Ian Jubb and road tester Adam Child spotted the new Multistrada 1200 testing on the road...     Latest news...

Harley-Davidson donate bikes to Haiti

Harley-Davidson donate bikes to Haiti

Harley-Davidson is donating 28 new Buell and Harley-Davidson motorcycles to assist with the Haiti earthquake disaster. The bikes are being shipped to the disaster zone from the Dominican Republic...

Video: Yamaha TZR250 built at Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Video: Yamaha TZR250 built at Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

A two-stroke restoration specialist built a Yamaha TZR250 3XV from the ground up in four days at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show - and started it first kick on the final day. Wayne Pipe of Cider...