January

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show: Advance ticket deal extended!

Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show: Advance ticket deal extended!

Book in advance for the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show and save money on gate prices. All you have to do is order before noon on Wednesday 3rd February 2010.   Book your tickets...

The best from both worlds

I've just read the article on the Royal Enfield EFI Trials machine. I am now 52 years old. Between the ages of 17-24 I owned several Japanese bikes. Then I got married and the original love affair was over. A few years ago I took retirement and freedom. I now live in India. 2 months ago I purchased a 2007 Royal Enfield Bullet. It's the perfect machine for the crazy roads of India, where I now...

First weekend sunshine in months, just had to go!

First weekend sunshine in months, just had to go!

A chilly run out through Horton in Ribblesdale - it may have been zero degrees but five layers and the temptation of blue skies and a clear road couldn't be resisted! But beware the shadows.

Best ‘modern classics’ in Bikemart this week

Best ‘modern classics’ in Bikemart this week

Fancy a classic project, winter hack or modern classic? Here’s four of the best spotted in MCN Bike mart this week. ’95 Gilera Nordwest 600, £500 Pioneering factory supermoto was years ahead of...

Norton leads British charge!

Norton leads British charge!

After wowing the crowds at the NEC Show… it’s now London’s turn, with Norton set to be one of the stars of the Carole Nash MCN Show! The revived British marque will be displaying all three of its...

New Garmin Zumo 220 satnav

New Garmin Zumo 220 satnav

The new Garmin Zumo 220 is claimed to be both rugged and affordable. Save cash on motorcycle satnavs There's a 3.5in colour touchscreen that looks easy to read, the device displays speed limits on...

Theft victim arrested for demanding bike back

Theft victim arrested for demanding bike back

A theft victim has been arrested for harassing a vehicle pound which is holding his stolen bike. Michael Wheatley believes it should cost him nothing to get his stolen Honda Fireblade back after it...

North Wales Police top brass meeting over bikes review

North Wales Police top brass meeting over bikes review

Senior North Wales Police officers plan to keep motorcyclists waiting for another three weeks before announcing whether thousands of riders will face random stops this summer. The force has reviewed...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R flat-out speed test

Video: 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R flat-out speed test

Kawasakis ZX-10R has been updated for 2010 with cosmetic changes to the silencer and fairing, revisions to the gearbox and, rumour has it (although it’s denied by Kawasaki) changes to its ECU and...

New 123bhp Speed Triple rival

New 123bhp Speed Triple rival

Dutch chassis guru Nico Bakker has built a sexy rival to Triumph’s Speed Triple using the brilliant engine from Suzuki’s TL1000R V-twin. The 123bhp 996cc motor was one of the best engines of the...

Video: Behind the scenes with the MCN Babes

Video: Behind the scenes with the MCN Babes

Six gorgeous girls will be trying to win your votes at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. They've been selected from hundreds of hopefuls and the winner will get a year's modelling contract, plus...

Coronation Street star orders his Ducati Multistrada 1200

Coronation Street star orders his Ducati Multistrada 1200

TV Soap Star Jimi Harkishin who plays the character Dev in Coronation Street has placed an order for the new Multistrada 1200. Ducati Multistrada 1200 launch centre Jimi dropped...

Bike insurance claims up a third in winter

Bike insurance claims up a third in winter

Britain’s coldest winter in 30 years has seen “own-fault” bike insurance claims rise by a third, according to an industry spokesperson. The industry spokesperson said: “Motorcyclists are...

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness to launch VFR1200F at Lancaster Honda

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness to launch VFR1200F at Lancaster Honda

Honda Lancaster will be launching the new Honda VFR1200F and VT1300CX Fury cruiser at Lancaster Honda on Friday February 12 – the first time either models have been seen in the UK. The preview evening...

Riders urged to complain over police tactic

Riders urged to complain over police tactic

Motorcyclists are being urged to make formal complaints over police who stop them for not wearing hi-vis clothing. The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) believes the policy is a step towards new...

New Lady Camo Arai has landed

New Lady Camo Arai has landed

New to the UK from Arai is this funky SZ-F Lady Camo, designed specifically for women. Save money on motorcycle helmets The SZ-F features a CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shell, triple density...

Iconic GP bikes ridden by Rossi, Schwantz and Sheene to star at Carole Nash MCN Show

Iconic GP bikes ridden by Rossi, Schwantz and Sheene to star at Carole Nash MCN Show

A collection of iconic GP and race bikes representing the cream of the last three decades of bike sport is set to be one of the star attractions at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. Last chance...

Plug and play traction control is here!

Plug and play traction control is here!

The adjustable-for-sensitivity GRIPone traction control unit plugs into your bike, remaining inactive when you don’t need it, yet reducing the power to the rear wheel when your tyre starts to spin...

Wild One launch new touring products at the MCN Show

Wild One launch new touring products at the MCN Show

Motorcycle travel company Wild One Tours Ltd. are launching their new range of bike accessories at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. Last chance to book advance tickets and save £££s! Wild One...

Isle of Man splits with TTXGP in 'bitterly disappointing' move

Isle of Man splits with TTXGP in 'bitterly disappointing' move

TTXGP founder Azhar Hussain has spoken of his bafflement and bitter disappointment after the Isle of Man launched its own electric TT race and severed arrangements with...

Itchen Bridge Toll to be scrapped for motorcyclists

Itchen Bridge Toll to be scrapped for motorcyclists

Riders in Southampton will soon be able to cross the Itchen Bridge without paying the toll charge. Instead Southampton City Council is launching a scheme where riders will scan a key fob in order to...

NEC Memories

NEC Memories

Thanks Marc for road testing the best bike - to me at least - the Kawasaki's Versys. It took my breath away when I first saw it at the NEC Show and the guy on the Kawasaki stand said it is not...

Sale of Ogri strips nets £55,000

Sale of Ogri strips nets £55,000

Fans of famous cartoon biker Ogri turned out in force to bid for the original artwork when illustrator and cartoonist Paul Sample put his huge collection up for auction in Shropshire yesterday...

Take part in our 2010 Yamaha R6 test - now closed

Take part in our 2010 Yamaha R6 test - now closed

MCN is looking for readers to take part in the first test of the 2010-spec Yamaha R6 against the 2009 model.  Find a Yamaha R6 for sale The test will take place on Tuesday February 2 at...

Up to £100 to part exchange your helmet at Infinity

Up to £100 to part exchange your helmet at Infinity

Infinity Motorcycles is re-launching its successful ‘Helmet Part Exchange’ scheme to encourage more riders to upgrade their helmets. Manufacturers recommend replacing helmets every two to four years,...

Golf cart motors to power Roehr eSuperbike

Golf cart motors to power Roehr eSuperbike

US manufacturer Roehr have released further details of its two battery powered sportsbikes due to go on sale in spring 2010. Both machines use the same 35kilowatt AC motors originating from a company...

Neil Hodgson's full 2010 Nitro kit revealed

Neil Hodgson's full 2010 Nitro kit revealed

Ex-World and British Superbike champion Neil Hodgson has joined forces with Nitro for his attack on the 2010 BSB title. And amazingly, you can buy exactly the same kit as he’ll be wearing this year...

New Cold Killers city gloves from Knox

New Cold Killers city gloves from Knox

Knox has added a versatile new glove to the Cold Killers range of thermal clothing to combat the effects of cold and wet conditions on the hands. Save £££s on motorcycle gloves Cold Killers City...

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 at a dealer near you

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 at a dealer near you

The new Ducati Multistrada 1200 will be on display at dealerships around Britain from January until March this year. Ducati will also be showing the Multistrada S Touring model for the...

Moto Guzzi concept to star at the Carole Nash MCN show

Moto Guzzi concept to star at the Carole Nash MCN show

Guzzi’s amazing V12X Concept will be seen in Britain for the first time at the Carole Nash MCN Show. It’s one of three design studies based on the latest version of the 1200cc transverse-mounted...

What the Triumph Street Triple R should have been?

What the Triumph Street Triple R should have been?

MCN reader Tony Hartfield used to own a Triumph Street Triple R, but he found it a bit lacking in certain areas. So he decided to build his own version, based on a new 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. Find...

Book your next motorcycle holiday at the Carole Nash MCN motorcycle show

Book your next motorcycle holiday at the Carole Nash MCN motorcycle show

Motorcycle touring & events operator Toursareus will be appearing at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle show to talk to riders about their 2010 touring plans. Last chance to book advance show tickets...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys first ride

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys first ride

The 2010 Kawasaki Versys benefits from a styling overhaul, practical changes like larger mirrors and less vibes thanks to new rubber mountings for the engine. But don't dismiss it as a dull...

New Haynes manual for Honda 125 scooters

New Haynes manual for Honda 125 scooters

If you want an introduction to saving money on your servicing, and you own a Honda SH125, Dylan, @, PS, Pantheon or S-wing, then Haynes are at hand to show you how. Save £££s on motorcycle...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 vs Triumph Speed Triple

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 vs Triumph Speed Triple

The new 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is the first Japanese naked that can really call itself 'super' and take the fight to the European big hitters like the Ducati Streetfighter, KTM Super Duke or MV...

2010 Yamaha FZ8 official image

2010 Yamaha FZ8 official image

Yamaha’s new FZ8 has been fully revealed in this official image just released by the firm after leaked images were seen yesterday. New Yamaha FZ8 Fazer revealed in leaked pictures The new bike was...