July

Monkey business in Gibraltar

Monkey business in Gibraltar

This photo was taken on the Rock of Gibraltar. I went apesh*t when i saw it!

Win an Arai helmet with the No Budget Cup

Win an Arai helmet with the No Budget Cup

A new Arai crash helmet is just one of the prizes up for grabs in the first ever No Budget Cup three-hour endurance race, at Anglesey on September 12th. The new race series is aimed at riders who want...

F**K! It’s the World’s coolest tail-light

F**K! It’s the World’s coolest tail-light

Online blog Ze Last Chance Garage has dug up this collection of chopper tail lights. Ranging from the offensive but brilliant F**k to the obligatory Maltese Cross, they would a classy finishing touch...

Video: Buell hints at 1190RR road bike return

Video: Buell hints at 1190RR road bike return

Lamentably axed last year, Buell might soon be back in the roadbike business if a new picture and video showing a semi-road-legal 1190RR are to be believed. Watch the video They show a bona fide...

Camera bosses’ anger over sneaky speed trap shots

Camera bosses’ anger over sneaky speed trap shots

Speed camera bosses are refusing to speak to MCN after we printed pictures of an unmarked motorcycle used in covert operations. They insist we should have shown them the shots of the sneaky speed...

0% finance on all MV Agustas

0% finance on all MV Agustas

All of the 2009 and 2010 MV Agusta range is now available with 0% finance and a 25% deposit. MV is also offering an alternative 50/50 finance offer where customers can ride away for a 50% down payment...

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 10,000 motorcycles for sale.   Read more modern classics news and...

2010 Harley-Davidson XR1200R now in white

2010 Harley-Davidson XR1200R now in white

Harley Davidson has introduced a new white paint scheme for the XR1200R. The bike based on the iconic XR750 flat tracker, was previously only available in orange or a matt black for the higher...

Video: 2011 Husqvarna 449TC and 449TE in action

Video: 2011 Husqvarna 449TC and 449TE in action

Husqvarna has released an official video of the 2011 449 TC and 449 TE models. The 2011 449s receive Kayaba suspension, new handlebars with handguards, both engine and chassis shockproof plastic...

Steve Hislop - Seven years

Just thought I'd say Steve Hislop passed away seven years ago today. We lost one of our best racers in that tragic crash. Missed by us all

MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball - full review

MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball - full review

The MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.          ...

Harley-Davidson Panhead with a difference

Harley-Davidson Panhead with a difference

This Harley-Davidson V-Twin “Panhead” boasts a mean-streets look and a host of unexpected mods. The bike has a 1951 FL motor, a 1939 EL transmission case, Pan gears and a 1949 wishbone frame, making...

Krazyhorse distribute Zero Engineering

Krazyhorse distribute Zero Engineering

Revered Japanese custom builders Zero Engineering are now distributing their bikes throughout Europe, with the help of a UK firm. Krazyhorse Custom Cycles, of Bury St Edmunds, are responsible for the...

2011 Victorys first ride

2011 Victorys first ride

Victory’s brand new 2011 ‘Cross Country’ range, which is the American firm’s take on ‘bagger’ (pannier-equipped) or Road King-style tourers, has just been put through their paces by Roland Brown in...

Video: Ron Haslam on the bikes of WSB

Video: Ron Haslam on the bikes of WSB

Ron Haslam talks about the bikes of WSB and how he thinks they'll fair at this weeekend's Silverstone round.   Free glossy 32-page Silverstone WSB guide in this week's MCN To book tickets...

2010 New Harley-Davidsons: CVO Electra Glide Classic

2010 New Harley-Davidsons: CVO Electra Glide Classic

New Harleys for 2011 include four new CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) bikes including a Road Glide Ultra, Street Glide, Ultra Classic Electra Glide and Softail Convertible. All Softail models except...

Start 'em early!

Start 'em early!

Our Grandson William with his Grandad on his Fireblade.

Maxine and JT

Maxine and JT

Maxine meets James Toseland.

New SuperLow heads 2011 Harley updates

New SuperLow heads 2011 Harley updates

Harley-Davidson has introduced the new Sportster SuperLow along with four new CVO models, its bigger V-twin motor for the Touring models and ABS for the Softail. The SuperLow XL883L has a seat height...

Video: how an Axo race suit is made

Video: how an Axo race suit is made

Ignore for a moment the tinny copyright-free soundtrack to this video from leathers firm Axo, and marvel for a short while at how a one-piece suit gets from the drawing board to the race track. This...

2010 WSB review available to order

2010 WSB review available to order

Yes, we know the season isn’t over, but the annual official review of 2010 is available to order already. Superbike: The Official Book 2010-2011 promises to be full of spectacular pictures and to...

What happens when you crash a Ducati Multistrada

What happens when you crash a Ducati Multistrada

This is the result of a crash on our long-term test Ducati Multistrada 1200 by MCN’s John Westlake. The bike, being run on the fleet by MCN editor Marc Potter, is likely to be written-off...

Eye-catching new Weise jacket

Eye-catching new Weise jacket

Weise has introduced an orange version of the textile Maverick jacket, designed to appeal to owners of KTMs, Kawasakis and Harleys – or people who just want to stand out in the crowd. It has...

Staff bikes: XR1200X - How to fit Remus pipes and Powercone silencer

Staff bikes: XR1200X - How to fit Remus pipes and Powercone silencer

Before you start, the soft finish of the engine paint marks easily so remove watches, rings etc. When you reach the point of removing/replacing the header pipes use rags/bubble wrap to protect engine...

My pride and joy!

My pride and joy!

I have owned a 1966 Norton N15cs Hybrid for the last 26 years. It started out as a beat bike setting in the back yard of a friend of my brother. My brother wanted me to buy it and I didn't want...

Surf the Silverstone WSB crowd with new iPhone app

Surf the Silverstone WSB crowd with new iPhone app

A new free iPhone launching this Friday allows race fans to connect with each other at home and in the crowd as the action unfolds. Released in time for WSB Silverstone Crowdsurfer connects Twitter...

BMW S1000RR – Thrills, oil spills and super heroes

BMW S1000RR – Thrills, oil spills and super heroes

Last weekend’s Brands Hatch round of the MRO Stocksport Championship was an eventful one. I actually arrived there last Thursday to do Level Three of the brilliant California Superbike School on my...

Video: Leon Haslam talks Silverstone WSB

Video: Leon Haslam talks Silverstone WSB

MCN speaks to Leon Haslam ahead of this weekend's Silverstone WSB clash. Watch the video for his thoughts on the upcoming action.  To book tickets to the Silverstone WSB, visit...

Replacement Ikon shocks for Triumph Thunderbird

Replacement Ikon shocks for Triumph Thunderbird

Australian firm Ikon have developed twin replacement shocks to offer a more progressive ride to the weighty parallel twin Thunderbird. Save cash on motorcycle products The new shocks are adjustable...

Britain's Got Biking Talent competition entries flood in!

Britain's Got Biking Talent competition entries flood in!

Britain’s Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash insurance is underway! Since the competition opened last week we’ve had a vast array of entries covering all makes and models, ranging from lightly...

New Test Centres

I keep reading articles about the new "off-road" test and how dangerous it is. I learned to ride a motorbike last year on the fast track route hoping to pass my test within a week. At test number one I forgot a left hand signal off a roundabout and so failed. Test 2 failed on the U turn. Test 3 failed because the examiner did not want to pass me - then I went to the new test structure. It was at...

My Grandson and Chris Walker

My Grandson and Chris Walker

Here is my 16 month old grandson at his first bike meeting. How lucky was he to have his photo taken with Chris Walker?!

Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 3

Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 3

KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

Win retro Fox kit

Win retro Fox kit

For your chance to win a Fox retro jersey, trousers, T-shirt and cap all you need to do is join their Facebook group, at www.facebook.com/foxheadeurope, and post a comment on their wall. Couldn't be...

New Weise Air Spin summer jacket

New Weise Air Spin summer jacket

Weise's Air Spin jacket is designed to offer the protection of a traditional riding jacket but with the added bonus of copious venting. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets It's made from tough textile...

Sinnis Trackstar 125 - full review

Sinnis Trackstar 125 - full review

The Sinnis Trackstar 125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.            ...