July

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S: Vic 'n chips

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S: Vic 'n chips

For an upcoming long-term test feature in the print edition of MCN, I invited Harley owners out for a ride on my Victory Hammer S. Yesterday myself and three Harley owners headed to the coast to swap...

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Breaking it in

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Breaking it in

The first 1000 miles of riding the Street Triple was a real bonding experience between myself and the bike. Feeling the engine develop from a tightly-wound, tense machine into something more fluid and...

Freddie Spencer at Mallory this weekend

Freddie Spencer at Mallory this weekend

The Festival of 1000 bikes is a rare chance to see Freddie Spencer, the only to man to win 250GP and 500GP championships in the same year, riding an NSR500 on track this weekend.  ‘Fast Freddie’...

Video: An electric bike as small as a mouse

Video: An electric bike as small as a mouse

Santhosh, a 35 years old man from India, HAS developed the world’s smallest electric motorcycle. The Moosshiqk (the Sanskrit word for mouse) is 12 inches high, 18 inches long and weights 8.8...

The 'Nasty' Suzuki Gladius

The 'Nasty' Suzuki Gladius

The Italian GP Design have reviewed the lines of the Suzuki Gladius to mimic the look of a sporty supermoto. Find a Suzuki Gladius for sale The 'Nasty' prototype is equipped with new handlebars...

New Kawasaki ZX-10R in shakedown test

New Kawasaki ZX-10R in shakedown test

First official tests of Kawasaki’s all-new ZX-10R race machine are underway at Sugo circuit, Japan. Kawasaki officially release 2011 ZX-10R racer pictures Despite difficult conditions of wind and...

Video: New Triumph adventure bike teaser

Video: New Triumph adventure bike teaser

Following MCN’s exclusive pictures of Triumph’s new middleweight adventure bike in today’s MCN (July 7 2010), Triumph has activated a new teaser website with the first of four...

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.      ...

New Wolf kit in MCN this week

New Wolf kit in MCN this week

The July 7 issue of MCN, out today, features the new range of leathers from Wolf, headed up by this £599.99 Titanium one-piece suit.  It's a one-piece kangaroo/cowhide suit with a sports cut,...

New MotoGP paddock stands

New MotoGP paddock stands

These three new paddock stands have joined the 2010 Bike It MotoGP range. They're all maade from a single piece of tubing so come ready to use, with no need to contruct them yourself. They all share...

Spy shots: The next Triumph Tiger

Spy shots: The next Triumph Tiger

Two new Triumph adventure bikes have been spotted in final development – one road-orientated model, and another fitted with knobbly off-road tyres.  Find a Triumph for sale A black bike was...

Video: Harris Harley XR1200 special

Video: Harris Harley XR1200 special

This modified Harley XR1200 - built by Harris Performance -  is a road-going replica of the racing XR1200s they developed for the XR1200 Trophy one-make race series, which supports selected...

Bagged a bargain on a new bike?

Bagged a bargain on a new bike?

Bagged a bargain on a new bike? If so MCN would like to hear your story. Whether you snagged a cut-price R6 on a ludicrous finance deal, or rode away on a Speed Triple loaded with free gear, let us...

TTXGP 2010 comes to the UK

TTXGP 2010 comes to the UK

The world’s first electric grand prix is coming to the UK this weekend, bringing with it a set of riders as unconventional as the bikes themselves. The UK rounds of the 2010 TTXGP begin at Snetterton...

New battle green Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500

New battle green Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500

Royal Enfield has released a new battle green paint job for the Bullet Classic. Read Enfield bike reviews In a tribute to the firm’s long association with the Indian army, the bodywork, frame and...

Bimota DB8 first test!

Bimota DB8 first test!

We’re in Rimini riding Bimota’s new DB8, which is their first new model since the DB7 was released in June 2008 and this is the very first pre-production machine that exists. Here’s what Senior Road...

Kawasaki officially release 2011 ZX-10R racer pictures

Kawasaki officially release 2011 ZX-10R racer pictures

These first official pictures of the new ZX-10R race bike have just been released by Kawasaki. The pictures come just as Kawasaki R&D department prepares itself for a 2-day test at the Suzuka race...

Suzi Perry voices support for National Motorcycle Week

Suzi Perry voices support for National Motorcycle Week

Former MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry is backing National Motorcycle Week, and encouraging more people to get into riding through the Get On campaign. Get On, the nationwide campaign by the Motorcycle...

Yoshi hot cams for Bandit 1250

Yoshi hot cams for Bandit 1250

Yoshimura’s ST-1 camshafts for the big Bandit are now available in the UK. They’re claimed to provide a sizeable gain in peak power at higher revs, with only minimal losses in the rest of the rev...

New Leo Vince exhausts for Yamaha FZ8

New Leo Vince exhausts for Yamaha FZ8

Leo Vince has released three new exhausts for the new Yamaha Fazer 8 and FZ8, which they claim will give you less weight, better looks and improved performance.  Peak power is said to be up by...

Australian police seek to declare Hells Angels criminal organisation

Australian police seek to declare Hells Angels criminal organisation

Australian police in New South Wales have applied to declare the Hells Angels a criminal organisation.  An application has been lodged with the Supreme Court, and the police are hoping to place...

Honda to cut prices

Honda to cut prices

Honda is planning to cut the prices of its motorcycles, according to Japanese Newspaper The Daily Yomiuri. Find a Honda for sale They are reporting that the Honda plan to reduce the prices in Japan...

New MCN July 7: Spy shots of the next Triumph Tiger!

New MCN July 7: Spy shots of the next Triumph Tiger!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale June 30, we have spy shots of an all new model - the next Triumph Tiger.  We also reveal more details on the new Ducati Mega Monster, bring you the...

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 recall issued

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 recall issued

Kawasaki has instigated a recall on its 2010 super-naked Z1000 and Z1000 ABS models. Read the Kawasaki Z1000 review The recall has been issued because the left front brake hose can make contact with...

Barry Sheene, great man

I rode bikes a lot in the seventies went to watch barry sheene all the time brilliant. Some years later I broke my leg quite badly playing football I was in hospital feeling sorry for myself when one day a telemessage arrived for me and it was from Barry Sheene my mother had sent him a letter that cheered me up no end .

Biking celebs complete National Road Rally

Biking celebs complete National Road Rally

Former Hollyoaks actor and bike nut Stuart Manning completed the Express Insurance National Road Rally at the weekend, along with road racer James McBride and 650 other entrants. Manning completed the...

BMW S1000RR does quarter-mile in 8 seconds

BMW S1000RR does quarter-mile in 8 seconds

A Superstock BMW S1000RR has broken the nine-second quarter-mile barrier at the Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio. Read the BMW S1000RR review The Brock’s performance S1000RR, in the hands of twice AMA...

Crackdown on Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras

Crackdown on Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras

Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered a review of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras, which could see restrictions put in place on their uses and who can access the images. The ANPR system...

Video: New 140bhp KMV4 engine

Video: New 140bhp KMV4 engine

Motus have released the first video in a series about the development of the KMV4, the world's first direct-injected, liquid-cooled V-4 motorcycle engine. Motus are set to enter the market next year...

Knox back protector upgraded

Knox back protector upgraded

Knox's Aegis back protector has been revamped for 2010, with better ventilation and a new look. New venting should help keep you cool on the hottest days, and its low profile cut is said to ensure...

New Xena lock and chain

New Xena lock and chain

Xena's new XSU69 lock and chain are tested and approved to the SoldSecure Gold Standard. The steel padlock repels drill and hammer attacks and there are 250,000 possible key combinations, making the...

Meeting Foggy at Trentham Gardens

Meeting Foggy at Trentham Gardens

Me and my Brothers Alfie and Fred with "foggy" at Trentham Gardens - Billy Furness

Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Here are some pictures of my daughter at The Goodwood Festival Of Speed checking out a Chris Vermullen ZX10 & Chaz Davies Triumph 675 in the paddock. She also waited to get an autograph from Kevin...

Anti-bike rants on newspaper website

Anti-bike rants on newspaper website

An opinion column calling speeding motorcyclists ‘immoral’ has prompted a string of anti-bike comments on the Guardian newspaper’s website. Click here to see the column Motorcyclists are referred to...

Famous trials photographer launches book of career

Some of the world’s most famous trials riders are featured in a new book of photographs by one of the sport’s most well-known photographers. Eric Kitchen has been taking photographs of world championship trials for 35 years and has witnessed riders like Dougie and Martin Lampkin, Malcolm Rathmell, Bernie Schrieber, Yrjo Vesterinen, Eddy Lejeune, Thierry Michaud, Jordi Tarres, Marc Colomer,...

Guy Martin rides again at Goodwood ­ and races on Tuesday!

Guy Martin rides again at Goodwood ­ and races on Tuesday!

Just three weeks after this horrific TT crash, Guy Martin is to ride again, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Saturday.  A source close to the charismatic Honda rider has been with him today...