June

Chris Pfeiffer victorious at the German Stuntriding Open

Chris Pfeiffer victorious at the German Stuntriding Open

Chris Pfeiffer won the German Stuntriding Open for the second year in a row last weekend on his BMW F800R. Read the BMW F800R review Pfieffer was pleased with his result: "I am very happy to win.

Ride a Desmo at Oulton Park

Ride a Desmo at Oulton Park

Is there a cooler bike in the world than the Ducati Desmosedici RR? Well, apart from the motorcycles used by health workers to deliver health care in rural Africa, we aren’t sure. Now Riders for...

Reader's race reps needed for MCN road test

Reader's race reps needed for MCN road test

MCN needs to get hold of some specific models for a race rep road test. If you have one of the following bikes and you'd like to see it in the paper, please get in touch:  ...

Bike test to be reviewed

Bike test to be reviewed

A controversial new riding test which has seen hundreds of learners crash and bookings plummet is to be reviewed by the Government. In his first formal interview since taking his new post, to be...

New MCN June 9: Rossi - "I'll be back"

New MCN June 9: Rossi - "I'll be back"

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale June 9, GP legend Valentino Rossi speaks from hospital following his 106mph highside at Mugello on Saturday. The new Yamaha Super Tenere takes on the...

Moto Rumi Sport

Moto Rumi Sport

As a teenager in the 60's I rode all over England and from Nottingham to Cornwall (where I now live) on my Italian Moto Rumi scooter a 125 twin twostroke which was rare even then. I regretfully...

HONDA AFRICA TWIN 1200

HONDA AFRICA TWIN 1200

A new rival for BMW and Yamaha. HONDA AFRICA TWIN 1200. The Queen is back!

Moto Guzzi Nevada Anniversario

Moto Guzzi Nevada Anniversario

To celebrate twenty years of the middleweight Moto Guzzi Nevada cruiser, the Italian firm have created a new addition to their model line-up: the Nevada Anniversario, which will only be available in...

Buy Haslam print, win prizes!

Buy Haslam print, win prizes!

his 16x12in print, celebrating Leon Haslam¹s Phillip Island WSB victory earlier this year (and co-signed by the Pocket Rocket himself) costs £20, but buying one could net you a day at the Ron Haslam...

Isle of Man TT 2010 on DVD now!

Isle of Man TT 2010 on DVD now!

Duke Video has just released 'Isle of Man TT On-Bike Laps 2010 Volume 1' ­ in fact it was released within 36 hours of Wednesday night practice finishing last week! The DVD features footage of...

Video: The world's wackiest trike?

Video: The world's wackiest trike?

This awesome drag car-powered monster is currently laying claim over in the US to be the world's best trike.      Watch the video to see it in action:  

Staff bikes: CBR600F - The proud (and skint) owner of a 1998 Honda CBR600F

Staff bikes: CBR600F - The proud (and skint) owner of a 1998 Honda CBR600F

Nobody in the world is more relieved I have actually been successful in finding a new bike than those MCN staff who sit closest to me at work. No longer do they have to look at what I have just found...

Staff bikes: Enfield Clubman - I can see clearly now

Staff bikes: Enfield Clubman - I can see clearly now

I have an addictive personality; I horde things, lots of things. There are approximately 30 pairs of shoes scattered around my house, my garage looks like a library, the loft is full of old C90...

Win a signed Helmet by Carl Fogarty plus a copy of SBKX game and bag!

Win a signed Helmet by Carl Fogarty plus a copy of SBKX game and bag!

We have four copies of the SBK game for runners up: a copy of the game ( either PS3 , X-Box or PC DVD), Carl Fogarty’s autograph and SBK X bags. SBK X is the official Superbike World Championship game...

DUCATI DESMOLIGHT 450 CONCEPT

DUCATI DESMOLIGHT 450 CONCEPT

This concept bike is dedicated to pure riding pleasure. Based on the new hypothetical Mono Desmo 450cc. Little bastard

Yamaha R1 and R6 owners needed to help break world record

Yamaha R1 and R6 owners needed to help break world record

The Yamaha R1 and R6 Owners Club GB will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for 'Largest Parade of Yamaha Motorcycles' on Sunday 27th June 2010 - and they want your help.  The club...

Poll: What will be king of the adventure bikes in 2010?

Poll: What will be king of the adventure bikes in 2010?

This week we're testing the new Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z against its established rivals in Scotland.     The £13,499 Yamaha faces stiff competition from Ducati’s brilliant...

Yamaha Tenere world first group test

Yamaha Tenere world first group test

We're off to Scotland to test the new Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z against its established rivals. The long-awaited 1200 parallel has just landed in the UK so we’ve whisked the first one in the...

Most incredible race replica ever

Most incredible race replica ever

This bike claimed the first MV victory on the Isle of Man since Agostini won there in 1972. Except there’s not a single genuine MV part on this exquisite three-cylinder bike.    In...

Spy shots: Touch-screen multi-mode suspension Fireblade spied

Spy shots: Touch-screen multi-mode suspension Fireblade spied

MCN’s spies have struck gold – ‘the original gold’ in fact – capturing this unique Fireblade with Multistrada-beating multi-mode suspension. The development mule was spotted near the Swedish HQ of...

Triumph Street Triple Tracker

Triumph Street Triple Tracker

German dealer Motorcorner is putting this sexy Street Triple R-based Street Tracker on sale for £12,000.  Read the Triumph Street Triple R review The transformation is an unusual twist for...

First ride: Thruxton 904 Ace Special

First ride: Thruxton 904 Ace Special

Few bikes tick the boxes in so many ways as Triumph's Thruxton. Its big, meaty air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine has chunky power all the way through the revs and it¹s as enjoyable purring...

Kymco KR Naked 125 ridden

Kymco KR Naked 125 ridden

The first thing that strikes you about the new KR 125 is just how aggressive and good looking it is. If it wasn’t for that tiny engine hanging from the beefy aluminium spars of the frame, most of us...

Jawa 350 first ride

Jawa 350 first ride

Twin shocks, four gears and a dead simple 350cc two-stroke twin – the Jawa is back. For those who don’t know, the Czech-made Jawa has been around nearly as long as Royal Enfield’s Bullet, and now you...

2010 North West 200 DVD review

2010 North West 200 DVD review

Duke Video's DVD coverage of last month's NW200 is now available to buy.  Here's a glimpse of the best of the action to get you in the mood. It costs £16.99 from www.dukevideo.com.  ...

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 Spada kit in this week's MCN

New Spada kit in this week's MCN

If you're looking for decent quality kit at a reasonable price, give the new Spada range a gander. It's topped off by the very decent Predator one-piece suit. It costs £379.99, and is made from...

New book on history of Triumph racing

New book on history of Triumph racing

Road Racing History of the Triumph 500 Unit Twin by Claudio Sintich is published on July 1 and costs £22.95.    From the Daytona successes of the mid-¹60s to the end of the factory...

Arrested man threatened to kill Valentino at Mugello this weekend

Arrested man threatened to kill Valentino at Mugello this weekend

A 42-year-old labourer has been arrested in the Italian town of Casale Monferrato after he admitted threatening to “put a bullet in the head” of 9-times world champion Valentino Rossi at the Mugello...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - 6000 mile service in ten weeks

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - 6000 mile service in ten weeks

Just ten weeks after I was lucky enough to get my hands on the 2010 BMW R1200RT as my long term test bike it has been in for the 6000 miles service. The result is a bike that now feels as fresh as new...

MCN to ride with Lorenzo and Suzuki’s GSV-R at the TT!

MCN to ride with Lorenzo and Suzuki’s GSV-R at the TT!

MCN will be the only publication in the world to be riding with MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo in Friday’s parade lap and alongside Cameron Donald as he rides the Suzuki GSV-R around the...

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S - Hey you, pipe down at the back!

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S - Hey you, pipe down at the back!

The genuine Victory accessory performance 2-1 exhaust on my Hammer S looks lovely. Deep chrome, neat welds and a shape that really suits the hot-rod shape of my Victory. So I’m gutted that I’ve...

TT 2010 television coverage starts tonight

TT 2010 television coverage starts tonight

The Biggest thing to hit the television screens this week isn’t anything to do with kicking a football, it’s the return of ITV4’s superb Isle of Man TT coverage which starts tonight. Following on...

Free luggage with the BMW R1200GS

Free luggage with the BMW R1200GS

Buy a new GS between 1 June and 30 September 2010 and you’ll get free panniers worth up to £665.   The incentive is to celebrate the GS’s 30th anniversary and applies to GS, GS Adventure...

Legal advice: what to do if the work car park is dangerous

Legal advice: what to do if the work car park is dangerous

Riding to work is a great way to beat the traffic, especially if you have got a works car park to leave your bike in safely. But what do you do if the car park is in a shocking state with potholes and...

Freddie Sheene to ride 250bhp+ tribute

Freddie Sheene to ride 250bhp+ tribute

The legendary Sheene name is to take centre-stage at Goodwood this July with the astonishing new 200mph, 250+BHP Icon Sheene making its debut with the son of the great man himself on board. ...