March

First impressions: Husqvarna SMS630 and TE630

First impressions: Husqvarna SMS630 and TE630

We’re in Italy riding Husqvarna’s two new road bikes: the SMS630 supermoto and TE630 enduro-styled machine. Both bikes have new motors with twin-cam heads a capacity hike from 576cc to 600cc and a...

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 v BMW GS

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 v BMW GS

The king is dead. Long live the king. MCN's world first comparison test of the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 proves it is a better all-rounder than BMW's brilliant R1200GS. More on the Multistrada...

Video: Bakker Nelis TL1000 special

Video: Bakker Nelis TL1000 special

MCN rides an astonishing TL1000-powered streetfighter special that stands out as one of the best built and nicest to ride we've seen.     Video: Bakker Grizzly Allround Video: Bakker...

Contour HD camera in action

We've recently taken delivery of a Contour HD camera at the MCN offices. Save cash on motorcycle products Expect to see helmet-mounted action from a number of staff members on a variety of bikes through the year, but for now, here's the firm's own promo video to show you what the little cam can do.

Brits hail new MotoGP 09/10 video game

Brits hail new MotoGP 09/10 video game

British GP trio Bradley Smith, Scott Redding and Danny Webb have hailed the new MotoGP 09/10 video game launched recently for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Smith, Redding and Webb all got chance to...

New MCN March 31: New Ducati Multistrada vs BMW R1200GS

New MCN March 31: New Ducati Multistrada vs BMW R1200GS

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale March 31, we bring you the world's first head-to-head test between the new Ducati Multistrada and BMW R1200GS. Why Leon Haslam is the new WSB standard. We...

Guildford Harley-Davidson's customs

Guildford Harley-Davidson's customs

Guildford Harley Davidson might not be the first place you think of when it comes to one-off custom built Harleys but sales manager Mike Noble and team at the Surrey based dealer are hoping these two...

Amazing new stunt shows at MCN Live!

Amazing new stunt shows at MCN Live!

This year we bring you two brand new stunt shows - The Bolddog Lings Team, with Britain’s best motocross and extreme sports participants, will be perfoming their unique and breathtaking non-stop...

Martini Ducati - MotoGP 2011

Martini Ducati - MotoGP 2011

Here's my idea of what the factory Ducati, sponsored by Martini, could look like for the 2011 MotoGP Championship.  Rider - Valentino Rossi. The Italian Dream.

First new Norton delivered to customer

First new Norton delivered to customer

The first new production Norton in a generation was handed to its new owner last Friday, with further deliveries taking place throughout this week. The limited edition Commando 961 SE was eagerly...

Video: Bakker 250cc Moto3 prototype

Video: Bakker 250cc Moto3 prototype

Legendary Dutch tuner Nico Bakker is selling the first 'Moto3'-spec race a bike, a 4-stroke successor to the near obsolete and highly expensive 2-stroke 125 GP machines. Video: Bakker Grizzly...

You CAN afford a Rossi replica

You CAN afford a Rossi replica

AGV’s range of Rossi replica lids don’t all cost an arm and a leg, and they’re not all on the top-of-the-range helmets, unlike some other lid manufacturers. If you use the MCN Shop, you’ll be able to...

Berik boots almost half-price with MCN

Berik boots almost half-price with MCN

Berik’s GPX race boots are going for just £69.99 on MCN’s online shop. The track-ready footwear, which usually retails for £129.99, features replaceable toesliders, a hard shin plate, anti-slip sole...

Box lid bargains on the MCN Shop

Box lid bargains on the MCN Shop

If you’re just starting out in biking, or even just fancy a new helmet, why not give the Box BX-2 a look? You can pick one up for £49.99 on our web shop. Yep, that’s a four-star SHARP rated full-face...

Get a new one-piece race suit cheap with MCN

Get a new one-piece race suit cheap with MCN

Times are still hard for most of us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t afford a new race suit for the summer! The MCN online shop has Frank Thomas XTI one-piece suits for sale at a staggering...

Pyramid bodywork on the MCN Shop

Pyramid bodywork on the MCN Shop

Famed UK aftermarket bodywork specialists, Pyramid Plastics, have just announced new 'fenda extendas' for some of the latest bikes. But by using our shop, you can also fit out your older sports bike...

Video: Triumph Daytona 675 and Street Triple R race bikes ridden

Video: Triumph Daytona 675 and Street Triple R race bikes ridden

MCN rides two very special Triumphs - the factory Daytona 675 that Chaz Davies is racing in WSS this year and a Street Triple R from the one-make race series supporting WSB in 2010.  Find...

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S - The coolest bike on the fleet

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S - The coolest bike on the fleet

I have, by far, the coolest long term test bike on fleet. Forget the BMW S1000RR and Ducati Multistrada, my Victory Hammer S is the most widely admired. How can I claim this? I’ve put it to the ten...

Nelis-Bakker TL1000 ridden

Nelis-Bakker TL1000 ridden

MCN has ridden Mathijn Nelis’ amazing Nelis-Bakker custom-framed streetfighter – and you can read all about it in the March 31 issue of MCN. The bike was built from the ground-up by Nelis under the...

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 9,000 motorcycles for sale.             ...

Labour MP: Tell loved-ones not to ride motorbikes

Labour MP: Tell loved-ones not to ride motorbikes

A Labour MP has urged people to tell their male loved-ones not to ride motorcycles. Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman called motorcyclists “widow makers and orphan makers” who were “disgraceful in a...

Riders for Health auction paddock-passes for MotoGP

Riders for Health auction paddock-passes for MotoGP

Riders for Health are currently auctioning weekend paddock-passes for 16 of the 18 rounds in this year’s MotoGP Championship. The British round and the new round at Motorland Aragon – which replaces...

Men & Motors closing down

Men & Motors closing down

Digital TV channel Men & Motors will be closing down for good at 6am on April 1st. ITV – who own the channel – want to instead use the channel space for their HD broadcasts. The channel, which...

Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show classic bike competition winners

Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show classic bike competition winners

The MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show’s annual classic bike competition was won this year by Colin Whyte. His 1958 Norton Dominator 99 won the ‘Cock ‘o’ the North’ trophy for ‘Best in Show’. The rest of...

Career hit a wall?

Career hit a wall?

The Job Centre is advertising the post of Wall of Death rider. The job involves riding a 1920s bike at up to 60mph around the inner wall of vertical drum, suspended up to 20 feet from the floor by...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - First few miles

The day most exciting day this year so far arrived when I took delivery of my shiny new BMW R1200 GS long termer. After skipping to the lockup i finally got to see what I'd been waiting for and there it stood complete with panniers and satnav. To make life easier this year when cleaning the beast I immediately sprayed the whole thing with Scottoiler's F365 protective spray. It should stop the...

Video: Sartso kevlar jeans tested

Video: Sartso kevlar jeans tested

Check out this video of Sartso's 'Killer' kevlar jeans being tested. OK, so it's not an independent test, but it certainly seems the abrasion resistance of these trousers is right up there – the...

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 - It's fictional

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 - It's fictional

I had a budget of £300 to spend on a bike when I saw this advertised on a forum with a month’s tax and MoT. MCN happened to have a van passing the seller’s area that day. I gave the driver the cash.

YAMAHA Z MAX 320

YAMAHA Z MAX 320

This is the corresponding of the YAMAHA R6 in the scooters field ! The total new Z MAX 320. The real sports scooter

Rob McElnea and Jamie Dobb to do Scottish Six Day Trial

Rob McElnea and Jamie Dobb to do Scottish Six Day Trial

Former world champion motocrosser Jamie Dobb and British Superbike boss and ex-500GP racer Rob McElnea will both be competing in the gruelling Scottish Six Day Trial in May.    The two...

Bike tax up 6%

Bike tax up 6%

Road tax for bikes over 600cc rises from £66 to £70 from April 1. The 6% rise was contained in yesterday’s Budget.  Tax for bikes between 401cc and 600cc rises from £48 to £50 while the rate for...

US bolt-ons now available in UK

US bolt-ons now available in UK

For the first time UK motorcyclists can now buy a range of accessories for most Japanese sports bikes from screens to exhausts and full body kits from American website www.hotbodiesracing.com. Prices...

Knox back protector for kids

Knox back protector for kids

Knox is one of the only manufacturers of body protection systems to cater for kids. Their Aegis back protector is available in seven sizes, including one specifically designed for...

Multistrada 1200 at the Ducati roadshow 2010

Multistrada 1200 at the Ducati roadshow 2010

The Ducati Roadshow continues in 2010 bringing its event truck and demonstration fleet to even more events and bike meetings throughout the UK than last year. Click here to see confirmed dates and...

New Powerbronze bolt-ons for 2010 bikes

New Powerbronze bolt-ons for 2010 bikes

Aftermarket parts supplier Powerbronze has recently announced its new  range of screens, bodywork and crash protection for a raft of new bikes.   Covered by the new collection are the...

Motorcyclists ignore tyre safety warnings

Motorcyclists ignore tyre safety warnings

Defective tyre related accidents have increased by 28% according to new Department of Transport figures obtained by tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. As a result of dodgy and illegal tyres MOT...