March

KTM to produce electric motorcycles in 2011

KTM to produce electric motorcycles in 2011

Austrian firm KTM has become the first large-scale manufacturer to produce an electric bike with these two ‘Freeride’ machines going into full production in 18 months. Find a KTM for sale These two...

Stylish new motorcycling rucksack

Stylish new motorcycling rucksack

Boblbee’s new ‘Velocity’ collection of rucksacks has been specially developed for urban riders who need to carry a laptop – specifically a smaller, 7-12in netbook.   Available in black, red...

New F800GS 'Adventure' revealed

New F800GS 'Adventure' revealed

Masters of aftermarket adventure accessories Metal Mule have come up with their own solution to the lack of a BMW F800GS Adventure. They've thrown more than three grand of their own practical kit at a...

Great aftermarket kit

Great aftermarket kit

Just been to Milan - great bike city - and spotted this interesting accessory.

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - A testing start

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - A testing start

In terms of timing, weather and traffic, the day I hitched a lift to Vines in Guildford to pick up my BMW R1200RT long term test bike couldn’t have been any worse. Around 20 miles away from the...

You have to be fast to catch this blond!

Leslie Porterfield is blond girl next door, but you will have to be quick to keep up with her, as she is the fastest girl on this planet on a standard motorcycle

Super Tenere Video

Impression of the new Yamaha XT1200Z super Ténéré. Introductie at Yamaha NL.

Video: Spies and Edwards Team Texas Road Trip

Video: Spies and Edwards Team Texas Road Trip

In the latest comedy promo video from Yamaha, team mates Ben Spies and Colin Edwards take a 'mancation' in order to bond...      

Radical RAD02 Corsa built on-line

Radical RAD02 Corsa built on-line

We've featured bikes from Spanish builder Radical on this site before, most recently the Dirt Guzzi and the Imola Café racer. And while there's no doubt they produce some droolworthy motorcycles,...

Yamaha Fazer8 to cost £8799; FZ8 £7799!

Yamaha Fazer8 to cost £8799; FZ8 £7799!

Yamaha has just released the UK prices for the ‘budget’ Fazer8 and FZ8 and they are going to cost a wallet-melting £8799 for the half-faired bike and £7799 for the naked FZ8. MCN had reliable inside...

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet - In search of that elusive new-bike feel

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet - In search of that elusive new-bike feel

Here at MCN we get the chance to ride a lot of crisp new bikes fresh from the manufacturer, so in comparison my Hornet seems a bit old and tired. For that reason my mission for this year is to get it...

World first test: Ducati Multistrada v BMW R1200GS

World first test: Ducati Multistrada v BMW R1200GS

MCN testers have gone to Italy to pit the astonishing new Ducati Multistrada 1200S in a world first comparison test against the class-leading BMW R1200GS. Trevor’s full test will appear in next week’s...

Sheene tribute bike at Goodwood

Sheene tribute bike at Goodwood

This is the Icon Sheene – a 250bhp turbocharged tribute to the late great Barry Sheene. The bike – which is revealed in this week’s MCN – was designed and built by Andrew Morris who has dubbed it ‘the...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys v BMW F650GS v Suzuki V-Strom

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys v BMW F650GS v Suzuki V-Strom

Five miles was all it took for MCN's road testers to agree the new 2010 Kawasaki Versys is fun to ride. 100 miles later it was clear the new bike should be just as popular as the 2009...

New Husqvarnas for 2010

New Husqvarnas for 2010

Italian off-road manufacturer Husqvarna has two new models for 2010. The enduro-styled TE630 and the SMS630 supermoto replace the out-going TE610 and SM610ie. As well as restyled bodywork, both...

New 210bhp Norton rotary

New 210bhp Norton rotary

Norton is set to make a stunning return to racing next year with an all-new 200bhp+ rotary superbike. The news – which is revealed in full in tomorrow’s MCN – means Norton could have a BSB and even...

Bikes on TV: March 24-30

Bikes on TV: March 24-30

KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM...

MCN Campaign: Fix our roads!

MCN Campaign: Fix our roads!

MCN is today launching a fight to mend our pothole-ridden roads. With your help, we’re going to highlight some of the country’s worst potholes and get them filled – even if we have to do it...

New Haynes manual for Kawasaki ER-6f and ER-6n

New Haynes manual for Kawasaki ER-6f and ER-6n

This new manual covers the Kawasaki ER650 (ER-6n) from 2006 to 2010 and the EX650 (ER-6f) from 2006 onwards, both models with a 649cc engine. As with all Haynes manuals, it can help owners decide...

New Bike Test

I just wanted to write and give my view on the new module 1 motorcycle test. I am a DSA qualified CBT/DAS instructor. I am amazed by the attitude of MCN towards the new test, I fully agree that some areas of the contry do not have enough centres, but the test its self is perfectly fine. How many of you guys that keep slating it have been trained for or taken the new test? I regularly train and...

Touring luggage for BMW S1000RR

Touring luggage for BMW S1000RR

Ventura have just released a Bike Pack luggage system which they say combines the best features of hard and soft luggage. The Ventura Bike Pack system consists of three elements: L-Brackets, Rack and...

KTM 2010 Freeride eBike revealed

KTM 2010 Freeride eBike revealed

Pictures of KTM’s new Freeride electric motorcycle have been published in a German magazine despite the Austrian company restricting publishing. The Freeride eBike is expected to cost around £8900 and...

Money off insurance with new Scorpion helmets

Money off insurance with new Scorpion helmets

Scorpion's range of 2010 helmets comes with an added bonus ­- a guaranteed 10% off your insurance. Save cash on motorcycle helmets For details of this offer, and of the firm's new helmets and...

Carole Nash boss to walk to North Pole for charity

Carole Nash boss to walk to North Pole for charity

The boss of Britain’s biggest motorcycle insurance firm is to walk to the North Pole to raise funds for Riders for Health and the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC). David Newman, chief executive...

New MCN March 24: Rossi is ready for Stoner

New MCN March 24: Rossi is ready for Stoner

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale March 24, we bring you all the news and gossip from the final MotoGP test at Qatar. How the new MV Agusta F4 compares to the old F4 on UK roads. We...

Video: Suzuki GSX1250F in action

Video: Suzuki GSX1250F in action

The new Suzuki GSX1250F looks set to be the sport-touring bargain of 2010 - at £6999 it's £1000s cheaper than competitors and £4597 less than the Honda VFR1200F. Watch the video for a quick look...

£Millions of taxpayers’ cash wasted on “bungled” new motorcycle test

£Millions of taxpayers’ cash wasted on “bungled” new motorcycle test

New motorcycle test centres were a waste of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, a committee of MPs has concluded. Smaller old-style test centres should instead have been kept open, according to...

Make your BMW S1000RR’s lights symmetrical

Make your BMW S1000RR’s lights symmetrical

A German parts shop is selling a sticker to give BMW’s S1000RR’s headlights a symmetrical look. Save £££s on motorcycle products The cheeky modification uses the standard fairing, but by surrounding...

California Superbike School to use new-look Silverstone circuit

California Superbike School to use new-look Silverstone circuit

The California Superbike School will be opening its UK dates at Silverstone’s new-look Stowe circuit on April 22. Silverstone has undergone a massive amount of work over the winter as it upgrades to...

Suzuki GSX1250FA: competitors price comparison

Suzuki GSX1250FA: competitors price comparison

MCN has tested the new Suzuki GSX1250FA, which you can read about in MCN, March 24, and this graph shows where Suzuki sees it fitting in the market. There’s little competition in the same price...

Jim Clayton

Jim Clayton

It is with great regret that we have to announce that Jim passed away peacefully on Sunday, he was surrounded by his family and dearest friends. A larger than life character, he will be sorely missed...

Suzuki GSX1250FA first ride - 'the bargain tourer of the year'

Suzuki GSX1250FA first ride - 'the bargain tourer of the year'

MCN's Chris Newbigging is in Gerona, Spain at the launch of the new Suzuki GSX1250FA. Here are his first impressions after riding Suzuki's new fully-faired tourer: "The Suzuki GSX1250FA looks set...

'I Like People Who Leave The Car'

'I Like People Who Leave The Car'

I got the message... I left the car and took the bike.

No money, no parking, no ice cream

Today after a ride out with some friends we stopped off at a local park for a drink and some ice cream when we noticed that motorbikes had to pay and display. Having only enough money for ice cream on us at the time we had to leave, so we are trying to give motorcycles the ability to park there for free and need as much support as we can get. It would be appreciated if you could all help by either...

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.           Read more modern...

Metalflake making a comeback

Metalflake making a comeback

It’s true that nothing is original and fashion is cyclic but when it comes to metalflake that’s no bad thing.   Invented in the 1930’s by painting innovator John Morton (who created the finish...