March

Video: Meet the new Suzi Perry

Video: Meet the new Suzi Perry

Jennie Gow is the new face of MotoGP on the BBC. The former Sky Sports News presenter is all set to cover the 2010 season following Suzi Perry's decision to step down.    Read the full...

New wall-mounted workstations

New wall-mounted workstations

This new Action Station folding workstation from PAF Systems is ideal for those of us who are short of space in the garage. It’s simplicity itself – you just fit the uprights to the wall and attached...

BMC air filters down in price

BMC air filters down in price

UK prices of BMC performance air filters have been dropped on average by 24%, making, for example, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R system is now £57. Save £££s on motorcycle products The filters, which are...

I'm not worthy

I have just moved to Chester and with spring approaching I took my Suzuki TL1000R to Two Wheel in Ellesmere Port for a service. It's a really friendly place with good service. Imagine my surprise to find the fastest woman round the TT circuit, Jenny Tinmouth working on my bike! Where else could you find a record holding racer servicing bikes? To top it all I had never heard of her...

Afghan Heroes Bike Ride

Afghan Heroes Bike Ride

Hi, I'm Richard Stoodley, I live in Malmesbury. Here are a few photos I took as the riders left Hullavington en route through Malmesbury to Wootton Bassett. It really was a great spectacle to see all...

A good time in Wootton Bassett

A good time in Wootton Bassett

It was a great day at Wootton Bassett with a very big turn out. Everyone was well behaved. Our gang did a round trip of round 400 miles each and it was worth every penny!

Bikes on TV: March 17-23

Bikes on TV: March 17-23

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...

New MCN March 17: Suzi Perry's replacement revealed

New MCN March 17: Suzi Perry's replacement revealed

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale March 17, we talk Rossi, riding bikes and replacing Suzi Perry in an exclusive interview with Suzi's replacement. How the new Yamaha FZ8 and Fazer8...

Wootton Bassett video

I was one of the 15,000 bikers at Wootton Bassett and thought some of you may want to see some bike mounted camera footage of the ride. I had a broken hand and was in a lot of pain during the full days riding. In the saddle from 0800-2000. A very small price to pay in my view. A very rough edit from the Muvi cam showing the initial gathering.  Part two, un-edited footage of the...

Suzuki releases special edition GSX-R600

Suzuki releases special edition GSX-R600

Suzuki has just released information about a new GSX-R600 which has an exclusive paintscheme harking back to the 1999 factory World Superbike racing bike. Read the Suzuki GSX-R600 review The bike...

Our Experience of Wootton Bassett

Our Experience of Wootton Bassett

We arrived at the airfield at half ten in the morning after travelling down from Liverpool the previous day. Because of the sheer number of people there we did not leave for the ride till four in the...

We need your pothole pictures and stories

We need your pothole pictures and stories

MCN needs your pothole stories and pictures as part of an in-depth national investigation into the reported two million potholes littering the UK roads. If you have seen a massive and dangerous...

Yamaha XT660 Tènèrè Spirit

Yamaha XT660 Tènèrè Spirit

This is my vision for a classic series version of the Yamaha Tenere. I call it the Yamaha XT660 True Tènèrè Spirit.

Wootton Bassett Afghan Heroes ride is stunning success

Wootton Bassett Afghan Heroes ride is stunning success

More than 15,000 motorcyclists turned out yesterday to show their support for the people of Wootton Bassett and honour those troops killed in Afghanistan. The 10,000 riders and 5000 pillions raised...

Big bore kit for Triumph Thunderbird

Big bore kit for Triumph Thunderbird

Triumph has released a factory, fully-homologated big bore kit for their Thunderbird model. Save £££s on motorcycle products Fitting the kit takes the cc, bhp and torque of the standard T-Bird from...

Honda CB1100 not coming to the UK

Honda CB1100 not coming to the UK

Honda UK have re-iterated their decision not to import the new CB1100 to the UK stating “it was not deemed that there would be sufficient demand across Europe to make the development and production of...

MCN reader to be Bennetts Babe judge

MCN reader to be Bennetts Babe judge

One MCN reader is guaranteed to be on a panel of judges choosing a model squad for bike insurer Bennetts. The chosen reader will face the arduous take of helping the firm pick models to front its...

Wootton Bassett, Sunday 14th March: MCN wants your photos

Wootton Bassett, Sunday 14th March: MCN wants your photos

Are you attending the ride-out for Afghan Heroes this Sunday in Wootton Bassett? If so, MCN needs your help. We want photos of all the day’s action: the bikes, the supporters and the ride-out. So get...

NCP corrects misleading signs after MCN investigation

NCP corrects misleading signs after MCN investigation

Misleading parking signs which told motorcyclists they had to pay have been clarified following an MCN investigation. We revealed in December how car park giant NCP had effectively introduced an...

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...

The Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club

The latest message to Westminster from the No To the Bike Parking Tax campaign is this: "IF YOU TREAT US LIKE CARS, WE WILL BEHAVE LIKE CARS"..."NO MORE TALKING!" From now on every Wednesday there will be a gathering of motorcycles and scooters in undisclosed locations around Westminster Council. Notice of the location will be sent out flash mob via SMS a few hours before the gathering. Of course...

Storz XR1200S for sale in the UK

Storz XR1200S for sale in the UK

The only one of its kind in the UK, this Storz XR1200S has just been put up for sale on motorcyclenews.com.    Click here to view the ad Based on a 2000 1200cc Sportster, the XR is built...

Space-saving stand in action

The new Universal Bike Stand from the makers of the Biker Tidy shelving system is claimed to save you space by eradicating the need to use a sidestand. Watch the video here, and make your own mind up. This could be the way to squeeze just one more bike into your garage without her indoors realising! It costs £99 from www.bikertidy.co.uk

Vespa riders: From Margate to Land’s End for Help for Heroes

Vespa riders: From Margate to Land’s End for Help for Heroes

Vespa rider Paul King will be riding his Vespa T5 scooter outfit from Margate to Land’s End to raise money for Help for Heroes. On April 10th 2010 Paul and his family, alongside members of Modern...

Moisturiser for riders

Moisturiser for riders

Designed to prevent the wind from drying out your skin if you wear an open face helmet, and to protect against UV rays, these new skin care products for motorcyclists could be just what cruiser,...

Yamaha FZ8 and Fazer8 full pictures and information revealed

Yamaha FZ8 and Fazer8 full pictures and information revealed

Yamaha has finally released the full details for the FZ8 naked and the half-faired Fazer8 after a drawn-out teaser campaign. The bikes completely replace the FZ6 range, sitting as a sporty...

New Biketek luggage revealed

New Biketek luggage revealed

If you’re planning a trip away this spring or summer, you could do worse than take a look at this new range of luggage from Biketek. Save £££s on motorcycle luggage The new range consists of Pilot...

New Troy Lee Design Rizla Suzuki MotoGP bike unveiled

New Troy Lee Design Rizla Suzuki MotoGP bike unveiled

This is the 2010 Rizla Suzuki GSV-R with a new paintjob designed by Troy Lee Designs that will be raced by Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista. Livery direct from Troy Lee and his fantastic team of...

TGB G6 600

TGB G6 600

Here's my idea for a TGB scooter which could compete with the Yamaha T-Max.

‘Ghostlids’ safety campaign launched in Maidstone, Kent

‘Ghostlids’ safety campaign launched in Maidstone, Kent

A new safety campaign aimed at 16-19-year-old riders was launched in Maidstone, Kent today. The ‘Ghostlids’ campaign is focused on teaching teenagers about how to ride safely. Posters featuring a...

Freddie Spencer’s Championship bikes for sale

Freddie Spencer’s Championship bikes for sale

Freddie Spencer has put two of his championship-winning bikes up for sale. Specialist dealer RMD Motors has Spencer’s 1983 championship-winning NS500 Triple up for sale along with his NSR250 Twin...

Ducati release Aspar MotoGP livery

Ducati release Aspar MotoGP livery

Jorge Martinez’s MotoGP team officially released their 2010 livery today. The team, officially called ‘Paginas Amarillas Aspar Team’, revealed their yellow Desmosidici GP10 sponsored by the Spanish...

New Sprint ST

It would be interesting to hear from Triumph how long this new Sprint ST has been on trial. I too spotted this bike whilst driving along the A4212 in North Wales - it would have been late summer 2008 or spring 2009. I owned a 1050 ST at the time and spotted one in my mirrors overtaking cars behind, so knew it wouldn't be long before it would be alongside. Off went the radio and down came...

Test ride a Yamaha and win an R1

Test ride a Yamaha and win an R1

Yamaha dealers are giving riders a chance to try a whole host of Yamaha motorcycles and scooters and win a new Yamaha R1 in the process. Click here for more info Complete a feedback form on the...

New Interphone Bluetooth intercom

New Interphone Bluetooth intercom

Interphone's new F4 intercom uses the latest Bluetooth wireless stereo technology and noise cancellation techniques, to deliver what its makers call “advanced communications on the move in a...

Bos exhaust gives S1000RR true 200bhp potential!

Bos exhaust gives S1000RR true 200bhp potential!

Dutch firm Bos has developed a MotoGP style slip-on silencer for BMW’s 193bhp S1000RR sports bike, claimed to boost power by up to 6.6bhp. The firm also claims a significant weight loss over the...