March

New Magura hydraulic clutch kit for Honda CRF450

New Magura hydraulic clutch kit for Honda CRF450

Magura's new hydraulic Hymec clutch conversion kit is designed to replace the standard cable set-up on the 09/10 Honda CRF450. The makers claim is offers up to 20% lighter clutch operation, helping...

Video: BMW S1000RR is king

Video: BMW S1000RR is king

MCN took part in the annual Masterbike test at the new Motorland circuit near Valencia, Spain, where all nine 1000cc inline-fours and 1200 V-twin sportsbikes competed...

Online reservation system for Yamaha Super Tenere open

Online reservation system for Yamaha Super Tenere open

The only way of ordering a new Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere through the online reservation system is now open. Yamaha has taken the decision to only offer the first version of the bike in £13,500...

Video: True state of Donington Park track revealed

Video: True state of Donington Park track revealed

This exclusive video shot by MCN shows the true scale of the work to repair the ill-fated building work facing the circuit owners before they can bring back any kind of racing to the track.  MCN...

Injured soldier takes first ride-out

Injured soldier takes first ride-out

Injured soldier and biker Andy Reid has completed his first ride-out as preparation for a Lands End to John O’Groats charity ride later in the year. The soldier lost both legs and an arm in an...

Video: New Tron Legacy trailer released

Video: New Tron Legacy trailer released

A new trailer for the new Tron Legacy movie has been released showing not just the futuristic Lightcycles but also one of the lead characters riding a Ducati Sportclassic in the ‘real life’ start of...

Video: Honda CB1100 goes on sale in Japan

Video: Honda CB1100 goes on sale in Japan

Honda’s eagerly-awaited new retro roadster, the CB1100, has just gone on sale in Japan accompanied by this official promo video – but it still looks unlikely it’ll ever be coming to the...

Centrestands for modern Triumph Bonnevilles

Centrestands for modern Triumph Bonnevilles

Triumph parts and accessories specialist Norman Hyde has expanded his range of centrestands to include the 2009-on ‘small wheel’ Triumph Bonneville models, as well as the Scrambler and Thruxton...

BMW S1000RR annihilates competition on track

BMW S1000RR annihilates competition on track

As you predicted in our online poll, BMW’s stunningly fast S1000RR has defeated all eight of its major rivals on track, comfortably annihilating the competition from both Japan and Europe. Read the...

New MCN March 10: New Triumph Sprint ST spied!

New MCN March 10: New Triumph Sprint ST spied!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale March 10, we reveal the new Triumph Sprint ST in testing after an eagle-eyed MCN reader spotted it on the M6. The ultimate test puts the top nine superbikes...

Bikes on TV: March 10-16

Bikes on TV: March 10-16

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...

Dangerously under-powered scooters

My son has started riding which for me is great news. He has an Aprilia SR50, which is restricted to 30mph by law - all the roads in my area are 40mph limit dual carriageways which end in large multi-lane roundabouts. To keep safe he needs to maintain top speed on approach to these roundabouts using good reading and planning - he cannot afford to back off for his own safety. The bike is too...

Superbiketours prize draw

Superbiketours prize draw

Our motorcycle group, Superbiketours is celebrating its first birthday by offering bikers the chance to win motorcycle gear or a short holiday break in our spring prize draw. Prizes include an...

MCN in Koh-Samui,Thailand!

MCN in Koh-Samui,Thailand!

James, Amber & Denis holidaying in Koh-Samui, Thailand! Of course we had to read MCN! February 2010.

Free dyno testing at MCN Live!

Free dyno testing at MCN Live!

Ex-Isle of Man TT racer Robbie Silvester and his team will be carrying out free dyno runs on bikes at MCNLive! 23–26 April, Skegness.     Book your MCN Live! tickets...

3700 miles for cancer care

3700 miles for cancer care

A group of seven motorcyclists plan to ride to 14 European capital cities in seven days to raise money for cancer care this summer. The group, who have named themselves the Magnificent Seven, will...

Female racing prodigy shines at Daytona 200

Female racing prodigy shines at Daytona 200

Sixteen-year-old female rider Elena Myers finished seventh in her debut Supersport race at Daytona. Riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 she was the first non-Yamaha rider to finish. She said: “The first half of...

New Mivv exhausts for Z750

New Mivv exhausts for Z750

Mivv has announced the first of its new Ghibli exhausts, for the Kawasaki Z750. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts There will be titanium and stainless steel versions. Both come with removable baffles,...

Council that scrapped free bike parking in fraud probe

Council that scrapped free bike parking in fraud probe

A council that scrapped free motorcycle parking is at the centre of a fraud investigation into two of its senior officers. It’s alleged they broke European Union law by handing a firm a parking...

Poll: Which is the fastest superbike of 2010?

Poll: Which is the fastest superbike of 2010?

Since the introduction of new contenders like BMW’s new S1000RR, Aprilia’s new RSV4R and MV Agusta’s all-new F4 1000, the question every sportsbike fan has been asking is: Which is the quickest...

Save Donington

Save Donington

My daughter and grandchildren at the Save Donington event. Fans of the future if we can save this great cicuit

Video: Aprilia RSV4 onboard at Motorland

Video: Aprilia RSV4 onboard at Motorland

In this week's MCN, on sale March 10, we reveal the results of Masterbike 2010 - the first track test featuring every current superbike from Europe and Japan.   Read the Aprilia RSV4...

Benelli TechnoTracker concept

Benelli TechnoTracker concept

Here's my idea for a dirt tracker style Benelli. The Benelli TechnoTracker!

100bhp limit threat

100bhp limit threat

Motorcycles could be subjected to 100bhp power limits under proposals to be set out by the European Commission this summer.      The Commission is expected to propose...

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 classics news and...

North Wales Police: No more random stops of bikers

North Wales Police: No more random stops of bikers

Police in North Wales have agreed to stop randomly pulling over thousands of law-abiding motorcyclists in a dramatic victory for MCN readers. The force has bowed to the demands of thousands of you...

Video: Ducati talks Multistrada 1200 - "transform without limits"

Video: Ducati talks Multistrada 1200 - "transform without limits"

In an exclusive interview at the world launch in Lanzarote, Ducati Multistrada 1200 Product Manager Mario Alvisi tells MCN about the mindset that led to their new rule-changing...

Be a judge in Bennetts’ Babe contest

Be a judge in Bennetts’ Babe contest

A bike insurance firm is facing the arduous task of choosing a promotional model squad from hundreds of hopefuls – and wants motorcyclists to help. Two riders will get to be on the judging panel in...

Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 2

Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 2

Here is the second part of our online special highlighting the best bits from Daytona Bike week. We've picked out the best bits, but all the pre registered lots can be seen here...

Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 1

Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 1

Daytona Bike week isn't just beards, burgers and bikinis. The annual classic and custom auction is a yearly highlight for collectors and bargain hunters worldwide. We've picked out the best bits,...

Extra iPhone battery life for tourers

If you're using your iPhone as a bar-mounted satnav, or just don't want to get caught out with no battery life when you need to phone the AA, the new battery charger might be up your alley. The Juice Pack Air allows you to access the internet, maps and make calls without worrying about the phone's notorious battery life. Aside from being a wafer-thin integrated rechargable charger designed to...

BMW issues new software patch for S1000RR

BMW issues new software patch for S1000RR

BMW has issued a second software patch for the new S1000RR superbike after two bikes getting a software update to introduce a rev limit suffered instrument failure. BMW dealers across the country were...

Video review: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

Video review: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

The 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 is so good, it heralds a new era, moving motorcycle design on to the next stage. 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 first ride report Ducati Multistrada 1200 rivals...

MCN in Lybia

MCN in Lybia

While working in Tripoli there was nothing to no night life and no beer, but plenty of time to read MCN.

Honda sells 60 VFR1200Fs in two weeks

Honda sells 60 VFR1200Fs in two weeks

Honda has confirmed it has sold 60 VFR1200s across the country in the two weeks it has been on sale. The firm has also launched a new fixed cost maintenance package for the bike to take it through to...

Modern Classics: Hot RD350LC stars in new mag

Modern Classics: Hot RD350LC stars in new mag

This stunning, modified, Yamaha RD350LC is one of the stars of Practical Sportsbikes - a new sister magazine to MCN launched this week. Free 16-page sample of new magazine 'Practical...