May

New Honda Sabre

New Honda Sabre

This is the brand new Honda Sabre 1300 cruiser – proof that the firm’s new, more extreme chopper styling, as pioneered on last year’s Fury, is no one-off. The US-only model – revealed in full in next...

New Bimotas tested

New Bimotas tested

To celebrate the announcement of a new UK importer, Bimota brought along the DB5S, DB6, DB7 and Tesi 3D to Brands Hatch for us to ride, to refresh British riders' memories of the exotica they...

Readers warn of Nigerian bike buying scam

Readers warn of Nigerian bike buying scam

Kawasaki W650 owners Fiona and Andy Menzies are warning private bike sellers to be vigilant after narrowly escaping being swindled out of £4500. The Kinross couple had advertised their W650 online...

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...

Guest road test: Shervin reviews the Kawasaki ZX-10R

Guest road test: Shervin reviews the Kawasaki ZX-10R

Shervin Rezaiy is a trained auto mechanic, internet phenomenon and awesome motorcycle modifying legend. We are privileged to have him review the greatest bike of all time, the 2005 Kawasaki...

Free disc-lock scheme in Blackburn area

Free disc-lock scheme in Blackburn area

Police in Darwen near Blackburn have launched a new motorcycle security scheme after a recent series of thefts in the area. Police are actively looking for unsecured motorcycles in the area after 12...

Speed cameras inaccurate in cold weather?

Speed cameras inaccurate in cold weather?

Motorcyclists caught speeding during the cold snap earlier this year could soon have grounds to appeal, after car driver Andrew Fowler embarked on a landmark case to prove the readings from Gatsos...

Staff bikes: Kawasaki Versys – The return of the Versys

Staff bikes: Kawasaki Versys – The return of the Versys

If a man by the name of Sam Pinney ever asks to borrow your bike, say no. Bad things happen. Everything was going well until I was informed some scamp in London had tried to steal the Versys. Here...

Staff bikes – Victory Hammer S: Calling open-minded Harley owners

Staff bikes – Victory Hammer S: Calling open-minded Harley owners

The Victory Hammer S continues to be a pleasure as I rack up miles in the sun, and I’ve yet to run in to any problems. It also continues to draw praise. A week spent road testing meant the Hammer was...

New helmet safety ratings

New helmet safety ratings

New government safety ratings for helmets have been released. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets An extra 27 flip-front and full-face helmets have been tested in the Department for Transport’s Safety...

SDoc100 Insect Protector spray in action

Get ready for the most exciting 2:57 of your life. Er, actually, this video for Sdoc100 Insect Protector is about as edgy as a sleeping gran, but like all the German firm's products, it's functional and to the point. Save cash on motorcycle products On this evidence, the new spray will stop bugs from sticking to bodywork. We'll be testing this claim in a future issue of MCN. Oh, and the...

MCN in the Dominican Republic

MCN in the Dominican Republic

On the beach in the Dominican having a great read.

Video: 140mph speeding biker

Video: 140mph speeding biker

Footage of a speeding motorcyclist hitting 140mph has been released by police. Kent Police says the rider is one of several caught using its unmarked video bikes. The force has released the footage as...

Bikers fair game down under

In the South Australian District Court on Monday, Neil Spooner, 55, was found not guilty of causing the death of Daniel Raphael almost four years ago. Mr Raphael died when his scooter was struck from behind by Mr Spooner's van as he waited to turn at an Adelaide intersection in June 2006. http://bigpondnews.com/articles/TopStories/2010/05/24/One-eyed_man_cleared_of_causing_death_465675.html

Staff bikes: Ducati Multistrada 1200 - The bike I've waited 10 years for

Staff bikes: Ducati Multistrada 1200 - The bike I've waited 10 years for

Picked up my new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Touring on Friday and I couldn’t be more delighted with it. With electronically-adjustable Ohlins suspension, changeable engine maps, heated grips, keyless...

Own a corner of the TT course

Own a corner of the TT course

These officially licensed aluminium signs ­ 'Quarry Bends', 'Laurel Bank', 'Windy Corner' and 'Joey's' ­ allow you to turn a small corner of your home into a part of the TT Mountain...

New LeoVince exhaust for KTM Duke 690

New LeoVince exhaust for KTM Duke 690

LeoVince have thrown away the restrictive stock silencer and catalyst and replaced it with their new SBK-Underbody exhaust.  The new exhaust is claimed to weigh 20% less than the stock can,...

Councillor who scrapped free bike parking quits

Councillor who scrapped free bike parking quits

The councillor who scrapped free roadside motorcycle parking has quit his post. Danny Chalkley, the Tory councillor in charge of parking in London’s Westminster, was left out of a cabinet reshuffle...

Dainese scrappage scheme launched

Dainese scrappage scheme launched

Dainese and AGV are offering you 25% off brand new leathers or helmets when you trade in your old kit.  Yes, it does sound too good to be true, but all you need to do in order to claim your...

New Bagster sports touring pannier

New Bagster sports touring pannier

Bagster have announced the launch of their Cruise panniers for roadsters and tourers. They’re available in black/blue, black/red or black/anthracite and cost £88. The firm announced earlier this week...

New CBF1000F will cost around £9000

New CBF1000F will cost around £9000

Honda has revealed that the new CBF1000F will cost in the region of £9000 when it goes on sale in the autumn. The updated, alloy-framed CBF is a late addition to Honda UK’s range – initially the bike...

£70 lid takes five-star SHARP rating

£70 lid takes five-star SHARP rating

Nitro's entry-level Aikido full-face helmet has scored the maximum five stars in the government's SHARP safety ratings. The £70 helmet was one of only three lids to score five stars in the lastest...

Work for MCN!

Work for MCN!

MCN has a vacancy for a full-time sub-editor to work on our production desk. This is a rare opportunity to join the world’s biggest motorcycle publication, with all the benefits you would...

New Donington lease signed - racing to return from September

New Donington lease signed - racing to return from September

Racing could resume at Donington as soon as September after an agreement was reached in principle to lease the blighted circuit to the Worcestershire-based Adroit group. The 25 year lease allows...

Playmate of the Year receives BMW S1000RR

Playmate of the Year receives BMW S1000RR

This week’s ‘It’s alright for some…’ prize goes to American model Hope Dworaczyk. The 25-year-old Texan has not only just been selected as Playboy magazine’s ‘Playmate of the Year’, she won $100,000...

Get top deals and meet TT stars with R&G

Get top deals and meet TT stars with R&G

R&G Racing are opening a store in the Strand Shopping Centre, Douglas, on the Isle of Man during the TT fortnight. Anyone who spends more than £50 will get a free T-shirt, and you can even meet up...

Video: Hypermotard 1100 v GSX-R600 v Speed Triple

Video: Hypermotard 1100 v GSX-R600 v Speed Triple

Ducati's new Hypermotard 1100 Evo is a great bike - but it has divided opinion in the MCN office. One side of the office thinks it's a relevant and fun alternative to a supersports machine like the...

Dont look down!

Dont look down!

I went to the NW200 this year and took this pic whilst sight seeing at the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge.

Win a one-off RAF-themed Arai!

Win a one-off RAF-themed Arai!

To commemorate 70 years since the Battle of Britain, Phoenix Distribution, the UK importer of Arai helmets, has teamed up with the Royal Air Forces Association to produce this special one-off Arai...

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 - Beware bike sellers who limp

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 - Beware bike sellers who limp

When I bought my GPz550 for £300 in January, I triumphantly claimed I’d proved you could get a decent bike for next to nothing. I now admit I’ve proved only that you can get a bike for next to...

Video: Park Lane S1000RR ready-made racer

Video: Park Lane S1000RR ready-made racer

BMW took the 1000cc sports bike world by storm this year with it's new S1000RR. But now dealers are pushing the envelope and BMW Park Lane is offering to build you a track version of the S1000RR out...

Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 7

Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 7

This was always going to be a full-on adventure: 1125 miles off road, riding a Honda XR250 across one of the poorest and least-developed countries in South East Asia.      Watch...

Start 'em young!

Start 'em young!

Here's my two year old grandson Zac with his first quad.

MCN in Tunisia

MCN in Tunisia

Here I am on holiday in Tunisia. I had to take my favourite weekly fix with me - we didn't know if the ash cloud would prevent us coming home!

Kawasaki 2011 MX models announced – lean green and very mean

Kawasaki 2011 MX models announced – lean green and very mean

Kawasaki has released details on its 2011 four-stroke KX250F (MX2) and KX450F (MX1) motocross models. The new KX250F will, for the first time, use battery-less fuel injection, a system successfully...

First ride: Triumph Thruxton 904 Ace Special

First ride: Triumph Thruxton 904 Ace Special

You may have seen this lovely, highly-modified Triumph Thruxton on our stand at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle show at Excel earlier in the year. Created by Tony Scott of T3 Racing (he also runs the...