May

Video: Mavizen electric sportsbike first ride

Video: Mavizen electric sportsbike first ride

MCN's exclusive road test of the first electric road-going sports bike proves the future of non-petrol motorcycles is exceptionally bright. The British-designed Mavizen TTX02 is so good it feels like...

Video speed test: S1000RR v RSV4 v Hayabusa v ZZ-R1400

Video speed test: S1000RR v RSV4 v Hayabusa v ZZ-R1400

20 years after the launch of the original hyperbike, Kawasaki's ZZ-R1100, superbikes like BMW's S1000RR are now so fast they're rendering the Hayabusa and co. irrelevant...     Or...

BMW recalls 122,000 bikes

BMW recalls 122,000 bikes

BMW has announced a recall of 122,000 bikes worldwide over brake problems. Models affected are the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure, R1200R, R1200RT, R1200ST and K1200GT. The manufacturer says there is...

MCN launches iPhone ride tracker

MCN launches iPhone ride tracker

MCN has created the ultimate pocket Apple iPhone application for all motorcyclists to use to track their ride. The MCN Ride Logger, which launched  this afternoon, uses the same GPS technology...

Where the Triumph Sprint GT fits in with the competition

Where the Triumph Sprint GT fits in with the competition

The new Triumph Sprint GT has more power and torque than the old ST, and will be one of the best value tourers on the market when it goes on sale in two weeks' time. Essentially a touring version of...

New MCN May 19: New Triumph Sprint GT revealed

New MCN May 19: New Triumph Sprint GT revealed

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale May 19, we have exclusive pictures and details of Triumph's new grand tourer - the Triumph Sprint GT. Plus the Triumph Sprint ST gets a sharp new look. Pick...

Funky new Shark helmets

Funky new Shark helmets

These new designs on the Shark RSR2 and RSI helmets have just been released. The wild 'Kinetic' design on the RSR2 is our favourite. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The helmet has a five-star SHARP...

Alpinestars boots for the city gent!

Alpinestars boots for the city gent!

If the Great Gatsby wore motorcycle boots... The Alpinestars Dolomiti Gore-Tex boot is made mainly from mesh with leather inserts. It also features a Gore-Tex XCR waterproof and breathable membrane.

Wanted: Ducati Monster 696 and 1100 owners for road test

Wanted: Ducati Monster 696 and 1100 owners for road test

MCN is looking for Ducati Monster owners to come on a group test this Thursday (May 20) – we want one 696 owner and an 1100 rider too. The test will pit the new Monster 796 against the 696 and 1100...

Bike ‘ringers’ jailed

Bike ‘ringers’ jailed

Two motorcycle “ringers” have been jailed for selling thousands of pounds worth of stolen bike parts on eBay. Paul James, 33, from Erith in Kent and Seamus McGlynn, 26, from London, gave stolen...

New 2010 Triumph Sprint GT gets power and torque boost

New 2010 Triumph Sprint GT gets power and torque boost

Triumph’s new Sprint GT has more power and torque than the old ST, and will be one of the best value tourers on the market when it goes on sale in three weeks. Details just released by Triumph...

Free Akrapovic exhausts with new Yamaha R1

Free Akrapovic exhausts with new Yamaha R1

A free set of Akrapovic replacement sport exhaust silencers is the latest Yamaha inducement to buy a new 2009/2010 Yamaha R1 from over 55 official Yamaha dealers. Slovenia’s finest carbon-clad and...

Ducati Desmotracker 450

Ducati Desmotracker 450

Another model that will enter in the new range of single cylinder Ducatis. The Desmotracker 450.

Lightech numberplate holder for Ducati Streetfighter

Lightech numberplate holder for Ducati Streetfighter

Lightech have just released an adjustable alloy numberplate holder for the Ducati Streetfighter. Save £££s on motorcycle products It comes with all the fixtures you'll need and uses the original...

Lightech rearsets for BMW S1000RR

Lightech rearsets for BMW S1000RR

Italian firm Lightech has just released these all-black alloy rearsets for BMW's S1000RR, adaptable for race-pattern gearshift. Save cash on motorcycle products They're available in fixed or...

Racing blog: Vari-Trac BMW Park Lane S1000RR

Racing blog: Vari-Trac BMW Park Lane S1000RR

After sampling BMW Park Lane’s MRO Stocksport S1000RR at Brands GP on Thursday I got the amazing opportunity to race it at the historic Kent track at the weekend. Team Vari-Trac BMW Park Lane looked...

The ultimate petrol head

The ultimate petrol head

Here's a picture of my four year old grandson Oliver with his mini moto. He is the ultimate petrol head.

Team Blackpudding

Team Blackpudding

Team Blackpudding - We set of to Monza and ended up in Spain!

Poll: Are hyperbikes still relevant today?

Poll: Are hyperbikes still relevant today?

It’s 20 years since the launch of the first ‘hyperbike’ – Kawasaki’s awesome 173mph ZZ-R1100 which reigned world’s fastest production bike through the first half of the 1990s until usurped by new...

Design Lorenzo's TT bike!

Design Lorenzo's TT bike!

On Friday June 11 MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo will ride a demonstration lap of the TT on a Yamaha R1 – and the bike’s paint scheme could be designed by you! The winning design, chosen by current MotoGP...

Wife and Suzuki SV650S

Wife and Suzuki SV650S

My wife Jill with her SV650S and cleavage!

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. Here's just a few of the fantastic modern classic machines available this...

Tracker locates stolen bike, police say: ‘Get it yourself or pay £150’

Tracker locates stolen bike, police say: ‘Get it yourself or pay £150’

A motorcyclist whose stolen bike was located thanks to a tracking device was told to go and get it himself or pay £150 by police. Chris Lowrie’s 2006 Yamaha R1 was stolen in a manner typical of...

Is your licence a ‘fake’?

Is your licence a ‘fake’?

A Motorcyclist says he was treated like a criminal after DVLA issued him with a driving licence containing a hidden incriminating message.  Michael Harris’ licence appears normal until...

HJC's new 'R-PHA 10' race helmet

HJC's new 'R-PHA 10' race helmet

You can now buy the same top-of-the-range HJC R-PHA 10 helmet that Ben Spies wears in MotoGP. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The helmet is available in three shell sizes, and great efforts have been...

Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 3

Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 3

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 the other...

New Dr Optic visor cleaner released

New Dr Optic visor cleaner released

Dr Optic visor cleaner is available as a pack of wipes (£1.99 for 24; £1.29 for 12) or as a spray-on cleaner with microfibre cloth (£3.99). Save cash on motorcycle products It's claimed to lift dirt...

BMW Park Lane will build you this superstock S1000RR

BMW Park Lane will build you this superstock S1000RR

BMW Park Lane is the only dealer in the UK where you can buy a race-prepared S1000RR new out of the crate. Costing £17,500 (or £18,000, fully-painted) you get the full-spec superbike, complete with...

Cops get stealth video bike

Cops get stealth video bike

Police have unveiled a Yamaha FJR1300 stealth video bike which will be used to target motorcyclists. The 140bhp plain-back super-tourer is fitted with a high-tech video system that records to DVD and...

Yamaha R1 replicas to be delivered by Rossi, Lorenzo & Spies

Yamaha R1 replicas to be delivered by Rossi, Lorenzo & Spies

Four very special MotoGP-rep R1s have been offered for sale by Yamaha France and immediately snapped up by buyers. And no wonder: at €16,990 they’re only a grand more than standard, look awesome...

'Fake' Bimota HB4 track day bike is real

'Fake' Bimota HB4 track day bike is real

Rumours of a semi-official track-day-only HB4 costing a whopping £146,500 circulated last month after an advert for just such a bike was posted on a German website. Bimota was quick to dismiss the ad...

KTM RC4 - it lives!

KTM RC4 - it lives!

Rumours of a rebirth of the serious small-capacity sportsbike led by KTM have circulated for ages, and we’re glad to see they’re well founded. Sort of. Sadly it’s not the longed-for official RC4 they...

The Hypermotard-engined Ducati flat-tracker that took historic win

The Hypermotard-engined Ducati flat-tracker that took historic win

This is the Ducati that took a historic and unwelcome win against a field of Harley-engined flat trackers - the first twin-cylinder flat track race in almost two decades that the XR750 Harley has...

HJC's new carbon race helmet

HJC's new carbon race helmet

HJC’s FG-15 is now available in a carbon version. It's available in sizes XS-XXL (54-64cm) and costs £299.99. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets For that, you're getting two visors (one clear, one...

New Oxford paddock stand

New Oxford paddock stand

Oxford's updated its paddock stand, now made from 40mm diameter tubular steel tubing, featuring four wheels for stability, and a padded handle. Save cash on paddock stands It now comes with hooks to...

M25 the long way around

19th June 2010 – don’t miss the biggest ever motorcycle demonstration in Britain! M25 the long way around. The NTBPT(http://www.notobikeparkingtax.com/). We will ride en masse all over the M25, passing each of the 31 junctions for 117 miles (187 kilometres) and calling at each service station for about 20 minutes. Please see this link for Junction Times and...