May

New 'Lion' Haslam world cup replica

New 'Lion' Haslam world cup replica

This new footie-themed lid, featuring the three lions, and the names of all the English 1966 world cup-winning team, will be worn by Leon Haslam at this weekend's South African WSB round at...

BLESMA visit to the Norton factory

BLESMA visit to the Norton factory

BLESMA, the British Ex Servicemans Association, visited the Norton Factory on Thursday May 6. A great day out was had by all, many thanks to Chris Walker for showing us the whole works, and to...

Dalwhinnie tearoom Bar

We have opened a biker friendly tearoom and bar in Dalwhinnie, the start of possibly the best motorcycle routes in the Highlands. We are located just inside the Gaingorm National Park.

Staff bikes: Enfield Clubman - Top speed test for 28bhp missile

Staff bikes: Enfield Clubman - Top speed test for 28bhp missile

My Enfield Bullet Clubman has no rev counter and nothing but an ‘old-fashioned’ dial by way of speedometer. And once above a certain speed the needle can wander by as much as 10mph either way. A...

Video: Yamaha Super Tenere first ride

Video: Yamaha Super Tenere first ride

After our first ride of the new Yamaha Super Tenere, we can confirm that Yamaha's new adventure bike has a brilliant engine and is a credible alternative to BMW's popular R1200GS.   ...

Video: MCN Cambodian Adventure - part 2

Video: MCN Cambodian Adventure - part 2

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 instalments:...

Putting an old bike back on the road

Putting an old bike back on the road

Many of us have got one of our old bikes lurking at the back of the garage as a project to rebuild. But they have been off the road for so long that they predate Statutory Off Road Notification...

New Givi Trekker adventure luggage

New Givi Trekker adventure luggage

Givi has just announced UK availability of its 'Trekker' hard luggage for the Honda Transalp, Kawasaki Versys, BMW R1200GS and F800, and Suzuki V-Strom. The luggage, which mixes plastic and polished...

New Arrow exhausts for R6 and S1000RR

New Arrow exhausts for R6 and S1000RR

Arrow have just launched their new GP2 titanium silencer for the Yamaha R6 and BMW S1000RR.   The exhaust is claimed to be much lighter than stock but is not road legal. It costs...

Haslam on form in WSB and in MCN’s Fantasy Road Race competition

Haslam on  form in WSB and in MCN’s Fantasy Road Race competition

Leon Haslam has backed up his sensational championship leading form in the World Superbike Championship by becoming a front runner in MCN’s Fantasy Road Race competition.  After another...

Knox Biomech glove now available

Knox Biomech glove now available

Following the release of the exo-skeletal Knox Handroid earlier in the year, the British firm has announced the launch of the second glove in its new Hand Armour range – the Biomech.   Its...

Test ride any Kawasaki at the BMF Show

Test ride any Kawasaki at the BMF Show

Kawasaki is launching a new nationwide test riding roadshow at this weekend’s BMF Show in Peterborough with the entire 2010 range available to ride. A Kawasaki spokesman said: “Recognising that no...

Win Cadwell BSB tickets with Swan Honda

Win Cadwell BSB tickets with Swan Honda

MCN has teamed up with Swan Honda to give away five free tickets to the Cadwell Park BSB race on 23 May 2010.  Click here to enter The 2010 British Superbike Championship is shaping up to...

New MCN May 12: Yamaha Super Tenere world first test

New MCN May 12: Yamaha Super Tenere world first test

In this week's adventure special issue of MCN, on sale May 12, we have the world first test of the new Yamaha Super Tenere and a host of other features to inspire your next biking...

Video: 2010 BMW R1200RT longterm review

Video: 2010 BMW R1200RT longterm review

MCN's longterm test fleet for 2010 includes the BMW R1200RT. Senior reporter Andy Downes has had the bike for 5 weeks and covered over 5,000 miles so...

New Triumph America and Speedmaster accessories

New Triumph America and Speedmaster accessories

Triumph specialist Norman Hyde has launched new pannier frames, a screen and centrestand for Triumph’s America and Speedmaster models.    The pannier frames, produced in collaboration...

DUCATI DESMOSCRAMBLER 450

DUCATI DESMOSCRAMBLER 450

DUCATI DESMOSCRAMBLER 450. The (true) SCRAMBLER is back!

Shaw Harley-Davidson Spyder first ride

Shaw Harley-Davidson Spyder first ride

If you have enough money, you can have anything you want. If the object of your desires is a custom Harley styled like the Porsche Spyder that killed James Dean, star of iconic movie ‘Rebel...

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 sale.              ...

Bike test site closed after crash

Bike test site closed after crash

A motorcycle test site was closed for a week after a learner crashed through a fence during a practice session, suffering serious injuries The victim, thought to have been a young woman, is said...

Learn the Nurburgring the safer way

Learn the Nurburgring the safer way

If you’ve ever fancied the idea of going to the Nurburgring but have been put off by tales of the nutters and crashes then a course run by a German BMW Owners club is perfect for you.  The...

Bargain trackday for 90s bikes this Wednesday

Bargain trackday for 90s bikes this Wednesday

MCN's sister title Performance Bikes still has some spaces left on its 90s Track evening at Cadwell Park on Wednesday May 12.  Devised for machines built or designed in the 90s or earlier,...

More drivers get away with using mobiles

More drivers get away with using mobiles

More people are getting away with using mobile phones while driving, government figures show. A new Home Office report reveals the number of fixed penalties issued for the offence fell 5% to 116,000...

North Wales Police: "We've been misunderstood"

North Wales Police: "We've been misunderstood"

Police in North Wales have broken a promise to use discretion over number plates that don’t meet the letter of the law but are clearly legible – and the force is blaming bikers for the resulting...

Video: Crescent Suzuki extravaganza

Video: Crescent Suzuki extravaganza

It was a Crescent Suzuki extravaganza at Silverstone's new Arena GP circuit recently. MCN was there to see the 2010 Suzuki MotoGP riders on BSB bikes, meet The Prodigy's Keith Flint and ride his new...

Bespoke BMW S1000RR track bikes from BMW Park Lane

Bespoke BMW S1000RR track bikes from BMW Park Lane

BMW’s magnificent S1000RR has already proved itself to be the most powerful and technologically-advanced superbike money can buy. It’s turned the sports bike world on its head. Now dealers BMW Park...

Yamaha Super Tenere - World first test ride

Yamaha Super Tenere - World first test ride

The new Yamaha XTZ1200Z Tenere is a great alternative to a BMW R1200GS or Ducati Multistrada says MCN’s Trevor Franklin. Adventure special issue of MCN, on sale this Wednesday Trevor has so far...

New Oxford tailpack/tankbag

New Oxford tailpack/tankbag

The new Oxford X4 doubles as a tankbag and tail pack. It comes with magnets in the base to attach to the rank, plus all the necessary straps to secure it under your seat. Save £££s on motorcycle...

Bike-supporting Opik is election casualty

Bike-supporting Opik is election casualty

Motorcycling politician Lembit Opik has lost his seat in the Commons in an unexpected victory for the Conservatives. The Liberal Democrat, who has acted as a high-profile supporter of motorcycling,...

Video: Haslams and F1 car lap Silverstone

Video: Haslams and F1 car lap Silverstone

Leon and Ron Haslam officially opened the new 3.66-mile Silverstone GP track last week. And to honour the occasion Silverstone has just given us incredible footage of the father and son team taking...

Oxford's new all-weather sports glove

Oxford's new all-weather sports glove

Oxford's new Bone Dry sports glove has all the features you'd expect of a summer sports glove but with the added benefit of a membrane that's claimed waterproof. Save cash on motorcycle gloves The...

New Oxford Barrier chain lock

New Oxford Barrier chain lock

Oxford have released a new version of their Barrier chain lock, aimed at riders on the go, and in need of something to deter the opportunist thief. Save cash on motorcycle chains The chain is made...

Kawasaki GTR1400 FOB woes

FOR 2010 Kawasaki 1400 GTR owners Hi from down under, Ponder this; I have just only recently undertook a very costly trip to Phillip Island for the 2010 WSBK season starter. I had only just picked up my brand new 2010 GTR 1400 from a major motorcycle dealer in Sydney’s west. We planned to ride through the Snowy’s via Tumit and down to Lakes Entrance over a couple of days. We booked into a motel in...

Roland Sands reveals finished Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer

Roland Sands reveals finished Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer

Roland Sands’ latest project, a café racer, has been unveiled for the first time on his blog. Only the basics of Harley-Davidson’s weighty street-tracker remain – the rest has been thrown away and...

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Silverstone, Sheene & snotty Dunlops

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Silverstone, Sheene & snotty Dunlops

The other day I had to film a bike test at Silverstone and since Dunlop were having a tyre launch at the same time, I ended up with a new set of Sportsmart's and some time...

Kawasaki releases cheap insurance scheme for KLX125 and D-Tracker.

Kawasaki releases cheap insurance scheme for KLX125 and D-Tracker.

Kawasaki has released subsidised bike insurance on the KLX125 and  D-TRACKER to make them affordable to new riders.  Both of the bikes are available withthird party insurance costing £99...