November

Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000R - spec comparison

Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000R - spec comparison

MCN's chief road tester Trevor Franklin has just returned from the world launch of the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in Qatar. In this week's MCN (out this Wednesday, November 24) he'll reveal if he thinks...

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 tail pack

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech 7 tail pack

MCN have teamed up with Tech-7 to bring you some great products in time for Christmas, all at a great price and all with FREE P&P.   If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

R&G crash protectors for 2011 Triumph Speed Triple

R&G crash protectors for 2011 Triumph Speed Triple

R&G are first off the mark with a full crash protector kit for the 2011 Triumph Speed Triple 1050. Save cash on motorcycle protection The full kit of crash protectors was shown for the first time...

The wife on pole position

The wife on pole position

The wife showing proper commitment - cleaning the rug ready for my Ducati!

Dreams do come true

Dreams do come true

If like me you never enter competitions this might change your mind - it certainly has mine. A few months ago I saw the Bennetts Insurance win a Biker Dream. I entered and forgot all about it as...

Work for MCN: Senior Editor wanted

Work for MCN: Senior Editor wanted

MCN has a vacancy for a senior journalist to join its award-winning team of over 25 writers, designers and photographers. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and talented journalist to...

2011 KTM RC8R first ride - 'Now with twin spark tech'

2011 KTM RC8R first ride - 'Now with twin spark tech'

MCN's Michael Guy has sent back his first impressions on the new KTM RC8R from the world launch in Spain: Find a KTM RC8R for sale "The previous incarnation of the RC8R had issues with fuelling which...

MCN Xmas gift guide - Your festive season starts here

MCN Xmas gift guide - Your festive season starts here

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already upon us, but here we are again with the MCN Christmas Gift Guide. Check out the MCN Xmas Gift Guide Over the next 16 pages are some of the greatest and...

Obituary - John Trump (08.11.1944 to 13.11.2010)

Obituary - John Trump  (08.11.1944 to 13.11.2010)

John moved to London from Devon in his 20's and started working at "Raymond Way" in Kilburn. He joined HGB Motorcycles in the late 1960's as Sales Manages at St Anne's Road, Harrow before moving to...

Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride update - 'a formidable weapon'

Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride update - 'a formidable weapon'

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is Qatar at the world launch of Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R. He’s just completed a day’s riding and sent this report. Find a Kawasaki ZX-10R for sale “Evening has...

“Five Continents” Yamaha R1 sold at auction

“Five Continents” Yamaha R1 sold at auction

This 2009 Yamaha R1 was created in collaboration with Valentino Rossi and boasts the “Five Continents” graphics previously seen on his AGV helmets. The colourful graphics were designed by artist Aldo...

Britten V1000

Britten V1000

The Britten V1000 was designed in 1991 by maverick bike builder John Britten. It boasted a carbon fibre frameless chassis as well as carbon fibre wheels. The front suspension was an adjustable double...

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech-7 Otto gloves

MCN Xmas gift offer: Tech-7 Otto gloves

MCN have teamed up with Tech-7 to bring you some great products in time for Christmas, all at a great price and all with FREE P&P.   If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride - 'much more linear power delivery'

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R first ride - 'much more linear power delivery'

MCN's Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has just stepped off the new Kawasaki ZX-10R after a single sighting lap at the Losail Circuit in Qatar.  He's just phoned in with his initial impressions...

30% off a Rukka jacket!

30% off a Rukka jacket!

Infinity Motorcycles are offering 30% off the Rukka Alex jacket. The Alex’s Z-liner Gore-Tex Performance Shell membrane regulates temperature, prevents wind chill and keeps the wearer dry, while the...

Off Road Superstars on DVD

Off Road Superstars on DVD

Duke Video’s newest off-road delight features action from 1976’s Trials Superstars, complete with commentary from Stuart Hall, plus historic footage of the Le Touquet beach race and sidecar...

Used bikes of the week - Nov 17

Used bikes of the week - Nov 17

Every week we have over 1,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.           ...

New book on the 1974 Ducati 750SS

New book on the 1974 Ducati 750SS

This new 176-page hardback tells the story of the rare 1974 Ducati 750SS ‘round case’. Manufactured for only one year, the bike was produced by Ducati’s race department to celebrate victory in the...

Video: Band of Horses in 70s biker flick tribute

Video: Band of Horses in 70s biker flick tribute

An Easy Rider-esque music video has just been released by Indie-rockers 'Band of Horses'.    The US-based group say the video was inspired by the biker films of the 70s.

The definitive history of Velocette

The definitive history of Velocette

The third edition of ‘Velocette Motorcycles – MSS to Thruxton’ has just been published. The 224-page hardback contains more than 400 photos, and also a comprehensive record and technical analysis of...

History of British drag bike racing

History of British drag bike racing

This new paperback, covering the story of drag racing in Britain from the mid-60s to the mid-80s, is claimed to be the first book devoted to the subject. Its 96 pages contain 100 photos, and showcase...

Investigation: how the VAT rise affects bikes

Investigation: how the VAT rise affects bikes

It’s tough times for the bike market, and the forthcoming VAT rise looks to be yet another unwelcome price rise. But how will it really affect prices in the showroom? Find a new or used motorcycle...

Iconic race bike T-shirts

Iconic race bike T-shirts

These cool new T-shirts feature the detailed illustrations of world-renowned artist Peter Hutton. The five designs available are of the 1957 Gilera 500/4, 1957 MV Agusta 500, 1980 Yamaha OWR 48R, 1959...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - End of a wonderful time

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - End of a wonderful time

Giving back long term test bikes can be a mixed bag of emotions. On occasions you know you won’t miss the bike no matter how good they might be. Other times you know the bike is going to leave a big...

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Conquering the capital

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Conquering the capital

Street Triple 1 : London 0 London is a congested network of road works, cycle lanes, tight, un-filterable traffic lights, one-way systems and road rage, all vigilantly policed by a swarm of unblinking...

New Nolan helmets: city

New Nolan helmets: city

This new N33 city helmet is new from Nolan. It features a top vent and internal sun visor, removable anti-bacterial lining, plus a scratch-resistant deep, light blue external visor with UV...

New Nolan helmets: race replica

New Nolan helmets: race replica

This new N63 Nolan helmet is available in a dizzying array of designs and models, including a Casey Stoner or Marco Melandri replica for less than £150. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets There’s plenty...

New Nolan helmets: convertible

New Nolan helmets: convertible

This new N71 full-face lid from Nolan converts to an open-face. There’s copious venting, a microlock closure system, plus removable antibacterial lining and cheekpads. Save cash on motorcycle...

BMW S1000RR is MCN Machine of the Year

BMW S1000RR is MCN Machine of the Year

MCN is proud to reveal that the new Machine of the Year for 2010 is the incredible and class-redefining BMW S1000RR. Find a BMW S1000RR for sale As well as being one of Britain’s best-selling bikes,...

Video: Rieju MRT200 first ride

Video: Rieju MRT200 first ride

If you're on a restricted licence and like playing in the mud, Spain's Rieju have just the bike for you - the MRT200 LC Pro Comp.        Rieju MRT200 LC Pro Comp - first...

Video: Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride

Video: Triumph Tiger 800XC first ride

A few weeks ago MCN got a world first ride on the Tiger 800 - the more road-orientated and novice-friendly version of the two new Tigers - and we were blown away. But now we've...

MCN Shop: Biggest bike shop now even better!

MCN Shop: Biggest bike shop now even better!

MCN Shop has a large range of products from Helmets to Boots, Clothing and Parts. Find products that we have reviewed at some of the best prices. We also have a section dedictated to the Ride...

Ducati Diavel wins over UK riders

Ducati Diavel wins over UK riders

Ducati is covering new ground with the Diavel – a boldly-styled cruiser/muscle bike with sportsbike power and chassis parts. When spy pictures first appeared, the reaction from some motorcyclenews.com...

New Aprilia Tuono V4 - 'spirit of the old bike, cutting-edge tech'

New Aprilia Tuono V4 - 'spirit of the old bike, cutting-edge tech'

The new 162bhp V4 Tuono has kept the style and soul of the bruising V-twin it replaces, according to the man who designed it. The new bike follows the basic design principles of the original RSV1000...

Interview: How Triumph built the Tiger 800XC

Interview: How Triumph built the Tiger 800XC

Although Triumph would like to claim a strong heritage in off-road motorcycling, referring to the ‘50s and ‘60s, where the name Tiger and Tiger Cub originated, in truth, the modern Hinckley concern...

Triumph Tiger 800XC - 'the best all-round adventure bike in the world'

Triumph Tiger 800XC - 'the best all-round adventure bike in the world'

Like most, I watched Ewan and Thingey’s ‘Long Way Round’. And like many I’ve harboured fantasies of traversing the globe on an adventure bike, picking up enough tales of diseases and delicacies along...