November

MV Agusta F3 voted “best in show”

MV Agusta F3 voted “best in show”

MV Agusta’s eye-grabbing F3 was voted best bike at the Milan motorcycle show. 12,000 people voted in the poll, run by Italian site www.motociclismo.it, which resulted in a landslide victory for the...

Yamaha 660 TT Spirit

Yamaha 660 TT Spirit

My idea for the Yamaha 660 TT Spirit. It would have the spirit of a pure, old school off road bike.

New women's winter glove from Alpinestars

The new Stella WR-V Gore-Tex glove from Alpinestars is designed specifically designed for women. The Gore-Tex membrane insert is breathable and waterproof. There’s 5mm foam padding over the knuckles,  stretch panels on top of fingers and thumb, and what the firm calls an “ultra-soft velour insulated lining”. They cost £69.95. More info: www.alpinestars.com or see MCN BikeShop section for...

Enduro Classics Volume 2 on DVD

Enduro Classics Volume 2 on DVD

Check out some classic footage of some of the world’s greatest enduro events in this new DVD from Duke. It follows the story of the International Six Day Trial into the 1960s, with colour footage of...

Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on'

Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'the ergonomics are spot on'

Phil West is currently in Monserrat near Barcelona for the world press launch of the Triumph Tiger 800 and 800XC version. Video: Triumph Tiger 800 ridden This is what he has to say so far: "I’m...

Buy Lorenzo’s crystal helmet for £10,300

Buy Lorenzo’s crystal helmet for £10,300

Jorge Lorenzo’s championship-winning, Swarovski crystal-encrusted helmet is on sale. The lavishly decorated Nolan X-802 is currently listed at £10,300 by the Italian branch of Nolan helmets. ...

Milan Show 2010

Robin finds out that the new Tiger 800 is the real deal at last. Had to go to the Milan Show to find it though!

Cooley-rep next for XR69 man

Cooley-rep next for XR69 man

The re-creator of the Suzuki XR69 ‘80s-style works racers which stormed this year’s Manx classic is about to start on his next project – a replica of this glorious classic Yoshimura Suzuki endurance...

Milan bike show: Honda’s retro minimotos

Milan bike show: Honda’s retro minimotos

Never mind the CBR600F and Crossrunner – these exquisite minimotos were the bikes grabbing MCN’s attention on the Milan show Honda stand. The six bikes are mini-me versions of Honda road and race...

Top video picks of the week! - Nov 5th

Top video picks of the week! - Nov 5th

Urban Trials riding Fred Crosset takes his trials bike to the streets of Belgium in this life-affirming urban stunt video. Five stars is an understatement.      F800 GS stunted to...

Used bikes of the week

Used bikes of the week

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.           Browse bikes for...

The Right Line racing archive DVD

The Right Line racing archive DVD

Narrated by Isle of Man TT winner Graham Walker, father of Murray, this film charts a biking career from trials to Grand Prix via motocross and club racing. It’s full of advice on racing – although...

2011 Honda CBR600F - full tech specs

2011 Honda CBR600F - full tech specs

The new 2011 Honda CBR600F claims to offer near-sportsbike levels of performance in a useable, practical and pillion-friendly package.   2011 Honda CBR600F gallery 2011 Honda CBR600F -...

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer - full review

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer - full review

The 2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.           ...

New QD exhaust system for Ducati Multistrada

New QD exhaust system for Ducati Multistrada

This new QD full exhaust system comes with round cans and in a choice of titanium or carbon finish. The end caps are made from magnesium. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts The makers say the...

2011 Honda CBR600F gallery

2011 Honda CBR600F gallery

Honda say they designed the 2011 CBR600F to have a "timeless elegance", so it remains desirable and current for years to come.  2011 Honda CBR600F - it's back! 2011 Honda...

Milan bike show: New KTM 350 EXC-F Factory

Milan bike show: New KTM 350 EXC-F Factory

This fuel-injected motocross bike is the new KTM 350 EXC-F Factory. Revealed at the Milan motorcycle show by off-road legend David Knight, KTM claims the 350cc DOHC single can manage the same output...

Video: 2011 Honda motorcycles at the Milan bike show

Video: 2011 Honda motorcycles at the Milan bike show

Honda have revealed a whole host of new 2011 motorcycles at the Milan bike show, including the Crossrunner, new CBR600F, Crosstourer concept and the CBR250R. Watch the video for a look at some of next...

MCN Man of the Year 2010: Voting now open

MCN Man of the Year 2010: Voting now open

It’s been another golden year for world motorcycle racing, with a  gaggle of outstanding riders vying for your vote in  MCN’s Man of the Year competition. In MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo stepped...

Milan bike show: Honda New Mid Concept scooter

Milan bike show: Honda New Mid Concept scooter

Honda has unveiled the New Mid Concept scooter at the Milan motorcycle show. Find a scooter for sale Aimed at taking on Yamaha’s TMax-led dominance of the performance scooter market, few technical...

Milan show video: Dainese road-going airbag

Milan show video: Dainese road-going airbag

Dainese have released this video of their D-Air Street airbag system in testing at this week's Milan bike show.  For more details of this new technology, and the latest on the firm's track day...

Video: Aprilia Tuono V4 unveiled

Video: Aprilia Tuono V4 unveiled

Aprilia has revealed the finished Tuono V4 which is essentially a 162bhp version of the RSV4 superbike, without the fairing.  Find an Aprilia Tuono for sale The new bike will be on sale in the...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride - 'compelling blend of power, handling & comfort'

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride - 'compelling blend of power, handling & comfort'

MCN's world first ride on the Kawasaki Z1000SX has proved that the Z1000-based sports bike is everything aging sports bike fans were hoping for. Find a Kawasaki Z1000 for sale With the Z1000SX...

New Revit range revealed

New Revit range revealed

The November 3 issue of MCN, on sale now, has the highlights of Revit's new range for winter and next spring. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing Here, to whet your appetite, is the firm's Defender...

Rizoma Moto2 kit for your bike

Rizoma Moto2 kit for your bike

Italian masters of all things shiny, Rizoma, now sell the same lever guards as used by Moto2 world champ Toni Elias. Save cash on motorcycle products Available for most sports bikes, they are...

Neil Hodgson to join all-new MCN Revolution live action show!

Neil Hodgson to join all-new MCN Revolution live action show!

Grand Prix, World Superbike and British Superbike legend Neil Hodgson is the latest star to join the elite band of superheroes at the new MCN live-action show next year. Book tickets now! Hodgson is...

Near theft experience in Greenwich

I parked my new Honda CBR600RR just opposite the Gypsy Moth pub next to the Cutty Sark in Greenwich to meet friends for a meal and a drink on Saturday 30 October. After a stroll in the market we headed towards the Gypsy Moth. I looked towards my pride and joy and saw two thugs standing next to my bike, they wore primark gear and had their helmets on. It took me a split second...

New fork tubes from Tarozzi

New fork tubes from Tarozzi

These new Tarozzi fork tubes are available with a quality hard chrome finish or, for more modern machines, a Titanium Nitride (TiN) coating that is claimed to be three times harder than chrome and...

Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

Destination dealer: Jack Lilley

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Triumph has an amazing year ahead with the launch of the all-new Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC adventure bikes. And as if that wasn’t enough, there is also a revamped Speed Triple.

Milan bike show: Husqvarna Mille 3 concept

Milan bike show: Husqvarna Mille 3 concept

Husqvarna unveiled the mad Mille 3 concept bike at the Milan show today - a V3 triple cruiser/sportsbike cross built to show off Husqvarna's designing talent. The peculiar machine isn't designed for...

Video: BMW Concept C scooter

Video: BMW Concept C scooter

BMW have released this video of their new Concept C - a two-wheeler that they claim combines the handling of a motorcycle and the comfort of a scooter.  BMW Concept C scooter -...

Milan bike show: BMW Concept C scooter

Milan bike show: BMW Concept C scooter

BMW has just unveiled the Concept C - a prototype scooter giving a glimpse of how BMW's first big scooter will look when a production machine is released in the next few years. Video: BMW Concept C...

Video: Ducati Diavel in action

Ducati have released this official video of the new Diavel in action. Milan bike show: Ducati Diavel - Price and first impression The 162bhp, £12,995 muscle bike is currently being inspected in Milan by MCN’s reporters. 

How could recalls be improved?

Every year thousand of bikes are recalled for safety reasons. On average it takes 18 months for approximately 90% of the affected bikes to be inspected and repaired. This means lots of us ride around on bikes with potentially serious safety issues. Please take part in our short survey of bike and other vehicle owners and give us your views on how communication of recalls could be improved. The...

Video: KTM slammed over 125 Duke vids

Video: KTM slammed over 125 Duke vids

KTM is defending its position after recent 125 Duke adverts featured exactly the kind of aggressive riding that boss Stefan Pierer is trying to ban. The videos show teenage riders on pavements...

Milan bike show: Ducati Diavel - Price and first impression

Milan bike show: Ducati Diavel - Price and first impression

Ducati's new Diavel will cost £12,995 for the base model when it arrives in the UK in January 2011, MCN can reveal. The higher-spec Carbon model will be £15,495, or £15,895 for the Carbon Red with...