October

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride: "The bike still has a fun factor"

2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride: "The bike still has a fun factor"

MCN Road Tester, Adam Child has just had his first ride of Kawasaki’s new 2011 Z1000SX at it’s world launch in Spain, here’s what he has to say: "Kawasaki's new sports tourer is...

Ride away on a GSX-R750 for £1

Ride away on a GSX-R750 for £1

You can now pick up a new GSX-R750 with just a £1 deposit. The promotion, which runs until the end of December, is part of the Gixxer’s 25th anniversary celebrations and comes with a typical APR of...

2011 Husqvarnas now in dealers

2011 Husqvarnas now in dealers

The new TE449, TE511 and TC449 Husqvarnas will be in dealers from this weekend. The 449s are the first Husqvarnas to use BMW’s G450X engine. The TEs are enduros, the TC a motocross version. All three...

Top video picks of the week! - Oct 29th

Top video picks of the week! - Oct 29th

2010 Superbikes crash compilation Get ready to cringe, gasp and maybe even learn a little something about bike dynamics in this gripping crash compilation. Highlights include Johnny Rea in a cold...

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.       Read more modern classics news and...

How Revit test their winter kit

This new video from Revit shows (or purports to show) how the firm goes about testing its winter kit. True or not, it's quite entertaining.

2011 BMW G650GS: the return of the F650GS

2011 BMW G650GS: the return of the F650GS

BMW is adding the G650GS to its range for 2011 – an entry level single-cylinder adventure bike filling the hole left by the old F650GS. The new G650GS is powered by the BMW-built liquid-cooled 650...

Signed Rossi helmet up for grabs

Signed Rossi helmet up for grabs

A replica helmet autographed by Valentino Rossi along with genuine, ex-James Toseland BKS race leathers are being auctioned off by Yamaha to help Riders for Health.  Running until February 2011,...

My Rossi tattoo

My Rossi tattoo

Always wanted this and finally got it!

Video: Honda CBR250R in detail

Video: Honda CBR250R in detail

Honda has released the following video of its new CBR250R. 2011 Honda CBR250R first pictures The single 249cc cylinder will apparently make 26bhp and 17lb/ft of torque, while the bike itself will...

Skidmarx accessories for BMW F800R

Skidmarx accessories for BMW F800R

British bodywork firm Skidmarx have introduced a screen, rear hugger and bellypan for the BMW F800R. Save £££s on motorcycle products The screen is made from 3mm acrylic and bolts directly onto the...

Affordable new Buffalo luggage

Affordable new Buffalo luggage

Buffalo’s range of sporty luggage has just hit the dealers. It looks sturdy and none of it’s going to break the bank. Save cash on motorcycle luggage This £79.99 touring tankbag boasts a whopping...

2011 classic Triumph calendar

2011 classic Triumph calendar

This calendar from Ace Classics features many gorgeous pre-unit Triumphs. What other reason do you need to buy one? It costs £10, plus postage and packing. More info: www.aceclassics.co.uk

Cathing up

Cathing up

Our four month old son Leo catches up on the races he missed in the WSB season review!

Two new Rossi replicas!

Two new Rossi replicas!

You wait most of the year for a new Valentino Rossi replica, and then two come along at once. This year’s Misano GP special design, ‘Wake Up’ will be in shops in December, while the Laguna Seca...

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - Braking the cycle of abuse

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - Braking the cycle of abuse

My plan to rejuvenate my much-abused Hornet 600 hasn’t progressed as fast as I would have liked. Getting married, a fantastic GSX-R600 and general laziness are to blame. Having said that, I have...

BMW seeks bike-mad marketing student

BMW seeks bike-mad marketing student

BMW Motorrad has a vacancy for an undergraduate placement to start in July 2011.  Read BMW bike reviews In their own words: "We're looking for someone to join our knowledgeable and...

Picture Gallery: The evolution of a Tiger 800

Picture Gallery: The evolution of a Tiger 800

MCN has gained exclusive access to the photographs documenting the evolution of the Triumph Tiger 800 during the clay modeling process. This photos show how the bike changed and devloped during...

Honda VFR800X adventure concept sketch

Honda VFR800X adventure concept sketch

Honda is to release the new VFR800-based adventure bike at the Milan bike show next week, and has released a final sketch hinting at how the finished bike will look. The new sketch gives a pretty good...

Video: Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'a bigger, comfier Street Triple'

Video: Triumph Tiger 800 first ride - 'a bigger, comfier Street Triple'

MCN is granted exclusive access to both on and off-road versions of the new 800cc three-cylinder Triumph Tiger 800.  To find out more about the Triumph Tiger, buy the 27 October issue of MCN...

Nikwax waterproofs your visor and gloves

Nikwax waterproofs your visor and gloves

Nikwax's new Visor Proof is claimed to give crystal clear vision by repelling water. It's simple to apply: just clean and rinse the visior, apply two squirts of the Visor Proof with a clean fluff-free...

Bike & rider immortalised in caricature

Bike & rider immortalised in caricature

Looking for a slightly different christmas gift for bike-mad friends or family? Dean Foster is a freelance cartoonist who - because he's a biker himself - specialises in turning riders and their...

Free Arai and Shoei helmets!

Free Arai and Shoei helmets!

Infinity Motorcycles are giving away free Arai and Shoei helmets as part of their end-of-season clearance sale. Save cash on motorcycle helmets Anyone buying a one- or two-piece leather suit worth...

2011 Honda CBR250R first pictures

2011 Honda CBR250R first pictures

Honda’s new CBR250R will go head-to-head with the Kawasaki Ninja 250R in 2011, these pictures released today reveal. The all-new single cylinder CBR250R makes 26bhp from the new liquid-cooled,...

Harleys trail last in CHiPs-style tests

Harleys trail last in CHiPs-style tests

American police seem to be finally getting wise to the performance limitations of its traditional favourite patrol bike – the Harley-Davidson. Michigan police recently carried out tests of four...

Destination dealer: George White

Destination dealer: George White

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Don’t stand back, because the blue touch-paper will be lit on George White’s annual Explosive Sale on Saturday 30 October. And if you’re after a bargain, this year’s is all set...

World’s first Honda Silverwing trike

World’s first Honda Silverwing trike

Is this spaceage-looking contraption the world’s only superscoot-trike? Built at a cost of £12,000, it’s based on Honda’s 600cc Silverwing superscooter and was converted for a disabled rider by...

Bikes on TV: October 27 - November 2

Bikes on TV: October 27 - November 2

KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

The end of home servicing?

The end of home servicing?

Home servicing and modifications will be prevented and anti-lock brakes made compulsory under drastic new proposals from Brussels. A raft of measures aimed preventing modifications will include...

British bike documentary NOT coming to UK

British bike documentary NOT coming to UK

A documentary series about the history of the British motorcycling scene is not currently scheduled for UK TV, MCN has learned. “Café Racer”, currently broadcast in the US on HD Theater, tells the...

Service with a smile

Service with a smile

Suzuki GSX-R1000 owner Linden Taylor took his bike for a routine service at his local dealer and ended up winning a day on track with three times British Superbike Champion John Reynolds. Taylor of...

Work for MCN: Senior web producer

Work for MCN: Senior web producer

The world’s biggest motorcycling website is looking for a senior web producer to join MCN and help run www.motorcyclenews.com Our website is fast-approaching a million unique users a month and you’ll...

Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere photo gallery

Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere photo gallery

These first pictures have emerged for the new-for-2011 Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere, a new mini-adventure bike going on sale in Brazil, and the Fazer 250 The baby on/off road machine makes only a fifth of the...

World first ride: 2011 Aprilia RSV4 SE 'seriously impressive'

World first ride: 2011 Aprilia RSV4 SE 'seriously impressive'

MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is currently at Jerez in Spain riding Aprilia’s new £16,999 RSV4 Factory APRC Special Edition. Only 350 machines will be made with 50 making their way into the...

New MCN October 27: Triumph Tiger 800 tested

New MCN October 27: Triumph Tiger 800 tested

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 27, we have an exclusive world first test on the new 2011 Triumph Tiger 800. Plus, we have details on the new Aprilia RSV4 Tuono, with spy...

Spending review warning

Spending review warning

Motorcycle safety could suffer due to Chancellor George Osborne’s spending cuts, the British Motorcyclists Federation has warned. Local authorities are likely to reduce spending on road maintenance,...