October

Brough sells for record £286,000

Brough sells for record £286,000

A vintage Brough Superior has smashed the world record auction price for its type by selling for £286,000 at the weekend – a massive £120,000 more than the previous record set in 2008. The coveted...

New Spidi winter kit

New Spidi winter kit

The highlight of Spidi’s range for 2011 is a number of new jackets. It’s too early for prices yet, but here’s the pick of what’s new from the Italian firm… Save £££s on motorcycle clothing More info:...

New off-road Lorenzo replica

New off-road Lorenzo replica

Our pick of the new paintjobs from Italian helmet firm X-Lite has to be this new Jorge Lorenzo replica on the firm’s X-501 off-road lid. Save cash on motorcycle helmets It will cost £299.99, and...

New X-Lite adventure lid

New X-Lite adventure lid

X-Lite have revealed three new helmets for 2011, with a new adventure-style lid and two open/full-face options. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets They’re all compatible with parent company Nolan’s...

New Keis heated kit range

New Keis heated kit range

There's a new range of heated undergarments from Keis this winter. Made from light weight stretch material, the inner gloves (£49.99) are claimed to be thin enough to wear under motorcycle gloves...

The perfect 40th birthday!

The perfect 40th birthday!

Carl Wort on his 40th Birthday, trail riding in the Welsh mountains with some mates.

Brussels threat to trailies

Brussels threat to trailies

Dual purpose bikes could disappear from the market due to new type approval rules from Brussels, the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations has warned. The European Commission has refused...

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...

Harley SuperLow group test

Harley SuperLow group test

Harley-Davidson’s new SuperLow sets its stall out as being one of the lowest seated bikes around – but does that make it the ideal novice/female-friendly big bike? To find out, we’ve pitted the new...

Video: Givi's new tankbag system explained

Video: Givi's new tankbag system explained

Givi's new Easy Lock tankbag system is claimed to be much more effective than traditional magnetic tankbags.  This video explains how to secure and use the fuel cap-mounted fittings.

2011 Speed Triple: Your questions answered

2011 Speed Triple: Your questions answered

Simon Warburton, 45, is Product Manager for Triumph Motorcycles. Every new model idea, prototype testing report and final specification for all Triumph machines lands on his desk. For these reasons he...

BBC MotoGP coverage goes HD for last two rounds

BBC MotoGP coverage goes HD for last two rounds

The BBC MotoGP coverage from the final two round of the season at Estoril and Valencia will be broadcast in high definition as a trial on BBC HD. The MotoGP races will be a part of a long list of...

Commuter and learner legal machine winter offers

Commuter and learner legal machine winter offers

Cagiva’s legendary learner-legal sports Mito 125cc SP525 is just one of a range of machines available with zero per-cent finance or free-third party insurance until 31 December 2010.  Find a...

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R official pictures

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R official pictures

These are the first official pictures of the Triumph Daytona 675R – a new high-spec version of Triumph’s award winning supersport bike. Find a Triumph Daytona 675 for sale The Daytona 675R is the...

2011 Triumph Speed Triple - full review

2011 Triumph Speed Triple - full review

The 2011 Triumph Speed Triple has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.             ...

New winter cleaning kit from Sdoc100

New winter cleaning kit from Sdoc100

SDoc100 have compiled a winter cleaning kit that seems to contain everything required to care for your bike through the winter.  Perhaps the most important component of the kit is SDoc100's...

New Vicma heated grips

New Vicma heated grips

The relay-protected, three-position switch control on these heated grips is designed to be handlebar mounted, easy to use with gloves and has two temperature settings. A red light indicates that the...

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC gallery

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and 800 XC gallery

Finally, the last bits of the cat are out of the bag. After months of leaks, spy shots, and glimpses, the complete new Triumph Tiger 800 can now be fully revealed. This is the full set of official...

Kiddimoto's new Xmas lids for kids

Kiddimoto's new Xmas lids for kids

Treat your kids with one of the lovely Kiddimoto 'Heroes' helmets. These stylish lids are based upon the helmet designs of Joey Dunlop, Kevin Schwantz, Mike Hailwood and Barry Sheene. The ABS hard...

New Arai costs just £24.99!

New Arai costs just £24.99!

This ceramic Arai money box (yes, sorry to disappoint if you thought this was going to be a real helmet for £25) is based on an Arai RX-7 GP and features a glossy Flag of St George paint scheme,...

Nitro's new pump-action helmet

Nitro's new pump-action helmet

British brand Nitro is the latest to release a helmet with an air pump. The new N-PSi Pump Helmet contains what the firm calls "air pressure assisted helmet fitting technology" which allows the rider...

2010 Ulster GP now on DVD

2010 Ulster GP now on DVD

You can now re-live the best of the action from the world’s fastest road race – the 2010 Ulster Grand Prix. This year’s final Superbike race is the standout event, with Bruce Anstey fighting from...

Charity riders relive the Great Escape

Charity riders relive the Great Escape

A group of charity riders are heading to Poland and back to pay tribute to their favourite war film, and the men whose lives inspired it. Dubbed the “Great Escape 2”, the two-week ride will start on 4...

Red Arrows LEJOG pictures

Red Arrows LEJOG pictures

The Red Arrows have released these pictures of their Land’s End to John O’Groats charity run, which they completed earlier this month. Red Arrow’s spokesman Mike Ling said: “The journey was an amazing...

Triumph Tiger 800 XC – new spy pic

Triumph Tiger 800 XC – new spy pic

There have been so many leaked spy pics and teaser shots of Triumph’s new Tiger 800 in both its guises that’s there’s not much left to see – but this pic is the best view yet of the whole XC...

Destination dealer: Doble

Destination dealer: Doble

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles have generated a enviable reputation throughout their 43-year history for supplying their customers with the best deals and the best service. Their friendly,...

Schwantz & Spencer to ride at Carole Nash MCN Show!

Schwantz & Spencer to ride at Carole Nash MCN Show!

Triple World champion Freddie Spencer and 1993 500cc champion Kevin Schwantz have been announced as the first star riders in a brand new, never-been seen-before, live action show called...

MCN in Skiatho

MCN in Skiatho

Still got time to look at Motorcycle News on the balcony with a Gin and Tonic in Skiatho

2011 Ducati 1198SP first ride

2011 Ducati 1198SP first ride

MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, is currently at Imola in Italy testing the new Ducati 1198SP. Here’s his first impressions: "This is the replacement for the Ducati 1198S, costing an estimated...

Honda releases second design sketch of new 800cc V4

Honda releases second design sketch of new 800cc V4

Honda has issued a second image of the new VFR800X - a V4 bike the firm is dubbing a 'crossover' bike that mixes adventure bike looks but with road bike manners and ability. This bike will be released...

New MCN October 20: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple world first test

New MCN October 20: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple world first test

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 20, we test the new 2011 Triumph Speed Triple on road and track. Plus, you could win £25,000 to buy your dream garage and riding kit! Also in this...

New cell mate for Al Capone

New cell mate for Al Capone

Del Wilton from Cornwall has plenty of time to read MCN while planning his escape from Alcatraz! The easiest way off the rock turned out to be getting on the passenger ferry, unlike some notorious...

BMW R1200GS Triple Black special edition

BMW R1200GS Triple Black special edition

This is the new 2011 BMW R1200GS Triple Black; a limited edition bike that will be officially released in a couple of weeks at the Milan bike show. There are no mechanical changes to the bike but it...

Lucky escape for MCN road tester!

Lucky escape for MCN road tester!

Senior MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child had a lucky escape from a dramatic crash at Cadwell Park's Gooseneck on Saturday, racing in the Auto 66 championship. Adam was running fourth in the race but...

Bikes on TV: October 20-26

Bikes on TV: October 20-26

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

New Axo Globe motorcycle jacket

New Axo Globe motorcycle jacket

Axo has just launched this new Globe jacket, designed for short journeys in all weathers. There is armour at the shoulders, elbows and back, a removable quilted lining and a ‘Watertech’ membrane. The...