October

Cologne Bike Show: New 125 Duke heads 2011 KTMs

Cologne Bike Show: New 125 Duke heads 2011 KTMs

KTM’s eagerly-awaited learner roadster, the 125 Duke, has just been unveiled at the Cologne Show. The new 125 – KTM’s first road-legal 125 – was is being shown in public for the first time alongside...

Cologne Bike Show: Horex VR6 unveiled

Cologne Bike Show: Horex VR6 unveiled

The new Horex VR6 has made it’s first ever public appearance today at the Intermot Show in Cologne. The reborn German marque unveiled one of only two complete preproduction machines, plus a dissected...

Bikes on TV: October 6-12

Bikes on TV: October 6-12

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

Credit Crunch Biking - CBR 1000F

Credit Crunch Biking - CBR 1000F

18 Months ago I bought an old CBR 1000F for £900 to keep me on the road after the 1300 Pan European had to go, there are 3 other little reports in the archives if anyone is interested. Now 11,000...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 BMW K1600GT gallery

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 BMW K1600GT gallery

BMW’s leviathan six-cylinder tourer is set to be the world’s most advanced, most luxurious and most powerful tourer. The K1600GT and K1600GTL are being revealed this week at the Intermot Show in...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R ridden? Not quite…

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R ridden? Not quite…

It would appear the new 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R has been ridden by American magazine, Cycle World, if these pictures, taken from their website are to be believed. There a number of shots with a rider...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Suzuki GSR750 gallery

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Suzuki GSR750 gallery

MCN is at the Cologne show where the 2011 Suzuki GSR750 has been unveiled. The new sports naked is powered by a liquid-cooled, inline-four cylinder 749cc motor. It has a 72mm x 66mm bore and stroke,...

Cologne Bike Show: Knox launches revolutionary new body armour

Cologne Bike Show: Knox launches revolutionary new body armour

British firm Knox have launched their revolutionary new 'Kinesis' impact protectors at the Cologne show today. Claiming to be the most significant innovation in impact protection since the...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple gallery

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple gallery

Triumph's all new 2011 Speed Triple is set to be the most exciting yet, with more power, less weight and more nimble feel mimicking the 675cc Street Triple. Triumph officially pull the wraps off the...

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 GSX-R750 and 2011 GSX-R600

Cologne Bike Show: 2011 GSX-R750 and 2011 GSX-R600

Suzuki has just publically unveiled the Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 at the Cologne Bike Show They are claiming 9kg weight reduction over the previous GSX-R600 taking it down to 187kg. This is due to...

Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

This roundabout sits at the A1 / A61 junction between Thirsk and Ripon in North Yorkshire. A half-inch drainage lip surrounds the central island and can be difficult to see on approach. If you have...

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Sneaking a ride

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Sneaking a ride

With my Street Triple missing a footpeg and the office missing a Web Producer, there was only one thing to do: steal James Keen’s GSX-R600. My biking past is littered with sports tourers, an SV650...

Monster "Corse" custom

Monster "Corse" custom

This Ducati Monster S4Rs has been given the Corse treatment by Motoblog reader "Patrick of Assisi". The custom racer sports a feast of superficial changes [in fact, if it can be changed, it has been],...

Gimoto create 'world's safest race suit'

Gimoto create 'world's safest race suit'

Italian firm Gimoto's new WAS+ one-piece suit exceeds the standard required for the whole garment to receive level 2 CE approval. Launched at this week's Cologne show, the suit starts at 1250 Euros...

Shark launches new Race-R helmet

Shark launches new Race-R helmet

The new Race-R Pro and Race-R from Shark will replace the RSR2 helmets at the top of the firm’s range. The Race-R Pro is a new high end model made of carbon composite, while the Race-R doesn’t feature...

Official new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 photos revealed

Official new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 photos revealed

These are the first official shots of the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750. The heavily revised bikes are due to be revealed at the Cologne Show, but were leaked by Italian website www.motoblog.it No...

2011 Suzuki GSR750 photos revealed

2011 Suzuki GSR750 photos revealed

The first official pictures of Suzuki’s new naked, the GSR750, have been posted onto the internet in advance of its official unveiling at the Cologne Show tomorrow (Tuesday). The pictures confirm the...

Nate Adams wins Red Bull X-Fighters Championship

Nate Adams wins Red Bull X-Fighters Championship

Nate Adams has won the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour for the second year in a row. Despite finishing third in the final stage in Rome on Saturday, the American finished a narrow five points above...

Just another biker's birthday cake

Just another biker's birthday cake

Here's a picture of my Grandad's 80th birthday cake. Not only is he a keen motorcycle enthusiast but he's also a proficient tap dancer (note the tap shoes on the cake).

Seaside Flyers

Seaside Flyers

Just a few photos of the Seaside Flyers having a ride to Newport Superbikes to check out some of their bikes, then back to Porthcawl for a coffee.

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...

2011 Speed Triple revealed next Wednesday

2011 Speed Triple revealed next Wednesday

The 2011 Speed Triple is set to be the most exciting yet, with more power, less weight and more nimble feel mimicking the 675cc Street Triple. Triumph will officially pull the wraps off the new model...

New six-cylinder BMW K1600 design gallery

New six-cylinder BMW K1600 design gallery

BMW have released more images showing how the company’s designers came up with the K1600GT and GTL. The 1649cc bike looks remarkably similar to current BMW tourers, which is some achievement given...

Full picture gallery of 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX

Full picture gallery of 2011 Kawasaki Z1000SX

MCN brought the world first pictures of the new Kawasaki Z1000SX last week when we scooped pictures lodged on an intellectual property site, but now we’ve got official Kawasaki pictures and...

Rizoma styling kit for Z750R

Rizoma styling kit for Z750R

This styling kit, and the Kawasaki Z750R itself, will be on display at the Intermot show in Cologne this month. Developed alongside the new Kawasaki, and set to join the bike in dealerships next year,...

Cycle lobby’s bus lane legal challenge

Cycle lobby’s bus lane legal challenge

Cycle groups are planning a legal bid to have motorcycles booted out of bus lanes. They are promising court action challenging our access to bus lanes, which they say should be their ‘haven’. The...

Brembo's helmet explained

Although we first saw this new helmet from Brembo (yes, THAT Brembo) at last year's Milan show, in November, they're only now on the brink of being released to dealers. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets MCN will be testing one over the coming months, but for now here's the lowdown on the new lids and their natty retaining strap technology. 

Kawasaki 500 trackday bike

Kawasaki 500 trackday bike

Here's another simple and fun design for a trackday bike. Based on the twin-engined Kawasaki GPZ500.

New Weise winter gloves

New Weise winter gloves

Weise has introduced two new winter gloves, claimed to be ideal for urban riders and commuters alike. Save cash on motorcycle gloves The Sportec is claimed waterproof and breathable, warm and...