September

Video: Quantya Evo1 electric bike review

Video: Quantya Evo1 electric bike review

This is the Quantya Evo1 Track - an electric enduro bike that costs just over £10,000 in road legal trim. Watch the video to see MCN's resident dirt monkey and WSB reporter Michael Guy spend a day...

Video: 2010 Honda CBF1000 v Suzuki GSX1250F

Video: 2010 Honda CBF1000 v Suzuki GSX1250F

Honda’s facelifted CBF1000 aims to deliver the style to match its unquestioned versatility. But is it enough to beat Suzuki’s class-leading GSX1250FA? Find a sports tourer for sale Watch the video...

1956 500cc V8 172 MPH

1956 500cc V8 172 MPH

On a recent trip to italy while my mates went to Milan shopping with the Wife. I had a bit of free time. Since I'm ancient compared to the rest and a Guzzi engineering and racing history fan I took in...

Signed Stalker Rep helmet

Signed Stalker Rep helmet

The first Stalker Rep the man himself had signed :) Awesome Helmet and a fantastic price

“App” army take on potholes

“App” army take on potholes

Remember the good old days when men were men and potholes ruled the earth? Men saw potholes, snapped them with their camera-phones, transferred the pics to their PCs and emailed them to their local...

Biggest ever grid for electric bikes at Brands Hatch

Biggest ever grid for electric bikes at Brands Hatch

A 15-strong grid of electric bikes line up at Brands Hatch this weekend for the final UK round of the TTXGP.  The TTXGP electric motorcycle championship (also called the eGrandPrix) will run as...

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - The first 700 miles, again

Staff Bikes: Ducati Multistrada - The first 700 miles, again

Since picking up my replacement Multistrada Sport arrived (the first one was written off by a colleague) its done some gentle running-in, a few trips out with the mrs, had a first service and been...

R&G's new adventure bike protection

R&G's new adventure bike protection

R&G Racing has revealed details of its new kits for adventure bikes exclusively to MCN. Save £££s on motorcycle products The Adventure Guards are shown here on the new Yamaha Super Tenere and...

Ventura luggage for Yamaha Super Ténéré

Ventura luggage for Yamaha Super Ténéré

With potential to add up to 102-litres of carrying capability to the Yamaha Super Ténéré, the Ventura system is said by its makers to be substantially lighter, less complex and less costly than...

2011 Kawasaki Z1000S revealed

2011 Kawasaki Z1000S revealed

Kawasaki is harking back to the useable superbikes like the GPZ900 and ZZR1100 with a faired Z1000S version of the 1043cc Z1000 naked bike for 2011. Find a Kawasaki for sale The bike is based around...

New 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R versus 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R: specifications compared

New 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R versus 2010 Kawasaki ZX-10R: specifications compared

MCN has got its hands on the new Kawasaki ZX-10R’s specifications. We’ve picked out the main elements and compared them with the current bike’s details. We estimated the power at 185bhp based on what...

World Exclusive: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R photo gallery

World Exclusive: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R photo gallery

These world first pictures show the most powerful and advanced ZX-10R yet. The 2011 bike is all-new, with power boosted to an estimated 185bhp, weight down 10kg to 198kg, and one of the most advanced...

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Bits go on. Bits fall off

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Bits go on. Bits fall off

No sooner had I fitted a protective radiator cover to my Street Triple than my housemate backed his car into it. Forcefully. Lifting it from the mud and back onto its sidestand, surveying the bike in...

Destination Dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles

Destination Dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION MCN’s 2009 Dealer of the Year Lloyd Cooper - Motorcycles Direct has been trading from the same premises in Watford since it was founded in 1900, making it the oldest and one of...

New KTM 125 DUKE video

New KTM 125 DUKE video

KTM have released a new teaser video for their upcoming 125cc DUKE, which is due for release in the spring. As the learner-friendly capacity implies, the bike is very much aimed at the teenage...

Harley-Davidson offer extended warranties this weekend

Harley-Davidson offer extended warranties this weekend

Harley Davidson are offering a 2-year extension to the warranty on all new motorcycles purchased between 1 October and 30 November. Find a used Harley Davidson for sale This extension comes in...

Bikes on TV: September 29 - October 5

Bikes on TV: September 29 - October 5

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 MCN September 29: Kawasaki Z1000S revealed

New MCN September 29: Kawasaki Z1000S revealed

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 29, we reveal Kawasaki's new 'practical sportsbike' - the Z1000S. We reveal the new 2011 Triumph Speed Triple and BMW K1600GTL after images of both...

VN1700, GL1800 and Electra Glide Ultra owners wanted

VN1700, GL1800 and Electra Glide Ultra owners wanted

MCN is currently putting together a feature about large capacity touring machines and needs words of wisdom from owners of the following motorcycles:   2009/2010 Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager...

Win a Beta toolbox!

Win a Beta toolbox!

MCN and Beta are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a C41 tool trolley, as seen on race grids across the world. Just visit www.greatcompetitions.co.uk for your chance to win.

Limited edition BSB toolkit

Limited edition BSB toolkit

Turn your garage into a BSB pitbox! Beta has just announced a limited edition Worx Suzuki replica C38 tool chest, featuring the BSB team’s colours. Save £££s on motorcycle tools Limited to just 40,...

Video: £1500 Modern Classic challenge part 2 - GSX-R750F, FS1-E DX, GPZ900R A1

The dream is one thing, a fun pastime, a fantasy - but what’s it actually like if you bite the bullet and buy one of these bikes? To find out we set ourselves a challenge. To buy three ‘modern classics’ for no more than £1500 each. Find your dream motorcycle in bikes for sale In the second week of the challenge Jim Moore from Practical Sportsbikes gives his expert opinion on the motorcycles the...

Entry-level ‘Lid’ helmets

Entry-level ‘Lid’ helmets

These two new helmets from budget brand Lid are the Havoc and the Stryke. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The £89.99 Havoc comes in metallic black and black, red or blue graphic options in sizes...

Triumph leaks new 2011 Speed Triple by mistake

Triumph leaks new 2011 Speed Triple by mistake

Triumph has accidentally unveiled its 2011 Speed Triple on the Triumph Accessories website ahead of the official launch next week. There is no official information about the machine but from the...

Arrow exhausts for Ducati Monster 796

Arrow exhausts for Ducati Monster 796

Arrow has just released new slip-on exhausts for the Ducati Monster 796. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Available in two versions -­ black anodized aluminium or titanium with a carbon end...

White van men are better than you

White van men are better than you

White van men outperform bikers in almost every way, a survey has claimed. The survey of motorists, run by a UK insurance company, concluded that van drivers are the most well-read, physically fit and...

Triumph apologise over campsite thefts

Triumph apologise over campsite thefts

Triumph have apologised for the series of thefts that plagued the Triumph Live campsites last weekend. A spokesman for Triumph said: “Triumph Live was a huge success and we have been delighted by the...

2011 BMW K1600 pictures leaked

2011 BMW K1600 pictures leaked

These blurry, lo-res pictures are the first official images of BMW’s eagerly-awaited six-cylinder super-tourer, the K1600. Leaked to Hell For Leather 10 days before the bike’s official...

Rossi leads fans ride-out – in next week’s MCN

Rossi leads fans ride-out – in next week’s MCN

Valentino Rossi ignored rain and dark to join racing greats Kevin Schwantz and Giacomo Agostini leading a fans’ ride-out around Mugello last week. The two-lap ride, delayed by a thunderstorm, was one...

Kent Police are looking to fine bikers

Last Friday while out riding my wife and I were pulled by a marked police bike in Kent and I was fined for an illegal number plate. No complaints as it's a fair cop. However while this was going on another marked bike and an unmarked one both pulled in and the officer asked his collegue to check my wife's exhausts "because I know all screaming eagle pipes are illegal". His disappointment was...

Nabbed at 38mph yards from 40mph sign

Nabbed at 38mph yards from 40mph sign

A motorcyclist has written an open letter to a police chief after being clocked by a speed camera at 38mph within yards of a 40mph sign. He says the camera operator must have tracked him all the way...

Near-standard S1000RR hits 202mph

Near-standard S1000RR hits 202mph

A standard BMW S1000RR with an off-the-shelf Akrapovic exhaust, a smaller rear sprocket and some gaffer tape over slots in the screen cracked 202mph from a standing start in one mile. The speed run...

Official accessories for Triumph Tiger 800 revealed

Official accessories for Triumph Tiger 800 revealed

This is the first look at Triumph’s official range of accessories for the Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC. The genuine parts will be sold through dealers and available right from the bike going on sale in...

Bikers ‘hound’ camera car from London

Bikers ‘hound’ camera car from London

Film posted on YouTube purports to shows a CCTV car being hounded out of London by bikers. The Smart car, which has a camera mounted on the roof and a symbols on the side which are usually used to...

Fines for parking at ‘wrong angle’

Fines for parking at ‘wrong angle’

Motorcyclists are being fined £50 for failing to park at a perfect right-angle with the kerb. Bikes can be parked for free in roadside pay-and-display spaces in Torbay, but only if both wheels are on...

Campers robbed at Triumph Live

Campers robbed at Triumph Live

Campers at last weekend’s Triumph Live event at Mallory Park were hit by a spate of thefts, with Leicestershire police receiving reports of 15 separate incidents.   A police spokesman said:...