2011

Video: New Joey Dunlop DVD

Video: New Joey Dunlop DVD

Duke Video's new DVD 'No Ordinary Joe' looks to be a very decent telling of the Joey Dunlop story, featuring interviews, race action and stacks of previously unseen footage. Here's a taster of what to...

World’s first titanium framed Monster

World’s first titanium framed Monster

American Randy Martin has built the world’s first titanium-framed Ducati Monster S4RS and says his custom-made frame is half the weight of the original – but it does cost around £4000! Martin said:...

Destination dealer: LidsDirect.co.uk

Destination dealer: LidsDirect.co.uk

ADVERTISING PROMOTION If you are looking for that perfect Christmas gift, or just feel like treating yourself, LidsDirect.co.uk should be your first destination. LidsDirect.co.uk is the fastest...

Free Oxford Comfy Pack

Free Oxford Comfy Pack

Exclusively in this week's MCN you can take advantage of a special reader offer where you can claim a free Oxford Comfy Pack worth £14.99 by following these simple steps: Register at...

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show 2012, ExCel London

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show 2012, ExCel London

The greatest bike show on earth is back! From the 2nd -5th February, The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show 2012 is coming back to ExCeL, London. Get up close and personal with the world’s hottest new...

2012 KTM Duke 690 world first test

2012 KTM Duke 690 world first test

MCN’s Michael Guy is in Gran Canaria testing KTM’s all new 2012 KTM Duke 690. "First impressions of the bike is how different it looks to its predecessor. It’s still an aggressive looking bike with...

Scott Redding to launch mini-moto academy

Scott Redding to launch mini-moto academy

British Grand Prix star Scott Redding is looking to help young talent kick start their racing career by opening a new mini-moto academy in 2012. The Scott Redding Young Riders Academy will hold an...

New MCN December 7: Kawasaki Versys 1000 tested

New MCN December 7: Kawasaki Versys 1000 tested

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday December 7, we test the 2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000 and find out if a four-cylinder adventure bike makes any sense? We chart the full development...

Shave Stritchy's 'tache, beard and... for the Air Ambulance

Shave Stritchy's 'tache, beard and... for the Air Ambulance

To raise money for the Honda Owners Club's 2011 charity, all Air Ambulances in the UK, the HOC webmaster has agreed to shave his magnificently hairy features! At the HOC 50th Anniversary Year...

Video: Akrapovic Morsus - If Carlsberg built custom bikes…

Video: Akrapovic Morsus - If Carlsberg built custom bikes…

Factory customs don’t get any more ‘factory’ than this. Say hello to ‘Morsus’, a unique custom machine built for aftermarket exhaust giant Akrapovic. They commissioned specialists Dreamachine...

Free Giveway Extended!

Free Giveway Extended!

Join the multitude of MCN readers who have already won early Christmas presents from MCN. To claim your free introductory subscription or a Winter cleaning pack of SDoc100, simply visit any of the...

New Honda Fireblade still on top after 20 years

New Honda Fireblade still on top after 20 years

Honda’s legendary Fireblade is 20-years-old and while the weight, shape and engine capacity in fact everything about it has changed since Tadao Baba’s rule-changing 1992 original, the fact that Honda...

Video: How did he walk away from THIS?

Video: How did he walk away from THIS?

A stunt rider who crashed head on with a car and flew 30 metres through the air has escaped serious injury. In fact, he was back at work the next day. The rider was performing at Latin America's...

Alpinestars airbag suit in action

Alpinestars airbag suit in action

We've just seen the new Alpinestars Tech Air Race airbag one-piece suit in action; here's a short video clip showing our senior road tester Michael Neeves wearing the suit during a test inflation at...

mcnbikesforsale.com - Best classic Yamahas up for grabs this week...

mcnbikesforsale.com - Best classic Yamahas up for grabs this week...

We take a look at some of the best classic Yamahas on offer at mcnbikesforsale.com.            Read more modern classics news and...

Foggy Petronas FP1 race parts wanted!

Foggy Petronas FP1 race parts wanted!

In MCN this week we ran a story about Swiss bike builder, Livio Kägi buying up some of the Foggy Petronas FP1 road bikes from oil giant Petronas, to sell on to interested collectors. It looks like we...

The ultimate in two-wheeled entertainment returns: Revolution 2012

The ultimate in two-wheeled entertainment returns: Revolution 2012

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show returns to the ExCel London for the 2-5 February 2012, with the hottest bikes from the biggest manufacturers on display and the return of the ultimate in...

Bid for Rossi's signed leathers

Bid for Rossi's signed leathers

The Big Give Christmas charity auction is offering the chance to own a set of Dainese one-piece Valentino Rossi replica leathers (on eBay here), which have been signed by the nine-time world champion,...

Honda NC700X: A brave new world

Honda NC700X: A brave new world

The NC700X is the latest 'crossover' bike from the stable of Crossrunner and Crosstourer. But what sets the NC700X apart is a price of £5850 and a claimed 78.8mpg. The subdued exhaust note,...

Perfecto turns on the style

Perfecto turns on the style

Fifty-eight years after Marlon Brando famously donned the Schott Perfecto leather jacket in the Wild One (launching a sub-culture in the process) the classic style is back. They might not be the most...

Video: Magic metal polish!

Video: Magic metal polish!

White Diamond Metals Polish is fast beginning to rule some of our lives at MCN. Here's a video (albeit a very America video; that's where this stuff originated) showing just how effective it is at...

Kawasaki Versys 1000 first ride

Kawasaki Versys 1000 first ride

The new Kawasaki Versys 1000 is currently being tested by MCN out in Tenerife. Here is Senior Road Tester Adam Child’s first impressions: “Putting its looks to one side for a moment – beauty is in the...

10 bad ideas that made great bikes

10 bad ideas that made great bikes

When Ducati set out to build the 1199 – the most extreme superbike it could envisage – it did everything but address the bad idea at its core. With good reason. The firm’s L-twin engine layout is one...

French firm unveils carbon-framed V-twin superbike

French firm unveils carbon-framed V-twin superbike

A carbon-framed turbo-charged V-twin superbike has been unveiled by French manufacturer Boxer Design. Called the Superbob, its 1000cc engine has been developed in partnership with Akira...

Best of Bikeshop: 20 years of the Honda Fireblade

Best of Bikeshop: 20 years of the Honda Fireblade

To celebrate this week’s first ride of the new 20th anniversary 2012 Honda Fireblade we’ve been looking for the best Fireblades on MCN Bikeshop – here are a few of the best  ...

New G650GS-powered Husqvarna street bike unveiled

New G650GS-powered Husqvarna street bike unveiled

A new Husqvarna 650cc single-cylinder road bike has been unveiled today. The Strada uses the engine from BMW's G650GS. It has been shown as a 'concept' at the Paris motorcycle show but is set to go...

New MCN November 30: 2012 Honda Fireblade first ride

New MCN November 30: 2012 Honda Fireblade first ride

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday November 30, we test the 2012 Honda Fireblade and relive the 20-year history of the first modern sports bike. All the news from the Jerez Moto2 and CRT...

Harley-Davidson trail bike to honour fallen troops

Harley-Davidson trail bike to honour fallen troops

This recently completed Harley-Davidson MT350 tribute bike will be used as a moving memorial to honour UK troops killed in Afghanistan. The bike, which was previously used by the British army in...

Win a copy of TT3D: Closer to the Edge on DVD!

Win a copy of TT3D: Closer to the Edge on DVD!

TT3D: Closer to the edge is released today on DVD and 3D Blu-ray and to celebrate MCN has five copies of the DVD and five posters to give away. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is...

MCN’s Brussels protest: ‘What a superb day!’

MCN’s Brussels protest: ‘What a superb day!’

Motorcyclists have been sharing their pictures and experiences from MCN’s Brussels protest ride on a Facebook page. Around 200 riders travelled hundreds of miles to take part in last Tuesday’s...

Video: Motorcycle Live - Day Nine

Video: Motorcycle Live - Day Nine

See highlights from the ninth and final day of Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham as we take a look back at this year's show. This year the final day was designated as TT Day, with...

Video: Motorcycle Live - Day Eight

Video: Motorcycle Live - Day Eight

See highlights from the eighth day of Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham, dedicated to off-road riding. We look at some of the latest off-road machinery, including the Kawasaki KX450F,...

Video: Motorcycle Live - Day seven

Video: Motorcycle Live - Day seven

See highlights from the seventh day of Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham as we take a look at the logistics of setting up a show as big as Motorcycle Live. Check back soon for more news...

Video: Motorcycle Live - Day Six

Video: Motorcycle Live - Day Six

See highlights from the sixth day of Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham as we take a look at some of the entertainment on offer, from the Arai Entertainment Zone, featuring games, quizzes...

New Muc-Off cleaning kits

New Muc-Off cleaning kits

Muc-Off have released two new bike-care kits, with pretty much anything you could ever need for washing, drying, polishing and generally prettifying your machine. The £60 Ultimate Motorcycle Cleaning...

D3O body armour raises the standard

D3O body armour raises the standard

British protection firm, D3O, has launched its new Xergo range of body armour, developed specifically to exceed the highest level of the new CE standard, due to be introduced next year. The new range...