February

Honda announces 2012 Goldwing upgrades

Honda announces 2012 Goldwing upgrades

Honda has announced a series of upgrades for the 2012 GL1800 Goldwing, with updated GPS systems, storage space, bodywork and speaker sets topping the list. The GPS system will be accessible online,...

Trackdays get transponders

Trackdays get transponders

Trackday company Focused Events will have ‘Chrono Days’ this year, where each rider carries a transponder to allow organisers to put people in the right groups. Focused Events have assessed the...

Tiny fan

Tiny fan

My Grandpa Hedgy was pleased I arrived two weeks early. We can watch the 2011 WSB Championship! Stephen Melia, age 14 Days.

Little happy motorcyclist story

The motorcycle is one of my passions and this video is a beatiful story with out a doubt.

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.           ...

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 vs used 1000s

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 vs used 1000s

Suzuki's latest 600 is so sharp we wondered how it would measure up against a superbike from just a few years ago - say, from 2003 when Neil Hodgson was WSB champion. So we asked Hodgson himself to...

Picture gallery: Triumph Daytona 675R

Picture gallery: Triumph Daytona 675R

This week saw the launch of the new Triumph Daytona 675R at Portimao, Portugal. The 675R is updated from the standard 675 with Ohlins supension and Brembo brakes. Here's some of Trev's thoughts on the...

Neil Hodgson: MCN road tester!

Neil Hodgson: MCN road tester!

MCN has new addition to the road test team - none other than ex WSB champion Neil Hodgson! Neil Hodgson won the BSB championship in 2000 onboard a GSE Ducati, before moving to WSB and winning the...

The future of Frank Thomas

The future of Frank Thomas

It's been revealed today that the stock and brands of the Thomas Sports Group – which includes popular biking kit brand Frank Thomas – has been bought by J&S Accessories. The sale, which was...

Tory Councillor exposed as Outlaws member

Tory Councillor exposed as Outlaws member

A Tory councillor has been exposed as member of the notorious Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Jim Mason, cabinet member on Tewkesbury Council and a former mayor, is allegedly a full-patch member of the...

First ride preview: MV Agusta Brutale

First ride preview: MV Agusta Brutale

This is the new entry-level MV Agusta Brutale which, despite lashings of Italian flair and 130bhp performance, costs the same as a Yamaha FZ1 at £9999. The bike is a smaller, cheaper version of the...

New Buell 1190RS superbike – first look

New Buell 1190RS superbike – first look

Erik Buell Racing has finally given us a complete look at the new 1190RS sportsbike which will be shown in public this weekend in America. The bike promises to be the first new road-legal machine...

BMW K1600GT - first ride impressions

BMW K1600GT - first ride impressions

MCN Editor Marc Potter is at the world launch of the new BMW K1600GT. The new six cylinder 160.5bhp engine certainly seems to have impressed Potter this morning following 100km of mixed riding.

Beach enduro in the Dominican

Beach enduro in the Dominican

I had a mid-winter break riding enduro bikes in the Dominican jungles and beaches on the Coconut Coast.

Husqvarna SMR511 coming to dealers this month

Husqvarna SMR511 coming to dealers this month

Husqvarna's new road-going supermoto, the SMR511 will arrive in Husqvarna dealers this month. The SMR511 is powered by a 480cc single-cylinder engine and weighs 118kg. Up front the Husqvarna...

MCN Fantasy Road Race: just nine days to go!

MCN Fantasy Road Race: just nine days to go!

There are just two tantalising weeks to go before the 2011 racing season kicks off in Phillip Island, and that means there’s just a nine days left to pick your Fantasy Road Race team! Enter...

‘Last stand in bike parking battle’

‘Last stand in bike parking battle’

Motorcyclists have one chance left in the battle to save free bike parking in towns and cities across the country, campaigners say.  Unless daily bike parking charges can be defeated in court on...

Triumph Daytona 675R – first ride!

Triumph Daytona 675R – first ride!

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently at Portimao in Portugal getting a first taste of Triumph’s new uprated, Ohlins and Brembo-equipped Daytona 675R, here’s what he has to say: “I’ve...

Destination dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles online

Destination dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles online

ADVERTISING PROMOTION You can buy bikes, accessories and kit from long-established motorcycle dealer Lloyd Cooper without leaving the comfort of your living room. Just visit...

First ride preview: BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL

First ride preview: BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL

We’re at the world press launch of the new BMW K1600GT and it’s even bigger K1600GTL touring brother in South Africa. Over the next two days we’ll be testing the new 160.5bhp in-line six cylinder BMW...

New Buell roadster – first look

New Buell roadster – first look

Erik Buell Racing has released another teaser picture of what we believe to be its new 1190RS sportsbike. It promises to be the first new road-legal machine produced by the legendary designer, Erik...

KTM stops illegal imports

KTM stops illegal imports

KTM has announced it has shut down the lucrative trade in illegally imported KTMs. The bikes, believed to be new off-roaders imported from the USA, had not been correctly assembled prior to sale or...

Speeding biker fingered

Speeding biker fingered

A motorcyclist has been fined after giving a speed camera the finger because his mates said he wouldn’t get caught. Paul Collins, 26, was caught when police recognised him on the same road. The case...

Video: new RST Tractech suit

This week's MCN has the latest kit for sports riding from British firm RST. Save £££s on motorcycle leathers Here's a video to give you an idea of what goes in to their all-new, £379.99 RST Tractech one-piece race suit. More info: www.rst-moto.com 

Suzuki launch massive competition

Suzuki launch massive competition

Visitors to Suzuki dealerships between now and May 15 could get more than they bargained for – Suzuki has launched a new competition with a prize per week. There are thousands of pounds worth of...

WSB – sponsor livery or not? What do you think?

WSB – sponsor livery or not? What do you think?

With the news that Yamaha’s factory World Superbike team will this year, because of the lack of a title sponsor, run in Yamaha corporate colours, an interesting situation has arisen. Namely this year,...

Video: Avoiding idiots

Video: Avoiding idiots

Ever felt like you’re the only sane person on the road? “Avoiding idiots” – a YouTube video shot by Dubliner Rob Brannigan on his daily commute through the city – highlights some of the dangers faced...

Peterborough gets new Kawasaki dealership

Peterborough gets new Kawasaki dealership

A new official Kawasaki dealership is set to open in Peterborough on March 1, 2011, located at Wheels Motorcycles (Formerly Taz Motorcycles and Stamford Superbikes). The full Kawasaki range will be...

Bikes on TV: February 16-22

Bikes on TV: February 16-22

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

No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

Britain’s first bike-catching average speed cameras are finally close to being switched on – weeks before they face the axe in spending cuts. Speed cameras bosses have at last fixed a cock-up that...

Michael Neeves – MRO Powerbike blog: Rain, crashes and Bemsee Rookie racers.

Michael Neeves – MRO Powerbike blog: Rain, crashes and Bemsee Rookie racers.

A soggy Brands Hatch Since it’s been resurfaced, Brands is super-slippery in the wet and now almost as bad as Donington when the heavens open. The Kent track used to be really grippy and you could set...

New MCN February 16: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 vs 1000cc superbikes

New MCN February 16: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 vs 1000cc superbikes

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale February 16, we test the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 against a 2003 Ducati 999S and 2004 Honda Fireblade to see how it compares to the superbikes of just a few...

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 - 'I want to throw it in the river'

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 - 'I want to throw it in the river'

Sometimes fixing bikes can be almost as satisfying as riding them. But lately I’ve felt like dumping my £300 ‘bargain’ GPz550 in the river. Which is where much of it appears to have come from. More...

Ossa TR280i video

A video I made of the new Ossa TR180i trials bike in action.

Moto Guzzi cans concepts

Moto Guzzi cans concepts

After revealing a new 1400cc California cruiser, Moto Guzzi has admitted the stunning concept bikes unveiled at the 2009 Milan show will not be made. The concept bikes, which were built around the...

Video: BMW S1000RR onboard at Bruntingthorpe

Video: BMW S1000RR onboard at Bruntingthorpe

Following MCN's test of Kawasaki's 2011 ZX-10R against its superbike rivals on road and track last week, which placed the ZX-10R third, this week we have taken them all to MCN's performance test...