February

Road test preview: Kawasaki Z750R vs Triumph Street Triple R vs Yamaha FZ8

Road test preview: Kawasaki Z750R vs Triumph Street Triple R vs Yamaha FZ8

Next week the new Kawasaki Z750R takes on the Triumph Street Triple R and Yamaha FZ8 for the middleweight championship of the world. Michael Neeves wasn't blown away by the Z750R when he rode it at...

2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 - full review

2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 - full review

The 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section. Read the Suzuki GSX-R750 review Find a Suzuki GSX-R750...

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.           ...

Destination dealer: Motorrad Central Scotland

Destination dealer: Motorrad Central Scotland

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Supported with knowledgeable sales staff, the dealership offers a full and comprehensive new and used motorcycle range complemented with extensive BMW Motorrad Riderwear and...

Water-cooled BMW R1200GS spied

Water-cooled BMW R1200GS spied

These spy shots taken by a Spanish BMW owner on his mobile phone confirm BMW is well ahead with the development of a new water-cooled version of the top-selling R1200GS. The new motor will bring to an...

Hollyoaks star launches babe search

Hollyoaks star launches babe search

Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe, who’s also fresh out of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, is the face of the 2011 search for the Bennetts Babes Squad. Insurance giant Bennetts is looking for the next set of...

Nexx Helmets producing first Hugo Boss lid

Nexx Helmets producing first Hugo Boss lid

Nexx Helmets are producing the first Hugo Boss themed lid for worldwide sale. Designed to fit with a "dynamic masculine lifestyle", this "exclusive" helmet from the Portuguese manufacturer has been...

New self-locking bike lock

Here’s a video of the ‘Gorilla Lock’ in action. It’s a self-locking, anchored lock which the makers claim does away with the need for a chain. You just ride in and the bike’s front wheel is locked to the unit. Save cash on motorcycle security It costs £279.99 plus £35 for the ground anchor.

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 first ride

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 first ride

Like the new Suzuki GSX-R600, which rocketed to the top of the supersports pile in our recent group test, the new GSX-R750's rolling chassis and bodywork is completely new. But it doesn't get the...

Poll: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 vs 2004 Ducati 999S vs 2005 Honda Fireblade

Poll: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 vs 2004 Ducati 999S vs 2005 Honda Fireblade

MCN's Michael Neeves recently rode the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 at the launch, and he reckons it's so good it's as fast as 1000cc sports bikes from just a few years ago. With that statement in mind we're...

KTM 200 Duke spied

KTM 200 Duke spied

This spy shot - snapped in Pune, India - shows a pre-production model of a KTM 200 Duke. The larger cousin to the upcoming 125 Duke is apparently an "India-only" model and will be priced at around...

No more numb bums

No more numb bums

Ever had that uncomfortable feeling? The one just before everything below your waistband goes numb whilst riding your bike? It's pretty obvious that the designers of regular pants for everyday wear...

Donington Park’s Redgate Lodge disappears

Donington Park’s Redgate Lodge disappears

Donington Park’s £1m upgrade of the Leicestershire circuit has led to the demise of one of the most famous ‘post race’ drinking haunts, Redgate Lodge. Donington says the removal of the Lodge was...

MRO Powerbikes blog: Preparing for the first race

MRO Powerbikes blog: Preparing for the first race

I’ve been away for the past few weeks testing all the 1000cc superbikes in Almeria and the fabulous new GSX-R750 in Monte Blanco, near Seville. It’s times like these I still have to pinch myself –...

BBC announces 2011 MotoGP team

BBC announces 2011 MotoGP team

The BBC has announced Matt Roberts will replace Jennie Gow as the lead presenter of the 2011 MotoGP television coverage. MCN revealed last week Gow wasn’t being taken on for another season despite an...

Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: John Mair

Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: John Mair

When John Mair entered the Bennetts Biker Dream competition, his request was modest – a pair of Bluetooth compatible helmets for himself and his nine-year-old daughter, so that they could better...

Macau Racers

Macau Racers

Bumped into a couple of racers in Heathrow on their way to the Macau Grand Prix. Gary Johnston sorted out a Paddock pass for me. Thanks as well to Stuart Easton (Winner) and Keith Amor, his Kawasaki...

New MCN February 9: Ducati Diavel ridden

New MCN February 9: Ducati Diavel ridden

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale February 9, we test the all-new Ducati Diavel and try to figure out where it fits in. Also in this week's MCN, we ride the new Suzuki GSX-R750, and...

TT Ace Ian Hutchinson is MCN’s Man of the Year

TT Ace Ian Hutchinson is MCN’s Man of the Year

Road racing legend Ian Hutchinson said he was “overwhelmed” to receive MCN’s coveted Man of the Year award at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Show yesterday. Hutchinson, who made history at the TT in June...

KTM opens stores in Dubai and Brazil

KTM opens stores in Dubai and Brazil

Austrian firm KTM is going global, with the opening of flagship stores in Dubai and Brazil.   KTM Dubai - opened just a few days ago - is reportedly aimed at the burgeoning off-road market in the...

California Superbike School in India

California Superbike School in India

Iain and Ian with Keith Code and Andy Ibbott in Chennai for 3 levels of California Superbike School, India. 30 degrees of heat and lots of fun.

Ducati Diavel first ride: "I'm simply blown away!"

Ducati Diavel first ride: "I'm simply blown away!"

MCN’s Phil West has just ridden the all-new Ducati Diavel ‘power-cruiser’ at its world launch in southern Spain. This is what he has to say: “I’ve got to say I’m simply blown away by the Diavel. It’s...

BKS made-to-measure unaffected by Frank Thomas situation

BKS made-to-measure unaffected by Frank Thomas situation

Recent news that the Thomas Sport Group has become a casualty of a deepening recession does not affect the fortunes of BKS (Made to Measure) Ltd. The Thomas Group is parent to the Motrax, Frank Thomas...

Video: KTM SMT ABS first ride

Video: KTM SMT ABS first ride

KTM's new SMT has bucked the trend for ever-increasing bike prices - it undercuts the outgoing model by £350. Not only that, the new bike has ABS as standard where the old bike didn't - and the...

Video: Ducati Diavel first ride teaser

Video: Ducati Diavel first ride teaser

MCN's Phil West is currently in Spain for the launch of the all-new Ducati Diavel, which he'll be riding tomorrow. Here's a little teaser to whet your appetite, ahead of the review in MCN on...

Don't miss out on the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show at London's ExCeL Centre this weekend!

Don't miss out on the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show at London's ExCeL Centre this weekend!

London's biggest motorcycle show will only be running for the next two days.   With the Revolution show on display - featuring races and stunts from biking heroes Kevin Schwantz, Freddie...

MCN Carole Nash Motorcycle Show: Design your own Honda Fireblade

MCN Carole Nash Motorcycle Show: Design your own Honda Fireblade

Farnham Honda has revealed a new line-up of Honda Fireblades as an example of the new Fingerprint bikes it can make with just about any paintscheme available. The dealership was responsible for two...

Carole Nash MCN motorcycle show: Ducati confirms Monster 1100Evo price

Carole Nash MCN motorcycle show: Ducati confirms Monster 1100Evo price

Ducati has officially confirmed the price of the range-topping 2011 Monster 1100Evo will be £8995. The Monster 1100Evo is the latest addition to the Monster range and replaces the old 1100 bike, adds...

New Lambretta helmets

New Lambretta helmets

Lambretta-branded helmets are now available in limited numbers – the perfect accessory for your classic scoot. Save cash on motorcycle helmets There are four open-face helmets in the range – the...

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.           ...

MCN Motorcycle Show: Win a Green Hornet

MCN Motorcycle Show: Win a Green Hornet

No, it's not a Kawasaki. It's a Honda CB600F Hornet ABS in unique colours, crafted by the Japanese firm to accompany the release of the new Green Hornet movie. For your chance to win this...

MCN Motorcycle Show: Santa Pod dragbikes

MCN Motorcycle Show: Santa Pod dragbikes

This behemoth is a drag bike powered by a Rolls Royce Gnome H1200 engine and musters up 2400bhp. The acceleration? It can reach up to 200mph in 6 seconds. To find out more, visit the Santa Pod stand...

MCN Motorcycle Show: Barry Sheene's XR14

MCN Motorcycle Show: Barry Sheene's XR14

This is the very Suzuki XR14 on which Barry Sheene won his first GP in Assen in 1975 - beating Agostini and Read at the last corner -  and you can see it at The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle...

MCN Motorcycle Show: Ducati Diavel on show

MCN Motorcycle Show: Ducati Diavel on show

The new Ducati Diavel is on show at The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show, one of the first times it has been shown to the public in the UK. Visitors can judge for themselves how well Ducati have done...

MCN Motorcycle Show: New "Urban sports bike" unveiled

MCN Motorcycle Show: New "Urban sports bike" unveiled

A new zero-emissions urban sports bike has been unveiled at The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. The Agility Saietta - which means Thunderbolt in a regional Italian dialect - promises the power of a...

Destination dealer: Hunts Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Hunts Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Established for over 50 years on the same site in Burnage, Manchester, Hunts is the name to trust in the north west and goes from strength to strength as one of the largest new...