January

Triumph tops 2010 sales chart

Triumph tops 2010 sales chart

Triumph finished top of last year’s high-capacity sales chart, selling more 500cc+ bikes in the UK than any other manufacturer. Find a used Triumph for sale. The figures, released by the Motorcycle...

Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: Martin Bradley

Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: Martin Bradley

Bennetts celebrated its 80th birthday last year by running the £80,000 Biking Dreams competition. Bennetts linked up with Aprilia World Superbike rider Leon Camier, at the season finale in...

Number 10 takes 10 months to respond to road tax petition

Number 10 takes 10 months to respond to road tax petition

A petition opposing motorcycle road tax rises has been rejected by Number 10 – more than nine months after the petition closed and the increase went ahead. The petition, posted on Number 10’s website,...

Top tips for a new year new bike bargain

Top tips for a new year new bike bargain

Dealers are offering a range of deals to try and pull buyers back in to showrooms after the Christmas break. January sales, anti-VAT rise offers and finance deals are all beginning as dealers try to...

Amazing prices on used Yamaha FJR1300s

Amazing prices on used Yamaha FJR1300s

Used Yamaha FJR1300s are looking to be the smart used big-bore tourer choice in 2011, with nearly 50 for sale in bikes for sale at prices considerably less than the equivalent Honda Pan...

Sanctuary's modernised Japanese classics

Sanctuary's modernised Japanese classics

Before reading this, take another look at these extraordinary Japanese-made specials - they're worth gazing at again.  Made by Sanctuary in Japan, they’re just some of the examples of the...

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION The Doble Clothing and Accessories department offer a large range of premium quality products to cater for all your requirements, road or track. The department is staffed by...

MCN offer: Urban undersuit for just £19.99

MCN offer: Urban undersuit for just £19.99

Beat the cold weather with this exclusive offer from MCN and mickbyrne.co.uk. Click here to buy The Urban undersuit was £49.99 but is now only £19.99 with free delivery (while stocks...

Kenny Roberts to ride Festival of 1000 Bikes

Kenny Roberts to ride Festival of 1000 Bikes

Kenny Roberts is to ride on track in front of a UK crowd for the first time since 1983 at the VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes. The treble world champion will be riding a 1981 Yamaha YZR500 OW60 as the...

Kawasaki ZX-10R owners confident despite recall

Kawasaki ZX-10R owners confident despite recall

The ZX-10R recall that required the replacement of valve springs, camshafts and valve retainers hasn't put off MCN readers who have already placed deposits on the new 197bhp superbike.  ...

Britain’s worst pothole?

Britain’s worst pothole?

This crater-sized pothole has been nominated as one of the worst in the country by an MCN reader. The hole, on a busy dual carriageway, is roughly two feet wide, three feet long and six inches deep -...

Embarrassment for speed camera authorities

Embarrassment for speed camera authorities

Speed camera bosses face the embarrassment of being forced to admit that cameras costing hundreds of thousands of pounds have not caught a single offender.  From April camera authorities will be...

New MCN January 12: Norton Cafe Racer SP ridden

New MCN January 12: Norton Cafe Racer SP ridden

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale January 12, we test the new Norton Cafe Racer SP against the Triumph Thruxton.  Also in this week's MCN, is Honda planning a new 1000cc RVF?. We...

Video: Suzuki GSX-R600 official clip

Video: Suzuki GSX-R600 official clip

Suzuki has revealed this official promo video for their new 2011 GSX-R600. Find a Suzuki GSX-R600 for sale They've slashed an incredible 9kg from the 2011 GSX-R600. The engine has more midrange, a...

Honda CB1100 official video

The best motorcycle video on YouTube in my opinion. And a song to daydream to.

Electric bike beats petrol twins to podium

Electric bike beats petrol twins to podium

An electric superbike has taken two podium spots at a California-based race series – fighting off a petrol-fuelled grid of RC8s and 1198s. The Swigz.com Racing team bike – which makes 194bhp and...

Motorcyclists being left out by Kent Highways Agency

On Saturday morning I received a questionnaire from Kent Highways Agency as we live on a relatively new estate and they decided to check on the parking, number of vehicles, commuting habits, etc. Having had a look through the document, I couldn't find any mention of motorbikes or motorcyclists, so I sent an email to the contact listed on the form, asking why they were omitted, suggesting that...

1992 Triumph promo video

1992: The first promotional video about the new Triumph

MCN Investigation: The truth behind the AMG and Ducati buyout rumours

MCN Investigation: The truth behind the AMG and Ducati buyout rumours

MCN has dug deep to find out the truth behind the mounting speculation that German car firm AMG intends to buy Ducati after the two companies linked up for a ‘marketing cooperation’ to sponsor the...

MCN puts new Michelin Pilot Road 3 sport touring tyres to the test

MCN puts new Michelin Pilot Road 3 sport touring tyres to the test

MCN has managed to get hold of a set of the all-new and slightly strange-looking Michelin Pilot Road 3 sport touring tyres and put them to the test in the recent grotty weather to see how they...

Opinion: why Honda will make an RVF1000

Opinion: why Honda will make an RVF1000

In next week's MCN, industry expert Ben Purvis explains why he believes Honda is laying plans to bring back the RVF name on a new 1000cc V4-engined superbike. Find a used Honda motorcycle for...

Cagiva Mito gets Honda CRF450X engine revamp

Cagiva Mito gets Honda CRF450X engine revamp

This Cagiva Mito has been given a new lease of life thanks to a Honda CRF450X enduro four-stroke engine and 14 months of work by owner John Zainer.  Find a Cagiva Mito for sale Don’t be fooled...

Norton Café Racer SP v Triumph Thruxton – coming soon!

Norton Café Racer SP v Triumph Thruxton – coming soon!

In an exclusive first test, next week’s MCN sees Norton’s stunning new, all-black Café Racer SP – one of the stars of the NEC Show before Christmas – pitted head-to-head with that other great, British...

BMW S1000RR gets 381bhp!

BMW S1000RR gets 381bhp!

This is the world's first turbo-charged BMW S1000RR, revealed for the first time in MCN next week. Its rear wheel power has been increased from a pitiful 185bhp to a far more acceptable 381bhp. Find...

Top video picks of the week! – Jan 7

A new year, a new Friday and five new videos for you all to enjoy. This week we’ve got three fast-paced shiny videos shot with state-of-the-art cameras, and two charming little bits of nostalgia to remind us of simpler times. Enjoy! Endurace Championship highlights A high-octane highlight vid of last year’s Endurance World Championship Season. Wear a helmet! Relive the days when helmets were...

2011 Kawasaki Z750R - full review

2011 Kawasaki Z750R - full review

The 2011 Kawasaki Z750R has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.    Read the kawasaki Z750R review "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.           Read more modern...

Classics star at Vegas auction

Classics star at Vegas auction

A pair of rare Ducati MHe 900s, a fully-restored example of ‘the world’s oldest motorcycle’ which fetched $161,000 (£104,000), and one of the earliest Indians ever built were among the highlights of...

Radical Ducati GT1000 special

Radical Ducati GT1000 special

This stunning Ducati is the work of Spanish Ducati specialists Radical Ducati and gives a complete retro café racer look to the Ducati GT1000 Sport Classic. Find a Ducati GT1000 for sale Radical...

Interview: MCN quizzes Norton boss on an amazing year

Interview: MCN quizzes Norton boss on an amazing year

MCN quizzes Norton's boss Stuart Garner on an amazing year for him and his team...  How would you sum up 2010? In a word: amazing. Less than a year ago we’d gone public for the first time at...

Destination dealer: Colchester Kawasaki

Destination dealer: Colchester Kawasaki

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Colchester Kawasaki has been raising dealer standards for years and is now one of the most successful solus Kawasaki dealers in the UK. As the home of British Superbike team MSS...

Video: d3o armour testing

Body armour firm d3o, whose armour is used as standard in many manufacturers' kit (such as Furygan, for example), have recently tested their material against some rivals, in lab conditions. Here's a video that shows the results. 

Roads could be closed due to potholes

Roads could be closed due to potholes

Roads could be closed due to potholes caused by the latest cold snap, the AA has warned. The damage could be even worse than that seen after last winter, according to AA spokesman Paul Watters. ...

Speeding justice

A driver who flashed his headlamps to warn motorists of a police speed trap was taken to court and fined £175. Surely if he warned drivers they would slow down, then job done? Best speeding deterrant ever? Obviously someone wanted revenue from speeders, not for them to actually slow down. Three police officers attended the court at what cost?

Video: Triumph Tiger 800 vs BMW F650GS

Video: Triumph Tiger 800 vs BMW F650GS

This is our first chance, not only to ride the first official Triumph Tiger 800 on UK roads, but to pitch it against the very bike Triumph were gunning for in the first place: the BMW...

Put down a deposit on a 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R?

Put down a deposit on a 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R?

If so, MCN would like to hear from you.   Tell us why you're excited to be picking up the brand new 197bhp Kawasaki ZX-10R and you may just feature in next week's issue. Find a used...