March

Did traffic chicane kill two bikers?

Did traffic chicane kill two bikers?

Motorcycle groups are questioning the safety of traffic-calming chicanes after two riders were killed when a driver didn’t seen them. Claire Cooper, 26, was cleared of two counts of...

CR&S DUU orders now being taken

CR&S DUU orders now being taken

Back in November 2009 Italian specials firm CR&S unveiled the DUU, and now they're taking orders, although the entire 2011 production of 130 has already been sold. The CR&S DUU is powered by a...

Are you riding to Wootton Bassett this weekend?

Are you riding to Wootton Bassett this weekend?

If you are supporting the Afghan Heroes ride out to Wootton Bassett this weekend then MCN wants to get hold of your images to help celebrate the event. Last year’s event attracted more than 10,000...

Destination dealer: Oxford and Cheltenham Harley-Davidson

Destination dealer: Oxford and Cheltenham Harley-Davidson

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Cheltenham Harley-Davidson opened on American Independence Day, 4 July, 2008 and is recognised as one of Europe’s flagship H-D stores. It comprises a state-of-the-art new and...

Video: BMW S1000RR vs European rivals

Video: BMW S1000RR vs European rivals

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up...

Honda Crossrunner first ride: "Great fun on twisty roads"

Honda Crossrunner first ride: "Great fun on twisty roads"

Road Test Editor, Phil West, is in Majorca testing the all new Honda Crossrunner and here are his first impressions. "Some cynics have been dismissing the Honda Crossrunner as little more than the old...

Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

Chip Yates' petrol-beating electric superbike has been run through a dyno, with some impressive results.   The "world's most powerful electric motorcycle" - which achieved two podium finishes...

Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours

Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours

Ducati has officially dismissed the prospect of Ducati building a scooter or a retro scrambler bike in an exclusive interview with Motor Cycle News. The outright, complete and official denial follows...

Potholes top 2 million

Potholes top 2 million

The number of potholes on UK roads reached a record level of over two million during 2010, according to a survey. Data collected from local authorities and highway departments show 2.2million...

Ducati officially says “There is no Multistrada 1200 S Corse”

Ducati officially says “There is no Multistrada 1200 S Corse”

Ducati has officially confirmed to MCN there will be no Multistrada 1200 S Corse despite the name being registered with the California Air Resources Board. Various websites have been running stories...

New Triumph Street Triple arrives in dealers

New Triumph Street Triple arrives in dealers

Triumph’s new Street Triple is starting to arrive in UK dealers as these pictures supplied by Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley Triumph show. Jack Lilley is among the first dealers in the country to get...

Poll: BMW S1000RR vs European exotica

Poll: BMW S1000RR vs European exotica

In February we tested the BMW S1000RR against the Yamaha R1, Honda Fireblade, Suzuki GSX-R1000 and new Kawasaki ZX-10R and it dominated the test. This week we put the BMW up...

Video: Neil Hodgson on Donington Park

Video: Neil Hodgson on Donington Park

Ex WSB champion Neil Hodgson takes a HM Plant replica Ducati 996S round the revamped Donington Park and talks about his race one victory in 2001.  Hodgson won the first race and just missed out...

MCN Spam attack

MCN Spam attack

As regular users will be only too aware, motorcyclenews.com is under attack from spammers selling all manner of atrocious footwear. We appreciate how mind-meltingly annoying these posts are, and would...

Ducati Diavel reviewed by Carlos Checa

Ducati Diavel reviewed by Carlos Checa

Resurgent WSB star Carlos Checa made use of some free time ahead of last weekend’s Donington round secretly testing the new Ducati Diavel in London. Somehow his coruscatingly frank review soon after...

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog: The new Snetterton 300

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog: The new Snetterton 300

Bemsee had the honour of running the first ever race meeting at the newly remodelled Snetterton circuit at the weekend. It was a superb event for riders and spectators alike, as we all got familiar...

New MCN March 30: New Triumph Street Triple

New MCN March 30: New Triumph Street Triple

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale March 30, we reveal official pictures and full specs of the new Triumph Street Triple and Street Triple R. We test the BMW S1000RR against the Aprilia RSV4...

New Triumph Street Triple revealed

New Triumph Street Triple revealed

Triumph has bumped the spec of its 675cc Street Triples gently upward while keeping hold of the prices. The new bikes get a de-chromed look, chunkier aluminium bars (previously just on the Street...

Lambretta's royal wedding lid!

Lambretta's royal wedding lid!

Created in joint celebration of the forthcoming royal wedding and St George's day, this new Lambretta helmet from Heritage Helmets is sure to appeal to the proud flag wavers among us. It's road legal...

Bike tax up

Bike tax up

Motorcycle road tax for bikes over 600cc has increased by nearly 6% in the Budget.  The rate for over-600s has gone from £70 to £74. It’s the second rise since March 2010, when the price was...

Honda CBR600 Launch Centre

Honda CBR600 Launch Centre

Welcome to the MCN information centre for the Honda CBR600 range, including the Honda CBR600RR and Honda CBR600F ABS. Here you will find first ride reports, tech details and pictures of the new 2011...

Chris Walker on a Norton round Donington Park

Chris Walker rides a Norton fitted with five cameras around the new look Donington for BBC East Midlands.

Apache helicopter in track day stunt display

Apache helicopter in track day stunt display

Riders, spectators and marshals at a recent Focused Events track day were treated to a spectacular stunt display by the British Army. But rather than use two wheels, the men from the front used an...

Pothole funding doubled

Pothole funding doubled

Funding to repair potholes has been double in the Budget. The Government will spend an extra £100million on filling potholes in England, Scotland and Wales. It’s on top of a £100million ‘exceptional...

Robbers strike showroom

Robbers strike showroom

A gang of robbers stormed into a top motorcycle showroom, threatened staff and marched out with a brand new Honda Fireblade worth £11,000. One of the four balaclava-wearing thugs convinced the sales...

Return of speed control threat

Return of speed control threat

A bike throttle which gets stiffer to force the rider to slow down has been developed in a European Commission research project. The system uses an electric motor attached to the throttle cable to...

Honda CBR250R - full review

Honda CBR250R - full review

The new Honda CBR250R has been ridden and rated by MCN's Phil West - and you can now read the full web review in the bike reviews section. Read the Honda CBR250R review "This all-new...

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: Keira Knightley's Ducati Chanel ad in full

Video: Keira Knightley's Ducati Chanel ad in full

Chanel has released the full Keira-Knightley-on-a-classic-Ducati advert shot in September last year. For those of you not intrigued by Knightley's lean, pouty looks, there's a Ducati Supersport 750, a...

Warr's custom competitions at Ace Cafe

Warr's custom competitions at Ace Cafe

Warr’s Harley-Davidson will host a year long series of Harley nights at the Ace Cafe, London, on the last Thursday of every month, starting on Thursday 31 March. The opening event will feature an...

Norton on BBC tonight!

Norton on BBC tonight!

Donington Park-based Norton motorcycles are on the BBC tonight as part of a special TV preview for this weekend’s WSB round. Norton’s sales manager and ex-WSB racer Chris Walker performs some...

TT3D: Closer to the Edge trailer

TT3D: Closer to the Edge trailer

This is the trailer for 'TT3D: Closer to the edge', which was shot at last year's TT using ultra-expensive 3D cameras. It's released on April 15 and will be shown in all Vue multiplexes. Though aimed...

MV Agusta ready with Street Triple rivalling B3 Brutale

MV Agusta ready with Street Triple rivalling B3 Brutale

Triumph might be ready with a new-look Street Triple, but MV Agusta will be hoping to lodge a big question mark in buyers' minds when it goes semi-public with its own 675cc naked next week. The B3...

New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

New Rieju RS3 125 out now!

Rieju's Yamaha-powered RS3 125 LC has just been released to UK dealers, priced at £3299 OTR.   The Spanish-built machine carries the water-cooled Yamaha YZF-R125 engine, but uses carburettors...

Destination Dealer: Doble Motorcycles

Destination Dealer: Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles has generated an enviable reputation throughout its 44-year history for supplying customers with the best deals and the best service. Friendly, experienced and...

BMW and Honda ready new scooters for 2012

BMW and Honda ready new scooters for 2012

BMW has confirmed it will be showing two production-ready versions of the Concept C scooter at the Milan show in November. Details are scarse but it's thought they will share an all-new 800cc,...