May

BIMOTA TB-1 675

BIMOTA TB-1  675

BIMOTA powered by TRIUMPH 675. The only great contender to the MV Agusta F3

Riding the FTR Moto2 bike

Riding the FTR Moto2 bike

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves went along to the Brands GP circuit to ride the FTR Moto2. You don’t have to be a GP god to own this bike, as it’s the British firm’s first ever Grand Prix machine,...

New MCN 1 June: TT kicks off!

New MCN 1 June: TT kicks off!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale 1 June, we have all the action from the start of the 2011 Isle of Man TT. We reveal Husqvarna's Hypermotard alternative and pit the Aprilia Tuono...

Sun, beer and MCN. Life is Good!

Sun, beer and MCN. Life is Good!

This is me (Dave Kelsey)on a recent holiday to Corfu. I bought MCN at the airport so I didn't miss my fix. Keep up the great work.

The Ninja with NOS. And speakers.

The Ninja with NOS. And speakers.

Heaven to some, vile sacrilege to others. The owners of this ZX-10R have blinged it up with an MTX speaker system and a nitrous oxide system to boot. They’ve even given the same treatment to a ‘Busa.

London to Bangkok charity ride sets off

London to Bangkok charity ride sets off

Triumph Tiger 800XC owner Phil Evans today set off to ride his bike from the Jack Lilley showroom in Ashford, Middlesex to the Triumph factory…in Thailand! Evans is raising money for a charity called...

Piaggio Yourban 300LT: an English proofreader short of genius

Piaggio Yourban 300LT: an English proofreader short of genius

Piaggio's new £5699 Yourban 300 LT is so clever in so many ways it would be a shame if its stupid name got in the way of anyone warming to it. It's a lighter-weight, less troll-like version of the MP3...

WK SM50 - Sexiest 50cc bike ever?

WK SM50 - Sexiest 50cc bike ever?

Here's a bike to make any 16-year-old's visor steam up: the 50cc supermoto-styled SM50, made in Taiwan and exclusively branded 'WK' in the UK. The £2099 six-speed two-stroke WK SM50 looks the part...

Video: the Ducati Diavel that went racing

Video: the Ducati Diavel that went racing

It's got the power to out-drag a Ducati 1198 and it can out-brake one too. So why is nobody racing the highly-acclaimed new Ducati Diavel? Well, several reasons actually, but thinking it through would...

Husqvarna SMR511 - road legal but ready to race

Husqvarna SMR511 - road legal but ready to race

Husqvarna's new SMR511 is the now BMW-owned firm's most radical track-ready supermoto to date. At just 118kg it's radically light, hughly impractical, and, for a fairly basic single-cylinder,...

Competition time: Win tickets to NGCC Biker Bash!

Competition time: Win tickets to NGCC Biker Bash!

Want to party with one of Britain’s best known custom bike builders? Nick Gale Custom Cycles are giving away a pair of tickets to their upcoming Biker Bash. The custom bike and hotrod show kicks off...

Racers Bradley Smith and Simon Crafar donate to Help for Heroes auction

Racers Bradley Smith and Simon Crafar donate to Help for Heroes auction

Moto2 GP racer Bradley Smith and 500GP winner Simon Crafar have joined forces to back a Biker’s Breakfast charity event by donating a signed crash helmet and memorabilia to be auctioned to raise...

Best of bikemart: Modern classic bikes for sale this week

Best of bikemart: Modern classic bikes for sale 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.           ...

Get on track with Ellison, Richards and the Lowes twins

Get on track with Ellison, Richards and the Lowes twins

PTR (Performance Technical Racing) is organising an all-action track day at Mallory Park on 11th August with some of the biggest names in British racing offering one-to-one track time with riders of...

MV Agusta F4 RR begins production

MV Agusta F4 RR begins production

Italian firm MV Agusta has started building the first run of the new and recently revealed, 201bhp F4 RR Corsacorta superbike at the Varese factory. The new F4 is the range-topping version of the F4...

Harley test rides

Last weekend I tested two Harley-Davidsons - the Street Bob and Rocker C. For months I was thinking how I can make a videoshot from a motorcycle witch is riding through a camera. Now I found out... Can you tell me how I did it?

Video: “Stay a hero, stay safe”

Video: “Stay a hero, stay safe”

This new road safety video – released by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership – is part of the group’s “Stay a hero, stay safe” campaign. The group claims that motorcycle accidents account for 25% of...

Jackets for less than £100

Jackets for less than £100

This week’s MCN Shop offer gives you the chance to buy either a Tuzo Freedom textile jacket or Tuzo Speed leather jacket for just £99. Both come with CE-approved armour in all the right places, and in...

New Ducati: £6k, 220kg, 5.7bhp?

New Ducati: £6k, 220kg, 5.7bhp?

It’s £6100, manageably powerful, made in Bologna and a Ducati - but will it displace the 696 Monster on many entry-level Duke wishlists? Possibly not, despite besting it on weather protection and tank...

The bikes Honda wants to build 4m a year of

The bikes Honda wants to build 4m a year of

Honda says it will build FOUR MILLION of these little beauties, along with their Unicorn, Stunner and Activa siblings, each year by 2013. The £570 CB Twister 110 and £720 CB Shine 125 will form the...

Keith Flint at Brands Hatch, 24th May 2011

Keith Flint at Brands Hatch, 24th May 2011

I was at Brands Hatch photographing my mate on a track day and I spotted Keith Flint getting some knee down action out of Druids. Normally with celebs it's a case of 'all the gear and no idea' however...

Husqvarna reveals new 900cc parallel twin road bike sketches

Husqvarna reveals new 900cc parallel twin road bike sketches

Italian firm Husqvarna has revealed these official sketches showing what an all-new 900cc parallel twin road bike is going to look like when unveiled later this year. The designs don’t show the...

MCN cover star Chesca Miles: the biking Bond girl

MCN cover star Chesca Miles: the biking Bond girl

MCN cover star Chesca Miles is no longer just a model, singer and stunt rider, but a Bond girl too. Appearing at the London launch of 'Carte Blanche' ­ the latest Bond novel from American novelist...

Video: Trials riding the Nou Camp

Video: Trials riding the Nou Camp

Nine times world Trials champion Toni Bou has released the following stunt video set in FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. In anticipation of Saturday’s Champion’s League final – in which the Spanish...

Video: Rossi rescued after Ducati 1198 breaks down

Video: Rossi rescued after Ducati 1198 breaks down

Nine times world champion Valentino Rossi looks embarrassed as Silverstone staff rescue him and his stranded WSB spec 1198. Rossi was at the circuit on May 18 for some crafty 'practice' laps ahead of...

Rossi cops a feel

Rossi cops a feel

Valentino Rossi has been spotted copping a feel of girlfriend Marwa Klebi’s breasts aboard a £700,000 yacht, Italian gossip mag Oggi reports. In his constant quest for the perfect set-up, the...

Have you crashed on stone chip surfacing?

Have you crashed on stone chip surfacing?

MCN is investigating stone chip road surfacing after receiving reports of crashes from readers. According to the Road Surface Treatments Association there has been a "massive" increase in use of the...

Ross Noble’s 'Sit Down Tour' – Day two

Ross Noble’s 'Sit Down Tour' – Day two

TV funnyman Ross Noble is on a trip around the UK to commemorate 500,000 Triumphs made at the Hinckley factory. It's day two of Ross Noble's UK tour. Yesterday he made his way from Triumphs HQ in...

Ross Noble kicks off his Triumph 'Sit Down Tour'

Ross Noble kicks off his Triumph 'Sit Down Tour'

TV funnyman Ross Noble has begun his trip around the UK to commemorate 500,000 Triumphs made at the Hinckley factory. Riding a custom painted Speed Triple Ross set off from the Triumph factory in...

Destination dealer: Bransons Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Bransons Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Bransons Motorcycles opened in Yeovil back in 1979 as a small Honda dealer when C90s, 250 Superdreams and CX500s were the order of the day. Thirty two years later the Yeovil...

Jodie Marsh, bikes and helicopters

Jodie Marsh, bikes and helicopters

Essex model Jodie Marsh has just finished her 2012 calendar photoshoot on 12 different bikes in aid of Essex Air Ambulance. All proceeds are going directly to Essex Air Ambulance and Jodie will also...

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - Something goes wrong

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - Something goes wrong

It started innocently enough with a bit of a hiccup when starting the MV Agusta Brutale one evening for my ride home from work. It just wouldn’t start very easily for a second or two, then fired up...

Teaser for Korean motorcycle action film 'Quick'

First teaser-trailer for Korean motorcycle action film 'Quick' has arrived. More info here

New MCN May 25: Honda's 700cc twist and go spied!

New MCN May 25: Honda's 700cc twist and go spied!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale May 25, we have spy shots of Honda's new 700cc parallel-twin twist and go. We pit the new Honda Crossrunner against the Triumph Tiger 800, KTM SMT...

Honda's shock new 700cc auto scooped

Honda's shock new 700cc auto scooped

These world exclusive spy shots show a radical new Honda with an all-new 700cc parallel-twin engine and the advanced dual clutch transmission of the VFR1200F. The bike was snapped in the Alps last...

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog: Brands Hatch GP

Michael Neeves MRO Powerbike blog: Brands Hatch GP

It’s been a busy old May. I rode my GSX-R750 to Le Mans to watch the MotoGP, tested a Taiwanese 50cc supermoto, carried out a Tuono group test, spent four days at Brands Hatch instructing and racing...