May

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - A few tentative laps at Silverstone

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - A few tentative laps at Silverstone

This weekend was Ducati Days at Silverstone and it would've been rude not to attend and take the Diavel around the GP circuit. The first session of the afternoon arrived and I headed out with...

Great day at the Ace Cafe

Great day at the Ace Cafe

The Ace Café hosted another brilliant Honda Day on Sunday. The Honda Owners Club's stand was busy all day, meeting members and Honda riders.

Terblanche Norton sketches revealed

Terblanche Norton sketches revealed

Just three months after starting work at Norton, legendary bike designer Pierre Terblanche has opened his sketch book to give a tantalising glimpse into possible future bikes from the British...

RAF team prepare for TT after Afghanistan interruption

RAF team prepare for TT after Afghanistan interruption

A trio of RAF staff are frantically preparing a Kawasaki ZX-10R and Honda CBR600RR for the TT in June after their plans were disrupted by one of their team being deployed to Afghanistan. The team took...

MCN man survives suicidal pussy

MCN man survives suicidal pussy

MCN senior road tester Adam 'Chad' Child has only just calmed down after a cat ran out in front of him during his supersport qualifying lap at the NW200 races in Northern Ireland yesterday. Aboard his...

The ultimate trackday bike? Kalex Moto2 CBR for sale

The ultimate trackday bike? Kalex Moto2 CBR for sale

This genuine Moto2 bike - powered by a modified 150bhp Honda CBR600RR engine - is the cream of the CBR crop that's currently listed for sale on www.mcnbikesforsale.com. We've got more Honda CBRs for...

New Royal Enfield tempts Leno

New Royal Enfield tempts Leno

Famous American comedian and chat-show host Jay Leno now has a Royal Enfield Bullet Classic in his huge collection of motorcycles and cars. Leno, host of the Tonight Show in the USA, is probably one...

Ducati shows off Diavel advert secrets

Ducati shows off Diavel advert secrets

Ducati has released a video showing how a television advert for the new Ducati Diavel showing how it was made and what the firm was aiming to show the bike is all about. There is an awful lot of...

Akrapovič releases new showcase custom

Akrapovič releases new showcase custom

Akrapovič has stepped into the world of custom bike building with this one-off showpiece: the Morsus. A scorpion-themed blend of titanium, stainless steel and carbon fibre, the builders of renowned...

Days left on Harley-Davidson trade-in deal

Days left on Harley-Davidson trade-in deal

Harley-Davidson UK's offer to give riders an extra £1000 on the trade-in value of their bikes will finish at the end of May. If you trade in a non-Harley, you'll get up to £1,000 on top of the value...

Honda Crossrunner group test – next week

Honda Crossrunner group test – next week

Honda’s new V4 gets put to its biggest test yet next week – exclusively in MCN! The class-defying, ‘crossover’ machine has already proved controversial for seeming, to some, little more than a...

Deus unveil the Café Scorpio

Deus unveil the Café Scorpio

The Café Scorpio is the latest too-cool-for-skool, flat track inspired machine to emerge from the Deus workshops. This time said workshop is on the beautiful paradise island of Bali instead of the...

Video: A kind of passion

Video: A kind of passion

Beautifully shot video of the Classic Moto 2011 festival at the Jarama circuit near Madrid. Not so sure about the soundtrack though, would rather hear the bikes...

Win this Yamaha YZF-R1!

Win this Yamaha YZF-R1!

Yamaha is celebrating 50 years of GP racing by giving away this custom painted YZF-R1. The one-off Altamura paint job is accompanied by Akrapovic pipes and – if the prospect of a free thirteen grand...

2012 Kawasaki MXer debuts launch control

2012 Kawasaki MXer debuts launch control

Holeshot-grabbing ‘launch control’ comes to the motocross world for the first time next year following this week’s unveiling of Kawasaki’s new 2012 KX450F. The new open class or ‘MX1’ bike uses a...

Destination dealer: All things Honda at Doble

Destination dealer: All things Honda at Doble

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles have generated an enviable reputation throughout their 44-year history for supplying their customers with the best deals and the best service. Their friendly,...

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.           ...

MV Agusta offers £850 of kit with new bikes

MV Agusta offers £850 of kit with new bikes

Buy a new 2009/10/11 MV Agusta and the Italian firm are throwing in a paddock stand, cover and alarm - worth a total of £850 - for free. The offer applies in the UK, to all officially imported...

Video: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade buying guide

Video: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade buying guide

As part of our celebration of the fact that we have more Honda CBRs for sale than any other website in the UK, we take a look at the 1000cc incarnation of the Honda Fireblade. First unveiled in 2004...

Marlon Brando estate sues Harley-Davidson

Marlon Brando estate sues Harley-Davidson

The estate of actor Marlon Brando has issued a lawsuit against Harley-Davidson over the unlicensed use of the Brando name on a line of motorcycle boots. Brando died in 2004 but his estate and name are...

Husqvarna launches teaser video for new 900cc twin

Husqvarna launches teaser video for new 900cc twin

Italian firm Husqvarna has released a new teaser video for the 900cc engine based around the BMW F800 engine that will power the first of a series of new road bikes being launched in the next five...

Video: 'Fastest' trailer

Video: 'Fastest' trailer

New MotoGP documentary "Fastest" is the latest release from director Mark Neale, and you can watch the trailer below. Due out in cinemas in September, it follows the 2010 and 2011 seasons of...

Triumph 'Sit Down Tour' - Ross Noble to ride round UK

Triumph 'Sit Down Tour' - Ross Noble to ride round UK

TV funnyman Ross Noble is riding around Britain on this special Speed Triple built to commemorate 500,000 Triumphs made at the Hinckley factory. The star's 'Sit Down Tour' starts from the Triumph...

Shakey Shand

Shakey Shand

Here's a drawing of Les 'Shakey' Shand, #77. A Scottish NW200 and TT rider. There's also a drawing of Andrew Muray, exScottish Superstock rider. These are pencil drawings done by...

MCNbikesforsale.com: number 1 for learner-legal CBRs

MCNbikesforsale.com: number 1 for learner-legal CBRs

www.mcnbikesforsale.com has more Honda CBRs for sale in the UK than any other website, from CBR600s to Fireblades. And this week we're celebrating the bike that made learning sexy again - the Honda...

Rossi breaks race superbike – takes road Ducati 1198 out at Silverstone

Rossi breaks race superbike – takes road Ducati 1198 out at Silverstone

Valentino Rossi has been forced to take a fully road-legal, registered Ducati 1198 out at Silverstone after a 2009 racing superbike originally being used broke down after just four laps. Ducati MotoGP...

BMW unveils new 'anti-crash' technology

BMW unveils new 'anti-crash' technology

BMW has today taken the wraps off a new motorcycle and car communication system that aims to prevent cars pulling across the path of oncoming bikes. The system is called 'Turn Left Assistant' and uses...

More CBRs than Ebay!

More CBRs than Ebay!

This week MCN has more Honda CBRs for sale than any other UK website, and to celebrate we're giving you the chance to win £1000 towards your next bike. Simply find the golden CBR on...

New MCN May 18: New Nortons

New MCN May 18: New Nortons

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale May 18, we reveal plans for three new Nortons designed by legendary bike designer Pierre Terblanche. We pit the new Suzuki GSR750 against the...

Proposed Lake District Biker Cafe

Plans to open a Biker Cafe in Keswick are being opposed. A petition opposing the plan has been started by John and Christine Barrass who recently moved into the Pheasant Inn opposite the proposed biker cafe and it has already been reported in the local newspaper, the Keswick Reminder. Some of the comments are laughable whilst many are quite simply alarmist; Bikers’ Cafe Application Sparks...

HOC win at BMF

HOC win at BMF

The Honda Owners Club won the prestigious 'Best Club Display' at the BMF Show this weekend. Congratulations to Kim Woodruff and her hard-working team from Cambridge Branch.

McQueen's Husky sells for £90k

McQueen's Husky sells for £90k

An ex-Steve McQueen 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross has sold for a whopping $144,500 (almost £90,000) at auction in California at the weekend. The bike is reckoned to be the best known of all McQueen's...

Moto Guzzi launch special ‘Corsa’ edition of 1200 Sport

Moto Guzzi launch special ‘Corsa’ edition of 1200 Sport

Moto Guzzi has launched this special red, white and gold version of its 1200 Sport. Dubbed the 'Corsa' the special edition also features gold detailing and a two-tone saddle. Price is unchanged over...

Bike test rules relaxed

Bike test rules relaxed

The motorcycle test has been changed in a bid to improve safety. Changes are introduced today to the off-road part of the exam in the hope of cutting the number of learners who crash taking it. It...

MCN on honeymoon

MCN on honeymoon

On honeymoon in Puerto Rico with MCN, oh and the missus of course!

BMW S1000RR streetfighter: so wrong it's right

BMW S1000RR streetfighter: so wrong it's right

Believe it or not, this is an S1000RR. No doubt some parts will make you laugh and others weep, but there’s no denying it's a really thorough desecration. As a lover of all eras of BMW, owner and...