November

‘Thousands of learners could have to pass test twice’

‘Thousands of learners could have to pass test twice’

Thousands of learner motorcyclists could have to take a controversial riding test twice despite passing the first time, riding instructors have warned. They are also likely to be charged twice as a...

Second MP backs MCN Brussels protest ride

Second MP backs MCN Brussels protest ride

An MP has given a major boost to MCN’s planned Brussels protest over stifling EU measures by promising to join the ride. Steve Weatherley, Tory MP for Brighton and Hove, will join MCN readers taking...

Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Victory on a roll

Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Victory on a roll

After six months with the Cross Country, I finally get to stretch its legs on a 1300-mile tour of Spain and Portugal. It turned out to be an eventful trip with plenty of ups and downs. The ups start...

Video: 2012 Husqvarna enduros tested

Video: 2012 Husqvarna enduros tested

Husqvarna's 2012 range has been revitalised as a direct result of winning both the E1 and E2 world championships. MCN's Michael Guy tests all the new 2012 models to see how they perform. Husqvarna...

Destination dealer: Great deals at Doble

Destination dealer: Great deals at Doble

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles of Coulsdon, Surrey, have had a great summer – and continue to lead the way with fantastic offers on ALL new Hondas. Selected new motorcycles from Doble are...

Honda's incredible RC-E Tokyo Show concept

Honda's incredible RC-E Tokyo Show concept

Honda will reveal this breathtaking electric sportsbike at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show next month. Dubbed the RCE, the  road-legal supersport-style bike uses the large, powerful electric motor...

Milan show video: Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

Milan show video: Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

Triumph's new Tiger Explorer 1200 adventure bike has been unveiled at the Milan show. The Tiger Explorer is set to be the most powerful shaft-driven adventure tourer for the foreseeable future, with...

How not to buy a ringer or clone: best guide yet

How not to buy a ringer or clone: best guide yet

One of Britain’s leading racing clubs has compiled the best guide yet on how to avoid buying a stolen bike or engine. The British Motorcycle Racing Club (Bemsee) has produced a short booklet clearly...

Spanish rally draws classic Brit bikers

Spanish rally draws classic Brit bikers

Three hundred British bikers descended on the Spanish port of Santander to take part in the XXIV Ancient Motorcycles Meeting aboard their classic bikes. They were treated to a celebrity welcome as...

Milan Show: Moto Guzzi unveils new V7

Milan Show: Moto Guzzi unveils new V7

Moto Guzzi has unveiled two new versions of its V7 Roadster at the Milan show, both also powered by an updated version of its 750cc Transverse V-Twin.  The new engine is outwardly similar to the...

Milan show video: R1200GS Rallye, G650GS Sertão and Husqvarna MOAB

Milan show video: R1200GS Rallye, G650GS Sertão and Husqvarna MOAB

MCN's Executive Editor Phil West takes a look at the new bikes from BMW and Husqvarna that have been launched at the EICMA Milan motorcycle show. One new model unveiled by BMW is the R1200GS...

Milan Show: Bimota reveal three new models

Milan Show: Bimota reveal three new models

Bimota were a surprise hit at the Milan show, with three all new-bikes. The DB10 is Bimota’s version of Ducati’s Hypermotard but with its own, tubular steel and aluminium frame.  The DB9 Brivido...

KTM Freeride video brilliantly sells appeal of electric dirtbikes

KTM Freeride video brilliantly sells appeal of electric dirtbikes

KTM has done the electric dirtbike industry a massive favour with its latest promo. The clip, which shows the lithe, 'leccy Freeride E tearing up Barcelona from bedside to BMX track brilliantly...

Bikes on TV: 9 - 15 November

Bikes on TV: 9 - 15 November

KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale unveiled at Milan Show

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale unveiled at Milan Show

Ducati finally took the covers off of their revolutionary new superbike - the 1199 Panigale at the Milan Show today, and MCN was there to capture the unveiling. The 195bhp, 190kg 1199 Panigale V-twin...

Neck braces do work…

Neck braces do work…

Check out this video of a guy who crashed during a trackday at Barber Motorsports, USA. Now there’s braking and there’s braking, but braking to the point of breaking your bike and yourself is...

Triumph Tiger Explorer: 135bhp/£11,000ish

Triumph Tiger Explorer: 135bhp/£11,000ish

Triumph's new Tiger Explorer will give its R1200GS rival a 135bhp mauling the firm has revealed. That makes the Explorer's all-new 1200cc+ motor 35% more powerful than its German rival's, at least for...

Brit GP winner makes bike training DVD

Brit GP winner makes bike training DVD

Ex-500cc Grand Prix winner Simon Crafar finished filming his new track-riding instructional DVD at the Motorland circuit in Aragon last month. The huge production, which consisted of a 31-strong film...

New MCN November 9: Ducati 1199 Panigale revealed

New MCN November 9: Ducati 1199 Panigale revealed

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday November 9, MCN has all the details on the new Ducati 1199 Panigale, in a free 24-page supplement. We detail the bike's development process from an...

Fantasy Road Race winner

Fantasy Road Race winner

Duncan Norman has won the MCN Fantasy Road Race competition, in association with MCE Insurance, and alongside the glory of winning he becomes the proud owner of a 50th anniversary Yamaha...

New BMW R1200GS Rallye for 2012

New BMW R1200GS Rallye for 2012

BMW has just released details of the new R1200GS Rallye for 2012. The model joins the rest of the best-selling GS range and follows the success of the R1200GS Triple Black from earlier this year. No...

Dirt Bike Show defies recession with 28 per cent increase

Dirt Bike Show defies recession with 28 per cent increase

The 2011 International Dirt Bike Show had one of its most successful years ever. Over 22,000 off-road enthusiasts crammed the halls at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire over a four-day period – an increase of...

Milan Show: Husqvarna unveils all new MOAB concept Scrambler

Milan Show: Husqvarna unveils all new MOAB concept Scrambler

Husqvarna has just unveiled this brand new Steve McQueen concept bike at the Milan Show. Powered by a 650 single, it’s got 60/70s inspired ‘On Any Sunday’ styling, including chrome detailed tank,...

Those were the days

The picture is of me and was in MCN, October/November 1977 as the last of your 'bike birds'. I still have a bike - a Harley-Davidson 48 which I share with my twin sister. I'm still going over to the Ilse of Man for the TT and Manx next year!

Super Sic tribute

Super Sic tribute

MotoGP is a sport that I have grown up with due to my dad's love of all things motorbike. As a 20 year old girl I would normally groan when he'd change channels on a sunday to watch the...

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR revealed: Big power and adjustability

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR revealed: Big power and adjustability

MV Agusta has just released details from the Milan show of an addition to its 2012 Brutale range. The Brutale 1090 RR is the Italian company’s most powerful Brutale to date with a claimed peak power...

The Ducati 1199 Panigale files: 24 page supplement FREE in MCN

The Ducati 1199 Panigale files: 24 page supplement FREE in MCN

Ducati's incredible new 1199 Panigale has just been unveiled, and MCN is the only publication in the world to be able to tell the full and exclusive inside story of the world's most extreme...

24-page Ducati 1199 Panigale supplement in this week's MCN!

24-page Ducati 1199 Panigale supplement in this week's MCN!

Ducati's incredible new 1199 Panigale has just been unveiled, and MCN is the only publication in the world to be able to tell the full and exclusive inside story of the world's most extreme v-twin.

10 things bike firms could learn from their own ads

10 things bike firms could learn from their own ads

Look at bike ads from decades past and you come away thinking some manufacturers today aren’t fighting hard enough for the customers they could have. What happened to having the balls to compare...

Mothballing your motorcycle - storage advice from Haynes

Mothballing your motorcycle - storage advice from Haynes

With the evenings drawing in and the temperature falling, the experts at Haynes are offering practical advice for riders preparing to hide their bikes away for the winter.  Preparation is vital,...

Heavily modified Suzuki Hayabusa turbo stolen

Heavily modified Suzuki Hayabusa turbo stolen

A heavily modified and extremely distinctive Suzuki Hayabusa turbo, registration number YNG 341, has been stolen overnight in the early hours of Monday 7 November from Benfleet, Essex. The main...

Best of Bikeshop: Modern classics up for grabs this week

Best of Bikeshop: 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 19,000 motorcycles for sale.           ...

MV reveals finished Brutale 675 - £7999 in the UK

MV reveals finished Brutale 675 - £7999 in the UK

MV Agusta has officially taken the wraps off the Brutale 675 for the first time with the Triumph Street Triple rival confirmed as being priced at £7999 in the UK. The Brutale shares the same basic...

Shake-up for 2012 Lansdowne classic series

Shake-up for 2012 Lansdowne classic series

Classic racing club, Lansdowne will introduce a number of changes for the 2012 season, including a control tyre for their Bonhams British Historic Grand Prix Championship. Just like BSB, WSB and...

150mph YouTube speeder escapes jail

150mph YouTube speeder escapes jail

A motorcyclist who filmed himself speeding at 150mph and posted the footage online has been given a suspended jail sentence and five-year ban. Robert Mark Owens, 48, from Milton Keynes, used a...

Why Yamaha's good news is bad news for you

Why Yamaha's good news is bad news for you

Yamaha has released its latest set of financial figures amid fanfare, proclaiming it has 'secured profitability in all business segments'. That's about as close to a whoop as Japanese businesses get.