October

New pub honours 100mph TT hero

New pub honours 100mph TT hero

Pub chain Wetherspoon has named its new boozer in Caerphilly after a Welsh TT hero who lived in the town. The Malcolm Uphill, which opened on Cardiff Road yesterday, celebrates the life of the first...

Kawasaki refuses to deny new Versys 1000 adventure bike

Kawasaki refuses to deny new Versys 1000 adventure bike

Kawasaki is refusing to deny the authenticity of a new 1000cc Versys that appears in spy shots emerging from French online motorcycle magazine Moto-Net.com, saying simply it 'has no details' about the...

2012 Yamaha R1 - first impressions

2012 Yamaha R1 - first impressions

We're in Spain riding the 2012 Yamaha R1 at the Valencia MotoGP circuit. Aside from a few very minor tweaks the main change to the Yamaha is its new six-stage traction control. We've just done our...

The Monotracer: What do you think?

The Monotracer: What do you think?

This is a Monotracer; a £100,000 fully-enclosed motorcycle powered by a BMW K1200 engine. In one form or another, they’ve been around for decades, and MCN has generally placed them on the pile marked...

MV Agusta F3 prices confirmed

MV Agusta F3 prices confirmed

MV Agusta has just announced the price and availability of its 2012 models including the eagerly awaited new F3 and F3 Brutale. As expected, the F3 sportster – a direct rival for the Triumph 675...

New MCN October 12: Race of the decade

New MCN October 12: Race of the decade

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 12, we speak exclusively with Ducati chief Claudio Domenicali about Ducati's all-new, 195bhp V-twin engine. Plus, Kawasaki reveal three new models - the...

'TT3D: Closer to the edge' nears DVD release

'TT3D: Closer to the edge' nears DVD release

TT3D: Closer to the edge is set to be released on DVD and 3D Blu-ray on 28th November 2011. The brilliant biking movie, which smashed into the box office top 10, documents the 2010 races at the Isle...

New ZZR1400: “Fastest accelerating production bike”

New ZZR1400: “Fastest accelerating production bike”

The 2012 ZZR1400 will be the fastest production bike in the world off the line, according to manufacturer Kawasaki. Specifications haven’t been officially revealed but sources in Japan say power is in...

Kawasaki ER-6n revamped

Kawasaki ER-6n revamped

Kawasaki’s ER-6n has been heavily updated for 2012 as these pictures show. The naked middleweight shares mechanical components with the faired ER-6f and gets the same changes as that bike, including a...

All new 2012 Kawasaki ER6f

All new 2012 Kawasaki ER6f

Kawasaki's ER-6f has been given a complete makeover for 2012 – but you might have to look hard at these pictures to spot the difference. Despite similar styling to the current version, the...

Triumph Announces 'Young Guns' Finalists

Triumph Announces 'Young Guns' Finalists

The three finalists in Triumph's Young Guns initiative are Adam Robinson (17), Lee Jackson (16) and Chrissy Rouse (16). They were the three riders to most impress judges – including Frankie Chili and...

Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

Ducati reveal 195bhp V-twin 'Superquadro'

This is the radical, all-new 1200cc 'Superquadro' engine which will power Ducati’s eagerly awaited new superbike, the 1199 Panigale – and it’s set to revolutionize superbikes. In this week’s MCN...

Suzuki Hayabusa ride

After years of waiting I at last rode a Suzuki Hayabusa. I thought it was very impressive. No way to take it to top speed in Holland, though.

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 18,000 motorcycles for sale.           ...

BMW S1000RR giveaway

BMW S1000RR giveaway

Three free motorcycles including a BMW S1000RR are to be given away in a competition launched by an insurance firm. The class-leading superbike is offered in prize draw along with a Yamaha XJ6 and...

Dangerous drivers face tougher sentence

Dangerous drivers face tougher sentence

Dangerous drivers who cause serious injury could face five years in jail under plans announced by Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke. A new offence of “causing serious injury by dangerous driving”...

Editor’s Picks: Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer

Editor’s Picks: Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer

A comfortable streetbike with an R1 engine, the FZS1000 Fazer could have been a sportsbike destroyer, but it’s actually a soft, easygoing machine with plenty of punch. Arguable the ultimate...

First Zero Type 9 lands in UK

First Zero Type 9 lands in UK

The first production Zero Type 9 from Japan has just arrived at the company’s UK distributor Krazy Horse Custom Cycles in Bury St Edmunds. The £30,566, 1450cc fuel-injected Harley-Davidson Twin...

Aprilia SR Max 300: Taken to the Max

Aprilia SR Max 300: Taken to the Max

Aprilia’s new SR Max 300 fits neatly into the overcrowded maxi-scooter class, but with a less than subtle difference from its rivals – the Aprilia actually looks exciting to ride. With styling...

Video: Envy motorbike stand

Video: Envy motorbike stand

This new stand from Envy is great if your bike doesn't have a centrestand. Watch the video for an idea of how easy it is to use, and marvel at the sudden cut to an incongruous scene of scantily clad...

World's top 5 worst exhausts

World's top 5 worst exhausts

There's little doubt we are leaving the age of the aftermarket end-can. With legislation tightening, Daily Mail readers not going deaf in sufficient numbers and many simply becoming annoyed by the...

Video: Club MSV first trackday guide

Video: Club MSV first trackday guide

The idea of riding on track is an appealing one, with the rare chance to explore the potential of your bike on the same stretches of tarmac fought on by racing legends, but tackling your first track...

MV Agusta 750S Classic Concept

MV Agusta 750S Classic Concept

Here's my idea for a MV Agusta Classic 750S. It would use the engine and frame of the F4 and have look of the 750S of the seventies.

Every Triumph that came out of Meriden

Every Triumph that came out of Meriden

This mammoth collection of classic Triumphs has just been revealed by a US collector, and represents a near-perfect history of the British marque's pre-Hinckley production. The 98-strong fleet - which...

The bike that Guy built: a 500bhp cafe racer

The bike that Guy built: a 500bhp cafe racer

You'd think Guy Martin would get enough kicks from 130mph laps of the Isle of Man. Apparently not, that's why he's building a 500bhp turbo cafe racer. "It's the scariest thing I've ever ridden," he...

Buy your MCN T-shirts here!

Buy your MCN T-shirts here!

We at MCN have been slaving over a hot computer for the last few months, designing a range of T-shirts, hooded tops, sweatshirts and even boxer shorts! Now you can buy the lot online and show the...

Staff bikes: Ducati Monster 1100 Evo - Monster's hot in the city

Staff bikes: Ducati Monster 1100 Evo - Monster's hot in the city

The first Thursday of each month is Italian night at London's Ace Cafe, so before the 160-mile round trip becomes a teeth-grittingly sub-zero affair, I made the effort to head down after work a few...

Staff bikes: Honda VFR800X Crossrunner - It's time to retyre

Staff bikes: Honda VFR800X Crossrunner - It's time to retyre

Time for a change. The turning of three-thousand-odd miles has seen both the fading of Crossrunner's OE Pirelli Scorpions' ability and my faith in them. Don't get me wrong: the Scorps aren't a bad...

Staff bikes: KTM 990 SMT ABS - Retuned to perfection

Staff bikes: KTM 990 SMT ABS - Retuned to perfection

Although the KTM 990 SM-T looks the same black and white bike I'd left at BSD Performance for a dyno run and fuelling check, the bike I got back now runs like a completely different machine. The KTM's...

New titanium colour for 2012 Ducati Multistrada

New titanium colour for 2012 Ducati Multistrada

The 2012 Ducati Multistrada will be available in a new "race titanium matte" colour scheme and carry an upgraded seat for next year’s riding season. The new colour option will include a "racing black"...

Brussels demo over EU plans

Brussels demo over EU plans

MCN is taking the fight over the meddling EU to Brussels with a demonstration rally. We’re staging a protest ride to European Parliament to coincide with a vote on restrictive new measures for...

What Bike? Adventure bike special free with MCN

What Bike? Adventure bike special free with MCN

What Bike? Adventure bike special is free with this week's MCN (5 October), on sale now. The 46-page magazine is packed with great value Adventure bike used buys from £1850 to £13,000, with...

The Big Blade Sale now on!

The Big Blade Sale now on!

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Not only does the beginning of October see some fantastic biking weather, but also the start of The Big Blade Sale. Now with eleven new and used bike showrooms throughout the...

Editor's picks: Triumph 675R

Editor's picks: Triumph 675R

Having seen the beautiful Triumph 675R having its Ohlins suspension tweaked in our suspension set-up video we were inspired to find the pick of the 675Rs at mcnbikesforsale.com. Triumph has labeled...

Bikes on TV: October 5-11

Bikes on TV: October 5-11

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

Nurburgring – bikers beware

Nurburgring – bikers beware

Roadworks and no warning signs caused an eight-car pile-up at the Nurburgring on Sunday, on one of the busiest days of the year. Luckily no motorcycles were involved, but the incident should remind...