2012

New MCN March 14: Triumph Tiger Sport spied!

New MCN March 14: Triumph Tiger Sport spied!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday March 14, we have all the news from the first pree-season BSB tests. Title hopefuls Shane Byrne, Tommy Hill and newcomer Noriyuki Haga were all in...

March 14 Bikes on the Box

March 14 Bikes on the Box

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

BMW C650GT first ride: “takes scooter equipment to a new level”

BMW C650GT first ride: “takes scooter equipment to a new level”

The BMW C650 GT is one of the most sophisticated scooters yet - and the first to cost over £10,000. I've just ridden the new super scooter at the launch in Madrid. With heated seat and grips, ABS and...

Gareth 'Gruff' Jones dies

Gareth 'Gruff' Jones dies

Motorcycle artist Gareth 'Gruff' Jones, who ran Gruffs Studio, has passed away at the age of 62 after a battle with brain cancer. Gruff was closely involved with motorcycle racing over the last 35...

Yamaha TZ6 Classic Racer concept

Yamaha TZ6 Classic Racer concept

For the 50th anniversary of its participation in the World Grand Prix, Yamaha could present the TZ6. A concept bike in tribute to the legendary 250 and TZ 350, which gave the factory of Iwata...

Rossi and Stoner Ducati MotoGP bikes for sale

Rossi and Stoner Ducati MotoGP bikes for sale

Ducati MotoGP bikes raced by Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner will be auctioned off in Monaco on May 11 and 12; the first time bikes have been publicly sold by Ducati. Both machines are being sold...

Racing at 160mph on ice

Racing at 160mph on ice

A completely new twist on the bike vs car race has been put together by French motorcycle magazine Moto Journal who have pitted a Yamaha R1 against a Porsche 911 on ice. The spectacular teaser video...

Audi poised to buy Ducati

Audi poised to buy Ducati

German car giant Audi has until mid-April to decide if it wants to buy Ducati as part of a exclusivity deal according to insiders. MCN sister title CAR magazine has revealed Audi (which is part of the...

Insurer offers free security marking kits to all customers

Insurer offers free security marking kits to all customers

Bike insurer Carole Nash is to offer free security marking kits with all policies. Every new or renewed policy supplied since March 1 comes with a kit to discreetly mark various motorcycle parts.

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

This is the Ducati 1199 Panigale RS, the bike which will be raced in the British Superbike championship in 2012. The Ducati 1199RS will be used by two BSB teams in 2012, Moto Rapido Racing and Jentin...

MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R at a glance

MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R at a glance

The new three-cylinder 675cc MV Agusta F3 is the lightest, most powerful and electronically advanced supersport machine on the road, but does all that make it any better than the Triumph Daytona...

1921 Velocette boardtracker rocks Ally Pally

1921 Velocette boardtracker rocks Ally Pally

This Nick Gale-built Velocette boardtracker was the star of the London International Classic and Custom Bike Show at Alexandra Palace this year, even though it's still a work in...

Destination dealer: Wheels Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Wheels Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION After the fantastic results from the Australian WSB round – which saw Max Biaggi take a win and a second from last place – Wheels Motorcycles would like to invite you to view and...

MCN readers lap Silverstone with Crutchlow and Smith

MCN readers lap Silverstone with Crutchlow and Smith

An exclusive group of MCN readers enjoyed the experience of a lifetime yesterday (Thursday) when they got to lap the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit with Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith. Crutchlow and...

BMW R1200GS Rallye first ride

BMW R1200GS Rallye first ride

It's been a long time coming, but if any bike's deserving of a commemorative special edition model surely it's the BMW R1200GS. The class-defning German adventure bike has been a market leader...

Triumph Speed Triple R takes on Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S

Triumph Speed Triple R takes on Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S

If you're into the wild side of motorcycling, super nakeds like the Triumph Speed Triple R, Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S are the perfect bikes for you. Though MCN's testers agreed...

Video: MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

Video: MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

The lightest, most powerful and elecronically-advanced supersport machine you can buy - the new MV Agusta F3 goes up against the Triumph Daytona 675 R on the roads of northern Italy. Triumph Daytona...

Tommy Hill goes back in time

Tommy Hill goes back in time

Tommy Hill goes back in time!

Schwantz rides again at Mallory in Festival of 1000 Bikes

Schwantz rides again at Mallory in Festival of 1000 Bikes

Race legend Kevin Schwantz will headline this year's Festival of 1000 Bikes, held at Mallory Park on July 6/7/8. The 1993 500GP World Champion will ride an ex-works Suzuki RGV500 around the...

Marco Simoncelli biography

I have recently signed a contract with Marco Simoncelli's family to write his biography. 'Marco Simoncelli' will be an illustrated tribute book as told through the people who knew him such as his family, friends, his girlfriend Kate, former team members and riders from all classes. The book has already attracted a great deal of worldwide attention: Malaysia, Italy, USA, Australia,UK and other...

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride!

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride!

Aprilia’s updated 2012 Dorsoduro 1200 is currently being put through its paces in the foothills of Mount Etna, Sicily, by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: "We’ve got...

New MCN March 7: Crutchlow on fire!

New MCN March 7: Crutchlow on fire!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday March 7, we have all the news from the Sepang MotoGP test last week as Brit Cal Crutchlow ended the test in the top five, ahead of Ben Spies and...

March 7 Bikes on the Box

March 7 Bikes on the Box

MARCH 7 BIKES ON THE BOX KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1...

MCN takes action against scammers

MCN takes action against scammers

MCN's bikes for sale website now has the greatest number of anti-scamming filters, meaning it's the safest place to buy or sell your bike. Scammers steal £1000s from motorcyclists each year, by either...

SBK Generations video game announced

SBK Generations video game announced

SBK Generations, the latest video game in the World Superbike franchise published by Black Bean Games has been announced, along with a release date of May 2012 on Xbox, Playstation 3 and PC. Black...

Indian firm Hero to buy Ducati?

Indian firm Hero to buy Ducati?

The boss of India’s biggest motorcycle firm Hero MotoCorp has confirmed his company has discussed the possibility of buying Ducati according to a report issued by business press Bloomberg. Hero...

Video: BMW S1000RR race bike Almeria test

Video: BMW S1000RR race bike Almeria test

After a successful 2011 season, finishing second in the MRO Powerbike championship, MCN road tester Michael Neeves will be competing in the Bemsee Premier 1000 championship for 2012. Neevesy will...

Honda Fireblade owners - we need you!

Honda Fireblade owners - we need you!

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic, Honda Fireblade, we are working on a feature getting together every model. Honda Fireblades for sale. We’ve managed to get hold of every model except a...

Video: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure ridden

Video: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure ridden

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard...

Former Donington Park boss dies

Former Donington Park boss dies

Robert Fearnall, a former boss of Donington Park racing circuit in Leicestershire has died at home at the age of 57 it has been announced. An official statement from Donington Park reads: “Kevin...

One man's passion for Maico motorcycles

One man's passion for Maico motorcycles

Maico may not be the most famous name in motorcycling, but to cognoscenti or those with a motocross bent, it’s one of the most revered – which Graham Roberts collection of the West German machines all...

Pic gallery: Masters of Dirt prepare for Wembley

Pic gallery: Masters of Dirt prepare for Wembley

Freestyle motocross extravaganza Masters of Dirt (MoD) comes to the UK for the first time in the show’s 10 year history in March, and – after watching the show – MCN can highly recommend it. If...

New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spied

New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spied

Triumph’s never-ending onslaught of new bikes shows no sign of slowing after a keen-eyed MCN reader scooped the new 2013 Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 parked while out testing. The spy shot shows a new...

Triumph Explorer 1200: How it compares to its rivals

Triumph Explorer 1200: How it compares to its rivals

The Triumph Explorer 1200 represents Triumph's first foray in to the ultra-competitive big adventure bike class, competing against bikes like the BMW R1200GS, KTM 990 Adventure and new Honda...

Farmer cleared over trail rider’s death on his land

Farmer cleared over trail rider’s death on his land

A farmer who chased trail riders in a Land Rover which crushed one of them to death has been cleared of manslaughter. Timothy Wolfe, 63, pursued five riders who had accidentally strayed from green...

BMW G650GS Sertao comes to dealers March 3

BMW G650GS Sertao comes to dealers March 3

The new-for-2012 BMW G650GS Sertao will be unveiled at BMW dealers across the UK on March 3, with demo bikes available for test rides. The Seratao - named after a region in Brazil - is a special...