2012

Stolen vehicle squad saved

Stolen vehicle squad saved

One of the country’s last remaining police stolen vehicle squads has been saved from closure. The Met’s stolen vehicle unit, which has worked to jail organised bike thieves with undercover stings and...

Stolen vehicle squad saved

Stolen vehicle squad saved

One of the country’s last remaining police stolen vehicle squads has been saved from closure. The Met’s stolen vehicle unit, which has worked to jail organised bike thieves with undercover stings and...

Poll: Retro Scott race suit

Poll: Retro Scott race suit

MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child has just taken delivery of this new leather race suit, made by British firm Scott. The suit is based on the suits worn by Barry Sheene and Mick Grant in...

Living with a Tiger

My Caspian blue Tiger 1050 was released to me on April 23, 2009 and now, two years 10 months later with 52,000 miles on the clock how has it behaved? In the main, fine As soon as I took delivery I had a long weekend to get the first service out of the way and gave it a decent run; London to Fort William and over to the Isle of Bute, stopping at Glasgow enroute. So I was able to give the...

BMW dealers to launch 2012 models in showrooms across UK

BMW dealers to launch 2012 models in showrooms across UK

BMW dealers across the country will be launching the new 2012 models in showrooms on February 4. All of the new 2012 models will be at most dealers including the new S1000RR superbike and four new GS...

Sad loss of talented MCN man

Sad loss of talented MCN man

We’re sorry to report that MCN’s Senior Web Producer, Tom Cambio, 24, was tragically killed on the way home from work on Wednesday. Tom was riding his Suzuki Bandit 650 and was in collision with...

France bans sat navs with speed camera warnings

France bans sat navs with speed camera warnings

Sat navs and smart phones which warn of speed camera locations have been banned in France. Offenders face a fine of €1500 (£1237). Sat nav manufacturers are advising customers to switch off the...

Video: Nick Sanders' The Incredible Ride

This week's MCN has our review of Nick Sanders' new DVD – The Incredible Ride. For a taster of what you can expect from the intrepid explorer's latest adventure, here's the trailer… 

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles have had a superb year, being crowned MCN's Dealer of the Year for 2011 - simply because they continue to lead the way in customer service and with fantastic...

Neevesy’s blog – Ducati Multistrada in Oz

Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 is MCN’s current king of the all-rounders. Like it says on the tin, it will do-anything and go-anywhere. Its superbike engine delivers a monstrous amount of power, it handles superbly and it’s an epic mile-muncher. It’ll even handle a bit of off-road, if you’re mad enough. I’ve ridden a fair few and if I’m honest, I’d normally set the electronic riding mode to full-fat...

Suzuki GSR750 gets ABS

Suzuki GSR750 gets ABS

The new Suzuki GSR750 is now available with antilock brakes for the first time since the bike was launched last year. The GSR750 was well received when it was introduced last year and even won a...

Vote for your MCN Man of the year

Vote for your MCN Man of the year

VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED In what has been another brilliant year in the world of motorcycle racing there is once again an array of outstanding riders vying to secure your vote in MCN’s Man of the Year...

147mph driver escapes jail... No surprises there then

A police sergeant who caught a pensioner driving a luxury car at 147mph on a bypass has described the incident as "the worst case of excessive speed I have ever seen in 26 years of policing". Company director Owen Swift, 68, was clocked travelling at more than twice the speed limit in his Jaguar XKR on the Malton bypass, in North Yorkshire, on the evening of June 11 last year. He was caught by...

MCN Motorcycle show: Only three weeks until Revolution!

MCN Motorcycle show: Only three weeks until Revolution!

With less than 22 days to go, the Revolution live action show is shaping up to be THE motorcycle event of 2012. The latest recruit to join the already stunning line-up of riders is off-road guru David...

Video: Riding Europe's finest retro bikes

Video: Riding Europe's finest retro bikes

German firm LSL are becoming famous for creating achingly-cool retro custom bikes, but for owner Jochen Schmitz-Linkweiler they’re merely a hobby – his real business is manufacturing accessories. When...

Video: The Tough One Extreme Enduro

Video: The Tough One Extreme Enduro

The Tough One is billed as the UK’s “only proper Extreme Enduro” and with a boulder-strewn, tree and log littered track that incorporates  “a huge scaffold erection with hanging tyres and human...

New MCN January 11: 1000s superbike shootout

New MCN January 11: 1000s superbike shootout

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday January 11, we have a full 1000s superbike shootout where the new CBR1000RR Fireblade takes on the BMW S1000RR, Yamaha YZF-R1, Kawasaki ZX-10R and MV...

Kawasaki Versys 1000 v Tiger 1050 v R1200GS group test

Kawasaki Versys 1000 v Tiger 1050 v R1200GS group test

The new Kawasaki Versys 1000 takes on the Triumph Tiger 1050 and BMW R1200GS in our exclusive group test. Senior Road Tester Adam Child is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden and MCN's speed tester...

Video: See David Knight's unbelievable skills at MCN Revolution

Video: See David Knight's unbelievable skills at MCN Revolution

World Enduro champion and Manxman David Knight will be one of six biking stars taking part in the MCN Revolution live action show, held at the Excel centre London on 2-5 February. In the video below,...

60 years of the Antelope Motor Cycle Club Ltd

60 years of the Antelope Motor Cycle Club Ltd

The Antelope Motor Cycle Club celebrates sixty years as a limited company on the 17th January 2012. Formed in 1944 by members of the Signals Platoon of the local Home Guard who wanted to continue...

Bikes on TV: January 11-17

Bikes on TV: January 11-17

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

Hi-vis gear compulsory in France from next year

Hi-vis gear compulsory in France from next year

Motorcyclists in France face compulsory high visibility clothing from next year. The French government is pushing ahead with plans for compulsory hi-vis riding gear despite protests. From January 1...

Five cleared over ride-out deaths

Five cleared over ride-out deaths

Five motorcyclists controversially charged with causing the death by careless driving of a couple who collided with a car have been cleared. Paul Wheater, 29, Ian Townson, 31, Michael Paul Hannon, 26,...

Video: Crescent KTM Dakar rider Stan Watt on navigation, bikes and kit

Video: Crescent KTM Dakar rider Stan Watt on navigation, bikes and kit

This year's Dakar kicked off on New Year's day and has all the makings of a classic. Since switching from Africa to South America in 2009, the epic race has undergone another revision for 2012 with...

MEP to visit dealership to answer questions

MEP to visit dealership to answer questions

South of England MEP Peter Skinner will be at P&H Motorcycles in Sussex on Saturday January 14 to answer your questions about upcoming EU biking legislation. A statement from the Motorcycle Action...

Money off new Suzukis for 2012

Money off new Suzukis for 2012

Suzuki has launched a combined cashback, cheap finance and £1 deposit offer. So if you want a new GSX-R1000, you can pop in to your Suzuki dealer, pay £1, get £1000 cash back and then pay £319.52 a...

Video: Scooters in the Sahara

Video: Scooters in the Sahara

4000 miles, seven countries, two continents, one month… An epic trek across one of the planet's most inhospitable lands on step-thrus sounds like entertainment of the highest order to us. The two-disc...

BMW answers MCN theft campaign

BMW answers MCN theft campaign

BMW has become the first manufacturer to security mark all new bikes in response to an MCN campaign. The firm will mark every bike it sells with a unique hidden code on dozens of individual parts...

Battle of the twins: Harley Switchback vs. Victory Cross Roads Tour

Battle of the twins: Harley Switchback vs. Victory Cross Roads Tour

These two similar-looking machines are the latest tourers from Harley Davidson and Victory. Fresh in from the States, the 2012 £13,400 Harley Davidson Switchback and £14,995 Victory Cross Roads Tour...

Show your bike off to thousands of people

Show your bike off to thousands of people

We are looking for a wide range of bikes for the MCN stand at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show being held at the ExCel in London on February 2 to 5; and yours could be one of them. We aren’t...

Destination dealer: Blade Group - Stratford-Upon-Avon's hidden secret

Destination dealer: Blade Group - Stratford-Upon-Avon's hidden secret

ADVERTISING PROMOTION At Blade Group’s dealerships in Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll find one of the largest selections of new and used bikes anywhere in the country. Now occupying the former premises of...

Video: Loon stunt riding a Ducati Diavel

Video: Loon stunt riding a Ducati Diavel

Brilliantly talented German stunt rider Micha Threin has become the first in the world to take the 162bhp Ducati Diavel sports cruiser into the world of stunt riding. While the Diavel has bags of...

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale CAD engine assembly

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale CAD engine assembly

The heart of any superbike is the engine - but with the Ducati 1199 Panigale's Superquadro engine this is more true then ever. Ducati claim the 1200cc, super square V-twin engine makes 195bhp - 20bhp...

Made in Britain. Chopped in Japan

Made in Britain. Chopped in Japan

Custom British choppers and bobbers were the main feature at the Mooneyes Show in Yokohama, the world's most prestigious custom bike show of 2011, and it was a fitting tribute to the halcyon days of...

Lampkin: 'Revolution will be an incredible show!'

Lampkin: 'Revolution will be an incredible show!'

12-time world trials champ Dougie Lampkin will once again star in the Revolution live action show, held at the Excel centre London on 2-5 February. The incredibly talented Lampkin is returning...

Bikes on TV: January 4-10

Bikes on TV: January 4-10

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