2012

Poll: Are you bothered by your bike's fuel consumption figures?

Poll: Are you bothered by your bike's fuel consumption figures?

Is MPG important to you and do you ride accordingly, or do you only pay attention to your fuel when the light comes on? pollcomment

Poll: £500 is best spent on...

Poll: £500 is best spent on...

You've got £500 to spend on anything bike related... There's a lot you could do with £500, so what do you go for? pollcomment

New MCN November 7: Triumph Street Triple R first ride

New MCN November 7: Triumph Street Triple R first ride

In this week's MCN, out November 7, we exclusively test the new Triumph Street Triple R at its launch in Spain. We take a high tech tourer on the road and track to see if it can beat a full-on 80s...

Nov 7: Bikes on TV

Nov 7: Bikes on TV

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

Bike Magazine now on the iPad!

Bike Magazine now on the iPad!

MCN's sister title Bike magazine has just launched its own iPad app on Apple's News Stand. The app features all of the features, road tests and regulars you'll find in the print version of the...

Winter blues

I'm going to be riding through winter again this year but my thermal/Gortex/Kevlar gloves don't seem to keep much of the cold out. So which keep your hands warmer - heated grips or heated gloves? Your answers will seriously decide what my wife gets me for Christmas.

Great day for NABB

Great day for NABB

The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes is £200 better off thanks to Wiltshire Honda Owners Club. HOC members organised a charity day at Blade Motorcycles in Swindon and held a raffle in aid of the...

SORNing bikes for winter could void insurance

SORNing bikes for winter could void insurance

Motorcyclists storing their bike for winter could be unwittingly invalidating their insurance if they declare it off road to the DVLA. MCN reader Alan Charlton, 64, was told his underwriter would no...

Viewers wrongly told ‘running off on bends’ is most common bike crash as BBC muddles data

Viewers wrongly told ‘running off on bends’ is most common bike crash as BBC muddles data

A BBC road safety documentary wrongly claimed ‘running off on bends’ was the most common motorcycle accident, based on an apparent misunderstanding of data. BBC2’s How Safe Are Britain’s Roads?...

MV Brutale 800 announced

MV Brutale 800 announced

This is the brand new MV Agusta Brutale 800 – a new three-cylinder roadster based on the Brutale 675, fitting between it and the bigger, four-cylinder 1090 Brutales and set to challenge the likes of...

Destination dealer: Dick Lovett Motorrad

Destination dealer: Dick Lovett Motorrad

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Dick Lovett Motorcycles have opened a new BMW and Husqvarna dealership in Bristol. The showroom, the first in the UK to feature BMW's latest interior showrrom concept, is located...

New Suzuki Inazuma 250 shown off

Suzuki have released a promo video for their new Inazuma 250 prior to it's official unveiling at Motorcycle Live later in the month. The 250 commuter, let to rival Honda's CBR250 and Kawasaki's 300 ninja, will be built in China, allowing a competitive on the road price of only £3499. Expect performance of around 24bhp and an economic 85 miles to the gallon.  

NY biking post Hurricane Sandy

NY biking post Hurricane Sandy

In a city seemingly dominated by hipsters on Triumphs, city boys on Ducati's or BMW's and a handful of fairly loony, LED lit sportsbikes, the biker is still an outsider here in New York. It is in no...

EXCLUSIVE Crutchlow Sidi race boots for only £299.95

EXCLUSIVE Crutchlow Sidi race boots for only £299.95

MCNshop.com is proud to announce a very special limited run of Sidi Votrice Cal Crutchlow replica boots for just one month for only £299.95 The boots will be custom made and hand finished by the same...

New Triumph Street Triple R ridden

New Triumph Street Triple R ridden

Triumph’s new 2013 Street Triple R is currently being put through its paces in southern Spain by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Here are his first impressions.: “The big news is Triumph have...

TT to feature on Al Jazeera Documentary

TT to feature on Al Jazeera Documentary

The TT will feature in a documentary tonight on Middle Eastern news station Al Jazeera. The program, called 'The Isle of Man TT: A Most Dangerous Addiction' is part of the new Correspondant series on...

MV Agusta Rivale Official Sketch

MV Agusta Rivale Official Sketch

This is the first official image released by MV Agusta of their new model - the Rivale. Expected to be on sale in September 2013, the new 800cc triple shares a motor with a new Brutale 800, both of...

Poll: Will Stoner get bored and return to racing?

Poll: Will Stoner get bored and return to racing?

Next weekend out at Valencia sees the last race of two-time world champ Casey Stoner, after he announced his retirement earlier in the season. However, still only 26, many are predicting that Stoner...

Poll: Who would you bring back, at their peak, if you could?

Poll: Who would you bring back, at their peak, if you could?

Every generation has their two wheel hero, but if you could see one of the past greats brough back to mix it with the racers of today, who would it be? Barry Sheene, maybe to bring some rock'n'roll...

Poll: What I love about biking

Poll: What I love about biking

Every biker loves biking for a different reason, even when it comes to performance. So, this week, we're asking - what is it you love about your bike's performance? Is it the way you can blast off...

You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

I've been riding faired sportsbikes for thirteen years, but I'm actually getting a bit frustrated by how good they are, and how you can't use them properly on the road (I don't do trackdays)… I'm...

New Rossi special on the iPad

New Rossi special on the iPad

MCN’s sister title MCN Sport has just released a new, interactive Rossi special issue on the iPad. Featuring interviews with those closest to him, technical analysis of all his world...

Win a £7000 classic Laverda

Win a £7000 classic Laverda

Someone will have extra reason to celebrate this Christmas after winning this immaculate 1973 Laverda SF1 750 worth over £7000. It’s the top prize in the Vintage Motorcycle Club’s Christmas raffle,...

New MCN October 31: Acceleration Special

New MCN October 31: Acceleration Special

In this week's MCN, out October 24, we look at speed off the line with our acceleration special. We talk to top racers on technique, look at the kings of top end; drag racers, and have some quarter...

Deadly 720 world record

Deadly 720 world record

The Top Gear stunt team established a first world record double loop-the-loop using a motorbike at Birmingham’s NEC last week. Stunt rider, Gary Hoptrough successfully completed the Deadly 720 on a...

Riders for Health's appeal raises £634,770

Riders for Health's appeal raises £634,770

Riders for Health have had a massive success with their summer appeal, raising £317,385 to improve health care access in Africa. Under the British government's Aid match program, this will be doubled...

Oct 31 Bikes on the Box

Oct 31 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...

Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

A bike that looks like this wouldn’t normally make a tempting financial investment but this one fetched £59,740 at a Bonhams auction.   The 1930 Brough Superior Overhead 680 doubled its top...

Rip off Britain

Recently received quote for new Harley. Cost £18,000 new, £5,400 deposit, balance to finance £12,600 over 36 payments. Cost per month ,£223.14 with a final payment of £8,718. Total charge for credit a whopping £4226.04 which equates to approx 33.54% over the payback period. Total cost of bike £22,226.04. They say its a good deal what do you think? I think its extortionate.

Original 1902 motorcycle for sale, several careful owners

Original 1902 motorcycle for sale, several careful owners

A 110-year-old motorcycle is to be auctioned in original unrestored condition. The 1902 Rambler Model B from Colonel Albert Pope's American Cycle Manufacturing Company will be offered at the Bonhams...

Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

A motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph has been found guilty of dangerous driving. Stephen Tull, 37, admitted more than doubling the 70mph speed limit on the A27 in Binsted, Sussex, on October 16...

Number plate ‘CBR400R’ in DVLA auction

Number plate ‘CBR400R’ in DVLA auction

Honda CBR400R owners might be interested in the DVLA’s next personalised number plate auction – which includes the registration ‘CBR400R’. The private plate will go under the hammer on November 14 at...

New motorway tax considered

New motorway tax considered

Using motorways would cost more in road tax under plans being considered by the Government. According to newspaper reports, ministers are considering a two-tier system with those who agree not to use...

‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

Motorcycling would be safer if clocks were brought forward by an hour to make evenings lighter, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The group wants a three-year trial of new daylight...

Home built scrambler

I built this scrambler-style bike from scratch. It's based on a 1972 Honda.

'John McGuinness - TT Legend' book launched

'John McGuinness - TT Legend' book launched

TT star John McGuinness and renowned roadracing photographer Stephen Davison will launch their new book 'John McGuinness - TT Legend' tomorrow in Ballymoney. The book, with words by McGuinness and...