April

"I didn't see you"

"I didn't see you"

In April 2009 whilst riding my bike I was involved in an accident. I was travelling on the A515 between Ashbourne and Buxton, in Derbyshire. I'd seen the van approaching from a minor road to my left...

MCN in Dubai

MCN in Dubai

Enjoying some well deserved MCN time in Dubai!

Audi agree to buy Ducati

Audi agree to buy Ducati

Volkswagen Audi has agreed to buy Ducati for about 860 million euros (£705m), two insiders have told the Reuters news agency. The total includes Ducati's debt, say Reuters, though it's unclear how...

April 18 Bikes on TV

April 18 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 1...

New MCN April 18: Norton exclusive

New MCN April 18: Norton exclusive

This week we have exclusive news that Donington Park-based manufacturer Norton will compete in this year's Senior TT with an all-new v4. MCN has the exclusive inside story of how the...

The Ale Room extends MCN reader offer

The Ale Room extends MCN reader offer

The Ale room are extending their exclusive offer to MCN readers on British ale, cider, wines, and spirits. Simply enter the code MCN12 in the ‘How did you hear about us?' box when registering and...

Under attack in Qatar!

Under attack in Qatar!

Steve and Wayne chilling at Losail and under attack by mad antipodean woman (Lorraine) as I had the only copy of MCN's MotoGP supplement in the state of Qatar! Great night's racing.

Win a Triumph Explorer 1200 with MCN

Win a Triumph Explorer 1200 with MCN

To celebrate the new-look MCN, we have a brand new Triumph Explorer 1200 to give away, worth £11,149. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning the Explorer is enter here. If your entry is...

Two-thirds of riders report ‘smidsy’ incidents

Two-thirds of riders report ‘smidsy’ incidents

More than two thirds of motorcyclists have had a near miss in the last six months resulting from another road user failing to look.   Sixty-nine percent of motorcyclists said they had...

Why police won’t know a bike is stolen after six years

Why police won’t know a bike is stolen after six years

Police only keep records of stolen vehicles for six years meaning bikes missing for longer are unlikely to be detected. An MCN investigation has discovered that stolen vehicles’ details are...

James Toseland gets back on two wheels with Harley-Davidson

James Toseland gets back on two wheels with Harley-Davidson

Retired racer and former World Superbike champion James Toseland is back on two wheels again with a new Harley-Davidson Softail Slim. After spending more than half of his life focusing on using two...

Finance and free extras with new Kawasaki ZX-6R

Finance and free extras with new Kawasaki ZX-6R

The 2010 and 2011 Kawasaki ZX-6R is now available with £1000 woth of accessories for free and 0% finance for a limited time only. The accessories are an Akrapovic slip-on exhaust, tinted bubble screen...

Destination Dealer: VIP weekend at Doble Motorcycles

Destination Dealer: VIP weekend at Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION This weekend Doble Motorcycles are celebrating Honda's 2012 model releases in style starting this Friday evening with their VIP event featuring the launch of the Honda...

60 years of Suzuki: RGV500 vs GSX-R1000

60 years of Suzuki: RGV500 vs GSX-R1000

These two blue and white machines represent the best of the Suzuki best. Right now, the 166bhp, 203kg 2012 GSX-R1000 is the ultimate incarnation of the Japanese firm’s road-going superbike and this...

Chief and a pretty girl

Chief and a pretty girl

2000 Indian Chief and a pretty girl.

Red tape destroying the industry

It had to happen sometime, the slow decline of the bike industry as we know it, probably blamed on the recession, or exchange rates. But here's my take on the situation so far, based on my son's experience. Firstly after paying £600 to insure his Aprilia RS50, his insurance company wouldn’t transfer the remainder of his policy onto an Aprilia RS125 when he turned 17. He was forced to pay £750 to...

Zero S: A big step forward for electric bikes

Zero S: A big step forward for electric bikes

Zero’s latest S-model roadster is not just the best electric motorcycle yet to go on sale, it’s proof that battery-powered bikes could be a force in the near future. The comprehensively revamped...

Laverda SF3 400 concept

Laverda SF3 400 concept

Could the brand Laverda be reborn for the Brazilian market? This 400cc three-cylinder engine could be the perfect bike to bring the historic brand back.

Tonfanua race circuit: A hidden gem

Tonfanua race circuit: A hidden gem

Over the Easter weekend I discovered the unique Tonfanau race track situated just North of Tywyn in North Wales, right on the coast, in fact its track is as close to the sea as Philip Island! This...

We need to learn to share the road

I think driving habits are getting worse overall. The amount of distractions for drivers is growing every day. It needs to be said though that with more and more 200mph bikes being sold to inexperienced riders, the fault of accidents involving motorcycles is not always the vehicle's fault. I'm amazed at how many times I can be out on my V-Max and see some youngster who wants to show the world...

Bad drivers are everywhere

I ride all year round and see examples of bad driving every day. I have to look and think for me and the other driver as well. Aggression Car drivers are way more aggressive these days, speeding up when being overtaken, not even slowing at give way signs, if you get there first you have right of way, its the new law on the street. Some of this falls into dangerous driving if caught doing it.

BMW records best ever first quarter sales

BMW records best ever first quarter sales

Despite the tough economic conditions, BMW Motorrad recorded its best ever first quarter sales during the first three months of 2012. Find a BMW motorcycle for sale. BMW sold 24,373 bikes by the end...

What's your best Honda CBR600 story?

What's your best Honda CBR600 story?

Honda's often humble yet frequently fantastic CBR600 has a birthday coming up, and to celebrate we'd like to swap a few stories. Honda CBR600s for sale.  Not just the big stuff about its exploits...

Eggcellent ride for kids

Eggcellent ride for kids

Northants & Milton Keynes Honda Owners Club delivered loads of Easter eggs to the children's ward at Northampton General Hospital on Sunday. Thanks to all the bikes that took part and everyone who...

Poll: Are car drivers better or worse than they used to be?

Poll: Are car drivers better or worse than they used to be?

There are currently more cars on the road in the UK than there have ever been, but does that mean the standard of driving has improved or declined? Vote in the poll, and don't forget to let us know...

Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group Senior Day a great success

Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group Senior Day a great success

The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group (www.boundary500.co.uk) held their first Senior Day on Saturday 7 April 2012. Our formal charities that we support are the Great North Air Ambulance and Zoes Place...

Honda Fireblade outsells BMW R1200GS in March

Honda Fireblade outsells BMW R1200GS in March

Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade was the best selling motorcycle in March as dealers shifted 272 from showroom floors. 2012 Honda Fireblades for sale. Running it a close second was the BMW R1200GS, which...

New MCN April 11: 60 years of Suzuki

New MCN April 11: 60 years of Suzuki

MCN has worked hard to make sure the all-new paper will feed your passion for motorcycles better than ever before. It'll take a moment to get used to the new surroundings - but we've tried to make as...

Bikes on TV: April 11-17

Bikes on TV: April 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...

Caught again!

Caught again!

I obtained my driving licence in september 1976. I then bought a suzuki GT250. On the same day I received my first speeding fine. I have been riding to this day and have obtained 27 speeding...

Honda Crosstourer SE unveiled

Honda Crosstourer SE unveiled

The Honda Crosstourer is to be joined by a higher spec SE model, when the new adventure bike hits dealers April 14-15. The Crosstourer SE comes with an aluminium look 32 litre top box, which can be...

Destination dealer: Crescent Verwood

Destination dealer: Crescent Verwood

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Crescent Verwood is synonymous with Suzuki's racing activity - both in BSB and MotoGP - and right now Crescent represents Suzuki's only official racing activity in World...

Classic trial at Festival of 1000 bikes

Classic trial at Festival of 1000 bikes

Organisers of the Festival of 1000 bikes have announced there will be a Pre-65 trial on July 7 at the Festival of 1000 Bikes. Taking place within Mallory Park, the sections will apparently offer...

Video: Foggy Petronas FP1 ridden on the road

Video: Foggy Petronas FP1 ridden on the road

The road-going Foggy Petronas FP1 looks like a well prepared Superbike and it's a case of the more you look, the more you see. It's all about the detail and this bike is blessed. The ultra clean and...

Survey: Help shape the future of UK motorcycling

Survey: Help shape the future of UK motorcycling

Can you spare a moment to help shape the future of UK motorcycling? If so, Triumph is seeking feedback from UK riders of all makes and types of motorcycle. Click here to participate. 

Kawasaki 1000 Mach X Legend concept

Kawasaki 1000 Mach X Legend concept

The true Kawasaki spirit!