August

Video: 100 years of supersports

Video: 100 years of supersports

Middleweight sports bikes - usually of 600cc - have a history that goes back well beyond the first of the modern era, the Kawasaki GPz600R of 1985. In fact, the first sporty middleweight was built 100...

Glen Richards tests E-power bike

Glen Richards tests E-power bike

Over the last two weeks Glen Richards has been testing the Ecotricity Kingston University Ion Horse 12, successor to the Ion Horse 11 which finished third in the 2011 TT Zero and got within 400...

Warning over new £50 ‘super MoT’ for bikes

Warning over new £50 ‘super MoT’ for bikes

Bike MoT costs could rise to £50 under EU proposals, according to the Motorcycle Action Group. The current £29 test is set to be replaced with a more rigorous ‘super MoT’ if plans go ahead, the...

Presenting Richard Cooper with his trophy

Presenting Richard Cooper with his trophy

We had a great day at Mallory Park where my son Joe and his new wife Sophia, who suffered a serious blood clot on her brain three years ago, were invited by Mark Jessop of the EMRA to present the...

You ask/You answer: Should I take my kid on the back?

You ask/You answer: Should I take my kid on the back?

My kids are aged eight and six, and the eldest is badgering me to take him on the back of the ZX-9R. Should I? Can I trust him to hold on properly? And what's the bare minimum of kit I should get for...

New MCN August 29: British riders strike gold

New MCN August 29: British riders strike gold

In this week's MCN, out August 29, we celebrate the sporting success of British riders as Cal Crutchlow claims the first British MotoGP podium for 12 years. Not only that but WSB star Jonathan...

Aug 29 Bikes on the Box

Aug 29 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...

Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki Z1000

My 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is a modified machine which I also use every day. I don't think it's modded to the extreme, but rather it has some nice subtle modifications which add to the beauty...

Video: Yamaha Super Tenere World Crosser first ride

Video: Yamaha Super Tenere World Crosser first ride

Yamaha launched its take on the big adventure bike market in 2010 when they unveiled the XT1200Z Super Tenere. Aimed at getting a slice of the most lucrative sector in biking, the Yamaha’s had success...

Win 2 VIP tickets to Triumph Live!

Win 2 VIP tickets to Triumph Live!

Triumph Live is shaping up to be one of the best events of the summer, with top quality bands – the Kaiser Chiefs are headlining – plus stunt shows, racing, parades, and of course thousands of...

New bike instructor Autocom kits

New bike instructor Autocom kits

A new kit from communication firm Autocom is aimed squarely at bike instructors. The Dual Power kit costs £299 and is said to be easy to install and effective up to 100mph. The company also says it...

Should Triumph make a small capacity bike?

Should Triumph make a small capacity bike?

Rumours rumble on about Triumph making a 350cc single-cylinder bike, perhaps aimed at the Asian market. Should they do it?  

Poll: What's stopping you doing advanced training?

Poll: What's stopping you doing advanced training?

Next week's MCN features ex-World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson being assessed on a Bikesafe training course. It's the first advanced training Neil had ever done, and he came away impressed, having...

Bentley V6 Roadster concept

Bentley V6 Roadster concept

Could Bentley be the other motorcycle brand of the Volkswagen Group? Here's my concept for the Bentley V6 Roadster.  

Poll: Has Cal Crutchlow's nightmare changed your view of Ducati?

Poll: Has Cal Crutchlow's nightmare changed your view of Ducati?

In an exclusive interview in MCN today (Wednesday), British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow reveals the full extent of his anger with Ducati. After being offered a ride in the factory team, Crutchlow was...

You ask/you answer: Should I ever try to out-run the police?

You ask/you answer: Should I ever try to out-run the police?

You ask, you answer: Should I ever try to out-run the police? A friend of mine claims to have out-run the police who attempted to catch him when he was speeding on a dual carriageway. I think he's...

New MCN August 22: 110 Years of Triumph

New MCN August 22: 110 Years of Triumph

In this week's MCN, out August 22, we celebrate 110 years of Triumph with a celebration of the British firm's best bikes. We look at the highs and lows of 11 decades, including choosing the 11 best...

August 22: 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 (2, HD) MOT - Motors TV   CH4 - Channel 4    CH5 - Channel Five BBC       BBCi – BBC Interactive ESPN – ESPN Classic...

Video: What is the new 600?

Video: What is the new 600?

Ten years ago, speedfreaks were buying 600s in their thousands, runed on by their wallet-friendly mix of precision handling, insane engines and cutting-edge technology. But many have fallen out of...

New Ossa Trialster for 2013

New Ossa Trialster for 2013

This is Ossa's brand new, 2013 flagship trials machine, the TR280i. The new bike gets front suspension from Marzocchi and rear suspension from Ohlins as well as an improved clutch and improved...

0% finance on new MV Agustas

0% finance on new MV Agustas

MV Agusta is offering 0% finance over a period of up to four years on the F4 1000 and Brutale ranges. The offer means the MV Agusta Brutale 920 - introduced last year - can be had for £109 a...

Finally back on the road!

Finally back on the road!

Having grown up riding trials bikes I thought I should get on the road, so I passed my test in 2005 and bought myself a KTM. I loved that machine and there wasn't much that...

At least you’ll crash within the speed limit!

At least you’ll crash within the speed limit!

It’s a massive pothole on a bend but at least you won’t be speeding if it makes you crash.  A council has been accused of compromising safety to catch speeders by painting the white line in the...

£1000 worth of free extras with Ducati Multistrada

£1000 worth of free extras with Ducati Multistrada

If you buy a new Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Sport or Touring before October 31 you'll receive £1000 of free accessories to add to your new bike. Customers will be able to choose from a sport...

George Brough's SS80 goes to auction

George Brough's SS80 goes to auction

Brough Superior founder George Brough's own race bike is to be sold at auction. The 1922 Brough Superior SS80, which was affectionately known as Spit and Polish, was raced by Brough and set an...

Destination dealer: Motorcycle World

Destination dealer: Motorcycle World

ADVERTISING PROMOTION After many years of selling motorcycles in Northampton a move to brand new premises heralded a change for Motorcycle World early in 2011. Now a Yamaha premier dealer and only...

2013 Husaberg enduro range revealed

2013 Husaberg enduro range revealed

Husaberg has announced the changes to their enduro range for 2013, which includes an entirely new model. The new model, which will be available from September, is the Husaberg FE 250 - the first...

You ask/you answer: How do I learn to wheelie?

You ask/you answer: How do I learn to wheelie?

I've been motorcycling for years and I'm in my forties. I've always wanted to wheelie a bike and have tried a few times but my efforts usually result in lots of revs and not a lot of height. Is there...

Poll: Should race exhausts be banned from sale?

Poll: Should race exhausts be banned from sale?

There's no denying most bikes sounds fairly poor with their restrictive standard exhaust systems and aftermarket exhausts help make them sound much better. But are some exhausts too loud, and should...

Poll: What's the greatest Triumph ever made?

Poll: What's the greatest Triumph ever made?

It's Triumphs 110th anniversary this week. Arguably, the Triumph range of motorcycles has been one of the most influential and important in the history of motorcycling, but which model is the greatest...

Video: Horex VR6 onboard

Video: Horex VR6 onboard

Video shot by German magazine Motorrad has revealed the distinctive sound of the new Horex VR6 Roadster. The VR6 makes 161bhp and produces 100ftlb of torque, delivered at low rpm - 66ftlb of...

Video: Ducati 848 Streetfighter longterm update

Video: Ducati 848 Streetfighter longterm update

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has spent what little summer we've had in the UK enjoying his longterm Ducati 848 Streetfighter and here he gives his thoughts on life with the Italian V-twin so...

August 15: Bikes on TV

August 15: 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 August 15: Rossi move special report

New MCN August 15: Rossi move special report

In this week's MCN, out August 15, we have a special report on Rossi's return to the factory Yamaha team. We speak to crew chief Jerry Burgess, Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner and also look at...

MCN Ride to Work Day winner announced

MCN Ride to Work Day winner announced

Congratulations to Mike Hull, who won the MCN Ride to Work Day award and a £500 Hein Gericke voucher, which he has put towards a new Hein Gericke Tricky 4 Gortex jacket. Mike works as a long haul...

My new bike

My new bike

My new bike - an '02 Kawasaki ZX-9R following six years owning a Suzuki Bandit 1200SK1.