January

Join Ross Noble and other biking celebs on Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show rideout

Join Ross Noble and other biking celebs on Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show rideout

You can rub shoulders with some of Britain's biggest biking celebs while raising money for biking charity Riders for Health on the way to the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. TV comedian Ross...

Thanks for stopping?

On tuesday January 17 I was hit by a car on the A40 near Northolt by a lady in a black saloon. She decided to take advantage of a space in lane 2 which had just started moving about 5mph faster than lane 3 in which she was situated. Unfortunately she neglected to observe that there was an obstruction - me on my ER-6F (Hi-Vis included). God only knows how I managed to stay upright. The...

Simoncelli not forgotten

Simoncelli not forgotten

The reverberations from Marco Simoncelli’s tragic death last year are still being felt in his native Italy. At a Serie A match between Napoli and Bologna on Sunday night, the home side presented his...

Honda reveals new finance deals

Honda reveals new finance deals

Honda has revealed details of a host of new offers and finance deals on new motorcycles and scooters which will run until March 31. The deals even include the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade which is...

Video: KTM 350 EXC-F long term test report

Video: KTM 350 EXC-F long term test report

Getting stuck upside-down in a ditch wearing your bike on top of you, watching it overheat as you get stuck between two tree trunks, or getting roosted in clods of mud by your mates. These have become...

Video: Kawasaki ZZR1400 launch

Video: Kawasaki ZZR1400 launch

UPDATE, 12:01 MCN's senior road tester Adam Child has just got off the 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 after riding it for the first time at the world launch. He's at the Nardo test track in Italy and will...

Friends and Fans SuperSic58

Friends and Fans SuperSic58

My husband and I have been big MotoGP fans for quite sometime now and had in recent years been following the career of an upcoming rising star. Marco Simoncelli was larger than life both on and off...

Yamaha V-Max stars in new Ghost Rider movie

Yamaha V-Max stars in new Ghost Rider movie

Yamaha’s 200bhp V-Max is the two-wheeled star of the new Ghost Rider movie due out shortly, replacing the custom Harley-Davidson that featured in the original film. The sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of...

New MCN January 18: Rossi on thin ice?

New MCN January 18: Rossi on thin ice?

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday January 18, we test the new Kawasaki Versys 100 against the BMW R1200GS and Triumph Tiger 1050. Can the inline-four cylinder Versys knock the R1200GS off...

Aprilia announces SRV850 price

Aprilia announces SRV850 price

The new Aprilia SRV850 superscooter will retail for £7799 when it goes on sale in February, Aprilia has revealed. Aprilia claims the SRV, which is essentially a facelifted Gilera GP800, combines the...

Video - John McGuinness: 'It’s good to be fast, fat and old'

Video - John McGuinness: 'It’s good to be fast, fat and old'

17 wins may have cemented John McGuinness as the greatest TT superbike rider ever, but in just a few days he’ll be well and truly out of his comfort zone. On Feb 2-5 he’ll be competing against Chris...

Kawasaki dealers launch 2012 range on 2 February

Kawasaki dealers launch 2012 range on 2 February

More than 70 Kawasaki dealers on the evening of February 2 will be launching four new-for-2012 motorcycles, with each event also including some free prizes in a countrywide free-to-enter draw. New...

Bike test 2013 petition

We have seen the new test regime for 2013 and have created an e-petition to stop the test. Please fill it in: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27455  

Video: Dougie Lampkin – extreme antisocial behaviour!

Video: Dougie Lampkin – extreme antisocial behaviour!

By day he's the mild-mannered 12-times World Trials Champion, but by night Dougie Lampkin roams the streets in pursuit of an ASBO. This should do it – breaking and entering the ExCel arena where in...

Details of new licence regime confirmed

Details of new licence regime confirmed

Details of a new motorcycle licence regime to be implemented next year have been confirmed by the Driving Standards Agency.  The new rules will limit all riders under 19 to 125cc machines...

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...

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...