July

August 1: Bikes on TV

August 1: Bikes on TV

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Brilliant service

Excellent service without a doubt certainly exists at the Blade group Triumph dealership in Cheltenham. My Thunderbird's locking petrol cap decided not to open and with the low fuel light on a trip from North Worcestershire was pushing it. Without question Tom and the team arranged to collect the bike within a few days to see what they could do to help resolve this issue after talking...

Poll: What would make you fall in love with 600cc sports bikes?

Poll: What would make you fall in love with 600cc sports bikes?

New 600cc sportsbike sales have fallen through the floor. What would make you fall in love them again? pollcomment

You ask/You answer: Will older bikes be dangerous at the limit?

You ask/You answer: Will older bikes be dangerous at the limit?

I'm a wannabe sportsbike rider with a small budget. I want to learn to ride fast but I'm concerned that the 10-15 year old sportsbikes I can afford are worn out and will be dangerous at the limit. Am...

Hein Gericke UK placed into Administration

Hein Gericke UK placed into Administration

Hein Gericke UK has been placed into administration with buyers for the British arm of the German parent company now being sought. The administrators, Moorfields Corporate Recovery are looking to sell...

Built in Britain custom competition launched

Built in Britain custom competition launched

Carole Nash and MCN have launched Built in Britain, the UK’s biggest bike competition to find the nation’s most talented bike builder. Previously known as Britain’s Got Biking Talent, it attracts...

New MCN August 1: Rossi back to Yamaha

New MCN August 1: Rossi back to Yamaha

In this week's MCN, out August 1, we have nine-pages of MotoGP news as Rossi looks set to make a return to the factory Yamaha team. That leaves a free ride at Ducati with Nicky Hayden, but who's lined...

Win a year’s free bike insurance this August!

Win a year’s free bike insurance this August!

Britain’s summer is finally here, it’s the World Superbikes at Silverstone with a stack of Brits in contention this weekend and there are dozens more amazing biking events coming up… so what better...

Win a free hotel room at Silverstone WSB

Win a free hotel room at Silverstone WSB

You can win a free hotel room for three nights at this weekend’s Silverstone round of the World Superbike championship. All you have to do is log on to www.greatcompetitions.co.uk to be in with a...

Help Riders for Health reach £100,000

Help Riders for Health reach £100,000

Thanks to the help of MCN readers, biking’s top charity, Riders for Health, has almost raised £100,000 for their new appeal. Get behind the charity this summer and you could win a pair of exclusive...

BMW launches e Scooter at London Olympics

BMW launches e Scooter at London Olympics

  BMW has unveiled the new C Evolution electric scooter as an alternative to the BMW C600 Sport and C650 GT. The new BMW promises 14bhp of continuous output and 46bhp peak output. The top speed...

Powerbronze Triumph Explorer hugger

Powerbronze Triumph Explorer hugger

This new Powerbronze plastic hugger is designed for the Triumph Explorer and said to involve no modification to the swingarm. It’s also claimed to protect the shock from dirt and roads debris and keep...

Take part in biking research, win cash!

Take part in biking research, win cash!

PhD student Sue Brown, a motorcyclist of 38 years, is conducting research into what makes us tick, and the effect of riding on our health and wellbeing. Her web-based survey on men and their...

Olympic ‘oversight’ over Games Lanes

Olympic ‘oversight’ over Games Lanes

Olympic organisers face criticism for excluding motorcyclists from Games Lanes reserved for athletes, officials and VIPs. The Motorcycle Action Group says it’s an “obvious oversight” because letting...

Most advanced BMW S1000RR revealed

Most advanced BMW S1000RR revealed

BMW has officially unveiled the new BMW S1000RR HP4 which has the world’s most advanced semi-active suspension system. The HP4 is an S1000RR with the BMW Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) along with a...

WK 650i: the first big bike from China

WK 650i: the first big bike from China

The Chinese motorcycle industry has been churning out big, big numbers for a long time – over 50% of the world’s motorcycles are built there after all. Until now, however, they’ve often been small...

Camera found at Spa Centenary Classic weekend

A camera was found at the recent Spa Centenary Classic weekend in Belgium, and the owner is thought to be British. The camera contains pictures from a 50th birthday party apparently for a guy named Mac. If you think the camera is yours, contact John Grantham via email at johngrantham@btinternet.com or call 01977 683324

Bennetts’ Ultimate Track Day Experience returns

Bennetts’ Ultimate Track Day Experience returns

Bennetts are once again running their Ultimate Track Day Experience, this year at Oulton Park on Tuesday 11 September. 100 places are available for the day which will feature star racers Cal...

Jacks Hill Cafe Ton-Up Day top six bikes

Jacks Hill Cafe Ton-Up Day top six bikes

Jacks Hill Cafe is an unremarkable-looking transport cafe on the outskirts of Towcester. But in the 1960s it was the meeting place for youngsters racing along the A5 on their hot-rodded British...

Destination dealer: Motorcycle Store

Destination dealer: Motorcycle Store

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Motorcycle Store has been helping to meet the demand for two-wheeled transportation in London since 1999. And now, having grown steadily by providing first-class sales and...

Middleweight super twins tested

Middleweight super twins tested

Going by the sales figures, new supersport 600s today are about as appealing as an ‘internal inspection’ at Terminal 5 – a far, far cry from the sales topping stats of bikes like the CBR600F in the...

Audi SC-1 super scooter concept

Audi SC-1 super scooter concept

Here's my idea for an Audi super scooter, developed in conjunction with Ducati.

Ron Haslam Race School review

Ron Haslam Race School review

I can’t believe I’m riding in the footsteps of legends. Just last week, Rossi, Stoner and Lorenzo all rode here. As I turn out of Club Corner and head down the start-finish straight after my...

Poll: Who's the bravest stunt rider ever?

Poll: Who's the bravest stunt rider ever?

Next week is the 35th anniversary of Eddie Kidd's 129ft record breaking jump at Longleat Safari Park. Kidd's jump record has since been broken many times and now stands at an incredible 351ft but...

Poll: Should the AR125 be rescued from history’s dustbin?

Poll: Should the AR125 be rescued from history’s dustbin?

When the Government relegated learners from 250s to 125s nearly 30 years ago, hopes of luring the next generation of riders hinged on two new two-strokes from Yamaha and Kawasaki. History has...

'Repaired' road in Ipswich

'Repaired' road in Ipswich

My mate saw this today in Ipswich. It looks like whoever repaired it previously didn't do a very good job!

You ask/You answer: Does getting your knee down improve your riding?

You ask/You answer: Does getting your knee down improve your riding?

I passed my bike test a couple of years ago and ride a GSX-R750, which I love to bits. I've recently done a few track days and I'm amazed by how many people get their knees down. Does sliding your...

New MCN July 25: Super twins tested

New MCN July 25: Super twins tested

In this week's MCN, out July 25, we test middleweight super twins. Are bikes like the Kawasaki ER-6f the best bikes in the tough new world of the £6 gallon and £9000 sports bikes? Included in this...

July 25: Bikes on the Box

July 25: Bikes on the Box

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The first journey

The first journey

It stopped raining long enough for my wife to make her longest journey yet on her own bike - A 400 mile round trip from Aberdeen to Achiltibuie.

Win a Silverstone track day this weekend!

Win a Silverstone track day this weekend!

We’re giving three lucky readers the chance to enjoy a track day at Silverstone this Sunday, using some of the same hallowed tarmac as the stars of MotoGP. This Sunday, July 29, is the first of the...

Your biking weekend photos wanted

Your biking weekend photos wanted

After what feels like months of rain, summer finally appears to be here and the roads were full of bikes at the weekend. MCN is looking for reader's pics from the weekend showing just how many bikes...

Video: Mickey Rourke's custom ridden

Video: Mickey Rourke's custom ridden

American custom builder Roland Sands is a curious mix of top level racer and world class fabricator, and his bikes follow that route - they're often beautiful to behold, yet outrageously fast. Sands...

Avon Tyres Road Hazard Scheme

I would like to say a big thank you to Avon for replacing the Storm 2 rear tyre on my Kawasaki Z750. The tyre had done 1150 miles when I picked up a 5mm screw. Luckily I had heard about this scheme and managed to claim through my bike shop and supplier. I can only say that this was fantastic after sales from Avon. I wish other tyre manufacturers would be as sympathetic with their products in...

Destination dealer: Woods Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Woods Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Woods Motorcycles of Abergele was founded in 1981 by Andrew Wood, and is one of the North West’s largest showrooms with over 10,000sqft of showroom space displaying over 200 new...

Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 sales beat BMW R1200GS

Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 sales beat BMW R1200GS

The new Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 has beaten its arch rival the BMW R1200GS into second place in the latest sales charts. Figures just released by the Motorcycle Industry Association show 806 of...