June

Money off Powerbronze carbon huggers

Money off Powerbronze carbon huggers

For a limited time you can treat your bike to a Powerbronze carbon-fibre twill weave hugger for only £99 (normal price £145) and get FREE UK delivery. The huggers are available for a range of 40...

June 20 Bikes on the Box

June 20 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...

New MCN June 20: British MotoGP special

New MCN June 20: British MotoGP special

In this week's MCN, out June 20, we have 11 pages of news and reaction from a thrilling weekend of racing at the British MotoGP. We speak to Cal Crutchlow after his heroic ride from last to sixth with...

Crystal White Triumph Explorer

Crystal White Triumph Explorer

Is this the first Crystal White Triumph Explorer? Supplied by North City Triumph, paint by Dream Machine. Pannier brackets, rack/hand holds and rear hangers all colour coded to match the frame. What...

Adventure Map – motorcycle tours in Italy

Adventure Map – motorcycle tours in Italy

Hop across the channel, ride across France and you're in one of the most popular and beautiful countries in Europe - Italy. If you're looking for fun roads then there is of course the Stelvio Pass,...

Win tickets to an exclusive screening of Fastest!

Win tickets to an exclusive screening of Fastest!

To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of thrilling MotoGP feature documentary Fastest, we’re giving you the chance to win one of 35 pairs of tickets to an exclusive screening in London. With...

Riders for Health two seater ride

Riders for Health two seater ride

A big thank you to Riders for health, Randy Mamola and Ducati hospitality! My husband Carl booked me on the Ducati pillion ride - what an experience! I couldn't ask for any more from the...

Day of Champions

Day of Champions

I was thrilled to again meet Bradley Smith before riding pillion with my other half Richard around the track with him and Niall McKenzie. Day of Champions is my favourite day of the year! Riders for...

Radical Ducati Pantah

Radical Ducati Pantah

This gorgeous reinterpretation of the original Ducati Pantah 500 is the latest from Spanish firm Radical Ducati. It’s actually based on a mid-‘80s Cagiva Alazurra 350 (which used Ducati engines before...

Bimota BB-2 concept

Bimota BB-2 concept

Here's my concept for a new Bimota superbike, powered by a BMW S1000RR engine.

Destination dealer: Free can of SDoc Chain Spray on Ride to Work Day

Destination dealer: Free can of SDoc Chain Spray on Ride to Work Day

If you ride in to any of MCN’s Destination Dealers on National Ride to Work day you will be able to pick up a free can of SDoc Chain Spray* thanks to Motohaus. The German made white lube contains anti...

Honda CBR250R gets race kit

Honda CBR250R gets race kit

After last year's European Junior Cup race series used Kawasaki Ninja 250s, Honda has decided to give their own 250cc commuter a track makeover. While the standard Honda CBR250R isn't particularly...

Biker's BBQ

Biker's BBQ

Harry, Michael and Lily pop in for a BBQ during Queen's Jubilee.

Smart money superbikes - the best used examples

Smart money superbikes - the best used examples

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW...

Lit Motors C1 - the future of motorcycling?

Lit Motors C1 - the future of motorcycling?

This is the two-wheeled vehicle Lit Motors founder Daniel Kim hopes will be the future of transportation, and it's called the C-1. What you have here is a gyro-stabilised electric vehicle which Lit...

Adventure bikes for me please

I'll confess I'm a GS Adventure rider, but I have got my eyes on a shiny new 990 at the moment - awaiting test ride, then I'll make the choice. My GS has been nothing but bullet proof. I know it has a few achilles heels, such as the sidestand switch but overall I have a big grin when I get home from a ride. I recently took it off-road at the Walters Arena during the Touratech Adventure Travel...

BMW pushing ahead with E-Scooter development

BMW pushing ahead with E-Scooter development

BMW has yet to confirm its E-Scooter will even make it into production, but looking at the advanced nature of this prototype it would appear it will be sooner rather than later. The firm is still...

Speeding penalties set to rise

Speeding penalties set to rise

Fixed penalties for speeding could rise from £60 to £90 under proposals announced by the Government. Careless drivers will become an offence that can be dealt with by a £90 fixed penalty instead of a...

Union Jack-inspired paint job for Honda off-roaders

Union Jack-inspired paint job for Honda off-roaders

Honda has given its CRF250R and CRF450R dirt bikes a Union Jack-inspired paint job. The limited edition red, white and blue colour scheme is to celebrate this summer’s sporting events. A Honda...

Spied: Is this the BMW Custom Concept?

Spied: Is this the BMW Custom Concept?

The Custom Concept has been in the background since it was unveiled in 2008 but because the news has been so non-committal in the past two years, most people had assumed BMW had decided not to pursue...

UK Government to match every donation to Riders for Health

UK Government to match every donation to Riders for Health

Riders for Health has launched an appeal in which every donation made by a UK citizen until September will be matched by the UK Government, doubling its impact. The money raised by this appeal will...

Brit Superbike legends of the ’90s in new TV show

Brit Superbike legends of the ’90s in new TV show

July 4, 7pm – make a note in your diary now! ITV4 is showing a new documentary that celebrates the British dominance of bikesport in the 1990s. As you’d expect, ‘Superbikes! When Britain Ruled the...

Win 50% off your bike policy this June!

Win 50% off your bike policy this June!

Fancy saving some dosh on your bike insurance? Then head over to MCNcompare to get a cracking deal. Not only could you save a whopping £150** or more on your bike insurance policy, you could also be...

You ask/you answer: How do I set-up my suspension?

You ask/you answer: How do I set-up my suspension?

When I bought my 2006 GSX-R600, the salesman said I would need to adjust the forks and shock. What's the best way to discover the perfect suspension set-up? Your advice could help. Leave a comment...

TT luggage

TT luggage

My missus and I went to the TT, here's what we managed to pack onto our bikes. I also managed to pack a signature from Guy Martin on her boobs, I'll follow up with that photo if you like!

Poll: What's your dream commuter?

Poll: What's your dream commuter?

Ride to Work Day is on June 18. So… pollcomment

Poll: Riding in the rain is fun, right?

Poll: Riding in the rain is fun, right?

Several journalists in the MCN office claim to enjoying riding in the rain (provided they've got good kit, it's not freezing etc). Are they masochists?   pollcomment

Honda Terrierist Alarm System

Honda Terrierist Alarm System

I spotted this ageing Honda whilst on a trip to Glastonbury with a very unfriendly passenger who turned out to be a fantastic bike alarm!

New MCN June 13: Smart money superbikes

New MCN June 13: Smart money superbikes

In this week's MCN, out June 13, are 1000cc sports bikes like the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha R1 better on the road than electronics-laden bikes like the Ducati Panigale? We take them to the the...

Jun 13 Bikes on the Box

Jun 13 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...

ITV4 TT review shows air Monday 11 and Tuesday 12

ITV4 TT review shows air Monday 11 and Tuesday 12

ITV4 will screen the first of its two TT2012 review programmes this evening at 8pm. The first of the two one-hour specials will feature a track guide with Steve Parrish and James Whitham, full preview...

Video: Extreme adventure test - part one

Video: Extreme adventure test - part one

Four bikes. A Dakar hero. 100+ miles off-road. Just one question: can adventure bikes live up to their billing? We took the BMW R1200GS, Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere, Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 and...

A dream come true

A dream come true

Wirral Bikers Motorcycle Club founder, George Girven got the surprise of his life when being contacted by Bennetts last week to inform him that he had been chosen to have his Bennetts Biking...

Suzuki SV650 Trail concept

Suzuki SV650 Trail concept

Here's my concept of a retro-inspired trail bike based on the SV650 engine. The dual sport that everyone wants!

Gorgeous Yamaha TZR250 cafe racer

Gorgeous Yamaha TZR250 cafe racer

This gorgeous, retro-styled, all-black café racer is based on a Yamaha TZR250 V-twin two-stroke. It’s been built by Japanese custom shop 09Racing and uses the rear wheel and swingarm from a Honda...

BMW S1000RR naked bike spied testing

BMW S1000RR naked bike spied testing

BMW is already well ahead in the development of a naked version of its class-leading S1000RR superbike as these spy shots taken at a BMW test facility reveal. The naked S1000RR – to be called the...