October

What to do if you’re ‘first on scene’ to a motorcycle accident

What to do if you’re ‘first on scene’ to a motorcycle accident

In support of Road Safety Week – 9 to 25 November, BASICS Scotland has issued a list of top 10 first aid tips for motorcyclists that could help save a life. Compiled by Kevin McCloskey, a Senior Staff...

MV Agusta Rivale Official Sketch

MV Agusta Rivale Official Sketch

This is the first official image released by MV Agusta of their new model - the Rivale. Expected to be on sale in September 2013, the new 800cc triple shares a motor with a new Brutale 800, both of...

Poll: Will Stoner get bored and return to racing?

Poll: Will Stoner get bored and return to racing?

Next weekend out at Valencia sees the last race of two-time world champ Casey Stoner, after he announced his retirement earlier in the season. However, still only 26, many are predicting that Stoner...

Poll: Who would you bring back, at their peak, if you could?

Poll: Who would you bring back, at their peak, if you could?

Every generation has their two wheel hero, but if you could see one of the past greats brough back to mix it with the racers of today, who would it be? Barry Sheene, maybe to bring some rock'n'roll...

Poll: What I love about biking

Poll: What I love about biking

Every biker loves biking for a different reason, even when it comes to performance. So, this week, we're asking - what is it you love about your bike's performance? Is it the way you can blast off...

You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

I've been riding faired sportsbikes for thirteen years, but I'm actually getting a bit frustrated by how good they are, and how you can't use them properly on the road (I don't do trackdays)… I'm...

New Rossi special on the iPad

New Rossi special on the iPad

MCN’s sister title MCN Sport has just released a new, interactive Rossi special issue on the iPad. Featuring interviews with those closest to him, technical analysis of all his world...

Win a £7000 classic Laverda

Win a £7000 classic Laverda

Someone will have extra reason to celebrate this Christmas after winning this immaculate 1973 Laverda SF1 750 worth over £7000. It’s the top prize in the Vintage Motorcycle Club’s Christmas raffle,...

New MCN October 31: Acceleration Special

New MCN October 31: Acceleration Special

In this week's MCN, out October 24, we look at speed off the line with our acceleration special. We talk to top racers on technique, look at the kings of top end; drag racers, and have some quarter...

Deadly 720 world record

Deadly 720 world record

The Top Gear stunt team established a first world record double loop-the-loop using a motorbike at Birmingham’s NEC last week. Stunt rider, Gary Hoptrough successfully completed the Deadly 720 on a...

Riders for Health's appeal raises £634,770

Riders for Health's appeal raises £634,770

Riders for Health have had a massive success with their summer appeal, raising £317,385 to improve health care access in Africa. Under the British government's Aid match program, this will be doubled...

Oct 31 Bikes on the Box

Oct 31 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...

Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

A bike that looks like this wouldn’t normally make a tempting financial investment but this one fetched £59,740 at a Bonhams auction.   The 1930 Brough Superior Overhead 680 doubled its top...

Rip off Britain

Recently received quote for new Harley. Cost £18,000 new, £5,400 deposit, balance to finance £12,600 over 36 payments. Cost per month ,£223.14 with a final payment of £8,718. Total charge for credit a whopping £4226.04 which equates to approx 33.54% over the payback period. Total cost of bike £22,226.04. They say its a good deal what do you think? I think its extortionate.

Original 1902 motorcycle for sale, several careful owners

Original 1902 motorcycle for sale, several careful owners

A 110-year-old motorcycle is to be auctioned in original unrestored condition. The 1902 Rambler Model B from Colonel Albert Pope's American Cycle Manufacturing Company will be offered at the Bonhams...

Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

A motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph has been found guilty of dangerous driving. Stephen Tull, 37, admitted more than doubling the 70mph speed limit on the A27 in Binsted, Sussex, on October 16...

Number plate ‘CBR400R’ in DVLA auction

Number plate ‘CBR400R’ in DVLA auction

Honda CBR400R owners might be interested in the DVLA’s next personalised number plate auction – which includes the registration ‘CBR400R’. The private plate will go under the hammer on November 14 at...

New motorway tax considered

New motorway tax considered

Using motorways would cost more in road tax under plans being considered by the Government. According to newspaper reports, ministers are considering a two-tier system with those who agree not to use...

‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

Motorcycling would be safer if clocks were brought forward by an hour to make evenings lighter, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The group wants a three-year trial of new daylight...

Home built scrambler

I built this scrambler-style bike from scratch. It's based on a 1972 Honda.

'John McGuinness - TT Legend' book launched

'John McGuinness - TT Legend' book launched

TT star John McGuinness and renowned roadracing photographer Stephen Davison will launch their new book 'John McGuinness - TT Legend' tomorrow in Ballymoney. The book, with words by McGuinness and...

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Now is a great time to buy a bike at Doble Motorcycles with some of the best prices you’re likely to find anywhere in the country on some of the hottest bikes available. Take the...

Not a Kawasaki fan

Not a Kawasaki fan

I don't think my new granddaughter likes Kawasakis!

New vid goes behind the scenes of Skyfall's bike chase

This awesome new video, produced in cooperation with Honda, shows how the motorcycle chase in the brand new James Bond movie, Skyfall, was filmed. It features stunt ace Robbie Maddison (who doubles for star Daniel Craig), interviews with the stunt team and footage from the film. See next week's Motorcycle News for our run down of the best Bond bike sequences ever – it's out Wednesday October 31

BMW unveil 30th anniversary K1300S

BMW unveil 30th anniversary K1300S

BMW has released images and details of the 30th anniversary K1300S, which will be available in 2013 to mark the 30th anniversary of the K-series. Related: BMW K100 buyer's guide The model,...

New Honda 500s spied – again

New Honda 500s spied – again

These spy shots show Honda’s three, all-new, 2013 500s in their finished state for the first time. Believed to have been taken during the filming of an advertising campaign the pictures clearly show...

McGuinness, John McGuinness!

It's probably good that John McGuinness is exceptionally talented on a motorbike, because if this foray into film is anything to go by, he doesn't have a future in acting! Check out John in action as Secret Agent 001, supported by an all star cast including Honda Racing boss Neil Tuxtworth and former Manx Chief Constable Carolyn Kinrade!  

France rejects EU 'super-MOT'

France rejects EU 'super-MOT'

Plans for a new Europe-wide ‘super MoT’ have been rejected in France, Sweden and Holland. The Motorcycle Action Group is calling for the UK to do the same. It says the proposed EU annual...

Husqvarna offer 20% off all aftermarket parts

Husqvarna offer 20% off all aftermarket parts

Husqvarna are offering owners the chance to update bikes ahead of the 2013 season with an offer giving 20% off genuine aftermarket parts through participating dealers. The offer, which runs until...

'Old Bill' Brough sells for world record £290K

'Old Bill' Brough sells for world record £290K

A new world record sale price for a classic motorcycle has been set by historic Brough Superior 'Old Bill', which sold for £291,200 at H&H's Duxford auction on Tuesday. The bike, built in 1922 for...

MCN Shop deal of the week: Spyke Blaster EVO Suit with FREE Boots

MCN Shop deal of the week: Spyke Blaster EVO Suit with FREE Boots

The Spyke Blaster EVO is the perfect suit for road or track riding, with it's stretch leater and fibre inserts to ensure maximum comfort over long journies, short blasts, or trackdays. The suit has a...

2013 Aprilia RSV4 ridden

2013 Aprilia RSV4 ridden

This is what motorcycling dreams are made of: a sunny day, a dry track and one of the world's best superbikes to play on. I'm talking about the lightly-revised new 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC. It's...

Why we ride

Why do this? Why do that? Why ride bikes? If you need a reason... Go on, read it. You know you’re curious. The golden glint of the evening spring sun dances across my visor, reflected across the damp-patched tarmac as I begin to sit the bike up post-apex. The throttle grip feels good in my gloved hand, everything familiar and comfortable. The well worn leather sits close to my skin, like an old...

New Hayabusa unveiled with ABS and Brembo brakes

New Hayabusa unveiled with ABS and Brembo brakes

Suzuki have released details of their new-for-2013 Hayabusa. The big capacity sports bike will get only it's second update in it's fourteen year history, and becoming a member of the GSX-R family. The...

New MV Agusta Brutales for 2013

New MV Agusta Brutales for 2013

MV Agusta's four-cylinder Brutale range will be simplified to just three models for 2013 - all will be 1090cc. The three models available from 2013 are the Brutale 1090, Brutale 1090R and Brutale...

Video: BMW F700GS vs Rivals

Video: BMW F700GS vs Rivals

The new BMW F700GS replaces the old F650GS for 2013, although capacity remains at 800cc. We tested it against the Kawasaki Versys, Suzuki V-Strom 650 and Triumph Tiger 800 to see which is the best mid...