September

AC Sanctuary Kawasaki GPZ900R

AC Sanctuary Kawasaki GPZ900R

This stunning Kawasaki GPZ900R was created by Japanese specials builder firm AC Sanctuary. It’s got Ohlins suspension, a Nitro exhaust, OZ wheels and Brembo brakes.  The firm says it’s made for...

Kawasaki release limited edition Z1 watch

Kawasaki release limited edition Z1 watch

Kawasaki is releasing this limited edition watch to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Z1. Just 903 examples (a number chosen to match the bike’s displacement) of the men’s chronograph are...

Warlord

Warlord

I've just bought a Honda VFR1200 in Black 2012 model. Its got all the updated features and a full Luggage kit for £10,999 brand new on the road. I've been delighted with the bike it looks great,...

Destination dealer: Laguna Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Laguna Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION MCN’s multi outlet Dealer of the Year, Laguna Motorcycles, offers their customers a unique retail opportunity. As authorised dealers for Triumph, Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha,...

Police launch sting operation to catch bike thieves

Police launch sting operation to catch bike thieves

Police are planting bikes equipped with hidden tracking devices in theft hotspots in a sting operation to catch thieves. A signal from the tracker alerts waiting officers the moment a bike is moved...

Rider deaths down

Rider deaths down

Motorcycle fatalities fell 10% last year according to latest government figures. It’s the second year in a row of improvement after a fall of 15% in 2010. Rider deaths were down 33% in 2011 compared...

2013 Ducati Multistrada ridden

2013 Ducati Multistrada ridden

Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 revolutionised the adventure bike class when it was introduced in 2010. Its sporty mix of 150bhp (derived from its 1199-derived V-twin), combined with high tech gizmos and...

Peugeot Onyx concept unveiled

Peugeot Onyx concept unveiled

This is French car/scooter/cycle firm Peugeot's latest concept vehicle, the Onyx Supertrike, as unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. Although at first glance it seems to be just another MP3-alike,...

Sept 26: Bikes on TV

Sept 26: 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...

Sept 26: What's On

Sept 26: What's On

WEDNESDAY September 26 TRACK DAYS Castle Combe Track Day, Castle Combe Circuit, Chippenham, Wilts. www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk Easytrack, Brands Hatch Indy 9am-18.30, Fawkham, Kent. £135...

MCN-TV launched

MCN-TV launched

MCN has launched a new on-line TV channel called MCN-TV. Featuring the world’s best biking movies, TV shows and documentaries, MCN-TV can be watched on any on-line device running a standard web...

Honda tease next NC700

Honda tease next NC700

Honda has revealed this outline image of a new concept bike at a presentation in Tokyo which will be shown in full at next week's Cologne bike show, and go on sale in early 2013. Honda boss Takanobu...

You ask/you answer: Should I take advanced training?

You ask/you answer: Should I take advanced training?

I passed Direct Access two years ago, and haven't taken any further training since. People keep telling me that pre-test training only teaches you to pass the test, and that I should do ROSPA, IAM,...

Poll: Should every biker own a BMW R1200GS at some point?

Poll: Should every biker own a BMW R1200GS at some point?

It seems no matter where you go there's always at least one BMW R1200GS. Should every biker own one at least once? pollcomment

Poll: Should you be able to ride whatever bike you want at 17?

Poll: Should you be able to ride whatever bike you want at 17?

Motorcycling licence laws are set to change yet again in January 2013 and motorcyclists starting at the age of 17 could potentially have to take three separate motorcycle tests before...

Poll: Is Honda's RC213V for the road a complete waste of effort?

Poll: Is Honda's RC213V for the road a complete waste of effort?

Honda has officially announced it will be putting a road-going version of the RC213V into production for 2014 as it tries to give a massive boost of excitement to the Honda brand. But is there...

New MCN September 26: Honda RCV for the road

New MCN September 26: Honda RCV for the road

In this week's MCN, out September 26, we reveal Honda's official plans to make a road-going version of its 250bhp MotoGP missile. Honda boss Takanobu Ito claims development has already begun on the...

2013 Yamaha FJR1300 leaked

2013 Yamaha FJR1300 leaked

Yamaha's revised FJR1300 tourer was accidentally leaked for a brief period yesterday. The bike doesn't show any major changes but it can be seen to have new side fairings, a slightly revised subframe...

Hein Gericke brand remains in the UK

Hein Gericke brand remains in the UK

The successful bid of the German Hein Gericke Group has seen the company come out of administration as of Saturday September 8, with a commitment to retaining 16 of the original UK stores in the...

Good vibrations

After completing my DAS course and investing in a Suzuki Bandit 600 I got myself a SV1000S. The SV has mountains of torque and a top speed of around 140mph but I find it vibrates a lot more than the inline four Bandit. Is this a common thing with V-twins?

Video: Icon take the Triumph Tiger 800 off-road

Video: Icon take the Triumph Tiger 800 off-road

Ever wondered how good a Triumph Tiger 800 really is off-road? Well, just… just… watch this. Undoubtedly the best advert Triumph's ever had, and they didn't even have to shoot it themselves. Sit back,...

The best of the Goodwood Revival

The best of the Goodwood Revival

TT winner and TT Honda Legends world endurance rider Cameron Donald was brought up on classic racing in Australia. He adores the Goodwood Revival. "It’s so relaxed away from the pressure of the TT and...

2013 Ducati Multistrada first ride: "The suspension reacts instantly"

2013 Ducati Multistrada first ride: "The suspension reacts instantly"

Ducati’s new 2013 Multistrada with its semi-active suspension, ‘Skyhook’, created in partnership with Sachs, is currently being tested by MCN senior road tester Adam Child on the North Western coast...

Honda will make RC213V for the road

Honda will make RC213V for the road

Honda has officially confirmed it will be putting a road-going version of the RC213V into production for 2014 as it tries to give a massive boost of excitement to the Honda brand. Honda boss Takanobu...

Petition demands power restrictions for new drivers

Petition demands power restrictions for new drivers

A petition is calling for power restrictions for new car drivers in line with those faced by motorcyclists. The petition, posted on a government website, says drivers should face similar measures in...

Honda’s 134mpg scooter

Honda’s 134mpg scooter

Honda’s latest 125 scooter will do a claimed 133.9mpg - around 50% more than the most fuel efficient petrol cars. The new SH125i has 16-inch wheels and space under the seat for a full-face helmet.

Hands-free phones ‘just as distracting’

Hands-free phones ‘just as distracting’

Drivers making hands-free calls are just as distracted as those on handheld phones, a Which? study has shown. Meanwhile texting is far more distracting than making a call – and more so than drinking...

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION 2012 has been a big year for Honda and their leading UK dealer, Doble Motorcycles. The introduction of several key models such as the NC700 range and the new Crosstourer have...

Banned for 103mph wheelie past camera van

Banned for 103mph wheelie past camera van

A motorcyclist was banned from the roads for 12 months for wheelying past a speed camera van at 103mph. Lukasz Wisniewski, 26, of Leeds, did the stunt on a Honda Fireblade on the A63 near...

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure – official pictures released

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure – official pictures released

Following yesterday’s leak of the first brochure shots of KTM’s eagerly awaited new 1190 Adventure, the Austrian factory has now decided to officially unveil the bike in advance of the forthcoming...

UK third world roads

UK third world roads

On Saturday August 11 I collected my new  GSX-R750 and on the way home got a new rear tyre fitted. On August 14 I went to collect a seat pad from someone in...

MCN Awards 2012

MCN Awards 2012

The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, provided the stunning backdrop for last night’s 2012 MCN Awards, as dignitaries from the motorcycle industry joined senior MCN staff under the wings of Concorde in...

New KTM 1190 Adventure breaks cover

New KTM 1190 Adventure breaks cover

This official brochure pic of KTM’s all-new 1190 Adventure has leaked out of the factory ahead of its scheduled unveiling at the Cologne Show on October 2. Apparently, KTM themselves mistakenly posted...

Bikes on TV: September 19-25

Bikes on TV: September 19-25

KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

Poll: Do you use your riding modes switch?

Poll: Do you use your riding modes switch?

If your bike has riding modes (where a switch can change the power characteristics), we'd like to know if you still use them. Or did you try the modes out when you first got the bike, but then leave...

You ask/you answer: Should I force pillion to wear proper gear?

You ask/you answer: Should I force pillion to wear proper gear?

I recently passed my test and took a pillion for the first time last weekend. It went well, she liked it, but I was in a dilemma about her gear. She had ordinary jeans, a fashion leather jacket,...