2013

BMF ticket pricing review for all 2014 shows

BMF ticket pricing review for all 2014 shows

BMF Show organisers The Mulberry Group have announced an overhaul of ticket pricing which will apply across all three BMF Shows in 2014. Mulberry Group MD Martin Chick said “The feedback we have...

A bit of light reading after a dive

A bit of light reading after a dive

My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary with a trip to the Maldives. MCN had to go too.

Harley reveals all new Street 750 and 500 urban V-twins

Harley reveals all new Street 750 and 500 urban V-twins

Harley-Davidson has entered the commuter market with its first all-new model for 13 years, the Street 750 and 500. Aimed squarely at ‘urban young adults’ both Street models feature a new...

Riders for Health auction at Motorcycle Live

Riders for Health auction at Motorcycle Live

The annual Riders for Health auction at Motorcycle Live will this year include 12 stunning professional photographs capturing defining moments from the 2013 race season. Eurosport duo Toby Moody and...

New MCN November 6: 34 new bikes!

New MCN November 6: 34 new bikes!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 6: - All the new bikes unveiled at the Milan Show, including the naked BMW S1000R and the Honda Fireblade SP -...

Yamaha trio revealed In Milan

Yamaha trio revealed In Milan

MT-07 Yamaha has unveiled three new additions to the range at the EICMA show in Milan. Headlining the trio of new models is a smaller capacity MT model, the MT-07. Bearing a vary close resemblance to...

Aggressive new Z1000 unveiled in Milan

Aggressive new Z1000 unveiled in Milan

Kawasaki has just unveiled this significantly new Z1000 super naked at the Milan Show. Although not completely new – the basic engine and chassis are unchanged, for example – Kawasaki’s super naked...

Caterham branches out to launch motorcycle division

Caterham branches out to launch motorcycle division

Caterham Group has launched its first ever motorcycle division – Caterham Bikes – at the Milan motorcycle show today. The firm has ambitious targets and is already planning three models including the...

Triumph's 2014 newcomers revealed

Triumph's 2014 newcomers revealed

Triumph is revamping its cruiser line-up for 2014 with two new ‘baggers’, a new Thunderbird variant called the Commander and updates to both the entry-level, Bonneville-based America and...

Video: 2014 Honda Preview

Video: 2014 Honda Preview

MCN managed to get a sneak peak at the 2014 range of Honda motorcycles before they were unveiled to the world at the Milan Show. The range includes a new VFR800 and Fireblade SP.  See these bikes...

Fireblade SP heads Honda’s 2014 newcomers

Fireblade SP heads Honda’s 2014 newcomers

This new, ‘SP’ high-spec version of the Fireblade is one of the stars of Honda’s 2014 line-up, MCN can now reveal. The track-focused machine features Öhlins suspension, Brembo mono block front brake...

BMW RT owners needed

BMW RT owners needed

MCN is on the hunt for owners of the RT range of BMW bikes. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the R1100RT, R1150RT and R1200RT. We'll be using the information to help with our...

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled

MV Agusta has lifted the covers off it's latest model, the Turismo Veloce 800. The new bike will use the same 798cc three-cylinder engine as the Brutale 800 and recently launched Rivale 800. The bike...

50cc racing is alive!

50cc racing is alive!

It was great to read Matt Oxley's article on GP50s this week. Classic 50cc racing is still very much alive in the UK! We race at Three Sisters, Tonfanau, Darley Moor and Aberdare Park (see...

The ultimate birthday present?

The ultimate birthday present?

My wife choosing her 30th birthday present!

Suzuki concepts to appear at Tokyo Show

Suzuki concepts to appear at Tokyo Show

Suzuk has released pictures of two concept motorcycles it will display at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The first concept, the Suzuki Recursion features a 588cc parallel-twin engine as well as a...

Marquez v Lorenzo - To The Wire

Marquez v Lorenzo - To The Wire

It's the closest MotoGP title fight since 2006 when Rossi lost out to Hayden at Valencia in a dramatic last-race showdown. Jorge is riding at the very top of his game, and Marc is typically flat out,...

New MCN October 30: Lorenzo vs Marquez goes to the wire

New MCN October 30: Lorenzo vs Marquez goes to the wire

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 30: - The fight for the 2013 MotoGP title will go to the final round as Lorenzo emerged victorious in Japan - KTM...

John Reynolds visits Skegness

Three times British superbike champion John Reynolds will be a guest of the Bikers4Macmillan Group at the Storehouse, North Parade, Skegness in Lincolnshire on Sunday November 4. John will be accepting a cheque for £15,000 on behalf of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. The money was raised by Bikers4Macmillan at their annual overnight ride from Holyhead, Wales, to Skegness. Group chairman...

Then and now

Then and now

Here are two photos taken 18 years apart. In the photos are me, my wife alison, the kids Ryan, Sarah, James and Natalie. Just a different Guzzi.

Toy Story

Toy Story

My two babies playing in the lounge.

Buying a grey import

Buying a grey import

Honda VFR400RR NC30 In the late 1990s grey imports were big business and several companies sprang up that specialized in selling these exotic mini-race reps from Japan. As well as looking like far...

Is Scott Redding a hero for riding this weekend?

Is Scott Redding a hero for riding this weekend?

Moto2 championship hopeful Scott Redding has been declared fit for this weekend's Moto2 race in Motegi - is he a hero?

What do you think of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R?

What do you think of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R?

KTM's 1290 Super Duke R has finally been released – see the five-page launch report in this week's MCN – so what do you think of 'The Beast' now it's been released?

MV Agusta Rivale 800 first ride

MV Agusta Rivale 800 first ride

MV Agusta's new £10,499, supermoto-style rival to Ducati's Hypermotard, the Rivale 800, is currently being put through its paces for the first time by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves in the...

Triumph Tiger owners needed

Triumph Tiger owners needed

MCN is on the hunt for owners of the current crop of Triumph Tigers. Specifically we're looking for owners of the Triumph Tiger 800, 800 XC and 1200 Explorer. We'll be using the information to...

New MCN October 23: BMW R nineT inside story

New MCN October 23:  BMW R nineT inside story

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 23: - The inside story on the all-new BMW R nineT, plus their best bikes from 1923 to now - KTM 1290 Super Duke...

Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

Ducati has finally released full details of the 1199 Superleggera limited edition superbike. Magnesium and titanium abound, and the combined weight loss results in a bike weighing just 155kg dry –...

Honda CBR1000RR HRC concept

Honda CBR1000RR HRC concept

My concept for a new HRC CBR1000RR.

Honda CTX1300 spied during film shoot

Honda CTX1300 spied during film shoot

Honda’s 2014 CTX1300 cruiser has been spotted by a spy snapper while on a shoot for its promotional video. The new bike, which looks like the offspring of an F6B and a DN-01, very clearly sports an...

Riders founder is ‘Woman of the Year’

Riders founder is ‘Woman of the Year’

Riders for Health motorcycle charity founder and boss Andrea Coleman has won a Barclays Woman of the Year award for her efforts in bringing healthcare to millions of rural Africans. Coleman founded...

Harley-Davidson recall

Harley-Davidson recall

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 30,000 motorcycles over a potential clutch fault. The recalls affect over 25,000 touring motorcycles and nearly 4,000 Softails and Trikes built between May 3 and...

NR750 sells for £57K at Stafford

NR750 sells for £57K at Stafford

This immaculate NR750 was the headline sale at the Bonhams auction at the rain-hit Stafford Show at the weekend. The 6000-mile, German registered Honda sold for £57,500 at the event – traditionally...

Sensible to mental for less than £100

My current bike is a 2004 Kawasaki Z1000, which I moved to from an Aprilia RSV-R.  The big Zed is great, but it'S no sports bike. Before long I found myself bored and wanting something a bit more.... Superduke ish. More Mental. But Superdukes are still about 5k for a good one, and I can't afford that. I used my noggin and for £100 I have transformed my bike from humdrum to basket case...

Left with a bent bike?

Left with a bent bike?

On June 7 this year a lorry backed into my bike then carried on reversing another six feet, pushing it into a parked car. The bike was left stuck in the grill of the car. The...

Massive Suzuki GSX-R recall

Massive Suzuki GSX-R recall

Every Suzuki GSX-R including the 600, 750 and 1000cc variants built since 2004 has been officially recalled for modifications to the front brake master cylinder. Suzuki has taken the decision to...