January

Product review: Motovudu2

Product review: Motovudu2

Motovudu 2, Dark art of Performance, £19.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: All 93 pages in two sittings What’s good? Ex-500cc GP and WSB star Simon Crafar’s first book dealt with all the riding...

MV Agusta Dragster 800 revealed

MV Agusta Dragster 800 revealed

These are the first official images of the new MV Agusta Dragster 800 which cleverly wraps up the 798cc three-cylinder engine with 125bhp in the same chassis but with some new bodywork for a hardcore...

New Victory 'Gunner' teased

New Victory 'Gunner' teased

Just when we thought we'd heard about all the new 2014 models comes the tease/announcement of a surprise new 'bobber' from Victory motorcycles which is set to be unveiled on Feb 8. Little is known...

Has BMW completely nailed the modern rider's desires with their new R nineT?

Has BMW completely nailed the modern rider's desires with their new R nineT?

Has BMW completely nailed the modern rider's desires with their new R nineT? The sales figures certainly suggest so. It's fun, fast, handles, looks good, has character, is easy to customise, and...

Large capacity commuter owners needed!

Large capacity commuter owners needed!

MCN is on the hunt for owners of large capacity commuter bikes. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer (original generation) Kawasaki ZRX1200S Suzuki...

New Triumph finance and free accessories offers

New Triumph finance and free accessories offers

Triumph has unveiled a new series of finance and accessory offers on a large section of new bikes sold from February 1 with up to £1215 of free accessories on some bikes. The offers cover virtually...

US-made electric bikes from Brammo to hit the UK

US-made electric bikes from Brammo to hit the UK

American electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo have announced a UK distribution agreement that will see its full range of bikes being made available to UK customers for the first time. Its nearest...

Friends reunited at London Motorcycle Show

Friends reunited at London Motorcycle Show

For the first time in the UK, Carl Fogarty MBE will be reunited with all four of his WSB championship-winning Ducatis. Appearing exclusively at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show on ‘Foggy...

MV Dragster 800 caught ‘in the wild’

MV Dragster 800 caught ‘in the wild’

Last week the marketing department at MV Agusta released thefirst official teaser video of the new Dragster 800, accompanied by the tag line ‘Adrenaline Addicts Only’.  Showing only blurred...

New MCN January 29: BMW R Nine T first ride

New MCN January 29: BMW R Nine T first ride

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 29: New BMW R Nine T: We thought it might be good. It's not: it's bloody brilliant! Kawasaki Z1000 new vs...

Exclusive Hailwood tribute

Exclusive Hailwood tribute

Mike Hailwood was one of the greatest and most naturally gifted British motorcycle riders ever to have accelerated down a pit lane. His legendary 1978 TT comeback ride, where at the age of 38 Hailwood...

Suzuki increases V-Strom service intervals

Suzuki increases V-Strom service intervals

Suzuki has increased the service intervals to 12 months or 7500 miles for the new V-Strom 1000 and announced it will be in dealers next month. The new V-Strom 1000 has been very well received and MCN...

Waterworks one

Waterworks one

Entering Waterworks one - how close do you want to be?!

My Dream Harley-Davidson – last few days to win £10k of Harley bike kit

My Dream Harley-Davidson – last few days to win £10k of Harley bike kit

Monday 27 January is the last day for Harley owners to enter Harley UK’s My Dream Harley-Davidson competition where two Harley-Davidson owners can each win £5,000 of genuine Harley-Davidson parts and...

New Harley Street 750 goes ice racing

New Harley Street 750 goes ice racing

Harley's all-new entry level V-twin – the Street – has been turned into an ice racer to star in this week's Winter X Games. The American manufacturer is sponsoring this week's extreme sports event in...

Motorcycles welcomed at Goodwood Breakfast club for first time

Motorcycles welcomed at Goodwood Breakfast club for first time

Motorcycles are invited to attend the Goodwood Breakfast Club for the first time in the nine years the events have been running as part of a Vee-Power Sunday; but only those with V-engine...

EU streamline toll paying system

EU streamline toll paying system

The EU have unveiled a new system that should eventually make European touring a little easier for bikers, with the new European Electronic Toll Service streamlining the paying of tolls across the...

Brighton Speed Trials saved!

Brighton Speed Trials saved!

The Brighton Speed Trials has been saved following a major campaign by event organisers, The Brighton and Hove Motor Club. After the council initially declined an application to run the event in 2014,...

BMW R1200GS Adventure launch today

BMW R1200GS Adventure launch today

MCN is at the launch of the new BMW R1200GS adventure in southern Spain today. Based on the liquid-cooled, face lifted R1200GS which arrived in dealers last year, the new Adventure version has a new...

Which was your favourite challenge from Guy Martin's recent 'Speed' television series?

Which was your favourite challenge from Guy Martin's recent 'Speed' television series?

Guy Martin's new television series 'Speed' has been a massive success, and has seen the Lincolnshire TT racer attempt to set records for everything from the cycling land speed record to the fastest...

BMW R nineT launch today

BMW R nineT launch today

MCN is at the launch of BMW’s beautiful new retro-style R nineT in southern Spain today. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will ride the new machine, which is powered by the six-speed, 110bhp, 1170cc...

Vote now for your 2013 MCN Man of the Year!

Vote now for your 2013 MCN Man of the Year!

With British riders taking on the world in 2013 – and winning – there’s a whole host of top talent in the running for MCN’s Man of the Year, including three world champions in Tom Sykes, Sam Lowes and...

Competition: Win GB Racing engine protection

Competition: Win GB Racing engine protection

British engine crash protection firm GB Racing has been awarded worldwide approval by the FIM, motorcycle racing’s world governing body – and is celebrating by offering motorcyclenews.com readers a...

Who says learning can’t be fun?

Who says learning can’t be fun?

Aprilia RS4 125 The RS4 125 took over from the legendary RS125 in 2011, bringing four-stroke reliability to Aprilia’s 125cc sportsbikes for the first time. While many lamented the demise of the...

Limited number of ABS-equipped Kawasaki J300s coming to UK

Limited number of ABS-equipped Kawasaki J300s coming to UK

Kawasaki UK has announced plans to sell a limited number of ABS-equipped J300SE scooters in the UK in 2014. The manufacturer originally planned to only sell the non-ABS version, stating they...

Kawasaki J300 First Ride

Kawasaki J300 First Ride

Kawasaki is the last of the big four Japanese manufacturers to enter the scooter market with their new J300, which began life as a Kymco Downtown 300. MCN went to the launch in Portugal to see if...

New Honda Fireblade takes on rivals

New Honda Fireblade takes on rivals

With over 210,000 bikes sold since 1992, the evergreen Fireblade is one of the most successful road-going superbikes ever. Honda has upgraded it for 2014, so how has it changed and how does it stack...

New MCN January 22: New Fireblade shootout

New MCN January 22: New Fireblade shootout

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 22: New Fireblade shootout: Has Honda's faster, sharper superstar got what it takes to beat the very...

MV tease new Dragster 800

MV tease new Dragster 800

These are the first official images of MV Agusta's forthcoming new Dragster 800. They're taken from an official 'teaser' promotional video of the new machine which was released by the Varese factory...

Road Test Diary: Part One

Road Test Diary: Part One

In late October last year, MCN Road Testers Michael Neeves and Adam Child took a trip to Sicily for a week's worth of road tests. The digital producer that went along to shoot video also took some...

Bike tax changes causing confusion

Scrapping the paper tax disc has left the DVLA scrabbling for a solution to the problem of what to do once a bike is sold with remaining tax on it; something no one appears to have thought about before announcing the end of the current system. Moves to scrap the 93-year-old vehicle tax disc in October this year have thrown up some issues which the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Authority (DVLA) has...

The new Lotus superbike carries dramatic styling – but do you like it?

The new Lotus superbike carries dramatic styling – but do you like it?

MCN has the world exclusive images of the new Lotus superbike in this week’s issue of the paper along with details of the project and how running prototypes are already out testing. MCN managed to get...

Alan Davies sells his V-Strom for Riders for Health

Alan Davies sells his V-Strom for Riders for Health

TV funnyman, actor and all round bike-nut Alan Davies has decided to mark the launch of his new DVD, Life is Pain in quite an special way; he has decided to donate his own bike to biking charity,...

Tarmac stars get a taste of dirt!

Tarmac stars get a taste of dirt!

When the 2014 Garmin Arenacross Tour kicks off on Friday evening at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena the International flavour on-track will be complimented off it with British Superbike, MotoGP and...

Bimota SB-1 600 Concept

Bimota SB-1 600 Concept

Here's my concept for a Bimota scooter.

Video like a pro

Video like a pro

Unlike 1970's motocross legend Heikki Mikkola, these days you don't need to bungee a Super 8 film camera to your helmet to capture your motorcycling exploits. Digital video cameras are small, cheap...