2010

World’s best custom on the road!

World’s best custom on the road!

The day this award-winning Harley-Davidson arrived back in the UK, MCN was lucky enough to take the priceless V-twin for a spin on the road. This week’s MCN (out now) reveals all the key details about...

Video: Ducati 848 EVO world first review

Video: Ducati 848 EVO world first review

The eagerly anticipated 848 Evo replaces the current 848 and costs just £10,695 (or £9995 for the matt black ‘Dark Stealth’ version) – no more than the previous model. It’s the cheapest way to...

Video: Honda CBR600F - still the ultimate do-it-all sportsbike?

Video: Honda CBR600F - still the ultimate do-it-all sportsbike?

MCN news reporter Andy Downes has recently bought a 1998 Honda CBR600F as a do-everything daily commuter and weeekend scratcher.  Find a Honda CBR600F for sale Read the Honda CBR600F...

Video: First big bikes test - SV650S v ER-6n v GT650

Video: First big bikes test - SV650S v ER-6n v GT650

Suzuki's hugely popular SV650S is light, masses of fun and comes with a tempting £4999 price tag. Now re-released, could this be the ultimate first big bike? MCN 1000 - help save motorcycling...

Video: World exclusive Ducati 848 Evo first ride coming up

Video: World exclusive Ducati 848 Evo first ride coming up

Two months ahead of its official launch in Imola, MCN has got its hands on the new Ducati 848 Evo. Replacing the current 848, the 140bhp Evo has more power, a steering damper and Monobloc Brembos from...

Cadwell Park: BMW S1000RR MRO Stocksport 1000

Cadwell Park: BMW S1000RR MRO Stocksport 1000

Racing a 190bhp-plus superbike with race gearing, suspension and sticky Metzeler Racetec Interact tyres around Cadwell Park isn’t something I’ll forget in a hurry. The speed of my Vari-Trac BMW Park...

Video: £1500 Modern Classic challenge part 1 - GSX-R750F, FS1-E DX, GPZ900R A1

Video: £1500 Modern Classic challenge part 1 - GSX-R750F, FS1-E DX, GPZ900R A1

We all do it – or at least we do when we get to a ‘certain age’: scour the bikes for sale ads and get all dewy-eyed about ‘modern classics’ from our youth. The dream is one thing, a fun pastime, a...

Video review : Harley Wide Glide v Victory Vegas v Triumph Thunderbird

Video review : Harley Wide Glide v Victory Vegas v Triumph Thunderbird

With competition getting even stiffer for Harley from the new Victory Vegas 8-Ball and the big bore, 1700cc Triumph Thunderbird, is the classic Harley Dyna Wide Glide cruiser still doing enough? Find...

BMW S1000RR - Cadwell MRO Stocksport 1000 preview

BMW S1000RR - Cadwell MRO Stocksport 1000 preview

The next round of the MRO Stocksport 1000 championship is looming I’ll be racing at the magnificent Cadwell Park this weekend. This will be the first time Vari-Trac BMW Park Lane team has been to the...

New Husqvarna TE310

New Husqvarna TE310

Based on the super-light super-revvy TE250 (which currently leads the E1 world enduro championship), this bike found universal approval at the launch. While a 450 dirt bike can be a bit of an animal...

New BMW-powered Husqvarnas ridden

New BMW-powered Husqvarnas ridden

The new flagship in Husqvarna’s range is the 449, which has taken the engine from BMW’s now discontinued G450X enduro and given it new life. Made in two variants, the TC is the motocrosser, the TE an...

New Rieju RS3 tested

New Rieju RS3 tested

If this bike had been about when I was 16 I would happily have sold my parents for it. The new Rieju RS3 50cc, with a design clearly inspired by the 2009 Yamaha R1, has everything to make budding...

First big bike test - MCN wants your views

First big bike test - MCN wants your views

What do you look for in your first big bike? Is it a smooth engine or perhaps a low seat height? Maybe it just needs to be at the right price. MCN will be testing a selection of naked bikes and we...

Video: Yamaha Fazer8 vs Aprilia Shiver GT vs BMW F800ST

Video: Yamaha Fazer8 vs Aprilia Shiver GT vs BMW F800ST

In this week’s MCN we pit the new half-faired version of Yamaha’s new 800 – the Fazer8 – against its closest middleweight rivals. The BMW F800ST and Aprilia Shiver GT are the Fazer8’s competition in...

Can you get superbikes for 600 money?

Can you get superbikes for 600 money?

Fancy a zero-mileage 1000 for less than the price of an R6? There are a host of unregistered 1000 superbikes out there available for the price of a new 600. But can you get true superbike performance...

Top 10 bargain sports-tourers

Top 10 bargain sports-tourers

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Vyrus 987 world first review

Vyrus 987 world first review

On Top Gear the other week Tom Cruise was singing the praises of his new Vyrus and having ridden the Rimini firms latest version, we can see why. Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre You can...

2010 Suzuki SV650S first ride - it's back

2010 Suzuki SV650S first ride - it's back

Without fanfare or drum roll, Suzuki has reintroduced the half-faired SV650S after a three year sabbatical. But there should be a fanfare along with acres of draped bunting at all Suzuki road bike...

Poll: Yamaha Fazer 8 goes head-to-head

Poll: Yamaha Fazer 8 goes head-to-head

In this week’s MCN we pit the new half-faired version of Yamaha’s new 800 – the Fazer8 – against its closest middleweight rivals. The BMW F800ST and Aprilia Shiver GT are the...

MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball - full review

MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball - full review

The MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.          ...

2011 Victorys first ride

2011 Victorys first ride

Victory’s brand new 2011 ‘Cross Country’ range, which is the American firm’s take on ‘bagger’ (pannier-equipped) or Road King-style tourers, has just been put through their paces by Roland Brown in...

What happens when you crash a Ducati Multistrada

What happens when you crash a Ducati Multistrada

This is the result of a crash on our long-term test Ducati Multistrada 1200 by MCN’s John Westlake. The bike, being run on the fleet by MCN editor Marc Potter, is likely to be written-off...

Staff bikes: XR1200X - How to fit Remus pipes and Powercone silencer

Staff bikes: XR1200X - How to fit Remus pipes and Powercone silencer

Before you start, the soft finish of the engine paint marks easily so remove watches, rings etc. When you reach the point of removing/replacing the header pipes use rags/bubble wrap to protect engine...

BMW S1000RR – Thrills, oil spills and super heroes

BMW S1000RR – Thrills, oil spills and super heroes

Last weekend’s Brands Hatch round of the MRO Stocksport Championship was an eventful one. I actually arrived there last Thursday to do Level Three of the brilliant California Superbike School on my...

Sinnis Trackstar 125 - full review

Sinnis Trackstar 125 - full review

The Sinnis Trackstar 125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.            ...

Video: Sinnis Trackstar 125 review

Video: Sinnis Trackstar 125 review

The Sinnis Trackstar is the latest 125cc, learner-friendly model from the Brighton-based manufacturer. Can they wrestle novices away from the likes of Honda and Suzuki? Find a 125cc motorcycle for...

Derbi GPR125 - full review

Derbi GPR125 - full review

The Derbi GPR125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.            ...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - racking up the mileage

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - racking up the mileage

Daily use of the BMW R1200RT has seen the mileage cresting 8000 with familiarity allowing me to love the bike and the way it can apparently do almost anything. Fidn a BMW R1200RT for sale People look...

Video: Harley-Davidson 48

Video: Harley-Davidson 48

The new Harley-Davidson 48 is supposed to help the American firm attract a new younger fashion-conscious audience. Find a Harley-Davidson for sale The 48 is basically a stripped-back Sportster 1200,...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard 796 review

Video: Ducati Hypermotard 796 review

Ducati’s entry-level 803cc Hypermotard 796 is a great little bike. It’s lighter and lower than the Hypermotard 1100, but just as fast from A to B in the real world.   Read the full...

2011 Honda CRF450 revealed

2011 Honda CRF450 revealed

Honda has announced the release of an updated CRF450R, as part of their 2011 off-road lineup.   Find an off road bike for sale  The new model is intended to comply with the recent...

Honda CRF250R gets more mid-range

Honda CRF250R gets more mid-range

Honda has announced the release of an updated CRF250R, as part of their 2011 off-road lineup. Find an off road bike for sale The new model is intended to comply with the recent European FIM noise...

BMW S1000RR at Brands Hatch MRO Stocksport

BMW S1000RR at Brands Hatch MRO Stocksport

It’s been six long weeks since my last race with my new team in the MRO Stocksport championship. I can’t wait to blow out the cobwebs again this weekend at Brands in the MRO Stocksport...

Staff bikes: XR1200X - control freak

Staff bikes: XR1200X - control freak

I’ve been riding the XR1200 for a few weeks now and even though I’m smitten with it there’s still room for improvement. The first thing I’ve changed is the levers. The original Harley levers had a...

Video: KTM 990 SMR v Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP

Video: KTM 990 SMR v Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP

With the introduction this year of Ducati's new lighter and more powerful 1078cc Hypermotard Evo SP, the Italian manufacturer now has a full-on, twin cylinder supermoto capable of taking on KTM's...

Video: Rieju MRT125 Pro Enduro review

Video: Rieju MRT125 Pro Enduro review

Few learner-legal 125s have ever been as competent off-road as Rieju’s new MRT125 – it’s essentially an enduro bike that just happens to suit newbie legislation.   Find a 125 for sale The...