November

Forget the GSX-R and R6, this CBR is the ultimate 600

Forget the GSX-R and R6, this CBR is the ultimate 600

A HONDA CBR600 that costs £17,000 might sound a bit pricey – but its maker reckons this one’s a bargain. And as that maker is the Castrol Honda World Supersport team, and the cost of the parts and...

Bostrom and Bayliss 998 replicas ready for Europe

Bostrom and Bayliss 998 replicas ready for Europe

Ducati have already unveiled the Ben Bostrom replica 998 in the US, but now it’s coming to Europe, and so is World Champion Troy Bayliss’s replica. But while we’ll be getting the 136bhp 998S engine,...

Four stroke Yamaha gives Max power in tests

Four stroke Yamaha gives Max power in tests

MAX BIAGGI and Malboro Yamaha team mate Carlos Checa have spoken to MCN after wrapping up their behind-closed-doors test of their new four stroke GP bike. Checa and Biaggi were joined by test rider...

First shots from Yamaha’s four stroke GP test

First shots from Yamaha’s four stroke GP test

This stunning shot is one of the first pictures to emerge from Yamaha’s secret test of their new four stroke GP bike, the M1. It was snapped by our photographer while Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa and...

Wow! Look what Yoshimura has done to the GSX-R1000

Wow! Look what Yoshimura has done to the GSX-R1000

Yoshimura’s new Tornado S-1 is based around the MCN Award-winning Suzuki GSX-R1000 but little of the original remains untouched. The engine’s compression has been raised from 12.0:1 to 13.2:1 by...

Ducati launch Bayliss rep

Ducati launch Bayliss rep

Ducati is going to launch a road-going replica of World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss’ machine. It will be a 998 with the red Infostrada paintscheme, not the silver one the Aussie rode in the final...

Thinking of buying or selling a bike?

Thinking of buying or selling a bike?

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a bike you’ve come to the right site. If you are looking to buy you have access to an unrivalled archive of information combined with enviable contact with...

It’s AKA a motorcycle…

It’s AKA a motorcycle…

The NEC Show features plenty of jaw-dropping models, but few are quite as ” stand-out ” as this machine from AKA Design. But we want to hear what you think of it. The Hitchin, Herts-based firm...

First ride on Yamaha’s Road Star Warrior

First ride on Yamaha’s Road Star Warrior

Yamaha’s new Road Star Warrior is no ordinary cruiser. With a mere 2000rpm displayed on the LCD tachometer (an arc of blocks which sweep around an analogue-style scale) the bike punches forward with a...

Kawasaki seeks out new niches

Kawasaki seeks out new niches

Kawasaki has found a new niche – retro bikes that are only legal to ride on the road in the daytime (that’s about seven hours a day in the UK right now). One is a 1970s-style grasstracker. It looks...

Cannondale coming to the UK

Cannondale coming to the UK

U.S. manufacturer Cannondale is starting to bring its off-road bikes to the UK. The 2002 range continues to feature the hand-welded, twin-spar aluminium frames seen on the 2001 bikes rather than the...

Honda considers offering tailor-made bikes

Honda considers offering tailor-made bikes

Honda is considering a scheme to offer a choice of engines, bodywork and paintwork options to hang on a one-size-fits-all frame. The scheme could hit UK dealers as early as 2004. And while it’s...

Sound added to world’s first test of Benelli superbike

Sound added to world’s first test of Benelli superbike

Updated with soundfile at 2pm, November 9, 2001: MCN’s Marc Potter has been riding the Benelli Tornado WSB bike to bring us this world’s first report on what it’s like. He’s also gathered news of the...