April

1000cc riders downsize

1000cc riders downsize

The new R6 seems to be so good that many people are trading in their litre bikes for the 600 supersport, making this a very good time to get a deal on a used 1000. Webbs Yamaha in Peterborough have...

07 CBR600RR spied

07 CBR600RR spied

The 2007 Honda CBR600RR has been spied in action in tests in Italy. And MCN can exclusively reveal it’s packed full of technical advances taken from Honda’s MotoGP bike. Expect more...

Tornado for £5999

Tornado for £5999

You can get yourself a brand new Benelli Tornado for under six grand with KJM superbikes’ current deal. The Wigan firm bought the Tornado 900s a while back but has since become the official...

KTM Venom due for 08

KTM Venom due for 08

KTM has revealed its naked 1150cc Venom - first seen as a prototype in 2004 - will go into production for 2008. For the full details see MCN - out on Wednesday, April 19 2006. Your next bike Quality...

Spied: BMW MotoGP bike

Spied: BMW MotoGP bike

BMW’s MotoGP prototype has been spied in secret tests and MCN is convinced it will inspire a full-on sports bike for the road. Your next bike Quality bikes for sale here Tests & user reviews...

China inspires bike boom

China inspires bike boom

Bargain-priced Chinese imports are firing a growth in interest in bikes among a whole new group of buyers, according to the Motor Cycle Industry Association. They now account for 25% of the under...

£1000 off your insurance

£1000 off your insurance

You could get up to £1000 off your insurance when you buy a new bike from Doble Honda. The Surrey dealer has teamed up with ebike Insurance to do a massive insurance discount on seven of the...

Norton sinks again

Norton sinks again

The latest attempt to get Norton Motorcycles back on the road seems to have come to a grinding halt. The company announced last week that it was winding things down as the firm’s money ran out...

KTM RC8 ready for 07

KTM’s RC8 is undergoing final testing ready to go on sale in Autumn 2007. The firm has decided on a V-twin engine for final production – an 1150cc capable of 170bhp. Your next bike Quality Bikes For Sale here Tests & user reviews here For the full story get hold of this week’s MCN (April 12, 2006) and find out how we gained exclusive access to KTM’s HQ to bring you...

Last Sport Classic arrives

Last Sport Classic arrives

The final bike in Ducati’s Sport Classics range, the GT1000 is due to hit dealers next month costing just £6995. The last of the retro bikes gets a slightly longer wheelbase, twin rear...

Bike sales up 11 percent

Bike sales up 11 percent

Bike sales are looking strong according to the latest figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) with scooters reversing their continuous decline in popularity. For the first time...

GT650R for under £4000

GT650R for under £4000

Hyosung’s GT650R is now available in the UK with the appointment of a new distributor, meaning you can now get a fully faired sports bike for under £4000. The naked GT650 has been around...

Madass 125 due in May

Madass 125 due in May

The 125cc version of the lightweight Sachs Madass will arrive in UK dealers in may 2006. Weight just 95kg, the fuel-in-frame design means it resembles a mountain bike on steroids. It also features a...

Cops target ZZ-R14

Cops target ZZ-R14

The ZZ-R1400 attracts attention wherever it goes – but in the case of the German police, it’s attention MCN’s Adam ‘Chad’ Child could have done without. He’s on...

World Cup scooter

World Cup scooter

The England football team will have Italian fans cheering them on in the Piaggio factory, as the firm has released an official England scooter to celebrate the World Cup. The livery appears on the...

Ducati 1200 '916' for 07

Ducati 1200 '916' for 07

Ducati has gone back to the 916 to inspire the 1200 V-twin it hopes will even up the fight with Japan’s four-cylinder 1000s. Expect a return to a single-sided swingarm, twin exit pipes and...

Two new Guzzis launch

Two new Guzzis launch

Moto Guzzi has launched two new versions of its Breva and Griso as lower-powered, lower-priced 850s. The Breva and Griso have been with us for some time as 1100 and (in the case of the Breva) 750cc...

Hypermotard on sale in 07

Hypermotard on sale in 07

Ducati's 'concept' Hypermotard is going into production ready for sale next Spring. The bike was rolled out to an appreciative audience at the Milan show in autumn (see link, right). And now Ducati...

Aprilia V4 1000 for 08

Aprilia V4 1000 for 08

Aprilia has confirmed it is building a V4 1000 and plans to race it in 2008 ahead of production in 2009. You’ll find more details about the project in MCN – out on April 5, 2006. Your...

More 06 bike reviews

More 06 bike reviews

We’ve updated our bike reviews section with all the latest details of a range of 2006 bikes. The MV Agusta F4 Veltro, Aprilia Tuono R, KTM 990 Adventure, Ducati Sport 1000, Aprilia Pegaso...

Two new BMW 800 twins

Two new BMW 800 twins

BMW has exclusively confirmed it will launch two new parallel twins for 2007: The R1200GS-inspired F800GS and the radical F800R. The R takes its cues from the brutal K1200R. For full details and...