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21/10/2014 12:46 PM
New MCN October 22: Race of the year
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 22: - MotoGP madness: Rossi wins in Phillip Island- FREE Suzuki special- New Yamaha R3- New Multistrada spied- 2014's best deals Plus much more......
21/10/2014 11:04 AM
2015 BMW S1000RR launch today
MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of the 2015 BMW S1000RR at the Monteblanco circuit near Seville, Spain today. It’s the superbike’s biggest overhaul since the original version came out in 2010. It has a staggering...
20/10/2014 06:22 PM
Sheene MCN Man of the Year trophies sell at Stafford
The MCN 'Man of the Year' trophies from 1976 and 1977 awarded to the late, great Barry Sheene were among the star auction lots sold at the weekend. The two awards were offered as a lot with a number of...
20/10/2014 04:08 PM
Captain America sells for $1.35 million
The legendary ‘Captain America’ Harley-Davidson from the 1969 movie Easy Rider, thumped its way to a whopping $1,350,000 – that’s £ 836,337 to us – as part of Profiles in History’s Hollywood Entertainment Memorabilia auction at the weekend. It’s claimed...
20/10/2014 03:30 PM
OSET to launch motocross bike
Ever since OSET launched its excellent range of electric-powered trial machines, the obvious question has been often voiced: when’s the motocross bike coming? Well, the answer is that you can see it at this weekend’s Dirt Bike Show, at Stoneleigh....
20/10/2014 03:29 PM
MV Agusta Dragster & Brutale 800 RR revealed
MV Agusta was hoping to be able to keep their new Dragster 800 RR as a naughty little secret for a little longer, but the entire press pack of images have now leaked out, revealing one of the most striking...
16/10/2014 04:59 PM
Full Details: Yamaha YZF-R3
The lightweight end of the supersport market has been enjoying some serious attention from manufacturers and riders in recent years, and with Yamaha’s unveiling of their YZF-R3 we’re another step closer to recapturing the era when 400cc supersports bikes defined...
16/10/2014 04:23 PM
New Yamaha R1 teaser video released
Yamaha have released a second video teasing the upcoming R1 ahead of the bike's public unveiling on November 3. Again the video doesn't give much away, although we do get a clear shot of the dash, which appears to be...
15/10/2014 06:09 PM
Ducati reveals variable valve timing DVT system
Ducati has revealed technical details of a new variable valve system called Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) which will be fitted to the all-new Multistrada 1200 due for an official launch in two weeks. The DVT system is the first time...
14/10/2014 12:12 PM
New MCN October 15: Second MotoGP crown for Marquez
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 15: - 14-page MotoGP special: Interviews, untold stories and unseen images of Marquez- New Triumph Tiger and KTM spied- Harley-Davidson Road Glide first ride-...
11/10/2014 01:00 PM
Video: Suzuki at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
10/10/2014 09:30 PM
Video: Kawasaki H2R at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
10/10/2014 06:29 PM
Video: Yamaha at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
10/10/2014 06:24 PM
Video: Ducati Scrambler at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
10/10/2014 06:14 PM
Video: BMW at INTERMOT 2014 | First Look
With the MCN team on the ground at INTERMOT for the unveiling of the first of a whole host of new machines for 2015, we had a quick look at some of the most exciting machines on offer. brightcove.createExperiences();
09/10/2014 03:23 PM
Ferrari dismisses motorcycle rumours
Ferrari have officially dismissed rumours they are planning a motorcycle after stories emerged about a patent lodged by the firm showing a V-twin motorcycle engine. Speculation and rumour emerged last week after a patent, initially lodged in June 2012, was...
08/10/2014 03:07 PM
Poll: Kawasaki's 296bhp supercharged H2R is causing a storm – but are superchargers the future?
Kawasaki's 296bhp supercharged H2R is causing a storm – but are superchargers the future?
08/10/2014 02:50 PM
Poll: What do you think of the new GSX-S1000F?
Suzuki have stormed back into the limelight with a raft of new bikes for 2015, but what do you think of the new GSX-S1000F?
07/10/2014 12:07 PM
New MCN October 8: Road-going Kawasaki H2
In this week's MCN we award our famous No.1s to the best bikes, tyres and gear money can buy. The MCN Awards Best Bikes categories include Best Tourer, Best Naked, Cruiser, Adventure, Retro, All Rounder, Sportsbike, 125cc and Overall Machine...
06/10/2014 06:54 PM
MV Agusta teases new model
Italian firm MV Agusta is teasing what looks like a Dragster RR model which will be launched at the Milan motorcycle show in November. There’s not a lot to go on in the short video clip but what looks like...
06/10/2014 01:48 PM
R1100S Boxer Cup and Mulhacen owners wanted
MCN is on the lookout for BMW R1100S Boxer Cup and Derbi Mulhacen owners for an upcoming feature in the paper. If you own either bike and would like to get involved, all we need is a head and shoulders...
02/10/2014 01:10 PM
Is the Kawasaki H2R everything you hoped?
This week saw Kawasaki finally unveil the much-anticipated Ninja H2R, their incredible mould-breaking 300bhp supercharged superbike. But is it everything you'd hoped it would be?
01/10/2014 03:58 PM
New Yamaha R1 teased?
Yamaha have released a teaser video, which could show glimpses of the new R1. The video shows design sketches of the upcoming sportsbike with what appears to be a single-sided swingarm as well as Ohlins forks. Many of the sketches...
30/09/2014 06:40 PM
New MCN October 1: Cologne Show new bike special
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 1: - 27 new bikes including the Kawasaki H2R and Ducati Scrambler- New BMW S1000RR, R1200R and R1200RS- Suzuki GSX-S1000F- KTM Freeride E first...
30/09/2014 06:39 PM
Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept
There was one surprise from Yamaha today. Having written about the XJR1300 and MT-07 Moto Cage yesterday, we thought that we had seen everything that the Japanese manufacturer had to offer, but they had one final sheet to lift off...
30/09/2014 04:08 PM
Cologne Show: Honda release new VFR800X Crossrunner
Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets more power and mid-range torque, new styling, traction control (HSTC), and longer travel suspension along with new wheels and brakes. Other features include, ABS, LED lights, self-cancelling...
30/09/2014 03:32 PM
Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX
• 21.4bhp electric supermoto• Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16• Lightweight and punchy performance The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike KTM launched as a prototype last year, and has spent the previous...
30/09/2014 03:16 PM
Cologne Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS and other new Suzukis
• 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four• 182bhp / 86lbft• Now with ABS as standard Dreams of an all-new GSX-R1000 for 2015 will have to stay just that, with the only update for the flagship 1000 being the saddition of ABS as standard...
30/09/2014 02:31 PM
Official Kawasaki H2R reveal video
Kawasaki today announced their new, 296bhp creating 'hyperbike' at the INTERMOT show in Cologne. To say that the hype generated for this machine has been substantial would be an understatement; with a series of videos being released over the Internet...
30/09/2014 01:30 PM
Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles
Bonneville Spirit edition • T100 based retro• Chopped mudguards• Minimalist black headlamp• £7499 Since 1959, when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising and making them their own. Over the decades Bonneville has spawned countless customs from landspeed record...
30/09/2014 12:25 PM
Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650
• 649cc parallel twin• More peak power• 21 litre tank Also benefitting from a visit to the beauty parlour is the new Versys 650. Already rightly popular for being a great all-road all-rounder, it has received a multitude of upgrades...
30/09/2014 12:20 PM
Cologne Show: Refreshed Kawasaki Versys 1000
• 1043cc inline-four• Redesigned bodywork• More touring ability Kawasaki’s Versys 1000 has always been a good bike, but it’s also always been uglier than a box of frogs pulling faces. Thankfully the firm has sorted that out for 2015 with...
29/09/2014 07:11 PM
Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS
• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin• 125bhp / 92lbft • Return of the famous RS name BMW’s rush to fill every single niche in motorcycling continues at a frantic pace with this new R1200RS slotting into the R-Series and marks a...
29/09/2014 07:07 PM
Cologne Show: New BMW R1200R
• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin• 125bhp / 92lbft • Conventional fork The R1200R has never really been a big hit in the UK market; it lacks the cool of the R1200GS, the touring talents of the R1200RT and despite its...
29/09/2014 06:58 PM
Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed
• 796cc air-cooled V-twin• 75bhp / 50.2lbft• Four versions• Full LCD dash• Custom-friendly After years of rumours, spy pictures, and multiple leaks – Ducati finally revealed the all-new Scrambler at Cologne this week. The original Scrambler was axed in 1968,...
29/09/2014 06:48 PM
Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2
• 998cc supercharged inline-four• 296bhp / 115lbft (est)• 200mph+ capability• Trellis frame• Single-sided swingarm It’s been a long time coming, but there’s no doubt whatsoever that Kawasaki’s new Ninja H2R has been worth the wait. The sharp eyed will already...
29/09/2014 06:33 PM
Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure
• 1301cc liquid-cooled V-twin• 160bhp / 100ftlb (est)• Bigger fairing for more protection• Semi-active suspension• Optional ‘hill hold control’ MCN showed you the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure back in mid August, prompting an official release from KTM two weeks...
29/09/2014 06:08 PM
Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650
• 645cc liquid-cooled V-twin• 68bhp / 44lbft• Wire wheels• V-Strom 1000 style ‘Beak’• Optional hard luggage The massively popular V-Strom 650 has been a real gem in the Suzuki range over the last decade, and 2015 sees it get a...
29/09/2014 05:48 PM
Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000
• 999cc inline-four• 155bhp (est) / 80lbft (est)• GSX-R1000 K5 engine• All-new chassis• 3-mode traction control If disaffected sportsbike owners need somewhere to channel their desires to – Suzuki’s new GSX-S1000F could well have the answer. It’s not an adventure...
29/09/2014 05:23 PM
Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX
• 675cc inline-triple• 105bhp / 50lbft• Daytona 675 tail unit• Quickshifter as standard• Seat cowl, belly pan & fly screen The naked middleweight market has been dominated by Triumph’s Street Triple ever since it first launched in a maelstrom of...
29/09/2014 04:37 PM
Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR
• 999cc, inline four-cylinder, water-cooled • 199bhp / 83.3lbft• New twin spar aluminium frame• Semi-active suspension• Restyled bodywork BMW’s superbike rivals must be wondering just what they have to do to keep up as the German firm reveals a completely...
29/09/2014 03:52 PM
Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled
• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four• 97bhp / 80lbft• Twin Ohlins shocks• Black 4-2-1 exhaust• Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built scene, and given their ancient XJR1300 a thorough makeover for 2015 to capitalise on the...
29/09/2014 03:46 PM
Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled
• 689cc parallel-twin• 74bhp / 50bhp• Frame and engine guards• Red front / black rear wheel• Adjustable light mask Those with a keen eye and long memory might recall the XJ6-based Moto Cage 6 that was unveiled as a concept...
29/09/2014 03:25 PM
Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS
Following the launch of the new higher-specification model for the 2014 season, the YZF-R125 has maintained its position as the top selling supersport bike in the 125cc class. In January 2015 it will be joined by an ABS-equipped version. New...
26/09/2014 05:01 PM
We want your help to find some of Britain's worst potholes
We're in the process of putting together an article about potholes on UK roads and we're in need of your help. If there are any nasty looking potholes in your area, get a picture and note down the exact location,...
26/09/2014 02:21 PM
Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7
Moto Guzzi has given the popular V7 range a thorough going over and has included the fitment of ABS and traction control along with a host of improvements. The 48bhp V7 range comprises the same three models; Stone, Racer and...
26/09/2014 12:20 PM
Cologne Show: Aprilia Caponord Rally revealed
Aprilia has added a new model to the Caponord 1200 range in the form of this heavily-optioned Rally version which gets a host of new parts aimed at appealing to long distance riders and those who might take the bike...
26/09/2014 07:00 AM
Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader
Although the Ducati Scrambler is just days away from being unveiled to the public, Ducati is still putting the bike through its paces on the roads. An MCN reader was lucky enough to get this onboard video of the bike...
23/09/2014 11:57 AM
New MCN September 24: Is the GS beaten?
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 24: - Is the GS finally beaten? After 843 miles in the Alps we find out- Yamaha SR400 vs Royal Enfield Bullet 500- Honda...
18/09/2014 07:37 PM
Will Cal Crutchlow be competitive on Honda next year?
There are no two ways about it, Cal Crutchlow's had a difficult year onboard the Ducati and he'll be hoping his results improve onboard the Honda in 2015.
18/09/2014 07:29 PM
Is there any point in a 250bhp road bike?
Kawasaki’s all-new supercharged H2 is going to be packed with high-spec components, will pump out around 250bhp and is expected to cost in excess of £20,000. But is there any point in a 250bhp plus road going sportsbike?
16/09/2014 12:55 PM
New MCN September 17: Rossi wins at last
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 17: - Rossi wins again: "I think this year I'm the best Valentino ever!"- World exclusive: New BMW S1000RR- Kawasaki Ninja H2 revealed- Padgett's...
14/09/2014 11:30 AM
The SPecial One
Honda’s SP-1, or the VTR1000 SP-1 RC51 to give it its proper name, will always hold a very special place in motorcycle history. This is a bike born out of necessity – not to mention a considerable degree of frustration…...
14/09/2014 06:00 AM
Insider trading: ‘This year we’ll be happy to sell 30 GSX-Rs’
It’s no secret that new bike sales for Suzuki have been hard of late. The last five years have been particularly tough and this is mainly down to a line-up that is lacking in new and exciting models. If you...
14/09/2014 12:43 AM
Battling with World Champions and Old Machinery at Goodwood Revival
Having spent a weekend surrounded by old - often mouthwatering - 1950s metal, diligent, resourceful mechanics and some racing legends, it becomes clear that racing classic motorcycles requires a particular kind of spirit. Old machinery tests the soul, patients and...
13/09/2014 03:30 PM
Video: New KTM RC390 first ride
For the first time in years there’s a machine for young sportsbike fans to get excited about. If you’re 19 and have just passed your A2 licence you can rip up your L plates and pretend you’re wild-riding Aussie Moto3...
13/09/2014 01:30 AM
Ultra Limited Low tourer leads a raft of HD model updates
Harley-Davidson describes its new 2015 Ultra Limited Low as ‘slammed and loaded’, which means as well as featuring the lowest seat height of any premium touring bike, it also comes with a thumping 100-watt inbuilt entertainment system. Based around the...
13/09/2014 12:00 AM
Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled
Triumph has revealed this special edition version of the Thruxton called the Ace which celebrates the link between the British manufacturer and the famous London café so synonymous with motorcycle history. The new black and white special edition was revealed...
12/09/2014 07:00 PM
New Street Triple RX spied
This is the new Triumph Street Triple RX, if the decal on the side panel is to be believed. Spied last week undergoing a test at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, the model is clearly an interim update or special edition,...
10/09/2014 05:00 PM
Who's your money on to win the 2014 MCE British Superbike title?
With the regular season done and dusted, its Showdown time in the 2014 MCE British Superbike championship. The potential winners have been whittled down from 43 to only six, and there are just three rounds and seven races left. With...
10/09/2014 12:32 PM
How to avoid scams when selling your bike
Placing a classified advert, whether online or in print, can sometimes attract people running scams, but by following some very simple rules you can stay safe and make sure you sell your bike smoothly. The majority of people selling their...
10/09/2014 11:10 AM
Honda reveals new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner
Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets a fairly hefty series of revisions including more power and mid-range torque, new styling, longer travel suspension along with new wheels and brakes. Other features include Honda’s...
09/09/2014 01:22 PM
New MCN: Matchless revealed!
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 10th: - Revealed: Secret pics of a Brit icon- MotoGP back at Donington- KTM RC390 - 'It's a modern LC'- Triumph axe 250- Yamaha...
08/09/2014 04:19 PM
Matchless is back
Iconic British firm reignited with new Model X Reloaded. Matchless is a name which has long been missing from the roll call of active motorcycle manufacturers, but recent patent applications and statements of intent from the current owners promised that...
05/09/2014 04:54 PM
New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied
This is the heavily-revised 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 which has been given a comprehensive makeover – which is just as well as the current bike has always been ranked as fairly hideous and has masked the excellent bike underneath.The new...
04/09/2014 11:33 AM
Your Chance to Meet Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo is to make a special guest appearance at the Rocket Centre in Blackburn, Lancashire on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 as part of Alpinestars ‘Race Experience’ event. The ‘Race Experience’ showcases Alpinestars’ cutting-edge technology from MotoGP and World Superbikes, which...
03/09/2014 03:50 PM
Fancy winning a MT-09?
Everyday frustrations on the road now at the mercy of your keyboard! Play Motorcycle Mayhem, a game brought to you by MCN Compare for a chance to win some awesome prizes.Motorcycle Mayhem is free to download and available on desktop,...
03/09/2014 03:41 PM
Protect your bike for less
If your scooter isn’t currently Datatagged, you can save yourself 35% of the cost by heading to St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4JS tomorrow (Thursday September 4) between 10am and 6pm, where your bike can be protected for just £50....
03/09/2014 03:04 PM
Subscribe to MCN TV this week and watch I, Superbiker IV
Sign up to MCN TV for a special rate of just £2.99 a month and you can get your first 14 days free and access to the I, Superbviker IV film for a whole weekend. The film follows the MCE...
02/09/2014 01:52 PM
New MCN September 03: Lorenzo fumes at Marquez
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 3rd: - 'Too much' fumes Lorenzo after Marquez barges to victory- Sporty 125s: Road & Track Tested- 2015 Harleys- Supercharged Kwak- Classic Suzuki RG250...
01/09/2014 01:21 PM
Supercharged Ninja imminent
Kawasaki has confirmed that it will build a ‘Ninja H2’ around the supercharged engine concept first shown to the world at the end of 2013.Creating a motorcycle which Kawasaki claim will be “Built Beyond Belief”, the firm has not explicitly...
01/09/2014 12:26 PM
KTM RC 390 launch today
MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of the eagerly awaited new KTM RC 390 in Italy today. Costing £4995 the single-cylinder 43bhp, 373.2cc machine is aimed at younger riders and can be ridden on an A2...
29/08/2014 04:26 PM
Best sellers: Kawasaki ER-6f
The 10 best-selling bikes in Britain for the first half of 2014 makes fascinating reading. BMW holds three out of the top five positions (for bikes over 125cc); the best-selling bike in the UK is one of the most expensive...
28/08/2014 06:10 PM
Ride a new KTM at Box Hill this Sunday
KTM UK will be at Box Hill this Sunday (August 31) with a large range of 2014 street bikes available for demo rides. Visitors to the popular biking meeting spot in Tadworth, Surrey, will be able to take a closer...
28/08/2014 01:59 PM
Potholes voted top hazard for bikers
Rubbish roads, stop-start traffic or selfish car drivers? What annoys you most about Britain’s roads? Back in April, MCN Compare conducted a quick survey to find out. The candidates for all the things that really grind bikers’ gears included lethal...
28/08/2014 12:10 PM
Trophies stolen from National Motorcycle museum
A large number of trophies were stolen from the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham last night.The museum is offering a £20,000 reward for information that leads to the safe recovery of the trophies, which include replicas awarded at the Isle...
26/08/2014 08:26 PM
Has Honda missed its opportunity with the delayed CBR300R?
First there was the Kawasaki Ninja 30. Then KTM joined the 300-or-so class with the announcement of the RC390. And now, Honda has gotten in on the action. But is it too little too late? Has Honda missed its opportunity...
26/08/2014 08:20 PM
Is the new KTM Super Adventure too much?
The standard KTM Adventure is hardly under-powered, producing a claimed 150bhp. But that wasn't enough, so KTM recently unveiled the Super Adventure, which gets the same engine as the Super Duke R and 180bhp.
26/08/2014 12:03 PM
New MCN August 27: New KTM Super Adventure
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 27. - New KTM Super Adventure- Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally vs rivals- Sportsbike story: 25 years of speed- Honda CBR300R first ride- Classic TT...
19/08/2014 12:17 PM
New MCN August 20: Lotus superbike ridden
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 20. - We ride the new Lotus superbike- 2015's secret new bikes- The new Ducati Monster 821 takes on its rivals- Anstey rules Ulster...
18/08/2014 07:36 PM
Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 needed
MCN is on th elookout for owners of a Kawasaki ZX750 H1, which we need for a static photoshoot this week. We don't need to ride the bike, we'll just collect it and drop it back off when we're finished,...
18/08/2014 10:30 AM
Lotus C-01 spied testing
This is the world’s first glimpse of a working version of the all-new 200bhp Lotus C-01 superbike, spied testing on the roads near the German headquarters of the firm behind the bike. The image is the first ‘in-the-metal’ confirmation the...
16/08/2014 10:30 AM
Minimum driving ban petition launched
The family of a motorcyclist killed by a car driver have started a petition calling for a minimum two-year driving ban for anyone found guilty of causing the death of another road user. Matthew Thompson was 32-years-old when he was...
15/08/2014 06:14 PM
Bimota dealer opens in Scotland
The UK’s only Bimota dealer has opened in Scotland with the first two bikes already shipped and in stock ready for sale. Moto Meccanica has taken delivery of a BMW S1000RR-engined BB3 superbike along with a limited-edition version of the...
15/08/2014 11:30 AM
Petition to ban surface dressing launched
An online petition to try and get the practice of resurfacing roads with a method called surface dressing stopped has already attracted more than 2500 signatures. The ePetition was started by Christopher Caswell and calls for an end to surface...
14/08/2014 06:02 PM
September MADness
If your September evenings are looking a little devoid of humour, you need to head to a theatre in Maidstone, Southend, Newark or Scunthorpe to be entertained by persistent prankster and GP aficionado, Steve Parrish, on his MAD tour. If...
14/08/2014 04:31 PM
New exhaust for Ducati Panigale in Japan
The horrified response to the Japanese specification Ducati 1199 when it was unveiled in 2012 has prompted this revised exhaust system, spotted by a spy photographer at the Ducati test track last week. The noise regulations in Japan are...
14/08/2014 12:53 PM
Buying guide: Kawasaki H2
Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being squeezed out by the even-faster Z1 in ’73. But by then...
14/08/2014 11:27 AM
MCN needs your help
Interested in helping MCN make its website even better? We have some interesting new ideas we're testing out and now we need to hear what you think of them. We're looking for any regular visitors to the site who would...
13/08/2014 07:20 PM
Where would you like to see British MotoGP round in future?
Today's announcement that the Circuit of Wales has signed a five-year contract with Dorna to host the British GP from 2015 onwards is not as clear cut as it seems. Not only does the multi-million pound Circuit of Wales near...
13/08/2014 07:03 PM
Circuit of Wales to host British GP
The Circuit of Wales has today announced a five-year deal with the owners of MotoGP – Dorna – to host the British GP, taking the reins from Silverstone. The only problem for the Circuit of Wales is that they don't...
13/08/2014 06:47 PM
New GSX-S1000 spied
This is a full-production version of the new naked 1000cc bike Suzuki is calling the GSX-S1000 and hopes to be able to take on the performance naked class rivals in 2015. MCN revealed the plans for the new bike in...
13/08/2014 01:30 PM
Hesketh 24 first ride
The British revival rumbles on. Or in this case THUNDERS. And then some. Hesketh is the latest UK heritage motorcycle brand to be reborn, (following Triumph in 1990, Norton in 2009 and Ariel last month). And, with numerous others in...
13/08/2014 10:30 AM
Harley recall now includes UK models
A US recall of more than 66,000 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Touring models will now include UK models, and owners will be contacted imminently by their dealer to arrange for the three hours of work to be scheduled. The recall follows concerns...
12/08/2014 11:54 AM
New MCN August 13: Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 16. - Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied- Superbikes vs super-nakeds- KTM RC125 first ride- All-new Indian Scout ridden- Anstey tests Yamaha YZR500- Extreme adventure guide- Perfect...
11/08/2014 04:25 PM
New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied
This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the current 1190 model. MCN...
08/08/2014 04:41 PM
Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions
We’ve teamed up with Riders for Health to offer one lucky reader the chance to meet their GP heroes at the fantastic Day of Champions event taking place at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday August 28. The winner will receive a...
08/08/2014 02:01 PM
Penalty for mobile use could double
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has suggested the penalty for using a mobile phone while driving could be doubled from three points to six, backing up Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's similar call. The increased penalties would also mean any...
07/08/2014 05:32 PM
What will you spend your £10 eVoucher on?
MCN’s bike insurance comparison site, has been designed especially for you and the average saving on our site is a whopping £150*!And that’s not all, to celebrate these fantastic savings, we’re giving you a tenner to spend on helmets...
07/08/2014 05:05 PM
The best Ducati 916
I’m split between two models – the very first 916 Strada and the 998R. When it was launched in 1994 the 916 Strada bowled me over. I saw the back end of it in 1993 when I was at the...
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