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Circuit of Wales get initial go ahead

Michael Guy, 10 July 2013 16:29

The circuit of Wales has received outline planning permission from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council following a council meeting today. The project team will now commence work on the detailed planning application. The new circuit which has aspirations to host MotoGP, WSB and BSB on its 3.5 mile track at the 830 acre site at Blaenau Gwent. It promises to ...

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Extreme adventure test - which would you choose?

Michael Guy, 08 June 2012 14:45

Designed for travelling to the remotest corners of the globe, big bore adventure bikes have become the must have biking accessory in recent years. While for many, adventure bikes represent comfort, on road presence and load carrying abilities – these clearly shouldn’t be their only qualities.  The real design brief for an adventure bike is that it will take you ...

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2012 KTM Duke 690 first ride: Duke for the masses

Michael Guy, 22 December 2011 11:27

KTM’s 2012 690 Duke isn’t just an evolution of the hard core Duke - it’s a complete revolution: an all-new bike - 90% new in fact, with just 10% of its components shared with its predecessor. The biggest surprise is in the looks department. Gone is the hard-edged supermotard appearance and in its place a more regular-looking naked bike albeit ...

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2012 KTM Duke 690 world first test

Michael Guy, 07 December 2011 10:19

MCN’s Michael Guy is in Gran Canaria testing KTM’s all new 2012 KTM Duke 690. "First impressions of the bike is how different it looks to its predecessor. It’s still an aggressive looking bike with seriously sharp styling, but its no where near as radical as it was before – think cool looking naked bike rather than full on Supermoto." ...

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MCN Adventure – Top tips from Simon Pavey

Michael Guy, 22 August 2011 09:15

You never know what’s round the corner on any adventure ride, so to make sure you’re prepared for any eventuality MCN spent a day with Dakar legend Simon Pavey to get his top tips. From how to cross a river, tackle steep hills, the tools to take, to the bits of kit Pavey wouldn’t leave home without, see the new ...

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New MCN Adventure

Michael Guy, 18 August 2011 09:34

Next week’s MCN, on sale 24 August, comes with a free 48 page magazine – MCN Adventure. We’ve brought together tales of epic adventure rides, unearthed the facts about bikes to use and spent time with adventure experts to find out how to plan a trip, tools to take, products to use and riding tips. This is just a selection ...

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Video: KTM 250EXC and 450EXC try out day

Michael Guy, 11 February 2010 14:30

KTM are running a range of Enduro try out days where riders will get the opportunity to test any one of their 2010 model range around a dedicated Enduro track. Find a KTM off-roader for sale MCN were invited to their latest event near Chichester where we got to back to back test the impressive 250EXC and the powerful 450EXC.    ...

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Video: 2009 Aprilia RSV4 and Yamaha R1 take to the track

Michael Guy, 07 November 2008 10:22

We've got video of the 2009 Yamaha R1 and the Aprilia RSV4 in action for the first time with Max Biaggi, Ben Spies and Tom Sykes out on track at the Portimao circuit. The two machines have been racking up the laps and both of them sound absolutely incredible with the R1 sounding just like a MotoGP bike thanks to ...

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World Superbikes' Max Biaggi's Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 explained

Michael Guy, 18 October 2007 15:17

Before riding (and crashing!) Max Biaggi’s Alstare Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7 World Superbikes machine, MCN’s World Superbike reporter Michael Guy spoke to Max Biaggi’s crew chief, Giacomo Guidotti, about the bike. Here’s what Giacomo Guidotti had to say: MCN: How has the bike been set – up to suit Max Biaggi? Giacomo Guidotti: “When Max arrived we gave him the best ...

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MCN man's African adventure

Michael Guy, 27 November 2006 16:15

MCN’s World Superbike reporter Michael Guy is currently on tour with the first Enduro Africa expedition, with 164 other fundraisers. Here’s his update after week one. Only 24 hours after setting off from London Heathrow, 165 charity fundraisers/intrepid holidaymakers were in Port Elizabeth in South Africa and having our first rides on the machines that will form our transport over ...

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