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Whitham and Lowes on bikes, battles, and the KTM Freeride

Give two racers dirt bikes and a place to ride and the chances are you won’t see them for hours – or until one of them needs an ambulance. Luckily when KTM lent Sam Lowes and James Whitham a pair of Freerides, MCN grabbed one too, which meant we could get in on the conversation with two of the most ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 02 July 2014

Dakar Stage 1 – Barreda leads the way, Sunderland in top ten

Factory Honda rider Joan Barreda drew first blood in the 2014 Dakar by winning the opening stage of the event today. The 30 year old Spaniard finished the 629Km liason stage before setting the fastest time of 2h 25m 31s on the 180km timed special stage.He secured victory from three time Dakar winner Marc Coma on board his factory KTM ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 05 January 2014

HRC unveil stunning new Dakar contender

If success was based on looks alone, HRC would be odds on favourites to win the 2014 Dakar with their new Honda CRF450 Rally. HRC returned to the Dakar in 2013 after a 25 year absence fielding a strong three man team. Despite the having the might of HRC behind the project they were unable to make their mark on ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 08 October 2013

Video: KTM 300EXC at Enduroland

Michael recently took his KTM 300EXC long termer out for some off road practice at Enduroland. here what he has to say about the bike's performance now he's had a chance to fettle and re-jet it. Blog13 | ADVENTURE13

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 01 May 2013

Video: David Knight last to first in Barcelona SuperEnduro race

Three time world Enduro champion David Knight took a stunning race win in the Barcelona SuperEnduro round on Sunday. The 34 year old Honda rider stormed from the back of the grid to force his way past the best extreme Enduro riders in the world to take a brilliant win. Speaking to MCN Knight said: “In the first race of the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 12 February 2013

Dakar Stage 11 Blog

It’s 10pm on the evening of Stage 11, I would tell you what day it is, but I can’t, because since joining the biggest circus in South America at the start of January, days of the week don’t count. Everyone here talks in stages and I’ve learned to do the same. I got out to see the bikes in action ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 17 January 2013

Dakar Stage 6: Michael Guy's latest blog

Check out Michael Guy's latest report from stage 6 of the 2013 Dakar Rally, recorded from an army Huey helicopter while overflying the stage! Michael also caught up with some of the Brit stars of the race while they refueled between the liason stage and the start of the day's timed Special Stage.  

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 11 January 2013

Dakar Blog – The calm before the storm

Well it’s started, I arrived in Lima, Peru late last night 17 hours after leaving London Heathrow. The 40 minute taxi journey from the airport to my hotel was an experience in itself, lots of close shaves, constant horn bibbing, but no accidents and not a hint of road rage, which was refreshing. There wasn’t much conversation going on with ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 04 January 2013

Marc Coma out of Dakar 2013

Dakar legend Marc Coma has announced in a press conference today that he will not race the 2013 Dakar. The three time winner is still suffering the effects of a high speed crash during Rally Maroc in October where he sustained a badly dislocated left shoulder. Despite extensive rehabilitation the 36 year old Spaniard has been unable to get back ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • Off road
  • 21 December 2012

Video: Yamaha Super Tenere World Crosser first ride

Yamaha launched its take on the big adventure bike market in 2010 when they unveiled the XT1200Z Super Tenere. Aimed at getting a slice of the most lucrative sector in biking, the Yamaha’s had success thanks to its good looks, build quality and reliability. But it hasn’t quite won the hardcore cred of KTM or BMW GS Adventure rivals. Two ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 27 August 2012


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