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About MCN

Welcome to, the online arm of the weekly publication Motor Cycle News. With nearly half a billion papers sold and more than 1.5 billion readers entertained and informed over its 59-year history, MCN can lay claim to being the world’s leading source of biking news. reinforces that claim with the same dedication and expertise which has made MCN’s voice the one the industry listens to, because we speak on behalf of you.

Penned from a one-room office on London’s Fleet Street, the first issue of MCN led with the exclusive story of multiple GP world champion Geoff Duke’s ban from the sport for supporting a riders’ strike, while inside editor and founder Cyril Quantrill’s first ever leader column impugned the sport’s highest councils for their cavalier treatment of privateer riders. A legend had been born.

The spirit of MCN then was as it is now: to bring you the stories and information you care most about, first.

In our time we’ve tested every bike worth riding, and since our first road test (written by John Surtees, the only man to win bike GP and Formula One car world titles – he was also our first crasher) we’ve seen bikes like BSA’s Gold Star, Triumph’s Bonneville, Laverda’s Jota, Yamaha’s LC and Honda’s RC30 come and go. From Surtees to our current team of expert testers, we’ve never been afraid to say what we think is the truth – we know you expect it, and are entitled to it.

And our award-winning sports team has witnessed some of the most memorable moments in racing, and written on the first – and last – races of legends like Mike Hailwood, Giacomo Agostini, Barry Sheene, Mick Doohan, and Carl Fogarty. Like you, they are true fans of the sport.

MCN hasn’t just helped readers make a decision on which bike to buy, it’s been a part of making it happen too. Millions of bikers have used us to get hold of their dream machines, and our Bikes for sale section is still the only major British publication for used bikes which is written and run by motorcyclists. Every year hundreds of thousands of machines are bought and sold from within its pages.

When we quiz a manufacturer about inflated prices, or test a new bike, or write a race report, or launch a riders’ rightscampaign, we are always thinking of you and the questions you would want answered.

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