Motorbike Advice

Your one-stop shop for all motorbike advice, including how-tos, getting a motorcycle licence, servicing, maintenance and more.

Find out which bikes and kit you should be choosing in our expertly curated Best section.

For those looking to learn how to ride a motorbike, head to our Learning to Ride hub, where we cover all you need to know about getting into this wonderful lifestyle.

If you've already got going, check out our Riding Tips section for the best guides and top techniques.

Looking for somewhere to go? Don't miss our Places to Visit area for some ideas for your next rideout.

And when you get home, learn how to look after your bike in our Bike Maintenance hub.

How to wheelie a motorbike

How to wheelie a motorbike

A wheelie is the oldest motorcycle trick in the book, and I’ve wanted to be able to pop a decent one since I first threw my leg over a bike aged 16. After seven years of riding, I was still unable to...

Top A2 licence-friendly bikes for 2020

Top A2 licence-friendly bikes for 2020

If you're 19 or older, after a CBT, theory test and two-part practical test you can gain an A2 licence, which allows you to ride a bike of up to 35kW (roughly 47bhp) without displaying L-plates. And...

Bike selling advice: How to avoid the online scammers

Bike selling advice: How to avoid the online scammers

Scams around bike sales are as old as motorcycling, but as the riding season begins and more people start shifting their bikes, scammers and thieves are rubbing their hands with glee. With a huge...

Continental ContiTrailAttack 3 tyre review

Continental ContiTrailAttack 3 tyre review

Replacing the successful ContiTrailAttack 2s, the new third generation is claimed to offer quicker warm up times, greater grip in wet and dry, offer longer life and more agile handling than the...

Bridgestone S22 tyre review

Bridgestone S22 tyre review

Bridgestone’s new S22 sports tyre might be designed for life on the street, but here at their world launch in Jerez they’ve proved they can handle a day at one of the finest MotoGP circuits in the...

What is the best motorbike for touring?

What is the best motorbike for touring?

If you decide that you want to go touring on two wheels, the first decision you need to make is what motorbike you will use. Getting this wrong has the potential to make or break your trip. The...

Best Motorbike helmets of 2020

Best Motorbike helmets of 2020

Need a new motorcycle helmet? MCN can help. Our testers are constantly trying the latest new gear to let you know what it's like. Latest news: fake helmets investigation Related: helmet technology...

How to ride a motorbike

How to ride a motorbike

Learning to ride a motorcycle safely is one of the most exciting things you can ever do. Offering freedom like no other mode of transport and delivering a sense of speed and exhilaration unmatched on...

How to ride a motorbike at night

How to ride a motorbike at night

With warm, drawn-out summer evenings it's the ideal excuse to maximise your time on the bike. Riding a motorcycle at night can be very satisfying, with the roads less crowded and distractions...

Chain lube: Make your chain last longer with these products

Chain lube: Make your chain last longer with these products

There are several reasons that a motorbike chain can wear prematurely, but there’s no need to let poor maintenance be one of them. Keeping your chain clean lubricated will help it to perform better...

How to pass your A1 motorbike licence

How to pass your A1 motorbike licence

Welcome to MCN’s guide to the A1 motorcycle licence, where we explain what it is, who it’s for and crucially, how to pass it. Related: everything you need to know about learning to ride a...

How to pass your A2 motorbike licence

How to pass your A2 motorbike licence

The A2 motorbike licence is the single quickest and most cost-effective way for 19-year-olds to progress to a full UK licence. Related: everything you need to know about learning to ride a...

How to pass your CBT

How to pass your CBT

If you’ve decided you want to get your full motorbike licence, the first thing you'll need to do is complete a CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) course. It may be a step down from your dreams of...