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Best bikes, kit and rides

Your guide to the best of everything motorcycling in one place. Top bikes, product picks, epic rides and more!

  • Best electric motorbikes of 2019

    25 November 2019 by MCN News

    Best electric motorbikes of 2019

    It’s time to take electric motorbikes seriously. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and the UK Government is under pressure to bring its ban on the sales of new...

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  • Best naked 125s of 2019

    19 November 2019 by MCN News

    Best naked 125s of 2019

    Looking at buying a new naked 125? Well, MCN has got you covered with this handy pick of the bunch. The sporty naked 125 market is currently saturated with both new and used examples from almost...

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  • MCN's most wanted: our best bikes of 2020

    15 November 2019 by MCN News

    MCN's most wanted: our best bikes of 2020

    After the unveiling of several beautiful machines at Eicma earlier this month, the feeling here at MCN Towers is that 2020 will be a great year for new metal, with the hyper naked class undoubtedly...

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  • Best cruiser motorbikes of 2019

    10 October 2019 by Phil West

    Best cruiser motorbikes of 2019

    Take the easy rider route with MCN's best cruiser motorcycles. American-style cruisers and customs may not be for everyone, as they emphasise States-style rumbling and leather-clad posing over sporty...

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  • The best naked motorbikes of 2019

    02 October 2019 by Phil West

    The best naked motorbikes of 2019

    Before sports bikes gained racer-replica bodywork, touring machines required weather-beating full fairings and even adventure machines donned screens, beaks and all manner of plastic add-ons, all...

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  • Britain's best loved motorbikes

    30 September 2019 by Emma Franklin

    Britain's best loved motorbikes

    There are over 917,000 motorcycles (above 249cc) currently licensed to legally roam the highways and byways of the UK’s road network. But while the new bike stats tell a story that could easily...

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  • Best adventure motorbikes of 2019

    23 September 2019 by Phil West

    Best adventure motorbikes of 2019

    Although adventure bikes such as BMW’s definitive R1250GS were conceived to be capable of conquering continents, as famously portrayed in Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s TV series 'Long Way...

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  • The Motorcycle Diaries turns 15

    27 August 2019 by MCN News

    The Motorcycle Diaries turns 15

    The Motorcycle Diaries was first shown in the UK 15 years ago today. The perfect excuse to rewatch? This coming-of-age road movie documents the journey taken by 23-year-old medical student, Ernesto...

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  • MCN's August Bank Holiday events guide

    21 August 2019 by MCN News

    MCN's August Bank Holiday events guide

    The August Bank Holiday weekend offers bikers a chance to get out and about at some great events, and it’s looking a lot like the weather is going to play ball for a lot of us as well. In this article...

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  • Peter Fonda, 1940-2019

    19 August 2019 by Jordan Gibbons

    Peter Fonda, 1940-2019

    Peter Fonda, the star of the iconic motorcycle film Easy Rider, has died aged 79. Fonda had a long and varied career, however it was his depiction of Wyatt in the cult 1969 road movie that he was...

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  • The UK's best biker cafés

    15 August 2019 by Richard Newland

    The UK's best biker cafés

    The best motorbike cafés in the UK are places to meet, eat and socialise with likeminded people who love motorcycles. Latest biker café news: Hartside Café to become biker paradise So it stands to...

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  • Best 125cc motorbikes of 2019

    01 August 2019 by MCN News

    Best 125cc motorbikes of 2019

    If you’re learning to ride and aged 17 or older, after passing your CBT certificate (Compulsory Basic Training) you can gain your provisional A1 bike licence, which allows you to ride up to 125cc...

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  • 2019 MCN Sicilian Superbike Shootout

    22 June 2019 by Michael Neeves

    2019 MCN Sicilian Superbike Shootout

    Three very special 200bhp-plus superbikes require an equally special stage, so we’ve brought them to Sicily. Related: 2020 Yamaha R1 review It’s a chance to let these incredible machines off their...

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  • Best motorcycle gloves for all conditions

    03 June 2019 by MCN News

    Best motorcycle gloves for all conditions

    MCN have compiled a list of the best motorbike gloves for all riding conditions. Whether you're trying to stay warm or cool, the one thing you always need is to stay safe. Find the full list of the...

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  • Top A2 licence-friendly bikes

    10 April 2019 by Phil West

    Top A2 licence-friendly bikes

    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...

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  • What is the best motorbike for touring?

    25 March 2019 by Ben Clarke

    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...

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  • Best Motorbike helmets of 2019

    25 March 2019 by Emma Franklin

    Best Motorbike helmets of 2019

    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. In this article we're going through the best motorbike lids on sale.

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