2016

Learn how to broaden your bike skills from the masters

Learn how to broaden your bike skills from the masters

If you truly want to be the master of your motorcycle, the learning doesn't stop when you get your pass certificate, nor indeed is it restricted to tarmac. There are many motorcycle schools to choose...

Trials riding tips to help every rider

Trials riding tips to help every rider

Everyone knows trials riding is a great way to enhance your road riding. It also makes you look super cool. On my first day, I wheelie'd my trials bike, true story. I passed my A licence in April and...

Video: MOD 1 bike test, see how it's done

Video: MOD 1 bike test, see how it's done

You've read the books, done the training and talked to your friends who've been through the convoluted process of passing their bike test but there's no substitute to actually seeing it done. YouTuber...

'Mum, Dad - I want to ride a motorbike'

'Mum, Dad - I want to ride a motorbike'

Andy Morrison, former boss of Rapid Training, had a saying about new motorcycle riders: “You start out with a full bag of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the experience bag...

High street bargains for Christmas

High street bargains for Christmas

As fun and enjoyable as motorcycling is, it's not always the cheapest hobby. Bikes aren't cheap, and neither is motorcycle-specific gear, especially if you want the best stuff. But for some things,...

Get a student discount on rider training

Get a student discount on rider training

Learn for less with an NUS card Kawasaki UK will launch their Kawasaki Rider Training scheme (KRTS) at Motorcycle Live tomorrow and are offering NUS-card holding students a £15 discount. TOP...

Get On two wheels for free in 2017!

Get On two wheels for free in 2017!

This weekend Get On were at the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling getting people of all ages and sizes on motorbikes and scooters for the first time.  Get On brings its free ride...

155 years of experience: Top tips for new riders from the MCN staff

155 years of experience: Top tips for new riders from the MCN staff

There's perhaps no other office in the world that offers the same wealth of motorcycle knowledge as MCN. With that in mind, we asked a few of the members for their top tips for new riders. Between the...

Top 125 scooters

Top 125 scooters

When it comes to practicality and ease-of-use the scooter is king. A clumsy clutch lever and gears are out, replaced with twist-and-go power and underseat storage for your helmet or shopping. While...

How to use a paddock stand on my own?

How to use a paddock stand on my own?

How can I safely use a paddock stand on my own? "I recently purchased a rear paddock stand for my Honda NC750X. Unfortunately, my wife isn't confident holding the bike in an upright position for me to...

Top A2 licence sportsbikes

Top A2 licence sportsbikes

The new Honda CBR250RR could be the most desirable A2 licence-friendly sportsbike on the market, but at the moment Honda has no plans to bring it into the UK or Europe. In lieu of the CBR250RR below...

Video: How to ride a motorcycle in the rain

Video: How to ride a motorcycle in the rain

As you've proabably already noticed, the British summer is quickly turning into another damp squib. The chances of running into a few sharp showers is high and if you're inexperienced in wet weather...

Video: The perfect MOD 2 bike test pass

Video: The perfect MOD 2 bike test pass

You’ve left your CBT and Motorcycle Theory Test long behind you by now…your Module 1 was only a few weeks ago and you passed with flying colours… NOW comes the  big one. You’re preparing for...

Herald Rambler 250 first ride

Herald Rambler 250 first ride

Herald describe themselves as a British company that designs, builds and creates stylish, yet simplistic, vintage-themed motorcycles. And there is a refreshing honesty about the way they conduct their...

125cc best-sellers go back to school

125cc best-sellers go back to school

You’re looking at the UK’s most important machines – the best sellers. And they’re record breakers for a reason because they’re the new– and urban – riders’ bikes of choice. These are the machines...

A2 licence group test: The light brigade

A2 licence group test: The light brigade

Not so long ago, learner bikes were perceived as nondescript, you weren’t part of the club as a newbie. Low-capacity bikes – by which we mean sub-500cc – were shrugged-off by mainstream bikers. I...

Learn new skills with Kawasaki and BikeSafe

Learn new skills with Kawasaki and BikeSafe

Kawasaki Motors UK and BikeSafe are extending their partnership to continue offering the BikeSafe Off Road Skills courses run by Kawasaki Off Road Experience partners. The course is designed to show...

How can I keep my Suzuki SV650 safe from tumbles?

How can I keep my Suzuki SV650 safe from tumbles?

Q. I'd like to protect my Suzuki SV650 against crash damage. What are the best options? Sharpey, email Answered by Tony Hoare, MCN Consumer Editor Because the SV650 is raced in a series called...