2017

New rider: Book a free motorcycle taster session

New rider: Book a free motorcycle taster session

If you've never been on a motorcycle before and don't know where to start then perhaps try Get On - the organisation that helps budding riders try motorcycling for the first time. If you’ve ever...

Essential advice for new riders

Essential advice for new riders

Riding and owning a bike is nothing like owning a car. Whether it be driving or maintenance, there's a lot more to consider. Below are our essential tips for anyone new to the world of biking. Tyres...

Crafty tips to perfect overtakes

Crafty tips to perfect overtakes

The sweetest moment to overtake a single car is when you first come up behind it. Carrying your momentum, you pass with a minimum of fuss in a decisive and understated sweep. One way to tell if...

5 tips to keep new riders safer on the road

5 tips to keep new riders safer on the road

When you first get a motorcycle, the exhilarating feeling you have as you take on the world via two wheels really is hard to beat.  As a new rider you can even have too much fun, that you forget...

Suzuki make it easier to get on two wheels

Suzuki make it easier to get on two wheels

Suzuki have introduced a 3% hire purchase offer on their range of small capacity motorcycles, making it easier and more affordable for new riders to get into biking.  With a £1000 deposit, the...

Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher officially gets on two wheels!

Emmerdale's Kelvin Fletcher officially gets on two wheels!

After a 5-day intensive course, Kelvin Fletcher, known for his tractor-driving role in Emmerdale, has passed all examinations to receive his full motorcycle licence this week. Already the owner of a...

Poll: Are the learner laws strangling biking?

Poll: Are the learner laws strangling biking?

What do you think, are learner laws strangling biking? Are the learner laws strangling biking? Have a browse for your next bike on MCN Bikes For Sale website or use...

Why zero interest in small bikes is good…

Why zero interest in small bikes is good…

Dealerships are currently offering good promotions across the board on low-powered motorcycles and scooters, making now a brilliant time for new riders to get involved in biking. The small motorcycle...

Top 8 beginner motorcycle mistakes

Top 8 beginner motorcycle mistakes

If you're looking to take your first steps into the world of biking it can be quite daunting - there's a lot of information to take in and mistakes will happen, but they're not the be all and end...

How to become a wet weather track master

How to become a wet weather track master

Don’t let rain wreck your trackday, here are some tips to help make you a wet circuit master. Be an old smoothie Rain doesn’t need to spoil your trackday but the key to safe riding in the wet is being...

Make learning to ride easier

Make learning to ride easier

Whichever way you look at it, the cost of getting a motorcycle licence can soon add up, especially when you consider the price of actually getting a bike to ride after it’s all done. Then there’s the...

7 things to consider when commuting

7 things to consider when commuting

Commuting by bike can be brilliant, not only because it will generally take less time to get to and from work, but also because it will often cost less and is better for the environment. Plus it's...

Top 5 A2 licence-friendly motorcycles

Top 5 A2 licence-friendly motorcycles

A2 motorcycles bridge the gap for those who don’t want to ride on a 125cc machine anymore and who are not able to ride a full category A bike. Riders restricted by this licence category can ride a...

Sinnis Terrain 125 promises adventure on a budget

Sinnis Terrain 125 promises adventure on a budget

Think of adventure bikes and your mind will most likely go straight to bikes like the BMW R1200GS or KTM 1290 Adventure. Both excellent bikes, but they're expensive and not accessible to...

Charley Boorman supports 'Be a Better Biker' campaign

Charley Boorman supports 'Be a Better Biker' campaign

As part of a new motorcycle safety initiative Highways England are raising awareness for safer roads.  Running until mid-July, 'Be a Better Biker' is about giving advice to help riders deal...

Thinking of getting your bike licence?

Thinking of getting your bike licence?

Kawasaki are offering aspiring riders the chance to win a riding taster session at one of the Kawasaki Rider Training Services (KRTS) centres. The experience will give the chance to experience exactly...

How to deal with horses on the road

How to deal with horses on the road

The roads aren't just occupied by motorcycles, cars and other motorised vehicles, they're also used by horses and their riders, and passing a horse isn't as simple as overtaking a car. Horses are big,...

Thinking about your observation

Thinking about your observation

Observation is a key element of piloting any vehicle, but it’s importance while riding a motorcycle is far more prominent. As drivers become increasingly distracted by their phones, what hope do we...

Moving on up: Kawasaki Z650 vs Yamaha MT-07 vs Suzuki SV650

Moving on up: Kawasaki Z650 vs Yamaha MT-07 vs Suzuki SV650

If your motorcycling career has started on a 125cc bike adorned with L-plates, then moving up to something bigger, heavier and faster can seem like a big step, but the latest crop of twin-cylinder...