August

Gordon Ramsay test rides Ducati ‘Monster 1100 superbike’

Gordon Ramsay test rides Ducati ‘Monster 1100 superbike’

Bike-loving Desmosedici owner Gordon Ramsey has been spotted test-riding a ‘Ducati Monster 1100’ in Los Angeles. Not particularly interesting news you might think, and you’d be right. But it’s always...

Hospital reading!

Hospital reading!

Stuffed knee, lots of pain, but still my favourite paper made me smile!

Vote for the best bikes in Britain

Vote for the best bikes in Britain

Britain's Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash is reaching its climax, with the top 60 specials selected from thousands of entries by our panel of judges. Now the final decision rests with you. Go...

New MCN Aug 25: Ducati 848 EVO world first ride

New MCN Aug 25: Ducati 848 EVO world first ride

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 25, we ride the bike that's sexier than a Fireblade, £2000 cheaper than an R1 and better than an 1198 - the new Ducati 848 EVO.  The Norton...

Video: Racing a GSX-R600 at Cadwell Park

Video: Racing a GSX-R600 at Cadwell Park

Watch MCN senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child during another weekend’s racing onboard his own Suzuki GSX-R600 at Cadwell Park.   Adam took the opportunity to fit a HM quickshifter...

Pink Floyd star rides Bandit 650S

Pink Floyd star rides Bandit 650S

Pink Floyd drummer and multi-millionaire Nick Mason has been commuting on a £5724 Suzuki Bandit 650S this summer. Save money on a used Suzuki Bandit 650 Mason, known for his multi-million pound car...

New Harley-Davidson fashion range

New Harley-Davidson fashion range

Harley-Davidson is aiming for the younger end of the market with its new fashion range. Save cash on motorcycle clothing Here’s a peak at one of the men’s T-shirts (£45) and a casual leather jacket...

New all-weather Alpinestars boots

New all-weather Alpinestars boots

The new CE-approved Alpinestars Roam boot is designed for all-weather use. It features a Drystar liner, claimed waterproof and breathable. Save cash on motorcycle boots It's made from synthetic...

Video: Honda CBR600F - still the ultimate do-it-all sportsbike?

Video: Honda CBR600F - still the ultimate do-it-all sportsbike?

MCN news reporter Andy Downes has recently bought a 1998 Honda CBR600F as a do-everything daily commuter and weeekend scratcher.  Find a Honda CBR600F for sale Read the Honda CBR600F...

Who's idea was it to bring MCN on the honeymoon?

Who's idea was it to bring MCN on the honeymoon?

Never mind getting romantic pictures sent back- this is Carlos Tamayo reading MCN in Venezuela- looks like he finally got to read it after his wife!

Block the approach view of a round about to make it safer

Just seen this in the local paper, once again a small village is complaining about bikers. Now they want to use fences to reduce visibility at a round-about to stop bikers. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8333748.Road_screens_to_curb____grand_prix____bikers/  

BMW HP2 Evo Fighter

BMW HP2 Evo Fighter

Here's my idea for a BMW that would compete with the likes of the Ducati Streetfighter.

Get off your backside!

New DVD 'Aim for the Horizon' should give us all the motivation to follow our dreams. We'll be reviewing the DVD soon but for now here's a taster of how two men set off on an Africa Twin adventure with no support crew and no huge budget.

Taking a break from work!

Taking a break from work!

A pic of my mate taken during a brief rest while playing with our 'boyztoyz'. At a secret airbase off the A55 in Anglesea, somewhere in Wales.

More great road races on DVD

More great road races on DVD

Duke video has launched Road Racing Great Races Volume 2. It features 167 minutes of action from the Isle of Man TT, Macau, Tandragee, Cookstown, Ulster GP, Southern 100 and Mid-Antrim. The all-star...

Harley-Davidson golf bag carrier!

Harley-Davidson golf bag carrier!

Go-Go Caddy is a quick-release, detachable mount and rack that allows riders to carry golf clubs. It attaches to the sissy-bar mounts, and the makers claim the rack angles back over the bike for...

Video: Silverstone - three months work in under a minute

Video: Silverstone - three months work in under a minute

Silverstone circuit is the new home to MotoGP, WSB and many other famous motorsport events. Recent renovation work has led to a new circuit layout and revised circuit infrastructure, namely the new...

Meeting Ron Haslam

Meeting Ron Haslam

Me, Tat & Gaz with Ron at the Haslam Race School. I got my knee down at last after tuition from Tristan Palmer, top bloke.

Video: Donington returns!

Video: Donington returns!

Historic bike circuit Donington Park opened its doors again last weekend, and MCN senior road tester Adam Child was the first to lap the reshaped track... 

Video: First big bikes test - SV650S v ER-6n v GT650

Video: First big bikes test - SV650S v ER-6n v GT650

Suzuki's hugely popular SV650S is light, masses of fun and comes with a tempting £4999 price tag. Now re-released, could this be the ultimate first big bike? MCN 1000 - help save motorcycling...

Honeymoon? In a minute, I'm reading MCN

This is Charlotte O'Meara on a deserted Venezuelan Beach. Our daughter made sure that she brought MCN.

Jumbo MCN

Jumbo MCN

In Jumbo, Turkey one week ago The wife & kids were in the pool, myself chilling out reading MCN - I just needed the wife to get out of the pool and fetch me a cool beer!

New KTM 125 Video

KTM have released a new teaser video for their upcoming 125cc naked street bike. The Austrian firm have yet to name the new model, despite inviting fans to suggest a suitable tag via their Facebook page.

Video: World exclusive Ducati 848 Evo first ride coming up

Video: World exclusive Ducati 848 Evo first ride coming up

Two months ahead of its official launch in Imola, MCN has got its hands on the new Ducati 848 Evo. Replacing the current 848, the 140bhp Evo has more power, a steering damper and Monobloc Brembos from...

Cadwell Park: BMW S1000RR MRO Stocksport 1000

Cadwell Park: BMW S1000RR MRO Stocksport 1000

Racing a 190bhp-plus superbike with race gearing, suspension and sticky Metzeler Racetec Interact tyres around Cadwell Park isn’t something I’ll forget in a hurry. The speed of my Vari-Trac BMW Park...

Win tickets to Cadwell Park BSB

Win tickets to Cadwell Park BSB

Cadwell Park is one of the biggest events on the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship calendar and this August Bank Holiday weekend (28/29/30 August) you could be there. MCN have teamed up...

New Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex glove

New Alpinestars Jet Road Gore-Tex glove

This new pair of touring gloves from Alpinestars features a carbon-fibre knuckle, reinforced leather/nylon construction and a storm gauntlet designed to fit over your jacket's sleeves. Save £££s on...

New super-Dremel on sale next month!

New super-Dremel on sale next month!

Those of you who were eying up that unfinished autumn project in the garage and thinking: “If only I had this tool or that...” can rejoice. Next month sees the launch of the new Dremel 8200. "It’s...

Video: £1500 Modern Classic challenge part 1 - GSX-R750F, FS1-E DX, GPZ900R A1

Video: £1500 Modern Classic challenge part 1 - GSX-R750F, FS1-E DX, GPZ900R A1

We all do it – or at least we do when we get to a ‘certain age’: scour the bikes for sale ads and get all dewy-eyed about ‘modern classics’ from our youth. The dream is one thing, a fun pastime, a...

Norton to MotoGP rumours

Norton to MotoGP rumours

Rumours that Norton has applied for two grid slots in MotoGP for 2012 are circulating after a respected MotoGP journalist printed a story in Austrian magazine Speed Week. Gunther Wiesinger has claimed...

Ducati Manchester up for sale

Ducati Manchester up for sale

Rossi riding a Ducati MotoGP bike… the new Multistrada selling like hot cakes… surely now’s the time to buy a major Ducati dealership? If you have at least £765,000 you stand a chance of snapping up...

BMW HP2 EVO Sport

BMW HP2 EVO Sport

Here's what I think could be the ultimate evolution of the air-cooled Boxer engine.

MotoGP, BSB and me

MotoGP, BSB and me

Here's a photo of me, Paul Denning and Jack Valentine at Poole Quay Bike Night on 17/08/10. They're both lovely guys

Any excuse for a ride

Any excuse for a ride

My kids Poppy and Ethan love sneaking a quick ride when my back is turned.

Britain's Got Biking Talent - entry now closed

Britain's Got Biking Talent - entry now closed

MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash has closed for entries. There are six categories.  These are Customs and chops, Classics, Concours and restored, Street modified,...

First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

First impressions: Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition

The new Suzuki V-Strom 650 Xpedition adds impetus to the increasing adventure bike market. The £7300 Expedition falls neatly into the middleweight adventure machine section currently populated by the...