July

MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Filtering

MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Filtering

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been looking at ways you can improve your riding style to make you a better biker. But whether it’s your first time on your bike or you’re going back to biking...

MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Motorways

MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Motorways

Over the next few weeks, the IAM will be providing you with advice to be a better rider. Whether you’ve just started riding or you’ve been away from your bike for a few years, you might be under the...

MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Braking

MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Braking

Over the next six weeks, the IAM will offer tips and advice on all things biking related. So if you’ve been away for a while or just want to become a better rider, you’ve come to the right place.

Free test ride on the new Piaggio Yourban LT 300.

Free test ride on the new Piaggio Yourban LT 300.

Piaggio are offering free tests rides on the new MP3 LT at 40 locations across the UK. The MP3 which requires just a car licence to drive was designed with scooter-commuters in mind and has two front...

Best of Bikeshop: Modern classics up for grabs this week

Best of Bikeshop: Modern classics up for grabs this week

We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 18,000 motorcycles for sale.           ...

Sheep in Wolf's clothing

Sheep in Wolf's clothing

Sym's latest offering, the Wolf 125, looks familiar and that's entirely deliberate. The 'mini Honda CB1000R' (if you don't believe me compare the headlamp cowl, wheel design and seat) is the...

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere: Saddling up the beast

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere: Saddling up the beast

With a few big trips planned in the next couple of months it was time to get the Super Tenere ready for action. I'm heading to the Nurburgring at the start of September for the World Superbike round...

The mother of all bike rallies

The mother of all bike rallies

This year is the 71st anniversary of the Sturgis motorcycle rally, where a small town with a population of 7,000 swells to the size of 500,000 plus with motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the...

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - A do-anything bike with mega attitude

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - A do-anything bike with mega attitude

The weather gods have been smiling upon us, which has meant that the Diavel has hardly stopped running over the last two months, whether it be commuting or a full-on 200-mile round trip to find some...

New biker friendly road for TT fans

New biker friendly road for TT fans

Bikers travelling to the Isle of Man TT via the Heysham ferry will benefit from a new dual carriageway with safer concrete crash barriers as opposed to out-dated steel ones. Work to the new three-mile...

Video: Sdoc100 helmet cleaner

Video: Sdoc100 helmet cleaner

The August 3 issue of MCN, on sale next Wednesday, has details of this new helmet cleaner from Sdoc100. Here's a sneak preview of how it works and what it does.  

Use it all year for safer riding

Use it all year for safer riding

My advice to aid the skills of becoming a better rider would be to ride all year round and not to mothball the machine as soon as the nights begin to close in. With the exception of icy roads riding...

Avon discovers historic speed record film in centenary year

Avon discovers historic speed record film in centenary year

Avon Tyres have unearthed a collection of films whilst searching for old promotional material to help celebrate the firm’s 100 year anniversary of motorcycle tyre manufacture. Having discovered the...

Ross Noble's Sit Down Tour: Pork pies and racetracks

Ross Noble's Sit Down Tour: Pork pies and racetracks

Comedian and bike enthusiast Ross Noble rode the 500,000th Triumph, a custom painted Speed Triple, on a tour of the UK in May to commemorate half a million bikes being produced at the Hinckley...

Meeting heroes through biking!

Meeting heroes through biking!

Last Sunday I met two of my heroes! I entered my RD-Hejira hand built custom race bike in the Durham Constabulary Bikewise Event last Sunday. It won the runners up award for Best Custom Bike and I got...

Kawasaki ZX-10R in wiring harness recall

Kawasaki ZX-10R in wiring harness recall

Kawasaki is recalling all units of the 2011 Ninja ZX-10R due to a potential problem with the machine’s wiring harness. All registered owners are currently being contacted to arrange repairs of both...

A well travelled NR750

A well travelled NR750

The NR rather passed me by when it was announced. The staggering cost of the thing and that fact that I'd had never so much as seen one kept it out of mind. Then about 5 years ago whilst living in...

Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 2

Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 2

KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

Onboard lap of the Nurburgring with a gyro-camera

Onboard lap of the Nurburgring with a gyro-camera

This new video put together by Bridgestone straps a gyroscopic camera to a Kawasaki ZX-10R and shows Bridgestone tyre tester Tim Röthig on a flying lap of the Nurburgring in Germany. Gyroscopic...

Kawasaki launches great deal on ZX-10R

Kawasaki launches great deal on ZX-10R

MCN has teamed up with Kawasaki to bring you a fantastic deal on the new ZX-10R. Take a test ride at your local dealer and we'll give you a six-week subscription to MCN for free! Buy a new Kawasaki...

Video: Triumph Speed Triple buying guide

Video: Triumph Speed Triple buying guide

In our latest buying guide we look at the 2005-2010 Triumph Speed Triple. The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 is one factory streetfighter that delivers the goods. Find a Triumph Speed Triple for sale. It's...

World’s best wife found

World’s best wife found

David Whitby's weekend got a little better when his wife, Lorraine, bought him a Ducati 1198SP as a surprise present. Lorraine, from Colchester sold her Ducati 1098S Tricolore for the 1198SP. While...

Billing bikefest a success

Billing bikefest a success

Billing Aquadrome in Northampton has hosted many a bike club rally over the years but at the weekend it staged its very own show, The Billing Bikefest! The atmosphere was like that of a decent club...

Ariel back with £20,000 bespoke bikes

Ariel back with £20,000 bespoke bikes

British firm Ariel will return with a new road bike next year which will be built in Britain but use a Honda engine. Ariel's motorcycle-loving owner promises the bike will be "high-performance, fun to...

Kids go free at Silverstone World Superbikes this weekend

Kids go free at Silverstone World Superbikes this weekend

Silverstone is hosting the British round of the FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend (29 - 31 July) and is offering free entry for children aged 15 and under*. There is an extensive...

Britain's Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash is back!

Britain's Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash is back!

The search starts now. Britain’s Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash, the UK’s biggest and most exciting bike competition, is open and the website is ready to accept entries. Every year thousands of...

Foggy and Whit ride again!

Foggy and Whit ride again!

On the eve of the World Superbikes at Silverstone and with the mouthwatering, all-new Ducati 1199 in prospect, we reckoned there was no better time to look back at the benchmark bikes that gave the...

Charley Boorman rounds off "action-packed" Canadian tour

Charley Boorman rounds off "action-packed" Canadian tour

Celebrity globe-trotter Charley Boorman has just finished an “action packed” bike trek across Canada, with his adventures due to be broadcast early next year. Riding into the west coast town of Tofino...

Video: Carl Fogarty onboard a Ducati 916

Video: Carl Fogarty onboard a Ducati 916

On the eve of the World Superbikes round at Silverstone and with the mouth-watering, all-new Ducati 1199 in prospect, we reckoned that there was no better time to look back on the benchmark bikes that...

Destination Dealer: Kawasaki ZX-10R test ride weekend!

Destination Dealer: Kawasaki ZX-10R test ride weekend!

Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-10R certainly has a hardcore character. A real no-nonsense, built-for-the-track attitude that’s endeared it to riders and racers worldwide. For 2011, all that addictive power and...

New MCN July 27: Fogarty and Whitham ride again

New MCN July 27: Fogarty and Whitham ride again

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale July 27, we ride the outrageous, £18,000, 201bhp MV Agusta F4 RR. Plus, Rossi denies plans to ditch Ducati and go to Honda. Also in this week's...

Ross Noble: enduro star

Ross Noble: enduro star

TV comedian and motorcycle fanatic Ross Noble has just competed in the Red Bull Romaniacs – the world’s toughest enduro race – finishing a respectable 15th. The event, held in Sibu, Romania, puts...

First ever female speedway pro rides again

First ever female speedway pro rides again

Britain’s first female speedway professional is planning to embark on 14 enduro ride across Africa. Katie McAuley, 37, was a top level amateur motocrosser before taking up speedway and eventually...

All-new Triumph Daytona 675 spotted near factory

All-new Triumph Daytona 675 spotted near factory

This is the all-new Triumph Daytona 675 which was spotted by an MCN reader testing on the roads near Triumph's Hinckley factory. The spy shots, taken on a mobile phone, show a comprehensively...

Bimota HDB-2 Sport Roadster

Bimota HDB-2 Sport Roadster

Thirty-five years later, the second model of the union between Bimota and Harley-Davidson. The HDB-2 with the V-Rod engine.

Yamaha GP stars travel back in time

Yamaha GP stars travel back in time

Yamaha send a collection of GP stars and legends back in time in 'A Blast From the Past' to examine a time in GP racing "when things were much simpler". Take a look at a bygone age of...