September

M6 protest ride

M6 protest ride

M6 southbound, Sunday September 25. MAG protest ride from Corley to Coventry.

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere - Here we go again

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere - Here we go again

Having clocked 4500 miles on the big Super Tenere so far this year, life is good. It's not the sharpest-handling or most exciting big adventure bike out there, but as an all-round package it's...

Honda launches new 77mpg 700cc parallel twin family with Integra super-scoot

Honda launches new 77mpg 700cc parallel twin family with Integra super-scoot

This is the 2012 Honda Integra – a 700cc parallel-twin-engined production version of the Mid Concept super scooter shown last year. Pitching into the huge-selling TMAX market with a second-generation...

Buildbase BMW team offer reward after robbery

Buildbase BMW team offer reward after robbery

The Buildbase BMW team are offering a reward for information after suffering a major theft. Buildbase BMW Motorrad rider Richard Cooper secured the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 title at...

2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed

2012 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade revealed

Honda’s new-for-2012 CBR1000RR Fireblade was officially shown to the world at simultaneous unveilings over the weekend, at the Imola round of WSB and Le Mans 24-Hour. Not surprisingly the bikes...

Crescent Suzuki - excellent service

Crescent Suzuki - excellent service

Last year I bought the BSB Crescent Suzuki Worx race replica - a truly amazing bike. In January of this year (on a cold day with cold tyres) I came off and basically spent the next three months...

Bikers take over motorways in EU demo

Bikers take over motorways in EU demo

Thousands of motorcyclists took over motorways for half-an-hour on Sunday in protest over EU plans. Bikers made their feelings known with go-slow rides taking place simultaneously from...

Win tickets to the MCE British Superbike season finale at Brands Hatch

Win tickets to the MCE British Superbike season finale at Brands Hatch

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship reaches its climax on 7-9 October at Brands Hatch as the leading six Title Fighter riders battle for the last time in their quest to become...

Bimota Special Two

Bimota Special Two

This design is similar to my Special One, design, and uses the same engine, but is in more of a cafe racer style.

At the Ducati Museum

At the Ducati Museum

During a tour of the Ducati factory - bike heaven.

Editor's picks: BMW R1200S

Editor's picks: BMW R1200S

Here in the MCN office there is an ongoing conversation about the merits of Boxer twins. The short-lived R1200S is a real opinion-divider... Somehow you already know if you want the BMW R1200S. The...

Deaths and casualties rise at speed camera sites

Deaths and casualties rise at speed camera sites

Deaths and casualties have risen at scores of speed camera sites across the country.  Cameras that have led to a rise in accidents have been laid bare under government requirements to publish...

Ireland confirms hi-vis plans

Ireland confirms hi-vis plans

Ireland’s Road Safety Authority has confirmed plans to make all motorcyclists wear high-visibility clothing. A spokesman for the authority said: “We do intend to seek to introduce the measure in...

Send us your pictures from MAG demos

Send us your pictures from MAG demos

MCN wants your pictures and stories from this weekend’s demonstrations over anti-tampering measures. Over 100 co-ordinated protest rides are set to take place on motorways this Sunday over...

Get your epic free MCN Sport wallpapers here

Get your epic free MCN Sport wallpapers here

The acclaimed new edition of MCN Sport is out now, and to celebrate here's some ridiculously cool wallpapers. Each image is taken from the mag – which features 132 lavish pages of unparalleled racing...

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.           ...

Britain’s Got Biking Talent – The 12 winners

Britain’s Got Biking Talent – The 12 winners

The voting has closed and thousands of votes have been cast and here are the 12 winners of Britain’s Got Biking Talent 2011: Harley/Norton café Racer, Andy Teare Norton Rotary Café...

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles of Coulsdon, Surrey have had a buoyant year so far – and continue to lead the way with fantastic offers on ALL new Hondas. Every new motorcycle from Doble is...

Amusing Carlsberg biker ad showing online

Amusing Carlsberg biker ad showing online

This Carlsberg beer advertisement has surfaced online and shows a fly-on-the-wall filmed series of reactions to people walking into a cinema packed almost to capacity with tattooed bikers. The films...

Guy Martin: “Scantily clad women being towed behind motorbikes – I’m all up for that.”

Guy Martin: “Scantily clad women being towed behind motorbikes – I’m all up for that.”

This video clip by Guy Martin explains his reasons for taking part in a new event called Rollerburn where as he explains, ‘scantily-clad women being towed behind motorbikes’ is the name of the...

Motorcycle insurer to offer free security ID marks

Motorcycle insurer to offer free security ID marks

A bike insurer is due to offer customers free security ID marks in a victory for MCN. MCN’s Mark Our Bikes campaign has called on motorcycle makers and insurers to offer the marking systems for free...

Bike industry wants ‘damaging’ insurance ad pulled from TV

Bike industry wants ‘damaging’ insurance ad pulled from TV

The motorcycle industry is calling for insurance ads featuring a biker injured in a crash to be withdrawn from TV. The Motorcycle Industry Association says the Aviva ads, shown during the ITV’s...

MPs to join day of protest

MPs to join day of protest

MPs are set to join bikers in nationwide protests over restrictive new regulations from Europe. They will take part in a demonstration this Sunday consisting of over 100 coordinated protest rides on...

Video: Suzuki V-Strom takes on rivals

Video: Suzuki V-Strom takes on rivals

The new Suzuki V-Strom already impressed MCN when we rode it at the launch. The replacement of the bike's old SV650 motor with a new Gladius-derived unit, a full restyle and lashings of extra...

Editor's picks: Ducati Multistrada 1000

Editor's picks: Ducati Multistrada 1000

The Ducati Multistrada 1000 was one of the firm's boldest projects. Launched in 2003, the touring-sportster hybrid is the do-it-all Ducati that can carve lines through corners halfway through...

Suzuki offers test rides at Stafford Motorcycle Show

Suzuki offers test rides at Stafford Motorcycle Show

Suzuki is offering the chance to test ride the current range of bikes at the Carole Nash Stafford Show on October 15 and 16. There will be opportunities to test ride the new V-Strom 650 ABS with many...

Harley-Davidson exhibition extended

Harley-Davidson exhibition extended

The Customising, Culture and Harley-Davidson exhibition at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Manchester has been extended until 30 October. There are over 30 motorcycles on display,...

1000 Bikes to be on TV

1000 Bikes to be on TV

An hour-long TV special on this year’s  Festival of 1000 Bikes  featuring ‘King’ Kenny Roberts will be aired on ITV4 early next month. This year’s festival was the biggest and best ever,...

New MV Agusta Brutale R 1090 to hit dealerships this month

New MV Agusta Brutale R 1090 to hit dealerships this month

MV Augusta’s new Brutale R 1090 – offering the same capacity as the 1090RR but the budget pricing approach of the 920 – is heading to the UK. Priced at around £12,200, it will appear in UK dealerships...

Bimota Special One

Bimota Special One

Here's a design of mine for a Bimota street bike, powered by an S&S V-twin engine. A real man's bike!

Gallery: MCN Awards 2011

Gallery: MCN Awards 2011

The 2011 MCN Awards were held on Tuesday September 20 at a glittering dinner where the cream of the motorcycle industry met with senior members of the MCN team. See the gallery to the right for...

Ducati 1199 Panigale's staggering power and weight figures leak

Ducati 1199 Panigale's staggering power and weight figures leak

The new Ducati 1199 Pangiale superbike boasts 195bhp and 176kg weight in road trim – WET. These are staggering figures from a 1200cc twin and go a long way toward justifying Ducati's ditching of...

Moto Guzzi celebrates past – and looks to future

Moto Guzzi celebrates past – and looks to future

Moto Guzzi celebrated its 90th anniversary with a huge three-day festival at the weekend – and looked forward to a brighter future. As these pictures show an estimated 30,000 people from more than 50...

New MCN September 21: Smith confirms MotoGP ride

New MCN September 21: Smith confirms MotoGP ride

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 21, we speak to Moto2 rider Bradley Smith after he signed a three-year deal with Tech 3 which will see him move up to MotoGP in 2013. Plus, we reveal all...

Ducati superbike revealed as ‘1199 Panigale’

Ducati superbike revealed as ‘1199 Panigale’

Ducati’s all-new superbike will be called the ‘1199 Panigale’ we can now officially reveal. The Italian factory confirmed the new bike’s name this morning and also revealed that the bike would NOT...

Ducati Diavel is MCN's Machine of the Year

Ducati Diavel is MCN's Machine of the Year

The rule-changing Ducati Diavel has scooped Machine of the Year in the prestigious 2011 MCN Awards. The awards were presented earlier this evening at a glittering dinner where the cream of the...