September

Triumph's new R1200GS rival nears completion

Triumph's new R1200GS rival nears completion

This image is the best picture yet of the all-new Triumph Adventurer 1200. The inline three-cylinder adventure bike was spotted in production-ready trim undergoing final tests ahead of its November...

New ‘Triple Black’ BMW R1200GS Adventure launched

New ‘Triple Black’ BMW R1200GS Adventure launched

This new ‘Triple Black’ special edition of BMW’s R1200GS Adventure has just been released by BMW. Like the previous Triple Black edition of the standard GS, which proved very popular, the new...

Ducati Streetfighter 848 promises sub £10k price

Ducati Streetfighter 848 promises sub £10k price

Ducati is pitching its new Streetfighter 848 into a less expensive and more fiercely fought sector of the naked bike market with a new model that will cost less than £10,000 in the UK. The current...

Possible reprieve for stolen vehicle squad

Possible reprieve for stolen vehicle squad

One of the last police stolen vehicle squads in the country could be saved after MCN revealed plans for its closure. A source said the decision to withdraw funding for the squad from next April was...

Cops put bikes through roadside MoTs

Cops put bikes through roadside MoTs

Motorcyclists are being subjected to 15-minute roadside MoT-style inspections because of a police training course. Riders are stopped in large numbers and directed into makeshift...

MCN Retro: Old iron gets a retro cool look

MCN Retro: Old iron gets a retro cool look

Don't miss MCN Retro, a 32-page magazine free with next week's MCN, featuring retro metal like these three stunning bikes from Kent-based Spirit of the Seventies, a new custom...

Poll: Will EU anti-tampering measures affect you?

Poll: Will EU anti-tampering measures affect you?

European Commission plans for anti-tampering measures mean that tuning will become impossible and even home servicing will be hampered. All new bikes will get so-called on-board diagnostic (OBD)...

Morrisons: Bikers in helmets assault us

Morrisons: Bikers in helmets assault us

Motorcyclists wearing helmets have assaulted petrol station staff, according to Morrisons. The statement was made in the retailer’s latest justification for demanding riders remove helmets before...

Kiddimoto on Dragon's Den

Kiddimoto on Dragon's Den

Kiddimoto - the motorcycle-themed balance bike company – will appear on TV show Dragon’s Den this Monday night. Simon Booth, managing director, accompanied by his three-year-old daughter Ruby, pitches...

Video: RST Paragon II jacket

Video: RST Paragon II jacket

If you're looking for some serious adventure-style kit but don't have silly money to spend, you'll need to take a look at the RST Paragon suit. Here's the technical lowdown on the affordable British...

Bikers in France

I'm a Brit biker (30 years), and I've been living in France since 1998 so I thought it might be worth highlighting la difference here in France. The French government do not require motorcycles to pass MOT rules as their transport minister rightly recognised the fact that the vast majority of bikers have a vested interest in ensuring their bikes are roadworthy and so don't need...

A letter from Giovanni Castiglioni

A letter from Giovanni Castiglioni

Below is a letter from Giovanni Castiglioni following the death of his father Claudio Castiglioni, president of MV Agusta, giving insight into the companies recent past and its future.

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.           ...

Video: New MV F4RR v Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000RR

Video: New MV F4RR v Kawasaki ZX-10R v BMW S1000RR

MV Agusta claiming its new F4RR is the most powerful Superbike to date is a brave, bold, statement. Its claimed 201bhp makes it the most powerful Superbike you can buy, pipping the ZX-10’s...

Hayden teases new Ducati 848 Streetfighter

Hayden teases new Ducati 848 Streetfighter

There are advantages to being a factory MotoGP rider – like getting early looks at new models. Ducati star Nicky Hayden proved just this when he spotted the 2012 848 Streetfighter on a visit to the...

2012 Harleys at dealers this weekend

2012 Harleys at dealers this weekend

The new 2012 range of Harley-Davidsons debut at UK dealers and are available for test rides at a special event this weekend – 9th-11th September. Topping the new bikes are the Dyna Switchback and the...

Bimota MMB Futa

Bimota MMB Futa

Here's an idea for a new Bimota I have designed, with a Moto Morini engine.

Foggy joins Italian Legendary Tour

Foggy joins Italian Legendary Tour

Carl Fogarty has just joined the star-studded Italian Legendary Tour which started today (Wednesday) in Italy. The event, organised by Dainese-AGV, saw 50 riders depart the clothing manufacturer’s...

Timewarp '70s Gilera moped unearthed

Timewarp '70s Gilera moped unearthed

This Gilera 50 Trial looks to have time-travelled, untouched, straight from the 1970s. Once the stuff of dreams for 16-year-olds 35 years ago, the moped trailie has covered just 434 miles from new (or...

Destination dealer: Get down to Wheels Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Get down to Wheels Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION For a complete bike experience, get yourself along to Wheels Motorcycles in Peterborough – East Anglia’s largest motorcycle dealership. (Formerly Taz Motorcycles and Stamford...

Marcus Phelps heads to the UK

Marcus Phelps heads to the UK

South African Junior Motocross star, 11 year old Marcus Phelps is heading for the UK next week. Marcus is the reigning 65cc South African Northern Region Champion and is South African National runner...

Roger Constable

In the 25 May, 2011 edition of MCN we stated that Roger Constable, the owner of Midlands Superbikes, was bankrupt.  This is not accurate. Midlands Superbikes went into administration, but to our knowledge Roger Constable has never been declared bankrupt. MCN regrets any confusion caused by this inaccuracy. The following is a letter from John Constable, Roger Constable’s brother. "My late...

Staff bikes: BMW G650GS - Who needs the badge?

Staff bikes: BMW G650GS - Who needs the badge?

In a recent update I highlighted the disappointingly early beginnings of corrosion on my G650GS's frame, a development that has left me dreading winter. Now I’ve got a BMW cover, which should...

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Tiger hits Spain

Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Tiger hits Spain

After being enthralled by the round-the-world tales in our free Adventure supplement a couple of weeks ago I was inspired to do something similar on the Tiger 800. The journey needed to be epic and...

My Story: A Woman’s Journey to Joy (Riding)

My Story:  A Woman’s Journey to Joy (Riding)

CBT Rewind back to April 2010. Not very long ago in relation to time itself, but in the world of a Learner Rider, 18 months can feel like an eternity.  After paying out almost £1000 a month to...

Motorway demo over restrictive EU rules

Motorway demo over restrictive EU rules

A Motorcycle lobby group is planning to bring disruption to motorways across the country in protest over restrictive new legislation from Europe for bikes. The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) wants...

MRO Powerbike blog: Snetterton 200 3/4th September

MRO Powerbike blog: Snetterton 200 3/4th September

For the penultimate round of the MRO Powerbike championship, we raced on the new two-mile-long Snetterton 200, the first ever meeting to be held on this mid-layout version of the new track. It’s the...

New Tiger 800 gives Triumph a big boost in sales

New Tiger 800 gives Triumph a big boost in sales

The story of Triumph's astonishing success continues, with the latest sales figures showing 5814 Triumphs were sold in the UK so far this year - that's more than Aprilia, Ducati and Suzuki combined.

MV reveal 675cc triple will spawn new 800

MV reveal 675cc triple will spawn new 800

MV Agusta chief executive Massimo Bordi has revealed that the new 675cc inline three-cylinder motor has been designed from the outset with an 800cc version in mind, with both an 800cc Brutale and...

Bikers asked for views on anti-tampering plans

Bikers asked for views on anti-tampering plans

British motorcyclists have been asked for views on a raft of European proposals for bikes including mandatory ABS and measures to prevent tuning. A consultation launched by the Department for...

FAKE: There is no Ducati Streetfighter EVO SP

FAKE: There is no Ducati Streetfighter EVO SP

Ducati has officially confirmed to MCN internet rumours about a forthcoming Streetfigher Evo SP with the 1198cc, 170bhp engine from the 1198 superbike as nothing more than a fake. A screen grab of...

Former MotoGP star McWilliams talks about his race at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Former MotoGP star McWilliams talks about his race at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Jeremy McWilliams reveals his gratitude for Harley-Davidson of Bloomington after racing for them in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200® series at Indianapolis last month. McWilliams said: "I am...

New Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition revealed

New Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition revealed

The first Ducati motorcycle to be born from the link-up between the Italian bike firm and performance car manufacturer AMG is this Diavel to be launched at the Frankfurt car show this week. The two...

New MV F4RR – does it pack the punch?

New MV F4RR – does it pack the punch?

We've just been testing MV’s brand new, and supposedly 201bhp, F4RR Corsacorta against its main rivals on road and at our speed testing track at Bruntingthorpe to which is the fastest. Chief Road...

Speed camera with no lines

Speed camera with no lines

I came across this camera near East Sheen in West London. After taking the picture the camera was set off by a car so I guess it's still in action?

Mark our bikes!

Mark our bikes!

MCN is calling on bike manufacturers and insurers to provide free security markings to help tackle theft. We want bike makers to put the markings on all new machines and insurers to offer them to all...