April

MCN in Goa

MCN in Goa

Get Stoner and co on one of these and maybe Rossi will have a chance?!

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale onboard the Isle of Man TT circuit

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale onboard the Isle of Man TT circuit

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child will compete in this year's lightweight TT race aboard a Kawasaki ER-6 with help from road racing expert Ryan Farquar. Child - or Chad as he's known at MCN - has been...

Touratech builds ultimate BMW G650GS Sertao

Touratech builds ultimate BMW G650GS Sertao

Touratech USA have thrown most of their aftermarket products at the new BMW G650GS Sertao, and ended up with the bike you see to the right. While the bike has been put together by Touratech USA, a...

John Player Norton 961 concept

John Player Norton 961 concept

Here's my design concept for a John Player Norton 961. What do you think?

Dozens of classic Ducatis for sale in auction

Dozens of classic Ducatis for sale in auction

Details have been revealed of the dozens of classic Ducatis that will be auctioned in Monaco in May by RM Auctions. The collection was put together by Carlo Saltarelli, a Ducati test rider, racer and...

School tells 17-year-old: Stop riding in or we’ll expel you

School tells 17-year-old: Stop riding in or we’ll expel you

A school has threatened to expel a 17-year-old if he carries on travelling in by motorcycle. Jack Deeley has twice been sent home from school for arriving on his Aprilia RS125. The Windsor High...

Win a trip on Route 66 with Harley-Davidson

Win a trip on Route 66 with Harley-Davidson

If you take a test ride on a Harley-Davidson - including the new Softail Slim and Sportster 72 - between now and June 30, you will be automatically entered ino a draw to win a trip to the world famous...

Destination dealer: Farnham Honda

Destination dealer: Farnham Honda

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Farnham Honda had the honour of being commissioned to create the official 2010 John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson Fireblades to celebrate Honda’s success at the Isle of Man TT -...

Horex VR6 delayed

Horex VR6 delayed

Despite stating at the end of February that the all-new VR6 Roadster was only weeks away from production, Horex has now stated that the six cylinder machine will not go into production until May. The...

What is adventure riding anyway?

What is adventure riding anyway?

Setting off for my 100 mile commute to work this morning was a step into the unknown. The dark grey skies were ensuring everywhere was soaked by what the water companies will tell us is much-needed...

Ducati 1199 Panigale vs rivals: At a glance

Ducati 1199 Panigale vs rivals: At a glance

It’s a sad fact for speed freaks that superbike sales have slipped in recent years, while things like naked and adventure bikes are on the up. So can one of the most exciting, talked-about motorcycles...

Triumph think of everything

Triumph think of everything

I have just taken delivery of my fabulous Triumph Tiger Explorer. Those Triumph engineers have thought of everything!

Chris Walker Race School

Chris Walker Race School

I atteneded the very first Chris Walker Race School at Mallory Park on April 19 and would like to pass on my congratulations to Chris Walker, Craig Lormer and Jamie Whitam for a truly...

Poll: Which racer had the best helmet design?

Poll: Which racer had the best helmet design?

Bike racers aren't known for their taste, over the years we've had everything from donkey ears to dart boards daubed on helmets. But there are a few classic designs that have remained as fresh as the...

Poll: What's your dream biking holiday destination?

Poll: What's your dream biking holiday destination?

There's no better time to plan your dream biking trip than a grey spring day. So money no object, which continent would you most like to see from the saddle? Would you prefer to stay closer to home...

MCN down under

MCN down under

I couldn't take my Yamaha TRX850 to Oz, but I made sure I took my copy of MCN to keep me entertained! 

New MCN April 25: Ducati special issue

New MCN April 25: Ducati special issue

This week we have a special issue dedicated to Ducati, with 27-pages of features on the historic Italian manufacturer. We pit the all-new Ducati 1199 Panigale against its European and Japanese rivals,...

April 25 Bikes on the Box

April 25 Bikes on the Box

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

Ducati Panigale off road

Ducati Panigale off road

Ducati unveils Multistrada 1200 replacement at Prescott Bike Festival. New off road version of the Panigale tested. 187mph and off road ability - just not at the same time

Destination dealer: Sycamore Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Sycamore Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Sycamore Motorcycles offers the best support to seasoned Harley-Davidson and Ducati owners and a warm welcome to anyone who is new to two of the most enduring brands in...

Celebrate 40 years of the Kawasaki Z1000 at the Ace Cafe

Celebrate 40 years of the Kawasaki Z1000 at the Ace Cafe

Kawasaki is marking 40 years of the Z1000 with an open day at the world famous Ace Cafe, North London, on Sunday April 22. The Z1000 open day starts at 9am and will be finishing at 5pm. The Z1 Owners...

MCN reaches 100million Youtube views

MCN reaches 100million Youtube views

Since MCN's first ever Youtube video was posted in July 2006 we have had over 100million views. On the MCN Youtube channel our 1056 (and counting) videos have been watched a total of...

Ducati 1199 Panigale Tricolore first ride

Ducati 1199 Panigale Tricolore first ride

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to stump up the £23,495 for the Tricolore version of the Ducati 1199 Panigale, you’re in for a treat. Not only do you get this sexy colour scheme included in the...

BMW maxi scooters delayed

BMW maxi scooters delayed

Production of BMW’s two new maxi scooters has been delayed while the firm tries to remedy quality issues. The C650 GT and C600 Sport were due to go on sale this month on the continent and next month...

Poll: Audi's Ducati buyout - good thing?

Poll: Audi's Ducati buyout - good thing?

Audi can spout all the boilerplate it likes about benefiting from Ducati's technical expertise in small engines, all we want to know is will its buyout be a good thing or not for the Italian firm? Is...

Test ride a Kawasaki Versys 1000 and win a touring pack

Test ride a Kawasaki Versys 1000 and win a touring pack

Kawasaki has launched a Versys 1000 test ride campaign, with all riders automatically being entered in to a prize draw to win a touring pack worth over £2000. The touring pack contains a Garmin sat...

Audi confirms Ducati purchase

Audi confirms Ducati purchase

Car manufacturer Audi has confirmed the purchase of Ducati. Last week Ducati insiders told MCN an announcement on the deal would be made this week, and that the purchase will be presented as being a...

Faith in humanity restored

On Saturday 17 March at approximately 8:00pm I was riding my white CBF125 from Chelmsford to Bury St Edmunds. It was a horrible night for biking - wet, windy and therefore cold but I was doing a training course in Chelmsford and the bike was the only transport to get there. I came up to a roundabout possibly heading onto the A131 but I was taking the 3rd exit which meant going right on the...

Dominos solves 'silent scooter' menace with Dutch

Dominos Pizza in the Netherlands has solved the menace posed by its fleet of silent electric delivery scooters with a loudspeaker connected to the throttle. As if their perma-stoned customers needed anything else to pitch them into fits of giggles, they didn't just stick with brrm brrm noises…   

Poll: Would you pay more for better dealer service?

Poll: Would you pay more for better dealer service?

Two major dealers – George White and V&J Superbikes – who sold bikes and kit at rock-bottom prices have recently gone into administration. The situation highlights the difficult decision made by...

Car drivers definitely getting worse!

Having been driving on the roads for 47 years, I can categorically attest to the fact of car drivers getting worse, year on year. My main hate is silver cars. This seem to be the chosen colour of the dim-witted. If it is foggy, 95% of the cars without lights will be silver. If there is a long line of very slow moving cars, the one in front will be silver. Any comments? You know I'm right!

Poll: Is the new Norton really a Norton?

Poll: Is the new Norton really a Norton?

The front page of this week's MCN proudly reveals Norton's new V4 race bike, and the story inside explains how Norton went from a blank sheet of paper to running race bike in six weeks. It's an...

Schuberth S2 sports lid lands in UK

Schuberth S2 sports lid lands in UK

The new Schuberth S2 sports helmet will be available in the UK from next week, priced at £450 for plain colours and £500 for a striped version. The composite-fibre lid features spoilers claimed to...

Name the new Norton V4 Racer

Name the new Norton V4 Racer

Stuart Garner and the engineers at Norton have been so focused on getting their new V4 racer built to compete at the Isle of Man TT (See the April 18 issue of MCN), that they met our question -...

New Norton V4 to race at Isle of Man TT

New Norton V4 to race at Isle of Man TT

This is the new Norton V4 racer that will race at this year’s Senior TT, and you can read the full inside story of the bike in the latest issue of MCN, on sale now. The Norton V4 is being unveiled to...

Supermotos - impractical?

Supermotos - impractical?

I disagree with the continuous comments I read in MCN of supermotos being impractical. I live in the real world with a real budget, I have a Honda XR650R supermoto with USD forks and yokes...