April

Inside this week's new-look MCN: Win a Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

Inside this week's new-look MCN: Win a Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200

To celebrate MCN’s new look, we have a brand new, £11,149 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 to give away. All you need to do for your chance to win Triumph’s new flagship is register here. If your entry is...

Inside this week's new-look MCN: Time up for the R1200GS?

Inside this week's new-look MCN: Time up for the R1200GS?

Three all-new rivals, including Triumph’s eagerly-awaited Tiger Explorer, make the adventure bike class more competitive than ever. But which is best? We took the Triumph Explorer 1200, Ducati...

Suzi Perry in bubble wrap for bike safety

Suzi Perry in bubble wrap for bike safety

Suzi Perry and James Toseland dressed in bubble wrap to back a campaign to make every driving test include a question on motorcycles. Presenter Perry and retired racer Toseland were also highlighting...

The best and worst TV ads featuring motorcycles

Worst Chanel with Keira Knightley Zovirax ‘The Day You Went to Work’ Ewan McGregor Davidoff Ewan McGregor Rimmel, Kate Moss Kawasaki 100 Walkers Crisps New Think Bike ads McDonald’s drive-thru Bovril Best Think Once, think twice, think bike Black Visa Honda Impossible Dream Allstate Insurance Road Rash Bajaj Pulsar

Poll: Can you see yourself buying an electric bike in the next five years?

Poll: Can you see yourself buying an electric bike in the next five years?

Oil is running out and the burning of fossil fuels is destroying the earth. It seems inevitable that the internal combustion engine will one day be consigned to museums, but can you see yourself on an...

Poll: Which of these bikes would you buy?

Poll: Which of these bikes would you buy?

Petrol prices are rising and speed limits are lowering. Do we really need 180mph rocketships, or would we be just as happy with a bike that has much greater mpg but a lower top...

Poll: Has the BMW R1200GS had its day?

Poll: Has the BMW R1200GS had its day?

With the Triumph Explorer 1200 performing well in tests and the GS finally looking not just outgunned but possibly out-funned by rivals, is it time to conclude the bike firm which started the...

You ask/you answer: How can I convince my son his first 'proper' bike shouldn't be a sports 600?

You ask/you answer: How can I convince my son his first 'proper' bike shouldn't be a sports 600?

My son understandably wants to get the fastest, coolest bike he can when he graduates from his 33bhp bike, but I feel strongly this is a bad idea, based at least in part of my own experiences of being...

You ask/You answer: My mates are way faster than me. What do I do?

You ask/You answer: My mates are way faster than me. What do I do?

My mates are way faster than me and I scare myself keeping up. I want to ride with them but this isn't fun. What do I do? Your advice could help. Leave a comment below and we'll publish the best in...

You ask/You answer: Are track days too intimidating for new riders?

You ask/You answer: Are track days too intimidating for new riders?

I want to ride on track but I'm not that experienced and I've heard it's all track bikes and tyre warmers these days. I'm nervous enough about it already, should I just give up on the idea of trying...

Bikes on TV: April 4-10

Bikes on TV: April 4-10

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

Win VIP BSB tickets with The Ale Room

Win VIP BSB tickets  with The Ale Room

The Ale room are offering MCN readers an exclusive deal on British Ale, Cider, Wines, and Spirits. Simply enter the code MCN12 in the ‘How did you hear about us?' box when registering and place an...

All-new MCN April 4: Triumph Explorer 1200 takes on rivals

All-new MCN April 4: Triumph Explorer 1200 takes on rivals

MCN has worked hard to make sure the all-new paper will feed your passion for motorcycles better than ever before. It'll take a moment to get used to the new surroundings - but we've tried to make as...

Web comedy series for bikers

Ever wondered why there are no comedy series about bikers? After all, we all know that biking culture is full of wild and passionate eccentrics who live and breath biking - fertile ground for affectionate satire and parody! Well wonder no more. Meet "The Clandestine" theclandestine.tv, a new comedy series for the web set in Belfast. “The Clandestine” is about a group of bike geeks who form a...

Moto Morini Rebello 1200 revealed

Moto Morini Rebello 1200 revealed

Moto Morini has revealed the all-new Rebello 1200, less than a year after the firm was rescued from bankruptcy. The Rebello 1200 was slowly revealed piece by piece over a month, and now the final...

Own Samantha Fox's leathers!

Own Samantha Fox's leathers!

A set of leathers made famous by the legendary page three stunner Samantha Fox are being auctioned this week. Made to measure for the 4ft 10in model by Rivett's Leather's for a Crossbow Calendars...

Yorkshire Ride of Honour 2012

Yorkshire Ride of Honour 2012

After the success of the 2011 Yorkshire Ride of Honour that took place on 03/04/11 the event organisers have decided to make the ride an annual event. We would like to thank all those who took part,...