August

Yamaha Classic Racing Team display at Donington Park

Yamaha Classic Racing Team display at Donington Park

Racing fans will have a chance to see a special collection of Yamaha racing machines, in a celebration of 40 years of the TZ racer, this weekend at Donington Park. Not only will you be able to see...

Sheene inspired Suzuki Gladius launched

Sheene inspired Suzuki Gladius launched

Suzuki has launched a limited edition Gladius with Barry Sheene inspired paint scheme. The 1970s RG500 inspired bike will be available for a limited time from authorised Suzuki dealers at a cost...

Supersport 600s: the alternatives

Supersport 600s: the alternatives

Ten years ago, speedfreaks were buying 600s in their thousands, runed on by their wallet-friendly mix of precision handling, insane engines and cutting-edge technology. But many have fallen out of...

Horex VR6 first ride: "It feels slick and classy"

Horex VR6 first ride: "It feels slick and classy"

Two long years have passed since the ambitious Horex project was first publically unveiled and now, at long last, we can tell you what it’s like to ride. The all-new, Augsburg-based factory has so...

Amputee soldiers helped back into biking

Amputee soldiers helped back into biking

A charity is helping soldiers who have lost limbs in Afghanistan get back into motorcycling. Suzuki SV650s and Aprilia Manas have been adapted so amputees can ride them on a track. The charity, run...

Chippies for Bikers

Chippies for Bikers

Biker? Like fish and chips? Then chippiesforbikers is for you! Our weekday and weeknight ride outs around Lincolnshire (and further afield) inevitably end up at fish and chip shops, so we have decided...

New Kawasaki ZX-6R spied

New Kawasaki ZX-6R spied

This is the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R, spied while filming a Kawasaki promotional video, which reveals the firm has gone back to the big-bore 636cc designation of previous years. The spy shots have emerged...

Destination dealer: Cheltenham and Oxford Harley-Davidson

Destination dealer: Cheltenham and Oxford Harley-Davidson

ADVERTISING PROMOTION If riding through some of the most spectacular countryside to be found anywhere isn’t a good enough reason to visit Blade Group’s two Harley-Davidson dealerships, perhaps our...

Vyrus Moto2 bike for sale

Vyrus Moto2 bike for sale

Italian specialist motorcycle manufacturer Vyrus is selling one of its 986 M2 Moto2 bikes for £29,500. The bike is powered by a Honda CBR600RR engine  and has hub-centre steering along with...

Have you got the UK’s best bike?

Have you got the UK’s best bike?

Carole Nash and MCN have launched Built in Britain, the UK’s biggest bike competition to find the nation’s most talented bike builder. Previously known as Britain’s Got Biking Talent, it attracts...

Northants HOC move home

Northants HOC move home

Due to circumstances beyond their control (the old pub closed) the Northants and Milton Keynes branch of the Honda Owners Club has moved meeting place. They now meet at The Horeshoe, Sywell, NN6...

You ask/you answer: How often should I scare myself?

You ask/you answer: How often should I scare myself?

When I was learning I enjoyed every minute of riding, but now I've bought myself a Yamaha R6 I've started scaring myself almost every time I go out. I've never fallen off, but I sometimes think I...

Poll: Do you think you'll end up riding a classic?

Poll: Do you think you'll end up riding a classic?

Judging by the numbers of people attending events such as the recent Festival of 1000 Bikes and Stafford Show, interest in classic bikes has never been greater. So do you see yourself ending up...

Poll: How much would you spend to get a decent used bike?

Poll: How much would you spend to get a decent used bike?

In next week's MCN we're investigating which used bikes offer the best combination of value, excitement, reliability and style. Senior editor John Westlake is forever singing the praises of his Honda...

Poll: Do you really want semi-active suspension?

Poll: Do you really want semi-active suspension?

The new BMW S1000RR HP4 will have technology that automatically adjusts the suspension damping depending on how you're riding. It could mean the end of suspension twiddling, but it'll no doubt cost a...

Kawasaki ZX-6R stolen as accident victim lay helpless

Kawasaki ZX-6R stolen as accident victim lay helpless

While Glenn Hawkins lay injured after a serious accident, his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was stolen by a man posing as a good Samaritan according to the Bristol Post. Mr Hawkins was riding through Bristol...

August 8: Bikes on TV

August 8: Bikes on TV

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

Video: MCN rides with The White Helmets

Video: MCN rides with The White Helmets

When I asked the White Helmets if they could teach me to jump over something, I had in mind an object about waist-height. Big enough for injury to be a possibility - otherwise no one would be...

New MCN August 8: Celebrating the 600

New MCN August 8: Celebrating the 600

In this week's MCN, out August 8, we celebrate the rise, fall and rise of Britain's best-loved bikes - the supersport 600s. We celebrate 100 years of the middleweight supersport class, size up the...

Adventure map - motorcycle tours in South America

Adventure map - motorcycle tours in South America

South America is made up of 13 countries and features everything from tropical rainforests to snow-capped mountain ranges. The MCN Adventure map has tours in Peru which will take you to the ancient...

Top jobs at MCN!

Top jobs at MCN!

Got a passion for motorcycles? Love newspapers and the internet? Want to develop your skills with the backing of a major European publisher working on the world’s biggest motorcycling website and the...

Try off-roading for free

Try off-roading for free

Motorcyclists are being offered the chance to try off-road riding for free with tuition from a former world motocross champion. Off-road beginners will get free goes on bikes from Yamaha, Honda,...

Helmet law?

Recently at a bike meet in Staffordshire I noticed a rider turn up on his bike wearing a turban and no helmet. This may be old news but it still shocked me and I understand the religious side of this but surely the law states that you have to wear a helmet and law aside it's there for safety? So why is it being allowed on the streets?

A disability should not stop you riding!

The interesting article regarding Michael Dunlop and his back problems may give heart to others who may suffer a disabilty. I have suffered three prolapsed discs for the past 21 years but have always had a strong will to carry out a normal outdoor life. I attended a pain management course at Fazakerley Hospital and whenever possible I ride out on my Yamaha XVS950A Cruiser and cruise...

New Victory Boardwalk revealed

New Victory Boardwalk revealed

Victory has revealed the new Victory Boardwalk, which replaces the Kingpin in their cruiser range. The Boardwalk uses Victory's usual 1740cc air-cooled V-twin engine and runs on 16-inch wire wheels...

Video: MCN rides sidecar passenger

Video: MCN rides sidecar passenger

It’s often said the craziest people in the racing paddock are sidecar passengers, and after attempting it, I reckon they are. How the hell they can passenger around the TT course is unimaginable. Most...

New Kawasaki Ninja 250R unveiled

New Kawasaki Ninja 250R unveiled

The Kawasaki Ninja 250R gets a significant update for 2013, with a whole new look as well as modifications to the engine and optional ABS. The 249cc parallel twin engine gets new pistons and...

Destination dealer: Win a Honda Fireblade

Destination dealer: Win a Honda Fireblade

ADVERTISING PROMOTION This year marks the 20th anniversary of the mighty Honda Fireblade, the bike that re-defined the sports bike market. Honda dealers throughout the land will be celebrating on...

Video: MV Agusta Brutale 675 onboard

Video: MV Agusta Brutale 675 onboard

The Triumph Street Triple is the UK’s favourite middleweight naked and increasingly the choice of bike for riders looking for performance and handling without the discomfort and commitment of a pure...