March

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

Video: Ducati 1199 Panigale RS

This is the Ducati 1199 Panigale RS, the bike which will be raced in the British Superbike championship in 2012. The Ducati 1199RS will be used by two BSB teams in 2012, Moto Rapido Racing and Jentin...

MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R at a glance

MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R at a glance

The new three-cylinder 675cc MV Agusta F3 is the lightest, most powerful and electronically advanced supersport machine on the road, but does all that make it any better than the Triumph Daytona...

1921 Velocette boardtracker rocks Ally Pally

1921 Velocette boardtracker rocks Ally Pally

This Nick Gale-built Velocette boardtracker was the star of the London International Classic and Custom Bike Show at Alexandra Palace this year, even though it's still a work in...

Destination dealer: Wheels Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Wheels Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION After the fantastic results from the Australian WSB round – which saw Max Biaggi take a win and a second from last place – Wheels Motorcycles would like to invite you to view and...

MCN readers lap Silverstone with Crutchlow and Smith

MCN readers lap Silverstone with Crutchlow and Smith

An exclusive group of MCN readers enjoyed the experience of a lifetime yesterday (Thursday) when they got to lap the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit with Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith. Crutchlow and...

BMW R1200GS Rallye first ride

BMW R1200GS Rallye first ride

It's been a long time coming, but if any bike's deserving of a commemorative special edition model surely it's the BMW R1200GS. The class-defning German adventure bike has been a market leader...

Triumph Speed Triple R takes on Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S

Triumph Speed Triple R takes on Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S

If you're into the wild side of motorcycling, super nakeds like the Triumph Speed Triple R, Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S are the perfect bikes for you. Though MCN's testers agreed...

Video: MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

Video: MV Agusta F3 vs Triumph Daytona 675R

The lightest, most powerful and elecronically-advanced supersport machine you can buy - the new MV Agusta F3 goes up against the Triumph Daytona 675 R on the roads of northern Italy. Triumph Daytona...

Tommy Hill goes back in time

Tommy Hill goes back in time

Tommy Hill goes back in time!

Schwantz rides again at Mallory in Festival of 1000 Bikes

Schwantz rides again at Mallory in Festival of 1000 Bikes

Race legend Kevin Schwantz will headline this year's Festival of 1000 Bikes, held at Mallory Park on July 6/7/8. The 1993 500GP World Champion will ride an ex-works Suzuki RGV500 around the...

Marco Simoncelli biography

I have recently signed a contract with Marco Simoncelli's family to write his biography. 'Marco Simoncelli' will be an illustrated tribute book as told through the people who knew him such as his family, friends, his girlfriend Kate, former team members and riders from all classes. The book has already attracted a great deal of worldwide attention: Malaysia, Italy, USA, Australia,UK and other...

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride!

2012 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 first ride!

Aprilia’s updated 2012 Dorsoduro 1200 is currently being put through its paces in the foothills of Mount Etna, Sicily, by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions: "We’ve got...

New MCN March 7: Crutchlow on fire!

New MCN March 7: Crutchlow on fire!

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday March 7, we have all the news from the Sepang MotoGP test last week as Brit Cal Crutchlow ended the test in the top five, ahead of Ben Spies and...

March 7 Bikes on the Box

March 7 Bikes on the Box

MARCH 7 BIKES ON THE BOX KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1...

MCN takes action against scammers

MCN takes action against scammers

MCN's bikes for sale website now has the greatest number of anti-scamming filters, meaning it's the safest place to buy or sell your bike. Scammers steal £1000s from motorcyclists each year, by either...

SBK Generations video game announced

SBK Generations video game announced

SBK Generations, the latest video game in the World Superbike franchise published by Black Bean Games has been announced, along with a release date of May 2012 on Xbox, Playstation 3 and PC. Black...

Indian firm Hero to buy Ducati?

Indian firm Hero to buy Ducati?

The boss of India’s biggest motorcycle firm Hero MotoCorp has confirmed his company has discussed the possibility of buying Ducati according to a report issued by business press Bloomberg. Hero...

Video: BMW S1000RR race bike Almeria test

Video: BMW S1000RR race bike Almeria test

After a successful 2011 season, finishing second in the MRO Powerbike championship, MCN road tester Michael Neeves will be competing in the Bemsee Premier 1000 championship for 2012. Neevesy will...

Honda Fireblade owners - we need you!

Honda Fireblade owners - we need you!

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic, Honda Fireblade, we are working on a feature getting together every model. Honda Fireblades for sale. We’ve managed to get hold of every model except a...

Video: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure ridden

Video: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure ridden

If this KTM Adventure 990 looks familiar then that’s entirely deliberate – but this is no limited edition ‘Dakar’ version, as debuted last Spring, nor the full-blown ‘R’ version – it’s the standard...

Former Donington Park boss dies

Former Donington Park boss dies

Robert Fearnall, a former boss of Donington Park racing circuit in Leicestershire has died at home at the age of 57 it has been announced. An official statement from Donington Park reads: “Kevin...

One man's passion for Maico motorcycles

One man's passion for Maico motorcycles

Maico may not be the most famous name in motorcycling, but to cognoscenti or those with a motocross bent, it’s one of the most revered – which Graham Roberts collection of the West German machines all...

Pic gallery: Masters of Dirt prepare for Wembley

Pic gallery: Masters of Dirt prepare for Wembley

Freestyle motocross extravaganza Masters of Dirt (MoD) comes to the UK for the first time in the show’s 10 year history in March, and – after watching the show – MCN can highly recommend it. If...

New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spied

New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spied

Triumph’s never-ending onslaught of new bikes shows no sign of slowing after a keen-eyed MCN reader scooped the new 2013 Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 parked while out testing. The spy shot shows a new...

Triumph Explorer 1200: How it compares to its rivals

Triumph Explorer 1200: How it compares to its rivals

The Triumph Explorer 1200 represents Triumph's first foray in to the ultra-competitive big adventure bike class, competing against bikes like the BMW R1200GS, KTM 990 Adventure and new Honda...

Farmer cleared over trail rider’s death on his land

Farmer cleared over trail rider’s death on his land

A farmer who chased trail riders in a Land Rover which crushed one of them to death has been cleared of manslaughter. Timothy Wolfe, 63, pursued five riders who had accidentally strayed from green...

BMW G650GS Sertao comes to dealers March 3

BMW G650GS Sertao comes to dealers March 3

The new-for-2012 BMW G650GS Sertao will be unveiled at BMW dealers across the UK on March 3, with demo bikes available for test rides. The Seratao - named after a region in Brazil - is a special...

Pic gallery: Ducati 1199 Panigale BSB bikes arrive

Pic gallery: Ducati 1199 Panigale BSB bikes arrive

These are the first pictures of the Ducati 1199RS, the bike supplied to British Superbike race teams at a cost of £80,000. The Ducati 1199RS will be used by two BSB teams in 2012, Moto Rapido Racing...

Book your tickets to MCN Live! 2012

Book your tickets to MCN Live! 2012

Join MCN at Butlins, Skegness from April 20-23 for MCN Live! 2012, with live bands stunt shows, comedy and more. James Toseland’s band Crash have been confirmed as the star act at MCN Live!. Crash’s...

'Think Bike' campaign launched

'Think Bike' campaign launched

A £1.2million campaign to get drivers to look out for motorcyclists has been launched by the Government. TV adverts will show riders with neon signs attached to their bikes flashing messages such...

Salon Prive 2012 looking for motorcycle entries

Salon Prive 2012 looking for motorcycle entries

Salon Prive, the UK's premier Concours d'Elegance competition returns to Syon Park, London from 5-7 September 2012, and they're looking for bikes to enter this year's categories. This year there are...

Ride of Respect 2012 open for entries

Ride of Respect 2012 open for entries

The 2012 Ride of Respect to raise money for a host of military charities has got full backing from the Royal British Legion for the first time and is now open for registrations. The Ride of Respect...

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles had a superb year in 2011, being crowned MCN’s Dealer of the Year – and they continue to lead the way in customer service and with fantastic offers on ALL new...

New 90s superbike race series launched

New 90s superbike race series launched

The new Retrosport Cup has just confirmed its inaugural four hour race at Donington's GP circuit on Bank Holiday Monday May 7th. Modern classic superbikes such as early Blades, GSX-Rs and ZXRs are now...

Ban and fine for rider who argued 156mph wasn’t dangerous

Ban and fine for rider who argued 156mph wasn’t dangerous

A motorcyclist has been banned from driving after arguing unsuccessfully that speeding at 156mph did not constitute dangerous driving. Peter Clarke, 44, was filmed at the high speed on his Suzuki...