May

Win a weekend with Kevin Schwantz!

Win a weekend with Kevin Schwantz!

If you've got even the slightest interest in motorcycle racing, this competition is a dream come true. The winner will spend an entire weekend with one of the most gifted and charismatic GP riders of...

Stunt star Pfeiffer to perform at Silverstone GP

Stunt star Pfeiffer to perform at Silverstone GP

Four times world stunt riding champ Chris Pfeiffer will be among the highlights at this year’s Silverstone British Grand Prix. His stunt show will follow the MotoGP race on Sunday 17 June and adds to...

Would you ride 193mph down this road in the rain?

Would you ride 193mph down this road in the rain?

A 28-year-old man has been charged with riding at nearly 200mph on this road in the rain on Wednesday evening. It's just south of Albany in the state of New York and the same location another rider...

Updates and brand new model for Honda off-road range

Updates and brand new model for Honda off-road range

Honda has unveiled a brand new off-road bike - the CRF110F - along with a host of updates for the CRF450R and CRF250R. The CRF110F is an all-new bike aimed at 8-11 year olds. The 2013 CRF450R features...

Brad Pitt walks into London dealership

Brad Pitt walks into London dealership

Staff at a London motorcycle dealership looked star struck when Brad Pitt walked in to their showroom today. The actor popped into HGB Motorcycles in Ruislip and bought a Bell Helmet and Alpinestars...

Poll: Would you wear an open face lid?

Poll: Would you wear an open face lid?

We're interested in your opinion about helmet safety. If the weather and the bike was right, would you contemplatewearing an open face lid?   Don't forget to add your comment...

Poll: Have you done any post-test training?

Poll: Have you done any post-test training?

We're interested in how many people have done some kind of post-test training. Help give us a steer by filling in the poll.   Don't forget to add your comment below pollcomment

You ask/you answer: How should I deal with the police?

You ask/you answer: How should I deal with the police?

After two years riding, I got pulled over by a police car for the first time last Saturday. I was shocked and intimidated by the policeman's anger, and admitted straight away that I was speeding. I...

Is this the coolest Yamaha T-Max on the planet?

Is this the coolest Yamaha T-Max on the planet?

Maxi scooters generally aren't the coolest looking vehicles on the road -their masses of plastic making them look like bulbous alien spaceships at best. This Yamaha T-Max is the creation of German...

New MCN May 30: TT 2012 is go!

New MCN May 30: TT 2012 is go!

In this week's MCN, out May 30, the 2012 TT is go, with practice week underway. We join John McGuinness as he tests the Mugen Shinden electric bike at Cadwell Park and pop in to see Norton as...

1000cc sports bike owners - your opinions, please

1000cc sports bike owners - your opinions, please

The 1000cc sports bike class has now split in two – there are now the ‘extreme’ 1000s and the more ‘real world’ 1000s. Bikes like the Panigale, RSV4, S1000RR, ZX-10R and F4 RR now fall into the...

TFL ignore bikers again

I've just received a TFL survey for cycle planning in London. In the main body of the survey it asks you to list your use of various methods of transport such as car, bus, overground, underground, DLR, but no mention or choice for motorcycles or scooters. Discrimination yet again? http://www.researchnowsurveys.com/survey/VOP17051210092169CSPP/enter.asp?subsid=1000508&execid=30110

Moving up from an SV650

I returned to biking after a 20 year absence six months ago, I bought a Suzuki SV650 but now I'm thinkng of moving to something a little bigger. Would a Yamaha YZF750R be a good move? What should be my next stepping stone?

The beauty of car drivers sharing the road

My 20-year-old son was riding to work on his GN125 in December last year when a bloke in a lovely blue Zafira decided he was sick of waiting to turn right into a junction. He pulled straight into my son and broke his femur, patela, tibia and fibula. He now has metal rods from his hip to his ankle and his kneecap has two screws holding it together. The police were great as were...

‘Syko’ smashes land speed record

‘Syko’ smashes land speed record

A Yorkshire based engineer has set the British land speed record for three wheelers. Graham Sykes rode his 3900cc V8 machine, called ‘The Syko’ at Elvington Airfield near York, reaching a top speed of...

£500 for best customised Triumph

£500 for best customised Triumph

If you always thought you should be a bike designer and your custom Triumph is a work of art, you can now prove it. The British manufacturer has launched a customised bike competition, with final...

Classic bikes exempt from MoT

Classic bikes exempt from MoT

Bikes made before 1960 will no longer have to pass an MoT test, the Government has confirmed. They will be exempt along with other vehicles of the same age from November 18 this year. Roads Minister...

Soldiers ride classic Norton for charity

Soldiers ride classic Norton for charity

A group of injured soldiers will be taking to the road on a 1920s Norton Model 18 bike and sidecar to raise money for charity. The group will be travelling from Inverness to Portsmouth on July...

Britain’s longest line of biking dads sought

Britain’s longest line of biking dads sought

MCN is looking for Britain’s longest line of biking dads. Are you the father and son of an active biker? Or maybe your father, grandfather and great grandfather all ride motorcycles. If so, we’d like...

Get a Ducati 848 Evo for £149 per month

Get a Ducati 848 Evo for £149 per month

Ducati’s new PCP finance scheme means dream bikes like 848 Evo, Diavel and even Panigale are more accessible than ever. Called ‘TriOptions ‘, the new Personal Contract Purchase scheme applies to all...

Biiista electric bike nearing launch

Biiista electric bike nearing launch

Say hello to the Biiista, an electric bike developed by Austrian firm Hammerschmid Maschienebau which is due to be launched soon. With a claimed 60mph top speed and 60 mile range, this futuristic...

Destination dealer: Tinklers Motorcycles

Destination dealer: Tinklers Motorcycles

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Tinklers Motorcycles has been established since 1933 and they have always been a family run business. Current owners, Adam and Alison, are third generation and proud to be a part...

Kawasaki launches 2013 motocross collection

Kawasaki launches 2013 motocross collection

Kawasaki has launched its 2013 motocross collection, with the new KX250F and KX450F. Both bikes come with updated styling and improved performance. The KX450F comes with a new ‘pneumatic spring fork’...

Video: Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts bikes ridden

Video: Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts bikes ridden

The Barry Sheene bike we have here is a square-four 1975 Suzuki RG500 XR14. Sheene won his first ever GP on it and the '76 and '77 world championships. In the yellow corner is an inline-four-cylinder...

Police only out to get bikers

I got nicked a couple of years ago by a cop on an unmarked black Fireblade. It was on the A228 West Malling bypass in Kent. There was a recently changed speed limit; it had been unrestricted but was now a 50mph road. I was on a Triumph Speed Triple 1050 and I was travelling at about 60mph. I had seen the Blade from way back and moved well to the left to let him pass as he had been travelling quite...

Street Pack for Suzuki GSR750

Street Pack for Suzuki GSR750

Suzuki have launched a 'Street Pack' for the GSR750 Consisting of a single seat cowl, tank protector and fuel cap trim, belly pan, fly screen and rim decal, the pack costs £549 including fitment – a...

Paid to ride once upon a time

Paid to ride once upon a time

I feel extremely lucky that I used to get paid to ride motorcycles, until the army took our bike fleet away and gave us bloody Citreon Berlingos to escort our tank transporter trucks...

23 May Bikes on the Box

23 May 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...

You ask/you answer: How much safety gear do I really need?

You ask/you answer: How much safety gear do I really need?

When I got my first big bike last year I bought an armoured jacket and trousers and decent gloves and boots. The problem is they are really hot and uncomfortable when the sun comes out. How much...

Roberts and Gardner confirmed for Goodwood

Roberts and Gardner confirmed for Goodwood

Grand prix legends Kenny Roberts and Wayne Gardner are the latest stars to be confirmed for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Three times 500cc world champion Roberts will be riding his 1980...

You ask/you answer: Should I stop a biking pillock?

You ask/you answer: Should I stop a biking pillock?

While I'm walking my kids to school I keep seeing a bloke on a Blackbird going way too fast through my town centre. He's giving bikes a bad name but what should I do? Try and wave him down for a chat?...

Poll: Should police use unmarked bikes?

Poll: Should police use unmarked bikes?

In this week's MCN we reveal the number of unmarked police bikes – the majority of which are superbikes or powerful sports tourers – that have been involved in accidents. Sussex police, for example,...

Poll: How much did you buy your last bike for?

Poll: How much did you buy your last bike for?

To help MCN plan our features on the most relevant new and used bikes, we'd like to know the most popular price brackets. So, if you've bought a bike in the last three years, please tick a box below.

Get your bike in a music video

Get your bike in a music video

MCN readers have the chance to get their bike in a music video. Rock band Wolfsbane are looking for 90 second video clips of riders meeting up, greeting each other and riding away on their bikes for...

New MCN May 23: Stoner 'I quit' exclusive interview

New MCN May 23: Stoner 'I quit' exclusive interview

In this week's MCN, out May 23, we prepare for the 2012 Isle of Man TT with a free TT preview. We speak to all the hopefuls, including John McGuinness, Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson. We also have an...

Suzuki launches test ride roadshow

Suzuki launches test ride roadshow

Suzuki will be taking its range of 2012 bikes on a nationwide demo roadshow from this Saturday. People will be able to visit local dealers with the chance to test new models and get some exclusive...