2013

MCN Fantasy Road Race hots up

MCN Fantasy Road Race hots up

MCN’s Fantasy Road Race competition run in association with RAC Insurance is in full swing with competition for the coveted star price of a new Honda CB500X, CB500F or CBR500R hotting up. With the...

Which of our game changing sports bikes would you buy?

Which of our game changing sports bikes would you buy?

This week's MCN features the litre-class bikes that have defined the modern sportsbike. Which would you most like in your garage? pollcomment

Video: BMW HP4 'Road' & BMW HP4 'Superstock' ridden at Imola

Video: BMW HP4 'Road' & BMW HP4 'Superstock' ridden at Imola

BMW's HP4 FIM Superstock 1000 cup bike has made racing history. It's the first bike to race with electronic damping both front and rear and, furthermore, it's winning. We grabbed the opportunity to...

Video: How to use a paddock stand

Video: How to use a paddock stand

We regularly get people asking us for help and advice on bikes and bike maintenance. This is a continuing series of 'how to' videos.

Goodwood greats

Goodwood greats

This was my second trip to Goodwood, along with my car-loving mates, and this time I was determined to see more of the bikes. Boy oh boy was I in for a treat! Standing amongst the mouth-watering array...

New MCN July 17: Game Changers

New MCN July 17: Game Changers

In this week's MCN: Sports Bike Special 12 pages packed with bikes that defined a generation! Featuring: 1998 YZF-R1, 2001 GSX-R1000 K1, 2004 ZX-10R, 2005 GSX-R K5, 2008 Fireblade, 2009 R1, 2010...

July 17 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 (2, HD)  MOT - Motors TV   CH4 - Channel 4    CH5 - Channel Five BBC       BBCi – BBC Interactive ESPN – ESPN Classic...

Goodwood Festival of Speed Gallery

Goodwood Festival of Speed Gallery

With the Goodwood Festival of Speed now one of the biggest motorsports events in the UK calendar, MCN has a full team there all weekend. Check out some of the things they saw, people they met, and...

Staff Blog: The Mirror Cracked!!

Staff Blog: The Mirror Cracked!!

  Riding out of the work car park the other night I glanced at my mirrors, as I always do, before heading out on the main road to make sure they are in the right position. How gutting to see the...

VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes returns to Mallory Park

VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes returns to Mallory Park

Europe’s largest motorcycle festival takes place this weekend at Mallory Park with a superstar line up. The Past Masters and Star Riders Events will see 1987 500cc GP World Champion Wayne Gardner ride...

Midsize cruisers owners needed!

Midsize cruisers owners needed!

MCN are looking for owners of midsize cruisers for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of the 1997 - 2007 Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star, 1995 - 2004 Kawasaki VN800 and 1997- current...

Staff Blog: Back from Bavaria

Staff Blog: Back from Bavaria

That's it. My Garmisch trip is all over. It was a fantastic few days, made all the better by a glorious, bookend of rides through France, Germany and a little bit of Austria. I've written a longer...

Used buying guide: BMW GS

Used buying guide: BMW GS

What can be said about BMW’s legendary GS that hasn’t already been extensively documented? As well as being the longest running model in modern motorcycling, the GS has formed the backbone of BMW...

TT analysis: Spot the difference

TT analysis: Spot the difference

Quattro Bournemouth Kawasaki man James Hillier is one of the exciting next generation of TT riders. He has a TT win under his belt and has joined the elite 131mph average club, just missing out on a...

Staff Blog: Hyperstrada on tour video

Staff Blog: Hyperstrada on tour video

In his third video update, Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves takes his Ducati Hyperstrada long term test bike on a trip to Portugal, covering 3600-miles in eight days. See how he got on with the bike...

Circuit of Wales get initial go ahead

Circuit of Wales get initial go ahead

The circuit of Wales has received outline planning permission from Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council following a council meeting today. The project team will now commence work on the detailed...

10% off Maxxis tyres for MCN readers

10% off Maxxis tyres for MCN readers

Looking to get new tyres? Then look no further! 2WheelJunkie have the UK’s largest range of Maxxis tyres from commuting to sport and they're offering MCN readers an exclusive 10% discount on all tyres...

Should Norton build a more affordable Domiracer?

Should Norton build a more affordable Domiracer?

The new Norton Domiracer, unveiled in this week's MCN, is a limited edition cafe racer from the revived manufacturer with a carbon seat unit and open exhausts. No official price has been stated yet,...

Video: Ron Haslam talks Bridgestone T30s

Video: Ron Haslam talks Bridgestone T30s

MCN caught up with racing legend Ron Haslam recently to talk about Bridgestone's T30 sports touring tyre - the new rubber of choice for the Ron Haslam Race School.

Video: Norton Domiracer revealed!

Video: Norton Domiracer revealed!

Stunning Norton Domiracer Revealed Chopped-down styling, open pipes, and carbon seat unit mark this limited edition Norton out as something special.

Video: CCM GP450 Adventure

Video: CCM GP450 Adventure

Bolton's CCM is on its way back with a vision for an all-new, mid-size adventure bike. But can a 450 single really compete with world-beating giants?

Video: BMW F800GS vs R1200GS and Triumph 800XC vs 1200 Tiger Explorer

Video: BMW F800GS vs R1200GS and Triumph 800XC vs 1200 Tiger Explorer

Do you really need anything bigger than the new F800GS from BMW? Is there any need for the larger R1200GS? And by the same token, why would you go for Triumph's larger 1200 Tiger Explorer when its 800...

Triumph’s Harley-Davidson clone war

Triumph’s Harley-Davidson clone war

Do not adjust your eyes…these two bikes are new Triumph cruisers, not Harley-Davidsons; one of which will be launched shortly as a rival to the Harley-Davidson Road King, the other has been disguised...

Goodwood Action Sports arena lineup announced

Goodwood Action Sports arena lineup announced

With the Goodwood Festival of Speed just around the corner, organisers have unveiled the lineup for one of the highlights of the weekend - the Goodwood Action Sports arena. The arena will highlight...

Hypersport owners needed!

Hypersport owners needed!

MCN are looking for owners of hypersports bikes for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of the Kawasaki ZX-12R  (2000-2006), Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird...

New MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Corsa revealed

New MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Corsa revealed

MV Agusta has released information and a single image of the most expensive Brutale currently on sale with the new Corsa 1090 model which will cost a wallet-destroying £18,000. The Corsa model is...

New MCN July 10th: New Norton Domiracer

New MCN July 10th: New Norton Domiracer

New MCN out tomorrow: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: NORTON DOMIRACER! Super-cool cafe racer uses famous Featherbed frame. PLUS: FREE 2013 Tyre Guide BMW F800GS vs 1200cc Big Brother WORLD FIRST TEST...

Goodwood Festival of Speed – Lord March is a bike fan

Goodwood Festival of Speed – Lord March is a bike fan

 In the run up to this weekend’s 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed MCN has had a sneak peak of Lord March’s personal motorcycle collection. Lord March is the owner of Goodwood House, and the host...

BMW Concept 90 to make UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

BMW Concept 90 to make UK debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The recently unveiled BMW Concept 90 will make its UK debut at the Godwood Festival of Speed this weekend, July 12-14. The bike, designed by Roland Sands to mark 40 years since the original R90S and...

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 website update

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 website update

Suzuki has updated a recently launched website dedicated to the 2014 V-Strom 1000 to include a video with the project leader. It’s the first in a promised series of many and shows an interview with...

Ride like a trials god – on an enduro bike

Ride like a trials god – on an enduro bike

Graham Jarvis is a former five-time British trials champion who has stamped his complete dominance in a second career in extreme enduro. This month the 38-year-old won the only event in the calendar...

Staff blog: Back to the CBR

Staff blog: Back to the CBR

It was a huge relief to return from the States and get back on the Honda CBR500R. I'd had a fantastic time riding a Harley-Davidson Electra Glide down Route 66 and up the Pacific Coast Highway. But...

Triumph Thunderbird triple owners needed

Triumph Thunderbird triple owners needed

MCN are looking for owners of the three-cylinder Triumph Thunderbird models. Specifically we're looking for owners of the Thunderbird Sport, Thunderbird Legend TT and Thunderbird Adventurer. We'll be...

The fate of Mallory Park

The fate of Mallory Park

Mallory Park has called upon its supporters to attend the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Meeting on Wednesday July 10. Upon recent reviews, the council have advised the track to be limited to...

Staff Blog: Sorting our my saggy-ness

Staff Blog: Sorting our my saggy-ness

  You might have seen my latest long term review published in July 3 issue of MCN. I’ve been having a few issues with my suspension and Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, gave me a few tips on...

Staff Blog: Hyperstrada – 3588-miles in eight days.

Staff Blog: Hyperstrada – 3588-miles in eight days.

  I’ve just got back from my 3588-mile riding holiday to France, Spain and Portugal. It seems weird just riding to work today and not grinding out hundreds of miles in the sunshine, on the wrong...