2013

Michael Laverty takes over our Facebook!

Michael Laverty takes over our Facebook!

We've got our next live event from Motorcycle Live coming up in an hour, with PBM Aprilia MotoGP racer Michael Laverty taking over our Facebook to answer your questions! Post your questions in the...

Scott Redding Q&A from Motorcycle Live

Scott Redding Q&A from Motorcycle Live

In a first for MCN, we've just concluded a LIVE Q&A with Scott Redding from Motorcycle Live at the NEC! Former racer James Whitham, now a leading bike racing commentator, put the...

BMW S1000R launch today

BMW S1000R launch today

MCN is at the world launch of BMW's new £9990 S1000R super naked in Mallorca today. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will ride the new machine, which is a naked version of the German firm's...

Video: Metzeler Sportec M7 RR exclusive test

Video: Metzeler Sportec M7 RR exclusive test

Metzeler's new Sportec M7 RR is the replacement for the firm's out-going Sportec M5 Interact sports tyre. In our world exclusive test, we get to put the tyres through their paces around the Pergusa...

UK version of Ducati 1199 Panigale Senna

UK version of Ducati 1199 Panigale Senna

Ducati recently revealed plans for a limited run of 1199 Panigale Senna recreations of the original 916 but there is a catch; they are only available in Brazil. Now Ducati Aylesbury has come up with...

MCN on iPad only 99p this weekend!

MCN on iPad only 99p this weekend!

For this weekend only MCN on the iPad will be available for only 99p! The flash sale starts Firday November 29 and ends Monday December 2. MCN on the iPad includes all the latest news, road tests and...

Supersport 400 owners needed

Supersport 400 owners needed

MCN is on the hunt for owners of supersport 400s. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the Honda CBR400RR, Kawasaki ZXR400 and Honda VFR400R NC30/NC35. We'll be using the information...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000 first ride

Video: Kawasaki Z1000 first ride

The Z1000 has been the most serious Japanese 'super naked' since 2003, and Kawasaki have determinedly reinvented it ever since. For 2014, it's re-styled and eschews electronics in favour of...

Walker takes Race School on tour

Walker takes Race School on tour

The Chris Walker Race School is looking to bounce back from the demise of it’s home at Mallory Park, with an even bigger and better schedule for 2014 announced today at Motorcycle Live.   With...

Video: Ducati Panigale 899 fights Suzuki and Triumph

Video: Ducati Panigale 899 fights Suzuki and Triumph

Ducati's eagerly anticipated 'baby' Panigale 899 is the new challenger in the middleweight sports bike division. We pit it against the class leading Suzuki GSX-R750 and the hugely capable Triumph...

£1 off January issue of Bike, out now!

£1 off January issue of Bike, out now!

You can claim £1.00 off the latest issue of Bike magazine, which comes with a free supplement marking the 90th birthday of BMW motorcycles. They’ve got quite a bit to celebrate. Bike’s custom...

If you could download an expert bike skill overnight – which would you pick?

If you could download an expert bike skill overnight – which would you pick?

If you could download an expert bike skill overnight – which would you pick?

Staff Blog: Natural order restored

Staff Blog: Natural order restored

I thought I was done for winter. After a couple of weeks on holiday I’d not got back into the habit of riding to work every day, thanks to my insistence that I would only ride when I wanted to, not...

Staff blog: Garage blues

Staff blog: Garage blues

As you’ll all, no doubt, have noticed, winter has arrived. And as you’ll all equally no doubt know, winter is a time for garages. Though I’m planning to run the Tiger Sport through as much of this...

New MCN November 27: Z1000 Simply Brilliant

New MCN November 27: Z1000 Simply Brilliant

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 27: World first Kawasaki Z1000 test: Simply brilliant! Scoop: New Triumph 250 Baby Daytona and Street Triple spy...

Victory announce five year warranty

Victory announce five year warranty

Victory Motorcycles will offer a UK first five year warranty available on all new 2014 models. The extended warranty covers parts and labour charges for repair or replacement of defective parts and...

Ross Noble, Riders For Health documentary available for free

Ross Noble, Riders For Health documentary available for free

Comedian and biker Ross Noble featured in a heart-warming documentary about his motorcycling mission to support health workers in Zambia - The Supporters Club: Ross Noble Riding to the Rescue on BT...

Staff Blog: Yard Built, Yamaha Blessed

Staff Blog: Yard Built, Yamaha Blessed

After years of bubbling just below the surface, the 'café-racer scene', this once underground segment of the custom-bike world now finds itself cresting the mainstream wave; shows on Discovery Turbo,...

Friday only ticket offer for London Motorcycle Show

Friday only ticket offer for London Motorcycle Show

If you're planning on heading to the MCN London Motorcycle Show 14=16 February 2014 then you may want to take advantage of a ticket offer which is only available today, Friday November 22. Up until...

Can Crutchlow fix the Ducati?

Can Crutchlow fix the Ducati?

Marco Melandri, Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso are all top level riders who have failed to make the infamous Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike work. The latest rider to take on the...

Biking the backstreets of Beijing

This is a short video I made with a friend biking through the narrow allies (hutongs) of Beijing. Shot from a variety of different angles it gives a nice look into parts of the city not many tourists get to see, and ends beneath the Drum and Bell towers.

Kawasaki unveil supercharged engine

Kawasaki unveil supercharged engine

Kawasaki has unveiled a supercharged engine at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show in Japan. No details about the engine have been released, although Kawasaki insiders have suggested the capacity could be close...

Early Yamaha R1 owners needed

Early Yamaha R1 owners needed

MCN is on the hunt for owners of early Yamaha R1s. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the 1998-99, 2000-01 and 2002-03 models, before the R1 got underseat exhausts. We'll be using...

Yamaha Tokyo concepts

Yamaha Tokyo concepts

Yamaha has unveiled five concept machines at the Tokyo motorcycle show in Japan; one a café racer version of the XV950, two electric bikes and an electric scooter. None of the four bikes being shown...

CB1100 gets mid-life tweaks

CB1100 gets mid-life tweaks

The Honda CB1100 – now designated the CB1100EX – may only have been introduced into Europe for 2013 but it was first unveiled in Japan in 2009, and has now been given a mid-life refresh with spoked...

Honda reveals new F6C

Honda reveals new F6C

Way back in 2007 Honda showed the EVO6 Concept and it looked amazing; six years later the Honda F6C is the production version of that bike and was unveiled today (Wednesday) at the Tokyo show in...

New MCN November 20: Cal 'I can make it work'

New MCN November 20: Cal 'I can make it work'

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 20: Crutchlow's Ducati debut - Cal vows to make the Ducati work after the first test 24-page NEC...

Harley Davidson 110 Celebrations at Motorcycle Live

Harley Davidson 110 Celebrations at Motorcycle Live

Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland reaches the end of a celebratory year with a major display at Motorcycle Live – the biggest yet to be seen at the Midlands-based NEC. A large section of its floor...

Video: Jeremy McWilliams thrashes the new KTM Super Duke

Video: Jeremy McWilliams thrashes the new KTM Super Duke

KTM have released this video of the new Super Duke 1290 at it's recentl launch, with Jeremy McWilliams onboard around the Ascari circuit in Spain. It's fairly obvous that McWill has lost ittle of the...

New Harley Street 750 features in new Captain America trailer

New Harley Street 750 features in new Captain America trailer

Harley-Davidson's all-new, entry-level Street 750/500, as publicly unveiled at last week's Milan Show, is to star in the new Captain America movie out next year, the latest movie trailer reveals. The...

Let your children ride for free

 Let your children ride for free

If you have ever wanted to let you young children have a go at riding a motorcycle then a free trial at Motorcycle Live might be the perfect test for those aged between two and 12-years-old thanks to...

Litre sportsbikes for less than £3,000

Litre sportsbikes for less than £3,000

1998/99 Yamaha YZF-R1 In 1998 theYamaha YZF-R1 arrived and rewrote the rulebook when it came to litre sportsbikes. Where the FireBlade had effectively created the genre in 1992, the R1 moved the game...

Norton team up with OSET for family fun day

Norton team up with OSET for family fun day

Norton have teamed up with electric trials bike manufacturer OSET to hold a kids fun day at Norton's Donington Hall HQ this weekend. It's aimed at kids from 4 to 12, and will run from 12pm at...

Which rider deserved the championship more?

Which rider deserved the championship more?

Marc Marquez is the youngest MotoGP champion ever, taking the title at just 20 years and 266 days old. Lorenzo took more wins (8 to 6), led more laps (236 to 83), but lost out on podiums (6 to Marc's...

More motorcycles could mean fewer casualties

More motorcycles could mean fewer casualties

According to a recent poll from the AA, 85% of drivers say that motorcyclists are 'hard to see'. The stats were presented by the current president of the AA, Edmund King, whilst addressing a...

New MCN 13 November: King Marc

New MCN 13 November: King Marc

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 13: King Marc - Special souvenir issue with all of the reaction and feedback from his historic win! New Bike...