2013

Staff Blog: From Draper to Dapper

Staff Blog: From Draper to Dapper

A year or so ago, Australian Mark Hawwa and his online/riding friends from the Australian Cafe Racers website found a picture of Don Draper - the suave, fictional advertising director from the 1960s...

Calling Ducati 916 owners

Calling Ducati 916 owners

MCN is preparing a very special story about the Ducati 916. We would like hear from you if you are lucky enough to own a 916. In the first instance, please could you send us a photo of your bike and a...

Do you like the new BMW NineT?

Do you like the new BMW NineT?

Yesterday, BMW revealed its new R NineT in Munich. Reactions within our comments to the launch yesterday have been mixed - but what do you think?      

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke official first ride!

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke official first ride!

KTM’s long-awaited, all-new 1290 Super Duke is finally being put through its paces at the world press launch in Spain by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions:   “KTM...

Honda announce CBR300R

Honda announce CBR300R

Honda has announced the imminent arrival of a new CBR300R, a bigger version of its current CBR250R.   The news came at the Chinese International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in Chongqing, where...

EBR 1190RX unveiled in US

EBR 1190RX unveiled in US

Erik Buell Racing (EBR), the new firm founded by American maverick Erik Buell in the wake of the closure of Buell by owners Harley-Davidson in 2009, has, as expected, just unveiled its first all-new...

BMW unveil R nineT in Munich

BMW unveil R nineT in Munich

At a special celebration event currently underway at the BMW Museum in Munich, BMW Motorrad has just unveiled the new R nineT classic roadster on stage.   Created to mark and celebrate nine...

Video: Ducati 899 Panigale first ride

Video: Ducati 899 Panigale first ride

Two years after the launch of the 1199 Panigale, Ducati has done the inevitable, replacing the ageing 848 with an 899 Panigale. Producing a middleweight mirroring its flagship model is a trick...

Noughties V-twin superbike owners wanted

Noughties V-twin superbike owners wanted

MCN is on the hunt for owners of three of the V-twin superbikes from the early noughties. Specifically we're looking for owners of the Honda SP-1, SP-2 and Aprilia RSV-R Colin Edwards replica. We'll...

Honda XRS650 Real Dual concept

Honda XRS650 Real Dual concept

My Honda XRS650 concept.

New MCN October 16: Street fight!

New MCN October 16: Street fight!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 16: - The Yamaha MT-09 takes on the Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z800 and MV Agusta Brutale 800 - Triumph 250...

Yamaha XV950 RR Sport Solo concept

Yamaha XV950 RR Sport Solo concept

My take on the new Yamaha XV950.

Staff Blog: Time for a new shoe

Staff Blog: Time for a new shoe

I've covered a lot of miles on the Judge this year - approaching 8000 - and I've only just replaced the rear tyre. In truth it could have done with a change 2000 miles ago as it was starting...

Win hospitality tickets to the MCE BSB Showdown

Win hospitality tickets to the MCE BSB Showdown

Don’t miss your last chance to win hospitality tickets to the MCE BSB Showdown finale. MCN and MCE Insurance have teamed up to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of weekend tickets to the...

Special edition Bonnie

Special edition Bonnie

Triumph has unveiled a special edition Bonneville inspired by the last bike off the line at Meriden in 1982, the T140W TSS. The latest special edition Bonneville features a jet black and lunar silver...

Ultimate Ducati Panigale is invite only

Ultimate Ducati Panigale is invite only

Ducati has sent out invites to a select list of customers who qualify for the chance to buy the ultimate version of the 1199 Panigale superbike; a 220bhp, 180kg Superleggera version which is...

Retro muscle bike owners wanted

Retro muscle bike owners wanted

MCN is on the hunt for owners of big, hariy-chested retro bikes. Specifically we're looking for owners of the Suzuki GSX1400, Kawasaki ZRX1200/1100 and the Honda CB1300. We'll be using...

1199 Panigale S ‘Senna’ unveiled in Brazil

1199 Panigale S ‘Senna’ unveiled in Brazil

Ducati has unveiled this special edition of its Panigale S to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of F1 star Ayrton Senna.   Unveiled at the Sao Paulo motorcycle show and to be sold in Brazil...

Video: KTM's Uncrashable Bike: New Bosch ABS

Video: KTM's Uncrashable Bike: New Bosch ABS

The world's first cornering ABS brings the 'uncrashable' bike one step closer, and it's standard on KTM's 1190 Adventure from 2014. We take a look at one of the biggest breakthroughs in biking for...

Video: Yamaha XV950 group test

Video: Yamaha XV950 group test

Yamaha's new XV950 joins Triumph's Speedmaster in gunning for the Harley-Davidson 883 Iron. Is the Hog's time up? We pit the three machines against each other to find out.

Staff Blog: Leave it, Lock it, Love it!

Staff Blog: Leave it, Lock it, Love it!

  Travelling into London for a mini-adventure at the weekend I needed to make sure I’d got a way to secure my bike and also relieve myself of having to carry too much cumbersome luggage around...

Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R features

Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R features

The new issue of MCN is out today, with seven pages of exclusive insider interviews at KTM and Kiska Design, in Austria, exposing the whole story behind the development of this incredible new...

Kawasaki unveils new scoot

Kawasaki unveils new scoot

Kawasaki has finally decided to jump on the scooter bandwagon with the J300; the Japanese firm’s first ever scooter offered to the European market.  The J300 has been styled by a Kawasaki design...

Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R prototype ridden

Video: KTM 1290 Super Duke R prototype ridden

MCN take a quick spin on the prototype KTM 1290 Super Duke R - and it reveals a surging powerhouse of an engine under that minimal bodywork

Free GB Racing engine case protection on offer

Free GB Racing engine case protection on offer

Engine protection firm GB Racing needs help to expand the range of engine case guards and anyone who lends their bike for templating can get a free set. The product range extension is part of a...

Ducati 899 Panigale first impressions

Ducati 899 Panigale first impressions

Ducati's new 'baby Panigale', the 899, is currently being put through its paces for the first time at a very wet Imola in Italy by MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child. Here are his first...

Is cornering ABS the ultimate safety aid?

Is cornering ABS the ultimate safety aid?

'Cornering ABS', which allows you to brake hard whilst leant over, is explained in this week's MCN. Is this the ultimate safety aid, or does it just encourage riders to take more risks? pollcomment

Will you be riding through winter?

Will you be riding through winter?

With winter fast approaching a choice must be made - continue riding and brave the road salt and cold weather, or tuck your pride and joy away and take the boring but warm car. Which will you...

New MCN October 9: The beast!

New MCN October 9: The beast!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 9: - KTM reveals the new 1290 Super Duke R and we ride the 'bonkers' prototype - New BMW R1200GS Adventure unveiled...

UK motorcycle parking on Android

UK motorcycle parking on Android

UK Motorcycle Parking app helps you to find motorcycle parking spaces around the UK. Finding a place to park your motorcycle can be a nightmare, especially in London. With this app you can use your...

Rider killed at Oulton Park trackday

Rider killed at Oulton Park trackday

A five-bike collision at an Oulton Park track day has left one rider dead and two further in critical condition in hospital. The accident happened at the fast Clay Hill bend at the Cheshire track, at...

New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

BMW has finally released the full technical details of the 2014 R1200GS Adventure; the tougher and more off-road targeted bike the firm hopes will continue the big sales of the current model. The new...

Autumn here, winter approaching

For autumn and winter riding I would recommend looking at some of the kit in the outdoor pursuits industry; much of it works well for biking. If that old jacket isn't so waterproof anymore, one of the lightweight waterproof tops will fit underneath, so you've still got the crash protection over the top. I also use a light down-filled shirt that packs down to nothing when stowed, a windproof shell...

The Bike Shed - Event II - 24 Hours To Go.

The Bike Shed - Event II - 24 Hours To Go.

There's 24 hours until Bike Shed - The Event II. Featuring some of the world's greatest, custom-bike building talent, last time around there were around 35 official exhibited bikes. This time there...

Staff Blog: New Dog, Newer Tricks

Staff Blog: New Dog, Newer Tricks

I’ve been riding a ‘big bike’ for twelve months now and the last eight of them have been spent working for the world’s largest motorcycling publication. I am very aware of how enviable a position this...

Video: See the new KTM Super Duke R in action

Video: See the new KTM Super Duke R in action

KTM has released new footage of the 1290 Super Duke R, showing the new super-naked's aggressive skills on road and track. Watch the video below and don't miss next week's MCN, as we go inside the...