2013

Classic sports bike owners needed!

Classic sports bike owners needed!

Classic sports bike owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of some of the best superbikes ever made for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of: 1992 Honda...

Panigale 899 spied testing

Panigale 899 spied testing

A test and development version of the new Ducati Panigale 899 has been spotted parked on an Italian street just weeks ahead of the official launch of the bike. The bike is a smaller capacity version...

New Kawasaki Z1000SX spied

New Kawasaki Z1000SX spied

This is the updated 2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX which was scooped while filming a video in Norway ahead of the official launch of the bike at the end of September. We have no official information on the...

Staff Blog: You Can't Beat a Bit of Bike Therapy

Staff Blog: You Can't Beat a Bit of Bike Therapy

I've been down in the dumps for the last couple of weeks and I’ve really not felt like going out on the Yamaha Fazer8 but today I thought enough is enough and decided to blow away some...

Staff blog: Fourth time lucky!

Staff blog: Fourth time lucky!

First of all, I need to say thanks for all the emails I've received over the past few days. I've had a ton of comments, tips, suggestions and offers of free training since my piece in Wednesday's...

New on-the-spot fines introduced

New on-the-spot fines introduced

Fixed penalties for careless or inconsiderate driving came into effect today with mobile phone use and middle lane hogging among a series of offences which will bring an increased fine of £100. Other...

Rymer racing on TV

Rymer racing on TV

Former BSB, WSB, MotoGP and World Endurance star, Terry Rymer is set to appear in a behind-the-scenes racing TV series, produced and directed by I, Superbiker creator, Mark Sloper. The Londoner’s new...

Win a ‘job’ with Supersport team

Win a ‘job’ with Supersport team

MCN has teamed up with R&G crash protection to give you and a mate an exclusive chance to be part of a leading British Supersport team at Donington Park from September 6-8. The Oxford TAG Triumph...

Win tickets to MotoGP at Silverstone

Win tickets to MotoGP at Silverstone

Silverstone is offering two lucky MCN readers the chance to win a pair of Roving Grandstand tickets (worth over £240) for all three days of the 2013 Hertz MotoGP from August 30 to September 1. The...

Horex unveils new VR6 Classic model

Horex unveils new VR6 Classic model

German firm Horex has shown a new Classic model based on the VR6 roadster with the same 1218cc six-cylinder motor but a host of cosmetic changes that have come about as a result of customer...

Performance cruisers needed!

Performance cruisers needed!

Performance cruiser owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of some of big power cruisers for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of: Triumph Rocket III Honda Valkyrie...

Staff blog: Bad back stops play

Staff blog: Bad back stops play

I did my back in a couple of weeks ago so riding the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring was put on hold while my life revolved around physiotherapy, 500mg Naproxen tablets twice a day, paracetamol...

Win British MotoGP tickets with MCN and DEWALT

Win British MotoGP tickets with MCN and DEWALT

One of the most anticipated British MotoGP races in years will take place at Silverstone on September 1 and MCN has joined forces with leading industrial power tool manufacturer DEWALT to offer two...

New MCN August 14th: Forza Italia!

New MCN August 14th: Forza Italia!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 14th: - Forza Italia!: An Italian special on bikes that changed the world - Plus: Agostini interviewed by John...

Staff Blog: Riding into the East

Staff Blog: Riding into the East

  In my long term test report in the issue on sale this week (14 August) you’ll see that me and my mate, Sue, spent the weekend riding round East Anglia taking in sights and sounds that you...

Kevin Ash's Last Lap

Kevin Ash's Last Lap

Honouring the sad loss of Kevin by riding three laps of Silverstone.

Deer whistle

I have just read about another motorcyclist killed by hitting a deer. I don't know if they work, but you can buy a deer whistle for £8 - must be worth a try! www.deerwhistle.co.uk

Built in Britain – Last chance to enter!

Built in Britain – Last chance to enter!

There are just six days remaining before entries close for this year’s Carole Nash MCN Built in Britain competition, so go to www.mcnbuiltinbritain.co.uk now to enter your bike in one of the six...

Video: Chad's KTM 250EXC-F - Final Part

Video: Chad's KTM 250EXC-F - Final Part

MCN's road tester Adam Child took delivery of a KTM 250EXC-F back in March to build up his fitness and improbe his offroad skills. After five months with the bike, find out what he thought of it as it...

Big tourer owners needed!

Big tourer owners needed!

Big tourer owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of some of big mile eaters for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of: Honda Pan European (ST1300 version) BMW K1200GT or...

Get shirty in style

Get shirty in style

MCN have worked with quirky T-shirt company 'Shot Dead In The Head' to produce a range of irreverant and slightly more reserved shirt designs - as well as hoodies and mugs - for MCN...

Staff Blog: F800GT - A feeling of belonging.

Staff Blog: F800GT - A feeling of belonging.

The grey, British skies seemed determined to quell my excited mood and, as I joined the queue for the channel tunnel, the drizzle misted across my visor and I wasn't entirely sure that a six hour...

Video: Indian is back - The three new bikes tested

Video: Indian is back - The three new bikes tested

The new Indian Chief range is just the beginning: taking on the mighty Harley-Davidson is definitely on the cards. MCN, senior reporter Andy Downes was at the launch. These are his first opinions...

The M&P Motorcycles open weekend is back!

The M&P Motorcycles open weekend is back!

The M&P Motorcycles open weekend is back! Join them this Saturday the 10th August from 9-5 and Sunday 11th August from 10 – 4 where you’ll find great deals on Shoei, Givi, Tuzo, Scorpion exhausts...

Danger bikes wanted!

Danger bikes wanted!

Danger bikes owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of some of the most ferocious motorcycles ever produced for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of: 1986 - 1988...

Will Indian's bold move pay off?

Will Indian's bold move pay off?

Indian motorcycles is back in business with three all new models. The firm clearly has Harley-Davidson in its sights. Polaris, the parent company plans to snatch 10% of the global cruiser market...

How will Cal Crutchlow fare at Ducati?

How will Cal Crutchlow fare at Ducati?

After months of speculation surrounding Cal Crutchlow’s career, the Brit has signed a two-year full factory deal with Ducati. How do you think he will do?

New MCN August 7th: Cal to Ducati!

New MCN August 7th: Cal to Ducati!

In this week's MCN: All the exclusive latest from Cal Crutchlow following his switch to Ducati. PLUS: - Indian is back: We have a world exclusive test!- Silverstone WSB drama: Rea wins at last but...

Staff Blog: Down to Ramsgate

Staff Blog: Down to Ramsgate

For the last 11 years, since I moved up to MCN-land from my home town in Ramsgate, I’ve done the 170-mile journey on lots on hundreds of different bikes. Tourers are, of course, the most comfortable,...

First ride: New Indians

First ride: New Indians

Indian has launched three new variants of the Chief - an all-new 1819cc V-twin which MCN has been riding around the Sturgis motorcycle rally in America. After around 50 miles split between two of the...

Staff Blog: Top Box Woes

Staff Blog: Top Box Woes

You might have read in my recent long term report, featured in July 24 issue of MCN, about fitting the top box to the Yamaha Fazer8. I’m testing different types of luggage to see which is the easiest...

Indian Motorcycles reveal three new bikes

Indian Motorcycles reveal three new bikes

Indian Motorcycles has launched three new variants of the all-new Indian Chief in America today and in a few hours MCN will be testing each version. The Indian Classic, Chieftain and Vintage all share...

Staff Blog: It’s not all about the new stuff

Staff Blog: It’s not all about the new stuff

While at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with an MCN reader about the BMW 90th Anniversary display, each of us singling out the models we’d own if money was no...

Video: 800-class shootout

Video: 800-class shootout

MV Agusta's new F3 800 got us excited after its recent track launch at Misano. It's rapid, handles like a racer and fuels better than any MV we've ever ridden. But is an MV good enough to really...

More items added to Kevin's Last Lap auction

More items added to Kevin's Last Lap auction

More items have been added to Kevin's Last Lap auction in aid of the Kevin Ash Fund (set up for his daughters’ education), including a signed Carl Fogarty replica helmet and Sandro Cortese's Moto3...

Video: Yamaha XV950 first ride

Video: Yamaha XV950 first ride

The new XV950 is the first example of what Yamaha calls its 'Sports Heritage' range. As well as retro styling aimed at attracting artistic custom builders the world over, these bikes are viewed by...