2013

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...

Who's the most impressive 'old dog' still lining up on the grid to compete?

Who's the most impressive 'old dog' still lining up on the grid to compete?

1993 500GP world champion Kevin Schwantz returned to racing at the weekend when he competed in the Suzuka 8hr and along with his team-mates finished third. At the same time Jeremy McWilliam, also 49,...

Which revived Yamaha icon would you buy?

Which revived Yamaha icon would you buy?

In this week's MCN Yamaha confirmed plans to bring back the iconic XT500 alongside more of their iconic bikes, such as the RD350. Which one of the revived classics would you like to...

RoundHouse Challenge

RoundHouse Challenge

When Lucas Munro was just 18 months old he was diagnosed with a 4-inch tumour in his chest. The mass was such that his heart was pushed over to the wrong side of his body, his windpipe was deviated,...

New MCN July 31: RCV road bike new details

New MCN July 31: RCV road bike new details

In this week's MCN: MCN has new details on Honda's road-going MotoGP missile, which is expected to be unveiled in just a few months. PLUS: The search for 2013's best sports bike: MV Agusta F3 800 vs...

A good weekend in Norfolk

A good weekend in Norfolk

We went camping in the sun at a bike rally in Fakenham, Norfolk. We were riding a Triumph America and Daytona. Most of the weekend was spent riding the beautiful north Norfolk coast roads, the rest of...

Staff Blog: Thundersport Rockingham

Staff Blog: Thundersport Rockingham

  I haven’t had much of a chance to do anything of note with my Hyperstrada over the past week. But it did treat me to a glorious ride cross-country to Donington last Wednesday, where I instruct...

Staff Blog: To Flash or Not to Flash?

Staff Blog: To Flash or Not to Flash?

  My hubby and I were riding through the rolling Leicestershire countryside towards Rutland Water on a recent Sunday morning ride when we were flashed twice by oncoming cars but not at all by the...

Me and my R6

Me and my R6

I've always wanted to have some professional photos taken of myself with my bike so I took my bike to a local studio called Cedar Lodge. Rode it in and had a great afternoon. I think...

Round Britain charity ride calls for riders

 Round Britain charity ride calls for riders

A motorcyclist riding 4000 miles around the British coastline to raise cash for charity is calling for support from other riders as he makes his way around the country. Paul Newman from Cambridge...

Limited edition Yoshi GSX-R750 announced

Limited edition Yoshi GSX-R750 announced

Suzuki has announced an exclusive run of this special black GSX-R750 kitted out with Yoshimura and genuine Suzuki accessories. Limited to 25 machines, the edition features a Yoshimura the R11...

Stunt champion Lee Bowers gets sponsorship from Kawasaki

 Stunt champion Lee Bowers gets sponsorship from Kawasaki

Current UK and Ireland motorcycle stunt champion, Lee Bowers, is to be officially supported by Kawasaki. Bowers is now talking of reaching the ‘next level’ of his professional endeavour as he has...

Silverstone trackdays with racing champions

Silverstone trackdays with racing champions

World and British Superbike champions along with current star riders are lined up to help out at a series of trackdays at Silverstone as instructors with every level of rider catered for. Double...

MCN are looking for owners of 125cc machines

MCN are looking for owners of 125cc machines

MCN are looking for owners of 125cc machines, specifically anyone with a: Yamaha YZF-R125 Aprilia RS4 (the 125, not the RSV4!) and the Honda CBR125R We'll be using the information to help with our...

Win a place on the MT-09 European launch in Croatia!

Win a place on the MT-09 European launch in Croatia!

Prizes don’t get much more exclusive than this. MCN has teamed-up with Yamaha UK to offer one incredibly lucky MCN reader the chance to win a riding place at the European launch of the all-new Yamaha...

New MCN July 24: New Ducati Scrambler

New MCN July 24: New Ducati Scrambler

In this week's MCN: Ducati look set to relaunch the classic Scrambler model with an all-new Scrambler using the air-cooled 796cc engine from the Monster 796.  PLUS: Remembering Steve Hislop...

MCN Built In Britain: Show off your bike!

The hunt is on for the finest bikes in the country as entries roll in for the 2013 Built in Britain competition Entries have been flooding in for the 2013 Built in Britain competition – an annual event launched by Carole Nash and MCN to find the nation’s most talented bike builder. Entry cut off is August 9, so don’t miss out – go online now, and register your project. Visit...

Staff Blog: Solving the Ducati Multistrada luggage conundrum

Staff Blog: Solving the Ducati Multistrada luggage conundrum

A little while ago I rode to Italy and back on the Ducati Mulitstrada 1200 S Touring and as part of the preparation I wanted to take a tankbag because of the extra practicality they offer. I am a big...

Staff Blog: Dirty Ducati

Staff Blog: Dirty Ducati

I’ve been away for over a week testing, but for all that time I’ve been thinking of my filthy Hyperstrada. Covered in thick dust, it looks like it’s spent months abandoned in the Sahara, but all that...

New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 designer interviewed

New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 designer interviewed

The designer of the new V-Strom 1000, Tomoya Murakami, is the subject of this new video from Suzuki. In it he discusses the new bike’s design, from concept and inspiration, fit and finish of the...

New Yamaha XV950 first ride

New Yamaha XV950 first ride

Yamaha’s new XV950 ‘performance bobber’ – or Harley Sportster rival to you and us – has just been put through its paces in Los Angeles, California, by MCN’s Andy Davidson. These are his first...

Motus shows off finished bike at Laguna Seca MotoGP

Motus shows off finished bike at Laguna Seca MotoGP

American manufacturer Motus has shown the final production version of the 1650cc V4 sports touring Motus MST which is scheduled to go on sale in Autumn this year; a delay over the initial aim of...

Honda's naked VF800 designs

Honda's naked VF800 designs

New patents show that Honda is developing a new low-cost, high-spec naked bike around its venerable – but legendary – VFR800 V4 engine. The bike’s overall design is hinted at in an innocuous-sounding...

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed

It doesn't seem a week ago that the Goodwood Festival of Speed was drawing to a close. After three days of varied activity, with riders from across the globe and sectors. I am always pleased to see...

The Great Escape 50th anniversary

The Great Escape 50th anniversary

I'd like to inform your readers about the new book by Helma Tuerk concerning the 50 years anniversary of the release of McQueen's film "The Great Escape" containing original private photos...

Staff Blog: Bolt from the blue proves electrifying

Staff Blog: Bolt from the blue proves electrifying

I've been thinking recently that I might be the worst sort of motorcyclist there is. A hypocritical one. One who is nervous of letting his kids ride motorbikes. When I was growing up the desire to...

DTM replica BM scoots launched in Germany

DTM replica BM scoots launched in Germany

BMW’s standard C600 sports scooter not racy enough for you? Then how about these two new limited edition versions inspired by the German Touring Car (DTM) race series? The matte black ‘Spengler...

Kevin's Last Lap

Kevin's Last Lap

Kevin Ash was first and foremost a family man who adored his three daughters and wife, but he also happened to have a job he loved, as a motorcycle journalist. Having written for MCN for twenty years...

Triumph supports Thankful Villages Run

Triumph supports Thankful Villages Run

Triumph is encouraging riders to join the Thankful Villages Run, a nine-day charity ride over 2500 miles to all 51 UK villages that were fortunate enough to have all their soldiers return home alive...

Win a VIP WorldSuperbikes weekend at Silverstone!

Win a VIP WorldSuperbikes weekend at Silverstone!

MOTOCARD.com are offering you the chance of winning an incredible weekend watching Superbikes in Silverstone whilst being treated to some very special moments along the way, including: - 2...

Aprilia Tuono owners needed

Aprilia Tuono owners needed

MCN are looking for owners of all three models of the Aprilia Tuono. If you own an original Tuono, the twin-pipe second generation or the latest V4 Tuono then get in touch using the information...

Staff Blog: I Love Wednesdays.....

Staff Blog: I Love Wednesdays.....

  The lads in the office are bored stiff of hearing me say it but I’m going to say it again, I don’t work Wednesdays and what better way to spend the day than riding the Yamaha Fazer8. Along...

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