April

New MCN April 10: Adventure bike shootout

New MCN April 10: Adventure bike shootout

In this week's MCN, out April 10, we pit the top four big adventure bikes against each other in the Brecon Beacons. The new BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure both promise to offer more than...

HMC Classic first ride

HMC Classic first ride

Now here’s a seemingly good idea: one so simple and obvious you wonder why no-one’s thought of it before. Your average Chinese learner 125 is, shall we say, a tad basic and budget, right? Invariably...

Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 3

Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 3

Last month at the Circuit of the Americas test MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt caught up with Valentino Rossi to discuss Ducati, Yamaha and the future. Check out part three of this exclusive three part...

Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 2

Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 2

Last month at the Circuit of the Americas test MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt caught up with Valentino Rossi to discuss Ducati, Yamaha and the future. Check out part two of this exclusive three part...

Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 1

Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 1

Last month at the Circuit of the Americas test MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt caught up with Valentino Rossi to discuss Ducati, Yamaha and the future. Check out part one of this exclusive three part...

Ewan becomes face of Guzzi

Ewan becomes face of Guzzi

Scottish Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is to star in a new advertising campaign for Moto Guzzi’s all-new California 1400. The star of Trainspotting, the Star Wars prequels, Moulin Rouge and TV’s Long...

April 3 Bikes on the Box

April 3 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) -...

Free t-shirt when you purchase insurance

Free t-shirt when you purchase insurance

Insurance due this April? Don’t miss our fantastic promotion over at MCNcompare.com. Not only could you save some dosh on your premium, but everyone who purchases insurance receives a free retro...

Prescott Bike Festival This Sunday

Prescott Bike Festival This Sunday

The annual Prescott Bike Festival takes place this Sunday, 7th April, and promises to be an action packed day out for all the family, whilst supporting the National Association of Bloodbikes charity.

Riders for Health and Bridgestone team up to improve health services in Africa

Riders for Health and Bridgestone team up to improve health services in Africa

Bridgestone have announced a partnership with the international not-for-profit organisation Riders for Health to support their lifesaving humanitarian efforts to improve health care within...

If you won a Harley Davidson would you...

If you won a Harley Davidson would you...

Harley-Davidson is perhaps the most iconic brand in the biking world, but despite its popularity, you'll always find plenty of Harley haters. If you won a Harley, what would you do with it?

Northants HOC cheer up two hospitals

Northants HOC cheer up two hospitals

The Northants and Milton Keynes Honda Owners Club had two rides this easter, taking chocolate eggs to children who are unfortunately in hospital. The first ride was on Saturday March 30 to...

You Ask/You Answer: Back protectors

You Ask/You Answer: Back protectors

"I've been riding over 12 years, and have never worn a proper back protector. I've got one of those foam back pad things that you get in your jacket – which obviously isn't a 'protector', and Iv'e...

What's stopping you buying a new bike in 2013?

What's stopping you buying a new bike in 2013?

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Do you care about your bike's fuel consumption figures?

Do you care about your bike's fuel consumption figures?

Bikes are often seen as more environmentally friend than cars, due partly to better fuel consumption figures. But do you really care about fuel consumption figures when the sun is shining and...

If money was no object – what new bike would you buy?

If money was no object – what new bike would you buy?

There are some tricked-up, expensive bikes available to buy, like the new Ducati 1199 Panigale R which has a £26,550 price tag. pollcomment

Behind the 1,986-page GP stat bible - now available to the public

Behind the 1,986-page GP stat bible - now available to the public

Previously only available to professionals, the FIM MotoGP Results 1949-2012 is the 2000-page book that's the ultimate reference tool of motorcycle Grand Prix racing. Published under the auspices of...

Video: BMW R1200GS - Old vs New

Video: BMW R1200GS - Old vs New

Last week MCN took BMW's old R1200GS head to head against it's replacement, the 2013 model. Does the new bike - the UK's top-selling bike last year - measure up to what it's replacing?    

Video: Michael Guy's KTM 300EXC

Video: Michael Guy's KTM 300EXC

MCN's sports editor Michael Guy has recently taken delivery of a new KTM 300EXC two stroke to get back into the enduro world after re-catching the bug at Dakar. Check out his first review of the bike!

Incredible!

Have you seen the latest from the British Enduro Championship taken from Elgin Endurance Club? "The first round of the British Enduro Championship has been spoiled by the police, who on one of the few road sections, decided to nick all the competitors with undersized number plates, issuing £60 penalty notices! "This is despite the organisers contacting the police beforehand and getting the go...