August

Staff Blog: Night Riding Fun

Staff Blog: Night Riding Fun

Is it just me or do your skills sharpen as you ride in the dark and your speed increase? Riding the 50 miles from Silverstone to home the other night I really enjoyed the dark journey. The lights on...

Staff Blog: What are your Wiinter Riding Hints and Tips?

Staff Blog: What are your Wiinter Riding Hints and Tips?

I’m just about to head off for my summer holiday and already I’m thinking of the weather turning and the nights drawing in. I’m needing your help, tips and advice for prepping the Yamaha Fazer8 for...

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

Paul Dempster (Triumph Tiger 800) and myself, Simon Lawler (Honda Crosstourer Highlander) riding through the Swiss National Park on our way to the Stelvio mountain pass. A fantastic ride with...

Triumph returns to Bonneville!

Triumph returns to Bonneville!

This twin Rocket III engined streamliner arrived at the Utah Salt Flats this week 57 years after the speed record which spawned the most iconic British motorcycle of all, the Triumph Bonneville, The...

New KTM Freeride 250R unveiled

New KTM Freeride 250R unveiled

KTM has unveiled this all-new 250 two-stroke addition to its ‘Freeride’ fun bike family – aimed at those looking to explore off-roading for the first time or simply have a ‘fun bike’. Intended to...

Day of Champions raises incredible £216,000

Day of Champions raises incredible £216,000

The British Grand Prix's famous Day of Champions has been another stunning success for MCN's charity partner, Riders for Health, raising an incredible £216,249 for the charity. With a full day of...

The BSMC Event II

The BSMC Event II

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club has announced their second event of the year to celebrate the cafe racer and brat-style culture after the success of their first event in May. The event will take place...

Day of Champions 2013

Day of Champions 2013

I had a great time on the Riders for Health Day of the Champions ride-in. The best fun to be had, riding pillion with my fella and doing laps of the track with Bradley Smith! I'm yet to meet...

Small bikes for a small budget

Small bikes for a small budget

Believe it or not, there are over ten million commuters busily going about their business on Honda’s legendary CG125. While popping over to the far east to pick up a used example may be out of the...

Riders for Health announce ultimate MotoGP competition!

Riders for Health announce ultimate MotoGP competition!

Riders for Health, MCN's official charity, have just unveiled their latest competition and it's once-in-a-lifetime prize for the final round of the 2013 MotoGP Championship. Donating to their...

Design an MCN T-Shirt and win!

Design an MCN T-Shirt and win!

Did you know that MCN have a T-Shirt shop? Did you know that the shirts over there were all developed and designed by people here at MCN and the clever, designer people from over at Shotdead...

The Rules - Running a rider training business

The Rules - Running a rider training business

In 1991, a 23-year-old Bernard Adams was made redundant from his IT job, and took over a money-losing council bike training scheme, run from a shed. Now 45, he runs probably the biggest rider...

The new Bike magazine

The new Bike magazine

From the publication of the first issue in the summer of 1971 Bike magazine has been evolving. We’ve just published issue number 485, and it’s very different to issue 484. There’s a big, new section...

Video: Water-cooled Harley-Davidsons ridden

Video: Water-cooled Harley-Davidsons ridden

It might not look it, but Harley's touring range is virtually all-new for 2014 and includes water-cooling - but how different are they REALLY? View more great motorcycling videos on the MCN...

Ride-in with Scott Redding

Ride-in with Scott Redding

MCN and Motorcycle Live have teamed up to create an exclusive ride-out to the Day of Champions at Silverstone this Thursday (Aug 29) for the Silverstone MotoGP weekend – and you’re invited. There are...

Special K: BMW K1300S Anniversary

Special K: BMW K1300S Anniversary

When it comes to ‘special editions’, BMW pretty much leads the way. Although Ducati and Triumph, in particular, have their own successful lines of ‘specials’ (bikes like the Tricolore or Steve McQueen...

New MCN August 28: Golden oldies

New MCN August 28: Golden oldies

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 28th: - Modern classics special: Admit it, you want one! Invest in a blast from the past. - Water-cooled...

Enfield’s café racer coming

Enfield’s café racer coming

Royal Enfield’s most modern and powerful bike ever, the long-anticipated new Café Racer/Continental GT WILL be officially unveiled next month and go on sale later this year, MCN can now confirm. We’ve...

Ducati Scrambler well underway

Ducati Scrambler well underway

Ducati’s old Scrambler 250 was built from 1962 through to 1968 in various 250, 350 and even 450cc single-cylinder guises and managed to create a cool, accessible bike that was completely of the time.

Triumph Daytona 675R initial thoughts

Triumph Daytona 675R initial thoughts

I've had the Triumph Daytona 675R for about a month now, and I have to say it is absolutely brilliant. Having come from a 2010 675, I wasn't sure what to expect, and to be honest, I found the standard...

Staff Blog: Too Many Fazers, Too Little Time

Staff Blog: Too Many Fazers, Too Little Time

I’ve not just been riding the Yamaha Fazer8 this week, for a forthcoming long term feature I’ve been out on my mate’s Yamaha FZS600 Fazer and the big brother of the range the FZ1 Fazer. I was really...

Suzuki GSR750 comfort seat

Suzuki GSR750 comfort seat

I've had my GSR750 supplied by the superb team at Crescent in Verwood for a year now and have found it uncomfortable after about 40 miles riding. After searching and talking to upholstery companies I...

Win an evening with Colin Edwards!

Win an evening with Colin Edwards!

Ixon leathers - who sponsor MotoGP legend Colin Edwards - are giving one lucky person and a friend the chance to spend an evening with him on Wednesday 28th August at a secret location (that will...

Video: Small bikes for big adventures

Video: Small bikes for big adventures

Green lanes in the Peak District on 125s, the Snake Pass, a curry and a pint. Who needs to go to the far side of the world for an adventure? View more great motorcycling videos on the MCN...

Middleweight Ducati owners needed!

Middleweight Ducati owners needed!

Middleweight Ducati owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of Ducati's middleweight class bikes for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of: Ducati 748 Ducati...

Video: Suzuki Intruder C1500T vs bagger rivals

Video: Suzuki Intruder C1500T vs bagger rivals

The rise of the bagger shows no signs of abating, with manufacturers stripping the excess from their cruisers in the hope of attracting new buyers. But should you buy on heritage, specification, or...

Marco Simoncelli Foundation Ride

Marco Simoncelli Foundation Ride

Almost two years after one of MotoGP’s brightest stars was taken from us, the Marco Simoncelli Foundation Motorcycle Ride is set to embark on one of its first major events to take place in the UK.

How much does racing influence you buying a manufacturer's sportsbike?

How much does racing influence you buying a manufacturer's sportsbike?

BMW has pulled the plug on their factory World Superbike effort, after five years of trying and without winning a championship.But is winning a championship important? How much does racing influence...

Scott Redding vs Pol Espargaro in MotoGP next year: who stands the better chance of winning?

Scott Redding vs Pol Espargaro in MotoGP next year: who stands the better chance of winning?

With a Yamaha deal signed and delivered for Pol Espargaro, and a MotoGP deal almost certain for Scott Redding, the two front runners in Moto2 are lined up to continue their battle next year on the big...

Barry Sheene tribute parade at British MotoGP race

Barry Sheene tribute parade at British MotoGP race

A special tribute parade will take place during the forthcoming British MotoGP weekend at Silverstone to make the 10th anniversary of late racing legend Barry Sheene. The parade, which will take...

Touring Ireland

Touring Ireland

Chris got bored on our amazing tour around Ireland (this pic is at The Ring of Kerry) and there was only one thing he could do... read MCN of course!

Staff Blog: Trying to solve my wind problem

Staff Blog: Trying to solve my wind problem

If there's one thing the Judge lacks, it's wind protection. The only thing up front to deflect the wind is the single clock. At Kevin's Last Lap recently I saw a perfect opportunity to cure my wind...

Road closed to bikes only near Ace Café

Road closed to bikes only near Ace Café

A local council has banned just motorcycles using a road near the famous Ace Café in North London as part of a six-week trial following months of complaints about anti-social riding and racing on the...

New MCN August 21st: Has Cal made the right move?

New MCN August 21st: Has Cal made the right move?

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 21st: - Cal: Has he made the right move? The inside story - The Danger Issue - celebrating the scariest bikes and...

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...