December

Ducati 916 stripped bare!

Ducati 916 stripped bare!

Watch the iconic 916 as it's stripped down to every last nut and bolt, then re-built in this incredible timelapse video exclusive to MCN.

New MCN January 2: Ducati 916 20th Anniversary Celebration

New MCN January 2: Ducati 916 20th Anniversary Celebration

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 2: 24-page 916 Special celebrating 20 years of the bike that changed everything Exclusive features include World...

Come and ride with the MCN team at MCNLive!

Come and ride with the MCN team at MCNLive!

The ultimate biker party weekend is back! Great bands, stunning live action, a huge party and amazing value are all the ingredients for a phenomenal MCNLive, sponsored by Devitt insurance! The MCN...

KTM Freeride E first ride

KTM Freeride E first ride

It’s safe to say that, so far, sales of electric motorcycles in any class have been almost inconsequentially small. But, on the basis of a short test on a pre-production KTM Freeride E motocross bike,...

Jaw-dropping 1970s KR750 replica is actually a usable ER-6f

Jaw-dropping 1970s KR750 replica is actually a usable ER-6f

The flash of green and bare alloy emerges from a London side street. The rider, black visor down, looks both ways, and accelerates into a gap in front of a red bus. The bike is obscured by traffic.

Exclusive Hailwood tribute at the MCN London Show!

Exclusive Hailwood tribute at the MCN London Show!

Mike Hailwood was one of the greatest and most naturally gifted British motorcycle riders ever to have accelerated down a pit lane. His legendary 1978 TT comeback ride, where at the age of 38 Hailwood...

Agility Motors Saietta R first ride

Agility Motors Saietta R first ride

With the ‘throttle’ wide open through a corner as the rear tyre scrabbles for grip, there is no exhaust roar. The unlikely combination of near-silent running and high performance is almost enough to...

MCN Build: Wrenchmonkees

MCN Build: Wrenchmonkees

Danish custom builders Wrenchmonkees have been quietly making a name for themselves over the past few years with quiet, stripped-back, monochromatic custom bikes. For the first episode of our MCN:...

Hein Gericke back in administration

Hein Gericke back in administration

UPDATE 19/12/13, 09:43am MCN understands three Hein Gericke shops are still open for business following a call this morning. Those shops are Glasgow, Stockwell and Farnborough. It still seems that...

Which Fireblade is your favourite?

Which Fireblade is your favourite?

This week sees the launch of the 2014 Honda Fireblade SP edition (launch report in today's paper), but which Fireblade is your favourite?

New MCN: Double Christmas Issue, Out December 18th!

New MCN: Double Christmas Issue, Out December 18th!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 18: 5-in-1 Christmas Double Issue FREE Glossy BSB 2014 Calendar 12 Jaw-Dropping Pull-out Posters Ross Noble's 12...

Meeting Julian Ryder

Meeting Julian Ryder

Me with Eurosport MotoGP commentator Julian Ryder at our end of season (Crown Bikers) bash. What a top bloke - he kept us all entertained with his talk on being a racing journalist over a GP weekend.

Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours…again!

Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours…again!

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali has once again officially dismissed rumours the Italian firm is working on either a scooter or small capacity bikes in the foreseeable future despite new and unfounded...

First Ride: Honda Fireblade SP

First Ride: Honda Fireblade SP

I'm currently at the launch of the new Honda Fireblade SP at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The standard Fireblade has been updated for 2014 with engine and riding position tweaks, but Honda are...

Triumph announces 2013 financial results

Triumph announces 2013 financial results

Triumph has announced financial results for the year up to June 30, 2013 which are different to those reported in the Financial Times this morning which the British bike firm says were ‘incorrectly...

Scott Redding to star at Thundersprint 2014

Scott Redding to star at Thundersprint 2014

Next year’s Thundersprint (May 10-11 2014) will be headlining the talents of Scott Redding, the youngest rider to ever win a Grand Prix aged just 15 years and 170 days, and who almost took the 2013...

Ducati Multistrada owners wanted

Ducati Multistrada owners wanted

MCN is on the hunt for Ducati Multistrada owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the original 620 and 1000/1100 models as well as the current 1200cc model. We'll be using the...

Trail riders’ fury as PDNPA vows to continue lane closure policy

Trail riders’ fury as PDNPA vows to continue lane closure policy

The Trail Riders Fellowship is outraged that the cash-strapped Peak District National Park Authority appears determined to continue with its policy of forcing trail bikes out of the park, even though...

TEN limited edition Metzeler calendars up-for-grabs!

TEN limited edition Metzeler calendars up-for-grabs!

Metzeler is offering 10 lucky MCN readers an exclusive chance to win a 2014 Metzeler Classics Calendar. The 21st edition of the coveted calendar is ‘The Road to Legend’, a celebration of the brand’s...

Bumper Christmas MCN on its way!

Bumper Christmas MCN on its way!

The Bumper, Christmas issue of MCN is available from December 18th at your newsagents, on your iOS/Apple devices and now on Google/Android too! It includes: - The world's first Fireblade SP test - Guy...

Video: NEW 2014 V-Strom 1000 Suzuki's Back!

Video: NEW 2014 V-Strom 1000 Suzuki's Back!

After teasing with images and pre-production models of their new 1000 adventure bike for over a year, we finally got the chance to ride Suzuki's new V-Strom. With a sub £10k price and ABS and traction...

How old were you when you started riding motorbikes?

How old were you when you started riding motorbikes?

How old were you when you started riding motorbikes? Were you a sprightly teenager (off road only, honest, officer!) or were you a late convert or a born again biker?

Triumph’s 250 naked spied again

Triumph’s 250 naked spied again

Triumph’s fantastic-looking 250cc baby Street Triple has been spied testing in Spain for a second time, this time clearly loaded with electronics measuring front and rear suspension movement. The 250...

New MCN December 11: Suzuki's Back!

New MCN December 11: Suzuki's Back!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 11: Suzuki's back: New V-Strom with more power, traction, ABS, all for under £10k Winter special: Great bikes for...

Emmett bailed after Heathrow airport arrest

Emmett bailed after Heathrow airport arrest

Sean Emmett has been released on police bail until March 2014 while further police investigations into the death of his wife are carried out. Emmett was arrested on Thursday morning last week after...

Built in Britain winners unveiled

Built in Britain winners unveiled

Motorcycle Live saw the grand finale of Built in Britain with Carole Nash, as the ultimate winners were unveiled and prizes awarded by Carole Nash’s Ambassador SBK star Jonathan Rea. It was third time...

Go naked for less than £5,000

Go naked for less than £5,000

2007 Triumph Speed Triple If you are after a naked bike that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every single time you take it out for a run then look no further than the Speed Triple. ...

Emmett arrested on suspicion of murder at Heathrow airport

Emmett arrested on suspicion of murder at Heathrow airport

Sean Emmett was arrested on his return to the United Kingdom at Heathrow airport this morning on suspicion of murdering his wife while on honeymoon in Dubai. Father-of-three Emmett, 43, was held by...

New MCN December 4: Brilliant BMW S1000R

New MCN December 4: Brilliant BMW S1000R

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 4: World first test: Brilliant BMW S1000R Rossi's future on the line Prince William at the NEC All available in...

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 launch

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 launch

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently at the launch of Suzuki’s all-new V-Strom 1000 Adventure in Almeria, Spain. The new adventure bike is expected to arrive in dealers for early February...

Lembit Opik joins MAG full-time

Lembit Opik joins MAG full-time

Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has been recruited as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) to work for the organisation full-time. Opik was an MP...

Michael Rutter and Phil McCallen sign-up for Revolution

Michael Rutter and Phil McCallen have just been announced as two more star riders competing in next February’s live-action Revolution show. The duo complete Michael Dunlop’s three-man team and both are fired-up for the challenge. Rutter is the definitive multi-skilled rider having competed in every discipline from the roads of Ireland and Macau to 500cc Grand Prix. He’s not afraid of trying (and...

Conor Cummins live from 1.30pm!

Conor Cummins live from 1.30pm!

Today's Facebook takeover will be brand new Honda TT racer Conor Cummins. Leavequestions for the 2 metre man and we'll get him online to answer them from 1.30pm onwards! Post your questions over at...