February

Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

Filippo Preziosi has resigned from Ducati before he was due to start his new role as Director of R&D, citing poor health. Preziosi was the engineer in charge of the development of the Desmosedici...

Free Barry Sheene DVD from Duke!

Free Barry Sheene DVD from Duke!

Barry Sheene, MBE - probably the most famous star on two wheels ever to have come out of Britain - was a cheeky cockney inspiration to millions. Incredibly, it's a decade since we lost Bazza to...

Kevin Ash memorial fund

Kevin Ash memorial fund

World-respected journalist Kevin Ash, who died in January, was an MCN columnist and the Daily Telegraph's motorcycling correspondent. MCN and The Telegraph have been overwhelmed by the tributes since...

New Yamaha R1 spied testing

New Yamaha R1 spied testing

Early prototypes for Yamaha’s next-generation R1 superbike have been spied being put through their paces by the firm’s test riders. Two of the machines were caught by our colleagues at Australian...

Ducati used bike guide

Ducati used bike guide

The Panigale is not only the most advanced superbike Ducati have ever made, it also marks a move away from a piece of technology that has become almost as synonymous with Ducati as the desmo valve...

Save money at Lidl with MCN

Save money at Lidl with MCN

German supermarket chain Lidl are holding another of their budget motorcycling sales starting on the 28th February, and you can save 10% exclusively with MCN! Featured items include a Crivit Sport...

Enfield loses its UK distributor

Enfield loses its UK distributor

Fourteen years after acquiring the UK distribution rights for Royal Enfield, Cotswold-based Watsonian Squire has announced that they are ceasing distribution of the Indian-made motorcycles. The firm,...

You Ask/You Answer: Problems with Cornering

You Ask/You Answer: Problems with Cornering

"I'm a new rider and have a problem with cornering. I seem to stiffen up when cornering and do not have the confidence to lean - I keep thinking the bike will slip over or I'll completely lose the...

New MCN February 27: Honda CBR500 - Best New Bike of 2013?

New MCN February 27: Honda CBR500 - Best New Bike of 2013?

In this week's MCN, out February 20th, we have a world-exclusive first test of the new Honda CBR500R and CB500F We remember Barry Sheene 10 years on, this week looking at Barry Sheene: the mate, with...

New limited edition Moto Morini Scrambler

New limited edition Moto Morini Scrambler

The latest from Italian firm Moto Morini is this Scrambler special, lavished with goodies and priced at £9394. The Scrambler 1200 Military Green comes with leather saddlebags, slipper clutch and...

Breganze 750 SFC concept

Breganze 750 SFC concept

Here's my concept for the Italian Laverda soul in a new brand!

The best biking decade was...

The best biking decade was...

What was the heyday of biking? Was it the arrival of cheap machinery in the 1970s, the exotica of the 1980s, the screaming two-stroke 500s of the 1990s, the technology of the 2000s? Or is it the...

CCM’s new adventure bike

CCM’s new adventure bike

This is CCM’s all-new, road legal, middleweight adventure bike – the GP 450 – set to go into production in May this year! Although by the 450cc single cylinder Dakar-style racers it’s a fully road...

Ex-racer Emmett’s new bride dies

Ex-racer Emmett’s new bride dies

The new wife of ex-500GP racer Sean Emmett has died after apparently falling from a hotel window while the newly married couple were on honeymoon in Dubai. Abbie Emmett, 27, died just days after...

Sheene's greatest ever GP race was...

Sheene's greatest ever GP race was...

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My motorcycle fleet is...

My motorcycle fleet is...

How many bikes is too many bikes? Have you just got your trusty all-rounder that's capable of everything, something like a CBR600F? Or do you keep an everyday bike and a trackday tool? Or is more...

Feb 20: Bikes on the Box

Feb 20: 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) -...

Insurance Advice: What to do if you're convicted?

If you're ever unfortunate enough to find yourself convicted of a motoring offence with your bike you'll have a lot of questions flying through your head. MCN Compare have taken some of the most frequently asked questions about motoring convictions and answered them here for you; to help take some of the mystery our of insurance.   What to do if you’re convicted What it means to you...

New Ducati Hypermotard first ride

New Ducati Hypermotard first ride

Ducati's all-new, water-cooled, 2013 Hypermotard is currently being put through its paces in southern Spain by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Here are his first impressions: "It's track this...

Video: New Triumph Daytona 675 vs Old

Video: New Triumph Daytona 675 vs Old

With Triumph launching their new Daytona 675, MCN road tester Adam Child took the new bike up head-to-head against the old bike to see what changes Triumph has made to the new model.

See the London Motorcycle Show on TV

See the London Motorcycle Show on TV

This week's new edition of the Bike World television programme is brought to you from the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCeL, where the Bike World team take a first look at the new Triumph Tiger...

Video: Triumph Tiger Sport First Ride

Video: Triumph Tiger Sport First Ride

Last week senior road tester Michael Neeves traveled to the mountains outside Barcelona to try out Triumph's updated Tiger Sport. Check out the full review on the Bike Channel on Thursday 21st Feb at...

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D hits the big screen with world record breaking stunt

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D hits the big screen with world record breaking stunt

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D is coming to a cinema near you – and what better way to spend an evening than gasping at the bravery, balls and blind stupidity of Travis Pastrana and his adrenalin-junkie...

Dunlops strip off to help raise cancer awareness

Dunlops strip off to help raise cancer awareness

Road racing stars William and Michael Dunlop have teamed up with Northern Irish glamour model Laura Lacole to promote an event in Belfast to raise awareness of the dangers of testicular cancer. The...

Enter your MCN Fantasy Road Race team before Saturday!

Enter your MCN Fantasy Road Race team before Saturday!

With the World Superbike championship kicking off in Phillip Island, Australia this weekend, now is the time to enter MCN’s Fantasy Road Race competition run in association with RAC Insurance. All you...

Touratech kits out new water-cooled BMW R1200GS

Touratech kits out new water-cooled BMW R1200GS

The new water-cooled 2013 BMW R12000GS isn’t even in dealers yet but that hasn’t stopped aftermarket off-road specialists Touratech from getting to work with a full list of goodies for the adventure...

Honda XR 650 Scrambler Classic Concept

Honda XR 650 Scrambler Classic Concept

Based on the Honda XR650L which is still available in the USA, here's my concept for a retro XR650 scrambler.

New MCN February 20th: New Tiger Sport Rules the Road

New MCN February 20th: New Tiger Sport Rules the Road

In this week's MCN, out February 20th, we have a world-exclusive first test of the new Triumph Tiger Sport We have a free pull-out guide to the 2013 World Superbike Championship, which kicks off...

Directors of collapsed adventure firm set up new companies using similar name

Directors of collapsed adventure firm set up new companies using similar name

The directors of a motorcycle adventure firm which folded after keeping £120,000 of charity donations have each registered a new company with a similar name. Global Enduro went into administration...

Triumph goes to India with Prime Minister David Cameron

Triumph goes to India with Prime Minister David Cameron

Triumph Motorcycles has been invited to send representatives as part of a small delegation to India with Prime Minister David Cameron on a trade mission. The visit by Triumph follows confirmation by...

Death crash policewoman escapes charges because ‘phone was in her lap’

Death crash policewoman escapes charges because ‘phone was in her lap’

A policewoman who caused a crash that killed a motorcyclist while talking on her phone has escaped prosecution after saying the device was in her lap. The Crown Prosecution Service says there is not...

Nexx XR1R Carbon review

Nexx XR1R Carbon review

Advertisement Promotion When MCN reviewed the Nexx XR1R Carbon, writer Dan Aspel concluded that it was “The best road helmet I’ve worn”, and awarded it 5 stars. Thanks to its carbon shell, the Nexx...

Honda CBR500R first ride

Honda CBR500R first ride

Honda’s eagerly-awaited new 500 is currently being tested for the first time by MCN’s Phil West on the roads around Tarragona, near Barcelona - and also at the Parc Motor Circuit, these are his first...

Would you really take the BMW R1200GS or KTM Adventure off road?

Would you really take the BMW R1200GS or KTM Adventure off road?

The KTM 1190 and BMW R1200GS are two huge updates to the adventure bike market, but would you really take either of them for some serious off-roading? pollcomment

You ask/you answer: Are sat-navs really necesarry?

You ask/you answer: Are sat-navs really necesarry?

"When I need to, I strap a knackered old map to my tank to get me from A to B. My friends all seem to use sat-navs but I don’t see the point. They are hugely expensive and fiddly, having to attach and...

My son the criminal

An interesting situation is developing in our lives at the moment - I would welcome comment about it. Last June, my 17-year-old son went to a local supermarket on his motorcycle to use the cash machine. Whilst in the car park he was hit by a car, knocked off and injured. It turned out that the driver of the car was a family friend. She got out, apologised to him, saying she...