March

Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Dad

Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Dad

She shares her mother’s looks and flowing blonde hair; her father’s gimlet eyes and his irrepressible sense of self. She is Sidonie Sheene, 28, and she’s breaking her silence on life growing up with...

‘Who’s Next’ tribute to The Who just announced at MCN Live

 ‘Who’s Next’ tribute to The Who just announced at MCN Live

New to Butlins for 2013 – ‘Who’s Next’ tribute to The Who just announced at MCN Live… Who's Next are the premier live tribute to The Who and are currently touring a multi-media performance of...

Feeling thirsty? Grab a beer or cider in our beer tent at MCN Live!

The beer tent will be outside next to the stunt area, so come and check out what we’ve got on offer… Ciders include Louth, Vintage Cyder, Sweet Cyder and Boxing dog. Our real ales will be Hobgoblin, Pedigree and Guest Ale (Jester Jack). All of these will be available just in the beer tent, however Hobgoblin and Pedigree will also be available in other venues. Don’t delay – book now to enjoy a top...

Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

It will be 10 years next week since the tragic death of Britain’s greatest ever grand prix star. In part one of our exclusive three-part tribute to Barry Sheene – the mate, the father, and the rival –...

Yamaha Fazer used buying guide

Yamaha Fazer used buying guide

Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Yamaha’s Fazer range of bikes managed to catch the wave of two-wheeled popularity perfectly. More and more new riders were looking to get onto bikes and they...

Bike Chooser: Sub-£4000 all-rounder

Bike Chooser: Sub-£4000 all-rounder

"I’m looking for a used bike under £4000 that can do a bit of everything, commute and a long weekend away with the missus. If it's already got a top box or Givi rack even better." Chris Icke,...

Join the Ride Out at MCN Live!

Join the Ride Out at MCN Live!

The UK's biggest and best party weekend, MCN Live, kicks off at Butlins, Skegness on April 19th-22nd and it’s not too late for you to be a part of it. New for 2013, this year’s ride out will be to the...

Motorcyclists not to blame in most accidents

Motorcyclists not to blame in most accidents

New data from more than 1600 motorcycle accident last year have shown 80% of accidents were caused by other road users; a fact that flies in the face of controversial BBC programme ‘How Safe are...

Long Way Round now on MCN-TV.com

Long Way Round now on MCN-TV.com

Feeling inspired to travel? Why not immerse yourself in the idea, as the hugely popular TV series Long Way Round is now available on MCN-TV.com, the online, on-demand TV channel from MCN. The first...

Video: Aprilia Caponord First Ride

Video: Aprilia Caponord First Ride

MCN take the Aprilia Caponord 1200 out for a ride across rain-soaked Sardinia to see how it compares with it's new rivals. the BMW R1200GS, the Triumph Tiger Sport and the KTM Adventure 1190.

T-shirt memory

I was introduced to the wonders of MotoGP by my best mate Keef in 2005 and since then we have been to every British round. Sadly, Keef died from cancer in late 2009 aged just 47 but we still go in memory of him. I have MotoGP t-shirts from most years but foolishly missed three and would like to get the collection complete. I need, in XL if possible, the following years for the British MotoGP:...

Health and safety consultant in court over fatal hit-and-run

Health and safety consultant in court over fatal hit-and-run

A health and safety consultant has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a 16-year-old motorcyclist in a hit-and-run. Brian Hampton, 58, faces a string of charges including causing death...

MotoGP ‘aces’ rev up fans at Swindon motorcycle dealer

MotoGP ‘aces’ rev up fans at Swindon motorcycle dealer

Motorcycle race fans enjoyed a MotoGP treat yesterday evening as renowned Eurosport commentating duo Toby Moody and Julian Ryder visited Blade Motorcycles in Elgin Drive. With just over one week...

Give up, scumbags: failed Italian job number two

Give up, scumbags: failed Italian job number two

An Italian motorcycle dealership has suffered a second failed theft attempt in six months. CCTV footage shows four thieves spend three minutes breaking into an Aprilia showroom before fleeing. The...

See the Strikes at MCN Live!

See the Strikes at MCN Live!

MCN Live event at Butlins, Skegness is shaping up to be a MASSIVE weekend. A huge line-up of bands and entertainment are confirmed that will make MCN Live 2013 a year to remember. Tribute acts Bon...

Wales to get first Harley Davidson dealership

Wales to get first Harley Davidson dealership

Wales is set to get its first ever Harley Davidson dealership with the opening of Swansea Harley-Davidson in April. The dealership will have an open weekend to celebrate its launch, with a host of...

Video: Pedrosa and Marquez: Head to Head

Video: Pedrosa and Marquez: Head to Head

Check out this awesome video from the Jerez test courtesy of Repsol Honda, where we hear what Marquez says about Pedrosa and vice versa, while they're together at least!

The quarter-million-mile man

The quarter-million-mile man

In 1999, Ian Coates left his home in Yorkshire and flew to South Africa to collect a Land Rover for a friend and bring it back to England. The mission was scuppered by visa problems, and he got his...

The Rules: Be a four-time world title-winning race mechanic

The Rules: Be a four-time world title-winning race mechanic

Anyone who followed Carl Fogarty’s World Superbike career will know the name Slick Bass. As Ducati’s chief mechanic, it was Slick’s spannering that helped Foggy win a record four titles in the...

MCN Live favourite the Wall of death is back!

MCN Live favourite the Wall of death is back!

There are only two Walls of Death in this country, one of which is the famous Ken Fox Wall – recognised as the World’s Leading Wall of Death Rider. The Wall of Death is indeed one of the last great...

Triumph Tiger owners needed!

Triumph Tiger owners needed!

MCN is looking for Triumph Tiger owners for an upcoming feature! We need Tiger 900, 955i and 1050 owners. Just fill out the questionnaire below and email it with a head and shoulder photograph of...

Negligent opening of a car door

Your legal eagle was discussing the offence of negligently opening a car door. Since I was a young police officer and the Road Traffic Act of 1972 was introduced it became an offence. I picked up the following link and I can't see any reason why tha act of negligence either by driver or car occupant is in question http://www.pdsolicitors.co.uk/index.php?page=opening-a-car-door

Would you listen to music while riding to alleviate the boredom?

Would you listen to music while riding to alleviate the boredom?

Sometimes, long distance riding can become a little mind numbing, and a little music relieves the boredom. But many claim that music removes you from your surroundings and increased danger...

New MCN March 27: Beauty and a Beast

New MCN March 27: Beauty and a Beast

In this week's MCN, out March 27, we have a world-first test of Ducati's new top-of-the-range Panigale 1199R superbike. We look at a very special special - a British-built hub-steered Aprilia...

You Ask/You Answer: Keeping a bike clean

You Ask/You Answer: Keeping a bike clean

"I am new to biking and I want to keep my machine in good condition but my chain is already looking worse for wear. Everyone seems to be giving me different advice on how to keep it clean such as:...

Bandit Bits

Bandit Bits

Just thought you would like to see what I have done with an old written off Suzuki Bandit 1200s down here in Australia. Without guys in the UK I would never had made it. When I needed parts for the...

Who do you think will win the 2013 BSB championship?

A wet start to the year didn't give much away for the 2013 BSB season, with none of the favourites managing properly quick times. If the championship wasn't open enough, a lack of testing due to the weather means it's anyone's to win going into the opening round only a week away. Who do you think will win the championship this year?  

Less than 30 left: Ducati 888

Less than 30 left: Ducati 888

The Ducati 888 was always a desirable bike but according to DfT statistics there are just 13 licenced for use in the UK or on a SORN. The Ducati 888 was the result of evolving the 851 superbike in the...

Can KTM keep its brand identity if it moves into scooters?

Can KTM keep its brand identity if it moves into scooters?

KTM has today unveiled a new electric scooter concept called the E-SPEED at the Tokyo motor show in Japan; a move that sees the Austrian firm preparing to move into a completely new market...

A day on the Mick Extance Kawasaki Experience

A day on the Mick Extance Kawasaki Experience

The Welsh countryside is caked in a pure white snow. The heaters from my car ooze warm air as music flows from the speakers. I don’t believe in wasted journeys, the scenic views from my car window are...

ePetition to save Mallory Park hits 20,000 signatures

ePetition to save Mallory Park hits 20,000 signatures

A petition on the government's e-petitions website to save Mallory Park race circuit has attracted over 22,000 signatures in only two weeks. The circuit is under threat following a falling-out with...

We are nearly at an astonishing 111k Facebook followers!

We love motorcycling here at MCN, and we know that you do too. What we didn't expect when we started really working with Facebook a few years ago was just how many people would not only 'like' our page but also get stuck in and interact, comment and generally share in their passion with us. This makes us incredibly proud. And we wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who's taken the time to...

Two new Harleys launched

MCN is at the launch of two new Harley-Davidsons in Marseille, France. The Breakout is an 'evolution' of the Softail range, and sits in between the existing Slim and Fatboy models in price, at £15,695. First impression are its 'evolved' in a similar sense to sharks: it's been around for millions of years but has changed little. It has the same chassis and 1690cc V-twin engine as the existing...

BMW F650 Owners Needed!

BMW F650 Owners Needed!

MCN is looking for BMW F650 Funduro, F650GS Dakar and G650GS owners for an upcoming feature! We need BMW F650 Funduro, F650GS Dakar and early G650GS (53bhp) owners. Just fill out the questionnaire...

New water-cooled BMW R1200RT spied testing

New water-cooled BMW R1200RT spied testing

A fleet of all-new water-cooled BMW R1200RTs have been spied carrying out road testing in the South of France ahead of the launch of the completely new bike in 2014. The R1200RT is the current...

KTM shows electric scooter concept

KTM shows electric scooter concept

KTM has today unveiled a new electric scooter concept called the E-SPEED at the Tokyo motor show in Japan; a move that sees the Austrian firm preparing to move into a completely new market...