October

KTM RC390 breaks cover

KTM RC390 breaks cover

News of the 2014 KTM RC390 first leaked two years ago, along with details of the recently-released 1290 Super Duke, when an excitable dealer snapped an image of the full KTM range plans during a...

The ultimate birthday present?

The ultimate birthday present?

My wife choosing her 30th birthday present!

Suzuki concepts to appear at Tokyo Show

Suzuki concepts to appear at Tokyo Show

Suzuk has released pictures of two concept motorcycles it will display at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The first concept, the Suzuki Recursion features a 588cc parallel-twin engine as well as a...

Marquez v Lorenzo - To The Wire

Marquez v Lorenzo - To The Wire

It's the closest MotoGP title fight since 2006 when Rossi lost out to Hayden at Valencia in a dramatic last-race showdown. Jorge is riding at the very top of his game, and Marc is typically flat out,...

New MCN October 30: Lorenzo vs Marquez goes to the wire

New MCN October 30: Lorenzo vs Marquez goes to the wire

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 30: - The fight for the 2013 MotoGP title will go to the final round as Lorenzo emerged victorious in Japan - KTM...

John Reynolds visits Skegness

Three times British superbike champion John Reynolds will be a guest of the Bikers4Macmillan Group at the Storehouse, North Parade, Skegness in Lincolnshire on Sunday November 4. John will be accepting a cheque for £15,000 on behalf of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. The money was raised by Bikers4Macmillan at their annual overnight ride from Holyhead, Wales, to Skegness. Group chairman...

Then and now

Then and now

Here are two photos taken 18 years apart. In the photos are me, my wife alison, the kids Ryan, Sarah, James and Natalie. Just a different Guzzi.

Toy Story

Toy Story

My two babies playing in the lounge.

Buying a grey import

Buying a grey import

Honda VFR400RR NC30 In the late 1990s grey imports were big business and several companies sprang up that specialized in selling these exotic mini-race reps from Japan. As well as looking like far...

Is Scott Redding a hero for riding this weekend?

Is Scott Redding a hero for riding this weekend?

Moto2 championship hopeful Scott Redding has been declared fit for this weekend's Moto2 race in Motegi - is he a hero?

What do you think of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R?

What do you think of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R?

KTM's 1290 Super Duke R has finally been released – see the five-page launch report in this week's MCN – so what do you think of 'The Beast' now it's been released?

MV Agusta Rivale 800 first ride

MV Agusta Rivale 800 first ride

MV Agusta's new £10,499, supermoto-style rival to Ducati's Hypermotard, the Rivale 800, is currently being put through its paces for the first time by MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves in the...

Triumph Tiger owners needed

Triumph Tiger owners needed

MCN is on the hunt for owners of the current crop of Triumph Tigers. Specifically we're looking for owners of the Triumph Tiger 800, 800 XC and 1200 Explorer. We'll be using the information to...

New MCN October 23: BMW R nineT inside story

New MCN October 23:  BMW R nineT inside story

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 23: - The inside story on the all-new BMW R nineT, plus their best bikes from 1923 to now - KTM 1290 Super Duke...

Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

Ducati 1199 Superleggera officially unveiled

Ducati has finally released full details of the 1199 Superleggera limited edition superbike. Magnesium and titanium abound, and the combined weight loss results in a bike weighing just 155kg dry –...

Honda CBR1000RR HRC concept

Honda CBR1000RR HRC concept

My concept for a new HRC CBR1000RR.

Honda CTX1300 spied during film shoot

Honda CTX1300 spied during film shoot

Honda’s 2014 CTX1300 cruiser has been spotted by a spy snapper while on a shoot for its promotional video. The new bike, which looks like the offspring of an F6B and a DN-01, very clearly sports an...

Riders founder is ‘Woman of the Year’

Riders founder is ‘Woman of the Year’

Riders for Health motorcycle charity founder and boss Andrea Coleman has won a Barclays Woman of the Year award for her efforts in bringing healthcare to millions of rural Africans. Coleman founded...

Harley-Davidson recall

Harley-Davidson recall

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 30,000 motorcycles over a potential clutch fault. The recalls affect over 25,000 touring motorcycles and nearly 4,000 Softails and Trikes built between May 3 and...

NR750 sells for £57K at Stafford

NR750 sells for £57K at Stafford

This immaculate NR750 was the headline sale at the Bonhams auction at the rain-hit Stafford Show at the weekend. The 6000-mile, German registered Honda sold for £57,500 at the event – traditionally...

Sensible to mental for less than £100

My current bike is a 2004 Kawasaki Z1000, which I moved to from an Aprilia RSV-R.  The big Zed is great, but it'S no sports bike. Before long I found myself bored and wanting something a bit more.... Superduke ish. More Mental. But Superdukes are still about 5k for a good one, and I can't afford that. I used my noggin and for £100 I have transformed my bike from humdrum to basket case...

Left with a bent bike?

Left with a bent bike?

On June 7 this year a lorry backed into my bike then carried on reversing another six feet, pushing it into a parked car. The bike was left stuck in the grill of the car. The...

Massive Suzuki GSX-R recall

Massive Suzuki GSX-R recall

Every Suzuki GSX-R including the 600, 750 and 1000cc variants built since 2004 has been officially recalled for modifications to the front brake master cylinder. Suzuki has taken the decision to...

Staff Blog: From Draper to Dapper

Staff Blog: From Draper to Dapper

A year or so ago, Australian Mark Hawwa and his online/riding friends from the Australian Cafe Racers website found a picture of Don Draper - the suave, fictional advertising director from the 1960s...

Calling Ducati 916 owners

Calling Ducati 916 owners

MCN is preparing a very special story about the Ducati 916. We would like hear from you if you are lucky enough to own a 916. In the first instance, please could you send us a photo of your bike and a...

Do you like the new BMW NineT?

Do you like the new BMW NineT?

Yesterday, BMW revealed its new R NineT in Munich. Reactions within our comments to the launch yesterday have been mixed - but what do you think?      

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke official first ride!

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke official first ride!

KTM’s long-awaited, all-new 1290 Super Duke is finally being put through its paces at the world press launch in Spain by MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here are his first impressions:   “KTM...

Honda announce CBR300R

Honda announce CBR300R

Honda has announced the imminent arrival of a new CBR300R, a bigger version of its current CBR250R.   The news came at the Chinese International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in Chongqing, where...

EBR 1190RX unveiled in US

EBR 1190RX unveiled in US

Erik Buell Racing (EBR), the new firm founded by American maverick Erik Buell in the wake of the closure of Buell by owners Harley-Davidson in 2009, has, as expected, just unveiled its first all-new...

Video: Yamaha MT-09 takes on rivals

Video: Yamaha MT-09 takes on rivals

Yamaha's new three-cylinder 847cc MT-09 is one of the most exciting new bikes to come out of Japan in years, aiming to be the best in one of the most interesting emerging classes; the middleweight...

BMW unveil R nineT in Munich

BMW unveil R nineT in Munich

At a special celebration event currently underway at the BMW Museum in Munich, BMW Motorrad has just unveiled the new R nineT classic roadster on stage.   Created to mark and celebrate nine...

Video: Ducati 899 Panigale first ride

Video: Ducati 899 Panigale first ride

Two years after the launch of the 1199 Panigale, Ducati has done the inevitable, replacing the ageing 848 with an 899 Panigale. Producing a middleweight mirroring its flagship model is a trick...

Noughties V-twin superbike owners wanted

Noughties V-twin superbike owners wanted

MCN is on the hunt for owners of three of the V-twin superbikes from the early noughties. Specifically we're looking for owners of the Honda SP-1, SP-2 and Aprilia RSV-R Colin Edwards replica. We'll...

Honda XRS650 Real Dual concept

Honda XRS650 Real Dual concept

My Honda XRS650 concept.

New MCN October 16: Street fight!

New MCN October 16: Street fight!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 16: - The Yamaha MT-09 takes on the Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z800 and MV Agusta Brutale 800 - Triumph 250...

Yamaha XV950 RR Sport Solo concept

Yamaha XV950 RR Sport Solo concept

My take on the new Yamaha XV950.