September

Yamaha FZ9 concept

Yamaha FZ9 concept

Here's my concept for a naked Yamaha FZ9.

Is this the end for Mallory Park?

Is this the end for Mallory Park?

Mallory Park racing circuit has been placed into administration and all future race meetings have been cancelled. The move comes after recent legal action was taken by Hinckley and Bosworth District...

Yamaha FZ9 Fazer concept

Yamaha FZ9 Fazer concept

Here's my concept idea for a Yamaha FZ9 Fazer

Final production version of KTM 1290 Duke R spied

Final production version of KTM 1290 Duke R spied

New spy shots have revealed this is what the highly-anticipated KTM 1290 Duke R is going to look like in completely finished form when it’s launched in two weeks. The two images appear to have been...

The Scooter Diaries

The Scooter Diaries

I have a story I thought you might all be interested in, one that should have been told 50 years ago. In 1959, my Dad quit his job as a newspaper reporter, sold his car and bought a '58 Lambretta...

Motorcycle deaths at lowest rate

Motorcycle deaths at lowest rate

Government accident statistics have shown a 9% drop in motorcycle fatalities in 2012 which are the lowest on record. The data for 2012 has just been officially compiled by the Department for Transport...

Yamaha YZF-R3 concept

Yamaha YZF-R3 concept

Here's my concept for a new Yamahs sports bike with the three-cylinder engine from the new MT-09.

Have your say – vote in RiDER Power

Have your say – vote in RiDER Power

Ride magazine wants to find Britain's best bikes - according to the people who own them. And that means you.   Whether you own a Honda Blackbird, a BMW R1200GS or a brand-new Suzuki...

Staff Blog: Are you a year round Yamaha Fazer8 rider?

Staff Blog: Are you a year round Yamaha Fazer8 rider?

  Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis will remember I recently requested your top tips for winter riding. Thanks to all those who replied to the blog and took the time to e-mail me,...

Staff Blog: Rekindling the love

Staff Blog: Rekindling the love

I’ve not ridden much these past few weeks. A combination of school holidays, work load and a general feeling of malaise has forced me to leave the trusted F800GT in the garage for longer than I would...

Staff Blog: To Jet Wash or Not to Jet Wash?

Staff Blog: To Jet Wash or Not to Jet Wash?

  I lent my bike to a colleague last week for the MCN Awards ride out and after an awfully wet ride down to the venue in Dorking, followed by a couple of hours riding through the Surrey Hills,...

Video: New Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride

Video: New Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride

Kawasaki's underrated Z1000SX sports-tourer may have arrived quietly in 2010, but thanks to its blend of Z1000 fun, ZX-10R performance, upright comfort and impressive value, it's proven a big hit. One...

Video: KTM 390 - Headbanger?

Video: KTM 390 - Headbanger?

We go to Box Hill to find out if the funky KTM single can lay claim to being the new hooligan on the block. Is the KTM the modern-day equivalent of those 250/350cc two-strokes and 400 two-strokes, we...

Online petition for stranded Sean Emmett gains support

Online petition for stranded Sean Emmett gains support

An online petition calling for the UK Government to help get former British Superbike racer Sean Emmett returned to this country from Dubai has gained nearly 4000 signatures in just a few days. ...

KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

KTM first with anti-lowside ABS brakes

KTM will be the first manufacturer to sell a bike equipped with the latest generation of ABS to work as an anti-lowside braking system on the 2014 KTM Adventure 1190R. The new braking system is the...

New MCN September 25: Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride

New MCN September 25: Kawasaki Z1000SX first ride

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 25: - World exclusive first test of the updated Kawasaki Z1000SX - Hooligan bikes: Old vs new - Ducati Scrambler...

MV Agusta 'inline four' owners wanted

MV Agusta 'inline four' owners wanted

MV Agusta owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of MV inline four models: F4 750 F4 1000 Brutale Any type, make or year, just the inline four and not triple engine. We'll be using the...

Staff Blog: My cleaning confession

Staff Blog: My cleaning confession

I know some (most) people don’t enjoy cleaning motorcycles but for me it’s a seriously satisfying part of riding bikes and I’ve just spent three hours working on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring...

Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

Suzuki reveals new V-Strom 1000 tech details

New V-Strom 1000 gets 100bhp, traction control, ABS and three colourschemes as it enters the adventure bike market priced around £10,000 Suzuki is continuing to stretch out pre-launch information...

First Ride: Kawasaki Z1000SX

First Ride: Kawasaki Z1000SX

Kawasaki’s updated Z1000SX is currently being put through it’s paces in Austria by MCN’s Phil West and here are his first impressions. ‘The SX has been a massive hit for Kawasaki in the UK being by...

Tourers for under £3,000

Honda ST1100 Pan European The ST1100 Pan European is one of the very best cross-continental tourers that money can buy, well that less than £3,000 can buy anyway. Almost legendary in both its reliability and comfort, the Pan has steadily built a very passionate fan base since its launch in 1989 – something that has helped keep its second hand value high. Scanning through the small ads will reveal...

Staff Blog: A Week of Two Wheels but not the Motorised Kind!

Staff Blog: A Week of Two Wheels but not the Motorised Kind!

  I’ve not turned a wheel on the Yamaha Fazer8 for the last couple of weeks. Instead of being power assisted I’ve been producing my own power and cycled, along with a group of ten family and...

Only two weeks until BikeShed 2

Only two weeks until BikeShed 2

There are just 14 days to go until the second Bikeshed Event kicks off in Shoreditch, London on October 5-6. After the blinding success of the inaugural show last May, the Bikeshed crew are pulling...

VIDEO: Goodwood Revival - Chad Races a Manx Norton 500

VIDEO: Goodwood Revival - Chad Races a Manx Norton 500

MCN took a trip to Goodwood Revival to sample the nostalgia of days gone by.... When gorgeous metal of both the four AND TWO WHEELED variety ruled the roads! Chad was racing a Manx Norton in the Barry...

Men banned from Silverstone

Men banned from Silverstone

Ladies looking for a testosterone-free track day might want to put October the 3rd in their diary, when Silverstone is holding its first ever women-only sessions at the iconic Northamptonshire...

MCN Asks: Which nation makes the world's best motorcycles?

For our second question this week:  

MCN Asks: Do you break the speed limit?

Every week we ask our readers the questions that matter in motorcycling. This week:  Do you break the speed limit? Do you break the speed limit?

MCN Awards 2013: Winners Revealed

MCN Awards 2013: Winners Revealed

It's been one of the hardest-fought years in motorcycling, with icons being born, and re-born, in equal measure. These are MCN's best of the best... MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR BMW MOTORRAD BMW Motorrad...

Moto Guzzi owners needed!

Moto Guzzi owners needed!

Moto Guzzi owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of Moto Guzzi bikes for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of: Griso California 1100 Bellagio 940 We'll be using the...

Video: Welcome to the Hard Alpi tour

Video: Welcome to the Hard Alpi tour

Welcome to the Hard Alpi tour. MCN took three very different bikes on a 2000 mile trip to Italy's Hard Alpi tour, a 24-hour rally through the Italian Alps. Step up the KTM 1190 Adventure, BMW F800GS...

Video: 55 years of the Bonneville - from 1959 to 2014

Video: 55 years of the Bonneville - from 1959 to 2014

The arrival of the updated 2013 Bonnevilles marks 55 years since the launch of the original. What better time thank now, to revisit classic Triumph Bonnies?

Video: Royal Enfield GT Continental 2013, First Ride

Video: Royal Enfield GT Continental 2013, First Ride

Indian-owned Royal Enfield is aiming to join the big boys on the global stage. There's a new factory, ambitions to double production and plan to grow exports with a family of mid-range, affordable,...

New MCN September 18: New Royal Enfield Ridden

New MCN September 18: New Royal Enfield Ridden

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 18: - Exclusive first test of the new Royal Enfield cafe racer! - Triumph Bonnie special - Crutchlow rebuilds...

Pics: Valentino Rossi’s 2014 factory YZR-M1 revealed

Pics: Valentino Rossi’s 2014 factory YZR-M1 revealed

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have completed their first laps on an early 2014 factory YZR-M1 prototype at the Misano circuit in Italy today. The new bike features revised motor and chassis and...

An XJR that RoCkS

An XJR that RoCkS

This is the latest stunning cafe racer from the Portuguese outfit it RoCkS bikes. Called Sunburn, the bike is based around a 1997 Yamaha XJR1200. Builders Osvaldo & Alexandre set to...

Agostini at the Classic TT

Agostini at the Classic TT

I was lucky enough to bump into the legend Giacomo Agostini at the Classic TT!