2014

Carl Fogarty wins I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

Carl Fogarty wins I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

Former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty has been voted King of the Jungle and has won TV reality show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. The four-times WSB champion was the winner of the public...

Honda’s supercharged NC750

Honda’s supercharged NC750

It’s easy to see Kawasaki’s supercharged H2 as little more than a toy for the wealthy, but the supercharged technology it sports could be a taste of the future for far more mundane machines. Looking...

Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750X SRAD

Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750X SRAD

Last of the ‘game-changing’ SRADs (the first beam-framed GSX-Rs) in virtually mint, original condition, in the best colourscheme and with just 13K miles on the clock – what’s not to like? OK, it’s not...

VIDEO: Scratching in the dirt with Guy Martin

VIDEO: Scratching in the dirt with Guy Martin

Guy Martin stormed to victory at Dirt Quake III this summer, and told MCN that it was one the highlights of his manic year. This short film of the event is well worth 18 minutes and 17 seconds of your...

The truth about potholes

The truth about potholes

Most of us have an inkling of the scale of the pothole problem, just from the number we see every day. But the picture is even more dramatic when you look at the research. The latest study by the...

British Motorcycle Denim Firm On Target For Crowd-Funding Record

British Motorcycle Denim Firm On Target For Crowd-Funding Record

A UK-based entreprenuer from Henley-on-Thames is on their way to breaking the Kickstarter fund raising record for a British fashion company. And they're doing it with Motorcycling gear. After...

BMW achieve record sales

BMW achieve record sales

BMW have already surpassed the record sales the German company achieved in 2013 and there is still another month of sales to add to the tally of 116,463 sold in the first 11 months of 2014; an...

2015 Goodwood FoS and Revival dates confirmed

2015 Goodwood FoS and Revival dates confirmed

Goodwood’s hugely popular Festival of Speed and Revival events will take place on 25-28 June and 11-13 September respectively next year, it has been confirmed. The Festival of Speed is reknown for its...

Yamaha YZF-R1 Tech-fest

Yamaha YZF-R1 Tech-fest

Get your anorak on, settle down with a notepad and a mug of Horlicks, and immerse yourself in this spotter's delight of technical babble about Yamaha's all-new YZF-R1. When your brain can take no...

Wales to host new two-day extreme enduro

Wales to host new two-day extreme enduro

Fans of extreme enduro can get in on the action on 13th-14th December when motocross, enduro and rally riders from across the world – including world champion riders Graham Jarvis and David Knight –...

Freeride the E-Scape with KTM

Freeride the E-Scape with KTM

The UK’s first dedicated electric motorbike riding facility is now open, and stocked with KTM's excellent new Freeride-E. An official partner of KTM UK, E-SCAPE is a bespoke facility for electric...

Retro-style faired Street Triple

Retro-style faired Street Triple

This bolt-on kit for the Triumph Street Triple 675 is the work of aftermarket accessory firm Powerbronze. Costing £1800, it transforms the naked roadster into a retro café racer in just a few...

Bike of the Day: Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica

Bike of the Day: Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica

From the ‘pre-851’ era, Ducati supersports don’t come much rarer or more exotic than the 750 F1 Sanatamonica limited edition, right down to its magnesium wheels and flat slide carbs. This one’s also...

First ride: 2015 BMW R1200R

First ride: 2015 BMW R1200R

BMW’s new R1200R is getting it’s world first test ride today in Spain in the hands of MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Here’s what he has to say:  “The new roadster will cost £10,250 when...

Bike of the Day: Honda GL500 Silver Wing

Bike of the Day: Honda GL500 Silver Wing

Maybe it’s my age, but I do find this oddly alluring – right down to its white walls. Oddball CX500-based tourer was never quite the ‘Junior GoldWing’ Honda had planned for it. 30 years on, though,...

Suzuki build all-new TL1000S

Suzuki build all-new TL1000S

Suzuki demonstrated their parts back-up service for older bikes by building a TL1000S from entirely new old stock parts at Motorcycle Live. Suzuki technicians carried out the build on their stand, and...

Bike of the Day: £700 Boost rep Yam

Bike of the Day: £700 Boost rep Yam

OK, it’s not a YZF750SP, it’s the similarly-styled (and equally good-looking) FZR600R, but at this price who cares? Yes it’s a bit tired but it’s straight, MoT-ed, got new chain and sprockets and...

Yamaha YZF-R3 price revealed

Yamaha YZF-R3 price revealed

Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 debuted in the UK last week, and now the firm has revealed that it will be priced at £4799 in the UK, making it more expensive than Honda’s CBR300R, but cheaper than the KTM RC390...

Yamaha MT-09 Tracer price announced

Yamaha MT-09 Tracer price announced

Yamaha have announced pricing for the MT-09 Tracer – the first faired MT –which offers a more practical do-it-all variant, with traction control, ABS and rider modes, along with luggage-carrying...

New MCN December 3: Guy Martin's mad year

New MCN December 3: Guy Martin's mad year

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 3: - Guy Martin's mad year in pictures - Honda RCV-S tech specs - EBR 1190RX vs Ducati Panigale R - Triumph Daytona 1050R...

Kawasaki Ninja H2 pricing released

Kawasaki Ninja H2 pricing released

Kawasaki’s Ninja H2 and H2R were undoubtedly the stars of the show at Motorcycle Live, despite the heafty price tags swinging from their bar ends. The road version will trouble your wallet for a...

Ducati Scrambler Production Begins

Ducati Scrambler Production Begins

Ducati have today started the first full production run of the all-new Scrambler model at the Bologna factory in Italy. The bike has entered production just six months after the new model was...

2015 Honda Crossrunner tested

2015 Honda Crossrunner tested

Honda's 2015 updates to its VFR800-based adventure bike, the VFR800X Crossrunner are much more than skin deep – as MCN Executive Editor Phil West revealed in this exclusive video from the world launch...

117,000 hit Motorcycle Live

117,000 hit Motorcycle Live

This year’s Motorcycle Live closed its doors last night with organisers confirming a 10% rise in attendance compared with 2013, and visitors and exhibitors alike widely declaring the show one of the...

Yamaha announce 2015 YZF-R1 prices

Yamaha announce 2015 YZF-R1 prices

Yamaha have just released the prices of their all-new YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M, with the stock YZF-R1 setting you back £14,999, while the higher spec M version will cost £18,499. The stock bike is available...

Honda VFR800F: long-term test report

Honda VFR800F: long-term test report

A quick recap: I’m (mostly) a VFR man. I’ve ridden or tested all of ‘em over the past 25 years or so; had a lovely Mk II VFR750FL for a year back in the early ‘90s; owned the last of the 750s, a...

£315K Brough smashes world auction record

£315K Brough smashes world auction record

An ultra-rare Brough Superior became the world's most expensive motorcycle when it sold at auction in London yesterday (Sunday) for a world record £315,100. The machine, a 1929 Brough Superior...

“Please save Foggy” says Michaela Fogarty

“Please save Foggy” says Michaela Fogarty

Carl Fogarty is one of four contestants facing the public vote in the jungle in I’m a Celebrity Get me out of here, with wife Michaela asking for help to save Foggy from being sent home. The telephone...

Husqvarna explained (sort of)

Husqvarna explained (sort of)

If you’re anything like us, Husqvarna’s recent journey from Cagiva (off-roaders only) to BMW (with some new roadsters) to KTM ownership (back to off-roaders until, hang on, they’ve changed their...

MINI target two wheelers

MINI target two wheelers

BMW-owned MINI have unveiled a two-wheeled electric scooter concept. The Citysurfer Concept combines the riding properties of a kick scooter with electric drive. The compact scoot is also foldable, so...

World Exclusive: Lotus C-01 superbikes ready to roll

World Exclusive: Lotus C-01 superbikes ready to roll

This is the world’s first look at the finished production version of the Lotus C-01 superbike, which was first revealed by MCN at the start of this year. When computer images of the C-01 were revealed...

MCN Pothole Campaign: Save our roads!

MCN Pothole Campaign: Save our roads!

David Cameron’s recent promise to spend £15bn building new roads in marginal constituencies got plenty of publicity. But it didn’t tackle the problem most of us face: the roads we’ve already got are...

Our Bikes: BMW K1

Our Bikes: BMW K1

MCN's Andy Downes and his BMW K1 “I sense my wife is warming to it” His partner isn’t happy, his friends think he’s mad – but 25 years after falling for BMW’s futuristic  sports-tourer, a massive...

Ducati 899 Panigale: long term test report

Ducati 899 Panigale: long term test report

Ducati 899 Panigale, £12,495 Weight 193kg • Seat height: 830mm • Servicing: £215 (625miles) Miles to date 6473 • Average MPG 44.8mpg Value of mods to date: £5573.31 The highlights from my year to...

Sign our petition and help MCN save our roads!

Sign our petition and help MCN save our roads!

The road network is Britain’s most valuable asset (Action For Roads report, DfT), yet we currently spend less that 1% of the asset value maintaining it. Britain’s roads are in a woeful condition, and...

KTM plan new V-twins

KTM plan new V-twins

KTM are developing a new range of middleweight V-twin engines to plug the gap between the small capacity singles, and large-capacity V-twins already in production. The decision to build a new range of...