2014

Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

• 1301cc liquid-cooled V-twin • 160bhp / 100ftlb (est) • Bigger fairing for more protection • Semi-active suspension • Optional ‘hill hold control’ MCN showed you the 2015 KTM...

Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650

Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650

• 645cc liquid-cooled V-twin • 68bhp / 44lbft • Wire wheels • V-Strom 1000 style ‘Beak’ • Optional hard luggage The massively popular V-Strom 650 has been a real gem in the...

Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000

Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000

• 999cc inline-four • 155bhp (est) / 80lbft (est) • GSX-R1000 K5 engine • All-new chassis • 3-mode traction control If disaffected sportsbike owners need somewhere to channel...

Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX

Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX

• 675cc inline-triple • 105bhp / 50lbft • Daytona 675 tail unit • Quickshifter as standard • Seat cowl, belly pan & fly screen The naked middleweight market has been...

Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR

Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR

• 999cc, inline four-cylinder, water-cooled • 199bhp / 83.3lbft • New twin spar aluminium frame • Semi-active suspension • Restyled bodywork BMW’s superbike rivals must be...

Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four • 97bhp / 80lbft • Twin Ohlins shocks • Black 4-2-1 exhaust • Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built...

Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled

Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled

• 689cc parallel-twin • 74bhp / 50bhp • Frame and engine guards • Red front / black rear wheel • Adjustable light mask Those with a keen eye and long memory might recall the...

Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

Following the launch of the new higher-specification model for the 2014 season, the YZF-R125 has maintained its position as the top selling supersport bike in the 125cc class. In January 2015 it will...

We want your help to find some of Britain's worst potholes

We want your help to find some of Britain's worst potholes

We're in the process of putting together an article about potholes on UK roads and we're in need of your help. If there are any nasty looking potholes in your area, get a picture and note down the...

Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7

Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7

Moto Guzzi has given the popular V7 range a thorough going over and has included the fitment of ABS and traction control along with a host of improvements. The 48bhp V7 range comprises the same three...

Cologne Show: Aprilia Caponord Rally revealed

Cologne Show: Aprilia Caponord Rally revealed

Aprilia has added a new model to the Caponord 1200 range in the form of this heavily-optioned Rally version which gets a host of new parts aimed at appealing to long distance riders and those who...

Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

Although the Ducati Scrambler is just days away from being unveiled to the public, Ducati is still putting the bike through its paces on the roads. An MCN reader was lucky enough to get this onboard...

New MCN September 24: Is the GS beaten?

New MCN September 24: Is the GS beaten?

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 24: - Is the GS finally beaten? After 843 miles in the Alps we find out - Yamaha SR400 vs Royal Enfield...

Will Cal Crutchlow be competitive on Honda next year?

Will Cal Crutchlow be competitive on Honda next year?

There are no two ways about it, Cal Crutchlow's had a difficult year onboard the Ducati and he'll be hoping his results improve onboard the Honda in 2015.

Is there any point in a 250bhp road bike?

Is there any point in a 250bhp road bike?

Kawasaki’s all-new supercharged H2 is going to be packed with high-spec components, will pump out around 250bhp and is expected to cost in excess of £20,000. But is there any point in a 250bhp plus...

New MCN September 17: Rossi wins at last

New MCN September 17: Rossi wins at last

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 17: - Rossi wins again: "I think this year I'm the best Valentino ever!" - World exclusive: New BMW...

The SPecial One

The SPecial One

Honda’s SP-1, or the VTR1000 SP-1 RC51 to give it its proper name, will always hold a very special place in motorcycle history. This is a bike born out of necessity – not to mention a considerable...

Insider trading: ‘This year we’ll be happy to sell 30 GSX-Rs’

Insider trading: ‘This year we’ll be happy to sell 30 GSX-Rs’

It’s no secret that new bike sales for Suzuki have been hard of late. The last five years have been particularly tough and this is mainly down to a line-up that is lacking in new and exciting models.

Battling with World Champions and Old Machinery at Goodwood Revival

Battling with World Champions and Old Machinery at Goodwood Revival

Having spent a weekend surrounded by old - often mouthwatering - 1950s metal, diligent, resourceful mechanics and some racing legends, it becomes clear that racing classic motorcycles requires a...

Ultra Limited Low tourer leads a raft of HD model updates

Ultra Limited Low tourer leads a raft of HD model updates

Harley-Davidson describes its new 2015 Ultra Limited Low as ‘slammed and loaded’, which means as well as featuring the lowest seat height of any premium touring bike, it also comes with a thumping...

Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

Triumph has revealed this special edition version of the Thruxton called the Ace which celebrates the link between the British manufacturer and the famous London café so synonymous with motorcycle...

New Street Triple RX spied

New Street Triple RX spied

This is the new Triumph Street Triple RX, if the decal on the side panel is to be believed. Spied last week undergoing a test at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, the model is clearly an interim update or...

Who's your money on to win the 2014 MCE British Superbike title?

Who's your money on to win the 2014 MCE British Superbike title?

With the regular season done and dusted, its Showdown time in the 2014 MCE British Superbike championship. The potential winners have been whittled down from 43 to only six, and there are just three...

How to avoid scams when selling your bike

How to avoid scams when selling your bike

Placing a classified advert, whether online or in print, can sometimes attract people running scams, but by following some very simple rules you can stay safe and make sure you sell your...

New MCN: Matchless revealed!

New MCN: Matchless revealed!

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 10th: - Revealed: Secret pics of a Brit icon - MotoGP back at Donington - KTM RC390 - 'It's a modern...

Matchless is back

Matchless is back

Matchless is a name which has long been missing from the roll call of active motorcycle manufacturers, but recent patent applications and statements of intent from the current owners promised that a...

New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied

New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied

This is the heavily-revised 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 which has been given a comprehensive makeover – which is just as well as the current bike has always been ranked as fairly hideous and has masked...

Your Chance to Meet Jorge Lorenzo

Your Chance to Meet Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo is to make a special guest appearance at the Rocket Centre in Blackburn, Lancashire on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 as part of Alpinestars ‘Race Experience’ event. The ‘Race Experience’...

Fancy winning a MT-09?

Everyday frustrations on the road now at the mercy of your keyboard! Play Motorcycle Mayhem, a game brought to you by MCN Compare for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Motorcycle Mayhem is free to download and available on desktop, App Store & Play Store. Everyone who plays the game will be entered into our prize draw to win and ride away a brand new Yamaha MT-09 this October when the...

Protect your bike for less

Protect your bike for less

If your scooter isn’t currently Datatagged, you can save yourself 35% of the cost by heading to St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4JS tomorrow (Thursday September 4) between 10am and 6pm, where your...

Subscribe to MCN TV this week and watch I, Superbiker IV

Subscribe to MCN TV this week and watch I, Superbiker IV

Sign up to MCN TV for a special rate of just £2.99 a month and you can get your first 14 days free and access to the I, Superbviker IV film for a whole weekend. The film follows the MCE British...

New MCN September 03: Lorenzo fumes at Marquez

New MCN September 03: Lorenzo fumes at Marquez

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 3rd: - 'Too much' fumes Lorenzo after Marquez barges to victory - Sporty 125s: Road & Track Tested -...

Supercharged Ninja imminent

Supercharged Ninja imminent

Kawasaki has confirmed that it will build a ‘Ninja H2’ around the supercharged engine concept first shown to the world at the end of 2013. Creating a motorcycle which Kawasaki claim will be “Built...

Ride a new KTM at Box Hill this Sunday

Ride a new KTM at Box Hill this Sunday

KTM UK will be at Box Hill this Sunday (August 31) with a large range of 2014 street bikes available for demo rides. Visitors to the popular biking meeting spot in Tadworth, Surrey, will be able to...

Potholes voted top hazard for bikers

Potholes voted top hazard for bikers

Rubbish roads, stop-start traffic or selfish car drivers? What annoys you most about Britain’s roads? Back in April, MCN Compare conducted a quick survey to find out. The candidates for all the...

Trophies stolen from National Motorcycle museum

Trophies stolen from National Motorcycle museum

A large number of trophies were stolen from the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham last night. The museum is offering a £20,000 reward for information that leads to the safe recovery of the...