April

Can Marquez 'clean sweep' the 2014 season?

Can Marquez 'clean sweep' the 2014 season?

With three rounds done in the 2014 MotoGP season, and Marc Marquez currently three for three at the top of the table, whispers have started about whether or not he’s got the potential to complete the...

Steve Parrish tackles the 'lean machine'

Steve Parrish tackles the 'lean machine'

Steve Parrish takes on the 'lean machine' during BTSport's MotoGP Tonight...     Watch MotoGP Tonight on BT Sport 1 at 8pm on Tuesdays after a MotoGP race weekend. For more MotoGP...

Sammy Miller autojumble cancelled

The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum has been forced to cancel this Sunday’s (May 4) autojumble because persistent rain has left the venue’s fields waterlogged. The museum in the New Forest had planned to have around 100 stalls, some on the hard-standing car park with the overspill in its fields, and car parking was also due to be on the same fields. But the potential quagmire has forced them...

New MCN April 30: The Guy Martin story

New MCN April 30: The Guy Martin story

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 30 The Guy Martin story: Guy's real life revealed in new book  All-new Ariel V4 prototype spied McGuinness...

Modern Retro owners wanted

Modern Retro owners wanted

MCN is on the lookout for 'Modern Retro' owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: Royal Enfield Bullet models Moto Guzzi V7 models Kawasaki W800 We'll be using the information to...

Don’t fall for copycat charges

Don’t fall for copycat charges

Riders are being warned they could be paying over the odds when using the internet to carry out essential tasks like applying for a tax disc, declaring a bike as SORN or replacing their driving...

Go off-road for £25

Go off-road for £25

The Motorcycle Industry Association and leading manufacturers are again joining forces to offer another off-road experience day. A four-day mini ‘try out’ festival will be held in Bevercotes,...

Suzuki GSX-R750 owners needed!

Suzuki GSX-R750 owners needed!

MCN is on the lookout for Suzuki GSX-R750 owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: 2004/05 GSX-R750 2006/2010 GSX-R750 2011 - Current GSX-R750 We'll be using the information to help...

What annoys you most about riding on the Queen's Highways?

With all sorts of things seemingly on the roads just to annoy you, we have an important question - which one really grinds your gears the most? Is it the idiots babbling away on their mobile phones, potholes the size of the North Sea, or just the sheer number of other vehicles on the road these days?  

Win a set of Pirelli Angel GT tyres

Win a set of Pirelli Angel GT tyres

Fancy a free set of new Angel GT tyres for your bike? MCN has teamed up with Pirelli to give away 10 sets of its new sports tourer rubber - the winner of the MCN 2013 Tyre of the year!   Launched...

New MCN out Wednesday 23rd!

New MCN out Wednesday 23rd!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 23:  - BMW R Nine T takes on super-stylish rivals - Off-Road Guide: Get your bike & body ready - Ultimate MV:...

Ducati unveils airbag option for Multistrada

Ducati unveils airbag option for Multistrada

Ducati project engineer Paolo Versari demonstrated the airbag with a trial firing at the press conference at the company’s factory in Bologna, Italy Ducati has unveiled the first rider airbag to be...

Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

On April 5 2014 motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passed away at the age of 70. Tamburini is arguably the most influential motorcycle designer of modern times, and was responsible for...

TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new motorcycle safety initiative it hopes will reduce the number of motorcyclsits killed and injured in the capital by 40% by the year 2020. TfL has targeted...

Are you an MCN Subscriber?

Are you an MCN Subscriber?

MCN is looking for a subscriber to take part in a discussion group at the MCN office on April 22. Lunch will be provided and we'll even chuck some MCN goodies your way! If you think you could help...

Triumph Speed Triple owners wanted

Triumph Speed Triple owners wanted

MCN is on the lookout for Triumph Speed Triple owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: 955i Speed Triple Original 1050 Speed Triple Current model of Speed Triple We'll be using the...

Turbos or superchargers: Which are you most excited about?

Turbos or superchargers: Which are you most excited about?

Turbos and Superchargers are set to make a comeback on motorcycles, with Suzuki's Recursion concept looking most likely to be the first to bring the turbo back, and Kawasaki looking close to releasing...

New MCN April 16: Marquez just two good

New MCN April 16: Marquez just two good

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 16: Texas MotoGP special: Why champ's rivals are already falling apart Honda CB650F ridden How to build a TT...

Borile Mezzolitro concept

Borile Mezzolitro concept

Hand made dream.

£5k thriller alternatives

£5k thriller alternatives

Yamaha's new MT-07 is an impressive new entry in to the budget middleweight category and at £5199 it's an absolute bargain. The MT-07 is a brilliant bike in its own right thanks to a punchy parallel...

Suzuki GSX-R1000 owners needed

Suzuki GSX-R1000 owners needed

MCN is on the lookout for Suzuki GSX-R1000 owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: 2005-08 GSX-R1000 - single and twin exhaust models 2009-11 GSX-R1000 twin exhaust model...

What annoys you most in 2014?

What annoys you most in 2014?

Potholes, drivers paying more attention to their Facebook news feed than the road, bus lane regulations. What, as a biker, annoys you most in 2014? Vote for your biggest annoyance below, and don't...

Video: Triumph Thunderbird LT group test

Video: Triumph Thunderbird LT group test

With the arrival of Triumph’s new ‘LT’ bagger version of its Thunderbird cruiser, never before have there been so many, truly credible alternatives to the all-dominant Harley-Davidson Road King. Moto...

New MCN April 9: VFR800 first test

New MCN April 9: VFR800 first test

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 9: Comeback king: Why Honda's brand new VFR800 is all the bike you'll ever need. Secrets of new Victory sports...

Massimo Tamburini passes away

Massimo Tamburini passes away

Massimo Tamburini, the legendary Italian designer of the iconic Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4, has passed away at the age of 70. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2013. Before designing the...

Has the trackday touring tyre arrived?

Has the trackday touring tyre arrived?

The Battlax BT-014 was the first ‘GP-derived’ Bridgestone, its technology handed down to road bikes from the Bridgestone development team run by Erv Kanemoto in 2001 and 2002. It was hot and sticky...

Ducati Demo Day set for April 12

Ducati Demo Day set for April 12

Ducati dealers across the UK and Ireland will beopening their doors on Saturday April 12 for a demo day that will give customers a chance to try out the latest Ducati models. All of Ducati's...

Brammo announce smart-phone, route-planning deal

Brammo announce smart-phone, route-planning deal

US-based, electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo has announced that they’ll be giving a copy of the RealRider smart-phone application away to every person who purchases a bike from them when they’re...

Honda's bike-powered lawn mower breaks world record

Honda's bike-powered lawn mower breaks world record

Honda has set a new world record with their bike-powered lawn mower after reaching a top speed of 116mph. The Mean Mower is powered by a Honda VTR1000 V-twin engine which made a claimed 97bhp as...

Top 5 Bluetooth Headsets from the MCN Shop

Intercoms have changed beyond recognition in recent years, transforming from fuddy-duddy rider -pillion devices to units that connect you to your phone, music, sat-nav and other riders with barely a wire in sight. The units here all depend on Bluetooth technology to wirelessly stream information into speakers sat next to your ears and out from a microphone by your mouth so you can communicate...

Air-cooled Harley owners needed

Air-cooled Harley owners needed

MCN is back on the lookout for air-cooled Harley models. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: XL883 XL1200 Deuce or 'big twin' models We'll be using the information to help with our...

BMW S1000F: Have your say

BMW S1000F: Have your say

BMW's new S1000-based adventure sports bike has been spied testing in Germany and appears to be finished in terms of styling. So what do you think - do we need an inline four adventure sports...

Ducati's first stab at a retro bike

Ducati's first stab at a retro bike

Ducati looks set to join the retro class within just a few months after a Scrambler test mule was spotted undergoing tests on the roads recently. Ducati may be a little late to the recent retro trend,...

One-off signed Yoshimura clothing up for auction

One-off signed Yoshimura clothing up for auction

Two rare items of Yoshimura clothing are up for auction on eBay in aid of the Jago Worrall Foundation. The two items are a jacket and shirt, previously only ever available to Yoshimura Race Team...

MCNLive! Kicks off 2014

MCNLive! Kicks off 2014

Last weekend MCNLive! kicked off the 2014 biking season with a bang as over 4000 people joined the MCN team in the sunshine at Butlins Skegness. Highlights of the weekend included a John McGuinness...

New MCN April 2: £5k thrillers!

New MCN April 2: £5k thrillers!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 2: £5k thrillers: The New Yamaha MT-07 takes on the Kawasaki ER-6n, Ducati Monster 696, KTM 690 Duke and Suzuki...