August

Best sellers: Kawasaki ER-6f

Best sellers: Kawasaki ER-6f

The 10 best-selling bikes in Britain for the first half of 2014 makes fascinating reading. BMW holds three out of the top five positions (for bikes over 125cc); the best-selling bike in the UK is one...

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...

Has Honda missed its opportunity with the delayed CBR300R?

Has Honda missed its opportunity with the delayed CBR300R?

First there was the Kawasaki Ninja 30. Then KTM joined the 300-or-so class with the announcement of the RC390. And now, Honda has gotten in on the action. But is it too little too late? Has Honda...

Is the new KTM Super Adventure too much?

Is the new KTM Super Adventure too much?

The standard KTM Adventure is hardly under-powered, producing a claimed 150bhp. But that wasn't enough, so KTM recently unveiled the Super Adventure, which gets the same engine as the Super Duke R and...

New MCN August 27: New KTM Super Adventure

New MCN August 27: New KTM Super Adventure

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 27. - New KTM Super Adventure - Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally vs rivals - Sportsbike story: 25 years of speed -...

New MCN August 20: Lotus superbike ridden

New MCN August 20: Lotus superbike ridden

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 20. - We ride the new Lotus superbike - 2015's secret new bikes - The new Ducati Monster 821 takes on its...

Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 needed

Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 needed

MCN is on th elookout for owners of a Kawasaki ZX750 H1, which we need for a static photoshoot this week. We don't need to ride the bike, we'll just collect it and drop it back off when we're...

Lotus C-01 spied testing

Lotus C-01 spied testing

This is the world’s first glimpse of a working version of the all-new 200bhp Lotus C-01 superbike, spied testing on the roads near the German headquarters of the firm behind the bike. The image is the...

Minimum driving ban petition launched

Minimum driving ban petition launched

The family of a motorcyclist killed by a car driver have started a petition calling for a minimum two-year driving ban for anyone found guilty of causing the death of another road user. Matthew...

Bimota dealer opens in Scotland

Bimota dealer opens in Scotland

The UK’s only Bimota dealer has opened in Scotland with the first two bikes already shipped and in stock ready for sale. Moto Meccanica has taken delivery of a BMW S1000RR-engined BB3 superbike along...

Petition to ban surface dressing launched

Petition to ban surface dressing launched

An online petition to try and get the practice of resurfacing roads with a method called surface dressing stopped has already attracted more than 2500 signatures. The ePetition was started by...

September MADness

September MADness

If your September evenings are looking a little devoid of humour, you need to head to a theatre in Maidstone, Southend, Newark or Scunthorpe to be entertained by persistent prankster and GP...

New exhaust for Ducati Panigale in Japan

New exhaust for Ducati Panigale in Japan

The horrified response to the Japanese specification Ducati 1199 when it was unveiled in 2012 has prompted this revised exhaust system, spotted by a spy photographer at the Ducati test track last...

Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being...

MCN needs your help

MCN needs your help

Interested in helping MCN make its website even better? We have some interesting new ideas we're testing out and now we need to hear what you think of them. We're looking for any regular visitors...

Where would you like to see British MotoGP round in future?

Where would you like to see British MotoGP round in future?

Today's announcement that the Circuit of Wales has signed a five-year contract with Dorna to host the British GP from 2015 onwards is not as clear cut as it seems. Not only does the multi-million...

Circuit of Wales to host British GP

Circuit of Wales to host British GP

The Circuit of Wales has today announced a five-year deal with the owners of MotoGP – Dorna – to host the British GP, taking the reins from Silverstone. The only problem for the Circuit of Wales is...

New GSX-S1000 spied

New GSX-S1000 spied

This is a full-production version of the new naked 1000cc bike Suzuki is calling the GSX-S1000 and hopes to be able to take on the performance naked class rivals in 2015. MCN revealed the plans for...

Hesketh 24 first ride

Hesketh 24 first ride

The British revival rumbles on. Or in this case THUNDERS. And then some. Hesketh is the latest UK heritage motorcycle brand to be reborn, (following Triumph in 1990, Norton in 2009 and Ariel last...

Harley recall now includes UK models

Harley recall now includes UK models

A US recall of more than 66,000 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Touring models will now include UK models, and owners will be contacted imminently by their dealer to arrange for the three hours of work...

New MCN August 13: Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied

New MCN August 13: Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 16. - Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied - Superbikes vs super-nakeds - KTM RC125 first ride - All-new Indian Scout...

New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied

New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied

This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the...

Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions

Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions

We’ve teamed up with Riders for Health to offer one lucky reader the chance to meet their GP heroes at the fantastic Day of Champions event taking place at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday August...

Penalty for mobile use could double

Penalty for mobile use could double

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has suggested the penalty for using a mobile phone while driving could be doubled from three points to six, backing up Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard...

What will you spend your £10 eVoucher on?

MCN’s bike insurance comparison site, MCNcompare.com has been designed especially for you and the average saving on our site is a whopping £150*! And that’s not all, to celebrate these fantastic savings, we’re giving you a tenner to spend on helmets and clothing** at Sportsbikeshop.co.uk, just for getting a quote. Save time and money by comparing your insurance at MCNcompare.com today. What...

Has Cal Crutchlow made the right move defecting to Honda?

Has Cal Crutchlow made the right move defecting to Honda?

Two weeks ago Cal Crutchlow was staying with Ducati for the second year of his contract, but now he's announced he'll be moving to the LCR Honda squad in 2015.

New MCN August 6th: Norton Rotaries Ride Again

New MCN August 6th: Norton Rotaries Ride Again

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 6. FREE Weekend Missions 24-page adventure biking guide - things you can get out on your bike and do this...

Indian launch new Indian Scout

Indian launch new Indian Scout

Indian Motorcycles launched the 2015 version of their iconic Scout at the Sturgis motorcycle rally yesterday. It's the first, all-new Scout for over 70 years. The 1133cc, V-Twin weighs in...

Harley-Davidson reveals new Road Glide

Harley-Davidson reveals new Road Glide

Three weeks after MCN scooped spy shots of the 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide shooting a new brochure then official images have been released by the firm. The new Road Glide is the latest model to...

Mitas tyre recall over potential for bulging

Mitas tyre recall over potential for bulging

Budget tyre brand Mitas is recalling Sport Force radial motorcycle tyres manufactured in 2014 because of the risk of bulges appearing at high speeds. The Slovenian tyre producer Savatech is...

Suzuki slashes £1000 off prices

Suzuki slashes £1000 off prices

Suzuki has announced it is knocking £1000 off a range of bike for a limited period of time to include the entire GSX-R range, V-Strom 650, GSR750, GSX1250FA and Burgman 650 Executive. The offer starts...

An evening with MotoGP photographer Scott Jones

An evening with MotoGP photographer Scott Jones

American MotoGP photographer Scott Jones is over in the UK for the British Grand Prix in a few weeks and as part of his trip Scott has added a visit to the MCN offices in...