December

Our Bikes Yamaha RD350LC

Our Bikes Yamaha RD350LC

“It’s both my pride and joy, and shame and embarrassment” Loved and neglected in equal measure, Phil’s RD350 LC is a portal in time back to his early 20s.   I’m not sure if this is a tale of a...

Hazard Perception Test gets CGI revamp

Hazard Perception Test gets CGI revamp

The hazard perception element of the driving theory test will get a completely new and up-to-date look thanks to a computer-generated makeover to try and make the driving test reflect more real world...

Bike of the Day: Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

Bike of the Day: Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

Honda’s VFR1200-based Crosstourer is still something of the ‘forgotten adventure bike’ – which is a shame. The V4 motor is a class act, it’s shaft-driven, well-equipped, good-looking and hugely...

My Life in Bikes Nick Sanders

My Life in Bikes Nick Sanders

Nick Sanders is the fastest man around the world. He holds multiple records, has biked round the world seven times and the length of the Americas eight times. He’s currently in Siberia...somewhere,...

What do you want to do more of in 2015 with your bike?

What do you want to do more of in 2015 with your bike?

2014 has nearly come to an end, and that means it's time to start planning your biking escapades for 2015, but what will they be? What do you want to do more of in 2015 with your bike?

Is this Guy Martin's year?

Is this Guy Martin's year?

Guy Martin will be riding a BMW S1000RR for the 2015 roads season – will this be the year he breaks his TT duck and takes the top step of the podium? Is this Guy's year?

Yamaha MT-07 Long Term Test Report

Yamaha MT-07 Long Term Test Report

The Yamaha MT-07 is hard to fault. Hard? Yes, but not impossible. While the perky twin is undoubtedly brilliant value for money, it does lack a little in the handling department. Get a bit jiggy with...

Triumph Street Tracker spied

Triumph Street Tracker spied

Triumph's new Bonneville-based Street Tracker, which is due to go on sale in 2016, has been spied testing on the roads of Spain. These new spy shots also confirm for the first time that there will be...

Bike of the Day: BMW F650GS

Bike of the Day: BMW F650GS

Although now superceded by the F700GS in truth BMW’s entry-level, novice-friendly, trail-style twin is little changed. It remains classily-built, well-equipped and a great introduction to...

Honda CB650F: long-term bike report

Honda CB650F: long-term bike report

I’ve had fun riding the Honda CB650F all year, riding some long distances, visiting exciting places and having chance to ride at Silverstone circuit but none of these brought as big a smile to my face...

Custom Scouts debut Stateside

Custom Scouts debut Stateside

Indian's return of the iconic Scout has already been creating a storm of interest, and two hot customiaed versions which broke cover in the States this week will only add to the interest. Custom...

New MCN December 17: 5-in-1 Christmas issue

New MCN December 17: 5-in-1 Christmas issue

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 17: - Ducati Scrambler first ride - Yamaha MT-09 Tracer first ride - New Triumph Street Tracker spied - Free glossy BSB...

Incredible Rossi celebration at the London Motorcycle Show

Incredible Rossi celebration at the London Motorcycle Show

For the first time ever, eight of Valentino Rossi’s most successful and priceless race bikes will be brought together in a special one-off tribute to the G.O.A.T With nine world championship wins, 108...

Bike of the Day: Original 1986 Honda VFR750

Bike of the Day: Original 1986 Honda VFR750

The bike that ‘reinvented’ Honda and arguably took motorcycling into the modern era still looks contemporary and is still useful today – not bad for a nearly 30-year-old machine! What’s more, good,...

Ducati builds millionth bike

Ducati builds millionth bike

Ducati have marked the occasion of building their one millionth bike at the Bologna factory with the CEO presenting a Monster 1200S personally to the new owner in Milan, Italy. Ducati CEO Claudio...

Steve Parrish MAD Tour dates added

Steve Parrish MAD Tour dates added

More dates have been added to the successful stage tour of former 500GP racer, BBC commentator and well-known practical joker Steve Parrish. The MAD tour – which stands for My Adolescent Dad – is a...

Bike of the Day: £695 Triumph Tiger 900

Bike of the Day: £695 Triumph Tiger 900

Yup, that’s right, just 6-9-5 squids. There’s no catch, either. It might not be mint but it all works and is all there. This first Hinckley Tiger might not yet have the allure of the early Speed...

Honda teases new Africa Twin

Honda teases new Africa Twin

Honda are continuing the build-up to the launch of the all-new Africa Twin next year with the second in a series of videos exploring the history of the famous name. Despite the firm heavily falling...

Bike of the Day: 1998 Triumph Thunderbird 900

Bike of the Day: 1998 Triumph Thunderbird 900

Although basically a re-styled Trident, Hinckley Triumph’s 1994-2000 T-bird retains a strong following thanks to its strong mechanicals, handsome retro looks, charismatic three-cylinder powertrain and...

Win with MCN!

Win with MCN!

Did you know that MCN has its own competition website? At the moment we have over £2000 worth of prizes to give away on winit.motorcyclenews.com and we add more every week. Here are some of our...

Norton Dominator is back

Norton Dominator is back

The legendary Norton Dominator name is set to return as Norton announce they are already taking orders for a new, road-legal version of their Domiracer. These images direct from the Norton design...

The Fight Over Potholes Continues

The Fight Over Potholes Continues

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 already have are...

Which biking star for I'm a Celeb...?

Which biking star for I'm a Celeb...?

Four-time WSB champion Carl Fogarty was crowned King of the Jungle at the weekend, but which other biking star would you like to see in the Australian jungle? Foggy has just been crowned King of the...

First ride: Ducati Scrambler

First ride: Ducati Scrambler

Ducati’s eagerly anticipated Scrambler is being launched today in sunny California in the hands of Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here’s what Adam had to say about the all new Ducati. "We’ve flown all...

Our Bikes Honda RS125

Our Bikes Honda RS125

1998 Luyten-Honda RS125 “What is it? How big is it? Goes alright, doesn’t it?” Three things I hear each and every time I wheel my Honda RS125 GP bike out. First thing’s first, it’s a two-stroke,...

New BMW S1000RR: 198bhp on the dyno!

New BMW S1000RR: 198bhp on the dyno!

Some of the UK's first 2015 BMW S1000RRs have already been tested on dynos and are producing 198bhp at the back wheel. Race teams are starting to receive their new-model 2015 BMW S1000RRs in...

First ride: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

First ride: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Yamaha’s new half-faired, all-rounder version of the popular MT-09 three cylinder roadster is currently being put through its paces in Spain in the hands of MCN Executive Editor Phil West. Here are...

Bid for Neevesy’s Arai

Bid for Neevesy’s Arai

The Kevin Ash Fund is auctioning MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves’ custom-painted Arai RX-7 GP. Hand painted by Rich-Art Concepts, the helmet was worn by Neevesy in 2010/11for road testing...

Foggy Smashed Final Vote

Foggy Smashed Final Vote

TV bosses have revealed Carl Fogarty smashed the final vote to win I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here thanks to bike fans who managed to net him 60% of the votes logged against rival Jake...

Bike of the Day: 2004 Ducati 749S

Bike of the Day: 2004 Ducati 749S

Surely some kind of bargain, this. OK, the maligned, Pierre Terblanche-styled 999 and its junior sibling the 749 have yet to get the love afforded the 916 and 1098 but they’re still true Ducati...

New MCN December 10: New Norton Dominator

New MCN December 10: New Norton Dominator

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 10: - The Norton Dominator is back and we have all the details - Guy Martin: "My plans to do the Dakar" - I'm a Celeb...

Richard Hammond: My life in bikes

Richard Hammond: My life in bikes

Richard Hammond is one third of the Top Gear presenting team, a life-long bike nut, and keeper of an ever-changing stable of motorcycles from the oddball to the iconic How did you get into bikes and...

Yamaha XV950: Long-term test report.

Yamaha XV950: Long-term test report.

My year with Yamaha’s XV950 has been an interesting one. From the moment I picked it up people were questioning my choice, but not because of the bike you understand - the reviews for it have been...

Bike of the Day: 2002 BMW F650CS Scarver

Bike of the Day: 2002 BMW F650CS Scarver

Oddball based on BMW’s worthy, entry-level 650 single street trailie gained more, er, ‘challenging’ looks and road manners but wasn’t a success. Today, though, that adds up to an interesting,...

Jungle King Foggy thanks the fans

Jungle King Foggy thanks the fans

New King of ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Carl Fogarty has thanked the fans who supported him only hours after getting out of the jungle set of the show. In a video posted on his official...

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...