July

Testing time for teens

Testing time for teens

Stricter motorcycle licence rules have caused a massive drop in young riders taking their tests. New learner rider rules introduced in January last year stopped under-19s from riding anything bigger...

Buying guide: BMW R100RS

Buying guide: BMW R100RS

Even back in the seventies BMW was battling the idea its bikes were just for old men. So in 1977 it signed up professional stylist Hans Muth to create the ultimate sports tourer. The result was the...

New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015

If Yamaha’s YZF-R1 is getting on a bit, having not had a major facelift since 2009, its supersport R6 brother is now positively ancient. Its last notable tweak was revealed in 2007 when the ’08-spec...

Fassbender takes to the track

Fassbender takes to the track

X-Men star Michael Fassbender had his first ever track experience yesterday at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School. He follows hot on the heels of fellow X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, who...

Kevin Ash Scholarship scheme launches

Kevin Ash Scholarship scheme launches

A new scholarship programme to promote the careers of aspiring motorcycle journalists has been launched by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), Motor Cycle News, and The Daily Telegraph. The...

New Yamaha R1 on the way

New Yamaha R1 on the way

Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will have the same class-defining impact the original 1998 model had when it was launched. The new bike...

Work experience opportunity at MCN

Interested in a career in digital media? Know a bit about motorcycles and your way around a PC? You could be just the person we’re looking for. Motorcyclenews.com is undergoing a significant revamp and as part of this work we need a keen young nipper to help us out. The placement is for two weeks and the successful candidate will be based in our Peterborough office. Most of the work...

Go karting with Bradley Smith in association with Oxford Products

Go karting with Bradley Smith in association with Oxford Products

Fancy getting stuck in to a bit of elbow bashing on track with Bradley Smith? Well here’s your chance. MCN is offering one lucky reader the chance to tear up the fantastic Daytona Circuit in Milton...

New MCN July 30: The real Marquez

New MCN July 30: The real Marquez

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 30. - Marquez exclusive interview: "I prefer bikes to girls. Bikes never complain." - Hesketh 24 first ride -...

Indian Roadmaster revealed

Indian Roadmaster revealed

This weekend will see Indian – America’s first motorcycle company – unveil the latest addition to their growing Chief range, a full-spec tourer named Roadmaster. Intended as the new benchmark in...

2015 Victory Magnum revealed

2015 Victory Magnum revealed

This is the latest in a long line of boldly styled Victory motorcycles to emerge from the factory in recent years. The most gaudy and garish designs to sit in the range have previously been released...

A six-pack, a paper and a world champion's bike

A six-pack, a paper and a world champion's bike

Pop into Londis in Morecambe for a pint and a paper and you’re in for a pleasant surprise – a speedway bike belonging to local resident and TT hero John McGuinness. Speedway fan McPint bought the...

Has Cal Crutchlow made the right decision to stay at Ducati?

Has Cal Crutchlow made the right decision to stay at Ducati?

Has Cal Crutchlow made the right decision to stay at Ducati?

Be a VIP at Silverstone MotoGP with MCN competition

Be a VIP at Silverstone MotoGP with MCN competition

You and seven mates could be lording it up at this year’s British MotoGP as part of an epic MCN competition prize. The Silverstone round takes place on Sunday, August 31 and if you’re lucky enough to...

New MCN July 23: Crutchlow - Why I'm not quitting Ducati

New MCN July 23: Crutchlow - Why I'm not quitting Ducati

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 23. - Cal Crutchlow on why he's sticking with Ducati - UK's top 10 bikes rated - by the people who ride them -...

Government launches motorcycle safety campaign

Government launches motorcycle safety campaign

A radio campaign aimed at reducing the number of collisions at junctions between cars and motorcycles is launching today across the country. The THINK! radio campaign encourages drivers to take...

BMW launches retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4

BMW launches retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4

BMW has become the first manufacturer to launch cornering ABS for a sportsbike which will available as a retro-fit option on the S1000RR HP4 from October. The new system is called ABS Pro and it’s...

Harley-Davidson: ‘LiveWire is just the start'

Harley-Davidson: ‘LiveWire is just the start'

Harley-Davidson President vows to show the world what the company is capable of. Harley-Davidson stunned the world with the launch of the all-electric LiveWire two weeks ago, and MCN was amongst the...

250cc special: Make room for a small one

250cc special: Make room for a small one

There’s always been something special about quarter-litre sports bikes. A generation of learners grew up riding machines like Yamaha’s RD250LC, while wannabe GP riders could live-out their 250GP...

X-Men ride at Haslam School

X-Men ride at Haslam School

X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult made a surprise appearance at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School last week. The Hollywood stars didn’t give their full names when they booked on to the...

Norton Academy gets Government backing

Norton Academy gets Government backing

Norton owner Stuart Garner has been promised Government backing for a new British Motorcycle Manufacture Academy (BMMA) after asking Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for help on...

MotoGP: Half Term Report

MotoGP: Half Term Report

We're now midway through the 2014 season and with the summer break upon us, what better time to take stock of the season so far. BTSport man, Neil Hodgson rates the British contingent from Laverty,...

Win VIP British Grand Prix tickets and Yamaha MT-09

Win VIP British Grand Prix tickets and Yamaha MT-09

We've got another pair of VIP, club class tickets to the British Grand Prix on August 31st up for grabs this month to the person topping the leaderboard on Motorcycle Mayhem, a new game by...

Who says electric bikes are only for geeks?

Who says electric bikes are only for geeks?

Hot on the heels of Harley’s surprisingly-cool LiveWire, new start-up electric bike company Lito has gone into production with this stunning-looking bike called the Sora, with claims of a 119mph top...

New MCN July 16: MCN ride the Ariel Ace

New MCN July 16: MCN ride the Ariel Ace

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 16. - We get an exclusive ride of the new Ariel Ace - Real-world, £7k Warriors: Honda CB650 v Suzuki GSX650 -...

BMF show cancelled

The firm behind the BMF’s three big annual events, Mulberry Events Limited, announced on Monday afternoon that it is entering into voluntary liquidation. As a result there will be no BMF Tailend Show this year, which was planned to have been held on 13-14 September. The BMF has stated that it will work with the liquidators of Mulberry Events Limited in an effort to recover any monies paid by...

Indian Chief 2015 colour changes

Indian Chief 2015 colour changes

Indian has shown off the first of the new 2015 models with a raft of colour changes including red, blue and green with cream contrasts for the Chief and Chieftain range of three bikes. Two tone colour...

Pic with Michael Laverty

Pic with Michael Laverty

Our family holiday this year was in Catalunya for the MotoGP. It started well when we met Michael Laverty in the airport. We were chatting for a while and he had a picture with my eldest son Finley.

UK law change set to allow isle of Man-style road racing

UK law change set to allow isle of Man-style road racing

A visit this afternoon to the headquarters of the Williams F1 team from Prime Minister David Cameron will be used to confirm that an amendment to the new Deregulation Bill will give local councils the...

'I'd bite your hand off for a Sport Classic'

'I'd bite your hand off for a Sport Classic'

Which used Ducatis are hot – and which are not? MCN speaks to expert John Hackett from Ducati Coventry. Ducati is the strongest it has ever been right now, claims John Hackett - otherwise known as the...

Budget Roadsters - ‘What more could you want?’

The mission... Simple, but wonderfully capable naked bikes like the Triumph Street Triple and Yamaha MT-07 offer huge kicks for little money. They’re proof you don’t need big power and the latest electronic trickery to have fun. But can Honda’s new CB650F fight its way to the top of this popular class? Honda’s new CB650F isn’t just another Japanese middleweight naked. Nor is it simply the...

Naked Suzuki GSR1000 on the way

Naked Suzuki GSR1000 on the way

Suzuki’s new bike resurgence is set to accelerate in style in just three months’ time, as the firm unveils a naked version of its GSX-R1000 superbike. According to MCN sources in Japan, the new bike...

Which pairing most excites you for the Classic TT?

Which pairing most excites you for the Classic TT?

Bruce Anstey will be racing a full factory Yamaha YZR500 grand prix bike at this year's Classic TT in August. It arguably doesn't get much madder than that, but what pairing are you most looking...

Ago, Dunlop and McGuinness set for Mallory Bike Bonanza

Ago, Dunlop and McGuinness set for Mallory Bike Bonanza

Fifteen time world champion and ten time TT winner Giacomo Agostini will headline this weekend’s Mallory Bike Bonanza, as a full weekend of activities descend upon the Leicestershire track, with the...

We ride the Ariel Ace at Goodwood

We ride the Ariel Ace at Goodwood

Looking for our full review of the Ariel Ace? Click to see the 2014 model or the Ace R 2018 model.   It’s hard to believe the Ariel Ace cruiser really is a new bike. It’s seemingly come out...

Meet MCN and help out with an MCN feature

Meet MCN and help out with an MCN feature

Can you help with an MCN feature? Do you want to be in MCN? Do you want free coffee (and maybe a chip butty) at Squires café, Sherburn in Elmet on Wednesday night? Chad will also be at Boxhill on...