June

First Ride: Honda CBR650F

First Ride: Honda CBR650F

Grey things don’t normally engender excitement. Grey is the colour of school socks, toilet roll tubes and accountants’ worsted suits. But here grey is also the colour of one of the most...

Top 10 infamous bike ads

Top 10 infamous bike ads

Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore…     Life helmets | 1979 Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with...

Ducati Monster 821 launch

Ducati Monster 821 launch

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is at the world launch of Ducati’s new Monster 821 in Bologna, Italy. A short spin this evening will be followed by a full day of riding the new naked middleweight...

Harley-Davidson Livewire: First Test

Harley-Davidson Livewire: First Test

When the news broke last week that Harley-Davidson - that American bastion of tradition, big cubes, petrol and iron - had a ready-to-ride all-electric naked roaster waiting in the wings, we were as...

New MCN June 25: Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride

New MCN June 25: Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 25. We ride the electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire Two new Ariel bikes revealed MV Agusta Dragster takes...

Norton TT Racer On The Road

Norton TT Racer On The Road

You can’t underestimate how hard it is to compete at the Isle of Man TT. It’s a mammoth task, and it’s almost impossible to convey with mere words the sheer scale of the mountain they have climbed,...

500cc two-stroke for £60,000

500cc two-stroke for £60,000

If you hanker after 500cc two-strokes and have £60,000 burning a hole in your wallet then the Ronax 500 might be your ideal track bike. The Ronax, built in Germany, is powered by a two-stroke V4,...

Video: Harley-Davidson Livewire in New York

Video: Harley-Davidson Livewire in New York

Harley-Davidson has just released this video showing a group of Livewires - their new electric bike - being ridden through the streets of New York. Harley claims the bike makes the equivalent of 74bhp...

Join Ross Noble on his Last Mile Ride

Join Ross Noble on his Last Mile Ride

Comedian Ross Noble is launching a nationwide motorcycle ride out with a difference in support of international charity, Riders for Health. The Last Mile Ride, which takes place on tomorrow, Saturday...

Fancy winning a Yamaha MT-09?

Fancy winning a Yamaha MT-09?

Everyday frustrations on the road now at the mercy of your keyboard! Play Motorcycle Mayhem, a new game brought to you by MCN Compare for a chance to win some awesome prizes. The game, which follows...

Discover your Dark Side

Discover your Dark Side

Yamaha is launching a 5-weekend test ride tour at selected venues around the UK, where riders can ‘Experience the Dark Side of Japan’ by riding one of the latest MT models, including the MT-09 Street...

Can anyone stop Shane Byrne?

Can anyone stop Shane Byrne?

Three time BSB champion Shane Byrne has won five of the first six races. Can anyone stop him?

Would you buy a new Hesketh 24?

Would you buy a new Hesketh 24?

Famous British bike name Hesketh has returned with an all-new £35,000 bike – a limited – edition special dubbed ‘24’. Would you consider buying one?

Rossi’s #thisisforSIC58 suit up for grabs

Rossi’s #thisisforSIC58 suit up for grabs

The Dainese D-Air Racing suit worn by Valentino Rossi at the Italian Grand Prix is up for auction. The auction listing can be accessed via dainese.com, and the lucky bidder will receive the authentic...

Harley goes electric with Livewire

Harley goes electric with Livewire

Harley-Davidson has now officially released information and images on the all-new Livewire which is the firm’s first foray into the world of electric power and also makes it the first mainstream...

Win a Vincent Rapide worth £35k

Win a Vincent Rapide worth £35k

This year the National Motorcycle Museum is celebrating 30 years since first opening to the public by holding a series of events including a raffle with a Vincent Rapide worth £35,000 as top...

Best British Racer Ever?

Best British Racer Ever?

From Surtees to Hailwood to Sheene to Fogarty to Dunlop to McGuinness to Hodgson, Toseland, Sykes and at least one more Dunlop - these are the men who made British racing great. MCN's experts...

Return of the Urban Tiger Fireblade

Return of the Urban Tiger Fireblade

Honda Racing rocked up to Snetterton at the weekend with Julien Da Costa riding an Urban Tiger liveried Fireblade, enough to get any red-blooded Fireblade fan reminiscing about the second-generation...

New look MCN June 18: Norton TT racer on the road

New look MCN June 18: Norton TT racer on the road

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 18. We ride Norton's TT bike on the road! Honda CBR650 first test Bimota BB3 ridden New Hesketh 24...

Special edition Suzuki GSR750

Special edition Suzuki GSR750

Suzuki has announced a new ‘factory’ special GSR750 and it will be available immediately. The bike features a new blue and white colour scheme and gets a Yoshimura R11 silencer along with a standard...

500bhp Suzuki Hayabusa vs Honda CBR600RR

500bhp Suzuki Hayabusa vs Honda CBR600RR

When Steve Bland – tree surgeon, Red Bull addict and speed freak – told us he could beat a sportsbike around a track on his unlimited class World Speed Record-challenging Hayabusa we were, it has to...

First Ride: Bimota BB3

First Ride: Bimota BB3

MCN is at the world launch of Bimota’s new BB3, powered by a revised BMW S1000RR engine, at the Tazio Nuvalari circuit in Italy today. Senior Road Tester Adam Child will be testing the all-new Bimota,...

New Hesketh 24 unveiled

New Hesketh 24 unveiled

These are the first images of the all-new Hesketh 24, unveiled this morning at the firm’s headquarters. It is the first new Hesketh to be produced under the ownership of Paul Sleeman, who bought the...

Great roads on the cheap

Great roads on the cheap

We all dream of long, empty mountain passes in foreign countries – of the sun on our backs, winding roads and a cool beer at the end of the day – yet many of us are put off by the cost of an adventure...

Who is your top British racer?

Who is your top British racer?

From Duke to Hailwood, Sheene to Dunlop, Fogarty to McGuinness, the June 18 issue of MCN will reveal the 40 best British racers of all time. And while our panel of experts has nominated the best...

Monsters Inc.

Monsters Inc.

If Ducati hadn't released the Monster in 1993 the Italian company probably wouldn't have survived the 1990s. This bike formed the bedrock that allowed Ducati to expand and grow, put money in dealer's...

CERN laboratory

CERN laboratory

I took a trip to Switzerland to see the Large Hadron Collider along with a copy of MCN. I left it with a Swiss guy running in his new Triumph Tiger. I'll be going back some day as the roads to...

Send us your Ride to Work Day pictures

Send us your Ride to Work Day pictures

For some people every day is Ride to Work Day but for others it’s a chance to use the bike for the daily commute to work; either way we want to see your pictures telling your Ride to Work Day stories...

New MCN June 11: Dunlop Marquez of the roads!

New MCN June 11: Dunlop Marquez of the roads!

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 11. TT 2014: TT legends rate single-minded Dunlop after four wins Power cruisers put through their paces New KTM...

Benelli Tornado 900 owners wanted!

Benelli Tornado 900 owners wanted!

MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Benelli Tornado 900. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the...

Oxford hunts historic race machinery

Oxford hunts historic race machinery

Following the recent grand opening of its newly developed 100,000sqft distribution centre, Oxford Products is on the hunt for some of its historic race machinery to add some glamour to the finished...

Rossi's 300

Rossi's 300

He’s been an inspiration to practically every biker on the planet and last Sunday at Mugello, Valentino Rossi continued to show that he is truly one of a kind. His 300th race wasn’t his best but it...

Ducati makes official announcement on Scrambler

 Ducati makes official announcement on Scrambler

Ducati has at last officially confirmed the existence of the new Scrambler model and also presented a prototype model to the workers at the factory in Bologna on Monday. There are still no official...

Poll: Can Michael Dunlop surpass Joey's record?

With Michael Dunlop taking TT victory after victory, can he surpass his uncle’s epic 26 wins? With Michael Dunlop taking TT victory after victory, can he surpass his uncle’s epic 26 wins?

Poll: Has the Isle of Man TT become too dangerous?

Has the isle of man become too dangerous?

BMW's naked revolution

BMW's naked revolution

BMW revealed this stunning, hardcore boxer-engined roadster in Italy last weekend with bosses promising the production version will be on sale within a year. The Concept Roadster is a vision of the...