May

Great CBR600F stories

Great CBR600F stories

Have you got Britain's best CBR600F? Or got a fantastic CBR600F story? MCN wants to find the UK's best CBRs (the F NOT the RR version) and the best tales from people who've owned them. The bikes could...

Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R owners needed

Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R owners needed

MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R models. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper.

New Monster 800 revealed

New Monster 800 revealed

This is the new water-cooled Monster 821 which joins the range below the recently launched 1200 version to replace the outgoing Monster 796. The bike is powered by the 821cc Testastretta 11 V-twin...

New MCN May 28: Isle of Man TT special

New MCN May 28: Isle of Man TT special

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 28. TT 2014 special: The TT starts here with our 32-page TT guide New BMW Boxer cruiser unveiled World first test of...

Shedding the custom bike clichés

Shedding the custom bike clichés

Since launching as a website designed to highlight some of the better and more unusual motorcycles being built within the burgeoning custom and cafe-race scene, the last eighteen months have seen The...

How fast does it go mister?

How fast does it go mister?

‘How fast does it go mister?’ Whether it’s bikes or broadband, we’re obsessed by speed, so here are the facts you need to win your next pub debate Speed addiction has plagued humans since we first...

Dainese and Ducati's new airbag system

Dainese and Ducati's new airbag system

Tony Hoare - our Consumer Editor - took his Monster 1200 to get Dainese and Ducati's new airbag system fitted. Here is a quick overview of the fitting process and a little more information on the new...

Will John McGuinness’s wrist injury rule him out of a possible TT victory?

Will John McGuinness’s wrist injury rule him out of a possible TT victory?

Honda TT Legends rider John McGuinness broke his scaphoid in an off-road training accident in March and the TT is just around the corner, while at the recent North West 200, he was unable to run at...

Can these Bultacos tempt you to go electric?

Can these Bultacos tempt you to go electric?

Spanish firm Bultaco is back with a pair of innovative electric bikes. The supermotard and road-biased adventure bike prototypes boast Norman Hossack-designed front suspension, 54bhp motors, 90mph top...

Want to try the new Honda VFR800F?

Want to try the new Honda VFR800F?

We (MCN) have got the new 800 on test next week – and we want to know what 750/800/V-Tec owners think of it. Specifically, we'd like one of each type to join me at MCN Towers (Peterborough) next weds...

Ride Assen this July

Ride Assen this July

If the current entry in your diary for July 10 this year can beat the intense excitement of riding at the world-famous Assen circuit on a Ducati, then look away now. If it can’t, read on. The Ducati...

Bayliss shows off front wheel burn out

Bayliss shows off front wheel burn out

Anyone who has ever locked the front wheel of their bike will tell you of the buttock-clenching sense of fear and the reality of it often causing a bike to crash. Now imagine doing it on purpose,...

Original Speed Triple owners wanted

Original Speed Triple owners wanted

MCN is on the lookout for owners of the original (and best looking) Triumph Speed Triple. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the...

Ducati 1199 Superleggera, First Ride

Ducati 1199 Superleggera, First Ride

Dripping in magnesium, carbon fibre and titanium, and boasting the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production bike, the 200bhp, 155kg 1199 Superleggera is the most exclusive Ducati ever...

Paton S1 roadbike makes its UK Debut at Bikeshed

Paton S1 roadbike makes its UK Debut at Bikeshed

The delectable Paton S1 Strada road bike will be making its UK debut at the Bikeshed event in London this weekend (May 24-25). The Milan built machines are powered by the 72bhp, 650cc Kawasaki Er-6...

New MCN 21 May: New Super Power?

New MCN 21 May: New Super Power?

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 21. New Super Power: We test the Ducati Superleggera Free Triumph guide: 24-page supplement on the bikes and the...

New bikes you can afford: Used alternatives

New bikes you can afford: Used alternatives

Over the past few years, PCP finance schemes have exploded into the motorcycle world to such an extent, dealers are now reporting that over half their sales are from buyers using the Personal Contract...

Discover what your bike is really worth with MCN

Discover what your bike is really worth with MCN

There's now an exciting new feature on motorcyclenews.com that allows you to quickly find and compare accurate, real world used bike prices. Using data gathered from recently advertised bikes on our...

Speed Triple 94 to lead a trio of special Triumphs

Speed Triple 94 to lead a trio of special Triumphs

Triumph has three new special edition machines in the wings for launch later this year, according to new vehicle certification information. The bikes will be based on its Speed Triple 1050,...

Get your FREE Oxford Aqua50 Roll Top Bag worth £59.99

Get your FREE Oxford Aqua50 Roll Top Bag worth £59.99

Subscribe to MCN now, and you can claim a FREE Oxford 50-litre AQUA-50 all-weather roll-bag! The AQUA-50 boasts and integral Velcro base strap and double D-ring adjustable straps to secure the bag...

Trading Standards warning over unsafe helmets

Trading Standards warning over unsafe helmets

Riders are being warned to look out for potentially unsafe motorcycle helmets after Trading Standards seized a batch of lids that were for sale online. The Chinese-made Jiekai helmets were not...

Valentino Gromit

Valentino Gromit

My Gromit is a Valentino rossi replica. I'm his biggest fan and bought my own Gromit to paint - this is the result! I'd love for him to sign it one day. If dreams came true!

Arai: 'Protection above all else'

Arai: 'Protection above all else'

It's easy to criticise Arai for standing still, for failing to innovate or follow the latest trends and fashions in helmet design. Its RX7 has looked fundamentally the same for almost two decades, and...

Carole Nash to kick start birthday celebrations

Carole Nash to kick start birthday celebrations

Bike insurance company Carole Nash is celebrating 120 years of the motorcycle with the chance to win a Suzuki GSX-R600 and it’s open to anyone who submits an insurance quote through the firm in the...

Former MAG employees awarded £42,000

Former MAG employees awarded £42,000

The Motorcycle Action Group has been told to pay three former employees more than £42,000 following their resignations. M.A.G. (UK) Ltd of Oakslade Station Road, Hatton, near Warwick, was formed in...

Win four tickets to the spectacular Triumph Live!

Win four tickets to the spectacular Triumph Live!

MCN have teamed up with Triumph Motorcycles to bring a special prize to readers, with four tickets to the amazing Triumph Live up for grabs to a lucky reader. Moving to a new venue for 2014, it’s a...

New MCN May 14: Norton's new TT weapon

New MCN May 14: Norton's new TT weapon

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 14. Norton's new TT weapon revealed as Cameron Donald gets his first test Yamaha's new MT-125 100 years of brilliant...

Honda VFR owners needed

Honda VFR owners needed

MCN is on the lookout for Honda VFR owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the VR750, VFR800Fi and the VFR800 VTEC models. We'll be using the information to help with our article and...

New Africa Twin: Grab a classic adventure bike

New Africa Twin: Grab a classic adventure bike

MCN first uncovered patent and trademark files in the summer of 2013 pointing towards a new Africa Twin and now it looks like the bike is just a few months away from being launch. The original,...

Fantasy Road Race's big winners

Fantasy Road Race's big winners

Intense competition has not only been taking place on track in MotoGP, it's also been seriously tough in MCN's new-look Fantasy Road Race competition in association with BTSport. With the opening game...

Should the Nürburgring split cars and bikes?

The new owners of the Germany's world-famous Nürburgring circuit are proposing segregating cars and motorcycles to improve safety. Good idea, or are they ruining one of the circuits unique features? Should the Nürburgring split cars and bikes?

Can the new Africa Twin steal the GS' crown?

Honda is just months away from launching an all-new Africa Twin boasting a 1000cc parallel-twin, and serious off-road potential. But can it really take on the market-dominating BMW R1200GS?

New MCN May 7: Rossi's still got it

New MCN May 7: Rossi's still got it

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 7. Rossi's still got it: Major changes pay off  New Honda Africa Twin: Secret details inside New bikes you can...

Bike insurance due? Get £10 to spend at Sportsbikeshop with MCN Compare

Bike insurance due? Get £10 to spend at Sportsbikeshop with MCN Compare

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...

Keith Flint talks the Isle of Man TT with BTSport

Keith Flint talks the Isle of Man TT with BTSport

Prodigy front man Keith Flint details his assault on this year's Isle of Man TT with rider Steve Mercer. Watch MotoGP Tonight on BT Sport 1 at 8pm on Tuesdays after a MotoGP race weekend. For...

Who would you most like to see replace Bridgestone?

Who would you most like to see replace Bridgestone?

With Bridgestone announcing today that 2015 will be their last year as MotoGP tyre supplier after years as the sole choice of rubber in the class, there's a huge hole left to be filled in the premiere...