November

BMW offer guaranteed test passes

BMW offer guaranteed test passes

BMW’s rider training division is going on the offensive as we head into winter in an attempt to get as many new riders as possible ready for 2015’s glut of exciting new metal. There are several...

Ducati Monster 1200: Long-term test report

Ducati Monster 1200: Long-term test report

I’ve been running a Ducati Monster 1200 on MCN’s fleet since March, and we’ve done plenty together in the past eight months – but it took a rideout with a colleague to realise the full effect of the...

Wheelie bad idea

Wheelie bad idea

This rider thought he was having a good day tearing around the streets of Central London, popping little wheelies. Right up until the point when he hoisted a clearly deliberate mono in a 20mph zone,...

Does Honda's new RC213V-S hit the spot?

Does Honda's new RC213V-S hit the spot?

After years of speculation, the near-mythical RCV213V road bike is finally here… well, almost. Two years after Honda officially confirmed they would be building a road-going replica of the RCV213V...

Foggywatch day 2: “Come back with food, or I’ll kick your head in!”

Foggywatch day 2: “Come back with food, or I’ll kick your head in!”

The competitive streak that his World Superbike rivals are all too aware of has started to emerge in ITV’s ‘I’m a celebrity, get me out of here,’ as Carl Fogarty starts to face his greatest fear in...

Brands Hatch gatecrasher gets 8 months in jail

Brands Hatch gatecrasher gets 8 months in jail

The 22 year old driver who broke past marshals to drive onto Brands Hatch circuit during a car race back in June has been sentenced to eight months in jail for the trespassing, after being charged...

New MCN November 19: Lotus hyperbike

New MCN November 19: Lotus hyperbike

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 19: - We have the exclusive inside story on the Lotus C-01 - Free 20-page NEC Show guide - Old vs new: Triumph, Ariel and...

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 first ride

2015 Triumph Tiger 800 first ride

Triumph’s new band of Tiger 800s are currently being put through their paces on and off-road in Spain by MCN’s Andy Davidson. Here are his first impressions from sunny Marbella. "Triumph have decided...

Foggywatch day 1: Foggy makes some slithering new friends!

Foggywatch day 1: Foggy makes some slithering new friends!

Former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty has got himself off to an auspicious opening day in the Jungle as he entered ITV’s “I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!” The four time champion has...

Road-going Honda RCV unveiled

Road-going Honda RCV unveiled

After years of speculation, the near-mythical RCV213V road bike is finally here… well, almost. Two years after Honda officially confirmed they would be building a road-going replica of the RCV213V...

Honda’s True Adventure concept

Honda’s True Adventure concept

When is the new Africa Twin not the new Africa Twin? When it’s called the True Adventure and is presented as a prototype by Honda. Honda was at great pains to present the True Adventure, presented at...

Yamaha MT-07 Long term test report

Yamaha MT-07 Long term test report

The Yamaha MT-07 is fast-approaching 4000 miles and so far so good. The little twin has been a barrel of laughs this year, it's not missed a beat and the finish is still strong. It's handled...

New MCN November 12: Honda RCV lives

New MCN November 12: Honda RCV lives

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 12: - Honda's road-going RCV is revealed at last - In-depth analysis on all the new bikes from the Milan Show - A2 bikes...

Foggy jungle bound for "I'm a Celebrity"

Foggy jungle bound for "I'm a Celebrity"

Four time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty will return to national television next week, as he heads into the Australian jungle for ITV’s hit reality series “I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of...

MCN launched its 'Save Our Roads' potholes campaign this week, but how best to solve the problem?

MCN launched its 'Save Our Roads' potholes campaign this week, but how best to solve the problem?

This week, we launched a campaign to get the government to fix our pothole-riddled roads. You can sign the petition here. But how best to tackle the problem?

Is the new R1 everything you hoped it would be?

Is the new R1 everything you hoped it would be?

After month's of speculation, Yamaha launched the new R1 at a glitzy press launch in Milan this week. But do you feel that it was worth the wait?

Dainese founder sells out to investment company

Dainese founder sells out to investment company

Rider protection company Dainese has been sold for 130 million Euros (£102 million) to an investment company based in the middle east. Lino Dainese has sold a majority stake in the company he...

MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800

MILAN SHOW: MV Agusta launch touring 800

MV Agusta have releases another new touring model in Milan today, named the Stradale 800. The steel trellis frame is mated to a fully adjustable inverted Marzocchi fork, and a single-sided swingarm. ...

MILAN SHOW: Husqvarna wows with two concept bikes

MILAN SHOW: Husqvarna wows with two concept bikes

Husqvarna’s second modern rebirth is underway with these two concept bikes and a new production supermoto shown for the first time at the Milan motorcycle show today. The production bike is the 701...

MILAN SHOW: MV AGUSTA unveil Turismo Veloce 800

MILAN SHOW: MV AGUSTA unveil Turismo Veloce 800

This is the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800, which will be available in dealerships from the beginning of 2015. Using the firm’s lightweight 800 three-cylinder engine wrapped in a steel trellis...

New MCN November 05: New R1

New MCN November 05: New R1

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 05: - 15 new bikes revealed - New R1, the biggest revamp in 17 years - Official Kawasaki H2 pictures -...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki update the 1400GTR

The 2015 Kawasaki 1400GTR benefits from a host of ergonomic tweaks for 2015, making this great tourer just that little bit better. A new sculpted seat offering better ground reach, and is matched by...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki reveal two new 250s

Kawasaki have taken the wraps off two new 250cc bikes at the Milan show this morning, one is an addition to the Z family, while the other is a faired Ninja sportsbike. SUPERLIGHT NINJA 250SL...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki go naked with new Z300

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki go naked with new Z300

The Z300, the latest addition to the Z Series line-up, is a stylish entry-level model for Europe, inspired by larger models from the popular Z Series, the Z1000 and Z800.  Muscular bodywork hints...

MILAN SHOW: KTM reveals all-new 1050 Adventure

MILAN SHOW: KTM reveals all-new 1050 Adventure

The new KTM 1050 Adventure was scooped by MCN just weeks before this official launch but these shots are the first time we have been able to see the full styling of the bike which is a much simpler...

MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed

MILAN SHOW: 210bhp Ninja H2 road bike revealed

Kawasaki’s Ninja H2R has been the talking point of the decade ever since the firm unveiled their new 300bhp supercharged flagship at the Cologne show four week’s ago. Always mentioned in the same...

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S

MILAN SHOW: Kawasaki Vulcan S

Squarely aimed at new riders and, Kawasaki say, female riders, the new-for-2015 Vulcan S ABS is a refreshing offering for the cruiser segment of the market. Using the firm’s well-proven 649cc...

MILAN SHOW: Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

MILAN SHOW: Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

Joining the Rocket X in getting an dark and moody makeover is the special edition Thunderbird Nightstorm, which gets what the firm describes as a ‘ghost flames’ paint scheme, comprising all-black...

MILAN SHOW: Rocket celebrates 10 years with X model

MILAN SHOW: Rocket celebrates 10 years with X model

Triumph are building just 500 examples of the new Rocket X, which has been commissioned by the firm to celebrate 10 years since they launched the world’s largest capacity mass production...

MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s

MILAN SHOW: Triumph reveal new Tiger 800s

Triumph have given the big-selling Tiger 800 range a huge boost for 2015 with four new models aimed at increasing the appeal of the bike to on- and off-road riders, with all of the bikes getting an...

MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled

MILAN SHOW: New BMW F800R unveiled

BMW have given the new F800R more power, a completely new look, different gearing, new brakes, suspension, revised riding position and the option of traction control and electronic suspension in an...

MILAN SHOW: BMW release S1000XR adventure-sport bike

MILAN SHOW: BMW release S1000XR adventure-sport bike

These are the first official images of the new BMW S1000XR, which combines the 160bhp from the S1000R but wraps it in an adventure bike layout to take on the likes of the Ducati Multistrada 1200 and...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha launch faired MT-09 Tracer

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha launch faired MT-09 Tracer

Highlights • 847cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine • D-MODE running mode selection with three Tracer-specific settings • Switchable TCS (Traction Control System) fitted as standard equipment...

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha’s 200bhp YZF-R1 revealed

MILAN SHOW: Yamaha’s 200bhp YZF-R1 revealed

Highlights • New 998cc crossplane in-line 4-cylinder, 4-valve engine • 200PS without ram air • Large capacity 10.5 litre airbox • Titanium 4-2-1 exhaust • Lightweight assist...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster ‘Stripe’ released

MILAN SHOW: Ducati Monster ‘Stripe’ released

Over 290,000 Monsters have been sold since launch in 1992, and now the Italian firm have added another couple of options to the range with two new ‘Stripe’ models. The Monster 821 Stripe and Monster...

MILAN SHOW: Ducati launch Diavel limited edition

MILAN SHOW: Ducati launch Diavel limited edition

Also new for 2015 will be a limited edition Diavel Titanium, which will be a production run of just 500 units, each getting a host of cosmetic changes, such as forged black wheels, a titanium fuel...