April

World’s best city-hopper triumphs

World’s best city-hopper triumphs

Young adventurer Rhys Lawrey has ridden his Triumph Tiger 800XC into the record books, smashing the existing figure for the most consecutive capital cities visited by motorcycle. 23-year-old Rhys,...

Retro Racers: YAMAHA XJR1300 vs BMW R NINE T

Retro Racers: YAMAHA XJR1300 vs BMW R NINE T

The latest hipster-pleasing retros are out to prove there's more to life than posing.  A click of compression damping on the fully-adjustable forks and a shed-load of preload added to each...

It’s back… £10 eVoucher when you get a quote

It’s back… £10 eVoucher when you get a quote

Fancy a tenner to spend on some new bike kit at Sportsbikeshop? Yes? Well if you compare your insurance through MCNcompare.com before 31st May 2015, you will receive a £10 eVoucher to spend on...

Top 5: Small Rucksacks on MCN Shop

Top 5: Small Rucksacks on MCN Shop

As riders we want different things from our rucksack – not the sort of thing a camping shop will sell. A good one will sit the weight lower on your back, have straps for waist and chest to stop the...

Poll: Will a political party's motorcycling policy influence how you vote next week?

Poll: Will a political party's motorcycling policy influence how you vote next week?

Will a political party's motorcycling policy influence how you vote next week?

Paul Hollywood takes delivery of Kawasaki H2

Paul Hollywood takes delivery of Kawasaki H2

Star of TV show The Great British Bake Off and lifelong biker Paul Hollywood has taken delivery of a new supercharged Kawasaki H2 to become one of the first customers in the UK. The new Kawasaki joins...

VIDEO: Kawasaki H2 2015 ridden at Rockingham by Neevesy

VIDEO: Kawasaki H2 2015 ridden at Rockingham by Neevesy

At the beginning of the day (in this video) I didn¹t enjoy riding the H2 around the track, but during the afternoon it grows on me. It¹s actually fun to control something so out of shape, leaving huge...

Two new Triumph Tiger 800s revealed

Two new Triumph Tiger 800s revealed

Triumph have added two new Tiger 800s to expand the range to six with the firm claiming the latest two – named XRT and XCA - are more travel focussed. The two bikes have been pitched as range-toppers...

Take on David Knight at the MCN Festival!

Take on David Knight at the MCN Festival!

Multi world enduro champion David Knight MBE to star in the MotoXchange Extreme Sprint Enduro at MCN Festival. Reckon you’ve got what it takes to beat off-road hero David Knight? Now’s your chance to...

New MCN April 28: Unleashed! H2 v R1 v Busa

New MCN April 28: Unleashed! H2 v R1 v Busa

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 28: MCN Garage: How to brake better, 10 must-do bike jobs Norton’s TT Shakedown Tested: Brilliant BMW...

Touratech open weekend

Touratech open weekend

Whether you’re into adventure riding or not, Touratech UK’s bank hoilday open weekend in South Wales promises to involve a great ride to a great event in a great part of the world. If you need an...

Video: MCN ride the Kawasaki H2R at Brands Hatch

Video: MCN ride the Kawasaki H2R at Brands Hatch

MCN got a very special run out on Kawasaki's new H2R just after MCE British Superbikes race one at Brands Hatch, with Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child onboard - and of course we covered it in...

Harley dream competition winner announced

Harley dream competition winner announced

Get ready to feel a little jealous! Harley-Davidson has announced the lucky winner of a competition in what was billed as the ‘ultimate job’ with French motorcyclist Luis Castilla being paid to ride...

Win one of ten Harley Davidson Livewire test rides!

Win one of ten Harley Davidson Livewire test rides!

The future is here – and it’s a Harley-Davidson! Do you want to be one of only a thousand UK riders who gets the chance to ride Harley-Davidson’s prototype electric Livewire? We’ve teamed-up with...

Classic line-up at MCN Festival

Classic line-up at MCN Festival

Star bikes from the past 60 years for you to see, hear and smell, May 16-17th This May’s first MCN Festival coincides with Motorcycle News’ 60th birthday, and to celebrate this momentous occasion...

Poll: Who is your money on for this year's Isle of Man TT Senior victory?

Poll: Who is your money on for this year's Isle of Man TT Senior victory?

Who is your money on for this year's Isle of Man TT Senior victory?

Victory does Drift-club

Victory does Drift-club

A bit of heavyweight entertainment as Tony Carbajal and Joe Vertical from the Victory Stunt Team do things with baggers you never thought possible. Watch the duo go full throttle at JenningsGP as...

FOR SALE: Valentino Rossi's suit (one careful owner!)

FOR SALE: Valentino Rossi's suit (one careful owner!)

Valentino Rossi doesn't crash very much, but something he does even less is let his riding kit be sold. The living legend of MotoGP has it in his deal with Dainese that every crashed suit is replaced,...

Long-term test: What I love about the new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

Long-term test: What I love about the new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

I’ve always had a huge, gooey soft spot for trailies. And I’ve always loved the simplicity of an easy-going parallel or V-twin. That’s why I’m so stoked to be spending the year with the new Suzuki...

Kawasaki H2R makes UK track debut with MCN

Kawasaki H2R makes UK track debut with MCN

MCN have become one of the first people in the UK to ride Kawasaki’s new supercharged H2R track-only machine on a circuit in this country, with Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child lapping Brands...

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono Racing

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono Racing

Not your run of the mill Tuono, the Tuono Racing was built by Aprilia for the Tuono Cup race series and as such has many special parts added. Carbon fibre bodywork, OZ magnesium wheels, and an Ohlins...

London-based Yamaha YBR125 or MT-125 owner needed

London-based Yamaha YBR125 or MT-125 owner needed

We're on the lookout for London-based owners of either a Yamaha YBR125 or MT-125 to take part in an MCN group test this Thursday, April 23. If you're also gearing up to take part in the London...

Manx Police launch investigation into Guy Martin’s ’22 minute lap’

Manx Police launch investigation into Guy Martin’s ’22 minute lap’

The Isle of Man Police have confirmed that they have opened an investigation after TT racer Guy Martin claimed in a newspaper article that he completed a lap of the TT course at an average speed of...

New MCN April 22: Rossi's argy bargy

New MCN April 22: Rossi's argy bargy

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 22: Rossi's argy bargy with Marquez New Norton TT racer exclusive Aprilia RSV4 RF first ride Honda CB125F first...

Can you help keep the Imps' flame burning?

Can you help keep the Imps' flame burning?

One of Britain’s best-loved motorcycle display teams has launched an appeal to raise enough money to buy a new fleet of bikes and save its future. The Imps motorcycle display team, originally formed...

BMW sales beat all-time record

BMW sales beat all-time record

BMW has been setting records for the number of bike sales for the past few months but the first three months of 2015 has seen the German company achieve the best quarterly sales figures of all...

Erik Buell speaks out after company closure

Erik Buell speaks out after company closure

Erik Buell has made his first comment following the closure of Erik Buell Racing; the company he founded from the ashes of Buell following parent company Harley-Davidson’s decision to close it in...

MCN Festival: A motorcycle show where you can ride the bikes!

MCN Festival: A motorcycle show where you can ride the bikes!

The MCN Festival is offering visitors the rare ability to try-out a multitude of bikes from the major manufacturers. Think of it as a bike show that allows you to actually test-ride the metal on...

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

Our favourite super naked  bike, the V4 Tuono has bags of usable power, great handling, strong brakes and seamless electronics. This example's covered less than 15,000 miles and is available for...

Extreme Holidays: Surviving Death Valley

Extreme Holidays: Surviving Death Valley

‘I’m so hot, I can’t even decide which way to go’ Surviving Death Valley is hard enough, going there for a biking holiday is just mental. MCN goes mental. A bead of acidic sweat trickles into my...

Suzuki's New Turbo Secrets

Suzuki's New Turbo Secrets

Suzuki look set to unleash a production version of the turbo-charged Recursion concept bike. The latest patents filed by the firm suggest it will be a seriously well-engineered machine with the...

MCN Competition: Text to win a signed Carl Fogarty polo shirt

MCN Competition: Text to win a signed Carl Fogarty polo shirt

Text for a chance to win a signed Carl Fogarty polo shirt, £500 worth of Mancini clothing and £500 cash We’ve teamed up with menswear designers Mancini to offer one lucky MCN.com reader a Carl Fogarty...

What's the biggest threat to road safety?

What's the biggest threat to road safety?

What do you perceive to be the biggest threat to your safety when riding on the road? What do you perceive to be the biggest threat to your safety when riding on the road?

BMW Scrambler is coming

BMW Scrambler is coming

German firm creates a cost effective new range of stylish bikes based on the R nineT BMW are on the verge of revealing a range of lower cost R nineT-based bikes, with a Scrambler version leading the...

New riders needed for upcoming road test

New riders needed for upcoming road test

MCN is on the lookout for three new riders who have just passed their A2 licence test to be a part of an upcoming road test on Tuesday May 5. The test is taking place in Crawley, so the closer you...

Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 was designed to fill the daunting gap between their popular YZF-R125 and headbanging YZF-R6. If our first ride on the launch in southern Spain is an accurate guide then they have...