August

Picture story: Militarisation of police? It started with bike cops

Picture story: Militarisation of police? It started with bike cops

It's air-cooled, belt-fed and gas-powered – not the bike, that is, but the machine gun this US policeman has mounted to his 990cc Indian v-twin. 1918 was a good time to be a bike cop in New York,...

8 best bits from the go-faster books

8 best bits from the go-faster books

We’ve burned the midnight oil digesting the finest biking bibles so you don’t have to. Read and learn... 1: The need to focus “When you ride you should try to forget everything else. Don’t think...

Picture story: Prepare to fall for Honor Blackman all over again

Picture story: Prepare to fall for Honor Blackman all over again

Goldfinger and Avengers star Honor Blackman wasn't just completely dishy, she was also a proper biker. Seen here first posing on her own Norton ES2, she volunteered as a dispatch rider during...

2016 KTM 690 Duke prototype ridden

2016 KTM 690 Duke prototype ridden

KTM have long been associated with large capacity singles, but the company knows that for many potential customers the thudding power-delivery of their big thumpers can be a turn-off. Anyone who has...

Ducati China to become part of Audi network in 2016

Ducati China to become part of Audi network in 2016

Ducati has taken the distribution and sales of bikes in house for 2016 with parent company Audi aiming to expand dealers and sales in a potentially massive market. Ducati China has now been set-up and...

New MCN September 2: Rossi reigns!

New MCN September 2: Rossi reigns!

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 2: British MotoGP: Rossi Reigns! Battle of the 600s 17 pages of used bikes and advice Danny does it at...

Video: R1 long termer on-board at Cadwell

Video: R1 long termer on-board at Cadwell

You don’t need to do much to the latest R1 to turn it into the ultimate trackday bike. Here at an MSV trackday at Cadwell I just filled it up with fuel, added a few clicks of compression damping at...

Indian Scout: New v old (very old)

Indian Scout: New v old (very old)

Long term test report Last week I got the chance to meet up with the grandaddy of my 2015 Indian Scout long-term test bike, an original 101 model from 1928. Owned by Tim Berry, a member of the Indian Rider Motorcycle Club,...

Silverstone MotoGP ticket offer - LAST CHANCE!

Silverstone MotoGP ticket offer - LAST CHANCE!

This weekend’s British MotoGP at Silverstone is set to be one of the most exciting races of the year as the title fight ignites with a new championship leader, and huge hopes for our British stars in...

Updated Confederate P51 Combat Fighter revealed

Updated Confederate P51 Combat Fighter revealed

This is the updated version of the American Confederate P51 Combat Fighter that was unveiled last week; yours for £72,000 with just 61 being built. Confederate showed a computer rendering of this...

Moto-Foto voting opens

Moto-Foto voting opens

The MCN/Carole Nash Moto Foto competition is reaching its final stages, but we need YOU to pick an overall winner. Following voting on Facebook a shortlist was drawn up and now the judges have decided...

Exclusive Interview: Mark Neale, Hitting The Apex

Exclusive Interview: Mark Neale, Hitting The Apex

No other racing filmmaker has quite managed to get under the skin of the premier class like Mark Neale, the man behind Faster, Fastest, and now Hitting The Apex. The British filmmaker has an engaging...

Husqvarna café racer breaks cover

Husqvarna café racer breaks cover

New 690 single cylinder prototype spotted on the road The rebirth of the Husqvarna brand under KTM ownership has taken another leap forward with this first sighting of a new café racer, which uses a...

KTM parallel twin 800 spied

KTM parallel twin 800 spied

New mid-range twin confirms fresh direction for KTM These are the first images of KTM’s new mid-range model – the first bike in the firm’s history to have a parallel-twin engine layout. KTM bosses...

New MCN August 26: Norton Rotaries Race Again

New MCN August 26: Norton Rotaries Race Again

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 26: Classic TT Special Yamaha Tracer vs FOUR Rivals New KTM 800 Spied £5k Harley: Full Details FREE Brit GP...

Incredible collection of US bikes for auction

Incredible collection of US bikes for auction

A collection of 60 rare American motorcycles will be offered at Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale in October. Stored in an astonishing private museum of motorcycles, the prized collection celebrates...

New Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883

New Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883

The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight and Iron 883 are part of the range the firm calls Dark Custom range and both models get a host of revisions for 2016. We've ridden the latter, so click here for the...

Video: On-board with Steve Parrish

Video: On-board with Steve Parrish

Last week GP legend Steve Parrish talked us through the experience of riding around Silverstone, in this latest on-board video he takes to the track, giving further insight into what it’s like to ride...

New Harley Street 750 for under £6k

New Harley Street 750 for under £6k

Harley-Davidson’s entry-level Street 750 will be in UK dealerships in September and has been given a host of revisions after being on sale in other markets for 18 months. Related: full...

WK tourer for just £5k

WK tourer for just £5k

At just £5199, the WK Bikes 650TR is the cheapest full-dressed tourer on the market, but the current model’s vaguely Pan European-ish styling is getting dated. The new model, seen here, retains the...

WK clean up its act

WK clean up its act

Sharing the same engine as the 650TR, the WK Bikes 650i is a more conventional naked bike, effectively a brand new alternative to a second-hand Kawasaki ER-6n. And it too is getting changed soon. New...

Video: Hitting The Apex

Video: Hitting The Apex

Experience the high-octane fight for world domination among six of the fastest racers of all time as award winning actor and MotoGP superfan Brad Pitt presents Hitting The Apex...

Video: Steve Parrish Rides Silverstone

Video: Steve Parrish Rides Silverstone

The Bike Insurer have released a short video of ex GP rider Steve Parrish giving an insight into what its like to tackle Silverstone from a riders perspective. With a new Yamaha R1, Parrish takes to...

New Diavel First Look

New Diavel First Look

After bringing you an exclusive first look at the new Ducati Diavel on Wednesday. MCN can spread some more light on some of the bikes new features… Swingarm The enormous Diavel swingarm has been...

Honda’s adventure-scooter

Honda’s adventure-scooter

Mixing-and-matching components to create new niche models is something every bike firm does occasionally, but this adventure-styled Honda scooter is one of the stranger hybrids we’ve seen. Based...

MCN's bike meet week is go

MCN's bike meet week is go

I’m undertaking a mega mission for MCN – going to seven beautiful British bike meets in seven days. The mission started last night at Squires in Yorkshire and goes on until next Tuesday night on...

Entry-level Yamaha R1S due in 2016

Entry-level Yamaha R1S due in 2016

Before the new-for-2015 YZF-R1 was even unveiled Yamaha dropped a large hint at its intentions to offer more than one version by filing trademarks on the names YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M. But it also...

Valentino Rossi honoured by British Racing Drivers’ Club

Valentino Rossi honoured by British Racing Drivers’ Club

The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), have announced that Valentino Rossi is to become an Honorary Member and, for the first time in its history, the club are awarding this status based solely on...

Diavel Custom Breaks Cover

Diavel Custom Breaks Cover

Ducati’s ballistic Diavel is the cruiser in their range that has never quite fitted in with its peers. Too powerful, well-handling and fun to comfortably languish at the lower end of the performance...

Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2015

Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2015

Sunshine, 20,000-strong crowds and a selection of the finest bikes on the planet – Sunday’s Brackley Festival of Motorcycling has been hailed as a massive success. With everything from MotoGP bikes...

Win tickets to 'Hitting the Apex' premiere

Win tickets to 'Hitting the Apex' premiere

See the new MotoGP film first at Silverstone MotoGP! Hitting The Apex is the latest film from acclaimed director of Faster and Fastest, Mark Neale, chronicling the best show on Earth: MotoGP. The new...

New MCN August 19: Rossi's secrets

New MCN August 19: Rossi's secrets

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 19: Exclusive interview: Rossi's secrets 20-page pul-out special: 67 new bikes from £49 a month 17 pages of...

EBR saved… again

EBR saved… again

Erik Buell Racing looks set to start building bikes again after two separate cash injections put the firm back on an even enough keel to reopen its doors to staff, rescuing the company from probable...

Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5/6 Owners Wanted

Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5/6 Owners Wanted

We’re looking for Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5/6 owners to get involved with an MCN feature on Thursday 3rd September, in and around the Bournemouth area. It will involve static and action photography, lots of...

New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spotted

New Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 spotted

Triumph appear to be on the warpath when it comes to revamping their range and this picture reveals the Tiger Sport 1050 will also benefit from upgrades. Since Triumph canned their 250cc project to...

Kiyo to ride ART Aprilia GP bike at Brackley this Sunday

Kiyo to ride ART Aprilia GP bike at Brackley this Sunday

Three time BSB Champion, 50 time BSB race winner and three time winner of the famous Suzuka 8 hour race, Ryuichi Kiyonari has just confirmed he’ll be riding the Ex James Ellison, Paul Bird 2012 ART...