August

Triumph puts brakes on Guy Martin's record bid

Triumph puts brakes on Guy Martin's record bid

Guy Martin’s attempt to crack the Land Speed Record on a Triumph has been shelved until next year. The TV star and roads racing ace suffered a high-speed crash at the Ulster Grand Prix last week, and...

Fancy getting some tuition from Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker?

Fancy getting some tuition from Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker?

BSB racer Chris Walker will be at the MSV Trackday at Cadwell Park on Tuesday 25 August and will be on hand all day to offer advice and guidance plus on-circuit coaching. The track day will be split...

New MCN August 12: Adventure sport shootout

New MCN August 12: Adventure sport shootout

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 12: Adventure sport shootout: Is the BMW S1000XR the new king of distance destroyers? BMW's carbon-fibre frame...

New basic Triumph Bonnie breaks cover

New basic Triumph Bonnie breaks cover

This is the first glimpse of the most important new variant of Triumph’s all-new Bonneville – the base model. Spy shots back in April had confirmed the existence of an all-new 1100cc Bonneville, due...

Video: Kawasaki H2R vs 2012 Aprilia CRT

Video: Kawasaki H2R vs 2012 Aprilia CRT

The £41,000 Kawasaki H2R is the fastest production bike we've ever tested, with a weight of 216kg and 250bhp. It's certainly not for the faint hearted. Alongside sits £215,000 worth of Aprilia ART...

Video: Ferrari 360 Spider vs Ducati 1199 Panigale R

Video: Ferrari 360 Spider vs Ducati 1199 Panigale R

The Ducati 1199 Panigale R is the very epitome of the Italian thoroughbred, while the Ferrari 360 Spider has a claimed top speed of 180mph and 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds. See all the other head-to-heads...

Video: Ford Mustang vs Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle

Video: Ford Mustang vs Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle

Pure power, tonnes of torque and dripping in testosterone... the American titans clash on the drag strip. This particular 1964 Mustang has £30,000 worth of racing mods including racing crank, rods,...

Bultaco gets UK importer

Bultaco gets UK importer

After relaunching earlier this year with the Brinco, historic Spanish manufacturer Bultaco has found an importer to bring the electric-assisted mountain bike into the UK. Urban Moto, who already have...

Ultimate job winner goes full circle to 'Discover More'

Ultimate job winner goes full circle to 'Discover More'

In February 2015, Harley-Davidson launched a European wide search to find one passionate motorcycle rider keen to take on a two-month expenses-paid trip through Europe, aboard a Street Glide Special...

Polaris release Slingshot: Is it a bird, its it a plane...?

Polaris release Slingshot: Is it a bird, its it a plane...?

No, it's a new three-wheeler from powersport giant Polaris,  the American firm that owns both the Victory and Indian motorcycles brands. They have today confirmed that their revolutionary...

Is Josh Brookes going to win the BSB title?

Is Josh Brookes going to win the BSB title?

After consecutive double victories at Brands Hatch and Thruxton Milwaukee Yamaha's Josh Brookes is now leading the championship ahead of reigning champion Shane Byrne, but can he stay there? Josh...

Video: BMW M235i Coupe vs Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Video: BMW M235i Coupe vs Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

The BMW M235i Coupe and Yamaha MT-09 Tracer are both real-world vehicles you'd expect to see on the weekday commute. What happens when they take time out from their commuting duties and go...

Brackley Bike Festival, Just 10 days to go

Brackley Bike Festival, Just 10 days to go

From humble beginnings in 2008 the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling has grown into one the best town centre events on the biking calendar… and this years festival is in just a few days! The August 16...

Video: Citroen Saxo vs KTM RC390

Video: Citroen Saxo vs KTM RC390

Can our bog standard long-term KTM RC390 beat the wickedest Citroen Saxo this side of Da Ali G Show? There's only one way to find out. See all the other head-to-heads in our acceleration super-test...

Robbie Maddison: Why I re-mortgaged my house to become a stuntman

Robbie Maddison: Why I re-mortgaged my house to become a stuntman

MCN FREE SHIT Robbie Maddison, the most revered motorcycle daredevil in the world, has spoken about the moment he decided to risk it all to chase his dreams of risking everything. Maddison holds the record for the...

Guy Martin replica Metzelers unveiled - and you can win a pair

Guy Martin replica Metzelers unveiled - and you can win a pair

Isle of Man TT racer Guy Martin has a replica of his Metzeler TT tyres going on sale and you can win one of three pairs in an exclusive MCN competition. The Metzeler Racetec RR Guy Martin Special...

Kawasaki 1400GTR: Your questions answered

Kawasaki 1400GTR: Your questions answered

MCN Web Producer Liam Marsden is running a Kawasaki 1400GTR as his long-term test bike for 2015 and has opened up the floor to any questions you may have over on our Facebook page. If your question is...

Kawasaki reveal new colours for 2016

Kawasaki reveal new colours for 2016

Kawasaki have just released details of new paintjobs for their 2016 ER-6, Vulcan and Versys 650 ranges. Next years ER-6n will be available in Candy Lime Green with Metallic Spark Black, Metallic...

Jurassic Triumph nets £28,000 for charity

Jurassic Triumph nets £28,000 for charity

The Triumph Scrambler ridden by action hero Chris Pratt in Jurassic World sold at auction over the weekend for a rather impressive £28,000. The bespoke bike, which was featured racing...

Analysis: Why the Africa Twin is so important to Honda

Analysis: Why the Africa Twin is so important to Honda

After months of teasing and years of rumour surrounding a new Africa Twin, Honda have finally taken the wraps off the new bike it calls the CRF1000L Africa Twin.  This is a completely new machine...

New MCN August 5: New Nortons

New MCN August 5: New Nortons

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 5: New Nortons: Stunning 1200cc V4 and 650cc V-twin  Sports tourer shootout: Suzuki GSX-S1000FA vs...

Rav Wilding takes to the track

Rav Wilding takes to the track

Bike-mad TV star Rav Wilding rode a Honda CBR600RR at the Ron Haslam Race School at Donington Park last week. Wilding, who has presented shows like Crimewatch, Crime Scene Rescue and Helicopter...

How to beat Operation Stack

How to beat Operation Stack

Operation Stack, which closes the coastbound M20 to all traffic other than lorries, is an on-off affair that can leave you worried about whether you'll make it to Folkestone or Dover in time for your...

Motorcycle Live tickets – on sale now!

Motorcycle Live tickets – on sale now!

Tickets for Motorcycle Live 2015 go on sale today. This year’s show will fire up on Saturday 28 November at The NEC, Birmingham and run at full revs for nine days until Sunday 6 December, with four...

Video: Robbie Maddison rides a wave

Video: Robbie Maddison rides a wave

Stunt rider Robbie Maddison has taken stunt riding to the next level, by riding his KTM on the waves of Tahiti in the Pacific Ocean. The bike was fitted with a paddle tyre on the rear to help keep up...