December

Triumph Street Twin launch incoming

Triumph Street Twin launch incoming

MCN will be riding Triumph’s new Street Twin at its world launch in Valencia on Monday.  The Street Twin was unveiled at the end of October, as part of Triumph’s new five-bike modern classic...

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin launch

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin launch

Africa Twin: Day two roundup – Off-road Following a day of road riding yesterday (scroll down), today saw us taking the new Africa Twin onto the rough stuff to really put its off-road credentials to...

Picture story: When Ducati built Triumphs

Picture story: When Ducati built Triumphs

Not a lot of people know that Ducati once built Triumph cars. In the early sixties then managing director Giuseppe Montano signed a deal with British Leyland to build, adapt and market Triumph...

Ariel reveal ‘base’ model Ace

Ariel reveal ‘base’ model Ace

Reborn British firm Ariel also bought a new basic version of their Ace roadster to show what the most affordable of the bikes available looks like when no options are added. Previously Ariel have been...

8 ways to spot a bike’s hidden history

8 ways to spot a bike’s hidden history

Buyer beware is the rule with used bike deal, so here’s how to avoid blowing your hard-earned on a lemon 1. Numbers One of the first things you should look at on a used bike is the frame and engine...

Legendary BSB heroes and their bikes to be reunited at MCN’s London Show

Legendary BSB heroes and their bikes to be reunited at MCN’s London Show

See the biggest names in BSB history along with standout bikes including the Cadbury’s Boost Yamahas at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show on February 12-14. Next year is the 20th anniversary...

Have Suzuki done enough?

Have Suzuki done enough?

Suzuki revealed what they are calling a ‘Concept’ GSX-R1000 at the Milan motorcycle show two weeks ago, with the firm revealing that the bike is completely new from the ground up. But for all the new...

CBR600FN restoration

CBR600FN restoration

A bad accident left Phillip Harrison with a broken leg, yet over the past two years he’s rehabilitated not only that but this CBR600FN – the latter with some ingenious techniques...  hillip...

Carole Nash reveal track App-iness

Carole Nash reveal track App-iness

Motorcycle insurance people Carole Nash have released a new mobile app – called insidebikes – which features a full-throttle, 360-degree track experience, with fans able to...

Obituary: Arturo Magni, 1925-2015

Obituary: Arturo Magni, 1925-2015

MCN is sad to report the passing of Arturo Magni (24.09.1925 – 02.12.2015). Born in Usmate Velate (Milan), the legendary engineer and race manager started his motorcycle career in the 1947, when the...

How using a lower gear can make your bike feel better

How using a lower gear can make your bike feel better

There's an easy way to make most bikes feel better. It's not a secret – in fact, it's so simple that many people don't even give it a second thought. For those already in the know, it's a mystery that...

Motorcycle Live gets off to a roaring start as new bikes make UK debut

Motorcycle Live gets off to a roaring start as new bikes make UK debut

Huge crowds flocked to the opening weekend of Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham as a gaggle of new 2016 bikes arrive in the UK for the first time. The show opened on Saturday with a surge of...

Öhlins target small bikes

Öhlins target small bikes

Swedish firm Öhlins have launched a new range of suspension upgrade kits for the Yamaha MT-07, XSR700 and YZF-R3, as well as Honda’s CBR250R, and the Kawasaki Ninja 300. Further kits will also be...

Poll: How will Josh Brookes fare in World Superbikes?

Poll: How will Josh Brookes fare in World Superbikes?

Josh Brookes will trade our domestic BSB championship for a crack at the World Superbike crown in 2016 – how do you rate his chances?

Poll: Are you bothered by brand when buying a new bike?

Poll: Are you bothered by brand when buying a new bike?

Are you bothered by brand when buying a new bike?

7 Bikes that share their name with Aircraft

7 Bikes that share their name with Aircraft

Great plane names helped this mixed bag of bikes get off the ground.   Suzuki Hayabusa (1999-present) Billed as the fastest motorcycle ever to come from Japan, and actually, it probably was. It’s...

New MCN December 2: Hot 2016 bikes on test!

New MCN December 2: Hot 2016 bikes on test!

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 2: Kawasaki ZX-10R first test! Ducati 959 Panigale first test! KTM 690 Duke first test! Major upgrades for...

My life in bikes: Martin Brundle

My life in bikes: Martin Brundle

‘I went from a moped to a 500 GP missile’ eteran of 158 Formula 1 races and Le Mans 24-hour winner now F1 commentator for Sky, Martin Brundle reveals his unconventional biking background   When...