February

Top five helmets for under £200 on MCNshop

Top five helmets for under £200 on MCNshop

Sports-touring helmets are a good blend of practicality and sporty pretensions. All five helmets here cost less than £200 and have a dropdown internal sun visor to make them highly versatile on the...

Hot metal hits Scotland

Hot metal hits Scotland

All the latest bikes and some amazing live action all under one roof. Biking is booming again with the hottest range of new machines we’ve seen in years. Now Scottish fans can see all the key bikes...

Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

Marc Marquez once again finished on top of the time sheets at the Sepang tests. Is the double world champion set to dominate once again in 2015? Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

Are Brough Superior doing the right thing?

Are Brough Superior doing the right thing?

Revived Brough Superior will have its first all-new bike in 75 years on its way to customers by the end of the year. Are they doing the right thing by putting a modern twist on an old label? Are they...

Bike of the Day : Yamaha Tricity

Bike of the Day : Yamaha Tricity

A bit left field, this one, but Yamaha's new three-wheeled scooter is an exceptional little bike for commuting in the city. It's light enough to nip between gaps, and the two front wheels provide...

Long-term test: Triumph Bonneville T100

Long-term test: Triumph Bonneville T100

I am surprised by how attached I became to the Bonneville in the nine and a half months I spent riding it. It’s not particularly fast, it’s definitely not light and it’s not the best handling bike in...

Exclusive: Ride videogame first-look plus full bike, track listing

Exclusive: Ride videogame first-look plus full bike, track listing

We've managed to get our hands on an exclusive listing of  the entire set of unlockable bikes that will be made available in the new, Ride videogame. MCN were the only biking publication in...

Video: 2015 Yamaha R1 first ride

Video: 2015 Yamaha R1 first ride

Yamaha hopes the new R1 and R1M will be the bikes to see off the high-tech competition from Europe that has ruled the superbike game over the last few years. MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves rode...

New MCN February 25: Yamaha R1 first ride

New MCN February 25: Yamaha R1 first ride

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 25: - New Yamaha R1 and R1M first rides - Guy Martin meets his new BMW - Brits rule in WSB 2015 opener at Phillip Island...

First Ride: 2015 Yamaha R1 & R1M

First Ride: 2015 Yamaha R1 & R1M

Yamaha has created a superbike to beat the best of its European rivals. The new BMW S1000RR and Ducati 1299 Panigale are going to have their work cut out to keep up with the new £14,999 R1. Watch the...

Do you own a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV?

Do you own a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV?

We're looking for a kind owner of a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV to help us on a feature. Could you help? We are needing to ride one of these bikes for about 20 miles on Thursday/Friday of this week. Would...

New R1 launch today!

New R1 launch today!

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of Yamaha’s eagerly-awaited R1 launch at the Eastern Creek circuit in Sydney, Australia today. It’s the first new R1 for six years and will cost...

First Ride: Yamaha XJR1300 Racer

First Ride: Yamaha XJR1300 Racer

Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is in Australia for the launch of the new XJR1300 Racer. Here are his initial impressions: Yamaha has taken the out-going XJR1300 ‘musclebike’, left the basics alone,...

New 2017 Triumph Speed Triple Spied

New 2017 Triumph Speed Triple Spied

Updated Speed Triple gets a host of makeovers but its still 18 months away from a showroom Pictures by S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Triumph’s best-selling Speed Triple range is set for a hefty makeover as...

Norton DominatorSS First Ride

Norton DominatorSS First Ride

Say hello to the new Norton Dominator SS, the latest creation from the revived historic British company and the culmination of six years of hard work. If it looks familiar it’s because the Dominator...

Harley appoints new CEO

Harley appoints new CEO

Harley-Davidson has appointed Matt Levatich as the new boss of the company to replace the man who is widely credited with saving the company from financial disaster in 2009. Current CEO Keith Wandell...

Video: Birth of a Multistrada

Video: Birth of a Multistrada

If you've ever wondered how a bike is transformed from lumps of metal, plastic and rubber into something far more rideable, this latest short video from Ducati will give you a window inside the Borgo...

Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSR750

Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSR750

While the Suzuki GSR750 might not quite offer the same performance as bikes like the Triumph Street Triple or Kawasaki Z800, it's still a fun, usable middleweight naked. This particular example comes...

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show confirmed as ‘biggest ever’

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show confirmed as ‘biggest ever’

Attendance figures for last weekends Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show have just been confirmed as 39,647 over the three days, making it the biggest since the show moved to the ExCel Docklands...

First ride: Aprilia Caponord Rally

First ride: Aprilia Caponord Rally

Aprilia’s Caponord Rally is currently being put through its paces in Sardinia by MCN’s Andy Davidson. Here are his first impressions: “Rewind back to 2013 when Aprilia originally launched the 1200cc...

MCN Festival of Motorcycling tickets on sale

MCN Festival of Motorcycling tickets on sale

Tickets for the brand new MCN Festival of Motorcycling are now on sale, priced at just £19 for adults and £14 for over 65s. Children go free with an accompanying adult. The festival takes place May...

Long-term Test: Suzuki Hayabusa

Long-term Test: Suzuki Hayabusa

Bye bye Busa, it’s been a blast. 2014 was a year of big numbers for the Hayabusa and me. In our eight months together we covered 4450 miles at an average 38mpg, burning through two sets of tyres, and...

Which model defines the modern superbike?

Which model defines the modern superbike?

This week sees the world launch of the all-new YZF-R1 – a model that has helped define the very essence of the litre-class sportsbike for the last 17 years. But which model defines the modern...

Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000R

Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000R

The TL1000R was Suzuki's response to the V-twin domination by Honda (with their SP1/SP2) and Ducati (with their 916/996) in superbike race classes, but it was a little too late, and it never raced in...

GS Trophy UK storms Wales

GS Trophy UK storms Wales

If a bit of off-road tickles your sweet spot, you could do a lot worse than joining Simon Pavey, Charley Boorman and BMW Motorrad UK in South Wales on the Bank Holiday weekend of  24-25 May.

Royal Enfield back in the UK

Royal Enfield back in the UK

Royal Enfield have confirmed that they have given the green light to the development of a new technology centre to be based in Leicestershire, which is intended to support the brand’s long term...

Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

The Buell may not be quite on the same level as other sports bikes from the likes of Ducati or Aprilia, but it's competent, exciting and, if you care about such things, different. The Rotax engine was...

Ride around Europe and get paid by Harley-Davidson

Ride around Europe and get paid by Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson has launched a new competition where one winner will be paid £18,500 to ride around Europe for two months and get to keep the £19,000 Street Glide they will be riding while documenting...

Long Term Test: Yamaha MT-07

Long Term Test: Yamaha MT-07

Yamaha's MT-07 has survived the worst of the winter largely unscathed. For a budget bike the finish has held up well. There are a few signs of wear and tear but probably nothing that could not have...

Bike of the Day: Suzuki SV650

Bike of the Day: Suzuki SV650

The Yamaha MT-07 shook the midweight naked class up this year thanks to its cheap price and brilliant performance, but if you want just as much performance for even less money, then Suzuki's SV650 is...

London Custom Championships: Winners Announced

London Custom Championships: Winners Announced

If you were lucky enough to make it to the Carole Nash MCN London Motorycle Show then you won't have failed to have been astounded at the quality of the custom bikes entered into the London Custom...

Longterm Test: Ducati 899 Panigale

Longterm Test: Ducati 899 Panigale

The majority of my memories are dateable by the bike I had at the time. You know the drill: ‘I was on the K5 at the time, so it must have been 2005.’ My bikes have become the indexing system by which...

New MCN February 18: Ducati Scrambler group test

New MCN February 18: Ducati Scrambler group test

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 18: - The Ducati Scrambler takes on its retro cool rivals - MotoGP back at Silverstone - New Indian Chief Dark Horse -...

How will you spend your £10m across MotoGP, WSB and BSB?

How will you spend your £10m across MotoGP, WSB and BSB?

The MotoGP men were back in action last week, the MCE British Superbike grid are ready for their first tests and the WSB men are en route to Australia for the opening round of the championship at...

Colour changes complete Honda 2015 line-up

Colour changes complete Honda 2015 line-up

Honda has announced a raft of colour changes to complete the line-up of 2015 models with five models updated. The CBR500R gets a new Millennium Red paintscheme for 2015, the MSX125 is now available in...

BMW posts record January sales

BMW posts record January sales

BMW has announced record-breaking sales figures for January 2015 with more than 6200 motorcycles and scooters sold around the world. The best-ever January sales figures follow the fourth successive...