February

Triumph Explorer special editions

Triumph Explorer special editions

Triumph has announced a limited run of special edition versions of the Tiger Explorer XC model with just 50 examples of each being made available. The two models have been designed to celebrate the...

Indian launches Chief Dark Horse in London

Indian launches Chief Dark Horse in London

Indian motorcycles have continued the firm’s relaunch with the unveiling of the Chief Dark Horse at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show at the weekend. The unveiling was the first time the bike...

Bike of the Day: Derbi Mulhacen 659

Bike of the Day: Derbi Mulhacen 659

The Derbi Mulhacen 659 was a modern day Ducati Scrambler before they were cool, and as such, sales were never brilliant. But that's good news now, as they're exceptionally cheap to buy. This example...

What a weekend!

What a weekend!

The official numbers won't be in until later, but all indications are pointing towards this years Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show being the biggest ever. Kicking off with a huge attendance and...

London Show: Norton - The Rotary Years

London Show: Norton - The Rotary Years

Come and check out the Norton rotaries at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this weekend. In a change to the schedule we've got Brian Crighton - the brains behind the CR700P - and James...

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show kicks off

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show kicks off

Four-time World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty opened the doors for the opening day of the 2015 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show to what looks set to be a record first day attendance. The Slide...

Yamaha offer world exclusive 'first play' of Ride Videogame

Yamaha offer world exclusive 'first play' of Ride Videogame

Visitors to the Yamaha stand at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this year will be able to play an exclusive preview version of Milestone's upcoming biking title, RIDE. RIDE is the first...

London Motorcycle Show: Ducati Bike Highlights

London Motorcycle Show: Ducati Bike Highlights

Urban commuter, back-lane funster, Sunday cruiser –whatever you want Ducati’s all-new Scrambler to be, it’ll likely deliver, all with a touch of Italian flair. If you've seen this week's...

London Motorcycle Show: Ariel Bike Highlights

London Motorcycle Show: Ariel Bike Highlights

Ariel is a name from the goldenera of British motorcycling; theSquare-Four an icon from its past. But just like the rest of our bike industry, Ariel failed to emerge from that halcyon era. But last...

Harley-Davidson 'Kings of Custom'

Harley-Davidson 'Kings of Custom'

Over the past month, 29 Harley-Davidson authorised dealers have put their wealth of customisation talent – and the vast resources of Harley-Davidson’s genuine accessories catalogue – to good use, and...

London Motorcycle Show: KTM Bike Highlights

London Motorcycle Show: KTM Bike Highlights

KTM will be displaying a whole host of new metal on stand M150 at the London Motorcycle Show from February 13th, 14th and 15th. If you've seen this week's MCN you'll probably still be...

London Motorcycle Show: TRIUMPH Bike Highlights

London Motorcycle Show: TRIUMPH Bike Highlights

Outside of all of the talks, presentations, live interviews and riding shows taking place, there is - of course - a mountain of beautiful, new, 2015 bikes to lust over. If you've seen this week's...

London Motorcycle Show: BMW Bike Highlights

London Motorcycle Show: BMW Bike Highlights

If you've seen this week's MCN you'll probably still be drooling over the official Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show supplement. Outside of all of the talks, presentations, live interviews and...

No British GP at Donington - Official statement

No British GP at Donington - Official statement

The Board of Directors and Staff of Donington Park Racing Limited (‘DPRL’) are greatly disappointed to have to report today that the Circuit of Wales company, and its new subsidiary GP15 Limited, have...

New MCN February 11: Rossi fitter and faster

New MCN February 11: Rossi fitter and faster

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 11: - Rossi fitter and faster in first test of 2015 - New Triumph Speed Triple spied - BMW R800R first ride - New Triumph...

Yamaha VMAX designer dies

Yamaha VMAX designer dies

The designer of the Yamaha VMAX and founder of Japanese design company GK Design has died aged 85. Kenji Ekuan founded GK Industrial Design – the company that has been responsible for many of the most...

Bike of the Day: 1979 Suzuki X7

Bike of the Day: 1979 Suzuki X7

Nope, that's not a misprint – £9500. But neither's the 'NOS' bit, which stands for 'New Old Stock'. Because this isn't a used example of Suzuki's rip-snorting, Yam LC-rivalling two-stroke 250, which...

Make the most of London Show with our zones

Make the most of London Show with our zones

It's only three days until the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show opens its doors, and so you'll be able to make the most of your day we've split parts of the show up into four distinct...

Yamaha celebrates 30 years of VMAX with carbon version

Yamaha celebrates 30 years of VMAX with carbon version

A new VMAX Carbon model has been added to the range to celebrate 30 years since the famous bike first appeared and the firm has also added a new, cheaper VMAX aimed at those who want to customise the...

Coming to the MCN London show this year?

Coming to the MCN London show this year?

Are you joining us at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this year? We're expecting a record-breaking attendance this year, so, if you are travelling via DLR we recommend that you alight at...

Inventor's bright idea comes in kit form

Inventor's bright idea comes in kit form

A British inventor has created and patented the first full-sized plastic model motorcycle kit. Peter Manning from Somerset is starting out with a vacuum-formed plastic kit based on the design of a...

MCN Bike of the Day: 1981 Kawasaki Z200

MCN Bike of the Day: 1981 Kawasaki Z200

OK, nearly three grand for a 25-year-old Japanese commuter sounds a bit steep on face value but think on this: it's already completely restored so is virtually 'as new'; the honest, clean and simple...

Bike of the Day: 1980 Honda XL500S

Bike of the Day: 1980 Honda XL500S

Honda's big thumper was one of if not the definitive four-stroke trail bike of the late '70s/early '80s and led directly to the new breed of rally replica monster trail bikes and ultimately the...

Long-term test: Suzuki V-Strom 1000

Long-term test: Suzuki V-Strom 1000

It's been a busy yet enjoyable time with the V-Strom 1000 since I was handed the keys in March 2014. We've herded over 200 cyclists from London to Huddersfield, shown up sportsbikes round Silverstone...

Pope’s Harley sells for £35,000

Pope’s Harley sells for £35,000

A Harley-Davidson FLSTC 103 Heritage Softail Classic signed and blessed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XV1 and later revivced by Pope Francis sold for £34,684 – twice the estimate at the Bonhams Grand...

Rev up for Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show

Rev up for Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show

Scotland’s biggest and best show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on March 7 and 8, with all the latest moles, major manufacturers and breath-taking live action shows. Major bike...

Indian Chief Dark Horse to debut at MCN show

Indian Chief Dark Horse to debut at MCN show

The new Indian Chief Dark Horse will be shown for the first time in Europe at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show at Dockland’s Excel on Saturday February 14. The launch of the bike is the...

Long-term test: Triumph Tiger 800XC

Long-term test: Triumph Tiger 800XC

If pottering up and down green lanes isn’t enough to prove the Triumph Tiger’s off-road prowess then how about a gruelling, non-stop 24 hour rally through the Alps? Still not convinced? Well perhaps...

New MCN February 4: Guy Martin in India

New MCN February 4: Guy Martin in India

In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 4: - Guy Martin exclusive India interview - KTM Super Adventure and 1050 ridden - New Norton Dominator first ride -...