July

Gallery: Cadwell Park International Classic

Gallery: Cadwell Park International Classic

“It’s like Goodwood for true classic race fans,” says excited spectator Mark Wharburton as Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read and Derek Chatterton scream past the canteen and drop into Hall Bends.  “The...

New Triumph Explorer spotted testing

New Triumph Explorer spotted testing

Triumph’s 1215cc Tiger Explorer was the UK’s third-best-selling big bike last year, but despite its success the firm is putting the finishing touches to a heavily revamped version. Why rush to...

Brit firm makes leathers for Mission: Impossible movie

Brit firm makes leathers for Mission: Impossible movie

British leathers firm Hideout designed and handmade 33 sets of custom leathers for the Tom Cruise blockbuster Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation which has just been released. The leathers were used by...

66 bikes up for auction in summer super sale

66 bikes up for auction in summer super sale

66 motorcycles will go under the hammer in BCA's July Motorcycle Supersale, which takes place 1pm, Friday July 31 at BCA Peterborough. There's a huge range of motorcycles up for auction, including a...

What's your pick of the big adventure bikes?

What's your pick of the big adventure bikes?

With last weeks official launch of the Africa Twin, the big capacity adventure bike line-up is now complete. So which one will have you rally raiding your bank account? With last weeks launch of the...

Victory reveals road-legal electric Empulse TT

Victory reveals road-legal electric Empulse TT

Just six months after American firm Victory bought electric motorcycle company Brammo the firm has released the first motorcycle wearing a Victory logo and some hefty work to improve it. MCN has an...

The great summer ride guide: FRANCE

The great summer ride guide: FRANCE

August is the big month of summer – the moment to down tools, kiss goodbye to loved ones and become one with your bike during a week or more of self-indulgent holiday miles.  So in this week's...

Hottest new bikes of 2015 on display at the Brackley Festival

Hottest new bikes of 2015 on display at the Brackley Festival

Eight of the worlds top motorcycle manufacturers have confirmed they will be displaying their 2105 ranges at the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling on August 16 2015. The latest machines from BMW,...

Norton lands £4m government backing

Norton lands £4m government backing

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today announced a deal that will see a UK Government-backed £4million development fund made available for Norton Motorcycles to increase investment in...

Picture story: Kawasaki's secret test strip in the heart of its factory

Picture story: Kawasaki's secret test strip in the heart of its factory

Kawasaki's Akashi works in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan has been home to its motorcycle manufacturing since 1960. Today it's the site of jet engine, industrial robot and gas turbine construction as...

New MCN July 29: Honda Africa Twin reborn

New MCN July 29: Honda Africa Twin reborn

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 29: New Africa Twin: All the details! Yamaha's Retro MT-07 Bradley Wins Suzuka Dunlop Strikes Back! MotoGP...

Busa road bike storms to 219.5mph record

Busa road bike storms to 219.5mph record

Brit Steve Bland has set the UK’s ‘Fastest Nitrous Motorcycle’ record on his 1400cc Suzuki Hayabusa…which he also rides on the road. Blasting to a top speed of 219.5mph, from a standing start over...

Video: Velocette Venom vs Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Video: Velocette Venom vs Jaguar XK120 Roadster

At over 60-years-old, both of these machines - a 1954 Velocette Venom and 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster - should be tucked away safely in museums. But we know machines like this were built to be used, so...

Video: Acceleration super-test

Video: Acceleration super-test

Ever since the ancients worked out how to strap something round to an axle, the division between four and two wheels has been raging. We all know which we prefer to get our kicks on, but still the...

Video: Yamaha R1 long-term report

Video: Yamaha R1 long-term report

Our Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves has covered roughly 3000 miles on his long-term 2015 Yamaha R1 since it arrived earlier in the year. What does he think to the bike after a few track days and...

Video: 2012 Aprilia ART GP12 vs Audi R8 V10 Plus

Video: 2012 Aprilia ART GP12 vs Audi R8 V10 Plus

The Aprilia ART bike you see here was raced by James Ellison in 2012 and makes 230bhp, but weighs just 165kg. It runs on special Elf MotoGP fuel which costs a staggering £12.50 per litre. The Audi R8...

Saving the Imps: back with a bang in Basel

Saving the Imps: back with a bang in Basel

Just two months ago the Imps Motorcycle Display Team was in serious trouble. The volunteer-run charity, which teaches superb motorbike skills to disadvantaged kids, was desperately raising funds to...

Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin revealed

Honda’s new CRF1000L Africa Twin revealed

Japanese giant finally reveals official details of the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin After months of teasing and years of rumour surrounding a new Honda Africa Twin, Honda have finally taken the wraps...

Moto Foto: Last chance to focus on fab prize

Moto Foto: Last chance to focus on fab prize

You only have a few days left to get your entry in for the MCN/Carole Nash Moto Foto competition. So make it snappy and you could walk away with some stunning prizes. With cash and Nikon goodies up...

Victory TT race bike ridden

Victory TT race bike ridden

I was on the start line for the inaugural TT Zero race back in 2009 and, like many others, I wrongly sniggered at some of the prototype bikes. Rob Barber won the race with an average lap speed of...

Video: KTM 1290 Super Adventure vs Ariel Nomad

Video: KTM 1290 Super Adventure vs Ariel Nomad

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure is the most advance and powerful adventure bike ever built, with enough power to turn you into a gibbering idiot. On the other side of the runway, the Ariel Nomad is the...

Win VIP backstage passes to meet your MotoGP heroes at Day of Champions

Win VIP backstage passes to meet your MotoGP heroes at Day of Champions

Every year, thousands of MotoGP fans join Riders for Health ahead of the British MotoGP to take part in their biggest fundraising event – Day of Champions. It’s one the highlights of the racing...

Video: Honda Africa Twin revealed

Video: Honda Africa Twin revealed

Honda is set to release full details and photos of the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin later this week but before they’ve had a chance to do that this video appears to have leaked a little early. The...

Video: Kawasaki H2R vs Mercedes-AMG C63

Video: Kawasaki H2R vs Mercedes-AMG C63

The £41,000 Kawasaki H2R is the fastest production bike available producing 249bhp (tested). Lined-up at its side is the UK's fastest Mercedes-AMG C63, with over £30,000 worth of modifications. Check...

Yamaha launches Dealer Built specials competition

Yamaha launches Dealer Built specials competition

Yamaha is showing further commitment to the building and backing of specials and custom bikes with the launch of a new Dealer Built competition where bikes built by Yamaha dealers across Europe will...

VIDEO: See the new Yamaha XSR700 in action

VIDEO: See the new Yamaha XSR700 in action

Yamaha’s Sport Heritage family adds the new XSR700 to its ranks - here's the new bike in action, along with the Faster Sons bike that teased the new model. 

KTM offers electric off-road experience

KTM offers electric off-road experience

KTM is offering the first chance for a day in the dirt powered exclusively by the battery-powered Freeride-E. The event will take place E-Scape's track at Nantmawr Quarry, Oswestry on August 8,...

Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

Yamaha reveal retro-inspired XSR700

Yamaha’s Sport Heritage family has spawned another member in the shape of this retrosexual new street roadster. Related: 2015 Yamaha XSR700 review on MCN Visually, the new XSR700 – the name pays...

What’s your attitude to security?

What’s your attitude to security?

Metropolitan Police launch a major blitz on rising bike crime by encouraging owners to lock and Datatag their bikes. Theft experts say that 80% of bikes stolen had no security fitted. What’s your...

Video: Husqvarna TE449 vs Bowler EXR

Video: Husqvarna TE449 vs Bowler EXR

A 450cc single-cylinder Dakar bike doesn't have a chance against a five litre V8, does it? Check back soon for the full video on www.motorcyclenews.com and read all the results and analysis from the...

World Class Custom Talent at the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

World Class Custom Talent at the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

At The Brackley Festival of Motorcycling on 16th August 2015 the cream of the UK’s custom bikes come alive as they’re fired up and ridden in a rumbling parade around the town centre. It’s a unique...

New MCN July 22: Acceleration super-test

New MCN July 22: Acceleration super-test

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 22: How fast? 10 brilliant bikes in the ultimate high-speed showdown Plans for new radical Honda Fireblade Do...

Return of the Suzuki Bandit 1250S

Return of the Suzuki Bandit 1250S

Suzuki’s evergreen Bandit 1250S returns to our dealerships for the first time since 2012. It was dropped from Suzuki’s UK range in 2012 (but kept going in Europe), but now it’s back - exactly the same...

Triumph auction Jurassic Scrambler

Triumph auction Jurassic Scrambler

This Thursday will see Triumph Motorcycles auction the Scrambler ridden by action hero Chris Pratt in the global summer blockbuster Jurassic World. The bespoke bike, featured racing alongside Raptors...

Guy Martin Shakes Dirt Quake

Guy Martin Shakes Dirt Quake

If you're the kind of person who enjoys watching grown men and women circling around a speedway track on Yamaha R1's whilst dressed as ballerinas - all to the accompaniment of  ‘classic’ 1970’s...

Zec00 brings sci-fi to electric bikes

Zec00 brings sci-fi to electric bikes

The new Zec00 is the wet dream of a child’s sci-fi fantasy. Unlike most electric motorcycle ideas, the Zec00 is using a motor from California’s Zero Motorcycles, with proven technology that is readily...