June

New MCN July 8: McGuinness - my best ever TT

New MCN July 8: McGuinness - my best ever TT

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 8: McGuinness: My best ever TT Plus - we test his Senior TT Blade World first test: Suzuki GSX-S1000F Sorted: 17...

First Ride: Suzuki GSXS1000F

First Ride: Suzuki GSXS1000F

We're on the golden Isle of Man today, to ride a lap of the TT course on Suzuki's new sportsbike. As first revealed at the Cologne Motorcycle Show last year, Suzuki are keen to make it clear that this...

Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

If you like your sportsbikes a little different from the usual Japanese and European offerings, the Buell 1125R will be right up your street. While it's not quite up to the same standard as most other...

New MCN July 1: Rossi back on top

New MCN July 1: Rossi back on top

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 1: Rossi back on top: The Doctor gives Marquez a dose of his own medicine New Honda RCV racers' verdict Victory's...

Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed

Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed

The weekend saw Valentino Rossi steal the show at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed – but he wasn't the only star attraction. Check out our gallery of the best moments from this year's incredible...

KTM try-out days coming to a track near you

KTM try-out days coming to a track near you

KTM UK have announced a series of try-out days for riders to get behind the bars and experience the all-new adult SX motocross range and updated EXC enduro series. Currently nine dates are being...

Bike of the Day: Ducati 749S

Bike of the Day: Ducati 749S

The 749/999 is the ugly duckling of the Ducati superbike series, and as such they're not quite as desirable as the 916 series, although they're still cracking bikes. The 749 is preferred to the 999 by...

Bike of the Day: Bimota V-Due 500

Bike of the Day: Bimota V-Due 500

The Bimota V-Due was launched in 1997 after eight years of development and was almost universally slated as a rough-running, not particularly fast, oddball motorcycle for rich posers. But don't let...

Suzuki GS1000 added to vintage parts programme

Suzuki GS1000 added to vintage parts programme

The iconic Suzuki GS1000 is the latest bike to be added to Suzuki's vintage parts programme, which lists all original parts still available for the bike on their dedicated website. To demonstrate just...

Hot Laps: The Top Six Fiery Bike Moments

Hot Laps: The Top Six Fiery Bike Moments

After seeing Taylor Mackenzie’s Team WD40 Kawasaki set itself on fire and force him to quickly eject onto the grass at last week’s Snetterton BSB round, it got us thinking. What are some of the other...

A year ago today

A year ago today

It was only a year ago that we were at the top Gear test track, riding the Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle for the first time in the UK. "The Brammo is a fun, involving, bike to throw into...

Get a little extra with Harley-Davidson test rides

Get a little extra with Harley-Davidson test rides

Harley-Davidson are under no illusions that their biggest strength is also their biggest weakness: brand strength. As one of the most recognisable brands on planet Earth, the firm has more baggage...

Livewire ‘a couple of years’ from release

Livewire ‘a couple of years’ from release

Harley-Davidson boss Matt Levatich has officially said that their bold electric roadster, dubbed Livewire, will not make it into production for at least another couple of years due to current battery...

New Husqvarna 401s spied testing

New Husqvarna 401s spied testing

The first fruits of Husqvarna’s new road bike family have been spied testing in the earliest possible state, but the distinctive lines of the Vitpilen and Svartpilen concept bikes are clear to see...

Two new Speed Triples spotted

Two new Speed Triples spotted

This is the best sight yet of next year’s reworked Triumph Speed Triple, with both the standard and ‘R’ models spotted undergoing final testing on roads close to the Hinckley factory. Given the recent...

New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer spied testing

New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer spied testing

Yamaha are planning to unleash a new MT-07 Tracer as its relentless new model development continues. This smaller brother to the three-cylinder MT-09 Tracer, which is currently one of the UK’s most...

What's your idea of the perfect road bike?

What's your idea of the perfect road bike?

There are now a plethora of different types of bikes available to suit every type of rider out there, but what's your idea of the perfect road bike? What's your idea of the perfect road bike?

MCN ticket offer: Let's fill up Silverstone!

MCN ticket offer: Let's fill up Silverstone!

Back the Brits this August as MotoGP fever hits the UK – and save money on ticket prices! MotoGP returns to Silverstone on August 28-30, and promises to be a fantastic three-day festival of two-wheel...

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono V4R

Now superseded by the V4 Tuono 1100 RR and V4 Tuono 1100 Factory, the old Tuono was our previous king of the Super Nakeds thanks to the torquey V4 motor, sophisticated electronics and exceptional...

New MCN June 24: Joey fifteen years on

New MCN June 24: Joey fifteen years on

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 24: Special tribute: Joey Dunlop 15 years on Scoop: New Yamaha MT-07 Tracer Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory first...

GP legends race again

GP legends race again

Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer and Kevin Schwantz took a win-a-piece at this weekend's inaugural World GP Bike Legends at Jerez. Riding 1970s, 80s and 90s factory 500cc V4 two-strokes, the former...

Stars come out for Goodwood Festival of Speed

Stars come out for Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 25-28) will see the world’s biggest stars of two wheels come together for a spectacular celebration of performance. Headlining the autograph hunter’s...

Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Versys 1000

Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Versys 1000

The first generation Versys 1000 may not be the prettiest bike out there, but as a road-focussed adventure bike it's certainly up there. The inline-four cylinder has bags of power and is incredibly...

LIVE: Goodwood Festival of Speed

LIVE: Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 25-28) will see the world’s biggest stars of two wheels come together for a spectacular celebration of performance. Headlining the autograph hunter’s...

Victory's Pikes Peak disaster

Victory's Pikes Peak disaster

The stunning Roland Sands built Victory Project 156 Pikes Peak race bike has suffered a small setback during testing for the insane hillclimb race at the end of June.  When we say small, we mean...

Top five summer textile riding jackets for under £200

Top five summer textile riding jackets for under £200

The typical British summer conditions are almost screaming out for a textile riding jacket. On any given day temperatures can range from eight degrees to 28 and we can go from heavy rain to arid heat...

D-Air project wins prestigious award

D-Air project wins prestigious award

Dainese and Ducati have been given a prestigious innovation award for their partnership to launch the airbag-equipped Ducati Multistrada D-Air adventure sports bike. The Professor Ferdinand Porsche...

BMW Scrambler makes debut

BMW Scrambler makes debut

BMW reveals concept bike, but the real thing is expected soon Ignore the surfboard hanging off the side, the eccentric paint job and concept bike tag, because this is the shape of the forthcoming...

Free six-month subscription for 2010 sportsbike owners

Free six-month subscription for 2010 sportsbike owners

MCN are offering 2010 superbike owners the chance to get your bike in the paper and nab a free six-month subscription. And all you’ve got to do is spend the day with us! If you own one of the below...

Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD

Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD

The GSX-R750 SRAD was a a huge step forward for Suzuki when it was released in 1996 with 118bhp, a weight of just 179kg and a frame with the same wheelbase and steering geometry as the firm's RGV500...

Video shows Honda RC213V-S warming up

Video shows Honda RC213V-S warming up

Video has emerged of the all-new Honda RC213V-S road-legal MotoGP replica being warmed up in the back of a truck at the recent Asama hillclimb event in Japan. The short video, shot on a camera phone,...

Video Blog: Neevesy's Racing Update

Video Blog: Neevesy's Racing Update

It's been a busy year racing for Neevesy in Australia, Ireland and the UK. Here's his mid-season video blog.

MCN Garage: All new 17 pages of used bikes & advice

MCN Garage: All new 17 pages of used bikes & advice

MCN's all-new Garage section is packed full of new features and a determination to ensure you get more from your bike, your time and your money. Following the introduction of MCN Garage a year ago...

New MCN June 17: King John

New MCN June 17: King John

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 17: TT special: King John! New: 17 pages of used bikes and advice  Honda RCV road bike: official...

Get on your bike for Ride to Work Week

Get on your bike for Ride to Work Week

This week is Ride To Work Week, so if you’re one of the unlucky ones who doesn’t normally get to ride for the daily commute, this is your prime excuse to dig out your bike and arrive with a smile on...

Bike of the Day: Yamaha XT660R

Bike of the Day: Yamaha XT660R

Yamaha's XT is a hardy motorcycle, that takes daily commutes and round the world travel in its stride. MCN's Andy Davidson owns an XT and had this to say: "I love my XT because it’s so damn resilient.