March

Do you have a bike we can race in SkegMess?

 Do you have a bike we can race in SkegMess?

MCN is calling on you to check your sheds for an old dirt warrior which you’d be happy to part with for cash.  We are on the lookout for an old 125cc trail bike to race at MCN Live! Skegness in a...

Bike of the Day: KTM 990 Adventure

Bike of the Day: KTM 990 Adventure

KTM's Adventure 990 was always favoured by those who wanted serious off road capabilities from their adventure bike due to it being lighter than the competition. On the road the punchy 990cc V-twin...

Silverstone's Wing takes off

Silverstone's Wing takes off

While Rossi may have raised many a roof across the country on Sunday evening as he stormed to his first win of 2015 in Qatar, the roof was quite literally getting raised at Silverstone.  High...

Rossi to ride Goodwood FOS

Rossi to ride Goodwood FOS

He wowed the world with an incredible tutorial in GP riding at the weekend, and now he’s confirmed that he’ll take part in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. This year’s event takes place from...

VIDEO REVIEW: Suzuki GSX-S1000

VIDEO REVIEW: Suzuki GSX-S1000

"It’s the naked GSX-R1000 K5 we all hoped it would be" The GSX-S1000 is fast, fun, agile and cheaper than its rivals. That iconic long-stroke engine has the K5’s distinctive growl and wide spread of...

The power to change motorcycling

The power to change motorcycling

Electric motorcycles and scooters will now qualify for Government subsidy, under plans announced by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. A pot of up to £7.5 million will be made available from summer...

Monowheel goes to Infinity and beyond

Monowheel goes to Infinity and beyond

Infinity Motorcycles are backing an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for the 'Fastest Monowheel Motorcycle' – a one-wheeled vehicle designed so the rider sits either within or next...

Bike of the Day: Benelli Tornado 900

Bike of the Day: Benelli Tornado 900

The Tornado was never the fastest or best handling sportsbike on the road, but if you want an iconic bike that stands out from the crowd, the Benelli will be right up your street. The three-cylinder...

Kevin Schwantz stars in new MCN Transatlantic Trophy

Kevin Schwantz stars in new MCN Transatlantic Trophy

Legendary grand prix rider Schwantz to captain the USA team in the new Transatlantic Trophy races at MCN Festival of Motorcycling.  Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s the Transatlantic Trophy was a...

Buy this bobble hat for £700 and get a free helmet

Buy this bobble hat for £700 and get a free helmet

The latest replica of a Valentino Rossi helmet shows once and for all that the former world champion is a solid gold marketing genius. The paintscheme for the helmet Rossi wore in ‘winter’ testing in...

VIDEO: 2015 Yamaha R1 back on top? Ultimate Superbike shootout

VIDEO: 2015 Yamaha R1 back on top? Ultimate Superbike shootout

2015 Superbike Shootout! BMW's all-conquering S1000RR has had things its own way for a while. Ducati and Yamaha are about to change all that.  Two days of track testing at Jerez, a blast on the...

For Sale: One Tron Light Cycle

For Sale: One Tron Light Cycle

This would jazz up your daily commute – a fully-rideable custom electric Light Cycle bike inspired by the film Tron: Legacy.

 The unique bike will go under the hammer on May 2 with an estimate of...

London ultra low emission zone approved

London ultra low emission zone approved

A new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) will be in place in September 2020 according to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and all motorcycles over 13 years old will have to pay £12.50 per day to...

Yamaha music and bike designers swap roles

Yamaha music and bike designers swap roles

Yamaha is primarily a company of two halves, one side automotive, the other musical, so what happens when you let them switch roles, and give them free reign to design whatever they want? You get the...

Adventure Ashram Rally 2015

Adventure Ashram Rally 2015

Adventure Ashram is looking for riders to sign up for its 2015 Adventure Ashram Rally on May 9 in Buxton. You can enter the event for a £30 donation, with the proceeds going to Odanadi, an Indian...

New Yamaha XV950 Racer revealed

New Yamaha XV950 Racer revealed

Yamaha have revealed this new XV950 Racer version of the V-twin sport heritage bikes as an additional model to join the range. Yamaha has been working over the past 18 months or so with some of the...

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Dorsoduro 750

Aprilia's answer to the Ducati Hypermotard and KTM 990 Supermoto, the Dorsoduro is perhaps not as radical or exciting as the competition, but its ease of use makes it a fantastic road bike. The...

RIDDEN: Suzuki GSX-S1000

RIDDEN: Suzuki GSX-S1000

It Really Is A Naked K5 For the best part of a decade many have dreamt about the day Suzuki would build a naked GSX-R1000. Well, now it’s here: the new GSX-S1000. Like the Japanese firm’s superbike,...

Top five warm underlayers on the MCN Shop

Top five warm underlayers on the MCN Shop

The sunshine is starting to tease us by poking its head out from the clouds every so often, raising our expectations of the glorious riding days ahead. But it’s still damned chilly out there, so...

Poll: Are top-end adventure bikes getting too sophisticated?

Poll: Are top-end adventure bikes getting too sophisticated?

KTM's new 1290 Super Adventure boasts everything from semi-active suspension to auxiliary active cornering lights and myriad riding modes. Is this the best thing since pre-peeled potatoes, or do you...

Triumph Street Triple owners wanted

Triumph Street Triple owners wanted

We're celebrating the Triumph Street Triple in an upcoming issue of MCN and we'd love to hear from owners of the bike about what they feel makes it so special. Please send in a picture of yourself and...

New MCN March 25: Sportsbike of the year

New MCN March 25: Sportsbike of the year

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 25: - Sportsbike of the year shootout - Honda's small wonders - KTM V4 spied testing - Free 20-page MotoGP...

Bike of the Day: Suzuki B-King

Bike of the Day: Suzuki B-King

Essentially a naked Hayabusa, the B-King quickly became a cult hero when it was launched in 2007. The looks divide opinion, especially those big standard exhausts, but there's no denying the B-King...

Win the ride of your life!

Win the ride of your life!

Win a place on the Aprilia RSV4 RF and Tuono V4 1100 RR launch – at Misano! Prizes don’t get much more exclusive or exciting than this. MCN has teamed-up with Aprilia to offer one incredibly lucky MCN...

Suzuki GSX-S1000: the rivals

Suzuki GSX-S1000: the rivals

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will be riding the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 in Alicante next week. The bike, a new model for Suzuki, is powered by a modified 2005 GSX-R1000 engine, housed in an...

MCN superbike shootout – best on the road?

MCN superbike shootout – best on the road?

We’re just putting the finishing touches to our biggest ever superbike shootout, in time for next Wednesday’s MCN. We took the latest and greatest 2015 tackle to Jerez for an intensive two-day track...

Honda Bulldog concept unveiled

Honda Bulldog concept unveiled

Honda has added a third concept model to those bikes being shown at the Osaka motorcycle show with this new 400cc parallel-twin ‘fun’ bike called Bulldog. MCN has already shown both of the other...

Bike of the Day: Yamaha Thunderace

Bike of the Day: Yamaha Thunderace

The Thunderace was Yamaha's 1000cc superbike before the R1 came along, and by today's standards is a little soft and heavy. Far from hurting the Thunderace this means it's an excellent sports touring...

Introducing our superbike shootout contenders

Introducing our superbike shootout contenders

We’re just putting the finishing touches to our biggest ever superbike shootout, in time for next Wednesday’s MCN. We took the latest and greatest 2015 tackle to Jerez for an intensive two-day track...

Who will be the strongest Brit?

Who will be the strongest Brit?

MotoGP kicks off on March 29 under the floodlights of Qatar. The Brits are on their best form for years – so who's your money on for the strongest result in class? Who will be the strongest Brit?

Bike of the Day: Aprilia RST1000 Futura

Bike of the Day: Aprilia RST1000 Futura

The Aprilia Futura, the Italian firm's answer to the Honda VFR800, was only around for two years before production stopped and sales were underwhelming. The Futura is powered by the same engine used...

Honda CRF250 concept

Honda CRF250 concept

Honda will be taking the wraps off this CRF250 Rally at this weekend’s Osaka motorcycle show – at this stage it’s only being billed as a concept bike but production looks certain. The CRF250 Rally is...

Honda SFA roadster concept

Honda SFA roadster concept

Honda will be showing this SFA concept bike at the Osaka motorcycle show in Japan this weekend alongside the CRF250 Rally machine. This isn’t the first time the SFA has been seen; it was shown in...

Top 6 prizes on WIN IT this week!

Top 6 prizes on WIN IT this week!

Did you know that we run a motorcycle competition website? It's the place to find all of the latest giveaways and competitions that we are running - and we've got some amazing prizes up for...

Bike of the Day: Ducati Streetfighter 1100

Bike of the Day: Ducati Streetfighter 1100

You could argue Ducati were slightly ahead of the super naked curve when they unveiled the Streetfighter 1100 in 2009. Powered by the engine from the 1098, the Streetfighter puts out a not-too-shabby...

New MCN March 18: Lotus C-01 first ride

New MCN March 18: Lotus C-01 first ride

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 18: - World First Test of Lotus C-01 - New Ducati Multistrada DVT first ride - KTM V4 spied testing - Guy Martin...