March

Isle of Man TT 2015 ferry bookings up 10%

Isle of Man TT 2015 ferry bookings up 10%

Bookings for the Isle of Man TT ferries through the Steam Packet Company are up 10% compared to the same time last year thanks to increased capacity for motorcycles. More than 13,500 motorcycles are...

Bike of the Day: MV Agusta Brutale 675

Bike of the Day: MV Agusta Brutale 675

The Brutale 675 is MV's answer to the Triumph Street Triple and they did a pretty good job first time round. The launch models were blighted with snatchy throttle response, but an ECU upgrade fixed...

BMW February sales break records

BMW February sales break records

BMW motorcycle sales in February increased by 14.2% compared to the same period last year with more than 15,000 bikes sold in 2015 so far. The official figures are 9195 motorcycles and maxi-scooters...

Suzuki confirms new GSX-S1000 prices

Suzuki confirms new GSX-S1000 prices

Suzuki has officially confirmed prices for the new GSX-S1000 in the UK with the base model costing £8999 and the fully-faired model with ABS costing £9999. The prices for the new GSX-S1000 have been...

Sixty Bikes For Sixty Years!

Sixty Bikes For Sixty Years!

Welcome to MCN’s greatest debate yet MCN has caused a huge mix of celebration and consternation over its 60 years by shooting from the hip when it comes to saying whether a new motorcyle is good, bad...

Bike of the Day: Yamaha R1 SP

Bike of the Day: Yamaha R1 SP

Yamaha's R1 needs no introduction, but the R1 SP might. The SP model R1 only had a limited production run of 500 and as such it's rare to see one on the roads. What makes the SP better than a standard...

Join Skeggy Beach mayhem at MCN Live!

Join Skeggy Beach mayhem at MCN Live!

Mad new event at MCN bash You’ve heard of the Paris Dakar or the Baja 1000, and maybe even witnessed Le Touquet or the epic Weston beach race, but on April 18-19 this year the Lincolnshire coast will...

128mph ice wheelie sets record

128mph ice wheelie sets record

With some help from a BMW S1000RR, 24-year-old Swedish rider Robert Gull has become the first person to wheelie a motorcycle at over 200 km/h on ice, and in doing so has set a new Guinness World...

WALLPAPERS: Kawasaki Phone and Desktop images.

WALLPAPERS: Kawasaki Phone and Desktop images.

If you love motorcycles - and you're on the world's biggest motorcycling website so it's odds-on that you do - you couldn't fail to have noticed that Kawasaki have launched a couple of new bikes this...

Former racer Sean Emmett jailed for assault

Former racer Sean Emmett jailed for assault

Former race Sean Emmett has been jailed for 12 weeks for assaulting his girlfriend after an afternoon of heavy drinking at a pub in Surrey because he didn’t like the way she was eating. Emmett and...

Poll: Are electronics boring?

Poll: Are electronics boring?

The latest crop of superbikes are dripping in a dazzling array of incredible electronic rider aids, but have they taken the edginess away?   Are electronics boring? The latest crop of superbikes...

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono 1000 R

Bike of the Day: Aprilia Tuono 1000 R

The last V-twin Aprilia Tuono is a popular bike thanks to a strong engine, brilliant handling and decent comfort, but it's just a bit, well, normal, isn't it? Or at least that's what the previous...

BMW recalls 300,000 R and K models

BMW recalls 300,000 R and K models

BMW has issued a recall that affects 300,000 R and K series models built between 2003 and 2011 for a replacement rear wheel flange. The global recall relates to around 300,000 bikes in total with...

Long Term Report: Honda CB650F

Long Term Report: Honda CB650F

With the early spring sun breaking through the clouds and the Honda CB650F due to be returned to Honda I knew I had to get out for one last ride. Wrapping up and heading out for just over an hour, I...

First ride: Dunlop Trailsmart adventure tyres

First ride: Dunlop Trailsmart adventure tyres

MCN have just finished riding at the press launch of Dunlop’s new Trailsmart tyres, which are aimed at adventure bike owners who spend most of their time on the road but still want to know they can...

New MCN March 11: H2 'It's pure insanity!'

New MCN March 11: H2 'It's pure insanity!'

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 11: - World First Test of Kawasaki's H2 & H2R - FREE Ear Plugs! - 16 page H2 and H2R special - History of the...

Bike of the Day: BMW HP2 Sport

Bike of the Day: BMW HP2 Sport

BMW's first proper attempt at a sportsbike before the S1000RR, the HP2 Sport may be powered by an air-cooled boxer twin, but it handles and stops incredibly well. Used HP2 Sports fetch over 10 grand,...

Motorcycle Insurance: Can I insure a Category D bike?

Motorcycle Insurance: Can I insure a Category D bike?

Question: What is the situation with insuring bikes that have been written-off as Category Ds and then rebuilt? Can you get cover, and if so are the premiums higher? Iain Jones, email Answer: Cover...

Bike of the Day: Ducati Diavel

Bike of the Day: Ducati Diavel

If you haven't ridden a Ducati Diavel, it's a bike you should certainly experience at some point. The 94ftlb of torque is delivered in such an exhilirating way it's almost impossible not to...

FIRST RIDE: 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

FIRST RIDE: 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT

Ducati has launched the 2015 Multistrada 1200 DVT range this weekend and MCN has been riding the bike all day to get some first impressions of the all-new bike. MCN’s Senior Reporter Andy Downes is on...

Yamaha R1 and R1M reviews live!

Yamaha R1 and R1M reviews live!

After all the hype around the official reveal of the new Yamaha R1 and R1M at the Milan Show in November 2014, the bikes have finally been ridden. MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves was the lucky...

Watch AGV's new visor go dark at the press of a button

Watch AGV's new visor go dark at the press of a button

MCN has been given exclusive access to an innovation that will change the way we think about dark and clear visors. This new visor from AGV changes from clear to dark instantly, at the push of a...

Bike of the Day: Kawasaki ER-6n

Bike of the Day: Kawasaki ER-6n

The Kawasaki ER-6 series of bikes were a hit as soon as they went on sale in the UK, popular with novices and experienced riders alike, before taking over the supertwin racing class. This ER-6n is the...

Long-term test: Kawasaki Z1000SX

Long-term test: Kawasaki Z1000SX

The miles are stacking up on my Kawasaki Z1000SX, however I’m not the only one clocking up the miles. Everyone seems to be asking to borrow the green keys, especially now winter has settled in. It’s...

World First Test: Kawasaki Ninja H2

World First Test: Kawasaki Ninja H2

“The power and torque are immense – it’ll eat every other road bike for breakfast” It’s not just one of the most talked about bikes of 2015, it’s one of the most important bikes of our generation.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire in new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie

Harley-Davidson LiveWire in new Avengers: Age of Ultron movie

Harley-Davidson’s association with the Marvel Avengers movie franchise continues with the all-electric LiveWire concept bike featuring fairly heavily in the latest trailer for the latest...

Long-term test: Kawasaki ER-6f

Long-term test: Kawasaki ER-6f

Sad faces in the garage because my ER-6f has gone back to Kawasaki at the end of the long-term test period. So what have I learned during 4500-or-so miles on the 650cc parallel twin? Quite a lot...

Legendary Ducati engineer Franco Farne dies

Legendary Ducati engineer Franco Farne dies

Franco Farne, one of the key engineers involved in the formation of modern Ducati, has died aged 81 after more than 50 years associated with the Italian firm. Farne is one of the small band of...

Gallery: Kawasaki Ninja H2 launch

Gallery: Kawasaki Ninja H2 launch

MCN's Adam Child is riding the stunning the all-new Kawasaki Ninja H2 and H2R at Losail Circuit today - here are a few shots from his first session on the road-going H2. "It's epic," says Adam. "The...

£60 for 60 lucky riders

£60 for 60 lucky riders

To celebrate MCN’s 60th birthday, 60 lucky riders in March will receive a £60 eVoucher to spend at Sportsbikeshop.co.uk when they get a bike insurance quote at MCNcompare.com.   Everyone else...

Bike of the Day: Honda CB1000R

Bike of the Day: Honda CB1000R

When it comes to super nakeds you probably think of bikes like the BMW S1000R or KTM Super Duke - both exceptionally fast bikes. But the lower powered bikes - such as this CB1000R - often get unfairly...

Free cover for shared rides

Free cover for shared rides

Carole Nash have unveiled a new policy aimed at giving British motorcyclists even more freedom, by giving them enhanced cover to ride someone else's bike at no extra cost. Rider Cover is an extension...

Suzuki announces 2015 Bandit 1250 price

Suzuki announces 2015 Bandit 1250 price

Suzuki has officially confirmed the price and availability of the Bandito 1250 which has returned to the 2015 line-up for the first time since 2012. The mildly updated Bandit 1250 has been given a new...

New accident stats show large decrease

New accident stats show large decrease

The latest road accident statistics have been released and they have shown a 9% drop in motorcyclists killed on the UK roads in 2012. The stats for 2012 are the most up-to-date available and they show...

New MCN March 4: Cal's back!

New MCN March 4: Cal's back!

In this week's 60th anniversary edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 4: - Crutchlow takes giant strides on new Honda - Yamaha MT-09 Tracer takes on rivals -...