May

Africa Twin spied on the road

Africa Twin spied on the road

Honda’s new CRF1000F Africa Twin has been spied testing on the roads near the German Research and Design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, where bikes are tested for European regulations and to carry out...

Five key points about Arai's new RX-7V

Five key points about Arai's new RX-7V

Arai are showing their new range-topping race helmet to the world for the first time today. Here’s MCN’s guide to the five most important changes… Relocated visor pivot The visor pivot point sits 24mm...

Win the ultimate MotoGP experience at Silverstone!

Win the ultimate MotoGP experience at Silverstone!

MotoGP returns to Silverstone on August 28-30, and we are celebrating by offering MCN readers the chance to win the ultimate GP weekend package. The British MotoGP promises to be a fantastic three-day...

Motovudu comes to the UK

Motovudu comes to the UK

Motovudu – the brainchild of ex-GP rider Simon Crafar – is set to continue its long-standing relationship with Suzuki when it launches a UK division of the school next month. Fronted by three-time...

Should using a phone while driving carry a harsher penalty?

Should using a phone while driving carry a harsher penalty?

Should talking - and the even more dangerous texting/social media updates - on mobile phones while driving carry a more harsh penalty? Should using a phone while driving carry a harsher penalty?

Bienville debut £228k bike at FOS

Bienville debut £228k bike at FOS

The Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the global public debut of the outlandish Bienville Legacy – set to be one of the most powerful four-cylinder production motorcycles ever created – this June...

Long-term test: 2015 Yamaha R1

Long-term test: 2015 Yamaha R1

I’ve just collected my new R1. I’ve had super nakeds for the past few years, so it’s the first race replica I’ve had for a long time. I love super nakeds, but I want to do more trackdays with my mates...

New MCN May 27: Ultimate adventure test

New MCN May 27: Ultimate adventure test

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 27: The ultimate adventure test - 12 bikes, 3000 miles, five days Intelligent bikes are coming BMW's six-cylinder...

Triumph unveil Barbour special edition

Triumph unveil Barbour special edition

Triumph have unveiled yet another special build, following on from the release earlier today of the Venom. This new street tracker has been built to mark a tie-up between the two world-famous British...

BMW reveals six-cylinder Concept 101

BMW reveals six-cylinder Concept 101

BMW have just revealed this six-cylinder Concept 101 at the prestigious Villa d’Esta Concorso event held in Como, Italy, which heralds the arrival of a bagger production bike later this year. The...

Triumph unveil ‘Venom’ custom Bonneville

Triumph unveil ‘Venom’ custom Bonneville

This weekend’s MCM London Comic Con event will debut a one-off creation from Triumph, dubbed Venom. The Bonneville-based military-styled bike has been created to celebrate the launch a new computer...

Launch: Moto Guzzi Eldorado & Audace

Launch: Moto Guzzi Eldorado & Audace

Moto Guzzi’s Eldorado and Audace are being launched today at the historic Moto Guzzi factory in northern Italy. MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is just about to embark on a full day's riding...

Gas Gas files for insolvency in Spain

Gas Gas files for insolvency in Spain

Manufacturer of trials and enduro bikes Gas Gas Motos has filed for insolvency in the Spanish courts while the company seeks new investors. UK importer ClementsMoto Ltd has confirmed the Spanish firm...

Poll: Honda have released first details of their all-new Africa Twin, but does it look like what you were hoping for?

Poll: Honda have released first details of their all-new Africa Twin, but does it look like what you were hoping for?

Honda have released first details of their all-new Africa Twin, but does it look like what you were hoping for?

FASTEST TEST EVER: Kawasaki H2 v Suzuki Hayabusa v Yamaha YZF-R1

FASTEST TEST EVER: Kawasaki H2 v Suzuki Hayabusa v Yamaha YZF-R1

Kawasaki's H2 is the quickest production bike in history, but can it eclipse the Hayabusa and R1 on the ultimate road trip? The Kawasaki H2 is choking on its leash, the throttle straining in my right...

Victory Release New 'Project 156' Video

Victory Release New 'Project 156' Video

Victory motorcycles have released the second instalment in the preparation for the American firm’s 2015 attack on the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb which sees competitors heading up a...

City Slickers: HONDA CB125F v KTM 125 Duke v KYMCO CK1 125

City Slickers: HONDA CB125F v KTM 125 Duke v KYMCO CK1 125

The city commute is a daily marathon of torturous endurance, but has Honda’s new CB125F got the measure of its higher – and lower–priced urban rivals? Three abreast on the start line of the London...

Video: Kawasaki H2R 'Flat Out'

Video: Kawasaki H2R 'Flat Out'

We’re confident the H2R is going to break 200mph; after that we’re into the unknown. We speed tested the road-going Kawasaki H2 just a few weeks ago and it kicked sand in the face of the Suzuki’s...

MCN Festival round up

MCN Festival round up

The MCN Festival kicked off last Saturday with a packed itinerary of test rides, racing, classic parades, sprint demonstrations, an Extreme Sprint Enduro, custom show and a host of celeb riders...

New MCN May 20: Ducati Panigale R first ride

New MCN May 20: Ducati Panigale R first ride

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 20: Ducati 1199 Panigale R - First Test Kawasaki H2R flat out KTM Super Duke R vs Suzuki GSX-S1000 vs Kawasaki...

2009-2014 Yamaha R1 owners needed

2009-2014 Yamaha R1 owners needed

MCN is in need of a 2009-2011 and 2012-2014 Yamaha R1 to use in an upcoming road test at Rockingham on Wednesday May 27.  If you're able to come along you'll also get an opportunity to ride the...

Superbike exotica shootout

Superbike exotica shootout

We're in Alcarras in Spain pitching the special version of the bike that won our recent superbike shoot-out, against two of it's newest rivals.  So here we are; the Yamaha R1M versus the Aprilia...

First Test: Ducati Panigale R

First Test: Ducati Panigale R

I’m stood in pitlane with £28,995 of Ducati Panigale R staring at me with barely contained aggression. Opportunities to ride exotica of this calibre are few and far between; make no mistake, this is a...

Show Guide: Plan your MCN FESTIVAL weekend!

Show Guide: Plan your MCN FESTIVAL weekend!

It's finally here! The first ever MCN Festival of Motorcycling is here - and the excitement is simply electric. The weather is looking excellent, the site is prepared and ready for thousands upon...

Ducati Diavel Titanium arrives in UK

Ducati Diavel Titanium arrives in UK

The limited-edition Ducati Diavel Titanium is now in production and the first examples of the 500 being built are arriving in UK dealers. The Diavel Titanium is a new range-topping model for the...

Honda 'Tease' new Africa Twin with leaked video

Honda 'Tease' new Africa Twin with leaked video

Just three days after Honda officially revealed images of the all-new CRF1000F Africa Twin with two ‘teaser’ images comes this slightly suspicious and rather odd bit of video that is being presented...

Long-Term Report: F800R

Long-Term Report: F800R

My intention this year is to ride. Having spent last year working on a customising project that saw my bike spend more time on ramps than it did on the road, this time I want something rideable,...

Exclusive: MotoGP '15 videogame details

Exclusive: MotoGP '15 videogame details

We had a bit of a snoop around the publisher websites for the MotoGP videogame this morning and found a pre-release trailer for the new MotoGP 15 game. Having put in a quick call for confirmation, the...

Long term report: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Long term report: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Run in and ready for the year ahead The Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is already one of the best-selling bikes of the year in the UK with nearly 1500 sold and Yamaha UK searching for another boat load to fulfil...

Long-term report: KTM RC390

Long-term report: KTM RC390

A Chinese sage once said: “The sparrow may be small but it has all the vital organs” and, as I spend more time with the KTM’s pint-sized supersport, I’m discovering this maxim is pretty much true for...

New Yamaha NMAX scooter revealed

New Yamaha NMAX scooter revealed

Yamaha have added a new entry-level scooter aimed at urban riders with this new NMAX 125cc with a single-cylinder four-stroke engine and sporty styling. The engine has been designed with fuel...

Schwantz: The MCN Festival of Motorcycling is going to be incredible

Schwantz: The MCN Festival of Motorcycling is going to be incredible

The MCN Festival of Motorcycling is going to be an incredible weekend. The guys from MCN have pulled out the stops to bring you the very best in motorcycling no matter what your two wheel passion is.

Long-term test: KTM 1050 Adventure

Long-term test: KTM 1050 Adventure

Those who buy the printed version of MCN that's published today will see me extolling the virtues of the KTM 1050 Adventure, a bike that doesn’t need to be cleaned every time it gets dirty. Running...

Video: Aprilia RSV4 RF

Video: Aprilia RSV4 RF

The RSV4 was always one of the best road going superbikes because it had really nice handling, it was very agile and had some of the best electronics on any superbike. What it lacked before was...

See Schwantz roll back the years

See Schwantz roll back the years

Dirt track tribute to the iconic Transatlantic Trophy series starring Kevin Schwantz, Dave Aldana and David Knight! Motorcycling icons, off-road gods and masters of the speedway oval will be locking...

Victory to storm Pikes Peak

Victory to storm Pikes Peak

It’s the most hardcore road race in the United States, boasting a dizzying 156 corners laced up the side of the Pikes Peak mountain. This historic race is the domestic equivalent of the TT for many...