October

MCN Awards 2015: Best Middleweight Sportsbike

MCN Awards 2015: Best Middleweight Sportsbike

This has been one of the busiest years for the MCN road test team in recent memory, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen the thick and fast introduction of so many exciting new bikes. 2015...

Is the 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R enough?

Is the 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R enough?

Kawasaki revealed the completely revamped 2016 ZX-10R last week, as they aim to capitalise on their domination of World Superbikes with Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes in 2015. Changes include; more low to...

Updated Kawasaki ZZR1400 revealed

Updated Kawasaki ZZR1400 revealed

Kawasaki have given their ZZR1400 a firm series of tweaks to help it combat imminent new Euro4 regulations, without losing any of its near-200bhp thrust.   Key changes to the 2016 ZZR1400...

New Honda CBR500R revealed

New Honda CBR500R revealed

This is the world’s first sight of the updated Honda CBR500R which was unveiled today at the AIM Expo motorcycle show in Orlando, Florida. The bike gets revised styling for what Honda says is an...

Eight ways to get your brain in its best biking state

Eight ways to get your brain in its best biking state

Speed’s all in the head, isn’t it? Coach to the racing stars Lee Spelzini shares secrets that’ll make you faster and safer 1. Anchor yourself An old trick used by many athletes: prepare a pre-ride...

How to buy a £2000 sportsbike

How to buy a £2000 sportsbike

The £2000 sportsbike. It’s not a rare beast but it’s a complex sector nowadays because you’re nipped in a pincer movement by older bikes such as the Kawasaki ZXR750 rising in price as they become...

Aprilia RSV1000 Mille: Yours for under £2k

Aprilia RSV1000 Mille: Yours for under £2k

Gunning for both the Ducati 916 and WSB glory, the RSV Mille fell short on both counts. But it’s still a fantastic chunk of Italian exotica that can be yours for under £2000. ith three WSB titles in...

Top five waterproof gloves under £40

Top five waterproof gloves under £40

As quickly as it arrived, the great British summer has already passed, days are noticeably longer and, sadly, wetter. But that doesn't mean you have to stop riding. Here are our picks of the...

The Buyer: ‘Forgotten heroes still pack a punch’

The Buyer: ‘Forgotten heroes still pack a punch’

It’s an interesting exercise, this: racking one’s brain for the sort of ‘forgotten hero’ type of bike. Something that was a pretty good machine in its own right, but was aced by the opposition. ake...

Can you help us with your future classic?

Can you help us with your future classic?

MCN is on the lookout for a selection of bikes that we consider to be future classics, and if you own one of these models, we need your help. We're in need of the bikes listed below on Wednesday 21...

Video: Pirelli launch Diablo Rosso III with Kawasaki WSB stars

Video: Pirelli launch Diablo Rosso III with Kawasaki WSB stars

Pirelli have recruited the assistance of 2015 World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea and his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes to launch their new and improved Diablo Rosso III tyre. A road-going supersport...

Suter build two-stroke V4 machines for the modern era

Suter build two-stroke V4 machines for the modern era

This stunning creation is Suter’s new MMX500, a completely updated V4 500cc two-stroke GP bike reborn for the modern era.  The bike is the work of bike builder and chassis expert Eskil Suter, who...

The real A2 test: Living with under 47bhp

The real A2 test: Living with under 47bhp

There’s more to learner bikes than you might think and riders with A2 licences now have their pick of some amazing bikes. But when it comes to making the investment, which one will turn two years of...

Triumph officially teases new Bonneville

Triumph officially teases new Bonneville

Triumph has released this official video which teases the all-new water-cooled Bonneville range which we now know will be launched on October 28. There’s no information to go with the video which...

MCN Live! 2016, book your place now!

MCN Live! 2016, book your place now!

Save the date and book now, April 15-18 2016 will see Butlins Skegness taken over by thousands of bikers for MCN Live! There’s something for everyone!  More live acts than ever before! MCNLive!...

Man & Machine: ‘At first I thought I’d bought a bloody barge…’

Man & Machine: ‘At first I thought I’d bought a bloody barge…’

John Smith liked his Honda Blackbird so much he set up a company to cater for them “After 17 years of Blackbird ownership I still absolutely love them,” says John Smith. “I must have owned more than...

New MCN October 14: New ZX-10R unveiled

New MCN October 14: New ZX-10R unveiled

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 14: Official pics of Kawasaki's new R1-chasing ZX-10R! Awards special issue - the best bikes of...

My Life In Bikes: Bruce Dickinson

My Life In Bikes: Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden’s lyrical screamer talks mopeds, the TT and licensing woes Did you grow up around motorbikes? I did. My dad had a car showroom, and one day he turned up on a Norton 750 Commando, in his...

New Suzuki finance offers with £1 deposit

New Suzuki finance offers with £1 deposit

Suzuki is now offering a new £1 deposit and 0% finance offer on the range of small capacity and A2 licence-friendly machines with the new offer running until Janauary 31, 2016. The new offer starts on...

'I still fight in bars, but I used to win' – When Evel comes a-calling

'I still fight in bars, but I used to win' – When Evel comes a-calling

The phone rang in the Bike magazine office. It was Evel Knievel. Three months prior, Bike had run a piece on Evel’s life. He'd seen it and liked it. So he'd decided to ring for a chat about...

Super Special: Rob Bean's Suzuki XR69 rep

Super Special: Rob Bean's Suzuki XR69 rep

With Suzuki's XR69 being the four-stroke weapon of choice for classic TT racers, lust – and prices – at an all-time high for the brutal 'Xperimental Racer'. Which is why this Bandit-based replica is...

7 great bikes with Ducati power

7 great bikes with Ducati power

That Desmo engine sure gets about. Phil West on the weird world of non-Ducatis 1993-1998 Cagiva Elefant 900 One of the best and most successful of the early adventure bikes. Powered by Ducati’s...

Rossi’s rally car up for auction

Rossi’s rally car up for auction

A Subaru Impreza driven by both Valentino Rossi and Colin McRae, is to be sold at Duxford auction next week (14 Oct). You’ll need deep pockets if you want to buy it though as it’s expected to fetch...

BMW bet big on going small

BMW bet big on going small

While the new R nineT range isn’t breaking dramatically new ground for the German firm, their decision to move into the sub-500cc is a radical departure. The first fruit of their collaboration with...

GALLERY: Get under the skin of Kawasaki's new ZX-10R

GALLERY: Get under the skin of Kawasaki's new ZX-10R

This is Kawasaki’s 2016 ZX-10R superbike, unveiled in Spain yesterday as the Japanese giant pulls out all the stops to capitalise on their domination of the World Superbike series. Here we...

VIDEO: See the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in action

VIDEO: See the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in action

This is Kawasaki’s 2016 ZX-10R superbike, unveiled in Spain today as the Japanese giant pulls out all the stops to capitalise on their domination of the World Superbike series with the first major...

Hot new Kawasaki ZX-10R unveiled

Hot new Kawasaki ZX-10R unveiled

This is Kawasaki’s 2016 ZX-10R superbike, unveiled in Spain today as the Japanese giant pulls out all the stops to capitalise on their domination of the World Superbike series with the first major...

Gary Rothwell nails 209mph wheelie

Gary Rothwell nails 209mph wheelie

Gary Rothwell set yet another world record recently when he nabbed the world’s fastest wheelie at a frankly astounding 209.822mph. Measured over a flying kilometer at Elvington in Yorkshire, the UK...

Honda confirm 2016 CBR500R changes

Honda confirm 2016 CBR500R changes

Honda have announced that they will be making a "comprehensive range of upgrades" to their CBR500R for 2016. 2013's CBR500R was designed to maximise the new 47bhp regs while at the same time being...

Mean Machines

Mean Machines

They’re not fast or sexy but they can get 90 miles-plus from a single gallon. But which frugal scoot is best? Pint-chugging sportsbikes are all well and good but what if you want something less...

BMW’s new air-cooled GS

BMW’s new air-cooled GS

BMW stumbled over a rampant global sales success when they released the R nineT. The world went nuts for the air-cooled retro roadster, leaving the factory struggling to keep pace with demand, and as...

New motorcycle registrations up 15%

New motorcycle registrations up 15%

New motorcycle registrations are up 15% compared to the same time in 2014, with 10,000 new bikes on the road at the end of September this year. Naked bikes have proved to be the most popular category...

The Buyer: Some bikes never go out of fashion

The Buyer: Some bikes never go out of fashion

Depreciation. Your bike is almost certainly worth less, a lot less, than it was when you bought it. There are exceptions, of course: (some) classics are appreciating very nicely, but if you’re buying...

New Guzzi V7 gets chunky

New Guzzi V7 gets chunky

This is the first sighting of a new Moto Guzzi V7 variant which appears to be taking the aggressive styling of the larger 1400cc Audace, but adding it to the 744cc V-twin – which should make it A2...

Intelligent bikes get a boost

Intelligent bikes get a boost

Yamaha, BMW Motorrad and Honda have announced that they’ve entered a join agreement to accelerate the development of intelligent bikes – with a view to connecting all road users in a bid to reduce...

New Yamaha R1S released Stateside

New Yamaha R1S released Stateside

Yamaha have released a new lower-spec version of their YZF-R1 in the USA, giving our friends across the Pond three models of R1 to choose from (four if you count the anniversary model). The new model,...