September

Win a trip to meet Rossi in Valencia. Only one week left!

Win a trip to meet Rossi in Valencia. Only one week left!

Riders for Health and Movistar Yamaha are offering the chance for one lucky person and a friend to meet Valentino Rossi at the Valencia MotoGP as part of a VIP weekend on November 6-8. But you’ll have...

Kawasaki GPz1100: The last king of a vanished clan – aircooled superbikes

Kawasaki GPz1100: The last king of a vanished clan – aircooled superbikes

Kawasaki's meanest Zeds haven’t always been green – the GPx1100 was slathered in bodywork painted red by the blood of its inferior rivals.  or a fairly brief, incandescent, riotous period in...

Underneath Aleix’s Suzuki GSX-RR

Underneath Aleix’s Suzuki GSX-RR

Suzuki’s last MotoGP bike was a bit of a dud. During 10 years of racing, the GSV-R scored a single victory, and that was in the rain at Le Mans with rain-master Chris Vermeulen on board. So how are...

Honda announce Concept models at Tokyo Motor Show

Honda announce Concept models at Tokyo Motor Show

Honda have announced its line up of production and concept motorcycles that will be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of next month (Oct 29 – Nov 8). Models include a Lightweight Super Sports...

Suzuki GSX concept revealed

Suzuki GSX concept revealed

Suzuki has shown this single image of a concept bike it will unveil at the Tokyo show next month which may well be the preview of an all-new GSX-R1000 to be unveiled later this year. Unfortunately the...

Moped Madness

Moped Madness

Need an antidote for the speed and seriousness of modern life? Try a weekend on the utterly bonkers Red Bull Alpenbrevet rally in Switzerland he needle on the miniscule speedo is stuck firmly at...

Suzuki’s 300bhp turbo charged hybrid

Suzuki’s 300bhp turbo charged hybrid

We’ve seen motorcycle firms developing turbocharged machines and hybrids, but Suzuki’s plans mark the first time both technologies have come together – along with a four-cylinder petrol engine –...

Classic or crusher? Aprilia Moto 6.5

Classic or crusher? Aprilia Moto 6.5

Designed by Philippe Starck, the Moto 6.5 is proof that just being a talented designer isn’t necessarily enough to guarantee success when it comes to a production motorcycle. Famed for his work in the...

Ducati Hypermotard family goes large

Ducati Hypermotard family goes large

The best laid plans of mice and motorcycle manufacturers have once again been scuppered by America's California Air Resources Board filing emissions certification for as-yet-unannounced new...

Ducati 899 Panigale gets a boost for 2016

Ducati 899 Panigale gets a boost for 2016

Rumours of a new 899 Panigale waiting in the wings for a grand unveil at the Milan show this November have been firmly bolstered by the California Air Resources Board filing emission reports the new...

BMW: Going small to go big

BMW: Going small to go big

BMW is expected to reveal a range if 300cc single-cylinder four-stroke bikes in a matter of weeks and these machines will be a key part of BMW’s strategy as they have the potential to expand sales...

The Forgotten Class - BMW 1200RS vs Triumph Sprint GT

The Forgotten Class - BMW 1200RS vs Triumph Sprint GT

Once the mainstay of manufacturers’  ranges, sports-tourers have gradually slid from our affections – can BMW’s RS reignite the spark? f you define biking as the joy of speed and corners versus...

Triumph founder honoured

Triumph founder honoured

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Michael Hammon, unveiled a blue plaque tribute to one of the city’s automotive pioneers on Saturday. 64 years after his death, Siegfried Bettmann – the founder...

New MCN 30 September: IT'S WAR!

New MCN 30 September: IT'S WAR!

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 30: It's war: Lorenzo vs Rossi kicks off! Cheap adventure used metal tested 17 pages of used bikes and...

Video: Retro refit

Video: Retro refit

Bikes for sale The above video shows a 1949 Royal Enfield Model G being rebuilt over two hours at the Revival. Rod Gaskell worked on the bike with guidance from 81 year-old Maurice Mumford, who worked on the...

The S1000RR of its day. Yes, seriously

The S1000RR of its day. Yes, seriously

Lists of weird motorcycles always feature a machine called the Megola – a bike with a banana-shaped chassis and the engine in the front wheel. It's good for a chuckle before moving on. But far from...

Save up to £20 on MCNLive! 2016 tickets

Save up to £20 on MCNLive! 2016 tickets

The build-up to MCN’s Skegness pilgrimage for MCN Live! has started. With John McGuinness, Chris Walker and John Reynolds already confirmed for the season-starting party weekend, 2016’s event is...

Used bike spotlight: Limited editions

Used bike spotlight: Limited editions

Last week, Yamaha revealed a special edition R1 in Kenny Roberts yellow speed block colours to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The new bike will cost £15,749 and will come with an Akropovic slip-on...

Jonny Rea exclusive interview

Jonny Rea exclusive interview

With the dust settling on his title-winning celebrations in Jerez, Jonathan Rea has finally had time to reflect on the fact he’s joined an illustrious list of WSB champions – including fellow Brit...

Blown away by the ultimate NSR rep

Blown away by the ultimate NSR rep

Stunning build quality, brakes that defy belief and the world’s coolest wife have all merged to make James Mansfield’s Honda NSR500 replica the best special we’ve ever ridden. Seriously…  t’s all...

Video: “The fastest Sledge in Huddersfield”

Video: “The fastest Sledge in Huddersfield”

64mph is hardly a dizzying top speed when associated with a motorcycle; maybe with another hundred it could become more interesting but with a sledge tied to the back, piloted by BSB rider Jenny...

The Buyer: Cheap bikes still exist

The Buyer: Cheap bikes still exist

You can still find good, MoT’d bikes for less than £500, you just need to hunt them down. hat if you’re on a really tight budget? A grand or under? This week, and next, I’ll be looking at Dole Bikes:...

Video: Yamaha R1 World Superbike

Video: Yamaha R1 World Superbike

Yamaha are returning to the World Superbike paddock in 2016 with Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli at the helm of the mighty YZF-R1. In line with this, Yamaha have released a dramatic new video showing...

Jonathan Rea cloned in celebration of WSB title

Jonathan Rea cloned in celebration of WSB title

Jonathan Rea clinched the World Superbike title last Sunday and the star racer, born in Northern Ireland but revered on both sides of the border, is now seeing his achievements celebrated in a variety...

Suzuki to restore GSX-R750 at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki to restore GSX-R750 at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki will be demonstrating the range of the parts available in the Vintage Parts Programme by restoring an original Suzuki GSX-R750 on the firm’s stand over the course of the show. The bike will be...

Shoei unveil new X-Spirit III race helmet

Shoei unveil new X-Spirit III race helmet

Shoei have just revealed their new X-Spirit III racing helmet in a press conference at Aragon in Spain. World champion Marc Marquez is expected to give the new lid its race debut in this weekend’s...

Police leave motorcyclist in a ditch following confusion over county borders

Police leave motorcyclist in a ditch following confusion over county borders

After swerving to avoid a car on the B645 on Sunday while out riding with friends, 49 year old Richard Collins found himself in a ditch with a broken wrist. Police forces from the three counties were...

Can-Am unveil new F3 models

Can-Am unveil new F3 models

Manufacturer of three-wheeled oddities Can-Am has added to its range with the introduction of the F3-T and F3 Limited. Both new models come complete with built-in panniers and a four-speaker audio...

Poll: What do you prefer to do when it comes to Servicing your bike?

Poll: What do you prefer to do when it comes to Servicing your bike?

When it comes to servicing your bike, what do you prefer to do?

Seven longest serving models

Seven longest serving models

Neil Murray celebrates bikes with well-proven staying power Honda CG125 (1976-2008) Initiates make The Sign Of Holy Pushrods (two index fingers pointed skywards and moved up and down) to each other.

Poll: Thoughts on the new Honda RC213V-S?

Poll: Thoughts on the new Honda RC213V-S?

The Honda RC213V-S Moto GP replica has been ridden at last, what are your thoughts on this incredible machine?

Carl Fogarty: Zen master... ish

Carl Fogarty: Zen master... ish

Carl Forgarty: WSB champion, TT winner, jungle expert and notoriously tough customer. Until now. Things have changed for Our Carl and life is good. Calm, relaxed, at peace with himself… they're...

The Buyer: ‘If they don’t sell new, they’re a bargain used’

The Buyer: ‘If they don’t sell new, they’re a bargain used’

This is a tough issue — new bikes that will almost certainly cost you a fortune if you buy them new and try to re-sell them, which means they represent staggering value for the canny used...

MV Agusta F3 RC supersport replica revealed

MV Agusta F3 RC supersport replica revealed

MV Agusta will release a limited number of road-going F3s as replicas of the bikes ridden by Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti in the World Supersport championship. The F3 RC will be produced in a...

Classic or crusher? Honda Rune

Classic or crusher? Honda Rune

This jaw-dropping motorcycle of 2004/5 was never officially brought into the UK, but that hasn’t stopped 16 lucky UK riders getting their hands on one through specialist import companies, ten of...

Ducati boss rubbishes rumours of four-cylinder sportsbike

Ducati boss rubbishes rumours of four-cylinder sportsbike

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali has officially dismissed rumours the company is about to replace the 1299 Panigale superbike range with a new four-cylinder superbike featuring a standard aluminium...