September

KTM ready to unleash power-packed Super Duke R sports tourer

KTM ready to unleash power-packed Super Duke R sports tourer

These are the best shots yet of the new KTM 1290 Super Duke GT model – which is just months away from being officially revealed. The new bike will sit above the KTM 1290 Super Duke R in the range as a...

'Either the bike goes or I go she said. Well, there was no contest. She went' – Steve McQueen

'Either the bike goes or I go she said. Well, there was no contest. She went' – Steve McQueen

With a new biopic in the works – with Ryan Gosling whispered as a possible McQueen – the king of cool is set for a big 2015/16. But the bikes tell the real story. 1946 Indian Chief It was in the...

Video: Honda RC213V-S Launch Report

Video: Honda RC213V-S Launch Report

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re probably aware that MCN got the chance to test the new Honda RC213V-S around Valencia last week. One of the most anticipated road bikes of the last ten...

Honda look set to build the barking Bulldog

Honda look set to build the barking  Bulldog

In an era when every new bike seems to be battling to pack more high-tech gadgets and gizmos than its rivals, Honda’s Bulldog concept is a refreshingly utilitarian beast, and the latest patents...

New MCN September 23: Honda's RCV ridden at last!

New MCN September 23: Honda's RCV ridden at last!

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 23: Ridden at last: Honda RCV Free 60th anniversary Keyring Rea is WSB King! Spotted: New 180bhp KTM...

Triumph fined $1.4m in America

Triumph fined $1.4m in America

Triumph have been fined a total of $1.4million by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for reporting and communication failures surrounding a...

On the road with the Stranglers

On the road with the Stranglers

The Stranglers are one of Britain’s longest-surviving rock bands, pre-dating punk and still playing to sell-out crowds around the world. But bassist JJ Burnel and singer Baz Warne are also mad keen...

19,930 miles around the world in 31 days 20hrs

19,930 miles around the world in 31 days 20hrs

June 9, 1997 Nick Sanders becomes the fastest man to circumnavigate the globe These days Nick Sanders is a legend for his record-breaking global rides, but back in 1997 he was an unknown entity. He...

London Motorcycle Show early-bird offer!

London Motorcycle Show early-bird offer!

It may be five long winter months away, but if there was ever a good time to buy a ticket to the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show next February, this is it. For a limited period only, you can...

BMW updates C650 Sport and GT maxi-scooters

BMW updates C650 Sport and GT maxi-scooters

BMW has released details of the 2016 C650 sport and C650 GT maxi-scooters which have both been given a mid-life refresh with a host of changes aimed at separating the two versions more...

Apocalpyse wow: inside the madness of Mugello

Apocalpyse wow: inside the madness of Mugello

At the Mugello MotoGP, the best bike racers on earth are just an excuse for 90,000 Italians to go completely nuts – and it's a perfect crucible for a father and son bonding bonanza, finds MCN Sport...

Picture story: Brough Inferior – the mad supertourer even the engine builder said would never work

Picture story: Brough Inferior – the mad supertourer even the engine builder said would never work

Tig, bold and batty, 1938's Brough Superior 'Dream' was a 996cc, unit construction shaft-drive grand tourer with Castle forks and sprung rear designed for the most discriminating motorcyclist. Only...

Suzuki's first ever litre bike: The GS1000 engine stripped & analysed

Suzuki's first ever litre bike: The GS1000 engine stripped & analysed

Launched to compete with Kawasaki’s Z1, the GS1000 was the first of Suzuki’s fearsome litre bikes. Prepare to be a very little explorer inside a very big engine as we take a microscopic view of one of...

Recursion gets a boost

Recursion gets a boost

The last time Suzuki turned a forced-induction concept bike into a production model it took six years to reach showrooms and lost its boost along the way. The firm isn’t about to make the same mistake...

Welcome to the future: Pee Wee Gleason & the birth of the Ninja legend

Welcome to the future: Pee Wee Gleason & the birth of the Ninja legend

This is the moment motorcycling entered the modern age. t’s December 1983. The venue is Laguna Seca, California, USA. The event: the world press launch of the new Kawasaki GPz900R. But that’s no...

Picture story: The mystery of the unknown motorcycle masterpiece

Picture story: The mystery of the unknown motorcycle masterpiece

The story begins in 1967 when a plumber discovers a motorcycle – complete, beautiful, bearing a 1917 plate – bricked up (or boarded, reports conflict) behind a wall in an address in Chicago. The name...

MCN 60 greatest bikes; staff picks

MCN 60 greatest bikes; staff picks

MCN has turned 60 this year and what better way to celebrate this milestone than by naming the top 60 bikes of all time as voted for by you. All this week we will be choosing some of our favourites...

17 years apart: Two unforgettable first rides on R1s

17 years apart: Two unforgettable first rides on R1s

The A507 from Baldock to Buntingford is busier than it was in 1998. There are more white lines, more white vans and more school run mums. Whenever there’s a break in the traffic the new 2015 Yamaha...

The Yamaha R1M is back

The Yamaha R1M is back

Orders open for 2016 superbike on October 1 Anyone who missed out on the first batch of Yamaha’s range-topping YZF-R1M will be relieved to hear that registration opens at 9am on October 1 for the 2016...

Yamaha go retro at 60

Yamaha go retro at 60

YZF-R1 gets iconic colours for Yamaha's 60th anniversary Yamaha kicked off their 60th anniversary celebrations at the Bol d’Or this morning, revealing a retro yellow and black speedblock livery for...

HRC's greatest bikes: The rarest, sexiest V4 of all

HRC's greatest bikes: The rarest, sexiest V4 of all

Back in the late 1980s Honda made a final bid for racetrack glory with its oval-piston V4 engine. The ultra-rare NR750 racer was built to publicise a new range of road bikes that never made it into...

Ducati promises nine new models for 2016

Ducati promises nine new models for 2016

Ducati has officially announced the new Monster 1200R launched last week is just one of nine new models for 2016 – with the firm due to enter two new motorcycle segments. The new Monster 1200R was...

New Husqvarna FS450 revealed

New Husqvarna FS450 revealed

Husqvarna has released a new-for-2016 FS450 competition model which continues the resurgence of the famous brand under KTM ownership. The new bike features a hefty series of revisions including a new...

MCN 60 greatest bikes; staff picks

MCN 60 greatest bikes; staff picks

MCN has turned 60 this year and what better way to celebrate this milestone than by naming the top 60 bikes of all time as voted for by you. All this week we will be choosing some of our favourites...

Heavyweight Joshua swaps gold for green

Heavyweight Joshua swaps gold for green

London 2012 gold medal winner, WBC and Commonwealth heavyweight champion and off-road fanatic Anthony Joshua, has joined Kawasaki’s Team Green today when he took delivery of a brand new Kawasaki...

MCN 60 greatest bikes; staff picks

MCN 60 greatest bikes; staff picks

MCN has turned 60 this year and what better way to celebrate this milestone than by naming the top 60 bikes of all time as voted for by you. All this week we will be choosing some of our favourites...

The briefing: are air-cooled bike like this doomed?

The briefing: are air-cooled bike like this doomed?

Air-cooled engines are characterful, simple, affordable – and doomed, right?  ut hang on a minute, haven't they been since the dawn of the water-jacket, let alone the EU? Time to get your facts...

9 March 1994 – Honda RVF750 RC45 – the first test

9 March 1994 – Honda RVF750 RC45 – the first test

In the first test of Honda’s ready-to-race RC45, MCN's Kevin Ash pitted it against the already legendary forerunner it was destined never to eclipse. Did we call it right? Taller, lighter, roomier,...

Michael Rutter versus the 'too-fast-for-the-road' class of 2015

Michael Rutter versus the 'too-fast-for-the-road' class of 2015

oly Christ, I thought I was going to die!” When the man uttering the sentiment is one Michael Rutter Esq., whose CV of road racing achievements is longer than most people’s life story, you take...

New MCN September 16: Special bumper issue

New MCN September 16: Special bumper issue

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 16: 32 PAGE Greatest Bikes EVER pullout 10 Top Posters Greatest Ever Racers Maddest Monster Yet! Smith &...

The ultimate trackday van?

The ultimate trackday van?

If your pockets are deep enough to have an extensive toy budget, then how about this new Volkswagen van unveiled at the Frankfurt show last night? The Multivan PanAmericana concept is...

Video: Marquez rides the new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Video: Marquez rides the new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

Honda has released a new video of Marc Marquez riding the new Africa twin alongside Spanish Dakar rider John Berreda. The duo are seen to be giving the new machine a thorough work out, taking to the...

Own a 2004 ZX-10R? Kawasaki want to borrow it...

Own a 2004 ZX-10R? Kawasaki want to borrow it...

Could you be part of Kawasaki’s Ninja Evolution? Kawasaki UK are looking for owners of 2004 ZX1000-C1H models to be part of their Ninja Evolution at this year’s Motorcycle Live at the NEC. As part...

MCN 60 greatest bikes; staff picks

MCN 60 greatest bikes; staff picks

MCN has turned 60 this year and what better way to celebrate this milestone than by naming the top 60 bikes of all time as voted for by you. All this week we will be choosing some of our favourites...

MCN is getting ready for the RC213V-S Launch

MCN is getting ready for the RC213V-S Launch

MCN will be attending the launch of the new and long awaited Honda RC213V-S in Spain on Thursday. After six years of speculation and rumour the bike will finally be ridden in its finished form. We...

Classic or crusher? Ducati 400SS Junior

Classic or crusher? Ducati 400SS Junior

Created mainly for the Japanese market with its capacity-restricting licence laws, the 400SS of 1991-1996 was a mini version of the 750SS – which is where the problems started. Now, according to DVLA...