September

Classic or crusher? MZ1000 S

Classic or crusher? MZ1000 S

In 2004 the 1000S, and its naked brother the 1000SF, were the first large capacity bikes to roll off legendary German manufacturer MZ’s production lines since its takeover by Malaysian company Hong...

MCN 500K Facebook Giveaway!

MCN 500K Facebook Giveaway!

Five pairs of Assen BSB tickets to be won today! The MCN Facebook page is rapidly approaching 500,000 likes and to celebrate this incredible milestone we’re giving away a bunch of bike related prizes...

Ariel Ace: full test + extra pics of the best British bike you can buy

Ariel Ace: full test + extra pics of the best British bike you can buy

It seems odd to say it, but there’s never been a better time to buy a British bike – and there’s possibly never been a better British bike than the Ariel Ace. hile revived Triumph, Norton and Brough...

MCN Plus - SIX Bikes with Extremely DAFT names

MCN Plus - SIX Bikes with Extremely DAFT names

They’ve called it what? Neil Murray on biking’s oddest model names and what they mean...     Yamaha Diversion The only explanation is that ‘diversion’, in French, means an amusing pastime,...

Dream garage: one man's 80s/90s neverland

Dream garage: one man's 80s/90s neverland

What do you do when collecting the bikes of your dreams becomes an addiction. Book into a clinic, give the wallet to the wife and go cold turkey? Rob Elliott took the easy way out. He got rid of the...

Kawasaki reveals model updates

Kawasaki reveals model updates

Kawasaki’s Z1000SX has been upgraded for 2016 with the model getting a race-inspired FCC clutch assist system (slipper clutch) for a lighter feel at the lever, and ABS as standard. It will remain at...

Honda reveal MotoGP powered four-wheeler

Honda reveal MotoGP powered four-wheeler

While it may not be a motorcycle, the Honda Project 2&4 car is about as close as it gets, boasting light weight, minimalist bodywork, and the engine from an RC213V-S; Honda’s road-going MotoGP...

Poll: New or used?

Poll: New or used?

In this week’s MCN we look at which option is best when it comes to buying your next dream machine; PCP or outright. Do you think PCP is the way to go?

Poll: Ready for electric?

Poll: Ready for electric?

Yamaha are on target to produce versions of their two concept electric bikes into showrooms next year. But would you be interested in an electric bike?

Triumph gives new Speed Triple a major makeover

Triumph gives new Speed Triple a major makeover

The best pictures yet of Triumph’s 2016 Speed Triple have emerged of the bike undergoing final tests in the UK. The latest shots confirm the Speed Triple updates that have previously been revealed in...

Honda’s exhaustive new swingarm spied

Honda’s exhaustive new swingarm spied

Look back over production bikes of the last few years and it’s hard to ignore the fact that exhaust pipes are gradually getting bigger and bulkier as manufacturers struggle to confirm to...

Win a year’s supply of t-shirts

Win a year’s supply of t-shirts

We're looking for fresh designs for the MCN T-shirt shop. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a designer or just have an awesome idea for a t-shirt, email it to us and if we like it enough we’ll add it...

Brough Superior in race to be ready

Brough Superior in race to be ready

Reborn British brand Brough Superior is undergoing intensive final testing of the new in-house developed V-twin engine that will be the centrepiece of the all-new SS100, expected to reach owners in...

Annual Boundary 500 Santa ride to take place on Saturday 28 November

Annual Boundary 500 Santa ride to take place on Saturday 28 November

The annual Boundary 500 Santa ride is set to take place on Saturday 28 November in Cleveland, UK. The event raises money for Zoë's Baby Hospice, which supports and looks after infants that have life...

Yamaha set to flick electric switch

Yamaha set to flick electric switch

Newly-registered patents in Japan reveal that Yamaha are beavering away at the detail design of their 2013 PES-1 and PED-1 concept bikes – suggesting that the firm could be on target to get production...

The bikes of Phil Read's life – after 60 years in the saddle

The bikes of Phil Read's life – after 60 years in the saddle

60 years ago this year, a teenage Phil Read got the keys to his first road bike. It kickstarted a life defined by motorcycles – of thrashing them, racing them, crashing them… And the small matter of...

2016 Yamaha MT-03 revealed

2016 Yamaha MT-03 revealed

Yamaha is poised to extend its successful MT naked range to include this MT-03 – shown here in pictures released by Yamaha Japan in advance of the major bike shows. The official line is that the MT-03...

BMW superbike shootout in Valencia

BMW superbike shootout in Valencia

Valencia is currently reverberating to the sound of BMW S1000RR superbikes, as six different racing incarnations are put through paces in BMW's annual superbike mega-test. I started the day on the...

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R launched next month

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R launched next month

Kawasaki have confirmed the new Ninja ZX-10R is to be launched at an exclusive unveiling in Barcelona next month. The new model will have many subtle updates, the most notable being uprated brakes and...

Classic or crusher? Bimota DB3 Mantra

Classic or crusher? Bimota DB3 Mantra

What can you say about the Mantra? One thing's for certain, write anything uncomplimentary and you are guaranteed six letters of complaint – although five will be delayed as those owner’s bikes are...

New MCN September 09: Guy Martin Exclusive!

New MCN September 09: Guy Martin Exclusive!

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 9: Guy Martin talks about his past, and future! New MT-03 Yamaha details 17 pages of used bikes and...

Ducati teases new Monster 1200 R

Ducati teases new Monster 1200 R

Ducati will unveil the most powerful naked bike it has ever built at next week’s Frankfurt motor show in Germany. Ducati is promising the bike will have a more powerful engine, sportier chassis and...

Eyewitness 1999: The birth of the 'Busa

Eyewitness 1999: The birth of the 'Busa

Would Suzuki’s speedster really do 200mph? And what would law-makers think? uzuki’s GSX-1300R Hayabusa was the first production motorcycle that threatened to break the 200mph barrier. Although it...

Live video: Goodwood Revival

Live video: Goodwood Revival

Watch the Goodwood Revival this weekend (September 10-12) as it's streamed live right here on Motorcyclenews.com. Most of the event is four wheeled but don't miss the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy...

Yamaha R1 signed by Valentino Rossi up for auction

Yamaha R1 signed by Valentino Rossi up for auction

Yamaha have donated a brand new R1, replete with Movistar MotoGP replica paint scheme and signed by none other than Valentino Rossi, to charity fundraisers Charitystars. The bike is being auctioned...

New Goldwing gets radical

New Goldwing gets radical

New Honda Goldwings only come along once every decade or so, and when they do the firm likes to push the technological boat out. And the indications are that the next-generation Wing will ditch its...

No new Yamaha R6

No new Yamaha R6

There definitely isn’t going to be a new Yamaha YZF-R6 for 2016, despite what restless internet rumour-mongers suggest. Yamaha have officially denied the arrival of a new bike for next year, with...

Is the R1M worthy of entering Yamaha's hall of homologation heroes?

Is the R1M worthy of entering Yamaha's hall of homologation heroes?

The new R1M joins the OW01 and R7 in Yamaha’s exclusive homologation specials club. But just how harmoniously does the tuning fork's latest fit in? he R1M is the sexiest limited-edition bike to emerge...

Sharper ZX-10R due soon

Sharper ZX-10R due soon

Kawasaki is gearing up to launch a new ZX-10R featuring new suspension, cutting-edge electronics, more power and a sharp new look as the firm bids to catch up with its more advanced superbike...

Indian announce 2016 model range

Indian announce 2016 model range

Indian Motorcycles have stormed back into the market as a serious player under Polaris ownership, and their recent tide of new models sees a year of consolidation in 2016, with just tweaks and colour...

Victory announce 2016 model range

Victory announce 2016 model range

Victory Motorcycles have announced their 2016 range, with a raft of subtle design updates and new colours across most of its cruiser, bagger and touring bikes – but no new models. So how does the...

Win a Harley-Davidson Dark Custom – and so much more

Win a Harley-Davidson Dark Custom – and so much more

To help celebrate its refreshed and expanded ‘Dark Custom’ model range, Harley-Davidson are launching a competition for a chance to win their very own Dark Custom motorcycle, an all-expenses paid trip...

500cc GP legends go back to school

500cc GP legends go back to school

Former 500cc GP star Randy Mamola was at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School at Donington this week. Mamola, who finished runner-up four times in the 500cc World Championship in the 1980s, was there with...

Triumph rideout sets record

Triumph rideout sets record

Triumph riders set a new world record during a mass ride-out recently. The parade broke the record for the biggest Triumph ride-out as 362 machines took part in the two-mile ride in Stoke. The British...

Day of Champions raises over £200,000 for Riders for Health

Day of Champions raises over £200,000 for Riders for Health

Last Thursday saw the annual Day of Champions take place at Silverstone ahead of the British GP. The event, now in its twenty-fifth year, runs in support of Riders for Health – the official charity of...

Guy Martin Latest: Recovering from injury, back at work, but racing plans on hold

Guy Martin Latest: Recovering from injury, back at work, but racing plans on hold

Following his spectacular crash out of the lead of the Ulster GP four weeks ago, Guy Martin has spoken about his crash, the horrific injuries he sustained and his on-going recovery. The TT racer and...