2016

Remembering John Surtees: Two and four-wheel world champion

Remembering John Surtees: Two and four-wheel world champion

John Surtees is the most honoured English motorcycle racer of all time, having been awarded a CBE, MBE and OBE. Surtees sadly passed away at the age of 83 and would have celebrated his 85th...

Revisited: 2005-2009 Triumph Speed Triple 1050

Revisited: 2005-2009 Triumph Speed Triple 1050

In 2005 we tested the then new Triumph Speed Triple. Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves, sadi: "The bike that invented the super-naked streetfighter class over a decade ago is back – stronger than...

How to brake hard on track or road

How to brake hard on track or road

Too many riders are focused entirely on scraping their knee sliders and hitting top speed down the straights on-track, but braking correctly is not only crucial for keeping you shiny-side-up, it can...

Interview: We catch up with former trials champ Steve Colley

Interview: We catch up with former trials champ Steve Colley

Ahead of attending this year's Carole Nash MCN Festival 2018 we caught up stunt rider and former trials champ, Steve Colley, to talk about irritating car drivers, stunts and riding the Isle of Man TT...

Biking runs in Royal blood

Biking runs in Royal blood

Four princes, four bikes – and proof that biking runs in the royal blood. In the first picture, Prince Albert (he who will become George VI, not to mention subject of The King's Speech) and his...

Gallery: Famous faces and their motorbikes

Gallery: Famous faces and their motorbikes

Some celebrities are well known for their love of motorcycles, such as Long Way Round star Ewan McGregor and Keanu Reeves, who even has his own motorcycle company. Many of them enjoy the anonymity...

Christmas gift guide: Motorcycle life hacks

Christmas gift guide: Motorcycle life hacks

So let's face it, we like spending money and getting new things, branded products are great and all that but sometimes our budgets don’t stretch to the most expensive items currently on sale.

9 great toy runs to attend this Christmas

9 great toy runs to attend this Christmas

Let's not forget, Christmas is about giving, so we've come up with a list of Christmas charity runs taking place across the UK over the next couple of weeks. Get out on your bike, and help a good...

Christmas gifts for the sportsbike lover

Christmas gifts for the sportsbike lover

In this Christmas gift guide we focus on gifts for the sportsbike rider in your life. These gifts focus on squeezing the last ounce of performance out of your machine and yourself, but there are...

Christmas gifts for those who like to tour

Christmas gifts for those who like to tour

Do big miles? Here's some help with your festive wishlist to make things a little easier for your friends and family. If you don't want to include any of the below producst on your wishlist, we have...

Christmas gift ideas for the off-road rider

Christmas gift ideas for the off-road rider

In our third Christmas gift guide we focus on gifts for off-road riders.. It might be getting a bit nippy outside, but it's the perfect time of year to get out and indulge in a bit of muddy fun, and...

Christmas gifts for the adventure bike rider

Christmas gifts for the adventure bike rider

Whether you prefer smaller adventures closer to home or huge tours spanning continents, there's plenty to choose from on the MCN Shop for the budding adventure rider. DXR Over-Sea roll bag This 30...

Christmas gifts for the custom bike rider

Christmas gifts for the custom bike rider

In this part of our Christmas gift guide, we look at some present ideas for those who like their custom bikes. Bell Bullitt £339.99 The Bullitt has been a massively popular with those in the custom...

Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

The John Lewis advert has been released (does it come out earlier every year?), which means it's officially time to start panicking thinking about buying Christmas presents for your nearest and...

2017 cruiser of the year: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

2017 cruiser of the year: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

With so many bikes wowing us in 2017 it’s easy to forget the new Bonneville Bobber was one of the most-eagerly anticipated. The Triumph is styled to mimic those pared-to-the-bone 1940s-style bobbers,...

7 cracking cult bikes

7 cracking cult bikes

bikes for sale Yamaha VMX1200 V-Max (1991-2004) Few bikes have a bigger cult following than Yamaha’s original, 140bhp V4 hotrod. Created especially for and launched in the US in 1985, no bike had as much...

Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

In August last year Vietnam announced plans to ban all motorcycles from the city of Hanoi by 2025 in an effort to solve the growing traffic problem in the nation's capital and promote public...

Get inspired for adventure at the London Show

Get inspired for adventure at the London Show

From an ex-copper’s 12 month, 70,000 mile trip on his GSX-R1000, to a middle aged mums seven year globe trotting adventure on a Royal Enfield, next year’s Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show is THE...

Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

Voting is now open for this year’s MCN Man of the Year. From an initial shortlist of 14, our panel of experts have narrowed this down to five of 2016’s most impressive performers in the world of...

Riding clinic: How to stop a bike... FAST

Riding clinic: How to stop a bike... FAST

One of the more useful riding skills...Well, it’s a lot easier than stopping a horse! Riding a horse is grand but stopping is a question of persuading the beast that it wants to. You supply various...

The bikes that leave us shaking with adrenalin

The bikes that leave us shaking with adrenalin

These are three of the most exciting bikes on planet Earth. The growling RSV4 RF, screaming GSX-R600 and bonkers Hypermotard 939 SP all leave you shaking with adrenalin and breathless with lust after...

20 questions with Carl Fogarty

20 questions with Carl Fogarty

Q1. What are you currently riding? Mostly Triumphs now that I’m an am- bassador for them. I’ve got a Thruxton R and a Speed Triple R for the road and also a couple of dirt bikes – a KTM 350 SX-F and...

Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Duke R first ride

Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Duke R first ride

The already-bonkers KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been made even more extreme for 2017 with even more power, despite Euro4 regulations, and improved electronics. Add to that revised suspension, even...

25 years of Akrapovic exhausts

25 years of Akrapovic exhausts

If you're in the market for an exhaust, chances are the name at the top of your wish list is Akrapovic. The company started out in a tiny workshop in Slovenia in 1991, the brainchild of racer Igor...

Battle of the Boxer twins

Battle of the Boxer twins

BMW’s flat-twin boxer engine has to be one of the most versatile motorcycle powerplants in production. The German firm has used it to power everything from tourers to sportsbikes, nakeds to retros,...

This week in news...

This week in news...

What every Saturday needs: This week in news looked a bit like this... Hail a Honda Honda have invested in Grab, a ride hailing app set up to rival Uber. Uber allows people to hail a taxi from...

Gallery: Corporate customs

Gallery: Corporate customs

Eventually, every trend is forced to break from its underground roots as commercialisation takes over. The anti-capitalist hippy generation soon saw their tie-dye T-shirts in mainstream shops owned by...

Testing times for new riders

Testing times for new riders

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a consultation on proposed changes to improve motorcycle training and licencing. The changes look to make sure that new motorcyclists gain...

Emissions impossible; what Euro 4 really means

Emissions impossible; what Euro 4 really means

Will new legislation to reduce the amount our motorcycles pollute the planet also reduce our enjoyment? This is the MCN guide to Euro 4 laws and what it means for you uel is naturally fun and exciting...

MCN's top three highlights from 2016

MCN's top three highlights from 2016

When you stop and think about it, quite a lot actually happened in the motorcycling world during 2016. At the beginning of the year we got our first taste of the rather good Yamaha MT-10. More...

No new superbike from MV Agusta in 2017

No new superbike from MV Agusta in 2017

In an interview with Australian Motorcycle News, MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni has confirmed there will be no new superbike from the Italian manufacturer in 2017 as the company looks to...

Video: Triumph teases new Street Triple

Video: Triumph teases new Street Triple

A video posted to Triumph's official YouTube account appears to tease the launch date of the new Street Triple as January 10 2017. The video shows the upcoming model doing a burnout in an empty...

Treat yourself: Bargains at the MCN Shop

Treat yourself: Bargains at the MCN Shop

Christmas is now over, which means everyone's out looking for a bargain in the sales, but you don't have to go anywhere. We'll bring the deals to you. The six products below are just a tiny selection...

Petrol prices set to increase by January

Petrol prices set to increase by January

Fuel tracking website petrolprices.com says they expect the price of petrol to rise by upto 8p per litre by January, taking the current average of £1.15 per litre to £1.23. On November 30 members of...

5 electric bikes that got our attention in 2016

5 electric bikes that got our attention in 2016

The last few years have seen great advances in electric motorcycles and what they can offer the everyday commuter. This year saw a big leap forward for electric bikes and they are now becoming far...

Fastest ever Pro Street drag bike for sale

Fastest ever Pro Street drag bike for sale

The world's fastest Pro Street drag bike is currently up for sale, with the owner asking for $85,000 (£52,419). The bike in questions is a heavily-modified and turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa which has...