2016

Intermot: Bold update for 2017 Yamaha MT-09

Intermot: Bold update for 2017 Yamaha MT-09

Yamaha’s simple recipe for the original MT-09 was a moment of pure genius. Now three years old, the firm has gifted the 850cc triple a host of significant updates for 2017, making this a genuine...

Intermot: Triumph reveal new 900cc Bonneville family

Intermot: Triumph reveal new 900cc Bonneville family

Triumph blew everyone away with a stunning range of retro rockets this year and three more mouthwatering offerings look set to stun in 2017. The new range will boast a full complement of 900cc...

Intermot: New 2017 Suzuki GSX-S750 unveiled

Intermot: New 2017 Suzuki GSX-S750 unveiled

Suzuki’s GSR750 always had one tyre in the ‘hit’ camp, and one in the ‘miss’. The problem was less what it delivered, but more what it had promised. When the idea was mooted of a naked GSX-R750, the...

Intermot: Suzuki V-Strom 1000 updated for 2017

Intermot: Suzuki V-Strom 1000 updated for 2017

The V-Strom 1000 gets a range clean-up and a host of small changes – all of which adds up to a better offering. Gone are rambling something-or-other editions, and in come two models, the stock V-Strom...

Intermot: New 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 unveiled

Intermot: New 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 unveiled

The 2017 V-Strom 650 may not be an all-new model, but it’s not far off. The long-suffering 645cc V-twin engine has been around so long that universities let their students practice archaeology on it –...

Intermot: Homologation special Kawasaki ZX-10RR revealed

Intermot: Homologation special Kawasaki ZX-10RR revealed

Homologation specials used to make a very shouty visual statement, but Kawasaki have gone completely the other way with their ZX-10RR for 2017. Available only in this wildly subdued Winter Edition...

Intermot: Improvements made to Kawasaki Z1000SX

Intermot: Improvements made to Kawasaki Z1000SX

For 2017 the SX gets Euro4 updates, and changes to its styling as well as improvements to its sporting and touring capabilities. The overall look is now closer to the Ninja family, while the fairings...

Intermot: Kawasaki Ninja 650 replaces ER-6f

Intermot: Kawasaki Ninja 650 replaces ER-6f

Right, calm down, this isn’t an over-bored replacement for the ZX-6R, it’s actually the parallel-twin ER-6f with a mass of updates and improvements, all dressed up to look like a closer relative of...

Intermot: Updates to BMW S1000 range

Intermot: Updates to BMW S1000 range

The S1000 range has been a phenomenal success for BMW. Kicking off in 2010 with the original S1000RR, that bike has continued to evolve, keeping it at the sharpest end of the superbike sector, while...

Intermot: BMW R nineT Pure joins retro range

Intermot: BMW R nineT Pure joins retro range

Joining the ever-growing R nineT family aongisde the Racer is this, the base model in the line-up, dubbed the ‘Pure’. Stripped of all bells and whistles, it’s the most similar in style to the original...

Intermot: R nineT Racer leads BMW's retro revolution

Intermot: R nineT Racer leads BMW's retro revolution

BMW’s reinvention continues in 2017 with more new models that mark the German firm out as one of the most innovatively on-trend manufacturers in the market. And leading the charge is this beautiful R...

Buyer's guide to the BMW K100

Buyer's guide to the BMW K100

Ben Kingham, owner of BMW K series specialists BSK Speedworks reveals his buying tips for the 987cc four cylinder BMW K100, affectionately known as the Flying Brick… Related: 30th anniversary of K...

Revised Aprilia RSV RF and Tuono V4 for 2017

Revised Aprilia RSV RF and Tuono V4 for 2017

Both the Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4 1100 receive updates for 2017, with the Italian manufacturer claiming the RSV4 is one second a lap faster than the ourgoing model. Engines in both models are noew...

Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon revealed

Moto Guzzi Audace Carbon revealed

Joining the standard Moto Guzzi Audace for 2017 will be the new Audace Carbon which, as the name suggests, features carbon bodywork as well as improved ergonomics. The Audace Carbon doesn't feature...

How to make it in a man's world

How to make it in a man's world

Jenny Tinmouth – Honda Racing BSB rider, fastest female TT lap record holder with 119.945mph – talks to us about how to make it in a man's world. Jenny says: "The world of racing and motorbikes...

The Tork T6X is India's first electric motorcycle

The Tork T6X is India's first electric motorcycle

Indian manufacturer Tork has unveiled theirs, and India's, first ever electric motorcycle, named the T6X. The bike boasts a range of 100km (62 miles), with a cruising speed of 62mph and 19ftlb of...

Ducati Panigale 959: The inbetweener

Ducati Panigale 959: The inbetweener

When it outgrew World Supersport in 2008, Ducati’s smaller superbike was free to develop into an almost perfect road-going sportsbike. No longer a poor relation to the top-flight Ducati superbike, the...

7 giant killing machines

7 giant killing machines

These small wonders punched way beyond their weight.  Kawasaki Ninja 300 (2013-present) Kawasaki’s liquid-cooled twin engine has been around for years, originally as the GPX250, but don’t worry...

Whatever happened to Flyin’ Fred Merkel?

Whatever happened to Flyin’ Fred Merkel?

Fred Merkel was the first ever World Superbike champ, taking the inaugural title for Rumi Honda in 1988 and backing it up with a second in 1989. Flyin’ Fred was the archetypal American racer – with...

Gallery: 30 years of the Suzuki RGV500

Gallery: 30 years of the Suzuki RGV500

It might not have been the most successful 500cc Grand Prix bike, but the Suzuki RGV500 captured the hearts and minds of race fans in the late '80s and early '90s. And it was all because of one man:...

My life in bikes: Eddie Roberts

My life in bikes: Eddie Roberts

How did bikes come into your life? I was born in New Brighton on Merseyside, near Leasowe where they had sand racing on the beach. When we were kids we used to run across the golf course to go and...

Eight bridges you must ride

Eight bridges you must ride

We here at MCN like a good bridge. In fact we love them so much, we've put together our top eight must-ride bridges. Taking a trip on some of the world's longest bridges, the longest water crossings,...

10 years since the last truly great supersport bike

10 years since the last truly great supersport bike

10 years ago, before the BMW S1000RR pulled the superbike class kicking and screaming into the 21st century, the 2006 Yamaha R6 was the pinnacle of sportsbike technology. Fitting, since the original...

Casey Stoner's luxury house up for sale

Casey Stoner's luxury house up for sale

Two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has put his luxury Gold Coast home up for sale at AUD$6,500,000 (£3,840,177). The Australian will remain in Queensland with his family, but is looking for a...

Win a riding experience in South Africa with Harley-Davidson

Win a riding experience in South Africa with Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson UK and Ireland are giving riders the chance to experience the roads of South Africa via their Follow The Sun test ride competition. One lucky winner and a friend will win £4,500 to...

MY2017 off-road Husqvarnas recalled

MY2017 off-road Husqvarnas recalled

Several bikes from Husqvarna's off-road model range have been recalled for inspection and possible replacement of the front brake cylinder. TOP STORIES Video: 14 years since the legendary 2002 WSB...

Ducati SuperSport to be unveiled October 4 at INTERMOT

Ducati SuperSport to be unveiled October 4 at INTERMOT

The new Ducati SuperSport will be unveiled at 6pm, Tuesday October 4 as part of the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany. The new bike, which was available to view to show-goers at this year's World...

Gallery: Sports tourer shootout

Gallery: Sports tourer shootout

There's a myriad of choice when it comes to choosing a bike that will whisk you away on a long adventure. Historically, touring bikes were big and expensive, but is this always best? We took three...

Gallery: Riding with the Gods

Gallery: Riding with the Gods

MCN's sports editor and off-road fanatic Michael Guy joins four dirt riding gods at the Endurolegends Enduro school.  With multiple world championships between them, tuition from Jonny Walker,...

Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide first ride

Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide first ride

Harley’s CVO bikes have always been the very best-accessorised and tuned offerings the historic American firm can muster – but its latest for 2017 takes even all that a stage further. CVO stands for...

Husqvarna 701 gets updated engine for 2017

Husqvarna 701 gets updated engine for 2017

Husqvarna's 701 Supermoto and Enduro models will be updated for 2017 with a new engine, increasing power and bringing the bikes inline with new Euro4 regulations. TOP STORIES Motorcyclists go dapper...

New BMW K1600GTL spied

New BMW K1600GTL spied

This is BMW’s 2017 K1600GTL super-tourer in all its glory, scooped just days ahead of its anticipated unveiling in Germany at next week’s Intermot show in Cologne. The class-defining inline-six...

MCN Photo Comp: Win Turbospoke goodies

MCN Photo Comp: Win Turbospoke goodies

Next month you could win some goodies with MCN! And all you have to do is send your best motorcycling pictures.  However, this month is going to be slightly different, because of the nature of...

Video: 14 years since the legendary 2002 WSB finale

Video: 14 years since the legendary 2002 WSB finale

14 years ago today, Colin Edwards, the straight talking, smooth riding Texan, took his second World Superbike title in what was one of the greatest World Superbike races of recent memory. 2001...

Britain's best tourers: Finance deals

Britain's best tourers: Finance deals

When you think of touring you undoubtedly think of huge bikes with radios, built-in satnav and more buttons than the Millenium Falcon, but do all those luxuries always make the best touring bike? To...

The magic of racing: Suzi Perry on MotoGP

The magic of racing: Suzi Perry on MotoGP

Suzi Perry stars in the latest promo video from the organisers of Motorcycle Live, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC in November. Suzi’s film is the fourth in a series of six and she talks about...