2016

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...

Will you carry on biking into the colder months?

Will you carry on biking into the colder months?

The days are noticeably shorter now, and the temperature seems to be dropping day-by-day. There's no getting away from the fact that summer is over. Will you be tucking your bike away for the winter,...

New colours for 2017 Yamahas

New colours for 2017 Yamahas

Ahead of the major new model launches expected at Intermot and EICMA, Yamaha has announced a host of new colours for many of the bikes in its current range. TOP STORIES Triumph celebrate 10 years of...

Meet Ethel, the Evil Octane

Meet Ethel, the Evil Octane

Rick Fairless, owner of Victory dealer Strokers Dallas and long time customiser has unveiled his unique custom Victory Octane as part of Operation Octane custom competition. Historically known for...

This week's issue: 2000-mile tourer test

This week's issue: 2000-mile tourer test

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 21: Ultimate tourer test Is bigger really better? Three bikes - one shock winner! Suzuki RGV500...

‘Honda step-thrus are going for crazy money’

‘Honda step-thrus are going for crazy money’

Bikes for sale I’m still staggered by what people are paying for Honda step-thrus. This week I watched an old brown C90, admittedly restored to a very high standard, fetch £1900. Nineteen hundred pounds. That’s the...

How to become a Hollywood stuntman

How to become a Hollywood stuntman

Professional Hollywood stunt performer, Rick English is one of the very best stunt doubles in the business with over 100 feature films and TV stunts to his name. Here's his tips on how to become a...

Triumph celebrate 10 years of the Street Triple

Triumph celebrate 10 years of the Street Triple

Triumph are celebrating the Street Triple's tenth birthday by creating the three brilliant special editions. The bikes will all feature a special paint scheme in association with 8Ball paint shop, who...

Whatever happened to Voxan motorcycles?

Whatever happened to Voxan motorcycles?

  FACT FILE Born December 26, 1995 Went into liquidation late 2009 Last seen December 2013   Voxan? Wasn’t that a single by The Police? No, that’s Roxanne. Voxan was a French motorcycle...

Gallery: Fun-loving sports tourers

Gallery: Fun-loving sports tourers

As yet there's no MT-10 within Yamaha's sports-touring Tracer range, which got us thinking: what would happen if you 'Tracerised' one? TOP STORIES F1 pundit Martin Brundle talks sports tourers ...

My life in bikes: Honda BSB Team Manager Havier Beltran

My life in bikes: Honda BSB Team Manager Havier Beltran

When did you start riding? It was when I was about eight years old. My first bike was a Cotton Minarelli 125, a great little machine. I lived on a farm with my parents so I’d just ride all over the...

100 years ago: TT winner shot down by the Red Baron

100 years ago: TT winner shot down by the Red Baron

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the first ever winner of a race on the Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain course, Indian rider Oliver Godfrey, who was shot down while in combat with...

Video: Who wants to see Guy Martin on a human-powered boat?

Video: Who wants to see Guy Martin on a human-powered boat?

Wall of Death, check. Triumph Infor Streamliner, check. Human-powered airship, check. So what's next on the list for Speed with Guy Martin?  A human-powered boat. A-bloody-human-powered-boat,...

Ducati Multistrada 939 spied testing

Ducati Multistrada 939 spied testing

A new, smaller version of the Ducati Multistrada has been spotted testing on the roads in Italy, Moto.it reports. The grainy photo was taken by a reader of the Italian website and although it's not...

Guy Martin's next record attempt in a human-powered airship

Guy Martin's next record attempt in a human-powered airship

Following on from the Triumph Infor Streamliner record attempt, the journey of Speed with Guy Martin continues as the TT Racer sets out to become the first person to cross the English Channel in...

Gallery: Scramblers in the city

Gallery: Scramblers in the city

Every manufacturer now seems to claim the Scrambler label, so we took four of the top Sramblers - Ducati's Scrambler Full Throttle, BMW's new R nineT Scrambler X, Moto Guzzi's V7 Stornello and...

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing recall

Honda GL1800 Gold Wing recall

A vehicle safety recall notice issued by the DVSA has revealed a potential problem with the airbag system on Honda's GL1800 Gold Wing, resulting in a recall for that particular model. The recall...

F1 pundit Martin Brundle talks sports tourers

F1 pundit Martin Brundle talks sports tourers

We recently took five sports tourers to the famous Nurburgring - the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally, BMW K1600GTL, KTM 1290 Super Duke GT, Kawasaki ZZR1400 and Yamaha's new MT-10 with every official...

Apple in talks with Lit Motors

Apple in talks with Lit Motors

According to The New York Times, tech giant Apple is reportedly in talks with San Francisco start up Lit Motors, the creators of the self-balancing electric motorcycle called the C-1. As well as being...

Anatomy of the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner

Anatomy of the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner

Guy Martin's motorcycle landspeed record didn't exactly go to plan, but both the man himelf and Triumph have vowed to return and give it another crack as soon as they can. But what exactly makes up a...

First ride: Kymco People GT 300i

First ride: Kymco People GT 300i

Not all scooters are the same. If you were on holiday in Italy this summer, you can’t have failed to notice the legions of big-wheel scooters that pack every village square, street corner and city...

Honda Moto 17 teases 2017 model line-up

Honda Moto 17 teases 2017 model line-up

Honda has teased its 2017 model line-up with the launch of a new website title Honda Moto 17. The website appears to have sections for six different models - an off-road CRF, the Africa Twin, the...

Video: The last motorcycle to reach Timbuktu

Video: The last motorcycle to reach Timbuktu

As part of MCN’s Farewell to the Yamaha XT Special, Nick Sanders talks about riding his XT660R to Timbuktu.  By Nick Sanders, the fastest man around the world The plan was to lead 20 riders 4659...

MCN speaks to Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designers

MCN speaks to Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designers

After reaching 274.2mph during a practice run in August, Guy Martin and Triumph returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah last week with their sights set on 400mph and a new record in the Division C...

Carole Nash needs your help to decide this year’s Motofoto finalists

Carole Nash needs your help to decide this year’s Motofoto finalists

Voting for this year’s Motofoto competition ends Wednesday, September 21, and with hundreds of entries now whittled down to the top 100 ready for your votes. The annual amateur photographer...

New Yamaha R6 on the way?

New Yamaha R6 on the way?

Yamaha have released a new video that hints at a new mid-capacity sportsbike being readied in the wings ahead of a 2017 launch. Titled R World, it’s thought that the video hints at a new R6, with the...

New Honda Fireblade revealed

New Honda Fireblade revealed

Honda will release a new CBR1000RR Fireblade for 2017, and these spy shots of a production-ready bike being ridden on track in Croatia last week finally reveal more about how the CBR will look, and...

Poll: Will you be buying the new Honda Fireblade?

Poll: Will you be buying the new Honda Fireblade?

MCN has just revealed spy shots of the new Fireblade. Will you be buying one?

This week's issue: New Fireblade spied

This week's issue: New Fireblade spied

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 21: Top-secret new Fireblade The 2017 superbike that Honda doesn’t want you to see Guy Martin’s land speed...

Riderless motorcycle attempts to outperform human riders

Riderless motorcycle attempts to outperform human riders

Are we getting a glimpse into the future? A motorbike that needs no human input is here.  Microengineering French student Eric Unnervik has developed a miniature riderless motorcycle. And no,...

How to memorise 37 miles of the TT course

How to memorise 37 miles of the TT course

Having won around the Isle of Man TT course a sensational 23 times, there are few who know the circuit better than John McGuinness.  Here's how to memorise the 37-mile TT course by the legend...

Ducati extend 0% finance on Scramblers

Ducati extend 0% finance on Scramblers

Ducati are aiming to lure even more potential buyers towards their popular Scrambler by introducing a 0% finance offer on selected models until December 31. The offer is available on two of the most...

Video: Domino's Pizza delivery driver pops a wheelie on London road

Video: Domino's Pizza delivery driver pops a wheelie on London road

A Domino's Pizza delivery driver has caused quite a stir on the ol' social media when he/she was filmed performing a wheelie - and falling off - on Clapham High Street in south London. Some Twitter...

MCN readers favourite bikes of 2016

MCN readers favourite bikes of 2016

The MCN awards are our pick of the best metal to be released this year and covers multiple categories.  So you'll all be pleased to know the results for this year's MCN Awards will be revealed in...

Catch an exclusive screening of Easy Rider

Catch an exclusive screening of Easy Rider

Fancy an exclusive screening of the 1969 film Easy Rider this month? Of course you do! Who wouldn't want to see Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper) bedecked in copious leather and...

Video: Officially the world's fastest monowheel motorcycle

Video: Officially the world's fastest monowheel motorcycle

Forget Land Speed record attempts at Bonneville Salt Flats - damn you weather conditions - there's a new vehicle on the scene which has earned a coveted space in the 2017 Guinness World...