2016

Starting wheelie young

Starting wheelie young

  This little guy has got his future motorcycle stunt-rider career off to the right start. What a hero. TOP STORIES VIDEO: Michelin presents 'The Story of Arch' with Keanu Reeves BSB:...

Custom king Roland Sands crashes off stage

Custom king Roland Sands crashes off stage

Custom bike guru and former racer Roland Sands had a mishap at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota on Sunday night – riding on stage then accidentally falling off the other side. The spill...

New naked 250 revealed

New naked 250 revealed

CSC Motorcycles have introduced a new bike to their line up. The RZ3 is a new bike that will go on sale in North America and is the fourth bike offered by the company, who sell Chinese-made...

Strange case of the Ducati adventurer and the lost wallet

Strange case of the Ducati adventurer and the lost wallet

As part of Ducati's 90th anniversary celebrations the Italian manufacturer are sending seven bikers around the world relay – each doing a 25-day stint on a Multistrada Enduro 1200. The seven...

This week's issue: World Exclusive New Norton

This week's issue: World Exclusive New Norton

A sneak peak into some of the latest motorcycle news in August 10 issue of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android: Ducati Scrambler v Guzzi Stornello We tested the new V7 II Stornello...

Poll: Which bike discipline should they have in the Olympics?

Poll: Which bike discipline should they have in the Olympics?

Which bike discipline should they have in the Olympics?

VIDEO: Michelin presents 'The Story of Arch' with Keanu Reeves

VIDEO: Michelin presents 'The Story of Arch' with Keanu Reeves

Watch Hollywood superstar Keanu lark about with business partner Gard Hollinger on their venture of blissfully introducing the world to Arch Motorcycles.  Humour and passion for motorcycles seems...

Honda RC213V-S to star at Brackley Festival

Honda RC213V-S to star at Brackley Festival

The most advanced and exclusive road bike ever produced takes centre stage next Sunday (August 14) as the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling kicks off in the Northamptonshire town. One of only ten...

Flat-out on Indian’s Hooligan Scout Sixty

Flat-out on Indian’s Hooligan Scout Sixty

Indian motorcycles has just taken the wraps off the all-new FTR750 flat track racer but MCN was able to get a quick spin on the pre-cursor of the bike with the Super Hooligan Scout Sixty race...

Indian FTR750 flat track racer revealed

Indian FTR750 flat track racer revealed

This is the new Indian FTR750 flattrack racer which the American company hopes can continue the onslaught against Harley-Davidson as a home-grown rival on track. The bike has been revealed at the 76th...

Yamaha issue recall on new YZF-R3 and MT-03s

Yamaha issue recall on new YZF-R3 and MT-03s

Yamaha have issued a double recall on all R3 and MT-03 models produced between April and July 2016. The clutch pressure plate bearing may break after frequent use, caused by issues with the load...

Lane-splitting one step closer to legalisation in California

Lane-splitting one step closer to legalisation in California

Filtering is a controversial subject over in the States. California, however have made the first moves to allow filtering to be legalised after the State assembly unanimously approved a bill that...

Brackley Festival of Motorcycling brings a taste of Macau to Northants

Brackley Festival of Motorcycling brings a taste of Macau to Northants

One of the UK’s best biking events, the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling sees a sleepy Northamptonshire town close its roads to traffic and lets hundreds of modern and classic road and race bikes...

Whatever happened to aftermarket fairings?

Whatever happened to aftermarket fairings?

Facts Born Early 1950s High point Late 1970s Disappeared Late 1980s (but actually they’re still around) It’s hard to pinpoint the genesis of the fairing. Stanley Woods had a slanted number board and...

Guy Martin's Triumph Land Speed Record attempt blasts off

Guy Martin's Triumph Land Speed Record attempt blasts off

Guy Martin's assault on the motorcycle land speed record has blasted off on the pristine whiteness of the Bonneville Salt Flats.  Lincolnshire's finest wriggled down into the cockpit of the...

Secret new Harley-Davidson engine revealed

Secret new Harley-Davidson engine revealed

Harley-Davidson’s ‘Big Twin’ timeline stretches back to 1914 and the introduction of the 1000cc F-head. And in the following century and a bit it’s only gone through seven distinct engine ranges. This...

Video: Fat-tyred two-wheel-drive fun

Video: Fat-tyred two-wheel-drive fun

The Taurus 2x2 is a Russian two-wheel drive motorcycle designed for use across all terrain as an agricultural vehicle, and going by the video below, it looks a lot of fun. The makers recommend fitting...

Gallery: Naked vs sportsbike

Gallery: Naked vs sportsbike

MCN recently took three sportsbikes and their naked counterparts to Bruntingtorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire for a series of tests to find out once and for all; which is more fun, a naked or a...

National Blood Bike Awareness Day returns August 12

National Blood Bike Awareness Day returns August 12

National Blood Bike Awareness day returns this year on Friday August 12, organised by the National Association of Blood Bikes (NABB).  There are currently 1500 men and women in Britain who...

Sample a taste of the States

Sample a taste of the States

Make a date with Thor Motorcycles on Saturday, August 6 to experience the best in American motorcycles. Thor Motorcycles offer American motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to swing a leg over the 2016...

My life in bikes: Garry McCoy

My life in bikes: Garry McCoy

What was your first bike? I got a Honda Mini Trail when I was six – they call them Monkey bikes in the UK.  When did the racing start? I started straight away doing dirt gymkhanas on the Mini...

Quiz: Do you know one Ducati from the next?

Quiz: Do you know one Ducati from the next?

Surely you know Ducatis are still made by hand in Italy, right? WRONG. It takes 88 minutes to make a Monster, does it? We’ll tell you something that will amaze you, in the 1960s Ducati DID make...

Carole Nash and Met Police team up for motorcycle security

Carole Nash and Met Police team up for motorcycle security

Insurance broker Carole Nash and the Met Police will team up at the Ace Cafe, London on Friday August 5 to talk about motorcycle security. The free event takes place from 6-9pm, with the Carole Nash...

World exclusive: KTM set for all-new adventure

World exclusive: KTM set for all-new adventure

KTM make brilliant big-capacity adventure bikes and now they look set to unleash an 800cc contender to take on rivals from Honda, Triumph and BMW. This all-new KTM 800 Adventure model is expected to...

Gallery: Yamaha Tracer 700 group test

Gallery: Yamaha Tracer 700 group test

Yamaha’s MT-07 is the latest machine to be given the sports touring ‘Tracer’ treatment. All the ingredients are there: a punchy engine, comfy riding position, funky styling and an affordable price...

Event: Infinity Motorcycles Clearance Sale

Event: Infinity Motorcycles Clearance Sale

What: Infinity Motorcycles Clearance Bargain Sale When: August 6-7 Where: Infinity Motorcycles Glasgow and York Head to Infinity Motorcycles in York and Glasgow this weekend and grab a bargain in...

Which British legend would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Which British legend would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?

Britain has produced some legendary motorcycle racers over the years; Mike Hailwood, Phil Read, Chris Walker, John McGuinness and Guy Martin to name a few, but which of the three listed below would...

This week's issue Yamaha Tracer 700 vs rivals

This week's issue Yamaha Tracer 700 vs rivals

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 3: KTM 800 Adventure spied KTM set for all-new adventure as 800cc machine is ready to take on Triumph's Tiger...

Buy a Multistrada and get a grand’s worth of free upgrades

Buy a Multistrada and get a grand’s worth of free upgrades

Ducati are offering potential customers £1000 of official extras when they purchase a new Multistrada 1200 Enduro. The deal is available until September 30 and offers riders a choice of accessories...

Kenan Sofuoglu performs epic H2R burnout

Kenan Sofuoglu performs epic H2R burnout

Last month, Kawasaki World Supersport rider and reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu reached a top speed of 249mph over the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey onboard his Kawasaki H2R, and he's recently...

Guy Martin confirms Triumph speed record attempt at Bonneville

Guy Martin confirms Triumph speed record attempt at Bonneville

Guy Martin and Triumph Motorcycles have officially confirmed that they will return to the legendary salt flats of Bonneville, USA, this month to break the motorcycle world land speed record – as...

Stunt rider Aaron Colton is customising a Victory Octane

Stunt rider Aaron Colton is customising a Victory Octane

The 1179cc, 242kg Victory Octane is not an obvious choice when it comes to sunt riding, but that isn't stopping stunt rider extraordinaire Aaron Colton from customising an Octane ahead of this year's...

The Golden Age of Sports 400s

The Golden Age of Sports 400s

Stunning little sportsbikes are nothing new. For a few glorious years in the 1990s, exotic pocket-rockets ruled Britain’s roads. Get ready to want one all over again as we look back at some of the...

You really can can on a Suzuki VanVan 200

You really can can on a Suzuki VanVan 200

Here at MCN we have a secret – we all love the VanVan. It’s our guilty pleasure and to be honest no-one can really put a finger on what it is about this bike that makes it so appealing. On paper the...

First UK test: Zero DSR

First UK test: Zero DSR

Until now, the few electric bikes that have actually reached production have all had one glaring fault or another. They’ve been too slow, too expensive, too heavy or too impractical – or, sometimes,...

New Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 spied

New Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 spied

These spy shots, exclusive to MCN, show the new Yamaha XMax 250 and 400 undergoing testing on the roads near Milan, Italy - a big market for scooters. Despite most of the bodywork being covered, it...