2016

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...

Gallery: Riding KTM's factory Dakar bike

Gallery: Riding KTM's factory Dakar bike

KTM have won every Dakar Rally since 2011 and the Austrian firm shows no signs of letting that record slip in 2017 with a team comprised of Toby Price and Brit Sam Sunderland. MCN Contributor and...

Indian manufacturer Bajaj reveal Dominar 400

Indian manufacturer Bajaj reveal Dominar 400

Indian manufacturer Bajaj have pulled the covers off their new Dominar 400, which features their DTS-I triple spark technology. Yes, three spark plugs, on a single-cylinder bike. Aside from their own...

Secret KTM is a little star

Secret KTM is a little star

KTM are getting ready to attack the small-capacity adventure market with this 390cc offering. Don’t get too excited by the full car- bon fibre front subframe visible in the pictures though. This is...

Exclusive spy shots! Enfield's 2017 Continental GT spotted in Spain

Exclusive spy shots! Enfield's 2017 Continental GT spotted in Spain

Royal Enfield’s 2017 Continental GT was captured testing on the roads of Spain last week, revealing more details about the firm’s future plans. Most significant is the addition of ABS rings on the...

Kenyan students create solar-powered bikes

Kenyan students create solar-powered bikes

Three final year students from the University of Nairobi, Kenya have built solar-powered bikes. The students took three conventional motorcycles, ditched the standard engines and replaced them with...

Meet the Monday M-1, a moped for the 21st century

Meet the Monday M-1, a moped for the 21st century

Think of mopeds and two-strokes immediately come to mind. Great for performance and nostalgia, but not so great for the environment. California-based Monday Motorcycles have decided to bring the moped...

In this week's issue: MotoGP 2017 special

In this week's issue: MotoGP 2017 special

It's #MCNWednesday again and this week's issue is a 2017 MotoGP special! We have exclusive interviews with Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marequez and Maverick Vinales ahead of the 2017 season,...

How the hell do you... Pull a 209mph wheelie?

How the hell do you... Pull a 209mph wheelie?

Here's part 19 Answered by Gary Rothwell - Stunt legend Gary currently holds the world wheelie record at a terrifying 209.82mph The course is a mile long, on an airfield obviously, and in the last...

We're looking forward to the new year...

We're looking forward to the new year...

2017 is nearly upon us and there are some tantalisingly good bikes to look forward to in the New Year. We asked some of the guys at MCNs HQ to see what bikes are topping their wishlists. TOP STORIES ...

2010-2011: BMW S1000RR revisited

2010-2011: BMW S1000RR revisited

We take a look back at the 2010-2011 BMW S1000RR with thanks to the current issue of What Bike? magazine, available to buy now. What we said then: “The BMW feels like it could do 10-second...

Money for nothing – brilliant 0% motorbike deals

Money for nothing – brilliant 0% motorbike deals

MCN Compare These brilliant 0% interest deals mean funding your new bike has never been cheaper With interest base rates at an all-time low, the cost of borrowing cash has never been cheaper. When you combine...

8 perfect gifts for the classic motorcyclist

8 perfect gifts for the classic motorcyclist

We all know someone who enjoys retro and classic bikes. Preferring the passé style from rose-tinted memories of flared trousers, glam rock, shoulder pads, grunge bands and the waif look over modern...

Finance: Small price, big fun

Finance: Small price, big fun

Personal Contract Purchase now finances 20-30% of all new bikes sold in the UK, and it’s growing fast. But it might not be right for you, so make sure you understand what it is and how it works. You...

20 questions: Jonny Towers

20 questions: Jonny Towers

Q1. What are you currently riding? I am racing a Kawasaki in Super Twins, a Honda CBR600RR in Supersport and a Suzuki XR69 classic racer – plus a CBR600RR on the road, as well as a CBR150 I keep in...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX launch

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX launch

We were in the South of France recently enjoying some very English weather aboard Kawasaki’s Z1000SX that has been updated for 2017. Kawasaki got the mixture right with the original Z1000SX back in...

Poll: What’s your top Brit bike of the current crop?

Poll: What’s your top Brit bike of the current crop?

What’s your top Brit bike of the current crop?

Video: The time Freddie Spencer took on a car and Honda VF700S

Video: The time Freddie Spencer took on a car and Honda VF700S

Today marks the 55th birthday of 500cc Grand Prix legend Freddie Spencer, who won the 500cc championship in 1983 and both the 250cc and 500cc world titles in 1985. 'Fast Freddie' is regarded as one of...

How the hell do you... Complete the Dakar Rally?

How the hell do you... Complete the Dakar Rally?

Here's part 18 Answered by Llewellyn Pavey - In 2015, Llewellyn competed in, and finished, his first Dakar Rally. Getting to the finish line of the Dakar is one battle, but even making it to the start...

Ducati Globetrotter 90 comes to an end

Ducati Globetrotter 90 comes to an end

Globetrotter 90, the round the world trip celebrating Ducati's 90th anniversary has come to an end as the final rider returned to the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale on Friday Decmber 16. The...

Custom builders: What we'd buy for £3000

Custom builders: What we'd buy for £3000

Bikes for sale We're all guilty of daydreaming about our dream garage, should money be no option. But what if you only have £3000 to spend on a bike? We spoke to three legendary custom builders to see what they'd...

Last minute Christmas buys

Last minute Christmas buys

Today is the last day you can order from the good lord-internet and still receive your package in time for Christmas. Struggling for motorcycle gift ideas as the deadline draws nearer? Let MCN be your...

This week in news...

This week in news...

What every Saturday needs: This week in news looked a bit like this... Guy Martin buys a ‘proper’ boozer   Road racer turned TV presenter, Guy Martin, has opened his own pub in “centre of...

Bikes catching our eye this week

Bikes catching our eye this week

Bikes for sale There are currently over 15,000 bikes for sale on our site, but these are the three bikes that are catching our eye this week. 2003 Aprilia RSV1000 Factory, £3,495 Seller says: This 2003-53...

Gallery: Triumph Bonneville Bobber launch

Gallery: Triumph Bonneville Bobber launch

You're looking at one of the prettiest and most eagerly anticipated Triumphs ever. The new £10,500 Bonneville Bobber was only unveiled in October, but deposits are already gushing into dealers -...

Top 5 funny (yet ruthless) festive Christmas tops

Top 5 funny (yet ruthless) festive Christmas tops

MCN Shop To ease some weight off your Christmas shopping we've picked the funniest (and most ruthless) festive t-shirts and long sleeve tops to have you winning at Crimbo gifts for any member of your...

Mix & match the Multistrada 950

Mix & match the Multistrada 950

The all new Ducati Multistrada comes in four different models. Ducati are offering four different models to choose from along with the base model, Sports, Touring, Urban and Enduro. We thought we...

November motorcycle registrations up 12%

November motorcycle registrations up 12%

Figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) show new motorcycle registrations in November were up 12% compared to November 2015 and up 7% this year to date. 114,160 motorcycles were...

Triumph celebrates three years in India

Triumph celebrates three years in India

Triumph are celebrating three years in India this month, having first launched in the country in December 2013 with a single dealership. Since the first dealership opened Triumph have sold 3500 models...

MCN's Christmas crackers

MCN's Christmas crackers

Make socks and calendars the ghosts of Christmas past by leaving this page open on your laptop. Radio-controlled Ducati 1199 Panigale Fancy a Panigale for Christmas? Here’s one you stand a chance of...

Finance: Affordable exotica

Finance: Affordable exotica

Personal Contract Purchase now finances 20-30% of all new bikes sold in the UK, and it’s growing fast. But it might not be right for you, so make sure you understand what it is and how it works. You...

20 questions: Igor Akrapovic

20 questions: Igor Akrapovic

We sat down with exhaust legend Igor Akrapovic to talk racing, wheelies and his riding heroes. Q1. What are you currently riding? I haven’t been riding much at all in the last two years because of a...

Video: Razor-sharp riding on new KTM 790 Duke prototype

Video: Razor-sharp riding on new KTM 790 Duke prototype

KTM 790 Duke Prototype KTM have released a video of the KTM 790 Duke being thrashed on track – and it's a stunner. It isn’t hard to understand why the video has been titled ‘The Scalpel’ as the test...

Motorcycle stolen after RAC says to leave it at the side of the road

Motorcycle stolen after RAC says to leave it at the side of the road

A motorcyclist had his bike stolen after the RAC advised him to leave it at the side of the road due to a break down. 42-year-old John Edwards was riding his Triumph Tiger 1050 through Croydon on...

7 reasons you should ride this week...

7 reasons you should ride this week...

1. Twin shock sensations Durham Dales Classic Trial Where Middle England Classic Vehicle Club, Co. Durham When December 18, from 10am Entry Free Info durhamdalesclassictrial.org.uk    ...