2016

Whatever happened to the Silver Dream Racer?

Whatever happened to the Silver Dream Racer?

Released in 1980 and starring David Essex as struggling privateer bike racer Nick Freeman, Silver Dream Racer was the Rocky of motorcycle racing movies. The plot revolved around a prototype bike – the...

Event: The Big Brands Bash

Event: The Big Brands Bash

What: British Superbikes, Brands Hatch GP When: August 4-7 Where: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, DA3 8NG The party of the summer gets started next weekend at the Brands Hatch GP circuit, as the MCE...

Gallery: MCN Awards winners revisited

Gallery: MCN Awards winners revisited

The 2016 MCN Awards are just around the corner and to get us in the mood we revisited the winning bikes from the last five years. Taking them on a road trip to Le Touquet, just down the coast from...

Gallery: Guy Martin cancels hydrofoil world record attempt

Gallery: Guy Martin cancels hydrofoil world record attempt

Guy Martin’s hopes in setting another world record have been shattered thanks to some underwater weeds. The former TT racer was practising in Lincoln’s Brayford Pool yesterday prior to a water speed...

Event: See the racing stars of tomorrow

Event: See the racing stars of tomorrow

Cool FAB racing, the series which sets out to develop young talent, is hosting the fifth round of its championship at Whilton Mill in Daventry this weekend. The championship has gained the...

Harley-Davidson recall 27,000 bikes

Harley-Davidson recall 27,000 bikes

Harley-Davidson have recalled 27,000 motorcycles from their 2016 line-up over an issue with the clutch not disengaging in certain situations. The recall notice, published on the National Highway...

Get set for Sheene the movie

Get set for Sheene the movie

Check out this trailer the new feature-length biopic being made about the late, great Barry Sheene. As reported by MCN in February, the film is well on its way to hitting the silver screen and the new...

Indian get A2 licence-friendly

Indian get A2 licence-friendly

Indian have announced updates to the 2016 models that will be carried into next year.  One of the most significant changes comes from the Scout Sixty, which will now have the option to come with...

Video: Honda teases ADV scooter

Video: Honda teases ADV scooter

Honda surprised the motorcycle world at the Milan Show in 2015 when they unveiled their adventure scooter concept and now the bike looks one step closer to reality with the release of the above teaser...

My life in bikes: Rudi Schneider

My life in bikes: Rudi Schneider

Project leader for all four and six-cylinder BMWs talks about his superbike addiction, riding at the Nürburgring and tuning mopeds when he was a kid. How did you get started with bikes? All of my...

New show Harley and the Davidsons to premiere in September

New show Harley and the Davidsons to premiere in September

The Discovery Channel is airing a three-part mini series based around the history and rise of the American giants Harley-Davidson in September. The historical drama is based on the true story of the...

Poll: Where are you off to on your bike this summer?

Poll: Where are you off to on your bike this summer?

Where are you off to on your bike this summer? TOP STORIES Honda launches new CBR250RR Gallery: Barry Sheene Trophy at Oliver's Mount Opinion: Rossi screw-up ends title chances? Product Review:...

New KTM 800 Duke spied

New KTM 800 Duke spied

This is the new KTM 800 Duke in the closest-to-production specification yet seen. The bike will be launched as the first of a new range of parallel-twin models over the coming years.This latest spy...

Revisited: KTM 990 Adventure

Revisited: KTM 990 Adventure

Bikes for sale What we said then “The engine has been taken from KTM’s Super Duke naked sportsbike and is modified so peak power is just below 100bhp but torque has been boosted at low revs. The 950’s carburetors...

Gallery: Barry Sheene Trophy at Oliver's Mount

Gallery: Barry Sheene Trophy at Oliver's Mount

Forty years after Barry Sheene clinched his first 500 world title, Oliver's Mount paid tribute to the man who once made the Yorkshire circuit his own. Sheene's old rivals - Steve Parrish, Mick Grant...

Honda launches new CBR250RR

Honda launches new CBR250RR

Honda has launched the full production version of the all-new CBR250RR in Indonesia where it will be built – but don’t get too excited if you live in Europe; we’re not getting this bike for the...

This week's issue: Welcome to Rossi's world

This week's issue: Welcome to Rossi's world

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 27: KTM Duke 800 spied KTM to unleash middleweight weapon in bid to win sales war. Electric off-roader ridden "The...

Ducati 939 SuperSport: For and Against

Ducati 939 SuperSport: For and Against

The Ducati Supersport 939 range, aka Project 1312, is due to arrive in dealers mid-2017 - in light of this news, we've got two quite opposing opinions, but what do you think of this new 'sportsbike...

MCN Award winners group test: the riders' thoughts

MCN Award winners group test: the riders' thoughts

We've been blessed with some amazing MCN Machine of the Year winners over the last five years, covering the entire spectrum of motorcycling, from cruisers to out-and-out sportsbikes. Over the past...

Furygan team up with bespoke bike firm

Furygan team up with bespoke bike firm

Kit firm Furygan have teamed up with bespoke bike producer Viba to create an exclusive women's jacket to accompany the £27,000 Lara 800 bike. The Lara 800 is being hand built and crafted by a...

How to make your electrics future proof

How to make your electrics future proof

Just bought an old-ish bike? Here’s how to ward off electrical gremlins with a few simple tools 1. Understand the basic principle Most people say electrics are a mystery. Well, imagine the cables as...

7 Bikes with long lives

7 Bikes with long lives

These bikes all had engines with astonishing lifespans says Neil Murray  Suzuki GSX-R750 1985-92 We’re talking the oil-cooled bikes here. It’s hard now to imagine the impact this bike had – even...

Event: Ride one of the longest track straights in the UK for just £10

Event: Ride one of the longest track straights in the UK for just £10

What: Brunters Blast When: 14 August Where: Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth, Leics, LE17 5QS A charity event in the Midlands will give bikers the once-in-a-lifetime...

Whatever happened to the Foggy Petronas FP1?

Whatever happened to the Foggy Petronas FP1?

It raced in WSB for three years yet the road version is still missing in action From 2003 to 2006 four-times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty headed up the Foggy Petronas project that not only...

Video: Bikers banned for popping wheelies and speeding at 140mph

Video: Bikers banned for popping wheelies and speeding at 140mph

Six motorcyclists have been banned from driving after travelling on the A1 (M) at speeds of around 140mph, with GoPro footage recording numerous wheelies and undertaking/overtaking at high...

Video: You're doing WHAT on a Harley?

Video: You're doing WHAT on a Harley?

Think Harley-Davidson and an image of cruising along Route 66 springs to mind. Stunt rider Lee Stuart has other ideas, taking his hog way beyond its intended purpose. Throwing his largely stock Dyna...

Event: Elbow to elbow at the world’s fastest road race

Event: Elbow to elbow at the world’s fastest road race

What: MCE Ulster Grand Prix When: 8-13 August Where: Dundrod, N.Ireland Few sporting events can claim to be as exciting as the international MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, which takes place this...

Fancy working for the world's biggest motorcycling publication?

Fancy working for the world's biggest motorcycling publication?

The world’s biggest motorcycling publishing brand is looking for a Senior Reporter to further enhance its reputation as the world’s best source for news that makes the motorcycling world sit up and...

Calling all Triumph owners…

Calling all Triumph owners…

Triumph owners are being asked to be a part of a world record attempt by Staffordshire Triumph on Sunday, September 4 in a bid to break the world record for the Largest Parade of Triumph...

Indian recalls 18,000 bikes in United States

Indian recalls 18,000 bikes in United States

Indian Motorcycles have recalled 18,367 bikes in the United States due to excessive exhaust temperatures and a risk of fire. The recall affects six models in Indian's range; they are the Chief...

Dirty personalities

Dirty personalities

So we were at Dirt Quake last weekend and to be frank, it was utter madness. Everything you’d expect from an event that has race categories such as Inappropriate Road Bike and Choppers, seeing the...

Exotic engineering: VanderHeide's Dutch courage

Exotic engineering: VanderHeide's Dutch courage

Dutch firm VanderHeide caused a stir at last month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed when they unveiled their new Aprilia RSV4-powered carbon-fibre sportsbike. But while the launch was a surprise the bike...

World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical

World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical

Fresh details have emerged about next year’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and it would appear the bike is getting a bigger revamp and will be even more advanced than first thought. The list of changes...

Brave dog rides pillion in Colombia

Brave dog rides pillion in Colombia

With the balance of an Olympic gymnast, this nimble pooch was spotted travelling pillion on what looks like his owner's scooter in the city of Bucaramanga, northern Colombia. The clip, posted in local...

Poll: After Crutchlow and Redding were so strong at the Sachsensring, can a Brit win at Silverstone?

Poll: After Crutchlow and Redding were so strong at the Sachsensring, can a Brit win at Silverstone?

After Crutchlow and Redding were so strong at the Sachsensring, can a Brit win at Silverstone?

This week's issue: BMW Scrambler first test

This week's issue: BMW Scrambler first test

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 20: BMW Scrambler – World first test We get our hands on the BMW R NineT Scrambler and see if it proves more than...