2016

Gallery: Dirt Quake madness

Gallery: Dirt Quake madness

The weekend saw rise to the fifth instalment of the increasingly popular cult classic event Dirt Quake. With more madness than a hatter at a tea party, Dirt Quake returned to the Kings Lynn on the...

Event: Agostini’ Welsh weekender

Event: Agostini’ Welsh weekender

When: July 23-24 What: LlanBikeFest Where: Llangollen, Wales Living legend Giacomo Agostini will be guest of honour at the Llangollen International Motorcycle Festival - LlanBikeFest 2016 – ...

Dirt Quake V: Foggy v Marge Simpson

Dirt Quake V: Foggy v Marge Simpson

Transport yourself back to 1999 and ask Carl Fogarty what he would be doing on a sunny July day in 2016, and we'd lay decent odds on him not mentioning racing against Marge Simpson around a dirt track...

MCN Award winners: Which would you choose?

MCN Award winners: Which would you choose?

It won’t be long before MCN decides its coveted 2016 Machine of the Year. It’s been a bumper year for new metal, so choosing the winner will be tougher than ever. But before we do that we fancied...

Whatever happened to The Britten V1000?

Whatever happened to The Britten V1000?

One of the most innovative and original motorcycles ever created, Britten's legacy has now spanned the globe Hand-crafted in a small workshop in New Zealand by engineering genius John Britten, only 10...

Women on Wheels organise Lady's Clothing Day with Dainese

Women on Wheels organise Lady's Clothing Day with Dainese

Meeting-up tomorrow (Saturday 16th July, 10am at Ryka's Cafe) the biking magazine has organised a female group ride-out with Dainese for a weekend of riding, female motorcycle clothing and a good...

First Ride: BMW R nineT Scrambler

First Ride: BMW R nineT Scrambler

I know what you are thinking – another bloody bike called ‘Scrambler’. But hang on a second: Yes, BMW’s latest addition to its air-cooled R nineT range has the current fashion-pleasing (and now a bit...

Gallery: BMW R nineT Scrambler launch

Gallery: BMW R nineT Scrambler launch

Today saw the riding launch of the new BMW R nineT Scrambler take place in Germany – so here's a massive gallery to whet your appetite for the new retro mud-plugger.  See the full launch report...

BMW confirm RnineT Scrambler X model

BMW confirm RnineT Scrambler X model

BMW UK have created the Scrambler X, which is simply an accessorised Scrambler. For £11,090 you get spoke wheels, the option of off-road tyres, LED indicators and heated grips, saving about £150 on...

Stunning customs and MotoGP at Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

Stunning customs and MotoGP at Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

From humble beginnings back in 2008, now the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling is one of the Northamptonshire town's biggest annual events. In fact, bikers nationwide now have August 14 pinned in...

Event: Ace Café stunt festival returns to Wembley this weekend

Event: Ace Café stunt festival returns to Wembley this weekend

This weekend sees screaming engines and smoking rubber as the Ace Café stunt festival and Streetfighter show returns to Wembley for the seventh time. The popular event is on Sunday and will see stunt...

It's Professor Foggy

It's Professor Foggy

Well, he's not quite a professor yet but King Carl has been handed an honorary fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire in recognition of his achievements both on and off of the...

Launch: BMW’s R nineT Scrambler is here

Launch: BMW’s R nineT Scrambler is here

The BMW R nineT (which is now called the Roadster by BMW) was the surprise hit of 2014. Using an air-cooled boxer engine, BMW created a shockingly effective retro bike that not only looked amazing, it...

Event: Motorrad goes MAD with Park’s

Event: Motorrad goes MAD with Park’s

When: July 30 What: BMW dealership’s annual open weekend plays host to Steve Parrish’s evening of entertainment Where: Douglas Park BMW, 13 Braeview Place, East Kilbride, G74...

Event: Honda stars come out at Vertu

Event: Honda stars come out at Vertu

When: July 30 What: Open Day at Honda Grantham Where: Honda Grantham, Unity House, Tollemache Rd N, Spittlegate Level, Grantham NG31 7UH Vertu Honda Grantham is holding its Open Day on Saturday,...

World Exclusive: Secret new Ninja 1000

World Exclusive: Secret new Ninja 1000

Just when it looked like the sports-touring class was going to be left to fester, it appears  Kawasaki will join Ducati in releasing an all-new bike in that class. Patent drawings suggest...

World exclusive: Royal Enfield’s secret 750

World exclusive: Royal Enfield’s secret 750

This is Royal Enfield’s all-new 750cc parallel twin, which was spied for the first time many months ahead of an official launch. The engine has been seen in earlier guises when it was slotted into a...

The XR1R – it's one hot BOTT

The XR1R – it's one hot BOTT

This is the BOTT XR1R. Nice, isn’t it? The thought of this, some sunshine and a twisty track have got us in a right flutter. The bike is a track version of the XR1, and while the firm have released an...

Gallery: Urs Pedraita's round the world record

Gallery: Urs Pedraita's round the world record

Swiss rider Urs 'Grizzly' Pedraita has just completed a record-breaking circumnavigation of the globe in just 119 days and 21 hours onboard his modified Victory Cross Country Tour. Grizzly...

"People said I wouldn’t walk again, let alone rebuild the bike"

"People said I wouldn’t walk again, let alone rebuild the bike"

After a serious accident that left his body and XJR1300 SP in tatters, you’d have forgiven Gary Haythorn for giving up riding. Instead, he recovered and turned his crumpled Yamaha into a triumphant...

Motorcycle Live 2016 - get ready to save

Motorcycle Live 2016 - get ready to save

Tickets for Motorcycle Live 2016 – the UK’s biggest bike show – go on sale next month. This year advance purchasers will enjoy even bigger savings on the entry fee, plus the chance to win one...

Can-Am release 2017 Spyders

Can-Am release 2017 Spyders

Can-Am have just released details of their new-for-2017 Spyder F3-S ‘Daytona 500’ edition. This new model has been designed and developed by BRP’s engineers to meet the need for a more sporty-inspired...

Herald lap it up on the Wall Of Death

Herald lap it up on the Wall Of Death

Herald Motor Co – the Cambridgeshire based importer and manufacturer of 125cc and 250cc motorcycles – has announced sponsorship of the Original Wall Of Death show, supplying three modified Classic...

Carole Nash Moto Foto back for 2016

Carole Nash Moto Foto back for 2016

Back for 2016, Carole Nash Insurance, in association with MCN, are delighted to announce this year’s motorcycle photography competition – Moto Foto 2016. With great prizes, not to mention a coveted...

Gallery: Barbados Festival of Speed

Gallery: Barbados Festival of Speed

Mention the Caribbean and you immediately think sun, rum and perfect beaches – but motorsport probably won’t be on the list. So when we heard that the Bushy Park circuit on Barbados would be hosting...

Why we love the BMW R100RT

Why we love the BMW R100RT

Where did it come from? In the late 1970s a strong Deutschmark meant BMW were struggling in the US, falling from sixth to 11th in the sales charts. So they restructured the company and changed the...

Poll: Who’s your favourite BSB Brit?

Poll: Who’s your favourite BSB Brit?

Who’s your favourite BSB Brit?

Honda CBR600 model history

Honda CBR600 model history

The much-loved CBR600RR is due to be culled in 2017 after a long and illustrious life that will have spanned exactly 30 years. It’s a special machine that has touched the hearts of many along the...

Swiss rider sets new world travelling record

Swiss rider sets new world travelling record

Swiss Rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita has set a new world record for travelling around the world on a motorcycle, completing the journey in 119 days and 21 hours – and all on a heavily modified...

Get ready for Dirt Quake this weekend

Get ready for Dirt Quake this weekend

This weekend sees the return of the frankly bonkers Dirt Quake at Kings Lynn. Now in its fifth instalment, the event has been growing year on year to become a regular cult-classic feature on the...

This week's issue: Guy Martin is back

This week's issue: Guy Martin is back

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 13: Guy Martin special: His craziest year yet He may have missed the TT, but Britain's best loved racer has been...

Video: Honda CBR250RR teased

Video: Honda CBR250RR teased

A video has been uploaded to YouTube by TMC Blog, apparently teasing the upcoming Honda CBR250RR. The CBR250RR was first shown as a concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The bike, dubbed at the time...

Video: Freestyle motocross rider backflips over stunt plane

Video: Freestyle motocross rider backflips over stunt plane

Not content with performing death-defying stunts on their own, three daredevils recently got together in the south California desert to complete one of the craziest looking stunts we've ever...

Tested: BSB Cadbury's Boost Yamahas

Tested: BSB Cadbury's Boost Yamahas

The scary-fast Cadbury’s Boost Yamahas utterly blitzed the 1996 British Championship. But how? Olly Duke braved the bikes that make gods of men.   t all starts off as a bit of a lark. Ride the...

1972 Honda ATC90: James Bond's Honda

1972 Honda ATC90: James Bond's Honda

Engine 89cc, air-cooled, single Power 8bhp Weight 90kg   Value £2500-£5000 “The US90 made its debut in the Bond film Diamonds are Forever, and was a big hit. It eventually morphed into a...

MotoGP's Best Battles: No10 Suzuka 1993

MotoGP's Best Battles: No10 Suzuka 1993

Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time his was Wayne Rainey’s greatest race, the one in which he had an out-of-body experience. For most of the 21 laps it was...