2016

Video: Motorcyclist jumps on vehicle of hit and run driver

Video: Motorcyclist jumps on vehicle of hit and run driver

Some car drivers don't like motorcyclists filtering through traffic and will intentionally move to block your path or beep and shout at you. This Los Angeles driver took it a step further, steering...

World's first 3D printed motorcycle revealed

World's first 3D printed motorcycle revealed

APWorks, a subsidiary of the enormous Airbus Aerospace company has unveiled the Light Rider, a limited production electric ‘motorcycle’ weighing a feather light 35kg but with a hefty £39,000 price...

When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 3: John Hopkins

When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 3: John Hopkins

2007 Suzuki GSV-R to 2008 Kawasaki ZX-RR ohn Hopkins, once dubbed the new Kevin Schwantz, was doing well at Suzuki in 2007: four rostrums sealed fourth in the world. And he upped and left for...

Vespa do the numbers

Vespa do the numbers

Ask someone to name a scooter brand, and the firm on most peoples' lips will be Vespa. The Italian marque is an absolute icon of mini-wheeled chic, and – more importantly – the current range is well...

Classic John Robinson: How to set up suspension

Classic John Robinson: How to set up suspension

In this technical feature from 1988, the great John Robinson explains all you need to know about suspension. volution is a wonderful process. Once upon a time getting the best from your suspension...

Can you afford a new Moto Guzzi?

Can you afford a new Moto Guzzi?

Moto Guzzi UK have launched an online calculator that means you can select the models which interest you, and plug in all your financials to see how affordable each model is before you rock up at your...

Gallery: BMW R5 Hommage concept bike

Gallery: BMW R5 Hommage concept bike

BMW have revealed this stunning heritage-inspired concept bike with a supercharged, air-cooled 500cc boxer twin as a tribute to the 1936 BMW R5 model. The bike is named the R5 Hommage and was unveiled...

BMW reveal supercharged R5 Hommage concept

BMW reveal supercharged R5 Hommage concept

BMW have just revealed this stunning heritage-inspired bike with a supercharged, air-cooled 500cc boxer twin yet surrounded in modern parts as a tribute to the 1936 BMW R5 model. The bike is named the...

Aprilia launch online payment calculator

Aprilia launch online payment calculator

If you don't want to suffer the embarrasment of walking into your nearest Aprilia dealer to pick your next bike, only to discover that you can't afford the payments, then salvation is at hand. Aprilia...

Drudi unleashes a storm

Drudi unleashes a storm

Prolific design guru, Aldo Drudi – most famous for his phenomenal catalogue of helmet designs (including Valentino Rossi’s) – has turned his hand to creating an entire motorcycle. Dubbed the Burasca...

When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 2: James Toseland

When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 2: James Toseland

2007 Honda CBR1000RR to 2008 Yamaha M1 he funny thing about James Toseland’s career-crunching move from World Superbikes to MotoGP is how well it started. He won his second SBK title in 2007, jumped...

Tour Cuba on a Harley with Che Guevara’s son

Tour Cuba on a Harley with Che Guevara’s son

You could discover the country of Cuba from the comfort of a Harley-Davidson, guided by Ernesto Guevara, son of famed revolutionary Che. Ernesto is currently offering a seven-day tour, which heads to...

Connor Cummins: 'The scars are cool'

Connor Cummins: 'The scars are cool'

Manx hero Conor Cummins had done a 131.123mph lap from a standing start before his fateful 2010 Senior TT smash at the Verandah. MCN caught up with the gutsy Kawasaki rider shortly before leaving...

First ride: Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro

First ride: Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro

Here’s a flattracker you can ride every day. The £8995 Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro is the latest addition to the Scrambler family. Ducati’s Scrambler range has been a phenomenal success, from the...

Spy video: Updated KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Spy video: Updated KTM 1290 Super Duke R

This is the first glimpse of the updated 2017 KTM 1290 Super Duke R which a professional spy photographer managed to grab while two bikes were out testing in Spain. As well as grabbing the series of...

Rat bobber appears in new Iggy Pop music video

Rat bobber appears in new Iggy Pop music video

Hard-living star Iggy Pop has launched his latest video – and it stars a Triumph-engined hardtail bobber. Unlike your average rock video, this one is part documentary and part Easy Rider...

Five reasons to ride in Spain

Five reasons to ride in Spain

Like the idea of riding in the Spanish sun but not sure it’s worth the bother of getting there? It is – it really is. Here are just a few of the reasons why 1 The roads From Almeria on the south...

Rossi gets his own video game

Rossi gets his own video game

After 20 years in the MotoGP paddock, Valentino Rossi is set to be the star of his own video game with developer Milestone - responsible for the annual MotoGP games - focusing this year's instalment...

Win a pillion lap with James Ellison at K-World 2016

Win a pillion lap with James Ellison at K-World 2016

We've teamed up with Kawasaki to offer one lucky winner the chance to ride pillion with Kawasaki BSB rider James Ellison for a lap of Silverstone at K-world Live on June 18. To be in with a chance of...

Husqvarna get brutal

Husqvarna get brutal

Husqvarna are preparing to unleash this savage-looking 1301 super-naked in a bid to blow bikes like the Ducati Diavel into the weeds. This is the first time we have seen anything from the Husqvarna...

KTM Super Duke R sharpens up for 2017

KTM Super Duke R sharpens up for 2017

The bike is believed to boast enhanced electronic rider aids including cornering ABS, the latest Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) systems for monitoring wheelies, traction control and ABS. It should...

My life in bikes: Fred MacSorley

My life in bikes: Fred MacSorley

‘I went over the bonnet of an off-duty policeman’s car’ NW200 ‘Flying Doctor’ on crashes, his modified Triumph and saving lives  How long have you been riding? I’ve been riding since I was a...

BMW’s 160BHP K1600 bagger

BMW’s 160BHP K1600 bagger

MCN can reveal exactly how BMW’s new K1600 bagger will look after uncovering design images well in advance of the bike’s public debut. We first caught wind that BMW were building a bagger based on the...

Could this exploding motorcycle alarm be effective?

Could this exploding motorcycle alarm be effective?

Plenty of motorcyclists have contemplated what they’d do if they got their hands on the thief who nicked their bike. An idea posted on crowdfunding website Kickstarter is now promising riders the...

Suzuki GB is recruiting technicians of the future

Suzuki GB is recruiting technicians of the future

Suzuki GB is recruiting the motorcycle technicians of the future, with registration now open for its industry-leading Apprenticeship Programme. Targeting 16-19-year-olds, the programme provides...

How to change wheel bearings

How to change wheel bearings

This is a straightforward job for anyone with a basic grasp of mechanics, and can save you a few quid as well. Here’s how to do it... an you hear rumbling and grumbling coming from below? That could...

MCN Festival 2016 gallery

MCN Festival 2016 gallery

Over 18,000 motorcyclists rolled into the Peterborough Arena at the weekend for the second MCN Festival. WSB champ and Grand Prix superstar Colin Edwards led the USA team into battle against Chris...

Poll: Have Honda done the right thing keeping Pedrosa in MotoGP?

Poll: Have Honda done the right thing keeping Pedrosa in MotoGP?

Have Honda done the right thing keeping Pedrosa in MotoGP?

New MCN May 18: Retro bike shootout

New MCN May 18: Retro bike shootout

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 18: New 1290cc Husqvarna New BMW K1600 Bagger Electric bike vs supersport Free 20-page bike deals special Dunlop...

You can experience this year's TT in 360º virtual reality

You can experience this year's TT in 360º virtual reality

The Isle of Man government has teamed up with 360fly to offer 360º virtual reality laps of this years event as well as 360º live streaming. 360fly will use their single-lens camera to capture 360º 4k...

Suzuki RGV500 tears up Coventry ring road

Suzuki RGV500 tears up Coventry ring road

Coventry's ring road was engulfed in blue smoke over the weekend as Nathan Columbi of Team Classic Suzuki let rip on Kenny Roberts Jr's championship-winning Suzuki RGV500. It wasn't an act of complete...

Whatever happened to the BMF Rally?

Whatever happened to the BMF Rally?

It was the biggest biking event in the UK so why did it suddenly finish? t was more than a show; it was an institution – a pilgrimage from all points on the UK compass to Peterborough, for a weekend...

Riding Ogri's bike

Riding Ogri's bike

It’s the most talked-about machine in biking. It pulls babes, it grows hairs on yer chest – it’s Ogri’s Norvin! And Olly Duke’s blagged an exclusive spin, in this vintage Bike road test from 1997. ’ve...

Are you rich enough to buy a jet? Racers answer our crazy questions

Are you rich enough to buy a jet? Racers answer our crazy questions

If you want to know about damper settings, look away now. We sit five of the world’s best racers down and ask about money, puking and testicle size... op flight racers are, on the whole, clever and...

Five of the best Zeds

Five of the best Zeds

Kawasaki Zeds were the biggest, fastest, baddest inline fours of their day. 40 years on they should all be cossetted classics, but Zed aficionados continue to make them faster still hen Kawasaki’s...

My Life in bikes; Ollie Brindley

My Life in bikes; Ollie Brindley

‘I was 15 and up against some of the best riders in the world’ Rising star of the flat track world talks about being a junior champion and racing against the MotoGP elite  You’re only 17 now but...