2016

BMW launches emergency eCall system

BMW launches emergency eCall system

BMW has launched the world’s first motorcycle emergency call system which will send an emergency call to alert the rescue services and also help locate the accident. The ‘Intelligent Emergency Call’...

Honda adds CB1100 spice

Honda adds CB1100 spice

Honda’s CB1100 Type II concept looks set to hit dealers next year. Big H has been tip-toeing around the tulips with the 1100 for a while now, but has finally decided on doing something dramatic with a...

Grab a bargain at MCN Festival

Grab a bargain at MCN Festival

With 100 retailers at this year's MCN Festival you can be sure to find whatever you need at a bargain price to make this year your best ever year of biking. Online shopping's convenient, but you can't...

Kawasaki’s supercharged retro

Kawasaki’s supercharged retro

One of the most exciting prospects on the rumour mill from Japanese sources is the return of the legendary Z900 name by Kawasaki, which may boast a supercharged 900cc engine. Kawasaki have made no...

When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 1: Colin Edwards

When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 1: Colin Edwards

2002 Honda VTR1000 SP1 SUPERBIKE TO 2003 Aprilia RS3 Cube MotoGP olin Edwards arrived in MotoGP in 2003 as reigning World Superbike Champion, his second title. He’d been riding the Honda SP1, still...

New super-sized Triumph Street Triple

New super-sized Triumph Street Triple

It’s something of an open secret that Triumph’s Street Triple is set to get a larger capacity engine for 2017, as reported by MCN several times over the last six months, but this is the first clear...

New Indian Chieftain Dark Horse revealed

New Indian Chieftain Dark Horse revealed

This is the new Indian Chieftain Dark Horse; a de-chromed and blacked out version of the massive bagger first launched in 2014. The formula for this new version of the 1811cc water-cooled V-twin...

Whatever happened to BSA motorcycles?

Whatever happened to BSA motorcycles?

From guns and Spitfires to the world’s biggest bike firm to… nowhereFact file BSA (Birmingham Small Arms company limited) Born: June 1861 Last original-era machine: 1973 Claim to fame: Was once the...

Kenny Roberts and the King of Spain

Kenny Roberts and the King of Spain

es, that is Kenny Roberts giving bunny ears to the King of Spain. Juan Carlos I was king for nearly 40 years before he abdicated this summer. Modest and popular, throughout his reign the now...

Yamaha Darkside party at MCN Festival

Yamaha Darkside party at MCN Festival

The Yamaha MT-10 gets its official UK launch this Friday night at the Darkside PArty - free to camping ticket holders at the MCN Festival. The event will mark the first time the new R1-powered naked...

Will you be buying a Yamaha MT-10?

Will you be buying a Yamaha MT-10?

The MT-10, Yamaha's R1-powered naked bike (that's definitely not just a naked R1 according to Yamaha) has been launched to the world's press and will be available to buy in the UK in June. The new...

Foggy: My five greatest moments

Foggy: My five greatest moments

We gave Foggy two days to come up with a list of pivotal moments from his incredible career. It was a tall order f all the hundreds of race wins, multiple World Superbike titles, money, fame and...

New MCN May 11: Yamaha MT-10 first ride

New MCN May 11: Yamaha MT-10 first ride

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 11: Kawasaki's hardcore retro Super-tourer showdown Super-sized Street Triple Seeley's North West 200 dream Crazy...

Yamaha MT-10 launch gallery

Yamaha MT-10 launch gallery

The new Yamaha MT-10 marks Yamaha's return to the ultra-competitive super naked market, as they look to take the fight to the all-conquering Europeans. The MT-10 is powered by the same engine from the...

MotoGP 800s - Rot In Peace

MotoGP 800s - Rot In Peace

Back in late 2011, it was a case of going, going, gone to hell for MotoGP’s hated 800s, the rev-hungry appliances that ruined the world’s greatest motorcycle racing series. hen you think about it,...

MCN Festival: More bikes added to classic parade

MCN Festival: More bikes added to classic parade

More bikes have been added to the classic parade at this weekend's MCN Festival, bringing the total to 50 classic and iconic race bikes which will be run several times over the course of the...

At Home With The Lampkins

At Home With The Lampkins

This off-road-riding dynasty has been winning since 1954. Chatting to them in their sheds brought back a few memories. Since this article was originally published Martin Lampkin has sadly passed...

See something different at the MCN Festival

See something different at the MCN Festival

Steve Colley skills & thrills Steve ‘Mr Showtime’ Colley will display his incredible trials riding skills. His famous mono wheelie stunt (riding over obstacles without a front wheel or fork!) will...

MCN Festival final day!

MCN Festival final day!

Here’s a (not so) brief summary of what’s on:  Elbows out, it’s about to get messy The MCN Festival of Motorcycling is packed with some incredible action both on road and off. On the parade loop...

Alex Lowes - I'd really like to race with Sam

Alex Lowes - I'd really like to race with Sam

After two years in WSB fighting with an underdog Suzuki, Alex Lowes is a factory Yamaha rider. Don’t be fooled if the season starts slowly, he says. It’s going to be good Coming from the GSX-R1000,...

Royal Enfield has record-breaking year of sales

Royal Enfield has record-breaking year of sales

Royal Enfield has posted record-breaking bike sales of over half a million bikes in a year which has seen a 53.4% increase in sales in the past financial year. The total sales from April 2015 to March...

Take an Adventure bike for a spin

Take an Adventure bike for a spin

It’s good to have a look round some of the latest machinery but there’s nothing quite like actually slinging a leg over something and taking it for a spin. At the MCN Festival’s Tom Tom Adventure Zone...

Ron Haslam 20-year anniversary; It’s Rocket science (Part 2)

Ron Haslam 20-year anniversary; It’s Rocket science (Part 2)

Take one racing legend with a passion for bikes, add in a sprinkling of Derbyshire hospitality and you’ve got the formula for the world’s most successful race school he racers are the school’s more...

What made Mike Hailwood so good?

What made Mike Hailwood so good?

Only two riders are usually considered for the accolade ‘greatest bike racer ever’: Valentino Rossi and Mike Hailwood. Here, 55 years after Mike the Bike’s first TT win and first world title, friends,...

Why is there still nothing like this in Moto2?

Why is there still nothing like this in Moto2?

The total chassis freedom of the Moto2 class promised a field of weird and wacky machines. A look back at the Elf Honda makes us sad no team dared look for a killer advantage outside the...

Texas Tornado takes on Stalker at the MCN Festival

Texas Tornado takes on Stalker at the MCN Festival

Motorcycling gods and masters of the speedway oval will be locking handlebars as the Transatlantic Trophy makes a comeback at this weekend’s MCN Festival of Motorcycling.  MotoGP man Colin...

Ron Haslam 20-year anniversary; It’s Rocket science (Part 1)

Ron Haslam 20-year anniversary; It’s Rocket science (Part 1)

Take one racing legend with a passion for bikes, add in a sprinkling of Derbyshire hospitality and you’ve got the formula for the world’s most successful race school or a legend who has stood on the...

Camp for the weekend at the MCN Festival!

Camp for the weekend at the MCN Festival!

There's no need to face the long ride home after an incredible day at next weekends MCN Festival. Our camping package offers a great way to experience the entire show and is excellent...

Niall Mackenzie's all-time top five BSB riders

Niall Mackenzie's all-time top five BSB riders

Triple champion and paddock stalwart Niall Mackenzie chooses his five favourites from the 20-year history of British Superbikes   1 Shane Byrne      “Shakey still wants it after...

Yamaha MT-10 launch incoming

Yamaha MT-10 launch incoming

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is going to be in Spain later this week for the launch of Yamaha’s eagerly awaited MT-10. Essentially an R1 without a fairing, the MT-10 is tuned to deliver...

Herald to build new British bike

Herald to build new British bike

Herald Motor Company are looking to become the latest in a long line of British motorcycle manufacturers as they set their sights on releasing their very own UK-built bike at the end of 2016. Not bad...

Stand by for more Triumphs

Stand by for more Triumphs

The Scrambler spied this week is one of the missing links from the all-new Bonneville range that the firm needs to complete by the start of 2017 when the last of the old air-cooled Bonnies will no...

New Triumph Scrambler spied

New Triumph Scrambler spied

This is the world’s first glimpse of the all-new Triumph Scrambler, spotted last week undergoing road development work in the UK. Long before the recent craze for retro scramblers emerged, the...

Poll: Who's going to win big at the TT this year?

Poll: Who's going to win big at the TT this year?

The TT countdown is well underway, but who is going to win big this year?

More clubs than ever at the MCN Festival!

More clubs than ever at the MCN Festival!

This year we’ve ramped up the amount of club stands who’ll be bringing along a stack of bikes from every era at the MCN Festival of Motorcycling on May 14-15. From mammoth single-make owner clubs such...

New Lambretta L70 scooter teased

New Lambretta L70 scooter teased

The next step in the evolution of the legendary Lambretta scooter marque is being teased with this image with the full reveal of the new machine named L70 due in another few weeks. This is the first...