2016

Gallery: Yamaha Tracer 700

Gallery: Yamaha Tracer 700

Here’s a closer look at Yamaha’s brand new MT-07 derived Tracer 700 that was announced earlier this afternoon. There is a strong resemblance unsurprisingly to its MT-09 Tracer sibling, though they are...

Four of this summer's best races

Four of this summer's best races

Plan your summer now to see the best racing events   Mantua, MXGP June 26 For something slightly different, try the high-octane MXGP – where the world’s sharpest motocross riders battle it out in...

When Barry Sheene won the 1976 world championship – Eyewitness special (Part1/3)

When Barry Sheene won the 1976 world championship – Eyewitness special (Part1/3)

It’s easy to forget that behind the injuries, 70s glamour and cheeky quips was a stellar racing talent. This is the story of Barry Sheene’s historic first 500cc world title... n July 25, 1976, Barry...

195bhp two-stroke to debut at TT races

195bhp two-stroke to debut at TT races

Brand new Suter MMX500 heading to Isle of Man and will be ridden by 10-time TT champ Ian Lougher. And, as he tells Practical Sportsbikes, he can’t wait... ust in case you needed yet another reason to...

Alvaro Bautista's wheelie fail

Alvaro Bautista's wheelie fail

Almost seven years on and Alvaro Bautista’s face is probably still red after this embarrassing ‘You’ve Been Framed’ moment when he spectacularly looped a celebration wheelie in Brno. he Spaniard had...

Husqvarna’s statement of intent

Husqvarna’s statement of intent

Husqvarna parent company KTM have officially confirmed two versions of the Vitpilen road bike. Based on concepts first seen at the Milan show in 2014, the production models will be in dealers for...

New patents confirm three-wheel Honda Neowing will be landing soon

New patents confirm three-wheel Honda Neowing will be landing soon

Honda look almost certain to swell the growing ranks of three-wheeled motorcycles emanating from major manufacturers, as they try to increase the breadth of appeal – and accessibility – of bike-based...

Poll: Which is the best Triumph Model range?

Poll: Which is the best Triumph Model range?

It’s 25 years since Triumph resumed production, but which is the best model range?

Gallery: Last ever MCN Live Butlins bash

Gallery: Last ever MCN Live Butlins bash

While it was the last chance to dance at MCN Live, the fun is by no means over, our next event is the MCN Festival of Motorcycling at the Peterborough Showground on May 14-15. Full...

New MCN April 20: Exclusive Rossi interview

New MCN April 20: Exclusive Rossi interview

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 20: It's official! Lorenzo moves to Ducati Kawasaki H2 vs ZZR1400 Honda Neowing patents revealed 30 years of...

Harley-Davidson reveal new Roadster

Harley-Davidson reveal new Roadster

Harley-Davidson have unveiled first details of their new Roadster, the latest model to join the firm’s Sportster range of motorcycles. Stripped down for a more pared-back offering, Harley say it has...

MCN Live bids farewell

MCN Live bids farewell

It’s been 22 years of brilliant fun in which we’ve shared many moments and memories but, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, such is the time that MCN Live made its final farewell...

MCN Festival packed with action!

MCN Festival packed with action!

The second MCN Festival of Motorcycling is shaping up to be the ‘must-go-to’ event of the year. Held at the Peterborough Showground on May 14-15, the MCN Festival will be packed with action. Don’t...

Japanese earthquake closes Honda factory

Japanese earthquake closes Honda factory

Honda have closed their Kumamoto factory in the wake of two earthquakes that rocked southern Japan on Thursday and Saturday last week.  Saturday's earthquake measured a magnitude of 7.3 struck...

Exclusive Interview: Suzi Perry – “It feels like coming home”

Exclusive Interview: Suzi Perry – “It feels like coming home”

“It feels like coming home” fter six years away from the MotoGP paddock, Suzi Perry is back as one of the presenting team. She’s not just concentrating on MotoGP, she’ll also working on a range of BT...

Riding coast to coast... off-road

Riding coast to coast... off-road

North Sea to Irish Sea on the dirt. They said it couldn't be done - not by these clowns anyhow. Originally published in August 1997.  wice in a quarter of a mile. That's my record for going...

Imatra is back! Finland's crazy road race returns

Imatra is back! Finland's crazy road race returns

30 years after the last road race at Imatra in Finland, it’s happening again. August 19-21 will see road races for Superbikes, Supersport 600s and Classics. or those who don’t remember back to 1986,...

Eugene Laverty: “I’ve got to dig in. It’s up to me now”

Eugene Laverty: “I’ve got to dig in. It’s up to me now”

It was a mixed year for Brits in the MotoGP paddock. MCN Sport asked four of our top riders for their verdicts. In the final of four interviews, Eugene Laverty reflects on his season. ast year you...

Suzuki GSX-R750 special – Staying power; GSX-R750 v rivals (Part 3/3)

Suzuki GSX-R750 special – Staying power; GSX-R750 v rivals (Part 3/3)

How the Suzuki GSX-R750 saw off all-comers during its 31-year reign t’s hard to imagine another bike that has seen such fundamental changes happening during its lifespan as the Suzuki GSX-R750. The...

Triumph Thruxton R at Brands Hatch

Triumph Thruxton R at Brands Hatch

We’re riding Triumph’s Thruxton R at Brands Hatch next Wednesday, to see if it’s as impressive around a track as it is on the road. Of course, the hot new retro isn’t designed for the circuit, so our...

New Triumph Street Triple 800 spied

New Triumph Street Triple 800 spied

It was approaching a year ago when we revealed Triumph’s plans to boost the Street Triple range with a larger engine and more models, and now we’ve finally got the first pictures of one of the new...

How to fill and repair scuffed plastics

How to fill and repair scuffed plastics

Scuffed, scratched, crash-damaged plastics are the bane of many 1980s and ’90s sportsbike owners. With NOS panels either unavailable or hugely expensive, repair is often the only way. Here’s how… y...

Biker heroes will ride to the rescue

Biker heroes will ride to the rescue

Until 4pm today (Friday April 15) motorcyclists around the country are giving up their spare time to help those in need. Generous riders across the UK have teamed up with insurance broker Carole Nash...

Guy Martin special exhibition

Guy Martin special exhibition

Items from motorcycle racing star, author and television personality Guy Martin’s own personal collection have gone on display at the Grampian Transport Museum, in Alford, Aberdeenshire.  It is...

Suzuki GSX-R750 special - Old v New tech analysis (Part 2/3)

Suzuki GSX-R750 special - Old v New tech analysis (Part 2/3)

Tale of the tape: very old v very new. One GSX-R is rock steady, the other isn’t. We got out the tape measure to discover why… hirty years and more separates the first and latest GSX-R750 – and the...

Jeremy McWilliams rolls back the years

Jeremy McWilliams rolls back the years

How popular is Forgotten Era racing Down Under? he annual Phillip Island International Challenge, held in January, attracts the third biggest crowd in Australia behind MotoGP and WSB.  The idea...

Pay on the day at MCNLive!

Pay on the day at MCNLive!

This weekend's last ever MCNLive! at Butlins, Skegness isn't just open to weekend ticket holders - you can also turn up and pay on the gate for all the day time events and shows. Day tickets are only...

Suzuki GSX-R750 tech special – You’ve come a long way, fast! (Part1/3)

Suzuki GSX-R750 tech special – You’ve come a long way, fast! (Part1/3)

30 years and more separates the first and latest GSX-R750 – and the differences encapsulate the evolution of sportsbikes iddle. Twist. Click. Vroom. The slabbie Suzuki bursts into life, revving to...

Which VFR is the best of the bunch?

Which VFR is the best of the bunch?

Which VFR is best of the bunch?

Benelli BN251 launch kicks off

Benelli BN251 launch kicks off

Like so many Italian motorcycle manufacturers, Benelli’s 105 year history contains more peaks and troughs than a rollercoaster ride. However, since the firm was taken over by the Chinese Qianjiang...

Picture story: Why you don't want Hells Angels doing security at your gig

Picture story: Why you don't want Hells Angels doing security at your gig

Bikes parked at the infamous Altamont free concert on Dec 6, 1969. 300,000 people packed Altamont Speedway in California to watch the Rolling Stones headline. It was a last-minute venue change that...

Dream the Impossible trailer released

Dream the Impossible trailer released

In 2003 Talan Skeels-Piggins was riding his Honda Fireblade when he was hit by a car into oncoming traffic. Doctors gave him a 30% chance of survival and told him he would never walk...

Whatever happened to BBC’s Kick Start series?

Whatever happened to BBC’s Kick Start series?

With its crazy obstacles and catchy theme, it turned a generation on to trials Fact file First show: BBC 1, August  1979 Last show: June 1988 Kick Start? A quaint trials game show in the 70s...

New MCN April 13: Yamaha MT-07 adventure exclusive details

New MCN April 13: Yamaha MT-07 adventure exclusive details

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 13: New Triumph Tiger Sport tested A2 licence bikes do battle GSX-R750 special: Old vs new vs rivals Rivals'...

Ashram Rally returns for 2016

Ashram Rally returns for 2016

The Adventure Ashram Rally will return for the third consecutive year on May 7, with a route set out in the Welsh Marches and all funds from the event going to Odanadi. The route has been designed by...

Special Hog roast hots up

Special Hog roast hots up

Last chance to cast vote in Harley Davidson 'Custom Kings' shootout There’s just one week left to cast your vote and help one of 30 Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland dealerships become a top five...