2016

My life in bikes; Jason Griffiths

My life in bikes; Jason Griffiths

‘I raced neck-and-neck with Joey then beat him’ amaha race manager, bike dealer and thirteen-times TT podium man looks back on an amazing biking upbringing How did you first get into bikes? My father...

Honda reveal special edition Fireblades

Honda reveal special edition Fireblades

At this weekend's debut round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship, Honda unveiled two new special edition Fireblades. Honda Racing’s BSB riders Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran took a...

750s: Racing goes technicolour

750s: Racing goes technicolour

A fleet of factory-prepared BSA and Triumph triples brought colour, competition, a glorious noise and a bunch of rowdy Americans to British circuits in 1971. It was one of the best ever years for...

Scott Redding: "Honda didn't really back us"

Scott Redding: "Honda didn't really back us"

It was a mixed year for Brits in the MotoGP paddock. MCN Sport asked four of our top riders for their verdicts. Today, Scott Redding tells all bviously this year didn’t go to plan. How much of that...

How to service your forks

How to service your forks

You wouldn’t expect your engine to keep going if you didn’t replace the oil and give it a service – so don’t make that mistake with your forks. Give them a service and be rewarded with a front end...

Honda Africa Twin makes an unlikely stunt bike

Honda Africa Twin makes an unlikely stunt bike

Think of stunt bikes and you probably think of modified supersport bikes with rear sprockets the size of dinner plates or Mattie Griffin's stunning BMW F800R. The new Honda Africa Twin probably...

The seven greatest 125s of all time

The seven greatest 125s of all time

Because they haven’t always been gutless wonders.  Cagiva Mito (1991-2004) The Mito went through a number of changes and is remembered for three things. Number one, it was one of the first 100mph...

Dan Kneen: The man behind THAT TT moment

Dan Kneen: The man behind THAT TT moment

The Manxman’s 2011 TT will always be remembered for that huge moment at Rhencullen 2 during the Senior TT. Not by him, though, as MCN Sport found out when they caught up with him a few weeks...

Last chance to book for MCNLive!

Last chance to book for MCNLive!

The final few apartments are booking up fast for the last ever MCNLive! at Butlins, Skegness, April 15-18 and we're planning on going out with a bang! This year's Saturday ride out will again finish...

Guy Martin Wall of Death - behind the scenes

Guy Martin Wall of Death - behind the scenes

EXCLUSIVE: MCN’s Stephen Davison was one of the lucky few to be in the audience for Guy’s amazing record attempt. Here's how the day unfolded... 3.55pm I’m amongst the first of several hundred...

Machine V Mountain - Full gallery

Machine V Mountain - Full gallery

In this weeks MCN (on sale today!) we pit 2016's hottest adventure bikes against Europes highest volcano riding them both off-road and on. Here's a gallery of the stunning pics, read the results of...

Gold Wing starts tech revolution

Gold Wing starts tech revolution

Honda set to transform iconic Gold Wing range with new technology Honda’s imminent new Gold Wing is going to be a technical tour-de-force that will herald a new era of development for the company over...

New MCN April 6: Adventure bike shootout

New MCN April 6: Adventure bike shootout

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 6: Adventure bike shootout: 9-page special! New Honda Gold Wing Honda CBR600RR vs KTM 690 Duke New MCN test...

Can Lorenzo win on a Ducati?

Can Lorenzo win on a Ducati?

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo looks odds on to become a Ducati rider for the 2017 and 2018 MotoGP seasons, ending a long career with Yamaha. The move would see Lorenzo follow in the footsteps...

My life in bikes - Suzi Perry

My life in bikes - Suzi Perry

Now back where she belongs – ditching F1 for MotoGP – Suzi Perry talks hot bikes What came first for you, road bikes or race bikes? I’ve ridden since my mid-twenties, just before I got into working in...

Whatever happened to 'Captain' Mark Phillips?

Whatever happened to 'Captain' Mark Phillips?

He wasn’t a royal but he was only man to win a TTF1 title on a two-stroke Mark Phillips was one of Britain’s top racers of the late 1980s. He won the 1986 British TTF1 title on a bike powered by an...

Picture story: The ground-breaking V4 super cruiser in Harley-Davidson's attic

Picture story: The ground-breaking V4 super cruiser in Harley-Davidson's attic

Here's a bike that's hard to place – it's the Harley-Davidson Nova, of 1979/80. Intended as a counter to the growing threat of high-tech European and Japanese rivals, it was planned for launch in 1981...

Victory confirms Project 156 and Empulse RR for Pikes Peak

Victory confirms Project 156 and Empulse RR for Pikes Peak

American firm Victory has officially announced it will be racing at the famous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in June this year. The firm will be racing both an updated versions of the 1200cc...

Pirelli Diablo Rosso III first test

Pirelli Diablo Rosso III first test

We’re at the world launch of Pirelli’s new Diablo Rosso III at Aragon circuit in Spain and the surrounding roads.  The new tyre replaces the Diablo Rosso II and is aimed at sporty riders who ride...

Join Colin Edwards at the MCN Festival

Join Colin Edwards at the MCN Festival

Motorcycling icons, off-road gods and masters of the speedway oval will be mixing it up at the MCN Festival May 14-15 in the second annual MCN Transatlantic short-track trophy. The Texas Tornado...

1982 GSX1100EX - the joy of GSX

1982 GSX1100EX - the joy of GSX

Kevin Davison has owned many bikes over the past three decades, but the GSX1100EX he bought new in 1982 is still his favourite, especially now he’s modified it to just how he wants it. ot all...

Speedway's new hope

Speedway's new hope

It’s been put down as a joke for years, but could the new National Stadium be a fresh dawn for speedway? he roads are jammed and Star Wars characters dance joyfully to a brass band as racing...

Sam Lowes: “I wish I’d been in GPs since I was 15”

Sam Lowes: “I wish I’d been in GPs since I was 15”

It was a mixed year for Brits in the MotoGP paddock. MCN Sport asked four of our top riders for their verdicts. Now it's the turn of Sam Lowes hat’s the biggest difference between Moto2 and World...

Whatever happened to MX hero Rob Herring?

Whatever happened to MX hero Rob Herring?

He was the golden boy of British motocross, then he vanished. Or did he?  Rob Herring - 11 times British MX champion - 1994 Motocross Des Nations winner - Now does film work with credits...

Ride your dream at MCN Festival

Ride your dream at MCN Festival

More bikes have been added to the MCN Festival test bike fleet including Suzuki’s new SV650 and KTM’s stunning 1290 Super Adventure. So if you want to ride the pick of 2016’s new bikes from a whole...

The new-old café racers

The new-old café racers

It’s not just the major manufacturers doing something new and wonderful with classic British designs. Here are four of the best home-built examples in the country  omething new is happening with...

Steve Parrish launches new race series

Steve Parrish launches new race series

Ex-BBC MotoGP commentator and motorcycle racer Steve Parrish is taking to the track again with an all-new race series – for buses! After years of campaigning, he has finally got the go-ahead from the...

Experience Motocross at MCNLive!

Experience Motocross at MCNLive!

The AMCA Yamaha MX Experience will be heading to MCNLive! at Butlins Skegness, April 15-18, giving you the opportunity to have a go at off-road riding. Yamaha will be bringing along an assortment of...

The man who's been doing the TT forever

The man who's been doing the TT forever

But he still wants a 200mph lap... f you’ve read a TT programme in the last 30 years you can’t fail to have clocked the name Dave Madsen-Mygdal. He’s been racing on the Island since 1979, and at the...

My life in bikes: Chris Walker

My life in bikes: Chris Walker

‘I did my first 100mph when I was just three years old’ Whether it’s on two wheels or three, Chris Walker shares his love of speed How did you first get into bikes? My dad and granddad both had bikes,...

Ducati Scrambler becomes Mike’s bike

Ducati Scrambler becomes Mike’s bike

This Ducati Scrambler has been built by Ducati Thailand as a tribute to the legendary racer Mike Hailwood, with his son David on hand to see the first example of just 58 being built. The Hailwood...

Guy Martin special edition magazine – OUT NOW!

Guy Martin special edition magazine – OUT NOW!

Guy Martin is now one of the UK’s most famous motorcycle racers, thanks to his fearless racing antics, massive road-racing crashes, his staring role in Closer to the Edge, and regular appearances on...

Road test: 2016 Zero SR

Road test: 2016 Zero SR

Zero’s SR is the latest in an increasingly long line of electric bikes, and it’s good. No wonder Harley, Yamaha and Honda fancy a piece of the action… hat a difference a few years make. Five or six...

Video: Best new retros - Triumph Thruxton R v BMW R nineT Sport v Yamaha XJR1300

Video: Best new retros - Triumph Thruxton R v BMW R nineT Sport v Yamaha XJR1300

We fell in love with the Thruxton R at its launch a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to get our hands on it again. So we took two of its best retro rivals to Triumph's launch location in Portugal to...

MV Agusta in crisis

MV Agusta in crisis

MV Agusta will have to get smaller in order to survive over the long term, and that process has already started according to boss Giovanni Castiglioni. The Italian marque is to undergo a complete...

'I always thought I'd thrashed it senseless' – a love letter to the Yamaha R6, by James Whitham

'I always thought I'd thrashed it senseless' – a love letter to the Yamaha R6, by James Whitham

In 1999 James Whitham took a one-off ride in the World Supersport series. What followed was the start of a love affair with the YZF-R6. Prepare to want one all over again. he fact I even ended up...