2016

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...

Who’s your money on for BSB glory in 2016?

Who’s your money on for BSB glory in 2016?

Who’s your money on for BSB glory in 2016?

New MCN March 30: Best new retros

New MCN March 30: Best new retros

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 30: Triumph's new Thruxton R takes on old-school rivals MV Agusta battles for survival Inside the BMW GS Trophy...

Guy Martin breaks Wall of Death record

Guy Martin breaks Wall of Death record

Millions of television viewers watched Guy Martin set a new Wall of Death world speed record on Easter Monday during a spectacular live broadcast on Channel Four. The 34 year old blasted around the...

TT Tales - Being a fan

TT Tales - Being a fan

‘Never mind what you’ve seen on telly, brilliant though the coverage is. When you get there you simply won’t believe it’ s soon as you arrive, you’ve got to do a lap. Be humble, be cautious, be...

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 3)

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 3)

Today is the day that Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to know...

So long, Ryan

So long, Ryan

This feature, from late 2012, marked the retirement (albeit only temporary, as it turned out) of Ryan Farquhar. At the time of his retiurement he had amassed 80 more Irish National races than Joey and...

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 2)

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 2)

This Easter Monday Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to know...

Grand Day Out: Vintage Performance Bikes

Grand Day Out: Vintage Performance Bikes

It was January 1998 and it was a typical post photo shoot piss-up. The usual insults flowed: Ronnie’s ferret, Gus’s willy, Alex’s teeth, and so on. By closing time it’d turned ugly. And a race was on:...

Cal Crutchlow: “I feel I’m always riding injured”

Cal Crutchlow: “I feel I’m always riding injured”

It was a mixed year for Brits in the MotoGP paddock. MCN Sport asked four of our top riders for their verdicts. First up: Cal Crutchlow ou’ve just turned 30. How does your body feel? My body is tired.

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 1)

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 1)

 This Easter Monday Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to...

Take your bike down the strip at MCNLive!

Take your bike down the strip at MCNLive!

We've teamed up with the East Kirkby Straightliners to give MCNLive! visitors a chance to take their bikes down the drag strip at a Straightliners' championship round on Sunday April 18. There will be...

Better Riding: Braking for corners

Better Riding: Braking for corners

The brakes are used for more than emergency stops – and how we use them reveals a lot about our riding ometimes you’ll approach a tight corner and need to slow down quickly – which is a job for the...

Yamaha RD125LC restoration

Yamaha RD125LC restoration

Mark Rouse had been without a bike for 26 years when his mate Chris Tring found him the dream machine from his youth, a Yamaha RD125LC. It started him on the path to resto redemption... ark Rouse has...

Buzz around new BMW lid

Buzz around new BMW lid

BMW are developing a helmet that uses haptics – the transmission of information via touch – rather than the more common visual or audible signals. A few years ago ‘haptic’ wasn’t a common word, but...

Poll: What do you think of wings on MotoGP bikes?

Poll: What do you think of wings on MotoGP bikes?

What do you think of wings on MotoGP bikes?

Still cock o’ the north

Still cock o’ the north

The great and the good have been racing on mainland Britain’s only closed roads circuit for 70 years – and in the eyes of many riders and fans Scarborough’s rollercoaster track remains the finest in...

Super Adventure breeze buster

Super Adventure breeze buster

Despite the apparent periscope fitted to the back of this test mule, we’re as certain as we can be that KTM aren’t actually readying a new submersible version of the 1290 Super Adventure just yet. But...

Honda CRF250 Rally prototype

Honda CRF250 Rally prototype

It’s all about the terminology. This Honda CRF250 Rally was presented at the Tokyo show last year as a ‘concept bike’ which meant, officially, Honda wasn’t talking about this bike being a production...

Great MCN Festival ticket deal

Great MCN Festival ticket deal

For a very limited time, there's 15% off group and camping tickets to the MCN Festival. Up until midnight on March 29 you can purchase three day tickets for £37.50 (which works out as £12.50 each)...

Honda Africa Twin goes hardcore

Honda Africa Twin goes hardcore

Honda also added a new more hardcore version of the recently launched Africa Twin which was presented as a concept bike but will be on sale as the ‘adventure’ spec bike in the range within a year we...

New MCN March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death

New MCN March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death world record attempt Honda Africa Twin manual vs DCT 90 years of Ducati Ducati...

8 ways to make your bike safer from the thieves

8 ways to make your bike safer from the thieves

Someone out there wants to part you from your bike – don’t make it easy  1. Out of sight, out of danger Bikes aren’t commonplace, so thieves have to know they’re there to stage a theft – burglars...

Honda gets serious with CB1100

Honda gets serious with CB1100

It’s described as a concept bike but insiders say this bike is not far from production as part of new twin-pronged CB1100 range Are Honda finally about to get serious with the CB1100 retro roadster?...

Go West, Doctor and the Medics headline MCNLive!

Go West, Doctor and the Medics headline MCNLive!

Eighties band Go West will headline the last ever MCNLive! at Butlins Skegness April 15-18, alongside eighties chart toppers Doctor and the Medics. The two bands will be joined by the biggest ever...

My Life in bikes: Troy Bayliss

My Life in bikes: Troy Bayliss

‘A local copper told me he was keeping an eye on me’ x-British Superbike and three-times World Superbike Champion talks about being a young idiot and racing for Ducati in WSB How did you get started...

Boss Hoss V6 First Ride

Boss Hoss V6 First Ride

It's November 1997 and the much missed Kevin Ash brings us the first ride of the Boss Hoss V6 o this is the Yanks’ idea of a ladies’ bike. Almost 1000lbs of metal with a 200bhp motor lifted from a...

Andy Reid slings it away (again)

Andy Reid slings it away (again)

his is the moment Andy Reid’s 2015 British Supersport season came to a crashing halt, losing the back end of his Team Traction Control Yamaha on the final lap. Up to then it had been a good weekend,...

Life After Elsie - 1984 Kawasaki KR250 v 1983 Suzuki RG250

Life After Elsie - 1984 Kawasaki KR250 v 1983 Suzuki RG250

No other 250 stroker was worth considering when the 250LC came out in 1980, but just as the 250cc Elsie came to the end of its life, Suzuki and Kawasaki were ready with even more advanced 250s he pace...

Test a Triumph at MCN Festival

Test a Triumph at MCN Festival

Triumph are lining up a huge range of test bikes for the upcoming MCN Festival of Motorcycling including the ultimate, go anywhere Tiger Explorer XCA and stunning new Thruxton R. The MCN Festival is...

Guy Martin to attempt Wall of Death world record - LIVE!

Guy Martin to attempt Wall of Death world record - LIVE!

Guy Martin will attempt a record-breaking assault on the largest Wall of Death ever built on March 28, according to a new trailer film released by Channel4.  The short teaser, below, shows Guy...

My life in bikes; Mick Grant

My life in bikes; Mick Grant

‘I was terrible – I didn’t win a sausage for years’ even-times TT winner, three-times Grand Prix winner, and multiple British champion Mick Grant talks dodgy tuning, ice cream vans, and his worst bike...