2016

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...

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...

First Ride: Dunlop Roadsmart III tyres

First Ride: Dunlop Roadsmart III tyres

Dunlop’s new Roadsmart III sports-touring tyre has taken a leap forward in performance and durability. Related: Best sports-touring tyres With its new rubber compounds, front and rear carcass,...

Win a KTM RC390 at MCNLive!

Win a KTM RC390 at MCNLive!

We're giving away a brand new, A2 licence friendly KTM RC390 at this year's MCNLive! event on April 16-18. The RC390 is on eof the most agile and exciting small capacity machines available and an...

Six arrested over Padgett's bike thefts

Six arrested over Padgett's bike thefts

Six men have been arrested in connection with the theft at Christmas of new and classic motorcycles worth £100,000 from Padgett’s Motorcycles in Batley, Yorkshire. The Padgett’s showrooms were broken...

Mick Grant's KR750: One careful owner

Mick Grant's KR750: One careful owner

Mick Grant has cherished his KR750 since he raced it in the 1970s e live in an age of hyperbole, when even a slightly larger-than-average burger can be described as ‘amazing’. Guy Martin summed up...

Ducati Multistrada Enduro first ride

Ducati Multistrada Enduro first ride

Live from the launch of Ducati’s first true adventure bike We're half-way through the debut of Ducati’s first proper off-road adventure bike, the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, and even with just 50 miles...

Ducati Multistrada Enduro first ride incoming

Ducati Multistrada Enduro first ride incoming

It’s easy to explain what Ducati’s new Multistrada 1200 Enduro is. It’s a Multistrada 1200 S with added Enduro. In other words, Ducati have taken the 1200 S – even down to an almost identical 160bhp,...

Colin Edwards takes on the Brits at MCN Festival

Colin Edwards takes on the Brits at MCN Festival

The Texas Tornado will be stepping into Kevin Schwantz’s shoes this year as he takes over as captain of the American team in the Transatlantic Trophy dirt track races at the MCN Festival of...

Launch: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and Roamer first ride

Launch: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and Roamer first ride

This week Moto Guzzi celebrated its 95th birthday, which is quite a milestone and it is thanks to this long history that the company is currently going through something of a resurgence. The trend for...

7 best used litre superbikes

7 best used litre superbikes

Spring is approaching fast. Time for some used bike speed BMW S1000RR (2012-14) Although most recognise how revolutionary the original BMW S1000RR was, many forget how big an advance the second...

#MCNtrackday live feed

#MCNtrackday live feed

Senior road tester Adam Child and multiple-BSB champion Shane Byrne will both be at the MCN track day at Brands Hatch today, and with the social wall below you can keep up to speed with everything...

Nortons in drag

Nortons in drag

In the 1970s, drag meets on both sides of  the Atlantic saw British double-engined bikes ripping up the strips very welcome sight at this year’s Dragstalgia festival at Santa Pod was the...

Video: Texas police officer pepper sprays passing motorcyclists

Video: Texas police officer pepper sprays passing motorcyclists

A Fort Worth police officer has been suspended after a video published online appears to show him pepper spraying a group of passing motorcyclists. The video was posted by Chase Stone, a member of the...

Unwrapping perfection – Honda's RC213V-S arrives

Unwrapping perfection – Honda's RC213V-S arrives

One of the first customer Honda RC213V-S arrived in the UK last week and MCN was there to release it from its shipping crate and prep it for its owner here it is. Inside a simple aluminium flight...

Slide comes to MCNLive!

Slide comes to MCNLive!

New for 2016: Slide comes to MCNLive! sponsored by Devitt. You will see some of the best short track racers in the UK showcase their amazing off-road skills. Riders taking part in the action include...

Poll: MotoGP kicks off under the lights at Qatar on Sunday, so who will be champ?

Poll: MotoGP kicks off under the lights at Qatar on Sunday, so who will be champ?

MotoGP kicks off under the lights at Qatar on Sunday, so who will be champ?

MCN today – Whatever happened to...?

MCN today – Whatever happened to...?

Today's mystery is a frustrating one, and is posed by the question: Whatever happened to 'Whatever Happened To...?'. Pick up a copy of today's MCN – and you should, it's a whopper with a 32-page...

Victory racer for the road

Victory racer for the road

Victory will return to the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado this year with a modified version of the Project 156 racing bike – adding further weight to speculation that a true...

Launch: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber & Roamer

Launch: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber & Roamer

The current craze for retro bikes should be playing right into the hands of Moto Guzzi as few two-wheeler manufacturers can call on such a wealth of heritage. So, with this in mind, Guzzi have played...

Indian and Victory franchise Krazy Horse ride into Kent this Saturday

Indian and Victory franchise Krazy Horse ride into Kent this Saturday

Head to the smoke for the Krazy Horse London’s demo event on March 19 and experience the 2016 model ranges from Indian and Victory. ‘Krazy Horse London’ has only recently opened in Welling, Bexley...

New MCN March 16: 3-in-1 bumper special

New MCN March 16: 3-in-1 bumper special

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 16: Triumph T120 Bonneville first ride Best-selling 125 shootout Honda RC213V-S in the UK 32-page MotoGP...

Pro-tips to prepare your new purchase for action

Pro-tips to prepare your new purchase for action

Don’t rely on others – check over your new-to-you bike before hitting the road  1. Fluid levels Quick and easy – consult the owners’ manual for the procedure for oil level checks, especially in...