2016

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...

Whatever happened to British-built helmets?

Whatever happened to British-built helmets?

Kangol were once the most illustrious lid brand around. Then… nothing nce, there was a world before Arai, Shoei and Shark. A different world where the preferred helmets for British motorcyclists were...

Jumping sand dunes in virtual reality

Jumping sand dunes in virtual reality

Ever wanted to hop on an off-road bike with a huge paddle tyre on the back wheel and get some air over some gnarly dunes? Well thanks to virtual reality and action camera company GoPro you can do it...

'Just chop my finger off – I want to race' - WSB crew chiefs reveal all

'Just chop my finger  off – I want  to race' - WSB crew chiefs reveal all

If you’ve ever watched a WSB race and thought, ‘I could do that,’ these crew chiefs' stories, from 2012, should put you straight.   Troy Bayliss Bayliss is a man who doesn’t know when to say no.

Mike Hailwood - in his own words

Mike Hailwood - in his own words

In 1980, after retiring from racing, and only months before his death, Mike Hailwood published Racing And All That, in which he talked about everything from racing drunk to the rider he considered his...

25 Years of the VFR: Part 2

25 Years of the VFR: Part 2

Part 2 of RiDE's 2011 celebration of the VFR: Honda’s VFR has come in many shapes and sizes since its launch 25 years ago. We spoke to owners of five of the most important models to find out what it’s...

Yonny’s rear suspension goes to hell

Yonny’s rear suspension goes to hell

he Argentine MotoGP is famous for the Rossi/Marquez incident where the Spaniard came off worse and, “Learned some things which I will keep to myself.” But there was drama lower down the field too when...

Bolting together this Ducati is so easy a 10-year-old can do it

Bolting together this Ducati is so easy a 10-year-old can do it

Ducati have signed a licensing deal with the people behind Meccano to create a series of bolt-up bike models. First Ducati in the Meccano Build and Play series is this Monster 1200S model, which in...

Go different – Alternative travel guide (Part 3/3)

Go different – Alternative travel guide (Part 3/3)

Biking trips are what you make them. So make yours awesome by trying something new this summer   orget about the same old clichéd Route 66 and Harleys. Here are our three top ideas for the Golden...

Make a date with Krazy Horse this weekend

Make a date with Krazy Horse this weekend

Krazy Horse in Bury St Edmunds is offering American motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to swing a leg over the 2016 ranges from Indian and Victory at their annual demo day this weekend (March 12).

Clubs galore at this year's MCN Festival

Clubs galore at this year's MCN Festival

Owners clubs from far and wide will be flocking to this year’s MCN Festival of Motorcycling and all are planning to have some very special bikes on display. We’ve increased the number of clubs at the...

The home-built TT bike

The home-built TT bike

his is the kind of bike the Classic TT was invented for. Built by Manx Grand Prix front runner Gary Gittins, the 1990 GSX-R750L started as a way of getting extra practice time for his goal of a...

Remembering Sheene

Remembering Sheene

Thirteen years ago today, motorcycling lost one of its most enigmatic and colourful characters. Barry Sheene at the age of only 52 when he sadly lost his battle to cancer, he would have been 65...

Classic Bikes take centre stage at the Scottish show

Classic Bikes take centre stage at the Scottish show

A staggering 465 classic bikes will be on display at this year’s Carole Nash MCN Scottish Show in Edinburgh on March 12-13. Situated in the Classic Bike magazine hall, Scotland’s biggest ever...

Guy Martin to star in F1 TV show

Guy Martin to star in F1 TV show

To launch this season's F1 coverage Channel 4 will broadcast a one-off programme with Guy Martin and ex F1 driver David Coulthard going head-to-head, pitting Guy’s Tyco BMW S1000RR superbike against...

Go different – Alternative travel guide (Part 2/3)

Go different – Alternative travel guide (Part 2/3)

Biking trips are what you make them. So make yours awesome by trying something new this summer    forest adventure. Discovering the hidden beauty and solitude of southern Sweden via ...

World launch of the 2016 MT-07 Moto Cage at the Scottish Motorcycle Show

World launch of the 2016 MT-07 Moto Cage at the Scottish Motorcycle Show

If you prefer your bikes a little more up-to-date it doesn’t come any more current than the new Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage. Making its official public debut at the Scottish Show, the MT-07 Moto Cage is a...

540bhp, 209mph… one wheel

540bhp, 209mph… one wheel

Clearing the double ton on both wheels is a serious achievement, but Gary Rothwell’s Hayabusa manages it on just the back one ary Rothwell has a fair claim to being one of the godfathers of the stunt...

Rule the roads with Tyco replica

Rule the roads with Tyco replica

BMW have created a limited-edition Tyco BMW Race Replica which will be the highest-specification S1000RR available from your local dealer. The bike is painted in an exact replica of the 2016 Tyco race...

Go different – Alternative travel guide (Part 1/3)

Go different – Alternative travel guide (Part 1/3)

Biking trips are what you make them. So make yours awesome by trying something new this summer  here’s no finer way to bond with your offspring than taking a trip to the cradle of Rossi...

More supercharged bikes from Kawasaki

More supercharged bikes from Kawasaki

Given the exotic nature and high prices of the two supercharged Kawasaki models currently available, it’s easy to believe that forced induction is just a vanity project. But that would be a...