2016

MCN London Show spectacular

MCN London Show spectacular

As the doors closed on Sunday night, almost 40,000 bike fans had poured through the doors at London’s ExCeL to face ultimate temptation head-on at the three-day Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle...

Should Lorenzo sign for Ducati?

Should Lorenzo sign for Ducati?

The 2016 MotoGP season hasn't even begun, but reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo is already Ducati's prime target for 2017. Should Lorenzo make the switch? Should Lorenzo sign for Ducati?

Win a trip of a lifetime with Harley Davidson

Win a trip of a lifetime with Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson are running a competition that will see one winner and a friend embark on the trip of a lifetime, anywhere in the world with a purse of £5000 at their disposal.  The ‘Discover...

New Fireblade to rule the roads

New Fireblade to rule the roads

This MCN computer-generated image of the next Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is the most accurate interpretation currently possible of the bike Honda hope will take them back to the sharp end in the...

Triton seals classic glory

Triton seals classic glory

The 2016 Classic Bike of the Year competition drew to a close on Sunday at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show with a stunning Triumph-engined Norton special, built by 55-year-old Doncaster...

Road racing’s 150mph jump

Road racing’s 150mph jump

Ryan Farquhar dominated the racing at Kells in Ireland back in 2009. Not hard to see why… his is Irish road racer Ryan Farquhar landing at 150mph on his Kawasaki ZX-10R from a 40ft long jump over...

Brough come home

Brough come home

The first owner of an all-new Brough Superior SS100 was handed the keys to his motorcycle at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show during the weekend. Eric Patterson, 69, is no stranger to the...

New MCN February 17: Honda's new Fireblade

New MCN February 17: Honda's new Fireblade

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 17: Details of Honda's new Fireblade Triumph Tiger Explorer first ride 2016 theft special Chris Walker's mad...

2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer first ride

2016 Triumph Tiger Explorer first ride

Triumph has combined state of the art electronics with a host of chassis, engine and comfort upgrades to transform its big adventure bike. It might look the Tiger Explorer we know and love on the...

My life in bikes; Brian Sansom

My life in bikes; Brian Sansom

‘I was a bit of a punk, and used to dress up like Johnny Rotten’ hirty years after starting BKS, Managing director Sansom talks bikes, bands, and kitting out royalty...   What was the first...

Triumph Explorer first ride incoming

Triumph Explorer first ride incoming

We’re at the world launch of Triumph’s new Explorer. We get to ride the all-singing off-road (XCA) version tomorrow, but tonight Triumph are letting us know what makes the new bike tick. The new...

10 quick questions with Valentino Rossi

10 quick questions with Valentino Rossi

In 2013, MCN Sport grabbed five minutes with The Doctor and fire 10 quickfire questions at him. Here are his answers...   ou can travel in time. Where to? “First of all I want to fight on a 500...

Barry Sheene comes to the big screen

Barry Sheene comes to the big screen

Development is well underway to bring the incredible life story of the cheeky, charismatic racing legend Barry Sheene to the silver screen. Universally loved, Sheene was many things, a cockney rebel...

Suzuki reveal special edition GSX-S1000

Suzuki reveal special edition GSX-S1000

Suzuki have revealed special edition versions of the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F with both bikes coming with a host of Yoshimura components, new graphics and genuine Suzuki accessories too. The GSX-S1000...

Picture story: Meet the woman racer who made the men look stupid

Picture story: Meet the woman racer who made the men look stupid

Meet Marjorie Cottle (1900–1987), racer on road and off, until in 1925 the ACU banned women from road racing (imagine if one got hurt!), forcing her to concentrate on trials. Marjorie won an...

Final day at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show!

Final day at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show!

Tomorrow (Sunday February 14) is the final day of the 2016 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show - your last chance to see the Slide show and 20 years of BSB celebration under one roof! Our 20 years...

25 Years of the VFR: Part 1

25 Years of the VFR: Part 1

In the first of our two-part series, originally published in 2011, RiDE takes a look at how close the VFR came to being stillborn n its various guises it’s been called the most perfect motorcycle ever...

Superbike Saturday at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Superbike Saturday at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show is the place to be for all you British racing fans this weekend as we celebrate 20 years of BSB and have some of the new bikes which will be competing in the...

BMW reveals Iconic 100 special editions

BMW reveals Iconic 100 special editions

Four limited edition BMW models will celebrate 100 years since the beginning of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG in 2016. The BMW R1200RT, R1200RS, R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure all get limited edition...

BMW; ‘MotoGP has no appeal for us’

BMW; ‘MotoGP has no appeal for us’

The boss of BMW Motorrad has said the company has no interest in competing in MotoGP, and places much more importance in the BMW S1000RR winning press group tests. Stephan Schaller (no relation to...

Retro revolution

Retro revolution

If you can’t afford one of the latest crop of period-style icons don’t despair, we test three used modern classic rides that won’t break the bank ventually all bikes become classics. It’s not about...

Win Michelin Power Superport Evo tyres

Win Michelin Power Superport Evo tyres

If you find the bike pictured above at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, simply take a selfie and tweet using #winatmcnshow before midnight February 14 to be in with a chance of winning a...

New Triumph Tiger Explorer launches on Monday

New Triumph Tiger Explorer launches on Monday

We’re riding Triumph’s 2016-model Explorer at its world launch on Monday. The out-going model hit showrooms in 2012 and was Triumph’s first big-capacity adventure bike. Powered by a liquid-cooled...

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show opens today!

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show opens today!

The 2016 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show opens at 10am today (Friday February 12) and all the exhibitors have been hard at work to make sure their stands are looking good, ready to showcase...

Being Chris Walker

Being Chris Walker

In this interview from August 2014, BSB’s most popular rider looks back at his topsy-turvy career and explains why he’s not done yet ver the last three decades, few British riders have captured race...

How much security do you have for your bike?

How much security do you have for your bike?

There are a huge array of security devices on the market now for your pride and joy, but do you opt for a simple lock and chain or do you throw everything at it to keep the thieves at bay? How much...

BMW plans electric expansion with cut-price C Evolution

BMW plans electric expansion with cut-price C Evolution

Electric scooters and motorcycles are going to play an important role in the expansion of the BMW range over the coming years, and there is even talk of a BMW three-wheeler as well as a modern version...

See exclusive Joey Dunlop tribute at the London Show

See exclusive Joey Dunlop tribute at the London Show

This year’s Carole Nash MCN London Show – which takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week at London’s ExCel – will be headlined by a tribute to the greatest road-racer of all time – Joey...

Military charity ride-out

Military charity ride-out

The Maria Hanson Foundation are organising a charity ride-out from Nottingham to Mablethorpe on May 1st 2016. ‘Ride to the Dunes’ starts at The Bee Keeper Inn, Meadow Lane, Beeston NG9 5AE at 9am and...

MCN's London Show hot picks - Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves

MCN's London Show hot picks - Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is pretty excited about the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. He’s been slacking in the office today reading the show guide that will be in tomorrow’s paper...

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show live updates

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show live updates

The 2016 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show kicks off on Friday February 12 at ExCel London and you can keep up to date with everything that's going on with our live updates below!

BMW confirm carbon-fibre future

BMW confirm carbon-fibre future

MCN revealed BMW’s plans surrounding carbon-fibre technology in August last year when we uncovered a series of patents surrounding the lightweight construction in frames for a variety of different...

Triumph unveil limited edition cruisers

Triumph unveil limited edition cruisers

Triumph have announced two new limited-edition America cruisers this week, which are only available in two very low number batches of just 25 examples each. The America and America LTs will be...

My life in bikes; John Reynolds

My life in bikes; John Reynolds

‘I blew my bike to bits after just four outings’ rom dirty beginnings to three BSB titles and aerial acrobatics   Have you always been into bikes? Yes, my uncle Tom was Scottish motocross...

Triumph reveal new Tiger Sport

Triumph reveal new Tiger Sport

This is the world’s first glimpse of the fully finished new Triumph Tiger Sport, which has been given a hefty mechanical and cosmetic makeover for 2016. The bike will make its world debut in the metal...

New MCN February 10: MotoGP back with a bang!

New MCN February 10: MotoGP back with a bang!

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 10: MotoGP testing special: Back with a bang! Free 40-page show guide Kawasaki ZX-10R: Old vs new Rossi’s now...