2016

Join us on a trackday

Join us on a trackday

We’ve teamed up with leading trackday company MSVT to offer you a brilliant day on track at the iconic Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent, on March 17. This special trackday will have four ability...

Video: MCN take Valentino Rossi to the Science Museum!

Video: MCN take Valentino Rossi to the Science Museum!

After over twenty years, the Science Museum are replacing their 1996 Carl Fogarty Castrol Honda leathers with a brand new Dainese D-Air suit donated by none other than Valentino Rossi - and MCN were...

Whatever happened to Steve Webster MBE?

Whatever happened to Steve Webster MBE?

He won 10 world sidecar crowns, but what’s Webbo up to today?  nly two Britons have won 10 road racing world championships: Mike Hailwood and Steve Webster. Yorkshireman Webster had a long and...

Ducati Custom Rumble finalists announced

Ducati Custom Rumble finalists announced

The five finalists of Ducati’s Custom Rumble competition have been announced after voting closed in late January. The competition has seen Ducati Dealers modify the hugely popular Scrambler before...

Picture story: The incredible Ducati engine you don't know

Picture story: The incredible Ducati engine you don't know

What's that a picture of you ask, the engine with the red painted cylinders and somehow familiarly gable-shaped heads? Oh, just a V8 Ducati Formula One engine. In 1961 F1 rules were set to change...

9 Essential tools that’ll get you out of anything

9 Essential tools that’ll get you out of anything

Nine-time Dakar racer Simon Pavey reveals the gear that’s saved his bacon 1. Proper preparation While I was racing in the Dakar Rally the con-rod came out of the bottom of my BMW G450’s crankcase. I...

Plan your trip: Sports and Performance Zone schedule for London show

Plan your trip: Sports and Performance Zone schedule for London show

With the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show touching down at London’s Excel next Friday (Feb 12-14) there’s plenty to see and do across the whole show, here’s what’s going on in the Sports and...

Dream Garage - One Man's '70s Neverland

Dream Garage - One Man's '70s Neverland

Tony Collins is the UK’s biggest Fizzy nut – but his bike collection goes way beyond Yamaha’s pedal ‘n’ goes. The hoard of 1970s bikes he ‘just had to have’ spans four warehouses and garages. The man...

Video: Live Suzuki GSX-R750F restoration

Video: Live Suzuki GSX-R750F restoration

As part of Suzuki’s GSX-R thirtieth anniversary celebrations, Team Classic Suzuki were on hand at Motorcycle Live last year tasked with restoring an original 1985 GSX-R750F. Team Classic Suzuki...

Plan your trip: Custom and Classic Zone schedule for London show

Plan your trip: Custom and Classic Zone schedule for London show

With the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show touching down at London’s Excel next Friday (Feb 12-14) there’s plenty to see and do across the whole show, here’s what’s going on in the Custom and...

Sublime Suter MMX500 to appear at London show

Sublime Suter MMX500 to appear at London show

The GP inspired Suter MMX500 is going to be making a surprise appearance in the UK next weekend as it's displayed on the Performance Bikes stand at the Carole Nash MCN London...

BMW C Evoloution; Living with electric

BMW C Evoloution; Living with electric

MCN finds out if bikes like BMW’s battery-powered scoot can be the ideal companion by living with one for a week like the idea of electric bikes. I’ve been lucky to ride a few in the past couple of...

Plan your trip: Adventure Zone schedule for London show

Plan your trip: Adventure Zone schedule for London show

With the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show touching down at London’s Excel next Friday (Feb 12-14) there’s plenty to see and do across the whole show, here’s what’s going on in the Adventure zone...

In Pictures: Yamaha XSR900 launch

In Pictures: Yamaha XSR900 launch

Yamaha’s impressive new XSR900 is a recipe for success, based on the already good MT-09 platform but sporting a beautiful new wardrobe, it both looks good and rides good. MCN Senior Road Tester Adam...

Farm boys v Marquez

Farm boys v Marquez

Lincolnshire’s Tim and Tom Neave know a bit about dirt track. So does Marc Marquez. In January 2014, the lads got the chance to race the Champion wo young Englishmen, wide-eyed, fresh-faced,...

9 ways to make sure your riding kit is ready to go

9 ways to make sure your riding kit is ready to go

No-one knows when Spring will arrive, but these tips will make sure you’re all set 1. Start at the top If your lid still has a coating of bugs from your last autumnal ride then now is the time to get...

Plan your day: Sunday schedule for London show

Plan your day: Sunday schedule for London show

With the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show touching down at London’s Excel next Friday (Feb 12-14) there’s plenty to see and do across the whole show, here’s Sunday’s timetable so you can plan...

Plan your day: Saturday schedule for London show

Plan your day: Saturday schedule for London show

With the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show touching down at London’s Excel next Friday (Feb 12-14) there’s plenty to see and do across the whole show, here’s Saturday’s timetable so you can plan...

Celebrate 20 years of BSB at London show

Celebrate 20 years of BSB at London show

Landmark bikes and star riders take part in a one-off tribute to the world’s most exciting national race series at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. In less than 10 days’ time BSB stars Neil...

What happened to the World’s Fastest Indian?

What happened to the World’s Fastest Indian?

It starred in a hit movie but the original ended up in a most unlikely place The 2005 Anthony Hopkins movie The World’s Fastest Indian was a huge success but the story it was based on is even more...

London Show kicks off this Friday!

London Show kicks off this Friday!

February 12-14 is your chance to take part in one of the biggest motorcycling events of the year as we head to the capital for the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. The latest and greatest new...

Plan your day: Friday schedule for London show

Plan your day: Friday schedule for London show

With the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show touching down at London’s Excel next Friday (Feb 12-14) there’s plenty to see and do across the whole show, here’s Friday’s timetable so you can plan...

Should Stoner come back full time?

Should Stoner come back full time?

Double world champion Casey Stoner has returned to the MotoGP paddock as test rider for Ducati, immediately setting impressive times despite his long hiatus from the sport.  Should he return to...

New Victory: Octane fuelled for take off

New Victory: Octane fuelled for take off

Victory will reveal full details of their new Octane performance cruiser on February 19, but MCN has uncovered patent drawings that show how the new bike will look. The firm have made little secret of...

Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline is anything but a drag

Yamaha CS_07 Gasoline is anything but a drag

Portuguese custom building duo, Alexandre Santos and Osvaldo Coutinho of the eccentrically titled ‘it roCks!bikes’ have built their third custom machine to be included Yamaha’s ever-growing Yard Built...

Royal Enfield officially launches the Himalayan

Royal Enfield officially launches the Himalayan

Royal Enfield have finally launched the 411cc Himlayan adventure bike but are still insisting the bike will only be sold in the domestic Indian market for now. The bike was one of 2015’s worst-kept...

My life in bikes: Sjaak Lucassen

My life in bikes: Sjaak Lucassen

‘I’ve been planning on riding to the North Pole’  head of his appearance at the MCN London Show, the Dutch adventurer reveals what made him lap the world on a FireBlade   What was your first...

Yamaha R1M online application extended

Yamaha R1M online application extended

The online application process to order a 2016 Yamaha R1M has been extended until midnight February 28, with only a few bikes remaining. As in 2015, owners of a 2016 R1M will also get a place on...

Video: 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R launch Video

Video: 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R launch Video

MCN Senior Road tester Adam Child talks about the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R in Sepang at the International launch the other week. This bike will also be at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle...

See the 2016 A2 friendly bikes at the London Show

See the 2016 A2 friendly bikes at the London Show

With 2016 heralding the arrival of 68 new bikes, we’re going to have a roundup of some of the most interesting metal that’s coming our way this year. All the bikes featured will be on display at...

Launch: Yamaha XSR900 ridden

Launch: Yamaha XSR900 ridden

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is on the launch of Yamaha’s new XSR900 in sunny Fuerteventura. The eye-catching XSR is based on Yamaha’s successful MT-09 and comes from the same Yamaha Sport...

BMW reveal RnineT Sport

BMW reveal RnineT Sport

BMW Motorrad have released a new version of the wildly popular RnineT, which has been dubbed the Sport, and delivers riders a pre-formed café racer style version of the naked retro. RnineT Sport...

Video: 2016 Kawaski Ninja ZX-10R onboard

Video: 2016 Kawaski Ninja ZX-10R onboard

MCN Roadtester Adam Child was recently out in Sepang for the international launch of the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. It has already impressed after we rode it at the exclusive Australian launch last...

Italian collection goes under the hammer

Italian collection goes under the hammer

On February 13 around 100 classic and vintage motorcycles will go under the hammer as London’s first dedicated world-class motorcycle-only auction gets underway. Run in conjunction with the Carole...

New Indian fuelled by Jack Daniel's

New Indian fuelled by Jack Daniel's

Indian have teamed up with Jack Daniel's to create a limited edition Chief model to celebrate the whiskey giant’s 150th anniversary, with Brian Klock of Klock Werks taking care of the final...

So you want to be a Dakar Rider? Start here…

So you want to be a Dakar Rider? Start here…

The UK’s All Terrain Rally Challenge may be a long way from the South American Dakar, but it’s an ever-growing scene and the place to come for serious adventure he 2016 Dakar is over and while it was...