2016

Joey Dunlop tribute at London Show

Joey Dunlop tribute at London Show

Next month’s Carole Nash MCN London Show is playing host to an unmissable tribute to the greatest real roads racer of all time – Joey Dunlop. MCN and the Dunlop family are bringing together, for the...

Harley-Davidson unveil CVO Pro Street Breakout

Harley-Davidson unveil CVO Pro Street Breakout

Harley-Davidson have just unveiled this mean looking CVO Pro Street Breakout, alongside a new Low Rider S, both of which are expected to be on sale at your local Harley dealer by mid-Spring...

Harley-Davidson reveal new Low Rider S

Harley-Davidson reveal new Low Rider S

Harley-Davidson have just revealed two new models for 2016, this Dyna based Low Rider S, and a CVO Pro Street Breakout – both expected to arrive on our shores in Spring this year. The Low Rider S is...

Lots to look forward to on the Carole Nash stand at the MCN London Show

Lots to look forward to on the Carole Nash stand at the MCN London Show

Roar round Donington GP Circuit on Rocket Ron Haslam’s Honda CBR600RR in a breathtaking 360° virtual reality ride at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show! That’s one of the amazing...

See the 2016 Naked bikes at the London Show

See the 2016 Naked 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...

In pictures; 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R launch

In pictures; 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R launch

In last weeks print issue, we rode the new Kawasaki ZX-10R at the international launch in Sepang and were thoroughly impressed with what’s on offer from the new machine. Of course, sunshine and bikes...

Victory teases new model

Victory teases new model

American motorcycle manufacturer Victory has teased a new model, dubbed Octane, in a brief teaser video posted on Youtube. The eight second long video gives little away - save for some engine noise...

Guy Martin switching gears

Guy Martin switching gears

He may be giving up his TT bike for a mountain bike but it’s not been done on a whim. Last weekend Guy Martin cycled 500 miles to take part in a training race and MCN were there. uy Martin’s recent...

Honda moves to secure ‘ADV’ name

Honda moves to secure ‘ADV’ name

Honda made quite a big deal of their ADV Concept at the Milan motorcycle show in November. A chunky-tyred concept bike aimed at urban adventurers, it appeared to be the answer to a question no-one had...

Win a GPZ900R in charity raffle

Win a GPZ900R in charity raffle

A 1985 Kawasaki GPZ900R that has been restored is being raffled to help raise funds for the Stroke Association. After his dad suffered a series of strokes, Jay McGreneghan decided to help raise...

Launch: MV Agusta Brutale 800

Launch: MV Agusta Brutale 800

MV Agusta are currently launching their stunning new 800 Brutale in Spain – and MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child has a full days riding ahead on the stunning roads around Malaga and Ronda. The...

Yamaha’s power of three

Yamaha’s power of three

Yamaha’s radical MWT-9 three-wheeler is expected to go on sale in 2017, and the firm has just submitted a trademark application. With three cylinders and three wheels the bike was one of the stranger...

Watch a live bike restoration at the London Show

Watch a live bike restoration at the London Show

The National Motorcycle Museum will be hosting a live bike restoration on February 12-14 at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. The build is set to take place for the duration of the event and...

My life in bikes: Gordon Shedden

My life in bikes: Gordon Shedden

‘I love my bikes more than cars’ eigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion reveals his secret passion for superbikes   You’re probably better known as a car racer, but you’ve got a big love...

New MCN January 27: Year of the Brits

New MCN January 27: Year of the Brits

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 27: 20 page special - Year of the Brits! Stunning new Triumphs and 2016 Brough blaze a trail MotoGP exclusive:...

How to travel on the cheap

How to travel on the cheap

Your bike, kit and accommodation are all sink holes for your travel funds. Ensure your bike is in good nick before you set off. If you need to have parts sent out to you, make sure that a copy of your...

Ducati’s radical ‘draXter’ concept

Ducati’s radical ‘draXter’ concept

As well as their new XDiavel – full first ride report in next week’s MCN – Ducati unveiled this psychotic concept bike at the Verona Bike Expo, dubbed the draXter. According to the Borgo Panigale...

10 jobs that aren’t as difficult as they seem

10 jobs that aren’t as difficult as they seem

Some tasks sound scary but aren’t. Here’s how to save yourself a fortune on bike maintenance this year 1. Change your fork oil Most people never change fork oil unless it’s dribbling out of a leaky...

Go to Leicester on an Enfield they said. It will be fine they said.

Go to Leicester on an Enfield they said. It will be fine they said.

'“Enfields and adventure go together like poppadoms and chutneys. You can’t help but have an adventure on an Enfield,” said Dan Walsh. We sent him to Leicester to prove it.' So said Bike magazine in...

Nicky Hayden Interview: Goodbye MotoGP, hello WSB

Nicky Hayden Interview: Goodbye MotoGP, hello WSB

2006 champ Nicky Hayden is the last USA rider left in MotoGP. Now he’s moving to WSB. Is he emotional? Well, just a little bit   e’s been in motoGP for 13 years, his debut coming a year into...

The everlasting superbike: CB900

The everlasting superbike: CB900

Nick Hare bought his Honda CB900FB new in 1981. Since then it’s racked up 58,000 miles in Rhodesia and the UK, and been rebuilt and resprayed countless times. And it’s still going strong…   hirty...

Video: Go Far. Go High. Go Home

Video: Go Far. Go High. Go Home

BBC Presenter Andy Torbet has always had a thirst for adventure, whether it be exploring deep underwater cave systems or climbing icebergs. Looking for a new adventure Andy’s climbing partner...

My life in bikes: Nick Knowles

My life in bikes: Nick Knowles

‘I stupidly tried to do a runner from the police’ IY SOS star talks about scrapes with the law, a lifetime on bikes, and why Honda’s CBR600RR is the perfect motorcycle for him   How did you get...

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show celebrates 20 years of BSB

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show celebrates 20 years of BSB

This year's Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show will play host to a special 20 year celebration of the British Superbike championship, with a collection of title-winning machines on display and...

Arrivederci Mr Biaggi

Arrivederci Mr Biaggi

Just before he announced his retirement from racing after 21 years at the high end of world championship contention, 2012 WSB champion Max granted an audience to MCN Sport   n the modern era of...

A new dawn? Africa Twin group test (Part 2)

A new dawn? Africa Twin group test (Part 2)

Adventure bikes may share common looks, but they’re not identikit clones. Honda’s 2016 Africa Twin added something new to the gene pool he Africa Twin is here, but how does it stack up against its...

Four budget waterproof overjackets

Four budget waterproof overjackets

Our choice of some of the best budget waterproof overjackets available at mcnshop.com. RST Rain Jacket, £29.99 The RST jacket has an elasticated waist and cuffs to keep water out. It also has...

Hammer heads – the brains behind Bonhams

Hammer heads – the brains behind Bonhams

Bonhams have raised the bar when it comes to classic motorcycle auctions. Here’s how they’ve done it.   e like to think the Classic Bike of the Year competition (CBOTY) is the most prestigious...

Has Guy Martin done the right thing sitting out the TT?

Has Guy Martin done the right thing sitting out the TT?

After months of speculation, Guy Martin has announced he will not be racing at the TT this year, focussing instead on a 2,745 mile bicycle race from Canada to New Mexico. Has Guy Martin done the...

A new dawn? Africa Twin group test (Part 1)

A new dawn? Africa Twin group test (Part 1)

Adventure bikes may share common looks, but they’re not identikit clones. Honda’s 2016 Africa Twin added something new to the gene pool he Africa Twin is here, but how does it stack up against its...

Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent revealed

Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent revealed

Ducati have added a special edition to the ever-expanding Scrambler range in the shape of this new Italia Independent model, which will be available in the UK in Spring at a fairly fruity £9377. The...

Picture story: When Bridgestone built (brilliant) bikes

Picture story: When Bridgestone built (brilliant) bikes

Not a lot of people these days know that tyre manufacturer Bridgestone once built very competitive bikes. Competitive because of their design and finish (rotary valves, six gears, automatic oil...

New MCN January 20: No TT for Guy Martin

New MCN January 20: No TT for Guy Martin

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 20: Guy Martin to sit out 2016 TT Free sports season preview! New Kawasaki ZX-10R tested Rossi unveils new...

Scouts Promise

Scouts Promise

Can new Indian Scout Sixty rule the roads in battle to be the best cool-looking cruiser for less than £10k? he new Indian Scout Sixty has landed on UK shores. At only £8999 the water-cooled 999cc...

Sjaak Lucassen; ‘Just take the bike you love and go’!

Sjaak Lucassen; ‘Just take the bike you love and go’!

Travelling with a strict timeframe is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Having time on your side means you can take whatever bike you like; take it all in, store memories and enjoy all the...

Triumph confirms Speed Triple 1050 prices and specs

Triumph confirms Speed Triple 1050 prices and specs

Triumph have officially confirmed prices and specs of the heavily-revised 2016 Speed Triple S 1050 and Speed Triple R models. The information has just been released at the same time the official press...