2016

Spirit Motorcycles launch with two new bikes

Spirit Motorcycles launch with two new bikes

Spirit Motorcycles have unveiled their two first production bikes, the GP Sport and GP Street along with two unhinged R models Spirit Motorcycles are new manufacturers that have been formed by the...

MCN hoodies to see you through winter

MCN hoodies to see you through winter

The trees have shed their leaves and the number of bikes on the roads is getting smaller and smaller. There's no doubt about it, winter is here.  The hoodies below are just some of our favourites...

Gallery: Adventure bike road test

Gallery: Adventure bike road test

The BMW R1200GS has been one of Britain’s best-sellers since it first appeared. But it’s started to face some seriously tough competition. Honda’s Africa Twin has seduced many with its capable road...

All-new Aero E-Racer sparks up

All-new Aero E-Racer sparks up

The days when Italian bikes and electronics didn't mix are long gone – and that’s good news for Aero motorcycles, who unveiled this prototype bike dubbed the E-Racer in Milan.  The E-Racer is the...

New MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR announced

New MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR announced

MV Agusta have announced a new Brutale 800 RR, which now makes 140hp and 85Nm of torque While some of MV Agusta’s claims about the new Brutale 800 RR don’t all ring true (it’s not the most powerful...

#BlackFriday deals for MCN Festival 2017

#BlackFriday deals for MCN Festival 2017

Don't step out into the cold this #BlackFriday - All you need is at a click of a finger.  We're offering special offer tickets to MCN Festival 2017 to honour the monstrous sale just for you,...

Ice, ice, baby

Ice, ice, baby

Amid a raft of other customs, Triumph unveiled the Tiger 800 Ice Bike at Motorcycle Live. The Tiger Ice bike front end sports a new suspension unit and functional ski, while the rear tyre is now...

First ride: Jonathan Rea's Kawasaki ZX-10R

First ride: Jonathan Rea's Kawasaki ZX-10R

There are three very distinct differences between a full-factory, WSB-winning machine and any bike with lights and indicators you’ve tried before, no matter how good.  Jonathan Rea’s Kawasaki...

Poll: Where will you go for your big biking trip of 2017?

Poll: Where will you go for your big biking trip of 2017?

Where will you go for your big biking trip of 2017? TOP STORIES Triumph's big secret High street bargains for Christmas 7 bikes to personalise World first test: Suzuki GSX-R1000 In this...

Video: Aussie builds washing machine for his motocross bike

Video: Aussie builds washing machine for his motocross bike

Some people enjoy cleaning their bikes, others not so much. Paul Adams is probably in the latter category after spending approximately $15,000 building a bike washing machine. TOP STORIES Triumph's...

#BlackFriday deals on Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2017

#BlackFriday deals on Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2017

The almighty #BlackFriday is once again upon us. Our offer for all you MCNers this year is for the 2017 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show.  From now until December 1st you can purchase two...

In this week's issue: Your new look MCN

In this week's issue: Your new look MCN

The design team have spent the last couple of months locked in a secret meeting room to bring you a new look MCN, which will be available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 23. We've...

Video: Motorcyclist races parrot

Video: Motorcyclist races parrot

Video has emerged from Thailand of a wild parrot joining a young motorcyclist for an impromptu race. 23-year-old Tong Wiwatsunthon was riding his monkey bike in Chiang Rai when he was joined by the...

Down & Out ‘Hold on go fast’ Bobber

Down & Out ‘Hold on go fast’ Bobber

It didn’t take long for the chaps at Down & Out to get their hands on the new Bobber and work their magic with it. Commissioned by Triumph and unveiled at the recent EICMA show in Milan, they were...

Ducati UK announce price increase from 2017

Ducati UK announce price increase from 2017

Ducati UK have announced from January 1, 2017 there will be a 4.8% average price increase across their range.  However the pricing of new models unveiled at this year's EICMA will remain the...

How to crash and go faster

How to crash and go faster

Racer Bradley Smith takes us through how to crash and go faster. Don't try this at home! Bradley says: "It’s not easy to go faster after a big crash, unless you’ve got confidence in the bike or know...

Gallery: Motorcycle Live 2016 at a glance

Gallery: Motorcycle Live 2016 at a glance

The 2016 Motorcycle Live Show kicked off over the weekend with a host of super cool metal to drool over.  Some of these gems included:   Barry Sheene's bikes and medals Suzuki building a...

MCN needs your help!

MCN needs your help!

Have you ever owned any of the following bikes? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN. Please...

A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part one

A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part one

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is America’s version of our Isle of Man TT. It’s a race to the clouds, 14,115 feet above sea level to be exact, where a bunch of lunatics with motorcycles,...

Whatever happened to Virginio Ferrari?

Whatever happened to Virginio Ferrari?

Italian racer Virginio Ferrari finished second to Kenny Roberts – and ahead of Barry Sheene – in the 1979 500cc Grand Prix world championship. Then, in an unusual career twist, he found himself...

Have a chance to race against the Lowes twins this weekend

Have a chance to race against the Lowes twins this weekend

Think you’re faster than Sam and Alex Lowes? You could get the chance to prove it at an open day in Lincolnshire this weekend - and you don’t even have to risk an injury. The pair of world...

FTR Moto folds after Circuit of Wales buy out

FTR Moto folds after Circuit of Wales buy out

Chassis manufacturer FTR Moto has entered insolvency, with liabilities believed to be over £500,000, four years after they were bought by the Heads of the Valleys Development Company (HOTVDC), the...

Old Empire Motorcycles ‘Triumph’

Old Empire Motorcycles ‘Triumph’

Customs don’t come much more exclusive than this one-off commissioned by Triumph from UK-based Old Empire Motorcycles and built around the T120 Bonneville. Called, simply, ‘Triumph’, it’s based on a...

The new Ariel Ace R – 201bhp but with a big price tag

The new Ariel Ace R – 201bhp but with a big price tag

Ariel have announced the full specifications of the Ace R and while the performance has shot up dramatically, so has the price Ariel first announced the Ace two years ago and they have produced 50 to...

Freeze! This motocross mannequin challenge wins everything

Freeze! This motocross mannequin challenge wins everything

Forget about planking, the ice bucket challenge and any other fad that crazed the internet in the last six years, we now have upon us the #MannequinChallenge. The gist of this bizarre freezing video...

Win a Milwaukee race edition BMW S1000RR

Win a Milwaukee race edition BMW S1000RR

Toolstation have teamed up with Milwaukee to give away some amazing prizes including a fully branded Milwaukee Race Team BMW S1000RR. Second prize is a pair of tickets to a European road of the 2017...

Well they did say they wanted it tuned...

Well they did say they wanted it tuned...

Polish builders Game Over Cycles have teamed up with the world renowned Hard Rock Café to create a musically inspired Harley-Davidson for the Krakow branch of the famous eatery. The bike, built around...

EBR Motorcycles unveil Black Lightning

EBR Motorcycles unveil Black Lightning

EBR Motorcycles, founded by engineer Erik Buell, have unveiled the Black Lightning – a street focused version of their 1190SX. The Black Lightning is the first new model from EBR Motorcycles, formerly...

A new breed of home-brew custom

A new breed of home-brew custom

Customised old bikes are ten a penny right? Well not this one. Gone is the petrol engine and about 90% of the other parts of the bike, replaced with the battery pack from a Nissan Leaf. Say hello to...

Rieju MRT 50 SuperMoto Trophy back by popular demand

Rieju MRT 50 SuperMoto Trophy back by popular demand

The MRT 50 SM Trophy has been such a sales success for Spanish firm Rieju that they have decided to produce the Trophy 2.0. The original Trophy sold all 500 in quick time, so Rieju are manufacturing...

Is this the bike of the future?

Is this the bike of the future?

It is our firm belief that concepts should be conceptual. They should be mad, far out and almost impossible to put into production – the Digimoto R1200R concept is exactly that. Digimoto is a...

Live like Barry Sheene

Live like Barry Sheene

Barry Sheene’s old house for sale Barry Sheene’s old house in Charlwood, Surrey, is currently on the market for £2.25 million pounds. The Manor House is a nine bedroom house with eight reception...

Poll: What bikes are you most looking forward to seeing at Motorcycle Live?

Poll: What bikes are you most looking forward to seeing at Motorcycle Live?

What bike are you most looking forward to seeing at Motorcycle Live? TOP STORIES How the 2017 Honda Fireblade was made This bike can do 300kph without a rider on board How the Honda X-Adv went from...

500bhp drag racing bike stolen

500bhp drag racing bike stolen

Police are appealing for information about the theft of a 500bhp drag racing bike worth over £30,000. The tuned Hayabusa is can be switched between 300 and 400bhp when using fuel straight from the...

7 slow burners

7 slow burners

  Honda Transalp (1987-2012) A bit of a conundrum at first: a not-very-powerful 600cc V-twin in a sort of soft-roader chassis. There were better trail bikes and more powerful faster tourers, and...

World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR – in detail

World Exclusive: New Norton V4 RR – in detail

Simon Skinner is head of design at Norton, and the man from whose brain this stunning new Norton was born. He spoke exclusively to MCN last week at the Donington Hall factory last week, when we also...