2016

See Sheene's bikes and medals at Motorcycle Live

See Sheene's bikes and medals at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki will mark the 40th anniversary of Barry Sheene’s first world title by displaying a collection of incredible bikes and rare medals at the NEC later this month. The two gongs he received for...

Fantic 250 Enduro available this month

Fantic 250 Enduro available this month

The new Fantic 250 Enduro will hit UK dealers this month, priced at £4499. Fantic say the new bike is designed to be a real mid-way point between softer, friendlier trail bikes and full-on competition...

BSA are back!

BSA are back!

First new model to hit showrooms by 2019 Indian giant, Mahindra, have acquired the rights to the legendary BSA British marque, and have revealed to MCN that they will relaunch the brand worldwide,...

The man who made Road Racers

The man who made Road Racers

Many film makers have tried to capture the essence of road racing, often with mixed results. Most have failed to find the right balance between the fascinating personalities and explosive action that...

Whatever happened to Giancarlo Falappa?

Whatever happened to Giancarlo Falappa?

Giancarlo Falappa was one of the early stars of the World Superbike Championship, racing alongside the likes of Carl Fogarty, Scott Russell, and Aaron Slight. His wild, all-action riding style made...

Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 expected March 2017

Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 expected March 2017

The Royal Enfield Continental GT will be joined by a larger 750cc parallel-twin version, expected to be available in March 2017. MCN first spotted the new model in July of this year undergoing testing...

7 forgotten retro roadsters

7 forgotten retro roadsters

Triumph Thunderbird 900 Sport (1998-2004) Introduced in 1998 as a ‘hotted-up’ version of Hinckley’s well-received T-bird triple retro, the Sport was far better dynamically than its already pleasing...

Gallery: The last of the pure Fireblades

Gallery: The last of the pure Fireblades

The outgoing Honda Fireblade is getting a bit long in the tooth now - it's been around since 2012 - but it's still one of the best road-going superbikes you can buy. It might not have the...

Ride With Norman Reedus to air in the UK

Ride With Norman Reedus to air in the UK

The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus's new documentary series exploring motorcycle culture and history will air in the UK in January 2017.  In the six part series Reedus, best known for playing...

Are these the greatest paintschemes ever?

Are these the greatest paintschemes ever?

With new bike season in full swing, that means an influx of new, and not necessarily good, paintschemes accompanying some tasty new models. TOP STORIES Poll: Who’s your No1 champ this year?...

Classic Bike Heaven

Classic Bike Heaven

Classic Bike Live burst on to the classics scene at the Peterborough Arena last weekend, with a stunning array of classic bikes, stars and live start-ups. Guests of honour, TT legends John McGuinness...

Four bike MV Agusta RC range for 2017

Four bike MV Agusta RC range for 2017

MV Agusta have been trotting out the number 37 for much of the 2017 range, along with a few choice upgrades to form a four-bike ‘RC’ line-up of race-replicas. RC stands for Reparto Corse – Italian for...

Ducati get extreme for their secret new Superleggera

Ducati get extreme for their secret new Superleggera

“The time has come to share with you a preview of our new extraordinary project. In Italian we speak of a concept we call ‘quintessence’ – it means the perfect manifestation of a thing; the highest...

Cheap speed: Hyperbike finance deals

Cheap speed: Hyperbike finance deals

One of the most appealing things about bikes is the amount of speed they deliver for such little money compared to similar performing cars.  That eyeball-popping speed is now even more affordable...

Poll: Who’s your No1 champ this year?

Poll: Who’s your No1 champ this year?

Who’s your No1 champ this year?

Operation Octane open for voting

Operation Octane open for voting

Voting is now open in Victory's Operation Octane custom build competition, with 26 dealers from across the globe hoping to take the top prize. The contest, which sees Victory dealers from around the...

In this week's issue: The last of the pure Fireblades

In this week's issue: The last of the pure Fireblades

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 2: Fireblade farewell The last incarnation of the electronics-free CBR1000RR might just be the finest...

How to become a MotoGP snapper

How to become a MotoGP snapper

Motorsport photographer, Gareth Harford, gives us insight on how to become a MotoGP photographer. Gareth’s been in the industry since 2002 starting in BSB and WSBK, MotoGP for 10 years and a Gold and...

A2 Group test: Great expectations

A2 Group test: Great expectations

We all keep a place in our heart for our first bike, the machine we rode on our first proper road trip, the bike we’d ride 60 miles just for a bag of chips or a coffee. We’d find any excuse to ride...

Gallery: Adventure bike grudge match

Gallery: Adventure bike grudge match

Which is the best adventure bike on the 2016 MCN long term fleet? Is it the light, cheap Honda Africa Twin, the no-frills BMW F800GS or the excessive Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro? To find out, we...

World first test: Motus MST

World first test: Motus MST

Tucked away in an industrial unit in Birmingham, Alabama is America’s most intriguing motorcycle manufacturer. Instead of building their new bike around a V-twin like Harley, Indian, Buell, Victory...

7 ways to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow

7 ways to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow

After breaking more records last weekend and becoming the first Brit to win the Austalian GP, we thought this was a fitting way for us all at home to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow - sitting around...

Whatever happened to the Honda Britain racing team?

Whatever happened to the Honda Britain racing team?

From its inception in 1977 the Honda Britain racing team was the dominant force not only in British domestic racing but also in the old TT Formula 1 world championship. Sporting its iconic red, white...

'Cat Lord' takes his crew for spin on scooter

'Cat Lord' takes his crew for spin on scooter

A Vietnamese moped rider dubbed the 'cat lord' has been spotted in Hanoi taking four of his feline friends for a spin. TOP STORIES Bikes for sale: Old-school sportsbikes Bike of the day takeover...

Gallery: Grasstrack racing at the Lincolnshire Poacher

Gallery: Grasstrack racing at the Lincolnshire Poacher

Grasstrack, which to the naked eye looks similar to speedway, is one of the original forms of motorsport and still soldiers on today pretty much the same as it was years ago. The bikes are powered by...

Video: In Search of Adventure episode one

Video: In Search of Adventure episode one

Suzuki has released the first episode of In Search of Adventure, featuring BBC presenter Andy Torbet riding around the UK on a Suzuki V-Strom 1000. TOP STORIES Bikes for sale: Old-school sportsbikes...

Carole Nash sponsor Ireland's biggest motorcycle show

Carole Nash sponsor Ireland's biggest motorcycle show

Motorcycle insurance broker Carole Nash will again sponsor the Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show in 2017, held at the Royal Dublin Society, March 3-5. The show is now in its 10th year and next year...

National Motorcycle Museum goes Live!

National Motorcycle Museum goes Live!

Following the massive success of Museum LIVE over the past two years, the team at the National Motorcycle Museum will once again be throwing open the doors on Saturday November 5 for their annual...

Win a Shoei NXR helmet worth £399.99

Win a Shoei NXR helmet worth £399.99

How fast can you get your lid on? Film it, leave your video on MCN’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram social media channels (using the hashtag #MCNBUCKLEUP) and be in with a chance of winning a new...

Midlands off-road centre needs public help

Midlands off-road centre needs public help

A proposed new off-road bike park has been given more time to gather public support after planners admitted that the timeframe for submissions was too short. It's one of the most often voiced problems...

Throwback Thursday: Racing flat track with the DTRA

Throwback Thursday: Racing flat track with the DTRA

"Liam, do you fancy racing flat track?" Enquired MCN content editor Tim Thompson one afternoon in the office. I immediately answered in the affirmative, only to be told the bike I was set to compete...

Classic Bike Live show this weekend!

Classic Bike Live show this weekend!

Classic Bike Live revs into action this weekend to celebrate the legends of classic motorcycling. With the chance to meet racers and their winning machines, browse indoor trade and jumble stands, meet...

Ducati Globetrotter 90 reaches Indianapolis

Ducati Globetrotter 90 reaches Indianapolis

The Ducati Globetrotter 90 tour has reached Indianapolis at the hands of Brazilian Eduardo Generali, and is now on its way to New York. Eduardo picked the bike up in San Francisco and took 17 days to...

Kawasaki reveal new Z1000 R Edition for 2017

Kawasaki reveal new Z1000 R Edition for 2017

Kawasaki have just revealed an 'R Edition' version of their naked Z1000 street bruiser as a new-for-2017 model. The new bike (surely they should have called it the Z1R?) is fully Euro4 compliant,...

Gallery: Honda V4 super test

Gallery: Honda V4 super test

Think of Honda and you'd be forgiven for thinking of workhorse-like bikes that just keep going without breaking down. But there's another side to Honda. The side that makes bikes dripping in tech and...

Top ten: Cast your vote now in MotoFoto 2016

Top ten: Cast your vote now in MotoFoto 2016

It’s official – these are the UK’s top 10 motorcycle-themed shots as taken by amateur photographers and now it’s down to MCN readers to vote for their favourites. The standard has been superb with the...