April

Danilo Petrucci: How did I get here?

Danilo Petrucci: How did I get here?

Pramac Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci watched Rossi, Pedrosa and Dovizioso on telly. He still hasn’t quite got used to being a top flight MotoGP racer himself  s a child whose father worked in the...

Rossi: MCN exclusive interview (Part 3)

Rossi: MCN exclusive interview (Part 3)

‘I don’t want to stop. I know it won’t be easy’  MCN find out what Rossi's got planned for the future from those closest to him Friends to the end.... Uccio Salucci Rossi’s best mate since school...

Rossi: MCN exclusive interview (Part2)

Rossi: MCN exclusive interview (Part2)

‘I don’t want to stop. I know it won’t be easy’  n a rare one-on-one interview, Rossi tells MCN what he’s got planned for the future    Age will be a key difference regardless of whom...

Chris Walker takes on Colin Edwards at MCN Festival!

Chris Walker takes on Colin Edwards at MCN Festival!

Fans' favourite Chris Walker will lead the UK team against a starstudded American squad in MCN Festival’s action-packed Transatlantic dirt track tussle. Two-times WSB champion Colin Edwards leads the...

Rossi: MCN exclusive interview (Part 1)

Rossi: MCN exclusive interview (Part 1)

‘I don’t want to stop. I know it won’t be easy’ n a rare one-on-one interview, Rossi tells MCN what he’s got planned for the future   Valentino Rossi has made no secret of the fact that he’s been...

A great way to finance your next used bike

A great way to finance your next used bike

MCN and Black Horse have launched a new and unique on-line finance tool for anyone looking to buy a used bike on either hire purchase or PCP. Added to dealer bikes across MCN’s Bikes For Sale website,...

Ride the Triumph Thruxton R at MCN Festival

Ride the Triumph Thruxton R at MCN Festival

With the new Thruxton and Thruxton R Triumph has produced a Thruxton worthy to carry the name to the next generation of owners - and it's available to test ride at the MCN Festival, May 14-15. The...

Gallery: At (motor)home with Colin Edwards

Gallery: At (motor)home with Colin Edwards

IN summer 2011, Colin Edwards invited us, Hello-style, into his glamorous motorhome. So crack open a Kronenbourg and sink into one of the luxury leather sofas of his 14 metre long gin palace he sun is...

Kawasaki launches ‘K-World’ app

Kawasaki launches ‘K-World’ app

Kawasaki have launched a new smartphone app called ‘K-World’ aiming to bring owners and racing fans news, updates and exclusive content about the company. The ‘K-World’ app will be available for iOS...

‘Severe’ Honda factory damage

‘Severe’ Honda factory damage

Honda have announced it may take as long as another four months to get the earthquake-damaged Kumamoto factory in Japan back to full production capacity following the recent natural disaster. The...

Benelli go large

Benelli go large

Benelli is about to blast back into the big time with an impressive range of bikes from 125cc to 750cc. Eleven years ago, Italian manufacturer Benelli was bought by the Chinese Qianjiang group after...

See Colin Edwards race dirt track at the MCN Festival

See Colin Edwards race dirt track at the MCN Festival

Last year's MCN Festival marked the debut of our Transatlantic Trophy dirt track race series, as Kevin Schwantz led a team of Americans against the Brits, led by enduro master David Knight. The Brits...

James Haydon's 2016 tips

James Haydon's 2016 tips

The 2016 race season is underway. Bike’s ex-BSB, ex-WSB, exMotoGP James Haydon tries manfully to contain himself. And predicts three top threes   British Superbike I’m a big Shane Byrne fan but...

Is the EU good for biking?

Is the EU good for biking?

Nobody knows for certain what Brexit will mean for motorcycling. Some say staying in the EU is best for business while others reckon leaving will allow the UK to take back control. Which do you...

Picture story: Rollie's difficult second

Picture story: Rollie's difficult second

Everyone knows the Rollie Free, nearly-naked-man-on-a-motorbike, speeding-across-Bonneville shot. Well, here's the less-well-known, difficult-second-album follow-up. Two years later, Rollie returned...

Ride the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro at MCN Festival

Ride the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro at MCN Festival

Ducati's Multistrada is an excellent road-going adventure bike, and with the Multistrada Enduro Ducati have created a truly superb bike that can go absolutely anywhere - and it's available to test...

New MCN April 27: Rossi back on top

New MCN April 27: Rossi back on top

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 27: New SV650 vs MT-07 vs ER-6n Brough Superior old vs new 25 years of Hinckley Triumph Benelli go large Lorenzo...

New MCN app means your next bike is just a click away

New MCN app means your next bike is just a click away

The new MCN bikes for sale app is now available to download, it’s the easiest way to find your next dream machine. Browsing through thousands of bikes currently for sale at MCNBikesforsale.com, you...

My life in bikes: Leon Haslam

My life in bikes: Leon Haslam

‘My mum and dad tried to stop me from racing’  P and WSB rider, now battling in BSB. Oh, and son of Ron! Leon talks youth motocross, injuries, racing, NSR500s and touring on Harleys Can you...

'Do you ever get scared in a race?' Simoncelli's last interview

'Do you ever get scared in a race?' Simoncelli's last interview

Just a few months before his untimely death in October 2011, Marco Simoncelli sat down with MCN Sport for what would turn out to be the last time. Who were your rivals when you were minimoto...

Ride to MCN Festival with Billy McConnell and TomTom

Ride to MCN Festival with Billy McConnell and TomTom

You could join BSB racer Billy McConnell for the official TomTom Ride into the MCN Festival on Saturday May 14. Everyone is welcome to join the ride-in, which will depart from the Little Chef at...

Dr John: His life and legacy

Dr John: His life and legacy

Before his death in 2015 the pioneering trauma surgeon John Hinds was a mainstay of the Irish road race scene. But that wasn’t all he did with his short, brilliant life e was famous throughout the...

Test ride new 2016 models at the MCN Festival

Test ride new 2016 models at the MCN Festival

We’ll have dozens of bikes from all the major manufacturers prepped and ready to ride at this year's MCN Festival, including the new Yamaha MT-10, which will be flown in sepcially from the press...

How strong do you have to be to race in MotoGP?

How strong do you have to be to race in MotoGP?

Perhaps not as strong as you think, says Dr Michele Zasa, boss of the Clinica Mobile, MotoGP’s in-house sports medicine clinic hile Doctor Zasa and his team of physiotherapists admit you have to be in...

Ride off-road at the MCN Festival

Ride off-road at the MCN Festival

The AMCA Yamaha MX Experience will be heading to the MCN Festival at Peterborough Arena, May 14-15, giving you the opportunity to have a go at off-road riding. Yamaha will be bringing along an...

Video: Bridgestone Battlax S21 Tyre launch

Video: Bridgestone Battlax S21 Tyre launch

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child was recently at Abu Dhabi’s famous Formula 1 circuit testing Bridgestone’s new Battlax S21 tyres. Here’s how he got on…

Celebrate Chris Walker Kawasaki's first birthday this weekend

Celebrate Chris Walker Kawasaki's first birthday this weekend

Chris Walker Kawasaki celebrates its first birthday with an open event this weekend, April 23-24 at the showroom in Grantham, Lincolnshire. A range of 2016 Kawasaki models will be available to test...

See, hear and smell classic race bikes at MCN Festival

See, hear and smell classic race bikes at MCN Festival

Immerse yourself in the racing scene as some of the greatest race bikes to have ever rolled down a pit lane will be parading around our specially constructed loop at the MCN Festival, May 14-15. With...

When Barry Sheene won the 1976 world championship – Eyewitness special (Part 3/3)

When Barry Sheene won the 1976 world championship – Eyewitness special (Part 3/3)

It’s easy to forget that behind the injuries, 70s glamour and cheeky quips was a stellar racing talent. This is the story of Barry Sheene’s historic first 500cc world title and the bike that took him...

Ride a priceless classic at the MCN Festival

Ride a priceless classic at the MCN Festival

Visitors to the MCN Festival will have the chance to ride a number of classic bikes courtesy of the National Motorcycle Museum, from a 1930 Brough Superior SS 100 to a Norton F1 Rotary.  The...

Video: Kawasaki Ninja H2 v ZZR1400

Video: Kawasaki Ninja H2 v ZZR1400

Kawasaki's ZZR1400 was once the worlds fastest production bike, but has been usurped by its own brother, the Ninja H2. Kawasaki aren't giving up on the ZZR though, making it Euro 4 compliant and...

When Barry Sheene won the 1976 world championship – Eyewitness special (Part 2/3)

When Barry Sheene won the 1976 world championship – Eyewitness special (Part 2/3)

It’s easy to forget that behind the injuries, 70s glamour and cheeky quips was a stellar racing talent. This is the story of Barry Sheene’s historic first 500cc world title, told by those who were...

Gallery: Yamaha Tracer 700

Gallery: Yamaha Tracer 700

Here’s a closer look at Yamaha’s brand new MT-07 derived Tracer 700 that was announced earlier this afternoon. There is a strong resemblance unsurprisingly to its MT-09 Tracer sibling, though they are...

Four of this summer's best races

Four of this summer's best races

Plan your summer now to see the best racing events   Mantua, MXGP June 26 For something slightly different, try the high-octane MXGP – where the world’s sharpest motocross riders battle it out in...

When Barry Sheene won the 1976 world championship – Eyewitness special (Part1/3)

When Barry Sheene won the 1976 world championship – Eyewitness special (Part1/3)

It’s easy to forget that behind the injuries, 70s glamour and cheeky quips was a stellar racing talent. This is the story of Barry Sheene’s historic first 500cc world title... n July 25, 1976, Barry...

Video: Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed

Video: Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed

The Tracer 700 will be looking to follow in the footsteps of both the MT-07 and the larger capacity MT-09 Tracer, both of which have won MCN Awards and have been a massive success for Yamaha. At...