August

Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

In August last year Vietnam announced plans to ban all motorcycles from the city of Hanoi by 2025 in an effort to solve the growing traffic problem in the nation's capital and promote public...

Classic Bike Live wows with TT legends and a good old jumble rummage

Classic Bike Live wows with TT legends and a good old jumble rummage

Classic Bike Live will be taking place at the Peterborough Arena, October 29-30. Guests of Honour and TT legends John McGuinness and Mick Grant will be in attendance alongside their racing machines...

Video: MCN's exclusive on the new 200bhp Norton V4

Video: MCN's exclusive on the new 200bhp Norton V4

Norton's CEO Stuart Garner has just released a video teaser for their new V4 road bike. Yes. Get. Excited.  Watch here: Teaser trailer for Norton's first ever V4. Yes. Get. Excited. #Norton...

Eight bridges you must ride

Eight bridges you must ride

We here at MCN like a good bridge. In fact we love them so much, we've put together our top eight must-ride bridges. Taking a trip on some of the world's longest bridges, the longest water crossings,...

MCN Photo Comp: Win Turbospoke goodies

MCN Photo Comp: Win Turbospoke goodies

Next month you could win some goodies with MCN! And all you have to do is send your best motorcycling pictures.  However, this month is going to be slightly different, because of the nature of...

Ducati extend 0% finance on Scramblers

Ducati extend 0% finance on Scramblers

Ducati are aiming to lure even more potential buyers towards their popular Scrambler by introducing a 0% finance offer on selected models until December 31. The offer is available on two of the most...

19th century motorcycle set to ride across Tyne Bridge

19th century motorcycle set to ride across Tyne Bridge

Two motorcycles, built in Newcastle in the late 1800s will take part in a procession over the Tyne Bridge, Newcastle Sunday 4 September to mark the opening of a new exhibition at the Discovery...

Ducati Globetrotter 90 hands over to second rider

Ducati Globetrotter 90 hands over to second rider

Ducati's Globetrotter 90 world tour, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the company has handed over to its second rider in Moscow. Vir Nakai, a 37-year-old motorcycle workshop owner in Mumbai, from...

First ride: AJS Cadwell 125

First ride: AJS Cadwell 125

Tech Spec Price £1898 Engine 124cc air-cooled 2-valve  SOHC single Power 9.2bhp @ 8500rpm Weight 113kg Seat height 740mm On sale Now Contact www.ajsmotorcycles.co.uk 'All it lacks is...

New colour for 2017 Kawasaki ZX-10R

New colour for 2017 Kawasaki ZX-10R

A new colour scheme of Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Flat Raw Titanium will be available on the Kawasaki ZX-10R in 2017, joining the exisiting Lime Green/Ebony paint scheme. Jeff Ware rode...

Crutchlow's journey to the top

Crutchlow's journey to the top

He may have only just turned 30, but Crutchlow is now in his 18th year of racing in a career that spans back to 1999. During that time he’s won in Aprilia Superteens, British Superstock 600, British...

My life in bikes: Dakar racer Craig Bounds

My life in bikes: Dakar racer Craig Bounds

Welsh enduro star charts his journey from humble step-thru to rally greatness. How did it all start? My first bike was a Suzuki FZ80 step-thru, the two-stroke equivalent of a Honda C90. I remember at...

Victory forced to slash model range for 2017

Victory forced to slash model range for 2017

Victory to cut back the number of models available in Europe. While Victory can continue to sell the current models in the US market, the new rules mean only bikes with full Euro4 certification can be...

Gallery: British GP over the years

Gallery: British GP over the years

With Cal Crutchlow becoming the first Brit to win a GP since Barry Sheene 35 years ago, our excitement for this weekend's upcoming British GP at Silverstone is at an all time high. With hopefully more...

Can you hear the Thunder? Bikers flock to the Highlands for annual rally.

Can you hear the Thunder? Bikers flock to the Highlands for annual rally.

This weekend saw Aviemore in the Cairngorms come alive with the sound of Thunder! It wasn’t your normal weather related thunder but the sound of 1000s of bikes, roaring through the glens for the...

Motorcycle Live: The rhythm of the road

Motorcycle Live: The rhythm of the road

In the second of six short videos released in the build up to Motorcycle Live 2016, long-distance rider Nathan Millward shares his passion for the open road and explains how his love of motorcycling...

New KTM Adventure spied

New KTM Adventure spied

KTM’s 1190 Adventure will be heavily updated for 2017, as revealed by these spy shots taken last week outside the Austrian factory. The 1195cc V-twin has been a strong seller and remains an important...

Husqvarna range hots up

Husqvarna range hots up

The rebirth of the historic Husqvarna brand will reach a huge milestone in a matter of a few months with the launch of a three-model family of modern roadsters later this year. MCN was granted...

Limited edition whisky launched for Harley's biggest rally in Europe

Limited edition whisky launched for Harley's biggest rally in Europe

Harley-Davidson riders from around the UK gathered in the Scottish Highlands for the annual Thunder in the Glens rally last weekend and visited the Speyside Distillery to be presented with...

Wanted: Marketing Executive

Wanted: Marketing Executive

MCN are on the lookout for the best marketing exec on the planet. No, seriously. It’s a brilliant portfolio that includes one of Specialist’s flagship brands. So you’ll need to be good. Very...

Who’s your money on to blitz the BSB Showdown?

Who’s your money on to blitz the BSB Showdown?

After fighting back to take victory in the second race at Cadwell Park yesterday, Leon Haslam is now just 21 points behind championship leader Shane Byrne, with four rounds to go. Can the WSB race...

Engineer aims to set sidecar speed record

Engineer aims to set sidecar speed record

Five years ago Kevin Clemens, an engineer at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, decided he would try and set a land speed record riding an electric motorcycle. He set a national record at...

MCN users respond to Calais border travel issues

MCN users respond to Calais border travel issues

Earlier this month MCN's Deputy Editor, Richard Newland, encountered some potentially life-threatening problems on the road into Calais when returning from the Austrian round of...

This week's issue: Cal can win again

This week's issue: Cal can win again

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 31: Cal: "I can win again" MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow on why it's determination as much as skill that's...

True Heroes Racing line up at Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival

True Heroes Racing line up at Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival

True Heroes Racing, the UK's first injured serviceman's motorcycle team are set to attend the Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival on Sunday September 4. True Heroes Racing was set up to prove injured...

How the hell do you... Make a bike defy gravity?

How the hell do you... Make a bike defy gravity?

Here's part 2 Answered by Dougie Lampkin MBE - Trials legend Dougie has won the FIM World Trial Championship a staggering 12 times and the Scottish Six Days Trial ten times. On a trials bike you can...

Guy Martin goes Trannie racing

Guy Martin goes Trannie racing

Persistent speed junkie, occasional motorcycle racer and full-time lorry mechanic, Guy Martin, is back with another series of his wildly popular Speed programme, on Channel 4. In the new series Guy...

Dynamic designer Sacha Lakic talks custom classics with Built

Dynamic designer Sacha Lakic talks custom classics with Built

Sacha Lakic is a world famous designer, better known for his James Bond set-style approach to architectural concepts, such as the Nest (pictured), a luxury home suspended 1000m high above the Colarado...

CFMoto plans a cheap 650 twin

CFMoto plans a cheap 650 twin

CFMoto are revamping their range and adding this Versys-style budget 650 twin model to their line-up. Called the 650MT, the bike takes its chassis and 650cc parallel-twin engine from the firm’s...

MV Agusta F4Z custom superbike revealed

MV Agusta F4Z custom superbike revealed

MV Agusta have revealed images of the upcoming F4Z a week before the bike was due to be unveiled. The F4Z is the result of a collaboration between MV Agusta and Milan-based design house Zagato, who...

Infinity Motorcycles gives free reign to street artist for office wall design

Infinity Motorcycles gives free reign to street artist for office wall design

Infinity Motorcycles’ Camberley warehouse have transformed a plain, breezeblock wall into a vibrant mural to motorcycling with the help of street artist Nathan Bowen. Nathan was commissioned for the...

Akrapovič donate limited-edition exhausts to Day of Champions

Akrapovič donate limited-edition exhausts to Day of Champions

Slovenian exhaust manufacturers Akrapovič will donate the first in a series of special edition exhausts launched to celebrate their 25th anniversary to the Day of Champions, MotoGP’s annual charity...

Kawasaki tie-in gets serious with new Kymco 650 roadster

Kawasaki tie-in gets serious with new Kymco 650 roadster

Kymco and Kawasaki have already been in cahoots to create Kawasaki’s first attack on the scooter market with the J300 and J125 – and now Kawasaki are repaying the favour by helping Kymco take a shot...

Triumph Bobber confirmed

Triumph Bobber confirmed

Triumph have been developing hordes of new bikes around their water-cooled Bonneville engine family and one of the strangest will be the bobber that’s been spotted on test a couple of times in the...

IAM Roadsmart female-only bike skills day to be held next month

IAM Roadsmart female-only bike skills day to be held next month

The Institute of Advanced Motorists is holding its first ever female-only bike skills event on September 19 at the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire.  The track event has been designed to focus on...

ARM1: The story of one man's return to biking

ARM1: The story of one man's return to biking

aRm1 from Roos Brothers on Vimeo. It takes a certain kind of person to lose a limb in a motorcycle accident and be back in the saddle just six months later. Chris Ganley is that type of person. A road...