August

BMW retro range set to grow

BMW retro range set to grow

At least two further versions of the BMW R nineT are set to go on sale in 2017, just as MCN exclusively revealed earlier this year. Information from emissions certification paperwork in America shows...

The ultimate motorcycling high. Riding the Himalayas

The ultimate motorcycling high. Riding the Himalayas

Mountains are earth’s giants. They’re behemoths, slowly pushing their way through the clouds over millions of years to scratch at heaven’s belly. The ancient rocks offer us the highest ground we can...

Honda to unleash mad 750 adventure scooter

Honda to unleash mad 750 adventure scooter

When Honda showed the City Adventure concept bike at last year’s EICMA show in Milan few people took it seriously. A cross between a big scooter and an adventure bike, Honda refused to reveal any...

Honda resume full production at earthquake damaged factory

Honda resume full production at earthquake damaged factory

Honda has resumed full production of motorcycles at the Kumamoto plant that was wrecked by two major earthquakes that hit Japan back in April. Severe damage occurred to both the buildings and...

Triumph record attempt set for September

Triumph record attempt set for September

After achieving a top speed of 274.2mph during their practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Triumph have confirmed they will return in September to attempt to set a new motorcycle land speed...

213.3mph wheelie sensation

213.3mph wheelie sensation

Dutch rider Egbert van Popta has set a new record for the world’s fastest wheelie at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire. A stunning 213.3mph saw him overtake the 209.8mph record set by Liverpool's...

Harley-Davidson reveal new engines for 2017 range

Harley-Davidson reveal new engines for 2017 range

Harley-Davidson have unveiled the complete range of new touring models which now feature the company’s most-powerful engine yet – the new Milwaukee-Eight V-twin. The Milwaukee-Eight is, slightly...

This week's issue: Cal Strikes Gold

This week's issue: Cal Strikes Gold

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 24: Cal strikes Gold Crutchlow takes stunning Brno GP victory – ending Barry Sheene’s 35-year record Ducati 1299...

See your Yamaha before you buy it

See your Yamaha before you buy it

Yamaha have released a new app for their Sports Touring range of motorcycles that lets you customise the bikes with accessories and colours to see what it looks like before going to the dealership and...

National Motorcycle Museum Live returns

National Motorcycle Museum Live returns

The National Motorcycle Museum Live open day returns on Saturday 5 November with free entry and a host of activities throughout the day. New for 2016 is the live start up feature, wihch will see...

Gallery: Travelling the world on a Vespa

Gallery: Travelling the world on a Vespa

Think all round-the-world adventures need months of planning, top-of-the-range adventure bikes and plenty of money? Think again. In April 2015, 24-year-old fine art graduate Emma Trenchard embarked on...

How the hell do you...Ride on water?

How the hell do you...Ride on water?

Here's part 1 Answered by Robbie Maddison - Robbie is one of the world’s biggest nutcases, with a mile-long list of stunts and first feats to his name, from jumping Tower Bridge to the world jump...

Gallery: Around the world for £5000

Gallery: Around the world for £5000

There's no doubt the current leaders in the adventure bike sector are amazing bikes. Loaded with top-spec electronics such as electronically adjustable suspension, rider modes and ABS, there's not...

The Sheene Machines (Part 2/2)

The Sheene Machines (Part 2/2)

He liked his handlebars set wide and preferred aluminium crankcases, Heron Suzuki mechanic Martyn Ogborne reveals the secrets behind Barry’s winning bikes  We all know the story of Barry Sheene’s...

Poll: Now Cal has won Brno, will he win Silverstone?

Poll: Now Cal has won Brno, will he win Silverstone?

Now Cal has won Brno, will he win Silverstone? TOP STORIES A bit of a GS obsession Cal Crutchlow wins at Brno ending 35-year British drought Knox Hadleigh: Handy protection for lady riders Moto3:...

Gallery: Adventure pioneers

Gallery: Adventure pioneers

We've got it so easy. The first man to motorcycle around the world did it over 100 years ago. Carl Stearns Clancy circumnavigated the globe on a 1912 Henderson Four in 1913. In 1932, a 23-year-old...

The Sheene Machines (Part 1/2)

The Sheene Machines (Part 1/2)

He liked his handlebars set wide and preferred aluminium crankcases, Heron Suzuki mechanic Martyn Ogborne reveals the secrets behind Barry’s winning bikes  We all know the story of Barry Sheene’s...

Shelsley attracts the iconic and eccentric

Shelsley attracts the iconic and eccentric

Shelsley Walsh Bike Festival returns on Sunday, September 4 drawing in the weird and wonderful bikes of the motorcycle world. This diverse celebration of engineering excellence features rare, classic,...

The hottest bikes from Suzuka

The hottest bikes from Suzuka

There is no other motorcycle race like the Suzuka 8-Hour. Like the Isle of Man TT, the Bol d’Or and the Daytona 200 it is one of bike racing’s classics, a standout event that has a flavour and an...

Harley ordered to pay $12M fine over 'Super Tuner' device

Harley ordered to pay $12M fine over 'Super Tuner' device

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Harley Davidson $12M (£9.12M) over the firms Screaming Eagle Super Tuner device, an official plug in module that allows owners of certain models...

Gallery: 9 of our favourite customs from Pure & Crafted

Gallery: 9 of our favourite customs from Pure & Crafted

Pure & Crafted took place last weekend on the streets of Berlin and is a celebration of music and custom motorcycles with heavy backing from BMW. As such there were some beautifully put together...

Motorcycles and music come together for Pure & Crafted 2016

Motorcycles and music come together for Pure & Crafted 2016

The worlds of music and motorcycles collided for the second instalment of Pure & Crafted last weekend on the streets of Berlin. Where some of Germany’s top custom bike builders featured alongside...

Gallery: Where does the Ducati Hyperstrada fit?

Gallery: Where does the Ducati Hyperstrada fit?

By adding panniers and a screen to the Hypermotard, Ducati claim to have given their big supermoto a degree of touring practicality without diluting its inherent fun factor. Does this make the Ducati...

Alta Motors open factory in US for electric motorcycles

Alta Motors open factory in US for electric motorcycles

Alta Motors have opened a factory in the US that will see the firm specifically produce its own electric motorcycles in house. The company is currently producing two of its own motorcycles. The...

Video: A classic adventure

Video: A classic adventure

We've got it so easy. The first man to motorcycle around the world did it over 100 years ago. Carl Stearns Clancy circumnavigated the globe on a 1912 Henderson Four in 1913. There were no phones, GPS...

Gallery: Inside the Lotus C-01 factory

Gallery: Inside the Lotus C-01 factory

Last year we were lucky enough to get a ride on Lotus’ C-01 motorcycle that was rolled out in a super-limited run of just 100 bikes. We also got the rare chance to explore the Kodewa Perfomance...

A bit of a GS obsession

A bit of a GS obsession

The first time I saw a picture of Corrado Capra’s 1984 BMW GS I knew that it was a bike I had to ride one day. I didn’t know how it was ever going to happen, and when a mutual friend told me that it’s...

Relive the evolution of the pioneers of American motorcycling

Relive the evolution of the pioneers of American motorcycling

Contrary to popular belief, Indian Motorcycles was in fact America's first motorcycle manufacturer, and now a new book promises to reveal even more fascinating detail about the historic brand's...

Quiz: What's it going for?

Quiz: What's it going for?

There are many variables which dicatate the price of a used bike; miles covered, service history, aftermarket parts, dealer or private? As a result prices for the same models can vary greatly. Do you...

Yamaha get in on the scrambler game

Yamaha get in on the scrambler game

Yamaha have launched this cool new scrambler-styled model over in the US to sit along other models in the Sport Heritage range. Featuring the air-cooled 942cc V-twin engine from the current XV950, the...

See Rossi's M1 at the Bike Shed this weekend

See Rossi's M1 at the Bike Shed this weekend

The Bike Shed are known for housing drool-inducing metal at their Shoreditch HQ, but non quite so much as Rossi’s M1, which will be on display there this weekend. Celebrating all things Italian, the...

Triumph announces tempting new summer deals

Triumph announces tempting new summer deals

In a bid to get more bikers out enjoying the summer weather, Triumph have unveiled a host of new offers across a range of accessory kits and clothing. Your dream bike is waiting for you, until...

Gallery: Lotus C-01 revisited

Gallery: Lotus C-01 revisited

We’ve taken a look back at the stunning Lotus C-01 over the past couple days, it’s a beautiful piece of machinery and has to be seen to be appreciated so we thought we would publish the full gallery...

Lover of classic motors? Then Pistons and Props is for you

Lover of classic motors? Then Pistons and Props is for you

A combination of historic karts, hot rods and classic racers will line-up at the Footman James Sywell Classic event, Pistons and Props, at Sywell Aerodrome on September 24 and 25. It's a must see 'do...

Ducati SuperSport 939 spied

Ducati SuperSport 939 spied

This is the first glimpse of the new Ducati SuperSport 939 in action. It’s also the first time it’s been seen since the leaked images from last month’s World Ducati Week, where the bike was previewed...

Lampkin tackles the TT... on his back wheel!

Lampkin tackles the TT... on his back wheel!

Trials legend Dougie Lampkin will be filmed live as he attempts to wheelie the entire length of the Isle of Man TT course on a modified trials bike next month. The 12-times world trials champion will...