August

First ride revisited: Lotus C-01

First ride revisited: Lotus C-01

mad as A concept bike, as fast as a superbike Monaco is awash with wall-to-wall money and supercars, and has a harbour rammed with mega-millionaires’ yachts, so standing out from the crowd isn’t...

Video: Freddie Spencer talks feel and traction control

Video: Freddie Spencer talks feel and traction control

In the first of six short videos released in the build up to Motorcycle Live 2016, triple world champion Freddie Spencer speaks candidly about why he loves and lives motorcycling, and how the...

Running the gauntlet on the road to Calais

Running the gauntlet on the road to Calais

“If you want to get through safely, don’t travel at night.” That was the advice imparted to me at Passport Control by a UK Border Agent as I left France in the dark early hours of Monday morning. It...

Poll: Who’s your money on for the upcoming British GP?

Poll: Who’s your money on for the upcoming British GP?

Who’s your money on for the upcoming British GP?

Rare Lotus C-01 up for £300k

Rare Lotus C-01 up for £300k

The Lotus C-01 is one of the most exclusive motorcycles in the world, with a run of only 100 bikes that sold out fairly rapidly. As such, getting your hands on one is a bit of a tricky business,...

BMW F800GS Adventure first ride

BMW F800GS Adventure first ride

Like almost all adventure bikes, the BMW F800GS Adventure is slightly hampered by the fact it’s not an R1200GS – the bike that defines the class and remains a massive global seller. It’s the same for...

This week's issue: Ducati back on top

This week's issue: Ducati back on top

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 17: Ducati back on top Ducati scorch to a sensational one-two in Austria after huge gamble on softer...

Whatever happened to Johnny Cecotto?

Whatever happened to Johnny Cecotto?

Fact File Born 1956, Venezuela Famous for winning the 350cc world title at 19 years of age Best mate Barry Sheene Venezuela’s Alberto ‘Johnny’ Cecotto was a double world champion in the 350cc and...

SWM’s retro classic, Silver Vase 440 £4699

SWM’s retro classic, Silver Vase 440 £4699

There will be several variations on SWM’s retro classic theme, all using the same basic frame and engine. The Silver Vase faithfully replicates the street scrambler style of the early 1970s, with twin...

Pure & Crafted festival gallery

Pure & Crafted festival gallery

We were in Berlin for the second Pure & Crafted festival on the weekend to find out what happens when a music festival and bike show collide. Some of Germany’s top custom builders were showing off...

Dave Thorpe Honda Off Road experience heads to Scotland

Dave Thorpe Honda Off Road experience heads to Scotland

The Dave Thorpe Honda Off-road Experience is set to open a new venue in Scotland run by experienced racer Robbie Allan. Days at the new venue will begin on the motocross course before progressing onto...

Have it ‘Your Way’ with Kawasaki’s new promotion

Have it ‘Your Way’ with Kawasaki’s new promotion

The Japanese manufacture has announced you could save up to £500 when purchasing your next shiny piece of metal with them. Valid at all Kawasaki dealerships, customers who decide they'd like a new...

First test: SWM Gran Milano 440

First test: SWM Gran Milano 440

If you can remember the 1980s, and hankering after a Honda XBR500 or Yamaha SR500, then you’re probably the target for SWM’s Gran Milano. It’s powered by an air-cooled 445cc single, assembled by...

Ducati Scrambler vs Moto Guzzi V7 Stornello: Gallery

Ducati Scrambler vs Moto Guzzi V7 Stornello: Gallery

The retro scene is booming within motorcycling right now, with a huge number of custom builders pumping out some seriously cool metal, and motorcycle manufacturers are starting to get in on the act...

The history of the Ducati Monster family

The history of the Ducati Monster family

300,000 Ducati Monsters have been sold since the range was inroduced in 1993 with the air-cooled 904cc M900. From 1993 to 2000 the Monster family accounted for 42% of all Ducati's sales and helped...

Seven bikes gaining value

Seven bikes gaining value

What's better; money in the bank or one of these beauties in your garage appreciating in value? Our used bike expert Neil Murray looks at some of the best bikes currently gaining value today. If any...

See the bikes that made Sheene a star

See the bikes that made Sheene a star

This year marks 40 years since Barry Sheene won his first 500GP world title. In celebration of that anniversary, a collection of his old race bikes will be on display at Classic Bike Live. On display...

MCN reader wins Triumph Street Twin

MCN reader wins Triumph Street Twin

From thousands of entries, across MCN's three national events, one lucky ready has nabbed themself a shiny new Triumph Street Twin. MCN reader, Steve Proud, collected the keys for his new piece of...

Yamaha boss: 'We’ll use the expertise we’ve acquired from robots for our motorcycles'

Yamaha boss: 'We’ll use the expertise we’ve acquired from robots for our motorcycles'

We reported last October that Yamaha were using a robot rider to develop new safety technology. Now company President Hiroyuki Yanagi has revealed the new systems may draw on artificial intelligence...

Why your battered old helmet could be worth £140

Why your battered old helmet could be worth £140

Riders have one weekend left to claim 20% off a new crash helmet by trading in their old one at Hertfordshire dealer Bike Stop. Bike Stop’s scheme offers customers a 4% discount on a new helmet for...

A look back: Guy Martin's Autobiography

A look back: Guy Martin's Autobiography

From moped-crashing teenager to Junior Superstock contender, TT racer and TV star, to becoming one of the world's leading road racers, we look back at Guy Martin's autobiography, My Autobiography. I...

Try out 2017 Yamaha motocross models

Try out 2017 Yamaha motocross models

You could try out a 2017 Yamaha motocross bike as the 2016 Yamaha MX Pro Tour rolls into Apex Motocross, Worcester September 24-25. TOP STORIES Guy Martin sets new Triumph speed record KTM’s secret...

British Grand Prix app available on Android and iOS

British Grand Prix app available on Android and iOS

There is now a free phone app for the British Grand Prix which will offer fans a complete guide to this year's MotoGP at Silverstone, September 1-4. The app will include ticket details for the event,...

You could be the new face of Carole Nash's 2017 calendar

You could be the new face of Carole Nash's 2017 calendar

In aim to raise money for the nationwide association of Blood Bikes, the motorcycle insurance broker are searching for 12 faces to star in their upcoming calendar.  Peter Robertson, Chair of the...

Yamaha MT-07 to get an MT-10 face transplant

Yamaha MT-07 to get an MT-10 face transplant

Yamaha’s hugely popular MT-07 will be getting an MT-10-inspired facelift according to new patents discovered by MCN.  The patent itself is specifically about a new type of tightly-focused LED...

Gallery: Barry Sheene's championship-winning bikes

Gallery: Barry Sheene's championship-winning bikes

We all know the story of Barry Sheene's 500cc Grand Prix world championship success in 1976 and 1977 - at least from the rider's point of view. But the rider is only half the story. Sheene also needed...

Motorcycle Live 2016 presents: Love it? Live it!

Motorcycle Live 2016 presents: Love it? Live it!

2016's Motorcycle Live seems to be bigger and better...seven opportunities to ride a bike, non-stop interactive entertainment, classics, customs, celebrity appearances...what more could you ask...

Event: Petrolheads at Bruntingthorpe

Event: Petrolheads at Bruntingthorpe

What: Petrolheads - see the stars When: Saturday August 13 Where: Bruntingthorpe. LE17 5QS A host of championship-winning bikes and riders are coming to Bruntingthorpe this Saturday to raise money for...

Video: Indian reveal biggest touchscreen in biking

Video: Indian reveal biggest touchscreen in biking

Now we already know Indian are introducing a touchscreen and infotainment system on their two-wheeled machines. But we now have some more information around the 2017 rider information screens, called...

My life in Bikes: Liam Cormier

My life in Bikes: Liam Cormier

His day job is fronting the Canadian punk band Cancer Bats but his passion is not only in music. We spent some time with Liam Cormier before a trip to Norway to play a festival to find out...

Illegal street stunt riders uncovered in new BBC film

Illegal street stunt riders uncovered in new BBC film

A new BBC documentary uncovers one of the hidden sides of motorcycling by delving into the world of Bike Life. The Bike Life sub-culture has spread from the United States and sees young riders...

Drugs don't work – but Triumphs do

Drugs don't work – but Triumphs do

Ex-The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft has released a video for his new single 'They Don't Own Me', which heavily features an old twin-shock Triumph. In the video the 'The Drugs Don't Work'...

My life in bikes: Frankie Chili

My life in bikes: Frankie Chili

What was your first bike? When I was 13 I was working in my uncle Pierluigi Aldrovandi’s workshop. He raced in the 125cc world championship and was European champion in 1981. Sometimes I’d take a bike...

Celebrity juice: Ryan Reynolds' retro Triumph by Kott Motorcycles

Celebrity juice: Ryan Reynolds' retro Triumph by Kott Motorcycles

Ryan Reynolds’ Triumph was all over YouTube. No surprise given the award-winning actor’s current profile following the success of Deadpool. But when brand new retro customs mag Built spotted the Kott...

Guy Martin sets new Triumph speed record

Guy Martin sets new Triumph speed record

Guy Martin has piloted the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to a new record during practice for the team's world land speed record attempt in late August, by becoming the world’s fastest ever Triumph...

Met anti-terror police to use BMW F800GS

Met anti-terror police to use BMW F800GS

Anti-terror cops in London are to be deployed on the streets aboard BMW F800GSs to slice through traffic and bump up and down kerbs so they can reach incidents faster than any car driver. Related:...