December

How to brake hard on track or road

How to brake hard on track or road

Too many riders are focused entirely on scraping their knee sliders and hitting top speed down the straights on-track, but braking correctly is not only crucial for keeping you shiny-side-up, it can...

Christmas gift guide: Motorcycle life hacks

Christmas gift guide: Motorcycle life hacks

So let's face it, we like spending money and getting new things, branded products are great and all that but sometimes our budgets don’t stretch to the most expensive items currently on sale.

9 great toy runs to attend this Christmas

9 great toy runs to attend this Christmas

Let's not forget, Christmas is about giving, so we've come up with a list of Christmas charity runs taking place across the UK over the next couple of weeks. Get out on your bike, and help a good...

Christmas gifts for the sportsbike lover

Christmas gifts for the sportsbike lover

In this Christmas gift guide we focus on gifts for the sportsbike rider in your life. These gifts focus on squeezing the last ounce of performance out of your machine and yourself, but there are...

Christmas gifts for the custom bike rider

Christmas gifts for the custom bike rider

In this part of our Christmas gift guide, we look at some present ideas for those who like their custom bikes. Bell Bullitt £339.99 The Bullitt has been a massively popular with those in the custom...

2017 cruiser of the year: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

2017 cruiser of the year: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

With so many bikes wowing us in 2017 it’s easy to forget the new Bonneville Bobber was one of the most-eagerly anticipated. The Triumph is styled to mimic those pared-to-the-bone 1940s-style bobbers,...

Get inspired for adventure at the London Show

Get inspired for adventure at the London Show

From an ex-copper’s 12 month, 70,000 mile trip on his GSX-R1000, to a middle aged mums seven year globe trotting adventure on a Royal Enfield, next year’s Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show is THE...

Riding clinic: How to stop a bike... FAST

Riding clinic: How to stop a bike... FAST

One of the more useful riding skills...Well, it’s a lot easier than stopping a horse! Riding a horse is grand but stopping is a question of persuading the beast that it wants to. You supply various...

The bikes that leave us shaking with adrenalin

The bikes that leave us shaking with adrenalin

These are three of the most exciting bikes on planet Earth. The growling RSV4 RF, screaming GSX-R600 and bonkers Hypermotard 939 SP all leave you shaking with adrenalin and breathless with lust after...

20 questions with Carl Fogarty

20 questions with Carl Fogarty

Q1. What are you currently riding? Mostly Triumphs now that I’m an am- bassador for them. I’ve got a Thruxton R and a Speed Triple R for the road and also a couple of dirt bikes – a KTM 350 SX-F and...

Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Duke R first ride

Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Duke R first ride

The already-bonkers KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been made even more extreme for 2017 with even more power, despite Euro4 regulations, and improved electronics. Add to that revised suspension, even...

25 years of Akrapovic exhausts

25 years of Akrapovic exhausts

If you're in the market for an exhaust, chances are the name at the top of your wish list is Akrapovic. The company started out in a tiny workshop in Slovenia in 1991, the brainchild of racer Igor...

Battle of the Boxer twins

Battle of the Boxer twins

BMW’s flat-twin boxer engine has to be one of the most versatile motorcycle powerplants in production. The German firm has used it to power everything from tourers to sportsbikes, nakeds to retros,...

This week in news...

This week in news...

What every Saturday needs: This week in news looked a bit like this... Hail a Honda Honda have invested in Grab, a ride hailing app set up to rival Uber. Uber allows people to hail a taxi from...

Gallery: Corporate customs

Gallery: Corporate customs

Eventually, every trend is forced to break from its underground roots as commercialisation takes over. The anti-capitalist hippy generation soon saw their tie-dye T-shirts in mainstream shops owned by...

Testing times for new riders

Testing times for new riders

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a consultation on proposed changes to improve motorcycle training and licencing. The changes look to make sure that new motorcyclists gain...

MCN's top three highlights from 2016

MCN's top three highlights from 2016

When you stop and think about it, quite a lot actually happened in the motorcycling world during 2016. At the beginning of the year we got our first taste of the rather good Yamaha MT-10. More...

No new superbike from MV Agusta in 2017

No new superbike from MV Agusta in 2017

In an interview with Australian Motorcycle News, MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni has confirmed there will be no new superbike from the Italian manufacturer in 2017 as the company looks to...

Video: Triumph teases new Street Triple

Video: Triumph teases new Street Triple

A video posted to Triumph's official YouTube account appears to tease the launch date of the new Street Triple as January 10 2017. The video shows the upcoming model doing a burnout in an empty...

Treat yourself: Bargains at the MCN Shop

Treat yourself: Bargains at the MCN Shop

Christmas is now over, which means everyone's out looking for a bargain in the sales, but you don't have to go anywhere. We'll bring the deals to you. The six products below are just a tiny selection...

Petrol prices set to increase by January

Petrol prices set to increase by January

Fuel tracking website petrolprices.com says they expect the price of petrol to rise by upto 8p per litre by January, taking the current average of £1.15 per litre to £1.23. On November 30 members of...

5 electric bikes that got our attention in 2016

5 electric bikes that got our attention in 2016

The last few years have seen great advances in electric motorcycles and what they can offer the everyday commuter. This year saw a big leap forward for electric bikes and they are now becoming far...

Fastest ever Pro Street drag bike for sale

Fastest ever Pro Street drag bike for sale

The world's fastest Pro Street drag bike is currently up for sale, with the owner asking for $85,000 (£52,419). The bike in questions is a heavily-modified and turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa which has...

Gallery: Riding KTM's factory Dakar bike

Gallery: Riding KTM's factory Dakar bike

KTM have won every Dakar Rally since 2011 and the Austrian firm shows no signs of letting that record slip in 2017 with a team comprised of Toby Price and Brit Sam Sunderland. MCN Contributor and...

Indian manufacturer Bajaj reveal Dominar 400

Indian manufacturer Bajaj reveal Dominar 400

Indian manufacturer Bajaj have pulled the covers off their new Dominar 400, which features their DTS-I triple spark technology. Yes, three spark plugs, on a single-cylinder bike. Aside from their own...

Secret KTM is a little star

Secret KTM is a little star

KTM are getting ready to attack the small-capacity adventure market with this 390cc offering. Don’t get too excited by the full car- bon fibre front subframe visible in the pictures though. This is...

Exclusive spy shots! Enfield's 2017 Continental GT spotted in Spain

Exclusive spy shots! Enfield's 2017 Continental GT spotted in Spain

Royal Enfield’s 2017 Continental GT was captured testing on the roads of Spain last week, revealing more details about the firm’s future plans. Most significant is the addition of ABS rings on the...

Kenyan students create solar-powered bikes

Kenyan students create solar-powered bikes

Three final year students from the University of Nairobi, Kenya have built solar-powered bikes. The students took three conventional motorcycles, ditched the standard engines and replaced them with...

Meet the Monday M-1, a moped for the 21st century

Meet the Monday M-1, a moped for the 21st century

Think of mopeds and two-strokes immediately come to mind. Great for performance and nostalgia, but not so great for the environment. California-based Monday Motorcycles have decided to bring the moped...

In this week's issue: MotoGP 2017 special

In this week's issue: MotoGP 2017 special

It's #MCNWednesday again and this week's issue is a 2017 MotoGP special! We have exclusive interviews with Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marequez and Maverick Vinales ahead of the 2017 season,...

How the hell do you... Pull a 209mph wheelie?

How the hell do you... Pull a 209mph wheelie?

Here's part 19 Answered by Gary Rothwell - Stunt legend Gary currently holds the world wheelie record at a terrifying 209.82mph The course is a mile long, on an airfield obviously, and in the last...

We're looking forward to the new year...

We're looking forward to the new year...

2017 is nearly upon us and there are some tantalisingly good bikes to look forward to in the New Year. We asked some of the guys at MCNs HQ to see what bikes are topping their wishlists. TOP STORIES ...

2010-2011: BMW S1000RR revisited

2010-2011: BMW S1000RR revisited

We take a look back at the 2010-2011 BMW S1000RR with thanks to the current issue of What Bike? magazine, available to buy now. What we said then: “The BMW feels like it could do 10-second...

Money for nothing – brilliant 0% motorbike deals

Money for nothing – brilliant 0% motorbike deals

MCN Compare These brilliant 0% interest deals mean funding your new bike has never been cheaper With interest base rates at an all-time low, the cost of borrowing cash has never been cheaper. When you combine...

8 perfect gifts for the classic motorcyclist

8 perfect gifts for the classic motorcyclist

We all know someone who enjoys retro and classic bikes. Preferring the passé style from rose-tinted memories of flared trousers, glam rock, shoulder pads, grunge bands and the waif look over modern...

Finance: Small price, big fun

Finance: Small price, big fun

Personal Contract Purchase now finances 20-30% of all new bikes sold in the UK, and it’s growing fast. But it might not be right for you, so make sure you understand what it is and how it works. You...