July

Calling all Triumph owners…

Calling all Triumph owners…

Triumph owners are being asked to be a part of a world record attempt by Staffordshire Triumph on Sunday, September 4 in a bid to break the world record for the Largest Parade of Triumph...

Indian recalls 18,000 bikes in United States

Indian recalls 18,000 bikes in United States

Indian Motorcycles have recalled 18,367 bikes in the United States due to excessive exhaust temperatures and a risk of fire. The recall affects six models in Indian's range; they are the Chief...

Dirty personalities

Dirty personalities

So we were at Dirt Quake last weekend and to be frank, it was utter madness. Everything you’d expect from an event that has race categories such as Inappropriate Road Bike and Choppers, seeing the...

Exotic engineering: VanderHeide's Dutch courage

Exotic engineering: VanderHeide's Dutch courage

Dutch firm VanderHeide caused a stir at last month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed when they unveiled their new Aprilia RSV4-powered carbon-fibre sportsbike. But while the launch was a surprise the bike...

World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical

World exclusive: New Fireblade gets radical

Fresh details have emerged about next year’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and it would appear the bike is getting a bigger revamp and will be even more advanced than first thought. The list of changes...

Brave dog rides pillion in Colombia

Brave dog rides pillion in Colombia

With the balance of an Olympic gymnast, this nimble pooch was spotted travelling pillion on what looks like his owner's scooter in the city of Bucaramanga, northern Colombia. The clip, posted in local...

Poll: After Crutchlow and Redding were so strong at the Sachsensring, can a Brit win at Silverstone?

Poll: After Crutchlow and Redding were so strong at the Sachsensring, can a Brit win at Silverstone?

After Crutchlow and Redding were so strong at the Sachsensring, can a Brit win at Silverstone?

This week's issue: BMW Scrambler first test

This week's issue: BMW Scrambler first test

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 20: BMW Scrambler – World first test We get our hands on the BMW R NineT Scrambler and see if it proves more than...

Gallery: Dirt Quake madness

Gallery: Dirt Quake madness

The weekend saw rise to the fifth instalment of the increasingly popular cult classic event Dirt Quake. With more madness than a hatter at a tea party, Dirt Quake returned to the Kings Lynn on the...

Event: Agostini’ Welsh weekender

Event: Agostini’ Welsh weekender

When: July 23-24 What: LlanBikeFest Where: Llangollen, Wales Living legend Giacomo Agostini will be guest of honour at the Llangollen International Motorcycle Festival - LlanBikeFest 2016 – ...

Dirt Quake V: Foggy v Marge Simpson

Dirt Quake V: Foggy v Marge Simpson

Transport yourself back to 1999 and ask Carl Fogarty what he would be doing on a sunny July day in 2016, and we'd lay decent odds on him not mentioning racing against Marge Simpson around a dirt track...

MCN Award winners: Which would you choose?

MCN Award winners: Which would you choose?

It won’t be long before MCN decides its coveted 2016 Machine of the Year. It’s been a bumper year for new metal, so choosing the winner will be tougher than ever. But before we do that we fancied...

Whatever happened to The Britten V1000?

Whatever happened to The Britten V1000?

One of the most innovative and original motorcycles ever created, Britten's legacy has now spanned the globe Hand-crafted in a small workshop in New Zealand by engineering genius John Britten, only 10...

Women on Wheels organise Lady's Clothing Day with Dainese

Women on Wheels organise Lady's Clothing Day with Dainese

Meeting-up tomorrow (Saturday 16th July, 10am at Ryka's Cafe) the biking magazine has organised a female group ride-out with Dainese for a weekend of riding, female motorcycle clothing and a good...

First Ride: BMW R nineT Scrambler

First Ride: BMW R nineT Scrambler

I know what you are thinking – another bloody bike called ‘Scrambler’. But hang on a second: Yes, BMW’s latest addition to its air-cooled R nineT range has the current fashion-pleasing (and now a bit...

Gallery: BMW R nineT Scrambler launch

Gallery: BMW R nineT Scrambler launch

Today saw the riding launch of the new BMW R nineT Scrambler take place in Germany – so here's a massive gallery to whet your appetite for the new retro mud-plugger.  See the full launch report...

BMW confirm RnineT Scrambler X model

BMW confirm RnineT Scrambler X model

BMW UK have created the Scrambler X, which is simply an accessorised Scrambler. For £11,090 you get spoke wheels, the option of off-road tyres, LED indicators and heated grips, saving about £150 on...

Stunning customs and MotoGP at Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

Stunning customs and MotoGP at Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

From humble beginnings back in 2008, now the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling is one of the Northamptonshire town's biggest annual events. In fact, bikers nationwide now have August 14 pinned in...

Event: Ace Café stunt festival returns to Wembley this weekend

Event: Ace Café stunt festival returns to Wembley this weekend

This weekend sees screaming engines and smoking rubber as the Ace Café stunt festival and Streetfighter show returns to Wembley for the seventh time. The popular event is on Sunday and will see stunt...

It's Professor Foggy

It's Professor Foggy

Well, he's not quite a professor yet but King Carl has been handed an honorary fellowship from the University of Central Lancashire in recognition of his achievements both on and off of the...

Launch: BMW’s R nineT Scrambler is here

Launch: BMW’s R nineT Scrambler is here

The BMW R nineT (which is now called the Roadster by BMW) was the surprise hit of 2014. Using an air-cooled boxer engine, BMW created a shockingly effective retro bike that not only looked amazing, it...

Event: Motorrad goes MAD with Park’s

Event: Motorrad goes MAD with Park’s

When: July 30 What: BMW dealership’s annual open weekend plays host to Steve Parrish’s evening of entertainment Where: Douglas Park BMW, 13 Braeview Place, East Kilbride, G74...

Event: Honda stars come out at Vertu

Event: Honda stars come out at Vertu

When: July 30 What: Open Day at Honda Grantham Where: Honda Grantham, Unity House, Tollemache Rd N, Spittlegate Level, Grantham NG31 7UH Vertu Honda Grantham is holding its Open Day on Saturday,...

World Exclusive: Secret new Ninja 1000

World Exclusive: Secret new Ninja 1000

Just when it looked like the sports-touring class was going to be left to fester, it appears  Kawasaki will join Ducati in releasing an all-new bike in that class. Patent drawings suggest...

World exclusive: Royal Enfield’s secret 750

World exclusive: Royal Enfield’s secret 750

This is Royal Enfield’s all-new 750cc parallel twin, which was spied for the first time many months ahead of an official launch. The engine has been seen in earlier guises when it was slotted into a...

The XR1R – it's one hot BOTT

The XR1R – it's one hot BOTT

This is the BOTT XR1R. Nice, isn’t it? The thought of this, some sunshine and a twisty track have got us in a right flutter. The bike is a track version of the XR1, and while the firm have released an...

Gallery: Urs Pedraita's round the world record

Gallery: Urs Pedraita's round the world record

Swiss rider Urs 'Grizzly' Pedraita has just completed a record-breaking circumnavigation of the globe in just 119 days and 21 hours onboard his modified Victory Cross Country Tour. Grizzly...

"People said I wouldn’t walk again, let alone rebuild the bike"

"People said I wouldn’t walk again, let alone rebuild the bike"

After a serious accident that left his body and XJR1300 SP in tatters, you’d have forgiven Gary Haythorn for giving up riding. Instead, he recovered and turned his crumpled Yamaha into a triumphant...

Motorcycle Live 2016 - get ready to save

Motorcycle Live 2016 - get ready to save

Tickets for Motorcycle Live 2016 – the UK’s biggest bike show – go on sale next month. This year advance purchasers will enjoy even bigger savings on the entry fee, plus the chance to win one...

Can-Am release 2017 Spyders

Can-Am release 2017 Spyders

Can-Am have just released details of their new-for-2017 Spyder F3-S ‘Daytona 500’ edition. This new model has been designed and developed by BRP’s engineers to meet the need for a more sporty-inspired...

Herald lap it up on the Wall Of Death

Herald lap it up on the Wall Of Death

Herald Motor Co – the Cambridgeshire based importer and manufacturer of 125cc and 250cc motorcycles – has announced sponsorship of the Original Wall Of Death show, supplying three modified Classic...

Carole Nash Moto Foto back for 2016

Carole Nash Moto Foto back for 2016

Back for 2016, Carole Nash Insurance, in association with MCN, are delighted to announce this year’s motorcycle photography competition – Moto Foto 2016. With great prizes, not to mention a coveted...

Gallery: Barbados Festival of Speed

Gallery: Barbados Festival of Speed

Mention the Caribbean and you immediately think sun, rum and perfect beaches – but motorsport probably won’t be on the list. So when we heard that the Bushy Park circuit on Barbados would be hosting...

Why we love the BMW R100RT

Why we love the BMW R100RT

Where did it come from? In the late 1970s a strong Deutschmark meant BMW were struggling in the US, falling from sixth to 11th in the sales charts. So they restructured the company and changed the...

Poll: Who’s your favourite BSB Brit?

Poll: Who’s your favourite BSB Brit?

Who’s your favourite BSB Brit?

Honda CBR600 model history

Honda CBR600 model history

The much-loved CBR600RR is due to be culled in 2017 after a long and illustrious life that will have spanned exactly 30 years. It’s a special machine that has touched the hearts of many along the...