July

Swiss rider sets new world travelling record

Swiss rider sets new world travelling record

Swiss Rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita has set a new world record for travelling around the world on a motorcycle, completing the journey in 119 days and 21 hours – and all on a heavily modified...

Get ready for Dirt Quake this weekend

Get ready for Dirt Quake this weekend

This weekend sees the return of the frankly bonkers Dirt Quake at Kings Lynn. Now in its fifth instalment, the event has been growing year on year to become a regular cult-classic feature on the...

This week's issue: Guy Martin is back

This week's issue: Guy Martin is back

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 13: Guy Martin special: His craziest year yet He may have missed the TT, but Britain's best loved racer has been...

Video: Honda CBR250RR teased

Video: Honda CBR250RR teased

A video has been uploaded to YouTube by TMC Blog, apparently teasing the upcoming Honda CBR250RR. The CBR250RR was first shown as a concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The bike, dubbed at the time...

Video: Freestyle motocross rider backflips over stunt plane

Video: Freestyle motocross rider backflips over stunt plane

Not content with performing death-defying stunts on their own, three daredevils recently got together in the south California desert to complete one of the craziest looking stunts we've ever...

Tested: BSB Cadbury's Boost Yamahas

Tested: BSB Cadbury's Boost Yamahas

The scary-fast Cadbury’s Boost Yamahas utterly blitzed the 1996 British Championship. But how? Olly Duke braved the bikes that make gods of men.   t all starts off as a bit of a lark. Ride the...

1972 Honda ATC90: James Bond's Honda

1972 Honda ATC90: James Bond's Honda

Engine 89cc, air-cooled, single Power 8bhp Weight 90kg   Value £2500-£5000 “The US90 made its debut in the Bond film Diamonds are Forever, and was a big hit. It eventually morphed into a...

MotoGP's Best Battles: No10 Suzuka 1993

MotoGP's Best Battles: No10 Suzuka 1993

Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time his was Wayne Rainey’s greatest race, the one in which he had an out-of-body experience. For most of the 21 laps it was...

Pikes Peak Cloud Racers

Pikes Peak Cloud Racers

Intense speed, fatal drops and complete commitment – Pikes Peak is America’s TT he Pikes Peak International Hill Climb celebrated its 100th birthday last weekend with a field of entrants that the...

Mobile device motorcycling charging to change your life?

Mobile device motorcycling charging to change your life?

If you take your motorcycle on long journeys and don't have many options for charging your devices, or simply can't live without your mobile because of the trending obsession with our soul-sucking...

The LC Files: underneath the skin

The LC Files: underneath the skin

Yamaha’s pure race TZ may have been the inspiration for the RD350LC, but its technology was rooted more in the preceding, road-going RD series. Here’s a rundown of its key technical areas – and where...

Video: What to do when you’re running wheelie late…

Video: What to do when you’re running wheelie late…

This poor guy has obviously forgotten his bungee cords and couldn’t afford to miss his plane. Thankfully, he’s got the skills needed to overcome the situation.  TOP STORIES 1969 Honda CB750:...

Event: Join the party as Fowlers Celebrate their 90th Birthday

Event: Join the party as Fowlers Celebrate their 90th Birthday

When: Sunday, July 17 What: Fowlers 90th Birthday Party Where: Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3DR In 1926, Frank and Alice Fowler opened a small corner shop in the heart of Bristol and were joined a year...

BMW G310R to star in comic book

BMW G310R to star in comic book

The new BMW G310R, due in dealers this October, is set to be the star of a comic book titled 'Riders in the Storm' to be released around the same time as the bike. BMW have partnered with...

BMW announce G310R price

BMW announce G310R price

BMW have confirmed that their all-new G310R will be in dealers this October, with prices starting at £4290. The 313cc single-cylinder engine is the smallest to be produced by BMW since the R24 in 1948...

Is the SuperSport a welcome addition to the Ducati range?

Is the SuperSport a welcome addition to the Ducati range?

Ducati is bringing the SuperSport back in 2017, after revealing the new model in secret to visitors during World Ducati Week. The previous SuperSport model range ran from 1988 to 2007 and...

MotoGP's Best Battles: No9 Phillip Island 1989

MotoGP's Best Battles: No9 Phillip Island 1989

Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time his was Australia’s first Grand Prix and therefore most riders’ first visit to the island circuit off the nation’s...

7 weird and wonderful customs

7 weird and wonderful customs

ummer's here and it's time for a bit of cut-price cruising. Triumph 900 Adventurer (1995-2002) This is the often-overlooked sister bike to the Thunderbird 900 and was primarily aimed at the US market...

Suzuki extends 0% finance offer

Suzuki extends 0% finance offer

Suzuki has extended a 0% finance offer on more than 10 models in the current range until the end of September. The models included in the offer include the Suzuki GSX-R1000, GSX-R750, and GSX-R600,...

1972 Honda CB400 Four: Britain’s best-loved classic

1972 Honda CB400 Four: Britain’s best-loved classic

Engine 408cc, SOHC, air-cooled, inline four Power 37bhp Weight 184kg Value £2800-£6000 "This bike has a very special place in my heart as we have restored so many of them, easily over 50. We sell...

Ducati Globetrotter 90 sets off

Ducati Globetrotter 90 sets off

An official world tour called ‘Globetrotter 90’ has set off from the Ducati headquarters in Bologna as part of the 90th anniversary celebrations the company kicked off at last weekend’s World Ducati...

Ducati SuperSport in detail

Ducati SuperSport in detail

Prior to World Ducati Week (WDW) the Italian firm had already revealed that they would use their 90th anniversary celebrations at last weekend’s festival to unveil two new models. While one was to be...

1962 Honda C100 Cub: The first of 87 million

1962 Honda C100 Cub: The first of 87 million

Engine 49cc, OHC, air-cooled, single Power 4.5bhp Weight 90kg  Value £3000 “This is a bike everyone in the world will recognise – the Honda Cub. This actual model is...

1969 Honda CB750: World’s first superbike

1969 Honda CB750: World’s first superbike

Engine 736cc, SOHC, air-cooled, inline four Power 67bhp Weight 218kg Value £25,000-£40,000 “This is the bike that coined the term ‘superbike’ and launched Honda, and the whole Japanese motorcycle...

The largest privately owned Honda collection outside of Japan

The largest privately owned Honda collection outside of Japan

If you are into classic Hondas, you will already know the name David Silver. Since 1986 his company has been the go-to place for classic Honda spares, not only selling parts but also sourcing...

40 years on - the brilliant 1976 Bol d'Or

40 years on - the brilliant 1976 Bol d'Or

Endurance racing in the ’70s was an incredible spectacle involving an extraordinary diversity of machinery. None more so than at the 1976 Bol d’Or he 40th Bol d’Or, held at Le Mans in the dying...

Latest Yard Built Yamaha XSR700 is a Spanish scorcher

Latest Yard Built Yamaha XSR700 is a Spanish scorcher

Yamaha’s Yard Built platform returns just in time for summer with a Spanish take on the XSR700.  Called Otokomae (Japanese for 'handsome man'), the mean street-tracker custom features a...

Kymco launch People GT 300i ABS in UK

Kymco launch People GT 300i ABS in UK

One of Europe’s favourite commuter scooters is heading to the UK this summer. The Kymco People GT 300i ABS offers performance, style and stability. At the heart of Kymco’s new machine is the...

New city style from Kymco with City Plus

New city style from Kymco with City Plus

This summer Kymco is adding an all-new two-stroke 50cc scooter to its ‘City’ range – the Kumco City Plus.  With a new look and a higher technical specification than its predecessors, the all-new...

New case carrier for KTM Adventure models

New case carrier for KTM Adventure models

KTM have released a new floating case carrier for all KTM 1050 Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure/R and KTM 1290 Super Adventure bikes from 2013 onwards. The new case carrier design allows outstanding...

Peter Williams to release new 'Wagonwheels'

Peter Williams to release new 'Wagonwheels'

Peter Williams Motorcycles (PWM) has announced limited production of a Mk4 version of the celebrated Mk3 Matchless G50 Arter Special race bike, 47 years after this groundbreaking machine gave Williams...

My Life In Bikes: Aaron Slight

My Life In Bikes: Aaron Slight

The Foggy-baiting, 87 WSB podium-scoring, RC45-flattering Kiwi legend shares the rides of his life Trutest mini-bike  It’s like a Briggs and Stratton lawnmower engine in two hooped steel chassis...

This week's issue: World Exclusive - Two new Ducatis

This week's issue: World Exclusive - Two new Ducatis

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 6: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: 2 new Ducatis Britain’s greatest used bike bargains RCV first real road test Lowes shines on...

Growing markets for motorcycles in the Philippines

Growing markets for motorcycles in the Philippines

The Philippines has recorded a massive 40.2% growth in the first five months of the year, becoming the fastest growing market in the massive South Asian region according to statistics released by the...

Banging elbows in the British Mini Bike Championship

Banging elbows in the British Mini Bike Championship

Racing has always been a dream, ever since I was a kid watching the same VHS tape of Kevin Schwantz's 1989 season day after day. Present day, and racing has remained a dream, due to the money required...

My life in bikes: James Hewing

My life in bikes: James Hewing

‘Riding hislop’s norton white charger was a dream come true’ National Motorcycle Museum boss reveals his personal biking heritage  How did you first get into bikes? It was via my brother when I...