June

Motorcycles in Russian houses: The bikes that came in from the cold

Motorcycles in Russian houses: The bikes that came in from the cold

If you reckon a British winter is tough to cope with on two wheels, spare a thought for the denizens of St. Petersburg and its environs. When the thermometer dips to minus 30º riders take the only...

Remember Rossi's Ducati Debut?

Remember Rossi's Ducati Debut?

After watching his 15th place Ducati MotoGP debut in 2010, MCN's Matthew Birt warned us it would be foolish to write off Valentino Rossi... alentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess has...

National BikeSafe event rocks up at Rockingham

National BikeSafe event rocks up at Rockingham

The national BikeSafe Show and Track Experience 2016 is coming to Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire on Saturday July 16, and promises a great mix of entertainment, on-road skills session,...

Castle Combe celebrates 65 years this weekend

Castle Combe celebrates 65 years this weekend

One of the longest-established circuits in the country, this weekend sees Castle Combe explode into life with a special two-day programme of bike racing celebrating the circuit’s 65th year.  From...

Video: MCN tests the Padgetts Honda RC213V-S at Cadwell Park

Video: MCN tests the Padgetts Honda RC213V-S at Cadwell Park

Padgetts stunned the road racing world when they decided to enter this year’s Isle of Man TT on Honda's stunningly exotic RC213V-S road-going MotoGP replica, with Kiwi Bruce Anstey at the helm. Just...

Bikes and bands to rock Berlin

Bikes and bands to rock Berlin

Pure & Crafted is something a little different. Held on the streets of Berlin, it’s an urban festival that celebrates both alternative music and alternative bikes. Now in its second year, Pure...

Honda Montesa update the 4RT260

Honda Montesa update the 4RT260

Honda Montesa have announced mild updates to its Cota 4RT260 and Race Replica 2017 models, which will be released at the beginning of September. The biggest technical difference is...

Get Whit's wisdom with Suzuki app

Get Whit's wisdom with Suzuki app

The latest Suzuki Bulletin mobile app has just been released and this issue features a video starring twice British champion James Whitham. In the video, racer-turned-commentator Whitham shares his...

World first test: 'Bruce you're a lucky man'

World first test: 'Bruce you're a lucky man'

We ride Anstey's TTRC213V-S at MCN's Cadwell Park trackday. Fast group, please. ounding like a strange mash-up between a factory 500 GP bike and a bumblebee on acid, Bruce Anstey’s Padgett’s...

MotoGP's Best Battles: No6 Phillip Island 1999

MotoGP's Best Battles: No6 Phillip Island 1999

Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time hillip Island again, and Roberts Junior loses a big lead when his Suzuki’s rear tyre falls apart with five laps to go.

Video: Police deliver instant karma to bullying driver

Video: Police deliver instant karma to bullying driver

Between pepper spraying passing motorcyclists and loitering on our favourite roads with speed guns, the police get a bit of stick, but the officer in this video is one of the good guys. Filmed in...

This Indian stunt team prove power isn't everything

This Indian stunt team prove power isn't everything

Think of stunt motorcycles and you probably think of heavily-modified sportsbikes with rear sprockets the size of dinner plates, or maybe even Kevin Carmichael's trick Triumph Scrambler. What you...

Gallery: David Silver Museum

Gallery: David Silver Museum

The David Silver Museum - home to the largest privately-owned collection of Hondas outside of Japan - will officially open its doors to the public on Monday July 4. The museum houses 150 iconic...

Updated Ducati 1299 Panigale spied testing

Updated Ducati 1299 Panigale spied testing

This revised Ducati Panigale 1299 was spied testing last week with the bike sporting a few technical changes pointing at a possible nip-and-tuck for 2017. This single shot was all our professional spy...

MotoGP wings - do we really need them?

MotoGP wings - do we really need them?

Winglets have taken MotoGP by storm this season. But many riders and MotoGP bigwigs want them banned. So, what’s the big deal? otoGP bikes are not normal motorcycles – they make around 260 horsepower...

Your (potential) new favourite video game, thanks Ducati

Your (potential) new favourite video game, thanks Ducati

Ducati have released a new video game to coincide with the iconic Bologna firm’s 90th anniversary and World Ducati Week, which is taking place in Misano this weekend. The game, which boasts the,...

On the GAS at Goodwood Festival of Speed

On the GAS at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Last weekend saw Goodwood come alive in dramatic style as the e22 Sports team defied gravity with its Goodwood Action Sports (GAS) extravaganza at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Despite a deluge of rain...

Barry Sheene's Suzukis land at Oliver's Mount

Barry Sheene's Suzukis land at Oliver's Mount

Barry Sheene’s 1976 and 1977 world championship-winning race bikes have arrived at Suzuki GB, ahead of the Barry Sheene festival at Oliver’s Mount next month and as part of the 40th anniversary...

Lorenzo: ‘Booing means we’re getting results’ MCN exclusive interview

Lorenzo: ‘Booing means we’re getting results’ MCN exclusive interview

The misunderstood reigning world champion speaks exclusively to MCN about Rossi, the motivation he gets from being booed, his move to Ducati and why he’s still getting faster espite being a multiple...

Video: World GP Bike Legends 2016

Video: World GP Bike Legends 2016

The iconic Sachsenring circuit hosted this year's World GP Bike Legends event, with legendary riders such as Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer and Pierfrancesco Chili all racing classic two-stroke...

Indian Scout 'Touring' model spied

Indian Scout 'Touring' model spied

This new touring version of the Indian Scout was spotted testing in the USA last week and shows the next stage in the development of the range. The Indian Scout has been a fairly big success for the...

KTM's 'try-before-you-buy' off-road experience

KTM's 'try-before-you-buy' off-road experience

KTM will be running a month-long off-road experience aimed at riders who are considering buying one of the firm’s 2017 motocross bikes. The try-out test days are not aimed at novice riders but those...

Poll: After his Assen crash, has Rossi blown his title chances?

Poll: After his Assen crash, has Rossi blown his title chances?

After his Assen crash, has Rossi blown his title chances?

Whatever happened to Laverda?

Whatever happened to Laverda?

The firm that built the wild and wonderful Jota was booming in the 70s but has struggled ever since... Fact file Founded October, 1949 Finest hour 140mph Laverda Jota, the world’s fastest production...

Instant karma for BMW driver

Instant karma for BMW driver

If this BMW driver thought parking his car in a motorcycle bay in London wasn't going to be an issue, he might be a little shocked when he returns to his car. Whatever space there was surrounding his...

Indian confirm 'no 750 road bike'

Indian confirm 'no 750 road bike'

Indian Motorcycle have flatly denied that the new AMA Flattrack FTR750 racing motorcycle is paving the way for smaller capacity road bikes. The American company is investing a huge amount of money and...

First Ride: Yamaha's bonkers YXZ1000R breaks free

First Ride: Yamaha's bonkers YXZ1000R breaks free

Yamaha can do no wrong at the moment. From superbikes and super-nakeds to super-value retros, their range of ‘crossplane philosophy’ vehicles are as popular as they are diverse. Which brings us neatly...

Yamaha Tracer 700 First Impressions

Yamaha Tracer 700 First Impressions

Just stopped for lunch at the stunning Belvedere view point on the incredible Col dei Rossi, and Yamaha's new Tracer 700 has been the perfect partner so far.  It's really light and effortless to...

Another epic Goodwood Festival of Speed

Another epic Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood again played host to a glorious turnout of biking stars and machines during the weekend's Festival of Speed. Former GP and superbike world champions were out in force, including Freddie...

The LC Files: Riding the 350LC... 30 years on

The LC Files: Riding the 350LC... 30 years on

am, I know, a ridiculously privileged motorcyclist. Twenty-two years as a bike journo has gifted me a biking CV money can’t buy: riding the very first FireBlade in the UK; attending the launch of...

Make the most of summer: Part three

Make the most of summer: Part three

There may be 17 hours of daylight at the moment but we know your biking time is precious - you don’t want to waste it going to the same old bike meets and shows. Which is why MCN’s team of experts...

How to make your clutch lovely

How to make your clutch lovely

Nothing spoils your ride more than a badly-behaved clutch. Our nine easy steps will get everything spot on… 1. Cut some slack, but not too much An essential with cable-actuated systems – you should...

MotoGP's Best Battles: No5 Jacarepagua 1999

MotoGP's Best Battles: No5 Jacarepagua 1999

Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time enowned for years as the wildest GP off the racetrack, this one was just as wild on the track. Biaggi (Yamaha) was in...

Make the most of summer: Part two

Make the most of summer: Part two

There may be 17 hours of daylight at the moment but we know your biking time is precious - you don’t want to waste it going to the same old bike meets and shows. Which is why MCN’s team of experts...

Flicking the Vs: Harley Roadster v Victory's Octane

Flicking the Vs: Harley Roadster v Victory's Octane

Is Harley’s aggressive new Roadster bold enough to stick two fingers up to Victory’s more powerful Octane? ometimes everything just clicks into place and right now I’m having one of the those moments,...

Stefan Pierer exclusive interview: Part two

Stefan Pierer exclusive interview: Part two

In part two of our exclusive interview, KTM boss Stefan Pierer talks about the struggles of turning KTM from an off-road brand to an on and off-road brand, and the turmoil at MV Agusta. Read part one...