March

Remembering John Surtees: Two and four-wheel world champion

Remembering John Surtees: Two and four-wheel world champion

John Surtees is the most honoured English motorcycle racer of all time, having been awarded a CBE, MBE and OBE. Surtees sadly passed away at the age of 83 and would have celebrated his 85th...

Biking runs in Royal blood

Biking runs in Royal blood

Four princes, four bikes – and proof that biking runs in the royal blood. In the first picture, Prince Albert (he who will become George VI, not to mention subject of The King's Speech) and his...

Ride your dream at MCN Festival

Ride your dream at MCN Festival

More bikes have been added to the MCN Festival test bike fleet including Suzuki’s new SV650 and KTM’s stunning 1290 Super Adventure. So if you want to ride the pick of 2016’s new bikes from a whole...

The new-old café racers

The new-old café racers

It’s not just the major manufacturers doing something new and wonderful with classic British designs. Here are four of the best home-built examples in the country  omething new is happening with...

Experience Motocross at MCNLive!

Experience Motocross at MCNLive!

The AMCA Yamaha MX Experience will be heading to MCNLive! at Butlins Skegness, April 15-18, giving you the opportunity to have a go at off-road riding. Yamaha will be bringing along an assortment of...

The man who's been doing the TT forever

The man who's been doing the TT forever

But he still wants a 200mph lap... f you’ve read a TT programme in the last 30 years you can’t fail to have clocked the name Dave Madsen-Mygdal. He’s been racing on the Island since 1979, and at the...

My life in bikes: Chris Walker

My life in bikes: Chris Walker

‘I did my first 100mph when I was just three years old’ Whether it’s on two wheels or three, Chris Walker shares his love of speed How did you first get into bikes? My dad and granddad both had bikes,...

Ducati Scrambler becomes Mike’s bike

Ducati Scrambler becomes Mike’s bike

This Ducati Scrambler has been built by Ducati Thailand as a tribute to the legendary racer Mike Hailwood, with his son David on hand to see the first example of just 58 being built. The Hailwood...

Road test: 2016 Zero SR

Road test: 2016 Zero SR

Zero’s SR is the latest in an increasingly long line of electric bikes, and it’s good. No wonder Harley, Yamaha and Honda fancy a piece of the action… hat a difference a few years make. Five or six...

Video: Best new retros - Triumph Thruxton R v BMW R nineT Sport v Yamaha XJR1300

Video: Best new retros - Triumph Thruxton R v BMW R nineT Sport v Yamaha XJR1300

We fell in love with the Thruxton R at its launch a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to get our hands on it again. So we took two of its best retro rivals to Triumph's launch location in Portugal to...

MV Agusta in crisis

MV Agusta in crisis

MV Agusta will have to get smaller in order to survive over the long term, and that process has already started according to boss Giovanni Castiglioni. The Italian marque is to undergo a complete...

'I always thought I'd thrashed it senseless' – a love letter to the Yamaha R6, by James Whitham

'I always thought I'd thrashed it senseless' – a love letter to the Yamaha R6, by James Whitham

In 1999 James Whitham took a one-off ride in the World Supersport series. What followed was the start of a love affair with the YZF-R6. Prepare to want one all over again. he fact I even ended up...

Who’s your money on for BSB glory in 2016?

Who’s your money on for BSB glory in 2016?

Who’s your money on for BSB glory in 2016?

New MCN March 30: Best new retros

New MCN March 30: Best new retros

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 30: Triumph's new Thruxton R takes on old-school rivals MV Agusta battles for survival Inside the BMW GS Trophy...

Guy Martin breaks Wall of Death record

Guy Martin breaks Wall of Death record

Millions of television viewers watched Guy Martin set a new Wall of Death world speed record on Easter Monday during a spectacular live broadcast on Channel Four. The 34 year old blasted around the...

TT Tales - Being a fan

TT Tales - Being a fan

‘Never mind what you’ve seen on telly, brilliant though the coverage is. When you get there you simply won’t believe it’ s soon as you arrive, you’ve got to do a lap. Be humble, be cautious, be...

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 3)

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 3)

Today is the day that Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to know...

So long, Ryan

So long, Ryan

This feature, from late 2012, marked the retirement (albeit only temporary, as it turned out) of Ryan Farquhar. At the time of his retiurement he had amassed 80 more Irish National races than Joey and...

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 2)

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 2)

This Easter Monday Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to know...

Grand Day Out: Vintage Performance Bikes

Grand Day Out: Vintage Performance Bikes

It was January 1998 and it was a typical post photo shoot piss-up. The usual insults flowed: Ronnie’s ferret, Gus’s willy, Alex’s teeth, and so on. By closing time it’d turned ugly. And a race was on:...

Cal Crutchlow: “I feel I’m always riding injured”

Cal Crutchlow: “I feel I’m always riding injured”

It was a mixed year for Brits in the MotoGP paddock. MCN Sport asked four of our top riders for their verdicts. First up: Cal Crutchlow ou’ve just turned 30. How does your body feel? My body is tired.

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 1)

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death (Part 1)

 This Easter Monday Guy Martin will ride around the largest Wall of Death ever built, aiming for a top speed of 60mph and a Guinness Word Record, all live on TV. Here’s everything you need to...

Take your bike down the strip at MCNLive!

Take your bike down the strip at MCNLive!

We've teamed up with the East Kirkby Straightliners to give MCNLive! visitors a chance to take their bikes down the drag strip at a Straightliners' championship round on Sunday April 18. There will be...

Better Riding: Braking for corners

Better Riding: Braking for corners

The brakes are used for more than emergency stops – and how we use them reveals a lot about our riding ometimes you’ll approach a tight corner and need to slow down quickly – which is a job for the...

Yamaha RD125LC restoration

Yamaha RD125LC restoration

Mark Rouse had been without a bike for 26 years when his mate Chris Tring found him the dream machine from his youth, a Yamaha RD125LC. It started him on the path to resto redemption... ark Rouse has...

Buzz around new BMW lid

Buzz around new BMW lid

BMW are developing a helmet that uses haptics – the transmission of information via touch – rather than the more common visual or audible signals. A few years ago ‘haptic’ wasn’t a common word, but...

Poll: What do you think of wings on MotoGP bikes?

Poll: What do you think of wings on MotoGP bikes?

What do you think of wings on MotoGP bikes?

Still cock o’ the north

Still cock o’ the north

The great and the good have been racing on mainland Britain’s only closed roads circuit for 70 years – and in the eyes of many riders and fans Scarborough’s rollercoaster track remains the finest in...

Super Adventure breeze buster

Super Adventure breeze buster

Despite the apparent periscope fitted to the back of this test mule, we’re as certain as we can be that KTM aren’t actually readying a new submersible version of the 1290 Super Adventure just yet. But...

Honda CRF250 Rally prototype

Honda CRF250 Rally prototype

It’s all about the terminology. This Honda CRF250 Rally was presented at the Tokyo show last year as a ‘concept bike’ which meant, officially, Honda wasn’t talking about this bike being a production...

Great MCN Festival ticket deal

Great MCN Festival ticket deal

For a very limited time, there's 15% off group and camping tickets to the MCN Festival. Up until midnight on March 29 you can purchase three day tickets for £37.50 (which works out as £12.50 each)...

Honda Africa Twin goes hardcore

Honda Africa Twin goes hardcore

Honda also added a new more hardcore version of the recently launched Africa Twin which was presented as a concept bike but will be on sale as the ‘adventure’ spec bike in the range within a year we...

New MCN March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death

New MCN March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death

In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 23: Guy Martin's Wall of Death world record attempt Honda Africa Twin manual vs DCT 90 years of Ducati Ducati...

8 ways to make your bike safer from the thieves

8 ways to make your bike safer from the thieves

Someone out there wants to part you from your bike – don’t make it easy  1. Out of sight, out of danger Bikes aren’t commonplace, so thieves have to know they’re there to stage a theft – burglars...

Honda gets serious with CB1100

Honda gets serious with CB1100

It’s described as a concept bike but insiders say this bike is not far from production as part of new twin-pronged CB1100 range Are Honda finally about to get serious with the CB1100 retro roadster?...

Go West, Doctor and the Medics headline MCNLive!

Go West, Doctor and the Medics headline MCNLive!

Eighties band Go West will headline the last ever MCNLive! at Butlins Skegness April 15-18, alongside eighties chart toppers Doctor and the Medics. The two bands will be joined by the biggest ever...