November

Christmas gifts for those who like to tour

Christmas gifts for those who like to tour

Do big miles? Here's some help with your festive wishlist to make things a little easier for your friends and family. If you don't want to include any of the below producst on your wishlist, we have...

Christmas gift ideas for the off-road rider

Christmas gift ideas for the off-road rider

In our third Christmas gift guide we focus on gifts for off-road riders.. It might be getting a bit nippy outside, but it's the perfect time of year to get out and indulge in a bit of muddy fun, and...

Christmas gifts for the adventure bike rider

Christmas gifts for the adventure bike rider

Whether you prefer smaller adventures closer to home or huge tours spanning continents, there's plenty to choose from on the MCN Shop for the budding adventure rider. DXR Over-Sea roll bag This 30...

Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

The John Lewis advert has been released (does it come out earlier every year?), which means it's officially time to start panicking thinking about buying Christmas presents for your nearest and...

Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

Voting is now open for this year’s MCN Man of the Year. From an initial shortlist of 14, our panel of experts have narrowed this down to five of 2016’s most impressive performers in the world of...

Top 5 funny (yet ruthless) festive Christmas tops

Top 5 funny (yet ruthless) festive Christmas tops

MCN Shop To ease some weight off your Christmas shopping we've picked the funniest (and most ruthless) festive t-shirts and long sleeve tops to have you winning at Crimbo gifts for any member of your...

Honda let tattoo artist Dan Gold loose on a CB650

Honda let tattoo artist Dan Gold loose on a CB650

Most people would say tattoos and motorcycles go together hand-in-hand, but they probably never expected Honda to take it so literally. Honda UK invited tattoo artist Dan Gold to completely cover a...

Naughty or nice? Gift ideas for Christmas

Naughty or nice? Gift ideas for Christmas

We know you want lots of fancy new bike stuff for Christmas, the big man with a penchanct for mince pies has told us. He's also told us you're not getting what you want unless you've been good this...

Win £1,000 of biking gear with Carole Nash

Win £1,000 of biking gear with Carole Nash

Christmas really could come early this year courtesy of Carole Nash! They're giving away a sleigh full of prizes that would make Santa blush in a festive prize draw. Simply call Carole Nash or go...

20 questions with Richard Hammond

20 questions with Richard Hammond

As The Grand Tour kicked off earlier this month it was perfect timing for our Head of Content, Tim Thompson, to catch up with former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond to answer some really big...

Richard Hammond on his 'perfect ride'

Richard Hammond on his 'perfect ride'

Richard Hammond has released a new book, hooray! Even better, this will make a perfect stocking-filler this Crimbo. Speaking about A Short History of the Motorcycle, the Hamster boasted to MCN’s Head...

Isle of Man TT blockbuster to begin production next year

Isle of Man TT blockbuster to begin production next year

Bold Films, producers of hits such as Drive and Whiplash, have confirmed their commitment to producing a film about the Isle of Man TT. Written and directed by Ben Younger, a former professional rider...

We ride Dan Linfoot’s BSB Honda Fireblade

We ride Dan Linfoot’s BSB Honda Fireblade

The Honda BSB bike we’re riding is the last of the line for this model Fireblade, and the best it’s ever been. Despite being one of the oldest bikes on the grid, riders Dan Linfoot and Jason...

First ride of KTM’s new 1290 Super Duke R next week

First ride of KTM’s new 1290 Super Duke R next week

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will be riding the new, second-generation KTM 1290 Super Duke R at its world launch in Qatar on Monday.  It’s hard to believe, but the current model has been...

Video: A good deed backfires

Video: A good deed backfires

Ever tried to do the right thing only for it to backfire on you? This Suzuki Bandit 600 rider knows exactly how that feels. After spotting a wallet has fallen from the roof of a silver Hyundai, as it...

Interview: Suzuki President on turbo-charged revival plans

Interview: Suzuki President on turbo-charged revival plans

“Turbos are part of Suzuki’s future plans” Toshihiro Suzuki, President and CEO of Suzuki With Suzuki showing strong signs of emerging from a period of instability and new-model market invisibility in...

We Ride London campaign launched to improve safety and oppose ULEZ charge

We Ride London campaign launched to improve safety and oppose ULEZ charge

The We Ride London campaign is hoping to convince Transport for London to increase motorcycle safety provision and to properly consider motorcycles in London’s emission proposals London’s road network...

Gallery: 125cc bargain hunting

Gallery: 125cc bargain hunting

You can buy a brand new 125cc naked bike with a 24-month warranty and dealer back-up for less than £2000. You could run around on one of these for two trouble-free years then at the end of that period...

Video: Team Classic Suzuki complete Katana endurance racer

Video: Team Classic Suzuki complete Katana endurance racer

Team Classic Suzuki complete Katana endurance racer build at Motorcycle Live A few weeks back Team Classic Suzuki announced that they would be building a legendary Katana at Motorcycle Live that will...

First ride: Kawasaki ZX-10RR

First ride: Kawasaki ZX-10RR

Next year will feel like the early 1990s all over again because the Japanese are back in force with limited-edition Rs, double Rs and SPs. All hail the return of the homologation special. Yamaha...

Norton shot scoops MotoFoto top spot

Norton shot scoops MotoFoto top spot

Congratulations to Alex Rainnie who has been crowned Britain’s best amateur bike photographer after taking top spot in MotoFoto – the competition run by MCN and bike insurance specialist Carole Nash.

7 brilliant reasons to ride this week

7 brilliant reasons to ride this week

1. Going to trials is no error Bruce Dominey Cup trial Where: Lordship Farm, Benington When: Sunday, December 4, 10am Entry: Free for spectators The Bruce Dominey Cup is a popular trial as this...

Weird motorcycle laws from around the world

Weird motorcycle laws from around the world

We're all aware of those weird laws around the globe which are perhaps hangovers from a different time, such as London taxi drivers having to carry around a bail of hay at all times. It turns out...

Gallery: Ducati 1299 Panigale v 959

Gallery: Ducati 1299 Panigale v 959

  Ducati’s 1299 Panigale beats the 959 on paper in every category, but the battle isn’t fought on paper, it’s fought on the road... It wasn’t many years ago that riding a full-blooded Bolognese...

5 ways to keep your bike secure over the festive period

5 ways to keep your bike secure over the festive period

Road salt is just around the corner – so many of us will be storing our machines until the better weather returns. But what's the best way to protect your machne from crooks while it's laid up? We...

In this week's issue: Guy Martin rides again

In this week's issue: Guy Martin rides again

Pick-up the second issue of our new-look MCN from November 30 - also available in newsagents, on iPad and Android. Our fancy pants new issue includes even more biking news and we've even added some...

Poll: Which is your favourite of Yamaha's MT family?

Poll: Which is your favourite of Yamaha's MT family?

With the new MT-09 launched this week, which is your favourite member of the MT family over 125?

Project Scout contest won by a Thug

Project Scout contest won by a Thug

Indian announce winner of Project Scout competition Cornish dealership Thor motorcycles have scooped the top prize in Indian's Project Scout comeptition with their hardcore THUG machine. Custom...

Video: £16,000 street race settles Facebook feud

Video: £16,000 street race settles Facebook feud

We've all witnessed it, internet forum or Facebook users having a debate about who's bike is better, or who the faster rider is. Normally the 'discussion' stays in the virtual world, but two riders...

How to become Valentino Rossi’s mechanic

How to become Valentino Rossi’s mechanic

Australia mechanic, Alex Briggs, tells us how to become Valentino Rossi's mechanic! Alex says: "It’s all about word of mouth! I was a decent motocross racer, and became an apprentice mechanic for a...

Finance: £100-a-month heroes

Finance: £100-a-month heroes

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...

Press print… and out pops a bike

Press print… and out pops a bike

Divergent, the company responsible for producing the world’s first 3D printed supercar, have revealed a new concept motorcycle at the LA Auto Show.  Called the Dagger, the prototype machine uses...

Guy Martin accepts dare to pilot speedway sidecar

Guy Martin accepts dare to pilot speedway sidecar

After missing this year's Isle of Man TT and several other road races, Guy Martin once again took control of the handlebars in New Zealand, only this time the machine had three wheels. Guy, visiting...

What not to buy a motorcyclist at Christmas

What not to buy a motorcyclist at Christmas

We've all had them, rubbish motorcycle-related gifts at Christmas from relatives that know very little about bikes. Obviously, it's not their fault, and you put on a smile and say thank you, but deep...

A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part two

A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part two

Part one of our week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak saw Andy Davidson late for work as he spiced his Monday morning commute up with a bit of off-road action. For the second installment the...

MCN staff wish list #Christmas

MCN staff wish list #Christmas

MCN Shop We're a varied bunch here at MCN. Some of us have a beard, huge turn ups on our jeans and ride nothing but old air-cooled BMWs to the coffee shop. Others are solely interested in sports bikes and...