October

Gallery: Famous faces and their motorbikes

Gallery: Famous faces and their motorbikes

Some celebrities are well known for their love of motorcycles, such as Long Way Round star Ewan McGregor and Keanu Reeves, who even has his own motorcycle company. Many of them enjoy the anonymity...

In this week's issue: The last of the pure Fireblades

In this week's issue: The last of the pure Fireblades

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 2: Fireblade farewell The last incarnation of the electronics-free CBR1000RR might just be the finest...

How to become a MotoGP snapper

How to become a MotoGP snapper

Motorsport photographer, Gareth Harford, gives us insight on how to become a MotoGP photographer. Gareth’s been in the industry since 2002 starting in BSB and WSBK, MotoGP for 10 years and a Gold and...

A2 Group test: Great expectations

A2 Group test: Great expectations

We all keep a place in our heart for our first bike, the machine we rode on our first proper road trip, the bike we’d ride 60 miles just for a bag of chips or a coffee. We’d find any excuse to ride...

Gallery: Adventure bike grudge match

Gallery: Adventure bike grudge match

Which is the best adventure bike on the 2016 MCN long term fleet? Is it the light, cheap Honda Africa Twin, the no-frills BMW F800GS or the excessive Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro? To find out, we...

World first test: Motus MST

World first test: Motus MST

Tucked away in an industrial unit in Birmingham, Alabama is America’s most intriguing motorcycle manufacturer. Instead of building their new bike around a V-twin like Harley, Indian, Buell, Victory...

7 ways to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow

7 ways to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow

After breaking more records last weekend and becoming the first Brit to win the Austalian GP, we thought this was a fitting way for us all at home to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow - sitting around...

Whatever happened to the Honda Britain racing team?

Whatever happened to the Honda Britain racing team?

From its inception in 1977 the Honda Britain racing team was the dominant force not only in British domestic racing but also in the old TT Formula 1 world championship. Sporting its iconic red, white...

'Cat Lord' takes his crew for spin on scooter

'Cat Lord' takes his crew for spin on scooter

A Vietnamese moped rider dubbed the 'cat lord' has been spotted in Hanoi taking four of his feline friends for a spin. TOP STORIES Bikes for sale: Old-school sportsbikes Bike of the day takeover...

Gallery: Grasstrack racing at the Lincolnshire Poacher

Gallery: Grasstrack racing at the Lincolnshire Poacher

Grasstrack, which to the naked eye looks similar to speedway, is one of the original forms of motorsport and still soldiers on today pretty much the same as it was years ago. The bikes are powered by...

Video: In Search of Adventure episode one

Video: In Search of Adventure episode one

Suzuki has released the first episode of In Search of Adventure, featuring BBC presenter Andy Torbet riding around the UK on a Suzuki V-Strom 1000. TOP STORIES Bikes for sale: Old-school sportsbikes...

Carole Nash sponsor Ireland's biggest motorcycle show

Carole Nash sponsor Ireland's biggest motorcycle show

Motorcycle insurance broker Carole Nash will again sponsor the Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show in 2017, held at the Royal Dublin Society, March 3-5. The show is now in its 10th year and next year...

National Motorcycle Museum goes Live!

National Motorcycle Museum goes Live!

Following the massive success of Museum LIVE over the past two years, the team at the National Motorcycle Museum will once again be throwing open the doors on Saturday November 5 for their annual...

Win a Shoei NXR helmet worth £399.99

Win a Shoei NXR helmet worth £399.99

How fast can you get your lid on? Film it, leave your video on MCN’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram social media channels (using the hashtag #MCNBUCKLEUP) and be in with a chance of winning a new...

Midlands off-road centre needs public help

Midlands off-road centre needs public help

A proposed new off-road bike park has been given more time to gather public support after planners admitted that the timeframe for submissions was too short. It's one of the most often voiced problems...

Throwback Thursday: Racing flat track with the DTRA

Throwback Thursday: Racing flat track with the DTRA

"Liam, do you fancy racing flat track?" Enquired MCN content editor Tim Thompson one afternoon in the office. I immediately answered in the affirmative, only to be told the bike I was set to compete...

Classic Bike Live show this weekend!

Classic Bike Live show this weekend!

Classic Bike Live revs into action this weekend to celebrate the legends of classic motorcycling. With the chance to meet racers and their winning machines, browse indoor trade and jumble stands, meet...

Ducati Globetrotter 90 reaches Indianapolis

Ducati Globetrotter 90 reaches Indianapolis

The Ducati Globetrotter 90 tour has reached Indianapolis at the hands of Brazilian Eduardo Generali, and is now on its way to New York. Eduardo picked the bike up in San Francisco and took 17 days to...

Kawasaki reveal new Z1000 R Edition for 2017

Kawasaki reveal new Z1000 R Edition for 2017

Kawasaki have just revealed an 'R Edition' version of their naked Z1000 street bruiser as a new-for-2017 model. The new bike (surely they should have called it the Z1R?) is fully Euro4 compliant,...

Gallery: Honda V4 super test

Gallery: Honda V4 super test

Think of Honda and you'd be forgiven for thinking of workhorse-like bikes that just keep going without breaking down. But there's another side to Honda. The side that makes bikes dripping in tech and...

Top ten: Cast your vote now in MotoFoto 2016

Top ten: Cast your vote now in MotoFoto 2016

It’s official – these are the UK’s top 10 motorcycle-themed shots as taken by amateur photographers and now it’s down to MCN readers to vote for their favourites. The standard has been superb with the...

First Ride: Kawasaki Z1000SX - day one gallery & impressions

First Ride: Kawasaki Z1000SX - day one gallery & impressions

Day 1 We’ve had very English weather in the south of France today, with a healthy mix of rain, rain, and more rain following us at all times. But while this might not sound ideal, it's actually been...

The Great Deus Bike Off...

The Great Deus Bike Off...

Deus are custom pioneers so it comes as no surprise to discover that the Deus Bike Build Off is a hotly contested competition that sees builders from all over the globe creating wonderfully...

Seven great bikes for less than £100 a month

Seven great bikes for less than £100 a month

We've found our favourite seven bikes which could take up residence in your garage for less than £100 a month. What else could £100 a month buy? 200 fags, 29 pints of lager, or 100 items from...

Would you consider a custom paintjob for your bike?

Would you consider a custom paintjob for your bike?

Some people like to keep their bikes standard, others prefer to make them their own with the addition of aftermarket parts. But what about something a little more permanent, like a custom...

In this week's issue: Cal wins again!

In this week's issue: Cal wins again!

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 26: Cal wins again Crutchlow takes his second ever MotoGP win and becomes the first Brit to win at Phillip...

How to do a backflip

How to do a backflip

How to do a back flip, by Jamie Squibb, the UK’s best freestyle motocross rider and a member of the famous Nitro Circus. Jamie says: "The first thing you need for a back flip is an eight-meter radius...

It's official! Suzuki confirm two new 250s

It's official! Suzuki confirm two new 250s

Last week’s CIMA show in China saw Suzuki unveil two new 250s for the Chinese market, the GSX250R and DL250 V-Strom. While China and the other Pacific Rim countries are often flooded with new...

Honda CBF190X unveiled in China

Honda CBF190X unveiled in China

Honda unveiled a new small-capacity adventure bike at the China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in Chongqing; the Honda CBF190X. The bike is powered by a 184c SOHC air-cooled single cylinder...

BSA poised for comeback

BSA poised for comeback

British brand BSA could be set for a comeback after being snapped up by Indian car and bike giant Mahindra – who are perhaps best known to MCN readers for their involvement in Moto3. Mahindra...

A2 sportsbikes: Insurance comparison

A2 sportsbikes: Insurance comparison

MCN Compare The A2 category is constantly growing, as manufacturers try to tempt new riders into their brand. Sportsbikes are still the coolest bikes and the most likely to attract new riders, and the three bikes...

First Ride: 2017 Kawasaki Z1000SX

First Ride: 2017 Kawasaki Z1000SX

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child will be riding Kawasaki’s 2017 upgraded Z1000SX in the south of France tomorrow, and will be sharing live updates throughout the day. The new bike was unveiled...

Video: MCN Award winners 2016

Video: MCN Award winners 2016

The biking landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years and the choice out there is more diverse and interesting than ever. No matter how you like to get your two-wheeled kicks, more...

Whatever happened to Donnie McLeod

Whatever happened to Donnie McLeod

A double British 250cc champion, team-mate to Niall Mackenzie in the Silverstone Armstrong squad, and 250cc Grand Prix podium finisher, Scotsman Donnie McLeod was one of the brightest young racing...

7 forgotten adventure bikes

7 forgotten adventure bikes

With all the buzz over the new Africa Twin, you may have forgotten about these... Honda XL1000V Varadero 2001-2010 With all the hoopla over Honda’s new Africa Twin it’s easy to forget its...

Video: Suzuki release 'In Search of Adventure' trailer with Andy Torbet

Video: Suzuki release 'In Search of Adventure' trailer with Andy Torbet

Suzuki have released a trailer for a new web series featuring BBC presenter Andy Torbet riding around the UK on a V-Strom 1000. The three-part series follows a video released earlier this year in...