October

Spot the difference: Harley-Davidson Street Glide old vs new

Spot the difference: Harley-Davidson Street Glide old vs new

For 2017 Harley-Davidson have introduced a new engine, dubbed the 'Milwaukee-Eight', which increases torque by 11%, while at the same time improving economy and smoothness. A single small oil-cooler...

Interview: 'Honda CB1100 will spawn other models'

Interview: 'Honda CB1100 will spawn other models'

“The first emphasis of a retro bike is always its looks, but the performance has to match this visual impression,” says Mitsunobu Imada, Project Leader for the CB1100EX and CB1100RS. “It isn’t about...

Behind the scenes – MCN Award winners photoshoot

Behind the scenes – MCN Award winners photoshoot

We recently spent the day at Rockingham shooting the 2016 MCN Award-winning bikes for the supplement in this week’s issue of MCN and thought we’d bring you a behind-the-scenes look at how MCN staff...

Throwback Thursday: Aprilia SXV550 first ride

Throwback Thursday: Aprilia SXV550 first ride

If you're a rival manufacturer to Italian bike makers Aprilia you'd have noticed their annoying but enviable knack of getting things right first time round. During the '90s the Noale factory's 125 and...

Mash TT40 first ride

Mash TT40 first ride

Mash have been selling their 400cc retro roadster in the UK for just 18 months, and have now launched a whole string of new bikes, including this 400 café racer, an unashamedly Brit-style 125 and even...

Suzuki to build Katana endurance racer at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki to build Katana endurance racer at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki GB will be building a Suzuki Katana to use in classic endurance racing in 2017 at this year's Motorcycle Live. The GSX1100SD Katana will be raced in the four hour Endurance Legends event at...

'We want a bike like Knight Rider’s car KITT, that is the inspiration’

'We want a bike like Knight Rider’s car KITT, that is the inspiration’

During the Intermot show earlier this month, MCN grabbed Tsuyoshi Shibata, Kawasaki Motors Europe Product Planning Manager, about Kawasaki’s future plans, supersport sales and...

Triumph reveal stunning Bonneville Bobber for 2017

Triumph reveal stunning Bonneville Bobber for 2017

Triumph have shocked the world with their glut of exceptional new modern classics over the past twelve months, and this new Bobber is both the latest in the range, and the first to move dramatically...

Triumph Live Stream: Hello new Bobber...

Triumph Live Stream: Hello new Bobber...

Triumph are holding a fancy pants event in London to unveil a NEW bike. Watch the live steam above for all the action. We'll even be involved in some drag racing! Check out the live stream...

Midlands off-road park needs your support

Midlands off-road park needs your support

It's one of the most often voiced problems in the off-road riding world: 'there's just nowhere to ride these days'. Well this is your chance to influnce the decision over a proposed new site near...

New GS models confirmed

New GS models confirmed

MCN recently got a sneak glimpse of three new GS models set to be unveiled at EICMA next month – starting with a new, ‘R80G/S-inspired’ version of the popular R nineT. At the exclusive LA press event,...

Interview: Fireblade Firebrand

Interview: Fireblade Firebrand

As Honda unveiled their stunning new Fireblade SP and SP2 in Cologne last week, MCN grabbed Masatoshi Sato, Project Leader for the revitalised superbike, to get under the skin of the bike’s...

Bonhams Stafford sale makes over £1.5m

Bonhams Stafford sale makes over £1.5m

Last Sunday’s Bonhams auction at Stafford saw several machines smash estimates as rare and collectable classics went under the hammer, including a 1924 Croft-Cameron 996cc Super Eight that sold for a...

New Yamaha X-Max 300 scooter

New Yamaha X-Max 300 scooter

Yamaha have announced a new maxi scooter for 2017. The X-Max 300 will replace the X-Max 250 – and boasts a new engine and spec. Powering the scooter is a 292cc single-cylinder engine that features...

Can new MotoGP champion Marquez oust Rossi as the Greatest Of All Time?

Can new MotoGP champion Marquez oust Rossi as the Greatest Of All Time?

Can new MotoGP champion Marquez oust Rossi as the Greatest Of All Time?   Looking for the perfect two-wheeled companion? Visit MCN Bikes For Sale website or use MCN's Bikes For Sale App.

Ewan McGregor talks up MCN on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ewan McGregor talks up MCN on Jimmy Kimmel Live

'It's a British motorcycle publication'...yes Jimmy Kimmel, MCN is not only a British motorcycle publication, but the best motorcycle publication in the world.  So much so in fact that Hollywood...

In this week's issue: Hot new Yamaha R6

In this week's issue: Hot new Yamaha R6

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 19: Hot new R6 Yamaha reinvigorate the shrinking supersport sector with scalpel-sharp new MotoGP-styled YZF-R6...

Video: Nick Sanders, The Story

Video: Nick Sanders, The Story

Nick Sanders is a man familiar with extraordinary feats. He’s ridden around the world seven times and is the fastest man to have ever done so. The adventure-seeking Brit has also ridden the length of...

BMW Motorrad's head of R&D: 'We'll make air-cooled engines beyond 2020'

BMW Motorrad's head of R&D: 'We'll make air-cooled engines beyond 2020'

BMW Motorrad’s head of R&D, Karl Victor Schaller, talks heritage and innovation. Normal aspirations “We will not necessarily use superchargers or turbos on BMW motorcycles, they are...

MAG get mad at London cycle lanes

MAG get mad at London cycle lanes

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has called for more to be done about the growing number of cycle lanes that are dominating already limited road space and increasing congestion in London. What does...

Electric motorcycles get a boost with Government grant

Electric motorcycles get a boost with Government grant

The Motorcycle Industry Association has announced there will be a government subsidy if you choose to purchase a new electric motorcycle or scooter, a privilege that has so far only been available for...

President of BMW Motorrad: 'There will be nine new models this year'

President of BMW Motorrad: 'There will be nine new models this year'

BMW are setting themselves some ambitious targets. By 2020, the firm want to be selling 200,000 units a year – a substantial increase on the 116,000 machines they currently produce. “September to...

How to turn a speedway bike

How to turn a speedway bike

Scunthorpe-born Tai Woffinden was crowned world individual speedway champion for the second time in 2015. Now he speaks to MCN about, how to turn a speedway bike. Woffinden says: "You start by leaning...

MCN catches up with Ducati SuperSport's Product Marketing Manager

MCN catches up with Ducati SuperSport's Product Marketing Manager

MCN caught up with Paolo Quattrino, the Product Marketing Manager for the 2017 Ducati SuperSport. Here's what he said while in Intermot, Cologne: Ducati SuperSport S walkaround #Ducati...

First ride: Suzuki GSX-S1000FA Tour Edition

First ride: Suzuki GSX-S1000FA Tour Edition

GSX-S1000FA Tour Edition Specification Price £10,299 Engine 999cc (73.4 x 59.0mm) 16v inline four Power 145bhp @ 10,000rpm Torque 78ftlb @ 9500rpm Weight 214kg Wheelbase 1460mm ...

The Revival show leads Britain's classiest specials North

The Revival show leads Britain's classiest specials North

The Old Market Gallery in Rotherham will see its space overcome with swathes of custom bike gems on October 29 and 30 for the Revival bike show. Billed as the North’s premier custom motorcycle event...

Whatever happened to motorcycle Mega-dealer Carnell?

Whatever happened to motorcycle Mega-dealer Carnell?

They were the future of motorcycle sales in the UK… so what went wrong? Carnell. That name rings a bell… And so it should. By the late 1990s this dealer chain had grown to become not just the UK’s but...

Toni Bou exceeds his own limits on the snow

Toni Bou exceeds his own limits on the snow

Spanish trials god Toni Bou took his tenth consecutive X-Trial World Championship last weekend (Oct 8-9). With a cupboard full of trophies and 49 International and National titles to his name he's the...

Video: Yamaha reveal 'radical' new YZF-R6 for 2017

Video: Yamaha reveal 'radical' new YZF-R6 for 2017

Yamaha have revealed their new 2017 YZF-R6 in America today, complete with M1 styling, 6-level traction control, quickshifter, D-Mode, 43mm R1 forks with radial mount calipers and 320mm discs, plus...

Video: Yamaha SCR950 is a little Brat

Video: Yamaha SCR950 is a little Brat

Yamaha’s new SCR950 gets a taste of the Brat treatment by legendary Japanese custom builder, Go Takamine. Go Takamine of Brat Style, was commissioned by Yamaha as part of their Yard Built project to...

Officially, the best custom bikes in the world

Officially, the best custom bikes in the world

The recent Intermot show in Cologne didn't just showcase over 30 totally new models from nearly all the major bike manufacturers, it also featured the World Championship finals of the renowned AMD...

BMW R nineT Scrambler: 'It’s far more than a fashion statement, with a unique appeal’

BMW R nineT Scrambler: 'It’s far more than a fashion statement, with a unique appeal’

R nineT Scrambler facts Price £10,530  (Scrambler X model  £11,090) Engine 1170cc boxer flat twin, four-stroke, eight valves, DOHC, air-cooled, 101mm x 73mm Power (claimed) 108.6bhp...

Roland Sands: ‘I didn’t discover motorcycling, it discovered me’

Roland Sands: ‘I didn’t discover motorcycling, it discovered me’

American custom-guru Roland Sands discusses his journey into motorcycling during the latest video in a series build up to Motorcycle Live 2016. In the fifth of six short clips, Sands articulates how...

First lap crash ends ‘no-handed’ record attempt

First lap crash ends ‘no-handed’ record attempt

Louisiana duo Shelton Foster and Mike Wall’s attempt to break the world record for ‘no-hands’ riding ended in disaster on Tuesday as the pair failed to complete a single lap of the MSR Speedway track...

BMW unveil the future of motorcycles – Vision Next 100

BMW unveil the future of motorcycles – Vision Next 100

BMW unveiled its vision for the future of motorcycling this week – and it didn’t involve petrol, protective clothing or even a helmet! Dubbed BMW Motorrad’s ‘Vision: Next 100’, the space-age, concept...

MCN's long term Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro stolen

MCN's long term Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro stolen

MCN's long term Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro (reg No. KU16 RXX) was stolen last night (Tuesday October 11) from Cineworld Northampton, located in the Sixfields Leisure Park. The theft occurred...