September

Seven underrated Guzzis

Seven underrated Guzzis

Moto Guzzi recently celebrated 95 years – here are the bikes we shouldn’t forget 940 Bellagio (2007-2012) Short-lived hot rod/cruiser hybrid was based on a unique, smaller-capacity version of the...

Ducati Globetrotter 90 hits the USA

Ducati Globetrotter 90 hits the USA

28-year-old Eduardo Generali has received the Ducati Globetrotter 90 torch from Jessica Leyne in San Francisco, and will now start the fourth leg of the round-the-world tour, travelling  2400...

7 great city fliers

7 great city fliers

Urban warrior? Choose your weapon. Honda NC700/750X (2012 - current) Mocked or misunderstood by most hardcore bikers, the car engine-derived, automatic- geared NC family (there’s the...

Buyer's guide to the BMW K100

Buyer's guide to the BMW K100

Ben Kingham, owner of BMW K series specialists BSK Speedworks reveals his buying tips for the 987cc four cylinder BMW K100, affectionately known as the Flying Brick… Related: 30th anniversary of K...

The Tork T6X is India's first electric motorcycle

The Tork T6X is India's first electric motorcycle

Indian manufacturer Tork has unveiled theirs, and India's, first ever electric motorcycle, named the T6X. The bike boasts a range of 100km (62 miles), with a cruising speed of 62mph and 19ftlb of...

Ducati Panigale 959: The inbetweener

Ducati Panigale 959: The inbetweener

When it outgrew World Supersport in 2008, Ducati’s smaller superbike was free to develop into an almost perfect road-going sportsbike. No longer a poor relation to the top-flight Ducati superbike, the...

7 giant killing machines

7 giant killing machines

These small wonders punched way beyond their weight.  Kawasaki Ninja 300 (2013-present) Kawasaki’s liquid-cooled twin engine has been around for years, originally as the GPX250, but don’t worry...

Whatever happened to Flyin’ Fred Merkel?

Whatever happened to Flyin’ Fred Merkel?

Fred Merkel was the first ever World Superbike champ, taking the inaugural title for Rumi Honda in 1988 and backing it up with a second in 1989. Flyin’ Fred was the archetypal American racer – with...

Gallery: 30 years of the Suzuki RGV500

Gallery: 30 years of the Suzuki RGV500

It might not have been the most successful 500cc Grand Prix bike, but the Suzuki RGV500 captured the hearts and minds of race fans in the late '80s and early '90s. And it was all because of one man:...

My life in bikes: Eddie Roberts

My life in bikes: Eddie Roberts

How did bikes come into your life? I was born in New Brighton on Merseyside, near Leasowe where they had sand racing on the beach. When we were kids we used to run across the golf course to go and...

10 years since the last truly great supersport bike

10 years since the last truly great supersport bike

10 years ago, before the BMW S1000RR pulled the superbike class kicking and screaming into the 21st century, the 2006 Yamaha R6 was the pinnacle of sportsbike technology. Fitting, since the original...

Casey Stoner's luxury house up for sale

Casey Stoner's luxury house up for sale

Two-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has put his luxury Gold Coast home up for sale at AUD$6,500,000 (£3,840,177). The Australian will remain in Queensland with his family, but is looking for a...

Win a riding experience in South Africa with Harley-Davidson

Win a riding experience in South Africa with Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson UK and Ireland are giving riders the chance to experience the roads of South Africa via their Follow The Sun test ride competition. One lucky winner and a friend will win £4,500 to...

MY2017 off-road Husqvarnas recalled

MY2017 off-road Husqvarnas recalled

Several bikes from Husqvarna's off-road model range have been recalled for inspection and possible replacement of the front brake cylinder. TOP STORIES Video: 14 years since the legendary 2002 WSB...

Ducati SuperSport to be unveiled October 4 at INTERMOT

Ducati SuperSport to be unveiled October 4 at INTERMOT

The new Ducati SuperSport will be unveiled at 6pm, Tuesday October 4 as part of the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany. The new bike, which was available to view to show-goers at this year's World...

Gallery: Sports tourer shootout

Gallery: Sports tourer shootout

There's a myriad of choice when it comes to choosing a bike that will whisk you away on a long adventure. Historically, touring bikes were big and expensive, but is this always best? We took three...

Gallery: Riding with the Gods

Gallery: Riding with the Gods

MCN's sports editor and off-road fanatic Michael Guy joins four dirt riding gods at the Endurolegends Enduro school.  With multiple world championships between them, tuition from Jonny Walker,...

Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide first ride

Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide first ride

Harley’s CVO bikes have always been the very best-accessorised and tuned offerings the historic American firm can muster – but its latest for 2017 takes even all that a stage further. CVO stands for...

Husqvarna 701 gets updated engine for 2017

Husqvarna 701 gets updated engine for 2017

Husqvarna's 701 Supermoto and Enduro models will be updated for 2017 with a new engine, increasing power and bringing the bikes inline with new Euro4 regulations. TOP STORIES Motorcyclists go dapper...

New BMW K1600GTL spied

New BMW K1600GTL spied

This is BMW’s 2017 K1600GTL super-tourer in all its glory, scooped just days ahead of its anticipated unveiling in Germany at next week’s Intermot show in Cologne. The class-defining inline-six...

Video: 14 years since the legendary 2002 WSB finale

Video: 14 years since the legendary 2002 WSB finale

14 years ago today, Colin Edwards, the straight talking, smooth riding Texan, took his second World Superbike title in what was one of the greatest World Superbike races of recent memory. 2001...

Britain's best tourers: Finance deals

Britain's best tourers: Finance deals

When you think of touring you undoubtedly think of huge bikes with radios, built-in satnav and more buttons than the Millenium Falcon, but do all those luxuries always make the best touring bike? To...

The magic of racing: Suzi Perry on MotoGP

The magic of racing: Suzi Perry on MotoGP

Suzi Perry stars in the latest promo video from the organisers of Motorcycle Live, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC in November. Suzi’s film is the fourth in a series of six and she talks about...

Will you carry on biking into the colder months?

Will you carry on biking into the colder months?

The days are noticeably shorter now, and the temperature seems to be dropping day-by-day. There's no getting away from the fact that summer is over. Will you be tucking your bike away for the winter,...

New colours for 2017 Yamahas

New colours for 2017 Yamahas

Ahead of the major new model launches expected at Intermot and EICMA, Yamaha has announced a host of new colours for many of the bikes in its current range. TOP STORIES Triumph celebrate 10 years of...

Meet Ethel, the Evil Octane

Meet Ethel, the Evil Octane

Rick Fairless, owner of Victory dealer Strokers Dallas and long time customiser has unveiled his unique custom Victory Octane as part of Operation Octane custom competition. Historically known for...

This week's issue: 2000-mile tourer test

This week's issue: 2000-mile tourer test

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 21: Ultimate tourer test Is bigger really better? Three bikes - one shock winner! Suzuki RGV500...

‘Honda step-thrus are going for crazy money’

‘Honda step-thrus are going for crazy money’

Bikes for sale I’m still staggered by what people are paying for Honda step-thrus. This week I watched an old brown C90, admittedly restored to a very high standard, fetch £1900. Nineteen hundred pounds. That’s the...

How to become a Hollywood stuntman

How to become a Hollywood stuntman

Professional Hollywood stunt performer, Rick English is one of the very best stunt doubles in the business with over 100 feature films and TV stunts to his name. Here's his tips on how to become a...

Triumph celebrate 10 years of the Street Triple

Triumph celebrate 10 years of the Street Triple

Triumph are celebrating the Street Triple's tenth birthday by creating the three brilliant special editions. The bikes will all feature a special paint scheme in association with 8Ball paint shop, who...

Whatever happened to Voxan motorcycles?

Whatever happened to Voxan motorcycles?

  FACT FILE Born December 26, 1995 Went into liquidation late 2009 Last seen December 2013   Voxan? Wasn’t that a single by The Police? No, that’s Roxanne. Voxan was a French motorcycle...

Gallery: Fun-loving sports tourers

Gallery: Fun-loving sports tourers

As yet there's no MT-10 within Yamaha's sports-touring Tracer range, which got us thinking: what would happen if you 'Tracerised' one? TOP STORIES F1 pundit Martin Brundle talks sports tourers ...

My life in bikes: Honda BSB Team Manager Havier Beltran

My life in bikes: Honda BSB Team Manager Havier Beltran

When did you start riding? It was when I was about eight years old. My first bike was a Cotton Minarelli 125, a great little machine. I lived on a farm with my parents so I’d just ride all over the...

100 years ago: TT winner shot down by the Red Baron

100 years ago: TT winner shot down by the Red Baron

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the first ever winner of a race on the Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain course, Indian rider Oliver Godfrey, who was shot down while in combat with...

Video: Who wants to see Guy Martin on a human-powered boat?

Video: Who wants to see Guy Martin on a human-powered boat?

Wall of Death, check. Triumph Infor Streamliner, check. Human-powered airship, check. So what's next on the list for Speed with Guy Martin?  A human-powered boat. A-bloody-human-powered-boat,...

Ducati Multistrada 939 spied testing

Ducati Multistrada 939 spied testing

A new, smaller version of the Ducati Multistrada has been spotted testing on the roads in Italy, Moto.it reports. The grainy photo was taken by a reader of the Italian website and although it's not...