September

My life in bikes: Livio Suppo

My life in bikes: Livio Suppo

What was your first bike?  I had my first bike when I was 11, but my first real bike was a Montesa Cota 49. I have ridden all my life, I did some motocross at the beginning and then some enduro...

We want your Honda CBR600 stories

We want your Honda CBR600 stories

Have you ever owned a Honda CBR600? Did it change your biking life? Would you like to be included in a major MCN feature on the CBR? We're looking for readers with great stories to tell about owning...

How to get fit for racing

How to get fit for racing

Isle of Man TT racer Ian Hutchinson is the only man in history to win five TTs in a week; a true legend. He’s had to battle back from horrific leg injuries, no one knows how to get fit better than...

Mind blowing! Riding Iannone's GP16!

Mind blowing! Riding Iannone's GP16!

Weighing in at just 157kg with over 270bhp on tap, MotoGP machines are the finest motorcycles the human race can produce, capable of mind-boggling lap times, 63-degree lean angles and top speeds well...

Gallery: Riding Andrea Iannone’s Ducati Desmosedici GP16

Gallery: Riding Andrea Iannone’s Ducati Desmosedici GP16

MCN’s guest tester Neil Hodgson gets a dream ride on Andrea Iannone’s race-winning Ducati Desmosedici GP16 at Misano. Weighing in at just 157kg with over 270bhp on tap, MotoGP machines are the finest...

Want to be a race mechanic? There's a new school for that

Want to be a race mechanic? There's a new school for that

A brand-new educational experience is set to open at Donington Park, teaching budding race mechanics how to work on race bikes. The school, which is being organised by the Motorsport Industry...

Video: Goodwood Revival race highlights

Video: Goodwood Revival race highlights

A star-studded line up including Michael Dunlop, Troy Corser and John McGuinness took to the track at last weekend's Goodwood Revival to take part in the two Barry Sheene Memorial races on classic...

First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

First ride: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress We’re on the launch of Moto Guzzi’s MGX-21 in Italy, two years after the initial concept art was first released at EICMA. The MGX is caked in aluminium...

What happened to Brooklands?

What happened to Brooklands?

Built in 1907, Brooklands was the world’s first purpose-built racing circuit as well as being one of Britain’s first airfields. By 1918 it had also become the country’s largest aircraft manufacturing...

Guy Martin to return to Bonneville next week

Guy Martin to return to Bonneville next week

Things may have seemed fairly quiet surrounding Guy Martin’s Land Speed Record attempt following a string of successful practice runs in August. But Guy will return to Bonneville’s famous Salt...

Valerie's the world's fastest woman

Valerie's the world's fastest woman

American NHRA racer Valerie Thompson has become the worlds fastest female motorcycle racer after averaging a speed of 304mph and hitting a top speed of 313mph at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials...

First ride: 2017 Harley-Davidson tourers

First ride: 2017 Harley-Davidson tourers

New Harley-Davidson engines don’t come around very often so the American legend’s headline news for 2017 – that its touring family all receive significantly updated motors featuring not just...

Bike sales are on the rise

Bike sales are on the rise

Bike sales are still going up according to the latest stats from the Motorcycle Industry Association. Figures have so far been good with an increase so far over last year’s statistics of 5.6% with a...

Kawasaki to develop Artificial Intelligence for motorcycles

Kawasaki to develop Artificial Intelligence for motorcycles

Your next bike could have a mind of its own – thanks to plans from Kawasaki to develop artificial intelligence for motorcycles. The idea is that the bike will have a 'personality' which will grow as...

Gallery: Comfy Sportsbikes test – taking the softer option

Gallery: Comfy Sportsbikes test – taking the softer option

Tired of being battered into submission by an uncompromising race replica? Maybe it’s time you considered a more real-world sportsbike  MCN investigates the best of the current options for riders...

Yamaha team up with Krugger Motorcycles for MotoGP inspired Yard Built Supercharged SR400

Yamaha team up with Krugger Motorcycles for MotoGP inspired Yard Built Supercharged SR400

Yamaha's Yard built programme, which sees heritage models handed over to some of the world's leading customisers has so far churned up some absolutely stunning builds. Their newest addition in the...

My life in bikes: Tommy Hill

My life in bikes: Tommy Hill

Former BSB champion and now team owner of the e-PayMe Yamaha squad who walked away from the sport at just 26. Tommy Hill talks about riding round fridges, almost dying… and failing his theory test. ‘I...

Gallery: Barry Sheene Parade at Silverstone

Gallery: Barry Sheene Parade at Silverstone

Motorcycle racing legends from days past took to the Silverstone circuit on Sunday to commemorate 40 years since Barry Sheene's first world championship title in 1976. Among the riders taking part...

BMW G310R first ride today

BMW G310R first ride today

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will be riding the eagerly-anticipated new BMW G310R today. It’s the first time the German firm has produced a small-capacity motorcycle, aimed squarely at...

TomTom Vio adds stylish navigation to scooters

TomTom Vio adds stylish navigation to scooters

Satnav experts TomTom have revealed the Vio, a smartphone-connected satnav system designed primarily with stylish scoter riders in mind. The circular device connects to your smartphone and displays...

Lampkin set for Isle of Man TT wheelie record

Lampkin set for Isle of Man TT wheelie record

Dougie Lampkin has undergone a successful private test at Cadwell Park ahead of his attempt to wheelie the entire Isle of Man TT course on September 24. The 12-times world champion was at...

MV Agusta boss: "We're back on course"

MV Agusta boss: "We're back on course"

Six months after MV Agusta were forced to implement a company restructure in the face of rising debts, boss Giovanni Castiglioni has told MCN the company is back on track – and back to full...

2017 Harley-Davidson test incoming

2017 Harley-Davidson test incoming

MCN is getting ready for the launch of Harley-Davidson’s massively-updated for-2017 touring family of bikes which we’ll be testing near Tacoma, Washington State, USA, later this week. The biggest news...

First Ride: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

First Ride: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

Moto Guzzi are enjoying a resurgence in sales thanks to the ever expanding retro scene. Having recently celebrated their 95th anniversary, the Italian manufacturer pack genuine heritage, as proven by...

Mass ride-in as Triumph owners go for world record

Mass ride-in as Triumph owners go for world record

More than 600 bikers have gathered on the roads of Nottinghamshire in a bid to smash the Guinness World Record for the biggest parade of Triumph motorcycles ever – and help raise cash for...

Poll: Should Cal have a factory Honda ride for next year?

Poll: Should Cal have a factory Honda ride for next year?

Should Cal have a factory Honda ride for next year?   Looking for the perfect two-wheeled companion? Visit MCN Bikes For Sale website or use MCN's Bikes For Sale App.

This week’s issue: Silverstone sensation! British MotoGP souvenir issue

This week’s issue: Silverstone sensation! British MotoGP souvenir issue

In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 07:  British MotoGP souvenir issue 12 pages of reports and reaction on epic Silverstone...

Seven top speed heroes

Seven top speed heroes

Kawasaki H2 Ninja (2015-present) The world’s first and, so far, only production supercharged motorcycle. And that rare thing, a completely hand-built Japanese bike. Incredibly fast, with massive power...

Captain Slow caught going fast

Captain Slow caught going fast

Former Top Gear presenter James May was caught speeding in London – right after purchasing a Honda CBR600RR. Known as Captain Slow to his co-presenters, the TV personality and passionate biker was...

Carl Fogarty out of retirement and back to winning ways

Carl Fogarty out of retirement and back to winning ways

Carl Fogarty returned to the top step of a motorcycle race podium last weekend, 16 years after retirement. The four-time World Superbike champion took victory in the Essenza sprint races held at the...

Riding a rebuilt Suzuki GSX1100SZ Katana

Riding a rebuilt Suzuki GSX1100SZ Katana

Niall Gledhill loves Katanas. “I saw one when I was a kid, even before I was into bikes. It didn’t look like something that should be on the road next to what people were riding at the time.” Niall...

Video: A glass cylinder head is about as strong as you'd expect

Video: A glass cylinder head is about as strong as you'd expect

Glass isn't a common material when it comes to constructing engines, but that didn't stop one motorcyclist from removing the standard cylinder head from his bike and replacing it with a thick piece of...

Ducati announce new PCP finance plans

Ducati announce new PCP finance plans

Ducati UK have just launched their latest PCP finance scheme, with deposits as low as £1000 or £399 across the entire Ducati range. The new plan is based on the popular TriOptions finance plan with 37...

How to drift a bike into bends

How to drift a bike into bends

Racer Christian Iddon talks to us about how to drift a bike into bends. Iddon says: "Most people think that backing a bike into a bend involves the rear brake, but it doesn’t. If you just jump on the...

Gallery: Utterly brilliant engines

Gallery: Utterly brilliant engines

We are truly living in a blessed time when to comes to two-wheeled development. Gone are any signs of the ‘Universal Japanese Motorcycle’, now every manufacturer is striving to stand out from the...

First ride: Bultaco Brinco

First ride: Bultaco Brinco

Tech spec Price £4495 Motor brushless electric, AC Power 2Kw (2.6bhp) Weight 42kg Seat height 1011mm+ On sale Now Contact www.bultaco.com ‘It certainly gets the endorphins going' “Forget the...