2017

A wheelie long 310 miles sets new world record

A wheelie long 310 miles sets new world record

Meet Masaru Abe – he’s utterly nuts. He’s also obsessed with scooters, and on Monday, May 1, 2017 he wheelied his Yamaha Jog into the record books, pulling off a feat that would end even the most...

Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

The end is nigh for vehicles powered by fossil fuels. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and the UK Government is under pressure to bring its ban on the sales of new...

Piaggio start taking orders for Vespa Elettrica scooters

Piaggio start taking orders for Vespa Elettrica scooters

Piaggo Group have started taking deposits of £550 for their Vespa Elettrica scooter online. The remaining balance of the £5999 price will be settled with a local dealer. MCN MODEL GUIDES Triumph...

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - the story

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - the story

The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT broke cover at Intermot, Cologne in 2018. The new bike gets a raft of technical upgrades including a 6.5” TFT dash, Quickshifter+ and lean-angle sensitivity for braking...

10 of the most inspiring women in motorcycling

10 of the most inspiring women in motorcycling

Motorcycling, as a sport and as a hobby, has historically been dominated by men. But there are an ever-growing number of women across the globe turning to two wheels as a form of enjoyment or as a...

Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

Mention sidecars in conversation and most eyes immediately glaze over. Sidecars are the preserve of old boys, they are impractical and boring – or so they say. I would have agreed myself, but after...

Best 11 must-visit museums (you can ride to)

Best 11 must-visit museums (you can ride to)

Are you planning a big trip or just want a destination with a difference for your weekend ride? We’ve compiled this great list of must see museums and all have their own unique motorcycling...

Video: Inside the Ducati Museum

Video: Inside the Ducati Museum

Ducati Museum curator Livio Lodi is known around the factory as the ‘living Ducati archive’ due to his extensive knowledge of the brand, all of which he has encapsulated in the firm’s stunning display...

First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

BMW’s decision to enter the mid-sized scooter market this year was based on numbers. Worldwide, this sector sells a constant 35-40,000 units a year, so represents a stable market in which to make an...

Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

How many motorcycle events are there where you can watch professional racers line-up against amateurs, see old clunkers battle with modern machines and watch three people try to down six pints of warm...

Video: AGV release new retro Legends Collection

Video: AGV release new retro Legends Collection

Last year AGV released a new line of retro-inspired helmets, celebrating 70 years of the Italian manufacturer. Unveiled in Milan in November at the EICMA motorcycle show, the new Legends Collection...

First ride: Is Ducati's new 959 Panigale Corse worth £1900 more than the stocker?

First ride: Is Ducati's new 959 Panigale Corse worth £1900 more than the stocker?

Ducati’s 959 Panigale is the connoisseur’s sportsbike. Just like the still-brilliant Suzuki GSX-R750 it’s less about brute power and more about big corner speed.  With a relatively modest 148bhp...

Top 7 motorcycle destinations to ride this year

Top 7 motorcycle destinations to ride this year

If you are sick of the current wet and cold weather, now is the perfect time to let your mind wander towards a summer of some fantastic two-wheeled adventures. But don’t just think about getting out...

First ride: Just what is Honda’s curious new CB1000R all about?

First ride: Just what is Honda’s curious new CB1000R all about?

Honda’s new £11,299 Honda CB1000R looks kind of strange. The Japanese firm call it a ‘Neo Sports Café’…no, me, neither. Here at its world launch in Spain it doesn’t take long in saddle to realise...

First ride: Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is bigger and better in (almost) every way

First ride: Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is bigger and better in (almost) every way

Ducati might have sold 46,000 Scramblers since its January 2015 release, but they’re gunning for an even bigger slice of the retro pie with their big-engined new £10,695 Scrambler 1100. Larger and...

Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

1. The new Bridgestone Battlax R11 is a race tyre. Although they’re street legal, they are homologated for racing and the new R11 tyres need heat in them to work at their best, therefore they aren’t...

First ride: 2018 Honda Gold Wing is 'light years ahead of the old Wing'

First ride: 2018 Honda Gold Wing is 'light years ahead of the old Wing'

For seventeen years the previous Honda Gold Wing was a staple of Honda’s range. Introduced in 2001, it provided smooth, sophisticated but heavyweight transport to almost an entire generation of...

Video: KTM 790 Duke 'more fun than a Street Triple'

Video: KTM 790 Duke 'more fun than a Street Triple'

KTM is set to dethrone the naked middleweight class royalty with their new £8499 790 Duke. Yamaha and Triumph should be worried.  For years the Yamaha MT-07 has been the go-to choice for riders...

Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

Top travel experts have revealed their tips to the two-wheeled trip of a lifetime.  Pick your team and pick your bikes “Everyone has different expectations,” says Geraint Hughes of...

Video: Kawasaki's supercharged SX appeal

Video: Kawasaki's supercharged SX appeal

Despite what its name might suggest, the H2 SX is neither a supercharged H2 with added panniers and screen nor the best-selling Z1000SX with the H2’s 197bhp engine wedged in. No, the H2 SX is much,...

First ride: BMW's midi GS comes of age

First ride: BMW's midi GS comes of age

There are many reasons why you should buy a BMW R1200GS. For its size, it’s an incredible motorcycle. It wins just about every MCN adventure group test and is so universally loved it’s the best...

Michelin Thunderdrome at the 2018 Carole Nash #MCNShow

Michelin Thunderdrome at the 2018 Carole Nash #MCNShow

The Michelin Thunderdrome has seen the likes of Carl Fogarty, Neil Hodgson, Ruben Xaus, and Chris Walker grace its arena at this year's Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. Watch how they got...

Elspeth Beard on the Carole Nash MCN London Show Adventure stage

Elspeth Beard on the Carole Nash MCN London Show Adventure stage

On this year's Adventure Stage at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show there are a fantastic selection of globetrotters brimming with fascinating tale and invaluable touring tips.  From...

Coys auction returns to Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

Coys auction returns to Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

Coys of Kensington will once again be holding an auction at the 2018 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, featuring an enticing range of bikes for every pocket, this weekend. Last year’s auction...

Bike of the day: Rudge Ulster GP replica up for auction at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Bike of the day: Rudge Ulster GP replica up for auction at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

This stunning Rudge Ulster GP replica and over 150 classic and historic machines will go under the hammer in the Coys auction at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show on...

First ride: 'Suzuki SV650X is an SV with styling mods'

First ride: 'Suzuki SV650X is an SV with styling mods'

Looking at the Suzuki SV650X I can’t help but feel a hint of irony. This is Suzuki’s take on a modern retro, however the bike they are basing it on isn’t that far from being classed as a classic in...

The Sunday Social with Charley Boorman

The Sunday Social with Charley Boorman

Hi Charley, how are you doing? "Not too bad at all, thank you. I could complain, but then nobody cares!" So you're a Triumph ambassador - which new ones have you ridden? "All of them. The new...

How #ride5000miles works (it’s as simple as it sounds)

How #ride5000miles works (it’s as simple as it sounds)

Ride your bike for 5000 miles (or more) before the end of the year This isn’t a competition. You don’t win a prize for the most miles covered and there’s no award for the person that reaches 5000...

The Sunday Social with trials instructor Stuart Day

The Sunday Social with trials instructor Stuart Day

For this week's Sunday Social we spoke with Stuart Day, former British Enduro champion and owner of the Trials Day school. What’s for breakfast on your Sunday ride? “I live in Staffordshire, so it’s...

Famously expensive auction bikes

Famously expensive auction bikes

Think some of the latest superbikes and adventure bikes cost a pretty penny or two? They're nothing compared to some of the most expensive bikes ever to sell at auction. Some of the below bikes...

The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

For this week’s Sunday Social we spoke with Maria Costello, who was the first female solo racer to stand on the podium at the Isle of Man when she took third place in the Ultra Lightweight category at...

The 2018 bikes we're most looking forward to

The 2018 bikes we're most looking forward to

Nobody was a fan of the new Euro4 regulations, but it meant we got a huge flood of new bikes this year as manufacturers had to keep up with the legislation. 2017 was always going to be a tough act to...

6 craziest bikes of 2017

6 craziest bikes of 2017

As years go, 2017 was a pretty crazy one, and we're not talking about the bikes. But, it just so happens there were some pretty crazy bikes to come out in 2017. Not quite as crazy as the Kawasaki H2...

Is this the battery we've been waiting for?

Is this the battery we've been waiting for?

Research done at the University of Waterloo, Canada, could lead to the development of new batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles. The research has found that altering the material the...

Get your biking fix over winter

Get your biking fix over winter

Hands up if you've put your bike away for the winter? Yeah, there's quite a few of us. And while we might be warmer on our way into work, there's no doubt leaving the bike at home leaves a little hole...

BMW are planning a pocket-rocket

BMW are planning a pocket-rocket

TVS have just released the Apache RR 310, a lightweight sportsbike that should be big news for BMW fans. Eh – BMW? Back in 2013, the German brand struck a deal with Indian motorcycle manufacturer TVS...