2017

Guy Martin lends a hand in F1

Guy Martin lends a hand in F1

He might be 'just a truck mechanic', but Guy Martin spent last weekend among the glitz and glamour of the Formula One paddock. The Lincolnshire-based truck mechanic spent the weekend as part of the...

Rough Crafts do it again with the 'Jab Launcher'

Rough Crafts do it again with the 'Jab Launcher'

It’s fair to say that Taiwanese custom shop, Rough Crafts have a solid reputation for building some of the cleanest, meanest looking bikes in the business. A reputation that has been solidified with...

Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

We've snapped plenty of pictures of the upcoming Ducati V4 superbike, but up until now we had no idea what it sounded like, but Belgian publication Maxx Moto recently uploaded a very grainy video to...

Injured rider back on the road thanks to Minster Law

Injured rider back on the road thanks to Minster Law

Personal Injury Specialists Minster Law have helped one of their clients get back on the road after an accident with their new 'Back to Biking' programme, which helps riders who struggle emotionally...

In this week's issue: MotoGP title fight hots up

In this week's issue: MotoGP title fight hots up

The race for the 2017 MotoGP title is really hotting up after an epic race at Silverstone saw Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso come out on top. We've got all the news, analysis and gossip from the eventful...

Poll: If you didn’t make it to Silverstone MotoGP, what stopped you going?

Poll: If you didn’t make it to Silverstone MotoGP, what stopped you going?

If you didn’t make it to Silverstone MotoGP, what stopped you going?

First ride of the Suzuki DL250 V-Strom incoming

First ride of the Suzuki DL250 V-Strom incoming

We’ll be riding the new Suzuki DL250 V-Strom later this week on the roads around Silverstone race circuit, at its European launch. The £4599 (launch price) mini adventure bike is Suzuki’s latest...

Motorcycle yoga is a thing now

Motorcycle yoga is a thing now

Social media is a weird and wonderful thing. It can connect you with anybody anywhere in the world who happens to share the same interests as you, no matter how niche that interest is. And it turns...

First ride of the Suzuki GSX-S125 incoming

First ride of the Suzuki GSX-S125 incoming

MCN’s Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, will be riding the new Suzuki GSX-S125 this coming Thursday at its European launch. Part of Suzuki’s latest venture into the low capacity market, the...

Video: Motorcyclists are nice, too

Video: Motorcyclists are nice, too

Motorcyclists sometimes get a bad reputation. Maybe it's because some of us ride loud bikes, or maybe people just can't shake the old badass motorcyclist stereotype. Whatever it is, it doesn't apply...

Jason Momoa surprised with new Harley-Davidson

Jason Momoa surprised with new Harley-Davidson

You know Jason Momoa? The insanely ripped who was thrust into the public eye as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones? Oh, and he's also the new Aquaman. He's seems like a totally cool guy, and to make him...

Great motorcycle prints

Great motorcycle prints

If you've ever wanted to print off your favourite motorcycle pictures, then Great Prints can help. Hang it at home, in the garage, at work; Your iconic images can now be purchased. To celebrate the...

In this week's issue: British MotoGP special

In this week's issue: British MotoGP special

Are you excited for MotoGP at Silverstone this weekend? We are, which is why this week's issue of MCN features a 32-page preview of this weekend's race! Jorge Lorenzo has even got his MCN fix this...

10 tips for going the distance

10 tips for going the distance

MCN’s #ride5000miles members share top secrets to destroying big distances. 1. You don’t need a sat-nav Just use your iPhone or Android in a case. Use the CoPilot app – it’s customised for...

We Need Your Help!!

We Need Your Help!!

Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Yamaha FJR1300 Any Buell Aprilia RSV1000 Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of...

The Great Essex bike meet

The Great Essex bike meet

Every Wednesday night, from Spring through to Autumn, bikers descend from all over East Anglia to meet-up on one of the largest village greens in the country - Great Bentley in Essex. This tiny...

Riding tips: ‘Make your turn-in as late as you can...’

Riding tips: ‘Make your turn-in as late as you can...’

Find a quiet country road with a bend in it. A 45mph, 90-degree turn is ideal – it keeps things simple. Now find safe places to U-turn, so you can go round the corner several times. Warm yourself up...

India overtakes China as largest motorcycle manufacturer

India overtakes China as largest motorcycle manufacturer

India has overtaken China as the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer after selling 17.5 million motorcycles during the 2016-2017 financial year, compared to the 128,644 machines sold in the UK...

Ted Brady sets new wheelie record

Ted Brady sets new wheelie record

Ted Brady has set a new wheelie world record over one kilometre with a top speed of 217.85mph. Brady set the new record during the Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship at Elvington Airfield, North...

New BMW F750GS spied

New BMW F750GS spied

A few months ago we saw spy shots of a new BMW F850GS, swiftly followed by others of a new 750, too. And now our spy snappers have captured undisguised bikes on location. The two bikes have always...

Harley-Davidson debuts three new CVO models for 2018

Harley-Davidson debuts three new CVO models for 2018

It seems Harley-Davidson have had a radical change in image. Say goodbye to the tens of square feet of chrome and say hello to blacked out engines, menacing new paintschemes and Harley’s torquest...

News podcast episode 11: New models from Harley-Davidson

News podcast episode 11: New models from Harley-Davidson

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden for the eleventh MCN news podcast to chat about the new Harley-Davidsons as well as the rest of the news in the biking...

Carole Nash heads to the Caribbean with Easy Rider

Carole Nash heads to the Caribbean with Easy Rider

The Easy Riders are about to start filming their next adventure in the Carribean with some help from Carole Nash. The insurance broker has partnered up for the new season showing the adventures of Red...

Harley-Davidson reveal new 2018 eight-bike custom Softail line-up

Harley-Davidson reveal new 2018 eight-bike custom Softail line-up

Harley-Davidson have been on a serious offensive in recent years to protect their position in the market – most notably from the aggressive growth of Indian. And as the firm enters its 115th...

Would you pay £500 more for a bike if it was fitted with better anti-bike-theft features?

Would you pay £500 more for a bike if it was fitted with better anti-bike-theft features?

The question this week is would you pay £500 more for a bike if a manufacturer fitted better anti-bike theft features?  Fill out our poll and let us know.  Would you pay £500 more if...

A2 Triumphs now available in the UK

A2 Triumphs now available in the UK

The full range of Triumph's A2-compliant bikes are now available in the UK, including the Street Triple S and 900cc Street range. New for this year, the standard Street Triple S is powered by the same...

Motorini provides Italian style at a low price

Motorini provides Italian style at a low price

There was a time when every teenager’s bedroom had an Italian 125 on the wall and the very lucky ones even had one in the garage. These days the options are slim and the new Aprilia RS125 is a cool...

Touratech AG files for insolvency

Touratech AG files for insolvency

Details emerged last week that Touratech AG, the German accessory manufacturer, had filed for insolvency, allegedly after problems with cash flow. This came as a surprise to many, including Nick...

Motorcycle Live 2017 launches custom competition

Motorcycle Live 2017 launches custom competition

Motorcycle Live have launched a new custom building competition for 2017, dubbed Ace Builds, as they search for the best hand-built bike in the country. To submit a bike to the Ace Build competition,...

Triumph offer chance to win money back on modern classics

Triumph offer chance to win money back on modern classics

Buyers of bikes from Triumph's modern classic range will have the chance to win their money back when they purchase one of the models this autumn. Anyone who purchases a modern classic Triumph between...

Rare Norton collection at Classic Bike Live 2017

Rare Norton collection at Classic Bike Live 2017

Norton collector Ian Loram will be showcasing 10 bikes from this vast collection at this year’s Classic Bike Live event at Peterborough Arena October 28-29. Norton CEO Stuart Garner is bringing a...

Scooter riders filmed in jewel heist

Scooter riders filmed in jewel heist

A gang of scooter riders have been filmed breaking into a Knightsbridge jewellers with sledgehammers and escaping with exclusive jewellery yesterday. A video circulating the internet shows fives...

Want to get started on track? The guys at Bemsee are here to help

Want to get started on track? The guys at Bemsee are here to help

Motorcycle racing is a dream for many people but it’s actually more accessible than you might think. The British Motor Cycle Racing Club, or Bemsee as it’s known, provides huge support to anyone...

News podcast episode 10: 2018 new bike special

News podcast episode 10: 2018 new bike special

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden and Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the tenth MCN news podcast to chat about the new bikes we expect to see in 2018. This...

New entry-level Triumphs on the way

New entry-level Triumphs on the way

Triumph recently announced they had entered into a non-equity partnership with Indian motorcycle manufacturers Bajaj to “deliver a range of outstanding mid–capacity motorcycles” but they gave away...

GlobeBusters arrive in Tokyo

GlobeBusters arrive in Tokyo

Motorcycle tour company GlobeBusters have reached Tokyo after setting out from the Ace Cafe in London in April. The group set off from the iconic cafe in North London on April 22, with their first...