2017

In this week's issue: New GSX-R1000 finally tested

In this week's issue: New GSX-R1000 finally tested

In this week’s issue, we have the world first ride of the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Triumphs new Street Triple 765. But do they have enough to rule the roost? Rossi in a world domination bid and wants...

Chris Walker will see you at the London show!

Chris Walker will see you at the London show!

Who will you be backing? The Brits or the Aussies?  John McGuinness, Chris Walker, Neil Hodgson, Aidan Collins will be up against Troy Corser, Billy McConnell, Mark Lemon and Kevin Doolan in the...

MCN Quiz of the Year results!

MCN Quiz of the Year results!

We're sure you're dying to get the answers for the MCN Quiz of 2016, aren't you?  Now, if you want to complete the quiz, because for some reason you missed our festive issue, you can download it...

Fancy owning Troy Corser’s Ducati 996 RS WSB bike?

Fancy owning Troy Corser’s Ducati 996 RS WSB bike?

Rare and exotic bikes up for sale at COYS auction More than 130 rare and classic motorcycles, worth millions of pounds, will be auctioned off on Saturday, February18 as the COYS auction returns to the...

Fantasy Road Race 2017 is go!

Fantasy Road Race 2017 is go!

MCN’s Fantasy Road Race competition is go for 2017! After a fantastic season of racing in 2016, now is the time for you to turn team manager and select your very own dream team for what promises to be...

Ducati SuperSport first ride incoming

Ducati SuperSport first ride incoming

We’ll be riding the new Supersport at its world launch next Tuesday in Spain, on the road and at the Monteblanco circuit. The new 937cc V-twin machine should be the answer to many sportsbike riders’...

‘I will keep this for as long as keep riding’

‘I will keep this for as long as keep riding’

David Clarke - 2008 Triumph Thruxton Retired IT manager David Clarke has owned eight Hinckley Triumphs, so it was only a matter of time before he customised one. He’s taken a 2008 Thruxton and...

2017 Triumph Street Triple first ride incoming!

2017 Triumph Street Triple first ride incoming!

We’ll be riding the new 765cc Street Triple at its world launch on Monday on the road and at the magnificent Catalunya MotoGP circuit. It’s hard to believe the out-going 675cc Street Triple is a...

Banish the riding rust

Banish the riding rust

If you’re anything like 98% of riders, your winter travels have been accomplished behind the wheel of a nice warm car, and in between journeys you’ve sat on the sofa eating cream buns. Nothing wrong...

Win a year’s Gold Membership at the Bike Shed

Win a year’s Gold Membership at the Bike Shed

Sign-up to the Built magazine newsletter by March, 31, 2017 and you could win a year's free Gold Membership to The Bike Shed London worth £250. Built is a brand new magazine from the makers of MCN,...

Video: Martin Clunes filmed parking in motorcycle bay

Video: Martin Clunes filmed parking in motorcycle bay

Men Behaving Badly actor Martin Clunes has been filmed paring his car in a motorcycle bay while doing his shopping. The actor returned to his car to be confronted by unhappy motorcyclist Sam Fran, who...

'A museum with a clubhouse mentality'

'A museum with a clubhouse mentality'

This very friendly-biker venue is shed-heaven. The Battlesbridge Motorcycle Museum is a great place to meet up on a Sunday. MCN contributor Justin Hayzelden visited last month and was...

Motorcycle speed dating has arrived

Motorcycle speed dating has arrived

Brilliantly named ‘Single Cylinders’ first event takes place this Friday Motorcycling can be a somewhat lonely affair thanks to the little seats. How do you get around that? Find someone else who...

Which new superbike gets your vote?

Which new superbike gets your vote?

The verdict is in for the new Honda Fireblade and Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child is impressed, particularly with the linear power delivery and ease of use of the standard model. TOP STORIES See...

The female taxi riders helping tourists in Cambodia

The female taxi riders helping tourists in Cambodia

A young entrepreneur in Cambodia has set-up a taxi tour service around Phnom Penh for tourists. Moto Girl Tour was thought-up and created by 26-year old Renou Chea after her aunt told her...

Video: Mid air surprise for dune riding motorcyclist

Video: Mid air surprise for dune riding motorcyclist

It's never really that much of a surprise when car drivers get in your way if you're riding on the road, it's just something that happens. Generally riding off-road is a good way to get away from...

Exclusive Barry Sheene bikes head to London show!

Exclusive Barry Sheene bikes head to London show!

The 2017 show will be showcasing a rare collection of memorabilia from British motorcycling hero Barry Sheene, including race leathers, helmets, FIM World Championship medals and four of the star’s...

In this week's issue: Yamaha's dream start

In this week's issue: Yamaha's dream start

In this week's issue we have all the news and gossip from the Sepang MotoGP tests, which saw Yamaha new boy Maverick Vinales top the timesheets.  We speak to the top rides and delve into MotoGP's...

CCM Spitfire flat-tracker unveiled

CCM Spitfire flat-tracker unveiled

The new CCM Spitfire is the first model from their Skunkwerx department and it brings a new engine and unique frame After a bumper year of 150% sales growth, followed by a big cash injection, CCM have...

Milton Keynes council to provide motorcycle training

Milton Keynes council to provide motorcycle training

Milton Keynes Council's Road Safety Team will offer motorcycle training days throughout 2017 after the number of motorcycle casualties rose to 41 in the last two years. The training days are...

Triumph Street Triple 765 makes UK debut

Triumph Street Triple 765 makes UK debut

The new 765cc Street Triple family will make its official UK debut at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, February 17-19 at London's ExCel. The new range starts at £8000 with the basic S...

Ewan McGregor's custom Panhead sells for a pretty penny

Ewan McGregor's custom Panhead sells for a pretty penny

Ewan McGregor's custom-built Indian Larry Motorcycles Panhead has sold at a Bonham's auction in Las Vegas for $25,300 (£20,260). The bike, simply named 'The Machine' was built in 2010 and features a...

Video: This night time desert race looks mad

Video: This night time desert race looks mad

There are normal enduro races, held in daylight, when, you know, you can clearly see all the obstacle in your way. Then there are races such as the King of The Hammers night race, which looks both...

This Is England star Andrew Shim answers our 20 questions

This Is England star Andrew Shim answers our 20 questions

Andrew Shim is best known as Milky in the This Is England film and accompanying series’, but he’s also bike mad. TOP STORIES Shed-built: 1964/2006 Super Triton Be a development rider for a day ...

US hotel offers in house custom motorcycle service

US hotel offers in house custom motorcycle service

A hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, is offering guests the chance to build their dream custom bike. The Restoration Hotel underwent a $27 million transformation in the recent past and the Open Road...

20 questions with Norton CEO Stuart Garner

20 questions with Norton CEO Stuart Garner

Stuart Garner has revitalised Norton since buying it in 2008 and is thrilled with the new V4. Q1. What are you currently riding? A Domiracer. We took it to Goodwood and rode it up the hill and...

Kawasaki Z1000SX old vs new

Kawasaki Z1000SX old vs new

On what appears to be the one dry day of the year, it’s a pleasure to get out on any bike, let alone one as competent as Kawasaki’s Z1000SX. The howling, westerly wind has dried the roads and pushed...

Gallery: Ducati Monster 1200S v Triumph Speed Triple R

Gallery: Ducati Monster 1200S v Triumph Speed Triple R

We put the Ducati Monster 1200S and the Triumph Speed Triple R head-to-head for one of our latest road tests. Check out our gallery above for our road test and buy this week's MCN to find out...

This week in news...

This week in news...

What every Saturday needs: This week in motorcycle news looked a bit like this... Thirst for adventure   The BMW GS was the best-selling bike over 125cc in 2016, according to figures just...

Voting opens to crown Harley's UK custom king!

Voting opens to crown Harley's UK custom king!

Voting starts today to decide the Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings custom bike champion for 2017. Now in its third year, a total of 220 Harley-Davidson dealers across 21 countries are competing to...

Sometimes you’ll just end up with a dud

Sometimes you’ll just end up with a dud

‘It ran badly… then stopped’ Used bike expert, Neil Murray explains why buying and selling used bikes isn’t always a win-win situation Just as I’d got the Triumph Sprint ST running sweetly, and...

Be a development rider for a day

Be a development rider for a day

Be a development test rider for the new Vanguard prototype New motorcycle company Vanguard, who unveiled their striking Roadster prototype in December, are running a competition to find three test...

Free Triumph panniers

Free Triumph panniers

Free pannier offer with selected Triumph adventure models Triumph are offering a pannier kit on selected Tiger 800 and Explorer models worth a total of £790 including the mounting kit. The offer will...

Snow Quake II: Frozen racetracks & bikes on studded tyres

Snow Quake II: Frozen racetracks & bikes on studded tyres

Remember Dirt Quake? The one where a bunch of nutters on a motley collection of Harleys, peds and everything in between flat-track around the King’s Lynn Stars speedway track... and it’s...

Video: Ducati Monster 1200S vs Triumph Speed Triple R

Video: Ducati Monster 1200S vs Triumph Speed Triple R

Shocking as it may sound, it’s nearly a quarter of a century since the mould-breaking Ducati M900 Monster and Triumph Speed Triple 900 were launched at the end of 1993 to go on sale the following...

Husqvarna on the up

Husqvarna on the up

Husqvarna report strong growth for 2016 Husqvarna are enjoying a strong period of growth after reporting a large increase in both sales and turnover for 2016. Now owned by KTM, the brand reported a...