2017

Video: Owner fights off two bike thieves with nunchuks

Video: Owner fights off two bike thieves with nunchuks

Two motorcycle thieves in Croydon got a bit more than they bargained for when the owner of the bike they were trying to steal fought back, despite one of the thieves brandishing nunchuks. TOP...

Chinese twins look familiar

Chinese twins look familiar

New family could be destined for Europe The latest new bikes from China come from Taizhou Moray, who already sell a range of 125cc, Honda MSX-inspired models under the Motrac and Urban names. Now the...

Spy shots reveal new version of Triumph’s 800 adventure bike

Spy shots reveal new version of Triumph’s 800 adventure bike

This is Triumph’s new middleweight Tiger undergoing testing in Spain last week. The early-stage prototype bike is a very long way from finished, but there’s no mistaking that its origins are rooted in...

This is what a Koenigsegg motorcycle could look like

This is what a Koenigsegg motorcycle could look like

I don't know much about cars, but I know Koenigsegg is hard to pronounce, and I know they make pretty good cars, but have you ever wondered what a Koenigsegg motorcycle would look like? Me...

Riding through Iran as a female motorcyclist

Riding through Iran as a female motorcyclist

The pick-up truck had been following me for several miles, sometimes hovering alongside, other times lagging behind but always there, the only other vehicle on this lonely road. I was riding through...

7 reasons you should ride this week...

7 reasons you should ride this week...

We look at seven great events happening all over the country this week to make sure you get your motorcycle fix, whatever the weather. 1. NI Motorcycle Festival Where Eikon Complex, Lisburn When...

Video: These cats riding pillion with helmets will make your day

Video: These cats riding pillion with helmets will make your day

If there's one thing the internet loves, it's cats. And you're here because you love motorbikes, right? So by that logic we've won the motorcycle internet for today with this video of a motorcyclist...

Poll: Casey Stoner was fastest on day one at Sepang, is it time he made a race comeback?

Poll: Casey Stoner was fastest on day one at Sepang, is it time he made a race comeback?

Casey Stoner was fastest on day one at Sepang, is it time he made a race comeback?

In this week's issue: MotoGP is go!

In this week's issue: MotoGP is go!

In this week's issue we have all the news and gossip as the Sepang MotoGP test gets underway.  We speak to Valentino Rossi, who was unhappy with the new Yamaha after the Valencia test, but is...

You can do it! #ride5000miles

You can do it! #ride5000miles

You can do it! Who doesn’t want to ride their bike more often? By taking on the #ride5000miles challenge you’ll have the perfect excuse! Family chores, work or boring old DIY can mercilessly eat into...

Patents reveal Honda's supercharger plans

Patents reveal Honda's supercharger plans

Honda is planning to join Kawasaki in the supercharged game according to recent patent images. The patent images don't give much away, and the engine pictured looks narrow enough to be a...

Cool new electric street tracker

Cool new electric street tracker

Alta reveal new electric Street Tracker US-based Alta Motors have unveiled an additional version of their Redshift electric motorcycle. The update sees the introduction of a Street Tracker that will...

Masons donate three bikes to South London Blood Bikers

Masons donate three bikes to South London Blood Bikers

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Masters Masons in London has donated three motorcycles to SERV Surrey & South London, who provide quick delivery of essential blood and blood products between...

3D printing company prints new Daytona 675 bodywork

3D printing company prints new Daytona 675 bodywork

Polish 3D printing manufacturer Zortrax have showcased the power of their printers by taking a standard Triumph Daytona 675 and designing and printing a completely new set of bodywork. The panels were...

Sign-up now #ride5000miles

Sign-up now #ride5000miles

Sign-up to take part in MCN's #ride5000miles powered by Bennetts and go the extra mile on your beautiful bike this year. Get a fortnightly newsletter with exclusive offers, competitions and content...

Top 5 motorcycle truths - on your t-shirt

Top 5 motorcycle truths - on your t-shirt

We’ve been having a good gander through MCN’s merchandise shop at some of the gear that’s currently available.  Upon our journey, we decided that T-shirts don’t just have to be fashionable, they...

See historic Hondas at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

See historic Hondas at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Fresh from its starring role in the BBC4 TV show The Reassembler with James May, the Honda Z50 Mini Trail will be on the David Silver Spares stand alongside ten other stunning bikes from the firm’s...

Kawasaki Ninja 650: 'More effective and appealing'

Kawasaki Ninja 650: 'More effective and appealing'

MCN is currently in Spain riding the new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 which replaces the firm’s popular ER-6f and is the new faired brother to the 2017 Z650 MCN tested in December. TOP STORIES Video:...

How to plan your riding year #ride5000miles

How to plan your riding year #ride5000miles

Fun things first: what are you looking for in the ride you’re planning? Sweet B roads blast or a long distance touring trip? Is there a route or biking mecca you’d like to visit maybe on the way?...

20 questions with Jurgen van den Goorbergh

20 questions with Jurgen van den Goorbergh

‘100mph through a dust cloud for three seconds. That’s scary’ 47-year-old Dutchman Jurgen van den Goorbergh used to race Rossi and now rides in the toughest race of all… Q1. What are you riding? At...

Riding clinic: Try a new discipline and transform your riding

Riding clinic: Try a new discipline and transform your riding

How a day working on a new discipline can transform your riding skills You never stop learning, so the saying goes. But surely if you’ve been riding a few years, your richest learning experiences are...

Travel light but prepared #ride5000miles

Travel light but prepared #ride5000miles

Expert tips on making sure you’re only packing essentials (kitchen sink not required). Don’t get deflated Punctures can be time consuming, costly and spirit-sapping. For tubeless tyres pack a repair...

This week in news...

This week in news...

What every Saturday needs: This week in motorcycle news looked a bit like this... A bit of Brough   TE Lawrence was a big fan of the ‘Rolls Royce of Motorcycles’ which is why an original Brough...

Shed-built: 1983 Honda VT500

Shed-built: 1983 Honda VT500

Sam Wood 1983 Honda VT500 Starting life as a humble 1983 Honda VT500 and bought for just £300, this bike has been transformed into a cool, contemporary cafe racer. Father and son Paul and Sam Wood,...

Gallery: New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' ridden

Gallery: New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' ridden

Still out in sunny Spain, while we freeze in minus-degrees, is MCN's Adam Child spending time BMW's R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye'.  Here's what our Senior Road Tester said pre-launch. And...

EBR Motorcycles is finished… again!

EBR Motorcycles is finished… again!

EBR Motorcycles confirms 'wind down' It’s beginning to become a regular occurrence, but EBR Motorcycles looks to be finished, again. A statement released by EBR – the firm that rose out of the ashes...

Ducati unveil two showstoppers at the Verona Bike Expo

Ducati unveil two showstoppers at the Verona Bike Expo

Hot Scramblers at Italian show Ducati unveiled two new Scrambler specials at last week’s Motor Bike Expo in Verona. The bikes, named the Scrambler R/T and Essenza, proved a massive hit with the...

Brit becomes youngest person to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

Brit becomes youngest person to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

A British motorcyclist has become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe by motorcycle solo and unsupported after he returned home just before his 24th birthday. Kane Avellano, from South...

Thieves steal disabled rider's bike

Thieves steal disabled rider's bike

Thieves in Hull have stolen a motorcycle specially-adapted for the owner, who lost his right arm in a motorcycle crash fifteen years ago. Dave Parker, 53 was out walking his dog between 3-4pm on...

Fancy a V8 drag racing bike?

Fancy a V8 drag racing bike?

Bonhams are auctioning off ‘the fastest bike in the world’ in Las Vegas The Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction is rapidly approaching and we’ve covered a few other bikes up for sale before – Ewan...

Successful surgery for GB Olympic sprinter after motorcycle accident

Successful surgery for GB Olympic sprinter after motorcycle accident

James Ellington has had surgery after accident Sprinter James Ellington has had surgery after breaking his leg in two places along with his pelvis and also suffering a facial fracture following a...

The trip of a lifetime at 10 years old

The trip of a lifetime at 10 years old

Brothers rode across the States aged 14 and 10 Indian have been remembering the Abernathy brothers as part of their Be Legendary campaign, after they rode their motorcycle from Oklahoma to New York...

What to look forward to in 2017

What to look forward to in 2017

2016 is done. Finished. Stuff happened, some good, some bad. Forget about it, 2017 is here full of optimism, enthusiasm and packed to the eye balls with awesome biking moments. Below are the things...

New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' launch incoming!

New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' launch incoming!

MCN’s Adam Child is once again enjoying the delights of sunny Spain testing BMW’s new pair of 2017 R1200GS models – the ‘Exclusive’ and ‘Rallye’. BMW had already made the GS Euro4 compliant at the...

Mark yourself as a Kawasaki fan

Mark yourself as a Kawasaki fan

New Kawasaki Sports clothing range If you’re an avid Kawasaki nut you’ll be delighted to hear that there is a new sports range of clothing from the manufacturer that will cover you from head to toe in...

Three QTech helmets recalled over safety warning

Three QTech helmets recalled over safety warning

The QTech Q102, Q5005 and Q113 have all be recalled by the importer Cheshire East County council has been made aware of three models of helmet on sale in the area that have been recalled by the...