2017

Danger, high voltage! Energica unveil 'electric streetfighter'

Danger, high voltage! Energica unveil 'electric streetfighter'

No, it’s not April 1st. This is a genuine new “electric streetfighter” from Italian electric bike manufacturer Energica and it’s called the Midnight Racer. The Midnight Racer is a customised Eva that...

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. Arenacross Round 4 Where SSE Arena, Belfast When January 27-28...

Gallery: MCN takes the new Blade on track

Gallery: MCN takes the new Blade on track

Last weekend MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child went out to Portugal to get the first riding impressions of the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and SP version.  Read what he thought here, watch the...

Hideout Leather motorcycle clothing broken into

Hideout Leather motorcycle clothing broken into

Motorcycle clothing manufacturer Hideout Leather was broken into last week, with thieves stealing a variety of leather suits and jackets from their Ashdon-based site. One of the leather suits taken...

Poll: Will Rossi and Viñales stay friends if the young Spaniard gets the better of the goat?

Poll: Will Rossi and Viñales stay friends if the young Spaniard gets the better of the goat?

Will Rossi and Viñales stay friends if the young Spaniard gets the better of the goat?   Looking for the perfect two-wheeled companion? Visit MCN Bikes For Sale website or use MCN's Bikes...

Yamaha FZ25 debuts in India

Yamaha FZ25 debuts in India

Yamaha have taken the wraps off the FZ25, a single-cylinder naked bike which the firm hopes will push Yamaha to the top of the competitive small-capacity naked bike class in India. The engine in the...

In this week's issue: New Fireblade ridden

In this week's issue: New Fireblade ridden

It's #MCNWednesday again and in this week's issue we ride the new Honda Fireblade and Fireblade SP at the launch in Portimao.  Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child was able to put both models...

Brits take on the Aussies at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Brits take on the Aussies at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

The UK will be doing battle with Australia at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle London Show next month as part of the live-action race series, Slide. A variety of racing stars from the roads, short...

Video: Officer dances while riding (standing) on bike seat

Video: Officer dances while riding (standing) on bike seat

Quick the day job? Probably an option for this officer.  A video has emerged online showing what is thought to be a police motorcyclist dancing along the road stood on the seat of his bike. TOP...

Riding clinic: Building on the experience of others

Riding clinic: Building on the experience of others

Just over 28 years ago I bought a really sharp kitchen knife. It cut veg well, and for the first few years it also cut my fingers. But eventually I learned to apply the right amount of concentration...

Honda Fireblade Launch: First Impressions

Honda Fireblade Launch: First Impressions

Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is out in Portimao getting a first taste of Honda’s all new CBR1000RR Fireblade. Across the day, we’ll be riding both the ‘RR’ standard version and SP model, with...

This week in news...

This week in news...

What every Saturday needs: This week in motorcycle news looked a bit like this... Spyder's web spreads wider   Motorcycle hire and touring firm Spyder Motorcycles have just added the all-new...

20 questions with John Reynolds

20 questions with John Reynolds

We sat down with three-time BSB champion and development rider John Reynolds to ask 20 quick questions. Q1. What are you riding? I’ve been developing Suzuki’s new GSX-R1000. Q2. Which living rider do...

Yamaha R6 UK pricing announced

Yamaha R6 UK pricing announced

The UK pricing for the Yamaha R6 has just been revealed alongside TMAX and TMAX DX Yamaha has announced the price of the 2017 R6 – are you sitting down? It starts at £10,999. While that might be a...

Three beautiful Ducati 750s up for auction

Three beautiful Ducati 750s up for auction

Bonhams are auctioning three achingly beautiful Ducati 750s from the early 1970s In 40 years’ time will we look back at the latest crop of MotoGP bikes with the sort of reverie we do now? Perhaps not,...

Never get stranded again #ride5000miles

Never get stranded again #ride5000miles

Nine easy tips that could save you from a long, dark wait for the recovery man. Killswitch killjoy Even with the best maintenance, breakdowns can strike at any time and leave you stranded at the...

Riders Share – Airbnb for motorcycles

Riders Share – Airbnb for motorcycles

Ride sharing website allows users to rent out their motorcycles to other riders for significantly less than usual If you’re not familiar with it, Airbnb has taken the rental world by storm. The...

The best finance offers on super commuters

The best finance offers on super commuters

Personal Contract Purchase now finances 20-30% of all new bikes sold in the UK, and it’s growing fast. But it might not be right for you, so make sure you understand what it is and how it works. You...

New Honda Fireblade & Fireblade SP launch incoming!

New Honda Fireblade & Fireblade SP launch incoming!

MCN’s Senior Road tester Adam Child is the lucky one flying to Portugal to ride the new Honda Fireblade and Fireblade SP on track at Portimao this weekend. And also on test will be Dan Linfoot, Jason...

American trade body proposes 100% import tax on European motorcycles

American trade body proposes 100% import tax on European motorcycles

The Office of US Trade Representatives is currently looking at a 100% import tax for European motorcycles between 50 and 500cc With Brexit coverage overshadowing our daily news coverage, many of us...

Stoner, Checa and Capirossi Desmos fire up at London show

Stoner, Checa and Capirossi Desmos fire up at London show

There’s nothing quite like standing next to a Grand Prix machine as it fires up. It’s a spine tingling, goose bump inducing, eardrum rattling explosion of the senses. For most of us it’s the closest...

Honda Fireblade prices leaked by dealers

Honda Fireblade prices leaked by dealers

The prices for the standard Honda Fireblade and SP models have leaked online  Honda have been playing their financial cards close to their chest with their 2017 models and at this later stage...

GB Olympian left with ‘career-ending’ injuries after bike crash

GB Olympian left with ‘career-ending’ injuries after bike crash

James Ellington was riding in Tenerife when he was struck by a vehicle on the wrong side of the road.  Sprinter James Ellington, who represented Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics, has had a...

7 brilliant reasons to ride this week

7 brilliant reasons to ride this week

Seven days and seven brilliant reasons to ride this week. Which will you be attending/are interested in?  1. The Adventure Travel Show Where: Olympia, London When: January 21-22,...

Poll: Guy’s back at the TT with a Honda. Can he win?

Poll: Guy’s back at the TT with a Honda. Can he win?

If you haven't heard, Guy Martin is making a return to the TT, after signing a new deal with Honda.  But what we want to know is, do you think he can win now? Guy’s back at the TT with a Honda.

In this week's issue: Guy Martin signs for Honda

In this week's issue: Guy Martin signs for Honda

It's #MCNWednesday again and in this week's issue we reveal Guy Martin's new deal to partner John McGuinness at Honda for the TT in 2017.  The popular racer and TV star will be going all out to...

Reserve a Yamaha XSR900 Abarth today!

Reserve a Yamaha XSR900 Abarth today!

The online registration system for the exclusive Yamaha XSR900 Abarth will go live today from 4pm. Customers from across Europe will be able to register for the first 95 bikes at www.xsr900-abarth.eu...

There's no stopping 91-year-old Gloria Tramontin-Struck

There's no stopping 91-year-old Gloria Tramontin-Struck

Generally speaking, you probably wouldn’t expect 90-year-olds to celebrate their birthdays at motorcycle conventions. You probably wouldn’t expect them to stay glued to bikes to get around either.

Record-busting year for Ducati

Record-busting year for Ducati

Ducati's big-selling Scrambler range has helped the firm hit record sales figures as they wrap-up their 90th anniversary celebrations. Delivering a record-breaking 55,451 motorcycles to customers all...

Ducati and Diesel team up to create Diavel Diesel

Ducati and Diesel team up to create Diavel Diesel

Ducati have teamed up with fashion company Diesel to create a limited edition Diavel. The Ducati Diavel Diesel. Designed by the Ducati Design Center and Creative Director of Diesel Licences Andrea...

Triumph launches new finance offers

Triumph launches new finance offers

Triumph have announced new finance offers available across several of the firm's models, available until March 31 at dealers nationwide. Triumph's 6.9% APR TriStar finance package will be available on...

Beat the winter blues with the Christini AWD II-Track

Beat the winter blues with the Christini AWD II-Track

So far in 2017 we've only had a very light dusting of snow across most of the UK, but should things get a little more Day After Tomorrow there's the new Christini AWD II-Track snow bike. As you might...

Bike-wreck! Underwater motorcycles found off Australian coast

Bike-wreck! Underwater motorcycles found off Australian coast

Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve in Sydney, Australia, is a haven for marine life and is a popular destination with snorkelers and divers alike. However, one marine photographer has captured what is...

Iranian women arrested after video shows them riding motorcycle

Iranian women arrested after video shows them riding motorcycle

Two Iranian women have been arrested for breaking “revolutionary norms and values” after a video posted online showed them riding a motorcycle. While it is not illegal for women to ride...

Dambusters' European charity raid

Dambusters' European charity raid

The Dambusters Charity Ride first hit the road in 2012 and since then has become an annual pilgrimmage to raise money for service charities Help for Heroes and, more recently, the RAF Benevolent Fund...

Video: Watch James May build a Honda Z50 Mini Trail

Video: Watch James May build a Honda Z50 Mini Trail

James May one third of The Grand Tour and long time motorcycle enthusiast also happens to have a real love for taking things apart and putting them back together. Which is what he does with a Honda...