2017

Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

Honda look to the future with CB4 Interceptor

Honda revealed the new CB1000R and Africa Twin Adventure Sports models at a swanky press conference in Milan last night, but they're not just showcasing production bikes at this year's EICMA. Enter...

MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

MCN Live from Milan: Eicma 2017

We are currently in Milan, Italy, preparing to give you all the latest from the leading motorcycle manufacturers and what they have in store for 2018. Below is our live feed from the week's events,...

There are two new Teneres but only one you can ride

There are two new Teneres but only one you can ride

Have bike, will travel is the message Yamaha are sending out with the new Super Tenere Raid Edition. Built to go anywhere with lots of kit – even that Nick Sanders chap has one. The Raid Edition...

Yamaha Tracer 900 & Tracer 900 GT - touring twins

Yamaha Tracer 900 & Tracer 900 GT - touring twins

The Tracer 900 has been a solid tourer for the two years it’s been on sale but it was due an update and Yamaha have delivered. The changes are purely to the ride feel, so there’s a larger windscreen...

Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

Honda Africa Twin Adventure – bigger & bolder

Honda’s Africa Twin has been a popular seller but it’s been found wanting for serious long distance off-road travel because it’s heavy, it’s down on power and lacks the comforts of the big super...

Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

Moto Morini Scrambler gets complete redesign

For 2018 the Moto Morini Scrambler has been completely redesigned, including a completely new trellis frame and trellis swingarm. The new Scrambler takes inspiration from off-road bikes from the 1970s...

Royal Enfield launch UK Technology Centre

Royal Enfield launch UK Technology Centre

Royal Enfield's UK Technology Centre has opened at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds, Leicestershire, the largest privately owned vehicle test track in the UK. The UK Technology Centre will act as the...

MV Agusta reveal another RC

MV Agusta reveal another RC

MV Agusta have just unveiled another RC model for 2018 - the Brutale 800 RC. The  unveiling comes after RC variants of the Dragster 800, F4 and F3 were all announced, as well as a limited edition...

Ducati Panigale V4 project leader talks development goals

Ducati Panigale V4 project leader talks development goals

The long-awaited Ducati Panigale V4 is finally here – so MCN grabbed project leader Stefano Strappazzon to better understand the new bike. MCN: How important is the new Panigale V4 to Ducati? We...

Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

Special Moto Morini Corsaro Ti22 revealed

Alongside the new Milano, Moto Morini have also revealed a one-off special inspired by the endurance racers of the 1970s. Called the Corsaro Ti22, the bike is the first special Morini have built based...

Moto Morini Milano unveiled

Moto Morini Milano unveiled

Italian manufacturer Moto Morini have just taken the wraps off the Milano, a new model which the firm say is a new take on the classic 31/2. The new model is powered by the Bialbero Corsa Corta 1187cc...

The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson

The Sunday Social with drummer Mark Richardson

For this week's Sunday Social we spoke with Mark Richardson, drummer with British band Skunk Anansie, and off-road and adventure lover. Hi Mark, what’s for breakfast at the café? “I tend not to do...

Win VIP passes to the Valencia Motogp with the Movember Foundation

Win VIP passes to the Valencia Motogp with the Movember Foundation

The factory Suzuki MotoGP team have partnered with the Movember Foundation to offer two three-day Team passes for the final round of the MotoGP championship November 10-12. The passes are up for...

Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

Royal Enfield release shortest teaser yet

07.11.17 #RoyalEnfield #ridepure #EICMA A post shared by Sid Lal (@sidlal) on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:04am PDT The Milan Show kicks off next week, which means we'll finally get to see many of next year's...

MV get a bit more RC

MV get a bit more RC

MV Agusta have released details of updates to the limited edition F3 675 RC and F3 800 RC motorcycles for 2018. After recently taking on changes to allow the bikes to comply with Euro 4 regulations,...

Five Call of Duty WWII Indian Scouts to be won

Five Call of Duty WWII Indian Scouts to be won

Indian have teamed up with video game publisher Activision for Call of Duty: WWII - released today - which means an Indian Scout 741B features in the game itself. To celebrate the partnership, Indian...

Great cafe on Route to Hastings

Great cafe on Route to Hastings

The A21 is a favourite road for bikers at any time of year - a direct line that runs from the big smoke to the coast via the green and pleasant landscape of East Sussex. It’s also a popular route for...

Kevin Schwantz’s iconic Pepsi Suzuki to be restored

Kevin Schwantz’s iconic Pepsi Suzuki to be restored

Arguably one of the best looking and most distinctive GP motorcycles of all time – the 1989 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500 – will be meticulously restored by Team Classic Suzuki at this year’s Motorcycle Live at...

Biking Heroes: The final 10

Biking Heroes: The final 10

Time is running out for you to have a say on who is Britain’s biggest biking hero. Your votes have already whittled down stacks of entries to 10 of the best and now we want you to vote again so that...

FIM announce new Racing Homologation Programme

FIM announce new Racing Homologation Programme

The FIM have introduced a new testing regime and tougher standards for racing helmets that will be mandatory from 2019 onwards. Currently, the FIM refers to existing international standards for the...

Indian market share hits double figures

Indian market share hits double figures

While iconic American motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson have been struggling with their sales in 2017, their countrymen at Indian have seen the exact opposite, with a 16% increase in sales in the third...

News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast is an online offering from MCN, discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

TfL look to raise standard of riders

TfL look to raise standard of riders

Transport for London and the Mayor of London have announced plans to create three new training courses for riders in the capital, to boost rider confidence, skill and knowledge. The move is part of...

Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

Machines owned by Hollywood A-listers aren’t usually seen for sale this side of the pond and this sweetly customised Bonnie has some top pedigree too. Based on a 2009 865cc Triumph Bonneville and...

Poll: So, Who’s going to take the MotoGP title at Valencia?

Poll: So, Who’s going to take the MotoGP title at Valencia?

Who’s going to take the MotoGP title at Valencia?

Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

BMW are the latest manufacturer to release a teaser video. Giving us just enough info of their new F850GS to keep us excited ahead of next week’s Milan show, where most of 2018’s bikes will be...

Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

Yamaha revealed some pretty bonkers stuff at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. There was the Niken three-wheeler, which grabbed all the headlines, and the artificial intelligence-powered MOTOROiD. Yamaha...

2017 Tokyo Motor Show

2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha's odd-looking Niken three-wheeler, Kawasaki's Z900RS and the new Honda Gold Wing may be grabbing all the headlines so far at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, but there's plenty more being...

Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

Suzuki are making it easier to smash out those epic trips by producing GT versions of the bikes in their mile-munching V-Strom 650 and 1000 range. Essentially, the biggest difference between the GT...

Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

It’s interesting to note that early Speed Triple prices have descended into Cheap Hack territory. I never thought I’d see that happen. There’s a sort of dead-zone and it’s the 955 Triumphs that are...

The Sunday Social with adventure rider Nathan Millward

The Sunday Social with adventure rider Nathan Millward

In 2009 Nathan Millward set off from Sydney, Australia, on a 105cc Australian postal bike named Dorothy. His destination? England. Since the trip Nathan has gone on to ride across America on the same...

We grab 20 minutes with the CEO of Dainese and AGV

We grab 20 minutes with the CEO of Dainese and AGV

MCN sat down with Dainese and AGV CEO, Cristiano Silei, to find out about the man behind the brands, the future of motorcycle safety and why protection is so important to him. Who is Cristiano...

New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

MV Agusta have dropped the new Dragster 800 RC, announcing a number subtle tweaks to the engine for 2018. Gearing has been improved throughout the engine to help reduce noise emissions across the...

2017 Super naked of the year: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

2017 Super naked of the year: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Aprilia didn’t need to do much to their fiery supernaked to impress us, but as well as tweaking it to meet Euro4 regs this year they’ve improved the ride, handling, brakes and electronics… not that...

2017 sportsbike of the year: Honda Fireblade SP

2017 sportsbike of the year: Honda Fireblade SP

Where do you start with the new Honda Fireblade? Talk about contentious. It’s been hopeless in World Superbikes, disastrous at the TT and bombed in a handful of other magazine group tests. So how can...

Suzuki RG500: 'It really was a copy of the race bike'

Suzuki RG500: 'It really was a copy of the race bike'

‘The RG500 was a proper GP replica’ Mat Oxley, former TT winner and MCN road tester The mid-1980s were heady, smoky years. The Japanese factories knew that the writing – or to be more precise, the...