2017

The future of the engine: 'We can't deny science forever. Climate change is occurring'

The future of the engine:  'We can't deny science forever. Climate change is occurring'

Earlier this year, the UK government released plans to move to electrically-powered vehicles by 2040. Now the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has announced that he is also considering ways...

Video: Honda's self-balancing to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Video: Honda's self-balancing to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

At the beginning of this year Honda unveiled their self-balancing concept bike at the Las Vegas CES tech show. The bike unveiled then featured the same parallel twin engine as used in the NC series of...

Guy Martin 2017 available now!

Guy Martin 2017 available now!

The team at MCN take a look at the recent adventures of Guy Martin, who controversially quit road racing in 2017 after a disastrous stint with Honda. It was the end of a tumultuous season seeing him...

700 take part in Bristol bike theft awareness ride

700 take part in Bristol bike theft awareness ride

Approximately 700 riders took part in a group ride out in Bristol on Saturday September 30 to raise awareness of the growing motorcycle theft problem in the area. The ride set out from Dick Lovett BMW...

American man to attempt longest no-handed ride

American man to attempt longest no-handed ride

American Phil Comar will attempt to ride 680 miles on his Harley-Davidson without using his hands, all to raise money for research into Parkinson's disease. TOP STORIES WSB: History-maker Rea crowned...

Lyndon Poskitt: Interview

Lyndon Poskitt: Interview

Age- Treinta y ocho – that’s 38 Famous for- World traveller and Dakar racer Number of bikes owned- 30 Crashes so far- Lost count   What are you currently riding? My Dakar bike is a KTM 450...

Destination Nordkapp – Day 8

Destination Nordkapp – Day 8

Day 8: Alta to Nordkapp to Alta 484.3km After a week of riding towards never-ending horizons, our desitnation feels disappointingly close. Just 240km of road separates us from Nordkapp – mainland...

Destination Nordkapp – Day 7

Destination Nordkapp – Day 7

Day 7: Malangen to Alta 454.7km The morning is marred by drizzle, and an uncharacteristically dull circumnavigation of the peninsular, before we pick up the pace again and start threading our way...

Gallery: Three-wheeled triple bypass

Gallery: Three-wheeled triple bypass

It’s easy to be a bit sniffy about three-wheelers. You only have to look at the mean-spirited social media comments on the day we did this test to see there’s a lot of prejudice out...

Destination Nordkapp – Day 6

Destination Nordkapp – Day 6

Day 6: Camp Lofoten to Malangen 463.4km Morning arrived with no discernible change from night, the general hubbub and smell of breakfast wafting down to the beach the only giveaways. Back on the road,...

‘Lowest figures on record’ for motorcycle fatalities

‘Lowest figures on record’ for motorcycle fatalities

Figures released by the Department for Transport have revealed that motorcycle deaths are down by 13%, with the number of fatal motorcycle accident reducing from 365 to 319 – all despite there being...

Ducati announce model price-hike

Ducati announce model price-hike

Ducati have announced that their range of motorcycles will carry an average 2% price increase starting from 2 October. The new-for-2017 Supersport model will see an increase of £200, bumping the price...

A hooligan's Hooligan

A hooligan's Hooligan

We caught up with Parisian photographer and film maker, Dimitri Coste at the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in London to find out what he's done to his Indian Scout to turn it into a Super Hooligan...

Destination Nordkapp – Day 5

Destination Nordkapp – Day 5

Day 5: Glomfjord to Camp Lofoten 253.4km The shortest riding day of the trip was, by simple maths, unlikely to deliver the highest number of great roads – but it proved not to be so. The morning’s...

Motorcycling sisterhood goes global!

Motorcycling sisterhood goes global!

The Women’s International Motorcycle Association (WIMA) is a world wide sisterhood brought together through a love of motorcycling and who exist to promote women in motorcycling at every level, from...

DTV Shredder to go on sale in the US

DTV Shredder to go on sale in the US

The DTV Shredder, you know, that half tank, half skateboard, half motocross bike thing, has finally received approval in the United States, which means it will be available to purchase across the pond...

Casey Stoner tests Ducati Panigale V4

Casey Stoner tests Ducati Panigale V4

Casey Stoner has been testing Ducati’s new road-going V4 superbike and, judging by MCN’s exclusive images, he’s been enjoying it... a lot! The ex-MotoGP champion refuses to make a racing return, but...

News podcast episode 14: The new bikes continue

News podcast episode 14: The new bikes continue

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...

10 ways to help keep your bike safe

10 ways to help keep your bike safe

Don't make it easy for potential theives trying to pinch your bike. We've got 10 ways to keep your pride and joy(s) safe. 1. Out of sight, out of danger Burglars can bank on valuables like TVs and...

No MoT for bikes over 40 years old from May 2018

No MoT for bikes over 40 years old from May 2018

From May 2018, vehicles over 40 years old will be exempt from MoT tests, with the theory being that vehicles of such aged are used rarely and are well cared for by their owners. Currently vehicles...

Has Leon Haslam made the right decision?

Has Leon Haslam made the right decision?

Leon Haslam has announced he will stay with the JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 2018 British Superbike Championship as he heads to the Assen round leading the championship by 22...

Destination Nordkapp – Day 4

Destination Nordkapp – Day 4

Day 4: Bronnoysund to Glomfjord 269.3km Affectionately dubbed ‘Ferry Day’ this was destined to be one of the lower mileage riding days. The assertion that even the reduced distance would render the...

Budding adventure rider? This might be of help…

Budding adventure rider? This might be of help…

Honda are offering a buy-one-get-one-half-price deal for their Honda Adventure Centre courses in November. Budding adventurers must go as a pair to take advantage of the offer, with the option to use...

Destination Nordkapp – Day 3

Destination Nordkapp – Day 3

Day 3: Trondheim to Bronnoysund 445.7km “Now the roads start to get good,” says Erick Courly, the man who scouted this mind-bending route for us from Oslo to Nordkapp. We thought it was pretty good...

6 ways to convince your parents to let you ride a motorcycle

6 ways to convince your parents to let you ride a motorcycle

So you want to get on two wheels and experience all the benefits motorcycling has to offer, but your parents might have other ideas. Don't worry, it's not the end of the road, and we've got a few tips...

Video: Nick Sanders is on his way to Mongolia

Video: Nick Sanders is on his way to Mongolia

Adventure rider Nick Sanders has set off on another trip, this time heading for Mongolia from his hometown of Machynlleth, Wales and he's inviting you to guess where he is from his video blogs along...

Destination Nordkapp – Day 2

Destination Nordkapp – Day 2

Day 2: Fosnavag to Trondheim 446.8km Sporadic sleep revealed that the sun sets for barely an hour this far north, the night gloom more thanks to cloud and rain than any lack of sunlight. We’re...

Destination Nordkapp – Day 1

Destination Nordkapp – Day 1

We’re all guilty of a shameful lack of imagination at times. The trip of a lifetime beckons, the world is your lobster, and so you sink hours into staring at maps – inevitably planning the fastest way...

The Sunday Social with stunt rider Kevin Carmichael

The Sunday Social with stunt rider Kevin Carmichael

For this week's Sunday Social we caught up with stunt legend and all-round bike addict, Kevin Carmichael, to talk about his legacy in the stunt scene, going fast on sand, and riding the TT. What's for...

#ride5000miles members rack up the miles

#ride5000miles members rack up the miles

Early Autumn is proving a great time for our #ride5000miles members with some epic road trips as readers chase the sun. One trip that caught our eye was Russ McQuinlan’s adventure with 15 other Honda...

News podcast episode 13

News podcast episode 13

This week's MCN news podcast is in! Senior Reporter, Jordan Gibbons, and Senior Editor, Matt Wildee, talk all things Norton V4, take you through our great 1998 Yamaha R1 v R1M feature and discuss The...

Norton's V4 Lives!

Norton's V4 Lives!

Just ten months ago Norton revealed their first prototype V4 SS to the world through MCN. It looked utterly incredible – a British superbike for the modern era, a stunning blend of mechanical...

Suzuki SV650X to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki SV650X to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Suzuki will unveil the new SV650X at this year's Tokyo Motor Show - which takes place October 27 to November 5 - a year after the bike was first unveiled as the SV650 Rally concept. The original...

Honda’s flagship tourer revealed in official image leak

Honda’s flagship tourer revealed in official image leak

The all-new 2018 Honda Gold Wing has been a long time in development, but the recent release of a teaser video all-but confirmed that the new über-tourer would be unveiled this autumn – finally...

9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

As motorcyclists, we often see car drivers either swerving all over a lane or paying no attention to the road ahead because their face is lit up by their mobile phone. It’s become an all too common...

'A great success' for third scooter charity rideout

'A great success' for third scooter charity rideout

The Sleaford All-Knighters Scooter Club invited scooters from all over the country for their third charity, fun rally over the weekend. Over 200 riders showed-up to ride with Nicky Reeves, who has...