2017

Watch: Phenomenal riding trip through Vietnam Without Limits

Watch: Phenomenal riding trip through Vietnam Without Limits

Without Limits a documentary airing on the BBC that follows the inspirational journey of six individuals who each have an impediment of some sort. Tackling some of the harshest driving and riding...

Inside Ducati: MCN walk around the Bologna factory

Inside Ducati: MCN walk around the Bologna factory

Ever since March 1946 motorcycles have been built by Ducati at their current factory in Bologna, although the company has expanded considerably both in terms of models made and volume produced since...

'Coffee, cakes and motorcycles mix well' for Macmillan Coffee Morning

'Coffee, cakes and motorcycles mix well' for Macmillan Coffee Morning

A number of motorcycle training schools will be taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to help support the charity Macmillan, which offers vital support to those who are affected by...

Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

“How the hell is this bike 20 years old?” It’s a question you ask every time you look at the original R1 and becomes even more pertinent if you’re lucky enough to ride one. It may seem like five...

In this week's issue: Norton V4 secrets revealed

In this week's issue: Norton V4 secrets revealed

In this week's #MCNWednesday we reveal some secrets on Norton's V4, have some of the world's best biking road, advise you to buy a KR-1S and walk you through the Oulton BSB (the title war...

Rider jailed for dangerous riding

Rider jailed for dangerous riding

We love riding motorcycles anywhere and everywhere. But there’s a time and a place for riding fast and doing wheelies - it’s not the open road. Sorry but the roads are dangerous enough at the best of...

Stripped-back Blade on the way?

Stripped-back Blade on the way?

Until very recently you might have been forgiven for saying that Honda are a sensible brand and perhaps you could even say they’ve been risk-averse. Then they released the X-Adv and suddenly no-one...

MV deal done

MV deal done

Update - 19/09/17 The investment deal to secure MVs future is finally done, with the new MV Motor Holding purchasing the 25% stake Mercedes AMG held in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. With Castiglioni now back...

Ducati announce autumn offers

Ducati announce autumn offers

Ducati have released details of autumn offers for their current range of motorcycles, which includes a low-rate finance offer of just £99 a month for the new Supersport. The Supersport, which was a...

Trikes: Mad choice or fun alternative?

Trikes: Mad choice or fun alternative?

It was a reader’s query that got me thinking. He was asking should he buy a trike? Specifically, a new Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, reduced in price from about £23k to £20k. Trikes are very niche.

Riding clinic: Don’t have a roundabout boo-hoo moment

Riding clinic: Don’t have a roundabout boo-hoo moment

On the face of it negotiating a roundabout seems like pretty basic stuff – especially if you have been driving cars for years before starting out on bikes. But some riders make a much better fist of...

Video: Akrapovic pay tribute to superbikes

Video: Akrapovic pay tribute to superbikes

Solvenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic have released a montage of how all the current superbikes sound with Akrapovic exhausts. Spoiler alert; they all sound awesome. Headphones on. Volume up. A...

Revved Up is the perfect seaside destination

Revved Up is the perfect seaside destination

The Essex coast has long been a popular rideout for bikers across London and the South East; with numerous ways to get there, from fast A-roads to quiet rural routes, there’s nothing like the feeling...

News podcast episode 13: The new Ducati V4

News podcast episode 13: The new Ducati V4

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...

Gallery: R6 v GSX-R600 - supersports strike back

Gallery: R6 v GSX-R600 - supersports strike back

Yamaha’s latest YZF-R6 has lost power and torque and gained some weight – all in the name of meeting Euro4 regulations. Yamaha have tried to offset this performance reversal with a completely new...

101 years old and still riding every day!

101 years old and still riding every day!

You may have stumbled across the 100 Year Old Driving School on ITV last night. If you did, you’ll have no doubt come across Jock, the 101 year old who still rides his scooter every day. Have you ever...

Gallery: The best bits of the Goodwood Revival 2017

Gallery: The best bits of the Goodwood Revival 2017

A star-studded line-up, including Michael Dunlop and Freddie Spencer, joined MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child at Goodwood Revival 2017 on the weekend.  Despite the rain, everyone was in...

Get £1400 off Zero Motorcycles

Get £1400 off Zero Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles are offering end of summer discounts upto £1400 on their dual sport models, which means riders in the UK can make the move to electric for just over £8000. The American manufacturer -...

Ian Hutchinson releases limited edition replica helmets

Ian Hutchinson releases limited edition replica helmets

Isle of Man TT star Ian Hutchinson has released a limited edition run of replica helmets to celebrate clinching his 16th mountain course victory this year. The Bingley Bullet is releasing just 50...

2018 Yamaha X-MAX 125 revealed

2018 Yamaha X-MAX 125 revealed

Yamaha have unveiled an updated X-MAX 125 for 2018, which brings the baby of the family in line with the larger X-MAX 300 and X-MAX 400 models. Yamaha have sold 140,000 X-MAX 125s since the model was...

Celebrating 25 years of the Honda Fireblade

Celebrating 25 years of the Honda Fireblade

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Honda Fireblade, and to mark the occasion Honda gathered a collection of heritage Fireblades at Rockingham circuit and invited us a long, along with a few...

In this week's issue: Marquez & Dovi level on points after action-packed GP

In this week's issue: Marquez & Dovi level on points after action-packed GP

In this week's #MCNWednesday Marquez and Dovi are level on points after the most action-packed GP, while Valentino Rossi is hoping for a speedy recovery.  Also in MCN this week Who said...

Teaser video all but confirms new Gold Wing

Teaser video all but confirms new Gold Wing

Honda USA have released the first in a series of five videos in the build up to a new product release on Tuesday, October 24. Honda don’t officially say what the model is, other than it being an...

Was this the largest all-female GP track parade?

Was this the largest all-female GP track parade?

213 women took to the Silverstone GP circuit during the recent British round of MotoGP in what could turn out to be the largest all-female motorcycle parade on a GP circuit. The record attempt was...

Moto Guzzi's Open House gathers 15,000

Moto Guzzi's Open House gathers 15,000

Celebrating 96 years since the first production Moto Guzzi was released, 15,000 of the Italian firm's riders gathered at Lake Como to show their support.  People gathered from all over Europe at...

5 motorcycle T-shirts picked by MCN

5 motorcycle T-shirts picked by MCN

So if you didn’t know, there are some amazing T-shirts available for not too much money (£16.99) at MCN’s merchandise shop. We’ve been through and hand-picked a few of our favourite designs but there...

Ducati to host Performance Open weekend

Ducati to host Performance Open weekend

Official Ducati dealers throughout the UK will be hosting an open weekend (September 16-17) dedicated to Ducati Performance accessories and apparel, which will see a selection of special...

Bikers gather for massive Air Ambulance ride

Bikers gather for massive Air Ambulance ride

Yesterday saw more than 3,000 bikers taking part in the eighteenth annual Ford Dunton to Harwich motorcycle ride out, raising money for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. Despite questionable weather,...

You can buy this one off electric bike

You can buy this one off electric bike

Alan Cross, a veterinary orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta, has spent the last nine months building this pretty awesome looking electric bike in his spare time, and now he's put it up for sale. The bike,...

Glemseck 101: The spirit of motorcycling

Glemseck 101: The spirit of motorcycling

The weekend saw the annual Glemseck 101 event which took place in Leonberg, Germany.  Now in its 12th year, Glemseck saw teams from all over Europe gather for a celebration of all things custom...

Freebird motorcycle club honour injured biker

Freebird motorcycle club honour injured biker

A motorcycle club in East Anglia has honoured a biker who suffered severe injuries in a crash 10 years ago with honourary membership. A decade ago Lloyd, then a member of the Freebird motorcycle club,...

The Sunday Social with motorcycle industry PR specialist Trevor Franklin

The Sunday Social with motorcycle industry PR specialist Trevor Franklin

What better way to spend a Sunday than for MCN to sit down with a fellow biker for a chinwag about life and bikes, of course. This week we caught up with former MCN Chief Road Tester and...

Pirelli help set six scooter speed records

Pirelli help set six scooter speed records

Pirelli teamed up with Moto Club Benelli and Malossi at Bonneville Speed Week last month to set not one, but six scooter top speed records on three models of the Benelli 491. The 50cc Benelli managed...

Bosch make the case for synthetic fuel

Bosch make the case for synthetic fuel

Bosch, the German company responsible for industry-leading electronic riding aids have argued for great development of carbon-neutral synthetic fuels, which could prevent the release of 2.8 gigatons...

Newlyweds take Honda RS150R on four-month honeymoon

Newlyweds take Honda RS150R on four-month honeymoon

A newlywed couple have completed their four-month long honeymoon, arriving in London after setting off from their home in Selangor, Malaysia in April onboard a Honda RS150R. ‘Alfi’ Bin Zakaria and...

Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

50 years ago Burt Munro set an under 1000cc class record of 183.59mph on his Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In July his great nephew Lee Munro also set a speed record onboard...