April

Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

Mention sidecars in conversation and most eyes immediately glaze over. Sidecars are the preserve of old boys, they are impractical and boring – or so they say. I would have agreed myself, but after...

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...

This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

It’s getting to the time of year where it’s warm enough to get away without wearing a jumper or jacket and we thought that you could make yourself stand out more for the right reasons with these...

Take a Ducati Multistrada 1200 off-road at the #MCNFestival

Take a Ducati Multistrada 1200 off-road at the #MCNFestival

Ducati are bringing a fleet of 25(!) Multistrada 1200’s to this year’s Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling and you can ride one off road! The Multistrada 1200 Enduro Experience is rarely seen...

Carole Nash MCN Festival THIS WEEKEND

Carole Nash MCN Festival THIS WEEKEND

This year’s MCN Festival boasts the biggest test fleet ever, thrilling flat track and speedway action, plus huge retail, autojumble and club zones. A new addition is the Motorex historic fire-up...

Get On at Carole Nash MCN Festival 2017

Get On at Carole Nash MCN Festival 2017

Get On, the motorcycle industry campaign aimed at getting more people onto two wheels will be at the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling, May 13-14. Get On will be offering free lessons with...

Ride a retro at Carole Nash #MCNFestival

Ride a retro at Carole Nash #MCNFestival

The Carole Nash MCN Festival is fast approaching and this year we have more new bikes than ever before and our biggest fleet of test bikes yet. There's something for everybody, from scooters to top of...

Shed built: Motorcycle rehabiliation

Shed built: Motorcycle rehabiliation

John Connor though (no not the guy from Terminator) was looking for a way to rehabilitate himself after suffering a stroke – and decided that tackling a bike build would be the best way to help him...

Top 8 car-inspired motorcycles

Top 8 car-inspired motorcycles

Generally I find cars dull, and so do most other motorcyclists I know. They're a means to an end. A tool to get us to a destination when we need to transport large items or a group of people. So...

New CCM Spitfire Scrambler revealed

New CCM Spitfire Scrambler revealed

CCM build on the rampant success of their Spitfire with pukka off-roader CCM first told MCN of their intention to produce a Scrambler variant of the Spitfire a few weeks ago – and now we can...

Video: An artists interpretation of the Honda X-ADV

Video: An artists interpretation of the Honda X-ADV

Artists inspired by Hondas new X-ADV Honda have collaborated with a number of artists from all over Europe to create a number of pieces inspired by the design and purpose of the new Honda X-ADV...

Mini Bike racing comes to the MCN Festival

Mini Bike racing comes to the MCN Festival

British Mini Bikes racing is the fastest growing ‘grass roots’ bike racing championship in the UK and you can watch it for free at this year’s Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. TOP...

1928 Brough Superior 'Moby Dick' to be sold for £589,000

1928 Brough Superior 'Moby Dick' to be sold for £589,000

The 'Rolls-Royce of motorcycles' aka the above 1928 Brough Superior SS100 is due to go up for auction for an estimated €500,000 - €700,000 (£420,775-£589,085) in Italy next month.  Along with...

Riding clinic: Enjoy that first trackday of the year

Riding clinic: Enjoy that first trackday of the year

It’s not a race, so take it easy Trackday season is upon us. Now’s the time to blow out those cobwebs on your favourite circuit, but for the next few months at least, until it’s properly summer,...

Aprilia offer test rides around Silverstone

Aprilia offer test rides around Silverstone

Fancy taking a new Aprilia out on track? Of course you do. And now you have the opportunity. Aprilia are offering the chance to ride either their RSV4 RF or the Tuono V4 Factory around Silverstone...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Experience comes to the UK

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Experience comes to the UK

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Experience will come to the UK for the first time as part of the Touratech Travel event on May 5-7 in Ystradgynlais, near Swansea, with event goers able to enter for...

KTM CEO new president of European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers

KTM CEO new president of European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has been elected President of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) for the second time, and will take up his new position on July 1, 2017. The Austrian was...

Shed built: "I'm proud to tell people that it was all my own work"

Shed built: "I'm proud to tell people that it was all my own work"

Mechanical engineer Simon Bell, who builds under the name Twisted Monkey, has developed a bit of a habit of picking up odd-ball motorcycles for projects – hence his latest creation: a Honda H100...

Reca Community Biker Cafe: By bikers, for bikers

Reca Community Biker Cafe: By bikers, for bikers

Stealthily located within an industrial business centre close to the heart of Maidstone is one of the friendliest hangouts in the southeast, the Reca Community Biker Café. Owned and operated by the...

Win a Triumph Tiger for one year

Win a Triumph Tiger for one year

Triumph are offering riders in the UK the chance to win the use of a Triumph Tiger for one year, and all you have to do is test ride or purchase an Triumph adventure bike before May 31. As well as...

The fun & good vibes of Wheels and Waves continues

The fun & good vibes of Wheels and Waves continues

Registrations are now open to enter the Punks Peak hill climb at this years’ Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz.  The hill climb has become one of the highlight attractions to the festival,...

Mum of alleged motorcycle thief caught by Tom Hardy: 'My son needs help'

Mum of alleged motorcycle thief caught by Tom Hardy: 'My son needs help'

The mother of the teenager, caught by Tom Hardy on suspicion of motorcycle theft, has revealed her son has 'mental health' problems.  After the dramatic arrest by the Hollywood actor, the...

30 years of the Ducati 851

30 years of the Ducati 851

While the iconic 916 is usually celebrated as the machine that restored Ducati to a path of race success and fortune, the truth is more than a little different. Instead, it's actually the 916's...

BMW set to unveil F850GS

BMW set to unveil F850GS

BMW are about to unleash a powerful new F850GS in a bid to blow the fast-selling Afrcia Twin and Multistrada 950 into the weeds. With adventure bike sales still strong, one of the key growth areas is...

Ride the Ducati Supersport S at the MCN Festival

Ride the Ducati Supersport S at the MCN Festival

Ducati will be bringing their new 937cc Supersport S to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling on May 13-14 and you could one of the lucky test riders. With its simple, modestly-powered V-twin...

Rickey Gadson sets Kawasaki H2 speed record

Rickey Gadson sets Kawasaki H2 speed record

11-time AMA motorcycle drag racing champion Rickey Gadson has set a new speed record on his modified Kawasaki H2, reaching a top speed of 229.1mph. Rickey set the record on a H2 he has been modifying...

After Tandragee, can Guy & McGuinness get new Blade ready for TT?

After Tandragee, can Guy & McGuinness get new Blade ready for TT?

After Guy Martin's Tandragee crash can he and John McGuinness pull it off before the TT Races? After Guy Martin crashed out at Tandragee, can he and McGuinness get the new Blade ready in time for the...

In this week's issue: Rossi takes charge

In this week's issue: Rossi takes charge

In this week's MCN Vinales bins it, Marquez wins it, but The Goat goes top in title chase. Also inside MCN Guy Martin makes a brew for rattle rival Guy returned to racing at last weekend's Tandragee...

MCN Festival less than three weeks away!

MCN Festival less than three weeks away!

The action packed Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling is approaching fast. Held at the Peterborough Arena on May 13-14, the Festival is a huge celebration of bikes including hundreds of test...

Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance author dies aged 88

Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance author dies aged 88

Robert M Pirsig, author of million-selling classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, has died aged 88 at his home in South Benwick, Maine.  Pirsig's publishing house, William Morrow...

Malle announce The Great Mile rally

Malle announce The Great Mile rally

If you own a classic or custom bike then the first of Malle London's new event is for you. Malle London have launched The Great Mile for 2017, aka a 1000-mile, 72-hour motorcycle rally with 100...

The speeding fine structure has changed

The speeding fine structure has changed

From today, the speeding fine system has changed, meaning offenders could pay up to 150% of their weekly income as a fine. Getting caught even 10mph over the limit, could see a 50% fine, should the...

Agostini MV Agusta up for £210,000 at auction

Agostini MV Agusta up for £210,000 at auction

The legendary Giacomo Agostini has offered his MV Agusta 500 3-Cilindri for auction in Italy next month. And it could go for a whopping £210,000. Hosted by RM Sotheby's at Lake Como, the bike,...

Have a KTM Adventure at the #MCNFestival

Have a KTM Adventure at the #MCNFestival

KTM are bringing their all-new range of Adventure and Super Adventure bikes to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling this year, including all three versions of the 1290 Super Adventure. KTM...

Benelli TRK 502 first ride

Benelli TRK 502 first ride

Freedom, adventure, passion without any limitations. That’s what TRK stands for, according to Benelli, but in reality the TRK is far from limitless. The main limitation is the lack of power from the...

Grab an MCN motorcycle test print

Grab an MCN motorcycle test print

MCN Staff Photographer, Joe Dick, takes amazing shots for the newspaper and website, fact. All you have to do is browse our first rides and tests to see that.  But now you can own one of his...