April

'I've already done 3k miles' #ride5000miles

'I've already done 3k miles' #ride5000miles

With spring now fully in bloom, #ride5000miles members are starting to pile on the miles. Remember that this isn’t a competition – it’s simply about getting out and enjoying your bike, but if there...

Prime Factors launch Indian store with open day

Prime Factors launch Indian store with open day

Prime Factors Motorcycle have become the latest outlet for Indian Motorcycles in the UK, and they're launching their new showroom and model range tomorrow, April 22. The dealership, based in Redhill,...

Celebrate with Chris Walker this weekend

Celebrate with Chris Walker this weekend

Stalker's birthday weekender! Chris Walker will be celebrating the second anniversary of his Lincolnshire dealership this weekend.  Chris Walker Kawasaki will be hosting a special event to mark...

Jessica Ennis-Hill leads tribute for British Olympian after motorcycle crash

Jessica Ennis-Hill leads tribute for British Olympian after motorcycle crash

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has expressed her sorrow over the death of Olympic high jump silver medallist Germaine Mason, who died after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica yesterday. Dame Jessica wrote on...

Bolt are back!

Bolt are back!

More space, more bikes and a banging launch party for new HQ Bolt Motorcycles closed the doors on their previous shop towards the end of last year, finding that as their popularity was rocketing, the...

Ride the 2017 Yamaha’s at the MCN Festival

Ride the 2017 Yamaha’s at the MCN Festival

Yamaha have confirmed that they’re bringing a huge sixteen bike test fleet to this year’s Carole Nash MCN Festival on May 13-14 including the R6, R1M, SCR950 and blistering MT-10SP! All sixteen bikes...

Harley-Davidson Street Rod: To V-twin or not to V-twin?

Harley-Davidson Street Rod: To V-twin or not to V-twin?

We've spent the day riding Harley's 2017 Street Rod around the roads of southern Spain and the new bike, which is based on the Street 750 has surprised us a little. The Street Rod is much more like a...

Freddie Spencer's autobiography, an RC30 AND an NS400R!

Freddie Spencer's autobiography, an RC30 AND an NS400R!

Freddie Spencer, the only man to win 250cc and 500cc GP titles in the same year, visited MCN earlier this month. If that wasn't exciting enough, MCN's Senior Editor Matt Wildee got the pleasure of...

Triumph confirms test fleet at this year’s MCN Festival

Triumph confirms test fleet at this year’s MCN Festival

Triumph are bringing a fleet of nine mouth watering test-ride bikes to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling this May 13-14 including the new Street Triple RS and ultra cool Bobber. All nine...

A scones and spanners kinda bike meet

A scones and spanners kinda bike meet

The Chequered Flag Café opened its doors just 18 months ago and in the short time since has grown to be a hub for Cornwall’s biking community. Located on the A38 between Plymouth and Liskeard, this...

Ride in to Bristol's biking festival

Ride in to Bristol's biking festival

Bristol will be taken over by Italian bikes (and cars) this Saturday (April 22)  – and you can join a ride-in to the city centre spectacular. Sean Goody of the local Ducati Owners Club branch...

Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 first ride incoming

Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 first ride incoming

We're on the south coast of Spain for the launch of the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750, first unveiled in March. The new Street Rod XG750A, to give it its full name, uses a new High Output...

In this week's issue: Guy Martin TT test special

In this week's issue: Guy Martin TT test special

In this week’s issue, we get all the inside info on Guy Martin's recent trip to Japan to test the Mugen electric bike he will race at this year's TT. Also inside MCN Ducati vs BMW vs Triumph The new...

BMW confirm 212bhp carbon-framed £68,000 superbike

BMW confirm 212bhp carbon-framed £68,000 superbike

BMW Motorrad have revealed the full production version of the concept bike we were teased with at the end of 2017. Related: Read the full 2017 BMW HP4 Race review on MCN Dubbed the HP4 RACE, it's...

Leaning three-wheelers at war

Leaning three-wheelers at war

Honda & Yamaha locked in a race to unleash big three wheelers Two of biking’s behemoths are preparing to go head-to-head in a completely new field as patents reveal both Honda and Yamaha are...

World exclusive: Rotary returns

World exclusive: Rotary returns

Legendary Norton engineer builds 200bhp, 136kg race bike – and this is just the start. When Norton launched the rotary-engined RCW588 in 1989 it took the racing world by storm. Despite being a small...

The Cymru Knievels ride again for Macmillan

The Cymru Knievels ride again for Macmillan

For a 6th consecutive year the roads of Wales will come alive to the spectacle of hoards of Evel Kneivel lookalikes taking part in the annual Ride Cymru charity event. Founded by Jason Lewis, of...

Can Luke Mossey win the 2017 BSB championship?

Can Luke Mossey win the 2017 BSB championship?

British Superbike young gun Luke Mossey has thrown his hat in the ring for the 2017 BSB championship after winning both races of the second round at Brands Hatch. The 24-year-old saw off touch...

Top 10 t-shirts for bikers

Top 10 t-shirts for bikers

The long weekend isn't quite over yet, so why not treat yourself to one of the top 10 t-shirts in our t-shirt shop? You might have to go a size larger than normal after all those easter eggs,...

A breathtaking guide to the world’s best rides

A breathtaking guide to the world’s best rides

These life-changing routes have been suggested by an incredible group of experts – YOU! Which would you ride? Or even better, have you ridden any of these already? What's next, eh? ‘The Stelvio...

Ride the new R6 at 2017 #MCNFestival

Ride the new R6 at 2017 #MCNFestival

Hot on the heels of the world launch in Almeria last week, Yamaha have con- firmed that the new R6 will be on the firm’s test ride fleet at the 2017 Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling on May...

How to become a gear-changing guru...

How to become a gear-changing guru...

Whether you think you've got your gear-changing on lockdown or not, you should read our 6 tips to become the ultimate gear-guru. Let's go champ. Start off small The best way to learn to use a gearbox...

5 great reasons to visit this year's #MCNFestival

5 great reasons to visit this year's #MCNFestival

1. Bargain kit Grab a bargain. More retail stands than ever before selling top brands and loads of discounted kit. 2. Demo rides Test ride all the new 2017 models. Huge test fleets from ALL major...

Video: We ride Honda's CB1100 RS and EX

Video: We ride Honda's CB1100 RS and EX

At the moment we are spoilt for choice in the UK when it comes to retro bikes. From the large capacity machines such as the Triumph Thruxtons and Bonnevilles to the smaller capacity Ducati Scrambler...

Barry Sheene personal pictures released to the world

Barry Sheene personal pictures released to the world

For the first time, the family of Barry Sheene have agreed to open up their personal archive of pictures, some of which are to be printed in the new book Barry Sheene: The Official Photographic...

Triumph launch a bunch of summer offers

Triumph launch a bunch of summer offers

Triumph have announced a bunch of finance options on several of their models for the summer available until June 30. The British manufacturer's summer offers include deals on the Speed Triple S, Tiger...

Road racing to return on England's public roads

Road racing to return on England's public roads

New rules which came into force on April 10 have allowed racing to return to closed public roads. Road racing has always been very difficut to stage in England, requiring a special act of parliament...

Kawasaki offer finance on off-road models

Kawasaki offer finance on off-road models

Kawasaki UK are offering two of their off-road motocross machines - the KX450F and KX250F - through Hire Purchase finance until June 30, 2017. The KX450F, which for 2017 received engine and...

Real enthusiastic about Japanese bikes

Real enthusiastic about Japanese bikes

Nostalgia for Japanese motorcycles grows year on year and there are very few of us that haven’t in some way been touched by machinery from the land of the rising sun. Each passing decade has spawned a...

Swiss framebuilders Egli have returned

Swiss framebuilders Egli have returned

Fritz Egli made a name for himself in the 1960s when he stormed to victory in the Swiss National Championships aboard a 1000cc Vincent that sported a frame of his own design – and he attributed the...

BMW’S 2WD Hybrid is real

BMW’S 2WD Hybrid is real

On April Fools’ Day BMW took several scalps with a fake press release presenting an xDrive Hybrid R1200GS, with an electrically-driven front wheel. Of course there’s no such bike – but it looks like...

Husky Svartpilen spied

Husky Svartpilen spied

Husqvarna have turned their Svartpilen concept into reality Husqvarna unveiled their Vitpilen (White Arrow) and Svartpilen (Black Arrow) concepts three years ago, followed by two further 401 models at...

Yamaha X-MAX 300 first ride incoming

Yamaha X-MAX 300 first ride incoming

MCN is in Italy, the heart of scooter country, to test Yamaha’s new X-MAX 300 around the streets of Florence. The X-MAX 300 replaces the older X-MAX 250 in Yamaha’s maxi-scooter range and sits...

Video: Why the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer's beauty is more than skin deep

Video: Why the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer's beauty is more than skin deep

Ducati’s new £9305 Café Racer is more than just a generic Scrambler with clips-ons and a black and gold, 70s-inspired 900SS Darmah paintjob. While the rest of the six-strong Scrambler range (Desert...

Record turn-out for the Prescott Bike Festival

Record turn-out for the Prescott Bike Festival

Record numbers enjoy the sunshine at Prescott Bike Festival Over 6000 spectators took advantage of the glorious April sunshine on Sunday to witness the hills near Cheltenham come alive to the sound of...

Benelli TRK 502 first ride incoming

Benelli TRK 502 first ride incoming

We're in Italy for the launch of the new Benelli TRK 502, a 500cc parallel twin adventure bike first shown at the Milan Show in 2015. Benelli's adventure bike offering - which bears more than a...