April

Have Yamaha got the MotoGP title in the bag?

Have Yamaha got the MotoGP title in the bag?

Valentino Rossi pulled a result out of the bag last weekend, celebrating his 350th Grand Prix in style.  Clocking a record that no one else has even come close to, the Italian came second in...

Fast Freddie Spencer prints and so much more

Fast Freddie Spencer prints and so much more

Have you ever looked an image in MCN and wished you could have it grace the walls of your home or garage? Well now you can for the first time thanks to Great Prints. We were lucky enough to have...

In this week’s issue: MotoGP action, can anyone stop Yamaha?

In this week’s issue: MotoGP action, can anyone stop Yamaha?

In this week’s issue, we get all the inside info on the MotoGP action in Argentina. Are Yamaha going to be unstoppable this season and how will Honda respond? Also inside MCN Guy flies on the new...

Low-rate finance offer from Suzuki

Low-rate finance offer from Suzuki

Suzuki are offering a low-rate finance deal on their SV650 and GSX-S1000 motorcycles. The SV650 was re-introduced into the Suzuki line-up in 2016, replacing the Gladius. Great for those new to biking,...

Yamaha YZF-R6 & Suzuki Bandit Owners - We Need You!

Yamaha YZF-R6 & Suzuki Bandit Owners - We Need You!

Have you ever owned either a Yamaha YZF-R6 or Suzuki Bandit? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? We don't mind which model of these bikes you owned. We'd love to hear from...

5 ways to tell everybody you’re a motorcyclist

5 ways to tell everybody you’re a motorcyclist

We’ve had a gander at the items on the MCN merchandise shop and have picked 5 products that will let everybody know you’re nutty about bikes. If they didn’t know already that is. TOP STORIES Video:...

Police Scotland introduce safety camera motorcycle

Police Scotland introduce safety camera motorcycle

Scottish police have a new weapon in their arsenal to tackle speeding motorists. This safety camera motorcycle has all of the functionality of a full-sized van equivalent, but in a scaled down...

Motorcycle deaths and injuries fall in Wales

Motorcycle deaths and injuries fall in Wales

The number of motorcycle-related deaths and injuries in Wales fell for the first time in five years during 2015, statistics released by the Welsh Government show. In 2015 there were a total of 693...

Riding clinic: The quickest way to learn a new track

Riding clinic: The quickest way to learn a new track

Broaden your trackday horizons by exploring fresh circuits Take it easy at first It can be intimidating to think everyone else except you knows where they’re going when you turn up to a new track. But...

Display your Triumph at the Bike Shed show

Display your Triumph at the Bike Shed show

Win the chance to have your bike Displayed at this year’s Bike Shed show. Triumph have teamed up with those fine chaps over at the Bike Shed and are offering the chance to have your machine displayed...

Video: 2017 superbike shootout

Video: 2017 superbike shootout

2017 sees the return of two huge names in the superbike class in the guise of Honda's Fireblade SP and Suzuki's GSX-R1000R. Both Honda and Suzuki were left behind when the BMW S1000RR moved the goal...

GlobeBusters head to Tokyo via Ace Cafe Beijing

GlobeBusters head to Tokyo via Ace Cafe Beijing

Motorcycle travel company GlobeBusters will be leading a group of adventurers to Tokyo, via China's first ever Ace Cafe in Beijing, and on Saturday, April 22 you could see the team off from the Ace...

They might be giants

They might be giants

There was a time when small bikes were cool. A perfect storm of social acceptability and pure economic pressure meant that an entire generation had a three-way choice of walking, getting the bus, or...

New Police campaign in Scotland

New Police campaign in Scotland

Cops out to offer safety tips on the road Planning a touring trip around Scotland to boost your #ride5000miles tally? Well, look out for local police who will be out and about on the roads offering...

Spyder go to the TT

Spyder go to the TT

Hire a motorcycle at the TT The Spyder motorcycle club will be taking its impressive fleet of bikes over to the Isle of Man this year for the TT – meaning you can fly over and hire a bike for the days...

"It was a beautiful centrepiece to build the rest around”

"It was a beautiful centrepiece to build the rest around”

Shed built 1975 Honda CB360 Finding time to create and build a bike is always a challenge, but for Nick Enghardt from the Netherlands, it was worth persevering though as his Honda proves. “The base...

Ever seen a deer jump over a motorcycle?

Ever seen a deer jump over a motorcycle?

Andrew McCeny was taking part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride last year when he bore witness to something quite extraordinary. TOP STORIES Video: Motorcyclist runs over rogue mattress MCN...

Cheap speed: Superbike finance deals

Cheap speed: Superbike finance deals

Getting your hands on a brand new superbike has never been easier, or more affordable – and with the revelation this week that Suzuki’s GSX-R1000R has set the fastest quarter-mile time MCN has ever...

The wheelie good Scotsman

The wheelie good Scotsman

Kevin Carmichael appointed KTM stunt rider World famous stunt ace Kevin Carmichael has been appointed as KTM’s stunt rider.  The Scottish star has been a professional stunt rider since 1997,...

Camping in February?! It's the Dragon Rally

Camping in February?! It's the Dragon Rally

North Wales on the second Saturday in February may not be many people’s idea of the perfect plan for a night under canvas, but for the thousands of intrepid riders who attend the Dragon Rally every...

Video: Motorcyclist runs over rogue mattress

Video: Motorcyclist runs over rogue mattress

A motorcyclist in Queensland, Australia had a lucky escape when he ran over a mattress which had flown out of a trailer. The rider was overtaking the car when the mattress caught the wind and flew...

We hope the Honda 150 SS Racer becomes a reality

We hope the Honda 150 SS Racer becomes a reality

Honda Thailand recently pulled the covers off the stunning concept you see above - the 150 SS Racer - at the Bangkok Motor Show. The bike is powered by the 150cc single-cylinder engine from the...

It's not too late to enter Fantasy Road Race

It's not too late to enter Fantasy Road Race

With the BSB, WSB and MotoGP championships now underway the 2017 biking season has truly begun, and there's still time to sign of to our Fantasy Road Race. If you think you've got what it takes to...

Gallery: Supersized KTM Adventure bikes

Gallery: Supersized KTM Adventure bikes

KTM’s V-twin adventure bikes have jumped in capacity for 2017 – but is bigger really better? You’d be forgiven for being confused by KTM’s big V-twin adventure bike family. I know I was. After all,...

CCM plan new Spitfire Scrambler

CCM plan new Spitfire Scrambler

Big sales success prompts off-road ready Scrambler CCM revealed their limited-edition Spitfire at the Carole Nash MCN Show in February – and just one week later they had sold all 150 units and the...

Superbike shootout: The tale of the tape

Superbike shootout: The tale of the tape

It's that time of year again, when we take the best superbikes on the planet and put them through their paces, and this year our superbike shootout is more thorough than ever before. Over seven days...

First ride of new Ducati Scrambler Café Racer incoming.

First ride of new Ducati Scrambler Café Racer incoming.

We’ll be riding Ducati’s new Scrambler Café Racer at its world launch in Italy on Friday  The £9305, 803cc air-cooled, 50bhp L-twin Café Racer is the latest addition to the hugely popular...

Ducati Scramblers available with £500 deposit contribution

Ducati Scramblers available with £500 deposit contribution

All of Ducati's Scrambler Sixty2 and Euro3-specification Scrambler models are currently available through the firm's TriOptions PCP Finance with a £500 deposit contribution until May 31. The...

First Ride: New range-topping Indian Chieftain Elite

First Ride: New range-topping Indian Chieftain Elite

Factory custom specials have long been the preserve of Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) department, but this is new territory for Indian. Yes, there have been specials (the two Jack...

Poll: Has missing Donington wrecked Shakey’s title hopes?

Poll: Has missing Donington wrecked Shakey’s title hopes?

Has missing Donington wrecked Shakey’s title hopes?

Free quick charger with Zero Motorcycles in April

Free quick charger with Zero Motorcycles in April

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles are offering customers a free quick charger worth £800 when they purchase a new bike during April. The quick charger speeds up charging using standard...

Event: Novice-only trackday with Chris Walker

Event: Novice-only trackday with Chris Walker

Chris Walker has joined forces with the guys at Cadwell Park to offer a novice-only trackday and it’s taking place this Saturday, April 8. It costs £119 for the day and this includes tuition from...

In this week's issue: Sportsbike shootout

In this week's issue: Sportsbike shootout

In this week’s issue, we put Honda's new Fireblade SP and the new Suzuki GSX-R1000R against five other top superbikes to see who is the undisputed 2017 superbike king.  We ride all seven bikes in...

6 motorcycle gifts you need in your life

6 motorcycle gifts you need in your life

We’ve had a look at some motorcycling gifts that will make your life that little bit better both on and off the bike. All these products and more are available from the MCN merchandise shop. TOP...

Adventure Ashram celebrate 10 years with UK rally

Adventure Ashram celebrate 10 years with UK rally

UK-based charity Adventure Ashram are celebrating 10 years of fundraising in 2017 with the Adventure with Purpose UK Car and Bike Rally on Saturday 6 May. This year's rally - the fourth since 2014 -...

BMW R1200GS Rallye: A trail blazer

BMW R1200GS Rallye: A trail blazer

At the end of 2016 BMW updated its R1200GS to make it Euro 4 compliant. While the GS was in the workshop they made some cosmetic changes and revised and smoothed the drivetrain. For 2017 BMW have...