August

Honours given for riders who go above and beyond to help communities

Honours given for riders who go above and beyond to help communities

The search for Britain’s biggest biking hero has reached its climax after hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes. MCN and Carole Nash joined forces to find the person who gave the most...

The Sunday Social with the Great British Bake Off's Selasi Gbormittah

The Sunday Social with the Great British Bake Off's Selasi Gbormittah

We caught up with former Great British Bake Off contestant Selasi Gbormittah to talk travelling through Europe, sportsbikes and bike thefts. What's for breakfast at the cafe? "It would have to be...

Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

Persistent opposition from labour groups has put the brakes on the sale of Ducati by Volkswagen AG, a union spokesperson has told Bloomberg. Regional head of FIOM CIGL union, Bruno Papignani told...

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...

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...

2018 Harley Softails ridden

2018 Harley Softails ridden

Harley-Davidson ‘big twin’ cruisers, which include twin-shocked ‘Dyna’s such as the Street Bob and hardtail-looking ‘Softails’ such as the Fat Boy are being replaced by an all-new eight-bike Harley...

Video: Andy Carroll flees pursuing motorcyclists

Video: Andy Carroll flees pursuing motorcyclists

The Metropolitan Police have released footage which shows Premier League footballer Andy Carroll fleeing two motorcyclists he believed were trying to rob him of his £22,000 watch. Last week Carroll...

New Kawasaki colours for 2018

New Kawasaki colours for 2018

Kawasaki have added new colours to several of their models for 2018 including the Vulcan S, Versys 650, Z1000SX. The ZX-10R and popular Ninja 650 KRT editions will also be getting a new...

Honda Fireblade SP2 first ride incoming

Honda Fireblade SP2 first ride incoming

We’re riding Honda’s controversial new £22,225 CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 on Monday.  Honda are producing just 500 of these tasty homologation specials and only 39 will be making their way into the...

The million-member Harley Owners Group

The million-member Harley Owners Group

With almost a million members in more than 90 countries, the Harley Owners Group is without doubt the biggest manufacturer-sponsored riding club on the planet. In the UK alone there are 17,000...

Build custom Venhill brake lines online

Build custom Venhill brake lines online

Cable and hose specialists Venhill have now made it even easier for you to get the perfect brake hose for your bike, with the introduction of their new Line Builder online tool. The Line Builder...

Barry the Bike children's books launched

Barry the Bike children's books launched

Barry the Bike is a new children’s book series, which centres on classic bikes, cars and trucks. Barry the Bike is the centre figure of the tales and takes the form of a cheery postal bike ridden by...

DVSA develop MoT reminder service

DVSA develop MoT reminder service

The DVSA have developed an MoT reminder service that will tell people their vehicle’s test is soon to expire. When signed up, users will receive an email one month before the expiry date and another...

Electric bikes: Watt's the hold up?

Electric bikes: Watt's the  hold up?

Like it or not, electric vehicles are coming. The Government have said that by 2040 the sale of cars and vans with internal combustion engines will be banned. Officially there has been no word on...

ABI slams proposed insurance changes

ABI slams proposed insurance changes

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said that unless the European Commission takes urgent action to clarify a European Court of Justice ruling, owners of non-road-going vehicles could be...

News podcast episode 12: More new Harley-Davidsons and used V-twins

News podcast episode 12: More new Harley-Davidsons and used V-twins

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden and Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the twelfth MCN news podcast to chat about the British MotoGP at Silverstone,...

Video: Yamaha tease... a quad

Video: Yamaha tease... a quad

I'm upset with Yamaha. Remember a couple of weeks ago when they released a teaser video showing vast wilderness with the tag line 'Your Adventure Awaits' alongside a reveal date of September 6? I, and...

Holeshot Racing land speed record bike destroyed

Holeshot Racing land speed record bike destroyed

A fund-raiser has been set up to help Holeshot Racing after their van was stolen and subsequently burnt out. Jack Frost, owner of Holeshot Racing, came over to England last Friday to race at Elvington...

A buzz about this BMW electric custom

A buzz about this BMW electric custom

It’s not too often you get to look at a custom electric bike. So when BMW asked German builder Rolf Reick of Krautmotors to produce one, it was inevitable a special machine would be...

Kushitani opens first Japanese clothing outlet in the UK

Kushitani opens first Japanese clothing outlet in the UK

Japanese clothing manufacturer Kushitani have opened their first shop in Europe, based in Boston, Lincolnshire. The new outlet will supply Kishitani's full range of products, including race leathers,...

Guy Martin lends a hand in F1

Guy Martin lends a hand in F1

He might be 'just a truck mechanic', but Guy Martin spent last weekend among the glitz and glamour of the Formula One paddock. The Lincolnshire-based truck mechanic spent the weekend as part of the...

Rough Crafts do it again with the 'Jab Launcher'

Rough Crafts do it again with the 'Jab Launcher'

It’s fair to say that Taiwanese custom shop, Rough Crafts have a solid reputation for building some of the cleanest, meanest looking bikes in the business. A reputation that has been solidified with...

Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

Video: Listen to the new Ducati V4

We've snapped plenty of pictures of the upcoming Ducati V4 superbike, but up until now we had no idea what it sounded like, but Belgian publication Maxx Moto recently uploaded a very grainy video to...

Injured rider back on the road thanks to Minster Law

Injured rider back on the road thanks to Minster Law

Personal Injury Specialists Minster Law have helped one of their clients get back on the road after an accident with their new 'Back to Biking' programme, which helps riders who struggle emotionally...

In this week's issue: MotoGP title fight hots up

In this week's issue: MotoGP title fight hots up

The race for the 2017 MotoGP title is really hotting up after an epic race at Silverstone saw Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso come out on top. We've got all the news, analysis and gossip from the eventful...

Poll: If you didn’t make it to Silverstone MotoGP, what stopped you going?

Poll: If you didn’t make it to Silverstone MotoGP, what stopped you going?

If you didn’t make it to Silverstone MotoGP, what stopped you going?

First ride of the Suzuki DL250 V-Strom incoming

First ride of the Suzuki DL250 V-Strom incoming

We’ll be riding the new Suzuki DL250 V-Strom later this week on the roads around Silverstone race circuit, at its European launch. The £4599 (launch price) mini adventure bike is Suzuki’s latest...

Motorcycle yoga is a thing now

Motorcycle yoga is a thing now

Social media is a weird and wonderful thing. It can connect you with anybody anywhere in the world who happens to share the same interests as you, no matter how niche that interest is. And it turns...

First ride of the Suzuki GSX-S125 incoming

First ride of the Suzuki GSX-S125 incoming

MCN’s Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, will be riding the new Suzuki GSX-S125 this coming Thursday at its European launch. Part of Suzuki’s latest venture into the low capacity market, the...

Video: Motorcyclists are nice, too

Video: Motorcyclists are nice, too

Motorcyclists sometimes get a bad reputation. Maybe it's because some of us ride loud bikes, or maybe people just can't shake the old badass motorcyclist stereotype. Whatever it is, it doesn't apply...

Jason Momoa surprised with new Harley-Davidson

Jason Momoa surprised with new Harley-Davidson

You know Jason Momoa? The insanely ripped who was thrust into the public eye as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones? Oh, and he's also the new Aquaman. He's seems like a totally cool guy, and to make him...

In this week's issue: British MotoGP special

In this week's issue: British MotoGP special

Are you excited for MotoGP at Silverstone this weekend? We are, which is why this week's issue of MCN features a 32-page preview of this weekend's race! Jorge Lorenzo has even got his MCN fix this...

10 tips for going the distance

10 tips for going the distance

MCN’s #ride5000miles members share top secrets to destroying big distances. 1. You don’t need a sat-nav Just use your iPhone or Android in a case. Use the CoPilot app – it’s customised for...

We Need Your Help!!

We Need Your Help!!

Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Yamaha FJR1300 Any Buell Aprilia RSV1000 Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of...

The Great Essex bike meet

The Great Essex bike meet

Every Wednesday night, from Spring through to Autumn, bikers descend from all over East Anglia to meet-up on one of the largest village greens in the country - Great Bentley in Essex. This tiny...

India overtakes China as largest motorcycle manufacturer

India overtakes China as largest motorcycle manufacturer

India has overtaken China as the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer after selling 17.5 million motorcycles during the 2016-2017 financial year, compared to the 128,644 machines sold in the UK...