August

New BMW F750GS spied

New BMW F750GS spied

A few months ago we saw spy shots of a new BMW F850GS, swiftly followed by others of a new 750, too. And now our spy snappers have captured undisguised bikes on location. The two bikes have always...

Harley-Davidson debuts three new CVO models for 2018

Harley-Davidson debuts three new CVO models for 2018

It seems Harley-Davidson have had a radical change in image. Say goodbye to the tens of square feet of chrome and say hello to blacked out engines, menacing new paintschemes and Harley’s torquest...

News podcast episode 11: New models from Harley-Davidson

News podcast episode 11: New models from Harley-Davidson

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden for the eleventh MCN news podcast to chat about the new Harley-Davidsons as well as the rest of the news in the biking...

Carole Nash heads to the Caribbean with Easy Rider

Carole Nash heads to the Caribbean with Easy Rider

The Easy Riders are about to start filming their next adventure in the Carribean with some help from Carole Nash. The insurance broker has partnered up for the new season showing the adventures of Red...

Harley-Davidson reveal new 2018 eight-bike custom Softail line-up

Harley-Davidson reveal new 2018 eight-bike custom Softail line-up

Harley-Davidson have been on a serious offensive in recent years to protect their position in the market – most notably from the aggressive growth of Indian. And as the firm enters its 115th...

Would you pay £500 more for a bike if it was fitted with better anti-bike-theft features?

Would you pay £500 more for a bike if it was fitted with better anti-bike-theft features?

The question this week is would you pay £500 more for a bike if a manufacturer fitted better anti-bike theft features?  Fill out our poll and let us know.  Would you pay £500 more if...

A2 Triumphs now available in the UK

A2 Triumphs now available in the UK

The full range of Triumph's A2-compliant bikes are now available in the UK, including the Street Triple S and 900cc Street range. New for this year, the standard Street Triple S is powered by the same...

Motorini provides Italian style at a low price

Motorini provides Italian style at a low price

There was a time when every teenager’s bedroom had an Italian 125 on the wall and the very lucky ones even had one in the garage. These days the options are slim and the new Aprilia RS125 is a cool...

Touratech AG files for insolvency

Touratech AG files for insolvency

Details emerged last week that Touratech AG, the German accessory manufacturer, had filed for insolvency, allegedly after problems with cash flow. This came as a surprise to many, including Nick...

Motorcycle Live 2017 launches custom competition

Motorcycle Live 2017 launches custom competition

Motorcycle Live have launched a new custom building competition for 2017, dubbed Ace Builds, as they search for the best hand-built bike in the country. To submit a bike to the Ace Build competition,...

Triumph offer chance to win money back on modern classics

Triumph offer chance to win money back on modern classics

Buyers of bikes from Triumph's modern classic range will have the chance to win their money back when they purchase one of the models this autumn. Anyone who purchases a modern classic Triumph between...

Rare Norton collection at Classic Bike Live 2017

Rare Norton collection at Classic Bike Live 2017

Norton collector Ian Loram will be showcasing 10 bikes from this vast collection at this year’s Classic Bike Live event at Peterborough Arena October 28-29. Norton CEO Stuart Garner is bringing a...

Scooter riders filmed in jewel heist

Scooter riders filmed in jewel heist

A gang of scooter riders have been filmed breaking into a Knightsbridge jewellers with sledgehammers and escaping with exclusive jewellery yesterday. A video circulating the internet shows fives...

Want to get started on track? The guys at Bemsee are here to help

Want to get started on track? The guys at Bemsee are here to help

Motorcycle racing is a dream for many people but it’s actually more accessible than you might think. The British Motor Cycle Racing Club, or Bemsee as it’s known, provides huge support to anyone...

News podcast episode 10: 2018 new bike special

News podcast episode 10: 2018 new bike special

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden and Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the tenth MCN news podcast to chat about the new bikes we expect to see in 2018. This...

New entry-level Triumphs on the way

New entry-level Triumphs on the way

Triumph recently announced they had entered into a non-equity partnership with Indian motorcycle manufacturers Bajaj to “deliver a range of outstanding mid–capacity motorcycles” but they gave away...

GlobeBusters arrive in Tokyo

GlobeBusters arrive in Tokyo

Motorcycle tour company GlobeBusters have reached Tokyo after setting out from the Ace Cafe in London in April. The group set off from the iconic cafe in North London on April 22, with their first...

Biking heroes: ‘Whoever prepared me for the journey saved my life’

Biking heroes: ‘Whoever prepared me for the journey saved my life’

Dr Fred MacSorley MBE is one of the ‘flying doctors’ and he’s ready for a well-earned rest. Dr Fred MacSorley MBE is the definition of an unsung biking hero. One of Irish road racing’s flying...

Poll: Who’s going to win at Silverstone next weekend?

Poll: Who’s going to win at Silverstone next weekend?

Who’s going to win at Silverstone next weekend?

MV Agusta go Euro4

MV Agusta go Euro4

MV Agusta have updated all of their three-cylinder motorcycles so they now comply with Euro4 regulations. The F3 675, F3 800 and Dragster 800 will see modifications made to both the engine and...

Gallery: Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2017

Gallery: Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2017

Over the weekend we saw the return of the infamous Brackley Festival of Motorcycling, with over 20,000 visitors and 8,400 machines crammed in the bike park. Popular with locals, this year the...

Gallery: Hardcore adventure bike shootout

Gallery: Hardcore adventure bike shootout

We’ve been missing a hardcore, off-road biased adventure bike for years. Since the demise of BMW’s off-road HP2 Enduro in 2008 and KTM’s 990 Adventure in 2012 the void has been partially filled by...

Injured biker rides again with help of Minster Law

Injured biker rides again with help of Minster Law

In November 2015 Dragos Niculae was involved in a collision with a van, which resulted in two broken arms and various soft tissue injuries. Shortly after the accident, Dragos was diagnosed with Post...

Stunt rider dies on 'Deadpool 2' set

Stunt rider dies on 'Deadpool 2' set

A stunt rider died following an accident while on set filming for Deadpool 2 in Canada yesterday. Professional AMA racer Joi ‘SJ’ Harris was performing as a stunt double for actress Zazie Beetz who...

In this week's issue: 2018 bikes revealed

In this week's issue: 2018 bikes revealed

In this week's issue of MCN we lift the lid on the bikes that the manufacturers don't want you to know about until next year. Also in MCN this week MotoGP thriller You watched the race, and probably...

British rider youngest person to ride solo around the world

British rider youngest person to ride solo around the world

23-year-old Kane Avellano has received his Guinness World Record certificate after travelling over 32,000 miles around the world in just eight months, becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate...

Northern Ireland e-bicycle riders require motorcycle licence

Northern Ireland e-bicycle riders require motorcycle licence

Riding an electric bicycle could land you with a hefty fine and points on your licence in Northern Ireland. Motorcycle laws apply to those who ride electric pushbikes, meaning riders will need to tax,...

Video: Man waits 78 years to sit on Triumph Tiger

Video: Man waits 78 years to sit on Triumph Tiger

91-year-old Harry Greeves was 13 years old when he saw a 1939 Triumph Tiger 100 for the first and only time. Since then his dream has been to own a Tiger 100, but sadly he was never able to fulfill...

Motorcycle sales continue to fall

Motorcycle sales continue to fall

New motorcycle registrations fell by 12.8% in July compared to the same month last year, marking a decline in sales in the UK for the seventh month in a row according to figures released by the...

This gin has Harley-Davidson parts in it

This gin has Harley-Davidson parts in it

You can now buy gin bottled with, and flavoured by actual Harley-Davidson engine parts. No, we're not really sure why, either. The gin, called The Archaeologist, was created by gin lover and...

The Sunday Social with This Is England actor Andrew Shim

The Sunday Social with This Is England actor Andrew Shim

We caught up with This Is England actor Andrew Shim to talk MotoGP, his passion for racing and Honda's troubles at the TT. Hi Andrew, you alright? "Hi dude, yeah spot on, I've just been changing a...

Video: The terrifying moment a biker rode off a mountain

Video: The terrifying moment a biker rode off a mountain

An onboard camera recorded the terrifying moment a 27-year-old American motorcyclist failed to make a corner and plunger 250ft down the side of a mountain. Matthew Murray was riding his Yamaha MT-10...

Great roads of the South: Part 4

Great roads of the South: Part 4

This week we’re looking at six great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become...

Moto Guzzi, Suzuki VStrom 650 and Yamaha TZR250 owners wanted!

Moto Guzzi, Suzuki VStrom 650 and Yamaha TZR250 owners wanted!

Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Suzuki VStrom 650 Any Moto Guzzi Yamaha TZR250 (any model) Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for...

MTT are making a 420bhp turbine bike

MTT are making a 420bhp turbine bike

We've now got to a point where standard internal combustion engines are producing close to or above 200bhp for standard, road-going motorcycles. That's quite a lot and let's be honest, it's way more...

Suzuki announce new V-Strom 250 price

Suzuki announce new V-Strom 250 price

Suzuki have announced the price of their new lightweight adventure bike, the V-Strom 250 with an RRP of £4,599 and is due to hit dealerships in October.  The bike was announced at last year’s...