August

Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

Once again those pesky folks at the California Air Resources Board have published information online that has let slip there’s a new Ducati on the way. A few weeks ago they told us there was a new...

Is the Super Soco the future of urban mobility?

Is the Super Soco the future of urban mobility?

Whether you like it or not, electric bikes are coming, and with the government recently announcing plans to ban sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040, they could be here sooner than we...

Video: Huskies go for a ride

Video: Huskies go for a ride

The news is all a bit doom and gloom lately isn't it? What with the threat of nuclear war and all that. But dogs make everybody happy, don't they? And you're probably here because you like...

Ride with Schwantz

Ride with Schwantz

Suzuki will be hosting a special ride out to Silverstone for the British MotoGP in a few weeks with none other than 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz. The ride will be taking place on Friday...

Biking heroes: ‘I’m helping those seriously injured while riding or racing’

Biking heroes: ‘I’m helping those seriously injured while riding or racing’

After a bad crash ended his racing career, Rosco Holden set up a charity to help others in the similar situations “I had a short motocross career, in which I raced for around six years. I progressed...

Gallery: Battle of the £7k 700s

Gallery: Battle of the £7k 700s

Lucky number seven. There’s your seven seas, heavens, continents, days, wonders of the world, Keegan, Cantona, Best… Sheene. Seven is also the magic number when it comes to what it costs to bag...

News podcast episode 9

News podcast episode 9

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden for the ninth MCN news podcast to chat about this week's news in the motorcycling world. This week the guys discuss the...

Vanguard celebrate 50 years of the V7 Guzzi

Vanguard celebrate 50 years of the V7 Guzzi

Vanguard clothing celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moto Guzzi V7 by creating a limited edition run of the V7 Rider jeans, which also sparked the idea behind the stunning Vanguard V7 custom...

The essential guide to British custom builders

The essential guide to British custom builders

Custom bikes and custom bike building have never been more popular, or more accessible. The rise of factory bobber cruisers – like Triumph’s Bobber or Harley’s 883 Iron – are one reason, with these...

Shed built: "These tanks are like gold dust so I thought I'd build another"

Shed built: "These tanks are like gold dust so I thought I'd build another"

The early Yamaha Virago XV750 is the one of the ugliest ducklings going in stock form. However, with some gentle persuasion and some engineering know-how it can be transformed into something that’s...

Triumph to release special edition vinyl

Triumph to release special edition vinyl

Triumph have announced a special edition vinyl record to 'celebrate their rock 'n' roll heritage' alongside their own turntable, inspired by the Street Cup model. The album, which will be pressed by...

Poll: Has Rossi wrecked his title hopes?

Poll: Has Rossi wrecked his title hopes?

Has the Brno pitlane chaos wrecked Rossi’s title hopes?

In this week's issue: Brilliant new bikes for less than £80 a month

In this week's issue: Brilliant new bikes for less than £80 a month

In this week's issue of MCN we bring together four completely different 700cc bikes that all cost under £7000 or £80 a month to find out which is the best of the bunch. Also in MCN this week Rossi...

Police clamp down on illegal off-road riding

Police clamp down on illegal off-road riding

Police are clamping down on riders near Nottingham after an increase in reports about anti-social behaviour involving off-road motorcycles around the Ashfield area. To tackle this, local police have...

Great roads of the South: Part 1

Great roads of the South: Part 1

This week we’re looking at 6 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 part of the...

Triumph announce partnership with Bajaj

Triumph announce partnership with Bajaj

Triumph have announced a partnership with Indian giant Bajaj Auto to produce mid-capacity motorcycles for both Indian and global markets. The non-equity partnership will enable Triumph to expand its...

Army may be called in to fix bike crime

Army may be called in to fix bike crime

Recent crime figures have shown that vehicle theft has risen 18.6% nationwide in the last year and 25.9% in London, which is a trend that will have been plain to see for bike owners. The thieves are...

Ride at Silverstone with an all-star line-up

Ride at Silverstone with an all-star line-up

Suzuki are hosting a trackday at Silverstone on Monday 4 September, with a stellar cast of riders taking to the iconic GP circuit where attendees can meet and be taught by some of the best in the...

Lightning LS-2??R aims to become world's fastest production bike

Lightning LS-2??R aims to become world's fastest production bike

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Lightning are hoping to wrestle the title of world's fastest production bike from the Kawasaki H2R when they run their new Lightning LS-2??R during this year's...

Norton signs engine deal with Zongshen

Norton signs engine deal with Zongshen

When news broke that Norton had sold the design for their 650cc parallel-twin engine to Chinese firm Zongshen, the reaction was mixed. Some people said it would be good for the business, while others...

Great rides of the North: Part 6

Great rides of the North: Part 6

As recommended by MCN's #ride5000miles members, we've got six of the best roads to ride in the North of Britain this week. The number six road to ride is this short stretch of road in North Yorkshire.

Riding tips: The way you interact with road users is key

Riding tips: The way you interact with road users is key

Every time you are out and about riding you are communicating with other road users, giving and receiving information. For example, each time you squeeze the brake lever you are illuminating your...

Great roads of the North: Part 5

Great roads of the North: Part 5

This week we’re looking at 6 great roads you can ride in the North, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become part of the...

Great rides of the North: Part 4

Great rides of the North: Part 4

As recommended by MCN's #ride5000miles members, we've got six of the best roads to ride in the North of Britain this week. The number four road to ride is this short stretch of road in North...

Buyers warned to remain vigilant for cloned motorcycles

Buyers warned to remain vigilant for cloned motorcycles

Tracker have issued a warning for motorcycle buyers to be wary of cloned machinery with the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators claiming that nearly a third of all vehicles on UK...

Biking heroes: ‘I’m just trying to keep green roads open’

Biking heroes: ‘I’m just trying to keep green roads open’

Hugh Cleary is a Trail Riders Fellowship and Peak District Vehicle User Group member fighting to keep green lanes open for bikers “The Peak District National Park has the authority to close routes in...

Great rides of the North: Part 3

Great rides of the North: Part 3

As recommended by MCN's #ride5000miles members, we've got six of the best roads to ride in the North of Britain this week. The number three road to ride is this Scottish beauty. Yesterday's ride was a...

Explore Berlin on an electric BMW

Explore Berlin on an electric BMW

BMW have made a fleet of their electric C Evoloution maxi scooters available to use as part of a guided tour package that will see riders exploring Berlin. With the accompaniment of a tour guide,...

Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

Suzuki GSX250R: The return of the pocket rocket?

I rode Suzuki's new GSX250R earlier this week. And during just one afternoon, here's how I got on... It’s got big shoes to fill This is Suzuki’s first racy 250 since the two-stroke RGV250 and Japanese...

Poll: Which bike should be voted top dog at the MCN Awards?

Poll: Which bike should be voted top dog at the MCN Awards?

The annual MCN Awards are looming but which bike do you think should be voted top dog?

Ducati Hypermotard 939 now available in white

Ducati Hypermotard 939 now available in white

Ducati have announced a new colourscheme for the Hypermotard 939; Star White Silk, which is already available in Ducati dealers. The new white bodywork contrasts nicely with a red frame and red...

Great rides of the North: Part 2

Great rides of the North: Part 2

As recommended by MCN's #ride5000miles members, we've got six of the best roads to ride in the North of Britain this week. Number two road to ride is the Welsh wonder below, yesterday's route was from...

News podcast episode 8

News podcast episode 8

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden and Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the eighth MCN news podcast to chat about this week's news in the motorcycling...

Great rides of the North: Part 1

Great rides of the North: Part 1

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

In this week's issue: The best road bikes mega-test

In this week's issue: The best road bikes mega-test

In this week's issue of MCN we bring together six completely different sports tourers to find out which is the best rapid mile-muncher. Also in MCN this week New BMW S1000RR BMW's new S1000RR is...

This steampunk Harley-Davidson stands out from the rest

This steampunk Harley-Davidson stands out from the rest

The latest wave of custom bikes are all about simplicity and minimalism. Most of them have tiny brake lights, small front mudguards and a seat not much thicker than a folded up blanket, so this...