February

Video: Inside the Ducati Museum

Video: Inside the Ducati Museum

Ducati Museum curator Livio Lodi is known around the factory as the ‘living Ducati archive’ due to his extensive knowledge of the brand, all of which he has encapsulated in the firm’s stunning display...

How #ride5000miles works (it’s as simple as it sounds)

How #ride5000miles works (it’s as simple as it sounds)

Ride your bike for 5000 miles (or more) before the end of the year This isn’t a competition. You don’t win a prize for the most miles covered and there’s no award for the person that reaches 5000...

2017 bike of the year: Triumph Street Triple RS

2017 bike of the year: Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph’s mighty Street Triple has come a long way from the decade-old 675cc original. That 2007 machine was a succes from the moment it hit showrooms and it got better through every revision and...

Riding tips: ‘Make your turn-in as late as you can...’

Riding tips: ‘Make your turn-in as late as you can...’

Find a quiet country road with a bend in it. A 45mph, 90-degree turn is ideal – it keeps things simple. Now find safe places to U-turn, so you can go round the corner several times. Warm yourself up...

25 years of the Honda Fireblade

25 years of the Honda Fireblade

Every model, every major update, all on this page. 1992/1993 CBR900RR FireBlade (N/P)   893cc + 185kg + 160.9mph | 122bhp @ 10,500rpm | 65ftlb @ 8000rpm  Designed by Tadao Baba, the first...

McGuinness, Corser, Hodgson and Walker Slide highlights

McGuinness, Corser, Hodgson and Walker Slide highlights

Slide highlights Just in case you missed the carnage of the Slide event at the Carole Nash London Motorcycle show the other weekend, we thought we would put together a small clip featuring some of the...

Rough Crafts create easy to change kits for Yamaha XSR700

Rough Crafts create easy to change kits for Yamaha XSR700

Taiwanese builder Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts has released two style kits for the Yamaha XSR700 as part of the firm's Yard Built programme for 2017. Previous Yard Built bikes have been completely one...

Yamaha releases range of celebratory snowmobiles

Yamaha releases range of celebratory snowmobiles

Yamaha are good at many things: saxophones, drum kits, pianos etc. but we mostly know them for their motorcycles and they’re good at making those too. It turns out they’re also dab hands at making...

How will you hit your MCN #ride5000miles target?

How will you hit your MCN #ride5000miles target?

How will you hit your MCN #ride5000miles target? For more check out our #ride5000miles page here. Looking for the perfect two-wheeled companion? Visit MCN Bikes For Sale website or use MCN's...

In this week's issue: Yamaha MT-10 SP first ride

In this week's issue: Yamaha MT-10 SP first ride

In this week’s issue, we have the world first ride of the new Yamaha MT-10SP. We already love the standard MT-10, and the SP model promises to be even better. Our 24 page #Ride5000miles supplement...

Don’t be a mug

Don’t be a mug

We picked 5 of our favourite mugs available from the MCN merchandise shop. Let’s face it, other than riding our motorbikes there isn't much else that tops a good brew. So why not treat yourself to a...

Ducati and California Superbike School team up for Ducati on Track

Ducati and California Superbike School team up for Ducati on Track

The California Superbike School have teamed up with Ducati UK to offer a new experience for those looking to experience track riding for the first time. Hosted at the Silverstone National circuit,...

VIDEO: Yamaha's hot naked MT-10 SP ridden

VIDEO: Yamaha's hot naked MT-10 SP ridden

In the shimmering sunlight of Cape Town it’s that paintjob that strikes you first, clearly redolent of the firm’s range-topping superbike; blue wheels, silver and blue paint and flashes of gold from...

Yamaha's new TMAX ridden

Yamaha's new TMAX ridden

We’ve just returned from a full day’s riding aboard Yamaha’s new TMAX, in particular their DX model – which will cost a fairly pricy £10,699. We’re in Cape Town and have had the opportunity to try...

Suzuki GSX-S1000 2017: more power and more tech

Suzuki GSX-S1000 2017: more power and more tech

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 has received a few changes for 2017 including more power and a slipper clutch With its powerful 1000cc motor, the GSX-S1000 has become a firm favourite in the super naked category...

Russian firm reveals hoverbike prototype

Russian firm reveals hoverbike prototype

If you're bored of two wheels (and possibly bored of living) Russian firm Hoversurf have an ideal solution for you, the Scorpion-3 hoverbike. TOP STORIES Yamaha launch YBR125 replacement Honda...

First ride: KTM 1090 Adventure

First ride: KTM 1090 Adventure

The now deceased 1050 was KTM’s entry point for new riders into their Adventure range. The Austrian factory deliberately restricted its LC8 engine to 95bhp while the whole package was designed to be...

Don't fear the chills!

Don't fear the chills!

Finding grip It will take much longer for your tyres to come up to optimum operating temperature, so be cautious over the first few miles. Race or track day tyres simply won't work in freezing...

Shed Built: 1981 Kawasaki Z440

Shed Built: 1981 Kawasaki Z440

After a long period away from motorcycling, Gareth Duns wanted something to de-stress and distract him from the everyday routine so decided to build a bike.  After a lengthy search for a suitable...

Honda X-ADV first ride

Honda X-ADV first ride

Honda's new X-ADV scooter is in a class of one. No other scooter currently available claims to be just at home on the chaotic streets of Rome as on gravel tracks leading to hidden beaches. It's an...

Poll: So we’ve got £4000 to spend on a bike…

Poll: So we’ve got £4000 to spend on a bike…

A second hand bike will be part of the MCN long term test fleet this year and we’d like you to help us pick one out. We’ve looked at the most searched for models on Bikes for Sale in 2016 and...

Yamaha YS125 launched: YBR125 replacement

Yamaha YS125 launched: YBR125 replacement

The YS125 has a new Euro 4 compliant engine plus a larger 14 litre fuel tank all for £2,799 The YBR125 has been a big sales success for Yamaha, shifting over 150,000 units during the last 10 years in...

Yamaha TMAX world launch incoming!

Yamaha TMAX world launch incoming!

We’ll be riding Yamaha’s new £9399 TMax this weekend at its world launch in Cape Town. It’s the maxi-scooter’s first major overhaul since it was released in 2001 (and growing from 499cc to 530cc along...

Buying season hasn't quite begun, but we're Spring dreaming!

Buying season hasn't quite begun, but we're Spring dreaming!

I sold the Kawasaki KH100 at Kempton Park for £775, or £125 more than it cost me in late 2015. So I scratched the lingering two-stroke itch, had some fun, and made a nice little profit on it. If I’d...

The 'long-distance lunatics' have been going 10 years

The 'long-distance lunatics' have been going 10 years

Motorcycle clubs are magnificent in both scope and specialisation – there’s something for everyone, be they into discussing 1950s Ducatis in Dorking or racing rat-bikes in Rutland. But the members of...

Hesketh unveil 2100cc supercharged behemoth

Hesketh unveil 2100cc supercharged behemoth

Supercharged Brit breaks cover Reborn British brand Hesketh launched a new bike at the Carlole Nash MCN London Show last weekend – and it's a 2100cc monster! Named the Valiant after the cold war...

BMW launches new 2017 army

BMW launches new 2017 army

Where: BMW dealers When: Saturday, Feb 25 Entry: Free Info: bmw-motorrad.co.uk With a whole host of new bikes out in 2017, BMW are making a day of it. Dealers up and down the land...

Freddie Spencer joins the Race Retro this weekend

Freddie Spencer joins the Race Retro this weekend

Where: Stoneleigh Park, Coventry When: February 24-26 Entry: Adult £20, child £5 Info: raceretro.com Race Retro is a celebration of all aspects of classic motorsport. There’s a huge...

CCM launch 2017 Spitfire

CCM launch 2017 Spitfire

CCM have launched their new Spitfire motorcycle at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show after a period of strong growth in 2016. This hand-built bike will be competitively priced at £7995 -...

Honda’s new V4 superbike is taking shape for 2019 unveiling

Honda’s new V4 superbike is taking shape for 2019 unveiling

While the new Fireblade is grabbing the headlines right now, Honda’s engineers are already moving on with a secret V4 superbike that’s expected to be unleashed in 2019. Scheduled to coincide with...

WWII-styled sidecar gets a new lease of life

WWII-styled sidecar gets a new lease of life

In China it was still possible to buy a brand new sidevalve-engined bike designed in the 1930s, in the form of the ChangJiang CJ750 M1 – based on the WW2-era Russian IMZ M-72, itself a copy of the...

Honda X-ADV first ride incoming

Honda X-ADV first ride incoming

We're currently on our way to Sardinia, where we'll be riding Honda's unique adventure scooter, the X-ADV. The scoot is to be built as an off-road capable machine that Honda say “combines the spirit...

In this week's issue: Ducati SuperSport is the real deal

In this week's issue: Ducati SuperSport is the real deal

In this week’s issue, we have the world first ride of the new Ducati SuperSport and KTM's new 1290 and 1090 Adventure models. We also bring you all the news and gossip from the Phillip Island MotoGP...

Suzuki announce prices for new V-Strom models

Suzuki announce prices for new V-Strom models

New V-Strom is yours from £7399 Suzuki have announced the prices of the new 650 and 1000 V-Strom models ahead of their arrival in dealers late next month. The standard V-Strom 650 is yours for £7399...

Indian Ride Command system tested

Indian Ride Command system tested

Indian’s Ride Command infotainment system is now standard equipment on the range-topping Chieftain and Roadmaster models, and is pretty big news. Ride Command is a touchscreen info and entertainment...

Indian Roadmaster Classic first ride

Indian Roadmaster Classic first ride

Tassels – thousands of them. They hang like a curtain from the new Roadmaster Classic’s flanks, dragging on the road as we scythe through California’s endless ribbons of mountain tarmac. And this is...