January

Top 7 motorcycle destinations to ride this year

Top 7 motorcycle destinations to ride this year

If you are sick of the current wet and cold weather, now is the perfect time to let your mind wander towards a summer of some fantastic two-wheeled adventures. But don’t just think about getting out...

Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

Top travel experts have revealed their tips to the two-wheeled trip of a lifetime.  Pick your team and pick your bikes “Everyone has different expectations,” says Geraint Hughes of...

2017 sportsbike of the year: Honda Fireblade SP

2017 sportsbike of the year: Honda Fireblade SP

Where do you start with the new Honda Fireblade? Talk about contentious. It’s been hopeless in World Superbikes, disastrous at the TT and bombed in a handful of other magazine group tests. So how can...

Video: Honda's self-balancing to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Video: Honda's self-balancing to be unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

At the beginning of this year Honda unveiled their self-balancing concept bike at the Las Vegas CES tech show. The bike unveiled then featured the same parallel twin engine as used in the NC series of...

5 motorcycle T-shirts picked by MCN

5 motorcycle T-shirts picked by MCN

So if you didn’t know, there are some amazing T-shirts available for not too much money (£16.99) at MCN’s merchandise shop. We’ve been through and hand-picked a few of our favourite designs but there...

Join Britain's biggest motorcycling challenge!

Join Britain's biggest motorcycling challenge!

Motorcycles are incredible things. No other mode of transport offers you such a sense of freedom, provides unlimited thrills, makes your heart beat faster or puts a spring in your step (except maybe...

Battle of the builds at the Carole Nash MCN London show

Battle of the builds at the Carole Nash MCN London show

Custom Bike Championships head to the Carole Nash MCN London Show next month See Europe’s best custom bikes in London from February 17-19 as part of the London Custom Bike Championships. Now in its...

Finance: 'Get yourself a new bike for less'

Finance: 'Get yourself a new bike for less'

Personal Contract Purchase now finances 20-30% of all new bikes sold in the UK, and it’s growing fast. But it might not be right for you, so make sure you understand what it is and how it...

Yamaha SCR950 gets Yard Built treatment

Yamaha SCR950 gets Yard Built treatment

New Yard Built SCR950 from Jess Palhegyi Design Yamaha have been at it again. The first machine of 2017 to be a part of their Yard Built Project has been unveiled, this time with their new SCR950 in...

US hotel offers in house custom motorcycle service

US hotel offers in house custom motorcycle service

A hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, is offering guests the chance to build their dream custom bike. The Restoration Hotel underwent a $27 million transformation in the recent past and the Open Road...

Voting opens to crown Harley's UK custom king!

Voting opens to crown Harley's UK custom king!

Voting starts today to decide the Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings custom bike champion for 2017. Now in its third year, a total of 220 Harley-Davidson dealers across 21 countries are competing to...

Poll: Casey Stoner was fastest on day one at Sepang, is it time he made a race comeback?

Poll: Casey Stoner was fastest on day one at Sepang, is it time he made a race comeback?

Casey Stoner was fastest on day one at Sepang, is it time he made a race comeback?

In this week's issue: MotoGP is go!

In this week's issue: MotoGP is go!

In this week's issue we have all the news and gossip as the Sepang MotoGP test gets underway.  We speak to Valentino Rossi, who was unhappy with the new Yamaha after the Valencia test, but is...

You can do it! #ride5000miles

You can do it! #ride5000miles

You can do it! Who doesn’t want to ride their bike more often? By taking on the #ride5000miles challenge you’ll have the perfect excuse! Family chores, work or boring old DIY can mercilessly eat into...

Patents reveal Honda's supercharger plans

Patents reveal Honda's supercharger plans

Honda is planning to join Kawasaki in the supercharged game according to recent patent images. The patent images don't give much away, and the engine pictured looks narrow enough to be a...

Cool new electric street tracker

Cool new electric street tracker

Alta reveal new electric Street Tracker US-based Alta Motors have unveiled an additional version of their Redshift electric motorcycle. The update sees the introduction of a Street Tracker that will...

Masons donate three bikes to South London Blood Bikers

Masons donate three bikes to South London Blood Bikers

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Mark Masters Masons in London has donated three motorcycles to SERV Surrey & South London, who provide quick delivery of essential blood and blood products between...

3D printing company prints new Daytona 675 bodywork

3D printing company prints new Daytona 675 bodywork

Polish 3D printing manufacturer Zortrax have showcased the power of their printers by taking a standard Triumph Daytona 675 and designing and printing a completely new set of bodywork. The panels were...

Top 5 motorcycle truths - on your t-shirt

Top 5 motorcycle truths - on your t-shirt

We’ve been having a good gander through MCN’s merchandise shop at some of the gear that’s currently available.  Upon our journey, we decided that T-shirts don’t just have to be fashionable, they...

See historic Hondas at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

See historic Hondas at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Fresh from its starring role in the BBC4 TV show The Reassembler with James May, the Honda Z50 Mini Trail will be on the David Silver Spares stand alongside ten other stunning bikes from the firm’s...

How to plan your riding year #ride5000miles

How to plan your riding year #ride5000miles

Fun things first: what are you looking for in the ride you’re planning? Sweet B roads blast or a long distance touring trip? Is there a route or biking mecca you’d like to visit maybe on the way?...

20 questions with Jurgen van den Goorbergh

20 questions with Jurgen van den Goorbergh

‘100mph through a dust cloud for three seconds. That’s scary’ 47-year-old Dutchman Jurgen van den Goorbergh used to race Rossi and now rides in the toughest race of all… Q1. What are you riding? At...

Riding clinic: Try a new discipline and transform your riding

Riding clinic: Try a new discipline and transform your riding

How a day working on a new discipline can transform your riding skills You never stop learning, so the saying goes. But surely if you’ve been riding a few years, your richest learning experiences are...

Travel light but prepared #ride5000miles

Travel light but prepared #ride5000miles

Expert tips on making sure you’re only packing essentials (kitchen sink not required). Don’t get deflated Punctures can be time consuming, costly and spirit-sapping. For tubeless tyres pack a repair...

This week in news...

This week in news...

What every Saturday needs: This week in motorcycle news looked a bit like this... A bit of Brough   TE Lawrence was a big fan of the ‘Rolls Royce of Motorcycles’ which is why an original Brough...

Shed-built: 1983 Honda VT500

Shed-built: 1983 Honda VT500

Sam Wood 1983 Honda VT500 Starting life as a humble 1983 Honda VT500 and bought for just £300, this bike has been transformed into a cool, contemporary cafe racer. Father and son Paul and Sam Wood,...

Gallery: New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' ridden

Gallery: New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' ridden

Still out in sunny Spain, while we freeze in minus-degrees, is MCN's Adam Child spending time BMW's R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye'.  Here's what our Senior Road Tester said pre-launch. And...

EBR Motorcycles is finished… again!

EBR Motorcycles is finished… again!

EBR Motorcycles confirms 'wind down' It’s beginning to become a regular occurrence, but EBR Motorcycles looks to be finished, again. A statement released by EBR – the firm that rose out of the ashes...

Ducati unveil two showstoppers at the Verona Bike Expo

Ducati unveil two showstoppers at the Verona Bike Expo

Hot Scramblers at Italian show Ducati unveiled two new Scrambler specials at last week’s Motor Bike Expo in Verona. The bikes, named the Scrambler R/T and Essenza, proved a massive hit with the...

Brit becomes youngest person to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

Brit becomes youngest person to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle

A British motorcyclist has become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe by motorcycle solo and unsupported after he returned home just before his 24th birthday. Kane Avellano, from South...

Thieves steal disabled rider's bike

Thieves steal disabled rider's bike

Thieves in Hull have stolen a motorcycle specially-adapted for the owner, who lost his right arm in a motorcycle crash fifteen years ago. Dave Parker, 53 was out walking his dog between 3-4pm on...

Fancy a V8 drag racing bike?

Fancy a V8 drag racing bike?

Bonhams are auctioning off ‘the fastest bike in the world’ in Las Vegas The Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction is rapidly approaching and we’ve covered a few other bikes up for sale before – Ewan...

Successful surgery for GB Olympic sprinter after motorcycle accident

Successful surgery for GB Olympic sprinter after motorcycle accident

James Ellington has had surgery after accident Sprinter James Ellington has had surgery after breaking his leg in two places along with his pelvis and also suffering a facial fracture following a...

The trip of a lifetime at 10 years old

The trip of a lifetime at 10 years old

Brothers rode across the States aged 14 and 10 Indian have been remembering the Abernathy brothers as part of their Be Legendary campaign, after they rode their motorcycle from Oklahoma to New York...

What to look forward to in 2017

What to look forward to in 2017

2016 is done. Finished. Stuff happened, some good, some bad. Forget about it, 2017 is here full of optimism, enthusiasm and packed to the eye balls with awesome biking moments. Below are the things...

New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' launch incoming!

New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' launch incoming!

MCN’s Adam Child is once again enjoying the delights of sunny Spain testing BMW’s new pair of 2017 R1200GS models – the ‘Exclusive’ and ‘Rallye’. BMW had already made the GS Euro4 compliant at the...