July

Best 11 must-visit museums (you can ride to)

Best 11 must-visit museums (you can ride to)

Are you planning a big trip or just want a destination with a difference for your weekend ride? We’ve compiled this great list of must see museums and all have their own unique motorcycling...

Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

How many motorcycle events are there where you can watch professional racers line-up against amateurs, see old clunkers battle with modern machines and watch three people try to down six pints of warm...

Elspeth Beard on the Carole Nash MCN London Show Adventure stage

Elspeth Beard on the Carole Nash MCN London Show Adventure stage

On this year's Adventure Stage at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show there are a fantastic selection of globetrotters brimming with fascinating tale and invaluable touring tips.  From...

Exciting race machinery at Motorcycle Live

Exciting race machinery at Motorcycle Live

The GSX-R1000 that Michael Dunlop took to a win at this year’s Isle of Man TT in the Senior race will be the star attraction of Suzuki’s display at the NEC show in Birmingham next month. Sat alongside...

MV deal done

MV deal done

Update - 19/09/17 The investment deal to secure MVs future is finally done, with the new MV Motor Holding purchasing the 25% stake Mercedes AMG held in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. With Castiglioni now back...

Riding clinic: Don’t have a roundabout boo-hoo moment

Riding clinic: Don’t have a roundabout boo-hoo moment

On the face of it negotiating a roundabout seems like pretty basic stuff – especially if you have been driving cars for years before starting out on bikes. But some riders make a much better fist of...

Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

50 years ago Burt Munro set an under 1000cc class record of 183.59mph on his Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In July his great nephew Lee Munro also set a speed record onboard...

New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

Ducati will unveil their new V4 engine, the Desmosedici Stradale, on September 7, ahead of the Misano MotoGP. We can only assume that because"Stradale" is Italian for road that this engine...

Get your classic racing kicks with the Pre-65 Motocross club

Get your classic racing kicks with the Pre-65 Motocross club

Join in with Pre-65 Motocross Club, on any Sunday, to watch classic British marques such as BSA, AJS, Norton and Matchless compete with legendary European manufacturers like CZ and Husqvarna, an...

Cafe racers on show at Brackley

Cafe racers on show at Brackley

The world famous Ace Cafe in London has teamed up with the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling to launch a new cafe racer competition at this years festival on August 13. Any bike in the cafe...

First ride: Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

First ride: Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

WHY DUCATI'S 1299 PANIGALE R FINAL EDITION IS THE ULTIMATE R  It's a Panigale ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation The £34,995 1299 Final Edition R isn’t an ‘R’ in the WSB homologation special sense...

Ducati offer DTC EVO Panigale upgrade

Ducati offer DTC EVO Panigale upgrade

Ducati are offering owners of the 2015 and 2016 1299 Panigale models the chance to upgrade their machines to feature the newer Ducati Traction Control EVO (DCT EVO) system. The DTC EVO...

Honda announce 2018 CRF250R

Honda announce 2018 CRF250R

After releasing a short teaser video last week, Honda have announced a new CRF250R for 2018 with a ground-up design that incorporates a new engine, better chassis and electric start as...

Yamaha and Honda partner for electric scooter project

Yamaha and Honda partner for electric scooter project

Honda and Yamaha are teaming-up for a 'rental and battery exchange service' in a bid to expand the use of electric motorcycles in Japan.  The two companies will begin evaluating with Saitama...

The Sunday Social with Superstock 600 racer Joe Sheldon-Shaw

The Sunday Social with Superstock 600 racer Joe Sheldon-Shaw

For this week's Sunday Social we caught up with 18-year-old British Superstock 600 racer Joe Sheldon-Shaw to talk about the future of Supersport racing in the UK and his transition from motocross to...

Two Wheel Tuesdays at Norfolk’s Ox & Plough pub

Two Wheel Tuesdays at Norfolk’s Ox & Plough pub

There are few more perfect settings for a bike meet than a traditional village green and Two Wheel Tuesday at the Ox & Plough in Old Buckenham features one of the largest in the country. This...

How to become a circuit tyre expert

How to become a circuit tyre expert

Here are some of my tips as to how to get a grip on your next trackday. Road tyres are up to the job Most modern-day, general-use sports tyres have enough grip for a trackday, even on a 1000. Even...

The Longest Day Down charity raises £75k for Cancer Research

The Longest Day Down charity raises £75k for Cancer Research

Last month we saw the fifth running of The Longest day Down, a charity event to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Riders set-off from Lands End at sunrise on the longest day of the year, to...

MCN reader runs Leeds 10k in full leathers

MCN reader runs Leeds 10k in full leathers

An MCN reader has done us all proud by running the Leeds 10k for charity in full motorbike leathers, boots and helmet included. Much respect to Dean Lindley who ran 6.2 miles, during a very warm day...

Gallery: Superbike showdown

Gallery: Superbike showdown

Superbikes are the very pinnacle of a manufacturer’s talents, a showcase for their genius ability to force power and control to co-exist in some of the smallest and tightest packages ever to have...

Suzuki announce 2018 RM-Z450 details

Suzuki announce 2018 RM-Z450 details

Following its recent launch, Suzuki have announced the price of the new 2018 RM-Z450 motocross bike. The new machine will hit UK dealerships in September and will be available for £6,999 - £400 more...

The rise of scooter crime in London

The rise of scooter crime in London

Crimes involving scooters in London have rocketed over the last few years, but the trend has yet to spread outside the nation's capital. The recent crime wave is composed of two parts; The stealing of...

Norton design 650cc twin for Chinese firm

Norton design 650cc twin for Chinese firm

Norton have announced an agreement with Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Zongshen to produce a brand new 650cc engine that has been designed by the iconic British brand.  Find out what Norton boss...

Motorcycles to require larger licence plates in Philippines

Motorcycles to require larger licence plates in Philippines

A bill passed by the Philippines Senate this week will require larger licence plates for motorcycles and scooters in the country to curb “riding-in-tandem” crimes. The Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act...

Naked Honda Fireblade on the way

Naked Honda Fireblade on the way

The current CB1000R is nearly 10 years old, which is almost geriatric in the fast-moving world of super-nakeds. But rumours from Japan suggest that Honda will unveil a new one at this year’s Milan...

Multistrada to get capacity increase

Multistrada to get capacity increase

Documents published by the California Air Research Board have revealed that there is a new larger-capacity Multistrada on the way. They list three new models of ‘Multistrada 1260’, with all three...

Norton Technical Academy opens as part of £6m plan

Norton Technical Academy opens as part of £6m plan

Norton have partnered with Engineering Technology Group (ETG) to open the Norton Tehcnical Academy, with the aim of training the next generation of engineers. The facility is the first of 15 to be...

Are the changes to the Suzuki GSX-S1000 enough?

Are the changes to the Suzuki GSX-S1000 enough?

Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 should have set the world on fire when launched back in 2015. An aggressive naked, powered by a revised GSX-R1000 K5 engine – and all for under £9k. What’s not to like?...

Indian reveal 2018 range

Indian reveal 2018 range

Indian Motorcycles have revealed their full line-up of 2018 bikes, including three new models in the Scout Bobber, Roadmaster Elite and Springfield Dark Horse, to bring the total number of models up...

Suzuki GSX250R: First ride incoming

Suzuki GSX250R: First ride incoming

We’ll be testing Suzuki’s new GSX250R tomorrow. Costing £4299 for the base model (the GP version is £100 more and includes MotoGP inspired paint scheme), the A2-friendly, 24.7bhp, 248cc parallel twin...

News podcast episode 7

News podcast episode 7

This week Web Producer Liam Marsden is joined briefly by Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the seventh MCN news podcast to chat about this week's news in the motorcycling world.  This week the guys...

Brilliant ways to use a spare motorcycle engine

Brilliant ways to use a spare motorcycle engine

The National Motor Museum has added a few odd vehicles to its collection recently, as TV personality Edd China and crazed inventor Colin Furze show off some of their wacky creations. The Wacky Record...

Bigger BMW F700GS on the way

Bigger BMW F700GS on the way

BMW look set to back up a bigger and better F800GS with a bigger and better F700GS! MCN spied a new F800 – believed to be gaining 50cc - in April this year, so it’s not a huge surprise that our spy...

Try a YZ450F on the Yamaha MX Pro Tour

Try a YZ450F on the Yamaha MX Pro Tour

Yamaha are offering members of the public the chance to try their new 2018 YZ450F motocross bike on the MX Pro Tour in August. Those who attend the tour will also get the chance to test Yamaha's...

MCN needs your help!

MCN needs your help!

We want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN if you ever owned any of the following bikes: Ducati 1200 Multistrada Suzuki Hayabusa Yamaha TZR250 (any model) Was it hugely...

In this week's issue: Guy: 'I quit road racing'

In this week's issue: Guy: 'I quit road racing'

In this week's issue of MCN we have an exclusive interview with Guy Martin as the popular road racer explains his decision to quit road racing after a difficult year on the new Honda Fireblade. Also...