July

Akira motorcycle appears in Ready Player One trailer

Akira motorcycle appears in Ready Player One trailer

Warner Bros. have released the first teaser trailer for upcoming film Ready Player One, and it features one of the most iconic movie motorcycles; Shotaro Kaneda's motorcycle from cult anime film...

Video: Honda tease new motocross model

Video: Honda tease new motocross model

Honda have released a 26-second video clip titled 'Absolute Holeshot' teasing a new motocross model, with full details to be revealed on July 31. The video gives very little away, with quick glimpses...

MCN Festival commits to future at East of England Arena

MCN Festival commits to future at East of England Arena

The Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling will remain at the East of England Arena for the annual two-day event until 2019. The MCN Festival launched in 2015 as the ultimate-outdoor motorcycle...

Video: Tattoo artist Dan Gold creates second CB650F

Video: Tattoo artist Dan Gold creates second CB650F

Tattoo artist and avid motorcyclist Dan Gold has turned a second Honda CB650F into a rolling work of art, this time with a Day of the Dead theme. Dan has been working with Honda since 2016, and last...

Bike thief arrested by police in unmarked car

Bike thief arrested by police in unmarked car

A video released by West Midlands Police shows the moment an officer jumped from his car to grab and arrest a bike thief while in stationary traffic earlier this year. Travelling in an unmarked car,...

The Sei Giorni is the 'most advanced Vespa ever'

The Sei Giorni is the 'most advanced Vespa ever'

Vespa's new limited edition Sei Giorni, built to pay tribute to the original 1951 Sport Sei Giorni, is reportedly the most powerful and technologically advanced Vespa to date. Based on the Vespa GTS,...

Piaggio expand MP3 range

Piaggio expand MP3 range

Piaggio have expanded their three-wheel MP3 model range with the introduction of the MP3 300 Sport LT and MP3 500 Sport LT — both of which are entry level models with fewer features than their current...

The Sunday Social with British Mini Bikes' Matt Pierce

The Sunday Social with British Mini Bikes' Matt Pierce

We caught up with British Mini Bike Championship Promotions Officer Matt Pierce to talk about the rapid rise of the sport and the stars of the future. How's the series been going? "It’s been going...

Riding clinic: Get the most from a summer B-road blast

Riding clinic: Get the most from a summer B-road blast

Here are our top tips on staying safe on a new twisty ride Tractors and trailers Farm traffic will increase, especially towards the end of July, through August and into September, as farmers get ready...

The best British off-road treasures

The best British off-road treasures

You don’t need to head to the Dakar to ride your adventure bike just so you can hit your #ride5000miles target. We relegate our adventure riding to dreams of far-flung lands. But there’s a whole world...

Honda opens £40 million testing facility in Thailand

Honda opens £40 million testing facility in Thailand

Honda opened its first Thailand proving ground for motorcycles and cars this week. And according to Thailand’s Minister of Science and Technology, Atchaka Sibunruang, the £40 million facility...

Get set to go the distance

Get set to go the distance

Friendly London club clocked up a combined 250,000 miles in a year Few organisations capture the social spirit of motorcycling more succinctly than the London Motorcycle Riders Club (LMRC), a thriving...

Olympic track cyclist braves wildcard Kawasaki challenge

Olympic track cyclist braves wildcard Kawasaki challenge

Six-time Olympic gold medallist, Jason Kenny will be swapping his lycra for leather as he prepares to compete as a wildcard in the Kawasaki Team Green Cup at Oulton Park next month. Having only passed...

BMW set new sales record for first half of 2017

BMW set new sales record for first half of 2017

BMW have reported record motorcycle sales for the first half of 2017, with 88,389 bikes sold, marking a 9.5% increase over the first half of 2016. It’s the fifth year in a row that BMW Motorrad have...

Video: Bear rides shotgun in sidecar

Video: Bear rides shotgun in sidecar

A video has emerged from Russia showing two men riding pillion on a Ural sidecar outfit, with a brown bear in the sidecar. The video was apparently filmed in Syktyvkar, in the Komi Republic by...

Top 10 super events for Summer

Top 10 super events for Summer

We've had a cracking summer so far and what better way to enjoy the long sunny days than getting out on your bike. With thousands of motorcycle events across the globe, that range from terrific track...

Law firm helps injured riders get back on bikes

Law firm helps injured riders get back on bikes

Personal injury specialist Minster Law has started a new programme to help support their clients, who may have suffered physical injuries and psychological issues as a result of a motorcycle accident,...

News podcast episode 6

News podcast episode 6

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

Gallery: A Fireblade from each decade

Gallery: A Fireblade from each decade

Oh, this is good. The MCN team are on a road test with three of my all-time favourite Honda Fireblades, currently parked in a line outside one of the greatest fish and chip shops, Mermaid...

Harley-Davidson facing a tough year stateside

Harley-Davidson facing a tough year stateside

US motorcycle giant, Harley-Davidson could see production cuts and reduce workers' hours due to a drop in sales figures. As shipment expectations are down between 6-8%, the Milwaukee-based firm...

Charity aim to visit six road racing circuits in one day

Charity aim to visit six road racing circuits in one day

Charity TinyLife are hosting an event in Northern Ireland which will see participants visit six famous road racing circuits in one day to raise money for the premature baby charity. The event takes...

Kymco X-Town 300i first ride

Kymco X-Town 300i first ride

The Kymco X-Town 300 takes the good-around-town scooter concept to a whole new level with an ability to leave the urban sprawl behind and head for the hills. The A2 licence-friendly scoot is an...

Shed wreck to cafe racer: 'It started as a standard 1982 Virago'

Shed wreck to cafe racer: 'It started as a standard 1982 Virago'

To say that the Yamaha Viragos of the early 80s are a bit of an eyesore it an understatement. Thankfully though, they make an excellent base bike for a custom built and as such have seen a surge in...

New Africa Twin Rally created

New Africa Twin Rally created

An Italian-built Africa Twin Rally special-edition caused a stir last week when a corporate video seemed to show Honda’s new version of the popular adventure bike.  The truth is slightly more...

Video: An engineer built a motorcycle from a car...in the desert

Video: An engineer built a motorcycle from a car...in the desert

Picture this: You’re driving through the Moroccan desert in your car when it strikes a rock and breaks, miles from civilisation, you have only basic tools and supplies, what do you do to survive? In...

Poll: Where’s the best home for the British MotoGP?

Poll: Where’s the best home for the British MotoGP?

With the Circuit of Wales looking unlikely to happen, where’s the best home for the British MotoGP round? Looking for the perfect two-wheeled companion? Visit MCN Bikes For Sale website or use...

Kawasaki offer free upgrades on select models

Kawasaki offer free upgrades on select models

Kawasaki UK are offering free upgrades throughout July and August on the ZX-10R, Z1000 and Versys 1000 models. Those purchasing a new ZX-10R or Z1000 will receive a free Akrapovic exhaust worth...

In this week's issue: Ducati V4 stunner

In this week's issue: Ducati V4 stunner

In this week's issue of MCN we reveal the secrets of the power-packed V4 that will replace the Ducati Panigale. Also in MCN this week Retro special This week we're celebrating everything retro with 20...

Video: Passer-by scares off scooter thief

Video: Passer-by scares off scooter thief

Yet another video has emerged from London showing an attempted scooter theft taking place, this time on Penge High Street, South East London. The video starts with one of the thieves wrestling with...

Fuel reveal the Catalina GP

Fuel reveal the Catalina GP

A 1999 Kawasaki W650 made the perfect canvas for Spanish custom kings Fuel Motorcycles' latest build – the Fuel Catalina GP. Inspired by the Triumph motorcycles that were typically ridden in...

Poll: Has Guy Martin made the right decision quitting road racing?

Poll: Has Guy Martin made the right decision quitting road racing?

Has Guy Martin made the right decision quitting road racing?

Win a VIP MotoGP experience at Silverstone

Win a VIP MotoGP experience at Silverstone

BMW are offering the chance to win a VIP guest package for two at the British MotoGP at Silverstone in August – all you have to do to enter is take a S1000RR for a test ride. By requesting a test...

Police drones could be coming to a sky near you

Police drones could be coming to a sky near you

Police in South Shields are cracking down on antisocial behaviour from motorcyclists with the assistance of drones. Riders who are known to be riding recklessly in South Tyneside are the target of the...

Video: Bizarre moment scooter rider throws himself onto car bonnet

Video: Bizarre moment scooter rider throws himself onto car bonnet

We've all seen the crazy dashcam videos from Eastern Europe and Russia, that show pedestrians and other road users intentionally hitting or crashing into cars in the hope of claiming compensation or...

Video: Man chases scooter thieves with hammer

Video: Man chases scooter thieves with hammer

A brave Londoner was filmed chasing motorcycle thieves away with a hammer after they tried to steal his scooter. The man squared up to a gang of four thieves in Battersea, who allegedly threatened him...

The Sunday Social with stunt rider Lee Bowers

The Sunday Social with stunt rider Lee Bowers

We caught up with Kawasaki stunt rider Lee Bowers to talk about getting into stunt riding, getting black flagged at track days and working for Asda. So what's for breakfast at the cafe? "Three poached...