July

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...

MCN’s #ride5000 members pile on miles

MCN’s #ride5000 members pile on miles

Members of our #ride5000miles campaign have been living their biking lives to the full this week and making the most of the cracking summer weather. Our campaign is all about getting out on your bike...

Moped yobs arrested following life-changing acid attacks

Moped yobs arrested following life-changing acid attacks

Police in London have arrested a teenager following a spate of robberies that involved two suspects riding around on stolen mopeds attacking victims with acid. The attacks happened over a 90-minute...

Video: Harley-Davidson at DirtQuake

Video: Harley-Davidson at DirtQuake

This past weekend saw the sixth DirtQuake event take place at King's Lynn, and this year's was better than ever, with Harley-Davidson, Triumph and Indian all taking part in some capacity. The event...

Join the freedom fighters

Join the freedom fighters

You’ll see MAG at almost motorcycle rally or event in the UK, but do you know what they do and what it means for you? The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) was founded in 1973 to campaign against the...

Pub chain bans bikers

Pub chain bans bikers

A pub chain which recently barred people from swearing has now also banned motorcyclists. The daft ruling emerged after a rider parked up at The Royal Oak pub at Ulley before being told that he would...

Triumph introduce armed forces discount

Triumph introduce armed forces discount

Triumph have announced discounts on new models for all current serving members of the British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Territorial Army. Two levels of discounts will be...

GB Olympic sprinter targeting track return after bike crash

GB Olympic sprinter targeting track return after bike crash

British Olympic sprinter James Ellington wants to be back racing by next year's Commonwealth Games, despite suffering what could have been career-ending injuries in a motorcycle crash in...

Video: Somersaulting over a BMW R nineT Racer

Video: Somersaulting over a BMW R nineT Racer

What happens when a stuntman has a few minutes to spare and sees a BMW R nineT Racer knocking about? He jumps over it, of course. While it's moving towards him. The stuntman in question is Olol...

New Yamaha X-Max 400 announced

New Yamaha X-Max 400 announced

Yamaha have unveiled the new X-Max 400, set for release in autumn 2017, which the firm says has better comfort, performance and practicality than ever before. The 400cc liquid-cooled single cylinder...

News podcast episode 5

News podcast episode 5

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

17-year-old clutter transforms into Kawasaki H1 Flattracker

17-year-old clutter transforms into Kawasaki H1 Flattracker

A discovery of Kawasaki H1a parts, disregarded as a pile of neglected boxes for 17 years, left Dave Riley from Lancashire with no choice but to purchase the lot and form the basis of flattrack...

Gallery: Ducati Desert Sled & BMW Urban G/S meet their ancestors

Gallery: Ducati Desert Sled & BMW Urban G/S meet their ancestors

This year has seen the introduction of two new retro models that can really hack it on the rough stuff; the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled and BMW R nineT Urban G/S. Rather than simply put the two bikes...

MCN users show us their knee down pics

MCN users show us their knee down pics

Last week we published a story detailing the most important points to achieving the holy grail for many motorcycle riders; getting your knee down. We also shared the article to our Facebook page,...

Rough Crafts MV Agusta Dragster 800RR “Guerilla Tre”

Rough Crafts MV Agusta Dragster 800RR “Guerilla Tre”

Rough Crafts have been at it again with another MV Agusta build, only not quite as radical this time. Called the Guerilla Tre, the bike is based around a 2015 Dragster 800RR and was commissioned with...

You can now get a tattoo with ink from an Indian burnout

You can now get a tattoo with ink from an Indian burnout

"There is definitely a connection between riding and tattooing for me," says former freestyle motocross competitor Carey Hart. But just riding bikes and getting tattooed wasn't enough, the American...

Company fined for selling defective motorcycle helmets

Company fined for selling defective motorcycle helmets

A company in Nantwich and one of its directors have been heavily fined after being convicted of selling defective motorcycle helmets following an accident in which one shattered. The conviction...

Video: The moment Foggy broke 11 ribs, a shoulder & punctured a lung

Video: The moment Foggy broke 11 ribs, a shoulder & punctured a lung

Multiple World Superbike champion and 'I’m A Celebrity…' winner Carl Fogarty was airlifted to hospital last night for emergency surgery after a massive crash at DirtQuake, in Norfolk. The moment he...

In this week’s issue: Guy Martin’s dream machine

In this week’s issue: Guy Martin’s dream machine

Guy Martin rides his ultimate dream motorcycle – the six-cylinder, 297cc Honda Six. “It’s the most amazing motorcycle that I have ever ridden.” Also in MCN this week The last Panigale The 1299...

Who makes the best retro machines?

Who makes the best retro machines?

Retro machines are all the rage right now. Bikes like the Ducati Scrambler, Triumph Thruxton and BMW R nineT are impressing everyone who rides them and flying out of showrooms. To celebrate the...

Top 9 great motorcycle reads

Top 9 great motorcycle reads

In no particular order, for when the weather is a bit pants or even when you fancy riding your bike somewhere and stopping off for a rest, read one of these: Autobiographies, history and adventure...

Video: Man takes his three dogs for a ride

Video: Man takes his three dogs for a ride

Popping out for a Sunday ride with your significant other or one of your kids riding pillion is pretty normal, but popping out with not one, not two, but three of your dogs on the back is pretty out...

Kawasaki launch motorcycle care products

Kawasaki launch motorcycle care products

Kawasaki are launching their own range of motorcycle cleaning and care products in conjunction with their Team Green partner Team 6t9. The products will be officially launched at the sixth round of...

Ride with the Flying Millyard at Llan Bike Fest

Ride with the Flying Millyard at Llan Bike Fest

Visitors to the Llan Bike Fest from August 5-6 will have the chance to ride in convoy with bike builder Allen Milyard and his 5-litre V-twin Flying Millyard. Allen Millyard is well known for creating...

101-year-old granny leads motorbike convoy

101-year-old granny leads motorbike convoy

Maud Cartlidge, who celebrated her 101st birthday on Sunday was pleasantly surprised when she had the opportunity to ride pillion and lead a motorcycle convoy of nearly 100 bikes around...

Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition unveiled

Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition unveiled

All good things must come to an end, or so the Chaucer saying goes. In this case, it’s true – the Panigale line is coming to a close, so Ducati have honoured it with a bang by releasing the 1299...

Elspeth Beard Lone Rider book launch at Vines of Guildford

Elspeth Beard Lone Rider book launch at Vines of Guildford

BMW dealer Vines of Guildford will be hosting the book launch for Lone Rider, the book written by the first British woman to ride around the world, Elspeth Beard. In 1982 Elspeth, aged just 23, set...

Video: Guy Martin on the Honda RC174

Video: Guy Martin on the Honda RC174

You might have thought getting the opporunity to ride the new Honda Fireblade was enough to sway Guy Martin into signing for Honda earlier this year, but according to the man himself one of the big...

The Philippines' first off-road school

The Philippines' first off-road school

Despite 93% of the Philippines' village roads being unpaved the only way to learn how to ride off-road in the country was to get out on dirt roads and ride, but that's all changed with the country's...

Check out Norway aboard an Indian

Check out Norway aboard an Indian

Indian are now offering motorcycle hire in Norway thanks to Eagle Rider. When visiting Norway, riders can head to the Twin Thunder dealership in Lyngdal and hire one of three Indian Roadmaster...

K-World goes to Cadwell

K-World goes to Cadwell

Kawasaki made their second appearance of their K-World Tour, this time at Cadwell Park. Kawasaki have been stopping at Select No Limits trackdays to give potential customers the opportunity to...

BMW's new TFT dash explained

BMW's new TFT dash explained

When MCN posted a picture of the R1200GS’s new TFT dash on social media, the response was huge. So huge in fact that we have decided to dedicate a whole story to it! So here we go… First of all the...

The Sunday Social with Indian PR guru Steve Cain

The Sunday Social with Indian PR guru Steve Cain

What better way to spend a Sunday than for MCN to sit down with a fellow biker for a chinwag about life and bikes, of course. This week we caught up with Indian Motorcycle's External Relations Manager...

Gallery: KTM v Honda v Ducati v BMW adventure bikes

Gallery: KTM v Honda v Ducati v BMW adventure bikes

Our trusty road testers are out and about again. This week they've been comparing, KTM's 1290 Super Adventure, Honda's Africa Twin DCT, Ducati's Multistrada 1200 Enduro and BMW's R1200GS Adventure...