June

A load of #ride5000miles Garbage

A load of #ride5000miles Garbage

‘Some people have the idea that you need something like a BMW GS, metal boxes, GPS, spotlights, loads of time and loads of cash to have an adventure,” says Garbage Run organiser Nathan Milward. “You...

Customs get a boost for Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

Customs get a boost for Brackley Festival of Motorcycling

This years Custom Village at the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling on August 13 is promising to be bigger and better than ever with more bikes, trade stands, chill out zones and, of course a...

Bring your Dream Machines to Poole Quay

Bring your Dream Machines to Poole Quay

Every Tuesday night from April to September picturesque Poole Quay becomes the exclusive domain of motorcycles, where at the height of summer as many as 1500 bikes roll into town to make Dream...

From no motorcycle licence to the Sahara

From no motorcycle licence to the Sahara

What do you do if you want to ride motorcycles to the Sahara desert but you've never ridden before? In the case of Tom Caulfield and James Whittle you book an intensive week of training, and set off...

Goodwood celebrates Dunlop Dynasty

Goodwood celebrates Dunlop Dynasty

Road racing’s most revered family was celebrated in style over the weekend as the Goodwood Festival of Speed paid tribute to the Dunlops.  Check out our Goodwood Facebook gallery here.  A...

Tom Hardy passes bike test

Tom Hardy passes bike test

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has passed his category A motorcycle test, and can now take to the roads on any motorcycle he chooses. The Dark Knight Rises and Legend actor was spotted preparing for his...

The Social Sunday with ex-road tester Simon Roots

The Social Sunday with ex-road tester Simon Roots

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 ex-road tester and KTM's Marketing Manager,...

Three’s the magic number for the updated Moto Guzzi V7 III

Three’s the magic number for the updated Moto Guzzi V7 III

Looking at the new Moto Guzzi V7 III (the model tested here is the Special, but there is also a Stone and Anniversario) you would be forgiven for thinking not a lot has changed, but you would be very...

Biking's fastest women reveal special Blade

Biking's fastest women reveal special Blade

BSB and TT stars Jenny Tinmouth and Maria Costello have unveiled a special liveried Honda Fireblade at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – and it's all in aid of the Dare to be Different...

Watch: KTM & AMA champ break Pikes Peak record

Watch: KTM & AMA champ break Pikes Peak record

KTM have released a video of AMA superbike rider, Chris Fillmore tackling the Pikes Peak International Hill climb last weekend in Colorado.  Riding a 2017 KTM Super Duke 1290 R, the American...

Shed built: "It was an oh my god what have I done moment”

Shed built: "It was an oh my god what have I done moment”

After reading an article in MCN about the bolt on kits that are available nowadays, John Jeffrey felt inspired to have a go a customising himself. “After a few beers on a dark wet and cold February...

Gallery: 2017 scooters take over Paris

Gallery: 2017 scooters take over Paris

The new Yamaha TMAX, Honda X-ADV and BMW C650 Sport tackle the mean streets of Paris. It’s Saturday afternoon traffic chaos on the Périphérique. Cars are snarled nose-to-tail like a shimmering metal...

Barry Sheene race car up for sale

Barry Sheene race car up for sale

A 1985 Toyota Supra that was raced by Barry Sheene will go up for sale on July 27 at the Silverstone Classic Race Car auction, with a guide price of £60,000-£80,000. The car was raced a year after...

KTM offer free £1k accessories package

KTM offer free £1k accessories package

KTM are offering an accessory package with a value of £1000 with every new Super Duke GT model purchased. The offer will include KTMs PowerParts Touring package with each new motorcycle purchased from...

Get your hands on affordable Held gear

Get your hands on affordable Held gear

Quality motorcycle clothing brand Held are cutting prices to bring them in line with those charged throughout the rest of Europe. This means that the price of the German firm’s products will fall by...

Trackers tackle motorcycle theft

Trackers tackle motorcycle theft

Tracker have stated that their technology has helped recover over £687,000 worth of stolen motorcycles in 2016 as a result of their technology – a figure that’s increased by nearly 10% over the...

Ducati V4 Exposed

Ducati V4 Exposed

Rumours of a MotoGP-derived V4 road-going Ducati superbike have been doing the rounds for years. But that’s all they were... rumours. Until now! These latest spy pictures show once and for all that...

In this week’s issue: Rossi kicks Assen

In this week’s issue: Rossi kicks Assen

In this week’s issue we get all the inside info on Rossi’s spectacular win at Assen Plus: Free 36-page Built magazine – get inside the new wave of retro and custom motorcycles.   Also in MCN...

CCM Spitfire Cafe Racer added to line-up

CCM Spitfire Cafe Racer added to line-up

CCM have expanded their newly created Spitfire model line to include a new Café Racer variant. Related: full CCM Spitfire Cafe Racer review on MCN The Café Racer shares the same engine and chassis...

Poll: Could Rossi be on for his tenth title?

Poll: Could Rossi be on for his tenth title?

With that win at Assen, could Rossi be on for his tenth title?

Motorcycle sales could recover in 2017

Motorcycle sales could recover in 2017

Motorcycle sales figures have taken quite a bashing this year (a total of 14.1% drop in new registrations so far) and it would seem that a combination of the new Euro4 emission regulations, Brexit and...

The Sunday Social with Cancer Bats frontman Liam Cormier

The Sunday Social with Cancer Bats frontman Liam Cormier

We caught up with Liam Cormier of Canadian punk band Cancer Bats while touring in the UK to talk touring (with the band and on a bike), exploring and his motorcycle inspired clothing brand...

Harley-Davidson to buy Ducati?

Harley-Davidson to buy Ducati?

Sources are suggesting that Harley-Davidson are lining up a takeover bid for Ducati, which is being put up for sale by car manufacturer Volkswagen in a deal that could be worth up to €1.5 billion...

'Final Edition' Ducati 1299 Panigale specs LEAKED

'Final Edition' Ducati 1299 Panigale specs LEAKED

With Ducati expected to release an all-new V4 superbike replacement for the 1299 Panigale, to go on sale in 2018, it was equally inevitable that they would build a Final Edition Panigale. An official...

News podcast episode 2: New Multistrada 1200 & Crighton CR700P STOLEN!

News podcast episode 2: New Multistrada 1200 & Crighton CR700P STOLEN!

Senior News Reporter Jordan Gibbons was joined by Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the second ever MCN news podcast to chat about the news and stuff.  This week the guys discuss the new Ducati...

What’s been happening on the Ride to Work Week

What’s been happening on the Ride to Work Week

The Ride to Work Week has been getting people commuting on bikes up and down the country, proving that motorcycles can be more than just a toy for sunny days. Events have been happening all over the...

Met Police target bike thieves

Met Police target bike thieves

The Metropolitan Police have launched a new ‘Be Safe’ campaign that is aimed to help the prevention of motorcycle and scooter thefts in the capital, which have been rapidly rising alongside the use of...

Big biking adventures across the globe

Big biking adventures across the globe

This week we're taking a look at The International Motorcycle Touring Club. The club was founded in 1932 when a group of intrepid motorcyclists who had previously been exploring the continent...

BMW Motorrad Days returns next month

BMW Motorrad Days returns next month

The BMW Motorrad Days is a chance for enthusiasts of the German marque. The annual event sees thousands of BMW riders from all over the world descend on the Bavarian town of...

We Need Your Help!!

We Need Your Help!!

Have you ever owned any of the following bikes? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN. EARLY...

Gallery: Adventure bikes that don't break the bank

Gallery: Adventure bikes that don't break the bank

Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves travelled far and wide (the Shropshire Hills) to test four affordable adventure bikes: Suzuki's V-Strom 1000, Ducati's Multistrada 950, KTM's 1090 Adventure and...

MCN tests Norton’s TT missile

MCN tests Norton’s TT missile

Norton had a stunning TT 2017, silencing many critics who thought their Isle of Man challenge would never amount to anything.  And although the firm has suffered more than its fair share of lows...

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro launched

Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro launched

Over the last few years the Ducati Multistrada 1200 has steadily transformed itself from a bulbous sports tourer into a credible off-road machine and now it’s taking another step towards the dirt. The...

Poll: How are you doing with your #ride5000miles target?

Poll: How are you doing with your #ride5000miles target?

Summer’s here… how are you doing with your #ride5000miles target?

In this week’s issue: The world’s only test of the Norton Racer

In this week’s issue: The world’s only test of the Norton Racer

In this week’s issue we ride Norton’s ballistic SG6 and discover just how close it is to the road bike. Plus: Free 24-page PCP guide – find the best deal on a new bike. Also inside MCN this week Moto...

Hertz offer motorcycle hire in France

Hertz offer motorcycle hire in France

Hertz have launched a motorcycle rental service in France, joining their bike rental service in Portugal and Spain. The bikes will be available to rent in Cannes, Nice, Orange and Paris and are all...