June

The Sunday Social with former Olympian Ben Challenger

The Sunday Social with former Olympian Ben Challenger

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-GB Olympic high jumper Ben...

Get the most from your bike’s electronics

Get the most from your bike’s electronics

Traction control myth #1 One of the biggest myths is it makes you faster. In fact, the opposite is true. By its very nature TC cuts power when the rear wheel starts to slip, and that slows you down.

The first Motorcycle News weekly podcast!

The first Motorcycle News weekly podcast!

That's right, Motorcycle News now has a weekly podcast, where you can catch up on all the week's most important motorcycle news you may have missed. The podcast will be published every Friday, and is...

Shed built: "His only request was that he wanted a hard tail conversion"

Shed built: "His only request was that he wanted a hard tail conversion"

The Yamaha Virago is a bit of an ugly duckling to say the least in standard trim, but they’ve become ridiculously popular as a base bike for custom builds and with good reason. Related: full Yamaha...

Crighton CR700P prototype stolen

Crighton CR700P prototype stolen

The second prototype of Brian Crighton’s new race bike, the CR700P, has been stolen from his workshop in Gillingham, Dorset. The thieves broke into his workshop taking the CR700P rotary rolling...

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Mach 2.0

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Mach 2.0

Ducati have unveiled a new Scrambler variant at the Wheels and Waves event in Biarritz called the Scrambler Mach 2.0 as well as an updated version of the Full Throttle. The Mach 2.0 features lower,...

KTM expand to Philippines

KTM expand to Philippines

Austrian manufacturer KTM is expanding into Asia after opening a factory in the Philippines which the firm hopes will build 10,000 units a year. The new factory will build four models, the 200 Duke,...

Aprilia Shiver 900: "An SV650 with balls"

Aprilia Shiver 900: "An SV650 with balls"

Despite not appearing that much of a change compared to the outgoing Shiver 750, the new Shiver 900 proved a pleasant surprise delivering the kind of refined and smooth ride that is certainly not what...

Road design 'must change approach to motorbikes'

Road design 'must change approach to motorbikes'

A leading transport practice is calling for more attention to be paid to motorcyclists when roads are designed and planned. Local Transport Projects recently authored Transport for London's (TfL)...

Poll: Can Dovi win the title?

Poll: Can Dovi win the title?

With two wins in a row, could Dovi be about to win the MotoGP title for Ducati?

#ride5000miles Champions: Top ten essential products for motorcycle touring

#ride5000miles Champions: Top ten essential products for motorcycle touring

#ride5000miles group member Rhys Humphrey reveals his trusted touring kit. "I am a bit of a budget biker - I have two bikes, a 1990 Yamaha XTZ 750 Super Tenere that has been completely customised for...

Gallery: Cafe racer group test

Gallery: Cafe racer group test

With more bikes being unveiled each year, it looks like the café racer and retro craze is here to stay, and with bikes as attractive as these it is easy to see why. At a time when sportsbikes are...

Ducati introduce limited time finance offer

Ducati introduce limited time finance offer

Ducati have launched PCP and Hire Purchase offers with just 3%APR on select models for a limited time until June 30 2017. The models included in the offer are all variants of the Monster 797, and the...

Husqvarna unveil updated FS 450 Supermoto

Husqvarna unveil updated FS 450 Supermoto

Husqvarna have announced updates to their FS 450 Supermoto motorcycle. The 2018 machine gets a new slipper clutch that was developed by Suter Industries helping to keep the bike stable under hard...

In this week's issue: June 14 TT 2017 132-page special issue

In this week's issue: June 14 TT 2017 132-page special issue

In this week’s issue of MCN we bring you all the news from an epic week of racing at the TT, which saw Michael Dunlop victorious in the senior race onboard the all-new Suzuki GSX-R1000. Get a great...

Ghost bike caught on video near Paris

Ghost bike caught on video near Paris

A motorcycle has been filmed on a motorway near Paris travelling down the road without its rider. The bizarre event took place on the A4 on May 28, with the video showing the bike remaining upright...

All new Yamaha YZ450F that can be tuned with your phone

All new Yamaha YZ450F that can be tuned with your phone

Yamaha have announced an all-new YZ450F for 2018 with a heavily revised engine, larger radiators, electric starter with a lightweight lithium-ion battery, and uniquely, the ability to tune the...

Ride Sunday worldwide charity event launches this July

Ride Sunday worldwide charity event launches this July

Doing anything on Sunday July 2? How about going for a ride with some mates while raising a few quid for charity? Sounds like a great idea to us! TOP STORIES Bike of the Day: Honda...

MV Agusta RVS unveiled

MV Agusta RVS unveiled

MV Agusta have taken the wraps off their new RVS after teasing the new bike in a Youtube clip released in May. Starting out with a standard MV Agusta Dragster 800, the weight of the new model is 160kg...

Aprilia Shiver 900 first ride incoming

Aprilia Shiver 900 first ride incoming

There has been a fair bit of debate on the subject, but Aprilia UK have now confirmed that they will be bringing the new Shiver 900 into the UK and it will cost a slightly odd sounding £8002 OTR due...

Harley-Davidson turn Street Rod into drag racer

Harley-Davidson turn Street Rod into drag racer

Harley-Davidson have taken their new 750cc Street Rod and turned it into a drag racing machine for use in the NHRA championship in the US. The bikes, ridden by racers Andrew Hines and Eddie...

How to keep safe when riding in heavy rain...

How to keep safe when riding in heavy rain...

Look after your visor Clear vision is even more important in heavy rain. This is doubly important as rainwater also tends to cling to a mucky visor, further reducing what you can see. Use an anti-fog...

The Sunday Social with BMW Chief Instructor Ian Biederman

The Sunday Social with BMW Chief Instructor Ian Biederman

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 Chief Instructor at the BMW UK Motorcycle Road...

Join #ride5000miles and improve your biking life

Join #ride5000miles and improve your biking life

Make the most of your bike this summer There’s still time to join our #ride5000miles challenge. “Our riding challenge is all about using your bike more and making the most of it,” says MCN’s Editor...

Turns out sidecars can be worth a pretty penny

Turns out sidecars can be worth a pretty penny

Sidecars fetch decent money – even if they’re not attached to a bike! Can’t remember if I mentioned it, but I scratched my sidecar itch a short while ago by buying a BMW R65 and Watsonian combo from a...

Gallery: Triumph Speed Triple vs Street Triple 765 RS

Gallery: Triumph Speed Triple vs Street Triple 765 RS

You’d think there’s only room in the world for one ultimate super-naked Triumph triple, and that last year’s revamped Speed Triple would comfortably continue to fill the role in much the same way it...

Motorcycle sales suffering

Motorcycle sales suffering

Figures released by the MCIA have shown that motorcycle sales are still suffering in 2017, with the overall figures from May down year on year by 14.1%. New motorcycle registrations have been poor...

Shed built: 'for smiles-per-mile, the tiddlers win hands down'

Shed built: 'for smiles-per-mile, the tiddlers win hands down'

Think of the tiny Puch mopeds and you may find yourself uninspired. Don’t be, they’re an absolute riot to own and ride – you buy them for fun, not performance. For Malcolm Wright, accepting a Coast to...

Kawasaki announce updates to the KX250F

Kawasaki announce updates to the KX250F

Kawasaki have announced updates to their KX250F for the 2018 model.  The changes include revisions to the suspension that sees adjustments to the rear shock and some new components being used in...

Classic Bike Live tickets on sale now

Classic Bike Live tickets on sale now

Tickets for the 2017 Footman James Classic Bike Live show at the East of England Arena October 28-29 are now on sale. Advance tickets cost £9 for adults, a £3 saving on the day price of £12. Children...

Ride the MT range and more as Yamaha hit the road this summer

Ride the MT range and more as Yamaha hit the road this summer

After three successful years touring the UK, the Yamaha roadshow is taking a new direction for 2017 with the introduction of the new Revs Your Heart Tour. The aim is to keep all the successful...

Bike Meet with a View

Bike Meet with a View

With long established meets regularly grabbing the limelight it can often be difficult for new ones to find their feet; heritage means a lot in the world of motorcycling and traditional gatherings are...

Gallery: Adventure bike shootout

Gallery: Adventure bike shootout

With the adventure bike class still dominating the new-bike market, there has been no let up in the push by manufacturers to be top dog. BMW’s R1200GS is the number one seller year on year and after...

Barry Sheene inducted into Motorsport Hall of Fame

Barry Sheene inducted into Motorsport Hall of Fame

The grounds of the RAC’s Woodcote Hall were the location for the prestigious 2017 Motorsport Hall of Fame awards and this year the honour went to Barry Sheene, who joins the likes of Valentino Rossi,...

EBR for sale

EBR for sale

Liquid Asset Partners, the company that bought Erik Buell Racing last year, have put EBR and all of the assets up for sale. The sale which begins today (June 7) and includes a live auction on June 8...

Poll: Will Guy Martin return to the TT next year?

Poll: Will Guy Martin return to the TT next year?

Do you think Guy Martin return to the TT next year?