March

Shed built: "It’s a learning curve and is worth every hour spent"

Shed built: "It’s a learning curve and is worth every hour spent"

When former mechanical engineer Duncan Evans spotted an R65 for sale he knew he had found the perfect base bike for his first build. The engine, which showed a respectable 24,000 miles, was in pretty...

Enjoy some Krazy days

Enjoy some Krazy days

Suffolk isn't exactly flush when it comes to biking destinations, but Paul Beamish's Krazy Horse more than makes up for any deficit. Hidden on a nonedescript estate on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds...

First Ride: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

First Ride: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, has packed his race leathers and is heading to Almeria, Spain to ride Yamaha’s new supersport YZF-R6. While the majority of other manufacturers have put their 600...

Video: Dougie Lampkin's wheelie special bike

Video: Dougie Lampkin's wheelie special bike

At the end of last year 12-time World Trials champion Dougie Lampkin attempted keeping up the front wheel of his trials bike for the entire 37.73-mile of the Isle of Man TT course.  After...

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: Easy rider

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: Easy rider

If your adventure bike doesn't have more electronics than the space shuttle and gadgetry coming out of its ears it often gets forgotten, but Suzuki's updated baby adventure bike, the V-Strom 650XT,...

New Dunlop Sportsmart2 Max tested

New Dunlop Sportsmart2 Max tested

Dunlop’s new Sportmart2 Max looks like a great choice for rapid road riding and occasional trackday use. We tested the new tyre in the mountain roads overlooking Montpellier in the South of France,...

The great smell of Desmo...

The great smell of Desmo...

What to get for the Ducati fan who has everything… First there was riding gear, then T-shirts and watches… and now Ducati have ventured into the cosmetics business with a range of aftershaves,...

New KTM fuel-injected two-stokes launching soon!

New KTM fuel-injected two-stokes launching soon!

Every two-stroke fan on Earth got a serious shot of adrenaline direct to their excitement gland this week as KTM confirmed that they will imminently release a new range of fuel injected two-stroke...

New Enfield 750 imminent

New Enfield 750 imminent

MCN have seen what appears to be a finished version of Royal Enfield’s new Continental GT750 undergoing testing in the UK, having already previously spied it being tested in Spain last year (pictured...

Ducati announce flattrack (and cookery) lessons

Ducati announce flattrack (and cookery) lessons

Flattrack and cooking? It can only be the Ducati Scrambler Ducati are offering an off-road school aboard their new Scrambler Desert Sled and flattrack school aboard the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2. The...

Make mine an Indian Tequila Sunset…

Make mine an Indian Tequila Sunset…

Hollister Powersports win Project Chieftain competition The name might sound like a hangover-inducing cocktail but in fact it's the winner of Indian's Project Chieftain contest revealed at last week's...

Poll: BSB is about to burst into life. Can Shakey make it title No6?

Poll: BSB is about to burst into life. Can Shakey make it title No6?

BSB is about to burst into life. Can Shakey make it title No6?

Chris Walker goes Hooligan at MCN Festival

Chris Walker goes Hooligan at MCN Festival

He might be more familiar as a BSB legend, but for the Carole Nash MCN Festival Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker will be taking to the dirt as he competes in the Hooligan flat-track races in the Maxxis speedway...

In this week's issue: Blade war!

In this week's issue: Blade war!

In this week’s issue, we put Honda's old and new Fireblades to the test, the Triumph Bobber takes on its rivals and we speak to the King of Adventure.  Also inside MCN Guy Martin to race...

Incoming: Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT first ride

Incoming: Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT first ride

We're currently on our way to Spain to ride the new Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT on Thursday March 23. The XT is the slightly more off-road focused version, fitted with gold wire-spoked wheels instead of the...

Gallery: Goodwood comes alive for the 75th Members' Meeting

Gallery: Goodwood comes alive for the 75th Members' Meeting

The world-famous Goodwood Motor Circuit erupted to the sounds and smells of two-stroke race bikes over the weekend as 28 machines – mostly Yamaha TZs – lapped the 2.4mile circuit at average speeds...

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT first ride incoming

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT first ride incoming

We're heading to Spain this week to ride the new Suzuki V-Strom 650XT, which features new styling more like its big brother, the V-Strom 1000, and updates to the 645cc V-twin engine. The new engine is...

Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain sells out in 10 minutes

Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain sells out in 10 minutes

The special collaboration effort between Indian and Jack Daniels has seen the new super rare Chieftain model sell out in just 10 minutes. Pre-order deposits were taken for the limited-edition machines...

Richard Hammond injured in motorcycle crash while filming

Richard Hammond injured in motorcycle crash while filming

Presenter Richard Hammond has reportedly been injured after crashing a motorcycle in Mozambique, Africa. The accident, which knocked Hammond unconscious, happened during the last fortnight while he...

Top 5 t-shirt gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Top 5 t-shirt gift ideas for Mother’s Day

If your mum’s awesome enough to be a biker, then she’s guaranteed to enjoy one of these t-shirts available from our merchandise shop… Biker Mum T Shirt   Buy Now  By 'Eck Chief T...

Video: You vs can't

Video: You vs can't

Colton Haaker is the reigning World Super Enduro and like all professional motorcycle racers he spends his winters training. And he trains hard. To help any aspiring motorcycle racers out there,...

Riding clinic: Jam buster

Riding clinic: Jam buster

Master the art of slicing through congestion Probably the best thing about riding a bike is not having to sit in a queue with all the other drongos. But there is a snag: making use of your superior...

Go anywhere with this NSU Kettenkrad tank bike

Go anywhere with this NSU Kettenkrad tank bike

For those of you looking for the ultimate go-anywhere motorcycle, this 1944 NSU Kettenkrad could be the bike you've been looking for. The Kettenkrad was designed for the German Wehrmacht during...

Is the Peugeot Metropolis RX-R 400i better than a bike?

Is the Peugeot Metropolis RX-R 400i better than a bike?

Tilting three-wheel scooters have been around for a decade or more – stroll through Paris or along the French Riviera, and you'll see loads of them, plus a few in London. You can drive them on a car...

Scarlett Johansson rides futuristic Honda NM4 Vultus in 2017 cult anime

Scarlett Johansson rides futuristic Honda NM4 Vultus in 2017 cult anime

Honda have designed a futuristic NM4 Vultus scooter which stars in the upcoming feature film Ghost in the Shell - and is ridden by Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson. The standard Vultus,...

'Riding more miles has improved my life' #ride5000miles

'Riding more miles has improved my life' #ride5000miles

There’s more to motorcycles than admiring pristine paintwork and squeaky clean chains. And there’s more to odometers than doubling up as service reminders. Forget that, they’re not ornaments. Our...

Video: Four thieves steal Yamaha R1 in broad daylight

Video: Four thieves steal Yamaha R1 in broad daylight

A gang of four men were filmed stealing a Yamaha R1 in the middle of the day as shocked members of the public stood and watched. Believed to have happened in Berkeley Square, central London, the...

BMW R nineT Pure: 'A charming motorcycle'

BMW R nineT Pure: 'A charming motorcycle'

BMW’s budget R nineT Pure delivers largely the same as its more-expensive big brother. Pared-to-the-bone when it comes to equipment, but boasting great dynamics and a characterful engine, BMW’s R...

Rossi bike collection goes up for sale!

Rossi bike collection goes up for sale!

OK, so they might be a bit smaller than the real thing but it’s as close as most of us will ever get to owning a Rossi machine! Supported by MCN, Rossi the Bike Collection is a 1/18 scale model...

High Beach meet: 'Ancient woodland attracting bikers for almost 90 years'

High Beach meet: 'Ancient woodland attracting bikers for almost 90 years'

To the north east of London lies Epping Forest, a swath of ancient woodland that has been attracting riders for nigh on 90 years. Though its rural roads make a great escape from city grime, it’s the...

Five bikes that could be yours for less than £100 a month

Five bikes that could be yours for less than £100 a month

Fancy a new bike, but don’t want to pay through the nose each month? The idea of having a brand-new bike to open the garage to is a tantalising prospect, however affording a new machine can often be a...

Motorcyclists can fall foul of new hand-held laws

Motorcyclists can fall foul of new hand-held laws

New laws regarding the penalties for the use of hand-held devices while driving, which came into effect on March 1, also extend to motorcyclists – so be careful what you fiddle with while riding. The...

Born to ride? Then these top 5 shirts are for you

Born to ride? Then these top 5 shirts are for you

If you didn't know by now, we've partnered with Shot Dead in the Head to bring you an awesome selection of t-shirts, long-sleeve tops, mugs, basically loads of bike-orientated clothing which you can...

500 underage motorcyclists caught in India in four days

500 underage motorcyclists caught in India in four days

Following the deaths of three people in Chennai on March 8, Chennai City Police increased their presence and found 500 underage riders on the city's roads. The Chennai City Police commissioner asked...

Gallery: Kawasaki Z900 v Yamaha MT-09

Gallery: Kawasaki Z900 v Yamaha MT-09

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves took Kawasaki's new Z900 for a road test against Yamaha's MT-09.  To find out how the already-established affordable naked Yamaha did against Kawasaki's new...

Who will win the first race at Qatar?

Who will win the first race at Qatar?

The final pre-season test of 2017 has finished, with Yamaha new boy Maverick Vinales once again finishing at the top of the timesheets. Reigning world champion and fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez didn't...