May

A wheelie long 310 miles sets new world record

A wheelie long 310 miles sets new world record

Meet Masaru Abe – he’s utterly nuts. He’s also obsessed with scooters, and on Monday, May 1, 2017 he wheelied his Yamaha Jog into the record books, pulling off a feat that would end even the most...

Famously expensive auction bikes

Famously expensive auction bikes

Think some of the latest superbikes and adventure bikes cost a pretty penny or two? They're nothing compared to some of the most expensive bikes ever to sell at auction. Some of the below bikes...

2017 retro bike of the year: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

2017 retro bike of the year: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

Launched in June it arrived fashionably late, but the new BMW R nineT UrbanG/S has come straight into our number one top slot– immediately establishingitself as our favourite retro of 2017. Like the...

Trikes: Mad choice or fun alternative?

Trikes: Mad choice or fun alternative?

It was a reader’s query that got me thinking. He was asking should he buy a trike? Specifically, a new Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, reduced in price from about £23k to £20k. Trikes are very niche.

Sheene’s XR14: Rebuilt and ready to race

Sheene’s XR14: Rebuilt and ready to race

There are few bikes that draw people in from every corner of the motorcycling world but Barry Sheene’s 1976 World Championship- winning race bike is one of them. In recent weeks, Martyn Ogborne and...

MCN needs you! Ever owned one of these bikes?

MCN needs you! Ever owned one of these bikes?

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. Bikes MCN...

Bike Shed superstars

Bike Shed superstars

The stage doesn’t get much better than the Tobacco Docks of London for one of the world’s finest custom motorcycling event as the fine chaps over at the Bike Shed returned for their annual show. Over...

Ducati win two prizes at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Ducati win two prizes at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Ducati walked away from the recent Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este show with two prizes for the Ducati Design: the Cafe Racer after it won the Motorcycle Design - Concept Bike and New Prototypes...

Gogoro Smartscooter 2 announced

Gogoro Smartscooter 2 announced

We first got really excited about Gogoro a little over six months ago when we met with some of the team at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. They showed us the Smartscooter, a clever little electric...

Husqvarna update Motocross range

Husqvarna update Motocross range

Alongside the updated Enduro range of motorcycles, Husqvarna have also revealed their 2018 Motocross range. With 8 updated models that includes both two and four-stroke machinery. One of the...

Lewis Hamilton teased by his own team

Lewis Hamilton teased by his own team

Three-time Formula One World Champion and motorcycle enthusiast Lewis Hamilton was mocked by his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend after leaving his MV Agusta in...

Husqvarna unveil fuel-injected two-stroke range

Husqvarna unveil fuel-injected two-stroke range

Husqvarna have unveiled their 2018 Enduro range of motorcycles, and like KTM, they’ve introduced a pair of all-new fuel-injected two-strokes with the TE250i and T300i. The bikes are both completely...

BikeTrac app launched on iOS and Android

BikeTrac app launched on iOS and Android

Motorcycle security company Biketrac have launched a mobile app on both iOS and Android which enables users to manage their BikeTrac system remotely. Along with detailed location mapping that shows...

Special forces get electric motorcycle

Special forces get electric motorcycle

American special forces could be moving silently through the battlefield in the future, as the Pentagon is currently developing a silent electric motorcycle for them to use called SilentHawk. The...

JvB moto's righteous R NineT

JvB moto's righteous R NineT

Jens Vom Brauck of JvB-moto was one of the many who brought something special to the table for the Bike Shed show with his latest creation, this R NineT that was commissioned as a promotional bike for...

Who will cross the finish line first on the Mugen?

Who will cross the finish line first on the Mugen?

With John McGuinness out of this year's TT due to the injuries he sustained during a crash at the North West 200, New Zealander Bruce Anstey will partner Guy Martin in the TT Zero race. But who will...

First ride incoming: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

First ride incoming: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

If you are into your G/S models, or GS models depending on the vintage of your bike, then you will probably have been as excited as us when BMW pulled the covers off their latest R nineT model – the...

In this week's issue: 2017 TT special

In this week's issue: 2017 TT special

In this week’s issue of MCN we bring you all the latest news from the 2017 Isle of Man TT as weather disrupts practice, but Guy Martin ups the pace in private tests on the Honda Fireblade and Mugen...

CMBL's Bike Shed show-stoppers

CMBL's Bike Shed show-stoppers

Hailing from the depths of Cornwall, CMBL mastermind, John Eldridge has a pretty busy lifestyle to say the least. When he isn’t running his popular destination restaurant, Strong Adolfos near...

deBolex do the business, again

deBolex do the business, again

We caught up with deBolex Engineering mastermind Calum Pryce-Tidd at The Bike Shed show the other day to find out just what’s been brewing in his workshop, besides of course the recent Buell XB9 that...

Gallery: The Bike Shed show

Gallery: The Bike Shed show

The annual Bike Shed Show is always a place where some of the world’s top motorcycle builders convene; all in the name of creating beautiful bespoke bikes. It’s fair to say that this year has followed...

The Sunday Social with X Games champ Louise Forsley

The Sunday Social with X Games champ Louise Forsley

Not only did she recently appear as a stunt rider for Marvel Universe Live, Louise Forsley is a six-time National Mototrials Champion and X Games silver medalist. MCN caught up with the skillstress to...

CCM unveil new Spitfire Scrambler

CCM unveil new Spitfire Scrambler

CCM have unveiled their new Spitfire Scrambler at the Bike Shed Show to a packed Tobacco Docks this weekend. It comes just weeks after CCM allowed MCN to see plans for the new machine and follows on...

8 great Bank Holiday blasts #ride5000miles

8 great Bank Holiday blasts #ride5000miles

1. Scotland Inverness to Inverness on The North Coast 500 - Rich Newland, Deputy Editor 500 miles Scotland has some of the quietest, and most stunning, roads in the whole of the United Kingdom (we’re...

Suzuki’s great Café tour

Suzuki’s great Café tour

Suzuki will be taking a fleet of demo bikes – including the new 2017 GSX-R1000 around the UK to a number of biker cafes throughout the summer.  Starting at Scotland’s popular Green Welly Stop on...

Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

Kawasaki is giving riders the opportunity to win a year's free membership to Club Kawasaki, when they book demo rides on the K-World Tour. The remaining dates for the K-World Tour are Lydden Hill...

Naked bikes are back

Naked bikes are back

I’m not sure what goes through manufacturers’ minds when they decide to make a cheap naked bike out of something that was previously swaddled in plastic and adorned with expensive add-ons. In theory...

Shed built: "This is the best and final iteration of the bike"

Shed built: "This is the best and final iteration of the bike"

Now, when building bikes, there are two approaches you can take; bolt a load of pieces on and do a few bits and bobs here and there, or do it as Charlie Green has and give it the full works. Aa a...

BMW Concept Link electric scooter concept unveiled

BMW Concept Link electric scooter concept unveiled

The BMW Concept Link is a zero-emission scooter that BMW says will reinvent two-wheeled urban mobility At the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW have once again revealed a radical motorcycle...

Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

Draggin' Jeans' all-new material has beaten rivals in an independent abrasion test carried out by Deakin University, Australia. The test, which took place in conditions identical to those used for the...

Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

With talks of The Bike Shed events potentially going global (Spain, Italy and America), Dutch Van Someren and the crew bring it home this weekend for one of Europe's biggest custom show.  The...

Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

The Ducati Museum in Bologna is now open on Sundays from 9am to 6pm for the course of the summer. The extra day means the museum is now open six days a week, with it being closed on Wednesdays. Last...

Triumph add new colours to retro models

Triumph add new colours to retro models

Triumph have announced new colours for their retro range of bikes, including Cranberry Red and Frozen Silver on the popular new Bobber model. The Thruxton R's Diablo Red option will be replaced by...

KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

KTM have announced their first Adventure Rally in Europe, which will see participants riding their own KTM Adventure bikes on three off-road loops over the course of three days. The first European...

Yamaha recall MT models

Yamaha recall MT models

Yamaha have recalled a number of their triples to address a production fault that could make the handlebars come loose. The recall affects the MT-09 based models and includes both the XSR 900 and...

Children banned from motorcycles in Philippines

Children banned from motorcycles in Philippines

Small children are now banned from riding pillion on motorcycles in the Philippines unless they can reach the foot pegs, reach their arms around the rider and wear a helmet. As in many countries in...