May

Burt Munro's great nephew heading to Bonneville

Burt Munro's great nephew heading to Bonneville

It's been 50 years since Burt Munro took his Indian Scout Streamliner to the Bonneville Salt Flats for the final time and set an under 1000cc class record of 183.59mpg. And now his great...

2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

Before I rode the Versys-X 300 there were a few potential issues that I was concerned about – namely the tall 845mm seat height and the screen’s lack of adjustability. I know these may seem small...

Gallery: Rocking retros

Gallery: Rocking retros

If you want to have a chilled ride, one or two up, a modern classic should do the trick.  MCN contributor Jon Urry put the theory to the test with Honda's CB1100 EX, BMW's R nineT Pure and...

The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

It all started in late 2011 when Anthony ‘Dutch’ van Someren blogged about his transition from trackday sportsbike power- ranger to jacket ’n jeans custom biker. Two years later, Dutch and his...

Free luggage with Suzuki V-Strom 650

Free luggage with Suzuki V-Strom 650

Suzuki is offering £800 worth of luggage for free with new V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XTs bought before June 30. The offer includes an official Suzuki top box and tank bag, which would cost £800 in...

Energica knock £1500 off model range

Energica knock £1500 off model range

Energica, the Italian company behind the Eva and Ego electric motorcycles are not yet approved as part of the UK government's Plug-In grant for electric vehicles, so they've decided to reduce the...

Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen almost ready

Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen almost ready

Husqvarna are about to unleash a new range of bikes and these exclusive spy shots show the firm has a few surprises up its sleeve, too. Husqvarna’s trump card is that they have access to sister...

Alien Moto win PETA award for vegan suit

Alien Moto win PETA award for vegan suit

Swedish company Alien Moto have won a Proggy Award from animal rights charity PETA for their completely vegan motorcycle suit which they unveiled in October 2016. PETA's Proggy (short for progress)...

Free BikeTrac with Ducati 959 Panigale

Free BikeTrac with Ducati 959 Panigale

Ducati are giving customers who buy a new 959 Panigale before June 30th 2017 a free BikeTrac security system, which tracks the movements of the bike should it be moved without the key in the...

Are you going to the Isle of Man TT?

Are you going to the Isle of Man TT?

This weekend the 2017 Isle of Man TT will kick off as the racers head down Bray Hill for the first practice session of the year. Will you be there to see the drama unfold? Are you going over to the...

In this week's issue: Nicky Hayden tribute

In this week's issue: Nicky Hayden tribute

In this week’s issue of MCN we pay tribute to 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, who succumbed to injuries sustained following a crash while training on his bicycle in Italy. Also inside MCN...

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 first ride incoming

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 first ride incoming

Not every adventure has to be to the furthest flung corners of the world and this year we are starting to see the rise of the mini adventure bike – small capacity machines that offer all of the...

Ducati 1299 Superleggera: The most savage superbike ever

Ducati 1299 Superleggera: The most savage superbike ever

Ducati’s new £72,000 1299 Superleggera is the world's most powerful production twin-cylinder. Related: 2020 Ducati V4 Superleggera revealed The 215bhp carbon fibre beast weighs just 156kg dry,...

The Sunday Social with Shinji Kazama

The Sunday Social with Shinji Kazama

Shinji Kazama (66) is the only man to have ridden to both Poles and he also set a world record by riding higher up Everest than any motorcyclist had ever been. He was born in 1950 and first rode his...

Riding clinic: A careful approach

Riding clinic: A careful approach

Ever heard the saying: ‘There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots’? This could just have easily have been written with motorcyclists in mind as a careful...

#ride5000miles ‘Joining R5K has improved our lives’

#ride5000miles ‘Joining R5K has improved our lives’

With the riding season underway, there is still time to join our #ride5000miles challenge. Thousands of British bikers are already members of our online community. “It’s been great fun so far,” says...

Get the most from selling your bike

Get the most from selling your bike

How do you get the most watchers, and the best price for you motorcycle when it comes to seling it online and through eBay? Don’t take the number of watchers as indicative of the number of people...

Ducati owners wanted for Hailwood tribute

Ducati owners wanted for Hailwood tribute

Steve Wynne, the architect behind Mike Hailwood's comeback win at the 1978 Isle of Man TT, is appealing for all Ducati owners to support a 60-year Hailwood celebration gathering at Castle Combe...

The new sidecar sensation?

The new sidecar sensation?

British sidecar manufacturer Watsonian Squire have upped their production by 50% this year to meet export demands for their products, could this mean that the three wheelers are having a...

Ducati Enduro Academy dates announced

Ducati Enduro Academy dates announced

The dates for Ducati's Enduro Academy for 2017 have been announced, and the course will run throughout June and July in the grounds of Nipozzano Castle, near Florence, Italy. The Enduro Academy is...

Free luggage offer from Suzuki

Free luggage offer from Suzuki

Suzuki are offering free luggage with every V-Strom 650 that is registered before June 30.  As an incentive to get you out there touring more, Suzuki are offering customers a free Suzuki top box...

The algae powered motorcycle of the future?

The algae powered motorcycle of the future?

Designer Ritsert Mans has collaborated with friend, and scientist, Peter Mooji to create a bike made from wood which runs on algae oil. The Dutch duo have developed the bike as a demonstration of how...

Join the Boxers Club

Join the Boxers Club

With a motorcycling heritage that goes back some 90 odd years and a current line up of models that regularly feature as ‘best in class’ and ‘top 10 sellers’ it may come as no surprise that BMW is the...

A day at Rocket Ron’s race school

A day at Rocket Ron’s race school

The Ron Haslam Race School has become synonymous for motorcyclists who want to better their riding without speed limits and in a safe environment. It’s an experience that benefits both road craft and...

First ride: Egli Fritz W.1300

First ride: Egli Fritz W.1300

Swiss chassis builder Egli have been crafting frames for over 100 years, but the Fritz W.1300– named after founding father Fritz Egli – is their first new bike for nearly 30 years. It features a...

Gallery: Extreme bikes on extreme roads

Gallery: Extreme bikes on extreme roads

Aprilia’s new Tuono 1100 V4 Factory, the BMW S1000R Sport, KTM 1290 Super Duke R and the Yamaha MT-10SP are the hardest, most extreme super-nakeds money can buy. The new machines rival sportsbikes...

Gallery: Might-TE machines

Gallery: Might-TE machines

Entering a BMW showroom can be a confusing affair. These are bikes sold with myriad options and each has its own bamboozling acronym. But there is a way to simplify the whole process - just tick the...

Off-road motorcycles to be banned in parts of Dubai

Off-road motorcycles to be banned in parts of Dubai

Off-road motorcycles are set to be banned in certain neighbourhoods of Dubai in a bid to crack down on antisocial behaviour. Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed made the decision to...

Gallery: Electric boogaloo

Gallery: Electric boogaloo

The future is electric. It's a statement often trotted out as we search for evergreener solutions to our increasingly finite resources of black gold and rapidly multiplying transport woes - especially...

Vigilantes aim to tackle motorcycle crime

Vigilantes aim to tackle motorcycle crime

Vigilante groups appear to be forming in London to combat the recent rise in motorcycle crimes, with ads being posted on social media and handed out to motorcyclists in the capital. A printed advert...

Laverda museum collection up for sale

Laverda museum collection up for sale

An entire museum collection of 81 Laverdas from the Laverda Netherlands museum is up for sale, including prototypes and race bikes.  Included in the collection, which spans the entire history of...

Who will win big at the 2017 Isle of Man TT?

Who will win big at the 2017 Isle of Man TT?

Last week John McGuinness crashed his Honda Racing Fireblade during qualifying for the NW200 superbike race, breaking his right lower leg, four vertebrae and three ribs. With all thos injuries it's no...

MV Agusta tease new RVS

MV Agusta tease new RVS

Italian firm MV Agusta have relased a short video teasing a new model dubbed RVS, which stands for Reparto Veicoli Speciali, or Special Vehicles Operations in English. MV Agusta have released no...

New Triumph Bonneville Bobber cruiser spied

New Triumph Bonneville Bobber cruiser spied

The rampant success of Triumph’s Bobber, which has even managed to eclipse the firm’s own success with the T120 Thruxton, looks to have already spawned a new model spin-off that will replace the...

Met Police clamping down on motorcycle crime

Met Police clamping down on motorcycle crime

After several stories and videos appeared online highlighting the huge number of motorcycle-related crimes, MCN spoke to the Metropolitan Police to find out what they're doing to tackle the...

BMW gearing up for the GS Trophy Qualifier

BMW gearing up for the GS Trophy Qualifier

Next week will see the qualifying event for the BMW International GS Trophy in South Wales. On May 28 and 29 riders will battle it out for a place on the prestigious international stage, which will be...