May

Three Sisters circuit closure

Three Sisters circuit closure

The Three Sisters race circuit in the North West has closed with immediate effect after its operators, The Racing School, went into liquidation last week. The leaseholders, Motor Circuit Management...

BrakeFree promises to boost your visibility

BrakeFree promises to boost your visibility

New LED light system BrakeFree is claimed to be the first high visibility accessory for motorcycle helmets with wireless brake detection technology and it promises to boost your visibility, with...

Jawa 350 OHC revealed

Jawa 350 OHC revealed

Czech motorcycle company Jawa have introduced a new bike powered by a 350cc single-cylinder engine, dubbed the 350 OHC. The model uses a copy of the Honda XR400 engine built by Chinese firm Shineray...

Indian goes Krazy at the MCN Festival

Indian goes Krazy at the MCN Festival

Indian Motorcycles have teamed up with Krazy Horse in Bury St Edmunds to build a fleet of SIX Super Hooligan Scout race bikes for this weekends Carole nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. TOP...

Rider pleads guilty to riding at 135mph

Rider pleads guilty to riding at 135mph

A rider has been banned from driving for 20 months and sentenced to 200-hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to riding at a speed of 135mph on May 30 of last year. Offshore oil worker, Louis Rozier...

Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ revealed

Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 ZZ revealed

For many manufacturers, 2017 presented a challenge as the incoming Euro4 emissions meant they had two choices: tweak their non-compliant engines and extend the life of the product, or design something...

Yorkshire police crackdown on anti-social motorcyclists

Yorkshire police crackdown on anti-social motorcyclists

Humberside Police Force are using an unmarked Kawasaki ZZR1400 fitted with a speed detection device to specifically target motorcyclists in a new campaign.  ‘Operation Achillies’ has been...

In this week's issue: Britain's best bargain bikes

In this week's issue: Britain's best bargain bikes

In this week’s issue, we test some of the most fun and frugal lightweight bikes available, which could be yours from just £69 a month. Also inside MCN  Electric bikes go head to head The new...

Honda produce their one millionth SH scooter

Honda produce their one millionth SH scooter

Honda's Atessa factory, founded in the Abruzzo region of Italy in 1971, has reached an impressive milestone, having produced one million SH scooters. That's an impressive number in itself, but...

Barry Sheene RGB500 going for £120,000 on eBay

Barry Sheene RGB500 going for £120,000 on eBay

A rare opportunity has come up to own the Heron Suzuki RGB500 that was raced by Barry Sheene in the 1983 Grand Prix season. The bike is currently for sale on eBay, for a trifle amount of £120,000. But...

Cheap scoots: Honda SH125 vs Kymco Agility City

Cheap scoots: Honda SH125 vs Kymco Agility City

Sticking two fingers up to the daily grind...We all know 125cc scooters are practical, cheap to run and a cinch to ride, but let’s not forget they’re fun, too. Here's how we got on when put Honda's...

New tyre review: Avon Spirit ST

New tyre review: Avon Spirit ST

Avon’s new range-topping sports touring tyre comes with improved all-weather performance, durability...and a new name.  The Spirit ST is an evolution of the current Storm 3D X-M, which will stay...

Ducati Experience comes to MCN Festival with 45 bikes!

Ducati Experience comes to MCN Festival with 45 bikes!

Ducati will be bringing two of their unique experiences to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling this weekend, with the XDiavel Experience and Multistrada Enduro Experience. There will be a...

No licence? No problem at the MCN Festival!

No licence? No problem at the MCN Festival!

The biggest motorcycle test fleet in the UK will descend on the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling at Peterborough next weekend (May 13-14). With over 100 different models available to try from...

Would you ride a hybrid motorcycle?

Would you ride a hybrid motorcycle?

Think of hybrid technology and you're mind, like mine, probably thinks of cars, specifically boring cars like the Toyota Prius, but a French company think hybrid technology could be used to great...

Carole Nash MCN Festival map

Carole Nash MCN Festival map

It’s nearly time for the MCN Festival of Motorcycling to light up the Peterborough Arena. Bigger and better than ever before, on May 13-14 the East of England showground will come alive as we come...

The Sunday Social with Paralympian Jody Cundy

The Sunday Social with Paralympian Jody Cundy

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 Paralympian, seven-time gold medallist for...

Riding clinic: Become a motorway master

Riding clinic: Become a motorway master

Keep your distance As your speed increases so should the distance between you and other traffic. At 60mph your braking distance is going to be around 70 metres, depending on the bike. If you’re riding...

Festival camping guide #ride5000miles

Festival camping guide #ride5000miles

Camping at a bike festival is not about making it harder or a survival test. It’s about making the whole event easier and better. It’s about enjoying the full experience. Get some decent kit (see...

Motorcyclist wins £40,000 from KTM after brake seizure

Motorcyclist wins £40,000 from KTM after brake seizure

A Derbyshire man has won over £40,000 in damages after the brakes on his KTM seized causing him to crash, damaging fingers and severely fracturing his left wrist on February 24,...

The Bike Shed extends opening hours despite some local concerns

The Bike Shed extends opening hours despite some local concerns

The Bike Shed have extended their opening hours. Happy days. This means you can now visit the London venue until midnight. That's a whole extra hour to talk about bikes, look at bikes, have a bacon...

James May: "Kill bike thieves"

James May: "Kill bike thieves"

Former host of Top Gear and motorcycle nut James May has come up with a solution to the problem of motorcycle thefts. Kill all bike thieves. May made the suggestion in an article on DriveTribe, where...

MCN Festival 2017: What is Motoball?

MCN Festival 2017: What is Motoball?

Ever heard of Motoball? No, me neither, but this year Motoball is coming to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling, and it looks like a lot of fun - just check out the video at the bottom of...

Norfolk Police offer training to bikers

Norfolk Police offer training to bikers

Norfolk Police are offering two new courses to motorcyclists in a bid to curb accidents and injuries on the county's roads. The Safer Rider course is run as part of the Road Casualty Reduction...

Honda CRF250 Rally: A great lightweight adventure bike

Honda CRF250 Rally: A great lightweight adventure bike

Building on the growing appetite for adventure, Honda have launched the funky CRF250 Rally. Capitalising on the overwhelming success of the new Africa Twin and the kudos gained from becoming front...

Gallery: Yamaha MT-10SP vs KTM 1290 Super Duke R

Gallery: Yamaha MT-10SP vs KTM 1290 Super Duke R

The Yamaha MT-10SP uses the latest semi-active electronic suspension from Ohlins to adjust itself to your ride, giving you maximum grip, stability, comfort and support, no matter what the road...

Ride the South Downs

Ride the South Downs

If you’re looking for great riding in the south of England you can’t help but be drawn to the rolling chalk hills of the South Downs. Its network of flowing A and technical B roads is accessible...

deBolex go to town on a Buell XB9

deBolex go to town on a Buell XB9

deBolex Engineering have done something particularly different with this Buell XB9 City X. The Buell XB9 isn’t the first bike that would spring to mind when you think of a customised machine, but for...

2018 KTM SX range in dealers this month

2018 KTM SX range in dealers this month

KTM's two-stroke and four-stroke motocross SX range will be available in UK dealers this month for those of you looking to get dirty this summer. For 2018 KTM's 85 SX machine has been updated and...

Would you buy an electric two-wheeler?

Would you buy an electric two-wheeler?

With the evolution of electric motorbikes becoming far more vast, Energica Ego, Energica Eva, KTM Freeride E, BMW C Evolution, Brammo Empulse, the list goes on. Question is - Would you buy...

Riding pains? Ginger is the cure, apparently

Riding pains? Ginger is the cure, apparently

Expect the unexpected here at MCN, this week ginger, ginger tea to be specific.Why on earth are we harping on about a flowering plant commonly used as a herb?! Well, because it's meant to improve your...

Roland Sands' Cafe Tracker: 'Watch your a** with no front brake'

Roland Sands' Cafe Tracker: 'Watch your a** with no front brake'

US custom bike guru Roland Sands is back at it again with this board tracker BMW R nineT Cafe Tracker. No stranger to the custom scene, Sands lifted the cover off his latest creation at...

KTM go electric

KTM go electric

Kings of the nutty naked are brewing an electric 390 Duke KTM could be the company that makes electric bikes a serious consideration. While electric bikes once had all the allure of a disability...

In this week's issue: Guy's TT troubles

In this week's issue: Guy's TT troubles

In this week’s issue, Guy Martin struggling on the new Blade at Cookstown 100, can he sort it with the NW200 and TT looming?  Also inside MCN  The real Michael Dunlop Untold tales and unseen...