October

10 of the most inspiring women in motorcycling

10 of the most inspiring women in motorcycling

Motorcycling, as a sport and as a hobby, has historically been dominated by men. But there are an ever-growing number of women across the globe turning to two wheels as a form of enjoyment or as a...

Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

1. The new Bridgestone Battlax R11 is a race tyre. Although they’re street legal, they are homologated for racing and the new R11 tyres need heat in them to work at their best, therefore they aren’t...

First ride: 2018 Honda Gold Wing is 'light years ahead of the old Wing'

First ride: 2018 Honda Gold Wing is 'light years ahead of the old Wing'

For seventeen years the previous Honda Gold Wing was a staple of Honda’s range. Introduced in 2001, it provided smooth, sophisticated but heavyweight transport to almost an entire generation of...

Video: Kawasaki's supercharged SX appeal

Video: Kawasaki's supercharged SX appeal

Despite what its name might suggest, the H2 SX is neither a supercharged H2 with added panniers and screen nor the best-selling Z1000SX with the H2’s 197bhp engine wedged in. No, the H2 SX is much,...

The Sunday Social with trials instructor Stuart Day

The Sunday Social with trials instructor Stuart Day

For this week's Sunday Social we spoke with Stuart Day, former British Enduro champion and owner of the Trials Day school. What’s for breakfast on your Sunday ride? “I live in Staffordshire, so it’s...

The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

For this week’s Sunday Social we spoke with Maria Costello, who was the first female solo racer to stand on the podium at the Isle of Man when she took third place in the Ultra Lightweight category at...

#BlackFriday deals for Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018!

#BlackFriday deals for Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018!

An all-new live action show is set to hit the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show in February 2018. Discounted tickets and paddock passes are on sale now, but that's not all that we've got...

News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast is an online offering from MCN, discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

TfL look to raise standard of riders

TfL look to raise standard of riders

Transport for London and the Mayor of London have announced plans to create three new training courses for riders in the capital, to boost rider confidence, skill and knowledge. The move is part of...

Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

Machines owned by Hollywood A-listers aren’t usually seen for sale this side of the pond and this sweetly customised Bonnie has some top pedigree too. Based on a 2009 865cc Triumph Bonneville and...

Poll: So, Who’s going to take the MotoGP title at Valencia?

Poll: So, Who’s going to take the MotoGP title at Valencia?

Who’s going to take the MotoGP title at Valencia?

Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

BMW are the latest manufacturer to release a teaser video. Giving us just enough info of their new F850GS to keep us excited ahead of next week’s Milan show, where most of 2018’s bikes will be...

Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

Yamaha revealed some pretty bonkers stuff at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. There was the Niken three-wheeler, which grabbed all the headlines, and the artificial intelligence-powered MOTOROiD. Yamaha...

2017 Tokyo Motor Show

2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Yamaha's odd-looking Niken three-wheeler, Kawasaki's Z900RS and the new Honda Gold Wing may be grabbing all the headlines so far at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, but there's plenty more being...

Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

Suzuki are making it easier to smash out those epic trips by producing GT versions of the bikes in their mile-munching V-Strom 650 and 1000 range. Essentially, the biggest difference between the GT...

Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

It’s interesting to note that early Speed Triple prices have descended into Cheap Hack territory. I never thought I’d see that happen. There’s a sort of dead-zone and it’s the 955 Triumphs that are...

The Sunday Social with adventure rider Nathan Millward

The Sunday Social with adventure rider Nathan Millward

In 2009 Nathan Millward set off from Sydney, Australia, on a 105cc Australian postal bike named Dorothy. His destination? England. Since the trip Nathan has gone on to ride across America on the same...

We grab 20 minutes with the CEO of Dainese and AGV

We grab 20 minutes with the CEO of Dainese and AGV

MCN sat down with Dainese and AGV CEO, Cristiano Silei, to find out about the man behind the brands, the future of motorcycle safety and why protection is so important to him. Who is Cristiano...

New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

MV Agusta have dropped the new Dragster 800 RC, announcing a number subtle tweaks to the engine for 2018. Gearing has been improved throughout the engine to help reduce noise emissions across the...

Suzuki RG500: 'It really was a copy of the race bike'

Suzuki RG500: 'It really was a copy of the race bike'

‘The RG500 was a proper GP replica’ Mat Oxley, former TT winner and MCN road tester The mid-1980s were heady, smoky years. The Japanese factories knew that the writing – or to be more precise, the...

Introducing the Dainese Settantadue Collection

Introducing the Dainese Settantadue Collection

Dainese have unveiled a new brand of clothing celebrating their success as a company, across their 45-year history. Available now, Dainese Settantadue (or 72 to us Brits) is inspired by the company’s...

Scott Flying Squirrel: '50 years ahead of its time'

Scott Flying Squirrel: '50 years ahead of its time'

For those coming of age as road riders in the early 1980s, the bike we all wanted above all others was a Yamaha RD350LC, the two-letter acronym denoting Liquid Cooled. This, we thought in our youthful...

Classic Bike Live 2017

Classic Bike Live 2017

This really is your last reminder to head to Peterborough Arena on the weekend of October 28/29. They’ve finalised the running order on the Classic Bike stage, marked out the display areas and made...

Battle of the Kings custom competition returns

Battle of the Kings custom competition returns

Harley-Davidson's Battle of the Kings custom competition is returning for a fourth consecutive year, and this time around the theme will be the 115th anniversary of the iconic American brand. The...

Honda’s Neo Sports Café is nearly here

Honda’s Neo Sports Café is nearly here

Alongside the much-anticipated release of their new Gold Wing today, Honda have also whetted our appetite for new machinery with the unveileing of their Neo Sports Café Concept at the Tokyo Motor...

News podcast episode 17: New bikes from the Tokyo Show

News podcast episode 17: New bikes from the Tokyo Show

Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast is an online offering from MCN, discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

KTM sign deal with CFMoto

KTM sign deal with CFMoto

KTM have signed a deal with Chinese manufacturer CFMoto to set up a joint venture business. The deal was signed to improve KTM's access to the Chinese market, with an eye on manufacturing bikes using...

Yamaha FS1-E: 'They could hit 55mph'

Yamaha FS1-E: 'They could hit 55mph'

"I don’t care much for Fizzys. It goes back to 1980 when I became faintly repulsed by their clumpy rubber bicycle pedals and puny frames and pathetic small-bike looks. I loathed the way they herded...

Harley-Davidson sales and profits fall

Harley-Davidson sales and profits fall

Harley-Davidson's sales for the third quarter to the end of September 2017 fell by 6.9% worldwide compared to the same period last year. In the U.S sales were down 8.1%, slightly better than the...

Honda CR500: 'It was so far ahead of its time'

Honda CR500: 'It was so far ahead of its time'

‘Tire and it would bite you’ Dave Thorpe, three-time World 500cc MX champion “The CR500 has a reputation as being an animal, but when you are thinking straight and everything is together, it’s a...

Suzuki GT750: 'Luxurious, heavy and refined'

Suzuki GT750: 'Luxurious, heavy and refined'

'It sounded so innocent at low rpm' Richard Lindoe, 1970s two-stroke expert “The Kettle was released at a time when the other Japanese manufactures were making big capacity two-strokes and it was...

Cagiva Mito: 'As desirable as any superbike'

Cagiva Mito: 'As desirable as any superbike'

‘The ultimate L-plate racer’ Matt Wildee, MCN Senior Editor “With 23 years of continuous production (well, as continuous as Cagiva get), the Mito is the planet’s longest-running stroker and for the...

Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

We're less than a month away from most of the 2018 models being unveiled at this year's Milan Show, which means we're smack bang in the middle of teaser season, and the latest manufacturer to give us...

Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

Another day, another teaser. Just show us the bikes already! The latest video to grace our screens comes courtesy of Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco, who will be unveiling two new scooters at the...

Honda NSR500: 'The NSR was light, agile and edgy'

Honda NSR500: 'The NSR was light, agile and edgy'

‘It went from 50bhp to 150bhp in just 100rpm!’ Wayne Gardner, 1987 500GP champion. "There was nothing like riding a racing two-stroke. I only ever rode Honda 500s in my GP career and they were so...

Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

About 5 miles from Brands Hatch racing circuit, on the A20 London Road in Kent, is an innocuous looking prefab building set back from the highway on a pot-holed, dirt parking lot. For most of the week...