2018

Off-Road riders: Want to learn some new skills?

Off-Road riders: Want to learn some new skills?

If you're into off-road riding and want to learn some new skills then why not volunteer to take part in our MCN Riding Clinic – Off-Road Riding Special. Our feature will make you the star of MCN for a...

Track day fans: Do you want to learn some new skills?

Track day fans: Do you want to learn some new skills?

Are you a track day veteran who needs to brush up on their skills? Or perhaps you're a track day novice who wants to learn something new? Fancy getting your knee-down or learning how to tackle...

Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

MCN caught up with Joe Logan; member, trustee, trainer, rider and coordinator for Blood Bike group the Severn Freewheelers about life as a volunteer emergency rider and the work the charity does. If...

Share your travels with Kappa's new tracker app

Share your travels with Kappa's new tracker app

Motorcycle accessories firm Kappa has launched a new free app Kappa Riders, available for iOS and Android. With the use of a smartphone, your entire route can be tracked, along with speed and...

American Chopper father-son duo return for new series

American Chopper father-son duo return for new series

After a 10-year break, Paul Teutul Jr and Paul Teutul Sr have reunited for brand new episodes of hit reality TV show American Chopper. The show, which follows the father-son duo as they build custom...

Getting social: 11 events to attend this month

Getting social: 11 events to attend this month

Bike season 2018 is in full swing and if there's one thing we enjoy as much as riding motorbikes, it's talking about them. Here's a list of events to get yourself to this month and do just...

Michael McIntyre 'fine' after being attacked by moped thugs

Michael McIntyre 'fine' after being attacked by moped thugs

Michael McIntyre was robbed by moped thugs in London yesterday.  The comedian was reportedly sitting in his stationary Range Rover, outside the school of his children, when two males smashed his...

BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

The German special parts and accessories firm, Hornig, has released details of a 2006 R1200R scrambler project and it looks great. Related: full 2015 BMW R1200R review on MCN The donor bike...

Bike Shed London 2018 in pictures

Bike Shed London 2018 in pictures

Tobacco Dock once again played host to the Bike Shed London event between Friday, 25 and Sunday, 27 May. With a well-established reputation as Europe’s biggest independent annual show, there was a lot...

£500,000 worth of luxury motorbikes crushed in the Philippines

£500,000 worth of luxury motorbikes crushed in the Philippines

Over 100 contraband motorcycles have been seized and crushed by Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte. Worth more than £480,000 combined, a Harley-Davidson, a BMW and two Triumphs were included in the...

Furygan unveils new textile jackets

Furygan unveils new textile jackets

French company Furygan (who provides MotoGP rider Johann Zarco’s clobber) has announced the introduction of two new textile jackets for S/S 2018. Both jackets feature CE-approved protection from D30...

DIY public motorbike garage open for business

DIY public motorbike garage open for business

Have you ever wished you could work on your own bike, but lack the tools or the space to do it? A new garage in Bury could be the place for you. ‘That Bike Place’ is a DIY motorbike garage where...

BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

The German special parts and accessories firm, Hornig, has released details of a 2006 R1200R scrambler project and it looks great. The donor bike underwent a 45 hour, €6,500 overhaul, utilising parts...

Honda announces 2018 update for Forza 125

Honda announces 2018 update for Forza 125

Honda will release an updated version of their NSS Forza 125 for 2018, including tweaked styling, electrically adjustable screen, LED indicators, new instrumentation, two all-new colour options and...

Second Ducati Scrambler restaurant opens in Bologna

Second Ducati Scrambler restaurant opens in Bologna

A second Ducati Scrambler Food Factory has opened in the heart of Bologna, with an inaugural event attended by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, and Andrea Dovizioso, factory Moto GP rider. The ‘Land...

Bikes lead the charge at Motofest Coventry 2018

Bikes lead the charge at Motofest Coventry 2018

Motorbikes will take centre stage at Motofest Coventry this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3) in a line-up celebrating the city’s motorsport heritage. Beginning with a ride-out from Coombe Abbey...

Poll: Is a possible move back to Yamaha good news for Jorge Lorenzo?

Poll: Is a possible move back to Yamaha good news for Jorge Lorenzo?

Is a possible move back to Yamaha good news for Jorge Lorenzo?

MV Agusta launches Lewis Hamilton edition Brutale 800RR

MV Agusta launches Lewis Hamilton edition Brutale 800RR

The third in a line of collaborations between Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MV Agusta will come in the form of the Brutale 800RR LH44. ️ pic.twitter.com/Wi0Rkc9N3T — Lewis Hamilton...

Harley Davidson Birmingham to host BBQ and ride out

Harley Davidson Birmingham to host BBQ and ride out

Stratstone Harley Davidson in Birmingham will host a day of demo rides in June 2018 to mark the start of the summer. Guests will be able to try out the model range on ride-outs with Harley Davidson...

World's most expensive motorbike: A £1.4m Harley Davidson

World's most expensive motorbike: A £1.4m Harley Davidson

There’s a new Harley Davidson on the scene, and it makes the Brough Superior’s £60,000 price tag look like pocket change. The £1.4 million Blue Edition is a collaboration between Swiss watchmaker Carl...

New Honda CRF450L and CRF250RX announced

New Honda CRF450L and CRF250RX announced

Honda has updated its CRF line-up for 2019 including two new machines. A road-going version of its flagship CRF450 will be available, alongside a cross-country version of the CRF250, the RX. The...

Suzuki GB launches all-new 2018 merchandise

Suzuki GB launches all-new 2018 merchandise

Suzuki has continued its commitment to provide fashion conscious merch, rather than traditional bike designs, with the launch of a new range of goodies. Although the BSB, Classic and MotoGP team...

Gassed-up for a Royal assistance

Gassed-up for a Royal assistance

While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in Windsor this weekend, emergency services, including bikers, worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure everything ran smoothly. Among those...

Police to be empowered to chase criminals with confidence

Police to be empowered to chase criminals with confidence

The Home Office has launched a consultation aimed at giving police more confidence to chase down criminals, including riders without helmets. Officers were advised last month that they should chase...

Video: Would you buy this augmented reality helmet by Sena?

Video: Would you buy this augmented reality helmet by Sena?

Sena have announced a new partnership with Digilens, which could mean a large improvement in head-up display (HUD) technology for bikers. The Silicon Valley-based company, who specialise in making...

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition unveiled

Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus edition unveiled

At IWM Duxford, under the watchful eye of a Douglas Dakota, Royal Enfield unveiled the Classic 500 Pegasus - a limited edition version of the Classic 500 styled on the WWII-era RE/WD 125cc Flying...

Will jet propulsion save an accident in the future?

Will jet propulsion save an accident in the future?

In a story that looks like an April Fools but is actually 100% genuine, Bosch have shown a new safety system that they are researching that could help prevent accidents. And it uses jet...

The Carole Nash MCN Festival 2018

The Carole Nash MCN Festival 2018

This year's Carole Nash #MCNFestival is proving a noise-fuelled, sun-filled weekend, where you can speak to the MCN team, test ride some bikes, buy some gear, listen to live music and camp with the...

The Carole Nash #MCNFestival is all about the test rides!

The Carole Nash #MCNFestival is all about the test rides!

One of the main attractions at the Carole Nash MCN Festival is all the test bikes. Manufacturers have been attending the last three years to give punters a taster of their latest machines. What would...

Get the Ducati Experience at the Carole Nash #MCNFestival

Get the Ducati Experience at the Carole Nash #MCNFestival

As if you needed any excuse to bring your driving licence and riding kit with you to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling (assuming you haven’t ridden there anyway!), without it you could miss...

Feel the noise this weekend! #MCNFestival

Feel the noise this weekend! #MCNFestival

Over 25 classic and historic race bikes will spark into life at this year’s Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling including machines from the TT, BSB, WSS and Grand Prix paddocks. Highlights...

Gallery: Endurance Legends weekend

Gallery: Endurance Legends weekend

We were privileged to be part of Team Classic Suzuki at the weekend riding in the Endurance Legends four-hour race at Donington Park.  Riding their beautiful Katana we partnered former 500cc GP...

KTM 300EXC TPI: It just keeps on giving

KTM 300EXC TPI: It just keeps on giving

Taking the KTM 300EXC TPI off-road in Hertfordshire is a far cry from the world launch I was lucky to attend at Erzberg in Austria last year. At the launch it was all about flat out, monster third...

£300 bikes prepare for charity epic

£300 bikes prepare for charity epic

A group of riders are looking to raise over £100,000 for Cancer Research in June by riding from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in 24 hours on bikes worth less than £300.  TOP STORIES Bikers work...

Video: KTM 790 Duke top speed run

Video: KTM 790 Duke top speed run

MCN has been testing the KTM 790 Duke against the Triumph Street Triple R on our new gruelling 250-mile UK test route. And that’s not all, we have also been putting it through its paces at...

Bikers work with police to recover 378 stolen bikes

Bikers work with police to recover 378 stolen bikes

Bristol has been a bike theft hotspot over the last few years, but with bikers and police working together, almost 400 machines have been recovered in the last 12 months. Avon and Somerset Police set...