2018

£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...

Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 review: 'the Sportster we've been waiting for'

Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 review: 'the Sportster we've been waiting for'

In a continued effort to fulfil their promise to release 100 new models over the next 10 years, Harley-Davidson have unveiled two new Sportsters powered by the 1200cc Evolution engine: The Iron 1200...

Bradley Smith’s leathers up for grabs…

Bradley Smith’s leathers up for grabs…

Oxford Products has put a set of Bradley Smith’s 2016 Yamaha Tech 3 Ixon leathers up for sale on eBay to raise money for the SpecialEffect charity. And with bidding currently standing at £1020 with...

A new MV Turismo Veloce 800 is on the way

A new MV Turismo Veloce 800 is on the way

MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni has revealed the firm will unveil a new version of the Turismo Veloce 800 shortly. He gave away precious little details other than that it will have an ‘innovative...

Norton V4 on the dyno and with customers this summer

Norton V4 on the dyno and with customers this summer

The first Norton V4 SS superbikes should be in the hands of customers this summer, Norton boss Stuart Garner has revealed. Norton had hoped to have the 200bhp bike ready a year sooner, but instead...

Erik Buell is back…again

Erik Buell is back…again

American innovator Erik Buell, the man behind the Buell range of motorcycles, is back designing bikes, this time as part of a trio behind the electric brand Vanguard Spark. After joining with...

Stunning MV sells for £100k

Stunning MV sells for £100k

The Bonham’s Spring Stafford sale saw over 400 bikes go under the hammer last weekend with many early estimates being blown away as the bidding got aggressive.  There was a wide variety of bikes...

Poll: Is it ok to boo a race winner on the podium?

Poll: Is it ok to boo a race winner on the podium?

Following Marc Marquez’s win in Austin, the American crowd made their disapproval more than apparent when he took to the top step with boos ringing out. This is the same phenomenon that Casey Stoner...

The maddest Yamaha ever? And with a £68k price tag...

The maddest Yamaha ever? And with a £68k price tag...

Yamaha have a long history of custom motorcycles through their Yard Built project, which spawned the XSR production bike series. Now they’ve teamed up with Southend-on-Sea builders Auto Fabrica to...

BMW prints a bike!

BMW prints a bike!

Just one week after BMW displayed a carbon swingarm, it has revealed a 3D-printed aluminium chassis and swingarm for the S1000RR. BMW says the chassis is a result of digitalised manufacturing, which...

Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

Italian clothing manufacturer Alpinestars chose this weekend’s American MotoGP round at Austin to unveiled its 55th anniversary gift to itself – a one-off custom motorcycle. Built by Michael Woolaway,...

The UK’s top ten most dangerous roads revealed

The UK’s top ten most dangerous roads revealed

The sun is out, the roads are dry and the biking season is now well underway. However if you are about to pop out for a blast, it may be worth checking to see if your favourite route is on the list...

Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

We’re on a quest to crown the finest roadside biker café in Blighty and over the next 25 weeks, we’ll be on a bacon butty-fuelled quest to sample a different café every week – all in the name of...

Fans help out Dan Hegarty’s family after insurance failed to pay out following his death

Fans help out Dan Hegarty’s family after insurance failed to pay out following his death

The family of a Dan Hegarty, who was tragically killed at last year’s Macau Grand Prix, have set up a crowd-funding page in his name after his life insurance firm refused to pay out on his policy, and...

Ducati’s affirms their continuing focus on rider safety

Ducati’s affirms their continuing focus on rider safety

Ducati has announced a series of measures that they will be implementing on their model range with the aim of using advanced electronics to improve rider safely. Under the banner ‘2025 Safety Road...

New helmet gets suspension system

New helmet gets suspension system

American helmet brand 6D have unveiled a new helmet design, that boasts a unique suspension system between the shell and lining which – if it proves to be as clever as it looks – could revolutionise...

Blade and MCN celebrate Schwantz with special GSX-R

Blade and MCN celebrate Schwantz with special GSX-R

This year marks 25 years since the Legend that is Kevin Schwantz won the world 500cc World Championship for Suzuki. It’s also the 30th anniversary of what we think is one of the best-looking bikes of...

Bikers join forces to fight thieves

Bikers join forces to fight thieves

A new London-based group has been set up by members of the public with the aim of reducing the number of bikes stolen and recovering a greater proportion of those that are taken. TOP STORIES MCN...

Poll: Would you buy a Norton V4?

Poll: Would you buy a Norton V4?

In today’s all-new MCN we have exclusively ridden the Norton V4 road bike prototype, marking a major step towards this new machine reaching those riders who have already put down a deposit. But have...

MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

In this week’s all-new MCN we have gained exclusive access to Norton’s V4 RR prototype – and we have ridden it on the road! This is no Aprilia-engined TT bike, this is the real deal – a British-built...

BMW report says ‘no more retros’

BMW report says ‘no more retros’

There will be no further models in the BMW R nineT range according to an annual report. In it, BMW say the “R nineT family is now complete” and they highlight the launch of the Urban G/S, Pure and...

BikeSafe relaunched

BikeSafe relaunched

As riders return to the roads after the winter break the BikeSafe campaign has been relaunched in Wales with a view to reducing the number of crashes. TOP STORIES The $1-million bike… Get £1 off this...

The $1-million bike…

The $1-million bike…

Yes, this bike has a retail price of a staggering $1-million, which if you convert it to pounds at the current exchange rate is an equally distressing £698,270. What makes it so special? It’s the...

Record year for blood bikes

Record year for blood bikes

It had just been revealed that 2017 was a stellar year for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes as member groups completed a record 73,617 runs. This was a 30% increase on 2016 and almost three...

Get out on track with Chris Walker

Get out on track with Chris Walker

Due to demand, MSV Trackdays have added more dates to their hugely popular Chris Walker trackdays. So, if you fancy picking up some hints and tips from Stalker, you had better book quickly as these...

Kent Fire and Rescue Services Ride Skills courses at Brands Hatch

Kent Fire and Rescue Services Ride Skills courses at Brands Hatch

Kent Fire and Rescue Services have just released the dates for their remaining five Ride Skills courses, which take place at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent. The courses are aimed at riders of all...

Ivan Mauger dies, aged 79

Ivan Mauger dies, aged 79

Ivan Mauger, the Speedway star from New Zealand who won six World Championships in the 1960s and 70s has died aged 79. Born in Christchurch, Mauger made his way to England when he was 17, first riding...

MCN first ride of Yamaha’s updated Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT incoming

MCN first ride of Yamaha’s updated Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT incoming

MCN will be riding Yamaha’s new Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT models tomorrow in Spain. And, rather predictably for this year, it’s probably going to be raining… Both Tracer models feature an updated...

Spy pics show Husky Svartpilen 701 flat tracker is imminent

Spy pics show Husky Svartpilen 701 flat tracker is imminent

Husqvarna’s expanding range looks set to include another motorcycle in the very near future as MCN’s spy photographers have caught images of the new Svartpilen 701 during final shakedown (and very...

MV release the Brutale 800 RR America

MV release the Brutale 800 RR America

Hot on the heels of the updated 2018 Brutale 800 RR, which now boasts a 140bhp Euro4-compliant triple, MV Agusta have released a special edition – the America. Sharing the same basic platform as the...

BMW builds a mass-production ready carbon fibre motorcycle swingarm

BMW builds a mass-production ready carbon fibre motorcycle swingarm

BMW Motorrad has just unveiled a carbon fibre swingarm that was developed with the specific aim of making it possible to cost-effectively mass-produce the component – opening the door for a high-end...

Do you need to visit Dr Know?

Do you need to visit Dr Know?

Calling all Honda VFR800F and Kawasaki ER-6F or ER-6N owners. Is your bike a little bit worse for wear and needs some loving attention? If so, we need your help for our new feature, Dr Know, that will...

Essex Police defend stinger use on bikers

Essex Police defend stinger use on bikers

Essex Police have defended their use of a stinger during a motorcycle rally in Southend, after a video emerged online and the officers received a mass of abuse. Warning, this video contains strong...

Poll: Has Marc Marquez over-stepped the mark?

Poll: Has Marc Marquez over-stepped the mark?

Having shown scant regard for MotoGP’s rules by ignoring the instructions of race officials and bump-starting his bike on the grid, Marc Marquez then rode with extreme aggression during the race,...