August

Motorbikes and the law: Wheelies and getting your knee down

Motorbikes and the law: Wheelies and getting your knee down

Have you ever wondered if it is illegal to pop a wheelie on a public road? Or how about getting your knee down on a twisty B road? MCN has looked into it so you don't have to and consulted legal...

Watch: Behind the scenes of Venom with Ducati

Watch: Behind the scenes of Venom with Ducati

Venom starring Tom Hardy hit cinemas October 3, 2018 and includes a supporting role from a Ducati Scrambler 1100.  Ducati have released a video on YouTube with some behind the scenes action of...

Video: History-making TT Nortons stir the soul

Video: History-making TT Nortons stir the soul

The Manx is Norton’s most successful TT race bike ever, while the SG7 is the reborn firm’s fastest. Seventy years ago, the late Geoff Duke made his debut at the Manx GP and went on to give Norton...

9 great motorbike events to attend this month

9 great motorbike events to attend this month

There's been a few wet patches and brisk mornings, but the bike season is still going strong and there are lots of great events to attend in September. Get your tickets for September's Devitt MCN...

Gallery: insurance firm Devitt goes in search of Britain’s top biking pet

Gallery: insurance firm Devitt goes in search of Britain’s top biking pet

Insurance firm and main sponsors of the upcoming MCN Ally Pally Show & Supersprint, Devitt, have hosted an online competition to find Britain’s best biking pet. Riders were encouraged to upload...

Video: Random acts of (biking) kindness

Video: Random acts of (biking) kindness

Watching Alex Rins selflessly attempt to flag down his fellow riders during FP4 at Silverstone got us thinking about previous positive motorbike videos we've seen to give you that #FridayFeeling. One...

Curtiss Motorcycles announce V8 battery bike

Curtiss Motorcycles announce V8 battery bike

American-based bike manufacturer Curtiss Motorcycles have announced their second model will be the Hera. Named after the wife of Zeus (Curtiss’ other model and also a Greek God), the bike will be...

Adventure riding: Exploring the Pamir Mountains

Adventure riding: Exploring the Pamir Mountains

I grab the front brake to avoid another rim-wrecking crater, but it’s too late. The front wheel drops in and I wait for the inevitable protest from my overloaded and overworked XT660. There’s a loud...

Gallery: Ducati SuperSport v MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

Gallery: Ducati SuperSport v MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

In this week’s MCN, we took two bikes which adopt different approaches to sports touring around the MCN250 test route. The traditional, relaxed, fully-faired sportsbike option comes in the form of a...

New guidance could mean £100 fine for being 1mph over the speed limit

New guidance could mean £100 fine for being 1mph over the speed limit

Motorcyclists could be fined £100 and given three penalty points for going 1mph over the limit if national roads policing top dog Chief Constable Anthony Bangham gets his way. According to reports,...

Ducati give blessing for 1978 Hailwood replicas

Ducati give blessing for 1978 Hailwood replicas

Few bikes are as famous as Mike Hailwood's 1978 TT-winning Ducati NCR 900F1 and now, 40 years on, 12 replicas, to be made as close as possible to the historic racer, are finally to be built, each with...

Zombie-themed motorcycle event cancelled

Zombie-themed motorcycle event cancelled

The Zom-B-Mad event scheduled for October 2018 has been cancelled, according to a post on the organiser's Facebook page. Bikers Make a Difference (BMAD) said that they were 'gobsmacked' to have had to...

All-new female biking trip hits the South

All-new female biking trip hits the South

Calling all female riders in the south! The first ever Motorbike Women - South Rally is going to take place across the weekend of September 14-16, 2018. The event is for female riders who join the...

Suzuki announce Buildbase GSX-R1000R race replica

Suzuki announce Buildbase GSX-R1000R race replica

Suzuki have announced that they will be producing 50 limited edition Buildbase replica versions of their Suzuki GSX-R1000R. With a paintjob mimicking the race bikes ridden by Bradley Ray, Richard...

Cheltenham Festival of Bikes roars into action next month

Cheltenham Festival of Bikes roars into action next month

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival of Bikes is set to take place early next month, featuring a variety of bespoke and custom motorcycles, famous names and trade exhibitors. Located at Cheltenham Town Hall...

Win a Triumph Bonneville Bobber and help raise money for Teen Challenge UK

Win a Triumph Bonneville Bobber and help raise money for Teen Challenge UK

Teen Challenge UK have teamed-up with motorcycle dealer Shirlaws of Aberdeen to giveaway a Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The new bike can be won, to help raise money for Teen Challenge North East...

Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

Ever wanted to meet MotoGP rider Jack Miller or British Superbike talent Bradley Ray? Well, now can, at a meet and greet with the riders at London's Dainese store, 56 Commercial Street, next Wednesday...

HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

Helmet manufacturer HJC have created a replica design of Italian Suzuki MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone.  Based on the firm's top-of-the-range RPHA 11 race helmet, the £399.99 R11G features The...

Mutt Motorcycles customise this Harley Iron 883

Mutt Motorcycles customise this Harley Iron 883

Mutt Motorcycles are best known for their range of trendy Chinese-made custom bikes, but now they have branched into big bikes with this, their take on Harley-Davidson's Iron 883. As well as importing...

Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

Famous biker meeting spot, the Cat & Fiddle pub, could be set for a makeover and revival if bold new plans get the go-ahead. Situated on the A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield, it closed in...

Getting social: 16 events to attend in August

Getting social: 16 events to attend in August

It already feels like we've had a whole bike season in 2018, but there's still plenty going on to get out and see in August. Here's a list of events to get yourself to this month and do just...

New Honda Fireblade gets more power

New Honda Fireblade gets more power

Sources in Japan have told MCN that Honda are due to unveil a heavily revised CBR1000RR Fireblade at the EICMA motorcycle show in November. After coming under strong criticism from their factory...

Video: Akrapovic's bike testing robot in action

Video: Akrapovic's bike testing robot in action

It might look like a terrifying vision of the future, but Akrapovic’s robot dyno allows the Slovenian exhaust specialists to test their products in a highly scientific manner. Using human testers...

Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

What we said then "Triumph labelled the Daytona 675R as a track day weapon/fast road riding tool, and MCN can’t argue with that. The stiff Öhlins suspension and lithesome, agile nature of the 675R...

Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

Ducati are developing a cheaper, lower-performance version of their V4 engine for use in new models, according to CEO Claudio Domenicali. The Bologna firm made the decision to dump V-twins for their...

Dashcam website sends road users' footage straight to the police

Dashcam website sends road users' footage straight to the police

A British dashcam firm have launched a website with the power to turn a nation of motorists into volunteer traffic officers out to get bikers. The Orwellian nightmare is the brainchild of Nextbase,...

Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mike Hailwood’s incredible win in the Formula 1 TT at the Isle of Man after 11 years away from racing. Spectators at this year’s Classic TT at the Isle of Man...

Village pub organises charity night in aid of Ivan Lintin

Village pub organises charity night in aid of Ivan Lintin

A Lincolnshire village pub has arranged a charity night in aid of injured road racer Ivan Lintin. The Nags Head, in Bardney, has been supporting Ivan in his racing efforts for the last decade, after...

Video: Watch the trailer for Studio Kippenberger's Isle of Man TT film

Video: Watch the trailer for Studio Kippenberger's Isle of Man TT film

Isle of Man TT is a new short film you can watch on YouTube. It won gold at the London Motor Film Festival for best event coverage and offers some great behind the scenes access to the people behind...

Furygan release two new jackets

Furygan release two new jackets

Two new Furygan jackets have been released and are now in stock at dealers. The Bullring leather jacket is the latest addition to the French brand’s Spring/Summer range, while the Blast gets...

Joey Dunlop leathers fail to sell

Joey Dunlop leathers fail to sell

A set of kit claiming to be Joey Dunlop’s has failed to get any bids, after they were put on eBay last week with a starting price of £20,500. In the item description, the seller claims they were worn...

Brembo recalls brake pads over safety concerns

Brembo recalls brake pads over safety concerns

Brembo have issued a recall on a series of brake pads that were sold as part of aftermarket rear caliper kits. The Italian manufacturer were informed by their brake pad supplier, Federal Mogul Italia...

The bucket list: Ride with a Grand Prix legend

The bucket list: Ride with a Grand Prix legend

Having completed the Premier Experience course at the Ron Haslam Race School on a sun-soaked summer’s morning, I reckon I have a fair idea of how to hustle a bike around Donington Park. Running...

Special investigation: MCN joins North Wales Police for a day on their patch

Special investigation: MCN joins North Wales Police for a day on their patch

My message is simple ‘please come to Wales, we have some fantastic roads to ride. Just don’t die here.’ As the Roads Policing Inspector for North Wales, an invitation from Inspector Dave Cust to come...

Mission Impossible chase scene made possible by ex- British Supersport Racer

Mission Impossible chase scene made possible by ex- British Supersport Racer

Currently sitting at top of the box-office charts, Mission: Impossible Fallout is set to be the cinema hit of the summer. But one of the key scenes in one of the most action-packed Hollywood movies of...

Swiss Students build two-wheel drive electric bike

Swiss Students build two-wheel drive electric bike

Students in Switzerland have pioneered a new two-wheel drive electric bike, which they also say gives an impressive 250-mile range. Dubbed the Ethec, the bike was put together by a group of 16...