October

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

A retro-styled 1200cc Triumph may sound like more of a coffee shop cruiser than an off-road racer, but if you are in any doubt that the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE has serious capabilities on the loose...

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

The new Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB is designed to deliver the best bits of mountain biking without needing a finely tuned set of legs and lungs to get back to the top of the hill. Ducati partnered up with...

MCN races a replica of Mike Hailwood's 1978 NCR Ducati

MCN races a replica of Mike Hailwood's 1978 NCR Ducati

If the Truman Show had its own racetrack, it would look just like the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. This swooping 17-turn, 2.38-mile ribbon of ‘asphalt’ is lovingly draped across...

All the hottest 2019 bikes from Eicma Motorcycle Show

All the hottest 2019 bikes from Eicma Motorcycle Show

The EICMA Motorcycle Show is one of the biggest motorbike expos in the world with more than 1200 brands presenting their latest technology, concepts and new models. Alongside the exhibition space...

BMW's riderless bike tech could save lives

BMW's riderless bike tech could save lives

We’re trackside watching a BMW GS do its stuff. So far, so normal. But there’s one crucial difference: the bike is riding itself. It’s no party piece. BMW’s self-riding bike has been developed to...

MV's F4 goes out in style

MV's F4 goes out in style

Earlier this year, we reported that at the launch of the new Brutale 800RR, MV Agusta CEO, Giovanni Castiglioni, announced that there will be a trio of new litre bikes in the near future, as well as a...

Event: Triumph hosts Scrambler 1200 launch party in London

Event: Triumph hosts Scrambler 1200 launch party in London

Triumph hosted over 2000 people at the Scrambler 1200 launch party. The exclusive event took place at the ExCel London  on October 24. Entertainment for the evening included live music...

40 year special: Mike Hailwood - the man and the bike

40 year special: Mike Hailwood - the man and the bike

Eleven years after quitting bike racing to compete in F1, Mike Hailwood returned to the TT to make racing history, winning the Formula One race on a Sports Motor Cycles Ducati. The man who made it...

Biking family begin installing defibrillators in memory of son tragically killed in riding accident

Biking family begin installing defibrillators in memory of son tragically killed in riding accident

The family of a motorcyclist killed during a traffic accident have begun installing life-saving defibrillators at popular biking haunts, in an attempt to help save the lives of riders caught-up in any...

The day MCN rode an Evel Knievel Harley-Davidson XR750 replica

The day MCN rode an Evel Knievel Harley-Davidson XR750 replica

Motorbike daredevil Evel Knievel would have turned 80 on Wednesday, October 17. He inspired generations of stunt riders and was a hero to many with his intoxicating blend of bravery and...

Epic trails and enlightenment on the Trans Euro Trail

Epic trails and enlightenment on the Trans Euro Trail

The sun is sinking low in the sky, casting golden light on the mountains around us. Beneath me the rear tyre of my fully loaded Honda Africa Twin is spinning wildly on the steep gravel trail, but in a...

Triumph Glasgow create 135bhp supercharged Triumph Bobber Black

Triumph Glasgow create 135bhp supercharged Triumph Bobber Black

Fancy a Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black with the rear wheel power of a Speed Triple and more torque than a Ducati Diavel? Well Triumph Glasgow have created the bike of your dreams and it could be...

Edinburgh sees 60% drop in bike theft

Edinburgh sees 60% drop in bike theft

A massive reduction in motorcycle crime in Edinburgh and surrounding areas is the result of an uprated police operation, according to Police Scotland. Between April and September 2018 there was a 60%...

Revisited: 15 years of the Kawasaki Z750 middleweight

Revisited: 15 years of the Kawasaki Z750 middleweight

The Kawasaki Z750 is an ideal naked middleweight for those looking for something capable of tackling the daily commute and scratching the weekend B-road blast. We decided to take a look back at the...

Gallery: Intermot 2018

Gallery: Intermot 2018

The 2018 Intermot motorcycle fair in Cologne came to a close today after a week of new bike releases and product launches across five large exhibition halls.  MCN attended the show at the...

Movie mistakes: when the films get motorbikes wrong

Movie mistakes: when the films get motorbikes wrong

For some reason, when filmmakers decide to include a motorbike in their story they rarely bother to find out what it’s meant to sound like. Either that or they just don’t care. But when you love bikes...

Wheels Motorcycles launch clearance sale

Wheels Motorcycles launch clearance sale

Peterborough-based multi-franchise bike dealership Wheels Motorcycles are launching a huge clearance sale on clothing tomorrow, with 20% off everything and up to 50% off all items found within their...

Revisited: KTM 690 SMC R

Revisited: KTM 690 SMC R

MCN’s Senior Road Tester, Adam Child first rode the KTM 690 SMC R back in 2008. Here’s what he thought then: "The Supermoto version of the 690 is effectively derived from the Enduro version, so...

Intermot: New paintjobs for Energica, Aprilia, Yamaha and more

Intermot: New paintjobs for Energica, Aprilia, Yamaha and more

Not every motorbike unveiled at Intermot is dripping in new bling and tech, several models are just getting a new lick of paint in 2019. Aprilia RSV4 RR The 2019 Aprilia RSV4 RR now ‘Rivazza’ grey...

Police fight motorbike crime with DNA spray

Police fight motorbike crime with DNA spray

Police in Sunderland and South Tyneside are to carry canisters containing an invisible UV spray as part of a crackdown on illegally-ridden off-road bikes and scooter-based crime – and if it proves...

Getting social: 10 events to attend in October

Getting social: 10 events to attend in October

Just because the mornings are a bit colder and the annual pumpkin spice takeover is getting underway doesn't mean you can’t wrap up and get out for a ride to an event this October. There’s plenty...