Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

The Motor Cycle News YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers
The Motor Cycle News YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

We’re thrilled to announce the MCN YouTube channel has passed a quarter of a million subscribers. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for watching our videos, subscribing, and joining the conversation in the comments.

Since we launched our channel back in 2007 we’ve accrued over five million hours of watch time and more than 225m views, detailing some of the fastest and most exotic bikes ever built. We’ve taught you key riding skills, reviewed the very latest new metal from the biggest manufacturers, and haven’t resisted the urge to have rather a lot of fun along the way.

To celebrate this achievement, our very own Chief Road Tester and YouTube star Michael Neeves picks his top 10 videos of all time from the channel:

1. MCN’s guide to wheelies

"It might be an old video, but it’s still going strong. Everyone secretly wants to know, don’t they?"

2. £1500 Adventure Bike Challenge – Part 3

"One of the funniest MCN videos, featuring the legend that is Trevor Franklin."

3. Yamaha OW-01 ridden

"They say you should never meet your heroes but this didn’t disappoint."

4. Ducati 1199 Panigale first ride

"This was a superbike game-changer for Ducati. We used a huge boom stuck to my lid to get the on-boards – slightly precarious, but it worked."

5. Ducati Panigale and BMW S1000RR to Africa

"One of the best things I’ve done on a superbike - go from the UK to Africa to chase the winter sun."

6. Mercedes SLS AMG & Ducati 1198 SP from a biker’s point of view

"The longest running pub argument of them all: which is better, car or bike? I think we know the answer."

7. Honda RC213V-S launch

"Honda finally made the bike they teased us with for all those years. Turn the sound up for this one."

8. Padgetts Honda RC213V-S tested

"They’re like busses, these RCVs – this is Bruce Anstey’s fly-splattered TT bike at Cadwell, fresh from the island."

9. Ducati 1299 Superleggera world first ride

"Dream bikes don’t get more dreamy than this, especially around magical Mugello."

10. BMW HP4 Race first ride

"Still one of the lightest, most powerful and capable superbikes ever made. We rode it at its launch in Estoril."

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Gareth Evans

By Gareth Evans

Online editor, engineering enthusiast, historic motorsport fan