April

The 5 best V4s you can actually own

The 5 best V4s you can actually own

Forget the triple, the V4 is the best combination of a twin and a four. With photos emerging of the new Ducati V4, everyone is getting excited about V4 bikes again. V4s have scored countless race wins...

Top 5 bikes for women

Top 5 bikes for women

You've probably heard the term 'girls bike' at some point, especially if you've ever owned a Suzuki SV650 or Ducati Monster 695. But sexism aside, a lot of us lady riders have...

World Exclusive: First ride of the RSV4 on the road

World Exclusive: First ride of the RSV4 on the road

MCN’s world first road ride on Aprilia's new RSV4 has proved what an exceptional bike it is. But it has also highlighted problems that did not show up on the racetrack launch. New V4 Aprilia ridden...

125s test: new Cagiva Mito 525 v Aprilia RS125R v Yamaha YZF-R125 v Honda CBR125R

125s test: new Cagiva Mito 525 v Aprilia RS125R v Yamaha YZF-R125 v Honda CBR125R

MCN road testers give their verdict on the latest 125 racer-replicas Honda CBR125R For many years Honda's CBR125R was the perfect way to through your bike test. It was cheap, uber reliable, modern and...

Top 10 massive cruisers

Top 10 massive cruisers

Kawasaki has just launched their new VN1700 range. In the hope of outdoing Harley-Davidson, the 3 new bikes pack 100cc more and cost £3000 less than similar offerings from the US firm. But don't...

Top 5 drag strip heroes

Top 5 drag strip heroes

In this week's issue of MCN the BMW K1300S challenges the Suzuki Hayabusa for the speed title. But they're not the only bikes capable of blistering straight-line pace... here's 5 bikes that beg to be...

The best of British metal

The best of British metal

Since it's St. George's Day we've decided to get all patriotic and take a look at some of the best modern British motorcycles on the market. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for...

Kawasaki VN1700 Classic & Classic Tourer first rides

Kawasaki VN1700 Classic & Classic Tourer first rides

MCN’s Guy Procter reports from the VN1700 launch in the South of France. Kawasaki claims fans of it cruisers prize the firm’s heavy-industry heritage and the weight of these bikes certainly evokes...

Kawasaki VN900 Light Tourer - first ride

Kawasaki VN900 Light Tourer - first ride

Kawasaki pulled a surprise at the launch of the VN1700 range by announcing a fourth bike – the VN900 Light Tourer. And as luck would have it, they’d brought a couple along to test. A popular...

Kawasaki Ninja 250R v Honda VTR250

Kawasaki Ninja 250R v Honda VTR250

Honda’s revised ‘mini-Monster’ VTR250 will be in Europe this autumn, giving another shot in the arm to the rejuvenated 250 class. But it’s already in Japan – where the VTR has existed in all its...

Harley-Davidson Judgement days: Take a test ride and win a bike

Harley-Davidson Judgement days: Take a test ride and win a bike

Harley-Davidson is asking riders to challenge their preconceptions and try out their machines with a four-week test ride campaign in all UK dealerships. This week is focused around their...

Half-faired but twice as practical?

Half-faired but twice as practical?

Are half-faired bikes the perfect compromise? They're cheaper to insure and more comfortable than sportsbikes, plus offer better wind-protection and distance potential than naked bikes. Here's 5...

Top 5 engines as voted for by you

Top 5 engines as voted for by you

Here's a top 5 countdown of the bikes ratest highest for their engines by user reviewers in the MCN bike reviews section. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 The top 5...

Your opinions wanted on MCN bike reviews & bikes for sale

Your opinions wanted on MCN bike reviews & bikes for sale

At MCN we'd like to hear your suggestions on how to improve the bike reviews and bikes for sale sections of our website. If you've ever used these areas of our site, we'd like to know...

The evolution of the Yamaha R1

The evolution of the Yamaha R1

The iconic and much-loved Yamaha R1 has been thrilling UK riders since the original (and best?) was launched way back in 1998. We take a look back at how the R1 has evolved since then. Thinking of...

5 great parallel twin motorcycles

5 great parallel twin motorcycles

Is the parallel twin engine dead? A thing of the past or only good for powering boring commuters? The designers of these current models certainly don't think so. Thinking of trading...

Yamaha MT-0X 660

Yamaha MT-0X 660

Imagine a bike more fun than the XT, plus more attractive than MT-03!

Video: KTM Adventure v BMW GS on the beach

Video: KTM Adventure v BMW GS on the beach

The KTM 990 Adventure takes on the BMW GS Adventure in this week's MCN. Does the KTM have what it takes to beat the BMW GS's blend of long-distance comfort and off-road fun? Find out in the April 8...

ZX12R creates future biker

ZX12R creates future biker

I visited some friends last Saturday and went there on my ZX12R. They let me take it through the house to the back garden for security as I was staying over for a party that night. My friend's...

Video: Aprilia RSV4 first ride

Video: Aprilia RSV4 first ride

The Aprilia RSV4 is so much fun that despite a soaking wet track and pouring rain, MCN's Michael Neeves didn't want to give the keys back. Visit the Aprilia RSV4 information centre Neeves says that...

Report on riding a KTM 990 SMT

Spring fever is upon me so, being a fickle individual, I am considering changing my bike for something new. Perhaps not brand new, but certainly different to my existing BMW R1150R (Rockster – yes I know it’s a stupid name for a bike!). Having had in-line 4 rice rockets, I wanted a naked twin with a bit of pillion comfort and the Beemer fitted the bill. Continuing with this trend I recently took...