January

Top 10 coolest 125cc bikes

Top 10 coolest 125cc bikes

In the current economic climate, more and more people are realising that small capacity bikes make sense as affordable transport. Models like the Honda CBR125R and Yamaha YBR125 have sold in huge...

Supersport 600 shoot-out: What will be king of the track 2009?

Supersport 600 shoot-out: What will be king of the track 2009?

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday February 4th, the latest crop of middleweight supersports bikes fight it out to see which will be crowned king of the track for 2009. What do you...

The peak of 1000cc lunacy for under £5k

The peak of 1000cc lunacy for under £5k

In a recent article in Bike magazine, tuning expert Mark Brewin argues that sportsbike development peaked in 2005. So why spend close to £10,000 on a new litre bike when you can buy one...

Launch report: Suzuki Gladius

Launch report: Suzuki Gladius

The new-for-2009 Suzuki Gladius replaces the much loved Suzuki SV650 in 2009 and its fresh new looks aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But is it any good? The Suzuki Gladius is entirely new from the...

Video: Suzuki Gladius launch teaser

Video: Suzuki Gladius launch teaser

MCN Road Tester Adam Child is in Fuerteventura, putting the new Suzuki Gladius to the test in town and on the surrounding mountain roads.    The stylish Suzuki Gladius is the...

Video teaser: Supersport 600 track shoot-out

Video teaser: Supersport 600 track shoot-out

Adam Child is just outside Barcelona putting the latest crop of middleweight supersport bikes up against each other in an epic race track shoot-out. The Yamaha R6 may have won last year, but this time...

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 tested

Michael Neeves says the new 1000cc R1 engine with crossplane crank gives the bike all the top-end rush of an inline-four, with the low down grunt of a twin. Neevesy tested the all-new 2009 Yamaha...

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 first impressions

Video: 2009 Yamaha R1 first impressions

MCN Road Tester Michael Neeves is at Eastern Creek, Australia testing the latest incarnation of the Yamaha R1. Here's his trackside first impressions on the new flagship supersports...

First ride: 2009 Yamaha R1

First ride: 2009 Yamaha R1

Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves is at Eastern Creek in Sydney to ride the much anticipated Rossi-inspired 2009 Yamaha R1. Here are his first impressions, check out MCN on Wednesday for a full...

2009 BMW K1300GT first ride report

2009 BMW K1300GT first ride report

MCN’s Andy Downes is on  the BMW K1300 series launch in Spain with three new bikes being ridden for the first time - the K1300 R naked bike, the faired S and the touring GT model. Andy has...

2009 BMW K1300R on test!

2009 BMW K1300R on test!

MCN’s Andy Downes is on the new BMW K1300 launch in Spain with three new bikes being ridden for the first time - the K1300 R naked bike, the faired S and the touring GT model and has now just stepped...

Video: 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n vs. Suzuki SV650 vs. Ducati Monster 696

Video: 2009 Kawasaki ER-6n vs. Suzuki SV650 vs. Ducati Monster 696

The previous Kawasaki ER-6n was a great bike and didn't need much improving, but Kawasaki has made a few tweaks. The new revised version tested here has slightly changed fuelling, a revised chassis...

Video: The best bits of the outgoing Yamaha R1

Video: The best bits of the outgoing Yamaha R1

MCN will be testing the new 'growler' Yamaha R1 next week so we've trawled through the archives to find some of the best road test with previous model Yamaha R1s. The new Yamaha R1 will be the most...

Launch report: 2009 KTM 990 Adventure R

Launch report: 2009 KTM 990 Adventure R

MCN has just ridden the new for 2009 KTM 990 Adventure R for the first time on a 250km on/off road trek in Sardinia. The new motorcycle takes over from the 990 Adventure S as the top-of-the-range...

Video: Padgetts HRC race bike

Video: Padgetts HRC race bike

Senior road tester Adam Child test rode the latest HRC bikes from Padgett's Motorcycles at a cold and wintery Cadwell Park. Padgett's are now offering HRC brand new track ready bike for novice track...

Video: Ducati Monster 1100S

Video: Ducati Monster 1100S

MCN road tester Trevor Franklin already tested the new Ducati Monster 1100 at the launch, but how does the 1100cc V-twin powered naked fair on bumpy British roads? Trev has tested the 1100S version on...

Honda CB1000R is a dream

Honda CB1000R is a dream

I bought the new Honda CB1000R last month after riding sports bikes for the last 26 years and it is truly impressive on the road - especially on busy roads. It handles like a 400, but when you turn...