June

5 no-nonsense 500cc commuters

5 no-nonsense 500cc commuters

There's a reason why training schools across the country, couriers and commuters use 500cc parallel twins - they're cheap, easy to ride and they run forever. It's biking at it's most...

Very impressed with the Honda DN-01

I bought an 09 DN-01 and am totally pleased. I'm a 62 year old male with a 28" inseam and have been riding since I was 16. Video: Honda DN-01 test My recent motorcycles (I own a few) include an HD Softail deluxe (boring), a BMW R1200C cruiser(a poor handling vibrator), a 1300 VTX(copy of an HD, boring too), a Yamaha Royal Star tour deluxe (absolutely awesome but heavy and tall for me), a Honda...

Video: Tul-Aris 2-stroke racer

Video: Tul-Aris 2-stroke racer

The howling 2-stroke Tul-Aris racer is ridden in this week's MCN. The bike, which features an 800cc parallel twin engine from a snowmobile, was built by the head of R&D for Renault F1. Watch the...

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS - first ride

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS - first ride

The £6999 Mana 850 GT ABS is much more than its specs suggest. On paper it’s a bike with a 839.3cc V-twin scooter engine (the same lump, incidentally, you’ll find in the GP800 made by Aprilia’s sister...

Video: Honda DN-01 test

Video: Honda DN-01 test

MCN's 2009 longterm test fleet includes the unconventional-looking Honda DN-01. It's an automatic with cruiser geometry, a 680cc v-twin engine and shaft drive. So far so odd - but what's it like to...

Yamaha YBR250: full review

Yamaha YBR250: full review

The Yamaha YBR250 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.     Read the MCN Yamaha YBR250 review Kawasaki Ninja...

Aprilia Shiver GT: Full review

Aprilia Shiver GT: Full review

The Aprilia Shiver GT has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.   Read the MCN Aprilia Shiver GT review Read...

5 of the best urban scramblers

5 of the best urban scramblers

Middleweight trailie style bikes make great town bikes. It just so happens that a lot of the things that make them useful green laners make them handy in the city too. Thinking of...

The scooter the law says is a car

The scooter the law says is a car

This 100mph scooter can be ridden by car drivers without a motorcycle licence or helmet.  The 400cc Piaggio MP3 LT is Piaggio’s latest scooter with two leaning front wheels, after the...

Video: Onboard the Ducati 1098R

Video: Onboard the Ducati 1098R

Go onboard the Ducati 1098R as MCN road tester Michael Neeves takes it for a flying lap of the 2.48 mile Almeria circuit. Video: Ducati Desmosedici v 1098R road test Video: Onboard the Ducati...

Video: Onboard the Ducati Desmosedici

Video: Onboard the Ducati Desmosedici

Go onboard the Ducati Desmosedici as MCN road tester Michael Neeves takes it for a flying lap of the 2.48 mile Almeria circuit. Video: Ducati Desmosedici v 1098R road test Video: Onboard the Ducati...

KTM-powered Lambretta first test

KTM-powered Lambretta first test

Dactek’s 45bhp KTM-engined Lambretta is one of the most powerful in the world – and we’ve ridden it. A standard Lambretta only makes 9bhp, and tuning it to within an inch of it’s life gives an...

World First Ride: Evaproducts Track T800CDI diesel motorcycle

World First Ride: Evaproducts Track T800CDI diesel motorcycle

Evaproducts Track T800CDI is the most advanced diesel production bike built yet and MCN has exclusively tested it. The Track T800CDI is a new adventure-style motorcycle from Dutch manufacturer...

Cheaper Ducati Streetfighter tested

Cheaper Ducati Streetfighter tested

• First ride of standard Ducati Streetfighter • £2500 cheaper than S version • Still costs £11,495 though MCN’s Michael Neeves is the first journalist to ride the standard Ducati Streetfighter. This...

Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager v Harley-Davidson Street Glide v Victory Vision Tour

Kawasaki VN1700 Voyager v Harley-Davidson Street Glide v Victory Vision Tour

Kawasaki’s new VN1700 Voyager is the Japanese firm’s first fully-dressed V-twin American-style tourer. It’s a Harley clone through and through, albeit loaded with the sort of cutting-edge technology...

Supersport 600s head to head on track

Supersport 600s head to head on track

600cc sportsbikes are more track focused than ever – not one of the current class has any real concessions to road ability. That’s why they’re so popular on track days – there’s always a swarm lapping...

World first test: Aprilia SL750 Shiver GT

World first test: Aprilia SL750 Shiver GT

MCN has just finished the world-first test of the new Aprilia SL750 Shiver GT. The motorcycle is a new model for 2009, taking its complete chassis and engine from the naked Aprilia SL750 Shiver but...

Video: Onboard a MotoGP mechanic's tuned Kawasaki ZX-10R

Video: Onboard a MotoGP mechanic's tuned Kawasaki ZX-10R

In this week's issue of MCN we take a look at ex-MotoGP mechanic Stewart Miller's 2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R - a bike capable of lapping Almeria 2 seconds faster than a £45,000 Ducati...

Video: Sports bike of the year 2009

Video: Sports bike of the year 2009

The Aprilia RSV4 takes on the best of the best to find the UK's ultimate sports machine for 2009. The KTM RC8R, Yamaha R1, Aprilia RSV4 and Triumph Daytona 675 were taken to the...