November

Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

Top 10 motorcycle insurance bargains

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why over the past few months MCN has been highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out...

Honda VFR1200F first road test verdict

Honda VFR1200F first road test verdict

The long-awaited Honda VFR1200F has been just undergoing its first road test in the hands of MCN Executive Editor Phil West, this is what he has to say: “After riding Honda’s new VFR1200F over...

NEC Show: Yamaha R1 wins as MCN's Bikes of 2009 are revealed

NEC Show: Yamaha R1 wins as MCN's Bikes of 2009 are revealed

The revolutionary Yamaha R1 is today revealed as MCN’s Bike of the Year. An expert panel of judges headed by MCN Editor Marc Potter voted unanimously in favour of the bike, with Potter presenting the...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP first ride

Video: Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP first ride

The old Ducati Hypermotard 1100 was criticised by many for being wildly impractical, so you might think the new one would be less bonkers... but no.    Find a Ducati Hypermotard for...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride - "Japan's best super-naked"

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride - "Japan's best super-naked"

On paper the new 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 looks like it could be a full-blooded 'super-naked' - an intoxicating mixture of raucous engine, sharp handling and bad attitude. In reality it's something...

Video: Buell XB9SX 2-minute test

Video: Buell XB9SX 2-minute test

Buell may of sadly shut down, but that's good news for bargain hunters. The remaining new bikes are going for amazing prices and Harley have promised dealer back-up for the next 10...

Video: 2010 BMW S1000RR review - "From now on the world is a different place"

Video: 2010 BMW S1000RR review - "From now on the world is a different place"

Watch the video below for the MCN world first ride report on the 193bhp BMW S1000RR.  Win a BMW S1000RR! Read all the latest news on the S1000RR According to MCN chief road tester Trevor...

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 first ride: “It’s more fun than ever”

2010 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 first ride: “It’s more fun than ever”

The revamped Ducati Hypermotard 1100 is a blast, according to MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child who is currently testing the bike in Sardinia. Ducati Hypermotards for sale Chad said: “There’s...

BMW S1000RR real first test ride.

BMW S1000RR real first test ride.

I was on a track day at Phillip Island on the 22nd of October when the BMW marketing manager was test riding the new 1000RR. I managed to get a photo on it and even got to start the engine and move it...

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride: “Japan’s best super-naked”

2010 Kawasaki Z1000 first ride: “Japan’s best super-naked”

Michael Neeves has just finished riding the all-new Kawasaki Z1000 that hopes to better the Triumph Speed Triple, KTM Super Duke and Ducati Streetfighter. He sent back this report: “On paper the new...

2010 BMW S1000RR first ride update: “An incredible track tool”

2010 BMW S1000RR first ride update: “An incredible track tool”

MCN Chief Road tester Trevor Franklin is currently testing the all-new BMW S1000RR superbike in Portimao, Portugal. This is his latest feedback: “For the final session of the day the bike was put into...

2010 BMW S1000RR first ride: "It's very, very quick"

2010 BMW S1000RR first ride: "It's very, very quick"

BMW’s eagerly-awaited new S1000RR superbike is currently being put through its paces at Portimao in Portugal by MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin.  Win a BMW S1000RR! First ride: Troy...

BMW S1000RR first ride impressions

BMW S1000RR first ride impressions

MCN’s Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is at the Portimao circuit in Portugal for the track launch of the new BMW S1000RR. Win a BMW S1000RR! First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR He has just phoned...

BMW S1000RR first ride countdown

BMW S1000RR first ride countdown

The long awaited BMW S1000RR makes its debut to the world's press at Portimao circuit in Portugal today. Win a BMW S1000RR! According to BMW the S1000RR makes 193bhp and features four-stage...

First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR

First ride: Troy Corser's WSB S1000RR

With MCN due to test the long-awaited BMW S1000RR superbike next week, Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin got a rare ride aboard Troy Corser’s full-race WSB version to get an idea of how the road bike...

Video: Moto Guzzi MGS-01

Video: Moto Guzzi MGS-01

While on a track day at Almeria, MCN's Michael Neeves spotted this beautiful Moto Guzzi MGS-01. Our video tests normally focus on brand new models, but in this case we had to make an...

Video: Ducati Desmosedici vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Video: Ducati Desmosedici vs Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Which is fastest - the Ducati Desmosedici RR or the Ferrari 430 Scuderia? Car fans will argue a supercar can out-brake and out-corner a bike, but we'll point out that a bike's...

Video: Onboard Padgetts Superstock Fireblade

Video: Onboard Padgetts Superstock Fireblade

There are no new 1000cc Japanese sports bikes due next year, so to improve our 2009 machines we decided to learn from one of the best bikes in the British Superstock Championship. The Padgetts Honda...

Video teaser: Ducati Desmo vs. Ferrari 430

Video teaser: Ducati Desmo vs. Ferrari 430

Car v bike: which is fastest? It’s the age-old debate, argued in pubs, on internet forums, among friends, in magazines and on TV. To prove two wheels are better than four forever, we’re...

Video: BMW K1300R longterm report

Video: BMW K1300R longterm report

MCN's Andy Downes has had the BMW K1300R on longterm test for most of 2009, but last week he reluctantly had to hand the keys back to BMW. Watch the video for his longterm report on life with the...