2010

Ducati Multistrada - full review

Ducati Multistrada - full review

The standard Ducati Multistrada has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.         ...

Video: Onboard a KTM 990SMR

Video: Onboard a KTM 990SMR

In the next issue of MCN, on sale 14 July 2010, we test the KTM 990SMR and Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP to find out which is best on road and track.  Both manufacturers claim that their bike is the...

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - MSV Rider Development Program

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - MSV Rider Development Program

When the shiny new GSX-R600 turned up at the MCN office, people kept asking me what I was going to change on the bike. My answer was and is: Nothing. The fact is this bike is already a lot better than...

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S: Vic 'n chips

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S: Vic 'n chips

For an upcoming long-term test feature in the print edition of MCN, I invited Harley owners out for a ride on my Victory Hammer S. Yesterday myself and three Harley owners headed to the coast to swap...

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Breaking it in

Staff bikes: Triumph Street Triple - Breaking it in

The first 1000 miles of riding the Street Triple was a real bonding experience between myself and the bike. Feeling the engine develop from a tightly-wound, tense machine into something more fluid and...

Video: Harris Harley XR1200 special

Video: Harris Harley XR1200 special

This modified Harley XR1200 - built by Harris Performance -  is a road-going replica of the racing XR1200s they developed for the XR1200 Trophy one-make race series, which supports selected...

Bimota DB8 first test!

Bimota DB8 first test!

We’re in Rimini riding Bimota’s new DB8, which is their first new model since the DB7 was released in June 2008 and this is the very first pre-production machine that exists. Here’s what Senior Road...

Top ten parallel twins

Top ten parallel twins

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Video: Derbi GPR125 vs Yamaha YZF-R125 vs Honda CBR125 review

Video: Derbi GPR125 vs Yamaha YZF-R125 vs Honda CBR125 review

The Honda CBR125R and Yamaha YZF-R125 have dominated the sales charts, regularly being the outright top-selling bikes in the UK.  Find a 125 for sale But now there's a new contender - the...

Video: Triumph Sprint GT group test

Video: Triumph Sprint GT group test

On face value, Triumph's new Sprint GT is a master-stroke - a significantly updated version of an already good bike.       Find a sports tourer for sale But is a face-lift...

Poll: Derbi GPR125 v Honda CBR125R v Yamaha YZF-R125

Poll: Derbi GPR125 v Honda CBR125R v Yamaha YZF-R125

The Honda CBR125R and Yamaha YZF-R125 have dominated the sales charts, regularly being the outright top-selling bikes in the UK.  Find a 125 for sale But now there's a new contender - the...

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - setting it up to suit

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - setting it up to suit

The GSX-R600 is great fun on the open road, but at slow speed the riding position can be torture - supersport 600s aren't known for their comfort and in fairness that's not what they're about. But...

Staff bikes: CBR600F - Carb cleaning brings it back to life

Staff bikes: CBR600F - Carb cleaning brings it back to life

After buying my 1998 Honda CBR600F in the middle of the grim winter weather actually getting around to riding it had to wait for a while. When I did get to ride it, it was clear the carburettor would...

Video: Honda VFR1200F - DCT vs standard

Video: Honda VFR1200F - DCT vs standard

In a world first comparison test we pit the standard Honda VFR1200F against the auto gearbox version.  Find a Honda VFR1200F for sale The auto (or DCT) version is £1100 more than standard. Is...

Top ten v-twins

Top ten v-twins

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Ducati Streetfighter - full review

Ducati Streetfighter - full review

The Ducati Streetfighter has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.              ...

Poll: Is the auto gearbox VFR1200 the future?

Poll: Is the auto gearbox VFR1200 the future?

Honda’s radical new automatic transmission VFR1200F DCT has already impressed in isolation – but how good is it back-to-back with the conventional version? In next week's MCN we're going to find out.

Kawasaki D-Tracker - full review

Kawasaki D-Tracker - full review

The Kawasaki D-Tracker 125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.          ...

Video: Honda Goldwing review

Video: Honda Goldwing review

MCN editor Marc Potter has spent a week riding the latest Honda Goldwing and he's loved every minute of it.        Find a Honda Goldwing for...

Video: Ducati Monster test - 796 v 696 v 1100

Video: Ducati Monster test - 796 v 696 v 1100

Ducati's new Monster 796 aims to be novice friendly, but enough of a buzz for more experienced riders.    Find a Ducati Monster for sale To see if it's really the best of both worlds,...

Racing a BMW S1000RR at Silverstone

Racing a BMW S1000RR at Silverstone

After a successful outing at the Brands GP round of the MRO Stocksport championship, where I picked up a couple of third places, the Vari-Trac Park Lane BMW team have invited me back to race with them...

Poll: Is the Monster 796 the perfect compromise?

Poll: Is the Monster 796 the perfect compromise?

Ducati’s new Monster 796 is supposed to be novice friendly, but still thrilling enough for more experienced riders.    Find a Ducati Monster for sale To find out if it really is the...

Top ten adventure bikes

Top ten adventure bikes

More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and your combined scores on the bikes you own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this...

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Thundersprint 2010

Staff bikes: Suzuki GSX-R600 - Thundersprint 2010

I’m not a racer – I haven’t even done that many track days. So it was surreal to end up in the start line queue behind the likes of Chris Walker, Danny Webb and Steve Parrish ready to compete in this...

Yamaha Super Tenere - full review

Yamaha Super Tenere - full review

The Yamaha Super Tenere has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.             ...

Triumph Sprint GT - full review

Triumph Sprint GT - full review

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

Win a day as an MCN road tester

Win a day as an MCN road tester

MCN has teamed up with forum HondaCB1000R.com to offer you the chance to win a day as an MCN road tester. Click here to place your bid HondaCB1000R.com are raising money for When You Wish Upon A...

Video: Yamaha Super Tenere v BMW GS v Multistrada v KTM 990

Video: Yamaha Super Tenere v BMW GS v Multistrada v KTM 990

Who needs to go abroad on an adventure biking holiday when the roads, weather and people of the UK can be this good? These adventure bikes made every bit of our 2-day 640-mile road trip to the...

Yamaha XT 1200Z in ACTION!!!

Lot off people think the new Yamaha XT 1200Z Super Ténéré is only a motorbike for the road. We show you it isn't. Camera & Edit by Marcus Kingma

Reader's race reps needed for MCN road test

Reader's race reps needed for MCN road test

MCN needs to get hold of some specific models for a race rep road test. If you have one of the following bikes and you'd like to see it in the paper, please get in touch:  ...

Staff bikes: CBR600F - The proud (and skint) owner of a 1998 Honda CBR600F

Staff bikes: CBR600F - The proud (and skint) owner of a 1998 Honda CBR600F

Nobody in the world is more relieved I have actually been successful in finding a new bike than those MCN staff who sit closest to me at work. No longer do they have to look at what I have just found...

Staff bikes: Enfield Clubman - I can see clearly now

Staff bikes: Enfield Clubman - I can see clearly now

I have an addictive personality; I horde things, lots of things. There are approximately 30 pairs of shoes scattered around my house, my garage looks like a library, the loft is full of old C90...

Poll: What will be king of the adventure bikes in 2010?

Poll: What will be king of the adventure bikes in 2010?

This week we're testing the new Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z against its established rivals in Scotland.     The £13,499 Yamaha faces stiff competition from Ducati’s brilliant...

Yamaha Tenere world first group test

Yamaha Tenere world first group test

We're off to Scotland to test the new Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z against its established rivals. The long-awaited 1200 parallel has just landed in the UK so we’ve whisked the first one in the...

Kymco KR Naked 125 ridden

Kymco KR Naked 125 ridden

The first thing that strikes you about the new KR 125 is just how aggressive and good looking it is. If it wasn’t for that tiny engine hanging from the beefy aluminium spars of the frame, most of us...

Jawa 350 first ride

Jawa 350 first ride

Twin shocks, four gears and a dead simple 350cc two-stroke twin – the Jawa is back. For those who don’t know, the Czech-made Jawa has been around nearly as long as Royal Enfield’s Bullet, and now you...