August

Video: Ducati 848 EVO world first review

Video: Ducati 848 EVO world first review

The eagerly anticipated 848 Evo replaces the current 848 and costs just £10,695 (or £9995 for the matt black ‘Dark Stealth’ version) – no more than the previous model. It’s the cheapest way to...

Wanted: Ducati 848, 1098 or 1198 owner

Wanted: Ducati 848, 1098 or 1198 owner

MCN is searching for one owner of an 848, 1098 or 1198 to loan us their bike a forthcoming feature.  We’re not ready to share all the details of the story just yet, but there’s a reward in for...

Top ten 125cc motorcycles

Top ten 125cc motorcycles

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: Honda CBR600F - still the ultimate do-it-all sportsbike?

Video: Honda CBR600F - still the ultimate do-it-all sportsbike?

MCN news reporter Andy Downes has recently bought a 1998 Honda CBR600F as a do-everything daily commuter and weeekend scratcher.  Find a Honda CBR600F for sale Read the Honda CBR600F...

Video: First big bikes test - SV650S v ER-6n v GT650

Video: First big bikes test - SV650S v ER-6n v GT650

Suzuki's hugely popular SV650S is light, masses of fun and comes with a tempting £4999 price tag. Now re-released, could this be the ultimate first big bike? MCN 1000 - help save motorcycling...

Video: World exclusive Ducati 848 Evo first ride coming up

Video: World exclusive Ducati 848 Evo first ride coming up

Two months ahead of its official launch in Imola, MCN has got its hands on the new Ducati 848 Evo. Replacing the current 848, the 140bhp Evo has more power, a steering damper and Monobloc Brembos from...

Cadwell Park: BMW S1000RR MRO Stocksport 1000

Cadwell Park: BMW S1000RR MRO Stocksport 1000

Racing a 190bhp-plus superbike with race gearing, suspension and sticky Metzeler Racetec Interact tyres around Cadwell Park isn’t something I’ll forget in a hurry. The speed of my Vari-Trac BMW Park...

Video: £1500 Modern Classic challenge part 1 - GSX-R750F, FS1-E DX, GPZ900R A1

Video: £1500 Modern Classic challenge part 1 - GSX-R750F, FS1-E DX, GPZ900R A1

We all do it – or at least we do when we get to a ‘certain age’: scour the bikes for sale ads and get all dewy-eyed about ‘modern classics’ from our youth. The dream is one thing, a fun pastime, a...

Video review : Harley Wide Glide v Victory Vegas v Triumph Thunderbird

Video review : Harley Wide Glide v Victory Vegas v Triumph Thunderbird

With competition getting even stiffer for Harley from the new Victory Vegas 8-Ball and the big bore, 1700cc Triumph Thunderbird, is the classic Harley Dyna Wide Glide cruiser still doing enough? Find...

BMW S1000RR - Cadwell MRO Stocksport 1000 preview

BMW S1000RR - Cadwell MRO Stocksport 1000 preview

The next round of the MRO Stocksport 1000 championship is looming I’ll be racing at the magnificent Cadwell Park this weekend. This will be the first time Vari-Trac BMW Park Lane team has been to the...

New Husqvarna TE310

New Husqvarna TE310

Based on the super-light super-revvy TE250 (which currently leads the E1 world enduro championship), this bike found universal approval at the launch. While a 450 dirt bike can be a bit of an animal...

New BMW-powered Husqvarnas ridden

New BMW-powered Husqvarnas ridden

The new flagship in Husqvarna’s range is the 449, which has taken the engine from BMW’s now discontinued G450X enduro and given it new life. Made in two variants, the TC is the motocrosser, the TE an...

New Rieju RS3 tested

New Rieju RS3 tested

If this bike had been about when I was 16 I would happily have sold my parents for it. The new Rieju RS3 50cc, with a design clearly inspired by the 2009 Yamaha R1, has everything to make budding...

First big bike test - MCN wants your views

First big bike test - MCN wants your views

What do you look for in your first big bike? Is it a smooth engine or perhaps a low seat height? Maybe it just needs to be at the right price. MCN will be testing a selection of naked bikes and we...

Video: Yamaha Fazer8 vs Aprilia Shiver GT vs BMW F800ST

Video: Yamaha Fazer8 vs Aprilia Shiver GT vs BMW F800ST

In this week’s MCN we pit the new half-faired version of Yamaha’s new 800 – the Fazer8 – against its closest middleweight rivals. The BMW F800ST and Aprilia Shiver GT are the Fazer8’s competition in...

Can you get superbikes for 600 money?

Can you get superbikes for 600 money?

Fancy a zero-mileage 1000 for less than the price of an R6? There are a host of unregistered 1000 superbikes out there available for the price of a new 600. But can you get true superbike performance...

Top 10 bargain sports-tourers

Top 10 bargain sports-tourers

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...

Vyrus 987 world first review

Vyrus 987 world first review

On Top Gear the other week Tom Cruise was singing the praises of his new Vyrus and having ridden the Rimini firms latest version, we can see why. Inside Vyrus: the epicentre of hub-centre You can...

2010 Suzuki SV650S first ride - it's back

2010 Suzuki SV650S first ride - it's back

Without fanfare or drum roll, Suzuki has reintroduced the half-faired SV650S after a three year sabbatical. But there should be a fanfare along with acres of draped bunting at all Suzuki road bike...

Poll: Yamaha Fazer 8 goes head-to-head

Poll: Yamaha Fazer 8 goes head-to-head

In this week’s MCN we pit the new half-faired version of Yamaha’s new 800 – the Fazer8 – against its closest middleweight rivals. The BMW F800ST and Aprilia Shiver GT are the...