July

MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball - full review

MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball - full review

The MV Agusta Brutale 1099RR Cannonball has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.          ...

2011 Victorys first ride

2011 Victorys first ride

Victory’s brand new 2011 ‘Cross Country’ range, which is the American firm’s take on ‘bagger’ (pannier-equipped) or Road King-style tourers, has just been put through their paces by Roland Brown in...

What happens when you crash a Ducati Multistrada

What happens when you crash a Ducati Multistrada

This is the result of a crash on our long-term test Ducati Multistrada 1200 by MCN’s John Westlake. The bike, being run on the fleet by MCN editor Marc Potter, is likely to be written-off...

Staff bikes: XR1200X - How to fit Remus pipes and Powercone silencer

Staff bikes: XR1200X - How to fit Remus pipes and Powercone silencer

Before you start, the soft finish of the engine paint marks easily so remove watches, rings etc. When you reach the point of removing/replacing the header pipes use rags/bubble wrap to protect engine...

BMW S1000RR – Thrills, oil spills and super heroes

BMW S1000RR – Thrills, oil spills and super heroes

Last weekend’s Brands Hatch round of the MRO Stocksport Championship was an eventful one. I actually arrived there last Thursday to do Level Three of the brilliant California Superbike School on my...

Sinnis Trackstar 125 - full review

Sinnis Trackstar 125 - full review

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

Video: Sinnis Trackstar 125 review

Video: Sinnis Trackstar 125 review

The Sinnis Trackstar is the latest 125cc, learner-friendly model from the Brighton-based manufacturer. Can they wrestle novices away from the likes of Honda and Suzuki? Find a 125cc motorcycle for...

Derbi GPR125 - full review

Derbi GPR125 - full review

The Derbi GPR125 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.            ...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - racking up the mileage

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - racking up the mileage

Daily use of the BMW R1200RT has seen the mileage cresting 8000 with familiarity allowing me to love the bike and the way it can apparently do almost anything. Fidn a BMW R1200RT for sale People look...

Video: Harley-Davidson 48

Video: Harley-Davidson 48

The new Harley-Davidson 48 is supposed to help the American firm attract a new younger fashion-conscious audience. Find a Harley-Davidson for sale The 48 is basically a stripped-back Sportster 1200,...

Video: Ducati Hypermotard 796 review

Video: Ducati Hypermotard 796 review

Ducati’s entry-level 803cc Hypermotard 796 is a great little bike. It’s lighter and lower than the Hypermotard 1100, but just as fast from A to B in the real world.   Read the full...

2011 Honda CRF450 revealed

2011 Honda CRF450 revealed

Honda has announced the release of an updated CRF450R, as part of their 2011 off-road lineup.   Find an off road bike for sale  The new model is intended to comply with the recent...

Honda CRF250R gets more mid-range

Honda CRF250R gets more mid-range

Honda has announced the release of an updated CRF250R, as part of their 2011 off-road lineup. Find an off road bike for sale The new model is intended to comply with the recent European FIM noise...

BMW S1000RR at Brands Hatch MRO Stocksport

BMW S1000RR at Brands Hatch MRO Stocksport

It’s been six long weeks since my last race with my new team in the MRO Stocksport championship. I can’t wait to blow out the cobwebs again this weekend at Brands in the MRO Stocksport...

Staff bikes: XR1200X - control freak

Staff bikes: XR1200X - control freak

I’ve been riding the XR1200 for a few weeks now and even though I’m smitten with it there’s still room for improvement. The first thing I’ve changed is the levers. The original Harley levers had a...

Video: KTM 990 SMR v Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP

Video: KTM 990 SMR v Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP

With the introduction this year of Ducati's new lighter and more powerful 1078cc Hypermotard Evo SP, the Italian manufacturer now has a full-on, twin cylinder supermoto capable of taking on KTM's...

Video: Rieju MRT125 Pro Enduro review

Video: Rieju MRT125 Pro Enduro review

Few learner-legal 125s have ever been as competent off-road as Rieju’s new MRT125 – it’s essentially an enduro bike that just happens to suit newbie legislation.   Find a 125 for sale The...

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...