March

First impressions: Husqvarna SMS630 and TE630

First impressions: Husqvarna SMS630 and TE630

We’re in Italy riding Husqvarna’s two new road bikes: the SMS630 supermoto and TE630 enduro-styled machine. Both bikes have new motors with twin-cam heads a capacity hike from 576cc to 600cc and a...

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 v BMW GS

Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 v BMW GS

The king is dead. Long live the king. MCN's world first comparison test of the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 proves it is a better all-rounder than BMW's brilliant R1200GS. More on the Multistrada...

Video: Bakker Nelis TL1000 special

Video: Bakker Nelis TL1000 special

MCN rides an astonishing TL1000-powered streetfighter special that stands out as one of the best built and nicest to ride we've seen.     Video: Bakker Grizzly Allround Video: Bakker...

Video: Bakker 250cc Moto3 prototype

Video: Bakker 250cc Moto3 prototype

Legendary Dutch tuner Nico Bakker is selling the first 'Moto3'-spec race a bike, a 4-stroke successor to the near obsolete and highly expensive 2-stroke 125 GP machines. Video: Bakker Grizzly...

Video: Triumph Daytona 675 and Street Triple R race bikes ridden

Video: Triumph Daytona 675 and Street Triple R race bikes ridden

MCN rides two very special Triumphs - the factory Daytona 675 that Chaz Davies is racing in WSS this year and a Street Triple R from the one-make race series supporting WSB in 2010.  Find...

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S - The coolest bike on the fleet

Staff bikes: Victory Hammer S - The coolest bike on the fleet

I have, by far, the coolest long term test bike on fleet. Forget the BMW S1000RR and Ducati Multistrada, my Victory Hammer S is the most widely admired. How can I claim this? I’ve put it to the ten...

Staff bikes: BMW R1200GS - First few miles

The day most exciting day this year so far arrived when I took delivery of my shiny new BMW R1200 GS long termer. After skipping to the lockup i finally got to see what I'd been waiting for and there it stood complete with panniers and satnav. To make life easier this year when cleaning the beast I immediately sprayed the whole thing with Scottoiler's F365 protective spray. It should stop the...

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 - It's fictional

Staff bikes: Kawasaki GPz550 - It's fictional

I had a budget of £300 to spend on a bike when I saw this advertised on a forum with a month’s tax and MoT. MCN happened to have a van passing the seller’s area that day. I gave the driver the cash.

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - A testing start

Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - A testing start

In terms of timing, weather and traffic, the day I hitched a lift to Vines in Guildford to pick up my BMW R1200RT long term test bike couldn’t have been any worse. Around 20 miles away from the...

Video: Ducati 848 race series

Video: Ducati 848 race series

For the cornering connoisseur, the Ducati 838 is king, and one of the fastest A to B bikes on sale. Without the intimidating power outputs or wide rear wheels of the bigger Ducati superbikes, the 848...

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet - In search of that elusive new-bike feel

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet - In search of that elusive new-bike feel

Here at MCN we get the chance to ride a lot of crisp new bikes fresh from the manufacturer, so in comparison my Hornet seems a bit old and tired. For that reason my mission for this year is to get it...

World first test: Ducati Multistrada v BMW R1200GS

World first test: Ducati Multistrada v BMW R1200GS

MCN testers have gone to Italy to pit the astonishing new Ducati Multistrada 1200S in a world first comparison test against the class-leading BMW R1200GS. Trevor’s full test will appear in next week’s...

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys v BMW F650GS v Suzuki V-Strom

Video: 2010 Kawasaki Versys v BMW F650GS v Suzuki V-Strom

Five miles was all it took for MCN's road testers to agree the new 2010 Kawasaki Versys is fun to ride. 100 miles later it was clear the new bike should be just as popular as the 2009...

Video: MV Agusta F4 1000 v MV Agusta F4 1078

Video: MV Agusta F4 1000 v MV Agusta F4 1078

The MV Agusta F4 1078 is unquestionably one of the finest-looking machines ever, but it has recently been replaced. For 2010 there's the new F4 1000 - toned, tweaked, easier to live with yet still as...

Video: Suzuki GSX1250F in action

Video: Suzuki GSX1250F in action

The new Suzuki GSX1250F looks set to be the sport-touring bargain of 2010 - at £6999 it's £1000s cheaper than competitors and £4597 less than the Honda VFR1200F. Watch the video for a quick look...

Suzuki GSX1250FA first ride - 'the bargain tourer of the year'

Suzuki GSX1250FA first ride - 'the bargain tourer of the year'

MCN's Chris Newbigging is in Gerona, Spain at the launch of the new Suzuki GSX1250FA. Here are his first impressions after riding Suzuki's new fully-faired tourer: "The Suzuki GSX1250FA looks set...

Coming next week: 2010 MV Agusta F1000 vs 2008 MV F4 1078 312RR

Coming next week: 2010 MV Agusta F1000 vs 2008 MV F4 1078 312RR

MCN has been testing MV Agusta’s all-new F4 1000 against the bike it replaces, the F4 1078 312RR this week – and you can find out how the new bike stacks up against the iconic machine it replaces. The...

Video: Bakker Grizzly Allround - 'GSX-R1000 power, GS comfort'

Video: Bakker Grizzly Allround - 'GSX-R1000 power, GS comfort'

Ducati might think that the just-released Multistrada 1200 is the last word in high performance adventure bikes, but Nico Bakker's 160bhp Grizzly Allround makes it look tame.      ...

Top ten used Aprilias

Top ten used Aprilias

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

Video test: MV Brutale 990R v KTM 990 Super Duke v Ducati Streetfighter

Video test: MV Brutale 990R v KTM 990 Super Duke v Ducati Streetfighter

MV's new 990 Brutale is now both more user-friendly and cheaper than a Yamaha R1, but does that make it the best of the affordable super nakeds?  Find a super naked for sale Watch the video to...

Video: BMW S1000RR is king

Video: BMW S1000RR is king

MCN took part in the annual Masterbike test at the new Motorland circuit near Valencia, Spain, where all nine 1000cc inline-fours and 1200 V-twin sportsbikes competed...

BMW S1000RR annihilates competition on track

BMW S1000RR annihilates competition on track

As you predicted in our online poll, BMW’s stunningly fast S1000RR has defeated all eight of its major rivals on track, comfortably annihilating the competition from both Japan and Europe. Read the...

Poll: Which is the fastest superbike of 2010?

Poll: Which is the fastest superbike of 2010?

Since the introduction of new contenders like BMW’s new S1000RR, Aprilia’s new RSV4R and MV Agusta’s all-new F4 1000, the question every sportsbike fan has been asking is: Which is the quickest...

Video: Aprilia RSV4 onboard at Motorland

Video: Aprilia RSV4 onboard at Motorland

In this week's MCN, on sale March 10, we reveal the results of Masterbike 2010 - the first track test featuring every current superbike from Europe and Japan.   Read the Aprilia RSV4...

Video review: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

Video review: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200

The 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 is so good, it heralds a new era, moving motorcycle design on to the next stage. 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 first ride report Ducati Multistrada 1200 rivals...

Top 10 greatest engines

Top 10 greatest engines

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

Ultimate used motorbike buyer's guide: Suzuki SV650

Ultimate used motorbike buyer's guide: Suzuki SV650

Has there been a better bike than the Suzuki SV650 to make the jump from learner-legal machinery to the world of horsepower and big-bike riding qualities? It’s a debateable question, but when you...

Video: Honda Fury vs Harley Rocker C

Video: Honda Fury vs Harley Rocker C

Honda's new Fury is the most serious attempt to out-Harley Harley. But does it? MCN rides to a Harley stronghold to find out...      Find a Harley-Davidson for sale Read more...

Video preview: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 tested

Video preview: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 tested

The 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 is so startling, different and advanced that it's immediately clear motorcycling will never be the same again. Watch the video for a quick preview of our Multistrada...