January

MCN video guide: How to back it in

Backing a motorcycle in is probably one of the hardest things to do on a motorcycle, yet racers do it all the time. So just how is it done? In this latest MCN video guide, senior road tester Michael Neeves talks you through his method to backing it in. Our onboard cameras give you a new look at how it's done, as Neeves demonstrates the different steps to successfully backing it in. ...

Video: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R vs rivals teaser

Video: 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R vs rivals teaser

The 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R gets a host of changes for this year, including ABS and traction control. MCN has already tested the ZX-10R in isolation at Qatar where it was mightily impressive, but is...

MCN video guide: How to get your knee down

MCN video guide: How to get your knee down

In the second of our video guides, MCN's senior road tester Michael Neeves shows us his technique for getting your knee down. MCN video guide: How to wheelie As Neeves explains in the guide,...

MCN video guide: How to wheelie

MCN video guide: How to wheelie

For most of us, if we had to name one thing we'd like to be able to do on a bike, it's pull wheelies. In this latest MCN video guide, senior road tester Michael Neeves talks you through his wheelie...

Which £1500 sports tourer? - The Honda CBR600F

Which £1500 sports tourer? - The Honda CBR600F

I have a £1500 budget for my next bike. It needs to be comfortable and quick enough to keep up with my mate's ZRX1200... Matthew Jackson, email We'd go for a Honda CBR600F - it gives you the...

Bike vs car: cost comparison

Bike vs car: cost comparison

Getting on a moped or bike costs half as much as driving a car, and we’ve got the figures to prove it. Our research below shows that a 17-year-old driving a car will have spent around £2640 to get on...

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R takes on rivals

2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R takes on rivals

Kawasaki’s eagerly-awaited 2011 ZX-10R is finally here and MCN is currently pitching it against its 1000cc, four cylinder rivals in Southern Spain. The weather hasn’t quite gone to plan and the...

2011 KTM 990 SMT - first ride

2011 KTM 990 SMT - first ride

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is in Southern Spain at the launch of the new 2011 ABS-equipped KTM SMT.  Aside from the anti-lock brakes the model is largely unchanged, but KTM are...

World first test! Tiger 800 XC v BMW F800GS

World first test! Tiger 800 XC v BMW F800GS

In next week’s MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin exclusively pits Triumph’s new Tiger 800 XC against its closest rival, the BMW F800GS. And it’s a test with a difference. To fully explore the...

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - MCT suspension

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - MCT suspension

I don’t think I’m alone in being a little bit scared of suspension jargon. I’m in awe of the guys who can bounce a bike up and down and tell if it’s any good or not on feel alone. But despite not...

MCN to race BMW S1000RR in MRO Championship

MCN to race BMW S1000RR in MRO Championship

We may have just clicked into 2011, but my racing season has well and truly started. I’m pleased to be riding for the BMW Park Lane team again on their rapid BMW S1000RR in the MRO championship.

Insure your dream bike: Triumph Street Triple

Insure your dream bike: Triumph Street Triple

Each week, we'll take a look at one of your top rated bikes in MCN's Biking Britain survey and let you know just what it would cost to insure them. This week, we use MCNcompare to find...

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 blows away rivals

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 blows away rivals

Suzuki’s new GSX-R600 is finally at the top of the supersports tree, after years of playing second fiddle to the competition.      Find a 600cc sportsbike for sale We took the new...

BMW S1000RR races car on Top Gear this Sunday

BMW S1000RR races car on Top Gear this Sunday

After years of ignoring bikes, Top Gear has finally seen sense. This Sunday's show will feature a BMW S1000RR racing against a £150,000 Ariel Atom V8 around the BBC show's famous test track. MCN...

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 flat out!

Video: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 flat out!

Aside from a few minor parts the 2011 GSX-R600 is completely new. It’s a massive 9kg lighter, has lighter engine internals and a higher compression ratio. It also has a close-ratio gearbox,...

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - pitted forks

Staff bikes: Honda Hornet 600 - pitted forks

My Hornet's forks - which are actually used forks from a breakers, following a crash a couple of years ago - were pitted badly on the stanchions. The suspension is so tired that I want...

Poll: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 v Daytona 675 v ZX-6R v R6 v CBR600RR

Poll: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 v Daytona 675 v ZX-6R v R6 v CBR600RR

Suzuki’s new GSX-R600 is lighter, has more midrange torque and extra revs, but can it beat the competition from both Japan and the UK? Find a used sports 600 for sale Senior road tester Michael...

2010 Yamaha Fazer8 - full review

2010 Yamaha Fazer8 - full review

The 2010 Yamaha Fazer8 has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.      Read the Yamaha...

Amazing prices on used Yamaha FJR1300s

Amazing prices on used Yamaha FJR1300s

Used Yamaha FJR1300s are looking to be the smart used big-bore tourer choice in 2011, with nearly 50 for sale in bikes for sale at prices considerably less than the equivalent Honda Pan...

Norton Café Racer SP v Triumph Thruxton – coming soon!

Norton Café Racer SP v Triumph Thruxton – coming soon!

In an exclusive first test, next week’s MCN sees Norton’s stunning new, all-black Café Racer SP – one of the stars of the NEC Show before Christmas – pitted head-to-head with that other great, British...

2011 Kawasaki Z750R - full review

2011 Kawasaki Z750R - full review

The 2011 Kawasaki Z750R has been ridden and rated by MCN - you can read the full web review in the bike reviews section.    Read the kawasaki Z750R review "The...

Video: Triumph Tiger 800 vs BMW F650GS

Video: Triumph Tiger 800 vs BMW F650GS

This is our first chance, not only to ride the first official Triumph Tiger 800 on UK roads, but to pitch it against the very bike Triumph were gunning for in the first place: the BMW...