July

Sheep in Wolf's clothing

Sheep in Wolf's clothing

Sym's latest offering, the Wolf 125, looks familiar and that's entirely deliberate. The 'mini Honda CB1000R' (if you don't believe me compare the headlamp cowl, wheel design and seat) is the...

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere: Saddling up the beast

Staff bikes: Yamaha Super Tenere: Saddling up the beast

With a few big trips planned in the next couple of months it was time to get the Super Tenere ready for action. I'm heading to the Nurburgring at the start of September for the World Superbike round...

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - A do-anything bike with mega attitude

Staff bikes: Ducati Diavel - A do-anything bike with mega attitude

The weather gods have been smiling upon us, which has meant that the Diavel has hardly stopped running over the last two months, whether it be commuting or a full-on 200-mile round trip to find some...

Video: Triumph Speed Triple buying guide

Video: Triumph Speed Triple buying guide

In our latest buying guide we look at the 2005-2010 Triumph Speed Triple. The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 is one factory streetfighter that delivers the goods. Find a Triumph Speed Triple for sale. It's...

Foggy and Whit ride again!

Foggy and Whit ride again!

On the eve of the World Superbikes at Silverstone and with the mouthwatering, all-new Ducati 1199 in prospect, we reckoned there was no better time to look back at the benchmark bikes that gave the...

Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R buying guide

Video: Kawasaki ZX-6R buying guide

With more Kawasaki ZX-Rs for sale than any other site, we take a look at the 2007 Kawasaki ZX-6R in our latest buying guide. What MCN said at the time: "In the Kawasaki ZX-6R, Kawasaki has built...

Moto Guzzi V7 chases down the café racer king

Moto Guzzi V7 chases down the café racer king

Moto Guzzi is on a roll. Under the guidance of Aprilia (itself under the umbrella of Piaggio) one of the oldest names in Italian motorcycling is once again producing modern, practical and desirable...

MRO Powerbike blog: Snetterton 300

MRO Powerbike blog: Snetterton 300

Another good weekend racing in the bag, with two second places and a third. It’s the second time we’ve visited the Snetterton 300 circuit this year and we’re back again in September racing on the...

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - British GP puts Brutale under strain

Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - British GP puts Brutale under strain

Working at the British MotoGP round at Silverstone meant my MV Agusta Brutale test bike got a hard workout…and ended up looking like it had been buried at sea! The bike did more than 350 miles in...

Oliver's Mount racing blog: Barry Sheene Festival

Oliver's Mount racing blog: Barry Sheene Festival

My road racing season continues but this time at the tight and twisty Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. Oliver’s Mount is the last true road racing circuit left in the UK, nearly 2.4 miles of park road,...

Video: Is a Yamaha R6 worth £3000 more than a Benelli Tornado 900?

Video: Is a Yamaha R6 worth £3000 more than a Benelli Tornado 900?

Not all superbikes costs silly money. The latest offers from Benelli sees its once £11,700 Tornado Tre 900 now priced at just £5999, making the exotic Italian a surprising, alternative, bargain. Let's...

New Moto Guzzi V7 Racer takes on Triumph Thruxton

New Moto Guzzi V7 Racer takes on Triumph Thruxton

Moto Guzzi’s latest variant of its delectable V7 Classic – the V7 Racer – looks set to be its best yet thanks to a host of cosmetic enhancements and quality detail touches. But is it good enough to...

First ride: New V-Strom wins over the sceptics

First ride: New V-Strom wins over the sceptics

While the timing of Suzuki's 2012 V-Strom 650 launch remains a mystery, our first ride of the revamped middle-weight adventure bike this week blows away any doubt that it's been changed for the...

BMW S1000RR racers ridden

BMW S1000RR racers ridden

What happens when you take one of the most powerful, best-handling sportsbikes, loaded with the latest electronic rider aids and turn it into a racer? To find out, BMW let us ride four S1000RRs,...

‘Super Ten better than sex’ according to TV’s Adrian Chiles

‘Super Ten better than sex’ according to TV’s Adrian Chiles

Daybreak TV presenter Adrian Chiles has been singing the praises of Yamaha’s XT1200Z Super Tenere after trying one out recently. Find a Yamaha Super Tenere for sale The sometime sports presenter,...

MCN in 3D: Neil Hodgson riding the Ducati 1198

MCN in 3D: Neil Hodgson riding the Ducati 1198

With the latest Aprilia RSV4 R APRC and Ducati 1198, electronic rider aids are becoming more affordable. Both machines are equipped with eight-stage traction control and a quickshifter, which saves...

Electronics for the people: Aprilia RSV4 R v Ducati 1198

Electronics for the people: Aprilia RSV4 R v Ducati 1198

With the price of Japanese superbikes edging ever closer to European 'exotica', the products of Italian factories such as Aprilia and Ducati are starting to appear better value than ever - especially...