December

Video: Kawasaki Versys 650 and 1000 first ride

Video: Kawasaki Versys 650 and 1000 first ride

Both the Kawasaki Versys 650 and Versys 1000 get an update for 2015, stylistically and mechanically. MCN put the new bikes through their paces at the recent launch.

MCN Award winner: BMW R1200RT

MCN Award winner: BMW R1200RT

It's the final week of 2014, so we got some of our MCN Award winning bikes of 2014 together for one last blast. Here's our best tourer, BMW'S R1200RT. The old RT was already formidable, beating off...

First ride: 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 and 1000

First ride: 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 and 1000

MCN has recently been at the world launch of Kawasaki’s new Versys 650 and 1000 in Sicily. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves rode both models and said: “The 1000 was in sore need of an update, not...

MCN Award winner: Kawasaki Z1000SX

MCN Award winner: Kawasaki Z1000SX

It's the final week of 2014, so we got some of our MCN Award winning bikes of 2014 together for one last blast. Here's our all-rounder, the second generation Kawasaki Z1000SX. This is one of my...

Video: Tom Sykes' ZX-10R ridden

Video: Tom Sykes' ZX-10R ridden

We witnessed the end of a WSB era in 2014, and the ultimate evolution of the big-bucks factory WSB bike. They may look like normal superbikes from the outside, but the factory bikes locking horns...

MCN Award winner: BMW R nineT

MCN Award winner: BMW R nineT

It's the final week of 2014, so we got some of our MCN Award winning bikes of 2014 together for one last blast. Here's our favourite retro, BMW'S R nineT. Stretching from Oundle to Corby the A427 is a...

Video: Ducati Scrambler first ride

Video: Ducati Scrambler first ride

Ducati launched the much-hyped Scrambler recently on the warm, sunny roads of California. MCN Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child went along to see if the reborn Scrambler can really live up to all...

Video: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer first ride

Video: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer first ride

How do you turn a good bike into a great one? Well, on the evidence of this first ride, and if you're Yamaha, you take your already best selling MT-09 Triple and make it better still. Much...

Brash but Brilliant: Honda F6B vs Harley Road Glide Special vs Victory Cross Country

Brash but Brilliant: Honda F6B vs Harley Road Glide Special vs Victory Cross Country

Honda’s new F6B has a crack at Harley’s mad-looking Road Glide Special and Victory’s hugely capable Cross Country There’s no doubt the Honda is different. Parked next to the two conventionally-styled...

Yamaha MT-07 Long Term Test Report

Yamaha MT-07 Long Term Test Report

The Yamaha MT-07 is hard to fault. Hard? Yes, but not impossible. While the perky twin is undoubtedly brilliant value for money, it does lack a little in the handling department. Get a bit jiggy with...

Honda CB650F: long-term bike report

Honda CB650F: long-term bike report

I’ve had fun riding the Honda CB650F all year, riding some long distances, visiting exciting places and having chance to ride at Silverstone circuit but none of these brought as big a smile to my face...

First ride: Ducati Scrambler

First ride: Ducati Scrambler

Ducati’s eagerly anticipated Scrambler is being launched today in sunny California in the hands of Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here’s what Adam had to say about the all new Ducati. "We’ve flown all...

First ride: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

First ride: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Yamaha’s new half-faired, all-rounder version of the popular MT-09 three cylinder roadster is currently being put through its paces in Spain in the hands of MCN Executive Editor Phil West. Here are...

Yamaha XV950: Long-term test report.

Yamaha XV950: Long-term test report.

My year with Yamaha’s XV950 has been an interesting one. From the moment I picked it up people were questioning my choice, but not because of the bike you understand - the reviews for it have been...

First ride: 2015 BMW R1200R

First ride: 2015 BMW R1200R

BMW’s new R1200R is getting it’s world first test ride today in Spain in the hands of MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves. Here’s what he has to say:  “The new roadster will cost £10,250 when...

2015 Honda Crossrunner tested

2015 Honda Crossrunner tested

Honda's 2015 updates to its VFR800-based adventure bike, the VFR800X Crossrunner are much more than skin deep – as MCN Executive Editor Phil West revealed in this exclusive video from the world launch...

Honda VFR800F: long-term test report

Honda VFR800F: long-term test report

A quick recap: I’m (mostly) a VFR man. I’ve ridden or tested all of ‘em over the past 25 years or so; had a lovely Mk II VFR750FL for a year back in the early ‘90s; owned the last of the 750s, a...