September

FIRST RIDE REPORT: Honda RC213V-S

FIRST RIDE REPORT: Honda RC213V-S

So many questions. Is this RC213V-S really a MotoGP bike with lights? It is better than a top road-going superbike, like an R1? Why is it so expensive? Aren’t they all sold out? Won’t it just be a...

LIVE: Honda RC213V-S Launch

LIVE: Honda RC213V-S Launch

After years of speculation, denials, more speculation, and the final confrmation that Honda would indeed build a version of their RC213V MotoGP bike for the road, it's finally time to ride this most...

9 March 1994 – Honda RVF750 RC45 – the first test

9 March 1994 – Honda RVF750 RC45 – the first test

In the first test of Honda’s ready-to-race RC45, MCN's Kevin Ash pitted it against the already legendary forerunner it was destined never to eclipse. Did we call it right? Taller, lighter, roomier,...

Michael Rutter versus the 'too-fast-for-the-road' class of 2015

Michael Rutter versus the 'too-fast-for-the-road' class of 2015

oly Christ, I thought I was going to die!” When the man uttering the sentiment is one Michael Rutter Esq., whose CV of road racing achievements is longer than most people’s life story, you take...

Ariel Ace: full test + extra pics of the best British bike you can buy

Ariel Ace: full test + extra pics of the best British bike you can buy

It seems odd to say it, but there’s never been a better time to buy a British bike – and there’s possibly never been a better British bike than the Ariel Ace. hile revived Triumph, Norton and Brough...

BMW superbike shootout in Valencia

BMW superbike shootout in Valencia

Valencia is currently reverberating to the sound of BMW S1000RR superbikes, as six different racing incarnations are put through paces in BMW's annual superbike mega-test. I started the day on the...

Is the R1M worthy of entering Yamaha's hall of homologation heroes?

Is the R1M worthy of entering Yamaha's hall of homologation heroes?

The new R1M joins the OW01 and R7 in Yamaha’s exclusive homologation specials club. But just how harmoniously does the tuning fork's latest fit in? he R1M is the sexiest limited-edition bike to emerge...

MCN Plus - 600s Group Test: Remember us?

MCN Plus - 600s Group Test: Remember us?

The stars of the supersport class are here to remind you just how brilliant they really are.      Sports 600s have been a little overshadowed recently. Featuring old technology...