2017

First ride: KTM 1090 Adventure

First ride: KTM 1090 Adventure

The now deceased 1050 was KTM’s entry point for new riders into their Adventure range. The Austrian factory deliberately restricted its LC8 engine to 95bhp while the whole package was designed to be...

Yamaha TMAX world launch incoming!

Yamaha TMAX world launch incoming!

We’ll be riding Yamaha’s new £9399 TMax this weekend at its world launch in Cape Town. It’s the maxi-scooter’s first major overhaul since it was released in 2001 (and growing from 499cc to 530cc along...

Indian Ride Command system tested

Indian Ride Command system tested

Indian’s Ride Command infotainment system is now standard equipment on the range-topping Chieftain and Roadmaster models, and is pretty big news. Ride Command is a touchscreen info and entertainment...

Indian Roadmaster Classic first ride

Indian Roadmaster Classic first ride

Tassels – thousands of them. They hang like a curtain from the new Roadmaster Classic’s flanks, dragging on the road as we scythe through California’s endless ribbons of mountain tarmac. And this is...

Video: Ducati SuperSport first ride

Video: Ducati SuperSport first ride

Update, February 14, 5:30pm After a three hour 80km road ride in wet conditions on the standard SuperSport model Neevesy reckons the bike leans much more to the sporty side of the spectrum: "I was...

Testing times for 2017 KTM adventure weapons

Testing times for 2017 KTM adventure weapons

MCN’s Senior Road Tester Adam Child has packed his bags and is heading to Corsica to ride KTM’s powerful 1290 Super Adventure S and the new 1090 Adventure. The powerful Super Adventure first appeared...

Gallery: 2017 Ducati SuperSport first ride

Gallery: 2017 Ducati SuperSport first ride

Ducati's new SuperSport impressed Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves, although he was surprised by just how sporty it is. Neevesy rode the base SuperSport model on the roads surrounding the Monteblanco...

Ducati SuperSport: Your questions answered

Ducati SuperSport: Your questions answered

What’s the wind protection like from such a small screen? It is relatively small, but it’s adjustable and on the fast A-roads and motorways we tested the bike it was fine. There was no buffeting and...

Ducati SuperSport first ride incoming

Ducati SuperSport first ride incoming

We’ll be riding the new Supersport at its world launch next Tuesday in Spain, on the road and at the Monteblanco circuit. The new 937cc V-twin machine should be the answer to many sportsbike riders’...

2017 Triumph Street Triple first ride incoming!

2017 Triumph Street Triple first ride incoming!

We’ll be riding the new 765cc Street Triple at its world launch on Monday on the road and at the magnificent Catalunya MotoGP circuit. It’s hard to believe the out-going 675cc Street Triple is a...

Kawasaki Z1000SX old vs new

Kawasaki Z1000SX old vs new

On what appears to be the one dry day of the year, it’s a pleasure to get out on any bike, let alone one as competent as Kawasaki’s Z1000SX. The howling, westerly wind has dried the roads and pushed...

Gallery: Ducati Monster 1200S v Triumph Speed Triple R

Gallery: Ducati Monster 1200S v Triumph Speed Triple R

We put the Ducati Monster 1200S and the Triumph Speed Triple R head-to-head for one of our latest road tests. Check out our gallery above for our road test and buy this week's MCN to find out...

Video: Ducati Monster 1200S vs Triumph Speed Triple R

Video: Ducati Monster 1200S vs Triumph Speed Triple R

Shocking as it may sound, it’s nearly a quarter of a century since the mould-breaking Ducati M900 Monster and Triumph Speed Triple 900 were launched at the end of 1993 to go on sale the following...

Kawasaki Ninja 650: 'More effective and appealing'

Kawasaki Ninja 650: 'More effective and appealing'

MCN is currently in Spain riding the new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 which replaces the firm’s popular ER-6f and is the new faired brother to the 2017 Z650 MCN tested in December. TOP STORIES Video:...

Gallery: New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' ridden

Gallery: New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' ridden

Still out in sunny Spain, while we freeze in minus-degrees, is MCN's Adam Child spending time BMW's R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye'.  Here's what our Senior Road Tester said pre-launch. And...

New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' launch incoming!

New BMW R1200GS 'Exclusive' and 'Rallye' launch incoming!

MCN’s Adam Child is once again enjoying the delights of sunny Spain testing BMW’s new pair of 2017 R1200GS models – the ‘Exclusive’ and ‘Rallye’. BMW had already made the GS Euro4 compliant at the...

Gallery: MCN takes the new Blade on track

Gallery: MCN takes the new Blade on track

Last weekend MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child went out to Portugal to get the first riding impressions of the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade and SP version.  Read what he thought here, watch the...

Gallery: Kawasaki Z650 vs Yamaha MT-07 vs Suzuki SV650

Gallery: Kawasaki Z650 vs Yamaha MT-07 vs Suzuki SV650

The new Honda Fireblade and Fireblade SP might be grabbing the headlines this week, but more people will buy one of these three bikes in 2017. TOP STORIES Suzuki GSX-S750 first ride: 'Hard to fall...

New Honda Fireblade & Fireblade SP launch incoming!

New Honda Fireblade & Fireblade SP launch incoming!

MCN’s Senior Road tester Adam Child is the lucky one flying to Portugal to ride the new Honda Fireblade and Fireblade SP on track at Portimao this weekend. And also on test will be Dan Linfoot, Jason...

First Ride Incoming: Triumph Street Scrambler

First Ride Incoming: Triumph Street Scrambler

MCN’s Andy Davidson is flying out to Spain for the world launch of the Triumph Street Scrambler this weekend. Unveiled to the public at the Milan Show late last year, this latest adaptation of the...

The MCN test: Corporate Customs

The MCN test: Corporate Customs

Eventually, every trend is forced to break from its underground roots as commercialisation takes over. The anti-capitalist hippy generation soon saw their tie-dye T-shirts in mainstream shops...