April

2017 Super naked of the year: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

2017 Super naked of the year: Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory

Aprilia didn’t need to do much to their fiery supernaked to impress us, but as well as tweaking it to meet Euro4 regs this year they’ve improved the ride, handling, brakes and electronics… not that...

Benelli TRK 502 first ride

Benelli TRK 502 first ride

Freedom, adventure, passion without any limitations. That’s what TRK stands for, according to Benelli, but in reality the TRK is far from limitless. The main limitation is the lack of power from the...

Harley-Davidson Street Rod: To V-twin or not to V-twin?

Harley-Davidson Street Rod: To V-twin or not to V-twin?

We've spent the day riding Harley's 2017 Street Rod around the roads of southern Spain and the new bike, which is based on the Street 750 has surprised us a little. The Street Rod is much more like a...

Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 first ride incoming

Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 first ride incoming

We're on the south coast of Spain for the launch of the new Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750, first unveiled in March. The new Street Rod XG750A, to give it its full name, uses a new High Output...

First rides: Honda CB650F & CBR650F

First rides: Honda CB650F & CBR650F

Honda’s five new 2017 bike bonanza has been a few days full of surprises for MCN from the oddly charming Rebel impressing to the thoroughly refined CB1100 EX displaying retro charm at its best and the...

Video: We ride Honda's CB1100 RS and EX

Video: We ride Honda's CB1100 RS and EX

At the moment we are spoilt for choice in the UK when it comes to retro bikes. From the large capacity machines such as the Triumph Thruxtons and Bonnevilles to the smaller capacity Ducati Scrambler...

Yamaha X-MAX 300 first ride incoming

Yamaha X-MAX 300 first ride incoming

MCN is in Italy, the heart of scooter country, to test Yamaha’s new X-MAX 300 around the streets of Florence. The X-MAX 300 replaces the older X-MAX 250 in Yamaha’s maxi-scooter range and sits...

Video: Why the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer's beauty is more than skin deep

Video: Why the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer's beauty is more than skin deep

Ducati’s new £9305 Café Racer is more than just a generic Scrambler with clips-ons and a black and gold, 70s-inspired 900SS Darmah paintjob. While the rest of the six-strong Scrambler range (Desert...

Benelli TRK 502 first ride incoming

Benelli TRK 502 first ride incoming

We're in Italy for the launch of the new Benelli TRK 502, a 500cc parallel twin adventure bike first shown at the Milan Show in 2015. Benelli's adventure bike offering - which bears more than a...

Video: 2017 superbike shootout

Video: 2017 superbike shootout

2017 sees the return of two huge names in the superbike class in the guise of Honda's Fireblade SP and Suzuki's GSX-R1000R. Both Honda and Suzuki were left behind when the BMW S1000RR moved the goal...

Superbike shootout: The tale of the tape

Superbike shootout: The tale of the tape

It's that time of year again, when we take the best superbikes on the planet and put them through their paces, and this year our superbike shootout is more thorough than ever before. Over seven days...

First ride of new Ducati Scrambler Café Racer incoming.

First ride of new Ducati Scrambler Café Racer incoming.

We’ll be riding Ducati’s new Scrambler Café Racer at its world launch in Italy on Friday  The £9305, 803cc air-cooled, 50bhp L-twin Café Racer is the latest addition to the hugely popular...

First Ride: New range-topping Indian Chieftain Elite

First Ride: New range-topping Indian Chieftain Elite

Factory custom specials have long been the preserve of Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) department, but this is new territory for Indian. Yes, there have been specials (the two Jack...

First Ride: New Indian Chieftain Limited

First Ride: New Indian Chieftain Limited

Baggers might not be your bag for a whole host of reasons, but if your primary objections revolve around poor handling, unsophisticated chassis, agricultural engines, and vast swathes of chrome – this...

BMW R1200GS Rallye: A trail blazer

BMW R1200GS Rallye: A trail blazer

At the end of 2016 BMW updated its R1200GS to make it Euro 4 compliant. While the GS was in the workshop they made some cosmetic changes and revised and smoothed the drivetrain. For 2017 BMW have...