February

2017 bike of the year: Triumph Street Triple RS

2017 bike of the year: Triumph Street Triple RS

Triumph’s mighty Street Triple has come a long way from the decade-old 675cc original. That 2007 machine was a succes from the moment it hit showrooms and it got better through every revision and...

VIDEO: Yamaha's hot naked MT-10 SP ridden

VIDEO: Yamaha's hot naked MT-10 SP ridden

In the shimmering sunlight of Cape Town it’s that paintjob that strikes you first, clearly redolent of the firm’s range-topping superbike; blue wheels, silver and blue paint and flashes of gold from...

Yamaha's new TMAX ridden

Yamaha's new TMAX ridden

We’ve just returned from a full day’s riding aboard Yamaha’s new TMAX, in particular their DX model – which will cost a fairly pricy £10,699. We’re in Cape Town and have had the opportunity to try...

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...

Honda X-ADV first ride

Honda X-ADV first ride

Honda's new X-ADV scooter is in a class of one. No other scooter currently available claims to be just at home on the chaotic streets of Rome as on gravel tracks leading to hidden beaches. It's an...

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...

Honda X-ADV first ride incoming

Honda X-ADV first ride incoming

We're currently on our way to Sardinia, where we'll be riding Honda's unique adventure scooter, the X-ADV. The scoot is to be built as an off-road capable machine that Honda say “combines the spirit...

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:...