March

2017 scooter of the year: Yamaha TMAX DX

2017 scooter of the year: Yamaha TMAX DX

Yamaha have sold over a quarter of a million TMAX maxi scooters since its inception in 2001, making it their best selling bike to date. For 2017 the big scoot gets a new aluminium chassis with revised...

Video: Yamaha R6 first ride

Video: Yamaha R6 first ride

It’s no secret supersport sales have plummeted over the last decade. And while most manufacturers have put their 600s out to pasture, using a get-out clause to allow them to keep selling non-Euro4...

Yamaha XSR900 Abarth: 'A retro streetbike success story'

Yamaha XSR900 Abarth: 'A retro streetbike success story'

Yamaha’s 2016 XSR900 is a retro streetbike success story. And deservedly so, because it takes the MT-09’s stunningly charismatic, wheelie-tastic 847cc, 115bhp inline triple motor, its die-cast ally...

2017 Yamaha SCR950 launch: Scrambling, cruiser-style

2017 Yamaha SCR950 launch: Scrambling, cruiser-style

Scrrrrsh! The sound of footrest-on-tarmac contact makes me jump; it’s only the first corner, and the Yamaha SCR950’s Bridgestone Trail Wings aren’t even warm yet. But we’re already grinding dusty...

Yamaha XSR900 Abarth: First ride coming soon

Yamaha XSR900 Abarth: First ride coming soon

MCN will be grabbing a full first ride on Yamaha’s rather foxy, new, limited edition XSR900 café racer today. With an identical chassis set-up as the hugely popular standard XSR900 streetbike, Yamaha...

Not long till we get off-road with Yamaha's SCR950

Not long till we get off-road with Yamaha's SCR950

MCN will be slipping and sliding, and rolling and riding Yamaha’s new SCR950 today, both on the road and off it. As its name suggests, SCR is short for Scrambler – this is Yamaha’s Faster Sons...

First Ride: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

First Ride: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, has packed his race leathers and is heading to Almeria, Spain to ride Yamaha’s new supersport YZF-R6. While the majority of other manufacturers have put their 600...

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: Easy rider

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: Easy rider

If your adventure bike doesn't have more electronics than the space shuttle and gadgetry coming out of its ears it often gets forgotten, but Suzuki's updated baby adventure bike, the V-Strom 650XT,...

New Dunlop Sportsmart2 Max tested

New Dunlop Sportsmart2 Max tested

Dunlop’s new Sportmart2 Max looks like a great choice for rapid road riding and occasional trackday use. We tested the new tyre in the mountain roads overlooking Montpellier in the South of France,...

Incoming: Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT first ride

Incoming: Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT first ride

We're currently on our way to Spain to ride the new Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT on Thursday March 23. The XT is the slightly more off-road focused version, fitted with gold wire-spoked wheels instead of the...

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT first ride incoming

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT first ride incoming

We're heading to Spain this week to ride the new Suzuki V-Strom 650XT, which features new styling more like its big brother, the V-Strom 1000, and updates to the 645cc V-twin engine. The new engine is...

Is the Peugeot Metropolis RX-R 400i better than a bike?

Is the Peugeot Metropolis RX-R 400i better than a bike?

Tilting three-wheel scooters have been around for a decade or more – stroll through Paris or along the French Riviera, and you'll see loads of them, plus a few in London. You can drive them on a car...

BMW R nineT Pure: 'A charming motorcycle'

BMW R nineT Pure: 'A charming motorcycle'

BMW’s budget R nineT Pure delivers largely the same as its more-expensive big brother. Pared-to-the-bone when it comes to equipment, but boasting great dynamics and a characterful engine, BMW’s R...

Gallery: Kawasaki Z900 v Yamaha MT-09

Gallery: Kawasaki Z900 v Yamaha MT-09

MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves took Kawasaki's new Z900 for a road test against Yamaha's MT-09.  To find out how the already-established affordable naked Yamaha did against Kawasaki's new...

We ride the new BMW S1000R Sport

We ride the new BMW S1000R Sport

Fast, frenetic, friendly and flexible, BMW’s new S1000R Sport is much like the old one – and that’s no bad thing. Now in its fourth year of production, BMW’s top-spec super naked has been treated to a...

2017 BMW S1000R Sport launched

2017 BMW S1000R Sport launched

MCN Senior Editor Matt Wildee is in Spain, testing BMW's new S1000R Sport. The German supernaked has received a host of changes for 2017, including a new, lighter chassis, revised...

UK exclusive! BMW R NineT Racer first ride

UK exclusive! BMW R NineT Racer first ride

We get the first taste of BMW’s new beautiful café racer. BMW’S £10,755 R nineT Racer has arrived in the UK and judging by our sneaky first ride, this is a motorcycle that goes as well as it looks.

Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Adventure R first ride

Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Adventure R first ride

KTM's latest and - according to the Austrian firm - most extreme adventure bike, the 1290 Super Adventure R has landed, with the company launching the bike in Peru last week. Unlike most high-tech...

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R lives up to the promise

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R lives up to the promise

KTM are claiming their new 1290 Super Adventure R is the most extreme adventure bike ever made – and after a full day’s riding in the blistering heat of Peru – I’m inclined to agree. But you don’t...

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R incoming from Peru

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R incoming from Peru

MCN’s Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child has touched-down in Peru to ride KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R – that’s right we’ve sent the smallest guy in the office to ride the big R version. For...