April

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes

What else is there to say when faced with this combination of all good things that is the £5500 QTvan mobility scooter caravan? We don't know how this has passed us by until the very evening before...

The lazy way to look at tons of Tuono V4R pictures

The lazy way to look at tons of Tuono V4R pictures

Want to wallow in some Tuono V4R-porn? We can understand that. Here’s a way to bathe your eyes in all its loveliness – but BE WARNED, the effect on your ears will be the opposite.  

Supersport star tests GSR750 for MCN

Supersport star tests GSR750 for MCN

48 hours after tacking a hard fought win in the British Supersport Championship on board his Relentless GSX-R600 Suzuki by TAS, Alistair Seeley was back at Brands Hatch joining the MCN team putting...

Comment: Why the G650GS is the first of a new breed of hooligan bike

Comment: Why the G650GS is the first of a new breed of hooligan bike

Yes, I know it sounds unlikely. But stop shaking your head and listen. Here’s why, despite its mild-mannered exterior, BMW’s G650GS is a hooligan bike: The original hooligan bikes of the seventies and...

You bought their kitchens. Will you buy their bikes?

You bought their kitchens. Will you buy their bikes?

The Ikea incursion has seen the Swedish way of life occupy our homes and give us undreamt-of storage options. Now they’re after your garage, as long defunct brand Swedish brand Ockelbo ponders a...

Ducati Monster 1100 Evo lands in UK

Ducati Monster 1100 Evo lands in UK

Ducati's latest big-bore, air-cooled Monster, the 1100 Evo, has arrived in UK Ducati dealers - and at MCN's office door. MCN is currently testing the new £10,119 Monster 1100 Evo on UK roads and it...

Tuono V4R too ugly? French to the rescue!

Tuono V4R too ugly? French to the rescue!

Fabulous new Aprilia Tuono V4R too ugly for you? Here come the French, with what they hope is the answer - a modified RSV4, dubbed the V4 Street. Arriving just after the launch of the Tuono V4R the V4...

New KTM Duke 690 spied

New KTM Duke 690 spied

This prototype is the new 70bhp KTM Duke 690. It was spotted being filled up with fuel yards from the KTM factory in Mattighofen, Austria, by an eagle-eyed Austrian KTM owner who took pictures and...

'Handling of a race bike, comfort of a street bike' - Motus MST-01 on track

'Handling of a race bike, comfort of a street bike' - Motus MST-01 on track

Of course you¹d expect to hear that in a promotional video, but it¹s an Ohlins technician talking, even if he couches his comments in the bubblewrap of 'This is the beginning... I can't imagine what...

Zero electric bikes – electric riding experience

Zero electric bikes – electric riding experience

Earlier Zeros used to have a lash-up feel, but the Californian firm's 2011 models are very much proper bikes. There are two new road bikes - the S (for Street) is purely for Tarmac and the DS (Dual...

Suzuki/VW tie-up yields first fruit?

Suzuki/VW tie-up yields first fruit?

VW has surprised the Shanghai car show by revealing an electric scooter. And if this is the first fruit of the VW-Suzuki partnership (the German firm own a fifth of the GSX-R maker) we can’t wait for...

ABS compulsory on US BMWs but 86% of UK BMW buyers opt for it anyway

ABS compulsory on US BMWs but 86% of UK BMW buyers opt for it anyway

ABS will be standard on all BMWs sold in America from 2012, the firm's US bosses have announced. But it's a move unlikely to spread to British beemers while 86% of us are happy to pay between £645 and...

Why new bikes aren’t as heavy as you think

Why new bikes aren’t as heavy as you think

The specifications of some small-to-middle-weight new bikes have caused disquiet on the forums of MCN this year. One user wrote of the new Honda CBR250R, which weighs 162kg and makes a claimed 26bhp:...

New Yamaha YZF-R15: no compromise on the hugger

New Yamaha YZF-R15: no compromise on the hugger

New Yamaha? In this economic climate? And a ‘super sport urban bike’ at that? Yep, you read it right (Looking for a 125? Find a Yamaha YZF-R125 for sale). Unfortunately, the svelte new R6-alike 150cc...

McDeeb Six Days 500 EVO

McDeeb Six Days 500 EVO

Here's my vision for a new McDeeb motorcycle, based on a Royal Enfield 500 EFI engine. The bike will look very good, and although it won't be a high performance bike, it will be good for relaxed...

MV Agusta F3 set to reinvent supersport class

MV Agusta F3 set to reinvent supersport class

Two of the men behind the all-new MV Agusta F3 are months away from finishing work on the bike and reckon it can radically shake-up the supersport class thanks to a powerful three-cylinder engine,...

New ‘Dakar Edition’ of KTM 990 Adventure launched

New ‘Dakar Edition’ of KTM 990 Adventure launched

KTM’s stunning 990 Adventure has a new, limited edition stablemate – the 990 Adventure ‘Dakar Edition’. Built to commemorate both 30 years of the Paris-Dakar race and the Austrian firm’s 10th...

New Aprilia Tuono V4 R video

New Aprilia Tuono V4 R video

MCN's senior road tester Michael Neeves is about to ride Aprilia's new V4 Tuono at the official launch in Valencia. Find an Aprilia for sale Great things are expected of the 167bhp (claimed) machine,...

Low financing on Husqvarna supermoto and trail bikes

Low financing on Husqvarna supermoto and trail bikes

Husqvarna are now offering two percent APR financing on their 2011 SMR511 and SMR630 supermoto bikes, and their TE630 trail bike. And if that's got you interested, but you can't quite stretch to a new...

Kawasaki announces low fixed rate financing on some 2011 models

Kawasaki announces low fixed rate financing on some 2011 models

Kawasaki has announced new low rate financing on its 2011 Z1000 and VN1700 models. See how that compares to Kawasaki Z1000s for sale and Kawasaki VN1700s for sale, and check insurance quotes with MCN...

Husqvarna offering free insurance on 125s

Husqvarna offering free insurance on 125s

Husqvarna is offering free insurance on its SMS125 and SMS4125 supermoto bikes, and WRE125 and TE125 trail bikes for anyone 25 and older. If you want to compare prizes, you can check out Husqvarna...

BMW confirms Concept C scooter on sale in 2012

BMW confirms Concept C scooter on sale in 2012

BMW has confirmed it will be putting a version of its Concept C scooter into production and the bike will go on sale in 2012. (If you can't wait until then, check out scooters for sale right now). ...

World exclusive: MV Agusta F3 in white - hell yeah

World exclusive: MV Agusta F3 in white - hell yeah

MCN has had world exclusive access to the new MV Agusta F3, its engineers and testers. You’ll be able read the fruits of our labours in MCN soon, but suffice to say, hubbah-hubbah. Find an MV Agusta...

Erik Buell Racing 1125R Typhon makes track debut in Aragon

Erik Buell Racing 1125R Typhon makes track debut in Aragon

The Erik Buell Racing 1125R Typhon made its track debut at Motorland Aragon in Spain on Saturday. The Typhon is a Streetfighter concept developed by Pegasus Racing and derived from the...

Ducati sales up 68 percent in North America

Ducati sales up 68 percent in North America

Ducati sales are up 68 percent in North America in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same time last year, they announced Monday. However, Ducati did not release their sales figures. Find...

First ride – new Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Norge

First ride – new Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Norge

MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, has just arrived in a sunny Florence, Italy ahead of the launch test of the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio and Norge which both feature a host of modifications from...

Carl Fogarty picks up a Ducati Diavel

Carl Fogarty picks up a Ducati Diavel

Four-times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty has just picked up a Ducati Diavel and he will be keeping it through the summer months. Foggy has borrowed a black Diavel from Ducati Manchester and...

Experts sceptical of Motus claims

Experts sceptical of Motus claims

Fresh scepticism has greeted the new Motus MST-01 V4 following its public unveiling at Daytona, raising suspicions the men behind the MST-01 have a steeper mountain to climb than they...