Motor Cycle News was first published as a newspaper in 1955, and since then has become the world authority on all things motorbike – both in print and online – from riding the latest new metal to in-depth news investigations on the issues that really matter, right through to helping riders find their next bike and up-to-the-minute sports news and insight.
MCN is created by a team of highly passionate, qualified and experienced journalists with over 400 years of collective writing experience and many, many more years of riding new and old bikes on-road, off-road, and all over the world.
We adhere to strict modern journalism standards, with full fact checking and unique angles on all stories sourced and developed through our unrivalled network of industry contacts and biking community relationships. We won’t report on stories until we’ve been able to research and corroborate them ourselves – making MCN one of just a handful of trusted news sources in biking.
We’re an apolitical title that puts bikers and biking at the centre of what we do. This means that we’ll challenge and report on noise and emissions regulations, theft and safety issues, licencing legislation and all other issues that affect our biking lives. And, of course, we’re the world’s primary news source for the all the most significant new motorcycle releases.
MCN’s highly experienced road test team also puts every new bike and all the best new kit through our rigorous testing regimes. This includes the famous MCN250 test route, as well as being the first in the world to report from new bike launches – delivering the definitive verdict, and the context to underpin it, when you need it most.
MCN delivers invaluable advice articles aimed at making your biking life as easy and enjoyable as possible, curated by our highly experienced team of testers, journalists and a panel of expert contributors.
We help bikers to find their next perfect ride through our Bikes for Sale section in-paper and online – and once you’ve found your perfect partner, you can benefit from our industry clout to track down an insurance quote through our comparison service, MCN Compare, helping to keep your premiums low and your cash in your pocket (or the fuel tank).
MCN gets there first and does it right – with a passion that only comes from a team of real motorcyclists – so that you know what to buy, what to avoid, and how to get the very most out of your bike time.
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