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24/07/2014 02:28 PM
Has Cal Crutchlow made the right decision to stay at Ducati?
Has Cal Crutchlow made the right decision to stay at Ducati?
22/07/2014 02:27 PM
Be a VIP at Silverstone MotoGP with MCN competition
You and seven mates could be lording it up at this year’s British MotoGP as part of an epic MCN competition prize. The Silverstone round takes place on Sunday, August 31 and if you’re lucky enough to win, you and...
22/07/2014 12:00 PM
New MCN July 23: Crutchlow - Why I'm not quitting Ducati
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 23. - Cal Crutchlow on why he's sticking with Ducati- UK's top 10 bikes rated - by the people who ride them- The new...
21/07/2014 01:38 PM
Government launches motorcycle safety campaign
A radio campaign aimed at reducing the number of collisions at junctions between cars and motorcycles is launching today across the country. The THINK! radio campaign encourages drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30...
21/07/2014 01:27 PM
BMW launches retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4
BMW has become the first manufacturer to launch cornering ABS for a sportsbike which will available as a retro-fit option on the S1000RR HP4 from October.The new system is called ABS Pro and it’s expected this will be the first...
18/07/2014 02:47 PM
Harley-Davidson: ‘LiveWire is just the start'
Harley-Davidson President vows to show the world what the company is capable of. Harley-Davidson stunned the world with the launch of the all-electric LiveWire two weeks ago, and MCN was amongst the very first in the world to test the...
18/07/2014 02:23 PM
250cc special: Make room for a small one
There’s always been something special about quarter-litre sports bikes. A generation of learners grew up riding machines like Yamaha’s RD250LC, while wannabe GP riders could live-out their 250GP fantasies on bikes like Honda’s amazing grey import NSR250SP. And more recently...
17/07/2014 06:48 PM
X-Men ride at Haslam School
X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult made a surprise appearance at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School last week. The Hollywood stars didn’t give their full names when they booked on to the school, so Haslam staff and customers...
16/07/2014 02:21 PM
Norton Academy gets Government backing
Norton owner Stuart Garner has been promised Government backing for a new British Motorcycle Manufacture Academy (BMMA) after asking Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for help on Twitter. Garner, who bought Norton from American hands in 2009 and has...
16/07/2014 01:26 PM
MotoGP: Half Term Report
We're now midway through the 2014 season and with the summer break upon us, what better time to take stock of the season so far. BTSport man, Neil Hodgson rates the British contingent from Laverty, Redding through to Tech3 man,...
16/07/2014 12:21 PM
Win VIP British Grand Prix tickets and Yamaha MT-09
We've got another pair of VIP, club class tickets to the British Grand Prix on August 31st up for grabs this month to the person topping the leaderboard on Motorcycle Mayhem, a new game by similar to the arcade...
15/07/2014 01:04 PM
Who says electric bikes are only for geeks?
Hot on the heels of Harley’s surprisingly-cool LiveWire, new start-up electric bike company Lito has gone into production with this stunning-looking bike called the Sora, with claims of a 119mph top speed and a combined city and highway range of...
15/07/2014 12:36 PM
New MCN July 16: MCN ride the Ariel Ace
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 16. - We get an exclusive ride of the new Ariel Ace- Real-world, £7k Warriors: Honda CB650 v Suzuki GSX650- Custom Cafe Paris Takeover-...
14/07/2014 06:23 PM
BMF show cancelled
The firm behind the BMF’s three big annual events, Mulberry Events Limited, announced on Monday afternoon that it is entering into voluntary liquidation. As a result there will be no BMF Tailend Show this year, which was planned to have...
14/07/2014 04:53 PM
Indian Chief 2015 colour changes
Indian has shown off the first of the new 2015 models with a raft of colour changes including red, blue and green with cream contrasts for the Chief and Chieftain range of three bikes. Two tone colour schemes seem to...
11/07/2014 02:22 PM
UK law change set to allow isle of Man-style road racing
A visit this afternoon to the headquarters of the Williams F1 team from Prime Minister David Cameron will be used to confirm that an amendment to the new Deregulation Bill will give local councils the ability to grant road closing...
11/07/2014 11:30 AM
'I'd bite your hand off for a Sport Classic'
Which used Ducatis are hot – and which are not? MCN speaks to expert John Hackett from Ducati Coventry. Ducati is the strongest it has ever been right now, claims John Hackett - otherwise known as the UK’s Mr Ducati!...
10/07/2014 08:09 PM
Budget Roadsters - ‘What more could you want?’
The mission...Simple, but wonderfully capable naked bikes like the Triumph Street Triple and Yamaha MT-07 offer huge kicks for little money. They’re proof you don’t need big power and the latest electronic trickery to have fun. But can Honda’s new...
10/07/2014 12:50 PM
Suzuki Gladius price reduced by £1000
Suzuki has reduced the price of the SFV650 Gladius by £1000 to just £4,999. To put that into perspective, it's just £650 more expensive than a Yamaha YZF-R125. There's also an ABS version available, which will cost £5,399. Suzuki GB...
10/07/2014 10:30 AM
Naked Suzuki GSR1000 on the way
Suzuki’s new bike resurgence is set to accelerate in style in just three months’ time, as the firm unveils a naked version of its GSX-R1000 superbike. According to MCN sources in Japan, the new bike – likely to be called...
09/07/2014 07:37 PM
Which pairing most excites you for the Classic TT?
Bruce Anstey will be racing a full factory Yamaha YZR500 grand prix bike at this year's Classic TT in August. It arguably doesn't get much madder than that, but what pairing are you most looking forward to seeing lap the...
09/07/2014 05:23 PM
Ago, Dunlop and McGuinness set for Mallory Bike Bonanza
Fifteen time world champion and ten time TT winner Giacomo Agostini will headline this weekend’s Mallory Bike Bonanza, as a full weekend of activities descend upon the Leicestershire track, with the Italian joined by a host of modern stars and...
09/07/2014 12:42 PM
We ride the Ariel Ace at Goodwood
It’s hard to believe the Ariel Ace cruiser really is a new bike. It’s seemingly come out of nowhere, is made by a car firm, and yet it’s already better than many established production bikes. The Ariel Ace cruiser is...
08/07/2014 02:39 PM
Meet MCN and help out with an MCN feature
Can you help with an MCN feature? Do you want to be in MCN? Do you want free coffee (and maybe a chip butty) at Squires café, Sherburn in Elmet on Wednesday night? Chad will also be at Boxhill on...
08/07/2014 12:18 PM
New MCN July 9: Guy Martin vs mountain
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 9. Guy Martin takes on Pikes Peak with his 273bhp home-made GSX-R1100 1800-mile shootout: New VFR800F vs Triumph Sprint GT vs Z1000SX Grab a...
07/07/2014 06:26 PM
Simply Ballistic: Can MV's new Dragster 800 out-gun its rivals?
The MV Agusta Dragster is the latest model to come from the iconic Italian brand – and it's a bit of a confused beast. Using the 798cc triple and cycle parts from the Brutale 800 roadster, it has a design...
07/07/2014 06:14 PM
Clamp down on illegal exhausts
Hampshire Police has vowed to clamp down on illegal motorcycle exhausts, but also reassured riders that only those who are breaking the law will be targeted.The police response followed a joint campaign mounted by 13 parish councils in the area...
06/07/2014 01:30 PM
Golden oldie: Triumph T595 and 955i
Triumph needed to get it right first time with the T595 Daytona. Back in the sportsbike-crazy ’90s, nothing less was going to cut it. With Honda’s FireBlade having set the standard, being good was never going to be good enough....
05/07/2014 01:30 PM
Spy Shots: K1600 ‘Bagger’ spied
This is a new BMW K1600 bagger spied testing at a top-secret test track last week and signals a new direction for the straight-six engine first seen in the K1600GT and GTL, launched in 2011. While baggers make only the...
04/07/2014 06:42 PM
Old Wheels, New Waves
A few weeks ago, MCN rode down to the south of France for a custom motorcycle and surfing festival. We can almost hear your sighs from here, but maybe - just maybe - there's more to this scene than meets...
04/07/2014 04:36 PM
Thousands descend on Barton Bike Night
Thousands of biker have descended on the Lincolnshire town of Barton-upon-Humber for the annual Bike Night celebrations last Wednesday, with organisers believing the event, which attracted an estimated 15,000 people last year, was the busiest ever. Guest appearances from TT...
04/07/2014 11:30 AM
Riding the icons: Suzuki RG500
This Suzuki RG500 is in superb condition. It’s bog-stock, like the bike then-MCN road tester Mat Oxley would’ve raved about back in 1985. Like the rest of the biking world, Oxley was in awe of this road-going 500cc GP replica,...
02/07/2014 04:43 PM
New MCN Sport on sale now!
The latest edition of MCN Sport is in stores now, priced at £4.99. Edited by well respected motorcycle journalist Rupert Paul, the issue mostly focuses on the 2014 Isle of Man TT where most of the issue was put together...
02/07/2014 01:33 PM
Win great prizes with MCN!
Our giveaway site is bursting at the seams with brilliant prizes, with loads being added every week. It’s so easy to be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is register at and you could...
02/07/2014 01:18 PM
New Suzuki DR200S for US
Suzuki has recently unveiled their 2015 off-road range, which includes the DR200S you see here. The DR200S uses a 199cc air-cooled engine which should provide enough punch for town riding without being too intimidating on the trails. Unfortunately, due to...
02/07/2014 01:16 PM
Whitham and Lowes on bikes, battles, and the KTM Freeride
Give two racers dirt bikes and a place to ride and the chances are you won’t see them for hours – or until one of them needs an ambulance. Luckily when KTM lent Sam Lowes and James Whitham a pair...
01/07/2014 12:00 PM
Every TT winner at Barton Bike Night!
Thousands of bikers are set to descend upon the North Lincolnshire town of Barton tomorrow night for the annual Barton Bike Night, with organisers expecting somewhere in the region of 20,000 bikes to socialise and catch up with the stars...
01/07/2014 11:44 AM
New MCN July 2: Suzuki's secret super naked
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 2. We reveal Suzuki's secret super naked Ducati Monster 821 and new Ariel first rides Honda CB650F takes on Yamaha MT-07 and Triumph Street...
27/06/2014 03:58 PM
First Ride: Honda CBR650F
Grey things don’t normally engender excitement. Grey is the colour of school socks, toilet roll tubes and accountants’ worsted suits. But here grey is also the colour of one of the most eagerly-awaited bikes of 2014: Honda’s all-new, completely revitalised...
27/06/2014 10:30 AM
Top 10 infamous bike ads
Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore… Life helmets | 1979Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with its campaign featuring body-painted models Tula and Diane...
26/06/2014 01:00 PM
How to change your chain and sprockets
Even a beautifully maintained chain that spends its life in a shimmering coating of oil and is frequently adjusted to exact manufacturer tolerances will wear out, and it will take the sprockets with it. The chain stretches with miles, its...
24/06/2014 06:31 PM
Ducati Monster 821 launch
MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is at the world launch of Ducati’s new Monster 821 in Bologna, Italy. A short spin this evening will be followed by a full day of riding the new naked middleweight tomorrow. This is...
24/06/2014 12:38 PM
Harley-Davidson Livewire: First Test
When the news broke last week that Harley-Davidson - that American bastion of tradition, big cubes, petrol and iron - had a ready-to-ride all-electric naked roaster waiting in the wings, we were as stunned as the next man. A little...
24/06/2014 12:05 PM
New MCN June 25: Harley-Davidson LiveWire first ride
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 25. We ride the electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire Two new Ariel bikes revealed MV Agusta Dragster takes on its rivals Cal to Suzuki? MCN Icons:...
23/06/2014 07:43 PM
Win a Free iPhone 5S along with a full Twisty Ride iPhone Mounting Kit for your Motorcycle
MotorCycle News has teamed up with, the leading provider of waterproof iPhone cases for motorcycles, to giveaway an iPhone 5S and its accompanying TwistyRide motorcycle mount. Built for the most demanding motorcycle rides, waterproof to IP55 standard whilst charging...
23/06/2014 06:44 PM
Norton TT Racer On The Road
You can’t underestimate how hard it is to compete at the Isle of Man TT. It’s a mammoth task, and it’s almost impossible to convey with mere words the sheer scale of the mountain they have climbed, figuratively, and over...
23/06/2014 06:17 PM
500cc two-stroke for £60,000
If you hanker after 500cc two-strokes and have £60,000 burning a hole in your wallet then the Ronax 500 might be your ideal track bike. The Ronax, built in Germany, is powered by a two-stroke V4, producing a claimed 160bhp....
23/06/2014 05:35 PM
Video: Harley-Davidson Livewire in New York
Harley-Davidson has just released this video showing a group of Livewires - their new electric bike - being ridden through the streets of New York. Harley claims the bike makes the equivalent of 74bhp and while no official figures have...
20/06/2014 06:56 PM
Join Ross Noble on his Last Mile Ride
Comedian Ross Noble is launching a nationwide motorcycle ride out with a difference in support of international charity, Riders for Health. The Last Mile Ride, which takes place on tomorrow, Saturday June 21, is a ride out with a destination,...
20/06/2014 05:18 PM
Fancy winning a Yamaha MT-09?
Everyday frustrations on the road now at the mercy of your keyboard! Play Motorcycle Mayhem, a new game brought to you by MCN Compare for a chance to win some awesome prizes. The game, which follows the style of Space...
20/06/2014 01:31 PM
Discover your Dark Side
Yamaha is launching a 5-weekend test ride tour at selected venues around the UK, where riders can ‘Experience the Dark Side of Japan’ by riding one of the latest MT models, including the MT-09 Street Rally and new MT-125. The...
20/06/2014 11:30 AM
Yamaha YZF-R125 quick ride
Yamaha knows how to play the 125cc field. Since the launch of the YZF-R125 in ’08, the firm has sold over 45,000 machines and the sports bike remains a best seller to this day. The revamped 2014 YZF-R125’s main changes...
19/06/2014 04:04 PM
Yamaha MT-125 first ride
The new Yamaha MT-125 marks the third arrival in the MT family. The single-cylinder is technically a naked version of Yamaha’s refreshed-for-2014 YZF-R125 except with an upright riding position and street fighter design, taking its styling cues from its MT-09...
19/06/2014 03:14 PM
Can anyone stop Shane Byrne?
Three time BSB champion Shane Byrne has won five of the first six races. Can anyone stop him?
19/06/2014 02:57 PM
Would you buy a new Hesketh 24?
Famous British bike name Hesketh has returned with an all-new £35,000 bike – a limited – edition special dubbed ‘24’. Would you consider buying one?
19/06/2014 12:57 PM
Rossi’s #thisisforSIC58 suit up for grabs
The Dainese D-Air Racing suit worn by Valentino Rossi at the Italian Grand Prix is up for auction. The auction listing can be accessed via, and the lucky bidder will receive the authentic suit delivered inside a special display...
19/06/2014 11:12 AM
Harley goes electric with Livewire
Harley-Davidson has now officially released information and images on the all-new Livewire which is the firm’s first foray into the world of electric power and also makes it the first mainstream manufacturer to produce an electric motorcycle. The all-electric Livewire...
18/06/2014 01:21 PM
Win a Vincent Rapide worth £35k
This year the National Motorcycle Museum is celebrating 30 years since first opening to the public by holding a series of events including a raffle with a Vincent Rapide worth £35,000 as top prize. The 1951 Vincent Series C Rapide...
18/06/2014 10:54 AM
Best British Racer Ever?
From Surtees to Hailwood to Sheene to Fogarty to Dunlop to McGuinness to Hodgson, Toseland, Sykes and at least one more Dunlop - these are the men who made British racing great. MCN's experts selected 40 top British racers from...
17/06/2014 03:07 PM
Yamaha MT-125-CR concept
The first 125 Cafè Racer by Yamaha, based on the new MT-125.
17/06/2014 02:01 PM
Return of the Urban Tiger Fireblade
Honda Racing rocked up to Snetterton at the weekend with Julien Da Costa riding an Urban Tiger liveried Fireblade, enough to get any red-blooded Fireblade fan reminiscing about the second-generation 'fox eye' Blade that surfaced in 1994. The resurrection of...
17/06/2014 12:43 PM
New look MCN June 18: Norton TT racer on the road
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 18. We ride Norton's TT bike on the road! Honda CBR650 first test Bimota BB3 ridden New Hesketh 24 lives Plus! This week's MCN...
17/06/2014 12:17 PM
Special edition Suzuki GSR750
Suzuki has announced a new ‘factory’ special GSR750 and it will be available immediately. The bike features a new blue and white colour scheme and gets a Yoshimura R11 silencer along with a standard bellypan, gold anodised fork outers and...
16/06/2014 04:16 PM
500bhp Suzuki Hayabusa vs Honda CBR600RR
When Steve Bland – tree surgeon, Red Bull addict and speed freak – told us he could beat a sportsbike around a track on his unlimited class World Speed Record-challenging Hayabusa we were, it has to be said, somewhat doubtful....
14/06/2014 12:19 PM
First Ride: Bimota BB3
MCN is at the world launch of Bimota’s new BB3, powered by a revised BMW S1000RR engine, at the Tazio Nuvalari circuit in Italy today. Senior Road Tester Adam Child will be testing the all-new Bimota, which is the latest...
13/06/2014 02:36 PM
New Hesketh 24 unveiled
These are the first images of the all-new Hesketh 24, unveiled this morning at the firm’s headquarters. It is the first new Hesketh to be produced under the ownership of Paul Sleeman, who bought the rights to the brand in...
13/06/2014 02:13 PM
Great roads on the cheap
We all dream of long, empty mountain passes in foreign countries – of the sun on our backs, winding roads and a cool beer at the end of the day – yet many of us are put off by the...
12/06/2014 03:30 PM
Who is your top British racer?
From Duke to Hailwood, Sheene to Dunlop, Fogarty to McGuinness, the June 18 issue of MCN will reveal the 40 best British racers of all time. And while our panel of experts has nominated the best riders to hail from...
12/06/2014 01:28 PM
Monsters Inc.
If Ducati hadn't released the Monster in 1993 the Italian company probably wouldn't have survived the 1990s. This bike formed the bedrock that allowed Ducati to expand and grow, put money in dealer's tills and funded the development of headline-grabbing...
12/06/2014 12:25 AM
CERN laboratory
I took a trip to Switzerland to see the Large Hadron Collider along with a copy of MCN. I left it with a Swiss guy running in his new Triumph Tiger. I'll be going back some day as the roads...
11/06/2014 07:11 PM
Updated KTM 1190 Adventure spied
KTM is set to change its 1190 Adventure model to more directly tackle the class-dominating BMW R1200GS, as these new spy shots reveal. The bike is still relatively new, having been launched at the start of 2013, and we would...
11/06/2014 04:39 PM
Video: Yamaha MT-09 Street Tracker
Following on from the Street Rally version of the MT-09, Yamaha has today revealed the MT-09 Street Tracker. The Street Tracker comes with an aluminium front numberboard, short carbon mudguard, two-tone seat, aluminium side numberboards, an optional high-level Akrapovic exhaust...
11/06/2014 03:34 PM
Send us your Ride to Work Day pictures
For some people every day is Ride to Work Day but for others it’s a chance to use the bike for the daily commute to work; either way we want to see your pictures telling your Ride to Work Day...
11/06/2014 03:23 PM
New Yamaha MT-09 Street Tracker unveiled
Exactly one year to the day since Yamaha unveiled their new MT-09, the firm has unveiled the third bike in the 09 family, making it a triplet of triples, and bolstering the MT family to a stable of five (MT-07...
10/06/2014 11:46 AM
New MCN June 11: Dunlop Marquez of the roads!
In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 11. TT 2014: TT legends rate single-minded Dunlop after four wins Power cruisers put through their paces New KTM Adventure spied Free tyre guide All available...
09/06/2014 06:52 PM
Benelli Tornado 900 owners wanted!
MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Benelli Tornado 900. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below...
09/06/2014 06:45 PM
Oxford hunts historic race machinery
Following the recent grand opening of its newly developed 100,000sqft distribution centre, Oxford Products is on the hunt for some of its historic race machinery to add some glamour to the finished buildings.The company’s wish list includes the Ducati 888...
09/06/2014 06:09 PM
Rossi's 300
He’s been an inspiration to practically every biker on the planet and last Sunday at Mugello, Valentino Rossi continued to show that he is truly one of a kind. His 300th race wasn’t his best but it marked a milestone...
09/06/2014 03:39 PM
Ducati makes official announcement on Scrambler
Ducati has at last officially confirmed the existence of the new Scrambler model and also presented a prototype model to the workers at the factory in Bologna on Monday. There are still no official images of the bike at this...
06/06/2014 07:43 PM
Poll: Can Michael Dunlop surpass Joey's record?
With Michael Dunlop taking TT victory after victory, can he surpass his uncle’s epic 26 wins? With Michael Dunlop taking TT victory after victory, can he surpass his uncle’s epic 26 wins?
06/06/2014 07:40 PM
Poll: Has the Isle of Man TT become too dangerous?
Has the isle of man become too dangerous?
06/06/2014 05:19 PM
BMW's naked revolution
BMW revealed this stunning, hardcore boxer-engined roadster in Italy last weekend with bosses promising the production version will be on sale within a year.The Concept Roadster is a vision of the future development of the boxer engine in a naked...
06/06/2014 03:32 PM
Poll: Have loud pipes had their day?
Have loud pipes had their day? Every bike on the road seemed to have one a decade ago, but they're becoming less common – what's your stance?
06/06/2014 01:44 PM
Bikes for the wounded in Normandy to announce Victory bike winner
With the 70th anniversary of D-Day upon us, Victory motorcycles are supporting Bike Tours for the Wounded who are travelling around Normandy on Victory bikes with thirty-three riders; the majority of which are ex-service men and women, some of whom...
06/06/2014 01:00 PM
Vertemati reborn
Niche Italian manufacturer Vertemati, best known for wild off-roaders and supermotos, is back and planning three new road bikes, starting with this Infect NVR1 super naked.Powered by the firm’s own 1000cc V-twin motor, the crankcases, cylinder head and major internal...
05/06/2014 07:22 PM
You can race as former champions in MotoGP 14
MotoGP 14, the latest official MotoGP game from Italian developer Milestone Studio will include champions from 1992 to 2001 as playable characters. The new game mode, dubbed MotoGP Champions, means you can pitch Kevin Schwantz circa 1993 against a young...
05/06/2014 05:53 PM
Immediate Recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT
BMW has issued an urgent instruction to all owners of 2014 BMW R1200RT owners fitted with the Dynamic ESA electronic suspension system to stop riding their motorcycles with immediate effect. The problem concerns the rear suspension system and the potential...
05/06/2014 03:15 PM
Busiest TT since 2007
Figures released by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company show that 2014 is set to be one of the busiest TT of recent times, with traffic carried on the ferries up some 7.5% since last year, with 12,050 motorcycles...
04/06/2014 03:02 PM
Scott Redding pulls out of TT parade lap
Scott Redding has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance in the Isle of Man TT parade lap later this week. The 2013 Moto2 world championship runner-up was due to ride the famous Mountain course with British MotoGP rivals Cal Crutchlow, Bradley...
03/06/2014 12:14 PM
New MCN June 4: Dunlop proves a point
In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 4. TT 2014: Dunlop proves a point as records tumble New Ducati Scrambler is a retro with a punch Best VFR models do battle Invade...
02/06/2014 06:25 PM
PB wants your Yamaha R7
Performance Bikes magazine, our sister publication, is desperately seeking a Yamaha YZF-R7 for a front cover photoshoot. In the event that you own such a thing, or know someone who does, and would be kind enough to let us...
30/05/2014 12:16 PM
Great CBR600F stories
Have you got Britain's best CBR600F? Or got a fantastic CBR600F story? MCN wants to find the UK's best CBRs (the F NOT the RR version) and the best tales from people who've owned them. The bikes could be customised...
29/05/2014 06:44 PM
Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R owners needed
MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R models. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill...
28/05/2014 12:00 PM
New Monster 800 revealed
This is the new water-cooled Monster 821 which joins the range below the recently launched 1200 version to replace the outgoing Monster 796. The bike is powered by the 821cc Testastretta 11 V-twin engine first seen in the Hypermotard which...
27/05/2014 12:17 PM
New MCN May 28: Isle of Man TT special
In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from May 28. TT 2014 special: The TT starts here with our 32-page TT guide New BMW Boxer cruiser unveiled World first test of Bimota's last new Tesi...
25/05/2014 05:51 PM
Shedding the custom bike clichés
Since launching as a website designed to highlight some of the better and more unusual motorcycles being built within the burgeoning custom and cafe-race scene, the last eighteen months have seen The Bike Shed establish itself as a showcase event...
23/05/2014 02:04 PM
How fast does it go mister?
‘How fast does it go mister?’ Whether it’s bikes or broadband, we’re obsessed by speed, so here are the facts you need to win your next pub debate Speed addiction has plagued humans since we first realised we could run....
23/05/2014 01:35 PM
Dainese and Ducati's new airbag system
Tony Hoare - our Consumer Editor - took his Monster 1200 to get Dainese and Ducati's new airbag system fitted. Here is a quick overview of the fitting process and a little more information on the new high-tech airbag system....
22/05/2014 11:57 AM
Will John McGuinness’s wrist injury rule him out of a possible TT victory?
Honda TT Legends rider John McGuinness broke his scaphoid in an off-road training accident in March and the TT is just around the corner, while at the recent North West 200, he was unable to run at the front.
21/05/2014 07:51 PM
Can these Bultacos tempt you to go electric?
Spanish firm Bultaco is back with a pair of innovative electric bikes. The supermotard and road-biased adventure bike prototypes boast Norman Hossack-designed front suspension, 54bhp motors, 90mph top speed and Marcheshini wheels. Electric bikes are gaining momentum but are these...
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