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30/09/2014 06:40 PM
New MCN October 1: Cologne Show new bike special
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 1: - 27 new bikes including the Kawasaki H2R and Ducati Scrambler- New BMW S1000RR, R1200R and R1200RS- Suzuki GSX-S1000F- KTM Freeride E first...
30/09/2014 06:39 PM
Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept
There was one surprise from Yamaha today. Having written about the XJR1300 and MT-07 Moto Cage yesterday, we thought that we had seen everything that the Japanese manufacturer had to offer, but they had one final sheet to lift off...
30/09/2014 04:08 PM
Cologne Show: Honda release new VFR800X Crossrunner
Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets more power and mid-range torque, new styling, traction control (HSTC), and longer travel suspension along with new wheels and brakes. Other features include, ABS, LED lights, self-cancelling...
30/09/2014 03:32 PM
Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX
• 21.4bhp electric supermoto• Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16• Lightweight and punchy performance The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike KTM launched as a prototype last year, and has spent the previous...
30/09/2014 03:16 PM
Cologne Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS and other new Suzukis
• 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four• 182bhp / 86lbft• Now with ABS as standard Dreams of an all-new GSX-R1000 for 2015 will have to stay just that, with the only update for the flagship 1000 being the saddition of ABS as standard...
30/09/2014 02:31 PM
Official Kawasaki H2R reveal video
Kawasaki today announced their new, 296bhp creating 'hyperbike' at the INTERMOT show in Cologne. To say that the hype generated for this machine has been substantial would be an understatement; with a series of videos being released over the Internet...
30/09/2014 01:30 PM
Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles
Bonneville Spirit edition • T100 based retro• Chopped mudguards• Minimalist black headlamp• £7499 Since 1959, when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising and making them their own. Over the decades Bonneville has spawned countless customs from landspeed record...
30/09/2014 12:25 PM
Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650
• 649cc parallel twin• More peak power• 21 litre tank Also benefitting from a visit to the beauty parlour is the new Versys 650. Already rightly popular for being a great all-road all-rounder, it has received a multitude of upgrades...
30/09/2014 12:20 PM
Cologne Show: Refreshed Kawasaki Versys 1000
• 1043cc inline-four• Redesigned bodywork• More touring ability Kawasaki’s Versys 1000 has always been a good bike, but it’s also always been uglier than a box of frogs pulling faces. Thankfully the firm has sorted that out for 2015 with...
29/09/2014 07:11 PM
Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS
• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin• 125bhp / 92lbft • Return of the famous RS name BMW’s rush to fill every single niche in motorcycling continues at a frantic pace with this new R1200RS slotting into the R-Series and marks a...
29/09/2014 07:07 PM
Cologne Show: New BMW R1200R
• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin• 125bhp / 92lbft • Conventional fork The R1200R has never really been a big hit in the UK market; it lacks the cool of the R1200GS, the touring talents of the R1200RT and despite its...
29/09/2014 06:58 PM
Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed
• 796cc air-cooled V-twin• 75bhp / 50.2lbft• Four versions• Full LCD dash• Custom-friendly After years of rumours, spy pictures, and multiple leaks – Ducati finally revealed the all-new Scrambler at Cologne this week. The original Scrambler was axed in 1968,...
29/09/2014 06:48 PM
Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2
• 998cc supercharged inline-four• 296bhp / 115lbft (est)• 200mph+ capability• Trellis frame• Single-sided swingarm It’s been a long time coming, but there’s no doubt whatsoever that Kawasaki’s new Ninja H2R has been worth the wait. The sharp eyed will already...
29/09/2014 06:33 PM
Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure
• 1301cc liquid-cooled V-twin• 160bhp / 100ftlb (est)• Bigger fairing for more protection• Semi-active suspension• Optional ‘hill hold control’ MCN showed you the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure back in mid August, prompting an official release from KTM two weeks...
29/09/2014 06:08 PM
Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650
• 645cc liquid-cooled V-twin• 68bhp / 44lbft• Wire wheels• V-Strom 1000 style ‘Beak’• Optional hard luggage The massively popular V-Strom 650 has been a real gem in the Suzuki range over the last decade, and 2015 sees it get a...
29/09/2014 05:48 PM
Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000
• 999cc inline-four• 155bhp (est) / 80lbft (est)• GSX-R1000 K5 engine• All-new chassis• 3-mode traction control If disaffected sportsbike owners need somewhere to channel their desires to – Suzuki’s new GSX-S1000F could well have the answer. It’s not an adventure...
29/09/2014 05:23 PM
Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX
• 675cc inline-triple• 105bhp / 50lbft• Daytona 675 tail unit• Quickshifter as standard• Seat cowl, belly pan & fly screen The naked middleweight market has been dominated by Triumph’s Street Triple ever since it first launched in a maelstrom of...
29/09/2014 04:37 PM
Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR
• 999cc, inline four-cylinder, water-cooled • 199bhp / 83.3lbft• New twin spar aluminium frame• Semi-active suspension• Restyled bodywork BMW’s superbike rivals must be wondering just what they have to do to keep up as the German firm reveals a completely...
29/09/2014 03:52 PM
Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled
• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four• 97bhp / 80lbft• Twin Ohlins shocks• Black 4-2-1 exhaust• Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built scene, and given their ancient XJR1300 a thorough makeover for 2015 to capitalise on the...
29/09/2014 03:46 PM
Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled
• 689cc parallel-twin• 74bhp / 50bhp• Frame and engine guards• Red front / black rear wheel• Adjustable light mask Those with a keen eye and long memory might recall the XJ6-based Moto Cage 6 that was unveiled as a concept...
29/09/2014 03:25 PM
Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS
Following the launch of the new higher-specification model for the 2014 season, the YZF-R125 has maintained its position as the top selling supersport bike in the 125cc class. In January 2015 it will be joined by an ABS-equipped version. New...
26/09/2014 05:01 PM
We want your help to find some of Britain's worst potholes
We're in the process of putting together an article about potholes on UK roads and we're in need of your help. If there are any nasty looking potholes in your area, get a picture and note down the exact location,...
26/09/2014 02:21 PM
Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7
Moto Guzzi has given the popular V7 range a thorough going over and has included the fitment of ABS and traction control along with a host of improvements. The 48bhp V7 range comprises the same three models; Stone, Racer and...
26/09/2014 12:20 PM
Cologne Show: Aprilia Caponord Rally revealed
Aprilia has added a new model to the Caponord 1200 range in the form of this heavily-optioned Rally version which gets a host of new parts aimed at appealing to long distance riders and those who might take the bike...
26/09/2014 07:00 AM
Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader
Although the Ducati Scrambler is just days away from being unveiled to the public, Ducati is still putting the bike through its paces on the roads. An MCN reader was lucky enough to get this onboard video of the bike...
23/09/2014 11:57 AM
New MCN September 24: Is the GS beaten?
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 24: - Is the GS finally beaten? After 843 miles in the Alps we find out- Yamaha SR400 vs Royal Enfield Bullet 500- Honda...
18/09/2014 07:37 PM
Will Cal Crutchlow be competitive on Honda next year?
There are no two ways about it, Cal Crutchlow's had a difficult year onboard the Ducati and he'll be hoping his results improve onboard the Honda in 2015.
18/09/2014 07:29 PM
Is there any point in a 250bhp road bike?
Kawasaki’s all-new supercharged H2 is going to be packed with high-spec components, will pump out around 250bhp and is expected to cost in excess of £20,000. But is there any point in a 250bhp plus road going sportsbike?
16/09/2014 12:55 PM
New MCN September 17: Rossi wins at last
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 17: - Rossi wins again: "I think this year I'm the best Valentino ever!"- World exclusive: New BMW S1000RR- Kawasaki Ninja H2 revealed- Padgett's...
14/09/2014 11:30 AM
The SPecial One
Honda’s SP-1, or the VTR1000 SP-1 RC51 to give it its proper name, will always hold a very special place in motorcycle history. This is a bike born out of necessity – not to mention a considerable degree of frustration…...
14/09/2014 06:00 AM
Insider trading: ‘This year we’ll be happy to sell 30 GSX-Rs’
It’s no secret that new bike sales for Suzuki have been hard of late. The last five years have been particularly tough and this is mainly down to a line-up that is lacking in new and exciting models. If you...
14/09/2014 12:43 AM
Battling with World Champions and Old Machinery at Goodwood Revival
Having spent a weekend surrounded by old - often mouthwatering - 1950s metal, diligent, resourceful mechanics and some racing legends, it becomes clear that racing classic motorcycles requires a particular kind of spirit. Old machinery tests the soul, patients and...
13/09/2014 03:30 PM
Video: New KTM RC390 first ride
For the first time in years there’s a machine for young sportsbike fans to get excited about. If you’re 19 and have just passed your A2 licence you can rip up your L plates and pretend you’re wild-riding Aussie Moto3...
13/09/2014 01:30 AM
Ultra Limited Low tourer leads a raft of HD model updates
Harley-Davidson describes its new 2015 Ultra Limited Low as ‘slammed and loaded’, which means as well as featuring the lowest seat height of any premium touring bike, it also comes with a thumping 100-watt inbuilt entertainment system. Based around the...
13/09/2014 12:00 AM
Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled
Triumph has revealed this special edition version of the Thruxton called the Ace which celebrates the link between the British manufacturer and the famous London café so synonymous with motorcycle history. The new black and white special edition was revealed...
12/09/2014 07:00 PM
New Street Triple RX spied
This is the new Triumph Street Triple RX, if the decal on the side panel is to be believed. Spied last week undergoing a test at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, the model is clearly an interim update or special edition,...
10/09/2014 05:00 PM
Who's your money on to win the 2014 MCE British Superbike title?
With the regular season done and dusted, its Showdown time in the 2014 MCE British Superbike championship. The potential winners have been whittled down from 43 to only six, and there are just three rounds and seven races left. With...
10/09/2014 12:32 PM
How to avoid scams when selling your bike
Placing a classified advert, whether online or in print, can sometimes attract people running scams, but by following some very simple rules you can stay safe and make sure you sell your bike smoothly. The majority of people selling their...
10/09/2014 11:10 AM
Honda reveals new 2015 VFR800X Crossrunner
Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets a fairly hefty series of revisions including more power and mid-range torque, new styling, longer travel suspension along with new wheels and brakes. Other features include Honda’s...
09/09/2014 01:22 PM
New MCN: Matchless revealed!
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 10th: - Revealed: Secret pics of a Brit icon- MotoGP back at Donington- KTM RC390 - 'It's a modern LC'- Triumph axe 250- Yamaha...
08/09/2014 04:19 PM
Matchless is back
Iconic British firm reignited with new Model X Reloaded. Matchless is a name which has long been missing from the roll call of active motorcycle manufacturers, but recent patent applications and statements of intent from the current owners promised that...
05/09/2014 04:54 PM
New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied
This is the heavily-revised 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 which has been given a comprehensive makeover – which is just as well as the current bike has always been ranked as fairly hideous and has masked the excellent bike underneath.The new...
04/09/2014 11:33 AM
Your Chance to Meet Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo is to make a special guest appearance at the Rocket Centre in Blackburn, Lancashire on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 as part of Alpinestars ‘Race Experience’ event. The ‘Race Experience’ showcases Alpinestars’ cutting-edge technology from MotoGP and World Superbikes, which...
03/09/2014 03:50 PM
Fancy winning a MT-09?
Everyday frustrations on the road now at the mercy of your keyboard! Play Motorcycle Mayhem, a game brought to you by MCN Compare for a chance to win some awesome prizes.Motorcycle Mayhem is free to download and available on desktop,...
03/09/2014 03:41 PM
Protect your bike for less
If your scooter isn’t currently Datatagged, you can save yourself 35% of the cost by heading to St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4JS tomorrow (Thursday September 4) between 10am and 6pm, where your bike can be protected for just £50....
03/09/2014 03:04 PM
Subscribe to MCN TV this week and watch I, Superbiker IV
Sign up to MCN TV for a special rate of just £2.99 a month and you can get your first 14 days free and access to the I, Superbviker IV film for a whole weekend. The film follows the MCE...
02/09/2014 01:52 PM
New MCN September 03: Lorenzo fumes at Marquez
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 3rd: - 'Too much' fumes Lorenzo after Marquez barges to victory- Sporty 125s: Road & Track Tested- 2015 Harleys- Supercharged Kwak- Classic Suzuki RG250...
01/09/2014 01:21 PM
Supercharged Ninja imminent
Kawasaki has confirmed that it will build a ‘Ninja H2’ around the supercharged engine concept first shown to the world at the end of 2013.Creating a motorcycle which Kawasaki claim will be “Built Beyond Belief”, the firm has not explicitly...
01/09/2014 12:26 PM
KTM RC 390 launch today
MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves is at the launch of the eagerly awaited new KTM RC 390 in Italy today. Costing £4995 the single-cylinder 43bhp, 373.2cc machine is aimed at younger riders and can be ridden on an A2...
29/08/2014 04:26 PM
Best sellers: Kawasaki ER-6f
The 10 best-selling bikes in Britain for the first half of 2014 makes fascinating reading. BMW holds three out of the top five positions (for bikes over 125cc); the best-selling bike in the UK is one of the most expensive...
28/08/2014 06:10 PM
Ride a new KTM at Box Hill this Sunday
KTM UK will be at Box Hill this Sunday (August 31) with a large range of 2014 street bikes available for demo rides. Visitors to the popular biking meeting spot in Tadworth, Surrey, will be able to take a closer...
28/08/2014 01:59 PM
Potholes voted top hazard for bikers
Rubbish roads, stop-start traffic or selfish car drivers? What annoys you most about Britain’s roads? Back in April, MCN Compare conducted a quick survey to find out. The candidates for all the things that really grind bikers’ gears included lethal...
28/08/2014 12:10 PM
Trophies stolen from National Motorcycle museum
A large number of trophies were stolen from the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham last night.The museum is offering a £20,000 reward for information that leads to the safe recovery of the trophies, which include replicas awarded at the Isle...
26/08/2014 08:26 PM
Has Honda missed its opportunity with the delayed CBR300R?
First there was the Kawasaki Ninja 30. Then KTM joined the 300-or-so class with the announcement of the RC390. And now, Honda has gotten in on the action. But is it too little too late? Has Honda missed its opportunity...
26/08/2014 08:20 PM
Is the new KTM Super Adventure too much?
The standard KTM Adventure is hardly under-powered, producing a claimed 150bhp. But that wasn't enough, so KTM recently unveiled the Super Adventure, which gets the same engine as the Super Duke R and 180bhp.
26/08/2014 12:03 PM
New MCN August 27: New KTM Super Adventure
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 27. - New KTM Super Adventure- Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally vs rivals- Sportsbike story: 25 years of speed- Honda CBR300R first ride- Classic TT...
19/08/2014 12:17 PM
New MCN August 20: Lotus superbike ridden
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 20. - We ride the new Lotus superbike- 2015's secret new bikes- The new Ducati Monster 821 takes on its rivals- Anstey rules Ulster...
18/08/2014 07:36 PM
Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 needed
MCN is on th elookout for owners of a Kawasaki ZX750 H1, which we need for a static photoshoot this week. We don't need to ride the bike, we'll just collect it and drop it back off when we're finished,...
18/08/2014 10:30 AM
Lotus C-01 spied testing
This is the world’s first glimpse of a working version of the all-new 200bhp Lotus C-01 superbike, spied testing on the roads near the German headquarters of the firm behind the bike. The image is the first ‘in-the-metal’ confirmation the...
16/08/2014 10:30 AM
Minimum driving ban petition launched
The family of a motorcyclist killed by a car driver have started a petition calling for a minimum two-year driving ban for anyone found guilty of causing the death of another road user. Matthew Thompson was 32-years-old when he was...
15/08/2014 06:14 PM
Bimota dealer opens in Scotland
The UK’s only Bimota dealer has opened in Scotland with the first two bikes already shipped and in stock ready for sale. Moto Meccanica has taken delivery of a BMW S1000RR-engined BB3 superbike along with a limited-edition version of the...
15/08/2014 11:30 AM
Petition to ban surface dressing launched
An online petition to try and get the practice of resurfacing roads with a method called surface dressing stopped has already attracted more than 2500 signatures. The ePetition was started by Christopher Caswell and calls for an end to surface...
14/08/2014 06:02 PM
September MADness
If your September evenings are looking a little devoid of humour, you need to head to a theatre in Maidstone, Southend, Newark or Scunthorpe to be entertained by persistent prankster and GP aficionado, Steve Parrish, on his MAD tour. If...
14/08/2014 04:31 PM
New exhaust for Ducati Panigale in Japan
The horrified response to the Japanese specification Ducati 1199 when it was unveiled in 2012 has prompted this revised exhaust system, spotted by a spy photographer at the Ducati test track last week. The noise regulations in Japan are...
14/08/2014 12:53 PM
Buying guide: Kawasaki H2
Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being squeezed out by the even-faster Z1 in ’73. But by then...
14/08/2014 11:27 AM
MCN needs your help
Interested in helping MCN make its website even better? We have some interesting new ideas we're testing out and now we need to hear what you think of them. We're looking for any regular visitors to the site who would...
13/08/2014 07:20 PM
Where would you like to see British MotoGP round in future?
Today's announcement that the Circuit of Wales has signed a five-year contract with Dorna to host the British GP from 2015 onwards is not as clear cut as it seems. Not only does the multi-million pound Circuit of Wales near...
13/08/2014 07:03 PM
Circuit of Wales to host British GP
The Circuit of Wales has today announced a five-year deal with the owners of MotoGP – Dorna – to host the British GP, taking the reins from Silverstone. The only problem for the Circuit of Wales is that they don't...
13/08/2014 06:47 PM
New GSX-S1000 spied
This is a full-production version of the new naked 1000cc bike Suzuki is calling the GSX-S1000 and hopes to be able to take on the performance naked class rivals in 2015. MCN revealed the plans for the new bike in...
13/08/2014 01:30 PM
Hesketh 24 first ride
The British revival rumbles on. Or in this case THUNDERS. And then some. Hesketh is the latest UK heritage motorcycle brand to be reborn, (following Triumph in 1990, Norton in 2009 and Ariel last month). And, with numerous others in...
13/08/2014 10:30 AM
Harley recall now includes UK models
A US recall of more than 66,000 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Touring models will now include UK models, and owners will be contacted imminently by their dealer to arrange for the three hours of work to be scheduled. The recall follows concerns...
12/08/2014 11:54 AM
New MCN August 13: Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 16. - Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied- Superbikes vs super-nakeds- KTM RC125 first ride- All-new Indian Scout ridden- Anstey tests Yamaha YZR500- Extreme adventure guide- Perfect...
11/08/2014 04:25 PM
New KTM 1290 Super Adventure spied
This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the current 1190 model. MCN...
08/08/2014 04:41 PM
Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions
We’ve teamed up with Riders for Health to offer one lucky reader the chance to meet their GP heroes at the fantastic Day of Champions event taking place at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday August 28. The winner will receive a...
08/08/2014 02:01 PM
Penalty for mobile use could double
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has suggested the penalty for using a mobile phone while driving could be doubled from three points to six, backing up Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's similar call. The increased penalties would also mean any...
07/08/2014 05:32 PM
What will you spend your £10 eVoucher on?
MCN’s bike insurance comparison site, MCNcompare.com has been designed especially for you and the average saving on our site is a whopping £150*!And that’s not all, to celebrate these fantastic savings, we’re giving you a tenner to spend on helmets...
07/08/2014 05:05 PM
The best Ducati 916
I’m split between two models – the very first 916 Strada and the 998R. When it was launched in 1994 the 916 Strada bowled me over. I saw the back end of it in 1993 when I was at the...
07/08/2014 11:20 AM
Has Cal Crutchlow made the right move defecting to Honda?
Two weeks ago Cal Crutchlow was staying with Ducati for the second year of his contract, but now he's announced he'll be moving to the LCR Honda squad in 2015.
05/08/2014 12:56 PM
New MCN August 6th: Norton Rotaries Ride Again
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 6. FREE Weekend Missions 24-page adventure biking guide - things you can get out on your bike and do this weekend! Also in this...
04/08/2014 01:25 PM
Indian launch new Indian Scout
Indian Motorcycles launched the 2015 version of their iconic Scout at the Sturgis motorcycle rally yesterday. It's the first, all-new Scout for over 70 years. The 1133cc, V-Twin weighs in at 253kg (wet) and according to Indian will provide a...
04/08/2014 11:30 AM
Testing time for teens
Stricter motorcycle licence rules have caused a massive drop in young riders taking their tests. New learner rider rules introduced in January last year stopped under-19s from riding anything bigger than a 125cc bike, even if they pass a motorcycle...
01/08/2014 06:45 PM
Harley-Davidson reveals new Road Glide
Three weeks after MCN scooped spy shots of the 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide shooting a new brochure then official images have been released by the firm. The new Road Glide is the latest model to emerge from the Project Rushmore...
01/08/2014 05:33 PM
Mitas tyre recall over potential for bulging
Budget tyre brand Mitas is recalling Sport Force radial motorcycle tyres manufactured in 2014 because of the risk of bulges appearing at high speeds.The Slovenian tyre producer Savatech is voluntarily recalling Sport Force radial motorcycle tyres from the market. These...
01/08/2014 01:13 PM
Suzuki slashes £1000 off prices
Suzuki has announced it is knocking £1000 off a range of bike for a limited period of time to include the entire GSX-R range, V-Strom 650, GSR750, GSX1250FA and Burgman 650 Executive. The offer starts today (August 1) and runs...
01/08/2014 12:40 PM
An evening with MotoGP photographer Scott Jones
American MotoGP photographer Scott Jones is over in the UK for the British Grand Prix in a few weeks and as part of his trip Scott has added a visit to the MCN offices in Peterborough on August 27. Scott...
01/08/2014 11:30 AM
Ace Café could be closed
The Ace Café in London is under threat of closure if Brent police follow through on the threat to implement the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The act gives police new powers to close venues accused of anti-social...
01/08/2014 10:30 AM
Buying guide: BMW R100RS
Even back in the seventies BMW was battling the idea its bikes were just for old men. So in 1977 it signed up professional stylist Hans Muth to create the ultimate sports tourer. The result was the R100RS. The fact...
01/08/2014 09:30 AM
New Yamaha R6 rumoured for 2015
If Yamaha’s YZF-R1 is getting on a bit, having not had a major facelift since 2009, its supersport R6 brother is now positively ancient. Its last notable tweak was revealed in 2007 when the ’08-spec bike was shown, but the...
31/07/2014 02:54 PM
Fassbender takes to the track
X-Men star Michael Fassbender had his first ever track experience yesterday at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School. He follows hot on the heels of fellow X-Men actors James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult, who visited the school two weeks ago....
31/07/2014 02:00 PM
Kevin Ash Scholarship scheme launches
A new scholarship programme to promote the careers of aspiring motorcycle journalists has been launched by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), Motor Cycle News, and The Daily Telegraph. The Kevin Ash Memorial Scholarship is being created in recognition and remembrance...
31/07/2014 01:15 PM
New Yamaha R1 on the way
Yamaha is just three months away from unveiling a completely new YZF-R1 superbike that it hopes will have the same class-defining impact the original 1998 model had when it was launched. The new bike retains the basic engine design of...
30/07/2014 06:05 PM
Work experience opportunity at MCN
Interested in a career in digital media? Know a bit about motorcycles and your way around a PC? You could be just the person we’re looking for. Motorcyclenews.com is undergoing a significant revamp and as part of this work we...
29/07/2014 07:51 PM
Go karting with Bradley Smith in association with Oxford Products
Fancy getting stuck in to a bit of elbow bashing on track with Bradley Smith? Well here’s your chance. MCN is offering one lucky reader the chance to tear up the fantastic Daytona Circuit in Milton Keynes with the Tech3...
29/07/2014 12:30 PM
New MCN July 30: The real Marquez
In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 30. - Marquez exclusive interview: "I prefer bikes to girls. Bikes never complain."- Hesketh 24 first ride- Haslam wins Suzuka again- 80 years of...
28/07/2014 06:01 PM
Indian Roadmaster revealed
This weekend will see Indian – America’s first motorcycle company – unveil the latest addition to their growing Chief range, a full-spec tourer named Roadmaster. Intended as the new benchmark in V-twin luxury tourers, it will make its public debut...
28/07/2014 05:56 PM
2015 Victory Magnum revealed
This is the latest in a long line of boldly styled Victory motorcycles to emerge from the factory in recent years. The most gaudy and garish designs to sit in the range have previously been released as special editions, and...
28/07/2014 01:24 PM
A six-pack, a paper and a world champion's bike
Pop into Londis in Morecambe for a pint and a paper and you’re in for a pleasant surprise – a speedway bike belonging to local resident and TT hero John McGuinness. Speedway fan McPint bought the Italian GM-engined machine from...
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...
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