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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...
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...
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 MCNcompare.com 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...
14/07/2014 02:55 PM
Pic with Michael Laverty
Our family holiday this year was in Catalunya for the MotoGP. It started well when we met Michael Laverty in the airport. We were chatting for a while and he had a picture with my eldest son Finley. Fin races...
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 winit.motorcyclenews.com 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 TwistyRide.com, 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 dainese.com, 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...
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