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05 February 2021
This year is a milestone for Ducati’s iconic, Desmodromic V-twin – or ‘L-twin’ as the Italian firm call their 90-degree engine layout.
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02 February 2021
Former British Army despatch rider, motorcycle racer and charity fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore has died after contracting coronavirus.
Capt. Moore burst into the public conscious in April 2020,…
29 January 2021
Just weeks after its world launch, the most eagerly anticipated bike of 2020, Aprilia’s RS660, is proving to be well worth the wait. The 100bhp twin, complete with mould-breaking, ultralight 169kg…
22 January 2021
If you’re learning to ride and aged 17 or older, after passing your CBT certificate (Compulsory Basic Training) you can gain your provisional A1 bike licence, which allows you to ride up to 125cc…
22 January 2021
Looking at buying a new naked 125? Well, MCN has got you covered with this handy pick of the bunch.
The sporty naked 125 market is currently saturated with both new and used examples from almost…
18 January 2021
Several European news agencies are reporting that the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum in Austria has been devastated by a substantial fire.
Early reports suggest that the building, which houses over…
15 January 2021
There was a time in the late nineties and early noughties where the pinnacle of two wheeled excitement was a supermoto. It’s a simple formula; choose a dirtbike, fit uprated and stiffer suspension, a…
07 January 2021
With the start of 2021 bringing revised, tougher coronavirus restrictions and travel cut back to only essential journeys, getting your two-wheeled fix could be proving difficult right now.
05 January 2021
As many of us find ourselves isolated once again and at a loose end in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, what better time is there to give your motorbike a proper clean?
While scrubbing your bike…
04 January 2021
The struggling National Motorcycle Museum (NMM) received a massived boost in much-needed funds with record-breaking sales at the Bonhams Motorcycles Winter Sale.
The NMM had 52 motorcycles from its…
03 January 2021
Most bikers have experience of race circuits, either through racing, trackdays or simply spectating. It’s an experience that rings a far greater appreciation of the adrenaline-fuelled thrills…
02 January 2021
Cleaning your brakes is an important step in motorcycle maintenance and a fairly easy one to do. The tools required are basic (allen keys, a socket set and a torque wrench) and the payoff is instant.
01 January 2021
I’ve been dreaming of this moment for 18 years. To be honest, I never thought it would happen – but several things conspired to form a perfect storm, and the dream has finally become a reality.
28 December 2020
I always thought that handling a bike at high speed on a circuit represented the very pinnacle of skill, not slithering around a field getting mud sprayed up my back. Oh how wrong can a person be?
21 December 2020
It’s time to take electric motorbikes seriously. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and the UK Government is under pressure to bring its ban on the sales of new…
18 December 2020
Coronavirus may have spoilt a lot of things, but it hasn’t stopped motorcycle manufacturers coming out with an army of awesome bikes for 2021.
After months of reporting on new model reveals and riding…
16 December 2020
In this week’s special 5-in-1 MCN we have a supplement about inspirational things you could plan to do in 2021. Among them is Nick Sanders MBE’s trip around the Snowdonia 360 – Wales’s answer to the…
07 December 2020
Although adventure bikes such as BMW’s definitive R1250GS were conceived to be capable of conquering continents, as famously portrayed in Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s TV series ‘Long Way…
04 December 2020
Peter Hickman is one of the most versatile British motorcycle racers of the modern age. Having won the National Superstock 1000 Cup championship 16 years ago, he’s since become a multiple British…
25 November 2020
A bike used by Evel Knievel has been discovered, restored and put on public display.
Knievel, who died in 2007, is best remembered for using Harley-Davidson XR750s in the 1970s, most notably for his…
20 November 2020
Preparing your motorbike for the colder weather, salt on the roads and slippery conditions is an important task if you don’t want to watch it rot away in front of your eyes.
Make sure your bike…
19 November 2020
The supersport class has been struggling in recent years and now the Yamaha R6 has become the latest model to fall foul of dwindling sales and ever-tightening emissions regulations. Hard to believe…
18 November 2020
A Polish motorcycle custom house have transformed a 1982 BMW R100RT into a modern café racer.
Warsaw-based Eighty Six Gear Motorcycles spent a year-and-a-half turning the 49,700-mile classic into the…
13 November 2020
With orders now being taken for the supercharged, hub-centre-steered Bimota Tesi H2, it’s worth revisiting the Italian brand’s glittering, yet chequered, history.
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06 November 2020
Given how everyone I know with a motorbike says the first practical test is harder than the second, I was surprised to discover it usually takes about 15 minutes and mostly involves riding around…
05 November 2020
There’s something exceptionally pleasing about big V-twins. The flatness of their delivery, their deceptive speed and gluttonous dollops of torque. The way they build power with a surging tide…
04 November 2020
Ducati’s Superleggera is a rare, exotic beast. Only 1500 have ever been built: 500 magnesium-framed 1199s in 2014, 500 carbon-framed 1299s in 2017 and new for this year 500 carbon-framed V4s.
03 November 2020
After 24 years and an estimated 87,000 customers, the chequered flag has fallen on the Honda Ron Haslam Race School.
Having announced that 2020 would be their final year of operation back on…
30 October 2020
Asher Durham is a BSB Junior Superstock 600 racer who started in motocross and then became the youngest ever rider to compete in the 125cc British championship at the age of 13. He went on to be a…
30 October 2020
Most people first became aware of Jane Omorogbe as ‘Rio’ in the late-90s TV phenomenon that was Gladiators (she was also in the film epic, Gladiator). She went on to present a wide array of TV…
30 October 2020
Feel like making a dramatic change to your bike’s performance, something that’ll affect every aspect of your riding? Forget fancy carbon-clad exhausts – pound for pound suspension upgrades make the…
29 October 2020
A consultation has been opened to toughen up the laws around using a mobile phone while in charge of a vehicle on the road.
You might think that the rules stop you from doing it already, but…
27 October 2020
The MCN Awards celebrate what we think are the very best motorbikes by category available in the UK right now. It may not feel like there’s been much to celebrate in 2020, but some truly wonderful…
26 October 2020
The 600cc sportsbike market has taken a fairly big hiding in recent years, with almost all major manufacturers slowing development of their middleweight three- and four-cylinder screamers in favour of…
19 October 2020
The Ace Café on London’s North Circular has been a home from home for motorcyclists for over 80 years, so we at MCN thought we’d put together a gallery of pictures to show how it has changed in that…
08 October 2020
Multiple world and British speed record holder Zef Eisenberg tragically lost his life in an accident during a record attempt at Elvington airfield on Thursday, October 1. Zef, 47, was a businessman,…