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Win hospitality with the WD-40 team at Donny Park WSB

The WSB season is well under way and it's not long now before the Brits do battle on home soil.<p>For all you fans out there you'll really want to grab …

Soil

Hey, hey it’s a brand new Monkey!

It’s an iconic image of the 1970s that was initially developed as a child’s plaything before gaining a cult status all of its own – and now it’s …

Motorcycles

MotoGP: Marquez storms to sixth Texas win

Marc Marquez took his sixth straight victory at the Circuit of the Americas with a dominant performance in yesterday’s American Grand Prix.<p>The Repsol …

Motorsport

EWC: FCC TSR Honda win frantic Le Mans 24 hour

F.C.C TSR Honda made history this weekend as they became the first Japanese team to win the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour race.<p>The squad, formed by …

Motorsport

WSB: Sykes scorches to dominant race two win in Assen

Tom Sykes returned to the top step to take his first race victory since Misano last year with a dominant ride in Sunday’s second race at the TT …

Motorsport

Get the Ducati Experience at the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling

As if you needed any excuse to bring your driving licence and riding kit with you to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling (assuming you …

Motorcycles

Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

Italian clothing manufacturer Alpinestars chose this weekend’s American MotoGP round at Austin to unveiled its 55th anniversary gift to itself – a …

Motorcycles

The UK’s top ten most dangerous roads revealed

The sun is out, the roads are dry and the biking season is now well underway. However if you are about to pop out for a blast, it may be worth …

Roads

Bike of the Day: BMW R1150GS Adventure

Why it’s MCN’s pick:<p>Anyone up for an adventure? This week MCN is casting an eye over some great used adventure bikes and so we may as well start with …

Motorcycles

Qatar Moto3: Masbou converts pole to win after frantic battle

Alex Masbou has become the first victor of the 2015 Moto3 season, converting his pole position into the win after a frantic battle that saw eight …

Auto Racing

Moto3: Martin converts pole position into victory

Jorge Martin has converted pole position for the American Grand Prix into another victory in the lightweight class, utilising his one-lap pace to …

Motorsport

Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Why it’s MCN’s pick:<p>This weekend is a WSB weekend, so we are assuming that a Kawasaki will win a race. However that wasn’t always the case and …

Motorcycles

HONDA CBR900RR FIREBLADE

Quick specs<p>Engine size<p>929cc<p>Engine type<p>16v in-line four, 6 gears<p>Frame type<p>Aluminium beam<p>Fuel capacity<p>18 litres<p>Seat height<p>815mm<p>Bike weight<p>170kg<p>Figures …

Motorcycles

Moto3: Martin takes top spot as McPhee returns to front row

Jorge Martin has taken his tenth Grand Prix pole position on a damp but drying Circuit of the Americas in Texas, timing his qualifying run to …

Motorsport

HONDA CB1000

• This bike passed a theft check on 20 April 2018. The reg number submitted by the seller for this check ended in ...DJO, and the bike details returned …

Honda

WSB: Rea holds off van der Mark for 12th Assen win

Jonathan Rea scorched to another race win after holding off a hard charging Michael van der Mark in Assen today.<p>After a strong start to the race from …

Motorsport

Bike of the Day: Ducati 848

Why it’s MCN’s pick:<p>This week MCN tested the new 959 Panigale Corse, which you can read about in next week’s issue, and it got us thinking about …

Motorcycles

9000 Miles and Counting

Pensioner John Cox could be Britain’s highest-mileage rider of 2018 so far after clocking 8,737 miles since the start of the year on his Honda …

Dialysis

Long term update: 10,000 miles and counting

"Incredibly easy to ride, fun at low speeds and in some ways looks funky"<p>"A Jack of trades, and at under £6000 a bit of bargain all round …

Motorcycles

WSB: Home hero van der Mark quickest on opening day in Assen

Home hero Michael van der Mark led the way as the opening day of World Superbike action got underway at the iconic TT circuit Assen.<p>After Aragon, …

Motorsport

BSB: Brookes: 'I have to take what I can get at the minute'

Josh Brookes’ nightmare start to the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship got no better at Brands Hatch with a solution still to be found for …

Motorsport

STK: McConnell and Reid share spoils at Brands

Buildbase Suzuki’s Billy McConnell continued his stronghold on the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship lead with victory and third place at …

Aprilia

Fancy a 1990s superbike for £2500? Of course you do…

Britain went litre sportsbike barmy in the 1990s. From the class-defining Honda FireBlade to the game-raising Yamaha YZF-R1, we couldn’t get enough …

Superbikes

BSS: Kennedy takes series lead with Brands double

Jack Kennedy took over at the top of the Dickies British Supersport standings after a commanding double win at Brands Hatch Indy.<p>The Irishman held …

Motorsport

HONDA CB1000R (2018-on) Review

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5<p>A new single tubular steel backbone frame let the designers keep the bike suitably skinny and there’s new suspension …

Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

We’re on a quest to crown the finest roadside biker café in Blighty and over the next 25 weeks, we’ll be on a bacon butty-fuelled quest to sample a …

Personal Organizing

Bike of the Day: Yamaha TDM900

Why it’s MCN’s pick:<p>Today’s entry into the Bike of the Day inappropriately named bikes category is actually nothing to do with manufacturer …

Motorcycles

Jacket review: Bering armour textile

<b>Bering armour textile jacket, £119.99<br>Miles covered/time:</b> 8000/three years<p><b>What’s good?</b> The fit is spot on, nice and snug on the arms so there are no …

KAWASAKI KR1S (1990-1992) Review

KAWASAKI KR1S (1990-1992) Review<p>"The quickest mass-produced, 250 two-stroke ever"<p>At a glance<br>• 249cc - 53 bhp<br>• 38 mpg - 38 miles range<br>• Insurance group: 10 …

Motorcycles

Bodywork repair by Kas Racepaint

"The quickest mass-produced, 250 two-stroke ever"<p>"A practical, economical entry-level bike which is easy to ride and desirable"<p>"Laid back, chopper …