Cars & Motorcycles


25 March 2020

Launched in 1955, MCN has been bringing its readers exclusive news stories about bikes for 60 years. Every week, MCN’s team of expert test riders & journalists will: • Review new and used motorcycles • Help bikers make the very best buying decisions • Provide the latest MotoGP and Superbikes news MCN is also famous for its unrivalled motorcycle sport news and insight. From the white-knuckle world of MotoGP to the elbow-clashing action of World Superbikes and British Superbikes, MCN gives the inside story. There are also thousands of motorcycles for sale in MCN. So if you’re thinking about buying a new machine there’s almost definitely a fantastic bargain waiting to be snapped up!

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In this issue

1 min.
‘we’re living in extraordinary times. be safe...’

As the world continues to get increasingly unrecognisable day by day, I’ve realised just how much I rely on motorbikes for my daily happiness. But as government advice evolves, we need to show that bikers are the best people in our communities, not a scourge. I went for an isolated solo ride on Sunday, but will not do so again now until the ‘all clear.’ I’ll continue to use my bike for essential journeys as it’s my primary source of transport – but it feels only right not to go out for leisure rides. I was also seriously saddened to see so many bikers having mass meet-ups over the weekend at regular biking haunts. We are living in extraordinary times and we need to respect the safety of the communities we…

1 min.
dunn family’s new trauma

Harry Dunn’s family have been left angry and embarrassed after a disastrous meeting with the health secretary amid the coronavirus crisis. The Northamptonshire campaigners had hoped to discuss ambulance delays, which they believe contributed to the teenage motorcyclist’s death after he was hit by Anne Sacoolas outside an RAF base last year. She later flew back to her US home claiming diplomatic immunity. The Dunn family’s meeting with Matt Hancock last week was a disaster though when, according to the family spokesman, he had no interest in talking about the alleged 40-minute ambulance delay and called Harry’s step-father Bruce Charles ‘Mr Dunn’.…

2 min.
bikers fight parking charge

Bikers in London are planning a coordinated effort to reverse plans to charge bikes to park. Hackney council have opened up a consultation that could see riders paying as much as £214 per year to leave a bike on the street. Visitors would have to pay £4 a day. The council claim that this is to bring motorcycles in line with cars while also encouraging people to switch to greener forms of transport but locals aren’t convinced. “I understand that there’s a lot of pressure to reduce emissions across London but the truth is that electric bikes aren’t right for a lot of people yet,” says George Dennison, owner of MotoDen, Hackney’s only remaining bike dealer. “Plus if the council continue with their plans, we won’t be around in a few…

2 min.
mutt packs bark and bite

Mutt are going from strength-to-strength as they unveil two all-new bikes and open the doors to their East London store. If you’re not familiar with Mutt, they’ve made their name with cool 125s and 250s that they ship in from the Far East, then customise and get ready for sale in their Birmingham HQ. Until now they’ve been relatively simple, classic looking twin-shocks but now they’ve got an all-new bike that’s ready to shake things up a bit. Called the Razorback, the machine comes in two flavours – a scrambler style and a flat-tracker – but they’re both essentially the same motorcycle underneath. The Razorback is powered by an air-cooled 125cc single, which puts outs 11.8bhp (making it L-plate friendly) and is derived from the Suzuki GN motor, so we’ll likely…

1 min.
mcn here for biking, whatever happens

There’s a lot of uncertainty at the moment but one thing we can be sure of is that we’ll keep working as hard as we can to bring you all the latest news, reviews and sport from the world of motorcycling. As the situation changes, it might be difficult to find the paper in shops, so more than ever we recommend picking up a subscription to ensure that you still get your biking fix every week. Right now there’s even a great offer for a free alarmed disc lock from the folks at Oxford (full details on page 9). In the unlikely event Covid-19 means we can’t deliver the paper to your door, we’ll swap your subscription to a digital edition instead completely free of charge until we can get the…

2 min.
cut a slice of new cake

Swedish electric bike makers Cake have added another machine to their range but focused heavily on reducing the cost. The new Kalk INK is £4000 cheaper than the Kalk&, the machine we’ve tested in the past, but loses very little zip. How have they done it? Lots of hard work, apparently. It uses the Kalk&’s 15bhp motor which can power the bike up to 50mph, while it also uses the same removable 2.6kWh battery, which gives it a run time of up to three hours. It’s also got the same 6061 extruded aluminium frame and swingarm but it’s the finishing kit where things change. While the full fat version has custom made fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear, as well as beautiful brushed aluminium finishing kit, the entry-level INK model has…