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Motorcycle Consumer News (2-year)

4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Who Reads Motorcycle Consumer News?
Each issue is written for people who have a passion for motorcycling and who want to spend their money and riding time wisely. Motorcyclists who want unbiased test results on new models from supermotos to luxury cruisers and money-saving product test and comparisons and who want to improve their riding skills. Riders who save their issues as a valuable reference tool they refer to time and time again.

What You Can Expect in Each Issue:

  • Proficient Motorcycling: Tips to help you manage risks and push your skills to become a better rider.
  • Mental Motorcycling: Easy-to-understand tips to improve your thinking skills and avoid a lot of trial and error.
  • Medical Motorcycling: Conditions that affect riders, their causes, treatment and how to prevent them.
  • Innovation of the Month: Reviewing the latest new products.
  • MC Bulletins: News and latest recalls.
  • Downtime Files and Cycle Attorney: Answers to readers' questions.
  • What's Happening: Motorcycle events across the country.
  • Street Strategy: Important riding tips.
  • Feature articles: Comprehensive, real-world motorcycle performance test reports on the latest models, in-depth product comparisons, legislation issues affecting motorcyclists, and rider-friendly destinations that make a day of riding even more special, like the Two Wheels Only Motorcycle Resort in Suches, GA.
Past Issues:

The monthly Proficient Motorcycling features have been shared by two of the most respected names in the business; David Hough, author of several best selling books for BowTie Publishing and now his protégé, Ken Condon, who has taken the reins these last few years. Regular contributors also include Glynn Kerr, the world's pre-eminant freelance motorcycle designer and former head of the International Motorcycle Design Association; Dr. Flash Gordon, author of Blood, Sweat and Gears, and America’s most read physician specializing in motorcycle-related medicine; and Dr. Gregory Frasier, the only rider to have officially circumnavigated the globe four times by motorcycle, provides columns on travel and long distance riding preparation; plus many expert riders and testers.

Magazine Layout
Rather than a glossy format, Motorcycle Consumer News is printed on no-glare paper that displays color and detail beautifully. The Table of Contents is right on the cover for handy reference. Along with full-color photos and in-depth articles, there are charts and illustrations that provide the facts and test results motorcyclists need to not only make more informed decisions, but also to improve their riding enjoyment and safety.

Comparisons to Other Magazines
Subscriber-supported since 1991, Motorcycle Consumer News is the only non-commercial motorcycle magazine in the U.S. Unlike some other magazines, this publication doesn't specialize in one type of bike or riding style to the exclusion of everything else. And instead of page after page of ad clutter, there is no outside advertising to get in the way of the wealth of useful information in every issue.

This publication contains no outside commercial advertising in order to assure readers that all reporting is honest and unbiased.

Twice awarded the Motorcycle Riders Foundation's Thomas Paine award for significant investigative journalism.

Product Description

An unbiased newsletter dedicated to motorcycling safety and enjoyment for the serious motorcycle enthusiast. Each issue, which has no advertising, provides independent tests, head-to-head model comparisons and honest ratings of motorcycles and motorcycle-related products.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: I-5 Publishing
  • ASIN: B000WM6NZM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by I-5 Publishing

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Magazine September 14, 2008
Subscription Term Name:2 years
Oh man this is a fantastic magazine!! Since the price of gas went up, I've been riding more and more. This magazine keeps me up on all the latest. Highly recommended. I've ridden over 100,000 miles and close to 40 years and ALWAYS learn something new from this magazine.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one essential moto mag March 17, 2008
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
I get 6 moto magazines a month. I read them all but MCNews is the only one I bother keeping after I'm done reading it. It's the only one that does full tests on oils, cleaning products, jackets, intercoms, etc etc. Other magazines pretend to review gear but in most cases they read like press releases.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best out there June 28, 2009
By Louis
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have subscribed to this mag since 1997 and strongly consider it the best motorcycle magazine available. There are also some great mags available from the UK, but they are very expensive. The domestic mags (you know, the ones with all the ad's) are good for one read (at that) and then get quickly recycled. I keep every copy of this one, as they have information you may want to reference at a later time. Their road tests of new bikes are very informative and compared to other reviews (magazine or on-line) they write the hard truth and give me (the consumer) information to help decide what to buy. The other motorcycle magazines are only interested in pleasing their masters. (motorcycle and moto-gear manufacturers who advertise in their rags and expect gentle reviews of their product) No offense, but if you are young and mostly interested in the latest 600cc sportbike camparo with glossy photos, you might want to stick with the others. This is a magazine that has appeal for adults. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MCN March 24, 2008
By Stealth
Subscription Term Name:2 years
Unbiased reporting. Accepts no advertising. Well-rounded for all types of riding. Has very factual articles. The "Consumer Reports" of motorcycling.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:2 years
It is no surprise to me that there are no reviews less than 4 stars. This is without a doubt one of the worlds most genuinely helpful magazines that all other magazine formats should be based on. Run by a crew of writers and editors that have combined for eons of experience and 10's of thousands of miles of rising this magazine reviews new models and products related to riding, offers a column by a doctor on staying healthy as a rider, numerous articles on riders rights eductaion and politics, the state of the industry, used motorcycle price guides, and many recounts of tours and trips from writers and readers alike. This is a magazine that was black and white print 2 years ago and resisted the change because the readers did not want the magazine to feel different like any other add packed nonsensical waste of paper. But even with the color change this is still the same great unbiased and information packed read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MCN rating December 30, 2007
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
Best M/C magazine available -unbiased reporting - No ties to mfgrs.Good content especially dr.flash gordon - wish he could be my personal primary care physician.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable, honest reference point April 12, 2009
By Rado
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have read MCN for over eight years and just renewed. It is an excellent source for unbiased information on all bikes. Equally important, this magazine features regular articles on motorcycle safety, specific maintenance issues, legislation which affects riders, interesting routes to ride and plenty of accurate information on all types of biking gear. These articles are always current, well informed and well written. I regard Motorcycle Consumer News as an essential part of my riding life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best motorcycle publication available January 12, 2009
Subscription Term Name:2 years|Verified Purchase
I have been a subscriber to Motorcycle Consumer News for many years now and have watched it evolve from a good bare-bones black and white publication to an excellent monthly that is driven by accurate product evaluation uninfluenced by manufacturer pressure. And it's printed in color now! If you want to know the truth about the newest bike or the latest accessory, this is the place to go.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine
Outstanding magazine. Great price. Articles and reviews of new product and bikes are very informative. Would recommend to all motorcyclist.
Published 20 days ago by Beemer
5.0 out of 5 stars Writers are excellent
This publication appeals to this engineer, because motorcycle reviews are detailed and objective without the hype present in magazines with advertisers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cosmo
5.0 out of 5 stars A good mag for product reviews
The writers are very talented and easy to read, but the best part is that they are subject to no advertiser influence. They call the shots as they see 'em. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent journal of motorcycling
It is difficult to call this a magazine. The quality of the writing and presentation completely outclasses all the other motorcycle magazine.

Yes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by calendarboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for my son-in-law
He loves this and he shares it with my daughter, who also likes it. I highly recommend it to motorcycle buffs!
Published 2 months ago by Kathryn Alexander
4.0 out of 5 stars It's the only game in town
While I don't always agree with their analysis, or their conclusions, MCN is the only "non-biased" (ie - not advertiser funded) game in town for reviews of motorcycle... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Don Eilenberger
5.0 out of 5 stars Best motorcycle magazine available
No advertising here! This magazine offers in-depth analysis and reviews from an enthusiast and engineering perspective. Details you won't find in the other magazines.
Published 3 months ago by michaeldsikora
5.0 out of 5 stars Best mag
This is the Consumer Reports of motorcycle magazines. Accepts no advertising and rates new products by riders as well as bike evaluations.
Published 3 months ago by RC
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Magazine Out There
I have been reading this magazine for years. It's the best for an unbiased opinion. Highly recommended for all motorcyclists.
Published 3 months ago by john gary wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative - no fluff!
Very informative - Motocycle Consumer News is a "no - fluff" motorcycle magazine - highly recommended for all cycle enthusiasts!
Published 4 months ago by Edward
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