MCN is the essential newspaper app for the latest motorbike news, reviews, road tests and expert advice. Now enjoy the weekly paper you love, remastered digitally to fit in your pocket!

MCN is the world’s biggest weekly motorbike newspaper, combining the hottest news and motorcycling routes, with features from experts and readers alike. We’ve been bringing the latest motorcycle news to bike enthusiasts for over 60 years.


From the white-knuckle world of MotoGP to the elbow-clashing action of World and British Superbikes, MCN gives the inside story, regularly scooping unique stories you will not read anywhere else. Keep up with all the latest motorcycle news with MCN.


Get into gear! Browse our curated lists of the latest bike and gear releases, with prices as well as an overview of the essentials like performance and engine specs. From Yamaha to Ducati, you can be sure you’ll keep up with the fast paced world of motorbikes.


MCN is packed with the best motorcycling routes, places to go and ways to have fun on your bike. With road trip inspiration, editorials from experts, thought-provoking articles from our editors and more, use our motorbike newspaper to plan your next big biking adventure.

• WATCH EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS. Tap on an article and watch exclusive videos or scroll through image galleries, with our interactive motorcycle news app.
• DOWNLOAD ISSUES. Get all the latest motorcycle news and exciting motorcycling routes whenever and wherever you are.
• ARCHIVE A PAGE. Found a bike that’s caught your eye? Create your own custom MCN library and save all your favourite articles – simply bookmark the page and come back later!
• EASY TO READ. Click on any article and you’ll be able to read it in a new interface. This allows for easier reading and scrolling helping you get your motorcycle news fix.
• GET EXCLUSIVE CONTENT. Tap on content to reveal image galleries and additional articles.
• ENJOY ON YOUR PHONE OR TABLET. Whatever platform you’re on, we’ve worked hard to make sure the reading experience is perfect for you.
All this and more with the world’s No. 1 weekly motorbike newspaper.

Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.

Your iTunes account will automatically be charged at the same price for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, at the same period length, unless you change your subscriptions preferences in your settings. You can manage your subscription through your account settings after purchase, though no cancellation of the current subscription will be allowed during an active subscription period.

The MCN newspaper app is optimised for iOS 10, 11, 12 & 13. It's also built for devices that run 64-bit processors, or more. If you're using an iPad 1 or 2, iPad Mini 1 or iPhone 5 (or before) you may struggle to run this app smoothly.

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What’s New

Version 9.0

The new update is now available for download.
This update delivers improved performance on iOS 10, 11, 12 and 13. It provides bug fixes that should reduce the occasional crashes users have reported just after the app is launched. Please note: we have ceased support for iOS 9 and before. If you are using iOS 9 and before, you shouldn't be able to install this update - please let us know if this is not the case.
Feel free to email us to let us know what you think via - and thank you for your support!
Note: compatible only with devices running 64-bit or greater processors. Earlier devices such as the iPad 1, 2, iPad Mini 1, iPhones 3, 4 and 5 may struggle to run this app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
715 Ratings

715 Ratings

slashermct ,

Sign-up is frustrating and fails

I bought a sample issue online and then downloaded the app which asks me to sign up. Signup page has repeated email fields, you have to enter surname and customer number from email. Any mistake or server problem and all of the input fields are wiped.
I use a password wallet and auto generated a password to the requirements, the app tells you the minimum password length but not the maximum- so maybe my password was too long (I like secure long passwords)
I know I am typing everything in correctly because I am copy and pasting from my digital wallet. When the form fails it doesn’t highlight the field in error so you gave no clue what is wrong.
Contact support and wait 3 days for a response which is just a repeat of the original sign-up instructions. No attempt to respond to my questions in the email or apologise for this crummy sign up. Also waiting 3 days means a weekly paper is getting out of date.
I signed up on the website and then ignored the create login screen and used the login with the web credentials. This appeared to work and I started reading. Decided to install the app in the iPad and failed to sign in on there. Emailed support and they tell me web signup is not the same as the app. They are utterly clueless. What a shame as I liked what I read if MCN.

998charlie ,


I had similar problems to all the other reviewers. This was in August last year when the German parent co decided that they weren't going to support any iOS lower than 11. This is why the app crashes all the time. What did happen that enabled me to continue reading weekly MCN was that Bauer linked my subscription to Zinio. Just open my reading list and away you go. Problem is that the automatic renewal through iTunes does not mean automatic renewal of Zinio. My last copy was 8th Jan, and to date MCN subscriptions have not bothered to answer my email. Why all this BS ? Bauer should make their product accessible to all irrespective of the bl@@dy software version. Someone needs to talk to them about business model

Developer Response ,

Hi Lee
Thanks for the review - I appreciate you taking the time to write it.
There are some inaccuracies in it which I'd like to point out.
The app is compatible with iOS 9, 10 and 11. However, the important thing to note is that your device must have a 64-bit or higher processor in order to operate the app smoothly. It won't now work with a 16 or 32-bit processor, so my guess is you were using an older device, either an iPad 1, 2 or iPad Mini 1.
We support as many devices and operating systems as we can - but if you Google 'Apple support for 32-bit iOS apps' you'll see why we did it.
I apologise for any difficulty caused.
Apple should refund you directly for any part of your subscription that has gone unfulfilled. Please get in touch with their support directly to claim this.
We can't refund you directly as your purchase was with Apple, and we don't see your iTunes payment data.
Additionally, if you'd like, please email our support team at and ask them to refer your case directly to me, Jim Foster.
I'll happily organise a swap to a software which does maintain support for older devices. Or, if you update your device to a newer iPad / iPhone, let me know and I'll sort you complimentary access to compensate for the issues you've missed.
Again, apologies for any difficulties caused.
Jim Foster

Handtoeknee ,

Avoid - Bauer, please go back to Readly

Buggy as anything, even on new iPad running latest updates. Forget trying on older hardware.

Used to read via Readly, and this was a well delivered experience, saved progress, no scrolling issues, pages were there when you flip over to them. Then MCN was pulled from Readly, and I - like a mug - signed up direct with Bauer as MCN is a good paper, lucky I added a physical subscription as well else I would have given up. 2019 and I HAVE to revert to paper based working.....poor show.


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  1. MCN 6th Feb 2013 £1.99
  2. MCN 13th Feb 2013 £1.99
  3. MCN 20th Feb 2013 £1.99


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