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Long Way Up to be shown on Apple TV+ starting in September, 2020

Long Way Up to be shown on Apple TV+ starting in September, 2020

The first three episodes of Long Way Up will premiere globally on September 18, 2020, on Apple TV+ with further episodes released weekly. Starting at the tip of South America in Ushuaia, the show will...

Off-roaders urged: check routes first

Off-roaders urged: check routes first

The Mendip Byways & Bridleways Association is urging off-road motorcyclists to take caution when planning their routes, after they say there has been an increase in people riding where they’re not...

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

The biggest and most exciting news this week that there will be a new road race on the calendar in 2021. The Isle of Wight will host the Diamond Races, a new international race event in October...

Amazing bikes under the hammer: Bonhams Summer Sale features everything from classic GP bikes to budget projects

Amazing bikes under the hammer:  Bonhams Summer Sale features everything from classic GP bikes to budget projects

The Bonhams Summer Sale is nearly upon us and with a bumper auction full of exciting lots, there’s something to suit every budget. Right at the very top of the tree, is a unique Ducati that’s come to...

New commuters urged to lock up: Met uses tactical contact vid to warn new scooter owners

New commuters urged to lock up: Met uses tactical contact vid to warn new scooter owners

The Met Police have released a new video montage of suspected bike criminals being knocked off stolen vehicles by officers using tactical contact. The video is intended to raise awareness of bike...

Highway Code review for vulnerable road users doesn't include motorbikes

Highway Code review for vulnerable road users doesn't include motorbikes

On Tuesday, 28 July, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced their Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, which the DfT says is a...

Norton's creditors' new hope: Statement of Affairs suggests customers could get money back

Norton's creditors' new hope: Statement of Affairs suggests customers could get money back

Stuart Garner’s Statement of Affairs in regard to Norton Motorcycles UK Ltd. (subsequently renamed NMUL Realisations Ltd.) has been published, with the estimated figures suggesting there will be...

Michael Neeves reveals secrets of a road tester - episode 3

Michael Neeves reveals secrets of a road tester - episode 3

Bikertek promotion In the third episode of ‘Secrets of a Road Tester’, MCN’s Michael Neeves looks at speed and braking. Front brake or back brake? Which fingers to use and how to ease off. These are all essential...

Back in black: BMW S1000RR to get stealthy colour option for 2021

Back in black: BMW S1000RR to get stealthy colour option for 2021

BMW have announced the changes we will see for the 2021 range, including a new blacked out paintjob for the S1000RR called black storm metallic. The new, stealthy look features a black subframe and...

Fantic Caballero Scrambler gets funky, urban makeover for Deluxe edition

Fantic Caballero Scrambler gets funky, urban makeover for Deluxe edition

Fantic have a brand-new limited-edition version of their Caballero Scrambler 500, which brings a number of practical updates along with some nice cosmetic tweaks. Called the Deluxe, it forgoes the...

DVSA launch free online course to boost safety for learner riders

DVSA launch free online course to boost safety for learner riders

As motorcycle training and tests have resumed in England, Wales and Scotland, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have unveiled a new, free online course to boost safety for learner...

Now you're talking: Cardo Packtalk Black revealed with larger speakers

Now you're talking: Cardo Packtalk Black revealed with larger speakers

Cardo have released a special-edition version of their Packtalk comms kit called the Packtalk Black. Coming in black (no real surprises there) the key feature of the new unit is the 45mm JBL helmet...

SHARK Helmets – a choice of protection for all…

SHARK Helmets – a choice of protection for all…

SHARK helmets promotion It doesn’t matter if you’re riding a 50cc scooter to and from college or a 200hp motorcycle at Mugello, SHARK Helmets - our #Ride5000miles sponsor - is just as committed to providing a safety helmet...

Ready player one: Ride 4 gameplay trailer revealed

Ready player one: Ride 4 gameplay trailer revealed

A new gameplay teaser trailer (above) has been revealed for upcoming bike racing videogame, Ride 4.  The fourth instalment of the popular two-wheeled franchise produced by Italian developers,...

Motorway roadworks speed limit increased in England

Motorway roadworks speed limit increased in England

Highways England have announced that the speed limit for motorway roadworks will be increased from 50mph to 60mph where it is safe to do so. The decision was taken after lengthy trials and research...

Guy back on track: Martin returns to Elvington as he targets 300mph barrier

Guy back on track: Martin returns to Elvington as he targets 300mph barrier

Guy Martin has been back in action testing his turbo-charged Hayabusa as he strives to be the first person to break 300mph in a standing mile on a motorcycle. Racing on a windy Tuesday at Elvington...

Determined bikers find ways to smash 5000-mile target

Determined bikers find ways to smash 5000-mile target

Lockdown may have put the brakes on big-distance rides for a few months, but plenty of #ride5000miles members have wasted no time getting back in the saddle and are already smashing the high-mileage...

Voxan Wattman: Max Biaggi to pilot electric streamliner powered by race car engine

Voxan Wattman: Max Biaggi to pilot electric streamliner powered by race car engine

Voxan have revealed their Wattman streamliner, which will be piloted by ex-MotoGP and WSB racer Max Biaggi in an attempt to set a new electric bike world speed record. If you’re not familiar with...

Sinnis Terrain 380cc Adventure Motorcycle Goes On UK Presale

Sinnis Terrain 380cc Adventure Motorcycle Goes On UK Presale

Sinnis Motorcycles British motorcycle brand Sinnis begins its presale campaign this week for the much-anticipated Terrain 380cc adventure. Customers can deposit £100 to pre-order one of the first bikes to land in Autumn...

Harry Dunn update: Immunity loophole closed

Harry Dunn update: Immunity loophole closed

The loophole that allowed the woman charged with Harry Dunn’s death to leave the country is to be closed, the government has announced. The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has been in the UK and...

The baffle of Britain: Noisy exhausts are back in the spotlight – but is the negative attention fair?

The baffle of Britain: Noisy exhausts are back in the spotlight – but is the negative attention fair?

Loud pipes and their effect on the public’s perception of motorbikes is an issue that’s been brewing for decades, but the combination of a lockdown, empty roads and an early summer has brought it...

New Honda CBR600RR: Baby Blade rumours swirl as bike could be unveiled in August

New Honda CBR600RR: Baby Blade rumours swirl as bike could be unveiled in August

Whispers from Japan suggest that Honda will unveil a final edition version of their CBR600RR supersports bike imminently.  The CBR600RR has been in constant production since 2003...

Third Honda Adventure Roads tour set for Iceland in 2021

Third Honda Adventure Roads tour set for Iceland in 2021

Honda Europe are offering 30 riders the biking trip of a lifetime as their Adventure Roads touring programme heads to Iceland for 2021. A chance to experience the volcanic island’s stunning scenery...

Back to biking: No more excuses for Ola as she chases her #ride5000miles biking dream

Back to biking: No more excuses for Ola as she chases her #ride5000miles biking dream

Almost two years ago, lifelong motorcycle fan, 59-year-old dental practice manager, Ola Alara, decided to finally take the plunge and learn to ride. Bagging all the right gear and completing her CBT,...

Motoring events on Brighton's Madeira Drive saved

Motoring events on Brighton's Madeira Drive saved

Labour members of Brighton Council have taken a dramatic U-turn on their refusal to support future motorsport events on Madeira drive after pressure from Conservative councillors and members of the...

"Riding changed my life" - Army veteran Andy Brown says bikes helped him beat PTSD

"Riding changed my life" - Army veteran Andy Brown says bikes helped him beat PTSD

"I had a very bad 2019," says Andy Brown, a 48-year-old ex-soldier from Devon. The post-traumatic stress disorder he’d been dulling for 20 years with a succession of high-adrenalin jobs (bomb...

Have it your way: MV Agusta launch Monaco Design Studio to produce one-off specials

Have it your way: MV Agusta launch Monaco Design Studio to produce one-off specials

MV Agusta are no strangers to one-off motorcycles. In the past 12 months alone, we’ve seen the Brutale 1000 RR 'ML', a special €28,000 Dragster 800 RR for luxury goods website, TheArsenale and a...

Back on track: Bimota ramp up testing of supercharged Tesi H2 ahead of September production

Back on track: Bimota ramp up testing of supercharged Tesi H2 ahead of September production

Following online footage and photos of on-circuit testing, exotic Italian motorcycling marque, Bimota, have confirmed to MCN that their supercharged Tesi H2 will go into production in September,...

Life begins at 40! Meet BMW's new F750 and F850 40 Years GS Edition models

Life begins at 40! Meet BMW's new F750 and F850 40 Years GS Edition models

BMW have this evening announced a range of new colours for their 2021 F750GS, F850GS and F850GS Adventure models, including a striking black and yellow livery to mark 40 years of the revered GS name...

Biking summer begins at last: Events you can get out and watch this year

Biking summer begins at last: Events you can get out and watch this year

A quick glance at the biking calendar for this year might have you feeling a bit glum about what could have been, but as restrictions begin to ease there’s still plenty of events to get out there and...

New BMW S1000R is a proper stopper

New BMW S1000R is a proper stopper

Spy pics show that BMW are testing a new version of their S1000R to take on the latest crop of high-tech super nakeds. The current model has been around since 2017 and while it’s still a very good...

MCN Rewind - A look back at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

MCN Rewind - A look back at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

We would have been at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend (July 9-12) but it was cancelled for obvious reasons. So, here's a look back to last year's event when over 200,000 people...

Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

Back in 1998, biking couple, David and Angela McInnes, were two- wheel mad – spending their free time exploring the local roads aboard David’s gleaming Suzuki GSX-R750. Riding regularly as a duo,...

#Ride5000miles members share their greatest rides since lockdown

#Ride5000miles members share their greatest rides since lockdown

With a glut of glorious sunshine and Coronavirus restrictions continuing to ease, #ride5000miles members in England have been sharing their best riding experiences. The Government declared you could...

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Great deals on wheels: UK motorbike dealers report booming sales as lockdown lifts

Great deals on wheels: UK motorbike dealers report booming sales as lockdown lifts

A wave of new manufacturer incentives, including up to £2400 off flagship KTMs, is helping fuel a boom in bike sales following the easing of lockdown, say dealers. At the peak of the Covid-19 crisis,...