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Piaggio celebrates 75 years of the Vespa with special editions

Piaggio celebrates 75 years of the Vespa with special editions

Piaggio are celebrating the 75th anniversary of their iconic Vespa model with three special editions only available in 2021. Related articles from MCN The rise, fall and rise again of Aprilia:...

Brough Superior pay tribute to their most famous rider with special edition Lawrence

Brough Superior pay tribute to their most famous rider with special edition Lawrence

Brough Superior have unveiled the 'Lawrence' – a tribute to famous Brough owner and rider T.E. Lawrence. Handmade from top-notch materials including titanium and carbon fibre, Brough say they set out...

Take it to the MAX: Yamaha celebrate 20 years of the TMAX with special carbon edition

Take it to the MAX: Yamaha celebrate 20 years of the TMAX with special carbon edition

Yamaha have unveiled a special TMAX to celebrate the maxi-scoot’s 20th birthday. Originally dreamed up in the mid-90s, when Yamaha set out to create the world’s fastest scooter, the category-defining...

Born-again R5K members offer post-Covid lockdown riding advice

Born-again R5K members offer post-Covid lockdown riding advice

Born-again bikers have offered fellow members of MCN’s #ride5000miles group handy hints and tips for getting their bikes back out following a winter lay-up lengthened by lockdown three. With the...

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that mattered in motorbikes this week

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that mattered in motorbikes this week

This week we’ve had a rush of new bike reviews, not least of which the brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R. There’s no doubting the Japanese firm’s track dominance with Jonathan Rea in WSB, but the road bike...

Have it your way: British firm creates customisable electric utility bike

Have it your way: British firm creates customisable electric utility bike

A startup electric bike firm based in West Yorkshire called Shed Rides have designed a modular electric bike system with almost infinite customisation possibilities. Related articles on MCN Swappable...

Double trouble: Updated Aprilia SX125 and RX125 are a learner's best friend

Double trouble: Updated Aprilia SX125 and RX125 are a learner's best friend

Aprilia have announced internal updates to their learner friendly SX and RX125 for 2021, with both £3850 bikes receiving a fresh engine, improved instruments and claimed better fueling, thanks to a...

New Super Soco is super secure: Bargain scooter shows big brands how anti-theft tech is done

New Super Soco is super secure: Bargain scooter shows big brands how anti-theft tech is done

Electric specialists Super Soco have unveiled a new scooter called the CUmini. The 50cc scooter equivalent is now the smallest model in the firm’s range with a 28mph top speed, 600W motor and...

Fans out of pocket as promised 2020 MotoGP ticket refunds still not delivered

Fans out of pocket as promised 2020 MotoGP ticket refunds still not delivered

Frustrated MotoGP fans are still chasing refunds of hundreds of pounds for tickets booked through the official series website for the Covid-19 hit 2020 season. "The emails that you get in reply are of...

Aprilia release fresh images of 2021 RSV4 superbike range

Aprilia release fresh images of 2021 RSV4 superbike range

Aprilia are coming for the superbike crown in 2021 with an updated RSV4 range boasting more torque, fresh electronics, MotoGP-derived chassis parts and what we reckon is one of the best paintjobs in...

‘It shouldn’t be like this,’ says wife of biker seeking justice after suspect flees

‘It shouldn’t be like this,’ says wife of biker seeking justice after suspect flees

The family of a paramedic who was killed while riding her bike are still seeking justice more than two years after the suspect fled the country. Related articles on MCN Harry Dunn: Latest update on...

Swappable batteries on the horizon: Giants team up to make swap-in, swap-out battery packs a reality

Swappable batteries on the horizon: Giants team up to make swap-in, swap-out battery packs a reality

Honda, KTM, Piaggio and Yamaha have signed an agreement to create a ‘swappable batteries consortium’ with a view to standardising batteries in electric bikes. Battery standardisation has been one of...

Coronavirus update: Staged relaxing of lockdown opens up a world of biking opportunities

Coronavirus update: Staged relaxing of lockdown opens up a world of biking opportunities

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed a provisional schedule of steadily reducing coronavirus restrictions for England that will allow the return to biking freedom not known since March 2020. The...

Raising money and a smile! #R5k members get ready for charity missions

Raising money and a smile! #R5k members get ready for charity missions

Generous members of MCN’s #ride5000miles campaign are gearing up for some high-mileage charity antics as soon as lockdown restrictions ease. With many organisations experiencing hardship, after seeing...

New Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX spied testing with host of new tech

New Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX spied testing with host of new tech

Spyshots have emerged that show Kawasaki testing a new H2 SX SE+ that’s packed to the rafters with new tech. Related articles on MCN 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX bike review Kawasaki ZX-6R and H2 family...

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Founded by the charismatic engineer Erik Buell, Buell carved out a reputation for performance machines wildly at odds with what you’d expect from an American bike. They were light, quick steering and...

Buell are back! Adventure bikes, tourers and off roaders to follow 1190 revival

Buell are back! Adventure bikes, tourers and off roaders to follow 1190 revival

Buell motorcycles are returning to production with the company planning to launch 10 models by 2024. The Buell name has been silent since 2009, when the company was closed by then owners...

New KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is a globe-trotting rally raider

New KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is a globe-trotting rally raider

KTM are launching an assault on the 2021 large-capacity adventure bike class, revealing a new off-road-centric 1290 Super Adventure R just a month on from the launch of their more road-biased S...

Super Soco TC Wanderer gets a splash of retro charm

Super Soco TC Wanderer gets a splash of retro charm

Super Soco have added a new TC model for 2021 with an impressive range and a retro styling update. Related articles on MCN Best electric motorbikes of 2020 Super Soco CUmini is super secure Euro...

Gone hunting: Super Soco TS Street Hunter takes aim at commuters

Gone hunting: Super Soco TS Street Hunter takes aim at commuters

Lightwieght electric specialists Super Soco have updated their range for 2021 including this sporty TS Street Hunter model. Related articles on MCN Best electric motorbikes of 2020 Cake Kalk AP helps...

Government intends to scrap ‘Vnuk’ law

Government intends to scrap ‘Vnuk’ law

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to scrap the controversial ‘Vnuk’ motor insurance law. The Vnuk law was introduced across the EU following a ruling by the European Court of...

Refined classics: Triumph Bonneville family updated with new engines, better brakes and more

Refined classics: Triumph Bonneville family updated with new engines, better brakes and more

Triumph have updated their modern classics range for 2021 with new engines, improved brakes and better suspension. Related articles on MCN 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport review 2021 Triumph Speed...

Harley-Davidson turn the adventure bike market on its head with the new Pan America

Harley-Davidson turn the adventure bike market on its head with the new Pan America

Harley-Davidson have revealed the full details of their Pan America adventure bike – and it has the potential to knock the crown off the GS’s head. The Pan America isn’t just one of the most advanced...

Project bikes prepped for post-lockdown #ride5000miles fun

Project bikes prepped for post-lockdown #ride5000miles fun

Mechanically savvy members of MCN’s #ride5000miles community have been putting their skills to the test by completing winter projects, ready to start piling on the miles once restrictions...

Interest in collectable bikes climbs during Covid

Interest in collectable bikes climbs during Covid

If you’ve ever lusted after a homologation special, or dreamed of owning a tidy two-stroke, time could be running out – with sellers of rare and collectable machines noting an increased appetite...

First 2021 Indian Chief custom boasts show and go

First 2021 Indian Chief custom boasts show and go

Ex-motorcross pro Carey Hart has customised the new Indian Chief to stunning effect, turning it from a mild-mannered cruiser into a wild-eyed West Coast brawler. Related articles on MCN 2021 Indian...

Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling announces new 2021 dates

Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling announces new 2021 dates

MCN Festival As the world continues to battle the devastating impact of Covid-19 on our personal and business lives, the MCN events team has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Devitt MCN...

Supersport gap filler: Yamaha MT-07 dresses up to replace R6

Supersport gap filler: Yamaha MT-07 dresses up to replace R6

Yamaha are working on a faired MT-07 to fill the gap left by the outgoing R6 according to sources in Japan. Rumours of a new model have been circulating for some time but the latest information...

Supercharged stealth bomber: First blacked-out Bimota Tesi H2 Carbon to arrive in the UK in March

Supercharged stealth bomber: First blacked-out Bimota Tesi H2 Carbon to arrive in the UK in March

Bimota’s supercharged Tesi H2 is receiving the Henry Ford treatment, with a blacked-out 'Carbon' edition arriving on UK shores in March.  Beneath the new livery lies the same hub-steering Italian...

Harry Dunn: Judge dismisses Sacoolas objections

Harry Dunn: Judge dismisses Sacoolas objections

A judge has ruled that Harry Dunn’s family can pursue a civil claim against his alleged killer Anne Sacoolas. Sacoolas has admitted that she was behind the wheel of the car that struck the teenage...

Limited edition Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3Ds go up for sale

Limited edition Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3Ds go up for sale

Thought the Kawasaki Ninja H2-powered Tesi H2 was the only funny-front-ended new Bimota currently on sale? Think again. Three new Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3D Naked Edizione Finales have gone on sale...

Carnet confusion hits travel: Leaving the EU reveals new hidden costs to move bikes

Carnet confusion hits travel: Leaving the EU reveals new hidden costs to move bikes

Owners who take their machines into Europe will require a carnet in certain circumstances now that Britain has left the EU. Related articles on MCN Brexit woes for bike thieves Hidden charges when...

Aprilia Tuono 660 fully unveiled in launch video

Aprilia Tuono 660 fully unveiled in launch video

Aprilia have officially unveiled their Tuono 660 model with a YouTube video (below) showing the £9700, 94bhp parallel-twin from all angles. Following in the footsteps of the RS660 sportsbike, which...

Aprilia raise the trophy: Single-make series will showcase new RS660 sportsbike

Aprilia raise the trophy: Single-make series will showcase new RS660 sportsbike

Aprilia’s new RS660 looks poised to trigger a supersport renaissance with its 99bhp twin-cylinder engine and pinpoint handling combined with real-world practicality. Related articles on MCN Aprilia...

New dog, new tricks: The surprising new tech that makes the Ural Ranger tick

New dog, new tricks: The surprising new tech that makes the Ural Ranger tick

Ural have not only overhauled their Ranger sidecar outfit to meet all the latest emissions regulations but they’ve delivered a sidecar first: two-wheel drive for a left-handed rig. Related articles on...

Moto Guzzi V7 gets compete overhaul for 2021

Moto Guzzi V7 gets compete overhaul for 2021

 The ever-popular entry level Moto Guzzi V7  is has been refreshed for 2021 with a new engine, drivetrain and even some new tech. Related articles on MCN Harley-Davidson Pan America will be...