Bike news

Malle return to Margate for a weekend of inappropriate motorcycle sand racing

Malle return to Margate for a weekend of inappropriate motorcycle sand racing

Luxurious motorcycle luggage providers Malle will return to sands of Margate this May for a weekend of beach racing excitement. The Malle Mile Beach Race 2023 will take place on May 13-14 2023 and...

Rally Raid kit turns the Ténéré World Raid into all the bike you’ll ever need

Rally Raid kit turns the Ténéré World Raid into all the bike you’ll ever need

UK-based adventure component specialists Rally Raid Products have turned their attention to the Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid after the huge success they had with the original T7 machine. Rally Raid...

WIN £3477 of expert rider coaching! Transform your riding skills in 2023 with Rapid Training and MCN

WIN £3477 of expert rider coaching! Transform your riding skills in 2023 with Rapid Training and MCN

If you want to become a seriously fast, confident and safe rider, you have two basic options: 1) Keep putting in the miles and hope you improve over the years or 2) Get coached by experts and...

Explosion in online purchasing triggers massive demand for urban delivery bikes

Explosion in online purchasing triggers massive demand for urban delivery bikes

Bike industry bosses need to grab the “low-hanging fruit” of opportunity in supplying clean vehicles for ‘last mile deliveries’ according to the Chief Executive of the Institute for Couriers. Dr...

Ten-cylinder, supercharged two-stroke: Czech-built Bistella 500 is an engineering marvel

Ten-cylinder, supercharged two-stroke: Czech-built Bistella 500 is an engineering marvel

The Bistella 500cc may just be the only custom on the planet that could make Allen Millyard scratch his head – a supercharged 10-cylinder two-stroke radial. Czech engineer Marek Foltis is the...

Beefing up the beast: Touratech BMW R1250GS is ready for anything

Beefing up the beast: Touratech BMW R1250GS is ready for anything

German accessory specialists Touratech have focused their sights on the BMW R1250GS, turning the already capable machine into an off-road beast. One of the most obvious and challenging parts of the...

In the balance: New tech to help inexperienced riders unveiled

In the balance: New tech to help inexperienced riders unveiled

Technology company Intellias have revealed a self-stabilising motorcycle system that aims to increase safety at low speeds. The technology was on display at the recent CES event in Las Vegas and is...

Turn used kit into gold: Two Wheels for Life urge bikers to sell for charity

Turn used kit into gold: Two Wheels for Life urge bikers to sell for charity

Biking charity Two Wheels for Life are encouraging riders to sell their unwanted riding kit to help pay for medical support in Africa. The official charity for the MotoGP world championship has...

Hailwood RG restored: TT-winning Suzuki to go on display in the Manx Museum

Hailwood RG restored: TT-winning Suzuki to go on display in the Manx Museum

One of the most evocative machines in motorcycle racing history has roared back to life as preparations for the opening of the TT Gallery at the Manx Museum gather pace. The Suzuki RG500, which was...

Little lionheart: Peugeot set to return to bikes with new PM-01 models

Little lionheart: Peugeot set to return to bikes with new PM-01 models

Peugeot – who built their first motorcycle way back in 1898 and are best known for scooters – are re-entering the small-displacement motorcycle market with their new PM-01 models available in 125cc...

Suzuki’s greener future: Japanese firm commit to eight EVs by 2030 and investment in e-fuel technology

Suzuki’s greener future: Japanese firm commit to eight EVs by 2030 and investment in e-fuel technology

Suzuki are taking their first steps into an eco-friendlier future – announcing that they will be introducing their first electric model in 2024 and that they will have eight EV models by 2030. “The...

Very modern retros: Honda reimagine Dax, Cub and Zoomer as electric e-bikes

Very modern retros: Honda reimagine Dax, Cub and Zoomer as electric e-bikes

Honda have released a range of e-bicycles called the Cub e, Dax e and Zoomer e, all based on low-capacity petrol offerings.  They represent the first step in Honda’s long-term plan, which they...

The Diablo's in the detail: New Pirelli Supercorsa V4 brings track performance to the street

The Diablo's in the detail: New Pirelli Supercorsa V4 brings track performance to the street

Pirelli are catering for their sportiest customers with the fourth generation of their Diablo Supercorsa motorcycle tyres for both the street and the track – using a dual-compound design on the front...

Ride out to help out: Thames Valley Air Ambulance look to bikers to help raise annual £10m funding

Ride out to help out: Thames Valley Air Ambulance look to bikers to help raise annual £10m funding

Thames Valley Air Ambulance are calling upon motorcyclists to help keep their emergency helicopter in the sky by paying a donation and going for a ride. What could be simpler? The initiative is being...

Vespa release limited edition to honour the Year of the Rabbit

Vespa release limited edition to honour the Year of the Rabbit

Vespa have announced the first of a series of special scooter models that will run for the next 12 years in honour of the Chinese Zodiac. The Vespa 946 10° Anniversario honours the year of the...

Honda's C90 is the UK's favourite classic

Honda's C90 is the UK's favourite classic

Data gathered by automotive communication company Loop, has revealed that the humble Honda C90 is the most popular classic on UK roads.   In total there are 275,012 classic motorcycles, defined as...

Bumper sales for biking bigwigs BMW and Ducati

Bumper sales for biking bigwigs BMW and Ducati

Big bike manufacturers are celebrating bumper 2022 sales across both Europe and the rest of the world. BMW has announced its best ever motorcycle sales in its history with a total of 202,895 bikes...

Safety shake-up on the horizon: European testing body present proposals to test and rate electronic aids and kit

Safety shake-up on the horizon: European testing body present proposals to test and rate electronic aids and kit

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has produced a document detailing plans for improving motorcycle safety. Euro NCAP are best known for their safety ratings provided for new...

Happy birthday Harley-Davidson! 2023 model range unveiled alongside special editions

Happy birthday Harley-Davidson! 2023 model range unveiled alongside special editions

Special edition anniversary Harley-Davidson models are nothing new. Their 50th birthday was marked in 1954 with the inclusion of bronze medallions on specific machines, and the 1978 75th milestone saw...

Proposed changes to MoT testing prompt online petition

Proposed changes to MoT testing prompt online petition

A number of motoring bodies have launched a petition in an attempt to stop the Government’s proposed plans to extend the first MoT of a vehicle to four years. The Department for Transport announced...

Plug-in for a new record: 7922 miles covered on electric motorbike

Plug-in for a new record: 7922 miles covered on electric motorbike

An Egyptian rider has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest journey on an electric motorcycle, covering 7921.9 miles (12,749km) in 30 days of riding. Ali Abdo broke the record on a trip...

Fuell back from brink: Erik Buell's electric project secures crowdfunding boost

Fuell back from brink: Erik Buell's electric project secures crowdfunding boost

Fuell, an electric bike brand from the mind of Erik Buell, have launched their first bike, the Fllow, on ‘pre-order’ website PreLaunch. The premise is simple: If you really fancy the bike, they ask...

TT legend Peter Hickman uses London show to raise money for MS charity

TT legend Peter Hickman uses London show to raise money for MS charity

British Superbike race winner and Isle of Man TT lap record holder Peter Hickman has raised £1890 for the MS Society Skegness & District Group, with a raffle at a recent London chat show. Hickman...

First Dougie Lampkin invitational event is a big hit

First Dougie Lampkin invitational event is a big hit

Twelve-time world champion Dougie Lampkin is celebrating a successful first-ever DL12 indoor trials event in Sheffield, with tickets due to go on sale for next year’s show soon. The DL12 Indoor...

Robbie Knievel remembered: Stunt riding star and son of Evel Knievel dies aged 60

Robbie Knievel remembered: Stunt riding star and son of Evel Knievel dies aged 60

Motorcycle stunt riding icon Robbie Knievel has passed away at the age of 60 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. According to his online biography, the son of the late Evel Knievel took on 350...

Time warp triple: London bike builder creates electric Kawasaki KH250

Time warp triple: London bike builder creates electric Kawasaki KH250

Electric ‘restomods’ are nothing new in the car world, with battery power wizards removing tired classic combustion engines in favour of quieter, and usually dramatically more powerful, plug-in...

Triumph say biofuels prove electric bikes aren’t the only way forward

Triumph say biofuels prove electric bikes aren’t the only way forward

Triumph’s Chief Product Officer, Steve Sargent, has spoken exclusively to MCN about how developing ethanol rich E40 fuel for Moto2 by 2024 could influence the sustainability of road bikes. “I think...

SuperBike Factory open new showroom in Bristol with 400 used bikes in stock

SuperBike Factory open new showroom in Bristol with 400 used bikes in stock

SuperBike Factory are bringing their massive stock of used motorbikes to the South West with a new showroom in Bristol. The new venue will eventually have 400 bikes in stock and will also act as a...

Ace of base: How ZeroFit make the 'world's warmest base layer'

Ace of base: How ZeroFit make the 'world's warmest base layer'

You have to have the utmost confidence in your garments to trademark them as the ‘world’s warmest base layer’ but that’s just what ZeroFit have done. The ‘Heat Rub’ technology was developed by...

Bridget McCutchen aims to become the youngest woman to ride around the world

Bridget McCutchen aims to become the youngest woman to ride around the world

Aged just 22, American rider Bridget McCutchen is on a mission to set the world record for the youngest woman rider to circumnavigate the globe. At the time of writing, Bridget and her 2020...

The top 40 greatest new motorcycles arriving in 2023

The top 40 greatest new motorcycles arriving in 2023

There are over 60 new 2023 models heading to dealerships near you this New Year – some are the all-new fruits of maverick designers and engineers, while others are simply great next-gen updates of...

Meatier Morini on the way: Italian firm tease big-bore V-twin ADV bike

Meatier Morini on the way: Italian firm tease big-bore V-twin ADV bike

Italian-styled, Chinese-built Moto Morini have been flaunting a large-capacity V-twin adventure bike concept on social media, which appears to borrow a version of an engine previously found in the...

Buckinghamshire bruiser: ‘The Ultimate Adventure Bike’ set for short production run

Buckinghamshire bruiser: ‘The Ultimate Adventure Bike’ set for short production run

Marlon Motorcycles have announced a ten-bike production run for ‘The Ultimate Adventure Bike’ (TUAB), a 1995 Honda NX650 Dominator-based custom they exhibited at the Bike Shed Show in 2022. The...

Porsche focus on efuel with Chilean plant opening

Porsche focus on efuel with Chilean plant opening

The march to save the combustion engine via the production of less damaging synthetic fuel has taken another step forward as Porsche open a production plant in Chile. Synthetic or eFuels are made...

Return of the Motocompo? As Icoma release the suitcase bike

Return of the Motocompo? As Icoma release the suitcase bike

While most manufacturers were turning their electric vehicles up to 11 at this years Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Icoma brought a little fun to the proceedings the way only a Japanese...

Aprilia’s V4 to get VVT: Firm take out variable valve timing patent for future RSV4 superbike

Aprilia’s V4 to get VVT: Firm take out variable valve timing patent for future RSV4 superbike

Suzuki, BMW, Kawasaki, Ducati and Yamaha have all taken steps into variable valve timing and now Piaggio are developing their own setup for a future Aprilia RSV4. Suzuki’s VVT design, used in the...