Bike news

  • New look for retro BMWs

    Today 17:29 by MCN News

    New look for retro BMWs

    BMW often use their Garmisch booze-fest to unveil some new model updates and this year is no different, with a host of model changes emerging from the Weise beer smog. The most heavily updated models,...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Africa Twin

    Today 15:52 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Honda Africa Twin

    bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the immensely fun Honda Africa Twin. In 2016 MCN rode this machine and praised it as "the adventure bike the world has been waiting for." Regardless of your ability or...

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  • No escape for bike thieves

    Yesterday 16:41 by Jordan Gibbons

    No escape for bike thieves

    Police are committing to more pursuits and ‘tactical contacts’ as part of Operation Venice. The Metropolitan Police's crackdown on the current scooter crime wave, is starting to have a positive effect...

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  • Ducati demonstrate new anti-crash tech

    Yesterday 14:25 by MCN News

    Ducati demonstrate new anti-crash tech

    Manufacturers are in a race to produce machines that have a much-reduced chance of collisions thanks to a series of new technologies that allow bikes to sense and communicate with other...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton 900

    Yesterday 11:20 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton 900

    BIKES FOR SALEToday’s bike of the day is the Triumph Thruxton 900 and what better way to enjoy this current run of good weather than a characterful British retro bike? Now is also the perfect time to invest in a...

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  • Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

    Yesterday 10:08 by Michael Neeves

    Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

    If Carlsberg did race meetings... They still wouldn’t be a patch on the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Where in the world can you rub shoulders with the greats of bike racing and see, hear and touch...

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  • Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show & Supersprint 2018

    Yesterday 10:00 by MCN News

    Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show & Supersprint 2018

    After a 13-year break, MCN will be returning to Alexandra Palace in 2018 with a brand-new show that has a very special twist – the world’s only indoor Supersprint! Home of the original MCN London...

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  • MCN Scottish Festival: Stunt shows and bargains

    Yesterday 09:30 by MCN News

    MCN Scottish Festival: Stunt shows and bargains

    mcn scottish festival 2018Tickets are still available for the brand new MCN Scottish Festival which will take place July 21-22 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Amongst all the action, the show will feature several...

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  • Synthetic petrol is on its way

    15 July 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Synthetic petrol is on its way

    The concept of fuel for your bike that doesn’t drain our dwindling oil reserves and offsets its C02 emissions with its very production is closer than we think. For decades, boffins have been trying to...

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  • Expert guide to: £4000 rocket ships

    15 July 2018 by Neil Murray

    Expert guide to: £4000 rocket ships

    bikes for saleThe fight to produce the fastest thing on two wheels peaked in the late 1990s and early noughties after which it cooled largely due to the Japanese manufacturers making a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to...

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  • Bike of the day: Piaggio MP3 LT 300 Yourban

    15 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Piaggio MP3 LT 300 Yourban

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Piaggio MP3 LT 300 Yourban. MCN rode this bizarre machine back in 2011 and said: "Aimed at those with either no desire or experience of two wheels, as it can be...

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  • New R5K member rides 1029 miles in one day

    14 July 2018 by Matt Wildee

    New R5K member rides 1029 miles in one day

    New #ride5000miles member Andrew Milton has completed some hard miles, clocking up more than a thousand miles in a day on a red-eyed trip to attend the Surfer Joe music festival in Livorno in Northern...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    14 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the 2008 to 2009 generation Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.  This Fireblade comes with a rev-happy engine, which is quick and responsive, with race-like steering,...

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  • Top 4 casual style riding boots

    13 July 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 casual style riding boots

    MCN SHOPAll bikers like a little bit of attention (come on, be honest) but having people admire your pride and joy or turning to see what's making that great engine noise as you ride through town is much...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

    13 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle. This particular model of the Scrambler 800 has lower bars, a flat track style seat, chopped front mudguard, alloy wheels and a Termignoni...

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  • Metzeler give away free RST gloves

    12 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Metzeler give away free RST gloves

    If you buy a set of selected Metzeler tyres between now and August 31 you can claim a free set of Metzeler RST gloves. Every claimant will also be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YBR125

    12 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YBR125

    BIKES FOR SALEToday's bike of the day is the Yamaha YBR125. Not the most stylish machine around but great value for money and most practical as a city commuter. MCN first rode the YBR when it was launched in 2005...

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  • Event: The Bike Shed’s Café Racer Cup

    11 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Event: The Bike Shed’s Café Racer Cup

    In a celebration of the current café racer revival, the Bike Shed has launched a brand new annual Summer event. The Café Racer Cup will take place on Saturday, July 21 at Lydden Hill, Kent and will...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    11 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    BIKES FOR SALEProducing 118ftlb of torque from its 1783cc V-twin powerhouse, the Suzuki M1800R Intruder is as bold and brash as a cruiser can be.  Weighing a staggering 347kg fully wet, at its inception the...

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