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Airheads: World's first integrated airbag helmet unveiled by Airoh

Airheads: World's first integrated airbag helmet unveiled by Airoh

Airbag systems are nothing new in biking. Once a safety net reserved for the MotoGP elite, they’re now found in everything from standalone vests to adventure jackets, to bespoke leathers. However,...

Kymco CV3 offers motorcycle performance on a car licence

Kymco CV3 offers motorcycle performance on a car licence

Kymco have their sights set on a slice of the inter-city commuter market with their new three-wheeled CV3 scooter, a machine which can be ridden on a car licence. Powered by the same 51bhp 550.4cc...

Calls for lower fuel prices: Wholesale savings should be passed to customers

Calls for lower fuel prices: Wholesale savings should be passed to customers

The RAC has called on supermarkets to slash their fuel prices by 5p per litre. According to RAC figures, supermarkets are currently enjoying margins of around 15p per litre on petrol and diesel. By...

CCM reveal new Cruiser at NEC: Brit firm’s two-up bike is aimed at weekend getaways

CCM reveal new Cruiser at NEC: Brit firm’s two-up bike is aimed at weekend getaways

CCM have unveiled a new model targeted at couples plotting long weekend jaunts. Debuting at Motorcycle Live, the new Cruiser will retail for a shade under £11,985 and is powered by the existing...

Tax hike for E-bikes: VED set to be introduced from 2025

Tax hike for E-bikes: VED set to be introduced from 2025

Electric motorcycles are set to start paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) from April 2025, following the Government’s Autumn Statement. Plug-in motorcycles, electric cars, and vans will begin to pay...

KTM reveal tweaked 890 Adventure for 2023 with new looks and fresh tech

KTM reveal tweaked 890 Adventure for 2023 with new looks and fresh tech

KTM have pulled the covers off their 2023 890 Adventure, which receives light tweaks to its bodywork alongside updated WP suspension and more tech. Following in the footsteps of next year’s 890...

The cloak is off the Dagger as Brough Superior reveal latest V-twin

The cloak is off the Dagger as Brough Superior reveal latest V-twin

Luxury V-twin masters Brough Superior are expanding their road legal line-up for 2023 with a new Dagger roadster revealed at this year’s Milan show. Built in their Saint-Jean factory, near...

Motorcycle Live bounces back after Covid hit years

Motorcycle Live bounces back after Covid hit years

Organisers of the annual Motorcycle Live show are celebrating a highly successful 2022 event following nine busy days at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Showcasing 52 motorcycle...

Royal Enfield return to the UK with fresh distribution network

Royal Enfield return to the UK with fresh distribution network

Royal Enfield is coming back to the UK, cutting ties with MotoGB, and establishing their own distribution network to strengthen retailer and customer relations.   Launching their first bike in the UK...

MotoGP's lid revolution: Mips safety gurus bring new levels of protection to racers

MotoGP's lid revolution: Mips safety gurus bring new levels of protection to racers

Swedish helmet safety pioneers, Mips, are stepping into the MotoGP world championship to protect riders from the forces of rotational impacts generated in crashes. Improvements in rider safety are...

Horwin Senmenti 0: Super trick, super fast electric scooter unveiled

Horwin Senmenti 0: Super trick, super fast electric scooter unveiled

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Horwin have unveiled the Senmenti 0 – a hard accelerating scooter with both abundant range and technology. Few specifics are available for the scooter which will be...

'There's no entry level Ferrari' - Ducati's Head of Design reasserts the brand's premium status

'There's no entry level Ferrari' - Ducati's Head of Design reasserts the brand's premium status

Ducati have been incredibly busy this year. Not only did they dominate the MotoGP and World Superbike championships, but they’ve also been methodically drip-feeding new motorcycles into their range...

Listen to this! Wild 370bhp TTS SuperBusa ridden flat-out to top speed

Listen to this! Wild 370bhp TTS SuperBusa ridden flat-out to top speed

Check out this video to hear the wild noise the TTS SuperBusa makes at full speed.

Medi-bike for war in Ukraine: Ex-NHS BMW R1200RT heads to the frontline

Medi-bike for war in Ukraine: Ex-NHS BMW R1200RT heads to the frontline

A former NHS motorcycle is the target of a fundraising campaign that hopes to deliver the bike to Ukraine’s frontline. A JustGiving page has been launched from the unlikely headquarters of The Pot...

Morini poised for desert action: Italians hint at rugged new up-spec’d X-Cape rally edition

Morini poised for desert action: Italians hint at rugged new up-spec’d X-Cape rally edition

Moto Morini have shown a glimpse of a possible rally raiding future by showing a mocked up adventure version of their X-Cape in Milan. Appearing on the firm’s stand splatted with mud, the ADV-R (R...

Tyred out: Avon plant to close at the end of 2023

Tyred out: Avon plant to close at the end of 2023

The Avon Tyres plant, the last remaining motorcycle tyre production facility in the UK, will close its factory in Melksham, Wiltshire next year.   The site began making tyres in 1904, with the...

Yamaha launch vision for safety: Combination of tech and training to eliminate bike fatalities

Yamaha launch vision for safety: Combination of tech and training to eliminate bike fatalities

Yamaha Motor has announced the establishment of its Safety Vision which aims to reduce motorcycle fatalities and create a ‘world without accidents’. This vision is separated into two parts – Jin-Ki...

Honda's hard case: Rebel cruiser range grows with CMX1100T bagger model

Honda's hard case: Rebel cruiser range grows with CMX1100T bagger model

Honda have added to their CMX1100 Rebel range with a new touring model complete with luggage and a subtle half fairing wrapped around the upright bars. Called the CMX1100T (Touring), the new...

More of everything: CFMoto 450SR unveiled

More of everything: CFMoto 450SR unveiled

CFMoto have added a 450cc version of their SR sportsbike model to the range based on the SR-C21 concept shown at Eicma 2021. Unfortunately, some of the concept’s more striking features have been...

Retro baby: CFMoto add 300 CL-X to roadster range

Retro baby: CFMoto add 300 CL-X to roadster range

CFMoto have bolstered their CL-X roadster range with a new 300cc version. The new baby CL-X uses a similar design to the firm’s 700 CL-X Heritage, meaning flat bars for an upright riding position and...

Turning trash into treasure: Bering Freeway kit created using 70% recycled plastic

Turning trash into treasure: Bering Freeway kit created using 70% recycled plastic

French kit manufacturer Bering have taken environmental sustainability one step further as their latest Freeway suit is made from 70% recycled plastic bottles taken directly from the sea. The key...

Naked ambition: CFMoto unveil NK-C22 concept

Naked ambition: CFMoto unveil NK-C22 concept

CFMoto weren’t short of new bikes to show us at the Eicma trade show in Milan – including this naked roadster concept called the NK-C22. The bike uses an 800cc parallel-twin engine, presumably the...

MT with promise: CFMoto’s 800 adventurer gets Moto3 makeover

MT with promise: CFMoto’s 800 adventurer gets Moto3 makeover

CFMoto have given their 800MT a sporty makeover to create the 800MT Sport R. Using knowhow gleaned from their Moto3 racing team, the Chinese firm have given the bike uprated suspension and brakes and...

Thousands of motorcyclists form a Ring of Red around Manchester

Thousands of motorcyclists form a Ring of Red around Manchester

Almost 6000 motorbikes took to the M60 around Stockport on Remembrance Sunday to create a Ring of Red, with bikers paying their respects to the Armed Forces both past and present. The event was one...

Switch Blade: Honda release £30k limited edition McGuinness 100th TT start replica Fireblade SP

Switch Blade: Honda release £30k limited edition McGuinness 100th TT start replica Fireblade SP

‘Who do you think you are, John McGuinness?’ Well now you really can live out your TT fantasies, as Honda reveal they will build 30 examples of this CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP John McGuinness 100th TT...

Superior performance: Brough step up Aston Martin partnership with more powerful AMB 001 Pro

Superior performance: Brough step up Aston Martin partnership with more powerful AMB 001 Pro

Luxury boutique brand Brough Superior have once again teamed up with supercar experts Aston Martin to create yet another outrageous, limited-run trackday machine. The AMB 001 Pro made its debut at...

Seventies superbike stunner: MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro

Seventies superbike stunner: MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro

MV Agusta may not have been directly participating in the Eicma show in Milan last week, but it didn’t stop them stealing the headlines with this stunning Superveloce Serie Oro. The carbon-clad...

Vmoto range grows: Super Soco owners launch three new urban models at Eicma 2022

Vmoto range grows: Super Soco owners launch three new urban models at Eicma 2022

Electric scooter manufacturer Vmoto, parent company of Super Soco, have had a busy year, releasing three new models at Eicma, including the 125cc comparable e-bike, the Vmoto Soco Stash. The...

Vespa Gtv: Firm's most powerful model unveiled at Eicma 2022

Vespa Gtv: Firm's most powerful model unveiled at Eicma 2022

The second generation of the Gtv has been released at Eicma and is equipped with the most powerful engine in a Vespa to date. The 278cc single cylinder engine boasts 23.8bhp, generated by its...

Fantic release their first twin - the Caballero 700 Scrambler

Fantic release their first twin - the Caballero 700 Scrambler

Fantic has revealed their first modern-era twin-cylinder machine with a 700cc Scrambler joining their Caballero range. Fantic are making the most of their partnership with Yamaha, announced at the...

NEX best thing: Kymco showcase updated RevoNEX and SuperNEX at Eicma 2022

NEX best thing: Kymco showcase updated RevoNEX and SuperNEX at Eicma 2022

Taiwanese firm Kymco have unveiled their latest RevoNEX and SuperNEX electric concepts at the Eicma trade show in Milan and they’re pretty eye-catching. The SuperNEX electric superbike was first...

MV Agusta tease with the sleek and stylish 921 S concept

MV Agusta tease with the sleek and stylish 921 S concept

MV Agusta have unveiled a new concept café racer called the 921 S that will have motorcyclists screaming for it to go into production from the moment they lay eyes on it. Development on the 921 S...

Energica go the distance: More range and more torque for 2023

Energica go the distance: More range and more torque for 2023

Energica’s 2023 line-up of e-motorcycles will have more torque and offer more range thanks to advances in battery chemistry. The Italian companies new models are on display at Eicma, with three of...

Indian level up: FTR Sport and Challenger Elite models join the line-up

Indian level up: FTR Sport and Challenger Elite models join the line-up

Indian Motorcycle have announced a number of range updates for 2023, including new FTR Sport and Challenger Elite models and a host of striking new colour schemes. Starting with the Sport, it...

Yamaha's Niken GT: Engine, tech and equipment upgrades for leaning three-wheeler

Yamaha's Niken GT: Engine, tech and equipment upgrades for leaning three-wheeler

Yamaha’s Niken GT will get a raft of upgrades for 2023 including a more powerful 890cc Euro5 compliant engine. The inline three-cylinder unit increases capacity by 5% and sits in a newly designed...

Team Green gets greener: Kawasaki boss reveals new models and carbon neutrality plans at Milan show

Team Green gets greener: Kawasaki boss reveals new models and carbon neutrality plans at Milan show

Kawasaki are moving rapidly towards a greener future, revealing a second small-capacity electric concept alongside a new hybrid prototype at the Eicma trade show in Milan. In a presentation chaired...