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Triumph unveil Gold Line versions of Bonneville models available for one year only

Triumph unveil Gold Line versions of Bonneville models available for one year only

After the success of their limited-edition Gold Line Street Twin in 2020, Triumph have now expanded the offering to eight different models. Each comes in a different colour but all share the same...

Call to junk bike test system: Multi-layered approach found to have no benefits

Call to junk bike test system: Multi-layered approach found to have no benefits

The National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) have called for changes to the UK’s motorcycle licence testing and training regime after current convoluted rules were found to make biking no...

Fit for a king: MV Agusta release special edition Superveloce Ago

Fit for a king: MV Agusta release special edition Superveloce Ago

MV Agusta have unveiled a special edition Superveloce Ago retro sportsbike to honour the racing successes of ex-factory racer Giacomo Agostini. Ago won 15 world championships across his career, as...

Back in 90 minutes: Super Soco was stolen, tracked and recovered in record time

Back in 90 minutes: Super Soco was stolen, tracked and recovered in record time

What’s the single best bit of kit to improve your chances of keeping your bike? A tracker... and the story of Mike Philip’s Super Soco is a case in point. Just minutes after Mike locked his bike up...

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 launched our new video guide to riding a motorbike on track. Online Editor Gareth Evans and Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves took a pair of Ducatis to the spectacular Anglesey Circuit in...

Keep CALM and raise cash: £25,000 needed for mental health

Keep CALM and raise cash: £25,000 needed for mental health

For 2021, Royal Enfield have been working with the Campaign Against Living Miserably to ‘open it up’ and increase the amount of conversations we all have around positive mental health. CALM was set up...

Get behind our shippers: Petition calls for carnet clarity

Get behind our shippers: Petition calls for carnet clarity

A petition has been launched by a motorcycle transport company imploring the Government to fix the carnet confusion that is crippling their business. Tony Barker, of Eurobiketrans, says that without...

Northumbria PCC exploring designated area for off roading to tackle anti-social riding

Northumbria PCC exploring designated area for off roading to tackle anti-social riding

Northumbria Police are considering a plan to dedicate a piece of land to off road bikers so that they have a legal place to ride. The force hopes the plan will reduce the number of people who take to...

Honda NT1100: a slimmed-down Africa Twin for the roads and for under £12k!

Honda NT1100: a slimmed-down Africa Twin for the roads and for under £12k!

Honda have brought touring back into focus with its new NT1100 – an Africa Twin based sports tourer that has modern performance, old-school practicality and a sensible price tag. Honda say they made...

Angle grinder eater: British designed Hiplok D1000 steps up the fight against bike thieves

Angle grinder eater: British designed Hiplok D1000 steps up the fight against bike thieves

There’s an ongoing war between the powers of good and evil as riders find new ways to combat the ever-evolving tactics of criminals. Now British lock firm Hiplok is stepping up with a new weapon in...

Modifying your bike could be made illegal: New plans that could make fitting non-OEM parts a crime

Modifying your bike could be made illegal: New plans that could make fitting non-OEM parts a crime

The Motorcycle Action Group is encouraging motorcyclists to respond to proposals from the Department for Transport (DfT) that would restrict owners from modifying their bikes. The proposals are part...

Quarter-litre learners: A2 test changes bring 250cc bikes into play

Quarter-litre learners: A2 test changes bring 250cc bikes into play

An amendment to motorcycle licence legislation that allows riders to take their A2 test on a 250 has been published in draft form. Following a consultation, the DVSA opted to lower the minimum engine...

JD and poke: Indian use Jack Daniel's special to launch new tech

JD and poke: Indian use Jack Daniel's special to launch new tech

Indian have unveiled a Jack Daniel's limited-edition Challenger Dark Horse that is so much more than a fancy paintjob. The new bike brings with it a host of top-notch brand-new tech. Oh and it comes...

New Buell machines and orders just weeks away

New Buell machines and orders just weeks away

Buell are getting ready to restart manufacturing on November 1, with online reservations to open at the same time. This will be the first time new Buells have rolled off a production line since then...

Supermono for the 21st century: Ducati veteran Terblanche reworks the legendary racer

Supermono for the 21st century: Ducati veteran Terblanche reworks the legendary racer

The man behind some of the most memorable Ducatis of all time, Pierre Terblanche, has reimagined the Supermono to help launch the new Barber Advanced Design Centre. Related articles on MCN NCCR turn...

Spyshots: KTM 890 goes SuperMoto - is this a new SMT?

Spyshots: KTM 890 goes SuperMoto - is this a new SMT?

New spyshots have emerged that show KTM working on another model in their 890 family. Beginning life as the 790, the 890 models appeared last year as a natural evolution incorporating...

Ducati add new Urban Motard and 1100 Tribute Pro models to 2022 retro Scrambler line-up

Ducati add new Urban Motard and 1100 Tribute Pro models to 2022 retro Scrambler line-up

Ducati have added to their already extensive retro Scrambler line-up for 2022 - introducing the seventies-inspired 1100 Tribute Pro and the beaky, road-focussed Urban Motard.   Starting with...

Servicemen fix up BMW R1150RS to raise money for Combat Stress

Servicemen fix up BMW R1150RS to raise money for Combat Stress

A group of military personnel have restored an abandoned BMW R1150RS in the hope of raising almost £4000 for the Combat Stress charity. The group form part of 6 Regiment of the Royal Logistics Corps...

New bikes sales up on pre-Covid figures

New bikes sales up on pre-Covid figures

New bike sales have bounced back brilliantly so far in 2021 – although September did see a slight slowdown compared to the same month in 2020. Sales to date have stormed to an impressive 86,431 – that...

Kawasaki hybrid revealed: Petrol-electric bike shown as firm reveal eco plans

Kawasaki hybrid revealed: Petrol-electric bike shown as firm reveal eco plans

Kawasaki have announced plans for a future range of hybrid and battery-powered bikes with a timescale that will see the first examples hitting showrooms in the very near future. In doing so, the...

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR updated, meant to be easier to live with

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR updated, meant to be easier to live with

The MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is among the firm's most popular bikes, and it's been updated with a new engine, chassis and electronics suite. The idea, so MV say, is to keep things as fun and zippy as...

Disabled motorcyclist Claire Lomas MBE ready to ride again

Disabled motorcyclist Claire Lomas MBE ready to ride again

Disabled motorcyclist Claire Lomas MBE raised over £10,000 by completing the London Marathon in a wheelchair, while wearing full bike gear. Now she has her sights set on riding a lap of the TT circuit...

Cake Kalk AP electric bikes enter service with anti-poaching effort

Cake Kalk AP electric bikes enter service with anti-poaching effort

Swedish electric bike maker Cake have made their first delivery of their Kalk AP bikes to help the fight against poachers in Africa. Rangers have long used off-road bikes to quickly navigate the bush,...

Honda confirm NT1100 release for October 21

Honda confirm NT1100 release for October 21

Honda have released a teaser video for the upcoming NT1100 that confirms its release as October 21. The video is titled 'New Touring Era' and shows standard teaser video stuff – handsome couple riding...

Charged in 90 seconds: Brand new battery type could be electric vehicle breakthrough

Charged in 90 seconds: Brand new battery type could be electric vehicle breakthrough

Powertain experts Mahle, together with Allotrope Energy, have created a new form of battery technology that promises to end concerns about charging times once and for all. Related articles on...

Bags for the masses: Inflatable airbag protection is no longer just for the rich and pro racers

Bags for the masses: Inflatable airbag protection is no longer just for the rich and pro racers

The sight of airbags inflating has become a common one in MotoGP since the tech became mandatory in 2018, but In&Motion – one of the companies supplying that gear – want to see more road riders...

One-off 1920s-style Brooklands racer took four years to make

One-off 1920s-style Brooklands racer took four years to make

Building a bike is the dream of many motorcyclists – but making one completely from scratch, including most of the engine, frame and bodywork, is virtually unheard of. Yet that’s exactly what this...

Put a ring on it: MV Agusta launch Nürburgring special edition Brutale

Put a ring on it: MV Agusta launch Nürburgring special edition Brutale

Masters of the limited edition, MV have unveiled another short-run model, this time a modified version of their hypernaked Brutale. Called the Nürburgring after the iconic...

Incoming Triumph Tiger Sport 660 set to ignite middleweight title fight

Incoming Triumph Tiger Sport 660 set to ignite middleweight title fight

Triumph have unveiled a feisty-yet-refined Tiger Sport 660 in a bid to rule the lucrative middleweight adventure-sports sector. At the heart of the new model is the 660cc triple from the firm’s...

T is for Tiger: new Triumph 1200 will get T-plane crank

T is for Tiger: new Triumph 1200 will get T-plane crank

The new Triumph Tiger 1200 will get the T-plane crank and firing order first used in the firm’s Tiger 900. Above you can see the new bike during final testing, before we're given the chance to ride it...

Mid-sized Multi: Ducati welcome more riders to the adventure segment with lighter Multistrada V2

Mid-sized Multi: Ducati welcome more riders to the adventure segment with lighter Multistrada V2

Ducati are doing away with their aging Multistrada 950 range for 2022, revealing a new lighter, more approachable Multistrada V2 line-up in its place, complete with a 47bhp version for A2 licence...

Zongshen Cyclone RA9: Aprilia-derived V-twin is a near production-ready concept

Zongshen Cyclone RA9: Aprilia-derived V-twin is a near production-ready concept

Zongshen might not be a brand that sparks many emotions for European riders but among the hordes of Chinese bike firms it’s a well-respected company that’s been around for decades. Related articles on...

Rare MotoGP race bikes up for grabs at Bonhams Stafford auction

Rare MotoGP race bikes up for grabs at Bonhams Stafford auction

An astonishing 24-bike collection of rare racers – including five genuine MotoGP machines – is among the stars of the upcoming Autumn Stafford Sale by auctioneers Bonhams. The MotoGP machines are all...

It’s the Flying Dutchman: Nico Bakker gives BMW K1600GT the GS treatment

It’s the Flying Dutchman: Nico Bakker gives BMW K1600GT the GS treatment

This 1600cc, 160bhp beast has to be the maddest ‘GS’ ever. When Willem Heijboer started grinding out the engine cases of his BMW K1600GT he realised that he needed help. That help came from Dutch bike...

Lifting the lid: A new £40 scan claims to reveal hidden helmet damage after an accidental drop

Lifting the lid: A new £40 scan claims to reveal hidden helmet damage after an accidental drop

For the first time ever, a company is offering a service that claims to be able to scan your helmet’s shell for hidden signs of damage or degradation. Before, if you accidently dropped your lid there...

Big backer for CCM: British firm to expand and explore new markets

Big backer for CCM: British firm to expand and explore new markets

CCM’s 50th birthday present has just arrived in the form of a huge chunk of investment which should help the firm go from strength to strength. Related articles on MCN CCM celebrate 50 years with two...