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#Ride5000miles members pick up new skills during the pandemic

#Ride5000miles members pick up new skills during the pandemic

Covid-19 has forced many riders to think about everything differently and it’s seen #ride5000miles members pushing beyond their usual riding regimes. From trackdays, to off-road experiences and...

Colour updates announced for 2021 Kawasaki Z900, Vulcan S and Ninja 1000SX

Colour updates announced for 2021 Kawasaki Z900, Vulcan S and Ninja 1000SX

Kawasaki have pulled the covers off their 2021 Z900, Vulcan S and Ninja 1000SX ranges, with fresh colours, plus the continuation of optional 'Edition' models to cater for both sports and touring rider...

2021 Honda CB125F is lighter and more economical without sacrificing performance

2021 Honda CB125F is lighter and more economical without sacrificing performance

Honda have pulled the covers off their 2021 CB125F, revealing a completely redesigned learner-friendly commuter that now weighs 11kg less than the previous model and is capable of a claimed 497 miles...

The BMW R18 – beauty in imperfection

The BMW R18 – beauty in imperfection

BMW's R18 has been a long time coming. First unveiled as a concept in spring last year, BMW then brought us another concept and the engine before revealing its finished form this spring. Now, some 18...

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

This week we got full details of the upcoming British-built Langen Two Stroke café racer, which will make its debut at the Salon Privé event at Blenheim Palace. The bike will make a claimed 75bhp and...

Fresh Aprilia RS660 images revealed following MotoGP rider test at Misano

Fresh Aprilia RS660 images revealed following MotoGP rider test at Misano

Fresh images of Aprilia’s eagerly-anticipated RS660 middleweight sportsbike have appeared today, after factory MotoGP riders Aleix Espargarό and Bradley Smith, plus test rider Lorenzo...

Honda announce Forza 750 in new teaser video

Honda announce Forza 750 in new teaser video

Following an initial teaser trailer on Monday, 7 September, Honda look set to introduce a new Forza 750 maxi scooter next month; revealing fresh snippets of the finished bike in a second short film...

Brit-built 250 two-stroke set for public reveal at 2020 Salon Privé event

Brit-built 250 two-stroke set for public reveal at 2020 Salon Privé event

Thought road-going two strokes were a thing of the past? Think again. Introducing the Langen Two Stroke: a 249.5cc V-Twin dinger making its debut at the prestigious Salon Privé event at Blenheim...

Land of the free, home of the safe: Stats show US riders lose a bike to thieves only once every 50 years

Land of the free, home of the safe: Stats show US riders lose a bike to thieves only once every 50 years

Despite recent advances in the war against bike theft, the UK is still massively lagging behind other countries including our pals over the other side of the pond. The National Insurance Crime Bureau...

ContiRoad Performs Exceptionally on KTM Bike

ContiRoad Performs Exceptionally on KTM Bike

Continental tyres promotion Motorcycle legend, Jeremy McWilliams, a former MotoGP rider, Multiple Northwest 200 winner and full-time KTM test and development rider, had the opportunity to extensively test the new ContiRoad at...

2020 ‘Bonnie Build-off’ contenders revealed

2020 ‘Bonnie Build-off’ contenders revealed

The contenders for this year's Triumph 'Bonneville Build-Off Challenge' have been unveiled. The bikes were submitted by Triumph dealers from around the UK and the bikes can now be viewed...

Something for the weekend: Royal Enfield team up with Baffle Culture for bike event

Something for the weekend: Royal Enfield team up with Baffle Culture for bike event

If you’ve not managed to get your bike show fix this summer, there’s still time as Royal Enfield have teamed up with Baffle Culture in Pontypool, Wales, to bring you a weekend of socially distanced...

Rapid motorcycle sales growth sees more than 9000 new bikes sold in August

Rapid motorcycle sales growth sees more than 9000 new bikes sold in August

Motorcycling’s rapid growth after lockdown has continued unabated, with combined new motorcycle and scooter registrations up 31.2% compared to this time last year. In total over 9000 new bikes left...

#Ride5000miles member’s Triumph Tiger 800 faces the chop after 181,944 miles

#Ride5000miles member’s Triumph Tiger 800 faces the chop after 181,944 miles

Iron Butt UK President and #ride5000miles member, Phil Weston has said goodbye to his trusty Triumph Tiger 800 after 181,944 miles of service. Having bought the Tiger new in 2014, the Bristol-based...

Indian Motorcycle announce Roadmaster Limited and Vintage Dark Horse for 2021

Indian Motorcycle announce Roadmaster Limited and Vintage Dark Horse for 2021

Indian Motorcycle have given their range a shake up for 2021, and added two new models, including the headline-grabbing Roadmaster Limited. The Limited model represents a fresh redesign of the big...

Supercharged show-stopper: Bimota Tesi H2 available in Europe from October 1

Supercharged show-stopper: Bimota Tesi H2 available in Europe from October 1

Following months of social media teasing and rigorous track testing, Italian exotica brand Bimota have confirmed the full specs of their supercharged Tesi H2 and it’s a bit of a monster. Slated for a...

New riders sign up for MCN’s #Ride5000miles challenge

New riders sign up for MCN’s #Ride5000miles challenge

Despite Covid-19's best efforts, 2020 has welcomed countless new faces to motorcycling. Bikes have helped provide a break from the daily impact of coronavirus and present fresh challenges – and unlock...

Spied KTM 1290 Super Adventure boasts radar plus lighter and lower chassis

Spied KTM 1290 Super Adventure boasts radar plus lighter and lower chassis

These spy pictures are the best yet of KTM’s 2021 1290 Super Adventure S and R and reveal that the range-topping adventure bike will debut not only radar-guidance but also get a new look, updated...

Next Ducati Monster 821 incoming - but the steel trellis frame may not be...

Next Ducati Monster 821 incoming - but the steel trellis frame may not be...

Sources have revealed that an all-new Ducati Monster 821 is in the works, and it could be the first Monster without a steel trellis frame. Spyshots of what appeared to be a Monster with an alloy frame...

New Ducati Multistrada V4 spied blazing a trail

New Ducati Multistrada V4 spied blazing a trail

Spyshots have emerged showing Ducati’s new Multistrada V4. Spotted by an eagle-eyed local professional photographer the new machine was undergoing off-road testing at a facility near the Ducati...

UK electric bike specialists Saietta target global sales with new high-tech motor

UK electric bike specialists Saietta target global sales with new high-tech motor

One of Britain’s leading electric motor makers have announced ambitious expansion plans which could see their workforce multiply 10-fold and their technology used in thousands of machines on the...

Recently-saved Melbourne Raceway transformed by £180,000 in donations

Recently-saved Melbourne Raceway transformed by £180,000 in donations

York-based drag racing venue Melbourne Raceway has blasted back into action after a massive fundraising effort saved it from extinction – and the team behind it have just agreed a fresh 10-year lease...

Coronavirus restrictions return to limit group size

Coronavirus restrictions return to limit group size

A new law will come into effect on Monday, September 14, that will make it illegal for social gatherings of more than six people. Prior to this up to 30 people could meet at once for a social...

Fun at the ton: Suzuki unveils 100th anniversary GSX-R1000R

Fun at the ton: Suzuki unveils 100th anniversary GSX-R1000R

Suzuki have announced a limited edition GSX-R1000R to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. Related: Full Suzuki GSX-R1000R review on MCN Have Suzuki really been around that long we hear you...

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance create month-long charity route to raise funds

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance create month-long charity route to raise funds

Motorcyclists are being encouraged to get out on their bikes to help raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance service. In a month-long fund-raising campaign known as 'Ride...

Third time's a charm: Could this be Royal Enfield's 650 cruiser?

Third time's a charm: Could this be Royal Enfield's 650 cruiser?

A pair of short videos have been uploaded to YouTube appearing to show a new Royal Enfield cruiser in testing, powered by the same basic engine as the firm’s existing 650s - the Interceptor and...

Big four's electric dream: giants link-up for swappable battery project

Big four's electric dream: giants link-up for swappable battery project

Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki have put aside their rivalries to work together on developing a standardised set of specifications for electric bike batteries – with a trial starting this...

New Citycruiser from SHARK Helmets in dealers NOW

New Citycruiser from SHARK Helmets in dealers NOW

SHARK helmets promotion #Ride5000miles sponsors, SHARK Helmets, has always been a brand known for innovation - never afraid to think outside of the box and develop new styles, fashions and use new technology. The...

Harley-Davidson's 2021 Bronx bites the bullet

Harley-Davidson's 2021 Bronx bites the bullet

The Harley-Davidson Bronx streetfighter, which was unveiled as a prototype last year and scheduled to go on sale in 2021, has been canned. The 975cc super-naked was unveiled at the Milan show (EICMA)...

1100-mile BarbersRide goes ahead despite coronavirus complications

1100-mile BarbersRide goes ahead despite coronavirus complications

Charities throughout the UK have suffered a huge financial hit as a result of cancelled fundraising events during lockdown, but thanks to the efforts of a determined band of scissor-weidling bikers...

Subtle tweaks for Honda's 2021 500 range

Subtle tweaks for Honda's 2021 500 range

Honda’s CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X have been updated for 2021, featuring all-new paint schemes as well as minor changes to bring them into line with the latest emissions rules.  The tweaks are...

Long Way Up YouTube trailer released ahead of Apple TV+ debut

Long Way Up YouTube trailer released ahead of Apple TV+ debut

A new trailer has been released ahead of the Long Way Up TV series starring biking best friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.  Lasting just 2:24, the brief clip shows the duo experience...

The super naked with the X factor: limited edition, track-only Tuono V4 X is lightest and most powerful yet

The super naked with the X factor: limited edition, track-only Tuono V4 X is lightest and most powerful yet

This ultra-trick, track-only version of Aprilia’s Tuono V4 has just been unveiled and is claimed to be the lightest and most powerful production super naked ever. Related articles on MCN Best super...

"This cannot be allowed to stand" - MP pleads directly to Trump on anniversary of Harry Dunn’s death

"This cannot be allowed to stand" - MP pleads directly to Trump on anniversary of Harry Dunn’s death

Motorcyclists from across the country came together at RAF Croughton last Thursday in a show of support for the family of Harry Dunn and to remember the much-loved teenager at a candlelight vigil on...

Diamonds are forever: BMW create maintenance-free motorbike chain

Diamonds are forever: BMW create maintenance-free motorbike chain

BMW say they’ve created motorbike chain that needs no lubrication and no tension adjustment. The maintenance-free unit is to be made available on the S1000RR and S1000XR models as a factory option...

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

A bid to have trail bike riders and 4x4s banned from some of the few byways in the Lake District they have legal access to has been thrown out by a High Court judge. A campaign by a group of ramblers,...