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New BMW M1000RR 50 Years M revealed to celebrate half a century of M machinery

New BMW M1000RR 50 Years M revealed to celebrate half a century of M machinery

BMW are celebrating 50 years of their motorsport division with a special version of their flagship M1000RR superbike. Available to order from Saturday May 21 until Wednesday November 30 of this...

Big power boost for new Benelli? Latest bike from QJMotor gives hints for next-gen TRK

Big power boost for new Benelli? Latest bike from QJMotor gives hints for next-gen TRK

Chinese bike firm QJMotor is the sister company to Benelli with a range that closely mirrors the Italian brand’s line-up. Changes to their bikes are therefore likely to be carried across in the future...

Bike sales are booming

Bike sales are booming

Bike sales are remaining strong with the latest official figures for April 4.2% up on the same month last year and total year-to-date sales showing a 32.4% increase. Smaller, sub-125cc commuters are...

Moto Morini go big (and small) as Chinese owners invest heavily to create 12-model line-up

Moto Morini go big (and small) as Chinese owners invest heavily to create 12-model line-up

Moto Morini are on the brink of a massive reinvention with 11 new bikes due to be released in the next two years, General Manager Alberto Monni has confirmed to MCN. The funky and affordable X-Cape...

Day of Champions: Event returns to Silverstone MotoGP for 2022

Day of Champions: Event returns to Silverstone MotoGP for 2022

The Day of Champions charity event is back with all of the most popular elements returning after a Covid-enforced absence. A ride-in, paddock access, pitlane walk, and charity auctions are all...

Mega ride to honour Sgt Matt Ratana: 2000-mile epic for biking mate

Mega ride to honour Sgt Matt Ratana: 2000-mile epic for biking mate

Friends and colleagues of murdered police officer Matt Ratana have completed the first of three 2022 charity challenges organised in his memory. On bikes worth an average of £1000, including Matt’s...

Security foils attempted theft: Sheffield gang leave empty-handed after double bungle

Security foils attempted theft: Sheffield gang leave empty-handed after double bungle

Footage has been published online that appears to show the same group of would-be bike thieves being thwarted by motorcycle security on two separate occasions.  The first of the two videos shared...

Doing it for the kids: James Toseland raises £7000 for children's hospital

Doing it for the kids: James Toseland raises £7000 for children's hospital

A set of leathers worn by double World Superbike champion James Toseland in the 2001 season have raised £1280 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital in an online auction. The leathers are from...

£120k raised for Ukraine: Stunning MV leads the way in fundraising auction

£120k raised for Ukraine: Stunning MV leads the way in fundraising auction

This 1974 MV Agusta 750, which sold for £48,000 last week, was the star of a charity fund-raising event which has now raised a total of £120,000 for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The classic...

Distinguished prizes: Triumphs and Gibson guitars up for grabs at DGR

Distinguished prizes: Triumphs and Gibson guitars up for grabs at DGR

Triumph and Gibson guitars are joining forces to provide a special series of prizes for this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Launched in Australia in 2012 in support of prostate cancer...

BMW adaptive aero springs into action: How pop-out bodywork is the future of aerodynamics

BMW adaptive aero springs into action: How pop-out bodywork is the future of aerodynamics

The idea of moving bodywork is far from new, but BMW are looking to get in on the act without the use of electronics. We’ve had electrically adjustable screens for years and more recently Moto Guzzi’s...

MV’S new adventure: MV boss confirms 9.5 and 5.5 are first of a range of globetrotting machines

MV’S new adventure: MV boss confirms 9.5 and 5.5 are first of a range of globetrotting machines

MV Agusta surprised bike fans across the globe last November, kicking off a new ‘Lucky Explorer’ project at the Eicma motorcycle show in Milan with the 9.5 and 5.5 adventure bike concepts inspired by...

MCN Festival rocks! Thousands flock to Devitt MCN Festival for a weekend celebration of biking

MCN Festival rocks! Thousands flock to Devitt MCN Festival for a weekend celebration of biking

The East of England Showground – and local roads – reverberated to the sound of biking all weekend as MCN opened the gates for the Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling and welcomed over 19,000 people...

Racing returns to Aintree: Liverpool circuit back after three years

Racing returns to Aintree: Liverpool circuit back after three years

Bike racing is set to resume at one of Britain’s most historic circuits later this month following a three-year layoff complicated by Covid.  Aintree Racing Circuit which, as its name suggests, is...

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’re celebrating 100 episodes of the weekly wind-on with a one-off special. Wind on presenters Ben and Neevesy had a catch-up to chat about some of the most exciting new bikes to have...

Second LiveWire unveiled: More affordable electric S2 Del Mar is instant sell-out

Second LiveWire unveiled: More affordable electric S2 Del Mar is instant sell-out

These are the first official pictures of Harley-Davidson’s long anticipated, second-generation electric bike, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar, which, in this $17,699 ( around £14,330) limited production...

HEX GS-911 is the tool for BMW Bikes you didn’t know you needed

HEX GS-911 is the tool for BMW Bikes you didn’t know you needed

HEX PROMOTION Whether you like it or not, motorcycles are increasingly more electronic which can make understanding what is going on inside your bike when the brake light doesn’t work (for example) pretty complex.

Lincs women ride together: Group asks for more riders to join up

Lincs women ride together: Group asks for more riders to join up

An online group encouraging more women to get together on two wheels across Lincolnshire is going from strength to strength, attracting almost 350 members since it began in late 2019. The...

Sunbeam’s RNLI epic: Harry Bott attempts to raise £5000 on 96-year-old bike

Sunbeam’s RNLI epic: Harry Bott attempts to raise £5000 on 96-year-old bike

Intrepid 23-year-old biker Harry Bott is currently riding a 1926 Sunbeam Model 1 around the UK and Ireland visiting all of the RNLI’s stations in an attempt to raise £5000 for the rescue...

Harley-Davidson Nightster goes on tour: See the bike at your local dealer

Harley-Davidson Nightster goes on tour: See the bike at your local dealer

Harley-Davidson have announced a dealer tour for their new Nightster model – but you’d better be quick as it’ll only be in your local town for one day only. You’ll be able to head down and see the...

K1600 on a mission: Rider visits 26 countries to spread the word on soil

K1600 on a mission: Rider visits 26 countries to spread the word on soil

A 64-year-old Indian spiritualist is three-quarters of the way through a 26-nation, 20,000-mile ride from London to India, in an unusual bid to raise awareness of the dangers of soil...

Ovaobike reveal six-model range as new e-brand hits Britain

Ovaobike reveal six-model range as new e-brand hits Britain

Yes, another new Far Eastern electric bike brand – but this time with a difference. Taiwanese-built Ovaobike may be new to Brit bikers but the current three-model range boasting Brembo brakes and a...

Anti-tampering victory for bikers: Petition sees MPs debate the impact of proposed ban

Anti-tampering victory for bikers: Petition sees MPs debate the impact of proposed ban

Campaigners are celebrating following the Government’s confirmation that proposed new vehicle ‘anti-tampering’ regulations won’t ban most traditional motorcycle modifications as originally...

Double Dutch electric racer! Students aim for MotoGP laptimes with e-bike project

Double Dutch electric racer! Students aim for MotoGP laptimes with e-bike project

This MotoGP-lookalike electric racer is one of two battery-powered machines recently revealed by a team of Dutch students, developed in partnership with World Superbike championship-winners, Ten Kate...

Combat’s new Bomber: £100k V-twin unveiled

Combat’s new Bomber: £100k V-twin unveiled

Extreme American V-twin brand Combat – formerly known as Confederate Motorcycles – have announced their 2022 range of bikes which is now headed by the new £100,000 ‘Bomber’. The new bike is based...

Bikestop celebrates 10-year D-Air anniversary with May 7 event

Bikestop celebrates 10-year D-Air anniversary with May 7 event

Bike Stop in Stevenage are celebrating 10 years of stocking and selling Italian kit brand Dainese’s D-Air products and are marking the occasion with an event on Saturday May 7 2022. To celebrate...

MCN guide: Electric dirt bikes

MCN guide: Electric dirt bikes

While the motorcycle world at large is taking its time to warm to electric alternatives to petrol, there’s one category that’s embracing the tech with open arms: dirt bikes. Lightweight, unlikely...

Norton CEO responds to £100m boost

Norton CEO responds to £100m boost

Norton CEO, Dr Robert Hentschel, has expressed his delight at TVS Motor Company’s recent £100m investment in the British biking brand. “Norton is hugely excited by the investment announcement made...

Best of British: Norton snap up 55 classic models to celebrate firm's heritage

Best of British: Norton snap up 55 classic models to celebrate firm's heritage

Norton Motorcycles are taking a deep dive into their illustrious history and establishing a new heritage collection spanning 55 classic models built over 76 years. The new fleet was purchased from...

Why is petrol still so expensive? Rishi Sunak’s cut tax but fuel prices keep rising

Why is petrol still so expensive? Rishi Sunak’s cut tax but fuel prices keep rising

On March 23 Chancellor Rishi Sunak proclaimed the “biggest cut to all fuel duty rates – ever” as he sliced 5p per litre from the tax in an effort to combat rising costs – but that reduction hasn’t...

DFT announce noise camera trial in England and Wales this summer to tackle illegal exhausts and revving engines

DFT announce noise camera trial in England and Wales this summer to tackle illegal exhausts and revving engines

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is encouraging residents sick of listening to noisy exhausts to contact their local MP to take part in new noise camera trials this summer. Four areas across...

Honda to celebrate 30 years of the Fireblade at Donington Park BSB

Honda to celebrate 30 years of the Fireblade at Donington Park BSB

Honda are planning a special weekend for their customers and fans at Donington Park on the weekend of May 20-22 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Fireblade. The original bike, the CBR900RR,...

Bonhams Phil Morris auction: Buy a piece of motorcycle racing history

Bonhams Phil Morris auction: Buy a piece of motorcycle racing history

Bidding is underway for the contents of the Phil Morris Road Racing Museum in a special Bonhams online auction. Highlights of the collection – which includes over 330 pieces of racing memorabilia –...

Getting amped up: D3O develop new AMP helmet liner system absorb low-level impacts

Getting amped up: D3O develop new AMP helmet liner system absorb low-level impacts

Motorcycle helmet safety standards have been rightfully given a boost recently with the introduction of ECE 22.06 and a greater focus on rotational injuries. Now armour specialists D3O want to take...

CRF300 Rally Raid: Upgrades to turn lightweight Honda into mini adventurer

CRF300 Rally Raid: Upgrades to turn lightweight Honda into mini adventurer

Rally Raid Products have created a package of upgrades for the CRF300L and CRF300L Rally that turn it from a cheap and cheerful trailbike into a well-equipped lightweight adventure bike. “Lots of...

High-octane Hayabusa: TTS supercharger delivers at least 300bhp at the back wheel on road-legal Suzuki

High-octane Hayabusa: TTS supercharger delivers at least 300bhp at the back wheel on road-legal Suzuki

Silverstone-based TTS have created a bolt-on supercharger to fit every generation of Hayabusa and it catapults the horsepower at the Suzuki’s rear wheel to between 300bhp and 360bhp. The kit uses a...