Bike news

Pretty in pink! Big names from BSB lend a hand with club racing cancer charity drive

Pretty in pink! Big names from BSB lend a hand with club racing cancer charity drive

BSB stars including Brad Ray and Jason O’Halloran are helping a racing club’s charity fundraising drive after one of their photographers died from cancer in July. Members of the Formula Prostocks...

Back to the carbon fibre future! Lighter, stronger carbon forks on the way thanks to BMW and ZF

Back to the carbon fibre future! Lighter, stronger carbon forks on the way thanks to BMW and ZF

Although carbon-fibre forks have come and gone over the years in MotoGP, a new set of carbon suspension developed by BMW and ZF in Germany helped the M1000RR to victory at the recent Spa 24-hour...

Scarborough Mounts a major comeback! Road racing action returns to Oliver’s Mount

Scarborough Mounts a major comeback! Road racing action returns to Oliver’s Mount

England’s only ‘real roads circuit’ has been beset with problems in recent years which meant that only one running of its historic Gold Cup headline event has taken place since 2017. But now,...

Speed limits cut to 20mph on rural roads in Surrey pilot scheme

Speed limits cut to 20mph on rural roads in Surrey pilot scheme

Rural roads with a 60mph national speed limit are to be restricted to just 30 and even 20mph under a new pilot scheme. Surrey County Council has announced plans to trial the new speed limits on...

Kawasaki plug-in to the future: Company make good on pledge to launch fun new electric range

Kawasaki plug-in to the future: Company make good on pledge to launch fun new electric range

Speaking in late 2021, Kawasaki CEO Hiroshi Ito confirmed that 2022 would be the year that the firm broke into the electric bike market and now we’re just weeks away from the official launch of two...

CF Moto gear up for adventures: Teaser pics suggest parallel-twin is almost complete

CF Moto gear up for adventures: Teaser pics suggest parallel-twin is almost complete

Shots on CF Moto’s official Facebook page have given us a glimpse at a long-awaited adventure variant of their parallel-twin CL-X700 platform. The images show an almost finished CL-X700 Adventure,...

GPS Tracking Systems for Motorcycles and Bikes from Rewire Security

GPS Tracking Systems for Motorcycles and Bikes from Rewire Security

Rewire Security Promotion Rewire Security offers a wide range of smart GPS tracking devices coupled with reliable GPS tracking software and apps for tracking Motorcycles in real-time. Featuring; real-time tracking, previous...

Shoei lift lid on new kit: We get our hands on production-ready X-SPR Pro

Shoei lift lid on new kit: We get our hands on production-ready X-SPR Pro

Shoei have released a new FIM-homologated racing helmet to meet the latest, more stringent ECE 22.06 safety regulations.    Called the X-SPR Pro, MCN got its hands on the first production unit in...

Enfield’s new dawn: Rally-raiding prototype spotted filling up in the UK

Enfield’s new dawn: Rally-raiding prototype spotted filling up in the UK

Royal Enfield are gunning for the A2 adventure bike top spot in 2023, with a new rally-raiding 450 single spied in the UK just last week. The image was captured by an eagle-eyed MCN reader at a petrol...

Two new Can-Ams break cover: Trike firm unveil electric adventure and roadster models

Two new Can-Ams break cover: Trike firm unveil electric adventure and roadster models

Can-AM is preparing to blast back into two-wheeled world with a pair of stunning electric offerings. The firm is working towards getting the Pulse roadster and Origin adventure bike into production...

Ducati on the march: Seven new models expected after record results

Ducati on the march: Seven new models expected after record results

Ducati are aiming to go from boom… to bigger boom, with the announcement of record revenues and plans for seven 2023 model unveilings, starting September 2022. Following the biggest-ever attendance...

Harley-Davidson give touring models new XR750-inspired Apex paintjob

Harley-Davidson give touring models new XR750-inspired Apex paintjob

Harley-Davidson has announced a new colour option for selected touring models is inspired by the brand’s racing history, particularly its XR750 in American flat track. Called ‘Apex custom paint’,...

Moto Morini’s two 6.5s do add up! Chinese built 650 roadster twins boost revival of Italian icon

Moto Morini’s two 6.5s do add up! Chinese built 650 roadster twins boost revival of Italian icon

The revival of Italian legends Moto Morini has taken its next step with the unveiling this week of not one but two all-new 650 twins. And, with impressive spec including TFT screens, Brembo brakes...

Ride of thanks for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance lifts off

Ride of thanks for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance lifts off

Bikers across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire are gearing up for a 62-mile ride across the two counties in aid of local Air Ambulance and Blood Bike charities.  The Lincs and Notts Ride of Thanks...

Petition calls for tougher sentencing: Thousands sign up in a bid to properly punish bike thieves

Petition calls for tougher sentencing: Thousands sign up in a bid to properly punish bike thieves

A petition has been launched on the Change.org website calling for tougher sentences for bike thieves. The petition was started by Hull biker, Xander James, and has already amassed almost 2500...

A very Bonnie baby Triumph: Exclusive spy shots reveal Triumph’s all-new family of UK-developed sub-500cc bikes is close to launch

A very Bonnie baby Triumph: Exclusive spy shots reveal Triumph’s all-new family of UK-developed sub-500cc bikes is close to launch

At first glance, these spy shots of Triumph’s new ‘baby Bonneville’ could easily be mistaken for a new model in their T100 family. But a more lingering interrogation confirms that this is the first...

Trio of classic MV Agustas to star in Silverstone Classic auction

Trio of classic MV Agustas to star in Silverstone Classic auction

Three MV Agustas, each valued between £40,000 and £80,000 from the Italian marque’s glory years in the 1970s, will star in a classic auction at the end of August 2022. Comprising a 1970 MV Agusta...

Royal Enfield unveil new Hunter 350 model, arriving in dealers this winter

Royal Enfield unveil new Hunter 350 model, arriving in dealers this winter

Royal Enfield have officially unveiled their new Hunter 350, a smart-looking urban retro based on their J-Series platform. The Hunter will join the previously released Meteor and Classic in Enfield’s...

Pay as you go: ‘Shared e-scooter’ scheme launched to cut carbon footprint

Pay as you go: ‘Shared e-scooter’ scheme launched to cut carbon footprint

A new shared e-scooter scheme – claimed to be the first in London – is being piloted by eco transport company, HumanForest. The project is targeted at delivery scooter riders with the aim of giving...

Hayabusa for Guinters: Suzuki present Endurance World Champ with one-off special

Hayabusa for Guinters: Suzuki present Endurance World Champ with one-off special

Suzuki has presented this one-off edition of the Hayabusa hyperbike to their MotoGP test rider and reigning Endurance World Champion, Sylvain Guintoli.  The standard 1340cc speed machine has been...

Ducati Week back with mighty bang

Ducati Week back with mighty bang

World Ducati Week – the first since 2018 due to the Covid-19 pandemic – came to a spectacular close in July after attracting its biggest ever attendance.  More than 80,000 fans from around the...

A stroker genius: XSR700 bodykit transforms twin-cylinder Yamaha into RD350 YPVS tribute

A stroker genius: XSR700 bodykit transforms twin-cylinder Yamaha into RD350 YPVS tribute

The people who created a bodykit for the Yamaha XSR900 which transformed it into a tribute to the much-loved RD350LC two-stroke are back with a new design for the smaller XSR700. Having kicked things...

Crowtree remembered: Lincolnshire leathers to be commemorated at BSB round

Crowtree remembered: Lincolnshire leathers to be commemorated at BSB round

The fondly remembered Crowtree Leathers brand is set to be commemorated with a special display at this year’s Cadwell Park British Superbike round in aid of the Lincs and Notts Air...

6250-mile relay follows the bear: Soft toy acts as baton in charity epic

6250-mile relay follows the bear: Soft toy acts as baton in charity epic

More than £6000 has been raised by a 12-day biking relay covering the length and breadth of Britain – with a cuddly toy bear doubling as the baton passed between riders. The 2022 National Relay...

New colours for 2023 Honda Africa Twin and Adventure Sports

New colours for 2023 Honda Africa Twin and Adventure Sports

Honda has announced a range of new colour options for its 2023 CRF1100L Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports. Having received their most recent major updates in 2020, the Honda duo are...

‘That bike was my absolute pride and joy’: Fury as world record-breaking female rider meet is targeted by a wave of overnight thefts

‘That bike was my absolute pride and joy’: Fury as world record-breaking female rider meet is targeted by a wave of overnight thefts

A landmark female biker meet-up at the Triumph Visitor Experience in Hinckley has been tainted by a series of motorcycle thefts from hotels surrounding the Leicestershire venue. Bikes were taken...

Get ready for a champion day: Silverstone to welcome huge crowds

Get ready for a champion day: Silverstone to welcome huge crowds

The Day of Champions is back at Silverstone on Thursday, August 4 ready to raise thousands of pounds ahead of the British round of the MotoGP season. After a two-year absence due to Covid-19, the...

New Gaydon Triumph exhibit is the first-ever dedicated motorcycle display at the British Motor Museum

New Gaydon Triumph exhibit is the first-ever dedicated motorcycle display at the British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum officially opened its brand-new Triumph Daytona exhibit on Friday July 29, with the Hinckley firm committing to more displays in the future. In a landmark moment for the...

Kickback show gets banged up for 2022: Custom and retro bikes on display in Gloucester Prison

Kickback show gets banged up for 2022: Custom and retro bikes on display in Gloucester Prison

The Kickback custom and retro motorcycle show is this year taking place in its wackiest venue yet – Gloucester Prison! The annual, independent event is dedicated to DIY shed-built bikes rather than...

Nasa tech at Asda prices: Indian firm’s hydrogen fuel cell bike plan gives glimpse of future

Nasa tech at Asda prices: Indian firm’s hydrogen fuel cell bike plan gives glimpse of future

Hydrogen fuel cells have been around for decades but they’re still seen as a space-age technology more at home on the International Space Station than at your local filling station. But that won’t be...

Ruby readies up: New British firm set to unveil production-ready single at this year's NEC show

Ruby readies up: New British firm set to unveil production-ready single at this year's NEC show

The British motorcycle industry is enjoying a period of exciting growth, with Triumph ramping up their UK manufacturing, and iconic names such as BSA and Norton rising from the ashes, with new models,...

Naked ambition: BMW launch new F900R British Superbike support series, with competitive bikes costing an affordable £11,000

Naked ambition: BMW launch new F900R British Superbike support series, with competitive bikes costing an affordable £11,000

Anyone who’s raced a motorcycle will know it can be hideously expensive. The consumables, the tyres, the fuel, the crash damage, and even the travel – it all racks up and can make it incredibly...

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield: New South Yorkshire dealer opens

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield: New South Yorkshire dealer opens

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield has just opened in Chesterfield alongside the SMC Bikes team’s Steel City Classics showroom.  Officially launched on July 16, the shop welcomed more than 300 fans for a...

Restored Katana raises thousands for MS charity

Restored Katana raises thousands for MS charity

An early Suzuki Katana, recommissioned during the Covid-19 lockdowns, raised thousands for the MS Society UK charity during an auction at the National Motorcycle Museum on July 20. The 1982 GSX1100...

Early access to 15% Reactive Parts sale with MCN: Get ready for an action-packed August

Early access to 15% Reactive Parts sale with MCN: Get ready for an action-packed August

Online aftermarket race parts and kit retailer, Reactive Parts are doing their bit for the biking community by running a 15% sale across most of their product range*. This means 15% off kit from...

New Yamaha Tracer 9 on the radar: Fresh spy shots reveal radar guided cruise control and more conventional TFT dash

New Yamaha Tracer 9 on the radar: Fresh spy shots reveal radar guided cruise control and more conventional TFT dash

Despite receiving a full update in 2020 to meet stringent Euro5, Yamaha’s popular Tracer 9 GT looks set to undergo another refresh for 2023, with new spy shots showing a bike in the works fitted with...