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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...

Stopping power: South Yorks Police deploy tactical contact to nab suspects

Stopping power: South Yorks Police deploy tactical contact to nab suspects

Police in South Yorkshire has released dashcam footage of the moment they used ‘tactical contact’ to stop two suspects on motorbikes at a petrol station.  The video was taken on July 30 after plain...

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...

Reading between the lines: Honda working on lane assistance system for the bikes of the future

Reading between the lines: Honda working on lane assistance system for the bikes of the future

Honda is developing rider-assistance systems with the aim of making accidents a thing of the past – but rather than taking away control, they’re aiming to nudge us into making the right...

‘It's easy for me to feel confident that they're wrong, because I know they're wrong’: Suzuki GB boss dispels rumours of leaving the two-wheeled market

‘It's easy for me to feel confident that they're wrong, because I know they're wrong’: Suzuki GB boss dispels rumours of leaving the two-wheeled market

Suzuki GB’s Director of Motorcycles, Paul de Lusignan has shrugged off rumours that the Japanese brand is planning to exit the two-wheeled market, promising new platforms and model updates are on the...

Crowdfunder set up for recovering TT racing journalist

Crowdfunder set up for recovering TT racing journalist

This year’s Isle of Man TT was sadly marred by five fatalities, while some other competitors suffered lifechanging injuries. After a crash during qualifying, Mike ‘Boothy’ Booth – who is a motorcycle...

Lightning strikes twice: American electric firm takes aim at Energica with plans for new plug-in adventure bike

Lightning strikes twice: American electric firm takes aim at Energica with plans for new plug-in adventure bike

American electric firm Lightning appear to be working on a new off-road-focussed plug-in adventure bike. Exposed in design pictures registered in China, the new machine looks set to go toe to toe...

Guy's 200mph rotary bid: Martin takes Crighton CR700W to over 180mph

Guy's 200mph rotary bid: Martin takes Crighton CR700W to over 180mph

Road racing and TV star Guy Martin has big plans to take the limited-run, rotary-powered Crighton CR700W superbike to 200mph. The Lincolnshire rider took to Elvington runway last week and hit a...

World Supercross comes to Cardiff

World Supercross comes to Cardiff

The newly formatted World Supercross Championship will kick start in Britain later this year, with the first round destined to take place in Cardiff during October. Tickets for the Supercross...

Solar power for new electric race track: MSV unveil plans for new 'green circuit' in France

Solar power for new electric race track: MSV unveil plans for new 'green circuit' in France

The world’s first dedicated ‘eco racing circuit’ could be up and running within four years according to new plans announced by MotorSport Vision (MSV). The proposed site, known as Couvron, is...

Getting RC: MV Agusta release limited edition RC versions of flagship triple models

Getting RC: MV Agusta release limited edition RC versions of flagship triple models

Italian exotica brand MV Agusta have announced three limited run RC models based on their F3, Dragster, and Turismo Veloce platforms.  Standing for ‘Reparto Corse’, the RC line-up builds on the...

R7 heaven for one lucky MCN reader! Competition winner collects his new bike

R7 heaven for one lucky MCN reader! Competition winner collects his new bike

One very lucky winner has walked away with a new Yamaha R7, worth £8200, and a stack of  Genuine Yamaha Racing Technology accessories to enjoy, too. Paul McDougall, 60, from Essex, picked his bike...

Suzuki boost scooter range: Two new twist-and-go commuters set to go on sale in October 2022

Suzuki boost scooter range: Two new twist-and-go commuters set to go on sale in October 2022

Suzuki are attempting to cash in on the continuing popularity of 125cc scooters brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, by adding two new models to their range.   Called the Avenis 125 and Address...