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Century celebrations: BMW’s Head of Sales and Brand talks new GSs, electrics and 100 years of production

Century celebrations: BMW’s Head of Sales and Brand talks new GSs, electrics and 100 years of production

BMW’s Head of Sales and Brand has revealed that new models will be arriving next year to mark 100 years of the German motorcycle division, as well as fresh electric drivetrains appearing every 18 to...

Not such a sound idea: ‘Noise camera’ fines for loud exhausts won’t be dropping through your door any time soon!

Not such a sound idea: ‘Noise camera’ fines for loud exhausts won’t be dropping through your door any time soon!

Last month Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that a new trial of noise cameras aimed at catching drivers and riders with loud exhausts will run across four areas in England and...

Extreme rides with Dainese offers road, track or adventure excitement

Extreme rides with Dainese offers road, track or adventure excitement

Italian clothing and safetywear specialists Dainese have announced a range of amazing new road, track, and adventure experiences for their customers – including the now sold-out chance to get it...

Honda tech steers out of danger: Clever new tech brings the ability to take control and prevent accidents

Honda tech steers out of danger: Clever new tech brings the ability to take control and prevent accidents

When Honda unveiled the Riding Assist and Riding Assist-e concept bikes back in 2017 the self-balancing machines stunned with their autonomous abilities – and now Honda is developing the technology to...

Affordable new trackers arrive: Essex garage hits the market with security tech for all bikers

Affordable new trackers arrive: Essex garage hits the market with security tech for all bikers

Essex-based workshop, Mad Slick Motorcycles, has launched its very own GPS tracker and smartphone app, which lets you see where your bike is in real-time and immobilise the engine remotely if it is...

Mavericks is a community business with bikes at its heart

Mavericks is a community business with bikes at its heart

A motorcycle-based start-up business in North Wales that also acts as an events venue and community and support centre is going from strength to strength. Mavericks Motorcycles was launched...

Herald bring it home with their production-ready Brute 500

Herald bring it home with their production-ready Brute 500

This street tracker style single is the latest from British/Chinese brand Herald and, at 500cc, is claimed to be not only their biggest and best-performing bike so far but also their most...

Queen of the desert nails it in Tunisia

Queen of the desert nails it in Tunisia

British rider Vanessa Ruck, who is more commonly known on social media as ‘TheGirlOnABike’, has become the first woman to start and finish the Tunisia Desert Challenge. First run last year, the...

Dunlop stage show: Road racing dynasty stars in new theatre drama

Dunlop stage show: Road racing dynasty stars in new theatre drama

Nineteen-time Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop and the high risk world of road racing are set to be the subjects of a new stage play. The Safety Catch – No risk, no reward premieres in Ireland...

Rider training campaign hits Oxfordshire

Rider training campaign hits Oxfordshire

A council-backed survey has been run across Oxfordshire in the hope of encouraging a larger take up of advanced rider training in the county. The Motorcyclist Ride Safe Survey was conducted online...

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’ve been riding the 2022 Honda Fireblade SP, which now gets shorter gearing, more mid range and smoother electronics. Despite the shorter gears you still don’t need more than third on the...

All-new twin set for adventure: Benelli’s 693cc twin could prove a major sales success

All-new twin set for adventure: Benelli’s 693cc twin could prove a major sales success

Benelli’s 499.6cc TRK502 adventure bike has turned into a massive hit in its Italian heartland – becoming the top-selling motorcycle in that market in both 2020 and 2021.  Although there are now...

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...

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 Agusta's new adventure: Boss confirms 9.5 and 5.5 are first of a range of globetrotting machines

MV Agusta's new adventure: 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...

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...