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Crewe Honda dealership transformed into Covid vaccination centre free of charge

Crewe Honda dealership transformed into Covid vaccination centre free of charge

A Cheshire motorcycle dealership has given up half of its main showroom floor space to become a Covid vaccination centre, set to inject between 1200 and 2000 patients every week. Crewe Honda Centre...

Hampshire Police will chase suspects on bikes says senior officer

Hampshire Police will chase suspects on bikes says senior officer

Hampshire Police have come under fire after a social media post said that they do not chase suspects on motorbikes because it is too dangerous – and now a senior officer has stepped in to tell MCN...

CFMoto 300SR A2 sportsbike to hit dealers in April

CFMoto 300SR A2 sportsbike to hit dealers in April

Chinese brand CFMoto have officially unveiled their new 300SR A2 sportsbike and it’s due in dealers as soon as April 2021. Related articles on MCN Best A2 motorbikes How to pass your A2 motorbike...

Moto Guzzi update V85 TT range for centenary year

Moto Guzzi update V85 TT range for centenary year

Moto Guzzi are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a Centenario edition of the V85TT and V7 models. Both bikes get a livery reminiscent of the brand’s 8-cylinder and 350 Bialbero race bikes of...

Moto Guzzi V7 Centenario pays tribute to classic racers

Moto Guzzi V7 Centenario pays tribute to classic racers

Moto Guzzi are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a Centenario edition of the V7 and V85TT models. Both bikes get a livery reminiscent of the brand’s 8-cylinder and 350 Bialbero race bikes of...

Make a speedy Brexit: Riders could dodge some EU speeding fines

Make a speedy Brexit: Riders could dodge some EU speeding fines

Who said Brexit was all bad? British bikers may no longer face penalties for some speeding offences committed in the EU as a by-product of Brexit. Related articles on MCN Euro5 spells the end of some...

Supermoto goes retro: Ageing Yamaha XT600 transformed into thumping XT500 replica

Supermoto goes retro: Ageing Yamaha XT600 transformed into thumping XT500 replica

Polish custom house 86 Gear Motorcycles have taken a time warp back to the early-1980s, transforming a customer’s well-loved 2000-plate Yamaha XT600 into an XT500-aping supermoto. Used for years as a...

2020 new bike sales figures drop just 2.6 percent despite pandemic

2020 new bike sales figures drop just 2.6 percent despite pandemic

Despite a topsy-turvy 2020, new bike sales in the UK ended the year just 2.6% down on the previous 12 months. Related articles on MCN Dealers pay top prices for used stock Camden shock: Council plans...

Husqvarna update 701 Supermoto and Enduro for 2021 as LR model dropped

Husqvarna update 701 Supermoto and Enduro for 2021 as LR model dropped

Swedish firm, Husqvarna have updated their 701 Supermoto and Enduro ranges for 2021, announcing small updates to the dashboard and headlight design, a Euro5-friendly engine and a fresh price...

It's a no show! MCN London Motorcycle Show cancelled for 2021

It's a no show! MCN London Motorcycle Show cancelled for 2021

It is with great sadness that we have to confirm the cancellation of the 2021 MCN London Motorcycle Show. The events team has been relentlessly exploring every avenue of opportunity in the hope of...

Bigger is better: Harley-Davidson unveil new 2021 range with Street Bob 114

Bigger is better: Harley-Davidson unveil new 2021 range with Street Bob 114

Harley-Davidson have given a cubic inch boost to their entry level big twin, upping the Street Bob from 107 ci (1753cc) to 114ci (1868cc). Related articles on MCN 2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide...

More cubes, power and tech for 2021 KTM 890 Duke

More cubes, power and tech for 2021 KTM 890 Duke

KTM have transplanted the motor and much of the firepower from the 890 Duke R into the 790 Duke, creating a new standard 890 Duke and pouring even more petrol onto the middleweight class inferno in...

Faired enough: Kingston Custom present BMW R18 build

Faired enough: Kingston Custom present BMW R18 build

Another custom BMW R18 has been unveiled, this time built by Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The art deco-inspired creation is called the Spirit of Passion and follows...

ZX-6R and Ninja H2 among Kawasaki's 2021 Euro5 casualties

ZX-6R and Ninja H2 among Kawasaki's 2021 Euro5 casualties

Kawasaki have confirmed that a number of models from across their line-up will not be updated for 2021 and Euro5 emissions rules.  Having released a statement late last year suggesting there were...

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, Husqvarna have let us ride a prototype version of their Norden 901 model. This stylish machine will be Husqvarna’s first foray into the segment and is based on a KTM 890 Adventure R. But...

Aprilia gunning for superbike supremacy with 2021 RSV4 range

Aprilia gunning for superbike supremacy with 2021 RSV4 range

Aprilia are coming for the superbike crown in 2021 with an updated RSV4 range boasting more torque, power, fresh electronics, MotoGP-derived chassis parts and what we reckon is one of the best...

Bringing the thunder: Aprilia unveil 2021 Tuono V4 and V4 Factory

Bringing the thunder: Aprilia unveil 2021 Tuono V4 and V4 Factory

The 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory has been unveiled with styling updates, chassis tweaks and a more comfortable and protected riding position. The bike’s new look brings it in line with the Tuono 660...

F1 tech for future Hondas: Prechamber combustion to maximise fuel efficiency

F1 tech for future Hondas: Prechamber combustion to maximise fuel efficiency

Honda are looking to Formula 1 car racing to address the demand for ever-cleaner engines – with a patent revealing a superbike engine featuring the sort of prechamber combustion that’s universal in...

Moto Guzzi unveil major changes to V9 range

Moto Guzzi unveil major changes to V9 range

Moto Guzzi have announced that their mid-range V9 duo, the Bobber and Roamer, have received a significant makeover as the historic Italian brand enters its centenary year. Both were originally...

New Norden 901 review: Husqvarna let us take their adventure prototype for a spin

New Norden 901 review: Husqvarna let us take their adventure prototype for a spin

Husqvarna first revealed the Norden 901 concept in November 2019 to huge acclaim but other than a confirmation it was going into production, virtually nothing has been heard about it since. Now,...

Sled with new sting: Hookie’s Scorpion kit customises Ducati Scrambler

Sled with new sting: Hookie’s Scorpion kit customises Ducati Scrambler

Motorcycle customisers Hookie Co have turned their attentions to the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled creating the ‘Scorpion’ and if you like what they’ve done, you’ll be able to buy a kit to get the look...

The sound of Silence: European electric scooter brand hits the UK

The sound of Silence: European electric scooter brand hits the UK

Silence may not be a household name in the UK, but they’re one of Europe’s biggest electric scooter brands and now they’re launching an innovative four-model range over here. Related articles on...

Italian adventurer incoming: Aprilia Tuareg 660 spied in testing

Italian adventurer incoming: Aprilia Tuareg 660 spied in testing

The third entrant into Aprilia's 660 engine line-up is on the way, and it's an off-road-ready adventure bike called the Tuareg.  Back in autumn 2019, Aprilia presented the RS660 after several...

Aprilia Tuono 660 set for February 2021 launch

Aprilia Tuono 660 set for February 2021 launch

Aprilia have uploaded a 20 second video to their YouTube channel, confirming their £9700, 94bhp parallel-twin Tuono 660 will be officially launched in February 2021. Following in the footsteps of...

#Ride5000miles member says group made him a better biker

#Ride5000miles member says group made him a better biker

Anyone who’s a member of the #ride5000miles Facebook group will know it’s a vibrant online community, full of handy advice from riders all over the world. It’s also packed with inspiring tales that...

New Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS will be unveiled at the end of January

New Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS will be unveiled at the end of January

A new Triumph Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS will be unveiled on Tuesday, January 26. We have already seen what looked like a new version of the brand's flagship supernaked in spyshots, but now a tweet...

Low-capacity KTM Dukes get 2021 Euro5 refresh and new paint

Low-capacity KTM Dukes get 2021 Euro5 refresh and new paint

KTM have tweaked their learner-legal £4299 125 Duke and A2-licence compliant £4899 390 Duke for 2021, updating the single-cylinder engines in both bikes to meet the latest Euro5 emissions...

Twin TFTs and semi-active suspension for new Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT

Twin TFTs and semi-active suspension for new Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT

Hot on the heels of a revised MT-09 comes the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 and 9 GT – a pair of sports tourers powered by the same new triple. If you missed the MT-09 update, there’s a brand new CP3 engine.

Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naughtier naked with Öhlins upgrade and more for 2021

Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naughtier naked with Öhlins upgrade and more for 2021

The next step in Yamaha's 2021 new model offensive is an all-new MT-09 SP – a high-spec version of one of the market’s leading middleweight nakeds. Before we move onto the hot new stuff, let’s cover...

The pipes, the pipes are calling: How Yamaha made the MT-09 howl

The pipes, the pipes are calling: How Yamaha made the MT-09 howl

Yamaha’s engineers have spent countless hours on the dyno and the road trying to perfect the sound of the 2021 MT-09, with its heavily revamped 889cc triple. Now they’ve revealed details of the...

Farewell old friend: Euro5 means the end of some much-loved bikes

Farewell old friend: Euro5 means the end of some much-loved bikes

This is set to be one the most exciting years in recent memory for new bikes with 60-plus already released and plenty more to come. Related articles on MCN Emissions regulations and Brexit Kawasaki...

More firepower: Bullit Hero 250 unveiled

More firepower: Bullit Hero 250 unveiled

Trendy, small-capacity specialists, Bullit Motorcycles have announced a new 250cc version of their scrambler-styled Hero model. The Hero 250 has all the cool styling of its 125cc little brother but...

CPS stick with Dunn case: immunity rule won't alter prosecution

CPS stick with Dunn case: immunity rule won't alter prosecution

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has told the parents of Harry Dunn that it will carry on pursuing his alleged killer, despite the High Court recently ruling that the US citizen did have diplomatic...

Meet your makers: Kawasaki revive Meguro brand that laid the foundation for their motorcycle business

Meet your makers: Kawasaki revive Meguro brand that laid the foundation for their motorcycle business

This is a Meguro K3 – a modern retro roadster based on the new(ish) Kawasaki W800. Although you could argue that the W800 is actually based on the Meguro/Kawasaki collaborative K, which was based on...

Too much of a good Wing: Honda Gold Wing improves in all areas as it looks to regain the touring crown

Too much of a good Wing: Honda Gold Wing improves in all areas as it looks to regain the touring crown

Touring luxury has just reached an even higher plane, thanks to a decent update to the Honda Gold Wing. Related articles on MCN 2021 Honda CB1000R revealed Honda CMX1100 Rebel unveiled Honda CB1100X...

A truly super naked: Fresh BMW S1000R revealed for 2021

A truly super naked: Fresh BMW S1000R revealed for 2021

The 2021 BMW S1000R is lighter and more sophisticated than ever before. It replaces the old S1000R introduced in 2014 which was based on the original S1000RR superbike, although its four-cylinder...