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Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Founded by the charismatic engineer Erik Buell, Buell carved out a reputation for performance machines wildly at odds with what you’d expect from an American bike. They were light, quick steering and...

Buell are back! Adventure bikes, tourers and off roaders to follow 1190 revival

Buell are back! Adventure bikes, tourers and off roaders to follow 1190 revival

Buell motorcycles are returning to production with the company planning to launch 10 models by 2024. The Buell name has been silent since 2009, when the company was closed by then owners...

Police launch bike amnesty to stop thugs getting their hands on unloved machines

Police launch bike amnesty to stop thugs getting their hands on unloved machines

Humberside Police have taken a novel approach to tackling antisocial riding by asking people to surrender any old and disused motorbikes, mopeds and quads. Related articles on MCN Warning after TFT...

New KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is a globe-trotting rally raider

New KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is a globe-trotting rally raider

KTM are launching an assault on the 2021 large-capacity adventure bike class, revealing a new off-road-centric 1290 Super Adventure R just a month on from the launch of their more road-biased S...

Super Soco TC Wanderer gets a splash of retro charm

Super Soco TC Wanderer gets a splash of retro charm

Super Soco have added a new TC model for 2021 with an impressive range and a retro styling update. Related articles on MCN Best electric motorbikes of 2020 Cake Kalk AP helps fight elephant...

Gone hunting: Super Soco TS Street Hunter takes aim at commuters

Gone hunting: Super Soco TS Street Hunter takes aim at commuters

Lightwieght electric specialists Super Soco have updated their range for 2021 including this sporty TS Street Hunter model. Related articles on MCN Best electric motorbikes of 2020 Cake Kalk AP helps...

Government intends to scrap ‘Vnuk’ law

Government intends to scrap ‘Vnuk’ law

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to scrap the controversial ‘Vnuk’ motor insurance law. The Vnuk law was introduced across the EU following a ruling by the European Court of...

Refined classics: Triumph Bonneville family updated with new engines, better brakes and more

Refined classics: Triumph Bonneville family updated with new engines, better brakes and more

Triumph have updated their modern classics range for 2021 with new engines, improved brakes and better suspension. Related articles on MCN 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport review 2021 Triumph Speed...

Harley-Davidson turn the adventure bike market on its head with the new Pan America

Harley-Davidson turn the adventure bike market on its head with the new Pan America

Harley-Davidson have revealed the full details of their Pan America adventure bike – and it has the potential to knock the crown off the GS’s head. The Pan America isn’t just one of the most advanced...

Project bikes prepped for post-lockdown #ride5000miles fun

Project bikes prepped for post-lockdown #ride5000miles fun

Mechanically savvy members of MCN’s #ride5000miles community have been putting their skills to the test by completing winter projects, ready to start piling on the miles once restrictions...

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 saw a stealthy new colour option for the Bimota Tesi H2. The Carbon Edition forgoes the red and white paint scheme used on the standard bike in favour of a carbon black and exposed metal...

Interest in collectable bikes climbs during Covid

Interest in collectable bikes climbs during Covid

If you’ve ever lusted after a homologation special, or dreamed of owning a tidy two-stroke, time could be running out – with sellers of rare and collectable machines noting an increased appetite...

First 2021 Indian Chief custom boasts show and go

First 2021 Indian Chief custom boasts show and go

Ex-motorcross pro Carey Hart has customised the new Indian Chief to stunning effect, turning it from a mild-mannered cruiser into a wild-eyed West Coast brawler. Related articles on MCN 2021 Indian...

Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling announces new 2021 dates

Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling announces new 2021 dates

MCN Festival As the world continues to battle the devastating impact of Covid-19 on our personal and business lives, the MCN events team has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Devitt MCN...

Supersport gap filler: Yamaha MT-07 dresses up to replace R6

Supersport gap filler: Yamaha MT-07 dresses up to replace R6

Yamaha are working on a faired MT-07 to fill the gap left by the outgoing R6 according to sources in Japan. Rumours of a new model have been circulating for some time but the latest information...

Supercharged stealth bomber: First blacked-out Bimota Tesi H2 Carbon to arrive in the UK in March

Supercharged stealth bomber: First blacked-out Bimota Tesi H2 Carbon to arrive in the UK in March

Bimota’s supercharged Tesi H2 is receiving the Henry Ford treatment, with a blacked-out 'Carbon' edition arriving on UK shores in March.  Beneath the new livery lies the same hub-steering Italian...

Harry Dunn: Judge dismisses Sacoolas objections

Harry Dunn: Judge dismisses Sacoolas objections

A judge has ruled that Harry Dunn’s family can pursue a civil claim against his alleged killer Anne Sacoolas. Sacoolas has admitted that she was behind the wheel of the car that struck the teenage...

Limited edition Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3Ds go up for sale

Limited edition Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3Ds go up for sale

Thought the Kawasaki Ninja H2-powered Tesi H2 was the only funny-front-ended new Bimota currently on sale? Think again. Three new Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3D Naked Edizione Finales have gone on sale...

Carnet confusion hits travel: Leaving the EU reveals new hidden costs to move bikes

Carnet confusion hits travel: Leaving the EU reveals new hidden costs to move bikes

Owners who take their machines into Europe will require a carnet in certain circumstances now that Britain has left the EU. Related articles on MCN Brexit woes for bike thieves Hidden charges when...

Aprilia Tuono 660 fully unveiled in launch video

Aprilia Tuono 660 fully unveiled in launch video

Aprilia have officially unveiled their Tuono 660 model with a YouTube video (below) showing the £9700, 94bhp parallel-twin from all angles. Following in the footsteps of the RS660 sportsbike, which...

Aprilia raise the trophy: Single-make series will showcase new RS660 sportsbike

Aprilia raise the trophy: Single-make series will showcase new RS660 sportsbike

Aprilia’s new RS660 looks poised to trigger a supersport renaissance with its 99bhp twin-cylinder engine and pinpoint handling combined with real-world practicality. Related articles on MCN Aprilia...

New dog, new tricks: The surprising new tech that makes the Ural Ranger tick

New dog, new tricks: The surprising new tech that makes the Ural Ranger tick

Ural have not only overhauled their Ranger sidecar outfit to meet all the latest emissions regulations but they’ve delivered a sidecar first: two-wheel drive for a left-handed rig. Related articles on...

Moto Guzzi V7 gets compete overhaul for 2021

Moto Guzzi V7 gets compete overhaul for 2021

 The ever-popular entry level Moto Guzzi V7  is has been refreshed for 2021 with a new engine, drivetrain and even some new tech. Related articles on MCN Harley-Davidson Pan America will be...

Is filtering getting risky? Study says cutting through jams means 12% more crashes

Is filtering getting risky? Study says cutting through jams means 12% more crashes

An experiment conducted in France to test the safety of filtering has delivered "disappointing" results with the report showing a significant increase in accidents. Filtering isn’t regulated in French...

Langen share dyno run video of 250cc two-stroke café racer

Langen share dyno run video of 250cc two-stroke café racer

Langen are getting closer to the production stage for their UK-built 250cc two-stroke machine and they've shared a video of the bike on a dyno. We'll have more information on the bike coing soon but...

Euro5 Royal Enfield Himalayan gets stronger luggage racks and in-built sat nav

Euro5 Royal Enfield Himalayan gets stronger luggage racks and in-built sat nav

Royal Enfield have updated the Himalayan for 2021 with a collection of small updates to improve the overall riding experience. The Himalayan has been a runaway success since it first launched in 2016,...

Revised MV Agusta Dragster RR gets dash of practicality

Revised MV Agusta Dragster RR gets dash of practicality

MV Agusta have updated the bad boy of the range, the Dragster RR with a new engine, chassis and electronics suite to match the new Brutale. MV say the goal is to improve the comfort and riding...

MV Agusta unveil updated, easier to live with Brutale 800 RR

MV Agusta unveil updated, easier to live with Brutale 800 RR

MV Agusta have updated one of their most popular models, the Brutale 800 RR with a new engine, chassis and electronics suite. The idea, so MV say, is to keep things as fun and zippy as they are now...

No CBTs for key workers recognised by MPs

No CBTs for key workers recognised by MPs

An early day motion (EDM) raising the issue of no CBTs for key workers during lockdown has been submitted for debate in the House of Commons. The motion was raised by Independent MP Jonathan Edwards...

Safer heads: New generation of helmets aims to help save 1000 lives per year

Safer heads: New generation of helmets aims to help save 1000 lives per year

Spring 2021 sees a new breed of helmets hit the shelves. The Arai Quantic sports-touring lid is the first to meet tougher standards which will ensure that helmets are more protective in real-world...

The Suzuki Hayabusa is back! Suzuki have breathed new life into the original horizon-shrinker

The Suzuki Hayabusa is back! Suzuki have breathed new life into the original horizon-shrinker

The 200mph club comprised a short-lived explosion of speed-chasing hyperbikes that menacingly hovered around the new millennium like the fictitious bug that threatened to erase every computer on...

Electric evolution: Damon update flagship HyperSport model

Electric evolution: Damon update flagship HyperSport model

Canadian electric bike firm Damon have given us another glimpse of their flagship Hypersport model. The bike shown appears to be the Premier edition complete with Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes and...

Video: Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Video: Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Aston Martin and Brough Superior have started dynamic prototype testing of the AMB 001 – an ultra-exclusive track-only motorcycle set for first deliveries before the end of 2020. Limited to 100 units...

Magni Italia 01/01 pays a fitting tribute to the late Arturo Magni

Magni Italia 01/01 pays a fitting tribute to the late Arturo Magni

Magni motorcycles have unveiled a new MV Italia model that celebrates the life of their founder Arturo Magni. Before setting up Magni, Arturo worked at Gilera and MV Agusta where he was director of...

Ever heard of the Flying Brick? It's our BMW K100 used buying guide

Ever heard of the Flying Brick? It's our BMW K100 used buying guide

Ben Kingham, owner of BMW K series specialists BSK Speedworks reveals his buying tips for the 987cc four cylinder BMW K100, affectionately known as the Flying Brick… Related: 30th anniversary of K...

Even more Superior: Brough reveal exclusive tribute to racer and speed record pioneer

Even more Superior: Brough reveal exclusive tribute to racer and speed record pioneer

Revived historic British bike marque Brough Superior have come up with this new, even more special, ultra-limited edition version of their £60,000 SS100 V-twin. Related articles on MCN Brough work...