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Room for desert: Triumph unveil limited edition Street Scrambler along with Euro5 updates

Room for desert: Triumph unveil limited edition Street Scrambler along with Euro5 updates

Hot on the heels of the latest Scrambler 1200 models, Triumph have unveiled the Euro5 updated version of the Street Scrambler, including this special edition, called the Sandstorm. Related...

#Ride5000miles campaigns start in earnest as Covid restrictions ease

#Ride5000miles campaigns start in earnest as Covid restrictions ease

With Covid restrictions easing, riders have been taking advantage of dry tarmac in a bid to reach their 5000-mile targets by the end of 2021. From short jaunts to the seaside for a bag of chips, to...

Thrifty learner: Lexmoto launch new LXS 125 model

Thrifty learner: Lexmoto launch new LXS 125 model

Lexmoto have introduced a new CBT-friendly sportsbike to their range called the LXS 125. The new machine sits beside the recently updated LXR models but uses a slightly more powerful single-cylinder...

Arai sets new standard with ECE 22.06 Quantic

Arai sets new standard with ECE 22.06 Quantic

Arai’s new sports touring helmet is the first, and so far the only, helmet to pass the rigorous new ECE 22.06 standard. The test was introduced last year and significantly raises the bar compared to...

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 new version of Triumph’s Scrambler 1200 model that pays tribute to the King of Cool himself, Steve McQueen. The special edition is based on the off-road focused XE and includes a...

Northumbria PCC backtracks on bike trackers

Northumbria PCC backtracks on bike trackers

The office of Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness, have published a new statement on the issue of motorcycle trackers. MCN first reported the news on April 9, 2021 that...

Small KTMs now have BIG ideas: Radical reinvention for all-new 125, 250 and 390 Dukes

Small KTMs now have BIG ideas: Radical reinvention for all-new 125, 250 and 390 Dukes

It’s been a decade since KTM introduced the 125 Duke and the larger 250 and 390 single-cylinder models followed soon after. Now the line-up is on the verge of a top-to-toe revamp including all-new...

Lock up after lockdown: Fears that thieves will cash in on riders getting out and about

Lock up after lockdown: Fears that thieves will cash in on riders getting out and about

Bikers’ rights organisation the Motorcycle Action Group are urging people to ‘lock-up after lockdown’ as changes to restrictions mean more opportunity to get out and ride. More from MCN Moped...

Video: Walk around and startup of the new Indian Chief

Video: Walk around and startup of the new Indian Chief

Indian’s fully revamped Chief range has arrived in the UK and you’ll be able to get your hands on them in the next few weeks. Related articles on MCN 2021 Indian FTR1200 range revealed 2021...

Triumph launch SOS app that calls you an ambulance if you crash

Triumph launch SOS app that calls you an ambulance if you crash

Triumph have launched an accident detection system that turns your smartphone into an SOS lifeline in the event of a crash. Triumph SOS uses the sensors in your smartphone to detect an accident. You...

Tech-laden MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 range raises the comfort stakes for 2021

Tech-laden MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 range raises the comfort stakes for 2021

MV Agusta have whipped the covers off their updated 2021 Turismo Veloce touring range, which now promises greater rider comfort over distance, a more modern electronics package and Euro5...

‘Perfection is worth fighting for’ - Arc creator and now owner says project is back on target

‘Perfection is worth fighting for’ - Arc creator and now owner says project is back on target

The Arc Vector burst onto the scene in late 2018, promising unparalleled performance. At the time Arc said the electric hyper bike would weigh just 220kg, produce 133bhp, fully charge from zero in 45...

Triumph’s new King of Cool: Steve McQueen edition Scrambler 1200 unveiled alongside updates

Triumph’s new King of Cool: Steve McQueen edition Scrambler 1200 unveiled alongside updates

Triumph have released a limited-edition Steve McQueen model Scrambler 1200 at the same time as updating their range-topping retro scramblers to meet the latest emissions standards. Related articles on...

Roland Sands gives Indian Scout the tracker treatment

Roland Sands gives Indian Scout the tracker treatment

With Indian’s ‘Wrecking Crew’ race team continuing to dominate US Flat Track with the Scout-inspired works FTR750 racers you’d be forgiven for fancying a Scout-based street tracker of your...

Lighter evenings mean more chances to ride your motorcycle

Lighter evenings mean more chances to ride your motorcycle

Eager bikers are making up for lost time in the saddle and planning plenty of mid-week blasts after work, made all the better for the switch to British Summer Time. Members of MCN’s #ride5000miles...

Pricing announced for 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 and V4 Factory

Pricing announced for 2021 Aprilia Tuono V4 and V4 Factory

Aprilia have confirmed the pricing for their 2021 Tuono V4 super naked range, with bikes set to arrive in UK dealers before the end of April. Featuring styling updates, chassis tweaks and a more...

MSV secures Donington Hall Estate for new motorsport facility and hotel

MSV secures Donington Hall Estate for new motorsport facility and hotel

English race circuit giants MotorSport Vision (MSV) have purchased the freehold of the Donington Hall Estate in an effort to create a unique leisure resort for the motorsport enthusiast. The...

Ducati 'looking carefully at synthetic fuel' for future models ahead of electrification

Ducati 'looking carefully at synthetic fuel' for future models ahead of electrification

In an ordinary year a near 10% drop in sales would have the board of a major motorcycle manufacturer on the hunt for the CEO’s head. Related articles on MCN Ducati working on 'perfect electric...

40,000 miles and counting! Biker bids to complete global riding epic

40,000 miles and counting! Biker bids to complete global riding epic

When Mark Waters set off on a round-the-world motorcycle trip in July 2018, the furthest he had ever toured was four days around Wales on a Kawasaki ZX-9R – 15 years previously. Having never ridden...

Volunteer rider John Baxter of Blood Bikes Scotland goes electric with a Zero SR/S

Volunteer rider John Baxter of Blood Bikes Scotland goes electric with a Zero SR/S

MCN spoke to John Baxter, a volunteer with Blood Bikes Scotland, who’s planning on doing around 15,000 miles per year on an electric motorbike – none other than a Zero SR/S.  Related: Best...

Updated MV Agusta Superveloce revealed alongside new S model

Updated MV Agusta Superveloce revealed alongside new S model

MV Agusta have updated their runaway success Superveloce retro sportsbike with updated tech and brand new top of the range S model. At the heart of both models is their 145bhp 798cc triple with its...

Size matters: BMW go supersize with two new R18 cruisers

Size matters: BMW go supersize with two new R18 cruisers

Everything about BMW’s R18 cruiser is huge. The pistons are the size of mortar shells. The intake valves are wider than the entire cylinders of a cruiser at the other end of the size scale, Yamaha’s...

Armchair Adventure Festival heading to Cornwall in September

Armchair Adventure Festival heading to Cornwall in September

An adventure festival, founded virtually in April 2020, is heading to Cornwall later this year for a 'physical' weekend of inspiring tales, group riding and plenty of food and drink. The Armchair...

Limited edition KTM 1290 Super Duke RR drops 9kg and is brimming with tech

Limited edition KTM 1290 Super Duke RR drops 9kg and is brimming with tech

KTM have turned it up to 11 with their new 1290 Super Duke RR, taking the already formidable stock machine and stripping out every gram of fat while tuning the electronics to the max. The first thing...

Suzuki’s revamped high-flying GSX-S1000 naked gets wings

Suzuki’s revamped high-flying GSX-S1000 naked gets wings

Suzuki have teased a new GSX-S1000 via their YouTube channel (shown at the bottom of this article) and they’ve given it wings! Related: 2015-2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 review The current GSX-S1000 is a...

Saved by the app: New smartphone tech could save your life after a crash

Saved by the app: New smartphone tech could save your life after a crash

When it comes to pushing the boundaries of lifesaving motorcycle tech, Bosch have been at the forefront for years. Related articles on MCN Bosch accident detection built into your bike All you need...

How low can you go? The Harley-Davidson Pan America's adaptive suspension explained

How low can you go? The Harley-Davidson Pan America's adaptive suspension explained

Harley-Davidson’s new Pan America 1250 Special is packed to the gills with tech. There’s everything from electronic phasers on the camshafts to advanced traction control. Almost all of this is...

Husqvarna Norden 901 creeps closer: New bike spotted testing in two different guises

Husqvarna Norden 901 creeps closer: New bike spotted testing in two different guises

New spyshots have emerged showing the upcoming Husqvarna Norden 901 in an almost production-ready state during road testing. Related articles on MCN KTM 890 Adventure bike review Best touring...

Take it to the MAX: Yamaha celebrate 20 years of the TMAX with special carbon edition

Take it to the MAX: Yamaha celebrate 20 years of the TMAX with special carbon edition

Yamaha have unveiled a special £14,699 TMAX to celebrate the maxi-scoot’s 20th birthday. Originally dreamed up in the mid-90s, when Yamaha set out to create the world’s fastest scooter, the...

Some MotoGP fans still await refunds - Dorna say 'it's down to tracks'

Some MotoGP fans still await refunds - Dorna say 'it's down to tracks'

MotoGP bosses Dorna insist they are not directly responsible for assisting fans still chasing ticket refunds from the Covid-19 hit 2020 season. Related articles on MCN Biking after Brexit: How...

Hookie, line and sinker: German customisers produce limited run of R nine Ts

Hookie, line and sinker: German customisers produce limited run of R nine Ts

Outlandish motorcycle customisers Hookie Co. have produced another custom kit for the BMW R nine T. Unlike their other kits, which are more of a DIY affair, Hookie’s Cobra models are all...

Dunn family to meet Anne Sacoolas ahead of civil case set to start in July

Dunn family to meet Anne Sacoolas ahead of civil case set to start in July

The family of Harry Dunn are set to meet with the US woman suspected of causing his death for the first time since the teenager was killed. Anne Sacoolas, who has admitted being behind the wheel at...

Ducati recall Multistrada V4: Supplier issues with valve guide gear

Ducati recall Multistrada V4: Supplier issues with valve guide gear

The Ducati Multistrada V4 has been recalled due to parts issues within the new Granturismo engine. Related: 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4S full review Related: Ducati Multistrada V4 full spec...

The DocBikes are coming: Charity putting critical care doctors on bikes launch safety campaign

The DocBikes are coming: Charity putting critical care doctors on bikes launch safety campaign

A growing band of motorcycling medics have launched a new bike awareness campaign to reduce accidents at junctions. Realated articles on MCN Join a BikerDown course near you Clothing retailer offers...

Loud pipes save lives 'is a false statement' according to Romanian study

Loud pipes save lives 'is a false statement' according to Romanian study

A Romanian motorcyclists’ organisation has tried to get to the bottom of the debate surrounding loud bike exhausts with a series of experiments. Related articles on MCN Troubleshooting motorcycle...

Wider, quieter, smoother… the Evolution of Atlas

Wider, quieter, smoother… the Evolution of Atlas

Promoted content On the 26 March Ruroc are launching their new Atlas 3.0 range in 16 incredible designs inspired by different countries, centuries, and universes. Are you a Brute or Savage? Or are you more of a...