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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...

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, KTM unveiled the finished version of their new 1290 Super Duke RR. As we saw in spy shots earlier this year, the bike is covered in carbon fibre components and KTM say this has allowed them...

Mandatory trackers for all motorbikes suggested by Police and Crime Commissioner

Mandatory trackers for all motorbikes suggested by Police and Crime Commissioner

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness, has suggested fitting trackers to all motorcycles ‘so their whereabouts and speed can be monitored’ to help tackle illegal and antisocial...

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...

Met crackdown: Big wins for Police in fight against moped-enabled crime

Met crackdown: Big wins for Police in fight against moped-enabled crime

The Metropolitan Police had a very busy few days at the end of March foiling moped-enabled robbers and securing prison sentences for members of an organised drug network that used motorbikes and...

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...

BMW R18 gets the Werks: Customised Boxer on sale now from German builder

BMW R18 gets the Werks: Customised Boxer on sale now from German builder

This ‘uber-cool’ customised BMW R18 is the latest from celebrated German bike builder Marcus Walz who’s now making replicas of the bike that you can buy – for just under £30,000. Related articles on...

Triumph TE-1 electric bike promises genuine super-naked performance without hours spent at a socket

Triumph TE-1 electric bike promises genuine super-naked performance without hours spent at a socket

Triumph have revealed key details of their TE-1 electric bike project, which not only looks amazing but also boasts tech and performance figures that could tempt even the most die-hard...

Double WSB champ James Toseland donates racing leathers for Sheffield children’s charity

Double WSB champ James Toseland donates racing leathers for Sheffield children’s charity

Two-time World Superbike champion, James Toseland has donated two signed sets of his old racing leathers to The Children’s Hospital Charity, in Sheffield, to help them raise money for a new cancer and...

BMW look to nautical tech to make bikes more visible to vehicle radar

BMW look to nautical tech to make bikes more visible to vehicle radar

'Be Safe, Be Seen' is a message that’s been hammered home to motorcyclists but the growing reliance on high-tech safety systems in cars means simply being visible to the human eye might not be...

Global adventurer Nathan Millward offers his motorcycle camping tips

Global adventurer Nathan Millward offers his motorcycle camping tips

With biking for pleasure set to resume in England on March 29 and self-contained holiday accommodation forecast to open on April 12, we can start planning trips – and what could be better than...

Pointy to perfect: Roland Sands creates a classic look for KTM 790 Adventure

Pointy to perfect: Roland Sands creates a classic look for KTM 790 Adventure

Californian master custom bike builder Roland Sands has been up to his bonkers bike-building ways once again with this ‘Urban Assault’ adventure weapon. Related articles on MCN Magni Italia 01/01...

Updated Lexmoto LXR 125 gets Euro5 engine, new springs and TFT dash for sub-£3K

Updated Lexmoto LXR 125 gets Euro5 engine, new springs and TFT dash for sub-£3K

Chinese small-capacity bike firm, Lexmoto have updated their immensely popular LXR 125 sportsbike range, promising a fresh engine, new graphics, updated suspension and even a TFT dash – all for under...

New Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom to quickly follow Pan America confirmed

New Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom to quickly follow Pan America confirmed

Just weeks after the surprise revelation that was the Pan America, Harley-Davidson have confirmed that the 1250 Custom will be arriving "very soon" and that it will have similar power and torque to...

Big-mile riders reveal what they’ve missed most about bikes during lockdown breaks

Big-mile riders reveal what they’ve missed most about bikes during lockdown breaks

Covid-19 has curtailed everyone’s big-mile aspirations, but #Ride5000miles members are now getting ready to more than make up for lost time. Members of the group revealed what they’d missed the...

Keep CALM and ride on: Royal Enfield go full throttle into mental health drive

Keep CALM and ride on: Royal Enfield go full throttle into mental health drive

Royal Enfield UK have teamed up with suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm) to get more motorcyclists the help they need to protect their mental health. Related articles...