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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’re celebrating 100 episodes of the weekly wind-on with a one-off special. Wind on presenters Ben and Neevesy had a catch-up to chat about some of the most exciting new bikes to have...

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...

Reckless teen gets six months: Detention and 15-month ban for offender on stolen moped

Reckless teen gets six months: Detention and 15-month ban for offender on stolen moped

A 16-year-old youth in Surrey has been disqualified from driving for 15 months as well as receiving a six-month detention and training order after being arrested in Woking in November 2021. The...

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...

Come and join us at the Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling this weekend!

Come and join us at the Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling this weekend!

MCN Festival The biggest and best bike show in the UK is underway  with huge test bike fleets, proper racing, classic auction, stunt shows, live music, hundreds of stalls and so much more! It’s an all action...

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...

MCN guide: Electric dirt bikes

MCN guide: Electric dirt bikes

While the motorcycle world at large is taking its time to warm to electric alternatives to petrol, there’s one category that’s embracing the tech with open arms: dirt bikes. Lightweight, unlikely...

Norton CEO responds to £100m boost

Norton CEO responds to £100m boost

Norton CEO, Dr Robert Hentschel, has expressed his delight at TVS Motor Company’s recent £100m investment in the British biking brand. “Norton is hugely excited by the investment announcement made...

Best of British: Norton snap up 55 classic models to celebrate firm's heritage

Best of British: Norton snap up 55 classic models to celebrate firm's heritage

Norton Motorcycles are taking a deep dive into their illustrious history and establishing a new heritage collection spanning 55 classic models built over 76 years. The new fleet was purchased from...

Why is petrol still so expensive? Rishi Sunak’s cut tax but fuel prices keep rising

Why is petrol still so expensive? Rishi Sunak’s cut tax but fuel prices keep rising

On March 23 Chancellor Rishi Sunak proclaimed the “biggest cut to all fuel duty rates – ever” as he sliced 5p per litre from the tax in an effort to combat rising costs – but that reduction hasn’t...

DFT announce noise camera trial in England and Wales this summer to tackle illegal exhausts and revving engines

DFT announce noise camera trial in England and Wales this summer to tackle illegal exhausts and revving engines

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is encouraging residents sick of listening to noisy exhausts to contact their local MP to take part in new noise camera trials this summer. Four areas across...

Honda to celebrate 30 years of the Fireblade at Donington Park BSB

Honda to celebrate 30 years of the Fireblade at Donington Park BSB

Honda are planning a special weekend for their customers and fans at Donington Park on the weekend of May 20-22 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Fireblade. The original bike, the CBR900RR,...

Bonhams Phil Morris auction: Buy a piece of motorcycle racing history

Bonhams Phil Morris auction: Buy a piece of motorcycle racing history

Bidding is underway for the contents of the Phil Morris Road Racing Museum in a special Bonhams online auction. Highlights of the collection – which includes over 330 pieces of racing memorabilia –...

Getting amped up: D3O develop new AMP helmet liner system absorb low-level impacts

Getting amped up: D3O develop new AMP helmet liner system absorb low-level impacts

Motorcycle helmet safety standards have been rightfully given a boost recently with the introduction of ECE 22.06 and a greater focus on rotational injuries. Now armour specialists D3O want to take...

CRF300 Rally Raid: Upgrades to turn lightweight Honda into mini adventurer

CRF300 Rally Raid: Upgrades to turn lightweight Honda into mini adventurer

Rally Raid Products have created a package of upgrades for the CRF300L and CRF300L Rally that turn it from a cheap and cheerful trailbike into a well-equipped lightweight adventure bike. “Lots of...

High-octane Hayabusa: TTS supercharger delivers at least 300bhp at the back wheel on road-legal Suzuki

High-octane Hayabusa: TTS supercharger delivers at least 300bhp at the back wheel on road-legal Suzuki

Silverstone-based TTS have created a bolt-on supercharger to fit every generation of Hayabusa and it catapults the horsepower at the Suzuki’s rear wheel to between 300bhp and 360bhp. The kit uses a...

Getting gassed up for the road: Off-road specialist GasGas ready to take to the tarmac

Getting gassed up for the road: Off-road specialist GasGas ready to take to the tarmac

GasGas are taking their first modern era steps into the road market, revealing their SM 700 and ES 700 single-cylinder middleweight range. The supermoto-style SM 700 and dual-purpose ES 700 share...

Aprilia Pro for a day: Grab some track time with GP riders

Aprilia Pro for a day: Grab some track time with GP riders

As part of their ‘All Stars’ festival at Misano, Italy, on May 7–8, Aprilia are offering an on track ‘pro experience’. On the Sunday those who are lucky enough to bag tickets will get to spend the day...

Ride the Gold Star: Reborn BSA reveal plans for Goldie test rides

Ride the Gold Star: Reborn BSA reveal plans for Goldie test rides

BSA caused a stir towards the end of 2021 when a gleaming new Gold Star stole the show at the NEC in Birmingham – and you should soon be able to sling a leg over one. India’s Mahindra Group, one of...

Revolutionary Shoei ‘Opticson’ helmet is edging towards production

Revolutionary Shoei ‘Opticson’ helmet is edging towards production

The idea of having a head-up display (HUD) inside a motorcycle helmet is far from new, but despite dozens of false starts, it’s still not a technology that’s managed to break into mainstream...

Major rethink as KTM aim to increase touring abilities of 1290 Super Duke GT

Major rethink as KTM aim to increase touring abilities of 1290 Super Duke GT

New spyshots have emerged showing that KTM are working on another 1290 Super Duke GT update less than a year after the current model received a minor refresh. Appearing to be a ground-up redesign, it...

Battle to hit a 300mph standing mile is hotting up as five hotshots close in

Battle to hit a 300mph standing mile is hotting up as five hotshots close in

Guy Martin has been back out testing his turbo-charged Suzuki Haybusa as he targets the 300mph standing mile record – but the TT hero and TV star won’t be getting things all his own way as more squads...

Lincolnshire Police target motorbikes in Operation Snap

Lincolnshire Police target motorbikes in Operation Snap

Lincolnshire Police have renewed their call for drivers to snoop on motorcyclists by uploading dashcam footage. As part of their ‘Operation Snap’ campaign, which encourages members of the public to do...

Goodwood's all-star line up: Doohan, Roberts and Schwantz will join Rainey at the 2022 Festival of Speed

Goodwood's all-star line up: Doohan, Roberts and Schwantz will join Rainey at the 2022 Festival of Speed

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will be a celebration of grand prix royalty as Mick Doohan, Kenny Roberts and Kevin Schwantz will be alongside Wayne Rainey as he rides his race bike for the...

Yamaha reveal XSR125 Legacy edition for 2022

Yamaha reveal XSR125 Legacy edition for 2022

Yamaha have revealed a new XSR125 Legacy edition for 2022, which builds on the firm’s pre-existing learner legal retro roadster with fresh colours, spoked wheels and chunkier Metzeler Karoo...

Indian ditch the chrome to become the face of American performance

Indian ditch the chrome to become the face of American performance

One hundred and seventy-seven mph. That was Jeremy McWilliams’ top speed as he fired up the banking at the Daytona on his way to taking the top spot at the King of the Baggers. A few seconds quicker...

Super Meteor to make an impact: New Enfield 650 twin models spied ready for production

Super Meteor to make an impact: New Enfield 650 twin models spied ready for production

More pictures have emerged of two new Royal Enfields being tested, with everything pointing towards a full unveil later this year. The first bike appears to be a 650cc version of the Meteor and if...

Harley-Davidson Nightster: New entry-level water-cooled Sportster model replaces iconic 883

Harley-Davidson Nightster: New entry-level water-cooled Sportster model replaces iconic 883

Sixty-five years after the first Sportster, Harley-Davidson have produced their first water-cooled entry-level model, which also rekindles the Nightster name in the range. Pulling off the same trick...