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Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

This week we’ve seen plenty of new bikes unveiled, including the new Yamaha MT-09.  The new bike is lighter and more powerful than before despite hitting Euro5 standards but it has definitely...

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Keen to cash in on the recent rise in low-capcity two-wheeled commuter sales, Honda have confirmed that their 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR - a whole £100 cheaper than the current version, last...

Three's company: Triumph Trident full specs and details released

Three's company: Triumph Trident full specs and details released

Triumph have finally unveiled the Trident: a new entry-level triple that by their own admission is designed to knock Yamaha’s MT-07 off the middleweight top spot. So what is it? Well it’s not just a...

Half a superbike, twice the fun: your in-depth look at Aprilia's new 660 motor

Half a superbike, twice the fun: your in-depth look at Aprilia's new 660 motor

Aprilia’s new RS660 is the Noale firm’s first new machine in years, plugging a gaping hole in their sportsbike range between the RSV4 1100 and the RS50 and RS125. It also has a brand-new engine…well,...

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

A biking destination in Bedfordshire has launched a crowdfunder after coronavirus forced them to shut. Boyds of Bedford was opened by husband and wife team Tom and Jessica Answer in 2018, originally...

Forces continue campaign against two-wheeled criminals

Forces continue campaign against two-wheeled criminals

Police in two different parts of the UK closed out September with great results in the fight against bike theft and associated crime. Firstly, a crackdown on illegal off-roading in Telford led West...

Value adventure: £4495 Sinnis Terrain 380 hits shops

Value adventure: £4495 Sinnis Terrain 380 hits shops

Sinnis’s new small capacity adventure bike, the Terrain 380, has arrived in dealers at £4495. The 380 is the bigger brother to the Terrain 125 and is the company’s first larger capacity machine. The...

Say hello to the 2021 Honda MSX125 Grom

Say hello to the 2021 Honda MSX125 Grom

As expected, Honda’s cult, uber-cute MSX125 mini-bike is getting a significant update for 2021 – and this is the result! First launched in 2014, the 1970s monkey-bike-inspired, 12-inch wheeled 125...

New Yamaha MT-09 is lighter, more powerful and packed with top superbike tech

New Yamaha MT-09 is lighter, more powerful and packed with top superbike tech

Seven years since the MT-09 burst onto the scene, Yamaha have given the naked triple its biggest update so far - closing the gap on its high-tech rivals. When Yamaha unveiled the MT-09, they ushered...

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

SHARK helmets promotion Winter is fast approaching, so what better time to start preparing your kit to take on the elements? If you haven’t quite reached your 5000 miles for #ride5000miles this year, sponsors of the...

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

ADVERTISEMENT FROM MONIMOTO The riders behind the Monimoto motorcycle tracker are giving you the chance to own a piece of the action and support them in the fight again bike theft once and for all. With around 40,000...

Electric shock: Deus team up with Zero for their first electric bike build

Electric shock: Deus team up with Zero for their first electric bike build

This world-first, one-off Zero, created in collaboration with custom bike experts Deus ex Machina, has been built to shine the spotlight on the leading electric bike brand as they unveil their 2021...

Harley-Davidson Pan America getting closer: Milwaukee’s adventure bike on tour in Europe ahead of 2021 release

Harley-Davidson Pan America getting closer: Milwaukee’s adventure bike on tour in Europe ahead of 2021 release

When Harley-Davidson brought a near-production-ready Pan America to Eicma last year, we expected it to be landing in dealers right about now. But then in May, with the coronavirus pandemic in full...

MCN teams up with Parkers.co.uk in announcing van of the year winners

MCN teams up with Parkers.co.uk in announcing van of the year winners

Parkers – the definitive resource for car buyers in the UK – has partnered with MCN to bring you winners of the Best Small Van, Best Medium Van, Best Large Van and Best...

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez TV star turned endurance athlete, Mathew 'Pritch' Pritchard, is embarking on a new challenge to get his motorcycle licence in partnership with Mutt Motorcycles. The 47-year-old...

Stealth fighter: Ducati Streetfighter V4 S now available in black

Stealth fighter: Ducati Streetfighter V4 S now available in black

Ducati have announced that from 2021, the Streetfighter V4 S will be available in a Dark Stealth black painjob as well as the existing Ducati red option. Related: Ducati Streetfighter V4...

Old school meets new tech as BMW R nine T refreshed for '21

Old school meets new tech as BMW R nine T refreshed for '21

BMW have updated the R nine T range with a cleaner engine and much improved set of rider aids while maintaining the classic looks. First introduced in 2013, the retro roadster market has boomed over...

BMW wave their heritage wand to create R18 Classic First Edition

BMW wave their heritage wand to create R18 Classic First Edition

You wait all day for a bus, then two come along at once. No sooner has the dust settled on the new BMW R18, they’ve released a new one aimed at laidback, two-up cruising, called...

Yamaha auction off Fabrizio Pirovano tribute R1 in aid of cancer research charity

Yamaha auction off Fabrizio Pirovano tribute R1 in aid of cancer research charity

A one-off Yamaha R1 paying tribute to the late World Superbike racer, Fabrizio Pirovano, is being auctioned off online to raise money for a cancer research charity. Based on the standard 2020 R1, the...

Nine years of two-up adventures help father and son create a special understanding

Nine years of two-up adventures help father and son create a special understanding

A father and son biking duo from Honiton in Devon have been sharing their love for two wheels together for almost a decade; squeezing in weekend blasts and small tours as often as they can. Kawasaki...

Orders flood in for £28k Brit Langen Two Stroke

Orders flood in for £28k Brit Langen Two Stroke

The all-new, UK-built, Langen 250cc two-stroke café racer is well on its way to being a huge success just a month after its public debut. Created by ex-CCM Chief Design Engineer Christofer Ratcliffe,...

Classy new 125s for under £3000: Liquid-cooled Zontes range has spec to rival the best

Classy new 125s for under £3000: Liquid-cooled Zontes range has spec to rival the best

The above stylish, liquid-cooled 125 is just one of an all-new, three-bike line-up about to go on sale in the UK. The latest good-looking offerings come from Zontes, a brand which have been trading in...

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph’s Speed Twin may be a great performer thanks to its Thruxton 1200 engine and souped-up cycle parts but many would agree its sober styling isn’t the most exciting in the world. Related articles...

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Bridgestone have revealed a new Battlax Sport Touring T32 tyre range, set to take over from the existing T31 as the firm’s flagship road-going distance offering - promising improved wet weather...

Female riders launch calendar in aid of ovarian cancer charity

Female riders launch calendar in aid of ovarian cancer charity

A group of 300 female bikers from the Southwest have launched a charity calendar to raise money for ovarian cancer support group, Ovacome. Known as the Bristol Biking Girls, the online ladies-only...

MCN advice: What Coronavirus restrictions mean for riding a motorbike

MCN advice: What Coronavirus restrictions mean for riding a motorbike

From Friday, October 23, 2020, Wales is going into a national lockdown until Monday, November 9, meaning you cannot ride there from England apart from in certain circumstances (like going to work) and...

Go anywhere touring: KTM reveal 890 Adventure for 2021

Go anywhere touring: KTM reveal 890 Adventure for 2021

Following the launch of the more extreme rally-inspired R models in early October, KTM have now pulled the covers off a new 890 Adventure, set to arrive in dealers in January 2021. Based on the...

Bright idea: BMW's new headlights see round corners

Bright idea: BMW's new headlights see round corners

Riding in the dark highlights an innate problem with traditional headlights – when you lean into a turn the beam is angled away from the direction you’re trying to go. Related articles on MCN BMW...

Breaking: BMW reveal R1250RT with radar cruise control

Breaking: BMW reveal R1250RT with radar cruise control

BMW have become the second manufacturer to release a model with radar guided cruise control having pulled the wraps off the 2021 R1250RT tourer. The all-conquering tourer also gets a rejuvenated look...

Zero Motorcycles 2021 model updates

Zero Motorcycles 2021 model updates

Zero have announced updates to their range of production electric bikes for 2021 with colour changes throughout and a series of detail and specification changes. Related articles on MCN Zero SR/S...

Multistrada V4: Ducati ditches Desmo for new Granturismo engine

Multistrada V4: Ducati ditches Desmo for new Granturismo engine

Ducati have officially unveiled the Granturismo version of their V4 engine to be used in the eagerly awaited new Multistrada V4. One of the biggest changes is a move away from Desmodromic valve...

Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250

Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250

The visor tear-off that ended Jack Miller’s race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Misano sold for an incredible £4250 at auction. UK-based charity, Two Wheels for Life, were able to sell the piece...

Feel the Forza: Honda release bigger, faster and more tech-laden scooter range

Feel the Forza: Honda release bigger, faster and more tech-laden scooter range

Honda have unleashed a 2021 attack team in the small, mid and big-capacity scooter class as the Forza range gets a radical revamp. At the top of the tree is the Forza 750 which replaces the Integra.

Kawasaki’s popular Versys 1000 range gets total makeover for 2021

Kawasaki’s popular Versys 1000 range gets total makeover for 2021

Kawasaki has raised the bar with its hugely popular Versys 1000 line-up for 2021. The ambitious overhaul sees the standard Versys replaced by a much higher-spec-as-standard S version while the SE...

Road manners, race looks: In-depth Aprilia RS660 spec and performance revealed

Road manners, race looks: In-depth Aprilia RS660 spec and performance revealed

Aprilia have announced full details of their eagerly anticipated new £10,150 RS660, which will be available in dealers in November.  Latest: 2020 Aprilia RS660 review on MCN It’s unmistakably...

Thieves take over £20k of stock from Maidstone Harley dealer

Thieves take over £20k of stock from Maidstone Harley dealer

Thieves have stolen over £20,000-worth of stock from Maidstone Harley-Davidson after breaking into the dealership in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, October 8. Biking gear was the target...