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Honda unveil Africa Twin powered CMX1100 Rebel

Honda unveil Africa Twin powered CMX1100 Rebel

Honda are re-entering the big-bore cruiser class in 2021 with this all-new Rebel 1100 – a large-capacity version of their popular Rebel 500. As predicted by MCN back in April, the new Rebel takes a...

Yamaha reveal raft of updates to urban mobility models

Yamaha reveal raft of updates to urban mobility models

Yamaha have given their NMax and D’elight 125 scooters a major overhaul for 2021. The NMax gets a whole new look, Euro5-compliant engine with stop-start technology. The upgraded frame also allows for...

Cheaper electric: Damon unveil two new versions of their Hypersport model

Cheaper electric: Damon unveil two new versions of their Hypersport model

Damon have unveiled two new versions of their Hypersport model with lower performance and range than the previous options but also a lower price. Related articles from MCN Electric motorbikes coming...

Dunn family lose immunity review - will appeal decision

Dunn family lose immunity review - will appeal decision

The family of Harry Dunn, a teenage motorcyclist killed outside RAF Croughton in August 2019, have lost their High Court review into whether his alleged killer had diplomatic immunity.  Dunn was...

Kawasaki Z H2 gets Skyhook suspension for SE model in 2021

Kawasaki Z H2 gets Skyhook suspension for SE model in 2021

Kawasaki has added a new SE version of its Z H2 super-naked for 2021. As with other Kawasaki SE variants, the Z H2 SE features Showa’s Skyhook adaptive suspension. 2021 Kawasaki model updates so...

Wings fit for a King: Radically restyled Kawasaki ZX-10R looks set to be winner

Wings fit for a King: Radically restyled Kawasaki ZX-10R looks set to be winner

Kawasaki has given its world-beating ZX-10R a hot new look for 2021 with an aerodynamics-driven facelift including race-style winglets in a bid to top the superbike pile on road and track. Related...

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 the eagerly awaited arrival of a new supernaked from BMW and a track-focused Ducati we didn’t know was coming. The BMW S1000R was starting to look a bit long in the tooth compared...

Government pledge £6 million lifeline to motorsport venues in England

Government pledge £6 million lifeline to motorsport venues in England

English motorsport venues have been handed a £6 million cash injection from the government to help see them through winter and offset the earnings lost through lack of spectators due to the...

A truly super naked: Fresh BMW S1000R revealed for 2021

A truly super naked: Fresh BMW S1000R revealed for 2021

BMW’s all-new, eagerly anticipated S1000R is lighter and more sophisticated than ever before. The new bike replaces the old S1000R introduced in 2014 which was based on the original S1000RR superbike,...

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

A podcasting duo consisting of 2020 National Superstock 1000 champion Chrissy Rouse and Isle of Man TT top-10 finisher Dom Herbertson are aiming to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support by...

Ducati update SuperSport 950 for 2021

Ducati update SuperSport 950 for 2021

Ducati have unveiled an updated version of their SuperSport 950 for 2021 including cornering ABS, traction and wheelie control and a Panigale-esque facelift. Related articles on MCN Ducati unveil...

Ducati announce track-focused Panigale V4SP in 2021 superbike range

Ducati announce track-focused Panigale V4SP in 2021 superbike range

Ducati have updated the Panigale V4 range for 2021, including a new track-focused SP (Sport Production) model. The numbered special comes with a host of updates to make it even more capable on track...

New tech threat: Warning as thieves turn to using cameras

New tech threat: Warning as thieves turn to using cameras

Motorcycle crime expert and Met Police Consultant, Dr Ken German, has warned that motorcycle thieves may be using wildlife cameras to case their victims’ properties. "Spy cameras similar to those seen...

BSA returns with new UK factory, petrol and electric bike plans

BSA returns with new UK factory, petrol and electric bike plans

Historic British bike brand BSA is to be relaunched with a new range of petrol AND electric machines entering production in the Midlands as early as next year, according to latest...

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans moved to 2030 - bikes to follow?

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans moved to 2030 - bikes to follow?

The Prime Minister has announced that the Government’s ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will move to 2030 - five years earlier than the date announced in early 2020 and ten years...

In detail: Yamaha's 2021 range revealed

In detail: Yamaha's 2021 range revealed

Having announced of a flurry of new Tracer touring models earlier today, Yamaha have this evening confirmed a series of smaller updates to the likes of their sportiest MT and R125s, plus the end of...

Italjet Dragster delayed until first quarter of 2021

Italjet Dragster delayed until first quarter of 2021

The arrival of the funky-looking Italjet Dragster scooter has been delayed until the first quarter of 2021, due to the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 affecting production. Available as either a 125cc or...

Twin TFTs and semi-active suspension for new Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT

Twin TFTs and semi-active suspension for new Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT

Hot on the heels of a revised MT-09 comes the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 and 9 GT – a pair of sports tourers powered by the same new triple. If you missed the MT-09 update, there’s a brand new CP3 engine.

Easier Tiger! New Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a relaxed route into adventure riding

Easier Tiger! New Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a relaxed route into adventure riding

The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a new base model Tiger for next year, which replaces the base-spec Tiger 900 as a more accessible entry into the range. Related: Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro...

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride moves to May

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride moves to May

From next year the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is moving to May in the hope that warmer conditions will attract bigger crowds and increased donations to the cause. The DGR has been held late in the...

R5K rider takes a break from chemo to cover 13,700 miles across 26 countries for charity

R5K rider takes a break from chemo to cover 13,700 miles across 26 countries for charity

Being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer couldn’t stop #ride5000miles member Trevor Kerr from setting off on a trans-European charity epic – and what better cause could there be than Pancreatic Cancer...

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

The annual ritual of heading to Birmingham to kick tyres, squeeze levers and twist throttles before stocking up on a mass of biking bargains whether we need them or not has been hit by coronavirus –...

Happy birthday! MV Agusta reveal Superveloce 75 Anniversario limited edition

Happy birthday! MV Agusta reveal Superveloce 75 Anniversario limited edition

MV Agusta are celebrating their 75th anniversary with a limited-edition version of their Superveloce 800 retro sportsbike. Available to order for just 75 hours as of midnight CET on Sunday, November...

On the radar: How Battle of Britain technology is appearing on 2021’s motorcycles

On the radar: How Battle of Britain technology is appearing on 2021’s motorcycles

Acronyms have long been a familiar way for bike firms to crow about tech but long before terms like SRAD or DCT became familiar on two wheels the term RADAR – RAdio Direction And Ranging – had been...

Energica surges ahead with new RS models

Energica surges ahead with new RS models

Energica continues to blaze a trail in the electric bike market with three stunning new RS models. Each of the firm’s three machines; the Ego+ (below), Eva Ribelle (in main image above) and Eva...

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Nightshift in Euro5 updated range

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Nightshift in Euro5 updated range

Ducati have tweaked their Scrambler range for 2021, including new colour options for the entry level 800 Icon and the Desert Sled, plus an all new variant called the Nightshift. Related articles on...

The XDiavel's in the detail: 2021 model updates for Ducati's cruiser

The XDiavel's in the detail: 2021 model updates for Ducati's cruiser

Ducati have added two new models to create a family of three XDiavel variants. The XDiavel S is now joined by the XDiavel Dark and the XDiavel Black Star, each with their own style and...

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2021

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2021

Electric motorcycles are only becoming better and more common, so it's no surprise that there's more to come in 2020, and beyond. Latest news: BMW Definition CE 04 electric scooter...

Tomorrow's world: BMW unveil next gen electric scooter concept with advanced connectivity

Tomorrow's world: BMW unveil next gen electric scooter concept with advanced connectivity

BMW have unveiled the Definition CE 04: a technologically advanced electric scooter concept that brings their 2017 Concept Link one step closer to mass production reality. The idea behind Concept Link...

Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naughtier naked with Öhlins upgrade and more for 2021

Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naughtier naked with Öhlins upgrade and more for 2021

The next step in Yamaha's 2021 new model offensive is an all-new MT-09 SP – a high-spec version of one of the market’s leading middleweight nakeds. Before we move onto the hot new stuff, let’s cover...

Singles only: KTM reveal 2021 690 range

Singles only: KTM reveal 2021 690 range

KTM have updated their 690 Enduro R and SMC R models for 2021 with a Euro5-friendly version of the big-bore thumper engine. Related articles on MCN Honda unveil 2021 NC750X, X-ADV and CB1000R Royal...

New Honda PCX125: Britain’s favourite scooter gets updated for 2021

New Honda PCX125: Britain’s favourite scooter gets updated for 2021

The UK’s most popular two-wheeler, the Honda PCX125 has been redesigned for 2021; with a more powerful Euro5 engine, improved electronics, more storage, a new frame, updated rear suspension and...

Practical magic: Honda update NC750X, X-ADV for 2021 plus CB1000R and CB125R

Practical magic: Honda update NC750X, X-ADV for 2021 plus CB1000R and CB125R

Honda have revealed updated versions of both the NC750X and X-ADV for 2021, continuing to blur the line between motorbike and scooter. Both machines use the 58bhp, 750cc parallel-twin engine and DCT...

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 could be the ultimate budget city bike

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 could be the ultimate budget city bike

Royal Enfield have unveiled their new Meteor 350 – a small capacity city cruiser that could be make a perfect post-Covid commuter. Powering this little machine is a brand new 349cc SOHC air and oil...

Kawasaki hit with Euro5 model delays following Covid-19 disruption

Kawasaki hit with Euro5 model delays following Covid-19 disruption

Kawasaki UK have released a statement detailing delays to a number of their existing models reaching Euro5 compliance, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite having already revealed a number...

Quadriplegic biker gets back on road with Triumph Rocket III trike

Quadriplegic biker gets back on road with Triumph Rocket III trike

A life-long biker who became paralysed six-years-ago is now enjoying the thrill of motorcycles once again following the creation of an electric-wheelchair-accessible Triumph Rocket III trike. Retired...