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New electric bikes and bigger team take fight to criminals in South Yorkshire

New electric bikes and bigger team take fight to criminals in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police have more than doubled their off-road ability to tackle antisocial behaviour and the criminal use of off-road motorbikes and quads during the coronavirus pandemic. The off-road...

Actual rocket science: The geometry magic that helps Triumph's Rocket 3 handle so well

Actual rocket science: The geometry magic that helps Triumph's Rocket 3 handle so well

One look at Triumph’s Rocket 3 R and you’d imagine it handles with all the deft agility of a Mississippi paddlesteamer. But ride the 2458cc beast and you’ll be amazed at how easily it turns, given its...

More riders use their machines to help the Coronavirus fightback

More riders use their machines to help the Coronavirus fightback

Despite the slight relaxing of lockdown in England, the threat of Covid-19 is far from over and #ride5000miles members are continuing to use their bikes to support those most in need. "I'm not doing...

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

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

Welcome to the MCN Weekly Wind-on video edition! It’s been another busy week on MCN with plenty of news, reviews and advice from the world of motorcycling. This year marks 40 years of the BMW GS and...

Harry Dunn family: 'We are humbled by this community'

Harry Dunn family: 'We are humbled by this community'

In August last year, 19-year-old Harry Dunn lost his life after being knocked off his bike. What’s happened since has been a media circus centred on Anne Sacoolas, the woman charged with causing his...

Norton's hiring: new owners expanding workforce

Norton's hiring: new owners expanding workforce

The new owners of Norton are wasting no time in getting up to full strength with job adverts for 15 roles posted on their website. The brand, now owned by Indian company TVS, are on the hunt for...

Harley-Davidson Bronx and Pan-America models delayed until 2021

Harley-Davidson Bronx and Pan-America models delayed until 2021

Harley-Davidson have delayed the arrival of their Pan-America adventure bike and Bronx naked until 2021. The two models, which boast the brand new water-cooled revolution engine, were originally...

Attention paddock: Short circuit enthusiasts flock as trackdays to recommence in England

Attention paddock: Short circuit enthusiasts flock as trackdays to recommence in England

Motorcycle trackdays are set to restart at major English circuits next week, following a temporary halt in proceedings due to Coronavirus. Meetings are scheduled to take place at Cadwell Park and...

We've been expecting you: Triumph release Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

We've been expecting you: Triumph release Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

Triumph have unveiled the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition – a limited run of their Scrambler 1200 XE, with a few added touches that make it a bike fit for a secret agent. The bike is inspired by the 25th...

Limited edition Harley-Davidson FXDR coming to the UK and Ireland

Limited edition Harley-Davidson FXDR coming to the UK and Ireland

A limited edition custom Harley-Davidson FXDR has been revealed, which will only be sold in the UK and Ireland. Called the FXDR 114 Limited Edition, it’s still running the standard softail frame and...

Royal Enfield Bybre brake recall: What you need to know

Royal Enfield Bybre brake recall: What you need to know

Royal Enfield have issued a recall for the Interceptor 650, Continental GT and Himalayan, to fix a potential problem with corroding Bybre brake calipers. The firm have recalled 15,200 bikes across the...

Carbon-clad MV Agusta Rush 1000 set to arrive in June for 300-unit limited production run

Carbon-clad MV Agusta Rush 1000 set to arrive in June for 300-unit limited production run

The bonkers limited-edition hyper-naked MV Agusta Rush 1000 will be built from June 2020 and is set to feature Formula 1 and MotoGP technology. With only 300 units to be produced, we’re expecting the...

Switch it up! S&S Cycle add Sport and Rain modes to base-model Indian FTR1200

Switch it up! S&S Cycle add Sport and Rain modes to base-model Indian FTR1200

Indian’s base-model FTR1200 can now enjoy modes that were only available on the S machine thanks to the S&S Engine Control Manager.  It is a plug-and-play handlebar-mounted switch that...

Lightweight lock launched: Portable motorbike security from LiteLok

Lightweight lock launched: Portable motorbike security from LiteLok

Bicycle lock makers LiteLok have designed a new lock specially for motorcycles. Certified to Sold Secure Gold standard, the lock is a flexible band with a steel core that makes it both light and easy...

More and more MCN readers join fight against Covid-19 as volunteers

More and more MCN readers join fight against Covid-19 as volunteers

As the UK continues to battle Covid-19, ever-more motorcyclists are stepping up to volunteer by using their machines to support the vulnerable. MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook page has been a hive of...

Retro-inspired Bimota KB4 could feature electronic Öhlins suspension

Retro-inspired Bimota KB4 could feature electronic Öhlins suspension

Italian exotica brand Bimota have revealed fresh details to MCN about their upcoming retro-inspired KB4, claiming it could feature electronically adjustable Öhlins suspension if the production process...

Bike Shed Community Response: Bikers really can make a difference

Bike Shed Community Response: Bikers really can make a difference

The Bike Shed have launched a volunteer programme that enables bikers to make important deliveries and help those in need. Called Bike Shed Community Response, the project has seen over 500 bikers...

MP tells MCN motorcycles could be a "happy medium" during Covid-19

MP tells MCN motorcycles could be a "happy medium" during Covid-19

MCN has spoken to Dr Julian Lewis, the MP who asked why more wasn't being done to encourage motorcycle use as an alternative to public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Help petition...

Ride 4 video game set for October 8 2020 release

Ride 4 video game set for October 8 2020 release

The fourth instalment of the Ride racing videogame franchise is set to be released on Thursday, October 8, 2020, and promises to be the best yet – with improved graphics, dedicated online servers, new...

Updated Stan Stephens autobiography gives two-stroke fans another chance to read about the godfather of porting

Updated Stan Stephens autobiography gives two-stroke fans another chance to read about the godfather of porting

Legendary two-stroke tuner Stan Stephens has printed another run of his autobiography The Mechanic Who Got Lucky. The new updated edition chronicles Stan’s journey through life and motorcycles, which...

Husqvarna Svartpilen gets added bite: Spyshots reveal 890 twin-powered urban scrambler

Husqvarna Svartpilen gets added bite: Spyshots reveal 890 twin-powered urban scrambler

Husqvarna are working on a larger and more powerful version of their Svartpilen, powered by the engine from KTM’s 890 Duke and dubbed the 901. The current 701 Svartpilen (powered by the 690 Duke...

Riding restrictions lift in England on Wednesday says No. 10 - so long as you maintain social distancing

Riding restrictions lift in England on Wednesday says No. 10 - so long as you maintain social distancing

The government has today removed restrictions in England that prevented all motorcycle journeys unless you were a key worker, or the journey was considered essential. In a speech on Sunday night, the...

#Ride5000miles members are staying sane under lockdown by starting major projects

#Ride5000miles members are staying sane under lockdown by starting major projects

Bikers have been curing their Coronavirus blues by getting stuck into a project – either sprucing up their daily wheels or challenging themselves with something totally new. "It’s sanity. Just doing...

How green are electric bikes?

How green are electric bikes?

The message that electric vehicles are the zero-emissions transport of the future is impossible to ignore. We’re beaten over the heads with a constant stream of news that tells us internal combustion...

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders have begun producing a new charity range, with 30% of the proceeds of each unit sold being donated to the National Health Service. "Like most people, we are very aware of how tough...

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

SHARK helmets promotion If you’re running out of jobs to do around the garage, garden and house, then you may want to think about giving your motorcycle helmet some TLC so when you can get back out on two wheels, it will be...

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

MV Agusta have taken to social media to display their first five Superveloce 800 Serie Oros, which have now been built following a period of ceased production as a result of Coronavirus. The exotic...

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Empty roads are sending motorists berserk, with record numbers caught speeding in London as traffic and congestion drops during lockdown, including a driver caught doing 163mph on the M1. The...

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

A Movember ambassador has launched a new Instagram-based competition, encouraging bikers to produce one-minute short films in celebration of their motorcycles during lockdown. Kick-started by...

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV has become the latest insurance firm to offer a refund to policy holders as claims reduce during the coronavirus pandemic and the first to include bikers. The company, which is part of the Allianz...

MCN advice: How Coronavirus is affecting motorbike events

MCN advice: How Coronavirus is affecting motorbike events

MCN is compiling a list of motorbike events that have been affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus. Check here before setting out or striking it off your calendar. While most motorcycling events won’t...

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

Members of MCN’s #ride5000miles group are planning to go large once the lockdown ends - and none more so than a US-based rider who is plotting a 7300-mile tour from his home in Boise, Idaho, to...

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Royal Enfield have revealed big plans for the future and say even the current Coronavirus crisis won’t stop their long-term aims as they look to unleash up to 14 new bikes. Siddhartha Lal, Enfield’s...

Carbon fibre race replica: Indian turn it up to 11 with the latest FTR1200

Carbon fibre race replica: Indian turn it up to 11 with the latest FTR1200

Indian have released a new model of the FTR1200 to celebrate their racing success with the FTR750. Since returning to professional flat track racing, the Indian Factory team riding FTR750s have won...

Retros driving progress: BMW R18 uses new tech in order to look old

Retros driving progress: BMW R18 uses new tech in order to look old

The new BMW R18 is something of an engineering marvel, after all there’s not many people who would design a new 1800cc air-cooled engine in our emissions obsessed world. But the innovations don’t end...

TT fans left out of pocket as hotels refuse refunds for Coronavirus cancellations

TT fans left out of pocket as hotels refuse refunds for Coronavirus cancellations

With travel to the Isle of Man now limited and the annual TT races cancelled due to Covid-19, some visitors are now facing the prospect of losing thousands of pounds as some Manx hoteliers refuse to...