2017

Levis blasts back

Levis blasts back

Levis motorcycles are blasting back with this stunning – and very clever – torque-laden V6 cafe racer.  The story behind the rebirth of the British bike firm started in 2004 when an English...

The Old Empire strikes back

The Old Empire strikes back

Norfolk’s Old Empire Motorcycles are no strangers to classy and refined builds and, when commissioned by Triumph last year to go to town on a T120 Bonneville, they produced the goods, and then...

Roland Sands Bobber gets flat track fantastic

Roland Sands Bobber gets flat track fantastic

It’s fair to say that Roland Sands is a busy guy. It seems that every other week he’s rolling out another jaw-dropping motorcycle from his esteemed Californian workshop. And, that’s exactly the case...

Multi-million pound improvements underway at Donington Park

Multi-million pound improvements underway at Donington Park

A multi-million pound programme of improvements is underway at Donington Park as the circuit’s new owners look to bolster the experience the venue can offer from 2018 and beyond. Donington was...

Poll: What will be your biking New Year's Resolution?

Poll: What will be your biking New Year's Resolution?

With the end of 2017 looming, we wanted to find out what you and your machine will be doing next year... What will be your biking New Year's Resolution?

News podcast episode 20: End-of-year special

News podcast episode 20: End-of-year special

Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast, an online offering from MCN discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

Clearing the roads for Christmas

Clearing the roads for Christmas

We all know the frustration of driving or riding by roadworks on the motorways without actually seeing a soul working on them, leaving roads congested with miles and miles of seemingly useable lanes...

The Sunday Social with Iwan Thomas

The Sunday Social with Iwan Thomas

This week we caught up with former Olympic runner and TV presenter Iwan Thomas to talk sports bikes, customised Harleys, and hiding his bikes from his parents. Hi Iwan, how you doing? "Good, thank...

Yamaha return with the Fazer R

Yamaha return with the Fazer R

Yamaha have brought back the Fazer name to their repertoire of products, but not on what you might think. No, the new Fazer isn’t actually the bulletproof motorcycle that we all fondly remember, it’s...

Monster Dakar theft

Monster Dakar theft

A Monster Energy Honda CRF450 has been stolen ahead of its departure for January’s Dakar rally in South America. Thieves broke into a lorry at the port in Le Havre, France, where the vehicles destined...

Police pursuit laws could be changing

Police pursuit laws could be changing

After years of escalating motorcycle crime, there’s the potential for real progress on the horizon as Sir Henry Bellingham MP has tabled a bill in parliament that could give extra protection to the...

Wolf in Sym’s clothing

Wolf in Sym’s clothing

The mini adventure segment is hotting up with BMW, Suzuki and Kawasaki all releasing 300cc adventure bikes and now Sym are getting in on the act with the Trazer 200. The Trazer 200 is a lightweight...

Moonlight serenade

Moonlight serenade

The Yokohama Hot Rod Custom show, also known as the Mooneyes show, is one of the highlights of the international custom calendar. This year Warr’s Harley Davidson took something very special to the...

Waze adds navigation features for motorcycles

Waze adds navigation features for motorcycles

Google-owned satnav app Waze has gained a new motorcycle mode, which has been tweaked for two- wheeled types in the UK. The update has improved arrival times that vary from cars and has added routing...

Don’t go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2nd

Don’t go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2nd

If you go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2 2018, there’s a 5% higher chance that you’ll crash your bike and be killed than if you ride tomorrow. The same goes for January 31, March 2, March 31, April...

MCN's Christmas wishlist

MCN's Christmas wishlist

Sure, right now it's not exactly biking weather, but that means there's more time to spend inside - where it's warm - checking out some of the awesome products that you hope to find under the tree in...

Win a Speedmaster with the National Motorcycle Museum

Win a Speedmaster with the National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum have announced the details of their summer raffle and the winner takes home a brand new Triumph Speedmaster. Tickets cost just £2 each and as well as the Speedmaster top...

Watch: Dougie Lampkin ride around abandoned theme park

Watch: Dougie Lampkin ride around abandoned theme park

After recovering from doing a wheelie around the TT course, trials ace Dougie Lampkin has gone for a ride around an abandoned theme park in Milan. It all looks fun until he decides to ride up the...

Remembering Bruce Brown

Remembering Bruce Brown

Californian filmmaker Bruce Brown was a renowned director of surf films, most notably for his 1966 epic, Endless Summer, but for bike fans he’ll be better known as the force behind On Any Sunday,...

The Sunday Social with Rachael Clegg

The Sunday Social with Rachael Clegg

Rachael Clegg is an artist and journalist with a passion for the TT. Since 2013 she has produced a calendar celebrating the quirkier side of the Isle of Man TT. Milestones: The Singles...

New beginnings after MCN's Forum closes

New beginnings after MCN's Forum closes

Have you joined #ride5000miles for 2018? Now, although our MCN Forum era has come to an end (boo), all is not lost. We have our #ride5000miles Facebook group to continue all the wonderful...

Suzuki extend three-year warranty offer

Suzuki extend three-year warranty offer

There’s nothing more frustrating than a bike going wrong, especially when it’s just out of its warranty period – but life is often unjust and sometimes these things can happen. Suzuki however are...

Dainese scoop design award

Dainese scoop design award

Dainese have won the prestigious Italian Compasso d’Oro award for the design of their Pro-Armour protection system. Winning the performance and innovation in the sport category, it celebrates the...

Ticket prices held for 2018 British Speedway GP

Ticket prices held for 2018 British Speedway GP

Cardiff's Principality Stadium will come alive to the sound of thumping singles when they host the 2018 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix on July 21. It will be a fantastic night...

A load of #ride5000miles Garbage

A load of #ride5000miles Garbage

‘Some people have the idea that you need something like a BMW GS, metal boxes, GPS, spotlights, loads of time and loads of cash to have an adventure,” says Garbage Run organiser Nathan Milward. “You...

Ducati’s new theme park: Big kids read on

Ducati’s new theme park: Big kids read on

Time to leave adulting to one side. Ducati are pairing up with Italy’s second-biggest theme park vendor, Mirabilandia to open a new area in its Emilia-Romagna based park that, as you’ve guessed, will...

Ducati vow to keep V-twin in their sportsbike line-up until 2020

Ducati vow to keep V-twin in their sportsbike line-up until 2020

Despite unveiling their all-new MotoGP-inspired Ducati Panigale V4 just weeks ago, Ducati have confirmed they are far from stopping making V-twin sportsbikes. While visiting Ducati’s Bologna factory...

Poll: How do you protect your bike from thieves when you're parked up?

Poll: How do you protect your bike from thieves when you're parked up?

This year appears to be the year where countless videos appear online, on Twitter, on Facebook...of bikes being stolen from shops, down side roads and on busy streets.  Some of these motorcycle...

BMW to invest £176 million into new battery technologies

BMW to invest £176 million into new battery technologies

BMW have announced their intention to invest €200 million (£176 million) over the next four years by building a new battery technology centre in Munich. The strangely named Battery Cell Competence...

Kevin Schwantz leathers on sale for £10,000

Kevin Schwantz leathers on sale for £10,000

What’s being billed as a genuine set of Kevin Schwantz leathers has cropped up on eBay for an astonishing ten grand. Seller tez7892 says Schwantz was wearing the Lucky Strike Suzuki suit in a...

Schwantz RGV500 resto closes crowd-pulling Motorcycle Live 2017

Schwantz RGV500 resto closes crowd-pulling Motorcycle Live 2017

A whopping 107,072 motorcycle fans had passed through the doors of Motorcycle Live earlier this month, by the time the show closed its doors at the end of day nine last Sunday. There were plenty of...

Honours given for riders who go above and beyond to help communities

Honours given for riders who go above and beyond to help communities

The search for Britain’s biggest biking hero has reached its climax after hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes. MCN and Carole Nash joined forces to find the person who gave the most...

The top motorcycle branded push bikes

The top motorcycle branded push bikes

You're here, on motorcyclenews.com, because you love motorcycles, right? But at this time of year it's not always the best idea to actually go riding. It's cold, slippy and generally pretty...

Should London ban pillions to sort out bike theft issues?

Should London ban pillions to sort out bike theft issues?

Green Greater London Authority member, Sian Berry, has called for all pillions to be banned from two-wheelers in London until moped enabled crime is under control – failing to realise that criminals...

Christmas decorations that show you're a biker

Christmas decorations that show you're a biker

Horrible Christmas jumpers that light up. Snowman Christmas lights. Over-expensive baubles that are just spheres with glitter on. We're not having any of that this time aound. This time it's going to...

Jonathan Rea nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Jonathan Rea nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Three-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea has been confirmed as a contender for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year for 2017. Announced by Gabby Logan on this evening’s ‘The One Show’, Rea...