2017

Electric bikes get budget boost

Electric bikes get budget boost

The viability of electric motorcycles got another surge of positivity in this week’s budget, as the Government pledged to invest heavily in the development of the UK’s charging infrastructure and...

#BlackFriday deals for Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018!

#BlackFriday deals for Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018!

An all-new live action show is set to hit the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show in February 2018. Discounted tickets and paddock passes are on sale now, but that's not all that we've got...

Motorcycle Live: What are you looking forward to?

Motorcycle Live: What are you looking forward to?

There's nothing quite like a bucket load of new bikes all being announced at once. Even better than that, the vast majority of those amazing new bikes are on display at Motorcycle Live, which is...

Evoke Urban S electric bike coming to the UK

Evoke Urban S electric bike coming to the UK

The Evoke Urban S is the latest bike to join the electric market in the UK, and will be available next year. The bike produces a claimed 25bhp via the 19kW hub motor and has a claimed speed of 81mph -...

Honda’s all-new A2 licence-friendly CB300R

Honda’s all-new A2 licence-friendly CB300R

Honda have revealed an A2 licence-friendly CB300R that apes the look of the firm's eye-catching new-for-2018 CB1000R.  Like the 1000cc machine, it’s a band-new bike for next year and looks to be...

Poll: What’s been your top bike from Motorcycle Live?

Poll: What’s been your top bike from Motorcycle Live?

Talking about new bikes never gets tiresome and at this year's Motorcycle Live there are plenty to dribble over. What we'd like to know is which of these are particularly grabbing your attention: The...

Herald expand 125 range for 2018

Herald expand 125 range for 2018

Funky small bike company Herald will expand their 125cc range significantly for 2018, and two of the new bikes are expected to be available in December this year. The Café 125 and the Classic 125 are...

The Sunday Social with George Clarke

The Sunday Social with George Clarke

George Clarke, architect and TV presenter, is famous for his amazing spaces and boundless positivity – but he's also a complete motorcycle obsessive who believes that “Riding a motorcycle is the...

Breakfast at the Haynes International Motor Museum

Breakfast at the Haynes International Motor Museum

On the third Sunday of every month the prestigious Haynes Motor Museum hosts the Bikers Breakfast Ride-in, and it’s well worth a visit. It started back in March, and has since soared in popularity.

Suzuki’s new Phantom finish for the GSX-S1000FZ

Suzuki’s new Phantom finish for the GSX-S1000FZ

Suzuki have given their GSX-S1000FZ a dark and menacing makeover for 2018 with a Phantom finish available for the popular sports tourer. The GSX-S1000 and GSX-S750 will also be available with the...

Indian and Ducati produce stunning timepieces

Indian and Ducati produce stunning timepieces

Among the madness of all the new motorcycles, a couple of lower key announcements from EICMA last week came in the form of some special collaborative watches, with both Ducati and Indian partnering up...

Watch: GS Trophy gets a dose of girl power

Watch: GS Trophy gets a dose of girl power

The final line-up for next year’s Int. BMW Motorrad GS Trophy, which takes place in Mongolia next June, is nearly complete. Organisers are piecing together who will compete, with the Female GS Trophy...

News podcast episode 19: EICMA new bike special

News podcast episode 19: EICMA new bike special

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

See your Biking Hero crowned at Motorcycle Live

See your Biking Hero crowned at Motorcycle Live

There were so many votes for the shortlist of the Carole Nash Biking Heroes competition that the intended top 10 list had to become a top 11! But after another round of voting, the three finalists...

Kawasaki announce 2018 UK prices

Kawasaki announce 2018 UK prices

It’s not often that we say this about a manufacturer but Kawasaki have announced their UK pricing for 2018 and some of the models are less than we expected. A lot less. H2 SX & H2 SX SE First up...

Video: Take a ride through the Dolomites

Video: Take a ride through the Dolomites

It's November in the UK, which means when you look out of the window it's either very grey or very dark. It's not really riding season any more, unless you enjoy riding until your digits go numb from...

How do you spot a used bike' issues before buying?

How do you spot a used bike' issues before buying?

When you’re buying a used bike, all the things to check can easily be looked up on forums and advice columns, but what you won’t find so easily are the tricks used by indecent sellers. It’s the...

The Sunday Social with The Missenden Flyer

The Sunday Social with The Missenden Flyer

For this weeks Sunday Social we spoke with YouTube motovlogger The Missenden Flyer about his YouTube rise and new bikes. TOP STORIES Official: Norton 650 Scrambler in development Watch: GS Trophy...

So, you want to be a bike instructor?

So, you want to be a bike instructor?

MCN lifts the lid on the world of licences, teaching and pupil diversity Almost any motorcyclist will have sat and thought about becoming a bike instructor. Riding bikes and being paid – what’s not to...

Motorcycle sales: 10 month slide

Motorcycle sales: 10 month slide

Motorcycle sales continue to fall in 2017, with October's figures showing a decrease compared to the same month last year. With motorcycles, tricycles, scooters and mopeds combined, registrations were...

Kymco unveil three wheel concept

Kymco unveil three wheel concept

Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco unveiled two concept scooters at this week's Milan Show, one of which has three wheels. Kymco are classing both bikes as 'adventure tourers', although there doesn't look...

Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

Brough Superior are still very much the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, and with the full production SS100 MK2 now on sale in the UK, the firm is genuinely back in business. But just as we’ve become used...

The world's biggest poppy

The world's biggest poppy

If you so happen to be flying over London on Sunday November 12 you’ll probably notice someone’s painted the M25 red. But it’s actually around 4,000 motorcyclists – all wearing red and all riding...

Aprilia announce RSV4 Factory Works kit

Aprilia announce RSV4 Factory Works kit

Aprilia have announced a Factory Works kit for their stunning RSV4 RF and RR sportsbikes, which increases power to 215bhp and includes aerodynamic winglets, as featured on today’s crop of MotoGP...

Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

Historic manufacturer Mondial announced their return in 2015, with the unveiling of the Hipster 125 and Hipster 250. In 2016 they also revealed the Supermoto 125 and Enduro 125, and now, at this...

Poll: Which of 2018's bikes is catching your eye so far?

Poll: Which of 2018's bikes is catching your eye so far?

Manufacturers have been whipping the covers off their 2018 bikes, what’s catching your eye so far?

Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

It looks like Moto Guzzi are gearing up for another stab at the adventure bike market with the announcement of the V85 concept in Milan.  The bike is completely new from top-to-bottom and will...

Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

Spanish firm Bultaco are best known for their off-road motorcycle from the '60s and '70s, and now the recently revived manufacturer are looking to the future with their range of electric bicycles -...

Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

Hero MotoCorp, the largest two-wheel manufacturer in India, have unveiled a new adventure concept at the Milan Show, dubbed the Xpulse. Hero have revealed very little information about the concept,...

Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

The Metropolitan Police have reportedly stemmed the number of scooter-related crimes in London. Following what rapidly become an epidemic in the capital, the big question has been how to best tackle...

AGV unveil the fully-carbon flip front SportModular helmet

AGV unveil the fully-carbon flip front SportModular helmet

AGV have unveiled a new fully-carbon modular helmet at EICMA 2017, combining all of the benefits of a full-face sports lid, with the comfort and ease of a flip-up touring design. The SportModular...

KTM’s dirty ensemble

KTM’s dirty ensemble

Along with KTM’s new headline bikes, the 790 Duke and also the 790 Adventure concept come a few more machines to boot. And, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and can’t wait for the 790...

KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, confirmed to MCN last year that the new 790 Duke would be closely followed by an Adventure version – and here’s the barely-disguised prototype to prove it.  With...

MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

MV Agusta’s Dragster 800 RR is the latest bike in the Italian firm’s range to get an update for 2018.  The three-cylinder 798cc engine will be following most other models in the range with...

Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

Alongside the supercharged H2 SX and Z900RS Café Racer, Kawasaki also teased two upcoming model at their press conference in Milan today - the Ninja 125 and Z125. Only the silhouettes of the bikes...

Indian Concept FTR1200 is a taste of things to come

Indian Concept FTR1200 is a taste of things to come

Indian’s Scout and Chieftain ranges have started to gain a strong following – deservedly – while their FTR750 flat track racing programme decimated the establishment in 2017, taking the championship...