2017

Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

The entire historic brand of Excelsior-Henderson is set to go up for auction at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas on January 27, 2018. Excelsior-Henderson was a big American motorcycle manufacturer, on a...

Officially one of the best on the spanners in Europe

Officially one of the best on the spanners in Europe

A Suzuki mechanic working at Bristol’s Fowlers dealership has come second in a European-wide competition that celebrates and finds the best technicians on the continent. Dave Ball has been a...

Dales pitstop

Dales pitstop

Deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, at the head of Wensleydale, lies the small market town of Hawes. Drop in on almost any weekend throughout the riding season and you’re guaranteed to find more...

Coroner calls for cycle lane review after motorcyclist death

Coroner calls for cycle lane review after motorcyclist death

A coroner has said there needs to be urgent research into the levels of grip on London's cycle superhighways following the death of a motorcyclist in Battersea. Assistant Coroner for Inner West...

BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

The new-for-2018 incarnation of the R1200GS Adventure has arrived in dealers, bringing all the updates enjoyed by the 2017 R1200GS to conform to Euro4 regulations – and adding a whole host of optional...

Officially the coolest kid on the block

Officially the coolest kid on the block

We all remember being a kid, riding around on a bicycle and wishing it was a motorbike. A piece of card on the frame getting attacked by the spokes of the wheel was a common sight, providing a...

Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

Alta Motors unveil Redshift EX

American electric bike builders Alta Motors have been steadily developing their line-up and now they’ve added another: the Redshift EX, an enduro version of the existing MX model. The changes are...

Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

Road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist are warning drivers and riders to be extra vigilant of deer at this time of year as they are more active due to the rutting season. With the Deer...

Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

Tacita reveal radical electric cruiser concept

Cruisers are large, thunderous brash things – they’re not smooth and silent, so you might not think of them as primed to lead the electric revolution, but that hasn’t stopped Tactica releasing the...

Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

Crouching Tiger, hidden engine

When Triumph opened their new visitors centre, they regaled us with stories of legendary victories at the TT and on the saltflats but there was a distinct gap. While they’ve had off-road bikes in...

Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

Classic Bike Live will soon open its doors at The East of England Arena over the weekend of October 28-29. The latest addition to the attractions is a special display honouring the late, great John...

Which has been your favourite race series of 2017?

Which has been your favourite race series of 2017?

We've seen some epic racing across all three of the major classes this year. In MotoGP Marc Marquez is currently leading the championship, but he's been pushed every step of the way, with Ducati...

Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

Kawasaki to reveal new supercharged bike

Kawasaki have got us very excited with the release of a new video that’s teasing a new supercharged motorcycle at EICMA next month. It’s that time of year when the teaser mill is turning in full...

Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

Watsonian Sidecars get, er, sporty

British manufacturer Watsonian-Squire have released a new sidecar to mark the company’s 105th anniversary. Called the Flight, the sidecar has been designed to suit modern motorcycles. It features...

BikeTrac report 90% recovery rate of stolen vehicles

BikeTrac report 90% recovery rate of stolen vehicles

Motorcycle tracking company BikeTrac have recorded their busiest summer of recoveries in a year that has seen the rate of motorcycle crime soar. With an increasing number of bikes being stolen,...

#ride5000miles: Biking summer keeps on giving

#ride5000miles: Biking summer keeps on giving

Autumn is definitely upon us but there’s still some decent weather and great riding to be done… as our #ride5000miles members have proved this week. Big-mile stars include Neil Moseley, who travelled...

Video: Travis Pastrana backflips river barges

Video: Travis Pastrana backflips river barges

Mad man, sorry, err, professional mad man, Travis Pastrana, who was the first competitor at the X Games to land a double backflip, has now become the first rider to land a backflip while jumping...

Vespa go RED for charity

Vespa go RED for charity

Vespa have teamed up with charitable organisation RED to produce a (Vespa 946)RED and (Vespa)RED VXL scooter. Matching the Italian flair and style with the charity’s distinctive red colour scheme is...

Smooth gear-changes are at the heart of every good ride

Smooth gear-changes are at the heart of every good ride

Each time you go out on a decent ride you change gear hundreds of times, so it makes sense to do it as efficiently as possible. Work it, work it, work it The best way to learn to use a gearbox is to...

Triumph announce autumn offers

Triumph announce autumn offers

Triumph have announced offers across several models in their range available to customer until the end of December, including a £1200 personalisation contribution with the Triumph Explorer. The...

West Midlands Police tackling bike crime

West Midlands Police tackling bike crime

West Midlands Police are currently leading two successful campaigns in the fight against motorcycle crime. The ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign has seen officers leaving notices on motorcycles and...

Are Triumph targeting a 2020 return for the Daytona with a Moto2 developed 765 engine?

Are Triumph targeting a 2020 return for the Daytona with a Moto2 developed 765 engine?

Triumph’s headlong entrance into the biggest motorcycle racing spotlight on Earth in 2019, as the Hinckley firm become the official engine supplier for Moto2, poses an immediate and obvious question:...

Head for the Shed

Head for the Shed

If you’re looking for a place to meet and talk bikes regardless of the weather or time of year then look no further than the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in London’s Shoreditch. This unique destination...

6 crazy Vespa concepts

6 crazy Vespa concepts

Jennings Harley-Davidson, a dealership with shops in both Leeds and Gateshead, must also be fans of the Iconic scooter brand Vespa as they've designed six absolutely bonkers Vespa concepts. TOP...

What can be done about bike crime?

What can be done about bike crime?

It seems that almost every day a new video is posted online that shows bike thieves in London stealing somebody's pride and joy, or tustling with the owner as they refuse to let their bike go without...

Chasing 300 - The world’s fastest motorcycle

Chasing 300 - The world’s fastest motorcycle

In August this year, Dallas Honda motorcycle dealer Al Lamb travelled to Bolivia in an attempt to break his own 262.471mph record and set the FIM record for the world's fastest sit-on motorcycle. Film...

News podcast episode 15: New models from Triumph

News podcast episode 15: New models from Triumph

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

Get behind your biking hero!

Get behind your biking hero!

We’ve teamed up with Carole Nash to search out Britain’s most inspiring biking heroes. The campaign has been incredibly popular and we’ve been inundated with entries. From the bulging inbox, we’ve...

Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

As if a new Tiger 1200 and 800, and the Speedmaster and Bobber Black weren’t enough, our spy photographer also grabbed shots of what could be an updated Speed Triple. The styling is so close to the...

Spied! Flagship Tiger 1200 gets big update for 2018

Spied! Flagship Tiger 1200 gets big update for 2018

After a few years of struggling against ever more advanced competition, it looks like Triumph’s Tiger Explorer is set for a significant update in 2018. Spied last week in Spain near the firm’s test...

Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

Tightening emissions standards are not air-cooled engines’ best friends, so it came as no real surprise when the adventure touring Stelvio quietly bowed out of Moto Guzzi’s 2017 range. While the bike...

Subscribe to MCN and receive Oxford Hotgrips

Subscribe to MCN and receive Oxford Hotgrips

There’s never been a better time to subscribe to MCN – and to make it even better we’ve teamed up with Oxford to give away a set of their Hotgrips heated grips worth £79.99 with every new...

Kawasaki announce end of year offers

Kawasaki announce end of year offers

Kawasaki have announced that a number of their models will be eligible to be purchased on a 0% hire purchase finance offer until the end of the year. Available across a number of different bikes in...

Poll: Should Triumph build a Daytona 765?

Poll: Should Triumph build a Daytona 765?

Should Triumph build a Daytona 765?

Support considered for police in bike crime battle

Support considered for police in bike crime battle

New rules are being considered in a bid to stop gangs using motorcycles as getaway vehicles Laws are to be reviewed in response to concerns that the police are struggling to effectively pursue and...

Want to ride motorcycles for a living?

Want to ride motorcycles for a living?

Ever thought about riding motorcycles and getting paid for it? Let’s face it, we all do. With motorcycle logistics firm WMB, that will be the reality for one person. They’re on the lookout for an...