2017

Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

50 years ago Burt Munro set an under 1000cc class record of 183.59mph on his Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In July his great nephew Lee Munro also set a speed record onboard...

Video: The world's longest motorcycle burnout

Video: The world's longest motorcycle burnout

On May 20 this year, Polish stunt rider Maciej Bielicki set a new Guinness World Record for the longest motorcycle burnout with a distance of 2.78 miles, and now the record has officially been...

Confederate Motorcycles to partner with Zero for electric bike

Confederate Motorcycles to partner with Zero for electric bike

Confederate Motorcycles, the American company behind bonkers bikes such as the Hellcat and P51 Combat Fighter, have announced a partnership with electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles. The...

The annual Trip Out: Choppers, bands and more

The annual Trip Out: Choppers, bands and more

The Trip Out, now in its sixth year, is an experience not to be missed. Harking back to those halcyon days of the 60s and 70s when the chopper was king, metal flake ruled and freedom was everything,...

Ducati Desmosedici Stradale 1100cc V4 engine unveiled

Ducati Desmosedici Stradale 1100cc V4 engine unveiled

At the Misano circuit, ahead of this weekend’s MotoGP, Ducati have unveiled the Desmosedici Stradale: a new 1100cc V4 engine that pumps out over 210hp and will shake up the superbike world when it...

Glow-in-the-dark Honda CB650F wins custom comp

Glow-in-the-dark Honda CB650F wins custom comp

Earlier this year Honda challenged all their UK dealers to build custom versions of the CB650F. As expected, some outstanding bikes were created. And in the end a glow-in-the-dark Honda CB650F...

Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

Yamaha USA reveal new bagger

Yamaha Motor Corp USA have unveiled their new 2018 bagger, the Star Eluder, although there is currently no word on whether the new model will come to the UK. The Star Eluder is powered by the...

Lewis Hamilton continues partnership with MV Agusta

Lewis Hamilton continues partnership with MV Agusta

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has signed a new contract with MV Agusta which means a new project from this collaboration is imminent. Following the success of the Dragster RR LH, which Hamilton...

1% trailer: A biker gang drama from Australia

1% trailer: A biker gang drama from Australia

It's been three years since the last episode of American biker gang series Sons of Anarchy, so it's about time we had some more bike gang drama hit our screens. Enter, 1%. 1% is an Australian film...

Ex-soldier returns from 500-day round the world adventure

Ex-soldier returns from 500-day round the world adventure

An ex-soldier has returned to the UK after a solo round the world trip that took him 505 days and saw him cover 31,000 miles on his Suzuki DR-Z400. Aaron Mitchel, 34, from Rochester, sold his car,...

Met Police to trial hydrogen scooters

Met Police to trial hydrogen scooters

The Metropolitan Police are doing their bit to tackle toxic emissions in the nation's capital by trialling a fleet of seven hydrogen-powered Suzuki Burgmans. The trial began Monday this week and will...

In this week's issue: Game over for Rossi

In this week's issue: Game over for Rossi

After badly breaking his leg in a training accident, it looks like Valentino Rossi's hopes of taking a 10th title in 2017 could be over, but who will take his place while he recovers? Also in MCN...

New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

New Ducati V4: Unveiling date & secrets

Ducati will unveil their new V4 engine, the Desmosedici Stradale, on September 7, ahead of the Misano MotoGP. We can only assume that because"Stradale" is Italian for road that this engine...

2018 Harley Softails ridden

2018 Harley Softails ridden

Harley-Davidson ‘big twin’ cruisers, which include twin-shocked ‘Dyna’s such as the Street Bob and hardtail-looking ‘Softails’ such as the Fat Boy are being replaced by an all-new eight-bike Harley...

Renthal recalls clip-ons due to cracking risk

Renthal recalls clip-ons due to cracking risk

Renthal have issued a worldwide recall for their Gen 1 and Gen 2 clip-ons due to the risk that they may develop stress corrosion cracking and subsequently fail. So far, Renthal say they have had 22...

Video: KTM traction control explained

Video: KTM traction control explained

Austrian manufacturer KTM have released a video on Youtube showing how their advance traction control works when compared to motorcycles without the system fitted. KTM's motorcycles come fitted with...

Paralysed teen plans to ride again

Paralysed teen plans to ride again

Following a motorcycle accident that nearly killed him, a teen who was paralysed is defying the odds by learning to walk again, and is also planning to ride again too. When Wyatt Tidwell from Arizona,...

Video: Andy Carroll flees pursuing motorcyclists

Video: Andy Carroll flees pursuing motorcyclists

The Metropolitan Police have released footage which shows Premier League footballer Andy Carroll fleeing two motorcyclists he believed were trying to rob him of his £22,000 watch. Last week Carroll...

Revolution: A celebration of art, film and motorcycles

Revolution: A celebration of art, film and motorcycles

British artist Grayson Perry was among the punters who visited Revolt Motorcycles' second bike show, Revolution, in Hastings, this weekend. For an incredible celebration of custom bikes, engineering...

The Sunday Social with world record traveller Kane Avellano

The Sunday Social with world record traveller Kane Avellano

At just 23-years-old, Kane Avellano became the youngest person to travel solo around the world via motorcycle, when he rode 32,000 miles over eight months. He's recently had his trip officially...

Riding tips: Get the most from a new trackday

Riding tips: Get the most from a new trackday

Why doing your homework can be fun. No, really… Don’t just turn up Study the circuit before the big day. Seek out onboard videos, track guides and even computer games to give you a feeling for what to...

Large reward offered for rare stolen bikes

Large reward offered for rare stolen bikes

A substantial £10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the recovery of two historical motorcycles that were stolen in the early hours of Tuesday morning. A factory-prepared 1974 MV...

End of an era: Royal Signals Corps motorcycle displays disbanded

End of an era: Royal Signals Corps motorcycle displays disbanded

Chances are, if you remember seeing a human pyramid with a group of motorcycles beneath them then it could very well have been the White Helmets – a motorcycle display team from the Royal Signals...

Ace Builds custom competition announced

Ace Builds custom competition announced

Ace Builds is a new custom competition that will give builders the chance to have their machine displayed at this year’s Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham.  The competition...

New Kawasaki colours for 2018

New Kawasaki colours for 2018

Kawasaki have added new colours to several of their models for 2018 including the Vulcan S, Versys 650, Z1000SX. The ZX-10R and popular Ninja 650 KRT editions will also be getting a new...

Honda Fireblade SP2 first ride incoming

Honda Fireblade SP2 first ride incoming

We’re riding Honda’s controversial new £22,225 CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 on Monday.  Honda are producing just 500 of these tasty homologation specials and only 39 will be making their way into the...

The million-member Harley Owners Group

The million-member Harley Owners Group

With almost a million members in more than 90 countries, the Harley Owners Group is without doubt the biggest manufacturer-sponsored riding club on the planet. In the UK alone there are 17,000...

Build custom Venhill brake lines online

Build custom Venhill brake lines online

Cable and hose specialists Venhill have now made it even easier for you to get the perfect brake hose for your bike, with the introduction of their new Line Builder online tool. The Line Builder...

Barry the Bike children's books launched

Barry the Bike children's books launched

Barry the Bike is a new children’s book series, which centres on classic bikes, cars and trucks. Barry the Bike is the centre figure of the tales and takes the form of a cheery postal bike ridden by...

DVSA develop MoT reminder service

DVSA develop MoT reminder service

The DVSA have developed an MoT reminder service that will tell people their vehicle’s test is soon to expire. When signed up, users will receive an email one month before the expiry date and another...

Electric bikes: Watt's the hold up?

Electric bikes: Watt's the  hold up?

Like it or not, electric vehicles are coming. The Government have said that by 2040 the sale of cars and vans with internal combustion engines will be banned. Officially there has been no word on...

ABI slams proposed insurance changes

ABI slams proposed insurance changes

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said that unless the European Commission takes urgent action to clarify a European Court of Justice ruling, owners of non-road-going vehicles could be...

News podcast episode 12: More new Harley-Davidsons and used V-twins

News podcast episode 12: More new Harley-Davidsons and used V-twins

This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden and Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the twelfth MCN news podcast to chat about the British MotoGP at Silverstone,...

Video: Yamaha tease... a quad

Video: Yamaha tease... a quad

I'm upset with Yamaha. Remember a couple of weeks ago when they released a teaser video showing vast wilderness with the tag line 'Your Adventure Awaits' alongside a reveal date of September 6? I, and...

Holeshot Racing land speed record bike destroyed

Holeshot Racing land speed record bike destroyed

A fund-raiser has been set up to help Holeshot Racing after their van was stolen and subsequently burnt out. Jack Frost, owner of Holeshot Racing, came over to England last Friday to race at Elvington...

A buzz about this BMW electric custom

A buzz about this BMW electric custom

It’s not too often you get to look at a custom electric bike. So when BMW asked German builder Rolf Reick of Krautmotors to produce one, it was inevitable a special machine would be...