November

Piaggio start taking orders for Vespa Elettrica scooters

Piaggio start taking orders for Vespa Elettrica scooters

Piaggo Group have started taking deposits of £550 for their Vespa Elettrica scooter online. The remaining balance of the £5999 price will be settled with a local dealer. MCN MODEL GUIDES Triumph...

First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

BMW’s decision to enter the mid-sized scooter market this year was based on numbers. Worldwide, this sector sells a constant 35-40,000 units a year, so represents a stable market in which to make an...

Video: AGV release new retro Legends Collection

Video: AGV release new retro Legends Collection

Last year AGV released a new line of retro-inspired helmets, celebrating 70 years of the Italian manufacturer. Unveiled in Milan in November at the EICMA motorcycle show, the new Legends Collection...

First ride: Is Ducati's new 959 Panigale Corse worth £1900 more than the stocker?

First ride: Is Ducati's new 959 Panigale Corse worth £1900 more than the stocker?

Ducati’s 959 Panigale is the connoisseur’s sportsbike. Just like the still-brilliant Suzuki GSX-R750 it’s less about brute power and more about big corner speed.  With a relatively modest 148bhp...

First ride: Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is bigger and better in (almost) every way

First ride: Ducati’s new Scrambler 1100 is bigger and better in (almost) every way

Ducati might have sold 46,000 Scramblers since its January 2015 release, but they’re gunning for an even bigger slice of the retro pie with their big-engined new £10,695 Scrambler 1100. Larger and...

Video: KTM 790 Duke 'more fun than a Street Triple'

Video: KTM 790 Duke 'more fun than a Street Triple'

KTM is set to dethrone the naked middleweight class royalty with their new £8499 790 Duke. Yamaha and Triumph should be worried.  For years the Yamaha MT-07 has been the go-to choice for riders...

First ride: BMW's midi GS comes of age

First ride: BMW's midi GS comes of age

There are many reasons why you should buy a BMW R1200GS. For its size, it’s an incredible motorcycle. It wins just about every MCN adventure group test and is so universally loved it’s the best...

Coys auction returns to Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

Coys auction returns to Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

Coys of Kensington will once again be holding an auction at the 2018 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, featuring an enticing range of bikes for every pocket, this weekend. Last year’s auction...

Bike of the day: Rudge Ulster GP replica up for auction at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Bike of the day: Rudge Ulster GP replica up for auction at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

This stunning Rudge Ulster GP replica and over 150 classic and historic machines will go under the hammer in the Coys auction at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show on...

The Sunday Social with Charley Boorman

The Sunday Social with Charley Boorman

Hi Charley, how are you doing? "Not too bad at all, thank you. I could complain, but then nobody cares!" So you're a Triumph ambassador - which new ones have you ridden? "All of them. The new...

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...

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...

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...

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...