2018

Passing the baton: Women Riders World Relay honoured in National Motorcycle Museum

Passing the baton: Women Riders World Relay honoured in National Motorcycle Museum

The Women Riders World Relay has come to an end after the baton was passed along 63,400 miles and across 79 countries in 333 days. Now the event is over, the baton has found a permanent home at...

131mph wheelie on Indian FTR1200S

131mph wheelie on Indian FTR1200S

American Rider, Cecil ‘Bubba’ Myers set several production speed records at the World Wheelie Championships riding an Indian FTR1200S across the weekend of August 17-18, 2019. He first managed to...

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

A retro-styled 1200cc Triumph may sound like more of a coffee shop cruiser than an off-road racer, but if you are in any doubt that the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE has serious capabilities on the loose...

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

The new Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB is designed to deliver the best bits of mountain biking without needing a finely tuned set of legs and lungs to get back to the top of the hill. Ducati partnered up with...

New videos for learner drivers' biker awareness

New videos for learner drivers' biker awareness

The DVSA have bolstered their learner driver information with new videos that specifically highlight how easy it is to miss a motorcyclist on the road if you don’t look properly, following a campaign...

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Honda UK have set a new Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds with their Mean Mower V2. The world’s fastest lawn mower set the time at the Dekra Lausitzring, near...

Big read: The John McGuinness masterclass

Big read: The John McGuinness masterclass

The roads nestled among the borders of Cumbria, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales are a bikers’ paradise, offering a challenging ribbon of tarmac that snakes its way past farmland and through hamlets...

Triumph limited edition T120s available to buy

Triumph limited edition T120s available to buy

Triumph’s two new special edition Bonnevilles, the Ace and the Diamond Edition, are now available at dealers. The T120 Ace is a celebration of the original café racer scene around the Ace Café and...

Met Police officer who knocked a suspect off a moped is cleared of wrongdoing

Met Police officer who knocked a suspect off a moped is cleared of wrongdoing

Police Constable Edwin Sutton has been found to have not breached the standard of professional behaviour when he ended a moped chase with a ‘tactical contact’. PC Sutton was called before a gross...

Norton reveals low-cost 650cc Atlas Nomad and Ranger

Norton reveals low-cost 650cc Atlas Nomad and Ranger

Norton have announced two new affordable models, the all-new Atlas Nomad (£9995) and Atlas Ranger (£11,995), which share a new 650cc parallel-twin engine, chassis and electronics package, but differ...

New Flying Mile speed record for Zef Eisenberg at Pendine Sands

New Flying Mile speed record for Zef Eisenberg at Pendine Sands

Ultra-speed motorbike racer and founder of sports nutrition brand Maximuscle, Zef Eisenberg, has set a new 'Flying Mile' speed record at Pendine Sands. Riding a 400bhp supercharged Suzuki Hayabusa...

MCN races a replica of Mike Hailwood's 1978 NCR Ducati

MCN races a replica of Mike Hailwood's 1978 NCR Ducati

If the Truman Show had its own racetrack, it would look just like the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. This swooping 17-turn, 2.38-mile ribbon of ‘asphalt’ is lovingly draped across...

Motorbikes and the law: Wheelies and getting your knee down

Motorbikes and the law: Wheelies and getting your knee down

Have you ever wondered if it is illegal to pop a wheelie on a public road? Or how about getting your knee down on a twisty B road? MCN has looked into it so you don't have to and consulted legal...

Cake launch first road legal electric motorbike

Cake launch first road legal electric motorbike

Swedish motorcycle manufacturers Cake have unveiled the Kalk& (Kalk And) – a road legal version of the Kalk OR. The original Kalk OR is billed as a halfway house between a mountain bike and a...

Honda's sportier 2019 CBR650R will cost £7729

Honda's sportier 2019 CBR650R will cost £7729

Part of the ‘Fs are off’ theme, the Honda CBR650F – which suffered the same worthy-but-dull image as it’s naked sibling – has succumbed to the R treatment for 2019 to become the Honda CBR650R. Priced...

Honda unveil 2019 CB650R price

Honda unveil 2019 CB650R price

The Honda CB650F has been a decent performer, but it was a little ‘ordinary’ in terms of styling and delivery. But Honda claim that’s all changed with this completely restyled and revamped version –...

BMW showcase self-riding technology at CES Las Vegas

BMW showcase self-riding technology at CES Las Vegas

BMW have been showing off their self-riding R1200GS at the CES technology show in Las Vegas as you can see in the video above. We first learned of the project in 2018 when BMW revealed they were set...

Special edition Yamaha GYTR R1 costs £35,000

Special edition Yamaha GYTR R1 costs £35,000

It’s now 20 years since Yamaha released the first R1; a model that redefined sportsbikes and set litre bikes on the path they’re still following to this day. Even back in 1998 it had a claimed 140bhp...

Biking personalities reveal the motorcycles they are most looking forward to in 2019

Biking personalities reveal the motorcycles they are most looking forward to in 2019

With the year’s trade shows done and dusted and motorcycle launch season well and truly underway, there are a raft of tantalising new machines to look forward to ahead of 2019. From superbikes, to...

The motorcycle highs and lows of 2018

The motorcycle highs and lows of 2018

2018 has been a busy year in the world of motorcycling. We enjoyed the joint hottest summer on record, saw new models from top manufacturers and a blistering new lap record from Peter Hickman at the...

Biking personalities pick their favourite bikes of 2018

Biking personalities pick their favourite bikes of 2018

With another 12 months of motorcycling fun drawing to a close and thoughts of longer, warmer riding opportunities in the new year beginning to fill our heads, it seemed only right that we recapped...

Revisited: 2000-2001 Honda VTR1000 SP-1

Revisited: 2000-2001 Honda VTR1000 SP-1

The Honda VTR1000 SP-1 was built with competition in mind. Sick of Ducati ruling the limelight in World Superbikes' golden era, the Japanese firm's V-twin thumper proved to be a capable machine with...

Plum Pudding Races 2018: Boxing Day at Mallory Park

Plum Pudding Races 2018: Boxing Day at Mallory Park

Now that Christmas is over, we're looking towards today's Plum Pudding Races at Mallory Park. MORE FROM MCN Top bargains available on the MCN Shop Win prizes with MCN Subscribe to MCN this...

Top 9 craziest motorbikes of 2018

Top 9 craziest motorbikes of 2018

There’s been no shortage of exciting motorbike announcements in 2018, from new models or manufacturers to updates for exciting bikes and a raft of concepts and customs. While we’re excited for bikes...

Gallery: A motorcycling Christmas

Gallery: A motorcycling Christmas

Welcome to MCN’s Christmas photo gallery; celebrating everything festive in the world of motorcycling from the last 50 years. Ranging from professional racers past and present revelling in yuletide...

Best electric bikes of 2018

Best electric bikes of 2018

As much as we may attempt to fight it, the end appears nigh for internal combustion engine powered production motorcycles. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the fossil-fuel-powered polluting motors...

Walt Siegl Motorcycles develop Ducati 1098-powered sportsbike

Walt Siegl Motorcycles develop Ducati 1098-powered sportsbike

It feels like the world is suddenly full of custom bike builders, each trying to out-do each other. But undoubtedly one of the best are Walt Siegl Motorcycles (WSM); the eponymous business formed...

Police need help to crack plate crime

Police need help to crack plate crime

A freedom of information request to the police by the AA has revealed that 29,256 numberplates were reported stolen last year. This has gone some way to answering why so many citizens going about...

Honda X-ADV recalled for potential loss of power

Honda X-ADV recalled for potential loss of power

Owners of Honda’s oddly attractive scooter-adventure crossover X-ADV should check with their dealer whether their model is affected by a FEMA listed recall for model year 2018/18-plate bikes. Read...

British motorbikes are back on top

British motorbikes are back on top

When was the last time you saw a British manufacturer in MotoGP? Or could walk into a showroom and afford a brand new Norton? Or even confidently look forward to a Norton TT victory? Not in most of...

Arc vibrating jacket could transform the electric bike experience

Arc vibrating jacket could transform the electric bike experience

Riding a motorcycle is a visceral experience that stems from the feeling and sound delivered by a petrol engine. But what if your vehicle’s motor lacks any vibrations and your bike is eerily silent?...

Honda announce dates for their 2019 riding schools

Honda announce dates for their 2019 riding schools

Honda have announced the 2019 dates for their Ron Haslam Race School, Dave Thorpe Off-Road Centre and Adventure Centre, as well as any new models being added to each of them. The Ron Haslam Race...

Brexit spikes motorcycle theft threat

Brexit spikes motorcycle theft threat

“Motorcyclists should remain on high alert to prevent their machines being stolen by the gangs who are currently exploring the weaknesses in UK security on the run up to our departure from the EU,”...

Revisited: 2004-2005 Honda Fireblade

Revisited: 2004-2005 Honda Fireblade

The Honda Fireblade joined the litre sportsbike club in 2004. The bike was powered by a 998cc inline-four engine and was the firm's attempt at the superbike top-spot, which was being ruled by the...

Join a Santa toy run this Christmas! Here's 7 to choose from...

Join a Santa toy run this Christmas! Here's 7 to choose from...

Bring cheer to those children who are less fortunate than us by joining a Santa Toy Run this December. We've selected seven of which are scattered all over the UK for you to take part in. Roughleys...

Rotobox reveal stunning £32K supermoto

Rotobox reveal stunning £32K supermoto

Slovenian carbon-fibre experts Rotobox, best known for gorgeous lightweight wheels, have made their first complete bike and it’s one of the most stunning supermotos we’ve ever seen. Built with help...