2018

Bobber-style Veitis eV-twin targets UK production for 2019

Bobber-style Veitis eV-twin targets UK production for 2019

What do you do when you skipper a yacht as a day job but want to be on a motorcycle whenever you reach land? You establish a company building your own bespoke electric motorcycles, that’s what. Veitis...

Indian offer new mobile app for Ride Command infotainment system

Indian offer new mobile app for Ride Command infotainment system

Indian Motorcycle have developed a new mobile App to work in tandem with their Ride Command touchscreen infotainment system, alongside a new software update for the display itself. Appearing on a...

Support Movember with new motorbike clothing brand

Support Movember with new motorbike clothing brand

Bikers are a charitable bunch, and a new company is now capitalising on that to raise money from a range of biker wear for the Movember Foundation, which aids men’s health causes such as research into...

Zero boss expects sales surge

Zero boss expects sales surge

After 15 years working in the bike industry, it took just one ride on a Zero to convince Abe Askenazi electric bikes are the future. In an exclusive interview with MCN, the firm’s Chief Technology...

MCN readers offer full support to Met police moped tactics

MCN readers offer full support to Met police moped tactics

MCN readers have come out in force to support the work of the Metropolitan Police, who have begun knocking moped criminals off their bikes during pursuits. Although helping to account for a sizeable...

Ural reveals electric sidecar

Ural reveals electric sidecar

Ural may be best known for throwback sidecars with DNA dating back to World War II but they’ve now come up with this electric prototype which uses the batteries, controller and motor from a Zero...

Poll: Is Hamilton better on two wheels than Marquez is on four?

Poll: Is Hamilton better on two wheels than Marquez is on four?

Reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has headed straight from the final round of the 2018 season in Abu Dhabi to Jerez in Spain, to spin some laps with his latest toys, a pair of Yamaha R1...

New British bike: Norton Superlight targets TT victory

New British bike: Norton Superlight targets TT victory

Norton peeled the covers off yet another all-new bike at Motorcycle Live last week. Hot on the heels of the first deliveries of their V4 SS superbike, and the unveiling of two new Atlas 650 models...

Ducati CEO says 'more V4s to come'

Ducati CEO says 'more V4s to come'

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali has revealed the firm are planning a tide of new models buoyed by the success of their new Panigale V4. "We will release 29 new bikes over the next five years,"...

Video: Taiwanese firm launch technology-packed motorcycle helmets

Video: Taiwanese firm launch technology-packed motorcycle helmets

Back in July we reported that new company, Jarvish, were planning to introduce two of the most technology-packed motorcycle helmets we’ve ever seen. Now The Taiwanese firm have confirmed they have...

Helmet technology that could save lives

Helmet technology that could save lives

This year’s EICMA motorcycle show was full of new innovations, including plenty of new helmets many of which featured a ‘MIPS liner’ but what on earth is that? We found out. “The origins go back to...

Urban Rider present motorcycle themed Christmas Market

Urban Rider present motorcycle themed Christmas Market

London motorcycle clothing retailer, Urban Rider, is hosting a biker-inspired Christmas Market on Thursday, December 6 2018.  Taking place at Greenwich Market, the event - known as Winter Chill -...

Moped criminals hit hard by hardline police tactics

Moped criminals hit hard by hardline police tactics

They attack members of the public with hammers, machetes and crowbars, mount pavements to steal phones, watches and bags, use mopeds as battering rams to break into shops and they throw acid in...

Honda’s 125s get funky

Honda’s 125s get funky

Honda have a long history of cool 125s to tempt your wallet from its hiding place. From sporty four-stroke CBRs and two-stroke NSRs, to rugged CG125s and scooters, this pair keeps Honda's tradition of...

Spotted: Husky testing retro adventure

Spotted: Husky testing retro adventure

With KTM sister-brand Husqvarna enjoying a resurgence thanks to its sharp individual take on the retro market in the form of their 401 and 701 Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, the platform engineering...

Spotted: New BMW sports tourer

Spotted: New BMW sports tourer

Spy shots have emerged of a brand new BMW sports tourer that looks perfectly poised to fill the gap for rapid tourers that don’t have the weight (or the high cost) of the 1000cc-plus offerings. The...

First Norton V4 SS superbikes rolled off production line

First Norton V4 SS superbikes rolled off production line

The very first Norton V4 SS superbikes have rolled off the new production line at the Donington Hall factory, and were united with their owners on Monday afternoon as Norton simultaneously unveiled...

Kawasaki launch insurance scheme with Bikesure

Kawasaki launch insurance scheme with Bikesure

Kawasaki owners will now be able to insure their bike with an exclusively branded specialist policy. The manufacturer has teamed up with UK-based broker, Bikesure to create Kawasaki Insurance, which...

Suzuki rebuild G-54 race bike at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki rebuild G-54 race bike at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki are currently in the process of restoring the only full G-54 Grand Prix bike in existance, at Motorcycle Live. This was the bike that spawned Barry Sheene’s World Championship-winning RG500,...

Event preview: Motorcycle Live 2018

Event preview: Motorcycle Live 2018

The NEC, Birmingham will once again play host to the UK’s biggest bike show, Motorcycle Live in 2018. With a host of live action, features, entertainment and new bike models, there will be something...

Rough Crafts create custom Royal Enfield Continental GT

Rough Crafts create custom Royal Enfield Continental GT

Taiwanese motorcycle custom house, Rough Crafts, have created a special edition Royal Enfield Continental GT in tribute to classic race bike design. The bespoke machine draws inspiration from bulbous...

Kiddimoto reveal motocross-inspired full face kids cycling helmet

Kiddimoto reveal motocross-inspired full face kids cycling helmet

Motorcycle-inspired balance bike experts, Kiddimoto, have created a new motocross-inspired full face helmet specifically for children aged between two and 12 years. Known as the Ikon, the lid claims...

Watch: Police in Dubai begin hoverbike training

Watch: Police in Dubai begin hoverbike training

Police in Dubai have started training to ride hoverbikes supplied by Californian company, Hoversurf. The Hoverbike S3 2019 weighs 114kg and can fly at 60mph, 5 metres from the ground. MORE FROM...

Yamaha release premium XMAX Iron Max scooter

Yamaha release premium XMAX Iron Max scooter

Yamaha have unveiled a new range-topping spec for their popular XMAX scooter at Eicma 2018. The Yamaha XMAX Iron Max will be available in 125, 300 and 400cc versions and brings slightly more prestige...

All the hottest 2019 bikes from Eicma Motorcycle Show

All the hottest 2019 bikes from Eicma Motorcycle Show

The EICMA Motorcycle Show is one of the biggest motorbike expos in the world with more than 1200 brands presenting their latest technology, concepts and new models. Alongside the exhibition space...

The new KTM 790 Adventure uses Avon tyres

The new KTM 790 Adventure uses Avon tyres

The hotly anticipated KTM 790 Adventure that was unveiled officially at Eicma 2018 has Avon TrailRider dual sport tyres fitted as standard. The KTM's 21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoked wheels will...

Triumph introduce 2019 TFT connectivity system

Triumph introduce 2019 TFT connectivity system

Triumph have introduced a new generation of motorcycle connectivity for 2019. Due to arrive in late Spring the new system will be added to all TFT-equipped Triumph motorcycles. With a host of new...

Eicma 2018: Piaggio update MP3 range with 300 hpe models

Eicma 2018: Piaggio update MP3 range with 300 hpe models

Piaggio have updated their quirky three-wheeled MP3 range to include the new MP3 300 hpe and hpe Sport, which claim to be more agile and compact than other maxi scooters on the market, whilst...

James Toseland becomes Triumph ambassador

James Toseland becomes Triumph ambassador

Triumph have announced a new partnership with two-time World Superbike Champion, James Toseland. As Triumph Moto2 Racing Ambassador, Toseland will represent the brand at events around the...

Eicma 2018: Carl Fogarty joins forces to create Spitfire Foggy Edition

Eicma 2018: Carl Fogarty joins forces to create Spitfire Foggy Edition

Four-time WSB champ Carl Fogarty has joined forces with CCM to create this Spitfire Foggy Edition. Only 300 will be built…plus one for “King Carl’ himself.  Based on the Bolton firm’s tubular...

Eicma 2018: Yamaha unveil 3CT prototype

Eicma 2018: Yamaha unveil 3CT prototype

As part of Yamaha’s Urban Mobility vehicles, the firm have tonight unveiled a prototype three-wheeler, the 3CT, at EICMA 2018. Using the successful Trinity 125, first released in 2015, as a base,...

Best motorcycle events to attend this month

Best motorcycle events to attend this month

With the dark nights drawing in and gritters beginning to march angrily onto our frosted roads, it can be easy to think that the biking year is now well and truly over. After being spoilt by an almost...

Event: Triumph hosts Scrambler 1200 launch party in London

Event: Triumph hosts Scrambler 1200 launch party in London

Triumph hosted over 2000 people at the Scrambler 1200 launch party. The exclusive event took place at the ExCel London  on October 24. Entertainment for the evening included live music...

40 year special: Mike Hailwood - the man and the bike

40 year special: Mike Hailwood - the man and the bike

Eleven years after quitting bike racing to compete in F1, Mike Hailwood returned to the TT to make racing history, winning the Formula One race on a Sports Motor Cycles Ducati. The man who made it...

Biking family begin installing defibrillators in memory of son tragically killed in riding accident

Biking family begin installing defibrillators in memory of son tragically killed in riding accident

The family of a motorcyclist killed during a traffic accident have begun installing life-saving defibrillators at popular biking haunts, in an attempt to help save the lives of riders caught-up in any...

The day MCN rode an Evel Knievel Harley-Davidson XR750 replica

The day MCN rode an Evel Knievel Harley-Davidson XR750 replica

Motorbike daredevil Evel Knievel would have turned 80 on Wednesday, October 17. He inspired generations of stunt riders and was a hero to many with his intoxicating blend of bravery and...