2018

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...

BMW's riderless bike tech could save lives

BMW's riderless bike tech could save lives

We’re trackside watching a BMW GS do its stuff. So far, so normal. But there’s one crucial difference: the bike is riding itself. It’s no party piece. BMW’s self-riding bike has been developed to...

MV's F4 goes out in style

MV's F4 goes out in style

Earlier this year, we reported that at the launch of the new Brutale 800RR, MV Agusta CEO, Giovanni Castiglioni, announced that there will be a trio of new litre bikes in the near future, as well as a...

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...

Epic trails and enlightenment on the Trans Euro Trail

Epic trails and enlightenment on the Trans Euro Trail

The sun is sinking low in the sky, casting golden light on the mountains around us. Beneath me the rear tyre of my fully loaded Honda Africa Twin is spinning wildly on the steep gravel trail, but in a...

Triumph Glasgow create 135bhp supercharged Triumph Bobber Black

Triumph Glasgow create 135bhp supercharged Triumph Bobber Black

Fancy a Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black with the rear wheel power of a Speed Triple and more torque than a Ducati Diavel? Well Triumph Glasgow have created the bike of your dreams and it could be...

Edinburgh sees 60% drop in bike theft

Edinburgh sees 60% drop in bike theft

A massive reduction in motorcycle crime in Edinburgh and surrounding areas is the result of an uprated police operation, according to Police Scotland. Between April and September 2018 there was a 60%...

Revisited: 15 years of the Kawasaki Z750 middleweight

Revisited: 15 years of the Kawasaki Z750 middleweight

The Kawasaki Z750 is an ideal naked middleweight for those looking for something capable of tackling the daily commute and scratching the weekend B-road blast. We decided to take a look back at the...

Zillers Garage become first Russian AMD World Champions

Zillers Garage become first Russian AMD World Champions

The AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building 2018 has been won by a Russian builder for the first time. Zillers Garage took the title with their Yamaha SR400 based ‘Insomnia’ entry. UK...

Gallery: Intermot 2018

Gallery: Intermot 2018

The 2018 Intermot motorcycle fair in Cologne came to a close today after a week of new bike releases and product launches across five large exhibition halls.  MCN attended the show at the...

Movie mistakes: when the films get motorbikes wrong

Movie mistakes: when the films get motorbikes wrong

For some reason, when filmmakers decide to include a motorbike in their story they rarely bother to find out what it’s meant to sound like. Either that or they just don’t care. But when you love bikes...

Wheels Motorcycles launch clearance sale

Wheels Motorcycles launch clearance sale

Peterborough-based multi-franchise bike dealership Wheels Motorcycles are launching a huge clearance sale on clothing tomorrow, with 20% off everything and up to 50% off all items found within their...

Revisited: KTM 690 SMC R

Revisited: KTM 690 SMC R

MCN’s Senior Road Tester, Adam Child first rode the KTM 690 SMC R back in 2008. Here’s what he thought then: "The Supermoto version of the 690 is effectively derived from the Enduro version, so...

Intermot: New paintjobs for Energica, Aprilia, Yamaha and more

Intermot: New paintjobs for Energica, Aprilia, Yamaha and more

Not every motorbike unveiled at Intermot is dripping in new bling and tech, several models are just getting a new lick of paint in 2019. Aprilia RSV4 RR The 2019 Aprilia RSV4 RR now ‘Rivazza’ grey...

A 'Honda Six' from the shed of Allen Millyard

A 'Honda Six' from the shed of Allen Millyard

As if the eight-litre V10 Viper or the aeroplane-engined Flying Millyard weren’t enough, Allen Millyard has now produced this RC374: his tribute to Mike Hailwood’s race-winning RC166. And he’s built...

Watch: Behind the scenes of Venom with Ducati

Watch: Behind the scenes of Venom with Ducati

Venom starring Tom Hardy hit cinemas October 3, 2018 and includes a supporting role from a Ducati Scrambler 1100.  Ducati have released a video on YouTube with some behind the scenes action of...

Police fight motorbike crime with DNA spray

Police fight motorbike crime with DNA spray

Police in Sunderland and South Tyneside are to carry canisters containing an invisible UV spray as part of a crackdown on illegally-ridden off-road bikes and scooter-based crime – and if it proves...

Intermot: 2019 BMW R1250RT unveiled

Intermot: 2019 BMW R1250RT unveiled

BMW have announced an R1250RT to be released alongside their headline-grabbing R1250GS model. The RT used to be seen as an ‘old man’s bike’ – a dependable high-miler that offered cosseting comfort and...

Getting social: 10 events to attend in October

Getting social: 10 events to attend in October

Just because the mornings are a bit colder and the annual pumpkin spice takeover is getting underway doesn't mean you can’t wrap up and get out for a ride to an event this October. There’s plenty...

2019: Year of the true adventurers

2019: Year of the true adventurers

At the launch of the new R1250GS, BMW said that unlike previous years the GS Adventure version will be on sale almost straight away, too. With the F850GS Adventure also believed to be imminent, that...

BMW's development wheels tell all about their prototypes

BMW's development wheels tell all about their prototypes

With new models set to be unveiled next week, BMW gave us an exclusive look at their testing process and special sensors that festoon their bikes to get every detail from vibration figures, to axle...

Harley’s European assault

Harley’s European assault

Harley-Davidson got everyone’s eyebrows dancing recently with their bold new Harley Pan America adventure bike and naked Streetfighter – but while both will be brave attacks on new markets for the US...

MCN's sister website Parkers awards the Mitsubishi L200 Best Pickup of the Year 2019

MCN's sister website Parkers awards the Mitsubishi L200 Best Pickup of the Year 2019

Parkers.co.uk (MCN's sister website) has chosen the Mitsubishi L200 as the Best Pickup in the Parkers New Car Awards 2019. The recently-updated pickup was praised for its excellent off-road ability...

Charity drag bike run rescheduled by rain

Charity drag bike run rescheduled by rain

Hertfordshire-based motorbike builders, Mint Customs, have built a one-off drag racing motorcycle, set to be auctioned off for charity. Using a 2007 Yamaha R1 engine with a minor fueling...

Video: MCN make triumphant return to the Ally Pally

Video: MCN make triumphant return to the Ally Pally

Thousands celebrated MCN’s return to north London at the Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show and Supersprint over the weekend (September 22-23). And what a return it was, with a host of stars in attendance, a...

MV Agusta launch special Pirelli Dragster

MV Agusta launch special Pirelli Dragster

Italian tyre giants Pirelli have once again teamed up MV Agusta to produce a 'Dragster 800 RR Pirelli' special edition.  Unveiled to the world on Saturday September 22, the bike is a...

Billy 'Biketruck' Ward: Corporate player to adventure rider

Billy 'Biketruck' Ward: Corporate player to adventure rider

Billy Ward has ridden through war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, toured the world as Charley Boorman’s theatre producer and racked up thousands of off-road miles on motorbikes. It’s a far cry from the...

Krazy Horse release road-legal flat track Indian Scout kit

Krazy Horse release road-legal flat track Indian Scout kit

Flat track racing is the latest craze storming the nation and Krazy Horse, bike dealers and customisers in Bury St. Edmonds, have been campaigning a fleet of modified Indian Scouts in the national...

Peugeot announce scooter with dash cams as standard

Peugeot announce scooter with dash cams as standard

Peugeot have launched a new version of their Metropolis three-wheel scooter that comes with front and rear dash cams as standard. The model, celebrating 120 years of Peugeot motorbikes, is the first...

How healthy is road racing's grass roots?

How healthy is road racing's grass roots?

It’s been a tough and sometimes tragic 12 months for road racing. There is no getting away from the fact that the death toll has been high – since the Macau Grand Prix last year, we’ve lost a host of...

Revisited: 1998-1999 Yamaha R1

Revisited: 1998-1999 Yamaha R1

In 1997, we rode the then new Yamaha R1 at it's launch and said it was the 'most outrageous bike you'll ever ride until the next century'. Speaking on the 1998-1999 model, we added, "Yamaha’s...