2018

20 minutes with Ross Noble

20 minutes with Ross Noble

Where are you at the moment? "At the moment, I am in Swansea in Wales as part of my 'El Hablador' tour. The tour started a couple of weeks ago and goes through to the middle of December, 2018. It’s...

Limited edition Jeffrey Herlings KTM 450 SX-F released

Limited edition Jeffrey Herlings KTM 450 SX-F released

KTM have released a special edition of their 450 SX-F motocross bike in honour of Jeffrey Herlings. The 2018 FIM MXGP Motocross World Champion took victory at his home race in Assen to seal the...

Husqvarna offer £1000 off accessories with new bike purchases

Husqvarna offer £1000 off accessories with new bike purchases

Husqvarna are offering up to £1000 towards clothing or accessories when you buy a new Vitpilen or Svartpilen model until October 30, 2018. Customers who buy a Vitpilen 401 or Svartpilen 401 will get...

Learn from Leon Haslam, Shakey Byrne and Chris Walker at MSV trackdays

Learn from Leon Haslam, Shakey Byrne and Chris Walker at MSV trackdays

MSV Trackdays are rounding off the year with a series of star rider trackdays throughout October and into November 2018. Leon Haslam, Chris Walker and Shakey Byrne are each attending days at UK...

Lancashire dealer saves round the world biker

Lancashire dealer saves round the world biker

Raceways Motorcycles, in Fleetwood, Lancashire have played a heroic part in getting Korean round-the-world traveller Yung Ro Go back on the road. Yung, 43, has been travelling through the UK and had...

German website offers near perfect classics

German website offers near perfect classics

Fancy a Kawasaki ZXR 750 R in near mint condition but not sure where to go? Look no further than classic-superbike.com. Advertised as a "sales forum for collectors of classic bikes from the ‘70s, ‘80s...

Clothing retailer to offer Biker Down courses

Clothing retailer to offer Biker Down courses

Hertfordshire-based motorcycle clothing dealer Bike Stop are offering a free Biker Down course in conjunction with Herts Fire and Rescue. Taking place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, the tuition will...

Goodwood Revival 2018 is roaring success

Goodwood Revival 2018 is roaring success

The Goodwood Revival returned this past weekend from Friday, September 7 and Sunday, September 9 for the 20th time, offering up two days of closely-contended classic racing on both two and four...

Bristol bikers ride out targets bike thieves

Bristol bikers ride out targets bike thieves

Bikers from across the Bristol region will come together to take part in an annual Big Bike Theft Awareness Ride on Sunday, September 16, 2018. This demonstration of community spirit aims to increase...

Cagiva holds 40th anniversary event

Cagiva holds 40th anniversary event

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the start of Italian motorbike manufacturer Cagiva. To celebrate, Cagiva Club Italia are promoting a rally at the MV Agusta complex in Schiranna, Italy on Sunday,...

Poll: What do you think of Fenati's future?

Poll: What do you think of Fenati's future?

Cal Crutchlow has said Romano Fenati should be banned from racing for life after he grabbed Stefano Manzi’s front brake during the weekend’s Misano Grand Prix. What do you think? What do you think...

Motus shuts down after 10 years

Motus shuts down after 10 years

Oddball US bike manufacturer Motus has shut its doors after 10 years of operations. Based in Birmingham, Alabama the firm produced a series of bizarre across-the-frame V4-engined machines. Said to...

Paralysed fundraiser completes a lap of Silverstone at the British Superbike round for charity

Paralysed fundraiser completes a lap of Silverstone at the British Superbike round for charity

Disabled fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE has completed a lap of Silverstone at the 2018 Bennett’s BSB round. She rode a specially adapted Ducati SuperSport S for the lap and plans to ride at every circuit...

Bikers United website launched to protect your bike

Bikers United website launched to protect your bike

A new website is trying to address the problem of motorbike theft in the UK by allowing the victims of bike crime to post the details online. The site, called Bikersunited.co.uk, also lets users post...

Video: History-making TT Nortons stir the soul

Video: History-making TT Nortons stir the soul

The Manx is Norton’s most successful TT race bike ever, while the SG7 is the reborn firm’s fastest. Seventy years ago, the late Geoff Duke made his debut at the Manx GP and went on to give Norton...

Welsh police battle motorbike thefts

Welsh police battle motorbike thefts

The Swansea and Neath Port Talbot region of South Wales has been hit by a massive increase in bike thefts over the past year – in the last week alone seven motorcycles have been reported stolen,...

Isle of Man TT fan survey launched

Isle of Man TT fan survey launched

The Isle of Man have launched a survey covering all aspects of the TT experience, including every aspect of a fan’s stay, from travel to accommodation to the TT experience and what it is like to watch...

9 great motorbike events to attend this month

9 great motorbike events to attend this month

There's been a few wet patches and brisk mornings, but the bike season is still going strong and there are lots of great events to attend in September. Get your tickets for September's Devitt MCN...

Gallery: insurance firm Devitt goes in search of Britain’s top biking pet

Gallery: insurance firm Devitt goes in search of Britain’s top biking pet

Insurance firm and main sponsors of the upcoming MCN Ally Pally Show & Supersprint, Devitt, have hosted an online competition to find Britain’s best biking pet. Riders were encouraged to upload...

Video: Random acts of (biking) kindness

Video: Random acts of (biking) kindness

Watching Alex Rins selflessly attempt to flag down his fellow riders during FP4 at Silverstone got us thinking about previous positive motorbike videos we've seen to give you that #FridayFeeling. One...

Curtiss Motorcycles announce V8 battery bike

Curtiss Motorcycles announce V8 battery bike

American-based bike manufacturer Curtiss Motorcycles have announced their second model will be the Hera. Named after the wife of Zeus (Curtiss’ other model and also a Greek God), the bike will be...

Revisited: Kawasaki ZZR1400

Revisited: Kawasaki ZZR1400

What we said then "The Kawasaki ZZR1400 is not only the fastest, most powerful motorcycle you can buy, it is also an extremely capable all-round machine, too. Limited to 186mph (300kmh) - the Kawasaki...

Adventure riding: Exploring the Pamir Mountains

Adventure riding: Exploring the Pamir Mountains

I grab the front brake to avoid another rim-wrecking crater, but it’s too late. The front wheel drops in and I wait for the inevitable protest from my overloaded and overworked XT660. There’s a loud...

Gallery: Ducati SuperSport v MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

Gallery: Ducati SuperSport v MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

In this week’s MCN, we took two bikes which adopt different approaches to sports touring around the MCN250 test route. The traditional, relaxed, fully-faired sportsbike option comes in the form of a...

New guidance could mean £100 fine for being 1mph over the speed limit

New guidance could mean £100 fine for being 1mph over the speed limit

Motorcyclists could be fined £100 and given three penalty points for going 1mph over the limit if national roads policing top dog Chief Constable Anthony Bangham gets his way. According to reports,...

Ducati give blessing for 1978 Hailwood replicas

Ducati give blessing for 1978 Hailwood replicas

Few bikes are as famous as Mike Hailwood's 1978 TT-winning Ducati NCR 900F1 and now, 40 years on, 12 replicas, to be made as close as possible to the historic racer, are finally to be built, each with...

Zombie-themed motorcycle event cancelled

Zombie-themed motorcycle event cancelled

The Zom-B-Mad event scheduled for October 2018 has been cancelled, according to a post on the organiser's Facebook page. Bikers Make a Difference (BMAD) said that they were 'gobsmacked' to have had to...

All-new female biking trip hits the South

All-new female biking trip hits the South

Calling all female riders in the south! The first ever Motorbike Women - South Rally is going to take place across the weekend of September 14-16, 2018. The event is for female riders who join the...

Suzuki announce Buildbase GSX-R1000R race replica

Suzuki announce Buildbase GSX-R1000R race replica

Suzuki have announced that they will be producing 50 limited edition Buildbase replica versions of their Suzuki GSX-R1000R. With a paintjob mimicking the race bikes ridden by Bradley Ray, Richard...

New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show will take place in Huddersfield this Saturday, August 25 between 10am and 5pm. If you head down will find various trade stands and exhibitors, a motorcycle stunt show,...

Cheltenham Festival of Bikes roars into action next month

Cheltenham Festival of Bikes roars into action next month

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival of Bikes is set to take place early next month, featuring a variety of bespoke and custom motorcycles, famous names and trade exhibitors. Located at Cheltenham Town Hall...

Win a Triumph Bonneville Bobber and help raise money for Teen Challenge UK

Win a Triumph Bonneville Bobber and help raise money for Teen Challenge UK

Teen Challenge UK have teamed-up with motorcycle dealer Shirlaws of Aberdeen to giveaway a Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The new bike can be won, to help raise money for Teen Challenge North East...

Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

Ever wanted to meet MotoGP rider Jack Miller or British Superbike talent Bradley Ray? Well, now can, at a meet and greet with the riders at London's Dainese store, 56 Commercial Street, next Wednesday...

HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

Helmet manufacturer HJC have created a replica design of Italian Suzuki MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone.  Based on the firm's top-of-the-range RPHA 11 race helmet, the £399.99 R11G features The...

Mutt Motorcycles customise this Harley Iron 883

Mutt Motorcycles customise this Harley Iron 883

Mutt Motorcycles are best known for their range of trendy Chinese-made custom bikes, but now they have branched into big bikes with this, their take on Harley-Davidson's Iron 883. As well as importing...

Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

Famous biker meeting spot, the Cat & Fiddle pub, could be set for a makeover and revival if bold new plans get the go-ahead. Situated on the A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield, it closed in...