2018

Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Gallery: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

If Carlsberg did race meetings... They still wouldn’t be a patch on the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Where in the world can you rub shoulders with the greats of bike racing and see, hear and touch...

Synthetic petrol is on its way

Synthetic petrol is on its way

The concept of fuel for your bike that doesn’t drain our dwindling oil reserves and offsets its C02 emissions with its very production is closer than we think. For decades, boffins have been trying to...

House of Vans custom chopper show is a roaring success

House of Vans custom chopper show is a roaring success

Custom bike enthusiasts from across the world are descending on south London this weekend for the second annual Assembly Chopper Show. Hosted by Lambeth-based venue, House of Vans, the...

Triumph to give a year's free bike insurance to three lucky winners

Triumph to give a year's free bike insurance to three lucky winners

Triumph are offering a free year of insurance to three lucky customers who buy an approved used Triumph in the month of July 2018. Anyone who purchases a used Triumph from the company's approved...

Mission Impossible: Tom Cruise bike chase around Arc de Triomphe

Mission Impossible: Tom Cruise bike chase around Arc de Triomphe

The latest Mission Impossible Fallout trailer features Tom Cruise riding the wrong way around the famous Arc de Triomphe roundabout pursued by the police on his BMW R nine T Scrambler (which sounds...

New extra sporty Ducati Diavel spied in testing

New extra sporty Ducati Diavel spied in testing

When Ducati unveiled the Diavel in 2010, we were bowled over by the mad combination of cruiser stance combined with sporty handling and a superbike engine. Now spy pics show that Ducati are working on...

Metzeler give away free RST gloves

Metzeler give away free RST gloves

If you buy a set of selected Metzeler tyres between now and August 31 you can claim a free set of Metzeler RST gloves. Every claimant will also be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a...

Motorcycle travel page launched in conjunction with Bike Shed

Motorcycle travel page launched in conjunction with Bike Shed

A partnership has been founded between travel platform Worthy Travelers and The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club to create a unique online hub curating some of the world’s best two-wheeled experiences. The...

£100 cash offered for discussion at National Motorcycle Museum

£100 cash offered for discussion at National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum is working with a mystery manufacturer to offer riders £100 cash in exchange for taking part in a discussion surrounding the future state of motorcycling. Taking place...

Suzuki extend low-rate finance deals

Suzuki extend low-rate finance deals

Suzuki have continued their recent spate of generosity by extending their low-rate finance deals which offer 2%, 3% or 4% APR across two, three or four years respectively. The offer applies to a range...

Gallery: BMW Motorrad Days festival

Gallery: BMW Motorrad Days festival

MCN hooked up more than 40,000 BMW riders and fans as they descended on the sleepy Bavarian market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the annual Motorrad Days festival last weekend. Motorrad Days is...

Travis Pastrana successfully lands Evel Knievel stunts

Travis Pastrana successfully lands Evel Knievel stunts

Just over 50 years after Evel Knievel’s ill-fated attempt to jump the fountains at Caesar’s Palace, Travis Pastrana successfully recreated the stunt on an Indian Scout FTR750. The 11-time X Games...

Revisited: Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic

Revisited: Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic

The Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic is a brilliant introduction to the world of retro motorcycles and offered Senior Online Reporter, Dan, a brief eye-opening glimpse into the genre. Producing less than...

Ride Sunday winner collects his new Harley-Davidson

Ride Sunday winner collects his new Harley-Davidson

Ride Sunday 2018 raised over £150,000 for charity and also offered new bikes as prizes for the top fundraisers globally.  Mark Wotherspoon from Australia was the biggest fundraiser, raising over...

Laws changed surrounding batteries to help counter terrorism

Laws changed surrounding batteries to help counter terrorism

A new law has come into being stating that anyone who wishes to purchase a dry motorcycle battery with a separate acid pack will now require a valid Explosives, Precursors and Poisons (EPP)...

The Government say they may put up fuel duty to pay for NHS funding. Would you be happy to pay extra?

The Government say they may put up fuel duty to pay for NHS funding. Would you be happy to pay extra?

The Government say they may put up fuel duty to pay for NHS funding. Would you be happy to pay extra?

15 events to attend this month

15 events to attend this month

Bike season 2018 is in full swing and if there's one thing we enjoy as much as riding motorbikes, it's talking about them. Here's a list of events to get yourself to this month and do just that. Get...

John Surtees BMW 507 for sale

John Surtees BMW 507 for sale

Bonhams have announced the sale of a 1957 BMW 507 Roadster which belonged to the late 500cc Motorcycle World Champion John Surtees. The car, which was paid for by Surtees’ team owner at the time,...

Steve McQueen's The Great Escape Triumph makes first public appearance since 1963

Steve McQueen's The Great Escape Triumph makes first public appearance since 1963

The iconic Triumph TR6R ridden by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape is going to feature in the Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé on Thursday, August 30. Presently on display at the Triumph Factory...

First look: KTM 790 Adventure R

First look: KTM 790 Adventure R

After months of concepts, spy shots and speculation, KTM have officially announced that the 790 Adventure R will go into production in 2019. KTM made the announcement at their European Adventure...

Famous bikes sold: Fonzie and Arnie’s machines sold at auction

Famous bikes sold: Fonzie and Arnie’s machines sold at auction

The 1949 Triumph Trophy TR500 used by Fonzie, played by actor Henry Winkler, in the hit American TV show Happy Days has been sold at auction. The bike appeared at Julien’s Auctions, Planet...

Bikers make the safest road users

Bikers make the safest road users

Insurance broker Carole Nash has found that drivers who also hold a bike licence make fewer claims than those who don’t. Their three-year study revealed that drivers without a bike licence not only...

Harleys shock exit from US

Harleys shock exit from US

In a filing to their investors, Harley-Davidson have announced that they plan to shift production of some of the models out of the US to avoid the new EU import tariffs. The new 31% import tariffs...

Video: Undercover police officers intercept mopeds in Manchester

Video: Undercover police officers intercept mopeds in Manchester

A video has emerged showing the moment two undercover police officers on enduro bikes stopped two mopeds in Manchester. Dressed in plain clothes, dashcam footage shows the officers swerve in front of...

Moto Guzzi, Yamaha and Indian all unveil new bikes at Wheels & Waves

Moto Guzzi, Yamaha and Indian all unveil new bikes at Wheels & Waves

Hand-built, one-off, specially-commissioned, custom bikes from Yamaha and Indian along with a brand new, limited edition version of Moto Guzzi’s V7 retro roadster were among the highlights at the...

Police ‘stealth’ warnings prompt controversy

Police ‘stealth’ warnings prompt controversy

Signs put up by the police to warn motorcyclists of a crackdown on speeding are proving controversial. The signs, erected in 55 locations across Lincolnshire were put up, say the county’s Road Safety...

Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

Welcome to Friday, the start of the weekend at the end of Ride to Work Week 2018? Lots of you will be taking advantage of the forecast good weather and riding your motorbikes, but spare a thought...

Bikes key to cleaner air in cities, say MCIA

Bikes key to cleaner air in cities, say MCIA

Today is National Clean Air Day, and the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is calling for the Government to recognise the importance of motorbikes and scooters in reducing traffic...

Biker hit over the head with a bicycle wheel over 'stolen motorcycle'

Biker hit over the head with a bicycle wheel over 'stolen motorcycle'

A biker in Liverpool, posted a video to his Facebook page showing the moment he was hit over the head with a bicycle wheel, after confronting a group of youths over an alleged stolen motorcycle. You...

Historic racers do ‘battle’ on the streets of Brackley

Historic racers do ‘battle’ on the streets of Brackley

If you thought Brackley Festival of Motorcycling was just about the exhilarating spectacle of classic race bikes parading in the medieval town’s High Street, you would be very much mistaken. It is so...

Ducati deliver police liveried Panigale V4 to BikeSafe

Ducati deliver police liveried Panigale V4 to BikeSafe

Police-led motorcycle project, BikeSafe, joined Ducati UK at their annual Silverstone track day to take delivery of a special Ducati Panigale V4 in police livery. The bike has been loaned to BikeSafe...

Guy Martin returns to DirtQuake for 2018

Guy Martin returns to DirtQuake for 2018

DirtQuake has announced that Guy Martin will be racing in their seventh event on Saturday, August 18 at a new venue in Essex. Arena Essex Raceway will play host to a day of wacky races from 11am on...

The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2018 so far. For all your two-wheeled thrills check out the below bike review, top speed run and first ever UK...

Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

The 2018 edition of the Vespa World Days event took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last weekend with over 3,000 participants. Over 3,000 officially registered scooters representing 37 nations...

Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

A speeding motorcyclist caught on camera by a police dashcam has been handed a suspended jail sentence, according to the BBC. William Wark was followed by an officer, who recorded him riding at speeds...

360-degree vision for your motorbike

360-degree vision for your motorbike

Israeli tech start-up, Ride Vision, has announced a camera-based system which allows your bike to warn you of impending crashes before they happen. Software interprets the images from cameras placed...