2018

Steve McQueen’s ‘On Any Sunday’ Husky to be Auctioned

Steve McQueen’s ‘On Any Sunday’ Husky to be Auctioned

Bonhams Los Angeles is selling a 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross owned and ridden by Steve McQueen in the film On Any Sunday. The bike, which featured in the cult film about America's relationship with the...

Google Maps launches ‘motorbike mode’ in Singapore

Google Maps launches ‘motorbike mode’ in Singapore

If you live in Singapore or are about to take a trip out there and ride a motorbike, you can now use ‘motorbike mode’ in Google Maps. How good the function works is unclear just yet, but launched...

Interview with 'Motorcycle Man' and the only US man to win the Isle of Man TT

Interview with 'Motorcycle Man' and the only US man to win the Isle of Man TT

Dave Roper, who has raced a motorbike every single year since 1972, is having  documentary made about him and his relationship with motorbikes.  During the past 46 years he has ridden...

Bennetts and California Superbike School training and track days

Bennetts and California Superbike School training and track days

Bennetts has once again teamed up with the California Superbike School to offer advanced rider training and trackdays throughout 2018. And if you have an insurance policy with Bennetts you will even...

New look for retro BMWs

New look for retro BMWs

BMW often use their Garmisch booze-fest to unveil some new model updates and this year is no different, with a host of model changes emerging from the Weise beer smog. The most heavily updated models,...

Husqvarna reveal details of revised FS450 supermoto

Husqvarna reveal details of revised FS450 supermoto

Husqvarna have just revealed details of their revised FS450 supermoto and it is the most advanced we’ve ever seen. A tweaked motor makes 63bhp while weighing just 27kg, and there is a new frame, which...

Moto Guzzi Open House biking festival returns for 2018

Moto Guzzi Open House biking festival returns for 2018

Moto Guzzi Open House 2018 returns for the third time running at the historic Mandello del Lario factory in September. Thousands of Brand of the Eagle enthusiasts are set to invade the factory, with...

Suzuki join forces with Team GB athlete Declan Brooks

Suzuki join forces with Team GB athlete Declan Brooks

Suzuki are joining forces with Team GB athlete and BMX freestyle star Declan Brooks. The 21-year-old completed his CBT on a Suzuki GSX-S125 and will combine his training for the 2020 Japanese Olympic...

British rider Scott Redding launches new Piaggio MP3 models

British rider Scott Redding launches new Piaggio MP3 models

Piaggio have announced the new MP3 range which includes updates to the 500cc models and an all new 350cc version. The three-wheeled scooters, which can be driven on a car licence, were released with a...

No escape for bike thieves

No escape for bike thieves

Police are committing to more pursuits and ‘tactical contacts’ as part of Operation Venice. The Metropolitan Police's crackdown on the current scooter crime wave, is starting to have a positive effect...

Illegal ride out leader jailed for public stunts

Illegal ride out leader jailed for public stunts

A leader of a ride-out has been jailed for 15 months after being located via an Instagram account. According to reports, Ben Nelms, 27, was among over 60 motorbike and quad bike riders who "brought...

Ducati demonstrate new anti-crash tech

Ducati demonstrate new anti-crash tech

Manufacturers are in a race to produce machines that have a much-reduced chance of collisions thanks to a series of new technologies that allow bikes to sense and communicate with other...

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...

Free security trackers on all new Honda road bikes

Free security trackers on all new Honda road bikes

Honda have announced that they will be fitting Datatool vehicle trackers to all new road bikes free of charge. Customers buying new Hondas after Monday, July 2 can have a Datatool...

£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...