2018

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...

Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

Ex-footballer, Ian Wright, took his Triumph Bobber Black to visit the London stadiums where he made his name. Starting with Wembley Stadium in the north-west of the capital, he then took in Arsenal's...

Poll: Police fining bikers for loud exhausts, best use of their time?

Poll: Police fining bikers for loud exhausts, best use of their time?

Police in Wales are fining riders for loud pipes in a bid to boost road safety after a spate of accidents. Is this a good use of police time?

9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

Most of us have a smartphone of some description by now, but are you using yours to its full motorbike-related potential? Here’s a list of 9 useful apps to consider if you're a biker. EatSleepRIDE –...

Off-Road riders: Want to learn some new skills?

Off-Road riders: Want to learn some new skills?

If you're into off-road riding and want to learn some new skills then why not volunteer to take part in our MCN Riding Clinic – Off-Road Riding Special. Our feature will make you the star of MCN for a...

Track day fans: Do you want to learn some new skills?

Track day fans: Do you want to learn some new skills?

Are you a track day veteran who needs to brush up on their skills? Or perhaps you're a track day novice who wants to learn something new? Fancy getting your knee-down or learning how to tackle...

Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

MCN caught up with Joe Logan; member, trustee, trainer, rider and coordinator for Blood Bike group the Severn Freewheelers about life as a volunteer emergency rider and the work the charity does. If...

Share your travels with Kappa's new tracker app

Share your travels with Kappa's new tracker app

Motorcycle accessories firm Kappa has launched a new free app Kappa Riders, available for iOS and Android. With the use of a smartphone, your entire route can be tracked, along with speed and...

American Chopper father-son duo return for new series

American Chopper father-son duo return for new series

After a 10-year break, Paul Teutul Jr and Paul Teutul Sr have reunited for brand new episodes of hit reality TV show American Chopper. The show, which follows the father-son duo as they build custom...

Getting social: 11 events to attend this month

Getting social: 11 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...

Michael McIntyre 'fine' after being attacked by moped thugs

Michael McIntyre 'fine' after being attacked by moped thugs

Michael McIntyre was robbed by moped thugs in London yesterday.  The comedian was reportedly sitting in his stationary Range Rover, outside the school of his children, when two males smashed his...

BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

The German special parts and accessories firm, Hornig, has released details of a 2006 R1200R scrambler project and it looks great. Related: full 2015 BMW R1200R review on MCN The donor bike...

Bike Shed London 2018 in pictures

Bike Shed London 2018 in pictures

Tobacco Dock once again played host to the Bike Shed London event between Friday, 25 and Sunday, 27 May. With a well-established reputation as Europe’s biggest independent annual show, there was a lot...

£500,000 worth of luxury motorbikes crushed in the Philippines

£500,000 worth of luxury motorbikes crushed in the Philippines

Over 100 contraband motorcycles have been seized and crushed by Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte. Worth more than £480,000 combined, a Harley-Davidson, a BMW and two Triumphs were included in the...

Furygan unveils new textile jackets

Furygan unveils new textile jackets

French company Furygan (who provides MotoGP rider Johann Zarco’s clobber) has announced the introduction of two new textile jackets for S/S 2018. Both jackets feature CE-approved protection from D30...

DIY public motorbike garage open for business

DIY public motorbike garage open for business

Have you ever wished you could work on your own bike, but lack the tools or the space to do it? A new garage in Bury could be the place for you. ‘That Bike Place’ is a DIY motorbike garage where...

BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

The German special parts and accessories firm, Hornig, has released details of a 2006 R1200R scrambler project and it looks great. The donor bike underwent a 45 hour, €6,500 overhaul, utilising parts...

Honda announces 2018 update for Forza 125

Honda announces 2018 update for Forza 125

Honda will release an updated version of their NSS Forza 125 for 2018, including tweaked styling, electrically adjustable screen, LED indicators, new instrumentation, two all-new colour options and...

Second Ducati Scrambler restaurant opens in Bologna

Second Ducati Scrambler restaurant opens in Bologna

A second Ducati Scrambler Food Factory has opened in the heart of Bologna, with an inaugural event attended by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati, and Andrea Dovizioso, factory Moto GP rider. The ‘Land...

Bikes lead the charge at Motofest Coventry 2018

Bikes lead the charge at Motofest Coventry 2018

Motorbikes will take centre stage at Motofest Coventry this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3) in a line-up celebrating the city’s motorsport heritage. Beginning with a ride-out from Coombe Abbey...

Riderless motorbike helps to improve driverless cars

Riderless motorbike helps to improve driverless cars

Wiltshire-based firm A B Dynamics has developed a BMW C1 capable of driving itself to help make self-driving cars safer for riders. Motorbikes have long presented a challenge for the developers of...

Poll: Is a possible move back to Yamaha good news for Jorge Lorenzo?

Poll: Is a possible move back to Yamaha good news for Jorge Lorenzo?

Is a possible move back to Yamaha good news for Jorge Lorenzo?

MV Agusta launches Lewis Hamilton edition Brutale 800RR

MV Agusta launches Lewis Hamilton edition Brutale 800RR

The third in a line of collaborations between Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MV Agusta will come in the form of the Brutale 800RR LH44. ️ pic.twitter.com/Wi0Rkc9N3T — Lewis Hamilton...

Harley Davidson Birmingham to host BBQ and ride out

Harley Davidson Birmingham to host BBQ and ride out

Stratstone Harley Davidson in Birmingham will host a day of demo rides in June 2018 to mark the start of the summer. Guests will be able to try out the model range on ride-outs with Harley Davidson...