December

Met Police officer who knocked a suspect off a moped is cleared of wrongdoing

Met Police officer who knocked a suspect off a moped is cleared of wrongdoing

Police Constable Edwin Sutton has been found to have not breached the standard of professional behaviour when he ended a moped chase with a ‘tactical contact’. PC Sutton was called before a gross...

'Revival Birdcage' custom hints at new BMW boxer cruiser

'Revival Birdcage' custom hints at new BMW boxer cruiser

If you thought the air-cooled BMW boxer engine was destined to eke out its final days powering the existing R nineT range of heritage offerings, with no chance of further development in the face of...

Biking personalities reveal the motorcycles they are most looking forward to in 2019

Biking personalities reveal the motorcycles they are most looking forward to in 2019

With the year’s trade shows done and dusted and motorcycle launch season well and truly underway, there are a raft of tantalising new machines to look forward to ahead of 2019. From superbikes, to...

The motorcycle highs and lows of 2018

The motorcycle highs and lows of 2018

2018 has been a busy year in the world of motorcycling. We enjoyed the joint hottest summer on record, saw new models from top manufacturers and a blistering new lap record from Peter Hickman at the...

Biking personalities pick their favourite bikes of 2018

Biking personalities pick their favourite bikes of 2018

With another 12 months of motorcycling fun drawing to a close and thoughts of longer, warmer riding opportunities in the new year beginning to fill our heads, it seemed only right that we recapped...

Revisited: 2000-2001 Honda VTR1000 SP-1

Revisited: 2000-2001 Honda VTR1000 SP-1

The Honda VTR1000 SP-1 was built with competition in mind. Sick of Ducati ruling the limelight in World Superbikes' golden era, the Japanese firm's V-twin thumper proved to be a capable machine with...

Plum Pudding Races 2018: Boxing Day at Mallory Park

Plum Pudding Races 2018: Boxing Day at Mallory Park

Now that Christmas is over, we're looking towards today's Plum Pudding Races at Mallory Park. MORE FROM MCN Top bargains available on the MCN Shop Win prizes with MCN Subscribe to MCN this...

Top 9 craziest motorbikes of 2018

Top 9 craziest motorbikes of 2018

There’s been no shortage of exciting motorbike announcements in 2018, from new models or manufacturers to updates for exciting bikes and a raft of concepts and customs. While we’re excited for bikes...

Gallery: A motorcycling Christmas

Gallery: A motorcycling Christmas

Welcome to MCN’s Christmas photo gallery; celebrating everything festive in the world of motorcycling from the last 50 years. Ranging from professional racers past and present revelling in yuletide...

Best electric bikes of 2018

Best electric bikes of 2018

As much as we may attempt to fight it, the end appears nigh for internal combustion engine powered production motorcycles. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the fossil-fuel-powered polluting motors...

Walt Siegl Motorcycles develop Ducati 1098-powered sportsbike

Walt Siegl Motorcycles develop Ducati 1098-powered sportsbike

It feels like the world is suddenly full of custom bike builders, each trying to out-do each other. But undoubtedly one of the best are Walt Siegl Motorcycles (WSM); the eponymous business formed...

Police need help to crack plate crime

Police need help to crack plate crime

A freedom of information request to the police by the AA has revealed that 29,256 numberplates were reported stolen last year. This has gone some way to answering why so many citizens going about...

Honda X-ADV recalled for potential loss of power

Honda X-ADV recalled for potential loss of power

Owners of Honda’s oddly attractive scooter-adventure crossover X-ADV should check with their dealer whether their model is affected by a FEMA listed recall for model year 2018/18-plate bikes. Read...

British motorbikes are back on top

British motorbikes are back on top

When was the last time you saw a British manufacturer in MotoGP? Or could walk into a showroom and afford a brand new Norton? Or even confidently look forward to a Norton TT victory? Not in most of...

Arc vibrating jacket could transform the electric bike experience

Arc vibrating jacket could transform the electric bike experience

Riding a motorcycle is a visceral experience that stems from the feeling and sound delivered by a petrol engine. But what if your vehicle’s motor lacks any vibrations and your bike is eerily silent?...

Honda announce dates for their 2019 riding schools

Honda announce dates for their 2019 riding schools

Honda have announced the 2019 dates for their Ron Haslam Race School, Dave Thorpe Off-Road Centre and Adventure Centre, as well as any new models being added to each of them. The Ron Haslam Race...

Brexit spikes motorcycle theft threat

Brexit spikes motorcycle theft threat

“Motorcyclists should remain on high alert to prevent their machines being stolen by the gangs who are currently exploring the weaknesses in UK security on the run up to our departure from the EU,”...

Revisited: 2004-2005 Honda Fireblade

Revisited: 2004-2005 Honda Fireblade

The Honda Fireblade joined the litre sportsbike club in 2004. The bike was powered by a 998cc inline-four engine and was the firm's attempt at the superbike top-spot, which was being ruled by the...

Join a Santa toy run this Christmas! Here's 7 to choose from...

Join a Santa toy run this Christmas! Here's 7 to choose from...

Bring cheer to those children who are less fortunate than us by joining a Santa Toy Run this December. We've selected seven of which are scattered all over the UK for you to take part in. Roughleys...

Rotobox reveal stunning £32K supermoto

Rotobox reveal stunning £32K supermoto

Slovenian carbon-fibre experts Rotobox, best known for gorgeous lightweight wheels, have made their first complete bike and it’s one of the most stunning supermotos we’ve ever seen. Built with help...

First-ever Isle of Man motorcycle Santa run is a roaring success

First-ever Isle of Man motorcycle Santa run is a roaring success

The first-ever motorcycle Santa run has taken place on the Isle of Man, raising thousands of pounds for the children’s wing of the Isle of Man Hospice, Rebecca House. Starting at the TT Grandstand at...

Last two unregistered Suzuki Hayabusa models hit showrooms

Last two unregistered Suzuki Hayabusa models hit showrooms

There are just two unregistered new Suzuki Hayabusas left in the UK – the last bikes available before the model becomes extinct at the end of the year, one of the last casualties of Euro4...

Bobber-style Veitis eV-twin targets UK production for 2019

Bobber-style Veitis eV-twin targets UK production for 2019

What do you do when you skipper a yacht as a day job but want to be on a motorcycle whenever you reach land? You establish a company building your own bespoke electric motorcycles, that’s what. Veitis...

Indian offer new mobile app for Ride Command infotainment system

Indian offer new mobile app for Ride Command infotainment system

Indian Motorcycle have developed a new mobile App to work in tandem with their Ride Command touchscreen infotainment system, alongside a new software update for the display itself. Appearing on a...

Zero boss expects sales surge

Zero boss expects sales surge

After 15 years working in the bike industry, it took just one ride on a Zero to convince Abe Askenazi electric bikes are the future. In an exclusive interview with MCN, the firm’s Chief Technology...

MCN readers offer full support to Met police moped tactics

MCN readers offer full support to Met police moped tactics

MCN readers have come out in force to support the work of the Metropolitan Police, who have begun knocking moped criminals off their bikes during pursuits. Although helping to account for a sizeable...

Ural reveals electric sidecar

Ural reveals electric sidecar

Ural may be best known for throwback sidecars with DNA dating back to World War II but they’ve now come up with this electric prototype which uses the batteries, controller and motor from a Zero...

Poll: Is Hamilton better on two wheels than Marquez is on four?

Poll: Is Hamilton better on two wheels than Marquez is on four?

Reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has headed straight from the final round of the 2018 season in Abu Dhabi to Jerez in Spain, to spin some laps with his latest toys, a pair of Yamaha R1...