July

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Honda UK have set a new Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds with their Mean Mower V2. The world’s fastest lawn mower set the time at the Dekra Lausitzring, near...

Video: Taiwanese firm launch technology-packed motorcycle helmets

Video: Taiwanese firm launch technology-packed motorcycle helmets

Back in July we reported that new company, Jarvish, were planning to introduce two of the most technology-packed motorcycle helmets we’ve ever seen. Now The Taiwanese firm have confirmed they have...

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...

All 13 World Ducati Week Race of Champions Panigales sold

All 13 World Ducati Week Race of Champions Panigales sold

Thirteen Ducati Panigale V4 S motorbikes with customised rider livery have been sold on eBay following World Ducati Week. Twelve of the bikes were used in the 2018 Race of Champions event, the...

Gallery: Adrian Flux FIM SpeedwayGP

Gallery: Adrian Flux FIM SpeedwayGP

Round 5 of the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix took place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, 21 July. How the hell do you turn a SpeedwayGP bike? British rider, Tai...

Hundreds of female bikers brave the weather at the world’s largest all-woman bike meet

Hundreds of female bikers brave the weather at the world’s largest all-woman bike meet

A deluge of torrential rain may well have doused one of the hottest summers on record, but it did little to put off those who braved the extreme elements to be part of the world’s largest all-female...

Events: Burnout Donington Hall

Events: Burnout Donington Hall

The home of Norton Motorcycles, Donington Hall, will play host to a feast of motorcycling activity in September. The star-studded Burnout event will take place across Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September...

Team Classic Suzuki create replica GSX-R1000R

Team Classic Suzuki create replica GSX-R1000R

Team Classic Suzuki has unveiled a replica Suzuki GSX-R1000R wearing the team’s distinctive blue and white retro livery. The bike shares the same colour scheme and sponsorship graphics as the...

Video: Teenager sentenced after footage found on helmet cam

Video: Teenager sentenced after footage found on helmet cam

A teenager has been banned from driving for 15 months after police found footage on his helmet cam of him speeding. Dennis Kuzmenok, 19, of Kent Road, Southampton was involved in a crash in the city...

Video: KTM's 790 Duke promises faster launches and less chance of crashes

Video: KTM's 790 Duke promises faster launches and less chance of crashes

It wasn't so long ago that electronic rider aids were reserved for the world of racing and the most expensive and exotic road bikes. However, in a few short years, mind-blowing technologies like...

BMW Enduro Park celebrates 25th anniversary

BMW Enduro Park celebrates 25th anniversary

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad Enduro Park in Hechlingen, Germany, which started life when some BMW-riding off-road enthusiasts visited an abandoned quarry in 1993. Back then the...

Sarolea leads electric motorbike charge

Sarolea leads electric motorbike charge

Sarolea’s 161bhp Manx7 Limited promises to be the lightest electric superbike you can buy. Derived from their TT-Zero racebike, which set a best lap of 108.064mph with Dean Harrison in 2017 and with a...

Triumph owners can claim discount on advanced training

Triumph owners can claim discount on advanced training

Triumph have partnered with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) to offer all Triumph riders, owners, dealers and staff a £40 discount on IAM RoadSmart’s Advanced Rider Course. With Triumph’s...

New dual plug available for BMW models

New dual plug available for BMW models

BMW riders can now power multiple devices on the move thanks to the new £35 Plug and Play Dual USB Socket from Nippy Normans. The unit replaces the original DIN socket. The rider can simply unplug and...

MCN wins first place in The Bike Shed’s Café Racer Cup

MCN wins first place in The Bike Shed’s Café Racer Cup

MCN's Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, came first place over the weekend at The Bike Shed's new annual summer event, The Café Racer Cup.  Securing the win on his #MCNFleet18 Kawasaki Z900RS...

Interview: Lino Dainese 'The man who saves our skins'

Interview: Lino Dainese 'The man who saves our skins'

From race leathers to street textiles, knee-sliders to back protectors and air- bags, Dainese have been responsible for some of the greatest advances in rider safety over the last 46 years. On the eve...

Something for the weekend: Bikes with weird engines

Something for the weekend: Bikes with weird engines

With images and videos of former F1 racer, Tarso Marques’ flat-six aeroplane engined, custom chopper build doing the rounds on social media, MCN thought we’d put together a list of other bikes which...

Guy Martin amongst stars attending Suzuki Classic trackday

Guy Martin amongst stars attending Suzuki Classic trackday

Do you want to meet celebrities including former road racer – turned TV star – Guy Martin, three time BSB champion John Reynolds or ex-Grand Prix rider Steve Parrish? You can do just that at...

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...

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,...

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...

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...