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Event preview: Motorcycle Live 2018

Event preview: Motorcycle Live 2018

The NEC, Birmingham will once again play host to the UK’s biggest bike show, Motorcycle Live in 2018. With a host of live action, features, entertainment and new bike models, there will be something...

New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show will take place in Huddersfield this Saturday, August 25 between 10am and 5pm. If you head down will find various trade stands and exhibitors, a motorcycle stunt show,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

£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...