2019

"This cannot be allowed to stand" - MP pleads directly to Trump on anniversary of Harry Dunn’s death

"This cannot be allowed to stand" - MP pleads directly to Trump on anniversary of Harry Dunn’s death

Motorcyclists from across the country came together at RAF Croughton last Thursday in a show of support for the family of Harry Dunn and to remember the much-loved teenager at a candlelight vigil on...

Guy back on track: Martin returns to Elvington as he targets 300mph barrier

Guy back on track: Martin returns to Elvington as he targets 300mph barrier

Guy Martin has been back in action testing his turbo-charged Hayabusa as he strives to be the first person to break 300mph in a standing mile on a motorcycle. Racing on a windy Tuesday at Elvington...

Voxan Wattman: Max Biaggi to pilot electric streamliner powered by race car engine

Voxan Wattman: Max Biaggi to pilot electric streamliner powered by race car engine

Voxan have revealed their Wattman streamliner, which will be piloted by ex-MotoGP and WSB racer Max Biaggi in an attempt to set a new electric bike world speed record. If you’re not familiar with...

1977 Norton Commando up for grabs as part of National Motorcycle Museum Covid appeal

1977 Norton Commando up for grabs as part of National Motorcycle Museum Covid appeal

The National Motorcycle Museum has issued an urgent appeal to help raise £500,000 to reopen, following closure due to coronavirus.  In a new scheme being launched on Friday, July 17, patrons are...

Bespoke memorial bench built for deceased biker by lifelong friend set to be placed at renovated Hartside Café site

Bespoke memorial bench built for deceased biker by lifelong friend set to be placed at renovated Hartside Café site

A bespoke memorial bench built in memory of a County Durham motorcyclist will be placed at the renovated Hartside Café site, in Cumbria, after MCN helped to put its creator in touch with the...

Kymco Chairman: 'Electric bikes must get better'

Kymco Chairman: 'Electric bikes must get better'

When Kymco announced the RevoNex, their new electric bike that will go on sale in 2021, they promised it had the power to revolutionise motorcycling.  How will they do that? Kymco Chairman, Allen...

Triumph riding high with promising profits through 2019

Triumph riding high with promising profits through 2019

Triumph have recorded increased profits in 2019, despite the uncertainty still surrounding Brexit. Revenue and pre-tax profits at Triumph increased in the 12 months up to the end of June, 2019.

Michelin reveal gripping new range for 2020

Michelin reveal gripping new range for 2020

Michelin have just rolled out a raft of new road and track tyre options for 2020, covering everything from track-only slicks to year-round road rubber, complete with a new tread pattern. The Michelin...

Giacomo Agostini museum opens in 15-time world champion's home town

Giacomo Agostini museum opens in 15-time world champion's home town

A museum celebrating the racing achievements of 15-time world champion, Giacomo Agostini, has today opened in his hometown of Bergamo, Italy. Run by his daughter, Vittoria, alongside her bed and...

Radar activated sign aims to reduce motorbike accidents

Radar activated sign aims to reduce motorbike accidents

Road sign manufacturers, TWM, have come up with a new illuminated sign that uses radar to detect motorbikes riding above a recommended speed threshold into accident blackspots. The 1020mm x 463mm...

Get a jump start on Black Friday with Silverstone

Get a jump start on Black Friday with Silverstone

Black Friday is upon us once again, and Silverstone are getting in the festive spirit with some great deals including a free BSB general admission ticket with every MotoGP ticket you...

Royal Enfield custom 650 'tracker' and new Slide school hints at future

Royal Enfield custom 650 'tracker' and new Slide school hints at future

This custom flattracker based on Royal Enfield's new 650 twin and built at the firm's UK technical centre, plus the opening of a 'flattrack' school near the company HQ in India, could give an...

Kawasaki ZZR1400 will not be available after 2020

Kawasaki ZZR1400 will not be available after 2020

Kawasaki have announced that the ZZR1400 will no longer be sold after 2020, 14 years after the first generation was launched in 2006. The ZZR1400 was part of a generation of mad,...

Ducati launch four-year unlimited mileage warranty across Multistrada range

Ducati launch four-year unlimited mileage warranty across Multistrada range

Ducati have today announced that all of their 2020 Multistrada adventure models will feature a four-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Known as '4Ever Multistrada', the scheme comes 16 years after...

Multiple speed record holder Zef Eisenberg awarded prestigious Simms Medal

Multiple speed record holder Zef Eisenberg awarded prestigious Simms Medal

Multiple two and four-wheeled speed record holder, Zef Eisenberg, has been awarded The Simms Medal by the Royal Automobile Club for his 'outstanding contribution to motoring innovation.' Presented to...

PC Andrew Harper ride of respect raises over £18,000

PC Andrew Harper ride of respect raises over £18,000

Thousands of bikers have raised over £18,000 in a ride of respect for PC Andrew Harper who was killed on duty earlier this year. The rideout was organised by 31-year-old hairdresser, Sian Sloper, from...

Lyndon Poskitt goes on tour

Lyndon Poskitt goes on tour

Globetrotting adventurer and rally racer Lyndon Poskitt is hosting a series of talks up and down the country promising an evening of fun anecdotes and the odd story of daring do. If you’re not...

Government announces plans to introduce green licence plates for electric vehicles

Government announces plans to introduce green licence plates for electric vehicles

The Department for Transport have today announced a consultation into the idea of introducing green number plates for zero-emissions vehicles. Part of a larger plan to achieve net zero emissions by...

MCN sponsors Parkers Awards Van of the Year 2020 - and the winner is...

MCN sponsors Parkers Awards Van of the Year 2020 - and the winner is...

Sister title and consumer car, van and pickup review experts Parkers has announced its list of winners in this year's Parkers Awards. MCN sponsored the trio of van categories - small, medium and large...

Heat up your Royal Enfield 650 with S&S kit

Heat up your Royal Enfield 650 with S&S kit

Tuning specialists S&S have worked their magic on Royal Enfield’s 650 twins, turning them from retro rumblers to burbling brutes. The Indian-built roadsters have proved hugely popular since going...

Team Classic Suzuki Katana's final fling

Team Classic Suzuki Katana's final fling

In the Team Classic Suzuki Katana’s tender three year life it’s been crashed, set on fire, finished on podiums, travelled all over Europe, Down Under to Phillip Island and the Classic TT. Paraded and...

Yamaha charge towards electric with trio of battery-powered concepts

Yamaha charge towards electric with trio of battery-powered concepts

Yamaha have unveiled three electric motorbike concepts that could be the perfect city runarounds.  Related: electric motorbikes coming soon Unveiled ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show, which starts...

Steph Jeavons leads all-female bike troop to Everest Base Camp

Steph Jeavons leads all-female bike troop to Everest Base Camp

Global motorcycling adventurer, Steph Jeavons, has arrived home in Wales, having lead an all-female riding troop along a 2300km (1429-mile) ride to Mount Everest Base Camp. Setting off on Sunday, 15...

Peter Hammond Motorcycles celebrates 60 years of business

Peter Hammond Motorcycles celebrates 60 years of business

Family-run Peter Hammond Motorcycles, in Cirencester, are celebrating 60 years of trading this month with a special open weekend, featuring a ride out to the Sammy Miller Museum. Taking place on...

Yamaha tease new naked in Motorcycle Live competition

Yamaha tease new naked in Motorcycle Live competition

Yamaha have revealed a teaser image for a new 2020 naked bike, set to be revealed on Wednesday, October 16, at 2pm CET. Appearing in a head-on silhouette displaying the outline of the bike and three...

Surrey police force deploy DNA spray in the fightback against motorbike theft

Surrey police force deploy DNA spray in the fightback against motorbike theft

A police operation in Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, has resulted in 31 vehicles being stopped and the recovery of a stolen motorbike, while another machine was impounded by officers. Following a rise in...

'Tactical contact' and new security measures get big results against bike crime

'Tactical contact' and new security measures get big results against bike crime

The Metropolitan Police's 'Operation Venice', the moped crime task force which caused controversy by using 'tactical contact' to end pursuits with suspects on two wheels, looks to be succeeding,...

Top custom builder creates a very special CB1100RS

Top custom builder creates a very special CB1100RS

Honda UK have unleashed his stunning special-edition CB1100RS, inspired by the factory endurance racers of the 1980s. There will be 54 of the drop-dead gorgeous machines built in partnership with...

Valentino Rossi rides YZR-M1 to Misano GP

Valentino Rossi rides YZR-M1 to Misano GP

Hundreds of cheering fans saw Valentino Rossi fulfil a life-long dream last Tuesday, as he rode his MotoGP bike through the streets of his hometown, Tavullia in Italy. Aboard a full race-spec Yamaha...

Goodwood Revival plays host to best-ever motorcycling line-up

Goodwood Revival plays host to best-ever motorcycling line-up

Over 100,000 people flocked to Goodwood Motor Circuit this past weekend to witness some of motorcycling’s greatest riders do battle in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy races. Part of the annual...

Suzuki to restore Barry Sheene race bikes at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki to restore Barry Sheene race bikes at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki GB have taken delivery of three iconic Barry Sheene race bikes, ready to be restored at the 2019 Motorcycle Live trade show. The bikes in question consist of Sheene’s final grand prix bike; a...

Off-road bike squad recover 204 stolen machines

Off-road bike squad recover 204 stolen machines

South Yorkshire Police have been celebrating the success of their off-road bike unit, which has been in operation for two years and recovered 204 stolen bikes. Not only do they have a great record in...

Motorcycling youth charity prepares for biggest-ever fundraiser

Motorcycling youth charity prepares for biggest-ever fundraiser

A charity set-up to tackle kids using motorcycles anti-socially are preparing to host their largest-ever fundraising event, with live music, displays and a group rideout across the Yorkshire...

Suzuki BSB stars battle on GSX-R125s in second-annual All-Star race

Suzuki BSB stars battle on GSX-R125s in second-annual All-Star race

For the second year in succession, Suzuki UK have released a video of their current British Superbike and Superstock 1000 riders racing around Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground aboard 125s. This year’s...

New colours for 2020 Yamaha R125, R3 and R6

New colours for 2020 Yamaha R125, R3 and R6

Yamaha’s lower order R range machines are getting made-over liveries for 2020, including race-team inspired designs. The brand’s supersport offering, the R6, will be available in Icon Blue, which...

Bobber Build-off final three announced

Bobber Build-off final three announced

The three Triumph Bobber Build-Off Challenge finalists have been announced as Laguna Ashford Triumph, Pure Triumph Wellingborough, Peterborough Triumph. Laguna Ashford’s 'The Drag Racer' uses a...