2019

Record-breaking globetrotter Henry Crew has bike stolen

Record-breaking globetrotter Henry Crew has bike stolen

Henry Crew, the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe by motorcycle riding unsupported, has had his Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled stolen from his parents' home in Hampshire. In a post on...

Win a free Silverstone MotoGP paddock tour!

Win a free Silverstone MotoGP paddock tour!

MCN has teamed up with Silverstone to offer the chance of winning one of five pairs of free paddock tour prizes open to anyone buying a MotoGP ticket between today (August 16) and 5pm on August...

Ducati Roadshow rolls into the Bike Shed

Ducati Roadshow rolls into the Bike Shed

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club will come alive to the sights and sounds of Italy this weekend as the Ducati Roadshow rolls into London. The Bike Shed is a full-time space dedicated to celebrating...

Study shows motorbikes most likely vehicle type in UK to be stolen

Study shows motorbikes most likely vehicle type in UK to be stolen

One in every 46 registered motorcycles was stolen last year, according to new figures gained by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG). Would you pay more for a...

Government to consider banning hands-free for drivers

Government to consider banning hands-free for drivers

Drivers in England and Wales could be banned from using hands-free devices after research showed that it is no safer than using a hand-held phone. The Commons Select Committee has said that the...

GoFundMe page launched after air ambulance flight helmet stolen

GoFundMe page launched after air ambulance flight helmet stolen

A concerned Bradford motorcyclist has set up a GoFundMe page in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, following the theft of a flight helmet whilst responding to a 999 emergency.  The incident...

MV Agusta supports Unicef charity with one-off F3 800

MV Agusta supports Unicef charity with one-off F3 800

A special-edition MV Agusta F3 800 has raised €100,000 in aid of children’s charity Unicef. Complete with a striking new paintjob incorporating the Unicef logo, the bike was part of a larger auction...

Blind veteran joins 200-mile charity ride

Blind veteran joins 200-mile charity ride

Carol Sharp, a blind veteran from Worthing in her 70s is going to take a 200-mile pillion ride for charity on Saturday, August 10. The Ride for Life Beyond Sight Loss will set off from...

Steve Hislop Memorial Run set to take place this month

Steve Hislop Memorial Run set to take place this month

The 17th Steve Hislop Memorial Run is set to take place on Sunday, August 25, raising money for the veterans charity, FirstLight Trust. Hundreds of bikers are expected to ride the 150 mile loop...

Win signed Jonathan Rea boots in Carole Nash photo competition

Win signed Jonathan Rea boots in Carole Nash photo competition

Snap happy bikers could win a signed pair of Jonathan Rea’s boots, a Shoei helmet worth £699 or a Ron Haslam Premier Plus Race School experience in a new photography competition. Motorbike insurance...

Give a Vozz Helmet a go

Give a Vozz Helmet a go

Dealers across the UK are offering test rides with the uniquely-designed Vozz RS 1.0 helmet that uses a hinged mechanism to put on and remove instead of a traditional chin strap. Find out where to...

Tamburini's 916 displayed at Ducati museum

Tamburini's 916 displayed at Ducati museum

Massimo Tamburini’s 916 has gone on display in the Ducati museum to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of the game-changing superbike. The 916 is one of three prototypes used by Tamburini, who...

Police use drone to tackle antisocial biking

Police use drone to tackle antisocial biking

Operation Dove has seen officers in Lancashire team up with a police drone team to tackle the antisocial and illegal use of off-road motorbikes in the Burnley and Padiham areas. The unmanned craft was...

Affordable MV Agusta models on the way

Affordable MV Agusta models on the way

MV Agusta are working with Chinese company Loncin to build a range of more affordable models for the mass market. MV CEO Timur Sardarov told MCN that a new machine will be in dealers by 2021 in a bid...

Zero not afraid of major manufacturers

Zero not afraid of major manufacturers

Zero Motorcycles' CEO, Sam Paschel, says he is confident that the Californian brand can remain a major player in the future electric motorbike market, despite increased development from the...

Bike Shed Festival set for Lydden Hill

Bike Shed Festival set for Lydden Hill

A new biking festival, run by the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club, is set to take place at Lydden Hill in October, allowing retro enthusiasts to experience both on-track and off-road action. Spawned off the...

Kawasaki to host Knockhill open day next month

Kawasaki to host Knockhill open day next month

Kawasaki will be hosting an open day at Knockhill next month, giving fans the chance to push their limits on track, as well as sample the latest 2019 models on the roads surrounding the...

92 motorbikes stolen in just eight weeks

92 motorbikes stolen in just eight weeks

A senior police officer has warned that "someone is going to get hurt" after it emerged that gangs of motorcycle thieves are behind a spate of bike thefts in Northumberland. Detective Chief Inspector...

London to Beijing, 13,000 miles by motorcycle

London to Beijing, 13,000 miles by motorcycle

Adventure touring experts GlobeBusters have arrived at Ace Café Beijing at the end of their largest-ever ride all the way from the Café’s spiritual home in London. The 18-strong riding party arrived...

Special Ducati Panigale V4 S to be auctioned for Nicky Hayden Foundation

Special Ducati Panigale V4 S to be auctioned for Nicky Hayden Foundation

A one-of-a-kind, special-edition Ducati Panigale V4 S will be put up for auction on eBay next month to raise money for the Nicky Hayden Foundation. Produced in tribute to the 2006 MotoGP world...

Blood bikers contract reinstated after losing out to private company

Blood bikers contract reinstated after losing out to private company

Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Bikes (WSBB) are once again delivering life-saving samples to hospitals across the midlands, after losing their transport contract to a private company late last...

LEGO launch Harley-Davidson Fat Boy model

LEGO launch Harley-Davidson Fat Boy model

LEGO have unveiled their latest Creator Expert Model and it’s a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy complete with moving parts, solid-disc wheels, teardrop fuel tank, integrated speedometer, and dual exhaust...

Safety video champions safer riding in Scotland

Safety video champions safer riding in Scotland

A new promo video has been released, urging motorcyclists to adopt safe riding habits when exploring Scotland’s great biking roads. Titled ‘The Devil’s Beeftub’, the film is part of a larger Road...

Bott explores biking future with 3D titanium printer

Bott explores biking future with 3D titanium printer

Bottpower have been pushing the boundaries of what motorcycles are capable of ever since the Spanish performance specialists powered their way to two category wins and fourth overall at Pikes Peak...

Untitled Motorcycles reveal custom Zero SR/F

Untitled Motorcycles reveal custom Zero SR/F

London and Californian based custom motorcycle builders, Untitled Motorcycles, have created a one-off electric naked, based on the Zero SR/F. Known as the Zero XP, the bike began life as the...

The ultimate adventure setup? X7 pickup concept carries F850GS Sport

The ultimate adventure setup? X7 pickup concept carries F850GS Sport

Is this the ultimate adventure setup? BMW’s trainees have built this special concept to showcase skills learnt in both bikes and cars – an F850GS Sport mounted on the back of a bespoke X7...

Charity trio to ride from John O'Groats to Land's End on Honda C90s

Charity trio to ride from  John O'Groats to Land's End on Honda C90s

A motorcycling trio of friends will attempt to ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End on Honda C90s in just four days next week. Setting off on Thursday, July 11, the team will attempt the 1200-mile...

Rockingham reopen for trackday business!

Rockingham reopen for trackday business!

Rockingham International Raceway, near Corby in Northamptonshire, is set to reopen its gates to bikers, following what was previously billed as a permanent closure. There are two trackdays on the...

MV Agusta boss says affordable Superveloce, Brutale – and more – are coming

MV Agusta boss says affordable Superveloce, Brutale – and more – are coming

MV Agusta are planning less costly versions of their new, limited edition Superveloce and Brutale 1000 and say we can also expect more 'accessible' and heritage-inspired machines in the future. In an...

Operation Endurance seizes 20th motorbike

Operation Endurance seizes 20th motorbike

Police are winning the fight against reckless riding on stolen bikes following a major crackdown. Gloucestershire Constabulary have just seized their 20th bike in the fight against antisocial...

Order a Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse - get a set of free branded leathers!

Order a Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse - get a set of free branded leathers!

Need a new excuse to get your hands on a 2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse? How about a free Corse C4 race suit, worth £1149, thrown in for free? That’s exactly what the Italian company are...

Classic Suzuki Track Day roars into Cadwell Park

Classic Suzuki Track Day roars into Cadwell Park

Classic motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country took over Cadwell Park today for the second annual Suzuki Classic Track Day. With temperatures nudging 30-degrees and entry free to spectators,...

Sammy Miller MBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sammy Miller MBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sammy Miller MBE has been awarded a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Transport Trust for his dedication to the preservation of motorcycles and motorcycle heritage. The award was presented by HRH...

Crescent launch Yamaha Dealership in Verwood, Dorset

Crescent launch Yamaha Dealership in Verwood, Dorset

South West super-dealer, Crescent, will open a flagship Yamaha dealership this weekend, June 29-30, as the Dorset-based business re-introduces their third site under the Crescent name with the launch...

Thieves brag about stolen motorcycles on Instagram

Thieves brag about stolen motorcycles on Instagram

Bike thieves are openly selling stolen vehicles on social media accounts, with some even taunting their alleged victims. A group called 'Weston Repo Guys' have been stealing bikes in the...

Most powerful Kawasaki KX250 yet announced for 2020

Most powerful Kawasaki KX250 yet announced for 2020

Kawasaki have released details of their 2020 off-road line up, which includes the most powerful KX250 to date. The new engine 250 uses finger follower valves (like those found in the latest ZX-10RR)...