2019

World of Kawasaki returns for 2019

World of Kawasaki returns for 2019

Kawasaki Motors UK are once again inviting owners for a day of on-track and demo ride action as the World of Kawasaki event returns for 2019. Find MCN's Kawasaki Ninja model overview here Taking...

German firm reveal pedal-powered hybrid

German firm reveal pedal-powered hybrid

A German company has developed a new emissions-busting motorcycle that mixes human input with battery power. The eROCKIT 2019 has pedals like a conventional bicycle, however multiplies the effort put...

Free tags bid to save lives

Free tags bid to save lives

A new safety scheme will see 13,000 free helmet tags given away in a bid to save bikers’ lives.  MedicAlert and Biker Down have joined forces to give away thousands of the tags to UK riders. The...

Knife-brandishing moped thug jailed

Knife-brandishing moped thug jailed

Bradley White, 29 of no fixed address was jailed for nine years (with a further three on licence) after pleading guilty to one count of attempted robbery, three counts of robbery, theft of a moped and...

MV Agusta CEO backs controversial Superveloce 800 promo video

MV Agusta CEO backs controversial Superveloce 800 promo video

MV Agusta CEO, Timur Sardarov, has come out in support of the firm’s latest promotional video for the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro, after it was widely criticised online for its use of a nude female...

Motorcyclist claims POLITE vest "ruined my life"

Motorcyclist claims POLITE vest "ruined my life"

A biker’s life has been turned upside down after being convicted, then subsequently acquitted, for wearing an item of clothing that resembled police uniform when he rode home from work in a POLITE...

Angelman Rally charity ride is huge success

Angelman Rally charity ride is huge success

Despite terrible weather, near constant rain and one small spill, The Angelman Rally has returned home triumphant, having raised thousands for charity. Xavier Lomas, Graham Trood and Dan Whitley spent...

Motorcycling adventurer Nick Sanders awarded an MBE

Motorcycling adventurer Nick Sanders awarded an MBE

Globe-trotting adventurer Nick Sanders has been given official recognition in the Queen’s birthday honours list with the award of an MBE for his services to 'endurance cycling and motorcycling.' Nick,...

18-year-old becomes UK's youngest motorcycle dealership owner

18-year-old becomes UK's youngest motorcycle dealership owner

Wildmans Motorcycles in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, announced last month that an 18-year-old former apprentice was to become the next owner.  Chris Lake, who has since turned 19, took over the reins...

Roadside heart surgeon commended after saving biker’s life

Roadside heart surgeon commended after saving biker’s life

A motorcyclist whose life was saved by emergency roadside heart surgery has personally thanked the doctor concerned in a special commendation ceremony in Cheshire. Warrington biker John O’Brien...

Yamaha unveil all-new YZ450F for 2020

Yamaha unveil all-new YZ450F for 2020

Yamaha have announced a completely redesigned version of their YZ450F competition model for 2020, which they say will be lighter and more powerful than the outgoing version using mass-centralised...

Rally Raid give the Honda CB500X the adventure treatment

Rally Raid give the Honda CB500X the adventure treatment

The new Honda CB500X is the latest bike to pass through the Rally Raid workshop, receiving a whole new range of parts to help it live up to its increased adventure bike potential. First up it’s gained...

Sold! The five-millionth Harley-Davidson

Sold! The five-millionth Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson are celebrating a real milestone this year: they sold their five-millionth motorcycle. The news was announced in a tweet, which states the bike in question – a Heritage Classic –...

LS2 release glowing version of Valiant helmet

LS2 release glowing version of Valiant helmet

LS2 have released a striking new version of their modular Valiant helmet with bright green decals that glow in 'low light'. The Valiant Nucleus helmet uses a 180-degree swing-around chin bar that can...

The story of JPS Norton rotary race bikes

The story of JPS Norton rotary race bikes

Three decades ago, bike sport fans witnessed the beginnings of a golden era of British racing – that of the JPS-liveried Norton rotaries – which, for a few brief years, blew all-comers away. We’ve not...

Triumph reveal new paintjobs for 2019

Triumph reveal new paintjobs for 2019

Triumph have launched several new colour schemes for their Bonneville, Tiger, Speed Triple and Street Triple ranges. Check out our gallery above to see some of the new hues. The Bonneville bikes,...

Harley-Davidson hint at building bikes in Europe

Harley-Davidson hint at building bikes in Europe

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich has said the US giant may consider building bikes in Europe if the US vs EU trade war doesn’t cool off soon. Speaking on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’, Levatich admitted...

Bike Shed London Show ready to go

Bike Shed London Show ready to go

This weekend will see thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descend on Tobacco Docks in London’s East End for Bike Shed London 2019. With huge numbers of the latest customs on display, Bike Shed London...

KTM reveal 2020 off-road EXC range

KTM reveal 2020 off-road EXC range

KTM have unveiled their EXC range for 2020, detailing their full range of two- and four-stroke machines, plus KTM Six Days versions and a 500-run limited edition 300 EXC TPI Erzberg Rodeo. KTM EXC...

Event to be held in memory of first solo female TT racer

Event to be held in memory of first solo female TT racer

An event is being held to remember the life of Beryl Swain – the first woman to race solo at the Isle of Man TT. Swain made the headlines back in 1962 when she entered the 50cc race on an Itom,...

Devitt MCN Festival 2019: the highlights

Devitt MCN Festival 2019: the highlights

Well that's it for another year at the Devitt MCN Festival. We had more than 20,000 people attend during the weekend, and despite a little rain on Saturday, we're thrilled to report that the...

600 bikers honour bomber crews at Lincoln command centre

600 bikers honour bomber crews at Lincoln command centre

Over 600 bikes converged on the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln on Sunday for the second annual ‘InSpire Ride’, a day dedicated to the commemoration and remembrance of those who gave...

Your location has huge effect on police action after bike theft

Your location has huge effect on police action after bike theft

Where you live can have a dramatic impact on the likelihood of recovering your motorcycle if it’s stolen because of the number of crimes which are not investigated, according to new figures. This is...

Super Soco unveils electric Ducati collaboration plus new commuter

Super Soco unveils electric Ducati collaboration plus new commuter

Britain’s best-selling electric bike company, Super Soco, have signed a deal to produce the first electric Ducati outside of their MIG-RR E-MTB, produced by Thok, but it’s not quite what you...

#Ride5000miles group reaches 10,000-member milestone

#Ride5000miles group reaches 10,000-member milestone

It’s been busy few weeks for MCN’s #Ride5000Miles Facebook group. Following its recent second birthday celebrations, the group has now passed the 10,000-follower milestone – and is still growing. So...

Marvel arch: New Arch Motorcycle KRGT-1 models arrive in UK

Marvel arch: New Arch Motorcycle KRGT-1 models arrive in UK

The ostentatious love child of Hollywood A-list bike addict Keanu Reeves, and respected bike builder Gard Hollinger, Arch Motorcycle have been quietly and diligently working away at their KRGT-1 for...

Ultra-rare BMW R7 reborn

Ultra-rare BMW R7 reborn

The radical BMW R7, an art deco-styled, one-off concept machine built by the Bavarian marque in 1934 but which never went into production, has been fastidiously recreated by Florida custom house...

Spied: KTM out testing a bigger 390 Duke

Spied: KTM out testing a bigger 390 Duke

KTM are testing an updated 390 Duke which appears to be physically larger to suit a wider range of riders. Small capacity bikes are big business, not just in Europe but around the world. Unlike years...

R5Ker and YouTuber explains Valiantino Postlethwaite creation

R5Ker and YouTuber explains Valiantino Postlethwaite creation

Like many of MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook group members, Mark Sheerin, enjoys nothing more than a ride out with a friend with whom he spends hours touring the Lakes, Dales and Peaks, making quirky...

California Superbike School kick-off partnership with AGV and Dainese

California Superbike School kick-off partnership with AGV and Dainese

Circuit-based training specialists the California Superbike School have begun a partnership with AGV and Dainese, giving coaches the latest in on-track protection when instructing their...

Joint raid sees seven arrested for moped-enabled robberies

Joint raid sees seven arrested for moped-enabled robberies

The Metropolitan Police have teamed up with officers in Dorset to arrest seven people for their involvement in two moped enabled robberies. The dawn raids were the culmination of an intelligence-led...

Fuell Fluid more than trebles funding target in five days

Fuell Fluid more than trebles funding target in five days

Erik Buell's new electric bike start-up has had a strong start to its crowdfunding campaign, achieving over 388% of its target in the first five days. All 40 higher-speed Fuell Fluid 1S models made...

Riding Oulton Park with a British Superbike champion

Riding Oulton Park with a British Superbike champion

It’s 7am at a crisp, but dry Oulton Park. Although the sun has barely risen, the paddock is already a hive of activity, with swarms of bleary-eyed trackday goers unloading vans, exchanging banter and...

R5k members head to the frozen lakes of Mongolia

R5k members head to the frozen lakes of Mongolia

Members of the #ride5000miles Facebook group have a sense of adventure, with pictures posted of trips to far-flung shores. You’d usually see snaps from Mark Leonard exploring the leafy lanes around...

Special edition Mutt Super 6 is an L plate dream

Special edition Mutt Super 6 is an L plate dream

Birmingham-based Mutt have made a name for themselves the last few years as the go to people for cool, small capacity machines. To celebrate their successes (which include a launch in Japan as well as...

Stile Italiano pay tribute to tuning house NCR's last founder

Stile Italiano pay tribute to tuning house NCR's last founder

Stile Italiano have built a stunning custom Ducati MHR1000 as a tribute to Rino Caracchi – the final member of tuning house NCR who passed away last year. If you’re not familiar with the NCR name,...