2019

Win the last ticket to the Malle Great Rally

Win the last ticket to the Malle Great Rally

Malle’s Great Rally is a fabulous ride that takes bikers from the very Southernmost tip of the UK up to the Northernmost. Over the course of five stages, 100 riders of classic and custom motorcycles...

11 years for pair who profited from £1million of stolen vehicles

11 years for pair who profited from £1million of stolen vehicles

Two men who handled more than £1 million worth of stolen vehicles have been jailed for 11 years after a major investigation led by the Metropolitan Police’s Organised Vehicle Crime Unit. The two men...

Novice rider helped by #ride5000miles group

Novice rider helped by #ride5000miles group

We all know how daunting it can be when we first start to ride and for Rebecca Johnson, who originally passed her CBT in August 2016, it took until spring last year to be confident enough to regularly...

MCN's #ride5000miles group reaches 10k members!

MCN's #ride5000miles group reaches 10k members!

Here at MCN we’re thrilled to report that the #ride5000miles Facebook community acquired its 10,000th member today. We wish huge congratulations to Richard Young, who was the new member that tipped...

Test ride a Yamaha, Kawasaki or Ducati at Silverstone this weekend

Test ride a Yamaha, Kawasaki or Ducati at Silverstone this weekend

After a winter hiatus, the British Superbike Championship will be returning this weekend for the first round of the season at Silverstone's National layout. The Northamptonshire circuit...

Over 60 people upgrade their lid with Bike Stop campaign

Over 60 people upgrade their lid with Bike Stop campaign

Stevenage-based clothing retailer, Bike Stop, saw more than 60 people swap their old motorcycle helmets for a discount on a new one as part of their latest trade-in campaign. The clothing...

Yamaha UK announce Sport Touring Demo Weekend event

Yamaha UK announce Sport Touring Demo Weekend event

Yamaha will be showcasing their sports touring range on Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 May with a special weekend-long dealership event, allowing would-be buyers to test ride many of their latest...

Bag an Oxford Rainseal two-piece suit when you subscribe to MCN

Bag an Oxford Rainseal two-piece suit when you subscribe to MCN

Summer 2019 is officially on its way but you know what that can mean for those of us living in the UK, rain and a lot of it! Don’t be put off riding by the unpredictable weather this summer, subscribe...

Police crush gang bikes after mob rides through towns

Police crush gang bikes after mob rides through towns

The bikes of a gang who ran amok on the roads during an illegal 'ride out' event have been crushed by West Midlands Police. Last month the force secured public nuisance convictions against 29 men who...

Foggy on tap! King Carl teams up with biker brewery to make his own ale

Foggy on tap! King Carl teams up with biker brewery to make his own ale

Seven time world champion Carl Fogarty MBE has teamed up with Lancashire based Crankshaft Brewery to launch his own signature beer, Foggy Gold. “It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while,”...

The Southend Shakedown is back for 2019!

The Southend Shakedown is back for 2019!

Thanks to motorcycle group The Oilheads and financial backing from motorbike insurance specialists Devitt Insurance, the Southend Shakedown is back and will take place on Monday April 22 – Easter bank...

TV’s Guy Willison sets up motorcycle company

TV’s Guy Willison sets up motorcycle company

Best known for his work alongside Henry Cole on The Motorbike Show, bespoke motorcycle builder Guy Willison has set up a company of his own called 5Four Motorcycles. Named after his call sign while he...

Bott Power reveal XR1 White Carbon - a flat track-styled special

Bott Power reveal XR1 White Carbon - a flat track-styled special

Spanish firm Bott Power have unveiled their latest Buell-based special – the ‘XR1 White Carbon’, and the kit is set to cost from £9,000. If you’ve not heard of Bott Power, they’re a side project for...

Gallery: motorbikes at the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Gallery: motorbikes at the 77th Goodwood Members’ Meeting

Amid the tweed and public-school games, a new motorbike race made its debut at the 77th Members’ Meeting down at the Goodwood circuit last weekend. The Barry Sheene trophy was a 20-minute Formula 750...

R5k Facebook group goes global

R5k Facebook group goes global

With member numbers swelling to 9000, the #Ride5000Miles Facebook group is going from strength to strength and almost 20% of members live overseas. So we decided to find out what it’s like to live and...

Allen Millyard's home-made Velocette V-twin

Allen Millyard's home-made Velocette V-twin

No stranger to creating magical one-off motorbikes often with ‘doubled-up’ engines, Berkshire bike-building genius Allen Millyard has done it again with this fantastic 698cc Velocette V-twin. Created...

One spot left to ride with Valentino Rossi at Misano

One spot left to ride with Valentino Rossi at Misano

Just one place remains for the exclusive new 'Dainese Experience', which allows a select number fans to ride with nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi. Kicking off on Wednesday, April 17 with a...

Charity T-shirts raise money for Manx Grand Prix helicopter ambulance

Charity T-shirts raise money for Manx Grand Prix helicopter ambulance

OEM and pattern motorcycle parts specialists Wemoto are raising money for the Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club with charity T-shirts, to help fund their life-saving helicopter ambulance service. This...

Moped crime wanted posters are huge success

Moped crime wanted posters are huge success

The Metropolitan Police have made 15 arrests after a week of action on moped crime, with one offender even handing themselves in after seeing their face publicly displayed. Over 30 people appeared in...

Bolt-ons turn Honda's CRF450L into 'mini adventurer'

Bolt-ons turn Honda's CRF450L into 'mini adventurer'

Honda’s new CRF450L is a great trail bike but in standard trim its uses are limited. But Yorkshire-based Adventure Spec have spotted its potential and designed a whole range of products to toughen it...

April Fool's stories from the world of motorbikes in 2019

April Fool's stories from the world of motorbikes in 2019

Every year on April 1 we see a raft of stories that seem too crazy to be true, because they’re not. Here is MCN’s round-up of the April Fool's stories we’ve seen around the web. Triumph jet engine...

R5K members 'live the dream' riding Vietnam on Honda scooters

R5K members 'live the dream' riding Vietnam on Honda scooters

We all like to daydream and plan trips to far flung places but rarely do these dreams become reality. But #ride5000miles members, Colin Bloomer and Clive Gillow, decided to bite the bullet, fly from...

Meet the Lightning Strike - a more affordable electric bike!

Meet the Lightning Strike - a more affordable electric bike!

Lightning have unveiled the Strike – a new electric bike that’s got the looks, the tech and a very sensible list price. This could well be the machine we’ve all been waiting for... Lighting have been...

Ixon introduce universal airbag system for any jacket

Ixon introduce universal airbag system for any jacket

French motorbike gear manufacturer, Ixon, have produced an airbag system that can be worn under any motorbike jacket. The system uses a smart electrical "In&box" system that analyses the biker’s...

New BMW Motorrad dealership set to open in Swansea

New BMW Motorrad dealership set to open in Swansea

Motorcycle sales, clothing and parts specialists M&P Direct are set to become an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer, opening a new store in Swansea in April. The new 10,000 square foot showroom will...

#ride5000miles members brave the elements at the 58th Dragon Rally

#ride5000miles members brave the elements at the 58th Dragon Rally

While most of us wouldn’t want to spend a winter weekend under canvas, more than 1300 rally-goers braved the elements at the 58th Dragon Rally, organised by Conwy Motor Cycle Club. We caught up with...

Recall issued for several Triumph models - get yours fixed soon

Recall issued for several Triumph models - get yours fixed soon

Triumph have issued a safety recall for many of their Street Twin and Bonneville T100 and T120-based models to fix a fault with the headstock tidy which could cause damage to the wiring loom. Owners...

Honda Fireblade: from road to race

Honda Fireblade: from road to race

BSB is the fiercest, most celebrated domestic race series in the world and the headlining superbikes and sideways-slewing superstockers can always be relied on to produce the fastest, most...

Great Escape Triumph TR6 to headline 75th anniversary event

Great Escape Triumph TR6 to headline 75th anniversary event

Once of the most famous motorcycle film scenes ever committed to celluloid or pixels will be relived this March 24 on the 75th anniversary of the events that inspired the 1963 war epic – The...

R5k members find different ways to boost their miles

R5k members find different ways to boost their miles

It doesn’t matter how you make up your miles, as members of our #ride5000miles group prove, there are many ways to hit that target. With a spirit of adventure, Rob Wright and his mate took a trip to...

MCN explains: automatic clutch kit for Husqvarna 401s

MCN explains: automatic clutch kit for Husqvarna 401s

Husqvarna Motorcycles have announced this week that their stylish Vitpilen and Svartpilen 401 duo will be available with Rekluse clutch kits that turn the fully manual gearbox into an unstallable...

Motorcycle theft falls as police use tougher tactics

Motorcycle theft falls as police use tougher tactics

The battle to stem the theft of motorcycles and scooters looks to have achieved a tangible improvement over the past 12 months. The news comes against a backdrop of wildly accelerating automotive...

2019 Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show is roaring success

2019 Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show is roaring success

Blue skies on Saturday morning heralded the return of the Carole Nash MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show to the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh at the weekend. More than 15,000 show-goers streamed...

Indian reveal limited-edition Jack Daniel’s Springfield Dark Horse

Indian reveal limited-edition Jack Daniel’s Springfield Dark Horse

Minneapolis-based Indian Motorcycles have teamed up with Jack Daniel’s and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles to create a limited-run Springfield Dark Horse. Available from September 2019 onwards, just 177...

The mums, dads, sons and daughters of #R5k

The mums, dads, sons and daughters of #R5k

We all ride for different reasons but there’s a common theme when it comes to our earliest memories of the world of two wheels. Seeing family and friends, in particular our parents, enjoy the thrills...

No Limits announce Sepang trackday in 2020

No Limits announce Sepang trackday in 2020

Have you ever dreamed of rolling down pit lane at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit for some hot laps of the gruelling 3.4-mile track? Well now you can, with No Limits. The trackday firm have announced a new...