2019

TRL drive for better fitting helmets

TRL drive for better fitting helmets

The Transport Research Laboratory are conducting extensive research into helmet fitment to help increase safety in the event of an accident. More from MCN: Explained: how to find the right helmet MCN...

Vanderhall Venice three-wheeler can be driven on a bike licence

Vanderhall Venice three-wheeler can be driven on a bike licence

Vanderhall have made a name for themselves in the US with their handmade, fun-themed three-wheelers. They’ve even bagged a few famous fans, such as well known petrolhead Jay Leno. Now they’re coming...

Free BikeTrac and 15% off Ducati Insurance for Panigale V4

Free BikeTrac and 15% off Ducati Insurance for Panigale V4

Ducati UK are now making it easier than ever to own a Panigale V4 superbike, by offering a free 12-month subscription to BikeTrac and 15% off Ducati Insurance.  Available from February 1 to June...

Banish the winter blues for under £250 and go off-road

Banish the winter blues for under £250 and go off-road

The sun is high in the sky. There’s not a cloud in sight. It’s 20 degrees C, and the warmth seeping through my lightweight enduro kit is erasing the memory of a cold and grey English January. Just a...

R5k members share their tips for riding in winter

R5k members share their tips for riding in winter

Temperatures have plummeted, but that’s not stopping #ride5000miles members from having fun. As Billy Connolly once said: "There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing," and that’s...

Honda CBR900RR FireBlade used test

Honda CBR900RR FireBlade used test

In 1992, the Honda CBR900RR FireBlade changed the sportbike game forever. Promising unparalleled levels of lightness, agile steering and plenty of poke, it was the must have bike of the time. Over a...

New statistics show how few motorcycle thefts result in action

New statistics show how few motorcycle thefts result in action

New figures have revealed the size of the motorcycle theft problem in London and how little of it ends in police action being taken. From January 2015 to October 2018, over 45,000 motorcycle or moped...

Italian design house create Ducati Panigale V4 streetfighter

Italian design house create Ducati Panigale V4 streetfighter

This stunning Ducati Panigale V4 streetfighter could be the shape of things to come with Ducati promising more models with the MotoGP-derived engine. Italian design house Officine GP Design are...

Bag a motorbike kit bargain in online clearance auction

Bag a motorbike kit bargain in online clearance auction

£500,000-worth of motorbike kit is to be auctioned online during the first week of February 2019. The stock of Bradford-based retailer Nicholas Noble (UK) Ltd, which recently went into administration...

Crescent Motorcycles celebrate 55 years with Suzuki

Crescent Motorcycles celebrate 55 years with Suzuki

Multi-franchise motorcycle dealer group Crescent Motorcycles are celebrating 55 years in partnership with Suzuki.  Crescent took delivery of their first machines in the 1960s, when the business...

Steve McQueen's Triumph fetches £118,000 at auction

Steve McQueen's Triumph fetches £118,000 at auction

The massive Las Vegas Bonhams motorcycle auction took place on Thursday, January 24 with 128 motorbikes going under the hammer. MORE FROM MCN Ducati electric mountain bike arrives in dealers 5 ways...

Hex Innovate create new generation BMW diagnostic tool

Hex Innovate create new generation BMW diagnostic tool

South African motorcycle tech experts Hex Innovate have created a new diagnostic tool for riders, which can be operated remotely via a laptop or smartphone. Known as the GS-911, the unit gives BMW...

Government sets up a new taskforce to tackle rise in bike crime

Government sets up a new taskforce to tackle rise in bike crime

The Home Office has set up a vehicle taskforce after a huge rise in theft nationally. The taskforce is chaired by Policing Minister Nick Hurd MP and includes representatives from various police...

Metisse are thinking big

Metisse are thinking big

An all-new biking destination will soon be on the map thanks to bespoke motorcycle manufacturer Metisse. The company, based in Carswell, Oxfordshire, have announced that construction is due to begin...

"Men worry about dropping their bike too, they just don't talk about it"

"Men worry about dropping their bike too, they just don't talk about it"

Being 50 years old wasn’t going to stop MCN reader Sue Gibbons getting her bike licence and nor was being a woman in the largely male-dominated motorbike world. As a pillion on her husband’s...

SWM appoint 3X Motorcycles as UK dealer

SWM appoint 3X Motorcycles as UK dealer

SWM, the Italian motorbike manufacturer famed for their off-road exploits in the 1970s and '80s have appointed 3X Motorcycles as their official UK distributor. The deal means that 2019 models will be...

Revisited: 1990-1992 Kawasaki KR-1S

Revisited: 1990-1992 Kawasaki KR-1S

The Kawasaki KR-1S was one of the most exciting two-stroke performance bikes produced in the 1990s and here in Britain we absolutely lapped them up. So, what's it like 28 years on? MCN finds out. MORE...

BMW's loose spoke woes

BMW's loose spoke woes

Up to a thousand BMW bikes sold in the UK last year with spoked rims could be at risk of multiple spokes working loose, leading to compromised wheel integrity. The issue also affects all spoked-rim...

Complicated sales fraud catches out unwitting bike buyers

Complicated sales fraud catches out unwitting bike buyers

Used motorcycle buyers are being warned to be extra cautious and vigilant after a sophisticated new fraud emerged, which involves the theft and selling of three similar motorcycles. The fraud catches...

GYTR race kit transforms Yamaha YZF-R3 into Supersport 300 racer

GYTR race kit transforms Yamaha YZF-R3 into Supersport 300 racer

Alongside the introduction of a revised YZF-R3 road bike for 2019, Yamaha have revealed a new GYTR performance kit to transform the standard machine into a World Supersport 300 (WSSP300) race...

Poll: Which was the greatest late 80s/early 90s Japanese sportsbike?

Poll: Which was the greatest late 80s/early 90s Japanese sportsbike?

As Kawasaki’s ZXR750 turns 30, we are on a quest to discover the greatest late 80s to early 90s Japanese superbike ever produced. In the running is the Honda RC30, Yamaha OW01 and the aforementioned...

CES Las Vegas 2019 motorbike tech on display

CES Las Vegas 2019 motorbike tech on display

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where technology companies from all over the world display their latest and greatest ideas. This year a few motorcycle companies made the trip, including...

Adventure Spec Challenge is perfect for bikers new to off-roading

Adventure Spec Challenge is perfect for bikers new to off-roading

After the success of last year’s Wales 500 the organisers, RallyMoto, have expanded the event into a series called the Adventure Spec Challenge. For 2019 there will be three '500' events in...

MV Agusta announce A2-friendly Brutale 800 and F3 675

MV Agusta announce A2-friendly Brutale 800 and F3 675

Never ones to be accused of not looking after the interests of young people, MV Agusta have homologated A2-compliant versions of the MV Agusta Brutale 800 and MV Agusta F3 675 that can be...

Lightning ramp up electric bike assembly line

Lightning ramp up electric bike assembly line

Just as the electric bike market is heating up with more manufacturers and increasing sales, US firm Lightning have entered the next stage of mass production with their LS-218 sportsbike. MORE FROM...

Mike Hailwood Ducati TT replica auctioned

Mike Hailwood Ducati TT replica auctioned

This NCR Ducati replica, identical to the bike Mike Hailwood rode to historic victory at the 1978 TT, is the star lot at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas later this month. NCR were a tuning shop down...

Newmarket gets UK’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership

Newmarket gets UK’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership

After 22 years of service at its Black Bear Lane premises, Newmarket Harley-Davidson have moved location to a new purpose-built showroom for the first time today. Promising to be both 'bigger and...

McAMS Yamaha's Jason O'Halloran gives trackday tuition

McAMS Yamaha's Jason O'Halloran gives trackday tuition

Aussie BSB star Jason O’Halloran will be giving special one-to-one tuition at Almeria, courtesy of Focused Events, in an exclusive Golden Ticket promotion. MORE FROM MCN Celebrity favourite bikes of...