April

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...

Stripped-back Honda Gold Wing available in select dealerships

Stripped-back Honda Gold Wing available in select dealerships

Just a year after unveiling an all-new, radically-revamped GL1800 Gold Wing and buoyed by public demand, Honda have launched a second variant... for over £5000 less! Read MCN's full Honda Gold Wing...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...