2020

Arai sets new standard with ECE 22.06 Quantic

Arai sets new standard with ECE 22.06 Quantic

Arai’s new sports touring helmet is the first, and so far the only, helmet to pass the rigorous new ECE 22.06 standard. The test was introduced last year and significantly raises the bar compared to...

John McGuinness awarded MBE

John McGuinness awarded MBE

John McGuinness has been awarded an MBE for his services to motorcycle racing after being included in the 2021 New Year Honours List. McGuinness is the greatest living Isle of Man TT racer with 23...

Ride onboard with Rossi at the VR46 Ranch

Ride onboard with Rossi at the VR46 Ranch

Ever wished you could ride flat track at Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Motor Ranch? Well, thanks to Dainese, now you can! Sort of… The Italian motorcycle clothing giants and long-time sponsors of Valentino...

MCN’s resident riding coach Mark Edwards retires

MCN’s resident riding coach Mark Edwards retires

After 24 years of training motorcyclists - including MCN road testers for over a decade and 100s of our readers - Mark Edwards has retired. Previously serving with Thames Valley Police for three...

Bimota UK 2021 dealer plan revealed

Bimota UK 2021 dealer plan revealed

Getting your hands on the recently released Kawasaki Ninja H2-powered Bimota Tesi H2 or incoming retro KB4 sportsbike looks set to become easier in 2021 with the UK importer confirming plans for a UK...

Nippy Normans reimagine BMW R18 as all-conquering super tourer

Nippy Normans reimagine BMW R18 as all-conquering super tourer

After the unveiling of the R18, BMW parts specialist Nippy Normans started wondering: what if that hulking great engine wasn’t just confined to powering a cruiser? Related articles on MCN BMW R18...

Update your style with all-new SHARK Helmets graphics - including the new Lorenzo replica!

Update your style with all-new SHARK Helmets graphics - including the new Lorenzo replica!

SHARK helmets promotion We’re all familiar with SHARK Helmets’ iconic racing model - the Race R Pro GP - with the recognisable shark fin spoiler on the back, worn by the likes of Scott Redding and Johann Zarco… For 2021, our...

IOM Santa's on a Bike charity ride out to go ahead for Rebecca House Children's Hospice

IOM Santa's on a Bike charity ride out to go ahead for Rebecca House Children's Hospice

A huge charity ride is scheduled to take place on the Isle of Man on Saturday, December 12, and will comprise hundreds of bikers dressed as Santa. Related articles on MCN Female bike group release...

Ice Breaker Challenge: Rallymoto event promotes socially distanced adventuring

Ice Breaker Challenge: Rallymoto event promotes socially distanced adventuring

Motorcycle rallying event organisers Rallymoto have created the Ice Breaker Challenge, which is a novel way of keeping people riding while avoiding any mass participation issues. Related articles on...

1970s styling meets 2021 tech in new Honda CB1000F concept

1970s styling meets 2021 tech in new Honda CB1000F concept

This computer image is our best look yet at Honda’s new CB1000F retro-styled roadster which was first teased by the Japanese company back in March. The bike is based on Honda’s popular CB1000R 'Neo...

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

A podcasting duo consisting of 2020 National Superstock 1000 champion Chrissy Rouse and Isle of Man TT top-10 finisher Dom Herbertson are aiming to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support by...

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

The annual ritual of heading to Birmingham to kick tyres, squeeze levers and twist throttles before stocking up on a mass of biking bargains whether we need them or not has been hit by coronavirus –...

Bagger tricks: How the S&S Indian heavyweight racer won at Laguna Seca

Bagger tricks: How the S&S Indian heavyweight racer won at Laguna Seca

The inaugural King of the Baggers race was run last week at Laguna Seca, with flat-track pro Tyler O’Hara taking top honours. The close-fought event has spawned from a growing performance bagger scene...

Fabrizio Pirovano tribute Yamaha R1 raises £24,000 for cancer research charity

Fabrizio Pirovano tribute Yamaha R1 raises £24,000 for cancer research charity

A one-off Yamaha R1 paying tribute to the late World Superbike racer, Fabrizio Pirovano, has been auctioned off online to raise money for a cancer research charity. The bike sold to an anonymous...

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

A biking destination in Bedfordshire has launched a crowdfunder after coronavirus forced them to shut. Boyds of Bedford was opened by husband and wife team Tom and Jessica Answer in 2018, originally...

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

SHARK helmets promotion Winter is fast approaching, so what better time to start preparing your kit to take on the elements? If you haven’t quite reached your 5000 miles for #ride5000miles this year, sponsors of the...

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

ADVERTISEMENT FROM MONIMOTO The riders behind the Monimoto motorcycle tracker are giving you the chance to own a piece of the action and support them in the fight again bike theft once and for all. With around 40,000...

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez TV star turned endurance athlete, Mathew 'Pritch' Pritchard, is embarking on a new challenge to get his motorcycle licence in partnership with Mutt Motorcycles. The 47-year-old...

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph’s Speed Twin may be a great performer thanks to its Thruxton 1200 engine and souped-up cycle parts but many would agree its sober styling isn’t the most exciting in the world. Related articles...

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Bridgestone have revealed a new Battlax Sport Touring T32 tyre range, set to take over from the existing T31 as the firm’s flagship road-going distance offering - promising improved wet weather...

Female riders launch calendar in aid of ovarian cancer charity

Female riders launch calendar in aid of ovarian cancer charity

A group of 300 female bikers from the Southwest have launched a charity calendar to raise money for ovarian cancer support group, Ovacome. Known as the Bristol Biking Girls, the online ladies-only...

Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250

Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250

The visor tear-off that ended Jack Miller’s race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Misano sold for an incredible £4250 at auction. UK-based charity, Two Wheels for Life, were able to sell the piece...

Kawasaki’s popular Versys 1000 range gets total makeover for 2021

Kawasaki’s popular Versys 1000 range gets total makeover for 2021

Kawasaki has raised the bar with its hugely popular Versys 1000 line-up for 2021. The ambitious overhaul sees the standard Versys replaced by a much higher-spec-as-standard S version while the SE...

Thieves take over £20k of stock from Maidstone Harley dealer

Thieves take over £20k of stock from Maidstone Harley dealer

Thieves have stolen over £20,000-worth of stock from Maidstone Harley-Davidson after breaking into the dealership in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, October 8. Biking gear was the target...

SHARK Helmets brand-new EVOJET now in UK dealers

SHARK Helmets brand-new EVOJET now in UK dealers

SHARK helmets promotion #Ride5000miles sponsor, SHARK Helmets, released news of its futuristic EVOJET helmet at EICMA last year and now, you can get your hands on your own! Designed in France and manufactured at SHARK...

Big insurance shake up coming: Firms warned to stop hiking premiums

Big insurance shake up coming: Firms warned to stop hiking premiums

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has put out proposals to rid the insurance market of second-year price hikes that favour new customers over existing policyholders. After an analysis of the...

So long Sportster: Harley-Davidson withdraws longstanding range

So long Sportster: Harley-Davidson withdraws longstanding range

After decades of sales, Harley-Davidson have confirmed that the venerable Sportster range will make a quiet exit from Europe due to the upcoming Euro5 emissions regulations. Small updates aside, the...

Michael Neeves reveals secrets of a road tester - see all six episodes here

Michael Neeves reveals secrets of a road tester - see all six episodes here

Bikertek promotion In the final episode of his series ‘Secrets of a Road Tester’, Michael Neeves summarises his approach to riding. He says that after two decades as a road tester, covering tens of thousands of miles,...

ContiRoad Performs Exceptionally on KTM Bike

ContiRoad Performs Exceptionally on KTM Bike

Continental tyres promotion Motorcycle legend, Jeremy McWilliams, a former MotoGP rider, Multiple Northwest 200 winner and full-time KTM test and development rider, had the opportunity to extensively test the new ContiRoad at...

Something for the weekend: Royal Enfield team up with Baffle Culture for bike event

Something for the weekend: Royal Enfield team up with Baffle Culture for bike event

If you’ve not managed to get your bike show fix this summer, there’s still time as Royal Enfield have teamed up with Baffle Culture in Pontypool, Wales, to bring you a weekend of socially distanced...

Recently-saved Melbourne Raceway transformed by £180,000 in donations

Recently-saved Melbourne Raceway transformed by £180,000 in donations

York-based drag racing venue Melbourne Raceway has blasted back into action after a massive fundraising effort saved it from extinction – and the team behind it have just agreed a fresh 10-year lease...

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance create month-long charity route to raise funds

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance create month-long charity route to raise funds

Motorcyclists are being encouraged to get out on their bikes to help raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance service. In a month-long fund-raising campaign known as 'Ride...

New Citycruiser from SHARK Helmets in dealers NOW

New Citycruiser from SHARK Helmets in dealers NOW

SHARK helmets promotion #Ride5000miles sponsors, SHARK Helmets, has always been a brand known for innovation - never afraid to think outside of the box and develop new styles, fashions and use new technology. The...

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

A bid to have trail bike riders and 4x4s banned from some of the few byways in the Lake District they have legal access to has been thrown out by a High Court judge. A campaign by a group of ramblers,...

Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

We’re thrilled to announce the MCN YouTube channel has passed a quarter of a million subscribers. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for watching our videos, subscribing, and joining...

Rescheduled Malle Mile proves the show can go on

Rescheduled Malle Mile proves the show can go on

The rescheduled Malle Mile went ahead without a hitch at the weekend, with hundreds of riders and spectators enjoying fun in the sun. The Malle Mile is a weekend-long motorcycle festival celebrating...