2020

Super Soco announce 10% discount for all key workers during Coronavirus outbreak

Super Soco announce 10% discount for all key workers during Coronavirus outbreak

Small-capacity electric motorbike manufacturer, Super Soco have this morning announced they will be offering a 10% discount to all key workers during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The offer is valid...

Dainese set-up GoFundMe to provide medical equipment for Italian healthcare professionals

Dainese set-up GoFundMe to provide medical equipment for Italian healthcare professionals

Dainese are currently appealing for donations as they attempt to raise €200,000 to help provide medical equipment for Italian healthcare professionals tackling the Coronavirus emergency. The...

Honda step back in time: New CB-F Concept takes the CB1000R back to the '80s

Honda step back in time: New CB-F Concept takes the CB1000R back to the '80s

Honda have worked a little '80s magic on the CB1000R and brought us this: the CB-F Concept. It’s based on the CB900F (the original – not the recent Hornet), which itself was attempting to...

Riders fight plans to charge bikes to park in Hackney

Riders fight plans to charge bikes to park in Hackney

Hackney council have proposed emissions-based charging permits for motorcycles that could see locals paying hundreds of pounds a year to continue riding their bikes. It’s currently free to park a bike...

Braaps the spirit: Movember ambassador offers self-isolating biking fix to all with new Instagram profile

Braaps the spirit: Movember ambassador offers self-isolating biking fix to all with new Instagram profile

Self-employed men's health and mental health advocate, Ben Bowers, has created a new Instagram page, allowing bikers to indulge their passion for engine noise, without risking unnecessary harm during...

Ways to read Motor Cycle News

Ways to read Motor Cycle News

MCN MCN is the world’s number one biking weekly. Every issue is packed full of the latest news from the world of biking, as well as new bike reviews and thorough testing of the bikes you care about on the...

Hit the road Jack: Indian tease fifth Jack Daniel's special to mark 80 years of Sturgis Rally

Hit the road Jack: Indian tease fifth Jack Daniel's special to mark 80 years of Sturgis Rally

Indian Motorcycles have announced their fifth collaboration with whiskey experts, Jack Daniel's, and will reveal a new limited-edition motorcycle at the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, in South Dakota,...

Potholes to petrol: what does the Chancellor's budget mean for bikers?

Potholes to petrol: what does the Chancellor's budget mean for bikers?

The budget by Chancellor Rishi Sunak looks like good news for bikers with a pledged £2.5 billion pothole fund, which should go some way to filling the estimated 50 million bone-jarring blemishes...

Trials star and dealership raise thousands for charity

Trials star and dealership raise thousands for charity

An evening with Dougie Lampkin MBE at Colin Appleyard Motorcycles has helped to raise much needed funds for a local charity. The event saw over 180 customers descend on the dealership to hear...

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich steps down following years of falling sales

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich steps down following years of falling sales

Matt Levatich has agreed to step down as President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Harley-Davidson.  Levatich had been with the company for 26 years, and had been CEO for five,...

How fast?! Triumph Rocket 3 R blasts past firm’s internal 0-60mph record

How fast?! Triumph Rocket 3 R blasts past firm’s internal 0-60mph record

The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R has smashed the Hinckley firm’s internal 0-60mph production bike record, reaching the definitive pub-bragging speed in just 2.73 seconds during a track event in Cartagena,...

Listen: new Zard pipes for the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT twins

Listen: new Zard pipes for the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT twins

Italian exhaust manufacturer Zard has a new range of pipes covering a whole host of machines, now available in the UK. Our pick of the latest line-up is their conical N.2 slip-ons for the Royal...

University of Warwick develop electric superbike based on a Fireblade

University of Warwick develop electric superbike based on a Fireblade

Students from the University of Warwick are building an electric superbike to race at events this summer with an eye on the TT Zero when the category returns in 2022. The Warwick Moto team comprises...

Voting open for Ducati Scrambler-based Custom Rumble competition

Voting open for Ducati Scrambler-based Custom Rumble competition

Voting has now opened for the third Ducati Custom Rumble competition – a biennial contest to crown the best-looking modified Scrambler models in existence. Opening online on Friday, February 14,...

Italian race bike builder, Giancarlo Morbidelli dies aged 86

Italian race bike builder, Giancarlo Morbidelli dies aged 86

Giancarlo Morbidelli, the name behind some of the greatest bikes in smaller-capacity GP racing, has died in his hometown of Pesaro, Italy. He was 86. After building his first racers in 1969 his...

Record year sees CCM Motorcycles more than quadruple sales figures

Record year sees CCM Motorcycles more than quadruple sales figures

Bolton-based CCM Motorcycles are busy celebrating record growth across 2019, after sales more than quadrupled in the last 12 months. Equating to a turnover of more than £17 million and a healthy...

Royal Enfield discontinues 500cc engine used in Bullet and Classic

Royal Enfield discontinues 500cc engine used in Bullet and Classic

Royal Enfield have officially confirmed that they will cease production of their 500cc engine currently used in the Classic and Bullet models. The single-cylinder engine has been used by the brand...

Easy-fit kit converts Yamaha Fazer 600 into retro race rep

Easy-fit kit converts Yamaha Fazer 600 into retro race rep

With all the interest in café racers and home-built specials, how about this? A 1970s TZ-inspired street racer based on the Yamaha Fazer 600 that you can build yourself with a new £1800 kit. It's the...

Training triumph for new riders as rogue instructors shut down

Training triumph for new riders as rogue instructors shut down

The DVSA have shut down more than 100 rogue motorcycle trainers who have been delivering sub-standard training to new motorcyclists. Related: learn to ride with MCN As a result of their work 18...

Paralysed Claire Lomas to do 26.2 miles in wheelchair... in full bike gear

Paralysed Claire Lomas to do 26.2 miles in wheelchair... in full bike gear

Claire Lomas is planning to complete this year’s London Marathon in her wheelchair while wearing full riding gear – including leathers and helmet. Claire was paralysed from the chest down in 2007...

The Speedshop: BBC considering full series for custom bike build show

The Speedshop: BBC considering full series for custom bike build show

The Speedshop could be in line to get a full series if viewer feedback and iPlayer performance are good enough. The show followed custom bike builder, Titch Cormack as he made an adapted off-roader...

Rent-a-wrench: new membership workshop opens in Leicestershire

Rent-a-wrench: new membership workshop opens in Leicestershire

A new DIY engineering workshop has opened in Leicestershire, allowing members to make use of £25,000 worth of industrial working machinery. The Machine Shop is based in Burbage (near Hinckley) and...

Zero-mile Paul Smart Ducati among stars at Vegas Bonhams auction

Zero-mile Paul Smart Ducati among stars at Vegas Bonhams auction

It’s that time of year when Bonhams put on their Las Vegas auction, arguably the biggest classic bike sale of the year. Taking place at Caesar's Entertainment Studios on Thursday, 23 January, among...

We're Hiring! Do you fancy working with us?

We're Hiring! Do you fancy working with us?

If you have a burning passion for all things motorcycling, an insatiable need to write in an exciting and engaging way and want to have the might of the world’s no.1 motorcycle publication behind you...

Never mind deBolex, here’s a custom Kawasaki ZRX1200R!

Never mind deBolex, here’s a custom Kawasaki ZRX1200R!

DeBolex have made a name for themselves the last few years producing beautiful handbuilt café racers, and whaddaya know - they’ve done it again. This time though, it’s based on a rather special and...

BMW R1250GS and GS Adventure top the sales charts in 2019

BMW R1250GS and GS Adventure top the sales charts in 2019

BMW Motorrad UK registered a record 9,353 new motorbikes in 2019, a 3.5% increase on 2018’s figure. Motorcycle and powered two wheeler (PTW) sales were up across the board in 2019, but this included a...

Range of Buell WSB, IOM TT and Macau bikes for sale

Range of Buell WSB, IOM TT and Macau bikes for sale

Ten Buell racing motorbikes and other inventory from the firm’s final days in World Superbike and road racing have gone up for sale. The EB1190 models are being sold by NCCR in Sweden who ran the Erik...

Vote now for Britain's best biker café for 2020!

Vote now for Britain's best biker café for 2020!

After weeks in the saddle and days wolfing down breakfasts, our man Justin has come up with his shortlist of the 'Best Bike Cafés in the UK 2020' – and now it’s your turn to choose an overall...

Ex-Chris Walker and John Crawford factory Suzuki BSB bikes put up for sale

Ex-Chris Walker and John Crawford factory Suzuki BSB bikes put up for sale

Two of the most iconic British Superbikes ever produced are currently up for grabs on eBay, with the owner selling the duo to help fund a café and museum dedicated to Suzuki’s grand prix...

Dragged up to date: Crowdfunding set up for Melbourne Raceway, York

Dragged up to date: Crowdfunding set up for Melbourne Raceway, York

A massive fundraising campaign is underway to help get racing back to Melbourne Raceway. The track (formerly knowns as York) was set up in the late 70s and went on to become one of the most iconic...

Win Richa gear worth nearly £500!

Win Richa gear worth nearly £500!

COMPETITION We’ve got together with Richa to offer one lucky rider the chance to win a Richa Infinity 2 Pro jacket and Colorado 2 Pro trousers to keep them warm and dry - even in the most challenging of...