2020

Updated Stan Stephens autobiography gives two-stroke fans another chance to read about the godfather of porting

Updated Stan Stephens autobiography gives two-stroke fans another chance to read about the godfather of porting

Legendary two-stroke tuner Stan Stephens has printed another run of his autobiography The Mechanic Who Got Lucky. The new updated edition chronicles Stan’s journey through life and motorcycles, which...

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders have begun producing a new charity range, with 30% of the proceeds of each unit sold being donated to the National Health Service. "Like most people, we are very aware of how tough...

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

MV Agusta have taken to social media to display their first five Superveloce 800 Serie Oros, which have now been built following a period of ceased production as a result of Coronavirus. The exotic...

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Empty roads are sending motorists berserk, with record numbers caught speeding in London as traffic and congestion drops during lockdown, including a driver caught doing 163mph on the M1. The...

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

A Movember ambassador has launched a new Instagram-based competition, encouraging bikers to produce one-minute short films in celebration of their motorcycles during lockdown. Kick-started by...

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV has become the latest insurance firm to offer a refund to policy holders as claims reduce during the coronavirus pandemic and the first to include bikers. The company, which is part of the Allianz...

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Royal Enfield have revealed big plans for the future and say even the current Coronavirus crisis won’t stop their long-term aims as they look to unleash up to 14 new bikes. Siddhartha Lal, Enfield’s...

TT fans left out of pocket as hotels refuse refunds for Coronavirus cancellations

TT fans left out of pocket as hotels refuse refunds for Coronavirus cancellations

With travel to the Isle of Man now limited and the annual TT races cancelled due to Covid-19, some visitors are now facing the prospect of losing thousands of pounds as some Manx hoteliers refuse to...

Keep your bike locked up in lockdown: Police seeing rise in joyriding during coronavirus epidemic

Keep your bike locked up in lockdown: Police seeing rise in joyriding during coronavirus epidemic

"Regularly check on your security and upgrade if necessary," is the message from police across the UK as forces see a rise in joy riding during lockdown. "This increase in motorcycle and scooter theft...

Oxfordshire Council withdraw anti-bike statements from consultation document

Oxfordshire Council withdraw anti-bike statements from consultation document

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) have been forced to change their approach to motorcycles after outraging the biking community with scathing and unsubstantiated claims. A document published as part of...

Globetrotter back home: Nick Sanders gets last flight home from Sydney

Globetrotter back home: Nick Sanders gets last flight home from Sydney

Nick Sanders MBE has made it back to the UK safe and sound after catching one of the last flights out of Australia on his latest round-the-world trip. His journey started in November when he collected...

Blood Bike charities stand to lose £200,000 a month during Coronavirus

Blood Bike charities stand to lose £200,000 a month during Coronavirus

It has been revealed that UK Blood Biking charities could collectively lose between £170,000 and £200,000 a month according to the Chairman of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB), John...

Super Soco are superheroes: Electric bike firm step in to help NHS bike theft victim

Super Soco are superheroes: Electric bike firm step in to help NHS bike theft victim

It’s nice to be able to report some good news and that’s never been more true than during the Coronavirus lockdown. Last week we brought you the shocking story of dementia respite worker, Keith, who...

Fuelling the fightback: Blood Bikers get free BP fuel and VED scrapped

Fuelling the fightback: Blood Bikers get free BP fuel and VED scrapped

UK Blood Bike charities have been given vital additional financial support, with Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) on service vehicles now scrapped and free fuel across BP’s 1200-strong network of...

Sing Hosanna: Harley-Davidson crown their King of Kings

Sing Hosanna: Harley-Davidson crown their King of Kings

Harley-Davidson have announced the winner of their King of Kings custom build competition as Oscar Peralta from Querétaro, Mexico and his dealer’s creation, Apex Predator. Over 50,000 public votes...

Iridium visors certified for both day and night from SHARK Helmets

Iridium visors certified for both day and night from SHARK Helmets

SHARK helmets While not many of us in the UK are riding anywhere at the moment due to the lockdown, that doesn’t stop us from prepping our riding gear ready for when the ban lifts. One item on our list is an...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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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...

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...