2021

Andromeda Moto create track-rated vegan 'leathers'

Andromeda Moto create track-rated vegan 'leathers'

Andromeda Moto have created both one and two-piece ‘leather’ suits for bikers that don’t use any leather at all – in fact, it’s completely vegan. Related articles on MCN Best vegan motorbike gear How...

Indian break out the ink with latest tattoo competition

Indian break out the ink with latest tattoo competition

Indian have unveiled the first of their incoming outlandish tattoo-inspired livery designs, with three well known tattoo artists all creating a design that is digitally displayed on a Chief model...

Bobber job! French custom house reveals two Honda CMX1100 Rebel specials

Bobber job! French custom house reveals two Honda CMX1100 Rebel specials

Honda Europe have teamed up with French custom house FCR Original to create two unique CMX1100 Rebel builds, said to celebrate the 'dual personality' of the Japanese firm’s latest twin-cylinder...

LiveWire One: Electric bike drops the Harley badge and the price

LiveWire One: Electric bike drops the Harley badge and the price

LiveWire, the freshly spun-off electric motorbike brand from Harley-Davidson, have unveiled their first model called the LiveWire One. Related articles on MCN Harley-Davidson LiveWire...

Smoke show: Yamaha revise two-stroke YZ motocross range and reveal all-new YZ125

Smoke show: Yamaha revise two-stroke YZ motocross range and reveal all-new YZ125

Yamaha are aiming to get the holeshot on the off-road racing competition with their 2021 two-stroke motocross range; revealing updates to the YZ85 and YZ250, plus an all-new YZ125 for good...

Energica’s giant leap: New EMCE motor promises greater power and range

Energica’s giant leap: New EMCE motor promises greater power and range

Energica have announced a new electric motor, which they say offers a considerable improvement in all areas. The motor, dubbed the EMCE, has been co-engineered with the Italian company Mavel, a...

Do-it-yourself: Custom kits for Royal Enfield 650s

Do-it-yourself: Custom kits for Royal Enfield 650s

Bad Winners have built a series of do-it-yourself kits for the Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor and Continental. Related articles on MCN Limited edition Indian Scout Bobber Sixty customs The best base...

Road stats are mixed bag: Good and bad news for bikers in latest figures

Road stats are mixed bag: Good and bad news for bikers in latest figures

There was a 16% reduction in road deaths in 2020 but the picture wasn’t quite so rosy for bikers. The reason for the reduction was the lockdown, with millions fewer miles travelled. Related articles...

French fancies: Parisian dealer teams up with custom house for limited-run Scout Bobber Sixty range

French fancies: Parisian dealer teams up with custom house for limited-run Scout Bobber Sixty range

Meet the Indian Neon Scout Bobber Sixty series – a design collaboration between custom house Tank Machine and Parisian dealer Indian Étoile, inspired by Nascar racing liveries. Costing around £17,560...

Triple A in a shed: Motorcycle clothing designer brings old-school tech bang up to date

Triple A in a shed: Motorcycle clothing designer brings old-school tech bang up to date

Designer Ashley Watson has created a new wax jacket that meets the latest stringent CE testing with a triple-A rating. You might imagine this sort of work would involve vast sums of money from...

Extra SPecial prize: MCN Yamaha MT-09 SP competition winner thought it was a wind-up!

Extra SPecial prize: MCN Yamaha MT-09 SP competition winner thought it was a wind-up!

MCN reader Matthew Brookfield thought it was a scam when he got the call telling him he’d just won a brand-new Yamaha MT-09 SP. Related articles on MCN 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP review White Motorcycle...

Biking birthday blowout: CCM celebrate 50th anniversary with a series of biking events

Biking birthday blowout: CCM celebrate 50th anniversary with a series of biking events

British bike brand CCM are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a series of special-edition bikes and events - starting with the CCM Golden Jubilee Scramble on June 27. The Bolton-based...

Brit brands Renntec and Metal Mule join forces

Brit brands Renntec and Metal Mule join forces

The popular Renntec and Metal Mule motorcycle accessory labels are to merge following the two brands’ takeover by British biking brothers Alan and Geoff Giles. Geoff, an experienced customiser and...

Happy returns for the MT-OAP: Biking-mad pensioner celebrates 92nd birthday with a trackday

Happy returns for the MT-OAP: Biking-mad pensioner celebrates 92nd birthday with a trackday

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but 92-year-old Peter Villis has proved them all wrong by enjoying a day at the British Superbike School at Blyton Park aboard a Yamaha MT-09 SP. Related...

Shock treatment: JvBMoto customise Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Shock treatment: JvBMoto customise Harley-Davidson LiveWire

German customiser JvBMoto has turned his hand to the Harley-Davidson LiveWire after falling in love with one on a test ride. Related articles on MCN LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off...

Kermit takes the crown: Custom Indian £3K challenge winner announced

Kermit takes the crown: Custom Indian £3K challenge winner announced

This customised Indian Scout Bobber built by Thor Motorcycles in Cornwall has been crowned winner of Indian’s 'Project Scout 3K' dealer build-off challenge, which restricted customisation to a budget...

Team Classic Suzuki reveal lockdown Katana build based on GSX-R1000 WSB racer

Team Classic Suzuki reveal lockdown Katana build based on GSX-R1000 WSB racer

Team Classic Suzuki have been keeping busy during lockdowns by creating the ultimate custom Katana streetfighter – mating its iconic angular looks with the frame and engine from a GSX-R1000 World...

New rally for old bikes heads from Brooklands to the real Dakar

New rally for old bikes heads from Brooklands to the real Dakar

A new rally has been set up for classic cars and bikes that will roughly trace the route of the Dakar before it moved to South America. Called the Dakar Enduro Rally, the event is being run by Bespoke...

World's Fastest Bobber: Outrageous 200bhp+ supercharged Triumph unveiled

World's Fastest Bobber: Outrageous 200bhp+ supercharged Triumph unveiled

Think ‘bobbers’ such as Triumph’s chopped-down Bonneville are more about show than go? Think again. This radical, supercharged and nitrous injected version has just been unveiled and, with over...

Customised Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor sets speed record

Customised Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor sets speed record

Who said Royal Enfields weren’t fast? Not Mid-Life Cycles, the dealer behind this special Interceptor 650 which recently posted a record 132mph at the Australian equivalent of Bonneville Speed...

Brembo see the light: Concept caliper features LED mood lights

Brembo see the light: Concept caliper features LED mood lights

Concept bikes are a staple of every show with manufacturers wheeling out whacky, futuristic designs that rarely make it anywhere near an assembly line. Now, to mark their 60th anniversary Brembo have...

Enginehawk – leading the revolution on motorcycle gear

Enginehawk – leading the revolution on motorcycle gear

Promoted content Bikers rev up your engines! Ruroc – the team behind the incredible Atlas helmets – have launched Enginehawk, the clothing brand that blends safety without sacrificing style. With 13 insane jackets...

CFMOTO launch four-year warranty across 2021 range

CFMOTO launch four-year warranty across 2021 range

CFMOTO UK have launched an impressive new four-year warranty on all of their 2021 machines including the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. The deal will also apply to the new 300SR sportsbike, which is...

Air ambulances need you: Government rejects calls for tax-payer funded future

Air ambulances need you: Government rejects calls for tax-payer funded future

A petition for public funding of air ambulances has been debated in parliament after attracting over 134,000 signatures. The petition was started by Bethany Billington, after her sister Lee-Anne...

Rallymoto bring their popular navigation events to tarmac-only riders

Rallymoto bring their popular navigation events to tarmac-only riders

A new road-based navigation event is coming this summer that will see road riders get a taste of the Dakar spirit without having to venture off the black stuff. The Cannonball Challenge is being...

MotoGB raffle off Royal Enfield Himalayan in support of Covid-19 relief in India

MotoGB raffle off Royal Enfield Himalayan in support of Covid-19 relief in India

UK motorcycle importer and distributor MotoGB are raffling off a 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan to help raise money in support of India’s latest Covid-19 outbreak. Raising funds for the Ekam UK charity,...

New Safe Driving for Life website offers wealth of information for learners

New Safe Driving for Life website offers wealth of information for learners

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a new website for learners that hosts loads of invaluable information for bikers both new and old. Related articles on MCN MCIA Secured...

Interesting array of classic machines up for auction in new Silverstone sale

Interesting array of classic machines up for auction in new Silverstone sale

Classic car specialists Silverstone Auctions are turning their hands to two wheels, with more than 40 bikes already confirmed in their May sale and with more to come. There is a huge range of bikes in...

Harley-Davidson stung with massive tax hike as US bikes face 56% EU import tariff

Harley-Davidson stung with massive tax hike as US bikes face 56% EU import tariff

Harley-Davidson could face ruin in Europe in less than two month’s time after being slapped with a whopping 833% increase in tariffs. The rise in duty is the latest fallout from an escalating trade...

Celebrity biking pals take on paddle board challenge for charity

Celebrity biking pals take on paddle board challenge for charity

A group of friends that includes bike-mad celebrities Charley Boorman, Iwan Thomas and Damon Hill are embarking on a 30-mile endurance paddle in support of the Movember charity. Starting on May 17,...

Custom guru Roland Sands resurrects the machine that inspired the family business

Custom guru Roland Sands resurrects the machine that inspired the family business

Roland Sands has rebuilt a bike that, at the tender age of 19, his father bought, built, crashed then sold before founding their custom fabrication family business, Performance Machine. Perry Sands...

Triumph launch SOS app that calls you an ambulance if you crash

Triumph launch SOS app that calls you an ambulance if you crash

Triumph have launched an accident detection system that turns your smartphone into an SOS lifeline in the event of a crash. Triumph SOS uses the sensors in your smartphone to detect an accident. You...

MSV secures Donington Hall Estate for new motorsport facility and hotel

MSV secures Donington Hall Estate for new motorsport facility and hotel

English race circuit giants MotorSport Vision (MSV) have purchased the freehold of the Donington Hall Estate in an effort to create a unique leisure resort for the motorsport enthusiast. The...

Ducati 'looking carefully at synthetic fuel' for future models ahead of electrification

Ducati 'looking carefully at synthetic fuel' for future models ahead of electrification

In an ordinary year a near 10% drop in sales would have the board of a major motorcycle manufacturer on the hunt for the CEO’s head. Related articles on MCN Ducati working on 'perfect electric...

Volunteer rider John Baxter of Blood Bikes Scotland goes electric with a Zero SR/S

Volunteer rider John Baxter of Blood Bikes Scotland goes electric with a Zero SR/S

MCN spoke to John Baxter, a volunteer with Blood Bikes Scotland, who’s planning on doing around 15,000 miles per year on an electric motorbike – none other than a Zero SR/S.  Related: Best...

Armchair Adventure Festival heading to Cornwall in September

Armchair Adventure Festival heading to Cornwall in September

An adventure festival, founded virtually in April 2020, is heading to Cornwall later this year for a 'physical' weekend of inspiring tales, group riding and plenty of food and drink. The Armchair...