2022

Meet the Hydra: Could this hydrogen-powered machine be the future of motorcycling?

Meet the Hydra: Could this hydrogen-powered machine be the future of motorcycling?

Electric motorcycles are undoubtedly part of the future, but a futuristic looking, hydrogen powered concept bike is piquing the interest of hydrogen technology manufacturers. The Hydra is the...

Oxford Products donate ambulances to Ukraine

Oxford Products donate ambulances to Ukraine

Motorcycle accessory manufacturer Oxford have continued their support for Ukraine by buying two former NHS ambulances and donating to them to an Oxfordshire fundraising campaign. The vehicles were...

Kawasaki offer the chance to try out their KX enduro bikes

Kawasaki offer the chance to try out their KX enduro bikes

Kawasaki are offering the chance to experience their 2023 enduro range, including the KX250X and KX450X, at an event on October 8. Coney Grove Farm, just outside Stourport in Worcestershire, is the...

New colours for Honda models in 2023

New colours for Honda models in 2023

Honda have new colours for the 2023 X-ADV, NC750X, Forza 750, and NT1100. Starting with the quirky X-ADV adventure scoot, both the 330cc and 745cc receive a special edition ‘Shasta White’...

True Heroes Racing pay tribute to the Queen with bespoke livery

True Heroes Racing pay tribute to the Queen with bespoke livery

True Heroes Racing Team have honoured Queen Elizabeth II with a bespoke tribute livery on one of their Suzuki GSX-R1000s that was unveiled at Snetterton. Founded by Royal Navy Warrant Officer Phil...

Inaugural Lincolnshire hill climb raises thousands for charity

Inaugural Lincolnshire hill climb raises thousands for charity

The first-ever Lincolnshire Wolds Vintage Hill Climb has raised an estimated £5000 for Cancer Research UK and selected good causes in and around Lincs town of Louth. The event, held on September 3...

Triumph bobber goes full-on ’80s: JvB kit conjures ‘modern minimalist’ look

Triumph bobber goes full-on ’80s: JvB kit conjures ‘modern minimalist’ look

This cut-down, minimalist, modernised Triumph Bonneville Bobber is the latest from German customiser JvB Moto – who’ll soon be offering replica parts for you to make your own. It’s called the...

Friends reunited! Pair saddle up for US charity adventure 34 years on from round-the-world epic

Friends reunited! Pair saddle up for US charity adventure 34 years on from round-the-world epic

Two biking friends, who spent 22 months riding round the world together in the 1980s, are joining forces for a trip from Vegas to LA in aid of charity War Child. Max Wiseberg and Mark Galer...

Beefy power hike from new S&S big-bore kit for Harley-Davidsons

Beefy power hike from new S&S big-bore kit for Harley-Davidsons

American performance firm S&S have released their biggest-ever Harley-Davidson big-bore kits which aim to turn an 1868cc, 93bhp cruiser into a monstrous 2163cc, 135.5bhp bruiser. “This one is huge,...

Welsh training teaches bikers what to do at the scene of a crash

Welsh training teaches bikers what to do at the scene of a crash

A Welsh former ambulance service paramedic and retired Police advanced motorcyclist has begun offering courses teaching vital skills on what to do if you’re first on the scene at a traffic collision.

Licensed to thrill… Scrambler 1200 from No Time to Die up for auction

Licensed to thrill… Scrambler 1200 from No Time to Die up for auction

A Triumph Scrambler 1200 from the latest James Bond flick No Time To Die is to star in a special 007 vehicle display at Silverstone this weekend before being auctioned off for charity next...

Test out your riding skills at BMW’s GS Challenge 2022

Test out your riding skills at BMW’s GS Challenge 2022

BMW Off Road Skills in Wales are once again opening their doors for a weekend of on- and off-road challenges for fans of the ever-popular GS adventure bike range. Known as the ‘GS Challenge 2022’,...

Steve McQueen's Husqvarna 400 Cross sells at auction for $186,500

Steve McQueen's Husqvarna 400 Cross sells at auction for $186,500

A 1970s Husqvarna motocross bike owned by The Great Escape star Steve McQueen has sold for $186,500 (£157,919) at an auction in California. The 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross is said to still be in the...

Last call for Manx GP marshals: Sign up now to help out on the Island

Last call for Manx GP marshals: Sign up now to help out on the Island

Organisers of the currently-running Manx GP road racing festival on the Isle of Man have said it’s not too late to be a volunteer marshal at this year’s event. “Whether it’s your first time...

Moto Corsa falls… and rises! Dorset dealership reincarnated with former staffer at the helm

Moto Corsa falls… and rises! Dorset dealership reincarnated with former staffer at the helm

Award-winning dealership Moto Corsa are back in business with many of the old staff members, after going into surprise liquidation at the end of July, 2022. The multi-franchise dealership suddenly...

Fred Warr 1929-2022: One of Harley-Davidson’s most influential UK figures has died

Fred Warr 1929-2022: One of Harley-Davidson’s most influential UK figures has died

MCN is saddened to report the passing of one of Harley-Davidson’s most influential UK figures, Frederick Howard Warr, who died at home peacefully on August 11 after a battle with Motor Neurone Disease...

Birthday boost for ambulance: Bike club celebrate with £30k donation

Birthday boost for ambulance: Bike club celebrate with £30k donation

An Essex motorcycle club has marked its eighth anniversary by raising £30,000 for its local air ambulance charity. Walden Bikers was formed in Saffron Walden in August 2014 after a handful of...

Pretty in pink! Big names from BSB lend a hand with club racing cancer charity drive

Pretty in pink! Big names from BSB lend a hand with club racing cancer charity drive

BSB stars including Brad Ray and Jason O’Halloran are helping a racing club’s charity fundraising drive after one of their photographers died from cancer in July. Members of the Formula Prostocks...

‘Smacks of the war on riders’: Anger over plan to slash limits from 60 to just 30mph

‘Smacks of the war on riders’: Anger over plan to slash limits from 60 to just 30mph

Plans to cut speed limits on rural roads from 60mph to 30mph, and in some cases just 20mph, have been given the thumbs-down by riders and biking pressure groups. Surrey County Council have...

GPS Tracking Systems for Motorcycles and Bikes from Rewire Security

GPS Tracking Systems for Motorcycles and Bikes from Rewire Security

Rewire Security Promotion Rewire Security offers a wide range of smart GPS tracking devices coupled with reliable GPS tracking software and apps for tracking Motorcycles in real-time. Featuring; real-time tracking, previous...

Shoei lift lid on new kit: We get our hands on production-ready X-SPR Pro

Shoei lift lid on new kit: We get our hands on production-ready X-SPR Pro

Shoei have released a new FIM-homologated racing helmet to meet the latest, more stringent ECE 22.06 safety regulations.    Called the X-SPR Pro, MCN got its hands on the first production unit in...

Harley-Davidson give touring models new XR750-inspired Apex paintjob

Harley-Davidson give touring models new XR750-inspired Apex paintjob

Harley-Davidson has announced a new colour option for selected touring models is inspired by the brand’s racing history, particularly its XR750 in American flat track. Called ‘Apex custom paint’,...

Ride of thanks for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance lifts off

Ride of thanks for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance lifts off

Bikers across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire are gearing up for a 62-mile ride across the two counties in aid of local Air Ambulance and Blood Bike charities.  The Lincs and Notts Ride of Thanks...

Trio of classic MV Agustas to star in Silverstone Classic auction

Trio of classic MV Agustas to star in Silverstone Classic auction

Three MV Agustas, each valued between £40,000 and £80,000 from the Italian marque’s glory years in the 1970s, will star in a classic auction at the end of August 2022. Comprising a 1970 MV Agusta...

Pay as you go: ‘Shared e-scooter’ scheme launched to cut carbon footprint

Pay as you go: ‘Shared e-scooter’ scheme launched to cut carbon footprint

A new shared e-scooter scheme – claimed to be the first in London – is being piloted by eco transport company, HumanForest. The project is targeted at delivery scooter riders with the aim of giving...

Hayabusa for Guinters: Suzuki present Endurance World Champ with one-off special

Hayabusa for Guinters: Suzuki present Endurance World Champ with one-off special

Suzuki has presented this one-off edition of the Hayabusa hyperbike to their MotoGP test rider and reigning Endurance World Champion, Sylvain Guintoli.  The standard 1340cc speed machine has been...

Ducati Week back with mighty bang

Ducati Week back with mighty bang

World Ducati Week – the first since 2018 due to the Covid-19 pandemic – came to a spectacular close in July after attracting its biggest ever attendance.  More than 80,000 fans from around the...

Crowtree at Cadwell: Display raises over £2k for air ambulance

Crowtree at Cadwell: Display raises over £2k for air ambulance

Few made-to-measure leathers brands have such a fond following as Crowtree – and a display of classic kit from the now closed brand has raised more than £2000 for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance...

6250-mile relay follows the bear: Soft toy acts as baton in charity epic

6250-mile relay follows the bear: Soft toy acts as baton in charity epic

More than £6000 has been raised by a 12-day biking relay covering the length and breadth of Britain – with a cuddly toy bear doubling as the baton passed between riders. The 2022 National Relay...

New colours for 2023 Honda Africa Twin and Adventure Sports

New colours for 2023 Honda Africa Twin and Adventure Sports

Honda has announced a range of new colour options for its 2023 CRF1100L Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports. Having received their most recent major updates in 2020, the Honda duo are...

‘That bike was my absolute pride and joy’: Fury as world record-breaking female rider meet is targeted by a wave of overnight thefts

‘That bike was my absolute pride and joy’: Fury as world record-breaking female rider meet is targeted by a wave of overnight thefts

A landmark female biker meet-up at the Triumph Visitor Experience in Hinckley has been tainted by a series of motorcycle thefts from hotels surrounding the Leicestershire venue. Bikes were taken...

Get ready for a champion day: Silverstone to welcome huge crowds

Get ready for a champion day: Silverstone to welcome huge crowds

The Day of Champions is back at Silverstone on Thursday, August 4 ready to raise thousands of pounds ahead of the British round of the MotoGP season. After a two-year absence due to Covid-19, the...

New Gaydon Triumph exhibit is the first-ever dedicated motorcycle display at the British Motor Museum

New Gaydon Triumph exhibit is the first-ever dedicated motorcycle display at the British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum officially opened its brand-new Triumph Daytona exhibit on Friday July 29, with the Hinckley firm committing to more displays in the future. In a landmark moment for the...

Kickback show gets banged up for 2022: Custom and retro bikes on display in Gloucester Prison

Kickback show gets banged up for 2022: Custom and retro bikes on display in Gloucester Prison

The Kickback custom and retro motorcycle show is this year taking place in its wackiest venue yet – Gloucester Prison! The annual, independent event is dedicated to DIY shed-built bikes rather than...

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield: New South Yorkshire dealer opens

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield: New South Yorkshire dealer opens

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield has just opened in Chesterfield alongside the SMC Bikes team’s Steel City Classics showroom.  Officially launched on July 16, the shop welcomed more than 300 fans for a...

Restored Katana raises thousands for MS charity

Restored Katana raises thousands for MS charity

An early Suzuki Katana, recommissioned during the Covid-19 lockdowns, raised thousands for the MS Society UK charity during an auction at the National Motorcycle Museum on July 20. The 1982 GSX1100...