2022

First Dougie Lampkin invitational event is a big hit

First Dougie Lampkin invitational event is a big hit

Twelve-time world champion Dougie Lampkin is celebrating a successful first-ever DL12 indoor trials event in Sheffield, with tickets due to go on sale for next year’s show soon. The DL12 Indoor...

Help those who help us - support a charity in 2023

Help those who help us - support a charity in 2023

Times are tough for all of us right now. As I write this, I’ve got two jumpers on and a pair of fingerless gloves, determined not to move the thermostat dial up a single notch. However, it’s not...

Two new Honda dealerships are now open

Two new Honda dealerships are now open

Honda have opened two new franchises, one in Manchester and another premises on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent. Youles Honda is the new Manchester venue. The other site is Staffordshire Honda,...

Harley-Davidson hint at new model releases coming this month

Harley-Davidson hint at new model releases coming this month

Harley-Davidson will kick off their 120th anniversary celebrations on Wednesday, January 18, with online teasers hinting at a new line-up of motorcycles to mark the special occasion. A seven second...

Steve Parrish calls time on his MAD Tour

Steve Parrish calls time on his MAD Tour

Steve Parrish will perform his last one-man M.A.D show in February 2023 after a decade long run, it has been announced. Everyone is familiar with the former racers on track successes but the M.A.D...

MCE to launch a new way to insure your motorcycle

MCE to launch a new way to insure your motorcycle

MCE Insurance will launch a revolutionary Subscribe and Ride service for UK bikers next year that will cut motorcycle insurance costs. Customers pay setup fee of £25, then a monthly subscription of...

Sinnis to open adventure riding school for learners

Sinnis to open adventure riding school for learners

Sinnis Motorcycles, in partnership with Desert Rose Riding Academy, have launched the UKs first learner friendly adventure riding school using 125cc machines. The Sinnis Terrain 125 will be the...

Chester Harley-Davidson honour WWII flying ace in latest custom

Chester Harley-Davidson honour WWII flying ace in latest custom

Following the interest in their 2008 Dakar inspired KTM 890 Adventure, Chester KTM/Harley Davidson have turned their creative talents to produce a limited-edition Harley-Davidson Pan America. The...

Ace Café stalwart Dave Bishop takes his last ride

Ace Café stalwart Dave Bishop takes his last ride

The motorcycle community said farewell to Ace Café regular Dave Bishop, 82, last month in a ceremony that mirrored his life; full of humour, anecdotes and bikes galore. Dave had been a regular at...

New year, new job? Become a motorcycle road tester!

New year, new job? Become a motorcycle road tester!

We’re on the hunt for a new Road Tester to join MCN’s crack team – riding and writing about the latest and greatest motorcycles for our passionate and dedicated readership. You’ll be putting your...

Silverstone Auctions treats lined up for The Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show

Silverstone Auctions treats lined up for The Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show

MCN Promotion There are 150 fantastic reasons for classic bike fans to head to the Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show over the weekend of February 17-19, with the news that leading auction house...

Eight Christmas ideas for the motorcyclist in your life

Eight Christmas ideas for the motorcyclist in your life

While many of us will be struggling to think of the perfect gift for a loved one, there is no such problem when buying for a motorcycle rider. Here we look at some of the best stocking stuffers...

Get dirty with Ducati: UK adventure experience in the works

Get dirty with Ducati: UK adventure experience in the works

Ducati UK Managing Director Fabrizio Cazzoli has confirmed to MCN that a new adventure experience is in the works, to allow customers to explore the off-road limits of the Multistrada range and...

Driverless cars to hit UK motorways: Safety fears for motorcyclists as road trials planned for 2023

Driverless cars to hit UK motorways: Safety fears for motorcyclists as road trials planned for 2023

Real-life on-the-road tests of self-driving vehicles are due to begin in the UK next year, sparking fears that they could put riders in danger. According to the Department for Transport, we could...

Have your say in this year's BMW Custom Competition

Have your say in this year's BMW Custom Competition

BMW Motorrad are asking for your vote as they seek to crown this year’s king of the customs.   Like last year’s competition, the focus is on radical transformations of the R18 cruiser. This...

Enough to make your blood boil: Volunteer rider's bike stolen and burned out

Enough to make your blood boil: Volunteer rider's bike stolen and burned out

A 71-year-old volunteer Blood Biker has been left shocked and potentially massively out of pocket after his BMW R1200RT was stolen from his driveway before being apparently dumped and destroyed by a...

Rebel with a cause - the author bringing lady Honda Rebel owners together

Rebel with a cause - the author bringing lady Honda Rebel owners together

Crime fiction author Marina Pascoe is the unlikely founder of a Facebook community that has brought together hundreds of women Honda Rebel owners to wax lyrical about the popular cruiser. Now 59,...

Wat's so special: New sidecar outfit celebrates company's birth

Wat's so special: New sidecar outfit celebrates company's birth

Fancy tapping into a bit of sidecar expertise to create a truly special outfit? Then you’ll be wanting to bolt your third wheel to Watsonian Squire’s new Nineteen 12 scheme. Named in honour of the...

Super Duc: 916 fetches £42,750 to break UK auction record

Super Duc: 916 fetches £42,750 to break UK auction record

A Ducati 916 has smashed its sales estimate at Silverstone Auctions, recording a UK record price at last month’s NEC Classic Motor Show. The 1995 SP2 model, with just 2200 miles from new, sold for...

Calls for lower fuel prices: Wholesale savings should be passed to customers

Calls for lower fuel prices: Wholesale savings should be passed to customers

The RAC has called on supermarkets to slash their fuel prices by 5p per litre. According to RAC figures, supermarkets are currently enjoying margins of around 15p per litre on petrol and diesel. By...

Tax hike for E-bikes: VED set to be introduced from 2025

Tax hike for E-bikes: VED set to be introduced from 2025

Electric motorcycles are set to start paying Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) from April 2025, following the Government’s Autumn Statement. Plug-in motorcycles, electric cars, and vans will begin to pay...

Motorcycle Live bounces back after Covid hit years

Motorcycle Live bounces back after Covid hit years

Organisers of the annual Motorcycle Live show are celebrating a highly successful 2022 event following nine busy days at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Showcasing 52 motorcycle...

Royal Enfield return to the UK with fresh distribution network

Royal Enfield return to the UK with fresh distribution network

Royal Enfield is coming back to the UK, cutting ties with MotoGB, and establishing their own distribution network to strengthen retailer and customer relations.   Launching their first bike in the UK...

'There's no entry level Ferrari' - Ducati's Head of Design reasserts the brand's premium status

'There's no entry level Ferrari' - Ducati's Head of Design reasserts the brand's premium status

Ducati have been incredibly busy this year. Not only did they dominate the MotoGP and World Superbike championships, but they’ve also been methodically drip-feeding new motorcycles into their range...

Listen to this! Wild 370bhp TTS SuperBusa ridden flat-out to top speed

Listen to this! Wild 370bhp TTS SuperBusa ridden flat-out to top speed

Check out this video to hear the wild noise the TTS SuperBusa makes at full speed.

Medi-bike for war in Ukraine: Ex-NHS BMW R1200RT heads to the frontline

Medi-bike for war in Ukraine: Ex-NHS BMW R1200RT heads to the frontline

A former NHS motorcycle is the target of a fundraising campaign that hopes to deliver the bike to Ukraine’s frontline. A JustGiving page has been launched from the unlikely headquarters of The Pot...

Tyred out: Avon plant to close at the end of 2023

Tyred out: Avon plant to close at the end of 2023

The Avon Tyres plant, the last remaining motorcycle tyre production facility in the UK, will close its factory in Melksham, Wiltshire next year.   The site began making tyres in 1904, with the...

Yamaha launch vision for safety: Combination of tech and training to eliminate bike fatalities

Yamaha launch vision for safety: Combination of tech and training to eliminate bike fatalities

Yamaha Motor has announced the establishment of its Safety Vision which aims to reduce motorcycle fatalities and create a ‘world without accidents’. This vision is separated into two parts – Jin-Ki...

Thousands of motorcyclists form a Ring of Red around Manchester

Thousands of motorcyclists form a Ring of Red around Manchester

Almost 6000 motorbikes took to the M60 around Stockport on Remembrance Sunday to create a Ring of Red, with bikers paying their respects to the Armed Forces both past and present. The event was one...

KTM’s owners buy 25.1% stake in MV Agusta

KTM’s owners buy 25.1% stake in MV Agusta

Pierer Mobility, the Austrian company that owns KTM, GasGas and Husqvarna have bought just over a quarter of MV Agusta by way of a capital increase. The partnership will see KTM provide the Italian...

Sustainable safety: Tucano Urbano debut jackets from recycled bottles

Sustainable safety: Tucano Urbano debut jackets from recycled bottles

Italian urban riding kit specialist Tucano Urbano have introduced jackets using recycled polyester taken from disused plastic bottles. Called the Good Wheels collection, they are the first products...

Fancy doing London to Dakar? Step this way...

Fancy doing London to Dakar? Step this way...

Bespoke Rallies are offering a London to Dakar Enduro rally experience – and there are still a few places left. But don’t hang about because the 22-day epic starts from the Brooklands Museum, Surrey...

‘Goodbye Chrissy’: Hundreds turn out to pay respects to fallen BSB racer

‘Goodbye Chrissy’: Hundreds turn out to pay respects to fallen BSB racer

A cavalcade of 200 motorcycle riders revved their engines in honour of one of their own as they followed a hearse carrying British Superbike rider Chrissy Rouse to a packed funeral service at Emmanuel...

Ambitious plans at Royal Enfield: Bosses drop hint about middleweight future

Ambitious plans at Royal Enfield: Bosses drop hint about middleweight future

Royal Enfield bosses have confirmed to MCN that there are plans in place to increase their line-up within a year, with a focus on the 250cc-750cc bracket. The Indian firm celebrated their best-ever...

KTM take over CFMoto distribution for UK and Ireland from 2023

KTM take over CFMoto distribution for UK and Ireland from 2023

KTM have agreed a deal to take over the distribution of CFMoto bikes in the UK and Ireland from January 2023. The relationship between the two brands has been flourishing for some time, having...

Litelok's angle-grinder resistant lock you can put in your rucksack

Litelok's angle-grinder resistant lock you can put in your rucksack

Security specialists Litelock say their new X1 Moto D-lock offers the perfect combination – maximum strength in a compact, lightweight and portable design. The X1 has been engineered to withstand...