2022

HEX GS-911 is the tool for BMW Bikes you didn’t know you needed

HEX GS-911 is the tool for BMW Bikes you didn’t know you needed

HEX PROMOTION Whether you like it or not, motorcycles are increasingly more electronic which can make understanding what is going on inside your bike when the brake light doesn’t work (for example) pretty complex.

Lincs women ride together: Group asks for more riders to join up

Lincs women ride together: Group asks for more riders to join up

An online group encouraging more women to get together on two wheels across Lincolnshire is going from strength to strength, attracting almost 350 members since it began in late 2019. The...

Sunbeam’s RNLI epic: Harry Bott attempts to raise £5000 on 96-year-old bike

Sunbeam’s RNLI epic: Harry Bott attempts to raise £5000 on 96-year-old bike

Intrepid 23-year-old biker Harry Bott is currently riding a 1926 Sunbeam Model 1 around the UK and Ireland visiting all of the RNLI’s stations in an attempt to raise £5000 for the rescue...

Harley-Davidson Nightster goes on tour: See the bike at your local dealer

Harley-Davidson Nightster goes on tour: See the bike at your local dealer

Harley-Davidson have announced a dealer tour for their new Nightster model – but you’d better be quick as it’ll only be in your local town for one day only. You’ll be able to head down and see the...

K1600 on a mission: Rider visits 26 countries to spread the word on soil

K1600 on a mission: Rider visits 26 countries to spread the word on soil

A 64-year-old Indian spiritualist is three-quarters of the way through a 26-nation, 20,000-mile ride from London to India, in an unusual bid to raise awareness of the dangers of soil...

Double Dutch electric racer! Students aim for MotoGP laptimes with e-bike project

Double Dutch electric racer! Students aim for MotoGP laptimes with e-bike project

This MotoGP-lookalike electric racer is one of two battery-powered machines recently revealed by a team of Dutch students, developed in partnership with World Superbike championship-winners, Ten Kate...

Bikestop celebrates 10-year D-Air anniversary with May 7 event

Bikestop celebrates 10-year D-Air anniversary with May 7 event

Bike Stop in Stevenage are celebrating 10 years of stocking and selling Italian kit brand Dainese’s D-Air products and are marking the occasion with an event on Saturday May 7 2022. To celebrate...

Best of British: Norton snap up 55 classic models to celebrate firm's heritage

Best of British: Norton snap up 55 classic models to celebrate firm's heritage

Norton Motorcycles are taking a deep dive into their illustrious history and establishing a new heritage collection spanning 55 classic models built over 76 years. The new fleet was purchased from...

Why is petrol still so expensive? Rishi Sunak’s cut tax but fuel prices keep rising

Why is petrol still so expensive? Rishi Sunak’s cut tax but fuel prices keep rising

On March 23 Chancellor Rishi Sunak proclaimed the “biggest cut to all fuel duty rates – ever” as he sliced 5p per litre from the tax in an effort to combat rising costs – but that reduction hasn’t...

Honda to celebrate 30 years of the Fireblade at Donington Park BSB

Honda to celebrate 30 years of the Fireblade at Donington Park BSB

Honda are planning a special weekend for their customers and fans at Donington Park on the weekend of May 20-22 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Fireblade. The original bike, the CBR900RR,...

Bonhams Phil Morris auction: Buy a piece of motorcycle racing history

Bonhams Phil Morris auction: Buy a piece of motorcycle racing history

Bidding is underway for the contents of the Phil Morris Road Racing Museum in a special Bonhams online auction. Highlights of the collection – which includes over 330 pieces of racing memorabilia –...

CRF300 Rally Raid: Upgrades to turn lightweight Honda into mini adventurer

CRF300 Rally Raid: Upgrades to turn lightweight Honda into mini adventurer

Rally Raid Products have created a package of upgrades for the CRF300L and CRF300L Rally that turn it from a cheap and cheerful trailbike into a well-equipped lightweight adventure bike. “Lots of...

High-octane Hayabusa: TTS supercharger delivers at least 300bhp at the back wheel on road-legal Suzuki

High-octane Hayabusa: TTS supercharger delivers at least 300bhp at the back wheel on road-legal Suzuki

Silverstone-based TTS have created a bolt-on supercharger to fit every generation of Hayabusa and it catapults the horsepower at the Suzuki’s rear wheel to between 300bhp and 360bhp. The kit uses a...

Aprilia Pro for a day: Grab some track time with GP riders

Aprilia Pro for a day: Grab some track time with GP riders

As part of their ‘All Stars’ festival at Misano, Italy, on May 7–8, Aprilia are offering an on track ‘pro experience’. On the Sunday those who are lucky enough to bag tickets will get to spend the day...

Battle to hit a 300mph standing mile is hotting up as five hotshots close in

Battle to hit a 300mph standing mile is hotting up as five hotshots close in

Guy Martin has been back out testing his turbo-charged Suzuki Haybusa as he targets the 300mph standing mile record – but the TT hero and TV star won’t be getting things all his own way as more squads...

Lincs and Notts rideout aims to raise thousands for local Blood Bikers and Air Ambulance groups

Lincs and Notts rideout aims to raise thousands for local Blood Bikers and Air Ambulance groups

A group of charitable volunteers have organised a 62-mile ride this coming September to raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, plus both the Lincolnshire and...

Beliebe it or not: Vespa teams up with Justin Bieber for special Sprint

Beliebe it or not: Vespa teams up with Justin Bieber for special Sprint

Vespa have unveiled a special edition Sprint, designed by none other than Justin Bieber. The teen pop idol turned millennial fashion icon (nope, don’t ask us either) has turned his hand to design,...

Keep yourself safe: Police offer tips ahead of start of riding season

Keep yourself safe: Police offer tips ahead of start of riding season

Lincolnshire Police have asked riders to be vigilant as they return to the roads over the Easter weekend. Having examined their statistics for the last three years, Lincs police say that the most...

Sammy Miller’s 'Miller' returns to join famous museum

Sammy Miller’s 'Miller' returns to join famous museum

Sammy Miller MBE, riding legend and owner of the Sammy Miller Museum, has just finished the restoration of arguably his rarest bike yet – the one-off, eponymously named, ‘Miller’. Although most famous...

Adventure Spec release Honda CRF300L accessory range

Adventure Spec release Honda CRF300L accessory range

Kit retailers Adventure Spec have released a range of parts to turn the Honda CRF300L from tame green laner into a fully fledged small-capacity adventurer. The range follows on from their already...

Septuagenarian keeps on riding: Charity support sees lifelong biker remain on two wheels after cancer

Septuagenarian keeps on riding: Charity support sees lifelong biker remain on two wheels after cancer

A lifetime biker can celebrate his 75th birthday this week on two wheels thanks to support from the National Association of Bikers with a Disability (NABD). Retired church minister John Schofield, 74,...

More than 80 collectable bikes up for grabs in April auction

More than 80 collectable bikes up for grabs in April auction

Two collections of classic bikes, including machines as diverse as a 1949 Norton International, 1952 Sunbeam S7, 1978 Kawasaki KH250 triple and even a rare Morgan three-wheeler, are among the stars of...

A bit on the side: Watsonian report post-pandemic sales boom

A bit on the side: Watsonian report post-pandemic sales boom

British sidecar specialists Watsonian are reporting a post-pandemic sales boom and are celebrating their success with a new Triumph Speedmaster kit. Based in Moreton-in-Marsh in the heart of the...

Langen’s bright future: High-end Brit firm reveal plans for four-stroke and electric models

Langen’s bright future: High-end Brit firm reveal plans for four-stroke and electric models

Wigan-based Langen Motorcycles are here for the long haul, with founder Chris Ratcliffe revealing a four-stroke model is set to appear in the next 18 months and development of an electric bike is...

Clock ticking for imports: Stocks of 1980s and 1990s exotica hit by price hikes

Clock ticking for imports: Stocks of 1980s and 1990s exotica hit by price hikes

A leading seller of rare and collectable two-wheeled specials has told MCN that the UK’s pool of 80s and 90s dream bikes is being squeezed, thanks to increased appetite in the US and rising purchase...

Good news for Harley-Davidson: ‘expansive removal’ of tariffs taking effect in June

Good news for Harley-Davidson: ‘expansive removal’ of tariffs taking effect in June

A deal has been reached between the UK and US suspending retaliatory tariffs on imported American products such as Harley-Davidsons, leading to potentially cheaper bikes. Back in 2018, following a...

Yorkshire council district becomes the latest to let bikers use bus lanes

Yorkshire council district becomes the latest to let bikers use bus lanes

A Yorkshire council district has become the latest to allow motorcycles to use bus lanes. Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire, which includes Halifax, Brighouse and Sowerby Bridge, has now joined a...

Last Quasar rides again: Unfinished feet-forward machine rescued

Last Quasar rides again: Unfinished feet-forward machine rescued

The last ever Quasar – the radical, ‘feet-forward’, fully-faired motorcycle developed in Britain in the 1970s – has been rebuilt ready for the road – and is now being offered for sale. It was bought...

Chancellor's fuel duty cut welcomed but retailers call for patience updating forecourt pricing

Chancellor's fuel duty cut welcomed but retailers call for patience updating forecourt pricing

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 5p-per-litre cut in fuel duty in response to rocketing petrol prices has generally been welcomed by the motoring industry – but retailers are also warning that it may take...

Christian Pfeiffer: Bike world rocked by shock death of stunt star

Christian Pfeiffer: Bike world rocked by shock death of stunt star

Motorcycling lost one of its greatest ever stunt riders this week with the tragic news that Christian Pfeiffer took his own life at the age of just 51, following a reported long bout of...

Fantic on the up: New factory, new engines and even new bikes from resurgent Italian brand

Fantic on the up: New factory, new engines and even new bikes from resurgent Italian brand

Fantic are going from strength to strength, with big plans for the future, according to CEO Mariano Roman. Having only been revitalised eight years ago, the brand now has 30 importers and 1000 dealers...

Stroke survivor Andy Ibbott set for Everest Base Camp trek

Stroke survivor Andy Ibbott set for Everest Base Camp trek

Motorcycle industry veteran Andy Ibbott, who suffered a catastrophic stroke in 2011, is trekking to Everest Base Camp to raise money for charity. A former MCN road tester, Ibbott worked around bikes...

Bikers help out Ukraine: Businesses large and small do their bit

Bikers help out Ukraine: Businesses large and small do their bit

Brands across the spectrum of biking have been banding together to help people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The support has come from far and wide, with help taking many forms. Larger...

Consultation could see bikes banned from green lane routes

Consultation could see bikes banned from green lane routes

Riders are being urged to respond to a consultation on the green road network that could be used to ban bikes vehicles from unsealed and minor tarmac roads. The Government has begun the exercise on...

Bike tax on the up: Machines over 600cc cross the £100 threshold

Bike tax on the up: Machines over 600cc cross the £100 threshold

Motorcycle tax rates are set to increase from April 1 2022, with bikes over 600cc crossing the £100 threshold. Motorcycles in this category will now cost £101 a year as a one-off payment – an increase...

Portuguese students make electric motorcycle brand

Portuguese students make electric motorcycle brand

Three young Portuguese motorcyclists have turned their success from building parts and accessories into an electric motorcycle start-up. The trio met as part of the MotoStudent programme, investing...