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Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

A bid to have trail bike riders and 4x4s banned from some of the few byways in the Lake District they have legal access to has been thrown out by a High Court judge. A campaign by a group of ramblers,...

Top Gear Ducati 851 is auction star

Top Gear Ducati 851 is auction star

Historic bikes and racing machines including this Ducati 851, as formerly owned by Top Gear’s James May and Richard Hammond, the late Jock Taylor’s 1980 world championship winning Windle sidecar, and...

Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

We’re thrilled to announce the MCN YouTube channel has passed a quarter of a million subscribers. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for watching our videos, subscribing, and joining...

Rescheduled Malle Mile proves the show can go on

Rescheduled Malle Mile proves the show can go on

The rescheduled Malle Mile went ahead without a hitch at the weekend, with hundreds of riders and spectators enjoying fun in the sun. The Malle Mile is a weekend-long motorcycle festival celebrating...

Royal Enfield Tribute Black limited edition marks end of 500cc engine

Royal Enfield Tribute Black limited edition marks end of 500cc engine

Royal Enfield's Classic Tribute Black limited edition marking the end of the firm’s 500cc engine is here, and it costs £5499. Related articles on MCN Prices announced for Royal Enfield Bullet...

Super Ténéré rider sets off on lap of UK to keep live shows on the road

Super Ténéré rider sets off on lap of UK to keep live shows on the road

Yamaha Super Ténéré rider Jez Harvey has raised the curtain on a sponsored ride around the UK coastline in a bid to help struggling theatres hit hard by the Covid-19 lockdown. Worthing-based Jez,...

CCM Spitfire Blackout pays tribute to bikes used in upcoming Marvel Black Widow feature film

CCM Spitfire Blackout pays tribute to bikes used in upcoming Marvel Black Widow feature film

CCM have revealed a new Spitfire Blackout model to commemorate their appearance in the upcoming Marvel movie; Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson. The Bolton-based brand prepared six rugged...

Yamaha Europe and YART team up for limited-run Petronas MotoGP replica R1

Yamaha Europe and YART team up for limited-run Petronas MotoGP replica R1

Yamaha Europe have teamed up with Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) to create a run of 46 individually numbered Petronas Sepang Racing MotoGP team replica YZF-R1s. The 46 machines have been...

Ride-outs saved: motorcycles removed from Stevenage Council's injunction application

Ride-outs saved: motorcycles removed from Stevenage Council's injunction application

A controversial High Court injunction application that put bike meet-ups and ride-outs in Stevenage at risk of being made illegal has been altered to take motorcycles out of the firing line. Full...

Super Soco reveal new electric CPx maxi scooter

Super Soco reveal new electric CPx maxi scooter

Meet the Super Soco CPx: the new, 'super-sized', electric maxi scoot from the UK’s best-selling electric motorcycle brand. Check out our full Super Soco CPx review. Complete with two seats and...

BMW's carbon-fibre swingarm replacement concept

BMW's carbon-fibre swingarm replacement concept

Amongst the landmarks in motorcycle design, the swingarm stands out as one of the greatest. But now BMW have come up with a revised version of the idea that takes advantage of their extensive...

TV and social media presenter Joe Cooper fronts-up South Yorkshire training video

TV and social media presenter Joe Cooper fronts-up South Yorkshire training video

A new scheme has been set up in South Yorkshire, to help young riders assess the safety of their machines ahead of what is expected to be a busy August bank holiday for biking. Fronted by TV presenter...

Running up that hill: Indian announce AMA Pro Hillclimb entry

Running up that hill: Indian announce AMA Pro Hillclimb entry

Indian Motorcycles have announced a return to hill-climbing with a specially adapted version of their FTR750 flattracker, which has taken the American Flat Track series by storm. Related articles on...

Motorcycle dealers paying top prices and £500 incentives as used stock dwindles

Motorcycle dealers paying top prices and £500 incentives as used stock dwindles

The value of used bikes is on the rise due to a combination of factors brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, say UK dealers and industry figures. Rebounding demand post-lockdown, production...

2electron McFly: Electric bike tech emulates petrol engine of your choice

2electron McFly: Electric bike tech emulates petrol engine of your choice

Electric bike tech firm, 2electron, have been working on further developing their McFly system, which emulates the power and torque characteristics, gear ratios, sound and vibration of a potentially...

Reborn electric BMW C1 gets airbags, safety cell, active aeros and can be ridden as a normal bike

Reborn electric BMW C1 gets airbags, safety cell, active aeros and can be ridden as a normal bike

Before BMW’s R1250GS took up residence at the top of the sales charts the German firm spent years searching for a machine that would bring it to prominence – and as the millennium dawned it was the C1...

Spied new RC390 moves on the A2 game in a big way for KTM

Spied new RC390 moves on the A2 game in a big way for KTM

KTM are working on a new RC390 that’s safer, more stylish and far more hi-tech. The current machine is no slouch but it’s lagging behind the competition and is even out-classed by KTM’s 390 Duke. Now...

24 hour 'Compass Challenge' ride raises over £3k for charity

24 hour 'Compass Challenge' ride raises over £3k for charity

Two R5K members raised more than £3000 for Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and 16th Warrington West (1st Burtonwood) Scout Group by attempting to visit all four corners of Mainland Britain...

Push comes to shove: Harley-Davidson patent reveals VVT pushrod engine

Push comes to shove: Harley-Davidson patent reveals VVT pushrod engine

Harley-Davidson have patented a variable valve timing (VVT) system for their next engine in a bid to meet emissions targets for an air-cooled engine. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen drawings for...

Off-roaders urged: check routes first

Off-roaders urged: check routes first

The Mendip Byways & Bridleways Association is urging off-road motorcyclists to take caution when planning their routes, after they say there has been an increase in people riding where they’re not...

Fantic Caballero Scrambler gets funky, urban makeover for Deluxe edition

Fantic Caballero Scrambler gets funky, urban makeover for Deluxe edition

Fantic have a brand-new limited-edition version of their Caballero Scrambler 500, which brings a number of practical updates along with some nice cosmetic tweaks. Called the Deluxe, it forgoes the...

Now you're talking: Cardo Packtalk Black revealed with larger speakers

Now you're talking: Cardo Packtalk Black revealed with larger speakers

Cardo have released a special-edition version of their Packtalk comms kit called the Packtalk Black. Coming in black (no real surprises there) the key feature of the new unit is the 45mm JBL helmet...

SHARK Helmets – a choice of protection for all…

SHARK Helmets – a choice of protection for all…

SHARK helmets promotion It doesn’t matter if you’re riding a 50cc scooter to and from college or a 200hp motorcycle at Mugello, SHARK Helmets - our #Ride5000miles sponsor - is just as committed to providing a safety helmet...

Ready player one: Ride 4 gameplay trailer revealed

Ready player one: Ride 4 gameplay trailer revealed

A new gameplay teaser trailer (above) has been revealed for upcoming bike racing videogame, Ride 4.  The fourth instalment of the popular two-wheeled franchise produced by Italian developers,...

Motorway roadworks speed limit increased in England

Motorway roadworks speed limit increased in England

Highways England have announced that the speed limit for motorway roadworks will be increased from 50mph to 60mph where it is safe to do so. The decision was taken after lengthy trials and research...

Guy back on track: Martin returns to Elvington as he targets 300mph barrier

Guy back on track: Martin returns to Elvington as he targets 300mph barrier

Guy Martin has been back in action testing his turbo-charged Hayabusa as he strives to be the first person to break 300mph in a standing mile on a motorcycle. Racing on a windy Tuesday at Elvington...

Determined bikers find ways to smash 5000-mile target

Determined bikers find ways to smash 5000-mile target

Lockdown may have put the brakes on big-distance rides for a few months, but plenty of #ride5000miles members have wasted no time getting back in the saddle and are already smashing the high-mileage...

Promoted: Sinnis Terrain 380cc Adventure Motorcycle Goes On UK Presale

Promoted: Sinnis Terrain 380cc Adventure Motorcycle Goes On UK Presale

Sinnis Motorcycles advertorial British motorcycle brand Sinnis begins its presale campaign this week for the much-anticipated Terrain 380cc adventure. Customers can deposit £100 to pre-order one of the first bikes to land in Autumn...

Third Honda Adventure Roads tour set for Iceland in 2021

Third Honda Adventure Roads tour set for Iceland in 2021

Honda Europe are offering 30 riders the biking trip of a lifetime as their Adventure Roads touring programme heads to Iceland for 2021. A chance to experience the volcanic island’s stunning scenery...

Back to biking: No more excuses for Ola as she chases her #ride5000miles biking dream

Back to biking: No more excuses for Ola as she chases her #ride5000miles biking dream

Almost two years ago, lifelong motorcycle fan, 59-year-old dental practice manager, Ola Alara, decided to finally take the plunge and learn to ride. Bagging all the right gear and completing her CBT,...

Motoring events on Brighton's Madeira Drive saved

Motoring events on Brighton's Madeira Drive saved

Labour members of Brighton Council have taken a dramatic U-turn on their refusal to support future motorsport events on Madeira drive after pressure from Conservative councillors and members of the...

Have it your way: MV Agusta launch Monaco Design Studio to produce one-off specials

Have it your way: MV Agusta launch Monaco Design Studio to produce one-off specials

MV Agusta are no strangers to one-off motorcycles. In the past 12 months alone, we’ve seen the Brutale 1000 RR 'ML', a special €28,000 Dragster 800 RR for luxury goods website, TheArsenale and a...

Life begins at 40! Meet BMW's new F750 and F850 40 Years GS Edition models

Life begins at 40! Meet BMW's new F750 and F850 40 Years GS Edition models

BMW have this evening announced a range of new colours for their 2021 F750GS, F850GS and F850GS Adventure models, including a striking black and yellow livery to mark 40 years of the revered GS name...

Honda's Hunter Cub CT125 adventure bike not coming to Europe

Honda's Hunter Cub CT125 adventure bike not coming to Europe

Don’t laugh but Honda might have just designed the adventure bike everyone is asking for and they’ve based it on the king of small bikes – the C125 Super Cub! Whenever we ask people what they want...

Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

Back in 1998, biking couple, David and Angela McInnes, were two- wheel mad – spending their free time exploring the local roads aboard David’s gleaming Suzuki GSX-R750. Riding regularly as a duo,...

#Ride5000miles members share their greatest rides since lockdown

#Ride5000miles members share their greatest rides since lockdown

With a glut of glorious sunshine and Coronavirus restrictions continuing to ease, #ride5000miles members in England have been sharing their best riding experiences. The Government declared you could...