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Playing it safe: Reopened showrooms kitted out with sanitisers for biking's 'new normal'

Playing it safe: Reopened showrooms kitted out with sanitisers for biking's 'new normal'

Bike shops throughout England are opening for business once again as dealerships move forward in line with the Government’s plan to ease lockdown restrictions. New measures introduced on June 1 have...

Hyped up: Ducati reveal Hypermotard 950 RVE

Hyped up: Ducati reveal Hypermotard 950 RVE

Meet the Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE: an updated standard Hypermotard 950, complete with striking new graphics kit and an up-and-down quickshifter, set to arrive in dealers in July. Revealed earlier...

Online radio station raising money and awareness of Blood Bikes arriving in July

Online radio station raising money and awareness of Blood Bikes arriving in July

A Manchester motorcyclist is attempting to launch a new online radio station to help raise money for the Blood Bike charities, as well as greater awareness to the services they provide. "It’s...

Mutt Razorback 125 packs bark and bite

Mutt Razorback 125 packs bark and bite

Mutt are going from strength-to-strength in 2020. They’ve unveiled two all-new bikes and they opened the doors to their East London store back in March. If you’re not familiar with Mutt, they’ve made...

False ecology? The truth about electric motorbikes and the environment

False ecology? The truth about electric motorbikes and the environment

The message that electric vehicles are the zero-emissions transport of the future is impossible to ignore. We’re beaten over the heads with a constant stream of news that tells us internal combustion...

Blowing hot air: Yamaha set to fit turbos across their range

Blowing hot air: Yamaha set to fit turbos across their range

Yamaha are working on turbocharging for their next range of bikes. This isn’t Yamaha’s first use of the tech as they briefly made an XJ650 Turbo in the early ’80s, however this new system is...

Short circuit shocker: Kawasaki hint at electric future with new film series

Short circuit shocker: Kawasaki hint at electric future with new film series

Kawasaki have revealed their tenth YouTube short film (below) detailing the latest evolution of their 'EV Endeavor' electric motorcycle project, showing what appears to be a...

The new modular helmet from SHARK Helmets offers ultimate travel convenience

The new modular helmet from SHARK Helmets offers ultimate travel convenience

SHARK helmets promotion Whilst Covid-19 may have put a pause on our #ride5000miles campaign, motorcyclists are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. With UK lockdown restrictions slowly being lifted but all social...

Tilt to the future: Patents reveal work on a three-wheeled Yamaha TMAX

Tilt to the future: Patents reveal work on a three-wheeled Yamaha TMAX

The 'Leaning Multi-Wheel' (LMW) arm of Yamaha’s model range looks set to grow with the development of a new model derived from the TMAX 560. Sliding into the range between the NMAX-based Tricity 300...

2020 Motorcycle Live show postponed until November 2021

2020 Motorcycle Live show postponed until November 2021

Motorcycle Live organisers have this morning announced that the 2020 show has been postponed until November 2021, following coronavirus safety concerns for visitors and the industry workers at the...

25 Greatest TTs ever magazine - get a free digital copy

25 Greatest TTs ever magazine - get a free digital copy

MCN free gift In 2018 we produced a special one-off issue of MCN Sport looking back at the 25 Greatest TT Races Ever and now you can get a digital copy for free. From Mike Hailwood’s astonishing comeback in 1978,...

Know any lockdown legends? Triumph wants you to nominate them for a gift box

Know any lockdown legends? Triumph wants you to nominate them for a gift box

Triumph have announced they are celebrating the UK’s lockdown heroes with a new social media campaign called #TriumphTogether. The Hinckley-based company is asking people to nominate people in their...

MV Agusta pull covers off ultra-limited edition Brutale 1000 RR ML

MV Agusta pull covers off ultra-limited edition Brutale 1000 RR ML

MV Agusta have revealed an ultra-exclusive version of their flagship Brutale 1000 RR hypernaked on Facebook. In fact, it doesn’t get more exclusive than this – the bike is number 001/001. Along with...

Swap the bus for a bike: How motorcycles can get Britain back to work after lockdown

Swap the bus for a bike: How motorcycles can get Britain back to work after lockdown

A nationwide campaign has been launched to encourage people to get on a bike for their commute, as the country begins the slow return to work after coronavirus. Visit the MCIA 'Unlock Your Freedom'...

CC Racing Garage Scrambler 1100 wins Ducati Custom Rumble competition

CC Racing Garage Scrambler 1100 wins Ducati Custom Rumble competition

A Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro customised by CC Racing Garage has taken top honours in Ducati's Custom Rumble competition. The 'Scrambler 1100 FT' was built by Italian Marco Graziani, who entered...

Triumph set to cut 240 UK staff due to coronavirus pandemic

Triumph set to cut 240 UK staff due to coronavirus pandemic

Triumph Motorcycles have this morning announced that 'circa 400' employees from across their global workforce could be made redundant, following a decline in the demand for large capacity motorcycles...

Back to the track: What does a Covid safe trackday look like?

Back to the track: What does a Covid safe trackday look like?

Motorcycle trackdays have resumed in England as the lockdown guidance given by the Government continues to ease. The first sessions were held on Tuesday, May 26 at Donington and Cadwell Park and...

Covid safe: Oxford Products order 100k balaclavas for customers to safely try on helmets

Covid safe: Oxford Products order 100k balaclavas for customers to safely try on helmets

Oxford Products are readying their dealer network to open for business as lockdown restrictions ease. In order to let customers try on helmets safely, they’re bringing in 100,000 cotton...

New electric bikes and bigger team take fight to criminals in South Yorkshire

New electric bikes and bigger team take fight to criminals in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police have more than doubled their off-road ability to tackle antisocial behaviour and the criminal use of off-road motorbikes and quads during the coronavirus pandemic. The off-road...

Actual rocket science: The geometry magic that helps Triumph's Rocket 3 handle so well

Actual rocket science: The geometry magic that helps Triumph's Rocket 3 handle so well

One look at Triumph’s Rocket 3 R and you’d imagine it handles with all the deft agility of a Mississippi paddlesteamer. But ride the 2458cc beast and you’ll be amazed at how easily it turns, given its...

More riders use their machines to help the Coronavirus fightback

More riders use their machines to help the Coronavirus fightback

Despite the slight relaxing of lockdown in England, the threat of Covid-19 is far from over and #ride5000miles members are continuing to use their bikes to support those most in need. "I'm not doing...

We've been expecting you: Triumph release Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

We've been expecting you: Triumph release Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

Triumph have unveiled the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition – a limited run of their Scrambler 1200 XE, with a few added touches that make it a bike fit for a secret agent. The bike is inspired by the 25th...

Limited edition Harley-Davidson FXDR coming to the UK and Ireland

Limited edition Harley-Davidson FXDR coming to the UK and Ireland

A limited edition custom Harley-Davidson FXDR that is only available in the UK and Ireland is now in dealers. Called the FXDR 114 Limited Edition, it’s still running the standard softail frame and...

Royal Enfield Bybre brake recall: What you need to know

Royal Enfield Bybre brake recall: What you need to know

Royal Enfield have issued a recall for the Interceptor 650, Continental GT and Himalayan, to fix a potential problem with corroding Bybre brake calipers. The firm have recalled 15,200 bikes across the...

Carbon-clad MV Agusta Rush 1000 set to arrive in June for 300-unit limited production run

Carbon-clad MV Agusta Rush 1000 set to arrive in June for 300-unit limited production run

The bonkers limited-edition hyper-naked MV Agusta Rush 1000 will be built from June 2020 and is set to feature Formula 1 and MotoGP technology. With only 300 units to be produced, we’re expecting the...

Switch it up! S&S Cycle add Sport and Rain modes to base-model Indian FTR1200

Switch it up! S&S Cycle add Sport and Rain modes to base-model Indian FTR1200

Indian’s base-model FTR1200 can now enjoy modes that were only available on the S machine thanks to the S&S Engine Control Manager.  It is a plug-and-play handlebar-mounted switch that...

Lightweight lock launched: Portable motorbike security from LiteLok

Lightweight lock launched: Portable motorbike security from LiteLok

Bicycle lock makers LiteLok have designed a new lock specially for motorcycles. Certified to Sold Secure Gold standard, the lock is a flexible band with a steel core that makes it both light and easy...

More and more MCN readers join fight against Covid-19 as volunteers

More and more MCN readers join fight against Covid-19 as volunteers

As the UK continues to battle Covid-19, ever-more motorcyclists are stepping up to volunteer by using their machines to support the vulnerable. MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook page has been a hive of...

Bike Shed Community Response: Bikers really can make a difference

Bike Shed Community Response: Bikers really can make a difference

The Bike Shed have launched a volunteer programme that enables bikers to make important deliveries and help those in need. Called Bike Shed Community Response, the project has seen over 500 bikers...

MP tells MCN motorcycles could be a "happy medium" during Covid-19

MP tells MCN motorcycles could be a "happy medium" during Covid-19

MCN has spoken to Dr Julian Lewis, the MP who asked why more wasn't being done to encourage motorcycle use as an alternative to public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Help petition...

Updated Stan Stephens autobiography gives two-stroke fans another chance to read about the godfather of porting

Updated Stan Stephens autobiography gives two-stroke fans another chance to read about the godfather of porting

Legendary two-stroke tuner Stan Stephens has printed another run of his autobiography The Mechanic Who Got Lucky. The new updated edition chronicles Stan’s journey through life and motorcycles, which...

Husqvarna Svartpilen gets added bite: Spyshots reveal 890 twin-powered urban scrambler

Husqvarna Svartpilen gets added bite: Spyshots reveal 890 twin-powered urban scrambler

Husqvarna are working on a larger and more powerful version of their Svartpilen, powered by the engine from KTM’s 890 Duke and dubbed the 901. The current 701 Svartpilen (powered by the 690 Duke...

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders have begun producing a new charity range, with 30% of the proceeds of each unit sold being donated to the National Health Service. "Like most people, we are very aware of how tough...

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

SHARK helmets promotion If you’re running out of jobs to do around the garage, garden and house, then you may want to think about giving your motorcycle helmet some TLC so when you can get back out on two wheels, it will be...

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

MV Agusta have taken to social media to display their first five Superveloce 800 Serie Oros, which have now been built following a period of ceased production as a result of Coronavirus. The exotic...

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Empty roads are sending motorists berserk, with record numbers caught speeding in London as traffic and congestion drops during lockdown, including a driver caught doing 163mph on the M1. The...