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Trail by fire! New performance kit almost doubles the power of 2020 Honda CRF450L

Trail by fire! New performance kit almost doubles the power of 2020 Honda CRF450L

The Honda CRF450L is a cracking bike aimed at those who want to go trail riding but will probably never spend two hours crashing around an enduro race course. It’s also remarkably versatile – we know...

2020 BMW S1000XR - the story

2020 BMW S1000XR - the story

Pricing and specification have been confirmed for the 2020 BMW S1000XR sports adventure bike, and it's going to start at £12,890 - just £490 more than the old version. You'll get a trio of paint...

Meet the next generation stepping up to the #ride5000miles challenge

Meet the next generation stepping up to the #ride5000miles challenge

The #R5K group is no stranger to experienced riders, leaning on decades of biking knowledge to achieve their annual mileage goal, but plenty of new riders on restricted A2 licences are chasing the...

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade - the story

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade - the story

Prices have been revealed for the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade range, with the base model weighing in at £19,999 and the higher-spec SP option available for £23,499. Related: 2020 Honda...

From concept to quarry crusher - Husqvarna Norden 901 confirmed!

From concept to quarry crusher - Husqvarna Norden 901 confirmed!

Husqvarna have confirmed that the striking Norden 901 will be coming to a showroom near you soon by adding it to their production bike line-up for 2021. The historic off-road brand, now part of the...

Triumph riding high with promising profits through 2019

Triumph riding high with promising profits through 2019

Triumph have recorded increased profits in 2019, despite the uncertainty still surrounding Brexit. Revenue and pre-tax profits at Triumph increased in the 12 months up to the end of June, 2019.

Pricing and spec revealed for 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 - the A2 ace that'll tour or tackle trackdays

Pricing and spec revealed for 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 - the A2 ace that'll tour or tackle trackdays

Pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650, and it’s set to hit showrooms from £6899 if you have it painted Metallic Spark Black. Related: Read our full 2020...

Naked attraction: Ducati Streetfighter V2 on the horizon

Naked attraction: Ducati Streetfighter V2 on the horizon

Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali, has revealed that a lower-capacity version of their Streetfighter V4 is planned, in an exclusive interview with MCN. When asked if the Italian firm’s new 205bhp V4...

Yamaha Racing Experience days cancelled for 2020 due to Coronavirus

Yamaha Racing Experience days cancelled for 2020 due to Coronavirus

Yamaha have taken the decision to cancel both Racing Experience days in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. No new dates have been put forward, so you'll need to wait until 2021 to get your...

Video: Kawasaki Z650 cleans up for Euro5

Video: Kawasaki Z650 cleans up for Euro5

Just like lots of new bikes this year, the updates to the 2020 Kawasaki Z650 are designed to squeeze it through the new Euro5 emissions tests, saving time for a big update in the future. So the Z650...

BMW's E-Power Roadster could be their missing link

BMW's E-Power Roadster could be their missing link

BMW have been quietly working on an electric motorcycle project for the last two years. The result is this: the E-Power Roadster Concept – a sort of halfway point between the DC Roadster concept we...

DR Big appeal for £109 a month? 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 PCP rates revealed

DR Big appeal for £109 a month? 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 PCP rates revealed

You can get a 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 on the firm's Flexible Finance scheme (a PCP agreement) for £109 a month, and be one of the first to received their new bike when models arrive in dealers in...

Lexmoto LXR 380 sportsbike is the firm's first A2-friendly model

Lexmoto LXR 380 sportsbike is the firm's first A2-friendly model

Introducing the Lexmoto LXR 380; a brand-new A2-compliant sportsbike costing £2399 less than the current class-leading Honda CBR500R. Priced at £3699.99 (the Honda will set you back £6099), this is...

Michelin reveal gripping new range for 2020

Michelin reveal gripping new range for 2020

Michelin have just rolled out a raft of new road and track tyre options for 2020, covering everything from track-only slicks to year-round road rubber, complete with a new tread pattern. The Michelin...

Roar power! 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 has punchier mid-range, lower weight and a raft of modern kit

Roar power! 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 has punchier mid-range, lower weight and a raft of modern kit

Triumph’s new Tiger 900 has come out fighting - claws and all - thanks to a bigger engine, more torque, meatier mid-range and a lot less mass to lug around, too. Related: 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 GT...

A change is better than a rest for #ride5000miles fans

A change is better than a rest for #ride5000miles fans

It’s easy sticking to what you know, but some #ride5000miles members have bucked the trend this year and taken the plunge with something different. Gordon Hill, 49, from Dumfries, chopped in his 2003...

Giacomo Agostini museum opens in 15-time world champion's home town

Giacomo Agostini museum opens in 15-time world champion's home town

A museum celebrating the racing achievements of 15-time world champion, Giacomo Agostini, has today opened in his hometown of Bergamo, Italy. Run by his daughter, Vittoria, alongside her bed and...

Radar activated sign aims to reduce motorbike accidents

Radar activated sign aims to reduce motorbike accidents

Road sign manufacturers, TWM, have come up with a new illuminated sign that uses radar to detect motorbikes riding above a recommended speed threshold into accident blackspots. The 1020mm x 463mm...

Get a jump start on Black Friday with Silverstone

Get a jump start on Black Friday with Silverstone

Black Friday is upon us once again, and Silverstone are getting in the festive spirit with some great deals including a free BSB general admission ticket with every MotoGP ticket you...

Royal Enfield custom 650 'tracker' and new Slide school hints at future

Royal Enfield custom 650 'tracker' and new Slide school hints at future

This custom flattracker based on Royal Enfield's new 650 twin and built at the firm's UK technical centre, plus the opening of a 'flattrack' school near the company HQ in India, could give an...

Kymco RevoNEX electric naked set for 2021 release

Kymco RevoNEX electric naked set for 2021 release

Kymco have created the RevoNEX, an electric naked which they say will be on sale in 2021. The smart-looking machine has a gearbox but can be left in second gear for slower city riding as 70mph can be...

Benelli on a budget? All-new wallet-friendly Leoncino 800 range

Benelli on a budget? All-new wallet-friendly Leoncino 800 range

Benelli have released a pair of new, larger-capacity Leoncino 800s powered by an all-new twin-cylinder motor, which looks set to take the fight directly to Yamaha's MT-07. Consisting of the new...

Riding a MotoE-spec Energica Ego Corsa electric motorbike at Valencia

Riding a MotoE-spec Energica Ego Corsa electric motorbike at Valencia

Most people think battery motorcycles are heavy, slow, boring and lack soul. As for electric racing bikes – well they’re just plain dull, aren’t they? Well, after riding Energica’s MotoE racer at...

#Ride5000miles members hit the dirt for winter thrills

#Ride5000miles members hit the dirt for winter thrills

With temperatures tumbling and sunlight scarce, it's not easy to add to your 5000-mile target at this time of year.  But #ride5000miles members are embracing the conditions by heading...

Ride of a lifetime: The best til last

Ride of a lifetime: The best til last

I’d been warned that Tasmania wouldn’t be as warm as mainland Australia (the North Island). I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so cold, though. I rolled off the Spirit of Tasmania ferry in Devonport...

Is your Ducati 1299 Panigale too slow? This bolt-on hybrid kit could be the answer…

Is your Ducati 1299 Panigale too slow? This bolt-on hybrid kit could be the answer…

A new hybrid conversion kit has been shown at the 2019 Eicma show, in Milan, for the Ducati Panigale 1299 superbike, claiming to boost peak power to around 295bhp and torque to 221ftlb. Called the...

Norton Superlight SS: a supercharged, carbon-framed, 170bhp version of 650 twin

Norton Superlight SS: a supercharged, carbon-framed, 170bhp version of 650 twin

Norton have supercharged their 650 Superlight super-twin and thrown in a carbon-fibre frame, subframe and swingarm to create a genuine lightweight sportsbike. The new chassis weighs 47% less than the...

CCM unveil Stealth versions of Foggy, Bobber and Six

CCM unveil Stealth versions of Foggy, Bobber and Six

CCM have unveiled new Stealth Series versions of three of their current bike models. The Bobber Stealth, Six Stealth and Foggy Stealth are all blacked-out and mean-looking versions of the standard...

Herald Brat 125 is the retro-styled learner-legal bike designed in the UK

Herald Brat 125 is the retro-styled learner-legal bike designed in the UK

British motorbike importer Herald Motor Co. have launched a new 125 called the Brat, which they designed themselves. The brand’s models are usually off-the-peg imports from Chinese manufacturers but...

R5Ker aims for the Arctic Circle after late summer ride to Morocco

R5Ker aims for the Arctic Circle after late summer ride to Morocco

Andy Barnes took a huge chunk off his 5000-mile annual target with a mammoth 3800-mile trip to Morocco aboard his trusty Yamaha FZ8 – and now he has plans to ride across the Arctic Circle! Setting off...

2020 Honda SH125i gains greater storage and improved performance

2020 Honda SH125i gains greater storage and improved performance

Having sold 19,000 units across Europe in 2018 alone, Honda have updated their ever-popular SH125i scooter for 2020, promising improved performance, greater practicality and Honda Selectable Torque...

Ducati launch four-year unlimited mileage warranty across Multistrada range

Ducati launch four-year unlimited mileage warranty across Multistrada range

Ducati have today announced that all of their 2020 Multistrada adventure models will feature a four-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Known as '4Ever Multistrada', the scheme comes 16 years after...

Savic unveil cool new electric Alpha, Delta and Omega

Savic unveil cool new electric Alpha, Delta and Omega

Australian electric motorbike manufacturers, Savic, have unveiled their latest creation at the Australian motorcycle festival in Wollongong. The C-Series is available in three model variants, the...

Ariel to launch striking new Ace Iron Horse at Motorcycle Live

Ariel to launch striking new Ace Iron Horse at Motorcycle Live

Somerset-based two and four-wheeled firm, Ariel, are set to reveal a new Ace Iron Horse model at Motorcycle Live later this month. Based on the existing Ace muscle cruiser, the new £29,686 Iron Horse...

Chinese brand CFMoto reveal 700CL-X range

Chinese brand CFMoto reveal 700CL-X range

You may not have heard of CFMoto yet, but the chances are you will soon as the Chinese brand aims to increase its presence in the UK motorcycle market with a new 700CL-X range. Unveiled at Eicma, in...

Vins Duecinquanta 250 two-stroke ready for blast-off

Vins Duecinquanta 250 two-stroke ready for blast-off

Behold the Vins Duecinquanta – an exquisite, all-new, road-legal, 250 two-stroke sportsbike from Italy that’s coming to the UK very soon. The Duecinquanta, as the name suggests, is a fuel-injected...