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KTM reveal 2020 off-road EXC range

KTM reveal 2020 off-road EXC range

KTM have unveiled their EXC range for 2020, detailing their full range of two- and four-stroke machines, plus KTM Six Days versions and a 500-run limited edition 300 EXC TPI Erzberg Rodeo. KTM EXC...

Event to be held in memory of first solo female TT racer

Event to be held in memory of first solo female TT racer

An event is being held to remember the life of Beryl Swain – the first woman to race solo at the Isle of Man TT. Swain made the headlines back in 1962 when she entered the 50cc race on an Itom,...

Devitt MCN Festival 2019: the highlights

Devitt MCN Festival 2019: the highlights

Well that's it for another year at the Devitt MCN Festival. We had more than 20,000 people attend during the weekend, and despite a little rain on Saturday, we're thrilled to report that the...

Friends reunite through #ride5000miles after 15 years apart

Friends reunite through #ride5000miles after 15 years apart

For many, being part of the #R5K group means shared experiences, group ride-outs and new friends. But for three members it’s resulted in rekindling a friendship lost 15 years earlier. Bikes never...

600 bikers honour bomber crews at Lincoln command centre

600 bikers honour bomber crews at Lincoln command centre

Over 600 bikes converged on the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln on Sunday for the second annual ‘InSpire Ride’, a day dedicated to the commemoration and remembrance of those who gave...

Your location has huge effect on police action after bike theft

Your location has huge effect on police action after bike theft

Where you live can have a dramatic impact on the likelihood of recovering your motorcycle if it’s stolen because of the number of crimes which are not investigated, according to new figures. This is...

Super Soco unveils electric Ducati collaboration plus new commuter

Super Soco unveils electric Ducati collaboration plus new commuter

Britain’s best-selling electric bike company, Super Soco, have signed a deal to produce the first electric Ducati outside of their MIG-RR E-MTB, produced by Thok, but it’s not quite what you...

David Beckham gets driving ban

David Beckham gets driving ban

Football superstar David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using his mobile phone while driving. The former England captain and keen motorcyclist pleaded guilty to using the...

Triumph limited edition T120s available to buy

Triumph limited edition T120s available to buy

Triumph’s two new special edition Bonnevilles, the Ace and the Diamond Edition, are now available at dealers. The T120 Ace is a celebration of the original café racer scene around the Ace Café and...

Triumph shock! Brit firm announce TE-1 electric motorbike collaboration project

Triumph shock! Brit firm announce TE-1 electric motorbike collaboration project

Triumph have announced a ground-breaking plan to accelerate the addition of electric motorcycles to the range in collaboration with other key UK innovators, including Williams Advanced...

Met Police officer who knocked a suspect off a moped is cleared of wrongdoing

Met Police officer who knocked a suspect off a moped is cleared of wrongdoing

Police Constable Edwin Sutton has been found to have not breached the standard of professional behaviour when he ended a moped chase with a ‘tactical contact’. PC Sutton was called before a gross...

Yamaha Ténéré 700: the story

Yamaha Ténéré 700: the story

We've had a chance to ride it now, so be sure to check out the full MCN Yamaha Tenere 700 review, or read on to see the full story of its launch as covered by MCN. Ahead of the launch, in May 2019...

#Ride5000miles group reaches 10,000-member milestone

#Ride5000miles group reaches 10,000-member milestone

It’s been busy few weeks for MCN’s #Ride5000Miles Facebook group. Following its recent second birthday celebrations, the group has now passed the 10,000-follower milestone – and is still growing. So...

First new Arch KRGT-1 models arrive in UK

First new Arch KRGT-1 models arrive in UK

The ostentatious love child of Hollywood A-list bike addict Keanu Reeves, and respected bike builder Gard Hollinger, Arch Motorcycle have been quietly and diligently working away at their KRGT-1 for...

Honda reveal updated 2020 CRF range

Honda reveal updated 2020 CRF range

Honda have announced details of their 2020 CRF off-road and trail bike ranges, with updates including more power, upgraded chassis components and new colour kits. How about an electric CRF? Starting...

Ultra-rare BMW R7 reborn

Ultra-rare BMW R7 reborn

The radical BMW R7, an art deco-styled, one-off concept machine built by the Bavarian marque in 1934 but which never went into production, has been fastidiously recreated by Florida custom house...

Spied: KTM out testing a bigger 390 Duke

Spied: KTM out testing a bigger 390 Duke

KTM are testing an updated 390 Duke which appears to be physically larger to suit a wider range of riders. Small capacity bikes are big business, not just in Europe but around the world. Unlike years...

Trio to ride Route 66 in 10 days on Fizzies for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Trio to ride Route 66 in 10 days on Fizzies for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A family trio will attempt to ride two Yamaha FS1-Es across the iconic Route 66 in just 10 days later this month to raise money to combat alzheimer’s disease. Staring on May 24, 54-year-old Peter...

R5Ker and YouTuber explains Valiantino Postlethwaite creation

R5Ker and YouTuber explains Valiantino Postlethwaite creation

Like many of MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook group members, Mark Sheerin, enjoys nothing more than a ride out with a friend with whom he spends hours touring the Lakes, Dales and Peaks, making quirky...

Shave the date! 2019 BarbersRide starts on August 10

Shave the date! 2019 BarbersRide starts on August 10

The 2019 BarbersRide event is set to kit off at the Speakeasy Barbershop in Liverpool on Saturday August 10, with a fleet of bikers setting off on Sunday to take in five barbering seminars along the...

Details of Triumph Thruxton TFC confirmed

Details of Triumph Thruxton TFC confirmed

As well as unveiling the Rocket 3 TFC, Triumph have confirmed the final specs for the Thruxton TFC. Just like the Rocket, Triumph are making just 750 of the Thruxton TFC, which is a tuned and...

A wheelie long 310 miles sets new world record

A wheelie long 310 miles sets new world record

Meet Masaru Abe – he’s utterly nuts. He’s also obsessed with scooters, and on Monday, May 1, 2017 he wheelied his Yamaha Jog into the record books, pulling off a feat that would end even the most...

California Superbike School kick-off partnership with AGV and Dainese

California Superbike School kick-off partnership with AGV and Dainese

Circuit-based training specialists the California Superbike School have begun a partnership with AGV and Dainese, giving coaches the latest in on-track protection when instructing their...

Joint raid sees seven arrested for moped-enabled robberies

Joint raid sees seven arrested for moped-enabled robberies

The Metropolitan Police have teamed up with officers in Dorset to arrest seven people for their involvement in two moped enabled robberies. The dawn raids were the culmination of an intelligence-led...

Fuell Fluid more than trebles funding target in five days

Fuell Fluid more than trebles funding target in five days

Erik Buell's new electric bike start-up has had a strong start to its crowdfunding campaign, achieving over 388% of its target in the first five days. All 40 higher-speed Fuell Fluid 1S models made...

Riding Oulton Park with a British Superbike champion

Riding Oulton Park with a British Superbike champion

It’s 7am at a crisp, but dry Oulton Park. Although the sun has barely risen, the paddock is already a hive of activity, with swarms of bleary-eyed trackday goers unloading vans, exchanging banter and...

R5k members head to the frozen lakes of Mongolia

R5k members head to the frozen lakes of Mongolia

Members of the #ride5000miles Facebook group have a sense of adventure, with pictures posted of trips to far-flung shores. You’d usually see snaps from Mark Leonard exploring the leafy lanes around...

Special edition Mutt Super 6 is an L plate dream

Special edition Mutt Super 6 is an L plate dream

Birmingham-based Mutt have made a name for themselves the last few years as the go to people for cool, small capacity machines. To celebrate their successes (which include a launch in Japan as well as...

Stile Italiano pay tribute to tuning house NCR's last founder

Stile Italiano pay tribute to tuning house NCR's last founder

Stile Italiano have built a stunning custom Ducati MHR1000 as a tribute to Rino Caracchi – the final member of tuning house NCR who passed away last year. If you’re not familiar with the NCR name,...

Win the last ticket to the Malle Great Rally

Win the last ticket to the Malle Great Rally

Malle’s Great Rally is a fabulous ride that takes bikers from the very Southernmost tip of the UK up to the Northernmost. Over the course of five stages, 100 riders of classic and custom motorcycles...

11 years for pair who profited from £1million of stolen vehicles

11 years for pair who profited from £1million of stolen vehicles

Two men who handled more than £1 million worth of stolen vehicles have been jailed for 11 years after a major investigation led by the Metropolitan Police’s Organised Vehicle Crime Unit. The two men...

Novice rider helped by #ride5000miles group

Novice rider helped by #ride5000miles group

We all know how daunting it can be when we first start to ride and for Rebecca Johnson, who originally passed her CBT in August 2016, it took until spring last year to be confident enough to regularly...

MCN's #ride5000miles group reaches 10k members!

MCN's #ride5000miles group reaches 10k members!

Here at MCN we’re thrilled to report that the #ride5000miles Facebook community acquired its 10,000th member today. We wish huge congratulations to Richard Young, who was the new member that tipped...

Test ride a Yamaha, Kawasaki or Ducati at Silverstone this weekend

Test ride a Yamaha, Kawasaki or Ducati at Silverstone this weekend

After a winter hiatus, the British Superbike Championship will be returning this weekend for the first round of the season at Silverstone's National layout. The Northamptonshire circuit...

Over 60 people upgrade their lid with Bike Stop campaign

Over 60 people upgrade their lid with Bike Stop campaign

Stevenage-based clothing retailer, Bike Stop, saw more than 60 people swap their old motorcycle helmets for a discount on a new one as part of their latest trade-in campaign. The clothing...

Yamaha UK announce Sport Touring Demo Weekend event

Yamaha UK announce Sport Touring Demo Weekend event

Yamaha will be showcasing their sports touring range on Saturday, 11 and Sunday, 12 May with a special weekend-long dealership event, allowing would-be buyers to test ride many of their latest...