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Order a Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse - get a set of free branded leathers!

Order a Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse - get a set of free branded leathers!

Need a new excuse to get your hands on a 2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse? How about a free Corse C4 race suit, worth £1149, thrown in for free? That’s exactly what the Italian company are...

Michelin launch 'Design your Motorcycle' competition - judging at Eicma in November

Michelin launch 'Design your Motorcycle' competition - judging at Eicma in November

Michelin have revealed their 2019 ‘Design your Motorcycle’ competition, with registrations open now and judging to take place at the Eicma Milan motorcycle show on November 5. All you need to do in...

R5K thrill-seekers explore alternative mileage methods

R5K thrill-seekers explore alternative mileage methods

To some #ride5000miles members, a new riding season means a chance to push their two-wheeled limits, looking for ever more extreme means of achieving their distance goals. "I treated myself to a...

Classic Suzuki Track Day roars into Cadwell Park

Classic Suzuki Track Day roars into Cadwell Park

Classic motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country took over Cadwell Park today for the second annual Suzuki Classic Track Day. With temperatures nudging 30-degrees and entry free to spectators,...

Sammy Miller MBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sammy Miller MBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sammy Miller MBE has been awarded a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Transport Trust for his dedication to the preservation of motorcycles and motorcycle heritage. The award was presented by HRH...

2019 BMW S1000RR: the story

2019 BMW S1000RR: the story

We've now had a chance to rate the 2019 BMW S1000RR on road, track, in rain and sunshine, and have had the opportunity to test it over several thousand miles in our long-term test review. BMW S1000RR...

Crescent launch Yamaha Dealership in Verwood, Dorset

Crescent launch Yamaha Dealership in Verwood, Dorset

South West super-dealer, Crescent, will open a flagship Yamaha dealership this weekend, June 29-30, as the Dorset-based business re-introduces their third site under the Crescent name with the launch...

Max Biaggi gets measured up for electric speed record attempt

Max Biaggi gets measured up for electric speed record attempt

Six-time motorcycle world champion, Max Biaggi, has teamed up with Monaco-based electric bike firm, Voxan Motors, to try and set a new two-wheeled land speed record. Announced in April by Voxan’s...

Thieves brag about stolen motorcycles on Instagram

Thieves brag about stolen motorcycles on Instagram

Bike thieves are openly selling stolen vehicles on social media accounts, with some even taunting their alleged victims. A group called 'Weston Repo Guys' have been stealing bikes in the...

BMW reveal Vision DC Roadster electric concept

BMW reveal Vision DC Roadster electric concept

BMW have unveiled the Vision DC Roadster – a naked electric concept bike that moves the electric boxer story on once again after the radical Vision Next 100 bike shown three years ago. This shock move...

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

A retro-styled 1200cc Triumph may sound like more of a coffee shop cruiser than an off-road racer, but if you are in any doubt that the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE has serious capabilities on the loose...

Speedway GP Cardiff 2019 details released

Speedway GP Cardiff 2019 details released

Round 9 of the FIM Speedway GP series will see the action returning to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the nineteenth time on Saturday, September 21. Ticket prices will start from...

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

The new Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB is designed to deliver the best bits of mountain biking without needing a finely tuned set of legs and lungs to get back to the top of the hill. Ducati partnered up with...

Prescott Bike Festival is blood bike charity’s biggest annual fundraiser

Prescott Bike Festival is blood bike charity’s biggest annual fundraiser

The ninth annual Prescott Bike Festival and Hill Climb was a roaring success with a stack of cash raised for Blood Bikes. The Prescott event has helped raise over £200,000 in recent years, which has...

New videos for learner drivers' biker awareness

New videos for learner drivers' biker awareness

The DVSA have bolstered their learner driver information with new videos that specifically highlight how easy it is to miss a motorcyclist on the road if you don’t look properly, following a campaign...

'We have more smiles per mile at 30mph' - Northern Ningers

'We have more smiles per mile at 30mph' - Northern Ningers

A biking tour can be a great way to add to your #ride5000miles total, experiencing new places and roads often with friends. But instead of cramming everything you’ll need onto a bike and setting off...

Harley-Davidson look to break into Chinese market

Harley-Davidson look to break into Chinese market

Harley-Davidson announced the biggest shake-up in their recent history back in 2018, and they’re coming good on their promise to break into emerging bike markets with a new 338cc bike for the Chinese...

New Yamaha MT-07 spied in testing

New Yamaha MT-07 spied in testing

These spyshots show that Yamaha are planning to update its super-popular MT-07, which should see it catch up with a rapidly modernising competition. First released in 2014 the 689cc...

Exploring the Lake District with John McGuinness

Exploring the Lake District with John McGuinness

A hail of rocks kicked up by John McGuinness’ rear wheel whizz past my helmet and pepper the front of my KTM. I want to let off, slow down and re-group but I’m 50 metres into a 200-metre rocky,...

Triumph Rocket 3 TFC sold out in UK

Triumph Rocket 3 TFC sold out in UK

If you were hoping to get your name on the list for Triumph’s bold new incarnation of their Goliath 2500cc Rocket 3 TFC – then you’re already too late. Related: in-depth 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 review...

Hardcore KTM 790 Adventure R Rally revealed!

Hardcore KTM 790 Adventure R Rally revealed!

If you thought KTM’s excellent new middleweight adventure bike was nice, but not serious enough – even in R trim – then how about this new 790 Adventure R Rally edition? The range-topping new model is...

Most powerful Kawasaki KX250 yet announced for 2020

Most powerful Kawasaki KX250 yet announced for 2020

Kawasaki have released details of their 2020 off-road line up, which includes the most powerful KX250 to date. The new engine 250 uses finger follower valves (like those found in the latest ZX-10RR)...

Ireland to ban sale of new petrol vehicles by 2030

Ireland to ban sale of new petrol vehicles by 2030

The Irish Government has reaffirmed its plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, as part of a new strategy aimed at protecting the environment. The measures form part of a...

World of Kawasaki returns for 2019

World of Kawasaki returns for 2019

Kawasaki Motors UK are once again inviting owners for a day of on-track and demo ride action as the World of Kawasaki event returns for 2019. Find MCN's Kawasaki Ninja model overview here Taking...

German firm reveal pedal-powered hybrid

German firm reveal pedal-powered hybrid

A German company has developed a new emissions-busting motorcycle that mixes human input with battery power. The eROCKIT 2019 has pedals like a conventional bicycle, however multiplies the effort put...

Free tags bid to save lives

Free tags bid to save lives

A new safety scheme will see 13,000 free helmet tags given away in a bid to save bikers’ lives.  MedicAlert and Biker Down have joined forces to give away thousands of the tags to UK riders. The...

Birth of the Road Warrior: Mad Max at 40

Birth of the Road Warrior: Mad Max at 40

It’s 40 years since one of the most iconic and influential biker movies of all time hit the silver screen. Mad Max, released in 1979, became just as famous for its dramatic action using real biker...

Knife-brandishing moped thug jailed

Knife-brandishing moped thug jailed

Bradley White, 29 of no fixed address was jailed for nine years (with a further three on licence) after pleading guilty to one count of attempted robbery, three counts of robbery, theft of a moped and...

A highland and island fling by motorbike

A highland and island fling by motorbike

For many an overnight ferry sees you arrive on foreign shores with the promise of a European adventure ahead, but #ride5000miles member Dan Dobson and riding buddy, Phil Winstanley, opted for a more...

Stunning CB customs unveiled at Wheels and Waves

Stunning CB customs unveiled at Wheels and Waves

Honda have unveiled 12 stunning new custom CB1000R builds at the Wheels and Waves festival as a celebration of 50 years of the inline four, which began in 1969 with the original CB750. Jump to Royal...

MV Agusta CEO backs controversial Superveloce 800 promo video

MV Agusta CEO backs controversial Superveloce 800 promo video

MV Agusta CEO, Timur Sardarov, has come out in support of the firm’s latest promotional video for the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro, after it was widely criticised online for its use of a nude female...

Classic bikes head to Ripon Racecourse for August Bank Holiday

Classic bikes head to Ripon Racecourse for August Bank Holiday

Classic bikes will be on display at the Mark Woodward Classic Car Show this August Bank holiday alongside a large range of cars, vans, trucks, commercial and military vehicles from years gone by. Over...

Motorcyclist claims POLITE vest "ruined my life"

Motorcyclist claims POLITE vest "ruined my life"

A biker’s life has been turned upside down after being convicted, then subsequently acquitted, for wearing an item of clothing that resembled police uniform when he rode home from work in a POLITE...

Enfield Bullet Trials price announced

Enfield Bullet Trials price announced

Royal Enfield have revealed the price for their new Bullet Trials Works Replica, which was first revealed in late May. Read more about the history of the Royal Enfield Bullet here The authentically...

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Honda UK have set a new Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds with their Mean Mower V2. The world’s fastest lawn mower set the time at the Dekra Lausitzring, near...

Angelman Rally charity ride is huge success

Angelman Rally charity ride is huge success

Despite terrible weather, near constant rain and one small spill, The Angelman Rally has returned home triumphant, having raised thousands for charity. Xavier Lomas, Graham Trood and Dan Whitley spent...