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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...

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

A Movember ambassador has launched a new Instagram-based competition, encouraging bikers to produce one-minute short films in celebration of their motorcycles during lockdown. Kick-started by...

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV has become the latest insurance firm to offer a refund to policy holders as claims reduce during the coronavirus pandemic and the first to include bikers. The company, which is part of the Allianz...

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

Members of MCN’s #ride5000miles group are planning to go large once the lockdown ends - and none more so than a US-based rider who is plotting a 7300-mile tour from his home in Boise, Idaho, to...

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Royal Enfield have revealed big plans for the future and say even the current Coronavirus crisis won’t stop their long-term aims as they look to unleash up to 14 new bikes. Siddhartha Lal, Enfield’s...

Carbon fibre race replica: Indian turn it up to 11 with the latest FTR1200

Carbon fibre race replica: Indian turn it up to 11 with the latest FTR1200

Indian have released a new model of the FTR1200 to celebrate their racing success with the FTR750. Since returning to professional flat track racing, the Indian Factory team riding FTR750s have won...

TT fans left out of pocket as hotels refuse refunds for Coronavirus cancellations

TT fans left out of pocket as hotels refuse refunds for Coronavirus cancellations

With travel to the Isle of Man now limited and the annual TT races cancelled due to Covid-19, some visitors are now facing the prospect of losing thousands of pounds as some Manx hoteliers refuse to...

Keep your bike locked up in lockdown: Police seeing rise in joyriding during coronavirus epidemic

Keep your bike locked up in lockdown: Police seeing rise in joyriding during coronavirus epidemic

"Regularly check on your security and upgrade if necessary," is the message from police across the UK as forces see a rise in joy riding during lockdown. "This increase in motorcycle and scooter theft...

Exploding the myths: Everything you need to know about motorbike airbag vests

Exploding the myths: Everything you need to know about motorbike airbag vests

Airbags used to be the preserve of factory racers and wealthy trackday riders but with prices now dropping below £400 for the first time, everyday road riders can benefit from the latest safety tech.

Charging ahead: Can the new Electric Motion Epure Race match its petrol trials bike rivals?

Charging ahead: Can the new Electric Motion Epure Race match its petrol trials bike rivals?

If there was ever a sector of motorcycling made for electric bikes, it is trials. As a discipline trials is all about slow-speed control, explosive-yet-useable power and light weight. E-bike tech is...

#Ride5000miles key workers are doing their bit to fight virus pandemic

#Ride5000miles key workers are doing their bit to fight virus pandemic

Countless people are using their motorcycles to travel to jobs in the emergency services and as key workers during the Coronavirus crisis. With two wheels cutting journey times for some and providing...

How former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams helped create the fiery new KTM 890 Duke R

How former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams helped create the fiery new KTM 890 Duke R

When KTM's 790 Duke burst onto the scene it gave middleweight fans an unhinged alternative to the Yamaha MT-07, but there was no R version... until now. Related: 2020 KTM 890 Duke R review on...

Hardcore Rally Raid Yamaha T7 ups the ante for tackling the toughest terrain

Hardcore Rally Raid Yamaha T7 ups the ante for tackling the toughest terrain

Rally Raid Products have once again made use of their engineering and off-road expertise to transform another machine. We love the T7 and so do Rally Raid owners, but as with all bikes built to a...

Petrol stations in rural areas struggle as low demand combines with tumbling oil prices

Petrol stations in rural areas struggle as low demand combines with tumbling oil prices

The Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) have warned that the number of rural and independent garages forced to close during the Coronavirus pandemic could go from 100 to 1000 in the coming weeks. The...

Oxfordshire Council withdraw anti-bike statements from consultation document

Oxfordshire Council withdraw anti-bike statements from consultation document

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) have been forced to change their approach to motorcycles after outraging the biking community with scathing and unsubstantiated claims. A document published as part of...