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Steph Jeavons leads all-female bike troop to Everest Base Camp

Steph Jeavons leads all-female bike troop to Everest Base Camp

Global motorcycling adventurer, Steph Jeavons, has arrived home in Wales, having lead an all-female riding troop along a 2300km (1429-mile) ride to Mount Everest Base Camp. Setting off on Sunday, 15...

Biking duo prepare for charity epic in a bid to raise £53k

Biking duo prepare for charity epic in a bid to raise £53k

Two #ride5000miles members from Willington, County Durham, are hoping to break a world record by riding to 50 countries in 20 days in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Having previously completed two...

Female bikers tackle the #ride5000miles challenge in style

Female bikers tackle the #ride5000miles challenge in style

It’s been an action-packed summer of motorcycling for the dedicated female members of #R5K, with riders tackling big trips and achieving high-mileage. Making up 10.1% of the 12,000-strong group, women...

Triumph reveal 2020 Street Triple RS - the story

Triumph reveal 2020 Street Triple RS - the story

Triumph have officially unveiled a new Street Triple RS which comes packed with Moto2 know-how and a mighty mid-range that should blow away its middleweight naked rivals. 2020 Triumph Street Triple...

MCIA Secured aims to make your motorbike harder to steal

MCIA Secured aims to make your motorbike harder to steal

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) have launched a new scheme to help bike buyers easily see what level of security a new bike has before they buy. MCIA Secured is an attempt to help buyers...

Yamaha unveil 2020 Yamaha MT-03

Yamaha unveil 2020 Yamaha MT-03

Yamaha have unveiled an updated version of their A2 middleweight MT-03, featuring updates to the suspension and styling and a new LCD dash. The most obvious change is the new dual headlight that gives...

Peter Hammond Motorcycles celebrates 60 years of business

Peter Hammond Motorcycles celebrates 60 years of business

Family-run Peter Hammond Motorcycles, in Cirencester, are celebrating 60 years of trading this month with a special open weekend, featuring a ride out to the Sammy Miller Museum. Taking place on...

Yamaha tease new naked in Motorcycle Live competition

Yamaha tease new naked in Motorcycle Live competition

Yamaha have revealed a teaser image for a new 2020 naked bike, set to be revealed on Wednesday, October 16, at 2pm CET. Appearing in a head-on silhouette displaying the outline of the bike and three...

Surrey police force deploy DNA spray in the fightback against motorbike theft

Surrey police force deploy DNA spray in the fightback against motorbike theft

A police operation in Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, has resulted in 31 vehicles being stopped and the recovery of a stolen motorbike, while another machine was impounded by officers. Following a rise in...

'Tactical contact' and new security measures get big results against bike crime

'Tactical contact' and new security measures get big results against bike crime

The Metropolitan Police's 'Operation Venice', the moped crime task force which caused controversy by using 'tactical contact' to end pursuits with suspects on two wheels, looks to be succeeding,...

Top custom builder creates a very special CB1100RS

Top custom builder creates a very special CB1100RS

Honda UK have unleashed his stunning special-edition CB1100RS, inspired by the factory endurance racers of the 1980s. There will be 54 of the drop-dead gorgeous machines built in partnership with...

Valentino Rossi rides YZR-M1 to Misano GP

Valentino Rossi rides YZR-M1 to Misano GP

Hundreds of cheering fans saw Valentino Rossi fulfil a life-long dream last Tuesday, as he rode his MotoGP bike through the streets of his hometown, Tavullia in Italy. Aboard a full race-spec Yamaha...

Goodwood Revival plays host to best-ever motorcycling line-up

Goodwood Revival plays host to best-ever motorcycling line-up

Over 100,000 people flocked to Goodwood Motor Circuit this past weekend to witness some of motorcycling’s greatest riders do battle in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy races. Part of the annual...

Associated British Motorcycles reveal radical new 765 Moto2 racer

Associated British Motorcycles reveal radical new 765 Moto2 racer

Legendary builder Tony Scott turns his hand to the new Triumph 765 There’s a brand new 765 Moto2 weapon on track but it’s not rolled out of the Triumph factory – it’s actually the brainchild of...

Suzuki to restore Barry Sheene race bikes at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki to restore Barry Sheene race bikes at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki GB have taken delivery of three iconic Barry Sheene race bikes, ready to be restored at the 2019 Motorcycle Live trade show. The bikes in question consist of Sheene’s final grand prix bike; a...

Ducati Monster 1200 S gains 'Black on Black' livery

Ducati Monster 1200 S gains 'Black on Black' livery

Ducati’s Monster 1200 S will sport a new 'Black on Black' livery for 2020, combining strips of matt and gloss black paint alongside streaks of red to create a new understated design to sit alongside...

2020 Indians get new Thunder Stroke 116 engine plus new tech

2020 Indians get new Thunder Stroke 116 engine plus new tech

Indian have unveiled a host of updates for their 'heavyweight' models including the massive new Thunder Stroke 116 engine. The real star of the show is the new Roadmaster Dark Horse, which effective...

Off-road bike squad recover 204 stolen machines

Off-road bike squad recover 204 stolen machines

South Yorkshire Police have been celebrating the success of their off-road bike unit, which has been in operation for two years and recovered 204 stolen bikes. Not only do they have a great record in...

New tech could soon replace conventional helmet liners

New tech could soon replace conventional helmet liners

A major breakthrough in helmet safety could save your skull in a crash and keep your head cooler than current lids. Virtually every motorcycle helmet currently uses an EPS (expanded polystyrene)...

Exploring the tech inside the 2020 Yamaha R1

Exploring the tech inside the 2020 Yamaha R1

Yamaha have pulled off a minor miracle with the new R1 by creating a modern superbike that meets the stringent Euro5 emissions regs, remains reliable and does not lose a drop of power. Related: full...

Exploring the technology behind cornering ABS and traction control

Exploring the technology behind cornering ABS and traction control

A technological revolution is transforming biking as cornering ABS and lean-sensitive traction control, powered by inertial measurement units (IMUs), become the norm even on mundane models, all thanks...

Motorcycling youth charity prepares for biggest-ever fundraiser

Motorcycling youth charity prepares for biggest-ever fundraiser

A charity set-up to tackle kids using motorcycles anti-socially are preparing to host their largest-ever fundraising event, with live music, displays and a group rideout across the Yorkshire...

Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 to be auctioned for Carlin Dunne Foundation

Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 to be auctioned for Carlin Dunne Foundation

Ducati will auction a Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 in support of the Carlin Dunne Foundation, which was set up in the road racer’s name following his death at the 2019 Pikes Peak races. Ducati...

Suzuki BSB stars battle on GSX-R125s in second-annual All-Star race

Suzuki BSB stars battle on GSX-R125s in second-annual All-Star race

For the second year in succession, Suzuki UK have released a video of their current British Superbike and Superstock 1000 riders racing around Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground aboard 125s. This year’s...

New colours for 2020 Yamaha R125, R3 and R6

New colours for 2020 Yamaha R125, R3 and R6

Yamaha’s lower order R range machines are getting made-over liveries for 2020, including race-team inspired designs. The brand’s supersport offering, the R6, will be available in Icon Blue, which...

Yamaha reveal all-new WR250F for 2020

Yamaha reveal all-new WR250F for 2020

Yamaha have revealed their most powerful WR250F enduro to date, complete with a YZ250F motocross-derived engine, new chassis and revised suspension.  Now in its twentieth year of production, this...

Indian reveal Scout Bobber Twenty

Indian reveal Scout Bobber Twenty

Indian have unveiled the Scout Bobber Twenty and the Scout 100th Anniversary to celebrate the centenary milestone of the iconic American cruiser. Alongside the announcement of the two new models,...

Bobber Build-off final three announced

Bobber Build-off final three announced

The three Triumph Bobber Build-Off Challenge finalists have been announced as Laguna Ashford Triumph, Pure Triumph Wellingborough, Peterborough Triumph. Laguna Ashford’s 'The Drag Racer' uses a...

New breed of locks and chains is latest weapon against theft

New breed of locks and chains is latest weapon against theft

With an average 500 bikes stolen a week in 2018 motorcycles remain the most commonly stolen vehicle in the UK, seven times more likely to be nicked than anything else, which is why security firms are...

Win a Ducati MotoX2 pillion ride at the Misano grand prix

Win a Ducati MotoX2 pillion ride at the Misano grand prix

Ducati MotoGP sponsor, Mission Winnow, have announced a competition giving four racing enthusiasts the chance ride around Misano on the back of the MotoX2 two-seater during the upcoming MotoGP race...

Elvis' 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH sells for $800K

Elvis' 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH sells for $800K

Elvis Presley’s last ever motorcycle sold at the weekend for a whopping $800,000 (approx. £660,000), making it the third most expensive motorcycle in the world. The 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH was the...

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 engine tech explained

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 engine tech explained

Triumph have revealed the full details of their long-awaited Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, which is the Hinckley-based firm’s most advanced sportsbike to date. Full review: We've ridden the...

Limited edition Norton Dominator Street unveiled

Limited edition Norton Dominator Street unveiled

Norton Motorcycles are to build 50 dramatic-looking Dominator Street machines after feedback from fans of the British firm and are appealing for £5m of investment as it gears up to build more new...

Hookie, buy and tinker! Reversable custom 'Moto-Kit' for BMW R nineT

Hookie, buy and tinker! Reversable custom 'Moto-Kit' for BMW R nineT

Hookie Co have developed an all-new kit for the BMW R nineT that turns it into a cool custom in just a few hours. Founded in 2015, Hookie have been customising and modernising machines from their...

Thieves bugging bikes

Thieves bugging bikes

Hidden GPS trackers are increasingly being used by criminals to locate desirable bikes, then steal them at a more opportune moment. And if you think taking a quick look around your bike for such a...

Euro5 emissions rules will bring tech progress

Euro5 emissions rules will bring tech progress

It isn’t hard to find naysayers preaching gloom about tightening emissions laws but the reality is that they tend to spur development, creating bikes that are measurably better than their...