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No Limits announce Sepang trackday in 2020

No Limits announce Sepang trackday in 2020

Have you ever dreamed of rolling down pit lane at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit for some hot laps of the gruelling 3.4-mile track? Well now you can, with No Limits. The trackday firm have announced a new...

Riding with Ian Hutchinson: Miracle man

Riding with Ian Hutchinson: Miracle man

Hutchy’s front wheel rises over the crest, he’s slightly crossed up, but perfectly in control. I spot his right foot tap another gear on his modified Honda Fireblade SP, and he’s gone. Two corners...

New KTM 690 engines offer more power and less vibes

New KTM 690 engines offer more power and less vibes

Everyone knows singles rock because they’re small and lightweight. KTM can even make them superbly powerful too, but the trade-off for 690 owners has always been lots of vibes through the contact...

Harley-Davidson reveal stripped-back Electra Glide Standard

Harley-Davidson reveal stripped-back Electra Glide Standard

Harley-Davidson have revealed a pared-back version of their Electra Glide, which aims to provide riders with a more raw ownership experience. Still powered by the same Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, the...

Two-storey extension for Sammy Miller Museum

Two-storey extension for Sammy Miller Museum

The Sammy Miller Museum has received planning permission for a 10,000sqft two-storey extension. The museum was able to gain the permission, itself difficult as the site is on greenbelt land, after...

SPIED: KTM electric scooter

SPIED: KTM electric scooter

Evidently tired of competing in MotoGPs, dominating the Dakar (and pretty much any other off-road race going), KTM have turned their eyes to the hypercompetitive world of e-scooters. Don’t check the...

Warr's 'Crook' bags top spot in Harley Battle of the Kings

Warr's 'Crook' bags top spot in Harley Battle of the Kings

Warr’s simple but effective take on the chopper has netted them the top spot of the public vote once again in Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings custom competition. Fighting off some extremely...

Keith Flint: My life in bikes

Keith Flint: My life in bikes

News broke this morning that The Prodigy frontman, Keith Flint, had tragically passed away aged 49. The singer and dancer was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex earlier today, and had...

Bike theft: No more cash for salvaged motorbikes

Bike theft: No more cash for salvaged motorbikes

One of the UK’s largest salvage auctioneers will no longer make cash payments for written off vehicles. Starting from March 31, customers will be paid by bank transfer. It’s hoped that by insisting on...

Win a Rich-Art Concepts LS2 carbon helmet with Bullit

Win a Rich-Art Concepts LS2 carbon helmet with Bullit

Bullit Motorcycles have teamed up with LS2 and legendary helmet painter Rich-Art Concepts to offer one lucky winner an LS2 MX471 Xtra in their own custom design. Entries are open now, with the winner...

Young Rider Focus event seeks to protect new bikers

Young Rider Focus event seeks to protect new bikers

A new event for road safety professionals is taking place in Birmingham on Wednesday, March 6 aiming to ‘spark debate and positive action to improve young rider safety’. Developed by the team behind...

Indian reveal striking Roadmaster Elite limited-edition

Indian reveal striking Roadmaster Elite limited-edition

Indian Motorcycle have today revealed that just two Roadmaster Elite limited-editions will be available for the UK market.  A higher-spec version of their existing Roadmaster tourer, the £33,899...

Triumph Thruxton R 'Black' spied

Triumph Thruxton R 'Black' spied

Special 'Black' editions aren’t new to Triumph and it looks like the firm are readying a Thruxton R Black to add to the line-up. You can already get a Bonneville Bobber Black, Bonneville T120 Black or...

Video: Onboard with Zef Eisenberg at 176mph on ice

Video: Onboard with Zef Eisenberg at 176mph on ice

Ultra-speed record racer and Maximuscle founder, Zef Eisenberg managed a top speed of 176mph on ice at the Arsunda Speed Weekend in Sweden. He and the MADMAX Race Team were aiming to break the 200mph...

Gang who used mopeds to commit robberies found guilty

Gang who used mopeds to commit robberies found guilty

Four moped enabled, modern-day bandits who stole mobile phones, committed robberies and targeted luxury shops have been convicted of multiple crimes at Blackfriars Crown Court. This is a result of...

Brexit and motorbikes: the facts

Brexit and motorbikes: the facts

It seems these days you only need to publish the word ‘Brexit’ for an instant way to whip your audience into a frenzy. Here at MCN we’re keen not to politicise our news, instead reporting solely on...

Don't panic! New EU vehicle regulations don't apply to motorbikes

Don't panic! New EU vehicle regulations don't apply to motorbikes

Contrary to frightening, dystopian rumours circulating on the internet, the latest proposed changes to EU vehicle law will not affect motorbikes. In case you haven’t seen it, the regulation is...

Stunning Foggy Petronas FP1 sells for £31,275

Stunning Foggy Petronas FP1 sells for £31,275

A Foggy Petronas FP1 with just 7km on the clock has sold for £31,275 at the Race Retro show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.  One of the road bikes manufactured for Petronas by Essex-based...

R5K members hone their biking skills

R5K members hone their biking skills

Members of MCN’s #ride5000miles community have been busy improving their riding skills, with many passing IAM and RoSPA courses. We caught up with a dedicated band who are not content with just taking...

Honda VTR1000 Firestorm used guide

Honda VTR1000 Firestorm used guide

Arguably less desirable than the Suzuki TL1000S and other late 90s booming V-Twins, the humble Honda VTR1000 has become a superb used bet for those wanting a 100bhp thumper for getting their weekend...

Yamaha OW-01 turns 30

Yamaha OW-01 turns 30

What Chris Dabbs said in 1989 What Michael Neeves said in 2011 Watch Michael Neeves ride the bike This week thirty years ago, MCN’s then Road Test Editor, Chris Dabbs took a brand-new Yamaha OW-01...

Yamaha Power Tuner app makes tuning a doddle

Yamaha Power Tuner app makes tuning a doddle

Once upon a time tuning a motorcycle engine was an art performed by an exalted few. You could have a go yourself but staring through a hole in a piston would be the most likely outcome. This was even...

Video: Rugby rivalry hits the Triumph Adventure Riding Experience as Six Nations stars go head-to-head

Video: Rugby rivalry hits the Triumph Adventure Riding Experience as Six Nations stars go head-to-head

Rugby rivalry has spilled off the pitch and onto the mud, as Six Nations star George North of Wales took on English pundit David Flatman atop a pair of Triumph motorcycles, before the real test begins...

T3 Performance transform Speed Triples for £10K

T3 Performance transform Speed Triples for £10K

British bike builder Tony Scott has done it again, unveiling two new Triumph-based custom bikes: the Gemini Naked and Indianapolis. Both are based on the Triumph Speed Triple 1050, which already...

Haynes Manual and Motor Museum founder dies aged 80

Haynes Manual and Motor Museum founder dies aged 80

John Haynes OBE, founder of the Haynes Publishing Group PLC and the Haynes International Motor Museum, died on Friday, February 8, following a short illness. He was 80-years-old. More from...

Cake launch first road legal electric motorbike

Cake launch first road legal electric motorbike

Swedish motorcycle manufacturers Cake have unveiled the Kalk& (Kalk And) – a road legal version of the Kalk OR. The original Kalk OR is billed as a halfway house between a mountain bike and a...

Second bike paramedic has helmet stolen

Second bike paramedic has helmet stolen

MCN have learnt of the theft of a London motorcycle paramedic’s helmet while they treated a patient at the scene of an emergency call. This is the second instance of this kind reported to police by...

Bullit Motorcycles unveil Gulf Oil limited editions

Bullit Motorcycles unveil Gulf Oil limited editions

Bullit Motorcycles have unveiled limited edition Gulf Oil livery versions of two of their small-capacity retro bikes. Just 250 Bullit Hero models and 150 Bullit Spirit café racers will be made in the...

Carole Nash MCN London Show Highlights

Carole Nash MCN London Show Highlights

So that’s it – the doors are shut and we’ve reached the end of a fantastic 2019 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. It’s been an action-packed event, with some top-quality racing and riding, the...

R5K member uses redundancy for American adventure

R5K member uses redundancy for American adventure

One of the great things about the #ride5000miles community is everybody has a different story to tell about their riding exploits. Tim Cooper is no exception. Early last year he took redundancy and...

Ducati are working on the 'perfect electric bike'

Ducati are working on the 'perfect electric bike'

Ducati will make an electric motorcycle, in fact there’s one already in the pipeline, but it’s a bike "for tomorrow" according to Pierluigi Zampieri, Ducati’s Head of Innovation. MORE FROM MCN 5 ways...

Video: Arenacross fires into Sheffield this weekend

Video: Arenacross fires into Sheffield this weekend

The final two rounds of the 2019 Arenacross tour will take place this coming weekend at the Fly DSA Arena, Sheffield, following four previously successful nights in Birmingham and Belfast. Rounds...

1972 MV Agusta 750 fetches £84,400 at auction

1972 MV Agusta 750 fetches £84,400 at auction

A collection of rare and exotic MV Agustas have been auctioned off at Retromobile, Paris, including some of the finest works of one of motorcycling’s greatest designer: Massimo...

Gloucestershire Constabulary adopts BKS airbag tech

Gloucestershire Constabulary adopts BKS airbag tech

Gloucestershire Police have become the first force in the country to equip their motorcycle road traffic officers with BKS airbag suits. These made-to-measure race-spec black kangaroo hide suits use...

Alpinestars lose airbag system appeal

Alpinestars lose airbag system appeal

Germany’s Court of Appeal has upheld a patent ruling against Alpinestars over the long-running battle regarding their Tech-Air system and Dainese’s D-Air. The ruling only concerns one aspect, relating...

Oil in the Blood: new feature film lays modern bike culture bare

Oil in the Blood: new feature film lays modern bike culture bare

Over the last three years lifelong biker Gareth Maxwell Roberts has travelled the planet with a camera crew in tow, interviewing nearly 300 people to get to the roots of current motorcycle culture in...