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Globetrotter back home: Nick Sanders gets last flight home from Sydney

Globetrotter back home: Nick Sanders gets last flight home from Sydney

Nick Sanders MBE has made it back to the UK safe and sound after catching one of the last flights out of Australia on his latest round-the-world trip. His journey started in November when he collected...

Blood Bike charities stand to lose £200,000 a month during Coronavirus

Blood Bike charities stand to lose £200,000 a month during Coronavirus

It has been revealed that UK Blood Biking charities could collectively lose between £170,000 and £200,000 a month according to the Chairman of the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes (NABB), John...

Super Soco are superheroes: Electric bike firm step in to help NHS bike theft victim

Super Soco are superheroes: Electric bike firm step in to help NHS bike theft victim

It’s nice to be able to report some good news and that’s never been more true than during the Coronavirus lockdown. Last week we brought you the shocking story of dementia respite worker, Keith, who...

Blood Biking #ride5000miles member transports vital Coronavirus samples as volunteer

Blood Biking #ride5000miles member transports vital Coronavirus samples as volunteer

A charitable member of #ride5000miles has revealed he has been carrying potentially life-saving samples of the Covid-19 virus as part of his volunteer work with the Shropshire, Staffordshire and...

Fuelling the fightback: Blood Bikers get free BP fuel and VED scrapped

Fuelling the fightback: Blood Bikers get free BP fuel and VED scrapped

UK Blood Bike charities have been given vital additional financial support, with Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) on service vehicles now scrapped and free fuel across BP’s 1200-strong network of...

Sing Hosanna: Harley-Davidson crown their King of Kings

Sing Hosanna: Harley-Davidson crown their King of Kings

Harley-Davidson have announced the winner of their King of Kings custom build competition as Oscar Peralta from Querétaro, Mexico and his dealer’s creation, Apex Predator. Over 50,000 public votes...

Bespoke memorial bench built for deceased biker by lifelong friend set to be placed at renovated Hartside Café site

Bespoke memorial bench built for deceased biker by lifelong friend set to be placed at renovated Hartside Café site

A bespoke memorial bench built in memory of a County Durham motorcyclist will be placed at the renovated Hartside Café site, in Cumbria, after MCN helped to put its creator in touch with the...

Over 12,000 bikers get behind 2021 NHS and key worker ride of thanks

Over 12,000 bikers get behind 2021 NHS and key worker ride of thanks

Over 12,000 motorcyclists have pledged to honour NHS staff and key workers for their vital role during the Coronavirus crisis with a number of simultaneous rides of respect, taking place across the UK...

Iridium visors certified for both day and night from SHARK Helmets

Iridium visors certified for both day and night from SHARK Helmets

SHARK helmets While not many of us in the UK are riding anywhere at the moment due to the lockdown, that doesn’t stop us from prepping our riding gear ready for when the ban lifts. One item on our list is an...

Time for a two-stroke comeback

Time for a two-stroke comeback

Cutting carbon emissions and accepting dried-up oil supplies means adopting alternative technology. So, the obvious thing is of course to bring back two-strokes... In a few years Formula 1 racing will...

Super Soco announce 10% discount for all key workers during Coronavirus outbreak

Super Soco announce 10% discount for all key workers during Coronavirus outbreak

Small-capacity electric motorbike manufacturer, Super Soco have this morning announced they will be offering a 10% discount to all key workers during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The offer is valid...

Harley-Davidson up their game with new flat track and café concepts

Harley-Davidson up their game with new flat track and café concepts

Filings from the European patent office have confirmed that Harley-Davidson are moving forward with two bikes powered by their new water-cooled engine that follow classic flat track and café racer...

Dainese set-up GoFundMe to provide medical equipment for Italian healthcare professionals

Dainese set-up GoFundMe to provide medical equipment for Italian healthcare professionals

Dainese are currently appealing for donations as they attempt to raise €200,000 to help provide medical equipment for Italian healthcare professionals tackling the Coronavirus emergency. The...

Step up to the MCN Visor Challenge on social media!

Step up to the MCN Visor Challenge on social media!

We challenged you all to see if you could beat Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves’s visor change time in the #mcnvisorchallenge and you didn’t disappoint! If you want to take part, you can still post...

#R5K member Mark Silcox gets reunited with his beloved Ducati 998S after 11 years, following a serious racing accident

#R5K member Mark Silcox gets reunited with his beloved Ducati 998S after 11 years, following a serious racing accident

For many, Ducati’s 916 family are regarded as the most beautiful sportsbikes ever made, and it’s the reason why 53-year-old Mark Silcox became the owner of a brand new 998S in 2002. Purchased after...

Honda step back in time: New CB-F Concept takes the CB1000R back to the '80s

Honda step back in time: New CB-F Concept takes the CB1000R back to the '80s

Honda have worked a little '80s magic on the CB1000R and brought us this: the CB-F Concept. It’s based on the CB900F (the original – not the recent Hornet), which itself was attempting to...

Spy shots: 2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT looks to gain chassis and engine from 2020 Super Duke R

Spy shots: 2021 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT looks to gain chassis and engine from 2020 Super Duke R

KTM’s raucous 1290 Super Duke GT looks set to receive a revised chassis and new Euro5-friendly engine courtesy of the 2020 Super Duke R, after fresh spy shots revealed test rider Jeremy McWilliams...

Coronavirus and bikes - a letter from our Editor

Coronavirus and bikes - a letter from our Editor

Dear readers, As the world continues to get increasingly unrecognisable day by day, I’ve realised just how much I rely on motorbikes for my daily happiness and dose of soul food. But, for now, my...

Ways to read Motor Cycle News

Ways to read Motor Cycle News

MCN MCN is the world’s number one biking weekly. Every issue is packed full of the latest news from the world of biking, as well as new bike reviews and thorough testing of the bikes you care about on the...

The Cake Kalk INK brings similar performance to road-going Kalk& for a big saving

The Cake Kalk INK brings similar performance to road-going Kalk& for a big saving

Swedish electric bike makers Cake have added another machine to their range, focussing heavily on reducing the cost. The new Kalk INK is £4000 cheaper than the Kalk& - a bike we’ve...

Big helmet changes coming: new ECE standard could make lids safer but pricier too

Big helmet changes coming: new ECE standard could make lids safer but pricier too

A big shake up of safety standards is coming that will see more protective helmets on the market within two years. The new regulations, dubbed ECE 22.06, take over from ECE 22.05, which was introduced...

Racking up the miles: How #ride5000miles is helping generations join the two-wheeled fun and games

Racking up the miles: How #ride5000miles is helping generations join the two-wheeled fun and games

It could be said that riding a motorcycle is something of a selfish hobby. Just you, your bike and the road in front of you; there are no phones, no interruptions and often no real destination in mind...

Hit the road Jack: Indian tease fifth Jack Daniel's special to mark 80 years of Sturgis Rally

Hit the road Jack: Indian tease fifth Jack Daniel's special to mark 80 years of Sturgis Rally

Indian Motorcycles have announced their fifth collaboration with whiskey experts, Jack Daniel's, and will reveal a new limited-edition motorcycle at the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, in South Dakota,...

Giant plans for mini adventurer: middleweight Honda Africa Twin model incoming

Giant plans for mini adventurer: middleweight Honda Africa Twin model incoming

Honda are working on a small-capacity Africa Twin to muscle in on a lucrative segment of the adventure bike market. The new twin will be one of three models based on a modular platform, MCN sources...

How to buy MCN during Coronavirus

How to buy MCN during Coronavirus

We are doing everything possible to ensure the content of the MCN newspaper is still being produced during this period of disruption, to the high standard that you expect.  However, like lots of...

New tax proposals could see poorer bikers penalised

New tax proposals could see poorer bikers penalised

Following yesterday’s Budget, the HM Treasury has issued a ‘call for evidence’ to assess changing the way VED tax is charged for motorcycles on UK roads. The suggestion is to move to a CO2-based...

Potholes to petrol: what does the Chancellor's budget mean for bikers?

Potholes to petrol: what does the Chancellor's budget mean for bikers?

The budget by Chancellor Rishi Sunak looks like good news for bikers with a pledged £2.5 billion pothole fund, which should go some way to filling the estimated 50 million bone-jarring blemishes...

Long ranger: Husqvarna 701LR price announced

Long ranger: Husqvarna 701LR price announced

Husqvarna’s adventure ready 701LR has arrived in dealers priced at £10,699 – just £900 more than the standard model. The 701LR has an additional 12-litre front petrol tank on top of the standard...

Trials star and dealership raise thousands for charity

Trials star and dealership raise thousands for charity

An evening with Dougie Lampkin MBE at Colin Appleyard Motorcycles has helped to raise much needed funds for a local charity. The event saw over 180 customers descend on the dealership to hear...

The shape of things to come: 3D-printed Morlaco heralds a revolution in specials building

The shape of things to come: 3D-printed Morlaco heralds a revolution in specials building

This Fireblade-powered, ‘funny-front-end’ superbike has become one of the very first to have its bodywork and other components produced by 3D printing technology. Dubbed the Morlaco, it’s the latest...

Learner leccy: 50cc-equivalent Super Soco TSx arrives in dealers

Learner leccy: 50cc-equivalent Super Soco TSx arrives in dealers

Introducing the Super Soco TSx: A 50cc-equivalent electric motorbike, designed for young riders from 16-years-old, that's just arrived in dealers.  Although missing the charming 'ding' and blue...

Back in black: Indian work the Bobber treatment on the entry-level Scout Sixty

Back in black: Indian work the Bobber treatment on the entry-level Scout Sixty

Indian have released a smaller capacity and cheaper version of their brilliant Scout Bobber, making that cool blacked out styling available to everyone. This is Indian’s second 'Sixty' model, so named...

Passing the baton: Women Riders World Relay honoured in National Motorcycle Museum

Passing the baton: Women Riders World Relay honoured in National Motorcycle Museum

The Women Riders World Relay has come to an end after the baton was passed along 63,400 miles and across 79 countries in 333 days. Now the event is over, the baton has found a permanent home at...

Bullit Bluroc 125 retro scrambler to be available this month

Bullit Bluroc 125 retro scrambler to be available this month

The retro-inspired L-plate-friendly Bullit Bluroc 125 will hit dealers on Monday, March 9 costing just £1999. The bike will be released alondside a 250cc, V-twin version, too. Revealed on...

Giving A2 riders the Vs: Bullit Bluroc 250 is firm's first V-twin and biggest model to date

Giving A2 riders the Vs: Bullit Bluroc 250 is firm's first V-twin and biggest model to date

The Bullit Bluroc 250 becomes the largest capacity model in the Belgian firm’s range and is released alongside the 125cc version unveiled in November last year. Hot on the heels of the Bullit Hero 50...

Not quite Time to Die: Bond 25 postponed until November

Not quite Time to Die: Bond 25 postponed until November

The new James Bond film, No Time to Die, has been postponed until November, presumably due to the on-going international COVID-19 'Coronavirus' outbreak. Until today we've been expecting a premiere on...