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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...

Get 10% off your next helmet with MCN Compare

Get 10% off your next helmet with MCN Compare

Customers who take out an insurance policy with MCN compare will be able to get 10% off a full price helmet purchase at Sports Bike Shop. As well as this fantastic offer, all MCN compare customers get...

Police get help from anti-theft bike group

Police get help from anti-theft bike group

Frontline police officers have called on local volunteer groups to help recover stolen motorcycles and scooters and then to return them to their rightful owners. Under a new arrangement, if a police...

Prototype of new Royal Enfield 500cc single spied testing

Prototype of new Royal Enfield 500cc single spied testing

Spy pictures have emerged of a Royal Enfield testing a brand new version of their classic Bullet single. Read more about the history of the Royal Enfield Bullet here The Bullet is the mainstay of...

131mph wheelie on Indian FTR1200S

131mph wheelie on Indian FTR1200S

American Rider, Cecil ‘Bubba’ Myers set several production speed records at the World Wheelie Championships riding an Indian FTR1200S across the weekend of August 17-18, 2019. He first managed to...

Harley-Davidson Low Rider S to return for 2020

Harley-Davidson Low Rider S to return for 2020

The lean, mean, burnout machine is back. When Harley-Davidson launched the Low Rider S in 2016 with its Screamin’ Eagle tuned 110 engine, it was an instant hit. But it was only in the range for two...

Record-breaking globetrotter Henry Crew has bike stolen

Record-breaking globetrotter Henry Crew has bike stolen

Henry Crew, the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the globe by motorcycle riding unsupported, has had his Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled stolen from his parents' home in Hampshire. In a post on...

Curtiss Zeus 8 officially official, will enter production in 2020

Curtiss Zeus 8 officially official, will enter production in 2020

The mad-looking electric motorcycle above is the Curtiss Zeus 8 - a production version of the V8 Hera concept that's set to go into production for 2020. Thanks to a collaboration with Fast Radius, a...

Win a free Silverstone MotoGP paddock tour!

Win a free Silverstone MotoGP paddock tour!

MCN has teamed up with Silverstone to offer the chance of winning one of five pairs of free paddock tour prizes open to anyone buying a MotoGP ticket between today (August 16) and 5pm on August...

Ducati Roadshow rolls into the Bike Shed

Ducati Roadshow rolls into the Bike Shed

The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club will come alive to the sights and sounds of Italy this weekend as the Ducati Roadshow rolls into London. The Bike Shed is a full-time space dedicated to celebrating...

Triumph Rocket 3 2020: the story

Triumph Rocket 3 2020: the story

The new Triumph Rocket 3 is a big beast with its massive 2.5-litre engine dwarfing most car motors, but under the skin of that power-packed hunk of metal lies lots of tech. Our test team has ridden...

Study shows motorbikes most likely vehicle type in UK to be stolen

Study shows motorbikes most likely vehicle type in UK to be stolen

One in every 46 registered motorcycles was stolen last year, according to new figures gained by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG). Would you pay more for a...

Government to consider banning hands-free for drivers

Government to consider banning hands-free for drivers

Drivers in England and Wales could be banned from using hands-free devices after research showed that it is no safer than using a hand-held phone. The Commons Select Committee has said that the...

GoFundMe page launched after air ambulance flight helmet stolen

GoFundMe page launched after air ambulance flight helmet stolen

A concerned Bradford motorcyclist has set up a GoFundMe page in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, following the theft of a flight helmet whilst responding to a 999 emergency.  The incident...

MV Agusta supports Unicef charity with one-off F3 800

MV Agusta supports Unicef charity with one-off F3 800

A special-edition MV Agusta F3 800 has raised €100,000 in aid of children’s charity Unicef. Complete with a striking new paintjob incorporating the Unicef logo, the bike was part of a larger auction...

R5K member tours Europe's rudest place names

R5K member tours Europe's rudest place names

From Cockermouth to Scratchy Bottom, Britain is home to some truly comical place names and one #ride5000miles member could not resist the temptation to visit towns and villages with rude names for...

Blind veteran joins 200-mile charity ride

Blind veteran joins 200-mile charity ride

Carol Sharp, a blind veteran from Worthing in her 70s is going to take a 200-mile pillion ride for charity on Saturday, August 10. The Ride for Life Beyond Sight Loss will set off from...

Steve Hislop Memorial Run set to take place this month

Steve Hislop Memorial Run set to take place this month

The 17th Steve Hislop Memorial Run is set to take place on Sunday, August 25, raising money for the veterans charity, FirstLight Trust. Hundreds of bikers are expected to ride the 150 mile loop...

Stripped-back Honda Gold Wing available in select dealerships

Stripped-back Honda Gold Wing available in select dealerships

Just a year after unveiling an all-new, radically-revamped GL1800 Gold Wing and buoyed by public demand, Honda have launched a second variant... for over £5000 less! Read MCN's full Honda Gold Wing...

Sur-ron LBX electric cross-over is a winner

Sur-ron LBX electric cross-over is a winner

The new electric Sur-ron LBX is the two-wheeled equivalent of the missing link, effectively bridging the gap between bicycles and motorcycles. It’s more like a lightweight motorbike than a big...

Win signed Jonathan Rea boots in Carole Nash photo competition

Win signed Jonathan Rea boots in Carole Nash photo competition

Snap happy bikers could win a signed pair of Jonathan Rea’s boots, a Shoei helmet worth £699 or a Ron Haslam Premier Plus Race School experience in a new photography competition. Motorbike insurance...

Production begins on MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

Production begins on MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro

Production has begun on the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, with bikes set to be delivered to customers in October 2019. Limited to just 300 units and priced at around £39,448 (€42,990), the bike is...

Give a Vozz Helmet a go

Give a Vozz Helmet a go

Dealers across the UK are offering test rides with the uniquely-designed Vozz RS 1.0 helmet that uses a hinged mechanism to put on and remove instead of a traditional chin strap. Find out where to...

Tamburini's 916 displayed at Ducati museum

Tamburini's 916 displayed at Ducati museum

Massimo Tamburini’s 916 has gone on display in the Ducati museum to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of the game-changing superbike. The 916 is one of three prototypes used by Tamburini, who...

Police use drone to tackle antisocial biking

Police use drone to tackle antisocial biking

Operation Dove has seen officers in Lancashire team up with a police drone team to tackle the antisocial and illegal use of off-road motorbikes in the Burnley and Padiham areas. The unmanned craft was...

Affordable MV Agusta models on the way

Affordable MV Agusta models on the way

MV Agusta are working with Chinese company Loncin to build a range of more affordable models for the mass market. MV CEO Timur Sardarov told MCN that a new machine will be in dealers by 2021 in a bid...

Father and daughter leave stress behind on annual trip

Father and daughter leave stress behind on annual trip

A motorcycling father and daughter have enjoyed their sixth annual tour together exploring the Isle of Wight and the east coast as they pile on the miles. Martin Potts, 57, and Claire Potts, 26, began...

German firm launch KTM 790 Duke powered GP2R racer

German firm launch KTM 790 Duke powered GP2R racer

German specialist race bike builders Krämer Motorcycles have revealed that their latest GP2R machine, which uses KTM’s parallel-twin 790 Duke engine within an all-new trellis frame, will be available...

Zero not afraid of major manufacturers

Zero not afraid of major manufacturers

Zero Motorcycles' CEO, Sam Paschel, says he is confident that the Californian brand can remain a major player in the future electric motorbike market, despite increased development from the...

125 riders tackle the #ride5000miles challenge in fine style

125 riders tackle the #ride5000miles challenge in fine style

Riding over 5000 miles in a year can be challenging on any bike, however a dedicated band of intrepid riders are tackling the task aboard sub-15bhp 125s. Despite being limited to around 70mph and...

Bike Shed Festival set for Lydden Hill

Bike Shed Festival set for Lydden Hill

A new biking festival, run by the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club, is set to take place at Lydden Hill in October, allowing retro enthusiasts to experience both on-track and off-road action. Spawned off the...

Kawasaki to host Knockhill open day next month

Kawasaki to host Knockhill open day next month

Kawasaki will be hosting an open day at Knockhill next month, giving fans the chance to push their limits on track, as well as sample the latest 2019 models on the roads surrounding the...

92 motorbikes stolen in just eight weeks

92 motorbikes stolen in just eight weeks

A senior police officer has warned that "someone is going to get hurt" after it emerged that gangs of motorcycle thieves are behind a spate of bike thefts in Northumberland. Detective Chief Inspector...

Čezeta electric scooter revives Cold War classic - MCN reviews it

Čezeta electric scooter revives Cold War classic - MCN reviews it

This unique mix of Cold War design and 21st-century technology is the Čezeta 506/02. It’s an electric scooter built around the lines, the looks and the legacy of the original Čezeta, made from 1957...

London to Beijing, 13,000 miles by motorcycle

London to Beijing, 13,000 miles by motorcycle

Adventure touring experts GlobeBusters have arrived at Ace Café Beijing at the end of their largest-ever ride all the way from the Café’s spiritual home in London. The 18-strong riding party arrived...