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Benelli on a budget? All-new wallet-friendly Leoncino 800 range

Benelli on a budget? All-new wallet-friendly Leoncino 800 range

Benelli have released a pair of new, larger-capacity Leoncino 800s powered by an all-new twin-cylinder motor, which looks set to take the fight directly to Yamaha's MT-07. Consisting of the new...

Riding a MotoE-spec Energica Ego Corsa electric motorbike at Valencia

Riding a MotoE-spec Energica Ego Corsa electric motorbike at Valencia

Most people think battery motorcycles are heavy, slow, boring and lack soul. As for electric racing bikes – well they’re just plain dull, aren’t they? Well, after riding Energica’s MotoE racer at...

#Ride5000miles members hit the dirt for winter thrills

#Ride5000miles members hit the dirt for winter thrills

With temperatures tumbling and sunlight scarce, it's not easy to add to your 5000-mile target at this time of year.  But #ride5000miles members are embracing the conditions by heading...

Ride of a lifetime: The best til last

Ride of a lifetime: The best til last

I’d been warned that Tasmania wouldn’t be as warm as mainland Australia (the North Island). I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so cold, though. I rolled off the Spirit of Tasmania ferry in Devonport...

Is your Ducati 1299 Panigale too slow? This bolt-on hybrid kit could be the answer…

Is your Ducati 1299 Panigale too slow? This bolt-on hybrid kit could be the answer…

A new hybrid conversion kit has been shown at the 2019 Eicma show, in Milan, for the Ducati Panigale 1299 superbike, claiming to boost peak power to around 295bhp and torque to 221ftlb. Called the...

Norton Superlight SS: a supercharged, carbon-framed, 170bhp version of 650 twin

Norton Superlight SS: a supercharged, carbon-framed, 170bhp version of 650 twin

Norton have supercharged their 650 Superlight super-twin and thrown in a carbon-fibre frame, subframe and swingarm to create a genuine lightweight sportsbike. The new chassis weighs 47% less than the...

CCM unveil Stealth versions of Foggy, Bobber and Six

CCM unveil Stealth versions of Foggy, Bobber and Six

CCM have unveiled new Stealth Series versions of three of their current bike models. The Bobber Stealth, Six Stealth and Foggy Stealth are all blacked-out and mean-looking versions of the standard...

Herald Brat 125 is the retro-styled learner-legal bike designed in the UK

Herald Brat 125 is the retro-styled learner-legal bike designed in the UK

British motorbike importer Herald Motor Co. have launched a new 125 called the Brat, which they designed themselves. The brand’s models are usually off-the-peg imports from Chinese manufacturers but...

R5Ker aims for the Arctic Circle after late summer ride to Morocco

R5Ker aims for the Arctic Circle after late summer ride to Morocco

Andy Barnes took a huge chunk off his 5000-mile annual target with a mammoth 3800-mile trip to Morocco aboard his trusty Yamaha FZ8 – and now he has plans to ride across the Arctic Circle! Setting off...

Ducati launch four-year unlimited mileage warranty across Multistrada range

Ducati launch four-year unlimited mileage warranty across Multistrada range

Ducati have today announced that all of their 2020 Multistrada adventure models will feature a four-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Known as '4Ever Multistrada', the scheme comes 16 years after...

Savic unveil cool new electric Alpha, Delta and Omega

Savic unveil cool new electric Alpha, Delta and Omega

Australian electric motorbike manufacturers, Savic, have unveiled their latest creation at the Australian motorcycle festival in Wollongong. The C-Series is available in three model variants, the...

Ariel to launch striking new Ace Iron Horse at Motorcycle Live

Ariel to launch striking new Ace Iron Horse at Motorcycle Live

Somerset-based two and four-wheeled firm, Ariel, are set to reveal a new Ace Iron Horse model at Motorcycle Live later this month. Based on the existing Ace muscle cruiser, the new £29,686 Iron Horse...

Chinese brand CFMoto reveal 700CL-X range

Chinese brand CFMoto reveal 700CL-X range

You may not have heard of CFMoto yet, but the chances are you will soon as the Chinese brand aims to increase its presence in the UK motorcycle market with a new 700CL-X range. Unveiled at Eicma, in...

Vins Duecinquanta 250 two-stroke ready for blast-off

Vins Duecinquanta 250 two-stroke ready for blast-off

Behold the Vins Duecinquanta – an exquisite, all-new, road-legal, 250 two-stroke sportsbike from Italy that’s coming to the UK very soon. The Duecinquanta, as the name suggests, is a fuel-injected...

KTM’s new 390 Adventure welcomes riders to the dirty side

KTM’s new 390 Adventure welcomes riders to the dirty side

The new KTM 390 Adventure takes the fun, feisty Duke as its starting point, then adds taller suspension, new wheels and a larger fuel tank to lend it some off-road and distance ability. Related: full...

Triumph unveil Thruxton RS details and price

Triumph unveil Thruxton RS details and price

Triumph’s new Thruxton RS superceded the popular Thruxton R and comes with more power, less weight and an improved electronics package. We've already ridden the bike, so read the full 2020 Triumph...

Honda hint at new sports adventure middleweight with CB4X Concept

Honda hint at new sports adventure middleweight with CB4X Concept

Honda have revealed a striking new sports adventure middleweight concept, which could hint at a new addition to the firm’s existing four-cylinder 650 range. Related articles on MCN Honda CB1100X...

2020 Kawasaki Z900: the story

2020 Kawasaki Z900: the story

The Kawasaki Z900 is set to be a slightly more sensible and affordable fun machine for 2020. We've already had a chance to ride it, so check out Neevesy's 2020 Kawasaki Z900 review or read on for the...

BMW launch pair of 900cc twins - meet the F900XR an F900R

BMW launch pair of 900cc twins - meet the F900XR an F900R

BMW have unveiled two new middleweight models using a bored-out version of the parallel-twin engine found in the F850GS, called the F900XR and F900R. The BMW F900XR is either a smaller S1000XR or a...

Video: Kawasaki 'Ninja 1000SX' gets a host of changes for 2020

Video: Kawasaki 'Ninja 1000SX' gets a host of changes for 2020

Kawasaki’s hugely popular Z1000SX sports-tourer is getting a host of updates for 2020 including a name change – to 'Ninja 1000SX'. An ever-present fixture in Britain’s top 10 best-sellers chart since...

Triumph pay tribute to Bud Ekins with special T100 and T120

Triumph pay tribute to Bud Ekins with special T100 and T120

Triumph are paying tribute to legendary Hollywood stuntman and off-road racer, Bud Ekins, with two special edition Triumph Bonnevilles for 2020. Based on the existing standard T100 and T120, the...

Bobber is latest Triumph to get the Factory Custom treatment

Bobber is latest Triumph to get the Factory Custom treatment

The Triumph Bobber TFC is the latest in the British firm's range of Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) models, following hot on the heels of the special edition Thruxton and Rocket 3, launched earlier this...

Revised Honda Rebel relaunches as rather more reserved ride

Revised Honda Rebel relaunches as rather more reserved ride

Honda have revamped the Rebel with revised suspension, full LED lighting, a new gear position indicator, slipper clutch and a more comfortable seat. The new bike was unveiled at Eicma this evening as...

MV Agusta aim for 2020 super naked glory with bonkers Brutale 1000RR

MV Agusta aim for 2020 super naked glory with bonkers Brutale 1000RR

In a 2020 model launch season seemingly overrun with powerful super nakeds, the latest is the mass-produced version of the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR, which follows the limited-run Serie Oro, first...

Zapp i300 pricing revealed along with novel £19/week ownership model

Zapp i300 pricing revealed along with novel £19/week ownership model

Pricing and full spec details have been revealed for the Zapp i300 – a British-designed electric maxi scooter that is built in Thailand and is set to hit UK roads later in 2019. Related: top electric...

R5K members make special events out of European miles

R5K members make special events out of European miles

With mid-summer sun now a mere memory, #R5K members have taken to Europe in an attempt to enjoy some late-season heat while bolstering their mileage totals. For some it’s a last chance for a ride...

PC Andrew Harper ride of respect raises over £18,000

PC Andrew Harper ride of respect raises over £18,000

Thousands of bikers have raised over £18,000 in a ride of respect for PC Andrew Harper who was killed on duty earlier this year. The rideout was organised by 31-year-old hairdresser, Sian Sloper, from...

Lyndon Poskitt goes on tour

Lyndon Poskitt goes on tour

Globetrotting adventurer and rally racer Lyndon Poskitt is hosting a series of talks up and down the country promising an evening of fun anecdotes and the odd story of daring do. If you’re not...

BMW release second teaser video

BMW release second teaser video

BMW have released a second teaser video ahead of the Eicma motorcycle show in November. The video shows a fleeting glimpse of two motorbikes as they flash past a camera, sending it rolling across the...

BSB riders join the chase to ride5000miles

BSB riders join the chase to ride5000miles

Despite the thrill of racing bikes professionally, a number of British championship riders have been enjoying serious road miles this year, too. "I just love motorbikes and even on a weekend off from...

Mutt unveil GT variant of their chic 125

Mutt unveil GT variant of their chic 125

Mutt Motorcycles have unveiled their latest ultra-cool, small capacity machine and they say it is a 125 tourer. The Grand Tourer Super Single, or GT-SS has a sleek 17-litre tank to keep you running...

New Ducati Multistrada 1260S Grand Tour breaks cover

New Ducati Multistrada 1260S Grand Tour breaks cover

The 2020 Ducati Multistrada 1260S GT (Grand Tour) was revealed today at Ducati World Premiere in Rimini, and the biggest is news is what's missing - there's no radar-guided cruise control. This...

2020 Ducati Panigale V2: The story

2020 Ducati Panigale V2: The story

We've ridden this new bike on road and track, so don't forget to check out our 2020 Ducati Panigale V2 review on MCN. The Ducati Panigale V2 is a new name for the 959. It gets a completely new design...

Chrome-covered Kawasaki W800 adds touch of class to 2020 range

Chrome-covered Kawasaki W800 adds touch of class to 2020 range

Kawasaki’s 2020 range is not all going to be about brute force and horsepower, with a classy-looking new W800 being added to the existing Street and Café models. The new arrival has a 19in front...

2020 Indian Challenger engine details revealed

2020 Indian Challenger engine details revealed

Indian have revealed details of their new PowerPlus V-twin engine - a motor that will appear in the 2020 Challenger. This 1769cc lump generates 119bhp and 131ft-lb of torque, but apparently pays...

Government announces plans to introduce green licence plates for electric vehicles

Government announces plans to introduce green licence plates for electric vehicles

The Department for Transport have today announced a consultation into the idea of introducing green number plates for zero-emissions vehicles. Part of a larger plan to achieve net zero emissions by...