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Ireland to ban sale of new petrol vehicles by 2030

Ireland to ban sale of new petrol vehicles by 2030

The Irish Government has reaffirmed its plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, as part of a new strategy aimed at protecting the environment. The measures form part of a...

World of Kawasaki returns for 2019

World of Kawasaki returns for 2019

Kawasaki Motors UK are once again inviting owners for a day of on-track and demo ride action as the World of Kawasaki event returns for 2019. Find MCN's Kawasaki Ninja model overview here Taking...

German firm reveal pedal-powered hybrid

German firm reveal pedal-powered hybrid

A German company has developed a new emissions-busting motorcycle that mixes human input with battery power. The eROCKIT 2019 has pedals like a conventional bicycle, however multiplies the effort put...

Free tags bid to save lives

Free tags bid to save lives

A new safety scheme will see 13,000 free helmet tags given away in a bid to save bikers’ lives.  MedicAlert and Biker Down have joined forces to give away thousands of the tags to UK riders. The...

Birth of the Road Warrior: Mad Max at 40

Birth of the Road Warrior: Mad Max at 40

It’s 40 years since one of the most iconic and influential biker movies of all time hit the silver screen. Mad Max, released in 1979, became just as famous for its dramatic action using real biker...

Knife-brandishing moped thug jailed

Knife-brandishing moped thug jailed

Bradley White, 29 of no fixed address was jailed for nine years (with a further three on licence) after pleading guilty to one count of attempted robbery, three counts of robbery, theft of a moped and...

A highland and island fling by motorbike

A highland and island fling by motorbike

For many an overnight ferry sees you arrive on foreign shores with the promise of a European adventure ahead, but #ride5000miles member Dan Dobson and riding buddy, Phil Winstanley, opted for a more...

Stunning CB customs unveiled at Wheels and Waves

Stunning CB customs unveiled at Wheels and Waves

Honda have unveiled 12 stunning new custom CB1000R builds at the Wheels and Waves festival as a celebration of 50 years of the inline four, which began in 1969 with the original CB750. Jump to Royal...

MV Agusta CEO backs controversial Superveloce 800 promo video

MV Agusta CEO backs controversial Superveloce 800 promo video

MV Agusta CEO, Timur Sardarov, has come out in support of the firm’s latest promotional video for the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro, after it was widely criticised online for its use of a nude female...

Classic bikes head to Ripon Racecourse for August Bank Holiday

Classic bikes head to Ripon Racecourse for August Bank Holiday

Classic bikes will be on display at the Mark Woodward Classic Car Show this August Bank holiday alongside a large range of cars, vans, trucks, commercial and military vehicles from years gone by. Over...

Motorcyclist claims POLITE vest "ruined my life"

Motorcyclist claims POLITE vest "ruined my life"

A biker’s life has been turned upside down after being convicted, then subsequently acquitted, for wearing an item of clothing that resembled police uniform when he rode home from work in a POLITE...

Enfield Bullet Trials price announced

Enfield Bullet Trials price announced

Royal Enfield have revealed the price for their new Bullet Trials Works Replica, which was first revealed in late May. Read more about the history of the Royal Enfield Bullet here The authentically...

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Honda UK have set a new Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds with their Mean Mower V2. The world’s fastest lawn mower set the time at the Dekra Lausitzring, near...

Angelman Rally charity ride is huge success

Angelman Rally charity ride is huge success

Despite terrible weather, near constant rain and one small spill, The Angelman Rally has returned home triumphant, having raised thousands for charity. Xavier Lomas, Graham Trood and Dan Whitley spent...

Motorcycling adventurer Nick Sanders awarded an MBE

Motorcycling adventurer Nick Sanders awarded an MBE

Globe-trotting adventurer Nick Sanders has been given official recognition in the Queen’s birthday honours list with the award of an MBE for his services to 'endurance cycling and motorcycling.' Nick,...

MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa to race at Goodwood Revival!

MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa to race at Goodwood Revival!

MotoGP race-winner and three-time championship runner-up Dani Pedrosa will make his return to racing this year in the 2019 Goodwood Revival. He’ll be aboard a Paton and will compete against many other...

18-year-old becomes UK's youngest motorcycle dealership owner

18-year-old becomes UK's youngest motorcycle dealership owner

Wildmans Motorcycles in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, announced last month that an 18-year-old former apprentice was to become the next owner.  Chris Lake, who has since turned 19, took over the reins...

Roadside heart surgeon commended after saving biker’s life

Roadside heart surgeon commended after saving biker’s life

A motorcyclist whose life was saved by emergency roadside heart surgery has personally thanked the doctor concerned in a special commendation ceremony in Cheshire. Warrington biker John O’Brien...

Yamaha unveil all-new YZ450F for 2020

Yamaha unveil all-new YZ450F for 2020

Yamaha have announced a completely redesigned version of their YZ450F competition model for 2020, which they say will be lighter and more powerful than the outgoing version using mass-centralised...

Rally Raid give the Honda CB500X the adventure treatment

Rally Raid give the Honda CB500X the adventure treatment

The new Honda CB500X is the latest bike to pass through the Rally Raid workshop, receiving a whole new range of parts to help it live up to its increased adventure bike potential. First up it’s gained...

Sold! The five-millionth Harley-Davidson

Sold! The five-millionth Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson are celebrating a real milestone this year: they sold their five-millionth motorcycle. The news was announced in a tweet, which states the bike in question – a Heritage Classic –...

LS2 release glowing version of Valiant helmet

LS2 release glowing version of Valiant helmet

LS2 have released a striking new version of their modular Valiant helmet with bright green decals that glow in 'low light'. The Valiant Nucleus helmet uses a 180-degree swing-around chin bar that can...

Dedicated R5K members in search of biking nirvana

Dedicated R5K members in search of biking nirvana

Spring is definitely here and summer is just around the corner – and that means longer days, lighter nights and loads of cool places to visit that are coming alive with bike activity. And it’s great...

The story of JPS Norton rotary race bikes

The story of JPS Norton rotary race bikes

Three decades ago, bike sport fans witnessed the beginnings of a golden era of British racing – that of the JPS-liveried Norton rotaries – which, for a few brief years, blew all-comers away. We’ve not...

Triumph reveal new paintjobs for 2019

Triumph reveal new paintjobs for 2019

Triumph have launched several new colour schemes for their Bonneville, Tiger, Speed Triple and Street Triple ranges. Check out our gallery above to see some of the new hues. The Bonneville bikes,...

Motofest Coventry this weekend - bike lineup announced!

Motofest Coventry this weekend - bike lineup announced!

The list of bikes has been revealed for the 2019 Motofest Coventry, set to take place this weekend on June 1-2. The organisers claim that two wheels lead the charge this year, and you can join a...

Big read: The John McGuinness masterclass

Big read: The John McGuinness masterclass

The roads nestled among the borders of Cumbria, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales are a bikers’ paradise, offering a challenging ribbon of tarmac that snakes its way past farmland and through hamlets...

Harley-Davidson hint at building bikes in Europe

Harley-Davidson hint at building bikes in Europe

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich has said the US giant may consider building bikes in Europe if the US vs EU trade war doesn’t cool off soon. Speaking on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’, Levatich admitted...

Iron Butt president says big miles make Bank Holidays great

Iron Butt president says big miles make Bank Holidays great

Another long weekend beckons, and for many of us it’ll mean an extra day of riding fun: either a short hop to the coast, a blast through the Peak District or maybe even a night away on foreign...

Peugeot Pulsion 125: do you know of a smarter scooter?

Peugeot Pulsion 125: do you know of a smarter scooter?

Peugeot have revealed a new Pulsion 125 for 2019, and it has more tech than ever to try to push into a more premium sector of the scooter market. We can't think of a techier twist-and-go... What's new...

Bike Shed London Show ready to go

Bike Shed London Show ready to go

This weekend will see thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descend on Tobacco Docks in London’s East End for Bike Shed London 2019. With huge numbers of the latest customs on display, Bike Shed London...

KTM reveal 2020 off-road EXC range

KTM reveal 2020 off-road EXC range

KTM have unveiled their EXC range for 2020, detailing their full range of two- and four-stroke machines, plus KTM Six Days versions and a 500-run limited edition 300 EXC TPI Erzberg Rodeo. KTM EXC...

Event to be held in memory of first solo female TT racer

Event to be held in memory of first solo female TT racer

An event is being held to remember the life of Beryl Swain – the first woman to race solo at the Isle of Man TT. Swain made the headlines back in 1962 when she entered the 50cc race on an Itom,...

Devitt MCN Festival 2019: the highlights

Devitt MCN Festival 2019: the highlights

Well that's it for another year at the Devitt MCN Festival. We had more than 20,000 people attend during the weekend, and despite a little rain on Saturday, we're thrilled to report that the...

Friends reunite through #ride5000miles after 15 years apart

Friends reunite through #ride5000miles after 15 years apart

For many, being part of the #R5K group means shared experiences, group ride-outs and new friends. But for three members it’s resulted in rekindling a friendship lost 15 years earlier. Bikes never...

600 bikers honour bomber crews at Lincoln command centre

600 bikers honour bomber crews at Lincoln command centre

Over 600 bikes converged on the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln on Sunday for the second annual ‘InSpire Ride’, a day dedicated to the commemoration and remembrance of those who gave...