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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...

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...

Heat up your Royal Enfield 650 with S&S kit

Heat up your Royal Enfield 650 with S&S kit

Tuning specialists S&S have worked their magic on Royal Enfield’s 650 twins, turning them from retro rumblers to burbling brutes. The Indian-built roadsters have proved hugely popular since going...

Team Classic Suzuki Katana's final fling

Team Classic Suzuki Katana's final fling

In the Team Classic Suzuki Katana’s tender three year life it’s been crashed, set on fire, finished on podiums, travelled all over Europe, Down Under to Phillip Island and the Classic TT. Paraded and...

R5Ker tackles 48 states in 48 days for air ambulance service

R5Ker tackles 48 states in 48 days for air ambulance service

A 61-year-old Brit has ridden across all 48 contiguous (connected) US states in just 48 days to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Gordon Wilson, a retired senior lecturer from...

Dates announced for World Ducati Week 2020

Dates announced for World Ducati Week 2020

The dates for World Ducati Week 2020 have been announced this morning, with over 90,000 Ducati enthusiasts expected to attend the biennial event. Occurring at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli...

Steph Jeavons leads all-female bike troop to Everest Base Camp

Steph Jeavons leads all-female bike troop to Everest Base Camp

Global motorcycling adventurer, Steph Jeavons, has arrived home in Wales, having lead an all-female riding troop along a 2300km (1429-mile) ride to Mount Everest Base Camp. Setting off on Sunday, 15...

Biking duo prepare for charity epic in a bid to raise £53k

Biking duo prepare for charity epic in a bid to raise £53k

Two #ride5000miles members from Willington, County Durham, are hoping to break a world record by riding to 50 countries in 20 days in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Having previously completed two...

Female bikers tackle the #ride5000miles challenge in style

Female bikers tackle the #ride5000miles challenge in style

It’s been an action-packed summer of motorcycling for the dedicated female members of #R5K, with riders tackling big trips and achieving high-mileage. Making up 10.1% of the 12,000-strong group, women...

Triumph reveal 2020 Street Triple RS - the story

Triumph reveal 2020 Street Triple RS - the story

Triumph have officially unveiled a new Street Triple RS which comes packed with Moto2 know-how and a mighty mid-range that should blow away its middleweight naked rivals. 2020 Triumph Street Triple...

MCIA Secured aims to make your motorbike harder to steal

MCIA Secured aims to make your motorbike harder to steal

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) have launched a new scheme to help bike buyers easily see what level of security a new bike has before they buy. MCIA Secured is an attempt to help buyers...

Peter Hammond Motorcycles celebrates 60 years of business

Peter Hammond Motorcycles celebrates 60 years of business

Family-run Peter Hammond Motorcycles, in Cirencester, are celebrating 60 years of trading this month with a special open weekend, featuring a ride out to the Sammy Miller Museum. Taking place on...

Yamaha tease new naked in Motorcycle Live competition

Yamaha tease new naked in Motorcycle Live competition

Yamaha have revealed a teaser image for a new 2020 naked bike, set to be revealed on Wednesday, October 16, at 2pm CET. Appearing in a head-on silhouette displaying the outline of the bike and three...

Surrey police force deploy DNA spray in the fightback against motorbike theft

Surrey police force deploy DNA spray in the fightback against motorbike theft

A police operation in Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, has resulted in 31 vehicles being stopped and the recovery of a stolen motorbike, while another machine was impounded by officers. Following a rise in...

'Tactical contact' and new security measures get big results against bike crime

'Tactical contact' and new security measures get big results against bike crime

The Metropolitan Police's 'Operation Venice', the moped crime task force which caused controversy by using 'tactical contact' to end pursuits with suspects on two wheels, looks to be succeeding,...

Top custom builder creates a very special CB1100RS

Top custom builder creates a very special CB1100RS

Honda UK have unleashed his stunning special-edition CB1100RS, inspired by the factory endurance racers of the 1980s. There will be 54 of the drop-dead gorgeous machines built in partnership with...

Valentino Rossi rides YZR-M1 to Misano GP

Valentino Rossi rides YZR-M1 to Misano GP

Hundreds of cheering fans saw Valentino Rossi fulfil a life-long dream last Tuesday, as he rode his MotoGP bike through the streets of his hometown, Tavullia in Italy. Aboard a full race-spec Yamaha...

Goodwood Revival plays host to best-ever motorcycling line-up

Goodwood Revival plays host to best-ever motorcycling line-up

Over 100,000 people flocked to Goodwood Motor Circuit this past weekend to witness some of motorcycling’s greatest riders do battle in the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy races. Part of the annual...

Associated British Motorcycles reveal radical new 765 Moto2 racer

Associated British Motorcycles reveal radical new 765 Moto2 racer

Legendary builder Tony Scott turns his hand to the new Triumph 765 There’s a brand new 765 Moto2 weapon on track but it’s not rolled out of the Triumph factory – it’s actually the brainchild of...

Suzuki to restore Barry Sheene race bikes at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki to restore Barry Sheene race bikes at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki GB have taken delivery of three iconic Barry Sheene race bikes, ready to be restored at the 2019 Motorcycle Live trade show. The bikes in question consist of Sheene’s final grand prix bike; a...

Ducati Monster 1200 S gains 'Black on Black' livery

Ducati Monster 1200 S gains 'Black on Black' livery

Ducati’s Monster 1200 S will sport a new 'Black on Black' livery for 2020, combining strips of matt and gloss black paint alongside streaks of red to create a new understated design to sit alongside...