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The ultimate adventure setup? X7 pickup concept carries F850GS Sport

The ultimate adventure setup? X7 pickup concept carries F850GS Sport

Is this the ultimate adventure setup? BMW’s trainees have built this special concept to showcase skills learnt in both bikes and cars – an F850GS Sport mounted on the back of a bespoke X7...

Who says you can't tour on a Harley?

Who says you can't tour on a Harley?

#Ride5000miles member, Martin Fell, has been bucking the motorcycle touring trend by covering almost 2000 miles in 10 days aboard his Harley-Davidson Breakout cruiser. Leaving Northern Ireland on...

Rubbing shoulders with Grand Prix royalty at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Rubbing shoulders with Grand Prix royalty at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

It’s petrolhead’s paradise here at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’ve been here since Thursday and been punch drunk drinking in the sights, ear-splitting sounds and getting star-struck at just...

Charity trio to ride from John O'Groats to Land's End on Honda C90s

Charity trio to ride from  John O'Groats to Land's End on Honda C90s

A motorcycling trio of friends will attempt to ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End on Honda C90s in just four days next week. Setting off on Thursday, July 11, the team will attempt the 1200-mile...

Rockingham reopen for trackday business!

Rockingham reopen for trackday business!

Rockingham International Raceway, near Corby in Northamptonshire, is set to reopen its gates to bikers, following what was previously billed as a permanent closure. There are two trackdays on the...

BMW unveil R nineT /5 tribute

BMW unveil R nineT /5 tribute

BMW have unveiled an R nineT anniversary model in tribute to the /5 series models of the late 60s. The R nineT /5 uses the firm’s popular R nineT model as a base and features a raft of classy touches...

MV Agusta boss says affordable Superveloce, Brutale – and more – are coming

MV Agusta boss says affordable Superveloce, Brutale – and more – are coming

MV Agusta are planning less costly versions of their new, limited edition Superveloce and Brutale 1000 and say we can also expect more 'accessible' and heritage-inspired machines in the future. In an...

Operation Endurance seizes 20th motorbike

Operation Endurance seizes 20th motorbike

Police are winning the fight against reckless riding on stolen bikes following a major crackdown. Gloucestershire Constabulary have just seized their 20th bike in the fight against antisocial...

MV Agusta Dragster RC Shining Gold is a one-off special

MV Agusta Dragster RC Shining Gold is a one-off special

MV Agusta have confirmed that just one Dragster 800 RC Shining Gold special edition will be produced, with the only model already delivered to the customer. Featuring a gold effect livery,...

Meet the Mutt Mastiff 125: a factory custom with adventure looks and accessible running costs

Meet the Mutt Mastiff 125: a factory custom with adventure looks and accessible running costs

Mutt have just released the Mastiff – a beefed up version of their super popular custom 125s. If you’re not familiar with Mutt they produce a range of small capacity, factory custom bikes that look as...

Order a Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse - get a set of free branded leathers!

Order a Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse - get a set of free branded leathers!

Need a new excuse to get your hands on a 2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse? How about a free Corse C4 race suit, worth £1149, thrown in for free? That’s exactly what the Italian company are...

Michelin launch 'Design your Motorcycle' competition - judging at Eicma in November

Michelin launch 'Design your Motorcycle' competition - judging at Eicma in November

Michelin have revealed their 2019 ‘Design your Motorcycle’ competition, with registrations open now and judging to take place at the Eicma Milan motorcycle show on November 5. All you need to do in...

R5K thrill-seekers explore alternative mileage methods

R5K thrill-seekers explore alternative mileage methods

To some #ride5000miles members, a new riding season means a chance to push their two-wheeled limits, looking for ever more extreme means of achieving their distance goals. "I treated myself to a...

Classic Suzuki Track Day roars into Cadwell Park

Classic Suzuki Track Day roars into Cadwell Park

Classic motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country took over Cadwell Park today for the second annual Suzuki Classic Track Day. With temperatures nudging 30-degrees and entry free to spectators,...

Sammy Miller MBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sammy Miller MBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sammy Miller MBE has been awarded a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Transport Trust for his dedication to the preservation of motorcycles and motorcycle heritage. The award was presented by HRH...

Crescent launch Yamaha Dealership in Verwood, Dorset

Crescent launch Yamaha Dealership in Verwood, Dorset

South West super-dealer, Crescent, will open a flagship Yamaha dealership this weekend, June 29-30, as the Dorset-based business re-introduces their third site under the Crescent name with the launch...

Thieves brag about stolen motorcycles on Instagram

Thieves brag about stolen motorcycles on Instagram

Bike thieves are openly selling stolen vehicles on social media accounts, with some even taunting their alleged victims. A group called 'Weston Repo Guys' have been stealing bikes in the...

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

A retro-styled 1200cc Triumph may sound like more of a coffee shop cruiser than an off-road racer, but if you are in any doubt that the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE has serious capabilities on the loose...

Speedway GP Cardiff 2019 details released

Speedway GP Cardiff 2019 details released

Round 9 of the FIM Speedway GP series will see the action returning to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the nineteenth time on Saturday, September 21. Ticket prices will start from...

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

The new Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB is designed to deliver the best bits of mountain biking without needing a finely tuned set of legs and lungs to get back to the top of the hill. Ducati partnered up with...

Prescott Bike Festival is blood bike charity’s biggest annual fundraiser

Prescott Bike Festival is blood bike charity’s biggest annual fundraiser

The ninth annual Prescott Bike Festival and Hill Climb was a roaring success with a stack of cash raised for Blood Bikes. The Prescott event has helped raise over £200,000 in recent years, which has...

New videos for learner drivers' biker awareness

New videos for learner drivers' biker awareness

The DVSA have bolstered their learner driver information with new videos that specifically highlight how easy it is to miss a motorcyclist on the road if you don’t look properly, following a campaign...

'We have more smiles per mile at 30mph' - Northern Ningers

'We have more smiles per mile at 30mph' - Northern Ningers

A biking tour can be a great way to add to your #ride5000miles total, experiencing new places and roads often with friends. But instead of cramming everything you’ll need onto a bike and setting off...

Harley-Davidson look to break into Chinese market

Harley-Davidson look to break into Chinese market

Harley-Davidson announced the biggest shake-up in their recent history back in 2018, and they’re coming good on their promise to break into emerging bike markets with a new 338cc bike for the Chinese...

Exploring the Lake District with John McGuinness

Exploring the Lake District with John McGuinness

A hail of rocks kicked up by John McGuinness’ rear wheel whizz past my helmet and pepper the front of my KTM. I want to let off, slow down and re-group but I’m 50 metres into a 200-metre rocky,...

Triumph Rocket 3 TFC sold out in UK

Triumph Rocket 3 TFC sold out in UK

If you were hoping to get your name on the list for Triumph’s bold new incarnation of their Goliath 2500cc Rocket 3 TFC – then you’re already too late. Related: in-depth 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 review...

Hardcore KTM 790 Adventure R Rally revealed!

Hardcore KTM 790 Adventure R Rally revealed!

If you thought KTM’s excellent new middleweight adventure bike was nice, but not serious enough – even in R trim – then how about this new 790 Adventure R Rally edition? The range-topping new model is...

Most powerful Kawasaki KX250 yet announced for 2020

Most powerful Kawasaki KX250 yet announced for 2020

Kawasaki have released details of their 2020 off-road line up, which includes the most powerful KX250 to date. The new engine 250 uses finger follower valves (like those found in the latest ZX-10RR)...

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...