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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...

2020 Indians get new Thunder Stroke 116 engine plus new tech

2020 Indians get new Thunder Stroke 116 engine plus new tech

Indian have unveiled a host of updates for their 'heavyweight' models including the massive new Thunder Stroke 116 engine. The real star of the show is the new Roadmaster Dark Horse, which effective...

Off-road bike squad recover 204 stolen machines

Off-road bike squad recover 204 stolen machines

South Yorkshire Police have been celebrating the success of their off-road bike unit, which has been in operation for two years and recovered 204 stolen bikes. Not only do they have a great record in...

New tech could soon replace conventional helmet liners

New tech could soon replace conventional helmet liners

A major breakthrough in helmet safety could save your skull in a crash and keep your head cooler than current lids. Virtually every motorcycle helmet currently uses an EPS (expanded polystyrene)...

Exploring the technology behind cornering ABS and traction control

Exploring the technology behind cornering ABS and traction control

A technological revolution is transforming biking as cornering ABS and lean-sensitive traction control, powered by inertial measurement units (IMUs), become the norm even on mundane models, all thanks...

Motorcycling youth charity prepares for biggest-ever fundraiser

Motorcycling youth charity prepares for biggest-ever fundraiser

A charity set-up to tackle kids using motorcycles anti-socially are preparing to host their largest-ever fundraising event, with live music, displays and a group rideout across the Yorkshire...

Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 to be auctioned for Carlin Dunne Foundation

Ducati Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 to be auctioned for Carlin Dunne Foundation

Ducati will auction a Panigale V4 25° Anniversario 916 in support of the Carlin Dunne Foundation, which was set up in the road racer’s name following his death at the 2019 Pikes Peak races. Ducati...

Suzuki BSB stars battle on GSX-R125s in second-annual All-Star race

Suzuki BSB stars battle on GSX-R125s in second-annual All-Star race

For the second year in succession, Suzuki UK have released a video of their current British Superbike and Superstock 1000 riders racing around Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground aboard 125s. This year’s...

Yamaha reveal all-new WR250F for 2020

Yamaha reveal all-new WR250F for 2020

Yamaha have revealed their most powerful WR250F enduro to date, complete with a YZ250F motocross-derived engine, new chassis and revised suspension.  Now in its twentieth year of production, this...

Indian reveal Scout Bobber Twenty

Indian reveal Scout Bobber Twenty

Indian have unveiled the Scout Bobber Twenty and the Scout 100th Anniversary to celebrate the centenary milestone of the iconic American cruiser. Alongside the announcement of the two new models,...

Bobber Build-off final three announced

Bobber Build-off final three announced

The three Triumph Bobber Build-Off Challenge finalists have been announced as Laguna Ashford Triumph, Pure Triumph Wellingborough, Peterborough Triumph. Laguna Ashford’s 'The Drag Racer' uses a...

New breed of locks and chains is latest weapon against theft

New breed of locks and chains is latest weapon against theft

With an average 500 bikes stolen a week in 2018 motorcycles remain the most commonly stolen vehicle in the UK, seven times more likely to be nicked than anything else, which is why security firms are...

Win a Ducati MotoX2 pillion ride at the Misano grand prix

Win a Ducati MotoX2 pillion ride at the Misano grand prix

Ducati MotoGP sponsor, Mission Winnow, have announced a competition giving four racing enthusiasts the chance ride around Misano on the back of the MotoX2 two-seater during the upcoming MotoGP race...

Elvis' 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH sells for $800K

Elvis' 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH sells for $800K

Elvis Presley’s last ever motorcycle sold at the weekend for a whopping $800,000 (approx. £660,000), making it the third most expensive motorcycle in the world. The 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH was the...

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 engine tech explained

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 engine tech explained

Triumph have revealed the full details of their long-awaited Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, which is the Hinckley-based firm’s most advanced sportsbike to date. Full review: We've ridden the...

Limited edition Norton Dominator Street unveiled

Limited edition Norton Dominator Street unveiled

Norton Motorcycles are to build 50 dramatic-looking Dominator Street machines after feedback from fans of the British firm and are appealing for £5m of investment as it gears up to build more new...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...