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Exclusive 2024 Yamaha Racing Experience track event to feature nine-time Grand Prix champion Valentino Rossi

Exclusive 2024 Yamaha Racing Experience track event to feature nine-time Grand Prix champion Valentino Rossi

The 2024 Yamaha Racing Experience (YRE) event will take place this coming July at Circuito de Jerez and is set to feature nine-time MotoGP world champion and fan favourite Valentino Rossi. YRE...

Dealer built World Superbike tribute Yamaha R1s offer huge trackday spec for £29,995

Dealer built World Superbike tribute Yamaha R1s offer huge trackday spec for £29,995

Crescent Yamaha, home to the official Pata Prometeon Yamaha World Superbike team, have launched two special-edition R1 road bikes to mark six-time champion Jonathan Rea joining the squad for...

Urban electric firm Zeeho become the latest name to enter the UK via KTM owners Pierer Mobility Group

Urban electric firm Zeeho become the latest name to enter the UK via KTM owners Pierer Mobility Group

Austrian motorcycling conglomerate Pierer Mobility Group are expanding their portfolio yet again, agreeing to supply parts and distribution for fledgling electric mobility brand Zeeho across Europe...

Merseyside bikers complete 14,700 mile ride through west Africa raising money for children's charity

Merseyside bikers complete 14,700 mile ride through west Africa raising money for children's charity

Two Merseyside bikers, Derek Charlton and Paul Gee have reached the end of 14,700-mile motorcycle trip down the west coast of Africa, raising vital funds for a children’s charity.     Related:...

Go cruising on a budget with the £5599 CFMoto 450CL-C | An A2-friendly middleweight with laidback vibes

Go cruising on a budget with the £5599 CFMoto 450CL-C | An A2-friendly middleweight with laidback vibes

CFMoto are preparing to take on Japanese heavyweights Honda and Kawasaki with their new 450CL-C A2 licence friendly parallel twin cruiser.   Priced at £5599 in a choice of black or red, the bikes...

Indian Motorcycle launch new five-strong Scout cruiser range to arrive in dealers from May

Indian Motorcycle launch new five-strong Scout cruiser range to arrive in dealers from May

Indian are charging into 2024 with a ground-up redesign of their Scout cruiser line-up. Rumbling into dealers from the end of May, the new range takes over from the 1133cc Scout family, which has...

The Mash Scrambler 50 is so authentically old-school, it even has a kickstart

The Mash Scrambler 50 is so authentically old-school, it even has a kickstart

French firm Mash Motorcycles have revealed a new air-cooled four stroke retro bike called the Scrambler 50, complete with a four-speed gearbox, designed to give youngsters a first taste of bike...

The ABR Festival is 'Glastonbury with motorcycles and posh toilets' for bikers | 2024 event preview

The ABR Festival is 'Glastonbury with motorcycles and posh toilets' for bikers | 2024 event preview

The annual Adventure Bike Rider (ABR) Festival is returning to the grounds of Ragley Hall for 2024 and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Warwickshire event will take place between...

Big Read: Flight of fantasy

Big Read: Flight of fantasy

MCN reader Mike Pringle hopes his fantastical home-built Flying Pigeon will capture the imagination of a new generation By Saffron Wilson Pics Adam Shorrock In a world where youngsters are...

Bath bikers could be stung with extra costs as council consider introducing motorcycle parking fees

Bath bikers could be stung with extra costs as council consider introducing motorcycle parking fees

Bath and North East Somerset Council are considering the implementation of parking charges for motorcyclists for the first time ever.   Should it get the go ahead, bikers will be required to pay...

Police Scotland increase use of DNA tagging sprays to combat bike theft

Police Scotland increase use of DNA tagging sprays to combat bike theft

Police Scotland are upping their use of specialist DNA tagging sprays to help combat motorcycle theft, as well as catch anti-social nuisance riders. The force first began using SelectaDNA products...

Should motorcycles be allowed in bus lanes? Department for Transport considers allowing UK-wide access

Should motorcycles be allowed in bus lanes? Department for Transport considers allowing UK-wide access

The Government is considering a ground breaking proposal to permit motorcycles in bus lanes by default across the country.   The initiative aims to capitalise on the inherent congestion busting...

MV Agusta 'We Care' campaign offers customers free health checks for their exotic machinery

MV Agusta 'We Care' campaign offers customers free health checks for their exotic machinery

MV Agusta are inviting all customers to take advantage of a complimentary motorcycle health check-up, with a 20% discount then applied to service parts if customers choose to have any work carried...

Triumph pay tribute to 'Slippery Sam' that dominated TT in the early 70s with special Trident 660

Triumph pay tribute to 'Slippery Sam' that dominated TT in the early 70s with special Trident 660

Just when you thought Triumph had run out of fresh models for 2024, the Hinckley firm have announced a new Trident Triple Tribute Special Edition version of the popular Trident 660 naked bike,...

Famed Norton 'Hogslayer' drag bike to be recommissioned following 20 years on display

Famed Norton 'Hogslayer' drag bike to be recommissioned following 20 years on display

Honouring the huge impact US rider Tom ‘TC’ Christenson, and engineer and tuner John Gregory, made on the sport of drag racing, a group of seasoned racing aficionados are hoping to bring the mighty...

Indian Motorcycle to celebrate past riding culture at 2024 Indian Riders Fest

Indian Motorcycle to celebrate past riding culture at 2024 Indian Riders Fest

Indian Motorcycle have confirmed that their Indian Riders Fest extravaganza will return to the Czech Republic for 2024, this time celebrating riding culture in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Attracting...

Suzuki make racing return with GSX-R1000R to compete at Suzuka 8 Hours using sustainable parts and fuel

Suzuki make racing return with GSX-R1000R to compete at Suzuka 8 Hours using sustainable parts and fuel

Suzuki have announced that they will be competing in this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race on a special GSX-R1000R superbike using more environmentally sustainable fuel and...

Northumberland Police act to stomp out anti-social biking with countywide Operation Capio

Northumberland Police act to stomp out anti-social biking with countywide Operation Capio

Police in Northumberland are continuing to come down hard against anti-social behaviour, seizing a number of bikes and quads across a week of targeted enforcement from March 4-10. Related: South...

Electric bike sales plummet by almost a third as petrol models lead the way in 2024

Electric bike sales plummet by almost a third as petrol models lead the way in 2024

February figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) reveal petrol bike sales are on the up as we move toward the warmer riding season.  With 10,450 new motorcycles registered...

£9.4m compensation finally agreed for victims of Norton pension fraud scandal over a decade on

£9.4m compensation finally agreed for victims of Norton pension fraud scandal over a decade on

The Fraud Compensation Fund has agreed to pay out £9.4 million in relief to investors of three retirement funds that collapsed amidst the Norton pension scandal.   “We will pay out in full for the...

Driver jailed after horrifying 'road rage' attack sends motorcyclist flying through the air

Driver jailed after horrifying 'road rage' attack sends motorcyclist flying through the air

A driver has been jailed for four years and 10 months after a forcing a motorcyclist off the side of a Milton Keynes bridge in a shocking fit of road rage.   Following what Thames Valley Police...

New learner legal Honda CB125R gets more tech, revised styling and a fresh new colour scheme

New learner legal Honda CB125R gets more tech, revised styling and a fresh new colour scheme

Honda have announced changes to their CB125R, promising tweaks to the styling plus a new TFT dash and updated colours. The easy-going naked’s 124.9cc single cylinder DOHC engine is now Euro5+...

Britain's roads continue to crumble as report reveals £16.3 billion needed to tackle pothole blight

Britain's roads continue to crumble as report reveals £16.3 billion needed to tackle pothole blight

We all know that potholes are a problem on Britain’s roads, but a new survey looking into the state of the tarmac across England and Wales has found it would take 10 years and £16.3 billion of...

Big read: An Imp-made millionaire

Big read: An Imp-made millionaire

Entrepreneur Jamie Waller owes his success to the kids’ display team. Now he’s doing his bit… Jamie Waller’s childhood wasn’t easy. Like many children growing up in East London, his future seemed...

Sylvain Guintoli aiming to become first ever two- and four-wheel Le Mans 24-Hour winner

Sylvain Guintoli aiming to become first ever two- and four-wheel Le Mans 24-Hour winner

Motorcycle racing star and TNT Sports pundit Sylvain Guintoli is aiming to become the first person to win the prestigious Le Mans 24-Hour race on both two and four wheels. The 2021 World Endurance...

The Janus Gryffin 450 is a US-built, retro 450 scrambler and it could be heading to the UK

The Janus Gryffin 450 is a US-built, retro 450 scrambler and it could be heading to the UK

American small-capacity retro specialists Janus Motorcycles have released details of a pre-production prototype version of their incoming Gryffin 450 single, set to go into production this...

Ducati’s wheelie assist helps riders keep it up for longer, but how does it work?

Ducati’s wheelie assist helps riders keep it up for longer, but how does it work?

Wheelie control systems have been around for several years with the express aim of preventing or minimising front wheel lift and maximising acceleration. However, Ducati’s new Hypermotard 698 Mono...

JD Sports bike stunt ad campaign shows 'flagrant disregard for safety' according to industry association

JD Sports bike stunt ad campaign shows 'flagrant disregard for safety' according to industry association

Motorcycle industry figureheads have criticised a new advertising campaign by clothing retailer JD Sports, which uses off-road motorcycles and quadbikes performing stunts in order to showcase a new...

Searching for the holeshot | Creators of WMC250EV land speed record challenger seek backing

Searching for the holeshot | Creators of WMC250EV land speed record challenger seek backing

Back in the summer of 2021, a Northamptonshire-based team of engineers whipped the covers off a new electric land speed record competitor called the WMC250EV, aiming to revolutionise the way we think...

Honda’s Himalayan rival | Low-cost, go-anywhere adventure bike family takes its lead from Royal Enfield

Honda’s Himalayan rival | Low-cost, go-anywhere adventure bike family takes its lead from Royal Enfield

A few years ago the idea that Honda would be taking cues from Royal Enfield in the development of new models would have been laughable, but such is the recent success of Enfield’s line of affordable...

More hipster than hooligan | New Husqvarna Svartpilen 801 retro roadster revealed for 2024

More hipster than hooligan | New Husqvarna Svartpilen 801 retro roadster revealed for 2024

Husqvarna are gunning for the middleweight crown with the release of the Svartpilen 801. The new machine shares the same torquey twin-cylinder 799cc LC8 DOHC motor as KTM’s 790 Duke, making the...

Torque of the town: 2024 Triumph Rocket 3 cruisers promise more punch than ever before

Torque of the town: 2024 Triumph Rocket 3 cruisers promise more punch than ever before

Triumph Motorcycles have continued their onslaught of 2024 new bike releases with a pair of updated 2.5-litre Rocket 3 cruisers that pump out a monstrous 166lb.ft of torque at just 4000rpm. As...

Surprise Scouts! Indian Motorcycle tease new cruiser range for 2024

Surprise Scouts! Indian Motorcycle tease new cruiser range for 2024

Indian Motorcycle have confirmed that a new Scout cruiser line-up is on the way on Tuesday, 2 April – set to replace the current liquid-cooled 1133cc V-twin design that has remained largely unchanged...

Pierer purchase more of MV Agusta | Austrian group snap up 50.1% stake in exotic firm

Pierer purchase more of MV Agusta | Austrian group snap up 50.1% stake in exotic firm

KTM owners Pierer Mobility Group have increased their stake in boutique Italian brand MV Agusta, moving from their existing 25.1% wedge to a larger 50.1% ownership. Announced late on Friday, 15...

Heroes inbound | Delhi-based Hero to bring A2 friendly 440 roadster single to the UK market

Heroes inbound | Delhi-based Hero to bring A2 friendly 440 roadster single to the UK market

Indian motorcycle firm, Hero MotoCorp, have announced they will soon be introducing a new A2-legal single-cylinder roadster to the UK market. The bike is currently on sale in India as the Mavrick...

Riding high with Pol Tarrés | Spanish trials guru smashes motorcycle elevation record - twice!

Riding high with Pol Tarrés | Spanish trials guru smashes motorcycle elevation record - twice!

Two years after demolishing the multi-cylinder motorcycle elevation world record, rally rider and internet viral sensation Pol Tarrés has returned to Chile and bested his previous attempt, riding a...