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Global adventurer Nathan Millward offers his motorcycle camping tips

Global adventurer Nathan Millward offers his motorcycle camping tips

With biking for pleasure set to resume in England on March 29 and self-contained holiday accommodation forecast to open on April 12, we can start planning trips – and what could be better than...

Pointy to perfect: Roland Sands creates a classic look for KTM 790 Adventure

Pointy to perfect: Roland Sands creates a classic look for KTM 790 Adventure

Californian master custom bike builder Roland Sands has been up to his bonkers bike-building ways once again with this ‘Urban Assault’ adventure weapon. Related articles on MCN Magni Italia 01/01...

Updated Lexmoto LXR 125 gets Euro5 engine, new springs and TFT dash for sub-£3K

Updated Lexmoto LXR 125 gets Euro5 engine, new springs and TFT dash for sub-£3K

Chinese small-capacity bike firm, Lexmoto have updated their immensely popular LXR 125 sportsbike range, promising a fresh engine, new graphics, updated suspension and even a TFT dash – all for under...

New Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom to quickly follow Pan America confirmed

New Harley-Davidson 1250 Custom to quickly follow Pan America confirmed

Just weeks after the surprise revelation that was the Pan America, Harley-Davidson have confirmed that the 1250 Custom will be arriving "very soon" and that it will have similar power and torque to...

Big-mile riders reveal what they’ve missed most about bikes during lockdown breaks

Big-mile riders reveal what they’ve missed most about bikes during lockdown breaks

Covid-19 has curtailed everyone’s big-mile aspirations, but #Ride5000miles members are now getting ready to more than make up for lost time. Members of the group revealed what they’d missed the...

Keep CALM and ride on: Royal Enfield go full throttle into mental health drive

Keep CALM and ride on: Royal Enfield go full throttle into mental health drive

Royal Enfield UK have teamed up with suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm) to get more motorcyclists the help they need to protect their mental health. Related articles...

Farewell old friend: Euro5 means the end of some much-loved bikes

Farewell old friend: Euro5 means the end of some much-loved bikes

This is set to be one the most exciting years in recent memory for new bikes with 60-plus already released and plenty more to come. Related articles on MCN Emissions regulations and Brexit Kawasaki...

Bonhams back with bumper classic bike sale

Bonhams back with bumper classic bike sale

Bonhams are planning to make the return to live auctions at the International Classic Motorcycle show at Stafford in July. Already some stars are starting to emerge, including a fabulous pair of...

Biking groups unite: National Motorcyclists Council will lobby on behalf of riders

Biking groups unite: National Motorcyclists Council will lobby on behalf of riders

Key biking groups and organisations – the Auto Cycle Union, British Motorcyclists Federation, IAM RoadSmart, Motorcycle Action Group and the Trail Riders Fellowship – have come together to form a...

Motorbike manufacturers face peculiar new challenges in 2021

Motorbike manufacturers face peculiar new challenges in 2021

We’re used to the cost of bikes being affected by the fancy tech on board and little else but now a combination of increasing raw materials costs, shipping difficulties and problems securing parts...

Keyworkers fight Camden bike parking charge as 1500 sign MAG letter

Keyworkers fight Camden bike parking charge as 1500 sign MAG letter

More than 1500 key workers in Camden have signed an open letter organised by the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) which has been sent to councillors in Camden urging them to rethink extortionate proposed...

Motorcycle training to resume in England from March 29

Motorcycle training to resume in England from March 29

After extensive lobbying the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced that CBT and other motorcycle training such as Direct Access can resume from March 29, with...

Paint it black: Triumph take the Rocket 3 to the dark side with two limited-editions

Paint it black: Triumph take the Rocket 3 to the dark side with two limited-editions

Triumph have kept the steady trickle of new 2021 models going with two special-edition Rocket 3s. Based on the sporty R and the more relaxed GT, the R Black and GT Triple Black are designed to be the...

Quarter-litre heroes from before the fall: Kawasaki KH250 v Suzuki GT250 v Yamaha RD250 LC

Quarter-litre heroes from before the fall: Kawasaki KH250 v Suzuki GT250 v Yamaha RD250 LC

The Yamaha RD250LC, Suzuki GT250 X7 and Kawasaki KH250 shrugged off the 125cc learner laws and are now more sought after than ever Politicians, eh? If they’re not cooking the books on their expense...

Piaggio celebrates 75 years of the Vespa with special editions

Piaggio celebrates 75 years of the Vespa with special editions

Piaggio are celebrating the 75th anniversary of their iconic Vespa model with three special editions only available in 2021. Related articles from MCN The rise, fall and rise again of Aprilia:...

Brough Superior pay tribute to their most famous rider with special edition Lawrence

Brough Superior pay tribute to their most famous rider with special edition Lawrence

Brough Superior have unveiled the 'Lawrence' – a tribute to famous Brough owner and rider T.E. Lawrence. Handmade from top-notch materials including titanium and carbon fibre, Brough say they set out...

Born-again R5K members offer post-Covid lockdown riding advice

Born-again R5K members offer post-Covid lockdown riding advice

Born-again bikers have offered fellow members of MCN’s #ride5000miles group handy hints and tips for getting their bikes back out following a winter lay-up lengthened by lockdown three. With the...

Have it your way: British firm creates customisable electric utility bike

Have it your way: British firm creates customisable electric utility bike

A startup electric bike firm based in West Yorkshire called Shed Rides have designed a modular electric bike system with almost infinite customisation possibilities. Related articles on MCN Swappable...

Double trouble: Updated Aprilia SX125 and RX125 are a learner's best friend

Double trouble: Updated Aprilia SX125 and RX125 are a learner's best friend

Aprilia have announced internal updates to their learner friendly SX and RX125 for 2021, with both £3850 bikes receiving a fresh engine, improved instruments and claimed better fueling, thanks to a...

Aprilia release fresh images of 2021 RSV4 superbike range

Aprilia release fresh images of 2021 RSV4 superbike range

Aprilia are coming for the superbike crown in 2021 with an updated RSV4 range boasting more torque, fresh electronics, MotoGP-derived chassis parts and what we reckon is one of the best paintjobs in...

‘It shouldn’t be like this,’ says wife of biker seeking justice after suspect flees

‘It shouldn’t be like this,’ says wife of biker seeking justice after suspect flees

The family of a paramedic who was killed while riding her bike are still seeking justice more than two years after the suspect fled the country. Related articles on MCN Harry Dunn: Latest update on...

Swappable batteries on the horizon: Giants team up to make swap-in, swap-out battery packs a reality

Swappable batteries on the horizon: Giants team up to make swap-in, swap-out battery packs a reality

Honda, KTM, Piaggio and Yamaha have signed an agreement to create a ‘swappable batteries consortium’ with a view to standardising batteries in electric bikes. Battery standardisation has been one of...

Coronavirus update: Staged relaxing of lockdown opens up a world of biking opportunities

Coronavirus update: Staged relaxing of lockdown opens up a world of biking opportunities

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed a provisional schedule of steadily reducing coronavirus restrictions for England that will allow the return to biking freedom not known since March 2020. The...

Raising money and a smile! #R5k members get ready for charity missions

Raising money and a smile! #R5k members get ready for charity missions

Generous members of MCN’s #ride5000miles campaign are gearing up for some high-mileage charity antics as soon as lockdown restrictions ease. With many organisations experiencing hardship, after seeing...

New Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX spied testing with host of new tech

New Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX spied testing with host of new tech

Spyshots have emerged that show Kawasaki testing a new H2 SX SE+ that’s packed to the rafters with new tech. Related articles on MCN 2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX bike review Kawasaki ZX-6R and H2 family...

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Founded by the charismatic engineer Erik Buell, Buell carved out a reputation for performance machines wildly at odds with what you’d expect from an American bike. They were light, quick steering and...

Buell are back! Adventure bikes, tourers and off roaders to follow 1190 revival

Buell are back! Adventure bikes, tourers and off roaders to follow 1190 revival

Buell motorcycles are returning to production with the company planning to launch 10 models by 2024. The Buell name has been silent since 2009, when the company was closed by then owners...

New KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is a globe-trotting rally raider

New KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is a globe-trotting rally raider

KTM are launching an assault on the 2021 large-capacity adventure bike class, revealing a new off-road-centric 1290 Super Adventure R just a month on from the launch of their more road-biased S...

Super Soco TC Wanderer gets a splash of retro charm

Super Soco TC Wanderer gets a splash of retro charm

Super Soco have added a new TC model for 2021 with an impressive range and a retro styling update. Related articles on MCN Best electric motorbikes of 2021 Have it your way: British firm creates...

Gone hunting: Super Soco TS Street Hunter takes aim at commuters

Gone hunting: Super Soco TS Street Hunter takes aim at commuters

Lightwieght electric specialists Super Soco have updated their range for 2021 including this sporty TS Street Hunter model. Related articles on MCN Best electric motorbikes of 2021 Cake Kalk AP helps...

Government intends to scrap ‘Vnuk’ law

Government intends to scrap ‘Vnuk’ law

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to scrap the controversial ‘Vnuk’ motor insurance law. The Vnuk law was introduced across the EU following a ruling by the European Court of...

Refined classics: Triumph Bonneville family updated with new engines, better brakes and more

Refined classics: Triumph Bonneville family updated with new engines, better brakes and more

Triumph have updated their modern classics range for 2021 with new engines, improved brakes and better suspension. Related articles on MCN 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport review 2021 Triumph Speed...

Project bikes prepped for post-lockdown #ride5000miles fun

Project bikes prepped for post-lockdown #ride5000miles fun

Mechanically savvy members of MCN’s #ride5000miles community have been putting their skills to the test by completing winter projects, ready to start piling on the miles once restrictions...

Interest in collectable bikes climbs during Covid

Interest in collectable bikes climbs during Covid

If you’ve ever lusted after a homologation special, or dreamed of owning a tidy two-stroke, time could be running out – with sellers of rare and collectable machines noting an increased appetite...

Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling announces new 2021 dates

Devitt MCN Festival of Motorcycling announces new 2021 dates

MCN Festival As the world continues to battle the devastating impact of Covid-19 on our personal and business lives, the MCN events team has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the Devitt MCN...

Supersport gap filler: Yamaha MT-07 dresses up to replace R6

Supersport gap filler: Yamaha MT-07 dresses up to replace R6

Yamaha are working on a faired MT-07 to fill the gap left by the outgoing R6 according to sources in Japan. Rumours of a new model have been circulating for some time but the latest information...