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Movie mistakes: when the films get motorbikes wrong

Movie mistakes: when the films get motorbikes wrong

For some reason, when filmmakers decide to include a motorbike in their story they rarely bother to find out what it’s meant to sound like. Either that or they just don’t care. But when you love bikes...

'#ride5000miles has helped me achieve so much'

'#ride5000miles has helped me achieve so much'

MCN's #ride5000miles Facebook group has been inundated with members completing their 5000-mile target, with more than 200 of you ticking off that achievement in the last month. Members have been...

Wheels Motorcycles launch clearance sale

Wheels Motorcycles launch clearance sale

Peterborough-based multi-franchise bike dealership Wheels Motorcycles are launching a huge clearance sale on clothing tomorrow, with 20% off everything and up to 50% off all items found within their...

Revisited: KTM 690 SMC R

Revisited: KTM 690 SMC R

MCN’s Senior Road Tester, Adam Child first rode the KTM 690 SMC R back in 2008. Here’s what he thought then: "The Supermoto version of the 690 is effectively derived from the Enduro version, so...

Peugeot unveil new motorbike concept at Paris Motor Show

Peugeot unveil new motorbike concept at Paris Motor Show

Peugeot have unveiled a new concept motorcycle in two different formats at the Paris Motor Show. The P2X was shown in a 125cc roadster and 300cc café racer format with a neo-retro feel. MORE NEW BIKE...

Intermot: New paintjobs for Energica, Aprilia, Yamaha and more

Intermot: New paintjobs for Energica, Aprilia, Yamaha and more

Not every motorbike unveiled at Intermot is dripping in new bling and tech, several models are just getting a new lick of paint in 2019. Aprilia RSV4 RR The 2019 Aprilia RSV4 RR now ‘Rivazza’ grey...

A 'Honda Six' from the shed of Allen Millyard

A 'Honda Six' from the shed of Allen Millyard

As if the eight-litre V10 Viper or the aeroplane-engined Flying Millyard weren’t enough, Allen Millyard has now produced this RC374: his tribute to Mike Hailwood’s race-winning RC166. And he’s built...

Watch: Behind the scenes of Venom with Ducati

Watch: Behind the scenes of Venom with Ducati

Venom starring Tom Hardy hit cinemas October 3, 2018 and includes a supporting role from a Ducati Scrambler 1100.  Ducati have released a video on YouTube with some behind the scenes action of...

Intermot: Suzuki release A2-friendly GSX-S750

Intermot: Suzuki release A2-friendly GSX-S750

Suzuki have unveiled a sub-47bhp version of their GSX-S750 middleweight naked, designed to be legal for riders who possess an A2 licence. Related: full Suzuki GSX-S750 review on MCN Although details...

Intermot: Horex launch new six

Intermot: Horex launch new six

Oddball manufacturer Horex used its home event, Intermot, to showcase a new version of its VR6-engined nakeds – and indicated that they may be coming to the UK. Designed and built near Munich, the...

Police fight motorbike crime with DNA spray

Police fight motorbike crime with DNA spray

Police in Sunderland and South Tyneside are to carry canisters containing an invisible UV spray as part of a crackdown on illegally-ridden off-road bikes and scooter-based crime – and if it proves...

Intermot: 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 full details released

Intermot: 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 full details released

The full details of the 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 have been released and it has a raft of upgrades from the current model, including a brand-new chassis and an uprated engine. Now in its twelth year of...

Intermot: Triumph unveil 2019 Street Twin

Intermot: Triumph unveil 2019 Street Twin

Forget your Bonnevilles, Thruxtons and Bobbers, the Street Twin is actually Triumph’s biggest selling individual model in their modern classic range – and after the raft of updates they’ve just...

Intermot: Triumph unveil 2019 Street Scrambler

Intermot: Triumph unveil 2019 Street Scrambler

The Triumph Street Scrambler benefits from a rather decent hike in performance for 2019, much like the new Street Twin, both unveiled at Intermot 2018. After being originally launched in 2017, the...

Intermot: Aprilia update Shiver 900

Intermot: Aprilia update Shiver 900

The Aprilia Shiver 900 has had some lovely detail changes for 2019, with the lead amongst them being a new exhaust aimed at venting its gasses more effectively and new colour schemes dubbed...

Intermot: Moto Guzzi unveil V9 Bobber Sport

Intermot: Moto Guzzi unveil V9 Bobber Sport

Moto Guzzi have unveiled a new Sport version of their Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, featuring oversized tyres, a lower single seat and black pipework in an attempt to look mean and moody. The Guzzi also has...

Intermot: 2019 BMW R1250RT unveiled

Intermot: 2019 BMW R1250RT unveiled

BMW have announced an R1250RT to be released alongside their headline-grabbing R1250GS model. The RT used to be seen as an ‘old man’s bike’ – a dependable high-miler that offered cosseting comfort and...

Intermot: Indian debut 2019 Chieftain

Intermot: Indian debut 2019 Chieftain

The Indian Chieftain gets a sharp redesign for 2019 with cleaner lines and a smaller overall profile. The panniers have harder edges and sit tight against the huge silencers, and new badging on the...

Intermot: KTM release 450 Rally Replica

Intermot: KTM release 450 Rally Replica

There are adventure bikes, and then there are rally bikes that are so in-your- face exceptional that they can’t even tell the difference between smooth tarmac and a boulder field. The new KTM 450...

Smart tech for all new 2019 Yamaha WR450F

Smart tech for all new 2019 Yamaha WR450F

Details have been released of the 2019 Yamaha WR450F and there are lots of new features aimed at making the bike as adaptable as possible. The engine is all-new, as is the YZ450F-based bilateral beam...

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - the story

2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT - the story

The 2019 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT broke cover at Intermot, Cologne in 2018. The new bike gets a raft of technical upgrades including a 6.5” TFT dash, Quickshifter+ and lean-angle sensitivity for braking...

2019 Ninja ZX-10R - the story

2019 Ninja ZX-10R - the story

MCN has already ridden this bike. Full Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R review on MCN. With a fourth world title freshly in the bag for Jonathan Rea over the weekend, you’d think Kawasaki might take a year off...

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2: the story

2019 Kawasaki Ninja H2: the story

There’s something exciting and dangerous looking about the Kawasaki Ninja H2, and with even more power on tap for 2019 it’s certainly not going to be losing many traffic light grand prix. Click the...

Intermot: Ducati's hot new Scramblers unveiled

Intermot: Ducati's hot new Scramblers unveiled

Ducati changed the retro scene when they thudded into view with their air-cooled 803cc Scrambler family back in 2015. The cute mix of peppy-but-flexible engine, attractive but quirky styling and that...

Exclusive: Indian FTR1200S prototype ridden

Exclusive: Indian FTR1200S prototype ridden

After a year of teasing, Indian’s all-new 2019 production FTR1200 has finally been unveiled to the public at the Cologne show, converting much of the promise from the FTR1200 Concept of twelve months...

Getting social: 10 events to attend in October

Getting social: 10 events to attend in October

Just because the mornings are a bit colder and the annual pumpkin spice takeover is getting underway doesn't mean you can’t wrap up and get out for a ride to an event this October. There’s plenty...

#ride5000miles members reveal how it's changed their lives

#ride5000miles members reveal how it's changed their lives

7000 MCN readers have now signed-up to MCN’s 5000-mile challenge and they have revealed how our campaign has inspired them to enjoy their best biking summer yet. At the heart of the R5K campaign is a...

2019: Year of the true adventurers

2019: Year of the true adventurers

At the launch of the new R1250GS, BMW said that unlike previous years the GS Adventure version will be on sale almost straight away, too. With the F850GS Adventure also believed to be imminent, that...

R5K member Cameron is travelling the world on a £1500 bike

R5K member Cameron is travelling the world on a £1500 bike

Twenty-one-year-old #ride5000miles member Cameron Southey is bidding to be one of the youngest to circumnavigate the planet – and he’s doing it on a 2006 Suzuki GS500F! Starting in Europe in August,...

BMW's development wheels tell all about their prototypes

BMW's development wheels tell all about their prototypes

With new models set to be unveiled next week, BMW gave us an exclusive look at their testing process and special sensors that festoon their bikes to get every detail from vibration figures, to axle...

Harley’s European assault

Harley’s European assault

Harley-Davidson got everyone’s eyebrows dancing recently with their bold new Harley Pan America adventure bike and naked Streetfighter – but while both will be brave attacks on new markets for the US...

MCN's sister website Parkers awards the Mitsubishi L200 Best Pickup of the Year 2019

MCN's sister website Parkers awards the Mitsubishi L200 Best Pickup of the Year 2019

Parkers.co.uk (MCN's sister website) has chosen the Mitsubishi L200 as the Best Pickup in the Parkers New Car Awards 2019. The recently-updated pickup was praised for its excellent off-road ability...

Charity drag bike run rescheduled by rain

Charity drag bike run rescheduled by rain

Hertfordshire-based motorbike builders, Mint Customs, have built a one-off drag racing motorcycle, set to be auctioned off for charity. Using a 2007 Yamaha R1 engine with a minor fueling...

Video: MCN make triumphant return to the Ally Pally

Video: MCN make triumphant return to the Ally Pally

Thousands celebrated MCN’s return to north London at the Devitt MCN Ally Pally Show and Supersprint over the weekend (September 22-23). And what a return it was, with a host of stars in attendance, a...

MV Agusta launch special Pirelli Dragster

MV Agusta launch special Pirelli Dragster

Italian tyre giants Pirelli have once again teamed up MV Agusta to produce a 'Dragster 800 RR Pirelli' special edition.  Unveiled to the world on Saturday September 22, the bike is a...

Billy 'Biketruck' Ward: Corporate player to adventure rider

Billy 'Biketruck' Ward: Corporate player to adventure rider

Billy Ward has ridden through war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, toured the world as Charley Boorman’s theatre producer and racked up thousands of off-road miles on motorbikes. It’s a far cry from the...