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MV Agusta CEO backs controversial Superveloce 800 promo video

MV Agusta CEO backs controversial Superveloce 800 promo video

MV Agusta CEO, Timur Sardarov, has come out in support of the firm’s latest promotional video for the Superveloce 800 Serie Oro, after it was widely criticised online for its use of a nude female...

Classic bikes head to Ripon Racecourse for August Bank Holiday

Classic bikes head to Ripon Racecourse for August Bank Holiday

Classic bikes will be on display at the Mark Woodward Classic Car Show this August Bank holiday alongside a large range of cars, vans, trucks, commercial and military vehicles from years gone by. Over...

Motorcyclist claims POLITE vest "ruined my life"

Motorcyclist claims POLITE vest "ruined my life"

A biker’s life has been turned upside down after being convicted, then subsequently acquitted, for wearing an item of clothing that resembled police uniform when he rode home from work in a POLITE...

Enfield Bullet Trials price announced

Enfield Bullet Trials price announced

Royal Enfield have revealed the price for their new Bullet Trials Works Replica, which was first revealed in late May. Read more about the history of the Royal Enfield Bullet here The authentically...

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Watch Honda's Mean Mower V2 hit 100mph in 6.29 seconds!

Honda UK have set a new Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds with their Mean Mower V2. The world’s fastest lawn mower set the time at the Dekra Lausitzring, near...

Angelman Rally charity ride is huge success

Angelman Rally charity ride is huge success

Despite terrible weather, near constant rain and one small spill, The Angelman Rally has returned home triumphant, having raised thousands for charity. Xavier Lomas, Graham Trood and Dan Whitley spent...

Motorcycling adventurer Nick Sanders awarded an MBE

Motorcycling adventurer Nick Sanders awarded an MBE

Globe-trotting adventurer Nick Sanders has been given official recognition in the Queen’s birthday honours list with the award of an MBE for his services to 'endurance cycling and motorcycling.' Nick,...

MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa to race at Goodwood Revival!

MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa to race at Goodwood Revival!

MotoGP race-winner and three-time championship runner-up Dani Pedrosa will make his return to racing this year in the 2019 Goodwood Revival. He’ll be aboard a Paton and will compete against many other...

18-year-old becomes UK's youngest motorcycle dealership owner

18-year-old becomes UK's youngest motorcycle dealership owner

Wildmans Motorcycles in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, announced last month that an 18-year-old former apprentice was to become the next owner.  Chris Lake, who has since turned 19, took over the reins...

Roadside heart surgeon commended after saving biker’s life

Roadside heart surgeon commended after saving biker’s life

A motorcyclist whose life was saved by emergency roadside heart surgery has personally thanked the doctor concerned in a special commendation ceremony in Cheshire. Warrington biker John O’Brien...

Yamaha unveil all-new YZ450F for 2020

Yamaha unveil all-new YZ450F for 2020

Yamaha have announced a completely redesigned version of their YZ450F competition model for 2020, which they say will be lighter and more powerful than the outgoing version using mass-centralised...

Rally Raid give the Honda CB500X the adventure treatment

Rally Raid give the Honda CB500X the adventure treatment

The new Honda CB500X is the latest bike to pass through the Rally Raid workshop, receiving a whole new range of parts to help it live up to its increased adventure bike potential. First up it’s gained...

Sold! The five-millionth Harley-Davidson

Sold! The five-millionth Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson are celebrating a real milestone this year: they sold their five-millionth motorcycle. The news was announced in a tweet, which states the bike in question – a Heritage Classic –...

LS2 release glowing version of Valiant helmet

LS2 release glowing version of Valiant helmet

LS2 have released a striking new version of their modular Valiant helmet with bright green decals that glow in 'low light'. The Valiant Nucleus helmet uses a 180-degree swing-around chin bar that can...

Dedicated R5K members in search of biking nirvana

Dedicated R5K members in search of biking nirvana

Spring is definitely here and summer is just around the corner – and that means longer days, lighter nights and loads of cool places to visit that are coming alive with bike activity. And it’s great...

The story of JPS Norton rotary race bikes

The story of JPS Norton rotary race bikes

Three decades ago, bike sport fans witnessed the beginnings of a golden era of British racing – that of the JPS-liveried Norton rotaries – which, for a few brief years, blew all-comers away. We’ve not...

Triumph reveal new paintjobs for 2019

Triumph reveal new paintjobs for 2019

Triumph have launched several new colour schemes for their Bonneville, Tiger, Speed Triple and Street Triple ranges. Check out our gallery above to see some of the new hues. The Bonneville bikes,...

Motofest Coventry this weekend - bike lineup announced!

Motofest Coventry this weekend - bike lineup announced!

The list of bikes has been revealed for the 2019 Motofest Coventry, set to take place this weekend on June 1-2. The organisers claim that two wheels lead the charge this year, and you can join a...

Big read: The John McGuinness masterclass

Big read: The John McGuinness masterclass

The roads nestled among the borders of Cumbria, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales are a bikers’ paradise, offering a challenging ribbon of tarmac that snakes its way past farmland and through hamlets...

Harley-Davidson hint at building bikes in Europe

Harley-Davidson hint at building bikes in Europe

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich has said the US giant may consider building bikes in Europe if the US vs EU trade war doesn’t cool off soon. Speaking on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’, Levatich admitted...

Iron Butt president says big miles make Bank Holidays great

Iron Butt president says big miles make Bank Holidays great

Another long weekend beckons, and for many of us it’ll mean an extra day of riding fun: either a short hop to the coast, a blast through the Peak District or maybe even a night away on foreign...

Peugeot Pulsion 125: do you know of a smarter scooter?

Peugeot Pulsion 125: do you know of a smarter scooter?

Peugeot have revealed a new Pulsion 125 for 2019, and it has more tech than ever to try to push into a more premium sector of the scooter market. We can't think of a techier twist-and-go... What's new...

Bike Shed London Show ready to go

Bike Shed London Show ready to go

This weekend will see thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descend on Tobacco Docks in London’s East End for Bike Shed London 2019. With huge numbers of the latest customs on display, Bike Shed London...

KTM reveal 2020 off-road EXC range

KTM reveal 2020 off-road EXC range

KTM have unveiled their EXC range for 2020, detailing their full range of two- and four-stroke machines, plus KTM Six Days versions and a 500-run limited edition 300 EXC TPI Erzberg Rodeo. KTM EXC...

Event to be held in memory of first solo female TT racer

Event to be held in memory of first solo female TT racer

An event is being held to remember the life of Beryl Swain – the first woman to race solo at the Isle of Man TT. Swain made the headlines back in 1962 when she entered the 50cc race on an Itom,...

Devitt MCN Festival 2019: the highlights

Devitt MCN Festival 2019: the highlights

Well that's it for another year at the Devitt MCN Festival. We had more than 20,000 people attend during the weekend, and despite a little rain on Saturday, we're thrilled to report that the...

Friends reunite through #ride5000miles after 15 years apart

Friends reunite through #ride5000miles after 15 years apart

For many, being part of the #R5K group means shared experiences, group ride-outs and new friends. But for three members it’s resulted in rekindling a friendship lost 15 years earlier. Bikes never...

600 bikers honour bomber crews at Lincoln command centre

600 bikers honour bomber crews at Lincoln command centre

Over 600 bikes converged on the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln on Sunday for the second annual ‘InSpire Ride’, a day dedicated to the commemoration and remembrance of those who gave...

Your location has huge effect on police action after bike theft

Your location has huge effect on police action after bike theft

Where you live can have a dramatic impact on the likelihood of recovering your motorcycle if it’s stolen because of the number of crimes which are not investigated, according to new figures. This is...

Super Soco unveils electric Ducati collaboration plus new commuter

Super Soco unveils electric Ducati collaboration plus new commuter

Britain’s best-selling electric bike company, Super Soco, have signed a deal to produce the first electric Ducati outside of their MIG-RR E-MTB, produced by Thok, but it’s not quite what you...

David Beckham gets driving ban

David Beckham gets driving ban

Football superstar David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using his mobile phone while driving. The former England captain and keen motorcyclist pleaded guilty to using the...

Triumph limited edition T120s available to buy

Triumph limited edition T120s available to buy

Triumph’s two new special edition Bonnevilles, the Ace and the Diamond Edition, are now available at dealers. The T120 Ace is a celebration of the original café racer scene around the Ace Café and...

Met Police officer who knocked a suspect off a moped is cleared of wrongdoing

Met Police officer who knocked a suspect off a moped is cleared of wrongdoing

Police Constable Edwin Sutton has been found to have not breached the standard of professional behaviour when he ended a moped chase with a ‘tactical contact’. PC Sutton was called before a gross...

#Ride5000miles group reaches 10,000-member milestone

#Ride5000miles group reaches 10,000-member milestone

It’s been busy few weeks for MCN’s #Ride5000Miles Facebook group. Following its recent second birthday celebrations, the group has now passed the 10,000-follower milestone – and is still growing. So...

Marvel arch: New Arch Motorcycle KRGT-1 models arrive in UK

Marvel arch: New Arch Motorcycle KRGT-1 models arrive in UK

The ostentatious love child of Hollywood A-list bike addict Keanu Reeves, and respected bike builder Gard Hollinger, Arch Motorcycle have been quietly and diligently working away at their KRGT-1 for...

Ultra-rare BMW R7 reborn

Ultra-rare BMW R7 reborn

The radical BMW R7, an art deco-styled, one-off concept machine built by the Bavarian marque in 1934 but which never went into production, has been fastidiously recreated by Florida custom house...