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Gallery: Ducati SuperSport v MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

Gallery: Ducati SuperSport v MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

In this week’s MCN, we took two bikes which adopt different approaches to sports touring around the MCN250 test route. The traditional, relaxed, fully-faired sportsbike option comes in the form of a...

Updated KTM 1090 gets new lease of life

Updated KTM 1090 gets new lease of life

The KTM 1090 Adventure is an accomplished machine, especially the off-road focused R, but sales have struggled in the face of competition from the Austrian brand's own KTM 1290 Adventure. With the...

New guidance could mean £100 fine for being 1mph over the speed limit

New guidance could mean £100 fine for being 1mph over the speed limit

Motorcyclists could be fined £100 and given three penalty points for going 1mph over the limit if national roads policing top dog Chief Constable Anthony Bangham gets his way. According to reports,...

Gun manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils two new electric motorcycles

Gun manufacturer Kalashnikov unveils two new electric motorcycles

Russian arms producers Kalashnikov have revealed two new electric motorcycles, with both machines offering rugged all-terrain looks and trail bike inspired characteristics. Produced by the same firm...

Ducati give blessing for 1978 Hailwood replicas

Ducati give blessing for 1978 Hailwood replicas

Few bikes are as famous as Mike Hailwood's 1978 TT-winning Ducati NCR 900F1 and now, 40 years on, 12 replicas, to be made as close as possible to the historic racer, are finally to be built, each with...

Zombie-themed motorcycle event cancelled

Zombie-themed motorcycle event cancelled

The Zom-B-Mad event scheduled for October 2018 has been cancelled, according to a post on the organiser's Facebook page. Bikers Make a Difference (BMAD) said that they were 'gobsmacked' to have had to...

All-new female biking trip hits the South

All-new female biking trip hits the South

Calling all female riders in the south! The first ever Motorbike Women - South Rally is going to take place across the weekend of September 14-16, 2018. The event is for female riders who join the...

Video: R5K members lap the world on a shed-built scooter sidecar

Video: R5K members lap the world on a shed-built scooter sidecar

If you’re struggling to hit your 5000-mile target, take some inspiration from British duo Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes. The pair, both #ride5000miles members, are currently 22,000 miles and 10 months...

Suzuki announce Buildbase GSX-R1000R race replica

Suzuki announce Buildbase GSX-R1000R race replica

Suzuki have announced that they will be producing 50 limited edition Buildbase replica versions of their Suzuki GSX-R1000R. With a paintjob mimicking the race bikes ridden by Bradley Ray, Richard...

Video: Our first ride with Yamaha's TY-E electric trials bike

Video: Our first ride with Yamaha's TY-E electric trials bike

Yamaha are no strangers to electric power. They’ve been building electric bicycles for 25 years, but this new TY-E electric trials bike is different. Their first proper electric motorcycle is billed...

New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show will take place in Huddersfield this Saturday, August 25 between 10am and 5pm. If you head down will find various trade stands and exhibitors, a motorcycle stunt show,...

Harley-Davidson announce further model updates for 2019 range

Harley-Davidson announce further model updates for 2019 range

American cruiser experts Harley-Davidson have unveiled a series of updates to their CVO, trike and touring ranges for 2019, including new colour schemes, audio systems and improved handling...

Harley unleash new FXDR performance cruiser

Harley unleash new FXDR performance cruiser

Harley-Davidson's new performance cruiser looks set to have the ‘go’ to match its drag-strip styling. The new, street fighter-style FXDR doesn’t just have Harley’s latest, most torquey Big Twin...

Recall issued for new Alta electric enduros

Recall issued for new Alta electric enduros

In a letter published online, the US Department of Transportation has issued a safety recall for the Alta Redshift EXR and MXR electric bikes. The problem was described as follows: "Alta Motors (Alta)...

Cheltenham Festival of Bikes roars into action next month

Cheltenham Festival of Bikes roars into action next month

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival of Bikes is set to take place early next month, featuring a variety of bespoke and custom motorcycles, famous names and trade exhibitors. Located at Cheltenham Town Hall...

Spied! Will Ducati release a revamped Hypermotard for 2019?

Spied! Will Ducati release a revamped Hypermotard for 2019?

This spy shot sugggests Ducati will release a revamped Hypermotard for 2019, with a new engine that paves the way for a major makeover of the Italian firm’s middleweight range. As well as what looks...

Win a Triumph Bonneville Bobber and help raise money for Teen Challenge UK

Win a Triumph Bonneville Bobber and help raise money for Teen Challenge UK

Teen Challenge UK have teamed-up with motorcycle dealer Shirlaws of Aberdeen to giveaway a Triumph Bonneville Bobber. The new bike can be won, to help raise money for Teen Challenge North East...

Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

Meet Jack Miller and Bradley Ray in London

Ever wanted to meet MotoGP rider Jack Miller or British Superbike talent Bradley Ray? Well, now can, at a meet and greet with the riders at London's Dainese store, 56 Commercial Street, next Wednesday...

Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

Mention sidecars in conversation and most eyes immediately glaze over. Sidecars are the preserve of old boys, they are impractical and boring – or so they say. I would have agreed myself, but after...

HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

HJC produce Andrea Iannone replica RPHA 11

Helmet manufacturer HJC have created a replica design of Italian Suzuki MotoGP rider Andrea Iannone.  Based on the firm's top-of-the-range RPHA 11 race helmet, the £399.99 R11G features The...

Mutt Motorcycles customise this Harley Iron 883

Mutt Motorcycles customise this Harley Iron 883

Mutt Motorcycles are best known for their range of trendy Chinese-made custom bikes, but now they have branched into big bikes with this, their take on Harley-Davidson's Iron 883. As well as importing...

Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

Is the Cat & Fiddle getting a makeover?

Famous biker meeting spot, the Cat & Fiddle pub, could be set for a makeover and revival if bold new plans get the go-ahead. Situated on the A537 between Buxton and Macclesfield, it closed in...

Getting social: 16 events to attend in August

Getting social: 16 events to attend in August

It already feels like we've had a whole bike season in 2018, but there's still plenty going on to get out and see in August. Here's a list of events to get yourself to this month and do just...

#ride5000miles members are 'loving the summer'

#ride5000miles members are 'loving the summer'

Members of our #ride5000miles campaign have been taking advantage of the best European summer since 1976 to clock up big miles. Since the heatwave started in May, our members have racked up more miles...

New Honda Fireblade gets more power

New Honda Fireblade gets more power

Sources in Japan have told MCN that Honda are due to unveil a heavily revised CBR1000RR Fireblade at the EICMA motorcycle show in November. After coming under strong criticism from their factory...

Video: Akrapovic's bike testing robot in action

Video: Akrapovic's bike testing robot in action

It might look like a terrifying vision of the future, but Akrapovic’s robot dyno allows the Slovenian exhaust specialists to test their products in a highly scientific manner. Using human testers...

Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

What we said then "Triumph labelled the Daytona 675R as a track day weapon/fast road riding tool, and MCN can’t argue with that. The stiff Öhlins suspension and lithesome, agile nature of the 675R...

Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

Ducati are developing a cheaper, lower-performance version of their V4 engine for use in new models, according to CEO Claudio Domenicali. The Bologna firm made the decision to dump V-twins for their...

Dashcam website sends road users' footage straight to the police

Dashcam website sends road users' footage straight to the police

A British dashcam firm have launched a website with the power to turn a nation of motorists into volunteer traffic officers out to get bikers. The Orwellian nightmare is the brainchild of Nextbase,...

Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mike Hailwood’s incredible win in the Formula 1 TT at the Isle of Man after 11 years away from racing. Spectators at this year’s Classic TT at the Isle of Man...

Village pub organises charity night in aid of Ivan Lintin

Village pub organises charity night in aid of Ivan Lintin

A Lincolnshire village pub has arranged a charity night in aid of injured road racer Ivan Lintin. The Nags Head, in Bardney, has been supporting Ivan in his racing efforts for the last decade, after...

Video: Watch the trailer for Studio Kippenberger's Isle of Man TT film

Video: Watch the trailer for Studio Kippenberger's Isle of Man TT film

Isle of Man TT is a new short film you can watch on YouTube. It won gold at the London Motor Film Festival for best event coverage and offers some great behind the scenes access to the people behind...

KTM RC390R: 'Ultimate A2-licence bike almost worth the money'

KTM RC390R: 'Ultimate A2-licence bike almost worth the money'

KTM’s £7699 RC390R is the ultimate A2-spec bike – if any new riders have the cash to ride one, says MCN Road Tester Bruce Dunn. "Based on the popular 44bhp single-cylinder race rep, the R is the...

Furygan release two new jackets

Furygan release two new jackets

Two new Furygan jackets have been released and are now in stock at dealers. The Bullring leather jacket is the latest addition to the French brand’s Spring/Summer range, while the Blast gets...

Joey Dunlop leathers fail to sell

Joey Dunlop leathers fail to sell

A set of kit claiming to be Joey Dunlop’s has failed to get any bids, after they were put on eBay last week with a starting price of £20,500. In the item description, the seller claims they were worn...

Brembo recalls brake pads over safety concerns

Brembo recalls brake pads over safety concerns

Brembo have issued a recall on a series of brake pads that were sold as part of aftermarket rear caliper kits. The Italian manufacturer were informed by their brake pad supplier, Federal Mogul Italia...