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Lancashire dealer saves round the world biker

Lancashire dealer saves round the world biker

Raceways Motorcycles, in Fleetwood, Lancashire have played a heroic part in getting Korean round-the-world traveller Yung Ro Go back on the road. Yung, 43, has been travelling through the UK and had...

German website offers near perfect classics

German website offers near perfect classics

Fancy a Kawasaki ZXR 750 R in near mint condition but not sure where to go? Look no further than classic-superbike.com. Advertised as a "sales forum for collectors of classic bikes from the ‘70s, ‘80s...

Members came from far and wide for #ride5000miles meet

Members came from far and wide for #ride5000miles meet

Even the threat of drizzle in the Oxfordshire air couldn’t keep scores of #ride5000miles members from attending last the Saturday Social at the H Café in Wallingford on Saturday, September 8. Bikes...

10 of the most inspiring women in motorcycling

10 of the most inspiring women in motorcycling

Motorcycling, as a sport and as a hobby, has historically been dominated by men. But there are an ever-growing number of women across the globe turning to two wheels as a form of enjoyment or as a...

Clothing retailer to offer Biker Down courses

Clothing retailer to offer Biker Down courses

Hertfordshire-based motorcycle clothing dealer Bike Stop are offering a free Biker Down course in conjunction with Herts Fire and Rescue. Taking place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, the tuition will...

Can-Am release new Ryker three wheeler

Can-Am release new Ryker three wheeler

Can-Am have released a new cheaper model called the Ryker, which is aimed at a younger audience. Starting from just £8699, the Ryker follows the same three-wheeled concept as the Spyder but it’s...

Goodwood Revival 2018 is roaring success

Goodwood Revival 2018 is roaring success

The Goodwood Revival returned this past weekend from Friday, September 7 and Sunday, September 9 for the 20th time, offering up two days of closely-contended classic racing on both two and four...

Bristol bikers ride out targets bike thieves

Bristol bikers ride out targets bike thieves

Bikers from across the Bristol region will come together to take part in an annual Big Bike Theft Awareness Ride on Sunday, September 16, 2018. This demonstration of community spirit aims to increase...

Cagiva holds 40th anniversary event

Cagiva holds 40th anniversary event

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the start of Italian motorbike manufacturer Cagiva. To celebrate, Cagiva Club Italia are promoting a rally at the MV Agusta complex in Schiranna, Italy on Sunday,...

Poll: What do you think of Fenati's future?

Poll: What do you think of Fenati's future?

Cal Crutchlow has said Romano Fenati should be banned from racing for life after he grabbed Stefano Manzi’s front brake during the weekend’s Misano Grand Prix. What do you think? What do you think...

Motus shuts down after 10 years

Motus shuts down after 10 years

Oddball US bike manufacturer Motus has shut its doors after 10 years of operations. Based in Birmingham, Alabama the firm produced a series of bizarre across-the-frame V4-engined machines. Said to...

Video: Kawasaki's homologation ZX-10RR

Video: Kawasaki's homologation ZX-10RR

Kawasaki have unveiled the 500-run special edition of their 2019 ZX-10R, the ZX-10RR at an event in Japan. The demanding Kawasaki Autopolis test track is 4.6km long, the perfect place to test their...

Paralysed fundraiser completes a lap of Silverstone at the British Superbike round for charity

Paralysed fundraiser completes a lap of Silverstone at the British Superbike round for charity

Disabled fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE has completed a lap of Silverstone at the 2018 Bennett’s BSB round. She rode a specially adapted Ducati SuperSport S for the lap and plans to ride at every circuit...

Ducati unveil 2019 Scrambler 800

Ducati unveil 2019 Scrambler 800

In a bid to regain their retro crown, Ducati have revealed an updated Scrambler 800 that apes the style and tech features of their new Scrambler 1100. They’ve also redefined where the word ‘scramble’...

Paton reveal 60th anniversary S1R

Paton reveal 60th anniversary S1R

Paton have launched a special version of their S1R Lightweight to celebrate their 60th anniversary as a bike constructor and Michael Dunlop’s Lightweight TT win. It features a new matt black and green...

Bikers United website launched to protect your bike

Bikers United website launched to protect your bike

A new website is trying to address the problem of motorbike theft in the UK by allowing the victims of bike crime to post the details online. The site, called Bikersunited.co.uk, also lets users post...

Video: History-making TT Nortons stir the soul

Video: History-making TT Nortons stir the soul

The Manx is Norton’s most successful TT race bike ever, while the SG7 is the reborn firm’s fastest. Seventy years ago, the late Geoff Duke made his debut at the Manx GP and went on to give Norton...

First ride: Velocity-Moto 900LC

First ride: Velocity-Moto 900LC

Velocity-Moto's Hag Hughes was a paddock-jacketed hooligan back when the Yamaha RD350LC was king. He rode, raced and modified them and now three decades later, this 900LC is his homage to the iconic...

Join MCN's first ever #ride5000miles meet-up

Join MCN's first ever #ride5000miles meet-up

Hundreds of #ride5000miles members are off to the first R5K Saturday Social at the H Café in Dorchester-on-Thames this weekend and you could join them. "We’ve been overwhelmed with how #ride5000miles...

Welsh police battle motorbike thefts

Welsh police battle motorbike thefts

The Swansea and Neath Port Talbot region of South Wales has been hit by a massive increase in bike thefts over the past year – in the last week alone seven motorcycles have been reported stolen,...

Isle of Man TT fan survey launched

Isle of Man TT fan survey launched

The Isle of Man have launched a survey covering all aspects of the TT experience, including every aspect of a fan’s stay, from travel to accommodation to the TT experience and what it is like to watch...

9 great motorbike events to attend this month

9 great motorbike events to attend this month

There's been a few wet patches and brisk mornings, but the bike season is still going strong and there are lots of great events to attend in September. Get your tickets for September's Devitt MCN...

Video: Indian release details of 2019 Chief models

Video: Indian release details of 2019 Chief models

Indian Motorcycles have announced updates to their 2019 Chief models, with both gaining improvements to engines and electronics packages. The Chief Vintage and Chief Dark Horse will get three...

Dozens more riders join high-mile club

Dozens more riders join high-mile club

Over six thousand people have now signed up for the #ride5000miles challenge on Facebook and over the last two weeks 93 of them have broken through the mileage barrier. “It’s given me the...

Gallery: insurance firm Devitt goes in search of Britain’s top biking pet

Gallery: insurance firm Devitt goes in search of Britain’s top biking pet

Insurance firm and main sponsors of the upcoming MCN Ally Pally Show & Supersprint, Devitt, have hosted an online competition to find Britain’s best biking pet. Riders were encouraged to upload...

Video: Random acts of (biking) kindness

Video: Random acts of (biking) kindness

Watching Alex Rins selflessly attempt to flag down his fellow riders during FP4 at Silverstone got us thinking about previous positive motorbike videos we've seen to give you that #FridayFeeling. One...

Curtiss Motorcycles announce V8 battery bike

Curtiss Motorcycles announce V8 battery bike

American-based bike manufacturer Curtiss Motorcycles have announced their second model will be the Hera. Named after the wife of Zeus (Curtiss’ other model and also a Greek God), the bike will be...

Adventure riding: Exploring the Pamir Mountains

Adventure riding: Exploring the Pamir Mountains

I grab the front brake to avoid another rim-wrecking crater, but it’s too late. The front wheel drops in and I wait for the inevitable protest from my overloaded and overworked XT660. There’s a loud...

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...