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Talk to me, Goose: CCM Maverick is ready for off road adventure

Talk to me, Goose: CCM Maverick is ready for off road adventure

UK based CCM have released another bike into their popular Spitfire lineup, this time built for people who want to have fun off-road as well as on. The Maverick takes their tried and true formula,...

BMW bags more of the limelight: New R18-based baggers are fully-loaded for touring

BMW bags more of the limelight: New R18-based baggers are fully-loaded for touring

New spyshots have emerged that show BMW’s two new baggers are all-but finished. The models are based on the R18 cruiser and are believed to be called the Bagger and Transcontinental. Both build on the...

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride smashes its fundraising target

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride smashes its fundraising target

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) blew through their target of $30 million (approx. £21.2 million) four days before their tenth running of the event on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The fundraising...

Spyshots: Road and track focused Ducati Multistrada V4 on the way

Spyshots: Road and track focused Ducati Multistrada V4 on the way

Spyshots have emerged that show Ducati are testing a new version of the V4 Multistrada, which should be an even better performer on the black stuff. Rumours have been floating around of a...

MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

A new 2021 version of the MV Agusta Rush has been unveiled with a reworked engine and lean-sensitive electronics plus a fighter jet-inspired paintjob. Like the old bike, just 300 examples will be...

World's Fastest Bobber: Outrageous 200bhp+ supercharged Triumph unveiled

World's Fastest Bobber: Outrageous 200bhp+ supercharged Triumph unveiled

Think ‘bobbers’ such as Triumph’s chopped-down Bonneville are more about show than go? Think again. This radical, supercharged and nitrous injected version has just been unveiled and, with over...

LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off into new company

LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off into new company

Harley-Davidson are launching a new all-electric motorcycle brand called LiveWire – taking the same name as their E-motorcycle. Related articles on MCN Harley-Davidson LiveWire review Harley-Davidson...

Customised Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor sets speed record

Customised Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor sets speed record

Who said Royal Enfields weren’t fast? Not Mid-Life Cycles, the dealer behind this special Interceptor 650 which recently posted a record 132mph at the Australian equivalent of Bonneville Speed...

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to move ahead with ULEZ expansion plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to move ahead with ULEZ expansion plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will press on with the expansion of the city’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) as planned. Related articles on MCN Ban on sale of new petrol and...

New 400 hpe Sport model joins Piaggio's MP3 line-up for 2021

New 400 hpe Sport model joins Piaggio's MP3 line-up for 2021

Piaggio have revitalised their three-wheeled MP3 scooter range to meet more stringent Euro5 regulations – offering three A2-compliant options between 278 and 493cc. The MP3 was the first-ever...

Brembo see the light: Concept caliper features LED mood lights

Brembo see the light: Concept caliper features LED mood lights

Concept bikes are a staple of every show with manufacturers wheeling out whacky, futuristic designs that rarely make it anywhere near an assembly line. Now, to mark their 60th anniversary Brembo have...

More delays: Honda and Kawasaki join list of manufacturers struggling to deliver new bikes

More delays: Honda and Kawasaki join list of manufacturers struggling to deliver new bikes

A recent apology to customers and dealers from Yamaha Motor Europe’s president Eric de Seynes revealed the depth of problems that bike firms are facing in getting motorcycles and parts to UK...

Enginehawk – leading the revolution on motorcycle gear

Enginehawk – leading the revolution on motorcycle gear

Promoted content Bikers rev up your engines! Ruroc – the team behind the incredible Atlas helmets – have launched Enginehawk, the clothing brand that blends safety without sacrificing style. With 13 insane jackets...

CFMOTO launch four-year warranty across 2021 range

CFMOTO launch four-year warranty across 2021 range

CFMOTO UK have launched an impressive new four-year warranty on all of their 2021 machines including the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. The deal will also apply to the new 300SR sportsbike, which is...

Campaigners want motorcyclists to pipe down at biking beauty spots

Campaigners want motorcyclists to pipe down at biking beauty spots

As lockdown measures ease, the weather improves and bikers increasingly head out to enjoy the countryside and biker meeting spots, a rural campaign group is again urging motorcyclists to 'slow down...

British 400mph record bid boosted by classics sales

British 400mph record bid boosted by classics sales

The man behind a bold British attempt on the motorcycle world speed record is selling some of his classic bikes to fund the project and help get the streamliner to salt flats in South America. The 52...

Cineco electric maxi scoot could come in at £8000 below BMW’s C-Evolution

Cineco electric maxi scoot could come in at £8000 below BMW’s C-Evolution

Cineco have launched a battery maxi-scoot that sets a new standard for combining a long range with an attractive price. Developed as an alternative to a 300cc petrol bike, the E-RT3 shares its chassis...

Yamaha gets retro with new XSR125

Yamaha gets retro with new XSR125

Yamaha have practically perfected the art of building a brilliant new bike and then creating loads of stylish spin-offs. They’ve done that with the MT-07 and MT-09 to great effect and now the XSR125...

Husqvarna reveal Vektorr electric scooter concept

Husqvarna reveal Vektorr electric scooter concept

Husqvarna have unveiled another electric concept to add to their steadily growing 'e-mobility' quiver. The strangely named 'Vektorr' is designed to show us what Husky describe as a 'tantalising vision...

Air ambulances need you: Government rejects calls for tax-payer funded future

Air ambulances need you: Government rejects calls for tax-payer funded future

A petition for public funding of air ambulances has been debated in parliament after attracting over 134,000 signatures. The petition was started by Bethany Billington, after her sister Lee-Anne...

Husqvarna lead the charge towards swappable batteries for bikes

Husqvarna lead the charge towards swappable batteries for bikes

Electric bikes have been meandering towards the mainstream for years but Husqvarna’s upcoming E-Pilen could be the first proper motorcycle to adopt a new standard for swappable batteries. That’s a big...

Rallymoto bring their popular navigation events to tarmac-only riders

Rallymoto bring their popular navigation events to tarmac-only riders

A new road-based navigation event is coming this summer that will see road riders get a taste of the Dakar spirit without having to venture off the black stuff. The Cannonball Challenge is being...

Less is more: Why bike manufacturers are taking a new approach to valve action

Less is more: Why bike manufacturers are taking a new approach to valve action

Read the spiel on the new Suzuki GSX-S1000, or Hayabusa – or bikes from many other manufacturers, actually – and they’ll say the same thing: reduced valve overlap. But what is it, how did we end up...

Say hello to the 2021 Honda Grom 125

Say hello to the 2021 Honda Grom 125

As expected, Honda’s cult, uber-cute MSX125 mini-bike is getting a significant update for 2021 – and this is the result: the all-new Honda Grom 125.  First launched in 2014, the 1970s...

Motorcycle Man: Dave Roper is the only US man to win the Isle of Man TT

Motorcycle Man: Dave Roper is the only US man to win the Isle of Man TT

Dave Roper, who has raced a motorbike every single year since 1972, has had a documentary film made about him and his relationship with motorbikes. It is being screened in the UK from May 6, 2021...

Safety fears as driverless cars steer a course for UK

Safety fears as driverless cars steer a course for UK

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that we could see self-driving cars on UK roads by the end of 2021, leading to renewed concerns for motorcycle safety. The DfT says automated...

MV Agusta switch it up: Boss confirms first electric model ‘within the next six years’

MV Agusta switch it up: Boss confirms first electric model ‘within the next six years’

MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov has confirmed to MCN that the Varese firm will begin research into electric models next year, before revealing their first plug-in by 2027. Six years may seem a long time,...

MotoGB raffle off Royal Enfield Himalayan in support of Covid-19 relief in India

MotoGB raffle off Royal Enfield Himalayan in support of Covid-19 relief in India

UK motorcycle importer and distributor MotoGB are raffling off a 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan to help raise money in support of India’s latest Covid-19 outbreak. Raising funds for the Ekam UK charity,...

First ‘Chinese Norton’ debuts: Zongshen Cyclone RX6 is powered by 650 twin from the Atlas

First ‘Chinese Norton’ debuts: Zongshen Cyclone RX6 is powered by 650 twin from the Atlas

By now it should have been possible to buy Norton’s 650cc Atlas parallel twins – but the firm’s traumatic 2020 means the Chinese-made Zongshen Cyclone RX6 may actually be the first machine into...

New Safe Driving for Life website offers wealth of information for learners

New Safe Driving for Life website offers wealth of information for learners

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a new website for learners that hosts loads of invaluable information for bikers both new and old. Related articles on MCN MCIA Secured...

Interesting array of classic machines up for auction in new Silverstone sale

Interesting array of classic machines up for auction in new Silverstone sale

Classic car specialists Silverstone Auctions are turning their hands to two wheels, with more than 40 bikes already confirmed in their May sale and with more to come. There is a huge range of bikes in...

Kawasaki’s auto-clutch revolution: New patent reveals tech that blurs quickshift and semi-auto transmission

Kawasaki’s auto-clutch revolution: New patent reveals tech that blurs quickshift and semi-auto transmission

Quickshifters are standard kit among a growing number of new models, giving a taste of the track by easing clutchless changes. The tech is relatively simple, with load sensors in the linkage that tell...

Harley-Davidson stung with massive tax hike as US bikes face 56% EU import tariff

Harley-Davidson stung with massive tax hike as US bikes face 56% EU import tariff

Harley-Davidson could face ruin in Europe in less than two month’s time after being slapped with a whopping 833% increase in tariffs. The rise in duty is the latest fallout from an escalating trade...

Slice of classic Americana: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival could put the swinging sixties in your garage

Slice of classic Americana: Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival could put the swinging sixties in your garage

Harley-Davidson have launched a new Icons Collection, starting with the Electra Glide Revival. The Icons Collection will be an ongoing project for Harley that will highlight classic American style...

Celebrity biking pals take on paddle board challenge for charity

Celebrity biking pals take on paddle board challenge for charity

A group of friends that includes bike-mad celebrities Charley Boorman, Iwan Thomas and Damon Hill are embarking on a 30-mile endurance paddle in support of the Movember charity. Starting on May 17,...

Feel the Forza: bigger, faster and more tech-laden Honda Forza 125, 300 and 750

Feel the Forza: bigger, faster and more tech-laden Honda Forza 125, 300 and 750

Honda have unleashed a 2021 attack team in the small, mid and big-capacity scooter class as the Forza range gets a radical revamp. At the top of the tree is the Forza 750 which replaces the Integra.