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Supercharged stealth bomber: First blacked-out Bimota Tesi H2 Carbon to arrive in the UK in March

Supercharged stealth bomber: First blacked-out Bimota Tesi H2 Carbon to arrive in the UK in March

Bimota’s supercharged Tesi H2 is receiving the Henry Ford treatment, with a blacked-out 'Carbon' edition arriving on UK shores in March.  Beneath the new livery lies the same hub-steering Italian...

Limited edition Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3Ds go up for sale

Limited edition Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3Ds go up for sale

Thought the Kawasaki Ninja H2-powered Tesi H2 was the only funny-front-ended new Bimota currently on sale? Think again. Three new Ducati-powered Bimota Tesi 3D Naked Edizione Finales have gone on sale...

Carnet confusion hits travel: Leaving the EU reveals new hidden costs to move bikes

Carnet confusion hits travel: Leaving the EU reveals new hidden costs to move bikes

Owners who take their machines into Europe will require a carnet in certain circumstances now that Britain has left the EU. Related articles on MCN Brexit woes for bike thieves Hidden charges when...

Aprilia Tuono 660 fully unveiled in launch video

Aprilia Tuono 660 fully unveiled in launch video

Aprilia have officially unveiled their Tuono 660 model with a YouTube video (below) showing the £9700, 94bhp parallel-twin from all angles. Following in the footsteps of the RS660 sportsbike, which...

Aprilia raise the trophy: Single-make series will showcase new RS660 sportsbike

Aprilia raise the trophy: Single-make series will showcase new RS660 sportsbike

Aprilia’s new RS660 looks poised to trigger a supersport renaissance with its 99bhp twin-cylinder engine and pinpoint handling combined with real-world practicality. Related articles on MCN Aprilia...

New dog, new tricks: The surprising new tech that makes the Ural Ranger tick

New dog, new tricks: The surprising new tech that makes the Ural Ranger tick

Ural have not only overhauled their Ranger sidecar outfit to meet all the latest emissions regulations but they’ve delivered a sidecar first: two-wheel drive for a left-handed rig. Related articles on...

Is filtering getting risky? Study says cutting through jams means 12% more crashes

Is filtering getting risky? Study says cutting through jams means 12% more crashes

An experiment conducted in France to test the safety of filtering has delivered "disappointing" results with the report showing a significant increase in accidents. Filtering isn’t regulated in French...

Langen share dyno run video of 250cc two-stroke café racer

Langen share dyno run video of 250cc two-stroke café racer

Langen are getting closer to the production stage for their UK-built 250cc two-stroke machine and they've shared a video of the bike on a dyno. We'll have more information on the bike coing soon but...

Euro5 Royal Enfield Himalayan gets stronger luggage racks and in-built sat nav

Euro5 Royal Enfield Himalayan gets stronger luggage racks and in-built sat nav

Royal Enfield have updated the Himalayan for 2021 with a collection of small updates to improve the overall riding experience. The Himalayan has been a runaway success since it first launched in 2016,...

Revised MV Agusta Dragster RR gets dash of practicality

Revised MV Agusta Dragster RR gets dash of practicality

MV Agusta have updated the bad boy of the range, the Dragster RR with a new engine, chassis and electronics suite to match the new Brutale. MV say the goal is to improve the comfort and riding...

MV Agusta unveil updated, easier to live with Brutale 800 RR

MV Agusta unveil updated, easier to live with Brutale 800 RR

MV Agusta have updated one of their most popular models, the Brutale 800 RR with a new engine, chassis and electronics suite. The idea, so MV say, is to keep things as fun and zippy as they are now...

Safer heads: New generation of helmets aims to help save 1000 lives per year

Safer heads: New generation of helmets aims to help save 1000 lives per year

Spring 2021 sees a new breed of helmets hit the shelves. The Arai Quantic sports-touring lid is the first to meet tougher standards which will ensure that helmets are more protective in real-world...

The Suzuki Hayabusa is back! Suzuki have breathed new life into the original horizon-shrinker

The Suzuki Hayabusa is back! Suzuki have breathed new life into the original horizon-shrinker

The 200mph club comprised a short-lived explosion of speed-chasing hyperbikes that menacingly hovered around the new millennium like the fictitious bug that threatened to erase every computer on...

Electric evolution: Damon update flagship HyperSport model

Electric evolution: Damon update flagship HyperSport model

Canadian electric bike firm Damon have given us another glimpse of their flagship Hypersport model. The bike shown appears to be the Premier edition complete with Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes and...

Video: Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Video: Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Aston Martin and Brough Superior have started dynamic prototype testing of the AMB 001 – an ultra-exclusive track-only motorcycle set for first deliveries before the end of 2020. Limited to 100 units...

Magni Italia 01/01 pays a fitting tribute to the late Arturo Magni

Magni Italia 01/01 pays a fitting tribute to the late Arturo Magni

Magni motorcycles have unveiled a new MV Italia model that celebrates the life of their founder Arturo Magni. Before setting up Magni, Arturo worked at Gilera and MV Agusta where he was director of...

Ever heard of the Flying Brick? It's our BMW K100 used buying guide

Ever heard of the Flying Brick? It's our BMW K100 used buying guide

Ben Kingham, owner of BMW K series specialists BSK Speedworks reveals his buying tips for the 987cc four cylinder BMW K100, affectionately known as the Flying Brick… Related: 30th anniversary of K...

Even more Superior: Brough reveal exclusive tribute to racer and speed record pioneer

Even more Superior: Brough reveal exclusive tribute to racer and speed record pioneer

Revived historic British bike marque Brough Superior have come up with this new, even more special, ultra-limited edition version of their £60,000 SS100 V-twin. Related articles on MCN Brough work...

Lincolnshire Police seek dashcam evidence from road users in new campaign

Lincolnshire Police seek dashcam evidence from road users in new campaign

Lincolnshire Police are calling upon motorists to submit evidence of poor roadcraft online, in an attempt to combat the number of road users killed or seriously injured in the county. The online...

Slice of Cake for park rangers: Kalk AP helps tackle elephant poachers

Slice of Cake for park rangers: Kalk AP helps tackle elephant poachers

A super-light electric bike has been adapted to sneak up on poachers in Africa. Swedish firm Cake have built the 80kg Kalk AP (Anti-Poaching) to help rangers working to protect endangered...

Happy Birthday! #Ride5000miles marks four years and 13,000 members

Happy Birthday! #Ride5000miles marks four years and 13,000 members

A little over four years ago, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook group was born, welcoming riders from across the globe to share inspiring tales, offer advice and encourage...

Virtual insanity: VR software could see more of us trying out prototypes

Virtual insanity: VR software could see more of us trying out prototypes

Virtual reality is finally starting to fulfil decades of Tomorrow’s World promises and filter into everyday life. It’s even forged a place in the development of new bikes at Yamaha. What’s more,...

New high-tech Norton factory heads for March completion

New high-tech Norton factory heads for March completion

Norton’s high-tech new headquarters is nearing completion and should be fully functional by the end of March. Over 50 high quality, new jobs have already been created and more are expected to follow...

2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure gets super tech overhaul

2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure gets super tech overhaul

KTM have upgraded their 1290 Super Adventure S making it smarter, easier to ride and cheaper to boot. The biggest tech jump for KTM is the addition of cruise control radar – so far the only brand to...

Smaller wheels and posher electronics for 2021 Indian FTR1200 range

Smaller wheels and posher electronics for 2021 Indian FTR1200 range

Indian have heavily revised their FTR1200 with changes designed to appeal to corner-carving Europeans. The range sticks with four models (FTR1200, FTR1200S, FTR1200R Carbon and FTR1200 Rally) but each...

The speed of light: New Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS enters the super naked battle

The speed of light: New Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS enters the super naked battle

Triumph have gone back to the drawing board and produced the most powerful and fastest accelerating Speed Triple so far. Built to take on the latest crop of European super nakeds, the Speed Triple has...

Scooter and sidecar duo ride into the Guinness Book of Records

Scooter and sidecar duo ride into the Guinness Book of Records

Sensible folk generally pick adventure bikes for globe-trotting antics but not these two members of MCN’s #ride5000miles campaign, who’ve ridden into the record books by completing the longest journey...

Moto Guzzi unveil Centenario livery for V9 range

Moto Guzzi unveil Centenario livery for V9 range

The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber is getting a special Centenario livery to celebrate the firm's 100th anniversary. The paintjob pays homage to the 8-cylinder and 350 Bialbero race bikes of the 1950s and...

Crewe Honda dealership transformed into Covid vaccination centre free of charge

Crewe Honda dealership transformed into Covid vaccination centre free of charge

A Cheshire motorcycle dealership has given up half of its main showroom floor space to become a Covid vaccination centre, set to inject between 1200 and 2000 patients every week. Crewe Honda Centre...

CFMoto 300SR A2 sportsbike to hit dealers in April

CFMoto 300SR A2 sportsbike to hit dealers in April

Chinese brand CFMoto have officially unveiled their new 300SR A2 sportsbike and it’s due in dealers as soon as April 2021. Related articles on MCN Best A2 motorbikes How to pass your A2 motorbike...

Moto Guzzi update V85 TT range for centenary year

Moto Guzzi update V85 TT range for centenary year

Moto Guzzi are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a Centenario edition of the V85TT and V7 models. Both bikes get a livery reminiscent of the brand’s 8-cylinder and 350 Bialbero race bikes of...

Supermoto goes retro: Ageing Yamaha XT600 transformed into thumping XT500 replica

Supermoto goes retro: Ageing Yamaha XT600 transformed into thumping XT500 replica

Polish custom house 86 Gear Motorcycles have taken a time warp back to the early-1980s, transforming a customer’s well-loved 2000-plate Yamaha XT600 into an XT500-aping supermoto. Used for years as a...

2020 new bike sales figures drop just 2.6 percent despite pandemic

2020 new bike sales figures drop just 2.6 percent despite pandemic

Despite a topsy-turvy 2020, new bike sales in the UK ended the year just 2.6% down on the previous 12 months. Related articles on MCN Dealers pay top prices for used stock Camden shock: Council plans...

Husqvarna update 701 Supermoto and Enduro for 2021 as LR model dropped

Husqvarna update 701 Supermoto and Enduro for 2021 as LR model dropped

Swedish firm, Husqvarna have updated their 701 Supermoto and Enduro ranges for 2021, announcing small updates to the dashboard and headlight design, a Euro5-friendly engine and a fresh price...

It's a no show! MCN London Motorcycle Show cancelled for 2021

It's a no show! MCN London Motorcycle Show cancelled for 2021

It is with great sadness that we have to confirm the cancellation of the 2021 MCN London Motorcycle Show. The events team has been relentlessly exploring every avenue of opportunity in the hope of...

Bigger is better: Harley-Davidson unveil new 2021 range with Street Bob 114

Bigger is better: Harley-Davidson unveil new 2021 range with Street Bob 114

Harley-Davidson have given a cubic inch boost to their entry level big twin, upping the Street Bob from 107 ci (1753cc) to 114ci (1868cc). Related articles on MCN 2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide...