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Let Suzuki make it all better for you… Free service will sort repairs if your bike is attacked by thieves

Let Suzuki make it all better for you… Free service will sort repairs if your bike is attacked by thieves

Suzuki have launched a new aftercare programme to help owners who have recovered their stolen bike or had an accident by dealing with insurance companies and organising repairs. And the best part is,...

Auction treats lined up for The Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show

Auction treats lined up for The Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show

MCN Show There are 150 fantastic reasons for classic bike fans to head to the Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show over the weekend of February 17-19, with the news that leading auction house...

Ducati Streetfighter V4 updated: Electronic updates and track focused SP2 model unveiled

Ducati Streetfighter V4 updated: Electronic updates and track focused SP2 model unveiled

Ducati have updated their Streetfighter V4 range with learnings from the Panigale including an updated chassis set up, fancier electronics and a top of the range track-spec SP2 model. The biggest...

Motorcycles, bourbon and street art collide: One-off LiveWire showcased at east London art gallery

Motorcycles, bourbon and street art collide: One-off LiveWire showcased at east London art gallery

Until last week I could count on one finger the number of motorcycle events I’ve attended that included, skateboard screen printing, London street art, cult magazines and Wild Turkey, and still have a...

Motorcycle accident stats hit ten year low, Government data shows

Motorcycle accident stats hit ten year low, Government data shows

Motorcycle fatalities have fallen to the lowest number in 10 years outside of lockdown-hit 2020. Newly published Department for Transport (DfT) statistics show 322 riders lost their lives in...

More Energicas inbound: Sales boss confirms Experia adventure bike could spawn up to five new models

More Energicas inbound: Sales boss confirms Experia adventure bike could spawn up to five new models

Electric brand Energica have plans to develop up to five new models based on the Experia adventure bike before the end of 2027. Sales Director Giacomo Leone confirmed the move at the Intermot show in...

A taste of yesteryear: Vintage Motorcycle Club announces loan scheme

A taste of yesteryear: Vintage Motorcycle Club announces loan scheme

The VMCC (the Vintage Motorcycle Club) has opened the doors of its extensive garage of modern and pre-war classics to its members by offering free loans. Over forty motorcycles, located across the...

Bologna bullet: Ducati bring WSB to the road with their next generation 240hp Panigale V4 R

Bologna bullet: Ducati bring WSB to the road with their next generation 240hp Panigale V4 R

Ducati are galloping headfirst into the 2023 World Superbike season with a new Panigale V4 R homologation special pumping out a claimed 237.2bhp in track-ready trim. The 998cc V4 R exists to go...

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire division becomes publicly traded company

Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire division becomes publicly traded company

Harley-Davidson and AEA-Bridges have completed their business deal to create the publicly traded LiveWire PLC, trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for the first time on Tuesday, September...

Alpinestars Tech Air 3: Clever gear you can stash in your rucksack when you aren’t riding

Alpinestars Tech Air 3: Clever gear you can stash in your rucksack when you aren’t riding

Alpinestars’ new autonomous airbag system, the Tech-Air 3, could save your life in the blink of an eye – and it is small enough to pack away in a rucksack or under the seat of a scooter when you...

Raw power for carbon special: Horex unveil exclusive Raw99 edition of striking VR6 naked

Raw power for carbon special: Horex unveil exclusive Raw99 edition of striking VR6 naked

Horex will be celebrating their centenary next year and are marking the occasion with a new carbon-clad version of their brutish VR6 musclebike. The VR6 Raw99 builds on the technology already found...

Last rumbles of Thundersport: Popular club racing series calls it a day after 15 years

Last rumbles of Thundersport: Popular club racing series calls it a day after 15 years

The Thundersport GB club racing series is calling time after 15 years of close competition and having played a vital role for young talented riders moving on up into both British and world...

Undressed to M-press: BMW reveal ballistic 200bhp+ M1000R naked with winglets and superbike tech

Undressed to M-press: BMW reveal ballistic 200bhp+ M1000R naked with winglets and superbike tech

BMW have stepped out from the shadows and directly into super naked title contention with their new M1000R. BMW M1000R competition A winged-assassin, complete with a claimed 206.5bhp, S1000RR...

Carbon-clad corner carver: BMW ready up for 2023 WSB season with latest M1000RR draped in aero upgrades

Carbon-clad corner carver: BMW ready up for 2023 WSB season with latest M1000RR draped in aero upgrades

Alongside the reveal of the M1000R BMW have also upgraded their fully faired M1000RR with more advanced aerodynamics, which claim to boost top speed and stability. The M RR builds on the S1000RR...

Parkers Awards: Best Large Van and Best Electric Van winners revealed in association with MCN

Parkers Awards: Best Large Van and Best Electric Van winners revealed in association with MCN

Parkers – the definitive resource for car buying advice in the UK – have partnered with MCN to bring you the awards for the Best Large Van and Best Electric Vans in their prestigious New Car Awards...

Phil Read – ‘The Prince of Speed’ – has died aged 83

Phil Read – ‘The Prince of Speed’ – has died aged 83

Britain’s most successful motorcycle racer, Phil Read MBE has died at the age of 83. He was one of the greatest motorcycle racers ever to come out of Great Britain – and with 121 Grand Prix podiums to...

Budget route to big adventures: Voge take aim at Honda CRF300 Rally with bargain single

Budget route to big adventures: Voge take aim at Honda CRF300 Rally with bargain single

Chinese brand Voge have a new A2 licence-compliant single set to take on Honda’s £6449 CRF300 Rally in the low-capacity trailie market. If you’re not familiar with Voge, they are subsidiary of...

Prepare to be dazzled! Pricing revealed for Triumph's Chrome Edition bikes

Prepare to be dazzled! Pricing revealed for Triumph's Chrome Edition bikes

Triumph are bedazzling their Bonnies and sprucing up their Scramblers with a run of chrome editions. Inspired by the chromed tanks of the 1937 Speed Twin and the 1960s Tritons, the collection spans...

Getting ghosted: D3O’s latest armour offers flexibility and comfort without sacrificing safety

Getting ghosted: D3O’s latest armour offers flexibility and comfort without sacrificing safety

Armour is no good if it’s so hefty and restrictive that you end up taking it out – especially in kit like riding jeans – which is where the latest gear from British firm D3O comes into its own. The...

Phil Read – ‘The Prince of Speed’ – has died aged 83

Phil Read – ‘The Prince of Speed’ – has died aged 83

Britain’s most successful motorcycle racer, Phil Read MBE has died at the age of 83. He was one of the greatest motorcycle racers ever to come out of Great Britain – and with 121 Grand Prix podiums to...

Baffling technology: Yamaha and Akrapovic up the power without breaking noise limits on GYTR project

Baffling technology: Yamaha and Akrapovic up the power without breaking noise limits on GYTR project

Yamaha’s track-only R1 GYTR will arrive in dealers for 2023 with a new Akrapovic Mid Muffler System promising more power, less weight and a noise level below 101dB. Available across Yamaha’s entire...

MSV fined following fatal accident at Oulton Park track day in 2013

MSV fined following fatal accident at Oulton Park track day in 2013

Motorsport Vision Ltd (MSV) have been fined £158,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £250,000 following a fatal accident on an Oulton Park track day in 2013. The company, who operate various...

Country star and AMA Hall of Fame inductee Loretta Lynn dies

Country star and AMA Hall of Fame inductee Loretta Lynn dies

The most unlikely American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Hall of Fame inductee, country music star Loretta Lynn, has died at the age of 90. The Grammy Award winning singer is best known for hit...

MCN man smokes 'em: Bruce Dunn clinches 2022 Blue Haze Championship

MCN man smokes 'em: Bruce Dunn clinches 2022 Blue Haze Championship

MCN tester and workshop guru, Bruce Dunn, wrapped up the 2022 BMCRC Blue Haze GP championship with one round to spare, following a successful 2022 campaign aboard his Yamaha TZ250. With the series...

Horex Regina Evo: Carbon-framed single-cylinder retro breaks cover

Horex Regina Evo: Carbon-framed single-cylinder retro breaks cover

German firm Horex, who are best known for their six-cylinder VR6 naked range, have revealed a striking new single cylinder retro at the Intermot trade show in Cologne, complete with a carbon fibre...

Premium Bonds: Triumph celebrate 60 years of Britain’s best-known spy with special Speed Triple RR

Premium Bonds: Triumph celebrate 60 years of Britain’s best-known spy with special Speed Triple RR

Triumph are celebrating 60 years of James Bond with a limited-edition version of their half-faired Speed Triple 1200 RR. Priced at £21,995 and limited to 60 units worldwide, the ultra-rare Speeds...

Back with a buzz! Honda’s legendary Hornet name returns in new 750 parallel-twin

Back with a buzz! Honda’s legendary Hornet name returns in new 750 parallel-twin

Honda have finally revealed their all-new CB750 Hornet, which looks set to take the fight directly to the ever-popular Yamaha MT-07. Designed at Honda’s R&D facility in Rome, the angular naked...

City slicker scoot: Suzuki unveil new Burgman Street 125 EX

City slicker scoot: Suzuki unveil new Burgman Street 125 EX

In less than four months, Suzuki’s scooter range has quadrupled. At the start of the summer, the UK market had just the A2-friendly Burgman 400, but now a trio of 125s have arrived, with the latest...

Smart buy: Ducati 750SS sells for £172,500 at Autumn Stafford Show

Smart buy: Ducati 750SS sells for £172,500 at Autumn Stafford Show

A 1974 Ducati 750SS in proper Paul Smart spec has fetched £172,500 at the 2022 Autumn Stafford Show auction. The ‘round case’ example of this coveted classic was fully restored with no expense spared...

Ténéré to get GYTR makeover? Racing boss hints at hot new direction for Yamaha 700

Ténéré to get GYTR makeover? Racing boss hints at hot new direction for Yamaha 700

Yamaha Europe’s product management lead for racing has hinted that the firm are working on factory bolt-on rally-raiding extras for their Ténéré 700 range as part of their GYTR programme. Standing...

Limited Guzzi V100 special revealed, despite standard bikes still not hitting dealers

Limited Guzzi V100 special revealed, despite standard bikes still not hitting dealers

Moto Guzzi have released a limited run version of their 1042cc twin-cylinder V100 Mandello sports tourer, celebrating the firm’s strong ties with the Italian Navy. Called the V100 Mandello...

Man who killed neighbour over motorcycle noise is sentenced

Man who killed neighbour over motorcycle noise is sentenced

A man who stabbed his neighbour to death in a “cold-blooded attack” in Thorpe St Andrew has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Jamie Crosbie, 48, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court after he was...

Don’t hold your breath for a UK autobahn: Major scepticism over plans to scrap motorway limits

Don’t hold your breath for a UK autobahn: Major scepticism over plans to scrap motorway limits

Prime Minister Liz Truss has mooted the possibility of scrapping the mandatory motorway speed limit of 70mph, instead letting drivers decide a safe speed for themselves.  Should it go ahead, the...

Anne Sacoolas admits causing Harry Dunn’s death

Anne Sacoolas admits causing Harry Dunn’s death

American Anne Sacoolas has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of death by careless driving after she collided with 19-year-old Harry Dunn in August 2019. Appearing by video link at the Old Bailey,...

BMW S1000RR gets first major update since 2019 with new aero, more power and clever slide control tech

BMW S1000RR gets first major update since 2019 with new aero, more power and clever slide control tech

BMW have whipped the covers off their 2023 S1000RR superbike, which builds on the current machine introduced in 2019 with more power, more advanced electronics, an updated chassis, and winglets...

Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally: Bologna's globetrotter gets more range, improved comfort and off-road capability

Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally: Bologna's globetrotter gets more range, improved comfort and off-road capability

Ducati are encouraging their customers to ride further and in greater comfort, with their new Multistrada V4 Rally. Available from February 2023, it builds on the firm’s standard 1158cc...