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‘We’ve got proper chips’

‘We’ve got proper chips’

Britain’s newest biking café cooks up a treat. HEAD TO THE BIKE SANCTUARY, BIKE M-EATS, MILTON KEYNES THE DETAILS ● Tues-Sat, 9am-4pm (9pm on bike nights) Sunday 10am-3pm ● Unit 2, The...

2024 KTM RC 8C | This year's track-only limited-edition is most exclusive (and expensive) version yet

2024 KTM RC 8C | This year's track-only limited-edition is most exclusive (and expensive) version yet

KTM have unveiled a 2024 version of their limited-run, track-only RC 8C, which will be available to pre-order online from Wednesday, March 20. Related: Best kit for riding sportsbikes The spec...

Fuel duty frozen for another year | How the Chancellor's budget affects bikers

Fuel duty frozen for another year | How the Chancellor's budget affects bikers

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed he will freeze fuel duty and maintain the 5p cut in prices at the pumps for another 12 months. The announcement came as part of last week’s...

Exclusive Titch Cormack interview: ‘They’ve taken away the thing that I flipping live for’

Exclusive Titch Cormack interview: ‘They’ve taken away the thing that I flipping live for’

Former Special Forces Operator and star of BBC 2’s The Speedshop, Steve ‘Titch’ Cormack has spoken exclusively to MCN about the ordeal of having two bikes stolen from his property and the impact it...

Secrets of a Road Tester Bootcamp ep6: Bike maintenance

Secrets of a Road Tester Bootcamp ep6: Bike maintenance

Bikertek promotion What better way to prep for an action-packed year of motorcycling than spending a bit of time with MCN’s Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves as he shares some wise words in a special series of Bootcamp...

Honda and GM partner on a mission to make affordable hydrogen cells

Honda and GM partner on a mission to make affordable hydrogen cells

Honda have partnered with automotive giant General Motors (GM) to start production of hydrogen fuel cell systems at their joint venture production facility, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC (FCSM).

Are these your motorcycles? Dorset Police keen to return stolen bikes to owners following arrests

Are these your motorcycles? Dorset Police keen to return stolen bikes to owners following arrests

Dorset Police have shared images of four stolen off-road motorcycles, in a bid to return them to their rightful owners.  The bikes, including a low-capacity Honda CRF and two Yamaha PW50s, were...

Race of Titans | TT racer launches book on 1992 TT clash between Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop

Race of Titans | TT racer launches book on 1992 TT clash between Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop

Pikes Peak International Hillclimb lap record holder and Isle of Man TT racer, Rennie Scaysbrook, has written a 62-page hardcover book, filled with over 100 illustrations to recount the story of the...

Electric featherweight | French trials gurus bring ultra light EM Escape enduro bike to market

Electric featherweight | French trials gurus bring ultra light EM Escape enduro bike to market

French manufacturer Electric Motion are branching out from their usual remit of high-quality battery powered trials bikes, to create a road-legal enduro aimed squarely at tackling the harshest...

Biking legends: Roy Pratt

Biking legends: Roy Pratt

The driving force behind the Imps display team, who’s helped countless kids reach new heights By Saffron Wilson Roy Pratt MBE 84, British, founder of the Imps Motorcycle Display Team. The Imps...

Buy now, pay later (or don't) for a Ducati Scrambler 800 on new 50/50 interest-free finance deal

Buy now, pay later (or don't) for a Ducati Scrambler 800 on new 50/50 interest-free finance deal

Ducati have launched a one-of-a-kind finance offer on their £10,995 Full Throttle, and Nightshift plus £9995 Icon Scrambler retro models. The deal will give customers access to a brand-new bike,...

Spring Offer: 4 issues for £2!

Spring Offer: 4 issues for £2!

You, your motorcycle, the open road, wiping the flies off your visor… It’s time to make the most of the spring weather and get on two wheels. Let MCN be your guide and inspiration this spring, and...

Svartpilen twin incoming | Prototype Husqvarna 801 flat tracker twin arrives ahead of production model

Svartpilen twin incoming | Prototype Husqvarna 801 flat tracker twin arrives ahead of production model

Following two social media teasers and countless spy shot photographs, Husqvarna have finally confirmed that a larger, parallel-twin Svartpilen 801 naked bike is on the way for 2024. There is not...

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS with clip-ons and electronic suspension in testing | Spy shots

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS with clip-ons and electronic suspension in testing | Spy shots

Triumph look to be gearing up for the launch of a more focused Speed Triple 1200 RS super-naked, with new spy shots showing a development bike sporting a racier riding position, plus semi-active...

Heritage Harley arrives | H-D launch 1950s inspired Hydra-Glide Revival

Heritage Harley arrives | H-D launch 1950s inspired Hydra-Glide Revival

Harley-Davidson have pulled the covers off a new Hydra-Glide Revival model, the firm’s latest edition to their Icons Motorcycle Collection that draws inspiration from Milwaukee cruisers of the...

‘My dream was to ride the most beautiful bikes’

‘My dream was to ride the most beautiful bikes’

MCN catches up with Simon Crafar, the Kiwi who competed against, and beat, the best in the world Simon Crafar is known by younger race fans for his in-depth MotoGP tech analysis across race...

Artisans in the Peaks | Great Northern Classics sets up teaching hub for owners of historic vehicles

Artisans in the Peaks | Great Northern Classics sets up teaching hub for owners of historic vehicles

A new classic vehicle workspace is opening in Derby, allowing fans of old school two-and four-wheelers to hone their skills on the tools, as well as being a place to store their precious...

Keeping young riders safe | Police roll out new scheme to improve two wheeled safety for teen bikers

Keeping young riders safe | Police roll out new scheme to improve two wheeled safety for teen bikers

National Highways are working in collaboration with the National Police Chiefs’ Council to roll out a scheme aimed at improving road safety for young motorcyclists.  Related: How to pass your...

Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died

Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers has died

Dave Myers, star of the motorcycle-riding cooking show duo the Hairy Bikers, has died following a fight with cancer, aged just 66. Myers passed away on the evening of Wednesday, February 28, 2024,...

Vmoto Stash storms onto electric market offering high spec and affordable price for young riders

Vmoto Stash storms onto electric market offering high spec and affordable price for young riders

Urban electric motorbike brand Vmoto have confirmed that their new Stash model will be available to UK customers in the next few months, offering top-level tech, impressive performance, and a...

Veteran quartet embark on 5000 mile ride to Cyprus to raise funds for Armed Forces charity

Veteran quartet embark on 5000 mile ride to Cyprus to raise funds for Armed Forces charity

Four veteran mates are preparing to embark on an epic 5000-mile adventure to raise money for Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes.   The ex-squaddie quartet, all of whom served in the Royal...

West Coast Harley-Davidson celebrate success at the Harley-Davidson Dealer of the Year Awards

West Coast Harley-Davidson celebrate success at the Harley-Davidson Dealer of the Year Awards

Glasgow-based West Coast Harley-Davidson has walked away from the annual Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland Dealer of the Year Awards with a record-breaking fourth consecutive win for 2023. The award was...

'Potholemageddon' | Britain's roads continue to crumble amidst failing council maintenance

'Potholemageddon' | Britain's roads continue to crumble amidst failing council maintenance

Road maintenance in England dropped by 45% in 2023 compared with five years ago, suggesting our roads are becoming increasingly unsafe for motorcyclists.  The report accompanies news that road...

Barton Bike Night moves to mid-week | Popular Lincolnshire meet up back on the biking calendar

Barton Bike Night moves to mid-week | Popular Lincolnshire meet up back on the biking calendar

Barton Bike Night is back on the calendar this 03 July. The Lincolnshire event, now entering its twentieth seventh year, has previously attracted tens of thousands of bikers to...

Celebrating biking without bulk | Lightweight Adventure Festival back bigger and better for 2024

Celebrating biking without bulk | Lightweight Adventure Festival back bigger and better for 2024

The Lightweight Adventure Festival is back in the heart of the Peak District for 2024, promising to be better than ever, following a substantial size increase.  The event, now entering its third...

Aprilia All Stars back for more | Misano World Circuit set to host another round of Aprilia action

Aprilia All Stars back for more | Misano World Circuit set to host another round of Aprilia action

Aprilia will return to the Misano World Circuit in Italy this June for a star-studded celebration of the firm’s on– and off-road exploits. Aprilia All Stars 2024 will take place on Saturday, June 8...

R1 goes track only! Yamaha confirm bikes will remain in Europe despite not meeting Euro5+

R1 goes track only! Yamaha confirm bikes will remain in Europe despite not meeting Euro5+

Yamaha have announced they will not be updating the R1 and R1M superbike duo to meet Euro5+ emissions regulations, but will continue to sell a track only version from 2025 in Europe. “Yamaha Motor...

Icons at auction | Exclusive Aston Martin Brough AMB 001 Pro to star alongside Capirossi MotoGP bike

Icons at auction | Exclusive Aston Martin Brough AMB 001 Pro to star alongside Capirossi MotoGP bike

Iconic Auctioneers will be selling off two very special examples of modern motorcycling history on Sunday, 7 April. The Shuttleworth sale will feature a one-of-88 Aston Martin Brough AMB 001 Pro...

Indian Super Hooligan | Roland Sands Design adds extra spice to an already fiery FTR

Indian Super Hooligan | Roland Sands Design adds extra spice to an already fiery FTR

Indian Motorcycle have teamed up with Roland Sands Design (RSD) to create a new version of their FTR naked twin, inspired by the American Super Hooligan racing championship. Priced at £18,395 in...

Biking Legends: Marc van der Straten

Biking Legends: Marc van der Straten

The team boss who has overseen great victories and title success on both two and four wheels Marc van der Straten Belgian, Marc VDS Racing Team Owner Following in his father’s footsteps,...

Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show gears up for another weekend of vintage bike fun this February

Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show gears up for another weekend of vintage bike fun this February

The Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show is back for 2024, entering its 44th year at the Bath and West Showground on February 24-25 . The event – known for attracting thousands of enthusiasts, club...

Charity Ride 'Owt | Yorkshire Dales motorcycle meetup raising funds for underprivileged kids

Charity Ride 'Owt | Yorkshire Dales motorcycle meetup raising funds for underprivileged kids

What could be better than a ride out in the stunning surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales? Doing it for charity of course!  The Yorkshire Ride ‘Owt is back this Thursday, 16 May, with the day of...

R1 in jeopardy | Yamaha say superbike line-up will not be updated for Euro5+ regulation

R1 in jeopardy | Yamaha say superbike line-up will not be updated for Euro5+ regulation

The future sale of road going Yamaha R1 and R1M superbikes in Europe looks to be in doubt, with the Japanese manufacturer announcing they will not be updating the duo to meet Euro5+ emissions...

Where next for BMW? Head of Product Management Christian Pingitzer talks about electrification, alternative fuels, and bold targets

Where next for BMW? Head of Product Management Christian Pingitzer talks about electrification, alternative fuels, and bold targets

BMW have big plans for the electric bike market, announcing that they are aiming to sell 100,000 e-mobility bikes for urban transport by 2030. The German brand revealed their intention in early...

London Motorcycle Show 2024 round-up | Thousands flock annual biking event - here's what you missed if you didn't make it

London Motorcycle Show 2024 round-up | Thousands flock annual biking event - here's what you missed if you didn't make it

Over 30,000 motorcycle fans flocked to the capital this past weekend for the annual Devitt MCN London Motorcycle Show. Taking place from Friday, 16 February to Sunday, 18 February at London’s ExCel...

Devitt MCN London Motorcycle Show 2024 is go!!!! Find out why you should visit

Devitt MCN London Motorcycle Show 2024 is go!!!! Find out why you should visit

MCN Show The doors are open on day one of the 2024 Devitt MCN London Motorcycle Show. We’ve switched things up this year and the action taking centre stage is an extreme enduro race course complete with...