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Yamaha unveil Ténéré 700 Rally Edition with '80s Dakar paintjob

Yamaha unveil Ténéré 700 Rally Edition with '80s Dakar paintjob

Yamaha have released a special edition of their Ténéré 700 featuring an ‘80s rally-inspired paintjob. The Ténéré 700 Rally Edition takes its styling cues from the Yamaha race bikes ridden by Serge...

Shock therapy: Royal Enfield 650s get K-Tech Suspension treatment

Shock therapy: Royal Enfield 650s get K-Tech Suspension treatment

Looking to enhance the ride and handling of your Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 or Continental GT? Well, the spring gurus at K-Tech Suspension might have just the thing… Sold separately for the front...

Video: Aston Martin and Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Video: Aston Martin and 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...

Ducati-only trackdays resume on August 11 at Donington Park

Ducati-only trackdays resume on August 11 at Donington Park

Following earlier postponements due to Covid-19, bookings have now re-opened for two special Ducati-only trackdays. The Silverstone full circuit event originally planned for July 6 has now been...

California Superbike School returns to UK with Keith Code’s blessing

California Superbike School returns to UK with Keith Code’s blessing

The UK arm of the California Superbike School is set to return this year after being revived by two of its coaches. The school ceased activities last year after its holding company ran into financial...

Back in the saddle: Born-again biker commits to #ride5000miles challenge

Back in the saddle: Born-again biker commits to #ride5000miles challenge

After a 30-year break from biking, speedway action prompted a Halifax-based member of #ride5000miles to take to the road on two wheels once more. Chris Copley, 51, stopped riding at 20 after passing...

New Bullit V-Bob 250 twin offers cool cruiser style for less than £4k

New Bullit V-Bob 250 twin offers cool cruiser style for less than £4k

Bullit have launched a new 250cc V-twin called the V-Bob 250, which combines the same engine found in their retro Bluroc with added cruiser style. Related: Best A2 licence motorbikes Related:...

New tech: Emergency call system by Bosch aims to halve ambulance response times

New tech: Emergency call system by Bosch aims to halve ambulance response times

Bosch have created a new emergency call system that could save thousands of lives a year. Called Help Connect, the system uses a bike’s existing Intertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to detect when a crash...

Wheels to Work scheme set up to get people moving cheaply and easily

Wheels to Work scheme set up to get people moving cheaply and easily

A scheme has been set up at Silverstone offering cheap and easy scooter rental to help get people back to work. Wheels to Work Silverstone has been set up by the people behind Spyder Club, a company...

MIPS helmet tech: Protecting the brains you were born with

MIPS helmet tech: Protecting the brains you were born with

MIPS promotion With over 20 years of research and more than 31,000 helmet tests in their state-of-the-art test lab in Sweden MIPS (which is short for Multi-directional Impact Protection System) know that protecting...

Ducati Test Rider Alessandro Valia reveals how the Ducati Superleggera V4 was born

Ducati Test Rider Alessandro Valia reveals how the Ducati Superleggera V4 was born

Costing €100,000 and limited to just 500 units, the first Ducati Superleggera V4 has rolled off the production line in Bologna, with the owner of bike 001 invited to the factory for a special delivery...

Off-road training event shut down by police amid Covid guidance confusion in Staffordshire

Off-road training event shut down by police amid Covid guidance confusion in Staffordshire

Guidance surrounding outdoor events in a Covid-19 world is proving difficult to understand for police and organisers in England. Short circuit trackdays have been running with the Government’s...

Return of the Hondamatic? Patent reveals clutchless CB1100

Return of the Hondamatic? Patent reveals clutchless CB1100

Back in 1976 Honda made a bold move to make motorcycling easier and more accessible with the introduction of the CB750A Hondamatic: a twist-and-go version of its range-topping superbike of the...

City slickers: Seat reveal three electric scooters for personal and fleet use

City slickers: Seat reveal three electric scooters for personal and fleet use

In a bid to cut urban congestion and move people away from public transport, car manufacturer, Seat, have revealed three new electric scooters, available to both private buyers and for fleet and...

Coronavirus latest: 2020 Intermot trade show to be replaced by online industry event

Coronavirus latest: 2020 Intermot trade show to be replaced by online industry event

The 2020 Intermot motorcycle trade show has been cancelled in favour of a digital-only event amidst coronavirus safety concerns.  Originally set to take place from October 6-11, in Cologne,...

Triumph brings pedal power to the party with new Trekker GT e-bike

Triumph brings pedal power to the party with new Trekker GT e-bike

With urban mobility making headlines as people try to avoid public transport, Triumph Motorcycles have taken their first steps into the e-bike market, revealing a new £2950 road-biased model called...

Playing it safe: Reopened showrooms kitted out with sanitisers for biking's 'new normal'

Playing it safe: Reopened showrooms kitted out with sanitisers for biking's 'new normal'

Bike shops throughout England are opening for business once again as dealerships move forward in line with the Government’s plan to ease lockdown restrictions. New measures introduced on June 1 have...

Hyped up: Ducati reveal Hypermotard 950 RVE

Hyped up: Ducati reveal Hypermotard 950 RVE

Meet the Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE: an updated standard Hypermotard 950, complete with striking new graphics kit and an up-and-down quickshifter, set to arrive in dealers in July. Revealed earlier...

Sold out! All 499 Italjet Dragster Limited Edition models gone before launch

Sold out! All 499 Italjet Dragster Limited Edition models gone before launch

A ‘special edition’ version of the Italjet Dragster has been revealed to celebrate the launch of the new scooter, finished in a distinctive colour and graphics scheme. Available to the first 499...

Top childcare: R5K members help next generation to have a blast

Top childcare: R5K members help next generation to have a blast

Ride5000miles members from across Europe have been hitting the road as a family – adding to their annual totals and sharing the thrill of riding across the generations. Many have turned to...

Online radio station raising money and awareness of Blood Bikes arriving in July

Online radio station raising money and awareness of Blood Bikes arriving in July

A Manchester motorcyclist is attempting to launch a new online radio station to help raise money for the Blood Bike charities, as well as greater awareness to the services they provide. "It’s...

Mutt Razorback 125 packs bark and bite

Mutt Razorback 125 packs bark and bite

Mutt are going from strength-to-strength in 2020. They’ve unveiled two all-new bikes and they opened the doors to their East London store back in March. If you’re not familiar with Mutt, they’ve made...

False ecology? The truth about electric motorbikes and the environment

False ecology? The truth about electric motorbikes and the environment

The message that electric vehicles are the zero-emissions transport of the future is impossible to ignore. We’re beaten over the heads with a constant stream of news that tells us internal combustion...

Blowing hot air: Yamaha set to fit turbos across their range

Blowing hot air: Yamaha set to fit turbos across their range

Yamaha are working on turbocharging for their next range of bikes. This isn’t Yamaha’s first use of the tech as they briefly made an XJ650 Turbo in the early ’80s, however this new system is...

Short circuit shocker: Kawasaki hint at electric future with new film series

Short circuit shocker: Kawasaki hint at electric future with new film series

Kawasaki have revealed their tenth YouTube short film (below) detailing the latest evolution of their 'EV Endeavor' electric motorcycle project, showing what appears to be a...

MV Agusta's bold new future: Timur Sardarov interview Part 2

MV Agusta's bold new future: Timur Sardarov interview Part 2

MV Agusta have big plans, including electric bikes, but they’re not shying away from the machines they’re best known for. At the start of June, they unveiled a signature one-of-one special edition...

The new modular helmet from SHARK Helmets offers ultimate travel convenience

The new modular helmet from SHARK Helmets offers ultimate travel convenience

SHARK helmets promotion Whilst Covid-19 may have put a pause on our #ride5000miles campaign, motorcyclists are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. With UK lockdown restrictions slowly being lifted but all social...

Tilt to the future: Patents reveal work on a three-wheeled Yamaha TMAX

Tilt to the future: Patents reveal work on a three-wheeled Yamaha TMAX

The 'Leaning Multi-Wheel' (LMW) arm of Yamaha’s model range looks set to grow with the development of a new model derived from the TMAX 560. Sliding into the range between the NMAX-based Tricity 300...

#R5K members waste no time in getting on the road again as lockdown restrictions ease

#R5K members waste no time in getting on the road again as lockdown restrictions ease

After Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased in England, #ride5000miles members were soon up and running in a bid to move towards their annual target. "Having a bit of time off the bike was not a bad...

2020 Motorcycle Live show postponed until November 2021

2020 Motorcycle Live show postponed until November 2021

Motorcycle Live organisers have this morning announced that the 2020 show has been postponed until November 2021, following coronavirus safety concerns for visitors and the industry workers at the...

25 Greatest TTs ever magazine - get a free digital copy

25 Greatest TTs ever magazine - get a free digital copy

MCN free gift In 2018 we produced a special one-off issue of MCN Sport looking back at the 25 Greatest TT Races Ever and now you can get a digital copy for free. From Mike Hailwood’s astonishing comeback in 1978,...

Know any lockdown legends? Triumph wants you to nominate them for a gift box

Know any lockdown legends? Triumph wants you to nominate them for a gift box

Triumph have announced they are celebrating the UK’s lockdown heroes with a new social media campaign called #TriumphTogether. The Hinckley-based company is asking people to nominate people in their...

MV Agusta pull covers off ultra-limited edition Brutale 1000 RR ML

MV Agusta pull covers off ultra-limited edition Brutale 1000 RR ML

MV Agusta have revealed an ultra-exclusive version of their flagship Brutale 1000 RR hypernaked on Facebook. In fact, it doesn’t get more exclusive than this – the bike is number 001/001. Along with...

Swap the bus for a bike: How motorcycles can get Britain back to work after lockdown

Swap the bus for a bike: How motorcycles can get Britain back to work after lockdown

A nationwide campaign has been launched to encourage people to get on a bike for their commute, as the country begins the slow return to work after coronavirus. Visit the MCIA 'Unlock Your Freedom'...

CC Racing Garage Scrambler 1100 wins Ducati Custom Rumble competition

CC Racing Garage Scrambler 1100 wins Ducati Custom Rumble competition

A Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro customised by CC Racing Garage has taken top honours in Ducati's Custom Rumble competition. The 'Scrambler 1100 FT' was built by Italian Marco Graziani, who entered...

Triumph set to cut 240 UK staff due to coronavirus pandemic

Triumph set to cut 240 UK staff due to coronavirus pandemic

Triumph Motorcycles have this morning announced that 'circa 400' employees from across their global workforce could be made redundant, following a decline in the demand for large capacity motorcycles...