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Boston Bike Night back on the calendar | Popular Lincs meetup rises from the ashes this July

Boston Bike Night back on the calendar | Popular Lincs meetup rises from the ashes this July

Boston Bike Night is making a comeback for 2024. The immensely popular motorcyclist meet up returns to its Lincolnshire home on Thursday, 4 July with the action kicking off at 4pm.  Related:...

To infinity and beyond | Twin tanked Rieju Aventura offers continent crushing 600 mile range

To infinity and beyond | Twin tanked Rieju Aventura offers continent crushing 600 mile range

The ever-expanding mid-sized adventure segment has grown again. At the 2023 EICMA show, Spanish manufacturer Rieju unveiled their latest offering to the world; the Aventura 500 – and it comes with an...

Head down to the hut | Caffeine and Machine bring their classy café culture to the South Downs

Head down to the hut | Caffeine and Machine bring their classy café culture to the South Downs

Petrolhead-centric operation Caffeine and Machine are adding to their existing network, announcing a third venue nestled in the South Downs National Park, near a recently opened new Norton dealership.

Elk Promotions kick start retro show season with Ardingly Classic | Grab a ticket for under a tenner!

Elk Promotions kick start retro show season with Ardingly Classic | Grab a ticket for under a tenner!

Old-school bike aficionados Elk Promotions will kick-start their season with the Ardingly Classic Bike Show & Jumble on March 24 at the South of England Showground. Related: Brit classics to star...

Cake files for bankruptcy | Record breaking electric motorcycle manufacturer in financial difficulty

Cake files for bankruptcy | Record breaking electric motorcycle manufacturer in financial difficulty

Swedish electric motorcycle firm Cake have filed for bankruptcy in their home city of Stockholm, the UK arm of the business has confirmed to MCN. The niche electric brand was founded in 2016 and...

Single-sided screamer! CFMoto introduce racier 450SR S A2 sportsbike

Single-sided screamer! CFMoto introduce racier 450SR S A2 sportsbike

CFMoto have launched a new 450SR S A2 compliant sportsbike for 2024 – and it’s very clear that they mean business. Powered by a 46.3bhp, 449.5cc parallel twin engine complete with a rumbling...

Caught on camera | Footage submitted to Devon and Cornwall Police used to catch law-breakers

Caught on camera | Footage submitted to Devon and Cornwall Police used to catch law-breakers

Devon & Cornwall Police received more than 6000 videos from disgruntled motorists in 2023, making it a record breaking year for the force’s Operation Snap campaign.  Set up in 2019 in a bid to...

R&D boss behind MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 and LXP Orioli joins Norton as chief technology officer

R&D boss behind MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 and LXP Orioli joins Norton as chief technology officer

Norton Motorcycles have announced former R&D director at MV Agusta, Brian Gillen as their new chief technology officer. Gillen worked at Italian exotica brand MV for more than 15 years and has been...

Ducs at Donington | Exclusive Ducati only track day dates announced for the year ahead

Ducs at Donington | Exclusive Ducati only track day dates announced for the year ahead

Ducati are back at Donington Park with two exclusive motorcycle trackdays announced for the 2024. Offered alongside the brand’s European DRE dates, the events are scheduled for April 30 and September...

How much?! Indian Motorcycle launch £38,695 Roadmaster Elite limited edition for 2024

How much?! Indian Motorcycle launch £38,695 Roadmaster Elite limited edition for 2024

Indian Motorcycle have launched a new £38,695 Roadmaster Elite limited edition touring model for 2024, which builds on the standard Roadmaster series as the ultimate in all-American luxury. Sharing...

Operation Crush | Illegal battery bikes and scooters crushed in anti-social behaviour clampdown

Operation Crush | Illegal battery bikes and scooters crushed in anti-social behaviour clampdown

Hampshire and Isle of Wight police are taking a no nonsense approach to the illegal use of e-scooters and e-motorbikes, promising to crush machines used to commit crimes in the area. Related:...

Guy Martin confirmed as star guest at Stafford Classic MotorCycle show this April

Guy Martin confirmed as star guest at Stafford Classic MotorCycle show this April

Former road racer and TV star Guy Martin has been confirmed as starring at this April’s Classic MotorCycle Show. Martin will appear on the Sunday of the two-day event, which takes place 20-21 April...

MPs pledge to consider changes to motorcycle licencing legislation inline with MCIA recommendations

MPs pledge to consider changes to motorcycle licencing legislation inline with MCIA recommendations

Politicians from both the Conservative and Labour parties have come out in support of a reform to the UK motorcycle licensing structure – stating it needs to be more accessible and affordable in order...

Kove look to take mid-size adventure sector by storm with ultra-lightweight, dirt-focused twin

Kove look to take mid-size adventure sector by storm with ultra-lightweight, dirt-focused twin

Bikes produced in China have, in the past, been associated with questionable quality and indeed some still are. But Chongqing-based brand Kove are hoping to buck this trend by releasing a new 800X...

Norton branches out | New South Downs showroom opens its doors to customers

Norton branches out | New South Downs showroom opens its doors to customers

Winchester Motor Group have recently opened South Downs Motorcycles, marking the automotive retailer’s first steps into the world of bikes. The new dealership will solely be a Norton Motorcycles...

Three-wheeled fury | Sidecars shootout set to be first modern vehicle race at Goodwood in decades

Three-wheeled fury | Sidecars shootout set to be first modern vehicle race at Goodwood in decades

Save the date sidecar fans, a group of three-wheeled racing machines are set to take to the Goodwood Motor Circuit for the first time ever at the club’s 81st Members’ Meeting.   The weekend...

Extreme Enduro live action

Extreme Enduro live action

Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show Buckle-up for high octane action Prepare to be captivated by the heart-stopping Extreme Enduro live action race at the Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show. Sponsored by Discovery+ and New...

Moto Trainer bike simulator

Moto Trainer bike simulator

Devitt Insurance MCN London Motorcycle Show Unleash Your Inner Racer with the Moto Trainer bike simulator Ever dreamed of carving corners on a legendary racetrack but don’t have the budget or bike to do it on? Well, hold tight, because...

48 states in 48 days | Brit adventurer completes mammoth mileage ride across the US

48 states in 48 days | Brit adventurer completes mammoth mileage ride across the US

Former Londoner, Rachel Leply has completed the incredible feat of riding through all 48 contiguous states of the US in just 48 days.  The journey saw the adventurer meet incredible characters...

Istanbul bound | Cannonball Bike Run celebrates twentieth birthday with biggest challenge yet

Istanbul bound | Cannonball Bike Run celebrates twentieth birthday with biggest challenge yet

The world-famous Cannonball Bike Run enters its twentieth anniversary this year and to celebrate, sets out on its most ambitious challenge yet; an eight-day, 3,300km ride through Europe to...

Adventure in the Algarve | KTM heads to the Portuguese coast for its seventh annual off-road rally

Adventure in the Algarve | KTM heads to the Portuguese coast for its seventh annual off-road rally

KTM’s European Adventure Rally is gearing up for its seventh incarnation, this time giving adventure bike enthusiasts a chance to head for Europe’s southwest coast.  Taking place between 7-10...

Yamaha R9 incoming | Top racing boss suggests new three-cylinder sportsbike could arrive for 2025

Yamaha R9 incoming | Top racing boss suggests new three-cylinder sportsbike could arrive for 2025

Fresh hopes for a new three-cylinder Yamaha R9 sportsbike have been ignited within the World Supersport paddock, following claims that the Japanese brand will be switching from the four-cylinder R6 to...

42 vehicles seized as Northumbria cops clamp down on anti-social riders on illegal bikes

42 vehicles seized as Northumbria cops clamp down on anti-social riders on illegal bikes

Northumbria Police have come down hard on nuisance riders, announcing that they’ve now seized 42 vehicles in South Tyneside and Sunderland, with a further 26 individuals reported for offences. The...

Back to school with Taylor Mackenzie - Former BSB star set to head BMW Motorrad Academy

Back to school with Taylor Mackenzie - Former BSB star set to head BMW Motorrad Academy

Riders looking to up their trackday game can now call upon the services of former British Superstock 1000 champion, Taylor Mackenzie, who was recently announced as the Chief Instructor for the 2024...

Suzuki Live revs up for 2024 at Cadwell Park with track action, demo bikes, classics and more

Suzuki Live revs up for 2024 at Cadwell Park with track action, demo bikes, classics and more

Cadwell Park is set to host Suzuki Live again as the event returns to the Lincolnshire venue with an action-packed programme planned for the weekend of June 22 and 23.    Fans of the brand are...

Laguna Seca raceway under fire as California coalition seeks to shutdown world famous circuit

Laguna Seca raceway under fire as California coalition seeks to shutdown world famous circuit

One of the world’s most famous and celebrated racetracks, Laguna Seca, has found itself victim of a recent lawsuit. If successful, the ‘suit filed in December by a group calling themselves the...

MCN investigation | Car headlights getting brighter and LED upgrades are technically illegal

MCN investigation | Car headlights getting brighter and LED upgrades are technically illegal

Nearly 90% of MCN readers believe headlights are getting too bright, with complaints of night time dazzling now also being discussed by major motoring organisations and government departments.  In...

How to keep spoked rims strong with a bit of easy care and attention

How to keep spoked rims strong with a bit of easy care and attention

Anyone serious about off-road riding will already be familiar with spoke maintenance, as it’s something that is constantly checked, along with steering bearings and suspension linkages, due to the...

MotoGP insight: 'I haven't won for over two seasons' - Marc Marquez

MotoGP insight: 'I haven't won for over two seasons' - Marc Marquez

MotoGP’s most exciting bike switch since Valentino Rossi left Yamaha 13 years ago was always going to be greeted with anticipation. But Marc Marquez – and his new team – tried their best to quash...

Grab a used bike bargain that bristles with golden Öhlins suspension

Grab a used bike bargain that bristles with golden Öhlins suspension

When it comes to bling, very few products deliver an injection of kerb appeal to rival a set of Öhlins suspension. Instantly recognisable by their gold finish or yellow shock spring, since their...

The MCN Test: Royal Enfield's new Bullet 350 meets its ancestors

The MCN Test: Royal Enfield's new Bullet 350 meets its ancestors

Honda’s Cub is recognised as the bike responsible for providing accessible motorised transport to the world. But there’s a far more understated bike, and one that started life in Britain, which...

The world's great bikes #11: Yamaha V-MAX 1200

The world's great bikes #11: Yamaha V-MAX 1200

Few bikes have made as big an impact as Yamaha’s 1984 V-Max. Conceived as a US-only ‘hot rod’, it was powered by a boosted 1200cc V4 producing a mind-melting 145bhp, in an era when Kawasaki’s GPz900R...

Tribute: Farewell to the Go Show….

Tribute: Farewell to the Go Show….

As riders and teams prepped for the opening Malaysian Grand Prix of 1997 in the steamy, tropical heat of Shah Alam, a shirtless Anthony Gobert swaggered along pit lane. Gobert’s wildchild...

Cruise brothers! Harley-Davidson launch updated Street Glide and Road Glide tourers for 2024

Cruise brothers! Harley-Davidson launch updated Street Glide and Road Glide tourers for 2024

Harley-Davidson are expanding their lineup for 2024 with the introduction of two new ‘bagger’ models – the Street Glide and Road Glide – with both arriving in dealers this month.   At the heart of...

Harley-Davidson launch new line of special edition CVO models for 2024

Harley-Davidson launch new line of special edition CVO models for 2024

Harley-Davidson have added two new top-spec specials to their 2024 line-up, announcing a £23,495 CVO Pan America adventure bike, alongside a £38,995 CVO Road Glide ST bagger cruiser. Standing for...

Exclusive interview | MCN chats with the designer behind the bikes in Netflix film The Kitchen

Exclusive interview | MCN chats with the designer behind the bikes in Netflix film The Kitchen

Royal Enfield have bagged a starring role in new Netflix film The Kitchen, directed by Black Panther and Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya alongside Kibwe Tavares. Read sister title Empire’s review of The...