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Range of Buell WSB, IOM TT and Macau bikes for sale

Range of Buell WSB, IOM TT and Macau bikes for sale

Ten Buell racing motorbikes and other inventory from the firm’s final days in World Superbike and road racing have gone up for sale. The EB1190 models are being sold by NCCR in Sweden who ran the Erik...

Vote now for Britain's best biker café for 2020!

Vote now for Britain's best biker café for 2020!

After weeks in the saddle and days wolfing down breakfasts, our man Justin has come up with his shortlist of the 'Best Bike Cafés in the UK 2020' – and now it’s your turn to choose an overall...

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2020 and beyond

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2020 and beyond

Electric motorcycles are only becoming better and more common, so it's no surprise that there's more to come in 2020, and beyond. Latest news: Harley-Davidson middleweight flattracker...

Biking magician pulls Yamaha Tracer 700 GT out of the hat in MCN competition

Biking magician pulls Yamaha Tracer 700 GT out of the hat in MCN competition

A Wolverhampton-based biking magician has bagged a brilliant motorcycling prize – a brand-new Yamaha Tracer 700 GT in an MCN competition. Shaun Mansfield, 56, says the middleweight tourer allows him...

Pre-production version of retro-styled Bimota KB4 set for summer 2020 reveal

Pre-production version of retro-styled Bimota KB4 set for summer 2020 reveal

A spokesperson for Italian firm, Bimota, has today confirmed to MCN that the first pre-production version of their retro-inspired KB4 sportsbike could appear as early as summer 2020.  The second...

Good news! New bike registrations grow by 1.5% in 2019

Good news! New bike registrations grow by 1.5% in 2019

Figures released this morning by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) have shown a 1.5% increase in bike sales across 2019. A total of 107,408 motorcycles, scooters and Powered Light Vehicles...

Triumph update A2 Street Triple S

Triumph update A2 Street Triple S

Triumph have announced an updated version of their A2-compliant Street Triple S model with tweaks to match the recently released RS. The Euro5 updated bike uses the same 660cc triple engine found in...

Hubless NAWA Racer electric concept revealed featuring new 'hybrid’ battery tech

Hubless NAWA Racer electric concept revealed featuring new 'hybrid’ battery tech

French energy storage company, NAWA Industries, have revealed their latest Racer electric concept to the public at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Featuring a hubless rear wheel,...

2020 Honda Africa Twin: the story

2020 Honda Africa Twin: the story

Now we've have a chance to ride it, be sure to check out our 2020 Honda Africa Twin review. In September 2019 pricing and PCP details were announced for the 2020 Honda Africa Twin. The list features...

Are bike manufacturers doing enough to stop bike theft?

Are bike manufacturers doing enough to stop bike theft?

Bikes are pretty easy to steal. A vehicle with no windows or doors that can be picked up by a few strong people is easier to steal than, say, a car. Steering locks are defeated by a firm kick and...

Ex-Chris Walker and John Crawford factory Suzuki BSB bikes put up for sale

Ex-Chris Walker and John Crawford factory Suzuki BSB bikes put up for sale

Two of the most iconic British Superbikes ever produced are currently up for grabs on eBay, with the owner selling the duo to help fund a café and museum dedicated to Suzuki’s grand prix...

Hardy #ride5000miles members begin to make big plans for New Year

Hardy #ride5000miles members begin to make big plans for New Year

While many head to the gym or start a 'dry January', in the New Year, #ride5000miles members are already setting their sights on realistic 2020 targets that will make a more lasting difference to...

Getting to the hub of Bimota's 'funny front end'

Getting to the hub of Bimota's 'funny front end'

Your bike’s forks offer certain advantages: they’re light, neatly packaged, provide lots of feel and have ample stiffness. But forks are a compromise. Their many functions interfere with each other:...

BMW's Vision DC Roadster concept showcases future carbon frame tech

BMW's Vision DC Roadster concept showcases future carbon frame tech

Carbon fibre might have been around for decades but it’s still something of a wonder material when it comes to combining strength and low weight and, after several false starts, it’s finally becoming...

Dragged up to date: Crowdfunding set up for Melbourne Raceway, York

Dragged up to date: Crowdfunding set up for Melbourne Raceway, York

A massive fundraising campaign is underway to help get racing back to Melbourne Raceway. The track (formerly knowns as York) was set up in the late 70s and went on to become one of the most iconic...

Bags for life: RST offers cutting-edge airbag tech for all

Bags for life: RST offers cutting-edge airbag tech for all

British kit firm RST have just launched their first range of airbag jackets at prices they say will finally put the technology within reach of everyday riders. Until now, electronic airbag clobber has...

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Founded by the charismatic engineer Erik Buell, Buell carved out a reputation for performance machines wildly at odds with what you’d expect from an American bike. They were light, quick steering and...

A "two-wheeled Jeep" from Harley-Davidson! MCN talks Pan America 1250 with design chief

A "two-wheeled Jeep" from Harley-Davidson! MCN talks Pan America 1250 with design chief

The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 is on the way and if what you guys are saying goes, it’s one of the most controversial machines we can expect next year. Harley have made some big promises about...

Kymco Chairman: 'Electric bikes must get better'

Kymco Chairman: 'Electric bikes must get better'

When Kymco announced the RevoNex, their new electric bike that will go on sale in 2021, they promised it had the power to revolutionise motorcycling.  How will they do that? Kymco Chairman, Allen...

Kawasaki Z H2 (2020) - the story

Kawasaki Z H2 (2020) - the story

We've now had a chance to ride it, so click through for our full Kawasaki Z H2 review. Kawasaki Z H2 pricing confirmed, launch in mid-February First published 19 December 2019 by Dan...

Segway Ninebot unveil self-balanacing scoot concept, eScooter and eMoped line-up

Segway Ninebot unveil self-balanacing scoot concept, eScooter and eMoped line-up

Electric personal transportation specialists, Segway Ninebot, have unveiled a pair of smart scooters at an event in Beijing, China, an eScooter and an eMoped. The eScooter is capable of 62mph in top...

Win a Triumph Thruxton TFC with the National Motorcycle Museum

Win a Triumph Thruxton TFC with the National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum have announced that the first prize in this year’s winter raffle is a limited-edition Triumph Thruxton TFC. One lucky winner will have a brand-new Thruxton registered to...

Trail by fire! New performance kit almost doubles the power of 2020 Honda CRF450L

Trail by fire! New performance kit almost doubles the power of 2020 Honda CRF450L

The Honda CRF450L is a cracking bike aimed at those who want to go trail riding but will probably never spend two hours crashing around an enduro race course. It’s also remarkably versatile – we know...

2020 BMW S1000XR - the story

2020 BMW S1000XR - the story

Pricing and specification have been confirmed for the 2020 BMW S1000XR sports adventure bike, and it's going to start at £12,890 - just £490 more than the old version. You'll get a trio of paint...

Meet the next generation stepping up to the #ride5000miles challenge

Meet the next generation stepping up to the #ride5000miles challenge

The #R5K group is no stranger to experienced riders, leaning on decades of biking knowledge to achieve their annual mileage goal, but plenty of new riders on restricted A2 licences are chasing the...

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade - the story

Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade - the story

Prices have been revealed for the 2020 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade range, with the base model weighing in at £19,999 and the higher-spec SP option available for £23,499. Related: 2020 Honda...

From concept to quarry crusher - Husqvarna Norden 901 confirmed!

From concept to quarry crusher - Husqvarna Norden 901 confirmed!

Husqvarna have confirmed that the striking Norden 901 will be coming to a showroom near you soon by adding it to their production bike line-up for 2021. The historic off-road brand, now part of the...

Triumph riding high with promising profits through 2019

Triumph riding high with promising profits through 2019

Triumph have recorded increased profits in 2019, despite the uncertainty still surrounding Brexit. Revenue and pre-tax profits at Triumph increased in the 12 months up to the end of June, 2019.

Pricing and spec revealed for 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 - the A2 ace that'll tour or tackle trackdays

Pricing and spec revealed for 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 - the A2 ace that'll tour or tackle trackdays

Pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650, and it’s set to hit showrooms from £6899 if you have it painted Metallic Spark Black. Related: 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650...

Naked attraction: Ducati Streetfighter V2 on the horizon

Naked attraction: Ducati Streetfighter V2 on the horizon

Ducati CEO, Claudio Domenicali, has revealed that a lower-capacity version of their Streetfighter V4 is planned, in an exclusive interview with MCN. When asked if the Italian firm’s new 205bhp V4...

Yamaha Racing Experience days cancelled for 2020 due to Coronavirus

Yamaha Racing Experience days cancelled for 2020 due to Coronavirus

Yamaha have taken the decision to cancel both Racing Experience days in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. No new dates have been put forward, so you'll need to wait until 2021 to get your...

Video: Kawasaki Z650 cleans up for Euro5

Video: Kawasaki Z650 cleans up for Euro5

Just like lots of new bikes this year, the updates to the 2020 Kawasaki Z650 are designed to squeeze it through the new Euro5 emissions tests, saving time for a big update in the future. So the Z650...

BMW's E-Power Roadster could be their missing link

BMW's E-Power Roadster could be their missing link

BMW have been quietly working on an electric motorcycle project for the last two years. The result is this: the E-Power Roadster Concept – a sort of halfway point between the DC Roadster concept we...

Eisenberg V8: 480bhp twin 'Busa-engined beast

Eisenberg V8: 480bhp twin 'Busa-engined beast

Speed record breaking superstar and general madman Zef Eisenberg has taken all of his high-speed learnings and poured them into a limited run production bike – the Eisenberg V8. Built from two Suzuki...

DR Big appeal for £109 a month? 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 PCP rates revealed

DR Big appeal for £109 a month? 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 PCP rates revealed

You can get a 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 on the firm's Flexible Finance scheme (a PCP agreement) for £109 a month, and be one of the first to received their new bike when models arrive in dealers in...

Lexmoto LXR 380 sportsbike is the firm's first A2-friendly model

Lexmoto LXR 380 sportsbike is the firm's first A2-friendly model

Introducing the Lexmoto LXR 380; a brand-new A2-compliant sportsbike costing £2399 less than the current class-leading Honda CBR500R. Priced at £3699.99 (the Honda will set you back £6099), this is...