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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...

The ideal gateway to biking? Spec and pricing released for Yamaha Tricity 300

The ideal gateway to biking? Spec and pricing released for Yamaha Tricity 300

Pricing and full specification has been revealed for the tilting, three-wheeled Yamaha Tricity 300 maxi scooter, and you can buy one from July for £7,399. Aimed primarily at city-dwellers, this Maxi...

Back to the track: What does a Covid safe trackday look like?

Back to the track: What does a Covid safe trackday look like?

Motorcycle trackdays have resumed in England as the lockdown guidance given by the Government continues to ease. The first sessions were held on Tuesday, May 26 at Donington and Cadwell Park and...

Covid safe: Oxford Products order 100k balaclavas for customers to safely try on helmets

Covid safe: Oxford Products order 100k balaclavas for customers to safely try on helmets

Oxford Products are readying their dealer network to open for business as lockdown restrictions ease. In order to let customers try on helmets safely, they’re bringing in 100,000 cotton...

Win a Squire Behemoth lock and chain set worth £599

Win a Squire Behemoth lock and chain set worth £599

COMPETITION We’ve teamed up with security specialists Squire to offer one lucky biker the chance to win a Diamond Rated Squire Behemoth lock and chain set. Squire have released their toughest lock and chain yet,...

New electric bikes and bigger team take fight to criminals in South Yorkshire

New electric bikes and bigger team take fight to criminals in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police have more than doubled their off-road ability to tackle antisocial behaviour and the criminal use of off-road motorbikes and quads during the coronavirus pandemic. The off-road...

Actual rocket science: The geometry magic that helps Triumph's Rocket 3 handle so well

Actual rocket science: The geometry magic that helps Triumph's Rocket 3 handle so well

One look at Triumph’s Rocket 3 R and you’d imagine it handles with all the deft agility of a Mississippi paddlesteamer. But ride the 2458cc beast and you’ll be amazed at how easily it turns, given its...

More riders use their machines to help the Coronavirus fightback

More riders use their machines to help the Coronavirus fightback

Despite the slight relaxing of lockdown in England, the threat of Covid-19 is far from over and #ride5000miles members are continuing to use their bikes to support those most in need. "I'm not doing...

Harley-Davidson Bronx and Pan-America models delayed until 2021

Harley-Davidson Bronx and Pan-America models delayed until 2021

Harley-Davidson have delayed the arrival of their Pan-America adventure bike and Bronx naked until 2021. The two models, which boast the brand new water-cooled revolution engine, were originally...

We've been expecting you: Triumph release Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

We've been expecting you: Triumph release Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

Triumph have unveiled the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition – a limited run of their Scrambler 1200 XE, with a few added touches that make it a bike fit for a secret agent. The bike is inspired by the 25th...

Limited edition Harley-Davidson FXDR coming to the UK and Ireland

Limited edition Harley-Davidson FXDR coming to the UK and Ireland

A limited edition custom Harley-Davidson FXDR has been revealed, which will only be sold in the UK and Ireland. Called the FXDR 114 Limited Edition, it’s still running the standard softail frame and...

Royal Enfield Bybre brake recall: What you need to know

Royal Enfield Bybre brake recall: What you need to know

Royal Enfield have issued a recall for the Interceptor 650, Continental GT and Himalayan, to fix a potential problem with corroding Bybre brake calipers. The firm have recalled 15,200 bikes across the...

Carbon-clad MV Agusta Rush 1000 set to arrive in June for 300-unit limited production run

Carbon-clad MV Agusta Rush 1000 set to arrive in June for 300-unit limited production run

The bonkers limited-edition hyper-naked MV Agusta Rush 1000 will be built from June 2020 and is set to feature Formula 1 and MotoGP technology. With only 300 units to be produced, we’re expecting the...

Switch it up! S&S Cycle add Sport and Rain modes to base-model Indian FTR1200

Switch it up! S&S Cycle add Sport and Rain modes to base-model Indian FTR1200

Indian’s base-model FTR1200 can now enjoy modes that were only available on the S machine thanks to the S&S Engine Control Manager.  It is a plug-and-play handlebar-mounted switch that...

Lightweight lock launched: Portable motorbike security from LiteLok

Lightweight lock launched: Portable motorbike security from LiteLok

Bicycle lock makers LiteLok have designed a new lock specially for motorcycles. Certified to Sold Secure Gold standard, the lock is a flexible band with a steel core that makes it both light and easy...

More and more MCN readers join fight against Covid-19 as volunteers

More and more MCN readers join fight against Covid-19 as volunteers

As the UK continues to battle Covid-19, ever-more motorcyclists are stepping up to volunteer by using their machines to support the vulnerable. MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook page has been a hive of...

Retro-inspired Bimota KB4 could feature electronic Öhlins suspension

Retro-inspired Bimota KB4 could feature electronic Öhlins suspension

Italian exotica brand Bimota have revealed fresh details to MCN about their upcoming retro-inspired KB4, claiming it could feature electronically adjustable Öhlins suspension if the production process...

Bike Shed Community Response: Bikers really can make a difference

Bike Shed Community Response: Bikers really can make a difference

The Bike Shed have launched a volunteer programme that enables bikers to make important deliveries and help those in need. Called Bike Shed Community Response, the project has seen over 500 bikers...

MP tells MCN motorcycles could be a "happy medium" during Covid-19

MP tells MCN motorcycles could be a "happy medium" during Covid-19

MCN has spoken to Dr Julian Lewis, the MP who asked why more wasn't being done to encourage motorcycle use as an alternative to public transport during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Help petition...

Updated Stan Stephens autobiography gives two-stroke fans another chance to read about the godfather of porting

Updated Stan Stephens autobiography gives two-stroke fans another chance to read about the godfather of porting

Legendary two-stroke tuner Stan Stephens has printed another run of his autobiography The Mechanic Who Got Lucky. The new updated edition chronicles Stan’s journey through life and motorcycles, which...

Husqvarna Svartpilen gets added bite: Spyshots reveal 890 twin-powered urban scrambler

Husqvarna Svartpilen gets added bite: Spyshots reveal 890 twin-powered urban scrambler

Husqvarna are working on a larger and more powerful version of their Svartpilen, powered by the engine from KTM’s 890 Duke and dubbed the 901. The current 701 Svartpilen (powered by the 690 Duke...

#Ride5000miles members are staying sane under lockdown by starting major projects

#Ride5000miles members are staying sane under lockdown by starting major projects

Bikers have been curing their Coronavirus blues by getting stuck into a project – either sprucing up their daily wheels or challenging themselves with something totally new. "It’s sanity. Just doing...

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders produce NHS charity range in response to Coronavirus

WIZ Knee Sliders have begun producing a new charity range, with 30% of the proceeds of each unit sold being donated to the National Health Service. "Like most people, we are very aware of how tough...

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

Give your helmet some TLC during lockdown

SHARK helmets promotion If you’re running out of jobs to do around the garage, garden and house, then you may want to think about giving your motorcycle helmet some TLC so when you can get back out on two wheels, it will be...

Win a Spidi Outlander jacket worth £389.99!

Win a Spidi Outlander jacket worth £389.99!

MCN COMPETITON We’ve teamed up with Spidi to offer one lucky biker the chance to win an Outlander Jacket! The Spidi Outlander H2OUT Jacket was developed as an all year-round jacket, resilient and breathable...

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

First MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oros leave the factory as Italian firms begin restarting production

MV Agusta have taken to social media to display their first five Superveloce 800 Serie Oros, which have now been built following a period of ceased production as a result of Coronavirus. The exotic...

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Driver caught doing 163mph on the M1 as empty roads prove too tempting for 'extreme speeders'

Empty roads are sending motorists berserk, with record numbers caught speeding in London as traffic and congestion drops during lockdown, including a driver caught doing 163mph on the M1. The...

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

Give it a braap: Movember ambassador launches biking short film competition on Instagram

A Movember ambassador has launched a new Instagram-based competition, encouraging bikers to produce one-minute short films in celebration of their motorcycles during lockdown. Kick-started by...

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV offers some bike insurance customers up to £50 refund during coronavirus

LV has become the latest insurance firm to offer a refund to policy holders as claims reduce during the coronavirus pandemic and the first to include bikers. The company, which is part of the Allianz...

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

R5K member plans cross-continental 'journey of discovery' to World Ducati Week 2021

Members of MCN’s #ride5000miles group are planning to go large once the lockdown ends - and none more so than a US-based rider who is plotting a 7300-mile tour from his home in Boise, Idaho, to...

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Cool during Covid: Royal Enfield gearing up for new metal offensive

Royal Enfield have revealed big plans for the future and say even the current Coronavirus crisis won’t stop their long-term aims as they look to unleash up to 14 new bikes. Siddhartha Lal, Enfield’s...