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Refined brutality: MV Agusta unveil 2021 Brutale 1000 RR

Refined brutality: MV Agusta unveil 2021 Brutale 1000 RR

MV Agusta have revealed an updated version of their Brutale 1000 RR super naked for 2021 with Euro5 tweaks to the engine. The new Brutale also swaps the previous model’s Bosch cornering ABS control...

Get cross: Kawasaki off road range kicks off with one for the kids

Get cross: Kawasaki off road range kicks off with one for the kids

We are only halfway through 2021 but Kawasaki are already revealing their 2022 off-road range and there is something for everyone, regardless of age, experience and discipline. Related articles on...

Track-spec Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo goes on sale to the public

Track-spec Aprilia RS 660 Trofeo goes on sale to the public

Aprilia’s RS 660 has begun a supersport renaissance. Its 99bhp twin-cylinder engine and pin-sharp handling, combined with real-world practicality make perfect sense on our speed camera-saturated...

Team Classic Suzuki reveal lockdown Katana build based on GSX-R1000 WSB racer

Team Classic Suzuki reveal lockdown Katana build based on GSX-R1000 WSB racer

Team Classic Suzuki have been keeping busy during lockdowns by creating the ultimate custom Katana streetfighter – mating its iconic angular looks with the frame and engine from a GSX-R1000 World...

Synthetic petrol: How bikes could become carbon-neutral without switching to battery power at all

Synthetic petrol: How bikes could become carbon-neutral without switching to battery power at all

As governments propose firm dates for the end of petrol and diesel powered vehicles you might be forgiven for thinking we’re living in the end days of the internal combustion engine. But the...

New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 unveiled

New Aprilia RS 125 and Tuono 125 unveiled

Aprilia have unveiled fresh versions of their RS 125 and Tuono 125 models with updates including new styling, a reworked engine, fully digital dash readout and a new ECU. Related articles on...

New rally for old bikes heads from Brooklands to the real Dakar

New rally for old bikes heads from Brooklands to the real Dakar

A new rally has been set up for classic cars and bikes that will roughly trace the route of the Dakar before it moved to South America. Called the Dakar Enduro Rally, the event is being run by Bespoke...

Limited edition KTM 1290 Super Duke RR drops 9kg and is brimming with tech

Limited edition KTM 1290 Super Duke RR drops 9kg and is brimming with tech

KTM have turned it up to 11 with their state of the art new 1290 Super Duke RR, taking the already formidable stock machine and stripping out every gram of fat while tuning the electronics to the...

Bikes don’t get much longer: Benda LFC 700 is almost as stretched as BMW R18

Bikes don’t get much longer: Benda LFC 700 is almost as stretched as BMW R18

Meet the LFC 700 from Chinese firm Benda. Unveiled as a concept under the name LF-01 last year, the production bike that’s due to make its debut this summer is set to be almost indistinguishable from...

2021 Triumph Speed Twin: Engine changes and chassis upgrades for popular retro

2021 Triumph Speed Twin: Engine changes and chassis upgrades for popular retro

Triumph have unveiled an updated version of their popular Speed Twin with a range of changes to the engine and suspension, plus a few subtle component upgrades. Related articles on MCN World's...

Seeing red: MV Agusta F3 800 Rosso unveiled

Seeing red: MV Agusta F3 800 Rosso unveiled

MV Agusta have released the F3 800 Rosso: an entry level supersports bike from the Italian marque. Related articles on MCN Tech-laden MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 unveiled 2013 MV Agusta F3 800...

Yamaha E01 electric scooter concept set for reality

Yamaha E01 electric scooter concept set for reality

It was back in 2019 that Yamaha took the wraps off their E01 concept scooter at the Tokyo Motor Show. Now, nearly two years on, a production version of the same bike is on the verge of being...

Talk to me, Goose: CCM Maverick is ready for off road adventure

Talk to me, Goose: CCM Maverick is ready for off road adventure

UK based CCM have released another bike into their popular Spitfire lineup, this time built for people who want to have fun off-road as well as on. The Maverick takes their tried and true formula,...

BMW wave their heritage wand to create R18 Classic First Edition

BMW wave their heritage wand to create R18 Classic First Edition

You wait all day for a bus, then two come along at once. No sooner has the dust settled on the new BMW R18, they’ve released a new one aimed at laidback, two-up cruising, called...

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride smashes its fundraising target

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride smashes its fundraising target

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) blew through their target of $30 million (approx. £21.2 million) four days before their tenth running of the event on Sunday, May 23, 2021. The fundraising...

Ducati recall Multistrada V4: Supplier issues with valve guide gear

Ducati recall Multistrada V4: Supplier issues with valve guide gear

The Ducati Multistrada V4 has been recalled due to parts issues within the new Granturismo engine. Latest news: 2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak  Related: 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4S...

MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

MV aim to be Top Gun: 2021 Rush takes inspiration from fighter jets

A new 2021 version of the MV Agusta Rush has been unveiled with a reworked engine and lean-sensitive electronics plus a fighter jet-inspired paintjob. Like the old bike, just 300 examples will be...

World's Fastest Bobber: Outrageous 200bhp+ supercharged Triumph unveiled

World's Fastest Bobber: Outrageous 200bhp+ supercharged Triumph unveiled

Think ‘bobbers’ such as Triumph’s chopped-down Bonneville are more about show than go? Think again. This radical, supercharged and nitrous injected version has just been unveiled and, with over...

LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off into new company

LiveWire is rewired: H-D’s electric bikes spun off into new company

Harley-Davidson are launching a new all-electric motorcycle brand called LiveWire – taking the same name as their E-motorcycle. Related articles on MCN Harley-Davidson LiveWire review Harley-Davidson...

Customised Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor sets speed record

Customised Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor sets speed record

Who said Royal Enfields weren’t fast? Not Mid-Life Cycles, the dealer behind this special Interceptor 650 which recently posted a record 132mph at the Australian equivalent of Bonneville Speed...

New 400 hpe Sport model joins Piaggio's MP3 line-up for 2021

New 400 hpe Sport model joins Piaggio's MP3 line-up for 2021

Piaggio have revitalised their three-wheeled MP3 scooter range to meet more stringent Euro5 regulations – offering three A2-compliant options between 278 and 493cc. The MP3 was the first-ever...

Brembo see the light: Concept caliper features LED mood lights

Brembo see the light: Concept caliper features LED mood lights

Concept bikes are a staple of every show with manufacturers wheeling out whacky, futuristic designs that rarely make it anywhere near an assembly line. Now, to mark their 60th anniversary Brembo have...

More delays: Honda and Kawasaki join list of manufacturers struggling to deliver new bikes

More delays: Honda and Kawasaki join list of manufacturers struggling to deliver new bikes

A recent apology to customers and dealers from Yamaha Motor Europe’s president Eric de Seynes revealed the depth of problems that bike firms are facing in getting motorcycles and parts to UK...

Enginehawk – leading the revolution on motorcycle gear

Enginehawk – leading the revolution on motorcycle gear

Promoted content Bikers rev up your engines! Ruroc – the team behind the incredible Atlas helmets – have launched Enginehawk, the clothing brand that blends safety without sacrificing style. With 13 insane jackets...

CFMOTO launch four-year warranty across 2021 range

CFMOTO launch four-year warranty across 2021 range

CFMOTO UK have launched an impressive new four-year warranty on all of their 2021 machines including the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. The deal will also apply to the new 300SR sportsbike, which is...

Campaigners want motorcyclists to pipe down at biking beauty spots

Campaigners want motorcyclists to pipe down at biking beauty spots

As lockdown measures ease, the weather improves and bikers increasingly head out to enjoy the countryside and biker meeting spots, a rural campaign group is again urging motorcyclists to 'slow down...

Cineco electric maxi scoot could come in at £8000 below BMW’s C-Evolution

Cineco electric maxi scoot could come in at £8000 below BMW’s C-Evolution

Cineco have launched a battery maxi-scoot that sets a new standard for combining a long range with an attractive price. Developed as an alternative to a 300cc petrol bike, the E-RT3 shares its chassis...

Yamaha gets retro with new XSR125

Yamaha gets retro with new XSR125

Yamaha have practically perfected the art of building a brilliant new bike and then creating loads of stylish spin-offs. They’ve done that with the MT-07 and MT-09 to great effect and now the XSR125...

Husqvarna reveal Vektorr electric scooter concept

Husqvarna reveal Vektorr electric scooter concept

Husqvarna have unveiled another electric concept to add to their steadily growing 'e-mobility' quiver. The strangely named 'Vektorr' is designed to show us what Husky describe as a 'tantalising vision...

Air ambulances need you: Government rejects calls for tax-payer funded future

Air ambulances need you: Government rejects calls for tax-payer funded future

A petition for public funding of air ambulances has been debated in parliament after attracting over 134,000 signatures. The petition was started by Bethany Billington, after her sister Lee-Anne...

Husqvarna lead the charge towards swappable batteries for bikes

Husqvarna lead the charge towards swappable batteries for bikes

Electric bikes have been meandering towards the mainstream for years but Husqvarna’s upcoming E-Pilen could be the first proper motorcycle to adopt a new standard for swappable batteries. That’s a big...

Rallymoto bring their popular navigation events to tarmac-only riders

Rallymoto bring their popular navigation events to tarmac-only riders

A new road-based navigation event is coming this summer that will see road riders get a taste of the Dakar spirit without having to venture off the black stuff. The Cannonball Challenge is being...

Less is more: Why bike manufacturers are taking a new approach to valve action

Less is more: Why bike manufacturers are taking a new approach to valve action

Read the spiel on the new Suzuki GSX-S1000, or Hayabusa – or bikes from many other manufacturers, actually – and they’ll say the same thing: reduced valve overlap. But what is it, how did we end up...

Motorcycle Man: Dave Roper is the only US man to win the Isle of Man TT

Motorcycle Man: Dave Roper is the only US man to win the Isle of Man TT

Dave Roper, who has raced a motorbike every single year since 1972, has had a documentary film made about him and his relationship with motorbikes. It is being screened in the UK from May 6, 2021...

Safety fears as driverless cars steer a course for UK

Safety fears as driverless cars steer a course for UK

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that we could see self-driving cars on UK roads by the end of 2021, leading to renewed concerns for motorcycle safety. The DfT says automated...

MV Agusta switch it up: Boss confirms first electric model ‘within the next six years’

MV Agusta switch it up: Boss confirms first electric model ‘within the next six years’

MV Agusta CEO Timur Sardarov has confirmed to MCN that the Varese firm will begin research into electric models next year, before revealing their first plug-in by 2027. Six years may seem a long time,...