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Michelin reveal gripping new range for 2020

Michelin reveal gripping new range for 2020

Michelin have just rolled out a raft of new road and track tyre options for 2020, covering everything from track-only slicks to year-round road rubber, complete with a new tread pattern. The Michelin...

Roar power! 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 has punchier mid-range, lower weight and a raft of modern kit

Roar power! 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 has punchier mid-range, lower weight and a raft of modern kit

Triumph’s new Tiger 900 has come out fighting - claws and all - thanks to a bigger engine, more torque, meatier mid-range and a lot less mass to lug around, too. Related: 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 GT...

A change is better than a rest for #ride5000miles fans

A change is better than a rest for #ride5000miles fans

It’s easy sticking to what you know, but some #ride5000miles members have bucked the trend this year and taken the plunge with something different. Gordon Hill, 49, from Dumfries, chopped in his 2003...

Giacomo Agostini museum opens in 15-time world champion's home town

Giacomo Agostini museum opens in 15-time world champion's home town

A museum celebrating the racing achievements of 15-time world champion, Giacomo Agostini, has today opened in his hometown of Bergamo, Italy. Run by his daughter, Vittoria, alongside her bed and...

Radar activated sign aims to reduce motorbike accidents

Radar activated sign aims to reduce motorbike accidents

Road sign manufacturers, TWM, have come up with a new illuminated sign that uses radar to detect motorbikes riding above a recommended speed threshold into accident blackspots. The 1020mm x 463mm...

Get a jump start on Black Friday with Silverstone

Get a jump start on Black Friday with Silverstone

Black Friday is upon us once again, and Silverstone are getting in the festive spirit with some great deals including a free BSB general admission ticket with every MotoGP ticket you...

Royal Enfield custom 650 'tracker' and new Slide school hints at future

Royal Enfield custom 650 'tracker' and new Slide school hints at future

This custom flattracker based on Royal Enfield's new 650 twin and built at the firm's UK technical centre, plus the opening of a 'flattrack' school near the company HQ in India, could give an...

Kymco RevoNEX electric naked set for 2021 release

Kymco RevoNEX electric naked set for 2021 release

Kymco have created the RevoNEX, an electric naked which they say will be on sale in 2021. The smart-looking machine has a gearbox but can be left in second gear for slower city riding as 70mph can be...

Benelli on a budget? All-new wallet-friendly Leoncino 800 range

Benelli on a budget? All-new wallet-friendly Leoncino 800 range

Benelli have released a pair of new, larger-capacity Leoncino 800s powered by an all-new twin-cylinder motor, which looks set to take the fight directly to Yamaha's MT-07. Consisting of the new...

Riding a MotoE-spec Energica Ego Corsa electric motorbike at Valencia

Riding a MotoE-spec Energica Ego Corsa electric motorbike at Valencia

Most people think battery motorcycles are heavy, slow, boring and lack soul. As for electric racing bikes – well they’re just plain dull, aren’t they? Well, after riding Energica’s MotoE racer at...

#Ride5000miles members hit the dirt for winter thrills

#Ride5000miles members hit the dirt for winter thrills

With temperatures tumbling and sunlight scarce, it's not easy to add to your 5000-mile target at this time of year.  But #ride5000miles members are embracing the conditions by heading...

Kawasaki ZZR1400 will not be available after 2020

Kawasaki ZZR1400 will not be available after 2020

Kawasaki have announced that the ZZR1400 will no longer be sold after 2020, 14 years after the first generation was launched in 2006. The ZZR1400 was part of a generation of mad,...

Ride of a lifetime: The best til last

Ride of a lifetime: The best til last

I’d been warned that Tasmania wouldn’t be as warm as mainland Australia (the North Island). I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so cold, though. I rolled off the Spirit of Tasmania ferry in Devonport...

Is your Ducati 1299 Panigale too slow? This bolt-on hybrid kit could be the answer…

Is your Ducati 1299 Panigale too slow? This bolt-on hybrid kit could be the answer…

A new hybrid conversion kit has been shown at the 2019 Eicma show, in Milan, for the Ducati Panigale 1299 superbike, claiming to boost peak power to around 295bhp and torque to 221ftlb. Called the...

Norton Superlight SS: a supercharged, carbon-framed, 170bhp version of 650 twin

Norton Superlight SS: a supercharged, carbon-framed, 170bhp version of 650 twin

Norton have supercharged their 650 Superlight super-twin and thrown in a carbon-fibre frame, subframe and swingarm to create a genuine lightweight sportsbike. The new chassis weighs 47% less than the...

CCM unveil Stealth versions of Foggy, Bobber and Six

CCM unveil Stealth versions of Foggy, Bobber and Six

CCM have unveiled new Stealth Series versions of three of their current bike models. The Bobber Stealth, Six Stealth and Foggy Stealth are all blacked-out and mean-looking versions of the standard...

Herald Brat 125 is the retro-styled learner-legal bike designed in the UK

Herald Brat 125 is the retro-styled learner-legal bike designed in the UK

British motorbike importer Herald Motor Co. have launched a new 125 called the Brat, which they designed themselves. The brand’s models are usually off-the-peg imports from Chinese manufacturers but...

R5Ker aims for the Arctic Circle after late summer ride to Morocco

R5Ker aims for the Arctic Circle after late summer ride to Morocco

Andy Barnes took a huge chunk off his 5000-mile annual target with a mammoth 3800-mile trip to Morocco aboard his trusty Yamaha FZ8 – and now he has plans to ride across the Arctic Circle! Setting off...

2020 Honda SH125i gains greater storage and improved performance

2020 Honda SH125i gains greater storage and improved performance

Having sold 19,000 units across Europe in 2018 alone, Honda have updated their ever-popular SH125i scooter for 2020, promising improved performance, greater practicality and Honda Selectable Torque...

Super Soco expand urban mobility range with CPx scooter and TSX moped

Super Soco expand urban mobility range with CPx scooter and TSX moped

Electric motorbike manufacturer Super Soco have introduced two new models to their range, the 125 scooter equivalent CPx, and the 50cc moped matching TSx. The CPx is designed with city commuting in...

Ducati launch four-year unlimited mileage warranty across Multistrada range

Ducati launch four-year unlimited mileage warranty across Multistrada range

Ducati have today announced that all of their 2020 Multistrada adventure models will feature a four-year, unlimited mileage warranty. Known as '4Ever Multistrada', the scheme comes 16 years after...

Savic unveil cool new electric Alpha, Delta and Omega

Savic unveil cool new electric Alpha, Delta and Omega

Australian electric motorbike manufacturers, Savic, have unveiled their latest creation at the Australian motorcycle festival in Wollongong. The C-Series is available in three model variants, the...

Ariel to launch striking new Ace Iron Horse at Motorcycle Live

Ariel to launch striking new Ace Iron Horse at Motorcycle Live

Somerset-based two and four-wheeled firm, Ariel, are set to reveal a new Ace Iron Horse model at Motorcycle Live later this month. Based on the existing Ace muscle cruiser, the new £29,686 Iron Horse...

R5K members target UK ‘four corners’ in 24hr charity ride

R5K members target UK ‘four corners’ in 24hr charity ride

A pair of motorcycling mates are planning to ride to all four corners of the UK in under 24 hours to raise money for charity. Kai Samlofski, 47, of Newton-Le-Willows, and Mark Isherwood, 44, from...

Chinese brand CFMoto reveal 700CL-X range

Chinese brand CFMoto reveal 700CL-X range

You may not have heard of CFMoto yet, but the chances are you will soon as the Chinese brand aims to increase its presence in the UK motorcycle market with a new 700CL-X range. Unveiled at Eicma, in...

Kawasaki show geared middleweight electric concept

Kawasaki show geared middleweight electric concept

After years of development behind closed doors, Kawasaki have unveiled the makings of a new electric bike to the public at the Eicma motorcycle show in Milan. Far from being just a show...

Vins Duecinquanta 250 two-stroke ready for blast-off

Vins Duecinquanta 250 two-stroke ready for blast-off

Behold the Vins Duecinquanta – an exquisite, all-new, road-legal, 250 two-stroke sportsbike from Italy that’s coming to the UK very soon. The Duecinquanta, as the name suggests, is a fuel-injected...

KTM’s new 390 Adventure welcomes riders to the dirty side

KTM’s new 390 Adventure welcomes riders to the dirty side

The new KTM 390 Adventure takes the fun, feisty Duke as its starting point, then adds taller suspension, new wheels and a larger fuel tank to lend it some off-road and distance ability. Related: full...

Bimota is back! Tie-up with Kawasaki results in stunning new Tesi H2

Bimota is back! Tie-up with Kawasaki results in stunning new Tesi H2

Meet the brand new, 2020 Bimota Tesi H2. Kawasaki have today confirmed they’ve purchased a 49.9% stake in legendary Italian firm Bimota, revealing this new supercharged, hub-steered monster based...

Harley-Davidson reveal Bronx V-twin naked

Harley-Davidson reveal Bronx V-twin naked

First seen in 2018 as the 'Streetfighter 975' concept, This is the Harley-Davidson Bronx - a new naked that uses a 975cc version of their new Revolution Max motor, It's a bike with plenty of...

Yamaha pay tribute to RD250LC with new XSR900 livery

Yamaha pay tribute to RD250LC with new XSR900 livery

Yamaha have updated their naked retro XSR range for 2020 with two new liveries paying tribute to the Japanese firm's rich heritage. Consisting of the MT-07-derived XSR700 and MT-09-inspired XSR900,...

Triumph unveil Thruxton RS details and price

Triumph unveil Thruxton RS details and price

Triumph’s new Thruxton RS superceded the popular Thruxton R and comes with more power, less weight and an improved electronics package. We've already ridden the bike, so read the full 2020 Triumph...

MV Agusta unveil Rush 1000 super naked

MV Agusta unveil Rush 1000 super naked

MV Agusta have unveiled a drag-race-inspired version of their Brutale 1000RR called the Rush 1000. The new bike broke cover at the Eicma motorcycle show in Milan and MV claim that, like the Brutale...

Moto Guzzi reveal two new V7 III Racers for 2020

Moto Guzzi reveal two new V7 III Racers for 2020

Moto Guzzi have revealed two new versions of their V7 III Racer. The new V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary gets a new top fairing with built-in windscreen as well as a special red graphic which is also...

Honda hint at new sports adventure middleweight with CB4X Concept

Honda hint at new sports adventure middleweight with CB4X Concept

Honda have today revealed a striking new sports adventure middleweight concept, which could hint at a new addition to the firm’s existing four-cylinder 650 range. Although details are scarce, the new...

2020 Kawasaki Z900: the story

2020 Kawasaki Z900: the story

The Kawasaki Z900 is set to be a slightly more sensible and affordable fun machine for 2020. We've already had a chance to ride it, so check out Neevesy's 2020 Kawasaki Z900 review or read on for the...