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Update your style with all-new SHARK Helmets graphics - including the new Lorenzo replica!

Update your style with all-new SHARK Helmets graphics - including the new Lorenzo replica!

SHARK helmets promotion We’re all familiar with SHARK Helmets’ iconic racing model - the Race R Pro GP - with the recognisable shark fin spoiler on the back, worn by the likes of Scott Redding and Johann Zarco… For 2021, our...

IOM Santa's on a Bike charity ride out to go ahead for Rebecca House Children's Hospice

IOM Santa's on a Bike charity ride out to go ahead for Rebecca House Children's Hospice

A huge charity ride is scheduled to take place on the Isle of Man on Saturday, December 12, and will comprise hundreds of bikers dressed as Santa. Related articles on MCN Female bike group release...

Ice Breaker Challenge: Rallymoto event promotes socially distanced adventuring

Ice Breaker Challenge: Rallymoto event promotes socially distanced adventuring

Motorcycle rallying event organisers Rallymoto have created the Ice Breaker Challenge, which is a novel way of keeping people riding while avoiding any mass participation issues. Related articles on...

From pillion to pilot: #R5Ker urges others to ride under their own steam

From pillion to pilot: #R5Ker urges others to ride under their own steam

A determined member of #ride5000miles has gone from pillion passenger to riding across different continents in just four years and now wants to inspire others. Bedfordshire-based training consultant,...

Ducati shed weight and ditch trellis frame for 2021 Monster

Ducati shed weight and ditch trellis frame for 2021 Monster

Meet the 2021 Ducati Monster – the Bologna firm’s latest and greatest middleweight performance naked and the first model in the Monster family without a trellis chassis since the range was revealed in...

Eyes for your bike: Bolt-on camera tech could make biking safer

Eyes for your bike: Bolt-on camera tech could make biking safer

Next year sees the start of something new in motorcycling as the Bosch-developed radar system used by Ducati and BMW gives top-end bikes' on-board computers a picture of what’s going on around them...

1970s styling meets 2021 tech in new Honda CB1000F concept

1970s styling meets 2021 tech in new Honda CB1000F concept

This computer image is our best look yet at Honda’s new CB1000F retro-styled roadster which was first teased by the Japanese company back in March. The bike is based on Honda’s popular CB1000R 'Neo...

Honda's new CRF300L and CRF300 Rally are a pair of more powerful mud-pluggers

Honda's new CRF300L and CRF300 Rally are a pair of more powerful mud-pluggers

Honda have replaced their popular CRF250L and CRF250L Rally with the CRF300L and CRF300 Rally, which boast more power, increased ground clearance and reduced weight. Related: Full Honda CRF250L...

Triumph Trident engine looks back to go forwards

Triumph Trident engine looks back to go forwards

Triumph’s new Trident uses a 660cc three-cylinder engine. Don’t be mistaken into thinking this is the motor from the 660cc Street Triple S, however. What Triumph have actually done is dust off the...

Better together: Kawasaki working on hybrid bikes and AI assistants

Better together: Kawasaki working on hybrid bikes and AI assistants

Kawasaki are exploring hybrid technology and motorcycles with artificial intelligence as they consider the future of motorcycling. Related articles from MCN Electric motorbikes coming soon Best...

Honda Blackbird-riding R5K member braves wind and rain for isolated camping adventure

Honda Blackbird-riding R5K member braves wind and rain for isolated camping adventure

A determined R5K rider braved cold and blustery conditions to complete her first solo camping trip on two wheels before the latest lockdown kicked in. Related articles on MCN Biking YouTuber's...

Ducati unveil Diavel Lamborghini limited edition

Ducati unveil Diavel Lamborghini limited edition

Ducati have unveiled a new limited edition version of the Diavel 1260 in homage to sister company, Lamborghini. Related articles on MCN Ducati unveil Panigale V4SP for 2021 Ducati Superleggera V4...

Honda unveil Africa Twin powered CMX1100 Rebel

Honda unveil Africa Twin powered CMX1100 Rebel

Honda are re-entering the big-bore cruiser class in 2021 with this all-new Rebel 1100 – a large-capacity version of their popular Rebel 500. As predicted by MCN back in April, the new Rebel takes a...

Kawasaki Z H2 gets Skyhook suspension for SE model in 2021

Kawasaki Z H2 gets Skyhook suspension for SE model in 2021

Kawasaki has added a new SE version of its Z H2 super-naked for 2021. As with other Kawasaki SE variants, the Z H2 SE features Showa’s Skyhook adaptive suspension. 2021 Kawasaki model updates so...

Wings fit for a King: Radically restyled Kawasaki ZX-10R looks set to be winner

Wings fit for a King: Radically restyled Kawasaki ZX-10R looks set to be winner

Kawasaki has given its world-beating ZX-10R a hot new look for 2021 with an aerodynamics-driven facelift including race-style winglets in a bid to top the superbike pile on road and track. Related...

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

A podcasting duo consisting of 2020 National Superstock 1000 champion Chrissy Rouse and Isle of Man TT top-10 finisher Dom Herbertson are aiming to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support by...

Ducati update SuperSport 950 for 2021

Ducati update SuperSport 950 for 2021

Ducati have unveiled an updated version of their SuperSport 950 for 2021 including cornering ABS, traction and wheelie control and a Panigale-esque facelift. Related articles on MCN Ducati unveil...

Ducati announce track-focused Panigale V4SP in 2021 superbike range

Ducati announce track-focused Panigale V4SP in 2021 superbike range

Ducati have updated the Panigale V4 range for 2021, including a new track-focused SP (Sport Production) model. The numbered special comes with a host of updates to make it even more capable on track...

BSA returns with new UK factory, petrol and electric bike plans

BSA returns with new UK factory, petrol and electric bike plans

Historic British bike brand BSA is to be relaunched with a new range of petrol AND electric machines entering production in the Midlands as early as next year, according to latest...

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans moved to 2030 - bikes to follow?

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans moved to 2030 - bikes to follow?

The Prime Minister has announced that the Government’s ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will move to 2030 - five years earlier than the date announced in early 2020 and ten years...

In detail: Yamaha's 2021 range revealed

In detail: Yamaha's 2021 range revealed

Having announced of a flurry of new Tracer touring models earlier today, Yamaha have this evening confirmed a series of smaller updates to the likes of their sportiest MT and R125s, plus the end of...

Italjet Dragster delayed until first quarter of 2021

Italjet Dragster delayed until first quarter of 2021

The arrival of the funky-looking Italjet Dragster scooter has been delayed until the first quarter of 2021, due to the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 affecting production. Available as either a 125cc or...

Easier Tiger! New Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a relaxed route into adventure riding

Easier Tiger! New Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a relaxed route into adventure riding

The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a new base model Tiger for next year, which replaces the base-spec Tiger 900 as a more accessible entry into the range. Related: Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro...

R5K rider takes a break from chemo to cover 13,700 miles across 26 countries for charity

R5K rider takes a break from chemo to cover 13,700 miles across 26 countries for charity

Being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer couldn’t stop #ride5000miles member Trevor Kerr from setting off on a trans-European charity epic – and what better cause could there be than Pancreatic Cancer...

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 10th Anniversary event set for May

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 10th Anniversary event set for May

Dapper folks on classic and retro bikes are being invited to take part in 2021’s special 10th Anniversary Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – set for its new springtime date of Sunday, May 23. This year...

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

The annual ritual of heading to Birmingham to kick tyres, squeeze levers and twist throttles before stocking up on a mass of biking bargains whether we need them or not has been hit by coronavirus –...

Energica surges ahead with new RS models

Energica surges ahead with new RS models

Energica continues to blaze a trail in the electric bike market with three stunning new RS models. Each of the firm’s three machines; the Ego+ (below), Eva Ribelle (in main image above) and Eva...

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Nightshift in Euro5 updated range

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Nightshift in Euro5 updated range

Ducati have tweaked their Scrambler range for 2021, including new colour options for the entry level 800 Icon and the Desert Sled, plus an all new variant called the Nightshift. Related articles on...

The XDiavel's in the detail: 2021 model updates for Ducati's cruiser

The XDiavel's in the detail: 2021 model updates for Ducati's cruiser

Ducati have added two new models to create a family of three XDiavel variants. The XDiavel S is now joined by the XDiavel Dark and the XDiavel Black Star, each with their own style and...

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2021

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2021

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: Swappable battery project between Honda, Yamaha, KTM and...

Tomorrow's world: BMW unveil next gen electric scooter concept with advanced connectivity

Tomorrow's world: BMW unveil next gen electric scooter concept with advanced connectivity

BMW have unveiled the Definition CE 04: a technologically advanced electric scooter concept that brings their 2017 Concept Link one step closer to mass production reality. The idea behind Concept Link...

Singles only: KTM reveal 2021 690 range

Singles only: KTM reveal 2021 690 range

KTM have updated their 690 Enduro R and SMC R models for 2021 with a Euro5-friendly version of the big-bore thumper engine. Related articles on MCN Honda unveil 2021 NC750X, X-ADV and CB1000R Royal...

New Honda PCX125: Britain’s favourite scooter gets updated for 2021

New Honda PCX125: Britain’s favourite scooter gets updated for 2021

The UK’s most popular two-wheeler, the Honda PCX125 has been redesigned for 2021; with a more powerful Euro5 engine, improved electronics, more storage, a new frame, updated rear suspension and...

Practical magic: Honda update NC750X, X-ADV for 2021 plus CB1000R and CB125R

Practical magic: Honda update NC750X, X-ADV for 2021 plus CB1000R and CB125R

Honda have revealed updated versions of both the NC750X and X-ADV for 2021, continuing to blur the line between motorbike and scooter. Both machines use the 58bhp, 750cc parallel-twin engine and DCT...

Quadriplegic biker gets back on road with Triumph Rocket III trike

Quadriplegic biker gets back on road with Triumph Rocket III trike

A life-long biker who became paralysed six-years-ago is now enjoying the thrill of motorcycles once again following the creation of an electric-wheelchair-accessible Triumph Rocket III trike. Retired...

Bagger tricks: How the S&S Indian heavyweight racer won at Laguna Seca

Bagger tricks: How the S&S Indian heavyweight racer won at Laguna Seca

The inaugural King of the Baggers race was run last week at Laguna Seca, with flat-track pro Tyler O’Hara taking top honours. The close-fought event has spawned from a growing performance bagger scene...