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Welsh training teaches bikers what to do at the scene of a crash

Welsh training teaches bikers what to do at the scene of a crash

A Welsh former ambulance service paramedic and retired Police advanced motorcyclist has begun offering courses teaching vital skills on what to do if you’re first on the scene at a traffic collision.

‘Baby’ Hesketh on the way: All-new 450cc roadster set for official launch next month

‘Baby’ Hesketh on the way: All-new 450cc roadster set for official launch next month

These are the first images of Hesketh’s all-new, 450cc single-cylinder roadster, which is set for its official unveiling next month. Called the Heresy, it’s the British marque’s first all-new bike...

Belly of the beast: Why Aprilia’s MotoGP championship challenger stands out from the rest

Belly of the beast: Why Aprilia’s MotoGP championship challenger stands out from the rest

The current crop of MotoGP machines might be the fastest we’ve ever seen but they’re also among the ugliest – sprouting ever more elaborate wings and fins in the effort to tame the airflow.   Among...

No time to buy: James Bond Scrambler 1200 XE goes for £138,600 in charity sale

No time to buy: James Bond Scrambler 1200 XE goes for £138,600 in charity sale

A Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE ridden in the latest James Bond epic No Time To Die has sold for £138,600 at a charity auction. The twin-cylinder retro was expected to fetch between £20,000-£30,000 and...

Test out your riding skills at BMW’s GS Challenge 2022

Test out your riding skills at BMW’s GS Challenge 2022

BMW Off Road Skills in Wales are once again opening their doors for a weekend of on- and off-road challenges for fans of the ever-popular GS adventure bike range. Known as the ‘GS Challenge 2022’,...

Steve McQueen's Husqvarna 400 Cross sells at auction for $186,500

Steve McQueen's Husqvarna 400 Cross sells at auction for $186,500

A 1970s Husqvarna motocross bike owned by The Great Escape star Steve McQueen has sold for $186,500 (£157,919) at an auction in California. The 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross is said to still be in the...

Super Soco's latest TC Wanderer and TS Street Hunter models hit dealers

Super Soco's latest TC Wanderer and TS Street Hunter models hit dealers

Inner city electric bike brand Super Soco have finally launched the TS Street Hunter roadster and TC Wanderer retro models – 125cc-equivalent electric motorcycles we first saw back in February...

Last call for Manx GP marshals: Sign up now to help out on the Island

Last call for Manx GP marshals: Sign up now to help out on the Island

Organisers of the currently-running Manx GP road racing festival on the Isle of Man have said it’s not too late to be a volunteer marshal at this year’s event. “Whether it’s your first time...

Different strokes for different folks: RSV4 1100 under the skin of 2-stroke Aprilia RS250 tribute

Different strokes for different folks: RSV4 1100 under the skin of 2-stroke Aprilia RS250 tribute

A French biker has combined over 20 years of Aprilia performance heritage by transforming his RSV4 1100 superbike into a bespoke tribute to two-stroke RS250. Fifty-year-old Gwenael Barthélémy,...

Moto Corsa falls… and rises! Dorset dealership reincarnated with former staffer at the helm

Moto Corsa falls… and rises! Dorset dealership reincarnated with former staffer at the helm

Award-winning dealership Moto Corsa are back in business with many of the old staff members, after going into surprise liquidation at the end of July, 2022. The multi-franchise dealership suddenly...

Fred Warr 1929-2022: One of Harley-Davidson’s most influential UK figures has died

Fred Warr 1929-2022: One of Harley-Davidson’s most influential UK figures has died

MCN is saddened to report the passing of one of Harley-Davidson’s most influential UK figures, Frederick Howard Warr, who died at home peacefully on August 11 after a battle with Motor Neurone Disease...

Birthday boost for ambulance: Bike club celebrate with £30k donation

Birthday boost for ambulance: Bike club celebrate with £30k donation

An Essex motorcycle club has marked its eighth anniversary by raising £30,000 for its local air ambulance charity. Walden Bikers was formed in Saffron Walden in August 2014 after a handful of...

Pretty in pink! Big names from BSB lend a hand with club racing cancer charity drive

Pretty in pink! Big names from BSB lend a hand with club racing cancer charity drive

BSB stars including Brad Ray and Jason O’Halloran are helping a racing club’s charity fundraising drive after one of their photographers died from cancer in July. Members of the Formula Prostocks...

Back to the carbon fibre future! Lighter, stronger carbon forks on the way thanks to BMW and ZF

Back to the carbon fibre future! Lighter, stronger carbon forks on the way thanks to BMW and ZF

Although carbon-fibre forks have come and gone over the years in MotoGP, a new set of carbon suspension developed by BMW and ZF in Germany helped the M1000RR to victory at the recent Spa 24-hour...

2023 Oliver's Mount dates announced: Four major events across coming season

2023 Oliver's Mount dates announced: Four major events across coming season

A bumper season of road racing is set to go ahead at Scarborough in 2023, with four major events announced across the biking season. Racing kicks off at the Oliver’s Mount circuit on April 15-16 with...

Surrey bikers fight back: Councillor bids to show riders in positive light

Surrey bikers fight back: Councillor bids to show riders in positive light

Reports of bikers potentially being banned from Surrey’s green lanes, along with pilot 20mph speed limits on some country roads, have prompted a district councillor to try to give riders a more...

Kawasaki step up EV plans: New prototype displayed at Intermot show in Germany

Kawasaki step up EV plans: New prototype displayed at Intermot show in Germany

Kawasaki have again reinforced their future plans for sustainability by revealing a small-capacity electric concept bike at the Intermot trade show in Cologne. The spectacle follows on from recent...

CF Moto gear up for adventures: Teaser pics suggest parallel-twin is almost complete

CF Moto gear up for adventures: Teaser pics suggest parallel-twin is almost complete

Shots on CF Moto’s official Facebook page have given us a glimpse at a long-awaited adventure variant of their parallel-twin CL-X700 platform. The images show an almost finished CL-X700 Adventure,...

GPS Tracking Systems for Motorcycles and Bikes from Rewire Security

GPS Tracking Systems for Motorcycles and Bikes from Rewire Security

Rewire Security Promotion Rewire Security offers a wide range of smart GPS tracking devices coupled with reliable GPS tracking software and apps for tracking Motorcycles in real-time. Featuring; real-time tracking, previous...

Shoei lift lid on new kit: We get our hands on production-ready X-SPR Pro

Shoei lift lid on new kit: We get our hands on production-ready X-SPR Pro

Shoei have released a new FIM-homologated racing helmet to meet the latest, more stringent ECE 22.06 safety regulations.    Called the X-SPR Pro, MCN got its hands on the first production unit in...

Enfield’s new dawn: Rally-raiding prototype spotted filling up in the UK

Enfield’s new dawn: Rally-raiding prototype spotted filling up in the UK

Royal Enfield are gunning for the A2 adventure bike top spot in 2023, with a new rally-raiding 450 single spied in the UK just last week. The image was captured by an eagle-eyed MCN reader at a petrol...

Two new Can-Ams break cover: Trike firm unveil electric adventure and roadster models

Two new Can-Ams break cover: Trike firm unveil electric adventure and roadster models

Can-AM is preparing to blast back into two-wheeled world with a pair of stunning electric offerings. The firm is working towards getting the Pulse roadster and Origin adventure bike into production...

Ducati on the march: Seven new models expected after record results

Ducati on the march: Seven new models expected after record results

Ducati are aiming to go from boom… to bigger boom, with the announcement of record revenues and plans for seven 2023 model unveilings, starting September 2022. Following the biggest-ever attendance...

Harley-Davidson give touring models new XR750-inspired Apex paintjob

Harley-Davidson give touring models new XR750-inspired Apex paintjob

Harley-Davidson has announced a new colour option for selected touring models is inspired by the brand’s racing history, particularly its XR750 in American flat track. Called ‘Apex custom paint’,...

Moto Morini’s two 6.5s do add up! Chinese built 650 roadster twins boost revival of Italian icon

Moto Morini’s two 6.5s do add up! Chinese built 650 roadster twins boost revival of Italian icon

The revival of Italian legends Moto Morini has taken its next step with the unveiling this week of not one but two all-new 650 twins. And, with impressive spec including TFT screens, Brembo brakes...

Ride of thanks for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance lifts off

Ride of thanks for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance lifts off

Bikers across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire are gearing up for a 62-mile ride across the two counties in aid of local Air Ambulance and Blood Bike charities.  The Lincs and Notts Ride of Thanks...

A very Bonnie baby Triumph: Exclusive spy shots reveal Triumph’s all-new family of UK-developed sub-500cc bikes is close to launch

A very Bonnie baby Triumph: Exclusive spy shots reveal Triumph’s all-new family of UK-developed sub-500cc bikes is close to launch

At first glance, these spy shots of Triumph’s new ‘baby Bonneville’ could easily be mistaken for a new model in their T100 family. But a more lingering interrogation confirms that this is the first...

Trio of classic MV Agustas to star in Silverstone Classic auction

Trio of classic MV Agustas to star in Silverstone Classic auction

Three MV Agustas, each valued between £40,000 and £80,000 from the Italian marque’s glory years in the 1970s, will star in a classic auction at the end of August 2022. Comprising a 1970 MV Agusta...

Royal Enfield unveil new Hunter 350 model, arriving in dealers this winter

Royal Enfield unveil new Hunter 350 model, arriving in dealers this winter

Royal Enfield have officially unveiled their new Hunter 350, a smart-looking urban retro based on their J-Series platform. The Hunter will join the previously released Meteor and Classic in Enfield’s...

Pay as you go: ‘Shared e-scooter’ scheme launched to cut carbon footprint

Pay as you go: ‘Shared e-scooter’ scheme launched to cut carbon footprint

A new shared e-scooter scheme – claimed to be the first in London – is being piloted by eco transport company, HumanForest. The project is targeted at delivery scooter riders with the aim of giving...

Hayabusa for Guinters: Suzuki present Endurance World Champ with one-off special

Hayabusa for Guinters: Suzuki present Endurance World Champ with one-off special

Suzuki has presented this one-off edition of the Hayabusa hyperbike to their MotoGP test rider and reigning Endurance World Champion, Sylvain Guintoli.  The standard 1340cc speed machine has been...

Ducati Week back with mighty bang

Ducati Week back with mighty bang

World Ducati Week – the first since 2018 due to the Covid-19 pandemic – came to a spectacular close in July after attracting its biggest ever attendance.  More than 80,000 fans from around the...

A stroker genius: XSR700 bodykit transforms twin-cylinder Yamaha into RD350 YPVS tribute

A stroker genius: XSR700 bodykit transforms twin-cylinder Yamaha into RD350 YPVS tribute

The people who created a bodykit for the Yamaha XSR900 which transformed it into a tribute to the much-loved RD350LC two-stroke are back with a new design for the smaller XSR700. Having kicked things...

Crowtree at Cadwell: Display raises over £2k for air ambulance

Crowtree at Cadwell: Display raises over £2k for air ambulance

Few made-to-measure leathers brands have such a fond following as Crowtree – and a display of classic kit from the now closed brand has raised more than £2000 for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance...

6250-mile relay follows the bear: Soft toy acts as baton in charity epic

6250-mile relay follows the bear: Soft toy acts as baton in charity epic

More than £6000 has been raised by a 12-day biking relay covering the length and breadth of Britain – with a cuddly toy bear doubling as the baton passed between riders. The 2022 National Relay...

New colours for 2023 Honda Africa Twin and Adventure Sports

New colours for 2023 Honda Africa Twin and Adventure Sports

Honda has announced a range of new colour options for its 2023 CRF1100L Africa Twin and Africa Twin Adventure Sports. Having received their most recent major updates in 2020, the Honda duo are...