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Triumph TE-1 prototype takes Speed Triple from three-cylinders to three-pin plug

Triumph TE-1 prototype takes Speed Triple from three-cylinders to three-pin plug

Triumph have unveiled phase three of their TE-1 electric project with a complete bike that clearly resembles their trademark Speed Triple. The end of phase three marks the conclusion of the...

New KTM 890 line-up spied with one very road-focused version

New KTM 890 line-up spied with one very road-focused version

Our spies in Austria have spotted KTM testing a trio of new 890 Adventure prototypes showing how the range is set to expand when the next-generation model is revealed. Currently there are two parallel...

Sensor-based rider assistance systems are about to get serious

Sensor-based rider assistance systems are about to get serious

It’s only been a year since the first radar-equipped bikes started to reach customers but already there are new companies starting to supply the tech. Over the next couple of years radar is set to...

The charge to 250mph: Lightning using new tech to go for speed record

The charge to 250mph: Lightning using new tech to go for speed record

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Lightning Motorcycles have teamed up with magnet experts CBMM to create a technological leap forward that could help them break another speed record.  Lightning...

CCM celebrate their golden anniversary with titanium Heritage '71

CCM celebrate their golden anniversary with titanium Heritage '71

CCM have built a special edition Spitfire model using a titanium frame as a tribute to the pioneering work of founder Alan Clews to mark their 50th anniversary. Clews was well known in his day for his...

Let’s get riding: Rallymoto release 2022 events calendar

Let’s get riding: Rallymoto release 2022 events calendar

Adventure bike event organisers Rallymoto have released their calendar for 2022, although you’ll have to be quick to bag a spot on their popular ‘500’ series. Rallymoto specialise in navigational...

UK Trackdays return this month

UK Trackdays return this month

After a long winter lay-off, UK trackdays will return to a number of iconic circuits in February. The first dates are being run by well-established firm No Limits Trackdays, who will kick the season...

Spied testing: Single-cylinder Triumphs set to challenge Royal Enfield Meteor

Spied testing: Single-cylinder Triumphs set to challenge Royal Enfield Meteor

Spyshots have emerged of the first new single-cylinder Triumphs for 50 years as the British brand look to fight back against the rise of Royal Enfield. The new bikes are being built by Indian...

Stealthy new Scout Rogue joins Indian’s line-up with fairing and sportier stance

Stealthy new Scout Rogue joins Indian’s line-up with fairing and sportier stance

Meet the Indian Scout Rogue, the fourth model in the American firm’s popular 1133cc cruiser line-up, bringing a sportier stance, new quarter fairing and a larger 19in front wheel. Sitting alongside...

Dunn trial: US government concerned about risk of prison for Anne Sacoolas

Dunn trial: US government concerned about risk of prison for Anne Sacoolas

Officials in the American government have been resisting the appearance of Anne Sacoolas before a UK court because of fears she may receive a custodial sentence. Sacoolas has been charged with causing...

Join John McGuinness and James Whitham for some Bikes and Banter fun!

Join John McGuinness and James Whitham for some Bikes and Banter fun!

MCN’s weekly columnist and 23-time TT winner, John McGuinness and good friend James Whitham are taking to the road with their Bikes & Banter UK tour, sponsored by MCN. Hosted by race commentator, Matt...

Jewell-laden Triumph expected to sell for £45,000

Jewell-laden Triumph expected to sell for £45,000

The Retromobile 2022 sale catalogue has been released with some tasty two-wheeled machines, including classic racebikes and even a custom Triumph built exclusively for the sale. Created from a carbed...

Ducati Unica: Bologna firm reveal factory custom works program

Ducati Unica: Bologna firm reveal factory custom works program

Ducati have announced a new custom program, allowing riders to commission one-off bespoke machines, produced in partnership with the firm’s central design department. Launched on January 27, the new...

Revealed: Production Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid inbound

Revealed: Production Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid inbound

New patent images have confirmed that the Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype that Yamaha revealed at the EICMA show in Milan last November is headed for production. Somewhat overshadowed at the time by other...

Party like it's 1983: New Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST channels popular performance custom scene

Party like it's 1983: New Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST channels popular performance custom scene

Harley-Davidson have unveiled a sportier ST range for 2022, spearheaded by the new Low Rider ST, which brings their 117 Milwaukee-Eight engine to mainstream production machines for the first...

The world’s first officially cybersecure vehicle is a motorcycle

The world’s first officially cybersecure vehicle is a motorcycle

As more bikes, cars, buses and vans are connected to the internet, cyber criminals are hacking rider or driver data and can even take over the controls. Some electric vehicles have already been stolen...

Royal Enfield reintroduce the Classic 350

Royal Enfield reintroduce the Classic 350

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is due to arrive in UK dealerships in the first part of 2022. Related articles on MCN Royal Enfield Meteor 350 review Royal Enfield Classic Tribute Black marks end of...

Naked CB300R re-joins Honda’s range for 2022 with Showa fork upgrade and slipper clutch

Naked CB300R re-joins Honda’s range for 2022 with Showa fork upgrade and slipper clutch

Honda have reinstated the A2-friendly CB300R as part of their 2022 line-up, adding a Euro5-compliant motor, and Showa Separate Function Big Piston upside down forks. The novice-friendly naked first...

Brabus 1300 R: High-end German car tuning house joins forces with KTM

Brabus 1300 R: High-end German car tuning house joins forces with KTM

Over the last 45 years Brabus have established themselves as one of the world’s most respected car tuning firms, but in 2022 the company will make their first move into bikes with this machine – the...

New tech from Exro promises E-bike performance boost

New tech from Exro promises E-bike performance boost

One of the exciting things about the introduction of electric motorcycles is that we’re still learning how to make the most of them – so there’s scope for giant leaps in performance instead of the...

Hot Himmy: Power boost on the cards for Royal Enfield Himalayan

Hot Himmy: Power boost on the cards for Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield are working on a hot new version of the Himalayan according to multiple sources in India. The Himalayan has been a big success for the brand thanks to its ease of use and rugged nature,...

Motorcycling charity gears up to train 1000 new mental health first aiders in 2022

Motorcycling charity gears up to train 1000 new mental health first aiders in 2022

Recently established two-wheeled charity Mental Health Motorbike (MHM) are planning to train up 1000 mental health first aiders from across the biking community in 2022. “It’s been an absolute...

Valeo step into battery power: Hopes for a low-cost route to electric bikes

Valeo step into battery power: Hopes for a low-cost route to electric bikes

Valeo might not be a household name but they’re among the world’s biggest automotive parts suppliers with 187 production facilities and 67 R&D bases across 33 countries – so their intention to start...

Michelin roll out new Road 6 and Road 6 GT touring rubber

Michelin roll out new Road 6 and Road 6 GT touring rubber

Michelin have announced new versions of their do-it-all tyre, which will now be called the Road 6 and Road 6 GT. Following on from the Road 5, which has been a firm favourite in the MCN office since...

Four massively important motorcycling campaigns that deserve your support in 2022

Four massively important motorcycling campaigns that deserve your support in 2022

As we head into 2022, the new year is traditionally time for taking stock and making resolutions and plans for the 12 months to come, and motorcycling currently has plenty of stories, issues and...

Smart motorway rollout paused for safety data collection

Smart motorway rollout paused for safety data collection

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a pause on the creation of all new smart motorways until a full five years of safety data is available for schemes opened before 2020.   Revealed on...

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R launch ready: Return to the golden age of 400s is on the cards

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R launch ready: Return to the golden age of 400s is on the cards

Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest and as such Kawasaki’s jewel-like ZX-25R – a 250cc four-cylinder sports bike that’s offered in some Asian markets but not in the West – seems all the more...

Back protectors made compulsory at trackdays

Back protectors made compulsory at trackdays

Back protectors are being made compulsory for most UK trackdays from March 31, 2022. The move has been sparked by leading trackday provider Motorsport Vision Trackdays and is a progression from their...

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New Ohvale Evo models promise easier ergonomics for the racing stars of the future

New Ohvale Evo models promise easier ergonomics for the racing stars of the future

Premium miniature race bike firm Ohvale have revealed two new Evo models for 2022, promising to make life that bit easier for the GP stars of tomorrow. Standing at just 790mm tall, the GP-0 110 4S Evo...

Brough get tough: Desert-inspired ‘Lawrence Nefud’ adds scrambler style to top-spec retro

Brough get tough: Desert-inspired ‘Lawrence Nefud’ adds scrambler style to top-spec retro

This glorious neo-classic, scrambler-style roadster is the latest model from boutique performance bike brand Brough Superior. The £50,000 Lawrence Nefud is based on the Lawrence roadster which the...

New Highway Code rules protecting more vulnerable road users set to arrive on January 29

New Highway Code rules protecting more vulnerable road users set to arrive on January 29

Changes to the Highway Code look set to come into force later this month, giving greater focus to the safety of vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists, and horse riders. Proposed by the...

Alpinestars inflate their airbag range for 2022 including new entry-level Tech-Air 3

Alpinestars inflate their airbag range for 2022 including new entry-level Tech-Air 3

Alpinestars have unveiled three new wearable airbag systems at the CES Las Vegas event called the Tech-Air 10, Tech-Air 3 and Tech-Air Off Road V2. They join the existing Tech-Air 5, which remains in...

British bike brands bounce back for 2022

British bike brands bounce back for 2022

This year is shaping up to be the year of the British bike, with a whole host of brands new and old bringing out models that have the power to shake up the global motorcycle market once again. The...

Spyshots: Updated KTM 990 Duke striding closer to production

Spyshots: Updated KTM 990 Duke striding closer to production

KTM’s parallel twin has won the brand plaudits and sales since its introduction in 2018, with the motor finding its way into multiple models since. MCN revealed very early test mules last year, but...

Crated Honda RC213V-S becomes most expensive Japanese bike ever sold at auction

Crated Honda RC213V-S becomes most expensive Japanese bike ever sold at auction

A Honda RC213V-S still in its original shipping crate has become the most expensive Japanese bike ever sold at auction – fetching a whopping total sales price of £182,500. The 2016 road-legal MotoGP...