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Voxan Wattman: Biaggi blasts to 11 electric bike speed records

Voxan Wattman: Biaggi blasts to 11 electric bike speed records

Ex-MotoGP and WSB superstar Max Biaggi has smashed 11 world records on an electric motorcycle with a best top speed of over 250mph. Biaggi, 49, steered the Voxan Wattman to success at the 2.17-mile...

Fabrizio Pirovano tribute Yamaha R1 raises £24,000 for cancer research charity

Fabrizio Pirovano tribute Yamaha R1 raises £24,000 for cancer research charity

A one-off Yamaha R1 paying tribute to the late World Superbike racer, Fabrizio Pirovano, has been auctioned off online to raise money for a cancer research charity. The bike sold to an anonymous...

BMW turn to 3D printing to perfect their race bikes

BMW turn to 3D printing to perfect their race bikes

BMW are well known as masters of tech on the road and track but now they’re staking a claim as masters of tech off the track too with their latest venture. In a bid to gain valuable seconds for their...

Honda CRF250 Rally review (2017-on): A great lightweight adventure bike

Honda CRF250 Rally review (2017-on): A great lightweight adventure bike

Building on the growing appetite for adventure, Honda have launched the funky CRF 250 Rally. Capitalising on the overwhelming success of the Africa Twin and the kudos gained from becoming front...

Yamaha's MT-07 gets small update for 2021

Yamaha's MT-07 gets small update for 2021

No sooner have Triumph released a model to take on the MT-07, than Yamaha have updated the MT-07. The reason why Triumph are taking aim at this bike specifically is its sales figures: Yamaha have sold...

MCN advice: How Coronavirus is affecting motorbike events

MCN advice: How Coronavirus is affecting motorbike events

  While most motorcycling events won’t be taking place following the latest advice from the Government, many are moving to dates in the future and there are many more that are still in the...

Supercharged savagery: A potted history of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Supercharged savagery: A potted history of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Kawasaki UK announced they were now taking orders for their 2021-spec supercharged Ninja H2R. Costing a hefty £49,000, would-be customers have until Friday, November 20...

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Keen to cash in on the recent rise in low-capcity two-wheeled commuter sales, Honda have confirmed that their 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR - a whole £100 cheaper than the current version, last...

Half a superbike, twice the fun: your in-depth look at Aprilia's new 660 motor

Half a superbike, twice the fun: your in-depth look at Aprilia's new 660 motor

Aprilia’s new RS660 is the Noale firm’s first new machine in years, plugging a gaping hole in their sportsbike range between the RSV4 1100 and the RS50 and RS125. It also has a brand-new engine…well,...

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

A biking destination in Bedfordshire has launched a crowdfunder after coronavirus forced them to shut. Boyds of Bedford was opened by husband and wife team Tom and Jessica Answer in 2018, originally...

Value adventure: £4495 Sinnis Terrain 380 hits shops

Value adventure: £4495 Sinnis Terrain 380 hits shops

Sinnis’s new small capacity adventure bike, the Terrain 380, has arrived in dealers at £4495. The 380 is the bigger brother to the Terrain 125 and is the company’s first larger capacity...

Say hello to the 2021 Honda Grom 125

Say hello to the 2021 Honda Grom 125

As expected, Honda’s cult, uber-cute MSX125 mini-bike is getting a significant update for 2021 – and this is the result: the all-new Honda Grom 125.  First launched in 2014, the 1970s...

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

SHARK helmets promotion Winter is fast approaching, so what better time to start preparing your kit to take on the elements? If you haven’t quite reached your 5000 miles for #ride5000miles this year, sponsors of the...

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

ADVERTISEMENT FROM MONIMOTO The riders behind the Monimoto motorcycle tracker are giving you the chance to own a piece of the action and support them in the fight again bike theft once and for all. With around 40,000...

Electric shock: Deus team up with Zero for their first electric bike build

Electric shock: Deus team up with Zero for their first electric bike build

This world-first, one-off Zero, created in collaboration with custom bike experts Deus ex Machina, has been built to shine the spotlight on the leading electric bike brand as they unveil their 2021...

MCN teams up with Parkers.co.uk in announcing van of the year winners

MCN teams up with Parkers.co.uk in announcing van of the year winners

Parkers – the definitive resource for car buyers in the UK – has partnered with MCN to bring you winners of the Best Small Van, Best Medium Van, Best Large Van and Best...

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez TV star turned endurance athlete, Mathew 'Pritch' Pritchard, is embarking on a new challenge to get his motorcycle licence in partnership with Mutt Motorcycles. The 47-year-old...

Nine years of two-up adventures help father and son create a special understanding

Nine years of two-up adventures help father and son create a special understanding

A father and son biking duo from Honiton in Devon have been sharing their love for two wheels together for almost a decade; squeezing in weekend blasts and small tours as often as they can. Kawasaki...

Classy new 125s for under £3000: Liquid-cooled Zontes range has spec to rival the best

Classy new 125s for under £3000: Liquid-cooled Zontes range has spec to rival the best

The above stylish, liquid-cooled 125 is just one of an all-new, three-bike line-up about to go on sale in the UK. The latest good-looking offerings come from Zontes, a brand which have been trading in...

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph’s Speed Twin may be a great performer thanks to its Thruxton 1200 engine and souped-up cycle parts but many would agree its sober styling isn’t the most exciting in the world. Related articles...

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Bridgestone have revealed a new Battlax Sport Touring T32 tyre range, set to take over from the existing T31 as the firm’s flagship road-going distance offering - promising improved wet weather...

Female riders launch calendar in aid of ovarian cancer charity

Female riders launch calendar in aid of ovarian cancer charity

A group of 300 female bikers from the Southwest have launched a charity calendar to raise money for ovarian cancer support group, Ovacome. Known as the Bristol Biking Girls, the online ladies-only...

Bright idea: BMW's new headlights see round corners

Bright idea: BMW's new headlights see round corners

Riding in the dark highlights an innate problem with traditional headlights – when you lean into a turn the beam is angled away from the direction you’re trying to go. Related articles on MCN BMW...

Breaking: BMW reveal R1250RT with radar cruise control

Breaking: BMW reveal R1250RT with radar cruise control

BMW have become the second manufacturer to release a model with radar guided cruise control having pulled the wraps off the 2021 R1250RT tourer. The all-conquering tourer also gets a rejuvenated look...

Zero Motorcycles 2021 model updates

Zero Motorcycles 2021 model updates

Zero have announced updates to their range of production electric bikes for 2021 with colour changes throughout and a series of detail and specification changes. Related articles on MCN Zero SR/S...

Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250

Quartararo tear-off sells at charity auction for £4250

The visor tear-off that ended Jack Miller’s race at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Misano sold for an incredible £4250 at auction. UK-based charity, Two Wheels for Life, were able to sell the piece...

Feel the Forza: Honda release bigger, faster and more tech-laden scooter range

Feel the Forza: Honda release bigger, faster and more tech-laden scooter range

Honda have unleashed a 2021 attack team in the small, mid and big-capacity scooter class as the Forza range gets a radical revamp. At the top of the tree is the Forza 750 which replaces the Integra.

Kawasaki’s popular Versys 1000 range gets total makeover for 2021

Kawasaki’s popular Versys 1000 range gets total makeover for 2021

Kawasaki has raised the bar with its hugely popular Versys 1000 line-up for 2021. The ambitious overhaul sees the standard Versys replaced by a much higher-spec-as-standard S version while the SE...

Thieves take over £20k of stock from Maidstone Harley dealer

Thieves take over £20k of stock from Maidstone Harley dealer

Thieves have stolen over £20,000-worth of stock from Maidstone Harley-Davidson after breaking into the dealership in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, October 8. Biking gear was the target...

Like water off a biker's back: Why Belstaff turned to Gore-Tex to create kit for the Long Way Up

Like water off a biker's back: Why Belstaff turned to Gore-Tex to create kit for the Long Way Up

You might think of Gore-Tex – as used in Charley and Ewan’s kit for their latest TV epic – as a bit of a wonder material. It magically stops water getting in while letting sweat get out. But you might...

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro gets the Dark treatment

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro gets the Dark treatment

Ducati have added an entry level version of their new 1100 Scrambler Pro models to the range called the Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro. Related: Best street scramblers and...

Biking YouTuber takes on 220-mile Honda Vision 50 ride for PTSD UK

Biking YouTuber takes on 220-mile Honda Vision 50 ride for PTSD UK

Riding from Northants to Skeggy and back might not sound like a big deal... but it is when you are doing it on Honda Vision moped that won’t top 30mph. Alan Dowsett, 38, who goes by the name of...

SHARK Helmets brand-new EVOJET now in UK dealers

SHARK Helmets brand-new EVOJET now in UK dealers

SHARK helmets promotion #Ride5000miles sponsor, SHARK Helmets, released news of its futuristic EVOJET helmet at EICMA last year and now, you can get your hands on your own! Designed in France and manufactured at SHARK...

2021 BMW G310GS: Baby of the GS family gets updated

2021 BMW G310GS: Baby of the GS family gets updated

BMW have announced an updated version of the G310GS, their small-capacity member of the world-conquering GS family. First launched in 2016, the baby GS now gets a number of tweaks to keep it up to...

BMW unveil anniversary R1250GS alongside a host of new tech

BMW unveil anniversary R1250GS alongside a host of new tech

BMW have used the 40th anniversary of the GS to unveil their most technologically advanced models yet, which have everything from heated seats to lights that aim around corners. Oh they even look a...

Honda update 650s and give Africa Twin new colour option

Honda update 650s and give Africa Twin new colour option

Honda have given their 650s a small handling and convenience boost while also treating the Africa Twin to a new paintjob in their latest range update for 2021. First up, the Africa Twin because the...