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‘That bike was my absolute pride and joy’: Fury as world record-breaking female rider meet is targeted by a wave of overnight thefts

‘That bike was my absolute pride and joy’: Fury as world record-breaking female rider meet is targeted by a wave of overnight thefts

A landmark female biker meet-up at the Triumph Visitor Experience in Hinckley has been tainted by a series of motorcycle thefts from hotels surrounding the Leicestershire venue. Bikes were taken...

Get ready for a champion day: Silverstone to welcome huge crowds

Get ready for a champion day: Silverstone to welcome huge crowds

The Day of Champions is back at Silverstone on Thursday, August 4 ready to raise thousands of pounds ahead of the British round of the MotoGP season. After a two-year absence due to Covid-19, the...

New Gaydon Triumph exhibit is the first-ever dedicated motorcycle display at the British Motor Museum

New Gaydon Triumph exhibit is the first-ever dedicated motorcycle display at the British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum officially opened its brand-new Triumph Daytona exhibit on Friday July 29, with the Hinckley firm committing to more displays in the future. In a landmark moment for the...

Kickback show gets banged up for 2022: Custom and retro bikes on display in Gloucester Prison

Kickback show gets banged up for 2022: Custom and retro bikes on display in Gloucester Prison

The Kickback custom and retro motorcycle show is this year taking place in its wackiest venue yet – Gloucester Prison! The annual, independent event is dedicated to DIY shed-built bikes rather than...

Nasa tech at Asda prices: Indian firm’s hydrogen fuel cell bike plan gives glimpse of future

Nasa tech at Asda prices: Indian firm’s hydrogen fuel cell bike plan gives glimpse of future

Hydrogen fuel cells have been around for decades but they’re still seen as a space-age technology more at home on the International Space Station than at your local filling station. But that won’t be...

Ruby readies up: New British firm set to unveil production-ready single at this year's NEC show

Ruby readies up: New British firm set to unveil production-ready single at this year's NEC show

The British motorcycle industry is enjoying a period of exciting growth, with Triumph ramping up their UK manufacturing, and iconic names such as BSA and Norton rising from the ashes, with new models,...

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield: New South Yorkshire dealer opens

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield: New South Yorkshire dealer opens

Indian Motorcycle Sheffield has just opened in Chesterfield alongside the SMC Bikes team’s Steel City Classics showroom.  Officially launched on July 16, the shop welcomed more than 300 fans for a...

Restored Katana raises thousands for MS charity

Restored Katana raises thousands for MS charity

An early Suzuki Katana, recommissioned during the Covid-19 lockdowns, raised thousands for the MS Society UK charity during an auction at the National Motorcycle Museum on July 20. The 1982 GSX1100...

Early access to 15% Reactive Parts sale with MCN: Get ready for an action-packed August

Early access to 15% Reactive Parts sale with MCN: Get ready for an action-packed August

Online aftermarket race parts and kit retailer, Reactive Parts are doing their bit for the biking community by running a 15% sale across most of their product range*. This means 15% off kit from...

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ unveiled with tons of tech including radar guided cruise control

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ unveiled with tons of tech including radar guided cruise control

Yamaha’s new Tracer 9 GT+ is the first of their models to be equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and is just one of several upgrades that make this a tech heavy competitor. The ACC system...

Reading between the lines: Honda working on lane assistance system for the bikes of the future

Reading between the lines: Honda working on lane assistance system for the bikes of the future

Honda is developing rider-assistance systems with the aim of making accidents a thing of the past – but rather than taking away control, they’re aiming to nudge us into making the right...

Suzuki ditched GP to go green - Marketing boss clarifies decision to leave racing

Suzuki ditched GP to go green - Marketing boss clarifies decision to leave racing

Suzuki bosses have confirmed to MCN that they quit MotoGP to divert time and resources into the development of future sustainability. “One of the reasons was to re-invest in carbon neutrality,”...

Crowdfunder set up for recovering TT racing journalist

Crowdfunder set up for recovering TT racing journalist

This year’s Isle of Man TT was sadly marred by five fatalities, while some other competitors suffered lifechanging injuries. After a crash during qualifying, Mike ‘Boothy’ Booth – who is a motorcycle...

Lightning strikes twice: American electric firm takes aim at Energica with plans for new plug-in adventure bike

Lightning strikes twice: American electric firm takes aim at Energica with plans for new plug-in adventure bike

American electric firm Lightning appear to be working on a new off-road-focussed plug-in adventure bike. Exposed in design pictures registered in China, the new machine looks set to go toe to toe...

Guy's 200mph rotary bid: Martin takes Crighton CR700W to over 180mph

Guy's 200mph rotary bid: Martin takes Crighton CR700W to over 180mph

Road racing and TV star Guy Martin has big plans to take the limited-run, rotary-powered Crighton CR700W superbike to 200mph. The Lincolnshire rider took to Elvington runway last week and hit a...

World Supercross comes to Cardiff

World Supercross comes to Cardiff

The newly formatted World Supercross Championship will kick start in Britain later this year, with the first round destined to take place in Cardiff during October. Tickets for the Supercross...

Solar power for new electric race track: MSV unveil plans for new 'green circuit' in France

Solar power for new electric race track: MSV unveil plans for new 'green circuit' in France

The world’s first dedicated ‘eco racing circuit’ could be up and running within four years according to new plans announced by MotorSport Vision (MSV). The proposed site, known as Couvron, is...

Getting RC: MV Agusta release limited edition RC versions of flagship triple models

Getting RC: MV Agusta release limited edition RC versions of flagship triple models

Italian exotica brand MV Agusta have announced three limited run RC models based on their F3, Dragster, and Turismo Veloce platforms.  Standing for ‘Reparto Corse’, the RC line-up builds on the...

R7 heaven for one lucky MCN reader! Competition winner collects his new bike

R7 heaven for one lucky MCN reader! Competition winner collects his new bike

One very lucky winner has walked away with a new Yamaha R7, worth £8200, and a stack of  Genuine Yamaha Racing Technology accessories to enjoy, too. Paul McDougall, 60, from Essex, picked his bike...

Suzuki boost scooter range: Two new twist-and-go commuters set to go on sale in October 2022

Suzuki boost scooter range: Two new twist-and-go commuters set to go on sale in October 2022

Suzuki are attempting to cash in on the continuing popularity of 125cc scooters brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, by adding two new models to their range.   Called the Avenis 125 and Address...

Hydrogen’s swappable solution: Car giant’s H2 plans could pave the way for next-gen motorcycles

Hydrogen’s swappable solution: Car giant’s H2 plans could pave the way for next-gen motorcycles

Japanese automotive powerhouse Toyota have demonstrated a method to overcome one of the greatest stumbling blocks of using hydrogen as a fuel.  Hydrogen is attractive on several fronts. Its...

Historic TT Norton racer could fetch up to £40K: First ever ES2 up for sale as ultimate classic project

Historic TT Norton racer could fetch up to £40K: First ever ES2 up for sale as ultimate classic project

This partially restored 1920s TT racer is believed to be the ‘first-ever’ Norton ES2 model and is expected to fetch £30K-£40K as the star lot at an auction of vintage vehicles and collectables at the...

Life’s a picnic: New Vespa Primavera unveiled

Life’s a picnic: New Vespa Primavera unveiled

Vespa have announced a new version of their Primavera scooter called the Pic Nic, which comes fitted with everything you need for – you guessed it – a picnic.   Building on the standard Primavera...

British firm reveal Dakar-style retro: CCM prototype packs old-school desert racer vibes

British firm reveal Dakar-style retro: CCM prototype packs old-school desert racer vibes

This bike, sneakily shown at the recent Adventure Bike Rider Festival, shows that CCM are planning to continue spinning-off impressively spec’d versions of their popular, hand-crafted, retro-roadster...

Going for a Gold Star: BSA’s new owners aim for refinement and authenticity with all-new model

Going for a Gold Star: BSA’s new owners aim for refinement and authenticity with all-new model

BSA’s revived Gold Star caused a stir when it was unveiled at Motorcycle Live last year but has had a rocky route to market through the Covid-19 pandemic. MCN took the opportunity to sit down with...

Triumph TE-1 wows at Oulton Park with electric production models now in development

Triumph TE-1 wows at Oulton Park with electric production models now in development

Triumph have announced the end of their TE-1 electric motorcycle development programme by producing an aggressive 175bhp sports naked capable of hitting 100mph faster than a combustion-engined Speed...

First time lucky? MV enter the adventure bike market with a punchy 930cc trail and tarmac weapon

First time lucky? MV enter the adventure bike market with a punchy 930cc trail and tarmac weapon

MV Agusta are set to stir things up in the booming adventure bike market with the Cagiva Elefant-inspired Lucky Explorer 9.5. The all-new MV features a 931cc triple, pushing out a claimed 121.4...

Fresh electronic updates arrive for the 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 range

Fresh electronic updates arrive for the 2023 Ducati Panigale V4 range

Ducati have continued their commitment to producing easier to ride superbikes, by updating the electronics on their Panigale V4 range for 2023. The updates come just a year on from the reveal of...

Rebels with a cause: Winners of Honda's custom competition announced

Rebels with a cause: Winners of Honda's custom competition announced

This Honda CMX500 Rebel, built by Sardinia-based customisers Motocicli Audaci, has been crowned winner of the 2022 Honda Customs competition. Called ‘Maanboard’, the build took inspiration from the...

Get off the beaten path: Fantic Caballero 500 Rally Explorer available now

Get off the beaten path: Fantic Caballero 500 Rally Explorer available now

The new ‘Explorer’ version of Fantic’s Caballero 500 scrambler is now on sale in the UK priced at £7649. The Explorer is a higher-spec, more rugged version of the ‘retro-mod’ Caballero launched in...

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that mattered in motorbikes this week

Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that mattered in motorbikes this week

This week, we’ve been riding the Honda Hornet and our video review is live now on our YouTube channel. Michael Neeves gave the budget middleweight 4 stars overall and was impressed with the fit and...

Maeving get moving: Brit firm opens pop-up at Battersea Power Station

Maeving get moving: Brit firm opens pop-up at Battersea Power Station

Maeving electric motorcycles may have found a new home after a last-minute call-up and some “full on” preparations saw them part of the Battersea Power Station grand opening event. The former coal...

Blood Bikers UK tour unites biking world

Blood Bikers UK tour unites biking world

Two volunteer Blood Bikers have ridden all round the nation in a biking marathon to raise money for charity and attempt to set a new Guinness World Record. Thomas Carroll, 52, and Mark Robinson,...

A fatal flaw in our roads: MCN Compare survey reveals true extent of pothole menace

A fatal flaw in our roads: MCN Compare survey reveals true extent of pothole menace

A recent poll conducted by our insurance partners at MCN Compare has revealed one in five motorcyclists claim to have had an accident or sustained damage to their bike as a result of hitting a...

Vertigo to scale new heights: Trials specialists get ready to launch cool street bike

Vertigo to scale new heights: Trials specialists get ready to launch cool street bike

Unless you’re immersed in the world of trials the name Vertigo might not be a familiar one. Represented in the UK by Dougie Lampkin, who has taken their machines to five wins in the Scottish Six Days...

Win this rally-spec Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid

Win this rally-spec Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid

This official ‘rally spec’ version of Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 World Raid, which has been built to race in the 2022 Africa Eco Race in October, is being offered as the star prize in a charity raffle for...