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Electric evolution: Damon update flagship HyperSport model

Electric evolution: Damon update flagship HyperSport model

Canadian electric bike firm Damon have given us another glimpse of their flagship Hypersport model. The bike shown appears to be the Premier edition complete with Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes and...

Video: Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Video: Aston Martin Brough Superior AMB 001 testing on track

Aston Martin and Brough Superior have started dynamic prototype testing of the AMB 001 – an ultra-exclusive track-only motorcycle set for first deliveries before the end of 2020. Limited to 100 units...

Magni Italia 01/01 pays a fitting tribute to the late Arturo Magni

Magni Italia 01/01 pays a fitting tribute to the late Arturo Magni

Magni motorcycles have unveiled a new MV Italia model that celebrates the life of their founder Arturo Magni. Before setting up Magni, Arturo worked at Gilera and MV Agusta where he was director of...

Ever heard of the Flying Brick? It's our BMW K100 used buying guide

Ever heard of the Flying Brick? It's our BMW K100 used buying guide

Ben Kingham, owner of BMW K series specialists BSK Speedworks reveals his buying tips for the 987cc four cylinder BMW K100, affectionately known as the Flying Brick… Related: 30th anniversary of K...

Even more Superior: Brough reveal exclusive tribute to racer and speed record pioneer

Even more Superior: Brough reveal exclusive tribute to racer and speed record pioneer

Revived historic British bike marque Brough Superior have come up with this new, even more special, ultra-limited edition version of their £60,000 SS100 V-twin. Related articles on MCN Brough work...

Lincolnshire Police seek dashcam evidence from road users in new campaign

Lincolnshire Police seek dashcam evidence from road users in new campaign

Lincolnshire Police are calling upon motorists to submit evidence of poor roadcraft online, in an attempt to combat the number of road users killed or seriously injured in the county. The online...

Slice of Cake for park rangers: Kalk AP helps tackle elephant poachers

Slice of Cake for park rangers: Kalk AP helps tackle elephant poachers

A super-light electric bike has been adapted to sneak up on poachers in Africa. Swedish firm Cake have built the 80kg Kalk AP (Anti-Poaching) to help rangers working to protect endangered...

Happy Birthday! #Ride5000miles marks four years and 13,000 members

Happy Birthday! #Ride5000miles marks four years and 13,000 members

A little over four years ago, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, MCN’s #ride5000miles Facebook group was born, welcoming riders from across the globe to share inspiring tales, offer advice and encourage...

Virtual insanity: VR software could see more of us trying out prototypes

Virtual insanity: VR software could see more of us trying out prototypes

Virtual reality is finally starting to fulfil decades of Tomorrow’s World promises and filter into everyday life. It’s even forged a place in the development of new bikes at Yamaha. What’s more,...

2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure gets super tech overhaul

2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure gets super tech overhaul

KTM have upgraded their 1290 Super Adventure S making it smarter, easier to ride and cheaper to boot. The biggest tech jump for KTM is the addition of cruise control radar – so far the only brand to...

The speed of light: New Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS enters the super naked battle

The speed of light: New Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS enters the super naked battle

Triumph have gone back to the drawing board and produced the most powerful and fastest accelerating Speed Triple so far. Built to take on the latest crop of European super nakeds, the Speed Triple has...

Scooter and sidecar duo ride into the Guinness Book of Records

Scooter and sidecar duo ride into the Guinness Book of Records

Sensible folk generally pick adventure bikes for globe-trotting antics but not these two members of MCN’s #ride5000miles campaign, who’ve ridden into the record books by completing the longest journey...

Moto Guzzi unveil Centenario livery for V9 range

Moto Guzzi unveil Centenario livery for V9 range

The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber is getting a special Centenario livery to celebrate the firm's 100th anniversary. The paintjob pays homage to the 8-cylinder and 350 Bialbero race bikes of the 1950s and...

Crewe Honda dealership transformed into Covid vaccination centre free of charge

Crewe Honda dealership transformed into Covid vaccination centre free of charge

A Cheshire motorcycle dealership has given up half of its main showroom floor space to become a Covid vaccination centre, set to inject between 1200 and 2000 patients every week. Crewe Honda Centre...

CFMoto 300SR A2 sportsbike to hit dealers in April

CFMoto 300SR A2 sportsbike to hit dealers in April

Chinese brand CFMoto have officially unveiled their new 300SR A2 sportsbike and it’s due in dealers as soon as April 2021. Related articles on MCN Best A2 motorbikes How to pass your A2 motorbike...

Moto Guzzi update V85 TT range for centenary year

Moto Guzzi update V85 TT range for centenary year

Moto Guzzi are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a Centenario edition of the V85TT and V7 models. Both bikes get a livery reminiscent of the brand’s 8-cylinder and 350 Bialbero race bikes of...

Supermoto goes retro: Ageing Yamaha XT600 transformed into thumping XT500 replica

Supermoto goes retro: Ageing Yamaha XT600 transformed into thumping XT500 replica

Polish custom house 86 Gear Motorcycles have taken a time warp back to the early-1980s, transforming a customer’s well-loved 2000-plate Yamaha XT600 into an XT500-aping supermoto. Used for years as a...

Husqvarna update 701 Supermoto and Enduro for 2021 as LR model dropped

Husqvarna update 701 Supermoto and Enduro for 2021 as LR model dropped

Swedish firm, Husqvarna have updated their 701 Supermoto and Enduro ranges for 2021, announcing small updates to the dashboard and headlight design, a Euro5-friendly engine and a fresh price...

It's a no show! MCN London Motorcycle Show cancelled for 2021

It's a no show! MCN London Motorcycle Show cancelled for 2021

It is with great sadness that we have to confirm the cancellation of the 2021 MCN London Motorcycle Show. The events team has been relentlessly exploring every avenue of opportunity in the hope of...

Bigger is better: Harley-Davidson unveil new 2021 range with Street Bob 114

Bigger is better: Harley-Davidson unveil new 2021 range with Street Bob 114

Harley-Davidson have given a cubic inch boost to their entry level big twin, upping the Street Bob from 107 ci (1753cc) to 114ci (1868cc). Related articles on MCN 2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide...

More cubes, power and tech for 2021 KTM 890 Duke

More cubes, power and tech for 2021 KTM 890 Duke

KTM have transplanted the motor and much of the firepower from the 890 Duke R into the 790 Duke, creating a new standard 890 Duke and pouring even more petrol onto the middleweight class inferno in...

ZX-6R and Ninja H2 among Kawasaki's 2021 Euro5 casualties

ZX-6R and Ninja H2 among Kawasaki's 2021 Euro5 casualties

Kawasaki have confirmed that a number of models from across their line-up will not be updated for 2021 and Euro5 emissions rules.  Having released a statement late last year suggesting there were...

F1 tech for future Hondas: Prechamber combustion to maximise fuel efficiency

F1 tech for future Hondas: Prechamber combustion to maximise fuel efficiency

Honda are looking to Formula 1 car racing to address the demand for ever-cleaner engines – with a patent revealing a superbike engine featuring the sort of prechamber combustion that’s universal in...

Sled with new sting: Hookie’s Scorpion kit customises Ducati Scrambler

Sled with new sting: Hookie’s Scorpion kit customises Ducati Scrambler

Motorcycle customisers Hookie Co have turned their attentions to the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled creating the ‘Scorpion’ and if you like what they’ve done, you’ll be able to buy a kit to get the look...

The sound of Silence: European electric scooter brand hits the UK

The sound of Silence: European electric scooter brand hits the UK

Silence may not be a household name in the UK, but they’re one of Europe’s biggest electric scooter brands and now they’re launching an innovative four-model range over here. Related articles on...

Italian adventurer incoming: Aprilia Tuareg 660 spied in testing

Italian adventurer incoming: Aprilia Tuareg 660 spied in testing

The third entrant into Aprilia's 660 engine line-up is on the way, and it's an off-road-ready adventure bike called the Tuareg.  Back in autumn 2019, Aprilia presented the RS660 after several...

#Ride5000miles member says group made him a better biker

#Ride5000miles member says group made him a better biker

Anyone who’s a member of the #ride5000miles Facebook group will know it’s a vibrant online community, full of handy advice from riders all over the world. It’s also packed with inspiring tales that...

Low-capacity KTM Dukes get 2021 Euro5 refresh and new paint

Low-capacity KTM Dukes get 2021 Euro5 refresh and new paint

KTM have tweaked their learner-legal £4299 125 Duke and A2-licence compliant £4899 390 Duke for 2021, updating the single-cylinder engines in both bikes to meet the latest Euro5 emissions...

Twin TFTs and semi-active suspension for new Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT

Twin TFTs and semi-active suspension for new Yamaha Tracer 9 and GT

Hot on the heels of a revised MT-09 comes the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 and 9 GT – a pair of sports tourers powered by the same new triple. Now we've ridden it, read the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 review. If you...

Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naughtier naked with Öhlins upgrade and more for 2021

Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naughtier naked with Öhlins upgrade and more for 2021

The next step in Yamaha's 2021 new model offensive is an all-new MT-09 SP – a high-spec version of one of the market’s leading middleweight nakeds. We've now ridden this exciting new bike, so follow...

The pipes, the pipes are calling: How Yamaha made the MT-09 howl

The pipes, the pipes are calling: How Yamaha made the MT-09 howl

Yamaha’s engineers have spent countless hours on the dyno and the road trying to perfect the sound of the 2021 MT-09, with its heavily revamped 889cc triple. Now they’ve revealed details of the...

More firepower: Bullit Hero 250 unveiled

More firepower: Bullit Hero 250 unveiled

Trendy, small-capacity specialists, Bullit Motorcycles have announced a new 250cc version of their scrambler-styled Hero model. The Hero 250 has all the cool styling of its 125cc little brother but...

Meet your makers: Kawasaki revive Meguro brand that laid the foundation for their motorcycle business

Meet your makers: Kawasaki revive Meguro brand that laid the foundation for their motorcycle business

This is a Meguro K3 – a modern retro roadster based on the new(ish) Kawasaki W800. Although you could argue that the W800 is actually based on the Meguro/Kawasaki collaborative K, which was based on...

Too much of a good Wing: Honda Gold Wing improves in all areas as it looks to regain the touring crown

Too much of a good Wing: Honda Gold Wing improves in all areas as it looks to regain the touring crown

Touring luxury has just reached an even higher plane, thanks to a decent update to the Honda Gold Wing. Related articles on MCN 2021 Honda CB1000R revealed Honda CMX1100 Rebel unveiled Honda CB1100X...

Download a FREE Triumph Rocket 3 colouring-in sketch right here!

Download a FREE Triumph Rocket 3 colouring-in sketch right here!

MCN free gift Got a printer and some pencils? Then your luck's in, because here at MCN we have a gift for you. Or indeed a younger member of your family... download our second, unique, special edition colouring-in...

How #Ride5000miles helped beat those Covid-19 blues in 2020

How #Ride5000miles helped beat those Covid-19 blues in 2020

It’s fair to say that 2020 was not the year that anyone wanted, but members of MCN's #ride5000miles group made the best of it - maximising their bike time to create Covid-defying...