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BBC investigation highlights dangers of smart motorways

BBC investigation highlights dangers of smart motorways

An investigation by the BBC has shown just how dangerous smart motorways can be. A smart motorway does not have a hard shoulder, instead relying on refuges and the ability to close lanes to traffic...

Paralysed Claire Lomas to do 26.2 miles in wheelchair... in full bike gear

Paralysed Claire Lomas to do 26.2 miles in wheelchair... in full bike gear

Claire Lomas is planning to complete this year’s London Marathon in her wheelchair while wearing full riding gear – including leathers and helmet. Claire was paralysed from the chest down in 2007...

Triumph confirm Bajaj collaboration to build all-new mid-capacity range

Triumph confirm Bajaj collaboration to build all-new mid-capacity range

Triumph Motorcycles and Bajaj Auto India have formally commenced a long term, non-equity partnership to build a brand-new range of mid-capacity motorcycles that will bolster Triumph’s fortunes in...

The Speedshop: BBC considering full series for custom bike build show

The Speedshop: BBC considering full series for custom bike build show

The Speedshop could be in line to get a full series if viewer feedback and iPlayer performance are good enough. The show followed custom bike builder, Titch Cormack as he made an adapted off-roader...

Rent-a-wrench: new membership workshop opens in Leicestershire

Rent-a-wrench: new membership workshop opens in Leicestershire

A new DIY engineering workshop has opened in Leicestershire, allowing members to make use of £25,000 worth of industrial working machinery. The Machine Shop is based in Burbage (near Hinckley) and...

Pricing revealed for Mile-munching Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

Pricing revealed for Mile-munching Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

The fun, quirky and characterful Moto Guzzi V85 TT retro-adventure has proved so successful it’s spun-off this new ‘Travel’ version, and in January 2020 pricing was revealed. It's set to start at...

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory gets electronic Öhlins; £900 premium over 2019 model

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory gets electronic Öhlins; £900 premium over 2019 model

The 2020 Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory has finally been given Öhlins electronic suspension, and a price tag up £900 from the 2019 bike.  Its Smart EC 2.0 system is different to that of the Tuono...

Sand or snow, special-edition Tiger 1200s are a Triumph for luxury and value

Sand or snow, special-edition Tiger 1200s are a Triumph for luxury and value

Triumph have released two new special edition Tiger 1200s that come with some new paint and some fancy trinkets. Called the Desert Edition and the Alpine Edition, they’re basically slightly posh...

Battery-bike bonanza as Harley-Davidson gives glimpse of their electric future

Battery-bike bonanza as Harley-Davidson gives glimpse of their electric future

Harley-Davidson have posted a render image of a new middleweight electric concept on their US website. The flattrack-inspired electric motorbike looks to bridge the gap between the very lightweight...

Ducati Panigale V4S 2020 - the story

Ducati Panigale V4S 2020 - the story

MCN's Chris Newbigging has attended the launch, and you can read his 2020 Ducati Panigale V4S review here. The new 1103cc, 211bhp V4-powered missile is Ducati's second-generation S model and promises...

KTM reveal long anticipated 2020 1290 Super Duke R

KTM reveal long anticipated 2020 1290 Super Duke R

The long-anticipated 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R super naked broke cover at the Eicma motorcycle show in Milan in November 2019, promising more power and less weight, thanks to a new chassis. We've now...

Zero-mile Paul Smart Ducati among stars at Vegas Bonhams auction

Zero-mile Paul Smart Ducati among stars at Vegas Bonhams auction

It’s that time of year when Bonhams put on their Las Vegas auction, arguably the biggest classic bike sale of the year. Taking place at Caesar's Entertainment Studios on Thursday, 23 January, among...

How a Yamaha RXS100 restoration project got a couple hooked on biking

How a Yamaha RXS100 restoration project got a couple hooked on biking

Ride5000miles member Nigel Hobson accidentally inspired his wife Emma to take up motorcycling after purchasing a Yamaha RXS100 project bike to rekindle his own biking youth. The low-capacity...

We're Hiring! Do you fancy working with us?

We're Hiring! Do you fancy working with us?

If you have a burning passion for all things motorcycling, an insatiable need to write in an exciting and engaging way and want to have the might of the world’s no.1 motorcycle publication behind you...

Never mind deBolex, here’s a custom Kawasaki ZRX1200R!

Never mind deBolex, here’s a custom Kawasaki ZRX1200R!

DeBolex have made a name for themselves the last few years producing beautiful handbuilt café racers, and whaddaya know - they’ve done it again. This time though, it’s based on a rather special and...

Range of Buell WSB, IOM TT and Macau bikes for sale

Range of Buell WSB, IOM TT and Macau bikes for sale

Ten Buell racing motorbikes and other inventory from the firm’s final days in World Superbike and road racing have gone up for sale. The EB1190 models are being sold by NCCR in Sweden who ran the Erik...

Vote now for Britain's best biker café for 2020!

Vote now for Britain's best biker café for 2020!

After weeks in the saddle and days wolfing down breakfasts, our man Justin has come up with his shortlist of the 'Best Bike Cafés in the UK 2020' – and now it’s your turn to choose an overall...

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2020 and beyond

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2020 and beyond

Electric motorcycles are only becoming better and more common, so it's no surprise that there's more to come in 2020, and beyond. Latest news: Harley-Davidson middleweight flattracker...

Biking magician pulls Yamaha Tracer 700 GT out of the hat in MCN competition

Biking magician pulls Yamaha Tracer 700 GT out of the hat in MCN competition

A Wolverhampton-based biking magician has bagged a brilliant motorcycling prize – a brand-new Yamaha Tracer 700 GT in an MCN competition. Shaun Mansfield, 56, says the middleweight tourer allows him...

Triumph update A2 Street Triple S

Triumph update A2 Street Triple S

Triumph have announced an updated version of their A2-compliant Street Triple S model with tweaks to match the recently released RS. The Euro5 updated bike uses the same 660cc triple engine found in...

Hubless NAWA Racer electric concept revealed featuring new 'hybrid’ battery tech

Hubless NAWA Racer electric concept revealed featuring new 'hybrid’ battery tech

French energy storage company, NAWA Industries, have revealed their latest Racer electric concept to the public at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Featuring a hubless rear wheel,...

2020 Honda Africa Twin: the story

2020 Honda Africa Twin: the story

Now we've have a chance to ride it, be sure to check out our 2020 Honda Africa Twin review. In September 2019 pricing and PCP details were announced for the 2020 Honda Africa Twin. The list features...

Are bike manufacturers doing enough to stop bike theft?

Are bike manufacturers doing enough to stop bike theft?

Bikes are pretty easy to steal. A vehicle with no windows or doors that can be picked up by a few strong people is easier to steal than, say, a car. Steering locks are defeated by a firm kick and...

Ex-Chris Walker and John Crawford factory Suzuki BSB bikes put up for sale

Ex-Chris Walker and John Crawford factory Suzuki BSB bikes put up for sale

Two of the most iconic British Superbikes ever produced are currently up for grabs on eBay, with the owner selling the duo to help fund a café and museum dedicated to Suzuki’s grand prix...

Hardy #ride5000miles members begin to make big plans for New Year

Hardy #ride5000miles members begin to make big plans for New Year

While many head to the gym or start a 'dry January', in the New Year, #ride5000miles members are already setting their sights on realistic 2020 targets that will make a more lasting difference to...

Getting to the hub of Bimota's 'funny front end'

Getting to the hub of Bimota's 'funny front end'

Your bike’s forks offer certain advantages: they’re light, neatly packaged, provide lots of feel and have ample stiffness. But forks are a compromise. Their many functions interfere with each other:...

BMW's Vision DC Roadster concept showcases future carbon frame tech

BMW's Vision DC Roadster concept showcases future carbon frame tech

Carbon fibre might have been around for decades but it’s still something of a wonder material when it comes to combining strength and low weight and, after several false starts, it’s finally becoming...

Dragged up to date: Crowdfunding set up for Melbourne Raceway, York

Dragged up to date: Crowdfunding set up for Melbourne Raceway, York

A massive fundraising campaign is underway to help get racing back to Melbourne Raceway. The track (formerly knowns as York) was set up in the late 70s and went on to become one of the most iconic...

Bags for life: RST offers cutting-edge airbag tech for all

Bags for life: RST offers cutting-edge airbag tech for all

British kit firm RST have just launched their first range of airbag jackets at prices they say will finally put the technology within reach of everyday riders. Until now, electronic airbag clobber has...

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

Founded by the charismatic engineer Erik Buell, Buell carved out a reputation for performance machines wildly at odds with what you’d expect from an American bike. They were light, quick steering and...

A "two-wheeled Jeep" from Harley-Davidson! MCN talks Pan America 1250 with design chief

A "two-wheeled Jeep" from Harley-Davidson! MCN talks Pan America 1250 with design chief

The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 is on the way and if what you guys are saying goes, it’s one of the most controversial machines we can expect next year. Harley have made some big promises about...

Kymco Chairman: 'Electric bikes must get better'

Kymco Chairman: 'Electric bikes must get better'

When Kymco announced the RevoNex, their new electric bike that will go on sale in 2021, they promised it had the power to revolutionise motorcycling.  How will they do that? Kymco Chairman, Allen...

Kawasaki Z H2 (2020) - the story

Kawasaki Z H2 (2020) - the story

We've now had a chance to ride it, so click through for our full Kawasaki Z H2 review. Kawasaki Z H2 pricing confirmed, launch in mid-February First published 19 December 2019 by Dan...

Segway Ninebot unveil self-balanacing scoot concept, eScooter and eMoped line-up

Segway Ninebot unveil self-balanacing scoot concept, eScooter and eMoped line-up

Electric personal transportation specialists, Segway Ninebot, have unveiled a pair of smart scooters at an event in Beijing, China, an eScooter and an eMoped. The eScooter is capable of 62mph in top...

Trail by fire! New performance kit almost doubles the power of 2020 Honda CRF450L

Trail by fire! New performance kit almost doubles the power of 2020 Honda CRF450L

The Honda CRF450L is a cracking bike aimed at those who want to go trail riding but will probably never spend two hours crashing around an enduro race course. It’s also remarkably versatile – we know...

2020 BMW S1000XR - the story

2020 BMW S1000XR - the story

Pricing and specification have been confirmed for the 2020 BMW S1000XR sports adventure bike, and it's going to start at £12,890 - just £490 more than the old version. You'll get a trio of paint...