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Suzuki make racing return with GSX-R1000R to compete at Suzuka 8 Hours using sustainable parts and fuel

Suzuki make racing return with GSX-R1000R to compete at Suzuka 8 Hours using sustainable parts and fuel

Suzuki have announced that they will be competing in this year’s Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race on a special GSX-R1000R superbike using more environmentally sustainable fuel and...

Northumberland Police act to stomp out anti-social biking with countywide Operation Capio

Northumberland Police act to stomp out anti-social biking with countywide Operation Capio

Police in Northumberland are continuing to come down hard against anti-social behaviour, seizing a number of bikes and quads across a week of targeted enforcement from March 4-10. Related: South...

Electric bike sales plummet by almost a third as petrol models lead the way in 2024

Electric bike sales plummet by almost a third as petrol models lead the way in 2024

February figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) reveal petrol bike sales are on the up as we move toward the warmer riding season.  With 10,450 new motorcycles registered...

£9.4m compensation finally agreed for victims of Norton pension fraud scandal over a decade on

£9.4m compensation finally agreed for victims of Norton pension fraud scandal over a decade on

The Fraud Compensation Fund has agreed to pay out £9.4 million in relief to investors of three retirement funds that collapsed amidst the Norton pension scandal.   “We will pay out in full for the...

Driver jailed after horrifying 'road rage' attack sends motorcyclist flying through the air

Driver jailed after horrifying 'road rage' attack sends motorcyclist flying through the air

A driver has been jailed for four years and 10 months after a forcing a motorcyclist off the side of a Milton Keynes bridge in a shocking fit of road rage.   Following what Thames Valley Police...

New learner legal Honda CB125R gets more tech, revised styling and a fresh new colour scheme

New learner legal Honda CB125R gets more tech, revised styling and a fresh new colour scheme

Honda have announced changes to their CB125R, promising tweaks to the styling plus a new TFT dash and updated colours. The easy-going naked’s 124.9cc single cylinder DOHC engine is now Euro5+...

Britain's roads continue to crumble as report reveals £16.3 billion needed to tackle pothole blight

Britain's roads continue to crumble as report reveals £16.3 billion needed to tackle pothole blight

We all know that potholes are a problem on Britain’s roads, but a new survey looking into the state of the tarmac across England and Wales has found it would take 10 years and £16.3 billion of...

Big read: An Imp-made millionaire

Big read: An Imp-made millionaire

Entrepreneur Jamie Waller owes his success to the kids’ display team. Now he’s doing his bit… Jamie Waller’s childhood wasn’t easy. Like many children growing up in East London, his future seemed...

Sylvain Guintoli aiming to become first ever two- and four-wheel Le Mans 24-Hour winner

Sylvain Guintoli aiming to become first ever two- and four-wheel Le Mans 24-Hour winner

Motorcycle racing star and TNT Sports pundit Sylvain Guintoli is aiming to become the first person to win the prestigious Le Mans 24-Hour race on both two and four wheels. The 2021 World Endurance...

The Janus Gryffin 450 is a US-built, retro 450 scrambler and it could be heading to the UK

The Janus Gryffin 450 is a US-built, retro 450 scrambler and it could be heading to the UK

American small-capacity retro specialists Janus Motorcycles have released details of a pre-production prototype version of their incoming Gryffin 450 single, set to go into production this...

Ducati’s wheelie assist helps riders keep it up for longer, but how does it work?

Ducati’s wheelie assist helps riders keep it up for longer, but how does it work?

Wheelie control systems have been around for several years with the express aim of preventing or minimising front wheel lift and maximising acceleration. However, Ducati’s new Hypermotard 698 Mono...

JD Sports bike stunt ad campaign shows 'flagrant disregard for safety' according to industry association

JD Sports bike stunt ad campaign shows 'flagrant disregard for safety' according to industry association

Motorcycle industry figureheads have criticised a new advertising campaign by clothing retailer JD Sports, which uses off-road motorcycles and quadbikes performing stunts in order to showcase a new...

More hipster than hooligan | New Husqvarna Svartpilen 801 retro roadster revealed for 2024

More hipster than hooligan | New Husqvarna Svartpilen 801 retro roadster revealed for 2024

Husqvarna are gunning for the middleweight crown with the release of the Svartpilen 801. The new machine shares the same torquey twin-cylinder 799cc LC8 DOHC motor as KTM’s 790 Duke, making the...

Searching for the holeshot | Creators of WMC250EV land speed record challenger seek backing

Searching for the holeshot | Creators of WMC250EV land speed record challenger seek backing

Back in the summer of 2021, a Northamptonshire-based team of engineers whipped the covers off a new electric land speed record competitor called the WMC250EV, aiming to revolutionise the way we think...

Honda’s Himalayan rival | Low-cost, go-anywhere adventure bike family takes its lead from Royal Enfield

Honda’s Himalayan rival | Low-cost, go-anywhere adventure bike family takes its lead from Royal Enfield

A few years ago the idea that Honda would be taking cues from Royal Enfield in the development of new models would have been laughable, but such is the recent success of Enfield’s line of affordable...

More hipster than hooligan | New Husqvarna Svartpilen 801 retro roadster revealed for 2024

More hipster than hooligan | New Husqvarna Svartpilen 801 retro roadster revealed for 2024

Husqvarna are gunning for the middleweight crown with the release of the Svartpilen 801. The new machine shares the same torquey twin-cylinder 799cc LC8 DOHC motor as KTM’s 790 Duke, making the...

Torque of the town: 2024 Triumph Rocket 3 cruisers promise more punch than ever before

Torque of the town: 2024 Triumph Rocket 3 cruisers promise more punch than ever before

Triumph Motorcycles have continued their onslaught of 2024 new bike releases with a pair of updated 2.5-litre Rocket 3 cruisers that pump out a monstrous 166lb.ft of torque at just 4000rpm. We’ve...

Surprise Scouts! Indian Motorcycle tease new cruiser range for 2024

Surprise Scouts! Indian Motorcycle tease new cruiser range for 2024

Indian Motorcycle have confirmed that a new Scout cruiser line-up is on the way on Tuesday, 2 April – set to replace the current liquid-cooled 1133cc V-twin design that has remained largely unchanged...

Pierer purchase more of MV Agusta | Austrian group snap up 50.1% stake in exotic firm

Pierer purchase more of MV Agusta | Austrian group snap up 50.1% stake in exotic firm

KTM owners Pierer Mobility Group have increased their stake in boutique Italian brand MV Agusta, moving from their existing 25.1% wedge to a larger 50.1% ownership. Announced late on Friday, 15...

Heroes inbound | Delhi-based Hero to bring A2 friendly 440 roadster single to the UK market

Heroes inbound | Delhi-based Hero to bring A2 friendly 440 roadster single to the UK market

Indian motorcycle firm, Hero MotoCorp, have announced they will soon be introducing a new A2-legal single-cylinder roadster to the UK market. The bike is currently on sale in India as the Mavrick...

Riding high with Pol Tarrés | Spanish trials guru smashes motorcycle elevation record - twice!

Riding high with Pol Tarrés | Spanish trials guru smashes motorcycle elevation record - twice!

Two years after demolishing the multi-cylinder motorcycle elevation world record, rally rider and internet viral sensation Pol Tarrés has returned to Chile and bested his previous attempt, riding a...

Icons #12 Triumph Bonneville

Icons #12 Triumph Bonneville

The Salt-flat record breaker that spawned the most famous name in British biking history THE WORLD’S GREATEST BIKES By Saffron Wilson REPORTER One of the most recognisable and evocative...

‘We’ve got proper chips’

‘We’ve got proper chips’

Britain’s newest biking café cooks up a treat. HEAD TO THE BIKE SANCTUARY, BIKE M-EATS, MILTON KEYNES THE DETAILS ● Tues-Sat, 9am-4pm (9pm on bike nights) Sunday 10am-3pm ● Unit 2, The...

2024 KTM RC 8C | This year's track-only limited-edition is most exclusive (and expensive) version yet

2024 KTM RC 8C | This year's track-only limited-edition is most exclusive (and expensive) version yet

KTM have unveiled a 2024 version of their limited-run, track-only RC 8C, which will be available to pre-order online from Wednesday, March 20. Related: Best kit for riding sportsbikes The spec...

Fuel duty frozen for another year | How the Chancellor's budget affects bikers

Fuel duty frozen for another year | How the Chancellor's budget affects bikers

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed he will freeze fuel duty and maintain the 5p cut in prices at the pumps for another 12 months. The announcement came as part of last week’s...

Exclusive Titch Cormack interview: ‘They’ve taken away the thing that I flipping live for’

Exclusive Titch Cormack interview: ‘They’ve taken away the thing that I flipping live for’

Former Special Forces Operator and star of BBC 2’s The Speedshop, Steve ‘Titch’ Cormack has spoken exclusively to MCN about the ordeal of having two bikes stolen from his property and the impact it...

Secrets of a Road Tester Bootcamp ep6: Bike maintenance

Secrets of a Road Tester Bootcamp ep6: Bike maintenance

Bikertek promotion What better way to prep for an action-packed year of motorcycling than spending a bit of time with MCN’s Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves as he shares some wise words in a special series of Bootcamp...

Honda and GM partner on a mission to make affordable hydrogen cells

Honda and GM partner on a mission to make affordable hydrogen cells

Honda have partnered with automotive giant General Motors (GM) to start production of hydrogen fuel cell systems at their joint venture production facility, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC (FCSM).

Are these your motorcycles? Dorset Police keen to return stolen bikes to owners following arrests

Are these your motorcycles? Dorset Police keen to return stolen bikes to owners following arrests

Dorset Police have shared images of four stolen off-road motorcycles, in a bid to return them to their rightful owners.  The bikes, including a low-capacity Honda CRF and two Yamaha PW50s, were...

Race of Titans | TT racer launches book on 1992 TT clash between Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop

Race of Titans | TT racer launches book on 1992 TT clash between Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop

Pikes Peak International Hillclimb lap record holder and Isle of Man TT racer, Rennie Scaysbrook, has written a 62-page hardcover book, filled with over 100 illustrations to recount the story of the...

Electric featherweight | French trials gurus bring ultra light EM Escape enduro bike to market

Electric featherweight | French trials gurus bring ultra light EM Escape enduro bike to market

French manufacturer Electric Motion are branching out from their usual remit of high-quality battery powered trials bikes, to create a road-legal enduro aimed squarely at tackling the harshest...

Biking legends: Roy Pratt

Biking legends: Roy Pratt

The driving force behind the Imps display team, who’s helped countless kids reach new heights By Saffron Wilson Roy Pratt MBE 84, British, founder of the Imps Motorcycle Display Team. The Imps...

Buy now, pay later (or don't) for a Ducati Scrambler 800 on new 50/50 interest-free finance deal

Buy now, pay later (or don't) for a Ducati Scrambler 800 on new 50/50 interest-free finance deal

Ducati have launched a one-of-a-kind finance offer on their £10,995 Full Throttle, and Nightshift plus £9995 Icon Scrambler retro models. The deal will give customers access to a brand-new bike,...

Spring Offer: 4 issues for £2!

Spring Offer: 4 issues for £2!

You, your motorcycle, the open road, wiping the flies off your visor… It’s time to make the most of the spring weather and get on two wheels. Let MCN be your guide and inspiration this spring, and...

Svartpilen twin incoming | Prototype Husqvarna 801 flat tracker twin arrives ahead of production model

Svartpilen twin incoming | Prototype Husqvarna 801 flat tracker twin arrives ahead of production model

Following two social media teasers and countless spy shot photographs, Husqvarna have finally confirmed that a larger, parallel-twin Svartpilen 801 naked bike is on the way for 2024. We’ve ridden...

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS with clip-ons and electronic suspension in testing | Spy shots

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS with clip-ons and electronic suspension in testing | Spy shots

Triumph look to be gearing up for the launch of a more focused Speed Triple 1200 RS super-naked, with new spy shots showing a development bike sporting a racier riding position, plus semi-active...