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Trials star and dealership raise thousands for charity

Trials star and dealership raise thousands for charity

An evening with Dougie Lampkin MBE at Colin Appleyard Motorcycles has helped to raise much needed funds for a local charity. The event saw over 180 customers descend on the dealership to hear...

The shape of things to come: 3D-printed Morlaco heralds a revolution in specials building

The shape of things to come: 3D-printed Morlaco heralds a revolution in specials building

This Fireblade-powered, ‘funny-front-end’ superbike has become one of the very first to have its bodywork and other components produced by 3D printing technology. Dubbed the Morlaco, it’s the latest...

Learner leccy: 50cc-equivalent Super Soco TSx arrives in dealers

Learner leccy: 50cc-equivalent Super Soco TSx arrives in dealers

Introducing the Super Soco TSx: A 50cc-equivalent electric motorbike, designed for young riders from 16-years-old, that's just arrived in dealers.  Although missing the charming 'ding' and blue...

Unique 1964 Ducati four highlights classics being auctioned by Bonhams at 2020 Spring Stafford Sale

Unique 1964 Ducati four highlights classics being auctioned by Bonhams at 2020 Spring Stafford Sale

An astonishing 200 classic racing motorcycles, highlighted by this unique, 1964 Ducati four-cylinder 125 which is worth in excess of £500,000, will be the stars of the Bonhams auction at the upcoming...

Back in black: Indian work the Bobber treatment on the entry-level Scout Sixty

Back in black: Indian work the Bobber treatment on the entry-level Scout Sixty

Indian have released a smaller capacity and cheaper version of their brilliant Scout Bobber, making that cool blacked out styling available to everyone. This is Indian’s second 'Sixty' model, so named...

Passing the baton: Women Riders World Relay honoured in National Motorcycle Museum

Passing the baton: Women Riders World Relay honoured in National Motorcycle Museum

The Women Riders World Relay has come to an end after the baton was passed along 63,400 miles and across 79 countries in 333 days. Now the event is over, the baton has found a permanent home at...

Bullit Bluroc 125 retro scrambler to be available this month

Bullit Bluroc 125 retro scrambler to be available this month

The retro-inspired L-plate-friendly Bullit Bluroc 125 will hit dealers on Monday, March 9 costing just £1999. The bike will be released alondside a 250cc, V-twin version, too. Revealed on...

Giving A2 riders the Vs: Bullit Bluroc 250 is firm's first V-twin and biggest model to date

Giving A2 riders the Vs: Bullit Bluroc 250 is firm's first V-twin and biggest model to date

The Bullit Bluroc 250 becomes the largest capacity model in the Belgian firm’s range and is released alongside the 125cc version unveiled in November last year. Hot on the heels of the Bullit Hero 50...

Not quite Time to Die: Bond 25 postponed until November

Not quite Time to Die: Bond 25 postponed until November

The new James Bond film, No Time to Die, has been postponed until November, presumably due to the on-going international COVID-19 'Coronavirus' outbreak. Until today we've been expecting a premiere on...

Limited Edition version of Honda Forza 300 added to 2020 line-up

Limited Edition version of Honda Forza 300 added to 2020 line-up

A special Honda Forza 300 Limited Edition model has been added for 2020; retaining the same engine, geometry and styling package revealed in 2018 and pairing them with new colours, stitching, top...

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich steps down following years of falling sales

Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich steps down following years of falling sales

Matt Levatich has agreed to step down as President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Harley-Davidson.  Levatich had been with the company for 26 years, and had been CEO for five,...

How fast?! Triumph Rocket 3 R blasts past firm’s internal 0-60mph record

How fast?! Triumph Rocket 3 R blasts past firm’s internal 0-60mph record

The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R has smashed the Hinckley firm’s internal 0-60mph production bike record, reaching the definitive pub-bragging speed in just 2.73 seconds during a track event in Cartagena,...

Listen: new Zard pipes for the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT twins

Listen: new Zard pipes for the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT twins

Italian exhaust manufacturer Zard has a new range of pipes covering a whole host of machines, now available in the UK. Our pick of the latest line-up is their conical N.2 slip-ons for the Royal...

Indian reveal sub-zero Appaloosa v2.0 ahead of Russian ice drag racing debut

Indian reveal sub-zero Appaloosa v2.0 ahead of Russian ice drag racing debut

Introducing the Indian Appaloosa v2.0: a nitrous-injected Indian Scout Bobber drag racer that’s set to make its frozen debut at the 2020 Baikal Mile Ice Speed Festival, in Siberia,...

The positives of biking: How two wheels helped one man's cancer recovery

The positives of biking: How two wheels helped one man's cancer recovery

When #ride5000miles member Nigel Hart learned he had prostate cancer two-years-ago he used his love of biking to boost his recovery. "I had always pined for a motorbike, but my wife had always said...

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard offers clean slate for customisers

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard offers clean slate for customisers

Harley-Davidson have added a new model to their Softail range and it’s the cheapest way to own the brand’s ‘big twin’ Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. The Softail Standard is intended as a blank canvas to...

Largest GS Trophy ever sees 22 teams from around the world compete

Largest GS Trophy ever sees 22 teams from around the world compete

The 2020 GS Trophy has come to a close after the largest one to date. Staged in New Zealand, teams from around the world competed in a series of challenges to see who would be crowned the winners,...

Triumph invest in UK R&D as volume production moves to Thailand

Triumph invest in UK R&D as volume production moves to Thailand

For the first time in the history of Triumph Motorcycles, all volume production models will be built outside of the UK, as the firm confirms its intent to move the last two UK produced models to its...

Retro banger: Mash X-Ride Classic 650

Retro banger: Mash X-Ride Classic 650

Fancy classic ’70s Yamaha XT500 or even retro Ducati Scrambler style but at a fraction of the price? Say hello to the Mash X-Ride Classic 650 - the latest from the retro bike specialists, and a...

Bullit Hero 50 shoots into dealers: price and spec announced

Bullit Hero 50 shoots into dealers: price and spec announced

The Bullit Hero 50 is a scaled down version of the Belgian firm’s Hero 125 retro scrambler and it’s in dealers now priced at £2199. The new bike adopts the same cool, café scrambler style as its big...

Slimmer, meaner Triumph Tiger 1200 spied in testing

Slimmer, meaner Triumph Tiger 1200 spied in testing

This is our first look at the 2021 Triumph Tiger 1200. With the new Tiger 900 seriously impressing on the launch, these spy pics suggest Triumph are planning to pull the same trick with the larger...

Mad-looking Lazareth goes on sale for £84k

Mad-looking Lazareth goes on sale for £84k

This wacky, four-wheeled, leaning quad, powered by a 998cc Yamaha R1 motor, is the LM 410, the latest creation from madcap French custom builder Ludovic Lazareth. Costing €100,000 (£84,116),...

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2020

Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2020

The doors have closed for the third and final day of the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, with thousands of biking enthusiasts flooding the halls for a celebration of the latest and greatest...

Fully faired Zero SR/S revealed in leaked teaser video

Fully faired Zero SR/S revealed in leaked teaser video

MCN has ridden the new 2020 Zero SR/S in prototype form here. As expected, the SR/S is based heavily on the existing SR/F naked roadster – with the same ZF75-10 motor, ZF14.4kWh lithium-ion...

Italian race bike builder, Giancarlo Morbidelli dies aged 86

Italian race bike builder, Giancarlo Morbidelli dies aged 86

Giancarlo Morbidelli, the name behind some of the greatest bikes in smaller-capacity GP racing, has died in his hometown of Pesaro, Italy. He was 86. After building his first racers in 1969 his...

Cheaper 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765 R gets two-way quickshifter as standard

Cheaper 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765 R gets two-way quickshifter as standard

After predicting its arrival last week, we can now fully reveal the significantly updated 2020 Triumph Street Triple R. The 'mid-spec' version of its hugely-popular 765cc streetfighter is now...

Medley maker: Piaggio updates 125 scooter

Medley maker: Piaggio updates 125 scooter

There's a revised Piaggio Medley scooter range on the way for 2020; with a new sporty look and plenty of room for your shopping, too. The new bike has the latest generation liquid-cooled four-stroke...

Harley-Davidson's custom department creates extra special CVO Road Glide

Harley-Davidson's custom department creates extra special CVO Road Glide

Harley-Davidson have unveiled a new limited-production, super-premium model for 2020, the CVO Road Glide. CVO stands for Custom Vehicles Operation and is Harley’s premium bike building division, which...

#Ride5000miles member plans to tour Scotland the alphabetic way round

#Ride5000miles member plans to tour Scotland the alphabetic way round

A Scottish member of our #ride5000miles group plans to visit a different village, town or city in the country for every letter of the alphabet aboard his trusty Kawasaki ZZR1400. "I’ve been on...

2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite pumps up the volume and the price-tag

2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite pumps up the volume and the price-tag

Introducing the 2020 Indian Roadmaster Elite: a special £35,499 version of the standard Roadmaster, boasting a lavish hand-finished paint job, lashings of chrome and a new sound system that’s a...

Jeans stronger than steel: lightweight kit strong enough to lift a skip

Jeans stronger than steel: lightweight kit strong enough to lift a skip

The latest gear from cutting-edge clothing company Saint combines a stretchy and comfortable denim with AA-rated protection, with enough strength to lift a two-tonne skip from just a single layer of...

Special MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR for TheArsenale to be limited to one unit

Special MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR for TheArsenale to be limited to one unit

A special-edition version of the MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR has been built in celebration of luxury goods website, TheArsenale. Using the latest version of the Dragster as a base and produced as a...

Record year sees CCM Motorcycles more than quadruple sales figures

Record year sees CCM Motorcycles more than quadruple sales figures

Bolton-based CCM Motorcycles are busy celebrating record growth across 2019, after sales more than quadrupled in the last 12 months. Equating to a turnover of more than £17 million and a healthy...

Government confirms motorbikes not included in 2035 petrol ban

Government confirms motorbikes not included in 2035 petrol ban

The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday, February 4 the Government’s intention to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035. Despite some mixed messages, the Department for Transport...

Harley-Davidson celebrate 30 years of the Fat Boy with blacked-out special edition

Harley-Davidson celebrate 30 years of the Fat Boy with blacked-out special edition

In celebration of 30 years of production, Harley-Davidson have revealed a new Fat Boy special edition, limited to 2500 units. With each bike’s tank fitted with a unique serial number plate for...

Easy-fit kit converts Yamaha Fazer 600 into retro race rep

Easy-fit kit converts Yamaha Fazer 600 into retro race rep

With all the interest in café racers and home-built specials, how about this? A 1970s TZ-inspired street racer based on the Yamaha Fazer 600 that you can build yourself with a new £1800 kit. It's the...