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Piping up: How nuclear subs gave us titanium exhausts

Piping up: How nuclear subs gave us titanium exhausts

As bikes get heavier manufacturers search for ways of making them lighter. Just look at the latest superbikes, such as the Ducati Superleggera or Honda Fireblade, with their titanium pipes. But what...

#Ride5000miles members pick up new skills during the pandemic

#Ride5000miles members pick up new skills during the pandemic

Covid-19 has forced many riders to think about everything differently and it’s seen #ride5000miles members pushing beyond their usual riding regimes. From trackdays, to off-road experiences and...

ContiRoad Performs Exceptionally on KTM Bike

ContiRoad Performs Exceptionally on KTM Bike

Continental tyres promotion Motorcycle legend, Jeremy McWilliams, a former MotoGP rider, Multiple Northwest 200 winner and full-time KTM test and development rider, had the opportunity to extensively test the new ContiRoad at...

2020 ‘Bonnie Build-off’ contenders revealed

2020 ‘Bonnie Build-off’ contenders revealed

The contenders for this year's Triumph 'Bonneville Build-Off Challenge' have been unveiled. The bikes were submitted by Triumph dealers from around the UK and the bikes can now be viewed...

Something for the weekend: Royal Enfield team up with Baffle Culture for bike event

Something for the weekend: Royal Enfield team up with Baffle Culture for bike event

If you’ve not managed to get your bike show fix this summer, there’s still time as Royal Enfield have teamed up with Baffle Culture in Pontypool, Wales, to bring you a weekend of socially distanced...

#Ride5000miles member’s Triumph Tiger 800 faces the chop after 181,944 miles

#Ride5000miles member’s Triumph Tiger 800 faces the chop after 181,944 miles

Iron Butt UK President and #ride5000miles member, Phil Weston has said goodbye to his trusty Triumph Tiger 800 after 181,944 miles of service. Having bought the Tiger new in 2014, the Bristol-based...

Indian Motorcycle announce Roadmaster Limited and Vintage Dark Horse for 2021

Indian Motorcycle announce Roadmaster Limited and Vintage Dark Horse for 2021

Indian Motorcycle have given their range a shake up for 2021, and added two new models, including the headline-grabbing Roadmaster Limited. The Limited model represents a fresh redesign of the big...

New riders sign up for MCN’s #Ride5000miles challenge

New riders sign up for MCN’s #Ride5000miles challenge

Despite Covid-19's best efforts, 2020 has welcomed countless new faces to motorcycling. Bikes have helped provide a break from the daily impact of coronavirus and present fresh challenges – and unlock...

UK electric bike specialists Saietta target global sales with new high-tech motor

UK electric bike specialists Saietta target global sales with new high-tech motor

One of Britain’s leading electric motor makers have announced ambitious expansion plans which could see their workforce multiply 10-fold and their technology used in thousands of machines on the...

Recently-saved Melbourne Raceway transformed by £180,000 in donations

Recently-saved Melbourne Raceway transformed by £180,000 in donations

York-based drag racing venue Melbourne Raceway has blasted back into action after a massive fundraising effort saved it from extinction – and the team behind it have just agreed a fresh 10-year lease...

Fun at the ton: Suzuki unveils 100th anniversary GSX-R1000R

Fun at the ton: Suzuki unveils 100th anniversary GSX-R1000R

Suzuki have announced a limited edition GSX-R1000R to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. Related: Full Suzuki GSX-R1000R review on MCN Have Suzuki really been around that long we hear you...

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance create month-long charity route to raise funds

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance create month-long charity route to raise funds

Motorcyclists are being encouraged to get out on their bikes to help raise money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance service. In a month-long fund-raising campaign known as 'Ride...

Third time's a charm: Could this be Royal Enfield's 650 cruiser?

Third time's a charm: Could this be Royal Enfield's 650 cruiser?

A pair of short videos have been uploaded to YouTube appearing to show a new Royal Enfield cruiser in testing, powered by the same basic engine as the firm’s existing 650s - the Interceptor and...

New Citycruiser from SHARK Helmets in dealers NOW

New Citycruiser from SHARK Helmets in dealers NOW

SHARK helmets promotion #Ride5000miles sponsors, SHARK Helmets, has always been a brand known for innovation - never afraid to think outside of the box and develop new styles, fashions and use new technology. The...

Harley-Davidson's 2021 Bronx bites the bullet

Harley-Davidson's 2021 Bronx bites the bullet

The Harley-Davidson Bronx streetfighter, which was unveiled as a prototype last year and scheduled to go on sale in 2021, has been canned. The 975cc super-naked was unveiled at the Milan show (EICMA)...

1100-mile BarbersRide goes ahead despite coronavirus complications

1100-mile BarbersRide goes ahead despite coronavirus complications

Charities throughout the UK have suffered a huge financial hit as a result of cancelled fundraising events during lockdown, but thanks to the efforts of a determined band of scissor-weidling bikers...

Subtle tweaks for Honda's 2021 500 range

Subtle tweaks for Honda's 2021 500 range

Honda’s CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X have been updated for 2021, featuring all-new paint schemes as well as minor changes to bring them into line with the latest emissions rules.  The tweaks are...

The super naked with the X factor: limited edition, track-only Tuono V4 X is lightest and most powerful yet

The super naked with the X factor: limited edition, track-only Tuono V4 X is lightest and most powerful yet

This ultra-trick, track-only version of Aprilia’s Tuono V4 has just been unveiled and is claimed to be the lightest and most powerful production super naked ever. Related articles on MCN Best super...

Diamonds are forever: BMW create maintenance-free motorbike chain

Diamonds are forever: BMW create maintenance-free motorbike chain

BMW say they’ve created motorbike chain that needs no lubrication and no tension adjustment. The maintenance-free unit is to be made available on the S1000RR and S1000XR models as a factory option...

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

Trail riders win Lake District battle over powered vehicles on green lanes

A bid to have trail bike riders and 4x4s banned from some of the few byways in the Lake District they have legal access to has been thrown out by a High Court judge. A campaign by a group of ramblers,...

Top Gear Ducati 851 is auction star

Top Gear Ducati 851 is auction star

Historic bikes and racing machines including this Ducati 851, as formerly owned by Top Gear’s James May and Richard Hammond, the late Jock Taylor’s 1980 world championship winning Windle sidecar, and...

Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

Watch this! MCN YouTube channel hits 250k subscribers

We’re thrilled to announce the MCN YouTube channel has passed a quarter of a million subscribers. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for watching our videos, subscribing, and joining...

Rescheduled Malle Mile proves the show can go on

Rescheduled Malle Mile proves the show can go on

The rescheduled Malle Mile went ahead without a hitch at the weekend, with hundreds of riders and spectators enjoying fun in the sun. The Malle Mile is a weekend-long motorcycle festival celebrating...

Royal Enfield Tribute Black limited edition marks end of 500cc engine

Royal Enfield Tribute Black limited edition marks end of 500cc engine

Royal Enfield's Classic Tribute Black limited edition marking the end of the firm’s 500cc engine is here, and it costs £5499. Related articles on MCN Prices announced for Royal Enfield Bullet...

Super Ténéré rider sets off on lap of UK to keep live shows on the road

Super Ténéré rider sets off on lap of UK to keep live shows on the road

Yamaha Super Ténéré rider Jez Harvey has raised the curtain on a sponsored ride around the UK coastline in a bid to help struggling theatres hit hard by the Covid-19 lockdown. Worthing-based Jez,...

CCM Spitfire Blackout pays tribute to bikes used in upcoming Marvel Black Widow feature film

CCM Spitfire Blackout pays tribute to bikes used in upcoming Marvel Black Widow feature film

CCM have revealed a new Spitfire Blackout model to commemorate their appearance in the upcoming Marvel movie; Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson. The Bolton-based brand prepared six rugged...

Yamaha Europe and YART team up for limited-run Petronas MotoGP replica R1

Yamaha Europe and YART team up for limited-run Petronas MotoGP replica R1

Yamaha Europe have teamed up with Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) to create a run of 46 individually numbered Petronas Sepang Racing MotoGP team replica YZF-R1s. The 46 machines have been...

Ride-outs saved: motorcycles removed from Stevenage Council's injunction application

Ride-outs saved: motorcycles removed from Stevenage Council's injunction application

A controversial High Court injunction application that put bike meet-ups and ride-outs in Stevenage at risk of being made illegal has been altered to take motorcycles out of the firing line. Full...

Super Soco reveal new electric CPx maxi scooter

Super Soco reveal new electric CPx maxi scooter

Meet the Super Soco CPx: the new, 'super-sized', electric maxi scoot from the UK’s best-selling electric motorcycle brand. Check out our full Super Soco CPx review. Complete with two seats and...

BMW's carbon-fibre swingarm replacement concept

BMW's carbon-fibre swingarm replacement concept

Amongst the landmarks in motorcycle design, the swingarm stands out as one of the greatest. But now BMW have come up with a revised version of the idea that takes advantage of their extensive...

TV and social media presenter Joe Cooper fronts-up South Yorkshire training video

TV and social media presenter Joe Cooper fronts-up South Yorkshire training video

A new scheme has been set up in South Yorkshire, to help young riders assess the safety of their machines ahead of what is expected to be a busy August bank holiday for biking. Fronted by TV presenter...

Running up that hill: Indian announce AMA Pro Hillclimb entry

Running up that hill: Indian announce AMA Pro Hillclimb entry

Indian Motorcycles have announced a return to hill-climbing with a specially adapted version of their FTR750 flattracker, which has taken the American Flat Track series by storm. Related articles on...

Bonhams Summer Sale sees hundreds of classics find new homes

Bonhams Summer Sale sees hundreds of classics find new homes

The rescheduled Bonhams Motorcycle Sale took place at Bicester Heritage centre over the weekend, with hundreds of bikes shooting well clear of their estimates to make it Bonham’s best-ever two-wheeled...

Motorcycle dealers paying top prices and £500 incentives as used stock dwindles

Motorcycle dealers paying top prices and £500 incentives as used stock dwindles

The value of used bikes is on the rise due to a combination of factors brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, say UK dealers and industry figures. Rebounding demand post-lockdown, production...

2electron McFly: Electric bike tech emulates petrol engine of your choice

2electron McFly: Electric bike tech emulates petrol engine of your choice

Electric bike tech firm, 2electron, have been working on further developing their McFly system, which emulates the power and torque characteristics, gear ratios, sound and vibration of a potentially...

Reborn electric BMW C1 gets airbags, safety cell, active aeros and can be ridden as a normal bike

Reborn electric BMW C1 gets airbags, safety cell, active aeros and can be ridden as a normal bike

Before BMW’s R1250GS took up residence at the top of the sales charts the German firm spent years searching for a machine that would bring it to prominence – and as the millennium dawned it was the C1...