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Kawasaki Z H2 gets Skyhook suspension for SE model in 2021

Kawasaki Z H2 gets Skyhook suspension for SE model in 2021

Kawasaki has added a new SE version of its Z H2 super-naked for 2021. As with other Kawasaki SE variants, the Z H2 SE features Showa’s Skyhook adaptive suspension. Latest:2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE...

Wings fit for a King: Radically restyled Kawasaki ZX-10R looks set to be winner

Wings fit for a King: Radically restyled Kawasaki ZX-10R looks set to be winner

Kawasaki has given its world-beating ZX-10R a hot new look for 2021 with an aerodynamics-driven facelift including race-style winglets in a bid to top the superbike pile on road and track. Related...

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

Bike racing podcasters aim to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

A podcasting duo consisting of 2020 National Superstock 1000 champion Chrissy Rouse and Isle of Man TT top-10 finisher Dom Herbertson are aiming to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support by...

Ducati announce track-focused Panigale V4SP in 2021 superbike range

Ducati announce track-focused Panigale V4SP in 2021 superbike range

Ducati have updated the Panigale V4 range for 2021, including a new track-focused SP (Sport Production) model. The numbered special comes with a host of updates to make it even more capable on track...

BSA returns with new UK factory, petrol and electric bike plans

BSA returns with new UK factory, petrol and electric bike plans

Historic British bike brand BSA is to be relaunched with a new range of petrol AND electric machines entering production in the Midlands as early as next year, according to latest...

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans moved to 2030 - bikes to follow?

Ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans moved to 2030 - bikes to follow?

The Prime Minister has announced that the Government’s ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will move to 2030 - five years earlier than the date announced in early 2020 and ten years...

In detail: Yamaha's 2021 range revealed

In detail: Yamaha's 2021 range revealed

Having announced of a flurry of new Tracer touring models earlier today, Yamaha have this evening confirmed a series of smaller updates to the likes of their sportiest MT and R125s, plus the end of...

Easier Tiger! New Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a relaxed route into adventure riding

Easier Tiger! New Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a relaxed route into adventure riding

The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is a new base model Tiger for next year, which replaces the base-spec Tiger 900 as a more accessible entry into the range. Related: Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro...

R5K rider takes a break from chemo to cover 13,700 miles across 26 countries for charity

R5K rider takes a break from chemo to cover 13,700 miles across 26 countries for charity

Being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer couldn’t stop #ride5000miles member Trevor Kerr from setting off on a trans-European charity epic – and what better cause could there be than Pancreatic Cancer...

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

Virtual Motorcycle Live show set for November 21-29

The annual ritual of heading to Birmingham to kick tyres, squeeze levers and twist throttles before stocking up on a mass of biking bargains whether we need them or not has been hit by coronavirus –...

Energica surges ahead with new RS models

Energica surges ahead with new RS models

Energica continues to blaze a trail in the electric bike market with three stunning new RS models. Each of the firm’s three machines; the Ego+ (below), Eva Ribelle (in main image above) and Eva...

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Nightshift in Euro5 updated range

Ducati unveil new Scrambler Nightshift in Euro5 updated range

Ducati have tweaked their Scrambler range for 2021, including new colour options for the entry level 800 Icon and the Desert Sled, plus an all new variant called the Nightshift. Related articles on...

The XDiavel's in the detail: 2021 model updates for Ducati's cruiser

The XDiavel's in the detail: 2021 model updates for Ducati's cruiser

Ducati have added two new models to create a family of three XDiavel variants. The XDiavel S is now joined by the XDiavel Dark and the XDiavel Black Star, each with their own style and...

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2021

On a charge! It's the best electric motorbikes coming soon in 2021

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: Swappable battery project between Honda, Yamaha, KTM and...

Singles only: KTM reveal 2021 690 range

Singles only: KTM reveal 2021 690 range

KTM have updated their 690 Enduro R and SMC R models for 2021 with a Euro5-friendly version of the big-bore thumper engine. Related articles on MCN Honda unveil 2021 NC750X, X-ADV and CB1000R Royal...

New Honda PCX125: Britain’s favourite scooter gets updated for 2021

New Honda PCX125: Britain’s favourite scooter gets updated for 2021

The UK’s most popular two-wheeler, the Honda PCX125 has been redesigned for 2021; with a more powerful Euro5 engine, improved electronics, more storage, a new frame, updated rear suspension and...

Practical magic: Honda update NC750X, X-ADV for 2021 plus CB1000R and CB125R

Practical magic: Honda update NC750X, X-ADV for 2021 plus CB1000R and CB125R

Honda have revealed updated versions of both the NC750X and X-ADV for 2021, continuing to blur the line between motorbike and scooter. Both machines use the 58bhp, 750cc parallel-twin engine and DCT...

Quadriplegic biker gets back on road with Triumph Rocket III trike

Quadriplegic biker gets back on road with Triumph Rocket III trike

A life-long biker who became paralysed six-years-ago is now enjoying the thrill of motorcycles once again following the creation of an electric-wheelchair-accessible Triumph Rocket III trike. Retired...

Bagger tricks: How the S&S Indian heavyweight racer won at Laguna Seca

Bagger tricks: How the S&S Indian heavyweight racer won at Laguna Seca

The inaugural King of the Baggers race was run last week at Laguna Seca, with flat-track pro Tyler O’Hara taking top honours. The close-fought event has spawned from a growing performance bagger scene...

Fabrizio Pirovano tribute Yamaha R1 raises £24,000 for cancer research charity

Fabrizio Pirovano tribute Yamaha R1 raises £24,000 for cancer research charity

A one-off Yamaha R1 paying tribute to the late World Superbike racer, Fabrizio Pirovano, has been auctioned off online to raise money for a cancer research charity. The bike sold to an anonymous...

BMW turn to 3D printing to perfect their race bikes

BMW turn to 3D printing to perfect their race bikes

BMW are well known as masters of tech on the road and track but now they’re staking a claim as masters of tech off the track too with their latest venture. In a bid to gain valuable seconds for their...

Honda CRF250 Rally review (2017-on): A great lightweight adventure bike

Honda CRF250 Rally review (2017-on): A great lightweight adventure bike

Building on the growing appetite for adventure, Honda have launched the funky CRF 250 Rally. Capitalising on the overwhelming success of the Africa Twin and the kudos gained from becoming front...

MCN advice: How Coronavirus is affecting motorbike events

MCN advice: How Coronavirus is affecting motorbike events

  While most motorcycling events won’t be taking place following the latest advice from the Government, many are moving to dates in the future and there are many more that are still in the...

Supercharged savagery: A potted history of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Supercharged savagery: A potted history of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Kawasaki UK announced they were now taking orders for their 2021-spec supercharged Ninja H2R. Costing a hefty £49,000, would-be customers have until Friday, November 20...

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Honda confirm 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR

Keen to cash in on the recent rise in low-capcity two-wheeled commuter sales, Honda have confirmed that their 2021 CB125F will cost £2799 OTR - a whole £100 cheaper than the current version, last...

Half a superbike, twice the fun: your in-depth look at Aprilia's new 660 motor

Half a superbike, twice the fun: your in-depth look at Aprilia's new 660 motor

Aprilia’s new RS660 is the Noale firm’s first new machine in years, plugging a gaping hole in their sportsbike range between the RSV4 1100 and the RS50 and RS125. It also has a brand-new engine…well,...

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

Riders pitch in to save popular Bedford hangout

A biking destination in Bedfordshire has launched a crowdfunder after coronavirus forced them to shut. Boyds of Bedford was opened by husband and wife team Tom and Jessica Answer in 2018, originally...

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

Ready to tackle the cold? Check out these top tips to make your helmet winter-ready…

SHARK helmets promotion Winter is fast approaching, so what better time to start preparing your kit to take on the elements? If you haven’t quite reached your 5000 miles for #ride5000miles this year, sponsors of the...

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

PAID PROMOTION: Don’t just own a Monimoto, own a part of Monimoto

ADVERTISEMENT FROM MONIMOTO The riders behind the Monimoto motorcycle tracker are giving you the chance to own a piece of the action and support them in the fight again bike theft once and for all. With around 40,000...

Electric shock: Deus team up with Zero for their first electric bike build

Electric shock: Deus team up with Zero for their first electric bike build

This world-first, one-off Zero, created in collaboration with custom bike experts Deus ex Machina, has been built to shine the spotlight on the leading electric bike brand as they unveil their 2021...

MCN teams up with Parkers.co.uk in announcing van of the year winners

MCN teams up with Parkers.co.uk in announcing van of the year winners

Parkers – the definitive resource for car buyers in the UK – has partnered with MCN to bring you winners of the Best Small Van, Best Medium Van, Best Large Van and Best...

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez star Mathew Pritchard teams up with Mutt to get bike licence

Former Dirty Sanchez TV star turned endurance athlete, Mathew 'Pritch' Pritchard, is embarking on a new challenge to get his motorcycle licence in partnership with Mutt Motorcycles. The 47-year-old...

Nine years of two-up adventures help father and son create a special understanding

Nine years of two-up adventures help father and son create a special understanding

A father and son biking duo from Honiton in Devon have been sharing their love for two wheels together for almost a decade; squeezing in weekend blasts and small tours as often as they can. Kawasaki...

Classy new 125s for under £3000: Liquid-cooled Zontes range has spec to rival the best

Classy new 125s for under £3000: Liquid-cooled Zontes range has spec to rival the best

The above stylish, liquid-cooled 125 is just one of an all-new, three-bike line-up about to go on sale in the UK. The latest good-looking offerings come from Zontes, a brand which have been trading in...

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

Triumph’s Speed Twin may be a great performer thanks to its Thruxton 1200 engine and souped-up cycle parts but many would agree its sober styling isn’t the most exciting in the world. Related articles...

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Going the distance: Bridgestone launch T32 sports touring tyres

Bridgestone have revealed a new Battlax Sport Touring T32 tyre range, set to take over from the existing T31 as the firm’s flagship road-going distance offering - promising improved wet weather...