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Download a FREE Triumph Rocket 3 colouring-in sketch right here!

Download a FREE Triumph Rocket 3 colouring-in sketch right here!

MCN free gift Got a printer and some pencils? Then your luck's in, because here at MCN we have a gift for you. Or indeed a younger member of your family... download our second, unique, special edition colouring-in...

How #Ride5000miles helped beat those Covid-19 blues in 2020

How #Ride5000miles helped beat those Covid-19 blues in 2020

It’s fair to say that 2020 was not the year that anyone wanted, but members of MCN's #ride5000miles group made the best of it - maximising their bike time to create Covid-defying...

Major changes on the way for KTM 890 Adventure

Major changes on the way for KTM 890 Adventure

KTM are already working on a replacement for the 890 Adventure, which was itself only updated from the 790 in 2020. Latest review: 2021 KTM 890 Adventure R From these new spyshots, it seems the new...

MCN – The home of bike racing since 1955

MCN – The home of bike racing since 1955

In your new edition of Motor Cycle News this week we’ve got the biggest sports stories in bike racing along with tests of all the crucial kit you need to know about. With behind-the-scenes access to...

John McGuinness awarded MBE

John McGuinness awarded MBE

John McGuinness has been awarded an MBE for his services to motorcycle racing after being included in the 2021 New Year Honours List. McGuinness is the greatest living Isle of Man TT racer with 23...

Piaggio reveal 2021 Beverly scooter range with Euro5 300 and 400 models

Piaggio reveal 2021 Beverly scooter range with Euro5 300 and 400 models

Piaggio have revealed a revised Beverly scooter line-up for 2021, consisting of two A2-licence friendly mid-sized machines, which the Italian firm say combine the agility of an urban twist-and-go with...

Ride onboard with Rossi at the VR46 Ranch

Ride onboard with Rossi at the VR46 Ranch

Ever wished you could ride flat track at Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Motor Ranch? Well, thanks to Dainese, now you can! Sort of… The Italian motorcycle clothing giants and long-time sponsors of Valentino...

MCN’s resident riding coach Mark Edwards retires

MCN’s resident riding coach Mark Edwards retires

After 24 years of training motorcyclists - including MCN road testers for over a decade and 100s of our readers - Mark Edwards has retired. Previously serving with Thames Valley Police for three...

Carbon-clad custom: Bolt-on kit from Bottpower transforms Yamaha triples

Carbon-clad custom: Bolt-on kit from Bottpower transforms Yamaha triples

Performance bike builder, Bottpower have released a new carbon kit for Yamaha’s current range of 847cc CP3 triples, transforming the XSR900, MT-09, or Tracer 900 into a minimalist, flat track-inspired...

Scramble into the future: Fantic use Euro5 as perfect excuse for big updates

Scramble into the future: Fantic use Euro5 as perfect excuse for big updates

Fantic have completely overhauled their Caballero range, updating the 125 and 500 for Euro5 while sadly saying goodbye to the 250. Related articles on MCN Fantic Caballero Scrambler 500 review Fantic...

CFMoto unveil electric scooter concept

CFMoto unveil electric scooter concept

CFMoto have a new tech-heavy electric scooter, called the Cyber Concept, which they say is capable of 0-30mph in 2.9s, has a 70mph top speed and an 80-mile range. Built by Zehoo, the electric division...

Bimota UK 2021 dealer plan revealed

Bimota UK 2021 dealer plan revealed

Getting your hands on the recently released Kawasaki Ninja H2-powered Bimota Tesi H2 or incoming retro KB4 sportsbike looks set to become easier in 2021 with the UK importer confirming plans for a UK...

Nippy Normans reimagine BMW R18 as all-conquering super tourer

Nippy Normans reimagine BMW R18 as all-conquering super tourer

After the unveiling of the R18, BMW parts specialist Nippy Normans started wondering: what if that hulking great engine wasn’t just confined to powering a cruiser? Related articles on MCN BMW R18...

London #ride5000miles member triples his normal mileage in 2020

London #ride5000miles member triples his normal mileage in 2020

With Covid-19 and lockdowns causing all kinds of chaos, it would've been easy to write off this year's #ride5000miles challenge in favour of a bigger, better 2021. However, despite the disruption,...

Special MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine sells out in hours

Special MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine sells out in hours

If you were hoping to get your hands on one of the 110 limited edition MV Agusta Alpine models, you're out of luck. That's because they sold out just hours after the bike was revealed online. Related...

Ducati's not for sale: VW to keep hold of Italian brand

Ducati's not for sale: VW to keep hold of Italian brand

Car giants Volkswagen have confirmed that it will not be selling the Ducati brand at a meeting of their supervisory board. Rumours have been circulating that the motorcycle marque, which has been...

A total screamer: Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-25R ridden in exclusive UK test

A total screamer: Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-25R ridden in exclusive UK test

The UK’s small-capacity sportsbike market is now dominated by a selection of competent, but comfortable single and parallel-twin cylinder machines, capped at 47bhp. Practical, frugal and...

Honda Vision 110 commuter scooter updated for 2021

Honda Vision 110 commuter scooter updated for 2021

For 2021 there are big changes coming for the CBT-friendly Honda Vision 110 scooter. Equipped with fresh styling, a new part-LCD display and keyless ignition, there’s also a new chassis and...

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 could be the ultimate budget city bike

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 could be the ultimate budget city bike

Royal Enfield have unveiled their new Meteor 350 – a small capacity city cruiser that could be make a perfect post-Covid commuter. Powering this little machine is a brand new 349cc SOHC air and oil...

Fresh pictures reveal more about incoming Bimota KB4

Fresh pictures reveal more about incoming Bimota KB4

Fresh images of the upcoming Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX-powered Bimota KB4 have appeared online, after the Italian firm posted shots of the bike in testing on social media. Related articles on MCN Bimota...

Update your style with all-new SHARK Helmets graphics - including the new Lorenzo replica!

Update your style with all-new SHARK Helmets graphics - including the new Lorenzo replica!

SHARK helmets promotion We’re all familiar with SHARK Helmets’ iconic racing model - the Race R Pro GP - with the recognisable shark fin spoiler on the back, worn by the likes of Scott Redding and Johann Zarco… For 2021, our...

IOM Santa's on a Bike charity ride out to go ahead for Rebecca House Children's Hospice

IOM Santa's on a Bike charity ride out to go ahead for Rebecca House Children's Hospice

A huge charity ride is scheduled to take place on the Isle of Man on Saturday, December 12, and will comprise hundreds of bikers dressed as Santa. Related articles on MCN Female bike group release...

Ice Breaker Challenge: Rallymoto event promotes socially distanced adventuring

Ice Breaker Challenge: Rallymoto event promotes socially distanced adventuring

Motorcycle rallying event organisers Rallymoto have created the Ice Breaker Challenge, which is a novel way of keeping people riding while avoiding any mass participation issues. Related articles on...

From pillion to pilot: #R5Ker urges others to ride under their own steam

From pillion to pilot: #R5Ker urges others to ride under their own steam

A determined member of #ride5000miles has gone from pillion passenger to riding across different continents in just four years and now wants to inspire others. Bedfordshire-based training consultant,...

Ducati shed weight and ditch trellis frame for 2021 Monster

Ducati shed weight and ditch trellis frame for 2021 Monster

Meet the 2021 Ducati Monster – the Bologna firm’s latest and greatest middleweight performance naked and the first model in the Monster family without a trellis chassis since the range was revealed in...

Eyes for your bike: Bolt-on camera tech could make biking safer

Eyes for your bike: Bolt-on camera tech could make biking safer

Next year sees the start of something new in motorcycling as the Bosch-developed radar system used by Ducati and BMW gives top-end bikes' on-board computers a picture of what’s going on around them...

1970s styling meets 2021 tech in new Honda CB1000F concept

1970s styling meets 2021 tech in new Honda CB1000F concept

This computer image is our best look yet at Honda’s new CB1000F retro-styled roadster which was first teased by the Japanese company back in March. The bike is based on Honda’s popular CB1000R 'Neo...

Honda's new CRF300L and CRF300 Rally are a pair of more powerful mud-pluggers

Honda's new CRF300L and CRF300 Rally are a pair of more powerful mud-pluggers

Honda have replaced their popular CRF250L and CRF250L Rally with the CRF300L and CRF300 Rally, which boast more power, increased ground clearance and reduced weight. Related: Honda CRF300 Rally...

Triumph Trident engine looks back to go forwards

Triumph Trident engine looks back to go forwards

Triumph’s new Trident uses a 660cc three-cylinder engine. Don’t be mistaken into thinking this is the motor from the 660cc Street Triple S, however. What Triumph have actually done is dust off the...

Honda Blackbird-riding R5K member braves wind and rain for isolated camping adventure

Honda Blackbird-riding R5K member braves wind and rain for isolated camping adventure

A determined R5K rider braved cold and blustery conditions to complete her first solo camping trip on two wheels before the latest lockdown kicked in. Related articles on MCN Biking YouTuber's...

Ducati unveil Diavel Lamborghini limited edition

Ducati unveil Diavel Lamborghini limited edition

Ducati have unveiled a new limited edition version of the Diavel 1260 in homage to sister company, Lamborghini. Related articles on MCN Ducati unveil Panigale V4SP for 2021 Ducati Superleggera V4...

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...