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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...

Spied new RC390 moves on the A2 game in a big way for KTM

Spied new RC390 moves on the A2 game in a big way for KTM

KTM are working on a new RC390 that’s safer, more stylish and far more hi-tech. The current machine is no slouch but it’s lagging behind the competition and is even out-classed by KTM’s 390 Duke. Now...

24 hour 'Compass Challenge' ride raises over £3k for charity

24 hour 'Compass Challenge' ride raises over £3k for charity

Two R5K members raised more than £3000 for Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and 16th Warrington West (1st Burtonwood) Scout Group by attempting to visit all four corners of Mainland Britain...

Push comes to shove: Harley-Davidson patent reveals VVT pushrod engine

Push comes to shove: Harley-Davidson patent reveals VVT pushrod engine

Harley-Davidson have patented a variable valve timing (VVT) system for their next engine in a bid to meet emissions targets for an air-cooled engine. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen drawings for...

Working from home: Warwick uni students design carbon chassis parts for electric superbike off campus

Working from home: Warwick uni students design carbon chassis parts for electric superbike off campus

If you’ve been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, then chances are you’ve had a video call meeting for just about every reason possible. Working on group projects, planning for future...

Off-roaders urged: check routes first

Off-roaders urged: check routes first

The Mendip Byways & Bridleways Association is urging off-road motorcyclists to take caution when planning their routes, after they say there has been an increase in people riding where they’re not...

Highway Code review for vulnerable road users doesn't include motorbikes

Highway Code review for vulnerable road users doesn't include motorbikes

On Tuesday, 28 July, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced their Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders, which the DfT says is a...

Fantic Caballero Scrambler gets funky, urban makeover for Deluxe edition

Fantic Caballero Scrambler gets funky, urban makeover for Deluxe edition

Fantic have a brand-new limited-edition version of their Caballero Scrambler 500, which brings a number of practical updates along with some nice cosmetic tweaks. Called the Deluxe, it forgoes the...

Now you're talking: Cardo Packtalk Black revealed with larger speakers

Now you're talking: Cardo Packtalk Black revealed with larger speakers

Cardo have released a special-edition version of their Packtalk comms kit called the Packtalk Black. Coming in black (no real surprises there) the key feature of the new unit is the 45mm JBL helmet...

SHARK Helmets – a choice of protection for all…

SHARK Helmets – a choice of protection for all…

SHARK helmets promotion It doesn’t matter if you’re riding a 50cc scooter to and from college or a 200hp motorcycle at Mugello, SHARK Helmets - our #Ride5000miles sponsor - is just as committed to providing a safety helmet...

Ready player one: Ride 4 gameplay trailer revealed

Ready player one: Ride 4 gameplay trailer revealed

A new gameplay teaser trailer (above) has been revealed for upcoming bike racing videogame, Ride 4.  The fourth instalment of the popular two-wheeled franchise produced by Italian developers,...

Motorway roadworks speed limit increased in England

Motorway roadworks speed limit increased in England

Highways England have announced that the speed limit for motorway roadworks will be increased from 50mph to 60mph where it is safe to do so. The decision was taken after lengthy trials and research...

Guy back on track: Martin returns to Elvington as he targets 300mph barrier

Guy back on track: Martin returns to Elvington as he targets 300mph barrier

Guy Martin has been back in action testing his turbo-charged Hayabusa as he strives to be the first person to break 300mph in a standing mile on a motorcycle. Racing on a windy Tuesday at Elvington...

Determined bikers find ways to smash 5000-mile target

Determined bikers find ways to smash 5000-mile target

Lockdown may have put the brakes on big-distance rides for a few months, but plenty of #ride5000miles members have wasted no time getting back in the saddle and are already smashing the high-mileage...

Promoted: Sinnis Terrain 380cc Adventure Motorcycle Goes On UK Presale

Promoted: Sinnis Terrain 380cc Adventure Motorcycle Goes On UK Presale

Sinnis Motorcycles advertorial British motorcycle brand Sinnis begins its presale campaign this week for the much-anticipated Terrain 380cc adventure. Customers can deposit £100 to pre-order one of the first bikes to land in Autumn...

Third Honda Adventure Roads tour set for Iceland in 2021

Third Honda Adventure Roads tour set for Iceland in 2021

Honda Europe are offering 30 riders the biking trip of a lifetime as their Adventure Roads touring programme heads to Iceland for 2021. A chance to experience the volcanic island’s stunning scenery...

Back to biking: No more excuses for Ola as she chases her #ride5000miles biking dream

Back to biking: No more excuses for Ola as she chases her #ride5000miles biking dream

Almost two years ago, lifelong motorcycle fan, 59-year-old dental practice manager, Ola Alara, decided to finally take the plunge and learn to ride. Bagging all the right gear and completing her CBT,...

Motoring events on Brighton's Madeira Drive saved

Motoring events on Brighton's Madeira Drive saved

Labour members of Brighton Council have taken a dramatic U-turn on their refusal to support future motorsport events on Madeira drive after pressure from Conservative councillors and members of the...

Have it your way: MV Agusta launch Monaco Design Studio to produce one-off specials

Have it your way: MV Agusta launch Monaco Design Studio to produce one-off specials

MV Agusta are no strangers to one-off motorcycles. In the past 12 months alone, we’ve seen the Brutale 1000 RR 'ML', a special €28,000 Dragster 800 RR for luxury goods website, TheArsenale and a...

Life begins at 40! Meet BMW's new F750 and F850 40 Years GS Edition models

Life begins at 40! Meet BMW's new F750 and F850 40 Years GS Edition models

BMW have this evening announced a range of new colours for their 2021 F750GS, F850GS and F850GS Adventure models, including a striking black and yellow livery to mark 40 years of the revered GS name...

MCN Rewind - A look back at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

MCN Rewind - A look back at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

We would have been at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend (July 9-12) but it was cancelled for obvious reasons. So, here's a look back to last year's event when over 200,000 people...

Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

Double trouble: Couples rediscover the pleasures of getting out together

Back in 1998, biking couple, David and Angela McInnes, were two- wheel mad – spending their free time exploring the local roads aboard David’s gleaming Suzuki GSX-R750. Riding regularly as a duo,...

#Ride5000miles members share their greatest rides since lockdown

#Ride5000miles members share their greatest rides since lockdown

With a glut of glorious sunshine and Coronavirus restrictions continuing to ease, #ride5000miles members in England have been sharing their best riding experiences. The Government declared you could...

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SHARK Helmets brand-new Citycruiser in dealers this month!

SHARK Helmets brand-new Citycruiser in dealers this month!

SHARK helmets promotion With lockdown easing across the country, increasing numbers of riders are heading out and about - whether it be for commuting and pleasure purposes - and may want to treat themselves to some new kit.

1977 Norton Commando up for grabs as part of National Motorcycle Museum Covid appeal

1977 Norton Commando up for grabs as part of National Motorcycle Museum Covid appeal

The National Motorcycle Museum has issued an urgent appeal to help raise £500,000 to reopen, following closure due to coronavirus.  In a new scheme being launched on Friday, July 17, patrons are...

Husqvarna recall Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 over possible fuel leaks

Husqvarna recall Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 over possible fuel leaks

Husqvarna have today announced a global recall for their Vitpilen 701 and Svartpilen 701 ranges, due to possible fuel leaks.  The issue concerns all Vitpilen 701s built from 2018-onwards, as well...

Mad for mods? Production begins on ultra-customisable CCM Spitfire Six

Mad for mods? Production begins on ultra-customisable CCM Spitfire Six

CCM have started production on the sixth incarnation of their Spitfire range, aptly dubbed the Six, promising more personalisation than any model to come before it. Having first shown the minimalist...

VIDEO: Indian partner Roland Sands Design to create new FTR1200 accessory range

VIDEO: Indian partner Roland Sands Design to create new FTR1200 accessory range

Indian Motorcycle have announced a new partnership with Roland Sands Design (RSD) to produce a range of accessories for the FTR1200.  Said to be inspired by the RSD-backed 'Super Hooligan'...

Get ready to rally: Indian’s new FTR Rally ramps up the retro appeal

Get ready to rally: Indian’s new FTR Rally ramps up the retro appeal

Last year’s Indian FTR1200 took me rather by surprise. Although obviously inspired by the firm’s dominant 750cc flat-track racers, I expected the road bike to be a laid-back retro rather than edgy and...

1969 Honda CB750: The world's first superbike

1969 Honda CB750: The world's first superbike

More than half a century ago, British bikers got their first look of the machine that would change motorcycling forever. On April 5, 1969 at the Metropole Hotel, venue for the Brighton Motorcycle...

Start your engines: Drag racing returns to Santa Pod next month

Start your engines: Drag racing returns to Santa Pod next month

High-octane two and four-wheeled drag racing action will return to Santa Pod Raceway next month, following a period of closure due to coronavirus. Initially due to start their straight-lining season...

MoT testing to resume in August

MoT testing to resume in August

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today (June 29) announced that MoT tests are to resume on Saturday, August 1. Back in March the DfT announced the MoT certificates were to be extended by six...

#Ride5000miles fans mark the new year with new metal

#Ride5000miles fans mark the new year with new metal

Although lockdown means 2021 hasn’t begun the way we’d all hoped it would, some members of our #ride5000miles group are gearing up for a memorable year on new bikes once the situation starts to...

Former Norton boss Stuart Garner 'acted dishonestly' says Pensions Ombudsman

Former Norton boss Stuart Garner 'acted dishonestly' says Pensions Ombudsman

The Pensions Ombudsman has ruled that Stuart Garner, sole trustee of the three pension funds wholly invested in Norton Motorcycles, of which Garner was Director at the time – "acted dishonestly and in...

Blowing hot and cold: Indian reveal plans for cooling and heated seats

Blowing hot and cold: Indian reveal plans for cooling and heated seats

If you’ve ever ridden a motorcycle in the peak of summer, you’ll know just how hot and sticky it can get for your nether regions. Thankfully, Indian Motorcycles may have just come up with a solution...