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Čezeta electric scooter revives Cold War classic - MCN reviews it

Čezeta electric scooter revives Cold War classic - MCN reviews it

This unique mix of Cold War design and 21st-century technology is the Čezeta 506/02. It’s an electric scooter built around the lines, the looks and the legacy of the original Čezeta, made from 1957...

London to Beijing, 13,000 miles by motorcycle

London to Beijing, 13,000 miles by motorcycle

Adventure touring experts GlobeBusters have arrived at Ace Café Beijing at the end of their largest-ever ride all the way from the Café’s spiritual home in London. The 18-strong riding party arrived...

Special Ducati Panigale V4 S to be auctioned for Nicky Hayden Foundation

Special Ducati Panigale V4 S to be auctioned for Nicky Hayden Foundation

A one-of-a-kind, special-edition Ducati Panigale V4 S will be put up for auction on eBay next month to raise money for the Nicky Hayden Foundation. Produced in tribute to the 2006 MotoGP world...

Blood bikers contract reinstated after losing out to private company

Blood bikers contract reinstated after losing out to private company

Warwickshire and Solihull Blood Bikes (WSBB) are once again delivering life-saving samples to hospitals across the midlands, after losing their transport contract to a private company late last...

LEGO launch Harley-Davidson Fat Boy model

LEGO launch Harley-Davidson Fat Boy model

LEGO have unveiled their latest Creator Expert Model and it’s a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy complete with moving parts, solid-disc wheels, teardrop fuel tank, integrated speedometer, and dual exhaust...

Safety video champions safer riding in Scotland

Safety video champions safer riding in Scotland

A new promo video has been released, urging motorcyclists to adopt safe riding habits when exploring Scotland’s great biking roads. Titled ‘The Devil’s Beeftub’, the film is part of a larger Road...

Bott explores biking future with 3D titanium printer

Bott explores biking future with 3D titanium printer

Bottpower have been pushing the boundaries of what motorcycles are capable of ever since the Spanish performance specialists powered their way to two category wins and fourth overall at Pikes Peak...

Untitled Motorcycles reveal custom Zero SR/F

Untitled Motorcycles reveal custom Zero SR/F

London and Californian based custom motorcycle builders, Untitled Motorcycles, have created a one-off electric naked, based on the Zero SR/F. Known as the Zero XP, the bike began life as the...

The ultimate adventure setup? X7 pickup concept carries F850GS Sport

The ultimate adventure setup? X7 pickup concept carries F850GS Sport

Is this the ultimate adventure setup? BMW’s trainees have built this special concept to showcase skills learnt in both bikes and cars – an F850GS Sport mounted on the back of a bespoke X7...

Who says you can't tour on a Harley?

Who says you can't tour on a Harley?

#Ride5000miles member, Martin Fell, has been bucking the motorcycle touring trend by covering almost 2000 miles in 10 days aboard his Harley-Davidson Breakout cruiser. Leaving Northern Ireland on...

Rubbing shoulders with Grand Prix royalty at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Rubbing shoulders with Grand Prix royalty at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

It’s petrolhead’s paradise here at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. I’ve been here since Thursday and been punch drunk drinking in the sights, ear-splitting sounds and getting star-struck at just...

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

Welcome to MCN's round-up of the bike action at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Jump to H-D and Arc electric bike Saturday's race bikes Racing stars at Goodwood Riding pillion on a MotoGP...

Charity trio to ride from John O'Groats to Land's End on Honda C90s

Charity trio to ride from  John O'Groats to Land's End on Honda C90s

A motorcycling trio of friends will attempt to ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End on Honda C90s in just four days next week. Setting off on Thursday, July 11, the team will attempt the 1200-mile...

Rockingham reopen for trackday business!

Rockingham reopen for trackday business!

Rockingham International Raceway, near Corby in Northamptonshire, is set to reopen its gates to bikers, following what was previously billed as a permanent closure. There are two trackdays on the...

BMW unveil R nineT /5 tribute

BMW unveil R nineT /5 tribute

BMW have unveiled an R nineT anniversary model in tribute to the /5 series models of the late 60s. The R nineT /5 uses the firm’s popular R nineT model as a base and features a raft of classy touches...

MV Agusta boss says affordable Superveloce, Brutale – and more – are coming

MV Agusta boss says affordable Superveloce, Brutale – and more – are coming

MV Agusta are planning less costly versions of their new, limited edition Superveloce and Brutale 1000 and say we can also expect more 'accessible' and heritage-inspired machines in the future. In an...

Operation Endurance seizes 20th motorbike

Operation Endurance seizes 20th motorbike

Police are winning the fight against reckless riding on stolen bikes following a major crackdown. Gloucestershire Constabulary have just seized their 20th bike in the fight against antisocial...

MV Agusta Dragster RC Shining Gold is a one-off special

MV Agusta Dragster RC Shining Gold is a one-off special

MV Agusta have confirmed that just one Dragster 800 RC Shining Gold special edition will be produced, with the only model already delivered to the customer. Featuring a gold effect livery,...

Meet the Mutt Mastiff 125: a factory custom with adventure looks and accessible running costs

Meet the Mutt Mastiff 125: a factory custom with adventure looks and accessible running costs

Mutt have just released the Mastiff – a beefed up version of their super popular custom 125s. If you’re not familiar with Mutt they produce a range of small capacity, factory custom bikes that look as...

Order a Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse - get a set of free branded leathers!

Order a Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse - get a set of free branded leathers!

Need a new excuse to get your hands on a 2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4S or V4S Corse? How about a free Corse C4 race suit, worth £1149, thrown in for free? That’s exactly what the Italian company are...

Michelin launch 'Design your Motorcycle' competition - judging at Eicma in November

Michelin launch 'Design your Motorcycle' competition - judging at Eicma in November

Michelin have revealed their 2019 ‘Design your Motorcycle’ competition, with registrations open now and judging to take place at the Eicma Milan motorcycle show on November 5. All you need to do in...

R5K thrill-seekers explore alternative mileage methods

R5K thrill-seekers explore alternative mileage methods

To some #ride5000miles members, a new riding season means a chance to push their two-wheeled limits, looking for ever more extreme means of achieving their distance goals. "I treated myself to a...

Classic Suzuki Track Day roars into Cadwell Park

Classic Suzuki Track Day roars into Cadwell Park

Classic motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country took over Cadwell Park today for the second annual Suzuki Classic Track Day. With temperatures nudging 30-degrees and entry free to spectators,...

Sammy Miller MBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sammy Miller MBE wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sammy Miller MBE has been awarded a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Transport Trust for his dedication to the preservation of motorcycles and motorcycle heritage. The award was presented by HRH...

2019 BMW S1000RR: the story

2019 BMW S1000RR: the story

We've now had a chance to rate the 2019 BMW S1000RR on road, track, in rain and sunshine, and have had the opportunity to test it over several thousand miles in our long-term test review. BMW S1000RR...

Crescent launch Yamaha Dealership in Verwood, Dorset

Crescent launch Yamaha Dealership in Verwood, Dorset

South West super-dealer, Crescent, will open a flagship Yamaha dealership this weekend, June 29-30, as the Dorset-based business re-introduces their third site under the Crescent name with the launch...

Max Biaggi gets measured up for electric speed record attempt

Max Biaggi gets measured up for electric speed record attempt

Six-time motorcycle world champion, Max Biaggi, has teamed up with Monaco-based electric bike firm, Voxan Motors, to try and set a new two-wheeled land speed record. Announced in April by Voxan’s...

Thieves brag about stolen motorcycles on Instagram

Thieves brag about stolen motorcycles on Instagram

Bike thieves are openly selling stolen vehicles on social media accounts, with some even taunting their alleged victims. A group called 'Weston Repo Guys' have been stealing bikes in the...

BMW reveal Vision DC Roadster electric concept

BMW reveal Vision DC Roadster electric concept

BMW have unveiled the Vision DC Roadster – a naked electric concept bike that moves the electric boxer story on once again after the radical Vision Next 100 bike shown three years ago. This shock move...

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

Video: Ernie Vigil desert racing on Triumph Scrambler 1200

A retro-styled 1200cc Triumph may sound like more of a coffee shop cruiser than an off-road racer, but if you are in any doubt that the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE has serious capabilities on the loose...

Speedway GP Cardiff 2019 details released

Speedway GP Cardiff 2019 details released

Round 9 of the FIM Speedway GP series will see the action returning to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the nineteenth time on Saturday, September 21. Ticket prices will start from...

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

Troy Bayliss gives Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB electric mountain bike approval

The new Ducati MIG-RR e-MTB is designed to deliver the best bits of mountain biking without needing a finely tuned set of legs and lungs to get back to the top of the hill. Ducati partnered up with...

Prescott Bike Festival is blood bike charity’s biggest annual fundraiser

Prescott Bike Festival is blood bike charity’s biggest annual fundraiser

The ninth annual Prescott Bike Festival and Hill Climb was a roaring success with a stack of cash raised for Blood Bikes. The Prescott event has helped raise over £200,000 in recent years, which has...

New videos for learner drivers' biker awareness

New videos for learner drivers' biker awareness

The DVSA have bolstered their learner driver information with new videos that specifically highlight how easy it is to miss a motorcyclist on the road if you don’t look properly, following a campaign...

'We have more smiles per mile at 30mph' - Northern Ningers

'We have more smiles per mile at 30mph' - Northern Ningers

A biking tour can be a great way to add to your #ride5000miles total, experiencing new places and roads often with friends. But instead of cramming everything you’ll need onto a bike and setting off...

Harley-Davidson look to break into Chinese market

Harley-Davidson look to break into Chinese market

Harley-Davidson announced the biggest shake-up in their recent history back in 2018, and they’re coming good on their promise to break into emerging bike markets with a new 338cc bike for the Chinese...