Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

The top story on the MCN site this week was the news that 240 Triumph employees in the UK are expected to be made redundant, with cuts blamed on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Triumph's factory in Hinckley, UK

We also heard about a special one-of-one limited edition MV Agusta Brutale 1000RR ML, and MCN partnered with the MCIA to promote Unlock Your Freedom – an initiative to get people biking to work instead of using public transport.

KTM 890 Duke R review

Our new review this week is the stunningly capable KTM 890 Duke R.

Kawasaki electric motorbike project

We’ve seen some short films about Kawasaki’s electric bike project, while Ducati test rider Alessandro Valia tells us how the V4 Superleggera was conceived.

Ducati V4 Superleggera on track

Triumph are looking for your lockdown legends to send some prizes to, while CC Racing Garage won the Ducati Custom Rumble competition and Bullit revealed a black and gold version of the Hero 125.

Bullit Hero 125

In bike crime, we heard about the 100mph chase that ended in a prison sentence, and found North Yorkshire’s Chief Constable apologising for comments one of her officers made about bikers.

Yamaha Tricity 300

And finally, Yamaha announced pricing and spec for the three-wheeled Tricity 300.

Read the latest stories causing a buzz this week in News…

Gareth Evans

By Gareth Evans

New rider, engineering enthusiast, old car racer, runner of websites