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Brave biker completes lap of Mallory Park 13 years on from life changing racing accident

Brave biker completes lap of Mallory Park 13 years on from life changing racing accident

A former motorcycle club racer from Staffordshire has returned to Mallory Park to complete a lap, 13 years on from a horror accident at Gerard’s Bend that left him unable to walk. Having defied the...

Honda UK launch Adventure Roads special edition of the CRF1100L Africa Twin

Honda UK launch Adventure Roads special edition of the CRF1100L Africa Twin

Honda UK have just announced the launch of not one but two new limited edition versions of their CRF1100L Africa Twin. Limited to the UK buyers only, the new ‘Adventure Roads Edition’ is being...

Valentino Rossi joins fellow Yamaha racing legends to ride classic Grand Prix machinery at Jerez

Valentino Rossi joins fellow Yamaha racing legends to ride classic Grand Prix machinery at Jerez

Nine-time Grand Prix world Champion, Valentino Rossi joined a number of Yamaha owners on an exclusive track event at Jerez, sampling a number of iconic 500GP two-strokes alongside the likes of...

Greater Manchester Police offer fresh security warning as six mopeds recovered in Stockport

Greater Manchester Police offer fresh security warning as six mopeds recovered in Stockport

Police officers in Greater Manchester have offered a fresh security warning to motorcycle and scooter owners, in a bid to help further reduce the number of vehicles stolen in the area. “The MO of...

Party in the park | Road racing returns to Aberdare in Wales this August

Party in the park | Road racing returns to Aberdare in Wales this August

The annual Aberdare Park Road Races will take place in South Wales on August 3 and 4, promising two days of non-stop action around the 0.9-mile wooded track. Bikes as small as 50cc two-strokes will...

Michael Dunlop to star at 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Michael Dunlop to star at 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Twenty nine-time Isle of Man TT winner, Michael Dunlop is set to appear at next weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in celebration of his record breaking road racing achievements. Dunlop set a new...

Hand-built MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro retro superbike promises 205bhp

Hand-built MV Agusta Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro retro superbike promises 205bhp

MV Agusta have revealed a new 205bhp four-cylinder retro superbike limited to just 500 units, called the Superveloce 1000 Serie Oro. The arrival of the bike has been expected for some time, with a...

Aprilia launch RS457 Trophy racing kit to nurture next generation of track stars

Aprilia launch RS457 Trophy racing kit to nurture next generation of track stars

Aprilia are looking to inspire the next generation of motorcycle racing stars with a specialist track kit for the £6500 RS457 parallel-twin A2-friendly sportsbike. Related: Best sportsbike kit...

BMW launch £18,870 R1300GS Adventure with optional semi automatic gearbox

BMW launch £18,870 R1300GS Adventure with optional semi automatic gearbox

BMW have finally pulled the covers off their incoming £18,870 R1300GS Adventure, revealing the bike in front of thousands of fans at this year’s Motorrad Days festival in the Bavarian ski town of...

Honda CG125 riding duo from the UK reach South Africa on round the world tour

Honda CG125 riding duo from the UK reach South Africa on round the world tour

A daring pair of motorcycle travellers have completed the first significant leg of their planned round the world trip, riding two Honda CG125s from the UK to South Africa via Africa’s west...

Glorious Goodwood | MotoGP legends set for iconic Festival of Speed hill climb next weekend

Glorious Goodwood | MotoGP legends set for iconic Festival of Speed hill climb next weekend

The initial motorcycling line-up has been announced for the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a star studded roster of racing legends taking to the 1.16-mile hill climb course in celebration of 75...

Moto Morini confirm UK pricing and 2024 arrival dates for new Calibro cruiser twin range

Moto Morini confirm UK pricing and 2024 arrival dates for new Calibro cruiser twin range

Moto Morini have confirmed their full Calibro cruiser line-up and UK pricing ahead of their arrival this summer, having initially launched the bike back in October 2023. The low slung machine will...

Summer loving with MCN

Summer loving with MCN

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Chinese brand Kove Moto take aim at Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 with cheaper new 800X Pro

Chinese brand Kove Moto take aim at Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 with cheaper new 800X Pro

Rapidly expanding Chinese brand Kove Moto have established a new UK arm of their business, with plans to distribute a range of adventure, sports, and off-road offerings at affordable prices. The...

Big deals at Bonhams | Oldest surviving Vincent Rapide Series-A up for grabs at auction

Big deals at Bonhams | Oldest surviving Vincent Rapide Series-A up for grabs at auction

Bonhams Auctioneers have revealed early details of their Autumn Stafford Sale line-up, with pre-war vintage machinery expected to fetch big money. Headlining the October 12-13 auction is a 1936...

Fight club! Royal Enfield’s new Guerrilla 450 is a road-biased Himalayan sibling

Fight club! Royal Enfield’s new Guerrilla 450 is a road-biased Himalayan sibling

Royal Enfield are preparing to launch a new roadster model next month, with much of its architecture borrowed from the existing Himalayan 450.  Taking to social media, the Indian brand have teased...

Clever air intake design brings more zing and better soundtrack to upcoming CB1000 Hornet

Clever air intake design brings more zing and better soundtrack to upcoming CB1000 Hornet

Although Honda’s CB1000 Hornet was first shown late last year, the company are yet to announce detailed technical specifications or pricing. In fact, all we really know is that it’s due later in...

Time is running out to have your say of the government's Classic Vehicle Consultation

Time is running out to have your say of the government's Classic Vehicle Consultation

The time to have your say on the Government’s classic vehicle consultation is coming to an end, with the final date given to respond set for Thursday, July 4.  Related: Over 200 classics up for...

Motorcyclists invited to join the first ever Beaulieu Bikers’ Day at the National Motor Museum

Motorcyclists invited to join the first ever Beaulieu Bikers’ Day at the National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu are calling upon motorcyclists of all kinds to join them for their first ever Bikers’ Day on Saturday, July 6. As part of the event, a number of classic bikes...

Rally-ready racer | SR75 World Team Suzuki create off-road ready race bike from V-Strom 800DE

Rally-ready racer | SR75 World Team Suzuki create off-road ready race bike from V-Strom 800DE

Suzuki’s resident off-road racing team, SR75 World Team Suzuki, has created a one-off rally ready version of the V-Strom 800DE, reminiscent of the DR Big of old, which the team intends to race later...

Built to go the distance | Ducati unveil tricked up DesertX 'Discovery' with all the options ticked

Built to go the distance | Ducati unveil tricked up DesertX 'Discovery' with all the options ticked

Ducati have announced a full bells-and-whistles version of their DesertX adventure bike and it’s due to hit dealerships this July.  Built to take on the likes of the Husqvarna Norden 901...

Cadwell classic bike weekend celebrates 90 years of the Lincs venue plus Honda and Ducati milestones

Cadwell classic bike weekend celebrates 90 years of the Lincs venue plus Honda and Ducati milestones

A two-day on-track extravaganza is set to take place at Cadwell Park this September, celebrating 90 years of the undulating Lincolnshire circuit plus numerous iconic bike anniversaries. Cadwell...

Longest Day cheap bike challenge raises £92k for Cancer Research UK riding from Land's End to John o' Groats

Longest Day cheap bike challenge raises £92k for Cancer Research UK riding from Land's End to John o' Groats

A group of 35 bikers, riding motorcycles built on a shoestring budget, travelled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats on the longest day of the year to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The June 20...

Bag a Brough in Brum | Over 200 classics up for grabs at upcoming National Motorcycle Museum auction

Bag a Brough in Brum | Over 200 classics up for grabs at upcoming National Motorcycle Museum auction

The National Motorcycle Museum (NMM) in Solihull will play host to the next H&H Classics auction, with over 200 bikes up for grabs including four Vincent Black Shadows, and a Brough Superior...

Return to Africa | BMW announce details of R1300GS special builds to be used in 2024 GS Trophy

Return to Africa | BMW announce details of R1300GS special builds to be used in 2024 GS Trophy

Ahead of their biennial GS Trophy competition, BMW have released details of the bikes to be used in this year’s event – and they’re remarkably similar to what you can buy straight from the...

Stella canned | Historic Stella Alpina motorcycle rally cancelled after almost 60 years

Stella canned | Historic Stella Alpina motorcycle rally cancelled after almost 60 years

Europe’s highest motorcycle rally, the historic Stella Alpina, has been consigned to the history books after almost six continuous decades of running.  Related: 30th annual HOG Rally Senigallia...

Kawasaki-powered stunt rider gets first practice ahead of high-speed ski record attempt

Kawasaki-powered stunt rider gets first practice ahead of high-speed ski record attempt

Stunt rider Jonny Davies has enjoyed a successful first shakedown run aboard a Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX as he prepares to break the world record for ‘Fastest speed being dragged behind a motorcycle.’ The...

Greater Manchester Police tackle nuisance riders and quads with airborne support

Greater Manchester Police tackle nuisance riders and quads with airborne support

Police in Greater Manchester are tackling ongoing issues with nuisance and anti-social motorcycle and quad bike riders with the help of the National Police Air Service (NPAS), and drone technology.

Moto Morini launch bolt-on sports kit for Seiemmezzo STR naked twin

Moto Morini launch bolt-on sports kit for Seiemmezzo STR naked twin

Chinese-owned Italian marque Moto Morini have launched a striking new sports kit for their Seiemmezzo STR naked twin. The SP kit builds on the existing middleweight twin with a headlight surround...

Bishopscourt for sale | Northern Irish race track listed online for £2 million

Bishopscourt for sale | Northern Irish race track listed online for £2 million

Northern Irish race circuit Bishopscourt has been put up for sale by its owners, promising three potential track layouts, multiple buildings, and more. Up for sale with Hanna Hillen Estates, the...

Finger on the button | Yamaha launch switchgear operated Y-AMT semi-automatic gearbox technology for next generation motorcycles

Finger on the button | Yamaha launch switchgear operated Y-AMT semi-automatic gearbox technology for next generation motorcycles

Yamaha are the latest large-scale manufacturer to join the transmission tech arms race, revealing a new semi-automatic gearbox system said to improve dynamic and sporty riding.  Both KTM and BMW...

Boost your bike control, comfort and stamina: Get fit to ride with Jane Omorogbe

Boost your bike control, comfort and stamina: Get fit to ride with Jane Omorogbe

Boost your bike control, comfort and stamina with these simple fitness and flexibility tips from ex-Gladiator and fitness coach Jane Omorogbe… Part 8: Flexibility The hips don’t lie.

Suzuki Live 2024 welcomes thousands of modern and classic motorcycle enthusiasts to Cadwell Park

Suzuki Live 2024 welcomes thousands of modern and classic motorcycle enthusiasts to Cadwell Park

Thousands of motorcyclists from across the UK rumbled into Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park this past weekend for Suzuki Live 2024. Taking place across both Saturday and Sunday, over 2200 fans of the...

Where next for biking | MCN delves into what the upcoming general election could mean for motorcycling

Where next for biking | MCN delves into what the upcoming general election could mean for motorcycling

With a general election taking place on Thursday, July 4 to determine the next UK government, MCN has been looking into the promises laid out by key political parties to see how each could impact...

Ducatista unite | World Ducati Week 2024 ready for action at Italy's Misano World Circuit this July

Ducatista unite | World Ducati Week 2024 ready for action at Italy's Misano World Circuit this July

Ducati have released plans for their upcoming World Ducati Week celebration, which returns to Misano for the first time since 2022 this July 26-28.  Now entering its 12th iteration, the global...

Monster Energy gather bike racing superstars together for what could be the world's greatest trackday

Monster Energy gather bike racing superstars together for what could be the world's greatest trackday

Superstars from the MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike, and road racing paddocks converged on Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on Thursday, June 20 for a trackday like no other.   Called the...