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Ride out to help out: Thames Valley Air Ambulance look to bikers to help raise annual £10m funding

Ride out to help out: Thames Valley Air Ambulance look to bikers to help raise annual £10m funding

Thames Valley Air Ambulance are calling upon motorcyclists to help keep their emergency helicopter in the sky by paying a donation and going for a ride. What could be simpler? The initiative is being...

Vespa release limited edition to honour the Year of the Rabbit

Vespa release limited edition to honour the Year of the Rabbit

Vespa have announced the first of a series of special scooter models that will run for the next 12 years in honour of the Chinese Zodiac. The Vespa 946 10° Anniversario honours the year of the...

Honda's C90 is the UK's favourite classic

Honda's C90 is the UK's favourite classic

Data gathered by automotive communication company Loop, has revealed that the humble Honda C90 is the most popular classic on UK roads.   In total there are 275,012 classic motorcycles, defined as...

Bumper sales for biking bigwigs BMW and Ducati

Bumper sales for biking bigwigs BMW and Ducati

Big bike manufacturers are celebrating bumper 2022 sales across both Europe and the rest of the world. BMW has announced its best ever motorcycle sales in its history with a total of 202,895 bikes...

Safety shake-up on the horizon: European testing body present proposals to test and rate electronic aids and kit

Safety shake-up on the horizon: European testing body present proposals to test and rate electronic aids and kit

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has produced a document detailing plans for improving motorcycle safety. Euro NCAP are best known for their safety ratings provided for new...

Happy birthday Harley-Davidson! 2023 model range unveiled alongside special editions

Happy birthday Harley-Davidson! 2023 model range unveiled alongside special editions

Special edition anniversary Harley-Davidson models are nothing new. Their 50th birthday was marked in 1954 with the inclusion of bronze medallions on specific machines, and the 1978 75th milestone saw...

Proposed changes to MoT testing prompt online petition

Proposed changes to MoT testing prompt online petition

A number of motoring bodies have launched a petition in an attempt to stop the Government’s proposed plans to extend the first MoT of a vehicle to four years. The Department for Transport announced...

Plug-in for a new record: 7922 miles covered on electric motorbike

Plug-in for a new record: 7922 miles covered on electric motorbike

An Egyptian rider has set a new Guinness World Record for the longest journey on an electric motorcycle, covering 7921.9 miles (12,749km) in 30 days of riding. Ali Abdo broke the record on a trip...

Fuell back from brink: Erik Buell's electric project secures crowdfunding boost

Fuell back from brink: Erik Buell's electric project secures crowdfunding boost

Fuell, an electric bike brand from the mind of Erik Buell, have launched their first bike, the Fllow, on ‘pre-order’ website PreLaunch. The premise is simple: If you really fancy the bike, they ask...

TT legend Peter Hickman uses London show to raise money for MS charity

TT legend Peter Hickman uses London show to raise money for MS charity

British Superbike race winner and Isle of Man TT lap record holder Peter Hickman has raised £1890 for the MS Society Skegness & District Group, with a raffle at a recent London chat show. Hickman...

First Dougie Lampkin invitational event is a big hit

First Dougie Lampkin invitational event is a big hit

Twelve-time world champion Dougie Lampkin is celebrating a successful first-ever DL12 indoor trials event in Sheffield, with tickets due to go on sale for next year’s show soon. The DL12 Indoor...

Robbie Knievel remembered: Stunt riding star and son of Evel Knievel dies aged 60

Robbie Knievel remembered: Stunt riding star and son of Evel Knievel dies aged 60

Motorcycle stunt riding icon Robbie Knievel has passed away at the age of 60 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. According to his online biography, the son of the late Evel Knievel took on 350...

Time warp triple: London bike builder creates electric Kawasaki KH250

Time warp triple: London bike builder creates electric Kawasaki KH250

Electric ‘restomods’ are nothing new in the car world, with battery power wizards removing tired classic combustion engines in favour of quieter, and usually dramatically more powerful, plug-in...

Triumph say biofuels prove electric bikes aren’t the only way forward

Triumph say biofuels prove electric bikes aren’t the only way forward

Triumph’s Chief Product Officer, Steve Sargent, has spoken exclusively to MCN about how developing ethanol rich E40 fuel for Moto2 by 2024 could influence the sustainability of road bikes. “I think...

SuperBike Factory open new showroom in Bristol with 400 used bikes in stock

SuperBike Factory open new showroom in Bristol with 400 used bikes in stock

SuperBike Factory are bringing their massive stock of used motorbikes to the South West with a new showroom in Bristol. The new venue will eventually have 400 bikes in stock and will also act as a...

Ace of base: How ZeroFit make the 'world's warmest base layer'

Ace of base: How ZeroFit make the 'world's warmest base layer'

You have to have the utmost confidence in your garments to trademark them as the ‘world’s warmest base layer’ but that’s just what ZeroFit have done. The ‘Heat Rub’ technology was developed by...

Bridget McCutchen aims to become the youngest woman to ride around the world

Bridget McCutchen aims to become the youngest woman to ride around the world

Aged just 22, American rider Bridget McCutchen is on a mission to set the world record for the youngest woman rider to circumnavigate the globe. At the time of writing, Bridget and her 2020...

The top 40 greatest new motorcycles arriving in 2023

The top 40 greatest new motorcycles arriving in 2023

There are over 60 new 2023 models heading to dealerships near you this New Year – some are the all-new fruits of maverick designers and engineers, while others are simply great next-gen updates of...

Meatier Morini on the way: Italian firm tease big-bore V-twin ADV bike

Meatier Morini on the way: Italian firm tease big-bore V-twin ADV bike

Italian-styled, Chinese-built Moto Morini have been flaunting a large-capacity V-twin adventure bike concept on social media, which appears to borrow a version of an engine previously found in the...

Buckinghamshire bruiser: ‘The Ultimate Adventure Bike’ set for short production run

Buckinghamshire bruiser: ‘The Ultimate Adventure Bike’ set for short production run

Marlon Motorcycles have announced a ten-bike production run for ‘The Ultimate Adventure Bike’ (TUAB), a 1995 Honda NX650 Dominator-based custom they exhibited at the Bike Shed Show in 2022. The...

Porsche focus on efuel with Chilean plant opening

Porsche focus on efuel with Chilean plant opening

The march to save the combustion engine via the production of less damaging synthetic fuel has taken another step forward as Porsche open a production plant in Chile. Synthetic or eFuels are made...

Return of the Motocompo? As Icoma release the suitcase bike

Return of the Motocompo? As Icoma release the suitcase bike

While most manufacturers were turning their electric vehicles up to 11 at this years Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Icoma brought a little fun to the proceedings the way only a Japanese...

Aprilia’s V4 to get VVT: Firm take out variable valve timing patent for future RSV4 superbike

Aprilia’s V4 to get VVT: Firm take out variable valve timing patent for future RSV4 superbike

Suzuki, BMW, Kawasaki, Ducati and Yamaha have all taken steps into variable valve timing and now Piaggio are developing their own setup for a future Aprilia RSV4. Suzuki’s VVT design, used in the...

Motorcyclist wins compensation and costs from DVLA after riding entitlement wrongly removed

Motorcyclist wins compensation and costs from DVLA after riding entitlement wrongly removed

An avid biker has won an almost four year-long battle with the DVLA to reinstate his motorcycle riding entitlement after they removed it sometime in the 1970s. Paul Olsen learned of the mistake in...

Electric is 'going to come' says Kymco boss in exclusive MCN interview

Electric is 'going to come' says Kymco boss in exclusive MCN interview

Kymco Chairman, Allen Ko has told MCN he believes the future of propulsion lies with electric vehicles (EV), regardless of the potential benefits of other technologies, due to the public perception...

Welsh couple chase the summer on epic around-the-world ride

Welsh couple chase the summer on epic around-the-world ride

A biking couple from the Brecon Beacons are currently on the adventure of a lifetime, attempting to follow the summer weather around the world aboard their trusty 2022 BMW R1250GS. Andy and Jayne...

Royal Enfield's electric future: Parent company invests €50 million in Spanish EV firm

Royal Enfield's electric future: Parent company invests €50 million in Spanish EV firm

Royal Enfield’s parent company Eicher Motors Ltd are stepping up their plans for electrification with a €50 million investment in Spanish plug-in off-road firm Stark Future SL. Around a 10.35%...

Ken Block remembered

Ken Block remembered

The motorsport world is mourning the loss of rallying sensation Ken Block, who passed away on Tuesday 2 January following a snowmobile accident. The co-founder of DC Shoes became an online...

Suzuki announce V-Strom 800DE UK pricing

Suzuki announce V-Strom 800DE UK pricing

Suzuki have announced their 2023 V-Strom 800DE will be priced at £10,499 in basic, unaccessorised form. The 776cc parallel twin adventure bike was launched in the autumn alongside the naked GSX-8S,...

Royal Enfield Interceptor Bootneck: One-off 650 raises £60,000 for charity

Royal Enfield Interceptor Bootneck: One-off 650 raises £60,000 for charity

A one-of-a-kind Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 built by an Edinburgh motorcycle dealership has raised £60,000 for the Royal Marines Charity. The bike, known as Bootneck, was built by Saltire...

Royal Enfield spotted testing liquid-cooled 450 single-cylinder scrambler

Royal Enfield spotted testing liquid-cooled 450 single-cylinder scrambler

Spy shots have emerged from southern Europe showing a new liquid-cooled 450 scrambler in the works from Royal Enfield. Believed to be called the Scram 450, the back to basics naked follows a 450...

TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 3 announced: Latest version adds free ride feature

TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 3 announced: Latest version adds free ride feature

A new Isle of Man TT game is heading to major consoles this year containing a unique new feature. TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 3 by Nacon Gaming, will feature official teams and riders from...

Suzuki reveal UK price for the Burgman Street 125 EX scooter

Suzuki reveal UK price for the Burgman Street 125 EX scooter

Suzuki have announced the pricing of their 2023 Burgman Street 125EX scooter. Launched in late 2022, the CBT-friendly twist and go will cost a very reasonable £2999 and will arrive in dealers in...

Simple maintenance could allow older bikes to ride in London's extended ULEZ

Simple maintenance could allow older bikes to ride in London's extended ULEZ

With the announcement by London Mayor Sadiq Khan of the expansion of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), a test centre in Stevenage is advising riders of older bikes to carry out basic maintenance to...

Biking group raise £20,000 for children who are facing life-limiting conditions

Biking group raise £20,000 for children who are facing life-limiting conditions

The Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association (WSMBA) have raised £20,000 across 2022 for the Lifelites children’s charity, supporting kids with life-limiting conditions and disabilities. Members...

Help those who help us - support a charity in 2023

Help those who help us - support a charity in 2023

Times are tough for all of us right now. As I write this, I’ve got two jumpers on and a pair of fingerless gloves, determined not to move the thermostat dial up a single notch. However, it’s not...