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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...

Merseyside Police track down six bikes stolen in Liverpool during TT fortnight

Merseyside Police track down six bikes stolen in Liverpool during TT fortnight

Police officers in Merseyside have recovered six motorbikes stolen from tourists travelling through Liverpool on their way to the annual Isle of Man TT races. In total, eight machines were taken...

Ultimate R1 arrives | Crescent Yamaha build exclusive track-only superbikes at £65,000 each

Ultimate R1 arrives | Crescent Yamaha build exclusive track-only superbikes at £65,000 each

Crescent Yamaha, the dealership behind the official Pata Prometeon Yamaha World Superbike team, have launched an exclusive run of Jonathan Rea tribute GYTR R1 superbikes – said to be the ultimate in...

Fowlers of Bristol have helped raise £4000 with their monthly Bristol Bike Night at June meetup

Fowlers of Bristol have helped raise £4000 with their monthly Bristol Bike Night at June meetup

Bristol Bike Night has raised an impressive £3950 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association during its June gathering.   The monthly event was organised and held by multi franchise dealership,...

Cake rises again | Electric firm returns with new Norwegian backers following bankruptcy

Cake rises again | Electric firm returns with new Norwegian backers following bankruptcy

Lightweight Swedish electric brand, Cake Motorcycles are back in business, having previously filed for bankruptcy in February 2024. The electric motorbike brand was snapped up by Norwegian car...

Full blown goodness | Brit bike specialist builds supercharged Triumph Speed Twin in just four days

Full blown goodness | Brit bike specialist builds supercharged Triumph Speed Twin in just four days

As retros go, Triumph’s Speed Twin is arguably at the sportier end of the spectrum than some, but with just 99bhp turning its back wheel, the Hinckley classic is unlikely to set any...

Italjet Dragster gets a Marquez makeover! Gresini replica provides MotoGP flair to radical scooter

Italjet Dragster gets a Marquez makeover! Gresini replica provides MotoGP flair to radical scooter

Italian scooter manufacturer Italjet are expanding their Dragster lineup with the introduction of several MotoGP inspired models this September. Built to celebrate its technical collaboration with...

Feeling the buzz | Spanish off-road brand Rieju branch out with new urban E-Tango EV supermoto

Feeling the buzz | Spanish off-road brand Rieju branch out with new urban E-Tango EV supermoto

With the small bike market now inundated with super light electric motorbikes, Spanish brand Rieju have thrown their hat into the ring with the introduction of the new E-Tango Supermoto. Already...

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 7: Next strength and flexibility How do...

Tribute to the King | Triumph launch Elvis Presley limited edition Bonneville T120

Tribute to the King | Triumph launch Elvis Presley limited edition Bonneville T120

Triumph Motorcycles have launched yet another special edition, revealing a £14,495 Bonneville T120 Elvis Presley Limited Edition retro bike on Tuesday, June 18. Limited to 925 bikes worldwide, it...

KTM combatting engine noise crackdown with new onboard sensors

KTM combatting engine noise crackdown with new onboard sensors

A growing number of authorities – both nationally and internationally – are starting to employ noise cameras to catch riders with bikes considered to be too loud. While that might sound fair enough...

Sort your bike's leaky fork seals

Sort your bike's leaky fork seals

That tell-tale oil trace means it’s time to replace those worn-out seals Sorting your seals It’s one of the mysteries of modern motorcycling – how fork seals can leak even though they haven’t...

'Nuisance' off-road motorcycle seized after rider seen pulling wheelies and riding on footpaths

'Nuisance' off-road motorcycle seized after rider seen pulling wheelies and riding on footpaths

Police officers in Corby have seized an off-road motorcycle being ridden antisocially, and also promised further action to tackle the problem, following increased concern from local...

Harley-Davidsons unite | 30th annual HOG Rally Senigallia roars onto sun-kissed Italian coastline

Harley-Davidsons unite | 30th annual HOG Rally Senigallia roars onto sun-kissed Italian coastline

The idyllic seaside resort of Senigallia on Italy’s sun-drenched Adriatic, rumbled to the sound of rock, disco beats and thumping Milwaukee iron, as tens of thousands of Harley-Davidson riders and...

Isle of Man TT boss opens up about Drive to Survive style docuseries and Hollywood-backed film

Isle of Man TT boss opens up about Drive to Survive style docuseries and Hollywood-backed film

Head of Motorsport for the annual Isle of Man TT races, Paul Phillips has expressed both his excitement and concerns following the announcement that the racing festival is to get a Hollywood-backed...

From Varese to Plymouth | MV Agusta expand dealership network with new South Downs showroom

From Varese to Plymouth | MV Agusta expand dealership network with new South Downs showroom

The West Country is set to gain an official MV Agusta dealership, as Plymouth based Macpherson Motorcycles open their doors to customers on June 20.  A public grand opening is set to start at 4pm...

Bikes on the big screen | New biking flick, The Bikeriders, is set for imminent UK release

Bikes on the big screen | New biking flick, The Bikeriders, is set for imminent UK release

A new motorcycle themed film called The Bikeriders is set to hit UK cinemas on June 21, starring Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, Norman Reedus, and Austin Butler.  Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, the...

Classics galore | Bonhams Summer Sale to include Del Boy's 'pukka' 1957 Ariel Square Four

Classics galore | Bonhams Summer Sale to include Del Boy's 'pukka' 1957 Ariel Square Four

Auction house, Bonhams are underway with their eagerly awaited Summer Sale, with over 180 classic and modern motorcycles available throughout the June 14 – 24 event.    Related: Bonhams auction...

Bumper bike sales | Industry data reveals steady rise in monthly motorcycle registrations versus 2023

Bumper bike sales | Industry data reveals steady rise in monthly motorcycle registrations versus 2023

Bike sales are on the up both on a monthly and yearly basis when compared with 2023. Motorcycle Industry Association data, released at the beginning of June, shows positive results for both petrol and...

Kawasaki-backed stunt rider aims for new speed record dragged behind a motorcycle

Kawasaki-backed stunt rider aims for new speed record dragged behind a motorcycle

Kawasaki UK have teamed up with stunt rider Jonny Davies to try and break the Guinness World Record for ‘Fastest speed being dragged behind a motorcycle’ using a supercharged Ninja H2 SX sports...

Two up around the world | Biking couple bag Guinness World Record for globe-busting adventure

Two up around the world | Biking couple bag Guinness World Record for globe-busting adventure

Motorcycle adventurers Lavi Scholl and Ollie Gamblin (better known online as Lavi & Ollie) have set a new Guinness world record, becoming the youngest pair to circumnavigate the world on a motorcycle,...

Norton Motorcycles announce end of deliveries to Garner era customers and bring in former Manchester United CEO

Norton Motorcycles announce end of deliveries to Garner era customers and bring in former Manchester United CEO

Solihull-based Norton Motorcycles have confirmed the completion of all outstanding Commando and V4 orders left over from the Stuart Garner era, following a £2.3million redevelopment and delivery...

How to apply graphics - perfectly

How to apply graphics - perfectly

‘Those stickers aren’t for life’ Applying stickers is one thing, but what about removing them? Maybe you’ve bought a new-to-you bike that’s covered in them and you want rid, or perhaps you’re just...

Meet the rider who has been racing the Isle of Man TT course for over 40 years

Meet the rider who has been racing the Isle of Man TT course for over 40 years

Oxfordshire born road racer Dave Madsen-Mygdal has further cemented his record of having the most starts in the history of the Isle of Man TT, lining up for what’s believed to be his 150th and 151st...

'Dave Day' tribute to late Hairy Bikers star sees 46,000 ride into Barrow-in-Furness

'Dave Day' tribute to late Hairy Bikers star sees 46,000 ride into Barrow-in-Furness

Thousands of bikers banded together to celebrate the life of late Hairy Bikers star Dave Myers, who passed away earlier this year following a two-year battle with cancer.  Related: Thousands of...

Bespoke new Beemer | BMW reveal seventies special R12 'Street Ride' at Bike Shed London show

Bespoke new Beemer | BMW reveal seventies special R12 'Street Ride' at Bike Shed London show

BMW showcased a bespoke R12 cruiser-based creation to thousands of custom enthusiasts at this year’s Bike Shed Moto Show in London.  Roughly 16,000 attendees visited the Tobacco Dock venue between...

MCIA lay out plans for motorbike industry following general election call with motorcycling manifesto

MCIA lay out plans for motorbike industry following general election call with motorcycling manifesto

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) have revealed their ‘Powered Light Vehicle Manifesto’ encouraging politicians from all political parties to actively support the motorbike...

Biker deaths on the decline | Industry experts respond to falling fatalities amongst UK motorcyclists

Biker deaths on the decline | Industry experts respond to falling fatalities amongst UK motorcyclists

Motorcycle industry experts have expressed their delight at the declining number of road deaths amongst bikers, with the latest government figures suggesting a drop of 12% between 2022 and...

Prescott Bike Festival brings racing back to Europe’s second oldest hillclimb venue this month

Prescott Bike Festival brings racing back to Europe’s second oldest hillclimb venue this month

Prescott Bike Festival returns for its twelfth incarnation this June 23, welcoming an ever-eclectic mix of two-wheeled machinery to the historic hillclimb location – all raising money for the regional...

Enter the R100X | Custom builder turns 1990s BMW R80R into £40,000 stripped-back dirt demon

Enter the R100X | Custom builder turns 1990s BMW R80R into £40,000 stripped-back dirt demon

What happens when you take a humble 1995 BMW R80R, pluck it from retirement and inject 800 hours of unbounded engineering mastery into it?   The result is what Formula One engineer Ben Norton has...

Ducati pump the brakes on Scrambler concept hype and confirm departure of 1100 Sport Pro

Ducati pump the brakes on Scrambler concept hype and confirm departure of 1100 Sport Pro

Following the global launch of two Scrambler prototypes at the recent Bike Shed Moto Show in London, Ducati bosses have told MCN that we could see a production bike come to market, but not anytime...

Honda commits to electric future for small capacity motorcycle market at 2024 business briefing

Honda commits to electric future for small capacity motorcycle market at 2024 business briefing

Honda has announced that it will continue to push electrification for the small capacity motorcycle market.  The automotive giant described EVs (electric vehicles) as the “most effective solution...

Norton heads up north | Solihull brand establishes first Scottish location with Perth dealership

Norton heads up north | Solihull brand establishes first Scottish location with Perth dealership

Norton’s full motorcycle lineup is now available to Scottish customers as the Solihull brand recently announced a sales partnership with Revolutions of Perth.  Related: Norton widen net with South...

Wick High School teacher sets up a motorcycle mechanics club for kids as young as 11

Wick High School teacher sets up a motorcycle mechanics club for kids as young as 11

You’re never too young to get into bikes – as a group of kids at a Scottish school discovered when one of their teachers set up an after-school club where they could learn how to strip, rebuild and...

Merseyside police recover and return motorbikes stolen from Isle of Man TT tourists in Liverpool

Merseyside police recover and return motorbikes stolen from Isle of Man TT tourists in Liverpool

Merseyside Police have recovered and returned two motorbikes belonging to German tourists, who were visiting Liverpool on their way to the annual Isle of Man TT races. The bikes – a Honda Africa...

KTM tease semi automatic AMT adventure concept at Red Bull Erzbergrodeo enduro event

KTM tease semi automatic AMT adventure concept at Red Bull Erzbergrodeo enduro event

KTM have teased what appears to be a new semi-automatic large-capacity V-twin engined adventure bike at the gruelling Red Bull Erzbergrodeo, in Austria. Ridden by French enduro legend Johnny...