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  • FIRST RIDE: Sur-Ron’s Light Bee ELECTRIC off-roader.

    FIRST RIDE: Sur-Ron’s Light Bee ELECTRIC off-roader.

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    Slowly but surely, the wider motorcycle community is cottoning on to the fact that electric is here, and is here to stay – and as a result, there an ever growing abundance of top-spec electric two-wheelers emerging on the market. Everything from small city commuters right through to out and out off-roaders. Ok, so it’s…

  • Valentino Rossi talks fears, favourite tracks, and racing at forty.

    Valentino Rossi talks fears, favourite tracks, and racing at forty.

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    Valentino Rossi has been in Milan talking to Radio Deejay about all things MotoGP. The interview touched upon the 2019 MotoGP season, his career, his fears, his favourite tracks, and the young talent in the field that he’s got his eye on. Valentino, yesterday you saw your new bike… “Yesterday really was the start of…

  • FIRST RIDE: UM DSR EX 125

    FIRST RIDE: UM DSR EX 125

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    MCM has been test riding UM Motorcycles enduro-inspired commuter, the DSR EX 125 – putting it through its paces across the Lincolnshire Wolds, taking in twisties, trails and the open road. If you’ve not heard of UM Motorcycles before – that’s because it’s still relatively new to the European market, with distribution only beginning in…

  • Tom Cruise rides (and crashes) a BMW R nineT Scrambler during Mission Impossible 6 filming

    Tom Cruise rides (and crashes) a BMW R nineT Scrambler during Mission Impossible 6 filming

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    Production has kicked off for the new Mission Impossible 6 film, and we’ve been sent these behind the scenes snaps of Tom Cruise (intentionally) crashing a BMW RnineT Scrambler during filming. Exclusive ‘automotive marketing’ partner for the last couple of films, it seems that  BMW is back on board for the latest instalment of the long running…

  • Norton Motorcycles receive boost from the bank!

    Norton Motorcycles receive boost from the bank!

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    Norton Motorcycles is scaling up production and hiring 40 more staff, thanks to a £3 million boost from Santander. Last year we showed you some behind the scenes snaps of the new Norton factory in Castle Donington – they showed a relatively small scale production line with a pretty limited capacity, but that’s all about to change. The factory currently…

  • Milan show: BMW G310 GS mini-adventure bike in detail VIDEO

    Milan show: BMW G310 GS mini-adventure bike in detail VIDEO

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    BMW has released a video giving everyone a proper look at the new G310 GS. The bike is the smallest in the GS family by some margin, but with 33bhp it’s the most powerful of the mini-adventure bikes launched at the Milan show this year. The engine is shared with the G310 R roadster,  but…

  • Benelli declared bankrupt by Italian court

    Benelli declared bankrupt by Italian court

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    Benelli declared bankrupt by Italian court. Benelli has been declared bankrupt. The court order about bankruptcy was made despite Benelli’s parent company, the chinese firm Qianjiang (Q.J.) Group offering to pay the outstanding debt of  120,000 euros to WP Suspension. In the process of the bankrupt ruling a trustee has confiscated stock of bikes in…

  • Top tips for wet weather riding

    Top tips for wet weather riding

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    Nobody particularly enjoys riding in the rain, but most of us end up spending some time on wet roads. Here’s some advice from Mark Lewis , director of standards at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) on how to make your riding experience in wet weather a safe and enjoyable experience. Always begin with pre-ride…

  • Changes to motorcycle CBT | Have your say

    Changes to motorcycle CBT | Have your say

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    The Government has launched a consultation on plans to improve motorcycle training – including looking at the standard of instructors – and you can have your say… The proposals include upgrading Compulsory Basic Training – CBT – which has been largely unchanged for the last 25 years. The plans under consideration include the content and…

  • Overland Rider – the England to Cape Town adventure

    Overland Rider – the England to Cape Town adventure

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    Despite having very little true off-road riding experience, ‘Overland Rider’ Jonathan Blackburn did not let that stop him from embarking on a journey of a lifetime as he rode from England to Cape Town, South Africa. Using a modified KTM 690 Enduro R – kindly supplied and prepared by P&H Motorcycles (who also prepped his…

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