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The Chinese Zodiac may have given us the Year of the Ox for 2021, but MCN thinks it should be rebranded as the Year of the British bike – and no wonder. With bigwigs like Norton, Triumph, Royal Enfield, BSA, and others bouncing back for the second millennium’s new decade, we’re more than a little …

In case y’all didn’t know, Brough Superior is, according to their website, “the first brand to have built motorcycles that could go faster than 100 mph.” They’re a staple part of two-wheeler history – and now, the rebirth of the brand is being touted via a new model they are calling ‘The Lawrence Nefud’. Lawrence, …

Here’s What A Naked Frameless Bike Looks Like UK motorcycle brand Arc Motorcycles has had big dreams and small purse strings. Despite their financially tumultuous history bringing forth “the world’s most advanced fully electric motorcycle of its kind” (they coined the term in an article from NewAtlas, not us), Arc has, over the past few …

In a recent about-twist, the UK Government has gone from announcing zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the EU by 2050, to encouraging EVs with grants for the masses, to now cutting those same perks.  Let’s dig into it.  The report from MCN states that “The Department for Transport has announced changes to the plug-in …

A few days ago, we received word that BSA had officially revealed their all-new Gold Star 650 ahead of schedule. Set to grace the stage of Motorcycle Live this week, the pre-debut was officially presented to the masses this past Friday – and she’s a classic beauty.  Source: NewAtlas According to NewAtlas, the 2022 Gold …

British Motorcycle Gear BMG “Adventure” Jacket Review The British Motorcycle Gear (BMG) Adventure jacket is a lightweight shell optimized for off-road outback adventures. But it works just as well on the street and, when matched with the BMG Adventure pants, it looks Dakar Rally ready. It’s also an excellent bargain! The folks at British Motorcycle …

Sub Zero Thermals for Near-Zero Weather Very soft and comfortable no-nonsense thermals. Snug fit and flexibility makes them almost seem to disappear when riding. Excellent compromise between fabric weight, breathability, moisture wicking and wind blocking. This has been a year of strange weather for us. We’ve had endless rain and cool weather in the Spring, …

BMG “Thermosport” Winter Motorcycle Gloves Among the warmest of our winter 2008 batch. Comfortable padding on the inside. Double stitching with race-like armor offers potentially better protection than most winter gloves. Aggressive pricing makes these a super bargain. I guess I’ll have to blame it on British Motorcycle Gear (BMG). After all, they sent this …

BMG Zodiac Jacket Lightweight jacket with chameleon styling works with anything from cruisers to Adventure Tourers. Includes six zippered vents, nice array of armor and a comfy but stylish fit. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when British Motorcycle Gear suggested the Zodiac jacket as a warm weather alternative to mesh. After all, mesh jackets have become …

BMG Pioneer Pants Robust all-around motorcycle pants with removable insulating liner. Slightly higher than normal waist provides good lower back coverage. Perfect match for the Challenger jacket we reviewed just a couple of weeks ago. The “classic” Belstaff motorcycle clothing line has been sold and distributed in the U.S.A. by British Motorcycle Gear for several years. …

BMG Challenger Jacket I’ll admit it: I’m a Belstaff fan and have been for a number of years. Belstaff was the “It” brand back in the day…I’m talking about the way, way back, when engineer boots, jeans and a thrift store leather jacket were all we had. Yep — add a pair of leather garden gloves and …