Choosing a bike (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • 33bhp Yamaha XJ6 review

    16 November 2009 by Liam Marsden

    33bhp Yamaha XJ6 review

    The £4,499 Yamaha XJ6 is Yamaha’s latest budget-middleweight bike, introduced earlier this year alongside its half-faired cousin the Yamaha Diversion. Yamaha XJ6s for sale As standard the...

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  • Top 5 first big bikes

    26 August 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Top 5 first big bikes

    Are you new to biking and looking for a decent first big bike? You’ll be needing our guide to the top 5 used bikes for new riders.   Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for...

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  • Top 5 125cc sports bikes

    17 July 2009 by James Keen

    Top 5 125cc sports bikes

    If you're in the market for a sporty learner bike, look no further. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for £9.99 Sports 125s are the stuff of teenage dreams, the kind of...

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  • New rider: Top 5 commuter bikes

    03 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New rider: Top 5 commuter bikes

    Are you new to biking and looking for affordable and comfortable work transport? You’ll be needing our guide to the top 5 used commuter bikes. Thinking of trading in? Sell your bike with MCN for...

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  • Buying your first bike on a budget

    26 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Buying your first bike on a budget

    If you are in the market for a new bike, but your budget is tight so you are heading towards one of the crop of Chinese-made bikes that have entered the market over the last few years, you need to...

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  • 5 great 125cc scooters

    12 June 2009 by James Keen

    5 great 125cc scooters

    So you've just passed your CBT and you're in the market for a decent 125cc scooter... but which one? There's so much choice out there it can be overwhelming for new riders. That's why we've short...

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  • Naked or faired for a first bike?

    27 May 2009 by MCN

    Naked or faired for a first bike?

    MCN's problem-solving community has the answers to most biking queries you could imagine. Here, they help a newbie with new bike choice... Ziqnzoq: I passed my test last week and am now thinking about...

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  • First time bikes for tall riders

    21 March 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    First time bikes for tall riders

    Q. I am due to take the Direct Access Scheme and test in a couple of weeks. Once I pass, I am looking to buy an all-rounder middleweight. However, being a tall bloke - 6'4", I...

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