Bike news

  • A bike meet that's 'the full English'

    Yesterday 10:31 by Jason Hayzelden

    A bike meet that's 'the full English'

    Deep in the heart of the rolling Essex countryside is one of the most perfect picture postcard settings imaginable, the quintessential English village of Finchingfield. With its chocolate box...

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  • The Kings of Bling

    Yesterday 09:00 by Jordan Gibbons

    The Kings of Bling

    We ride the cream of the crop from Harley-Davidson's Battle of the Kings Harley-Davidson held their first Battle of the Kings competition in 2015 to showcase the phenomenal depth and range of...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    Bikes for saleSmash continental miles with ease with this Kawasaki gtr1400, which is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “Here we present a 2008 Kawasaki GTR1400 ABS in black. The bike has had a total of 2...

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  • Video: Yamaha R6 first ride

    Yesterday 06:00 by Adam Child

    Video: Yamaha R6 first ride

    It’s no secret supersport sales have plummeted over the last decade. And while most manufacturers have put their 600s out to pasture, using a get-out clause to allow them to keep selling non-Euro4...

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  • In this week's issue: MotoGP 2017 is go

    28 March 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: MotoGP 2017 is go

    In this week's issue of MCN we've got a 12-page 2017 BSB preview pullout, an interview with Dougie Lampkin and a naked shootout: Triumph's Street Triple 765 v Kawasaki's Z900. Also in MCN this...

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  • 5 affordable 125cc bikes for new riders

    28 March 2017 by MCN News

    5 affordable 125cc bikes for new riders

    Bikes for saleSometimes choosing your first motorcycle can be a nightmare, especially if you don’t know where to start with it all. Some will want the sportiest machine they can afford, others will just want...

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  • Gallery: Cruiser chooser

    28 March 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Cruiser chooser

    There’s a much wider range of bobbers available than even just a few years ago, and surprisingly, they’re not all Harleys. At one end of the spectrum we had the Indian Scout Sixty, a smaller...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-07

    28 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-07

    Bikes for saleWhen you’re after great value in a brilliantly fun package you need look no further than the Yamaha MT-07, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Supplied by ourselves last March and upgraded...

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  • Great motorcycle prints

    27 March 2017 by MCN News

    Great motorcycle prints

    If you've ever wanted to print off your favourite motorcycle pictures, then Great Prints can help. Hang it at home, in the garage, at work; Your iconic images can now be purchased. To celebrate the...

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  • 6 of the best chain lubes around

    27 March 2017 by MCN News

    6 of the best chain lubes around

    MCN ShopThe top six highest-rated chain lubes right now on MCN Shop right now are... Wurth High Performance £4.49 Based on a wax formula, this dry Wurth lube promises not to fling off, or attract dirt and...

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  • 7 great motorcycle gift ideas

    27 March 2017 by MCN News

    7 great motorcycle gift ideas

    If you’re looking for some motorcycle goodies to spice up your life both on and off the bike then look no further. We’ve picked out some belting biking products from the MCN merchandise shop just for...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    27 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    Bikes for saleFancy a stylish way to get around this summer? Why not consider this 2014 BMW R nineT, which is today’s bike of the day? Seller says “Anti-theft alarm. Cylinder head protectors. Metallic paint." MCN...

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  • Yamaha XSR900 Abarth: First ride coming soon

    27 March 2017 by Simon Hargreaves

    Yamaha XSR900 Abarth: First ride coming soon

    MCN will be grabbing a full first ride on Yamaha’s rather foxy, new, limited edition XSR900 café racer today. With an identical chassis set-up as the hugely popular standard XSR900 streetbike, Yamaha...

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  • Go Naked at the MCN Festival

    25 March 2017 by Ped Baker

    Go Naked at the MCN Festival

    The line up of test bikes at this years Carole Nash MCN Festival is growing every day and the latest additions to the fleet will be some of the most sought after machines of 2017. The naked...

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  • Copycat used bargains

    25 March 2017 by Neil Murray

    Copycat used bargains

    Good news, the brace of Suzuki TS250s I dragged out from the back of my lock-up (one of them needed a lot of dragging as the chain had seized and the other required multiple drags as it was all in...

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  • Gallery: Honda Fireblade SP old v new

    24 March 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Honda Fireblade SP old v new

    In this week’s issue of MCN, we put the brand-new Honda CBR100RR Fireblade SP up against the 2016 SP to see just how it compares to the old model.  We analysed everything from the ride quality to...

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  • Top 7 motorcycle destinations for 2017

    24 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top 7 motorcycle destinations for 2017

    Open your curtains with enthusiasm this time of year and it quickly escapes as you're greeted with grey skies and frost-covered ground. Sure, it looks pretty, but it's not exactly what you want to be...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM RC8

    24 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM RC8

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the marmite looking, but still oh-so-sexy KTM RC8. Seller says “KTM RC8 1190 Black and Matte Black, special edition colour. Dominator exhaust and K&N filters. RE map by...

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  • Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT gets rid of the wind

    23 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT gets rid of the wind

    There wasn't anything wrong with the outgoing Suzuki V-Strom 1000, but for 2017 Suzuki have made a few tweaks and introduced the more adventure-focused XT version, which gets wire wheels, bashplate,...

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  • Enjoy some Krazy days

    23 March 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Enjoy some Krazy days

    Suffolk isn't exactly flush when it comes to biking destinations, but Paul Beamish's Krazy Horse more than makes up for any deficit. Hidden on a nonedescript estate on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds...

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  • First Ride: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

    23 March 2017 by Adam Child

    First Ride: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R6

    MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, has packed his race leathers and is heading to Almeria, Spain to ride Yamaha’s new supersport YZF-R6. While the majority of other manufacturers have put their 600...

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  • Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: Easy rider

    22 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: Easy rider

    If your adventure bike doesn't have more electronics than the space shuttle and gadgetry coming out of its ears it often gets forgotten, but Suzuki's updated baby adventure bike, the V-Strom 650XT,...

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  • Air-cooling returns to the Monster family

    22 March 2017 by Jon Urry

    Air-cooling returns to the Monster family

    After a small break, 2017 sees air-cooling return to the Ducati Monster family in the shape of the new Monster 797. And for those who are fans of traditionalism, that’s a welcome relief as in 1993 the...

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