Bike news

  • #ride5000miles members rack up the miles

    Yesterday 10:00 by MCN News

    #ride5000miles members rack up the miles

    Early Autumn is proving a great time for our #ride5000miles members with some epic road trips as readers chase the sun. One trip that caught our eye was Russ McQuinlan’s adventure with 15 other Honda...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 749S

    Yesterday 09:30 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 749S

    Bikes for saleSnubbed by many at the time, the Ducati 749S was a bit of a marmite bike but is now quite the collectable machine. Seller says “This Ducati 749S comes with 12,231 miles on the clocks. It’s a lovely...

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  • News podcast episode 13

    22 September 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 13

    This week's MCN news podcast is in! Senior Reporter, Jordan Gibbons, and Senior Editor, Matt Wildee, talk all things Norton V4, take you through our great 1998 Yamaha R1 v R1M feature and discuss The...

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  • Norton's V4 Lives!

    22 September 2017 by Richard Newland & Oli Rushby

    Norton's V4 Lives!

    Just ten months ago Norton revealed their first prototype V4 SS to the world through MCN. It looked utterly incredible – a British superbike for the modern era, a stunning blend of mechanical...

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  • Vote for Britain's biggest-hearted biker

    22 September 2017 by MCN News

    Vote for Britain's biggest-hearted biker

    The Carole Nash hunt for Britain’s most remarkable motorcycling hero has been gaining pace over the last couple of months and the stack of nominations have been whittled down to the final 20. Now it’s...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ Diversion

    22 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ Diversion

    Bikes for saleThis XJ6 Diversion is perfect for those who commute on through winter and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2013 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is in fantastic condition and comes with just 5,263...

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  • New colours for Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700

    22 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New colours for Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700

    Yamaha's popular XSR900 and XSR700 models have together sold over 17,000 models worldwide, and for 2018 the bikes are getting a fresh look with some retro-inspired paint schemes. The XSR700 gives a...

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  • 9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

    21 September 2017 by James Archibald

    9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

    As motorcyclists, we often see car drivers either swerving all over a lane or paying no attention to the road ahead because their face is lit up by their mobile phone. It’s become an all too common...

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  • 4 things we like about BMW's G310 GS

    21 September 2017 by Adam Child

    4 things we like about BMW's G310 GS

    We rode BMW's new G310 GS in Spain yesterday. Getting mucky off-road here are four things we like about the baby GS and two things we don't. Small and light BMW are claiming a ready-to-run weight of...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    21 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    Bikes for saleFun and practical, this Aprilia SL1000 Falco is today's bike of the day. Seller says “This Aprilia Falco is in good condition and starts on the first press. It comes with a Power Commander 3 fitted, 2...

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  • Save money on the 2018 London Motorcycle Show

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Save money on the 2018 London Motorcycle Show

    After a record-breaking 2017 event, which saw almost 40,000 motorcycle fans flock to London’s ExCeL Centre, the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show will return to the capital next February (16-18)...

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  • 5 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    5 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    MCN ShopStaying warm whilst on your bike this winter is essential and we recommend buying thermal and base layers that offer a close, snug fit as this will help trap warm air against the skin – keeping you...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleThis low-mileage and extremely clean R1 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Here for sale we have a stunning example of the first under seat exhaust R1. The bike has been very well looked after...

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  • Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    “How the hell is this bike 20 years old?” It’s a question you ask every time you look at the original R1 and becomes even more pertinent if you’re lucky enough to ride one. It may seem like five...

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  • Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    Some celebrities are well known for their love of motorcycles, such as Long Way Round star Ewan McGregor and Keanu Reeves, who even has his own motorcycle company. Many of them enjoy the anonymity...

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  • Rider jailed for dangerous riding

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Rider jailed for dangerous riding

    We love riding motorcycles anywhere and everywhere. But there’s a time and a place for riding fast and doing wheelies - it’s not the open road. Sorry but the roads are dangerous enough at the best of...

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  • Bike of they day: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of they day: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

    Bikes For SaleWe gave this Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer five stars when it was released. Today we've found a 2012 version up for sale.  Seller says “This Triumph has a manual 6 speed gearbox and is a 2012, 12...

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  • We're riding BMW's baby GS tomorrow!

    19 September 2017 by Adam Child

    We're riding BMW's baby GS tomorrow!

    We will be testing BMW’s eagerly-anticipated G310 GS tomorrow. On sale for £5,100, the A2 licence-friendly, entry-level, single-cylinder 313cc GS shares the same engine as their current G310R...

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  • Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    19 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    Until very recently you might have been forgiven for saying that Honda are a sensible brand and perhaps you could even say they’ve been risk-averse. Then they released the X-Adv and suddenly no-one...

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  • MV deal done

    19 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV deal done

    Update - 19/09/17 The investment deal to secure MVs future is finally done, with the new MV Motor Holding purchasing the 25% stake Mercedes AMG held in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. With Castiglioni now back...

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  • Can you help us?

    19 September 2017 by MCN News Team

    Can you help us?

    Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Honda GoldWing (any model) Kawasaki ZX-10R (any model) Triumph Tiger 800 Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we...

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  • Top MCN T-shirts

    18 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top MCN T-shirts

    T-shirt season has been here for a while now, so why not invest in a motorcycle T-shirt or two for the upcoming bank holiday weekend? Motorcyclist definition t-shirt   Buy Now Sunny days...

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  • The best 5 pocket rockets

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    The best 5 pocket rockets

    Bikes for saleThere was a time in the 90s when sub-600 pocket-rockets were all the rage. Though a lot never made it into the UK as official models (or at least didn’t until later on in the decade). It never stopped...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    18 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Bikes for saleArguably the best looking 125 going, this Yamaha YZF-R125 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2016 Yamaha YZF-R125 comes with just 3018 miles and only 1 previous owner. It has ABS and is...

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  • Ducati announce autumn offers

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati announce autumn offers

    Ducati have released details of autumn offers for their current range of motorcycles, which includes a low-rate finance offer of just £99 a month for the new Supersport. The Supersport, which was a...

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