Bike news

  • Gallery: BMW HP4 Race first ride

    Yesterday 17:09 by MCN News

    Gallery: BMW HP4 Race first ride

    Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves was in Portugal yesterday to ride BMW’s new £68,000, carbon-framed HP4 Race at the Estoril Circuit. The bike makes a mighty 215bhp and weighs a mere 171.5kg when it’s...

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  • BMW Motorrad Days returns next month

    Yesterday 12:36 by James Archibald

    BMW Motorrad Days returns next month

    The BMW Motorrad Days is a chance for enthusiasts of the German marque. The annual event sees thousands of BMW riders from all over the world descend on the Bavarian town of...

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  • Big Biking Adventures

    Yesterday 10:56 by Justin Hayzelden

    Big Biking Adventures

    The International Motorcycle Touring Club was founded in 1932 when a group of intrepid motorcyclists who had previously been exploring the continent individually met in a London pub to exchange...

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  • Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    Yesterday 10:00 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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  • We Need Your Help!!

    21 June 2017 by MCN News Team

    We Need Your Help!!

    Have you ever owned any of the following bikes? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN. EARLY...

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  • MCN tests Norton’s TT missile

    20 June 2017 by Adam Child

    MCN tests Norton’s TT missile

    Norton had a stunning TT 2017, silencing many critics who thought their Isle of Man challenge would never amount to anything.  And although the firm has suffered more than its fair share of lows...

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  • Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro launched

    20 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro launched

    Over the last few years the Ducati Multistrada 1200 has steadily transformed itself from a bulbous sports tourer into a credible off-road machine and now it’s taking another step towards the dirt. The...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    20 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    Bike for saleThe CBR600RR might be coming to the end of its production run soon, but it’s still a fantastic bike and that’s why this one is our bike of the day.  Seller says “Very good condition bike in a...

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  • KTM issue recall for 125 and 390 Duke

    20 June 2017 by James Archibald

    KTM issue recall for 125 and 390 Duke

    KTM have issued a recall of their 125 and 390 Duke motorcycles after it was found that there were some issues with the headlight.  The recall will address the issue by carrying out a software...

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  • Launch: BMW HP4 Race in Portugal

    20 June 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Launch: BMW HP4 Race in Portugal

    We're riding BMW’s new £68,000 HP4 Race at the Estoril circuit in Portugal tomorrow. The carbon-framed, track-only superbike makes 215bhp and weighs just 171.5k  full of fuel (and a staggering...

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  • 7 cracking commuter bikes

    19 June 2017 by James Archibald

    7 cracking commuter bikes

    Bikes for saleRide to Work week has got us thinking about bikes that would be fairly sensible choices if you were going to ride every day. Of course, you can ride whatever you want, in whatever weather...

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  • Hertz offer motorcycle hire in France

    19 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Hertz offer motorcycle hire in France

    Hertz have launched a motorcycle rental service in France, joining their bike rental service in Portugal and Spain. The bikes will be available to rent in Cannes, Nice, Orange and Paris and are all...

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  • New Two-stroke Motocross Festival launched

    19 June 2017 by Adam Duckworth

    New Two-stroke Motocross Festival launched

    A brand new motocross festival for anyone who loves two-strokes will burst into life in Kent on August 5-6 this year. The Apico 2-Stroke Festival is to be held at the old-school track at Sellindge to...

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  • Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4

    19 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4

    Bikes for saleSomething to show off to all your friends is this MV Agusta F4 750, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This slice of Italian exotica comes in silver with 3 owners from new. The MV Agusta...

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  • 'Valuable lesson for learner riders'

    18 June 2017 by Neil Murray

    'Valuable lesson for learner riders'

    Bikes For SaleYou can buy all manner of roadworthy cars for under £500. It’s not so easy, if you’re a learner rider to find a 125 that’s actually roadworthy for that sort of money. Ignoring a load of ropey old...

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  • Top 10 bikes currently surging in value

    17 June 2017 by MCN News

    Top 10 bikes currently surging in value

    Bikes for saleIt's the Top of the flops They failed to hit the right notes when new, but these bikes are now surging up the used bike hit parade. Here are the top 10 climbers, and all are available on...

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  • Get the most from your bike’s electronics

    17 June 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Get the most from your bike’s electronics

    Traction control myth #1 One of the biggest myths is it makes you faster. In fact, the opposite is true. By its very nature TC cuts power when the rear wheel starts to slip, and that slows you down.

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    17 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S.  Seller says “This Multistrada  1200S includes electronically adjustable suspension, ABS, rider modes, traction control, Termi...

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  • The first Motorcycle News weekly podcast!

    16 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons & Liam Marsden

    The first Motorcycle News weekly podcast!

    That's right, Motorcycle News now has a weekly podcast, where you can catch up on all the week's most important motorcycle news you may have missed. The podcast will be published every Friday, and is...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    16 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    Bikes for saleTwo owner, low mileage and a reasonable asking price make this Yamaha R6 today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “Beautiful looking R6 in all-round superb condition as to be expected for the...

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  • Crighton CR700P prototype stolen

    15 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Crighton CR700P prototype stolen

    The second prototype of Brian Crighton’s new race bike, the CR700P, has been stolen from his workshop in Gillingham, Dorset. The thieves broke into his workshop taking the CR700P rotary rolling...

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  • Ducati unveil new Scrambler Mach 2.0

    15 June 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati unveil new Scrambler Mach 2.0

    Ducati have unveiled a new Scrambler variant at the Wheels and Waves event in Biarritz called the Scrambler Mach 2.0 as well as an updated version of the Full Throttle. The Mach 2.0 features lower,...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha FZS600 Fazer

    15 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha FZS600 Fazer

    Bikes for saleOne owner, low mileage and a reasonable asking price make this Fazer today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “2002 Yamaha Fazer 600 silver in good condition having only done 9124 miles. 12 Months...

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  • KTM expand to Philippines

    15 June 2017 by Liam Marsden

    KTM expand to Philippines

    Austrian manufacturer KTM is expanding into Asia after opening a factory in the Philippines which the firm hopes will build 10,000 units a year. The new factory will build four models, the 200 Duke,...

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  • Aprilia Shiver 900: "An SV650 with balls"

    14 June 2017 by Jon Urry

    Aprilia Shiver 900: "An SV650 with balls"

    Despite not appearing that much of a change compared to the outgoing Shiver 750, the new Shiver 900 proved a pleasant surprise delivering the kind of refined and smooth ride that is certainly not what...

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  • Gallery: Cafe racer group test

    14 June 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Cafe racer group test

    With more bikes being unveiled each year, it looks like the café racer and retro craze is here to stay, and with bikes as attractive as these it is easy to see why. At a time when sportsbikes are...

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