Bike news

  • BMW Scrambler is coming

    Yesterday 10:16 by MCN News team

    BMW Scrambler is coming

    German firm creates a cost effective new range of stylish bikes based on the R nineT BMW are on the verge of revealing a range of lower cost R nineT-based bikes, with a Scrambler version leading the...

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  • New riders needed for upcoming road test

    Yesterday 09:15 by MCN

    New riders needed for upcoming road test

    MCN is on the lookout for three new riders who have just passed their A2 licence test to be a part of an upcoming road test on Tuesday May 5. The test is taking place in Crawley, so the closer you...

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  • Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

    16 April 2015 by Tony Hoare

    Video: 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Review

    Yamaha’s new YZF-R3 was designed to fill the daunting gap between their popular YZF-R125 and headbanging YZF-R6. If our first ride on the launch in southern Spain is an accurate guide then they have...

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  • MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launch - Live!

    16 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Launch - Live!

    Another day, another new bike launch! We're in France today riding the new MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 The Turismo Veloce is the latest bike to use the three-cylinder 798cc motor first seen in the...

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  • Erik Buell Racing files for bankruptcy

    16 April 2015 by MCN News

    Erik Buell Racing files for bankruptcy

    Erik Buell Racing, the firm that rose from the ashes of the doomed Harley-Davidson era of Buell, has sadly gone the same way as its previous incarnation, shutting the doors to the factory and filing...

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  • Come to MCNLive! this weekend!

    16 April 2015 by MCN

    Come to MCNLive! this weekend!

    MCN Live! has been a staple of the UK biking calendar for years, and there's still time to join us for the weekend and to experience THREE whole days (and nights) of awesome entertainment. Did you...

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  • King of the (data) Mountain

    14 April 2015 by Adam Child

    King of the (data) Mountain

    Why is John McGuinness so fast around the TT? Is it the 21-time TT winner’s track knowledge? Is it his bravery or bike skills? Just how much faster is the legend compared to a normal rider? All these...

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  • Off road experience day for £30

    13 April 2015 by Andy Downes

    Off road experience day for £30

    Dates for subsidised off-road riding experience days have been announced for the fourth year in a row with the £30 cost covering everything needed for the day. The event is named Motorcycle Off-Road...

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  • Ride Harley’s electric Livewire

    13 April 2015 by MCN News

    Ride Harley’s electric Livewire

    One thousand UK bikers will get the chance to ride Harley-Davidson’s prototype electric bike this summer, when Livewire comes to Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire on May 16-17. Harley are keen...

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  • Speedway ace Tai Woffinden at Donington

    13 April 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Speedway ace Tai Woffinden at Donington

    Tai Woffinden swapped dirt oval for tarmac for the first time last week at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School. The 24-year old 2013 British and World Speedway champion rode a Honda CBR600RR on the...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW F800GS

    13 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: BMW F800GS

    The F800GS is slimmer, lighter and much easier to handle than the R1200GS, but equally as adept at tackling anything you throw at it. The parallel twin motor has plenty of torque and despite the 21...

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  • MCN revving up for Yamaha YZF-R3 first ride

    12 April 2015 by MCN News team

    MCN revving up for Yamaha YZF-R3 first ride

    MCN’s consumer editor Tony Hoare is gearing up to ride on the press launch of Yamaha’s new YZF-R3. We’ll be getting more technical details on the bike at Yamaha’s official presentation – and then the...

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  • Aprilia RSV4 RF: the rivals

    10 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Aprilia RSV4 RF: the rivals

    The press launch of the Aprilia RSV4 RF takes place next week at the Misano circuit, Italy. 2015 is the year of the superbike, with bikes like the Ducati 1299 Panigale, updated BMW S1000RR and new...

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  • Benelli BN302 first ride

    10 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Benelli BN302 first ride

    The Benelli BN302 is the bike the Italian company hopes will kickstart their worldwide resurgence, 10 years after they were purhcased by the Qianjiang Group. From a distance you'd be forgiven for...

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  • Last chance to book for MCN Live!

    10 April 2015 by MCN

    Last chance to book for MCN Live!

    There are only a few apartments left at Butlins Skegness for this year's MCN Live! April 17-20, which promises to be the ultimate biking party weekend, as we celebrate 60 years of MCN. Apartments are...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha DT175

    10 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha DT175

    One of the bikes of choice for youngsters before the 125cc learner law was introduced, Yamaha's DT175 is now a sought after machine by those looking to relive their youth. This 1978 model is claimed...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    09 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    The very first Suzuki Hayabusa is still an insanely fast motorcycle, easily capable of reaching 190mph if that's what you fancy. At real world speeds the strong midrange torque of the 1299cc...

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  • Video: Yamaha R1 onboard at Jerez

    08 April 2015 by MCN

    Video: Yamaha R1 onboard at Jerez

    Go onboard with MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves as he tests the new Yamaha R1 at the Jerez circuit in Spain. Find out how the new R1 compared to its rivals in our group test, here.

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  • Bike of the Day: MV Agusta F4 750

    08 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: MV Agusta F4 750

    The original, 750cc, F4 is perhaps the best looking bike from the 2000s, which isn't surprising since it was designed by Masimo Tamburini, who also designed the Ducati 916. This example, which comes...

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  • Bike of the Day: Benelli Tre K 1130

    07 April 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Benelli Tre K 1130

    The 1130 Tre K may be Benelli's most complete motorcycle of modern times - a three-cylinder Multistrada for those looking for something a bit different. This example looks clean and has only covered...

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  • New MCN April 8: BMW Scrambler secret details

    07 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 8: BMW Scrambler secret details

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 8: - BMW Scrambler looks ready to rough up Ducati - New Suzuki 600 Turbo - BMW R1200R vs Ducati Monster 1200 -...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati 1199 Superleggera

    03 April 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Ducati 1199 Superleggera

    The Ducati 1199 Superleggera is a little special: magnesium frame and wheels, carbon fibre bodywork, titanium fasteners and 200bhp with a weight of just 166kg and only 500 were made. This example's...

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  • Bike of the Day: Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

    02 April 2015 by MCN

    Bike of the Day: Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport

    Don't let the name fool you, the 1200 Sport isn't particularly sporty, it's a big roadster similar to the BMW R1200R. But if you're in the market for an old-school roadster, that's a bit different and...

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  • Who will take the 2015 MotoGP title?

    01 April 2015 by MCN

    Who will take the 2015 MotoGP title?

    Rossi took an emphatic – if close – victory in Qatar, while the Ducatis and Yamahas made the Hondas look much less special than they did in 2014. So – which of the front-runners is your money on for...

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