Bike news

  • Job vacancy: MCN MotoGP reporter

    Today 09:43 by MCN Staff

    Job vacancy: MCN MotoGP reporter

    If you love bike racing, love global travel and love writing for a massive brand – this is the best job in the world! Rub shoulders with Valentino Rossi, ask Marc Marquez difficult questions and get...

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  • Bike of the Day: Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

    Today 08:30 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

    We’ve highlighted these short-lived, ‘Aprilia-era’ Guzzis before but we still think they’ve yet to gain the recognition (or resale values) they deserve. Yes, they’re slightly lumpy old dinosaurs, but...

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  • Our Bikes Yamaha RD350LC

    Yesterday 13:42 by Phil West

    Our Bikes Yamaha RD350LC

    “It’s both my pride and joy, and shame and embarrassment” Loved and neglected in equal measure, Phil’s RD350 LC is a portal in time back to his early 20s.   I’m not sure if this is a tale of a...

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  • Hazard Perception Test gets CGI revamp

    Yesterday 11:23 by Andy Downes

    Hazard Perception Test gets CGI revamp

    The hazard perception element of the driving theory test will get a completely new and up-to-date look thanks to a computer-generated makeover to try and make the driving test reflect more real world...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

    Yesterday 10:58 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

    Honda’s VFR1200-based Crosstourer is still something of the ‘forgotten adventure bike’ – which is a shame. The V4 motor is a class act, it’s shaft-driven, well-equipped, good-looking and hugely...

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  • My Life in Bikes Nick Sanders

    Yesterday 10:50 by Andy Davidson

    My Life in Bikes Nick Sanders

    Nick Sanders is the fastest man around the world. He holds multiple records, has biked round the world seven times and the length of the Americas eight times. He’s currently in Siberia...somewhere,...

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  • Is this Guy Martin's year?

    17 December 2014 by MCN Staff

    Is this Guy Martin's year?

    Guy Martin will be riding a BMW S1000RR for the 2015 roads season – will this be the year he breaks his TT duck and takes the top step of the podium? Is this Guy's year?

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  • Yamaha MT-07 Long Term Test Report

    17 December 2014 by Andy Calton

    Yamaha MT-07 Long Term Test Report

    The Yamaha MT-07 is hard to fault. Hard? Yes, but not impossible. While the perky twin is undoubtedly brilliant value for money, it does lack a little in the handling department. Get a bit jiggy with...

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  • Triumph Street Tracker spied

    17 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Triumph Street Tracker spied

    Triumph's new Bonneville-based Street Tracker, which is due to go on sale in 2016, has been spied testing on the roads of Spain. These new spy shots also confirm for the first time that there will be...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW F650GS

    17 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: BMW F650GS

    Although now superceded by the F700GS in truth BMW’s entry-level, novice-friendly, trail-style twin is little changed. It remains classily-built, well-equipped and a great introduction to...

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  • Honda CB650F: long-term bike report

    17 December 2014 by Alison Silcox

    Honda CB650F: long-term bike report

    I’ve had fun riding the Honda CB650F all year, riding some long distances, visiting exciting places and having chance to ride at Silverstone circuit but none of these brought as big a smile to my face...

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  • Custom Scouts debut Stateside

    16 December 2014 by MCN News

    Custom Scouts debut Stateside

    Indian's return of the iconic Scout has already been creating a storm of interest, and two hot customiaed versions which broke cover in the States this week will only add to the interest. Custom...

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  • New MCN December 17: 5-in-1 Christmas issue

    16 December 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN December 17: 5-in-1 Christmas issue

    In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 17: - Ducati Scrambler first ride - Yamaha MT-09 Tracer first ride - New Triumph Street Tracker spied - Free glossy BSB...

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  • Bike of the Day: Original 1986 Honda VFR750

    15 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: Original 1986 Honda VFR750

    The bike that ‘reinvented’ Honda and arguably took motorcycling into the modern era still looks contemporary and is still useful today – not bad for a nearly 30-year-old machine! What’s more, good,...

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  • Ducati builds millionth bike

    15 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Ducati builds millionth bike

    Ducati have marked the occasion of building their one millionth bike at the Bologna factory with the CEO presenting a Monster 1200S personally to the new owner in Milan, Italy. Ducati CEO Claudio...

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  • Video: BMW R1200R first ride

    12 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Video: BMW R1200R first ride

    The new BMW R1200R roadster will cost £10,250 when it hits dealers in February and is powered by BMW’s latest-generation, 125bhp liquid-cooled 1170cc boxer engine, which first appeared in last year’s...

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  • Steve Parrish MAD Tour dates added

    12 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Steve Parrish MAD Tour dates added

    More dates have been added to the successful stage tour of former 500GP racer, BBC commentator and well-known practical joker Steve Parrish. The MAD tour – which stands for My Adolescent Dad – is a...

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  • Bike of the Day: £695 Triumph Tiger 900

    12 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: £695 Triumph Tiger 900

    Yup, that’s right, just 6-9-5 squids. There’s no catch, either. It might not be mint but it all works and is all there. This first Hinckley Tiger might not yet have the allure of the early Speed...

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  • Honda teases new Africa Twin

    12 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Honda teases new Africa Twin

    Honda are continuing the build-up to the launch of the all-new Africa Twin next year with the second in a series of videos exploring the history of the famous name. Despite the firm heavily falling...

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  • Bike of the Day: 1998 Triumph Thunderbird 900

    11 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 1998 Triumph Thunderbird 900

    Although basically a re-styled Trident, Hinckley Triumph’s 1994-2000 T-bird retains a strong following thanks to its strong mechanicals, handsome retro looks, charismatic three-cylinder powertrain and...

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  • Win with MCN!

    11 December 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Win with MCN!

    Did you know that MCN has its own competition website? At the moment we have over £2000 worth of prizes to give away on winit.motorcyclenews.com and we add more every week. Here are some of our...

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  • Norton Dominator is back

    11 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Norton Dominator is back

    The legendary Norton Dominator name is set to return as Norton announce they are already taking orders for a new, road-legal version of their Domiracer. These images direct from the Norton design...

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  • The Fight Over Potholes Continues

    11 December 2014 by John Westlake

    The Fight Over Potholes Continues

    David Cameron’s recent promise to spend £15bn building new roads in marginal constituencies got plenty of publicity. But it didn’t tackle the problem most of us face: the roads we already have are...

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  • Which biking star for I'm a Celeb...?

    11 December 2014 by MCN

    Which biking star for I'm a Celeb...?

    Four-time WSB champion Carl Fogarty was crowned King of the Jungle at the weekend, but which other biking star would you like to see in the Australian jungle? Foggy has just been crowned King of the...

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  • First ride: Ducati Scrambler

    11 December 2014 by MCN

    First ride: Ducati Scrambler

    Ducati’s eagerly anticipated Scrambler is being launched today in sunny California in the hands of Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here’s what Adam had to say about the all new Ducati. "We’ve flown all...

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  • Bike of the Day: 2008 Suzuki SV1000

    10 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 2008 Suzuki SV1000

    Big SV succeeded Suzuki’s flawed but loved TL series of V-twins and offered impressive twin performance, solid mechanicals, an OK chassis and affordable prices but even so it wasn’t enough to match...

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  • Our Bikes Honda RS125

    10 December 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Our Bikes Honda RS125

    1998 Luyten-Honda RS125 “What is it? How big is it? Goes alright, doesn’t it?” Three things I hear each and every time I wheel my Honda RS125 GP bike out. First thing’s first, it’s a two-stroke,...

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  • New BMW S1000RR: 198bhp on the dyno!

    10 December 2014 by Michael Neeves

    New BMW S1000RR: 198bhp on the dyno!

    Some of the UK's first 2015 BMW S1000RRs have already been tested on dynos and are producing 198bhp at the back wheel. Race teams are starting to receive their new-model 2015 BMW S1000RRs in...

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  • First ride: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    10 December 2014 by MCN

    First ride: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    Yamaha’s new half-faired, all-rounder version of the popular MT-09 three cylinder roadster is currently being put through its paces in Spain in the hands of MCN Executive Editor Phil West. Here are...

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  • Bid for Neevesy’s Arai

    10 December 2014 by MCN News

    Bid for Neevesy’s Arai

    The Kevin Ash Fund is auctioning MCN Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves’ custom-painted Arai RX-7 GP. Hand painted by Rich-Art Concepts, the helmet was worn by Neevesy in 2010/11for road testing...

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  • Foggy Smashed Final Vote

    10 December 2014 by Andy Downes

    Foggy Smashed Final Vote

    TV bosses have revealed Carl Fogarty smashed the final vote to win I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here thanks to bike fans who managed to net him 60% of the votes logged against rival Jake...

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  • Bike of the Day: 2004 Ducati 749S

    09 December 2014 by Phil West

    Bike of the Day: 2004 Ducati 749S

    Surely some kind of bargain, this. OK, the maligned, Pierre Terblanche-styled 999 and its junior sibling the 749 have yet to get the love afforded the 916 and 1098 but they’re still true Ducati...

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  • New MCN December 10: New Norton Dominator

    09 December 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN December 10: New Norton Dominator

    In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 10: - The Norton Dominator is back and we have all the details - Guy Martin: "My plans to do the Dakar" - I'm a Celeb...

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