Bike news

  • The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

    Today 13:44 by Gary Pinchin

    The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

    It all started in late 2011 when Anthony ‘Dutch’ van Someren blogged about his transition from trackday sportsbike power- ranger to jacket ’n jeans custom biker. Two years later, Dutch and his...

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  • Free luggage with Suzuki V-Strom 650

    Today 13:08 by Liam Marsden

    Free luggage with Suzuki V-Strom 650

    Suzuki is offering £800 worth of luggage for free with new V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XTs bought before June 30. The offer includes an official Suzuki top box and tank bag, which would cost £800 in...

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  • Energica charging less

    Today 11:34 by MCN News

    Energica charging less

    Energica, the Italian company behind the Eva and Ego electric motorcycles are not yet approved as part of the UK government's Plug-In grant for electric vehicles, so they've decided to reduce the...

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  • Husqvarna 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen spied

    Today 10:34 by Richard Newland

    Husqvarna 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen spied

    Husqvarna are about to unleash a new range of bikes and these exclusive spy shots show the firm has a few surprises up its sleeve, too. Husqvarna’s trump card is that they have access to sister...

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  • Not just bikes catching our eye...

    Today 10:34 by MCN News

    Not just bikes catching our eye...

    Bikes For SaleEach week we pick some of our favourite MCN Bikes for Sale and this week we have a couple of scooters in the mix. MCN's Online Editor, Maria Vallahis, and Web Producer, Liam Marsden picked...

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  • Sheene’s XR14 back on track

    Today 10:18 by Jordan Gibbons

    Sheene’s XR14 back on track

    In a sleepy village in the south of England, a legend is being reborn. Barry Sheene’s actual 1976 World Championship-winning Suzuki XR14 is being brought back to life by Nigel Everett and Martyn...

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  • Alien Moto win PETA award for vegan suit

    Today 10:08 by Liam Marsden

    Alien Moto win PETA award for vegan suit

    Swedish company Alien Moto have won a Proggy Award from animal rights charity PETA for their completely vegan motorcycle suit which they unveiled in October 2016. PETA's Proggy (short for progress)...

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  • Free BikeTrac with Ducati 959 Panigale

    Today 08:43 by Liam Marsden

    Free BikeTrac with Ducati 959 Panigale

    Ducati are giving customers who buy a new 959 Panigale before June 30th 2017 a free BikeTrac security system, which tracks the movements of the bike should it be moved without the key in the...

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  • Prizes: Win! Win! Win! Loads of Lovely Goodies

    Today 07:55 by MCN News Team

    Prizes: Win! Win! Win! Loads of Lovely Goodies

    Win ItHere's our top pick of prizes up for grabs in our free to enter giveaways. It's simple to register, all you need to do is CLICK HERE and away you go. Oakley Crossrange Sunglasses, £157 With summer...

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  • Are you going to the Isle of Man TT?

    Yesterday 16:12 by MCN News

    Are you going to the Isle of Man TT?

    This weekend the 2017 Isle of Man TT will kick off as the racers head down Bray Hill for the first practice session of the year. Will you be there to see the drama unfold? Are you going over to the...

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  • Most expensive auction bikes

    Yesterday 15:00 by MCN News

    Most expensive auction bikes

    Think some of the latest superbikes and adventure bikes cost a pretty penny or two? They're nothing compared to some of the most expensive bikes ever to sell at auction. Some of these bikes changed...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200

    Yesterday 13:40 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 on sale for £9,999. Seller says "Solid Red, 2 owners, full service history, excellent bodywork and interior. Excellent tyre condition,...

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  • In this week's issue: Nicky Hayden tribute

    Yesterday 09:42 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Nicky Hayden tribute

    In this week’s issue of MCN we pay tribute to 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, who succumbed to injuries sustained following a crash while training on his bicycle in Italy. Also inside MCN...

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  • Kawasaki Versys-X 300 first ride incoming

    Yesterday 09:26 by Jon Urry

    Kawasaki Versys-X 300 first ride incoming

    Not every adventure has to be to the furthest flung corners of the world and this year we are starting to see the rise of the mini adventure bike – small capacity machines that offer all of the...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Sprint ST

    22 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Sprint ST

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2007 Triumph Sprint ST. Seller says "Only 7898 miles, excellent condition. Comes with top box and panniers, sat nav mount, Datatool alarm, wind deflector on the...

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  • The Sunday Social with Shinji Kazama

    21 May 2017 by Stuart Barker

    The Sunday Social with Shinji Kazama

    Shinji Kazama (66) is the only man to have ridden to both Poles and he also set a world record by riding higher up Everest than any motorcyclist had ever been. He was born in 1950 and first rode his...

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  • Riding clinic: A careful approach

    21 May 2017 by Mark Edwards

    Riding clinic: A careful approach

    Ever heard the saying: ‘There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots’? This could just have easily have been written with motorcyclists in mind as a careful...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    21 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2014 Yamaha R6. Seller says "This is an absolutely stunning, well-equipped, 1 owner example of Yamahas race bred weapon, the YZF-R6 presented in arguably the best...

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  • Get the most from selling your bike

    20 May 2017 by Neil Murray

    Get the most from selling your bike

    How do you get the most watchers, and the best price for you motorcycle when it comes to seling it online and through eBay? Don’t take the number of watchers as indicative of the number of people...

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  • Ducati owners wanted for Hailwood tribute

    19 May 2017 by Mike Nicks

    Ducati owners wanted for Hailwood tribute

    Steve Wynne, the architect behind Mike Hailwood's comeback win at the 1978 Isle of Man TT, is appealing for all Ducati owners to support a 60-year Hailwood celebration gathering at Castle Combe...

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  • The new sidecar sensation?

    19 May 2017 by James Archibald

    The new sidecar sensation?

    British sidecar manufacturer Watsonian Squire have upped their production by 50% this year to meet export demands for their products, could this mean that the three wheelers are having a...

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  • Ducati Enduro Academy dates announced

    19 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Enduro Academy dates announced

    The dates for Ducati's Enduro Academy for 2017 have been announced, and the course will run throughout June and July in the grounds of Nipozzano Castle, near Florence, Italy. The Enduro Academy is...

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  • Free luggage offer from Suzuki

    19 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Free luggage offer from Suzuki

    Suzuki are offering free luggage with every V-Strom 650 that is registered before June 30.  As an incentive to get you out there touring more, Suzuki are offering customers a free Suzuki top box...

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  • Gallery: John McGuinness through the years

    18 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: John McGuinness through the years

    Open John McGuinness' autobiography on any page and you're almost guaranteed to find a story that will either have you laughing into your cornflakes or the hairs on the back of your neck standing on...

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  • 7 top touring bikes to suit all budgets

    18 May 2017 by James Archibald

    7 top touring bikes to suit all budgets

    Bikes for saleWe need to face facts here, sometimes it just makes sense to have a touring bike above all others. Their real-world usability, comfort and practicality make these distance-destroyers the weapon of...

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  • The algae powered motorcycle of the future?

    18 May 2017 by James Archibald

    The algae powered motorcycle of the future?

    Designer Ritsert Mans has collaborated with friend, and scientist, Peter Mooji to create a bike made from wood which runs on algae oil. The Dutch duo have developed the bike as a demonstration of how...

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  • Join the Boxers Club

    18 May 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Join the Boxers Club

    With a motorcycling heritage that goes back some 90 odd years and a current line up of models that regularly feature as ‘best in class’ and ‘top 10 sellers’ it may come as no surprise that BMW is the...

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  • A day at Rocket Ron’s race school

    18 May 2017 by James Archibald

    A day at Rocket Ron’s race school

    The Ron Haslam Race School has become synonymous for motorcyclists who want to better their riding without speed limits and in a safe environment. It’s an experience that benefits both road craft and...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    18 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2013 Triumph Daytona 675. Seller says "This very clean Daytona 675 is finished in a real eye catching colour scheme of blue and white. The bike has some nice extras...

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  • First ride: Egli Fritz W.1300

    17 May 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    First ride: Egli Fritz W.1300

    Swiss chassis builder Egli have been crafting frames for over 100 years, but the Fritz W.1300– named after founding father Fritz Egli – is their first new bike for nearly 30 years. It features a...

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  • Gallery: Extreme bikes on extreme roads

    17 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Extreme bikes on extreme roads

    Aprilia’s new Tuono 1100 V4 Factory, the BMW S1000R Sport, KTM 1290 Super Duke R and the Yamaha MT-10SP are the hardest, most extreme super-nakeds money can buy. The new machines rival sportsbikes...

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  • Gallery: Might-TE machines

    17 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Might-TE machines

    Entering a BMW showroom can be a confusing affair. These are bikes sold with myriad options and each has its own bamboozling acronym. But there is a way to simplify the whole process - just tick the...

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