Bike news

  • Yamaha FZ25 debuts in India

    Today 11:00 by Liam Marsden

    Yamaha FZ25 debuts in India

    Yamaha have taken the wraps off the FZ25, a single-cylinder naked bike which the firm hopes will push Yamaha to the top of the competitive small-capacity naked bike class in India. The engine in the...

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  • In this week's issue: New Fireblade ridden

    Today 10:08 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: New Fireblade ridden

    It's #MCNWednesday again and in this week's issue we ride the new Honda Fireblade and Fireblade SP at the launch in Portimao.  Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child was able to put both models...

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  • Top 12 textile and leather jackets for 2017

    Yesterday 16:36 by MCN News

    Top 12 textile and leather jackets for 2017

    MCN ShopFrom cutting-edge technology to the season’s best bargains, here are 12 of this year's stand-out textile and leather biker jackets. BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars £1600 This new airbag jacket...

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  • Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

    Yesterday 16:30 by MCN News

    Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

    Voting is now open for this year’s MCN Man of the Year. From an initial shortlist of 14, our panel of experts have narrowed this down to five of 2016’s most impressive performers in the world of...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle covers

    Yesterday 14:49 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle covers

    MCN ShopFor those of us who keep our motorbikes outside, keeping the bike dry and safe is a constant concern. You may choose to use your garage, or if you aren’t lucky enough to have one, rent some storage.

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  • Video: Kawasaki Z650 first ride

    Yesterday 11:14 by MCN News

    Video: Kawasaki Z650 first ride

    The popular Kawasaki ER-6n is no more for 2017, replaced instead by the new Z650. The new Z650 is 17kg lighter, Euro4 compliant, has a lower seat height and centrally-mounted horizontal shock. MCN...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

    Yesterday 08:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200. Seller says: "Chrome yellow, saddlebag support brackets - docking hardware - removable rack - screamin' Eagle air cleaner - mirror...

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  • New blast from the past: Bonnie vs. Bonnie

    22 January 2017 by Jon Urry

    New blast from the past: Bonnie vs. Bonnie

    To me, a retro bike is simply one that carries a flavour of the old in its appearance and, to be brutally honest, I don't give a fig what is going on behind the façade. ABS, traction control,...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

    22 January 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a 2007 BMW R1200GS. Seller says: "A very clean example of this highly sought after adventure machine in grey. This example is fitted with all the usual BMW extras including...

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  • Top 2 race suits for 2017

    22 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 2 race suits for 2017

    MCN ShopThe cutting-edge technology used to build these race suits makes them some of 2017's most eye catching gear. Spidi Replica Piloti Wind Pro race suit, £999.99 Heavily perforated race-ready one-piece...

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  • A quickie with...Falco Ranger boots

    21 January 2017 by MCN News

    A quickie with...Falco Ranger boots

    MCN ShopPrice: £179.99 What's good? These Italian-made riding boots boast full-grain oil-treated leather and have a tough sole from rubber experts Vibram. There's D30 soft armour at the ankle cups and a...

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  • 20 questions with John Reynolds

    21 January 2017 by MCN News

    20 questions with John Reynolds

    We sat down with three-time BSB champion and development rider John Reynolds to ask 20 quick questions. Q1. What are you riding? I’ve been developing Suzuki’s new GSX-R1000. Q2. Which living rider do...

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  • This week in news...

    21 January 2017 by MCN News

    This week in news...

    What every Saturday needs: This week in motorcycle news looked a bit like this... Spyder's web spreads wider   Motorcycle hire and touring firm Spyder Motorcycles have just added the all-new...

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  • Honda Fireblade Launch: First Impressions

    21 January 2017 by MCN News

    Honda Fireblade Launch: First Impressions

    Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is out in Portimao getting a first taste of Honda’s all new CBR1000RR Fireblade. Across the day, we’ll be riding both the ‘RR’ standard version and SP model, with...

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  • Top 6 gloves for 2017

    21 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 6 gloves for 2017

    MCN ShopAlpinestars Rage Drystar, £99.99 Shorty-style glove that's perfect for urban sportsbike riders. Mixing leather and polyfabric with carbon knuckle guards and a palm slider, it also packs a waterproof...

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  • Yamaha R6 UK pricing announced

    20 January 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Yamaha R6 UK pricing announced

    The UK pricing for the Yamaha R6 has just been revealed alongside TMAX and TMAX DX Yamaha has announced the price of the 2017 R6 – are you sitting down? It starts at £10,999. While that might be a...

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  • Three beautiful Ducati 750s up for auction

    20 January 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Three beautiful Ducati 750s up for auction

    Bonhams are auctioning three achingly beautiful Ducati 750s from the early 1970s In 40 years’ time will we look back at the latest crop of MotoGP bikes with the sort of reverie we do now? Perhaps not,...

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  • Riders Share – Airbnb for motorcycles

    20 January 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Riders Share – Airbnb for motorcycles

    Ride sharing website allows users to rent out their motorcycles to other riders for significantly less than usual If you’re not familiar with it, Airbnb has taken the rental world by storm. The...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

    20 January 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a 2009 Yamaha FZ1 Fazer. Seller says: "This FZ1 Fazer, 1000cc Sports Tourer, is in immaculate condition. Fitted with Beowulf Race Can, R&G frame protector bobbins and...

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  • The best finance offers on super commuters

    20 January 2017 by MCN News

    The best finance offers on super commuters

    Personal Contract Purchase now finances 20-30% of all new bikes sold in the UK, and it’s growing fast. But it might not be right for you, so make sure you understand what it is and how it works. You...

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  • Top 6 boots for 2017

    20 January 2017 by MCN News

    Top 6 boots for 2017

    mcn shopCheck out this selection of some of the best boots you can look to buy in 2017. Buse Touring B40 boots, £127.99 RRP No fuss, no frills, just nicely made leather touring boots to help keep your feet...

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  • Bike bosses: What we'd buy for £3000

    19 January 2017 by MCN News

    Bike bosses: What we'd buy for £3000

    Bikes for saleWe're all guilty of daydreaming about our dream garage, should money be no option. But what if you only have £3000 to spend on a bike? We spoke to three big bosses to see what they'd choose. Yamaha...

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