Bike news

  • Russian firm reveals hoverbike prototype

    Today 12:54 by Ped Baker

    Russian firm reveals hoverbike prototype

    If you're bored of two wheels (and possibly bored of living) Russian firm Hoversurf have an ideal solution for you, the Scorpion-3 hoverbike. TOP STORIES Yamaha launch YBR125 replacement Honda...

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  • First ride: KTM 1090 Adventure

    Today 12:46 by Adam Child

    First ride: KTM 1090 Adventure

    The now deceased 1050 was KTM’s entry point for new riders into their Adventure range. The Austrian factory deliberately restricted its LC8 engine to 95bhp while the whole package was designed to be...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm

    Today 11:27 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2001 Honda VTR1000 Firestorm. Would you buy it? Seller says: “Honda VTR1000F (Firestorm) 2001 Machine, only covered 12,000 Miles, full service history and four previous...

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  • Shed Built: 1981 Kawasaki Z440

    Today 09:00 by James Archibald

    Shed Built: 1981 Kawasaki Z440

    After a long period away from motorcycling, Gareth Duns wanted something to de-stress and distract him from the everyday routine so decided to build a bike.  After a lengthy search for a suitable...

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  • Don't fear the chills!

    Today 09:00 by Adam Child

    Don't fear the chills!

    Finding grip It will take much longer for your tyres to come up to optimum operating temperature, so be cautious over the first few miles. Race or track day tyres simply won't work in freezing...

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  • Honda X-ADV first ride

    Yesterday 15:56 by Liam Marsden

    Honda X-ADV first ride

    Honda's new X-ADV scooter is in a class of one. No other scooter currently available claims to be just at home on the chaotic streets of Rome as on gravel tracks leading to hidden beaches. It's an...

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  • Yamaha YS125 launched: YBR125 replacement

    Yesterday 14:44 by Jordan Gibbons

    Yamaha YS125 launched: YBR125 replacement

    The YS125 has a new Euro 4 compliant engine plus a larger 14 litre fuel tank all for £2,799 The YBR125 has been a big sales success for Yamaha, shifting over 150,000 units during the last 10 years in...

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  • Yamaha TMax world launch incoming!

    Yesterday 13:11 by Michael Neeves

    Yamaha TMax world launch incoming!

    We’ll be riding Yamaha’s new £9399 TMax this weekend at its world launch in Cape Town. It’s the maxi-scooter’s first major overhaul since it was released in 2001 (and growing from 499cc to 530cc along...

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  • Win a Nexx Logan lid!

    Yesterday 12:14 by MCN News

    Win a Nexx Logan lid!

    Win ItTo celebrate the launch of the new Logan film, Nexx have created a limited edition of their X.G100 helmet with a special Logan design and we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on one to give...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

    Yesterday 11:53 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Would you buy it? Seller says: “Kawasaki EX 250 KAF has done 6300 Miles, registered January 2011, it features a full service & MoT.

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  • Yamaha MT-10SP first ride this weekend

    Yesterday 09:00 by Michael Neeves

    Yamaha MT-10SP first ride this weekend

    We’ll be riding Yamaha’s new £13,399 MT-10SP at its world launch in Cape Town on Saturday. The standard MT-10 (which gets a quickshifter and revised mapping for 2017) burst on to the scene last year...

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  • Hesketh unveil 2100cc supercharged behemoth

    22 February 2017 by James Archibald

    Hesketh unveil 2100cc supercharged behemoth

    Supercharged Brit breaks cover Reborn British brand Hesketh launched a new bike at the Carlole Nash MCN London Show last weekend – and it's a 2100cc monster! Named the Valiant after the cold war...

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  • BMW launches new 2017 army

    22 February 2017 by MCN News

    BMW launches new 2017 army

    Where: BMW dealers When: Saturday, Feb 25 Entry: Free Info: bmw-motorrad.co.uk With a whole host of new bikes out in 2017, BMW are making a day of it. Dealers up and down the land...

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  • CCM launch 2017 Spitfire

    22 February 2017 by James Archibald

    CCM launch 2017 Spitfire

    CCM have launched their new Spitfire motorcycle at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show after a period of strong growth in 2016. This hand-built bike will be competitively priced at £7995 -...

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  • WWII-styled sidecar gets a new lease of life

    22 February 2017 by MCN News

    WWII-styled sidecar gets a new lease of life

    In China it was still possible to buy a brand new sidevalve-engined bike designed in the 1930s, in the form of the ChangJiang CJ750 M1 – based on the WW2-era Russian IMZ M-72, itself a copy of the...

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  • Honda X-ADV first ride incoming

    22 February 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda X-ADV first ride incoming

    We're currently on our way to Sardinia, where we'll be riding Honda's unique adventure scooter, the X-ADV. The scoot is to be built as an off-road capable machine that Honda say “combines the spirit...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 899 Panigale

    22 February 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 899 Panigale

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 899 Panigale. Would you buy it? Seller says: “A white 899 Panigale with R&G paddock stand bobbins and a tank protector. This bike has 3 different riding modes, ABS,...

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  • Suzuki announce prices for new V-Strom models

    21 February 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki announce prices for new V-Strom models

    New V-Strom is yours from £7399 Suzuki have announced the prices of the new 650 and 1000 V-Strom models ahead of their arrival in dealers late next month. The standard V-Strom 650 is yours for £7399...

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  • Indian Ride Command system tested

    21 February 2017 by Phil West

    Indian Ride Command system tested

    Indian’s Ride Command infotainment system is now standard equipment on the range-topping Chieftain and Roadmaster models, and is pretty big news. Ride Command is a touchscreen info and entertainment...

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  • Indian Roadmaster Classic first ride

    21 February 2017 by Richard Newland

    Indian Roadmaster Classic first ride

    Tassels – thousands of them. They hang like a curtain from the new Roadmaster Classic’s flanks, dragging on the road as we scythe through California’s endless ribbons of mountain tarmac. And this is...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CB1300S

    21 February 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CB1300S

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2010 Honda CB1300S. Seller says: "Immaculate Honda CB 1300 SA ABS. 2010 60 reg. 9745 miles mot August 17. Centre stand, Puig rear hugger, chrome radiator protector,...

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  • Video: Ducati SuperSport first ride

    20 February 2017 by Michael Neeves and Liam Marsden

    Video: Ducati SuperSport first ride

    Update, February 14, 5:30pm After a three hour 80km road ride in wet conditions on the standard SuperSport model Neevesy reckons the bike leans much more to the sporty side of the spectrum: "I was...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle crash protectors

    20 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle crash protectors

    MCN ShopSpecifically designed to protect your bodywork and engine in the event your bikes ends up on its side, here are five sturdy examples to prevent tears and oil being shed. The idea behind crash...

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  • Ducati and Honda Backing for Hailwood Parade

    20 February 2017 by Mike Nicks

    Ducati and Honda Backing for Hailwood Parade

    The Sports Motorcycles Ducati 900SS, a Honda 297cc six, and the 750cc BSA Rocket III that Mike Hailwood rode in the 1972 Daytona 200 will be the stars of a spectacular tribute to Hailwood at Castle...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Desmosedici RR

    20 February 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Desmosedici RR

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR. Seller says: "Excellent example of Ducati's iconic MotoGP derived Desmosedici D16RR, No 531. Spotless condition and all totally original.

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