Bike news

  • Vote for Britain's biggest-hearted biker

    Today 12:17 by MCN News

    Vote for Britain's biggest-hearted biker

    The Carole Nash hunt for Britain’s most remarkable motorcycling hero has been gaining pace over the last couple of months and the stack of nominations have been whittled down to the final 20. Now it’s...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ Diversion

    Today 11:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ Diversion

    Bikes for saleThis XJ6 Diversion is perfect for those who commute on through winter and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2013 Yamaha XJ6 Diversion is in fantastic condition and comes with just 5,263...

    Read more ...
  • New colours for Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700

    Today 10:43 by Liam Marsden

    New colours for Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700

    Yamaha's popular XSR900 and XSR700 models have together sold over 17,000 models worldwide, and for 2018 the bikes are getting a fresh look with some retro-inspired paint schemes. The XSR700 gives a...

    Read more ...
  • 9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

    Yesterday 13:00 by James Archibald

    9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

    As motorcyclists, we often see car drivers either swerving all over a lane or paying no attention to the road ahead because their face is lit up by their mobile phone. It’s become an all too common...

    Read more ...
  • 4 things we like about BMW's G310 GS

    Yesterday 09:22 by Adam Child

    4 things we like about BMW's G310 GS

    We rode BMW's new G310 GS in Spain yesterday. Getting mucky off-road here are four things we like about the baby GS and two things we don't. Small and light BMW are claiming a ready-to-run weight of...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    Bikes for saleFun and practical, this Aprilia SL1000 Falco is today's bike of the day. Seller says “This Aprilia Falco is in good condition and starts on the first press. It comes with a Power Commander 3 fitted, 2...

    Read more ...
  • Save money on the 2018 London Motorcycle Show

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Save money on the 2018 London Motorcycle Show

    After a record-breaking 2017 event, which saw almost 40,000 motorcycle fans flock to London’s ExCeL Centre, the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show will return to the capital next February (16-18)...

    Read more ...
  • 5 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    5 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    MCN ShopStaying warm whilst on your bike this winter is essential and we recommend buying thermal and base layers that offer a close, snug fit as this will help trap warm air against the skin – keeping you...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleThis low-mileage and extremely clean R1 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Here for sale we have a stunning example of the first under seat exhaust R1. The bike has been very well looked after...

    Read more ...
  • Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    “How the hell is this bike 20 years old?” It’s a question you ask every time you look at the original R1 and becomes even more pertinent if you’re lucky enough to ride one. It may seem like five...

    Read more ...
  • Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    Some celebrities are well known for their love of motorcycles, such as Long Way Round star Ewan McGregor and Keanu Reeves, who even has his own motorcycle company. Many of them enjoy the anonymity...

    Read more ...
  • Rider jailed for dangerous riding

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Rider jailed for dangerous riding

    We love riding motorcycles anywhere and everywhere. But there’s a time and a place for riding fast and doing wheelies - it’s not the open road. Sorry but the roads are dangerous enough at the best of...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of they day: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of they day: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

    Bikes For SaleWe gave this Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer five stars when it was released. Today we've found a 2012 version up for sale.  Seller says “This Triumph has a manual 6 speed gearbox and is a 2012, 12...

    Read more ...
  • We're riding BMW's baby GS tomorrow!

    19 September 2017 by Adam Child

    We're riding BMW's baby GS tomorrow!

    We will be testing BMW’s eagerly-anticipated G310 GS tomorrow. On sale for £5,100, the A2 licence-friendly, entry-level, single-cylinder 313cc GS shares the same engine as their current G310R...

    Read more ...
  • Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    19 September 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Stripped-back Blade on the way?

    Until very recently you might have been forgiven for saying that Honda are a sensible brand and perhaps you could even say they’ve been risk-averse. Then they released the X-Adv and suddenly no-one...

    Read more ...
  • MV deal done

    19 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV deal done

    Update - 19/09/17 The investment deal to secure MVs future is finally done, with the new MV Motor Holding purchasing the 25% stake Mercedes AMG held in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. With Castiglioni now back...

    Read more ...
  • Can you help us?

    19 September 2017 by MCN News Team

    Can you help us?

    Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Honda GoldWing (any model) Kawasaki ZX-10R (any model) Triumph Tiger 800 Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we...

    Read more ...
  • Top MCN T-shirts

    18 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top MCN T-shirts

    T-shirt season has been here for a while now, so why not invest in a motorcycle T-shirt or two for the upcoming bank holiday weekend? Motorcyclist definition t-shirt   Buy Now Sunny days...

    Read more ...
  • The best 5 pocket rockets

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    The best 5 pocket rockets

    Bikes for saleThere was a time in the 90s when sub-600 pocket-rockets were all the rage. Though a lot never made it into the UK as official models (or at least didn’t until later on in the decade). It never stopped...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    18 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Bikes for saleArguably the best looking 125 going, this Yamaha YZF-R125 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2016 Yamaha YZF-R125 comes with just 3018 miles and only 1 previous owner. It has ABS and is...

    Read more ...
  • Ducati announce autumn offers

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati announce autumn offers

    Ducati have released details of autumn offers for their current range of motorcycles, which includes a low-rate finance offer of just £99 a month for the new Supersport. The Supersport, which was a...

    Read more ...
  • The 948cc bike for A2 riders

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    The 948cc bike for A2 riders

    Kawasaki have announced that they will be making the Z900 available to those who hold an A2 motorcycle licence.  The bike will be eligible to receive a reversible update to the ECU that will...

    Read more ...
  • Triumph tease new Speedmaster

    18 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph tease new Speedmaster

    Triumph have released a video teasing the new Bonneville Speedmaster, along with the date of October 3.  As is the norm with teaser videos, very little is shown of the actual bike, but we do get...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    17 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    Bikes For SaleThis 2006 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing is the kitchen sink, bells and whistles touring motorcycle, which is why it's today's bike of the day.  Seller says "This Gold Wing has had four owner from...

    Read more ...