Bike news

  • Get set to go the distance

    Yesterday 15:16 by MCN News

    Get set to go the distance

    Friendly London club clocked up a combined 250,000 miles in a year Few organisations capture the social spirit of motorcycling more succinctly than the London Motorcycle Riders Club (LMRC), a thriving...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-10

    Yesterday 12:14 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-10

    Bikes for saleA rapid monster of a machine that’s also surprisingly practical make this MT-10 today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2016 MT-10 comes with 12 months manufactures warranty still remaining. It’s a...

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  • BMW set new sales record for first half of 2017

    Yesterday 10:43 by James Archibald

    BMW set new sales record for first half of 2017

    BMW have reported record motorcycle sales for the first half of 2017, with 88,389 bikes sold, marking a 9.5% increase over the first half of 2016. It’s the fifth year in a row that BMW Motorrad have...

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  • Video: Bear rides shotgun in sidecar

    Yesterday 10:23 by MCN News

    Video: Bear rides shotgun in sidecar

    A video has emerged from Russia showing two men riding pillion on a Ural sidecar outfit, with a brown bear in the sidecar. The video was apparently filmed in Syktyvkar, in the Komi Republic by...

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  • Lee Munro sets speed record on Indian Scout

    Yesterday 10:00 by Liam Marsden

    Lee Munro sets speed record on Indian Scout

    50 years ago Burt Munro set an under 1000cc class record of 183.59mph on his Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Now his great nephew Lee Munro has also set a speed record onboard...

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  • Top 10 super events for Summer

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News Team

    Top 10 super events for Summer

    We've had a cracking summer so far and what better way to enjoy the long sunny days than getting out on your bike. With thousands of motorcycle events across the globe, that range from terrific track...

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  • Ducati V4 superbike secrets revealed

    19 July 2017 by Richard Newland

    Ducati V4 superbike secrets revealed

    With speculation rife that everyone from Harley-Davidson to Triumph to various Indian two wheeled giants, are lining up to buy Ducati from the beleaguered post-Dieselgate Volkswagen Group – we...

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  • Motorcycle Live tickets on sale soon

    19 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcycle Live tickets on sale soon

    Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live 2017, which takes place November 18-26 at the NEC, Birmingham will go on sale on August 1. Buyers of advance tickets will benefit from significant savings in...

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  • Gallery: Suzuki V-Strom 650XT v BMW F800GS

    19 July 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Suzuki V-Strom 650XT v BMW F800GS

    On paper, there seems to be lot going for middleweight adventure bikes like the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT and the BMW F800GS. Lighter and more-nimble than their big-capacity brothers, the theory is that...

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  • News podcast episode 6

    19 July 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 6

    Senior News Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden for the sixth MCN news podcast to chat about this week's news in the motorcycling world.  This week the guys discuss the...

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  • Gallery: A Fireblade from each decade

    19 July 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Gallery: A Fireblade from each decade

    Oh, this is good. The MCN team are on a road test with three of my all-time favourite Honda Fireblades, currently parked in a line outside one of the greatest fish and chip shops, Mermaid...

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  • 2017 touring pack for Suzuki's V-Strom 1000

    19 July 2017 by James Archibald

    2017 touring pack for Suzuki's V-Strom 1000

    Suzuki have released a new touring accessory pack for the V-Strom 1000 models. The kit contains a top-box with a capacity of 55 litres as well as a fitting plate – providing plenty of room for up to...

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  • Harley-Davidson facing a tough year stateside

    19 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Harley-Davidson facing a tough year stateside

    US motorcycle giant, Harley-Davidson could see production cuts and reduce workers' hours due to a drop in sales figures. As shipment expectations are down between 6-8%, the Milwaukee-based firm...

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  • Kymco X-Town 300i first ride

    19 July 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Kymco X-Town 300i first ride

    The Kymco X-Town 300 takes the good-around-town scooter concept to a whole new level with an ability to leave the urban sprawl behind and head for the hills. The A2 licence-friendly scoot is an...

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  • New Africa Twin Rally created

    19 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New Africa Twin Rally created

    An Italian-built Africa Twin Rally special-edition caused a stir last week when a corporate video seemed to show Honda’s new version of the popular adventure bike.  The truth is slightly more...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    19 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    Bikes for saleThe Z1000SX is a great tourer that can hack it with the sportsbike big boys on the twisties and that’s why this one is our bike of the day. Seller says “2014 Kawasaki Z1000SX in very good condition...

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  • Prizes: Get your hands on lots of lovely goodies

    18 July 2017 by MCN News Team

    Prizes: Get your hands on lots 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. Podium Stage System Cleaning Kit, £25 We’ve got a...

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  • Major recall for BMW R1200GS

    18 July 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Major recall for BMW R1200GS

    BMW have issued a major recall for all R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure models manufactured between November 2013 and June 2017. BMW say that the fork stanchion can suffer damage if subjected to...

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  • In this week's issue: Ducati V4 stunner

    18 July 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Ducati V4 stunner

    In this week's issue of MCN we reveal the secrets of the power-packed V4 that will replace the Ducati Panigale. Also in MCN this week Retro special This week we're celebrating everything retro with 20...

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  • Video: Passer-by scares off scooter thief

    18 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Passer-by scares off scooter thief

    Yet another video has emerged from London showing an attempted scooter theft taking place, this time on Penge High Street, South East London. The video starts with one of the thieves wrestling with...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

    18 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

    Bikes for saleOne owner, super low mileage and a bargain price make this Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R today’s bike of the day. Seller says “2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX636cc. Probably the lowest mileage example currently on sale...

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  • Fuel reveal the Catalina GP

    17 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Fuel reveal the Catalina GP

    A 1999 Kawasaki W650 made the perfect canvas for Spanish custom kings Fuel Motorcycles' latest build – the Fuel Catalina GP. Inspired by the Triumph motorcycles that were typically ridden in...

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  • Win a VIP MotoGP experience at Silverstone

    17 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Win a VIP MotoGP experience at Silverstone

    BMW are offering the chance to win a VIP guest package for two at the British MotoGP at Silverstone in August – all you have to do to enter is take a S1000RR for a test ride. By requesting a test...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    17 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    Bikes for saleThey say three is the magic number and Triumph got it spot on with the Daytona 675 triple, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is the wonderful Daytona 675 from the chaps at Triumph. A...

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  • Video: Man chases scooter thieves with hammer

    17 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Man chases scooter thieves with hammer

    A brave Londoner was filmed chasing motorcycle thieves away with a hammer after they tried to steal his scooter. The man squared up to a gang of four thieves in Battersea, who allegedly threatened him...

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