Bike news

  • Suzuki’s great Café tour

    Yesterday 12:07 by James Archibald

    Suzuki’s great Café tour

    Suzuki will be taking a fleet of demo bikes – including the new 2017 GSX-R1000 around the UK to a number of biker cafes throughout the summer.  Starting at Scotland’s popular Green Welly Stop on...

    Read more ...
  • Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

    Yesterday 11:54 by Liam Marsden

    Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

    Kawasaki is giving riders the opportunity to win a year's free membership to Club Kawasaki, when they book demo rides on the K-World Tour. The remaining dates for the K-World Tour are Lydden Hill...

    Read more ...
  • This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

    Yesterday 11:30 by MCN News

    This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

    It’s getting to the time of year where it’s warm enough to get away without wearing a jumper or jacket and we thought that you could make yourself stand out more for the right reasons with these...

    Read more ...
  • Naked bikes are back

    Yesterday 11:12 by Neil Murray

    Naked bikes are back

    I’m not sure what goes through manufacturers’ minds when they decide to make a cheap naked bike out of something that was previously swaddled in plastic and adorned with expensive add-ons. In theory...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    Yesterday 10:32 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is an adventure bike for those looking for something a little different, a 2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Seller says "Cracking Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8v in black, this bike comes...

    Read more ...
  • Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

    Draggin' Jeans' all-new material has beaten rivals in an independent abrasion test carried out by Deakin University, Australia. The test, which took place in conditions identical to those used for the...

    Read more ...
  • Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

    With talks of The Bike Shed events potentially going global (Spain, Italy and America), Dutch Van Someren and the crew bring it home this weekend for one of Europe's biggest custom show.  The...

    Read more ...
  • Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

    The Ducati Museum in Bologna is now open on Sundays from 9am to 6pm for the course of the summer. The extra day means the museum is now open six days a week, with it being closed on Wednesdays. Last...

    Read more ...
  • Triumph add new colours to retro models

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph add new colours to retro models

    Triumph have announced new colours for their retro range of bikes, including Cranberry Red and Frozen Silver on the popular new Bobber model. The Thruxton R's Diablo Red option will be replaced by...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4 1000RR

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4 1000RR

    Bikes For SaleA special one for the day is this 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000RR 312, £8,950, which is the only version of this bike on MCN Bikes for Sale.  Seller says "MV Augusta F41000RR 312, I am an engineer in my...

    Read more ...
  • KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

    KTM have announced their first Adventure Rally in Europe, which will see participants riding their own KTM Adventure bikes on three off-road loops over the course of three days. The first European...

    Read more ...
  • Yamaha recall MT models

    25 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Yamaha recall MT models

    Yamaha have recalled a number of their triples to address a production fault that could make the handlebars come loose. The recall affects the MT-09 based models and includes both the XSR 900 and...

    Read more ...
  • 2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

    25 May 2017 by Jon Urry

    2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

    Before I rode the Versys-X 300 there were a few potential issues that I was concerned about – namely the tall 845mm seat height and the screen’s lack of adjustability. I know these may seem small...

    Read more ...
  • Gallery: Rocking retros

    24 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Rocking retros

    If you want to have a chilled ride, one or two up, a modern classic should do the trick.  MCN contributor Jon Urry put the theory to the test with Honda's CB1100 EX, BMW's R nineT Pure and...

    Read more ...
  • The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

    24 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Free luggage with Suzuki V-Strom 650

    24 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Energica charging less

    24 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Husqvarna 701 Svartpilen and Vitpilen spied

    24 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Not just bikes catching our eye...

    24 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Sheene’s XR14 back on track

    24 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Alien Moto win PETA award for vegan suit

    24 May 2017 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)...

    Read more ...
  • Free BikeTrac with Ducati 959 Panigale

    24 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Prizes: Win! Win! Win! Loads of Lovely Goodies

    24 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Are you going to the Isle of Man TT?

    23 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Most expensive auction bikes

    23 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200

    23 May 2017 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,...

    Read more ...
  • In this week's issue: Nicky Hayden tribute

    23 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • Kawasaki Versys-X 300 first ride incoming

    23 May 2017 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...

    Read more ...
  • 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...

    Read more ...
  • 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...

    Read more ...
  • 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...

    Read more ...