Bike News (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • Bike of the day: Suzuki DRZ400S

    Today 09:30 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki DRZ400S

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2005 Suzuki DRZ400S. Would you buy it? Seller says: “An exceptionally clean example of Suzuki’s well-designed and much sought-after 400cc model, with very low mileage...

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  • Russian firm reveals hoverbike prototype

    Yesterday 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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  • Bike of the day: Honda VTR1000 Firestorm

    Yesterday 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

    Yesterday 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!

    Yesterday 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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  • Win a Nexx Logan lid!

    23 February 2017 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

    23 February 2017 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 10 top motorcycle t-shirts

    19 February 2017 by MCN News

    10 top motorcycle t-shirts

    Looking great doesn’t have to involve expensive fashion labels; here are our 10 of our top t-shirts available from the MCN t-shirt shop. Which design is your favourite? Exhaust identification,...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 600

    19 February 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 600

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2000 Yamaha Fazer 600. Seller says: "This is just a great Fazer, perfect bike great paint. The bike runs and rides as new. Must be one of the best. All books, full...

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  • Raise brake expectations

    18 February 2017 by MCN News

    Raise brake expectations

    Get to know your brakes It is possible to ride many miles without the need for hard braking. In fact, if you are frequently using heavy braking in your everyday riding then it is a sign that your...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 900SS

    18 February 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 900SS

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 1998 Ducati 900SS. Seller says: "Here we've found ourselves a unique opportunity to bag yourself a hardly used, dry-stored, Ducati 900SS with only 818 miles on the...

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  • Bespoke motorcycle specials in custom comp

    17 February 2017 by MCN News

    Bespoke motorcycle specials in custom comp

    Check out the best bespoke motorcycle specials in Europe at the 2017 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show. Now in it's fourth year, the London Custom Bike Building Championships arrives in the...

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  • MCN Show: Suzuki Sheene and retro bikes

    17 February 2017 by MCN News

    MCN Show: Suzuki Sheene and retro bikes

    Along with some retro Suzuki bikes, the 2017 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show there will be a rare collection of memorabilia from British motorcycling hero Barry Sheene, including race leathers,...

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  • Top retro bikes at 2017 MCN Motorcycle Show

    17 February 2017 by MCN News

    Top retro bikes at 2017 MCN Motorcycle Show

    The retro scene just keeps on getting bigger and bigger, with most manufacturers now offering several of their own factory retro bikes. There are yet more retro bikes coming your way for 2017, and...

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  • Bike of the day: 1974 Ducati 750GT

    17 February 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: 1974 Ducati 750GT

    Bikes for saleOver 130 bikes go under the hammer at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show on February 18 as the second Coys auction gets underway. We’ve been through the catalogue and picked our...

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