Bike News (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • It’s Ténéré time

    Yesterday 10:30 by Neil Murray

    It’s Ténéré time

    Bikes for saleWhen any motorcycle gets discontinued as a new model is released, it’s always interesting to see what happens to the residuals. Sometimes the things weren’t that much cop in the first place, so nobody...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-10

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-10

    Bikes for saleIt may look like a transformer, but it goes like stink, and that’s exactly why this MT-10 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “A one owner bike that’s presented in top condition. This MT-10 is...

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  • The Sunday Social with Iwan Thomas

    Yesterday 08:00 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with Iwan Thomas

    This week we caught up with former Olympic runner and TV presenter Iwan Thomas to talk sports bikes, customised Harleys, and hiding his bikes from his parents. Hi Iwan, how you doing? "Good, thank...

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  • Bike of the day: Laverda Diamante 668

    15 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Laverda Diamante 668

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this Laverda Diamante 668. Seller says: "I have owned this bike since 1990 and I am only the second owner since new. It has had a spoilt life with me and I love it but my...

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  • Yamaha return with the Fazer R

    15 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Yamaha return with the Fazer R

    Yamaha have brought back the Fazer name to their repertoire of products, but not on what you might think. No, the new Fazer isn’t actually the bulletproof motorcycle that we all fondly remember, it’s...

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  • Top 15 used bikes for sale in 2017

    15 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 15 used bikes for sale in 2017

    Bikes for saleIt's hard to believe 2017 is almost over, and to wrap up the year we've put together a list of the 15 most popular bikes on MCN Bikes for Sale. You probably won't be surprised to learn that popular...

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  • MCN team pick of the day: Ducati 748

    15 December 2017 by MCN News

    MCN team pick of the day: Ducati 748

    Bikes For SaleMCN's Senior Road Tester, Adam 'Chad' Child, has picked today's bike of the day: This 2003 Ducati 748.  Chad says: "The same looks as the legendary 916 but for half the price. On the road you...

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  • Monster Dakar theft

    14 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Monster Dakar theft

    A Monster Energy Honda CRF450 has been stolen ahead of its departure for January’s Dakar rally in South America. Thieves broke into a lorry at the port in Le Havre, France, where the vehicles destined...

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  • ZZRs are the way to go for cheap speed

    14 December 2017 by Neil Murray

    ZZRs are the way to go for cheap speed

    Bikes For SaleI’ve been looking at Kawasaki ZZRs after noting that the Blackbird’s price bubble seems to have been punctured. The same doesn’t seem to have happened to the big old  ZZ-R1100 – a 1998 9000-miler...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    14 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    Bikes for saleYamaha Fazers might not be the most desirable bikes out there, but they're incredibly practical and great value. Seller says “Just come in and is in great shape for the year, 4 cylinders and 150 bhp.

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  • Police pursuit laws could be changing

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Police pursuit laws could be changing

    After years of escalating motorcycle crime, there’s the potential for real progress on the horizon as Sir Henry Bellingham MP has tabled a bill in parliament that could give extra protection to the...

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  • Moonlight serenade

    13 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Moonlight serenade

    The Yokohama Hot Rod Custom show, also known as the Mooneyes show, is one of the highlights of the international custom calendar. This year Warr’s Harley Davidson took something very special to the...

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  • Waze adds navigation features for motorcycles

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Waze adds navigation features for motorcycles

    Google-owned satnav app Waze has gained a new motorcycle mode, which has been tweaked for two- wheeled types in the UK. The update has improved arrival times that vary from cars and has added routing...

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  • Don’t go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2nd

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Don’t go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2nd

    If you go for a ride on Tuesday, January 2 2018, there’s a 5% higher chance that you’ll crash your bike and be killed than if you ride tomorrow. The same goes for January 31, March 2, March 31, April...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW G650 XCountry

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW G650 XCountry

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the short-lived and often forgotten BMW G650 XCountry. Seller says "Mature owner. Bought in June 2014 and shipped over from N. Ireland. I kept the number plate as it is...

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  • MCN's Christmas wishlist

    12 December 2017 by MCN News

    MCN's Christmas wishlist

    Sure, right now it's not exactly biking weather, but that means there's more time to spend inside - where it's warm - checking out some of the awesome products that you hope to find under the tree in...

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  • The best motorcycle reads for this Christmas

    12 December 2017 by MCN News

    The best motorcycle reads for this Christmas

    When the weather outside is frightful, and your bike is tucked away for winter, the next best thing is reading about other peoples' experiences on two wheel. So put your slippers on, turn the fire up,...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    12 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2001 Honda CBR600F – currently up for sale at £1,850. Seller says “Sadly have to sell my much loved CBR600F as the need for money is currently greater than the need for...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    11 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    Bikes for saleThe 600cc market may not be what it once was, but it means you can currently get some brilliant bikes for reasonable amounts of dosh. That's what makes this CBR600RR today’s bike of the day. Seller...

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  • 5 affordable 125cc bikes for new riders

    11 December 2017 by MCN News

    5 affordable 125cc bikes for new riders

    Bikes for saleSometimes choosing your first motorcycle can be a nightmare, especially if you don’t know where to start with it all. Some will want the sportiest machine they can afford, others will just want...

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  • Remembering Bruce Brown

    11 December 2017 by MCN News

    Remembering Bruce Brown

    Californian filmmaker Bruce Brown was a renowned director of surf films, most notably for his 1966 epic, Endless Summer, but for bike fans he’ll be better known as the force behind On Any Sunday,...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Tiger 800

    10 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Tiger 800

    Bikes for saleJust because there’s a new one on the way, doesn’t mean that the older model is by any means defunct in any way. This Triumph Tiger 800 is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “Immaculate bike...

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  • The Sunday Social with Rachael Clegg

    10 December 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with Rachael Clegg

    Rachael Clegg is an artist and journalist with a passion for the TT. Since 2013 she has produced a calendar celebrating the quirkier side of the Isle of Man TT. Milestones: The Singles...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR500R

    09 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR500R

    Bikes for saleThis bike is practically new and, costing nearly £2k less than a showroom machine, it is definitely worth a look. Seller says “The bike is in an excellent condition with extremely low mileage. Honda...

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  • How you can perfect the art of filtering

    09 December 2017 by Tim Thompson & Mark Edwards

    How you can perfect the art of filtering

    As cars and 4x4s get ever fatter the lanes we use for filtering are becoming narrower, the margins for error tighter. So more than ever the slickest and safest way to slip through traffic is to slow...

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  • The best investment...

    09 December 2017 by Neil Murray

    The best investment...

    Bikes for saleA few years back, I was thinking long and hard about the resale prospects of the first-generation Kawasaki H2. I reckoned they would dip initially, but if Kawasaki ever made a future classic, it is...

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  • New beginnings after MCN's Forum closes

    08 December 2017 by MCN News

    New beginnings after MCN's Forum closes

    Have you joined #ride5000miles for 2018? Now, although our MCN Forum era has come to an end (boo), all is not lost. We have our #ride5000miles Facebook group to continue all the wonderful...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4 RF

    08 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4 RF

    Bikes for saleThis Aprilia RSV4 RF is today’s bike of the day and is a bit of a peach; dear Santa…  Seller says “This Aprilia RSV4 RF is number 246 of 500 and comes with only 10,548 miles and one previous...

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  • Suzuki extend three-year warranty offer

    08 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki extend three-year warranty offer

    There’s nothing more frustrating than a bike going wrong, especially when it’s just out of its warranty period – but life is often unjust and sometimes these things can happen. Suzuki however are...

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  • Dainese scoop design award

    08 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Dainese scoop design award

    Dainese have won the prestigious Italian Compasso d’Oro award for the design of their Pro-Armour protection system. Winning the performance and innovation in the sport category, it celebrates the...

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  • A load of #ride5000miles Garbage

    07 December 2017 by Ped Baker

    A load of #ride5000miles Garbage

    ‘Some people have the idea that you need something like a BMW GS, metal boxes, GPS, spotlights, loads of time and loads of cash to have an adventure,” says Garbage Run organiser Nathan Milward. “You...

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