Bike News (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • Moped gang jailed for 18 years

    Today 14:35 by MCN News

    Moped gang jailed for 18 years

    A gang of thieves who used mopeds to enable their crime spree of more than 100 robberies in a period of less than three weeks were jailed last week for a total of over 18 years. Claude Parkinson, 18,...

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  • Bike tech – the way forward

    Today 14:09 by Richard Newland

    Bike tech – the way forward

    BMW have long been at the sharp end of motorcycle tech development, and are continuing to push the boundaries with their ConnectedRide programme, which aims to deliver inter-vehicle position awareness...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Today 13:21 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleWe can’t resist that Urban Tiger paint scheme, and being barely run in, this Blade is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This CBR1000RR comes in fantastic condition and with very low miles. This...

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  • Tougher terms for reckless drivers

    Yesterday 15:51 by James Archibald

    Tougher terms for reckless drivers

    Drivers who kill behind the wheel could now be sentenced to life in prison under new legislation. Those who cause death by dangerous driving, or by careless driving while under the influence of drugs...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    Yesterday 10:13 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    Bikes for saleQuite simply one of the best all-round bikes of all time, and with a smattering of great additions, this VFR is an absolute steal at this price and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Great...

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  • Bike (scooter) of the day: Vespa LX125

    15 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike (scooter) of the day: Vespa LX125

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day comes in a scooter form. We have a 2013 Piaggio Vespa LX125 up for sale for £2,495. Seller says “Comes with owners manual and service book. Will come with up-to-date service...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    14 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    Bikes For SaleA special MCN pick as bike of the day today! It's this BRAND NEW 1981 Yamaha RD250LC for sale for £13,980. What a beaut and an unbelievable find! Seller says "This new, old stock, zero mile LC comes...

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  • How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    14 October 2017 by MCN News

    How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    Bikes For SaleThe demand for quality, used two-stroke motorcycles has been rising gradually over the past few years, making the chances of finding a good one at a reasonable (or bargain) price now virtually...

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  • The history of two-strokes

    13 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    The history of two-strokes

    It’s all about character. Nothing else on two wheels delivers the visceral thrills of a two-stroke engine. They deliver a hit of power every other stroke where a four-stroke manages only half as many.

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  • Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    13 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    The entire historic brand of Excelsior-Henderson is set to go up for auction at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas on January 27, 2018. Excelsior-Henderson was a big American motorcycle manufacturer, on a...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-9R

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-9R

    Bikes for saleNot the cheapest example available, but really clean and with low mileage. This ZX-9R is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a 1999 model Kawasaki ZX9-R in red. Comes with only 3 owners from...

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  • Classic Bike Live 2017

    12 October 2017 by MCN News

    Classic Bike Live 2017

    Glasgow-born Bob McIntyre was one of the finest motorcycle racers to have come out of Scotland, and Classic Bike Live – supported by Footman James – is delighted to be featuring a special display...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    12 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    Bikes for saleTwo grand less than the list price of a brand new bike and with an aftermarket exhaust too, this Thruxton R is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Beautiful Thruxton R Silver, in perfect condition,...

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  • Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

    12 October 2017 by MCN News

    Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

    An all-new live action show is set to hit the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show in February. Discounted tickets and paddock passes are on sale now, but that's not all that we've got planned! The...

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  • Dales pitstop

    12 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Dales pitstop

    Deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, at the head of Wensleydale, lies the small market town of Hawes. Drop in on almost any weekend throughout the riding season and you’re guaranteed to find more...

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  • Officially the coolest kid on the block

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Officially the coolest kid on the block

    We all remember being a kid, riding around on a bicycle and wishing it was a motorbike. A piece of card on the frame getting attacked by the spokes of the wheel was a common sight, providing a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleThese early R1s are becoming rare, and with a smattering of tasteful extras, this one is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This bike has a full Leo Vinci System, double bubble screen, Harris...

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  • Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    Road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist are warning drivers and riders to be extra vigilant of deer at this time of year as they are more active due to the rutting season. With the Deer...

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  • Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    Classic Bike Live will soon open its doors at The East of England Arena over the weekend of October 28-29. The latest addition to the attractions is a special display honouring the late, great John...

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  • Gallery: 25 years of the Ducati Monster

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: 25 years of the Ducati Monster

    25 years ago, in early October 1992, Ducati unveiled a prototype motorcycle at that year's Cologne Show. The bike would go on to be released the following year as the Monster 900. 25 years later the...

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  • Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

    10 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

    Persistent opposition from labour groups has put the brakes on the sale of Ducati by Volkswagen AG, a union spokesperson has told Bloomberg. Regional head of FIOM CIGL union, Bruno Papignani told...

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  • Bikes for sale: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6

    Bikes for saleCelebrated as one of the all-time great sportsbikes, this GSX-R1000 K6 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 comes with low mileage for the year. Also comes with the...

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  • Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    09 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    We're less than a month away from most of the 2018 models being unveiled at this year's Milan Show, which means we're smack bang in the middle of teaser season, and the latest manufacturer to give us...

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  • Pick of the dealers: Laguna Motorcycles

    09 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Pick of the dealers: Laguna Motorcycles

    Bikes for saleWith five stores in Maidstone and Ashford in Kent, Laguna Motorcycles is a dealership to be reckoned with in the South East. Being an official dealer for Triumph, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM,...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    09 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    Bikes for salePractical, cheap and definitely cheerful, this Speed Triple 955i could be the perfect winter weapon and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This Speed Triple is a great bike and is in good...

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  • The Triumph Tiger Tramontana looks amazing

    09 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Triumph Tiger Tramontana looks amazing

    Say hello to the Triumph Tiger Tramonatana, built by two brothers to take on this year's Panafrica Rally. David and Felipe Lopez spent six months turning a standard Triumph Tiger 800XC into badass...

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  • The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

    08 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

    For this week’s Sunday Social we spoke with Maria Costello, who was the first female solo racer to stand on the podium at the Isle of Man when she took third place in the Ultra Lightweight category at...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    08 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    Bikes for saleThey don't come much more legendary than the Suzuki Hayabusa, and this example is excellent value, which is why we've chosen it for the bike of the day.  Seller says "Suzuki GSX1300 R K5, very...

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  • #ride5000miles: Biking summer keeps on giving

    07 October 2017 by MCN News

    #ride5000miles: Biking summer keeps on giving

    Autumn is definitely upon us but there’s still some decent weather and great riding to be done… as our #ride5000miles members have proved this week. Big-mile stars include Neil Moseley, who travelled...

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