Bike News (July 2017)

  • MV deal done

    19 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MV deal done

    Update - 19/09/17 The investment deal to secure MVs future is finally done, with the new MV Motor Holding purchasing the 25% stake Mercedes AMG held in MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. With Castiglioni now back...

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  • Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

    08 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Indian at Bonneville Speed Week

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

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  • Top 5 sporty boots

    07 September 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 sporty boots

    MCN ShopA sturdy pair of boots should be high on every rider's shopping list as they protect one of the most vulnerable areas on a biker. Here are our top 5 picks that are all available from the MCN...

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  • Looks can be deceptive

    27 August 2017 by Neil Murray

    Looks can be deceptive

    Bikes for saleSometimes a service history isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. I have come across a nice clean bike before with a service book that has all the stamps in the right places and nothing else. I’ve...

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  • Cafe racers on show at Brackley

    10 August 2017 by Ped Baker

    Cafe racers on show at Brackley

    The world famous Ace Cafe in London has teamed up with the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling to launch a new cafe racer competition at this years festival on August 13. Any bike in the cafe...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Gold Wing

    03 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Gold Wing

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is inspired by the patent images detailing aspects of the new Honda Gold Wing, which we expect to be unveiled before the end of the year. Seller says On sale from KD...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    31 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2006 Kawasaki Z1000.  Seller says "This bike has only covered 18,718 miles and has been fitted with some great extras including, gold bar ends, gold Z1000 radiator...

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  • Ducati offer DTC EVO Panigale upgrade

    31 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati offer DTC EVO Panigale upgrade

    Ducati are offering owners of the 2015 and 2016 1299 Panigale models the chance to upgrade their machines to feature the newer Ducati Traction Control EVO (DCT EVO) system. The DTC EVO...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki TL1000R

    30 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki TL1000R

    Bikes for saleThe TL1000R is the forgotten superbike of the early noughties, overshadowed by Suzuki's own GSX-R1000, the Yamaha R1 and Honda's SP-1. Despite this they're now sought after machines and they look...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi CR950 Stile Italiano

    29 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi CR950 Stile Italiano

    Bikes for saleThe stunning finish and attention to detail make this custom Guzzi todays bike of the day Seller says “This is our brand-new Moto Guzzi CR950 custom which can only be described as a ''one of a kind...

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  • How to become a circuit tyre expert

    29 July 2017 by Michael Neeves

    How to become a circuit tyre expert

    Here are some of my tips as to how to get a grip on your next trackday. Road tyres are up to the job Most modern-day, general-use sports tyres have enough grip for a trackday, even on a 1000. Even...

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  • MCN reader runs Leeds 10k in full leathers

    28 July 2017 by MCN News

    MCN reader runs Leeds 10k in full leathers

    An MCN reader has done us all proud by running the Leeds 10k for charity in full motorbike leathers, boots and helmet included. Much respect to Dean Lindley who ran 6.2 miles, during a very warm day...

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  • The rise of scooter crime in London

    28 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The rise of scooter crime in London

    Crimes involving scooters in London have rocketed over the last few years, but the trend has yet to spread outside the nation's capital. The recent crime wave is composed of two parts; The stealing of...

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  • Norton design 650cc twin for Chinese firm

    28 July 2017 by James Archibald

    Norton design 650cc twin for Chinese firm

    Norton have announced an agreement with Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Zongshen to produce a brand new 650cc engine that has been designed by the iconic British brand.  Find out what Norton boss...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    28 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    Bikes for saleThe GTR1400 is an absolute steam-roller of a machine and eats up miles like they’re nothing at all and that’s why this one is today’s bike of the day Seller says “Kawasaki GTR1400 in gun metal...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR300R

    27 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR300R

    Bikes for saleThis Honda CBR300R merges great looks with every day practicality and is today's bike of the day. Seller says "This red CBR300R is fantastic and comes with only 2,156 miles clocked. It's...

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  • Top 5 leather race gloves

    27 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 leather race gloves

    MCN ShopThere’s no denying that race gloves look ace and offer great protection in the event of an accident. Here are our top 5 picks of gloves that are currently for sale on the MCN Shop. RST Tractech Evo C...

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  • Top 5 RST products

    27 July 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 RST products

    MCN ShopIt's no wonder RST are one of the most popular brands in the UK. From suits to boots, you can always rely on them for high quality equipment. We've found five great RST products available on the MCN...

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  • Top 5 used-bike bargains for under £1500

    26 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top 5 used-bike bargains for under £1500

    Bikes for saleModern bikes are great, sure, with their traction control, ABS, and other fancy bits, but they also come with pretty hefty price tags. How about you forget about all that for a second, as we focus on...

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  • News podcast episode 7

    26 July 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 7

    This week Web Producer Liam Marsden is joined briefly by Senior Editor Matt Wildee for the seventh MCN news podcast to chat about this week's news in the motorcycling world.  This week the guys...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    26 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    Bikes for saleLoud and proud, this distinctive Honda CBR600RR is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “Looking for something different? This is my 2010 Honda CBR 600RR looks amazing and comes with some nice...

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  • Try a YZ450F on the Yamaha MX Pro Tour

    26 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Try a YZ450F on the Yamaha MX Pro Tour

    Yamaha are offering members of the public the chance to try their new 2018 YZ450F motocross bike on the MX Pro Tour in August. Those who attend the tour will also get the chance to test Yamaha's...

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  • MCN needs your help!

    26 July 2017 by MCN News

    MCN needs your help!

    We want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN if you ever owned any of the following bikes: Ducati 1200 Multistrada Suzuki Hayabusa Yamaha TZR250 (any model) Was it hugely...

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