Bike News (June 2017)

  • In this week’s issue: Rossi kicks Assen

    Today 15:17 by MCN News

    In this week’s issue: Rossi kicks Assen

    In this week’s issue we get all the inside info on Rossi’s spectacular win at Assen Plus: Free 36-page Built magazine – get inside the new wave of retro and custom motorcycles.   Also in MCN...

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  • L-plates for Mad Max man Tom Hardy

    Today 10:23 by James Archibald

    L-plates for Mad Max man Tom Hardy

    Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has been spotted donning his high-vis jacket, preparing to take his motorcycle test. The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max star is training under the guidance of Tim Smith of Two...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

    Today 09:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 converted to a 1200cc.   Seller says With 3,111 miles on the clock, the seller says: “Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster Iron 883 CC...

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  • Can motorcycle sales recover?

    Yesterday 12:28 by James Archibald

    Can motorcycle sales recover?

    Motorcycle sales figures have taken quite a bashing this year. With figures recorded in May showing that there has been total of a 14.1% drop in new registrations when compared to the same period...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Yesterday 11:38 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is for all the new riders. For a 125 this 2011 Yamaha YZF-R125 looks in pristine condition.  Seller says With 560 miles on the clock, the seller says: “New MOT, one...

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  • MCN team pick of the day: Honda RC30

    25 June 2017 by MCN News

    MCN team pick of the day: Honda RC30

    Bikes For SaleMCN's Senior Editor, Matt Wildee, has picked today's bike of the day: Honda VFR750R RC30.  Matt says: "As lottery-winning dreams go, this is the ultimate – a never run, box-fresh 1989 Honda RC30...

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  • MCN team pick of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    24 June 2017 by MCN News

    MCN team pick of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    Bikes For SaleMCN's Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, has picked today's bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750.  Dan says: "This 1996 GSX-R 750 SRAD is in great condition for its age – and has just over...

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  • Harley-Davidson to buy Ducati?

    23 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Harley-Davidson to buy Ducati?

    Sources are suggesting that Harley-Davidson are lining up a takeover bid for Ducati, which is being put up for sale by car manufacturer Volkswagen in a deal that could be worth up to €1.5 billion...

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  • MCN team pick of the day: Ducati 748

    23 June 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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  • Met Police target bike thieves

    23 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Met Police target bike thieves

    The Metropolitan Police have launched a new ‘Be Safe’ campaign that is aimed to help the prevention of motorcycle and scooter thefts in the capital, which have been rapidly rising alongside the use of...

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  • Big biking adventures across the globe

    23 June 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Big biking adventures across the globe

    This week we're taking a look at The International Motorcycle Touring Club. The club was founded in 1932 when a group of intrepid motorcyclists who had previously been exploring the continent...

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  • BMW Motorrad Days returns next month

    22 June 2017 by James Archibald

    BMW Motorrad Days returns next month

    The BMW Motorrad Days is a chance for enthusiasts of the German marque. The annual event sees thousands of BMW riders from all over the world descend on the Bavarian town of...

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  • We Need Your Help!!

    21 June 2017 by MCN News Team

    We Need Your Help!!

    Have you ever owned any of the following bikes? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN. EARLY...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    20 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    Bike for saleThe CBR600RR might be coming to the end of its production run soon, but it’s still a fantastic bike and that’s why this one is our bike of the day.  Seller says “Very good condition bike in a...

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  • KTM issue recall for 125 and 390 Duke

    20 June 2017 by James Archibald

    KTM issue recall for 125 and 390 Duke

    KTM have issued a recall of their 125 and 390 Duke motorcycles after it was found that there were some issues with the headlight.  The recall will address the issue by carrying out a software...

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  • 7 cracking commuter bikes

    19 June 2017 by James Archibald

    7 cracking commuter bikes

    Bikes for saleRide to Work week has got us thinking about bikes that would be fairly sensible choices if you were going to ride every day. Of course, you can ride whatever you want, in whatever weather...

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  • Hertz offer motorcycle hire in France

    19 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Hertz offer motorcycle hire in France

    Hertz have launched a motorcycle rental service in France, joining their bike rental service in Portugal and Spain. The bikes will be available to rent in Cannes, Nice, Orange and Paris and are all...

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  • New Two-stroke Motocross Festival launched

    19 June 2017 by Adam Duckworth

    New Two-stroke Motocross Festival launched

    A brand new motocross festival for anyone who loves two-strokes will burst into life in Kent on August 5-6 this year. The Apico 2-Stroke Festival is to be held at the old-school track at Sellindge to...

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  • Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4

    19 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4

    Bikes for saleSomething to show off to all your friends is this MV Agusta F4 750, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This slice of Italian exotica comes in silver with 3 owners from new. The MV Agusta...

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  • 'Valuable lesson for learner riders'

    18 June 2017 by Neil Murray

    'Valuable lesson for learner riders'

    Bikes For SaleYou can buy all manner of roadworthy cars for under £500. It’s not so easy, if you’re a learner rider to find a 125 that’s actually roadworthy for that sort of money. Ignoring a load of ropey old...

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  • Top 10 bikes currently surging in value

    17 June 2017 by MCN News

    Top 10 bikes currently surging in value

    Bikes for saleIt's the Top of the flops They failed to hit the right notes when new, but these bikes are now surging up the used bike hit parade. Here are the top 10 climbers, and all are available on...

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  • Get the most from your bike’s electronics

    17 June 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Get the most from your bike’s electronics

    Traction control myth #1 One of the biggest myths is it makes you faster. In fact, the opposite is true. By its very nature TC cuts power when the rear wheel starts to slip, and that slows you down.

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    17 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S.  Seller says “This Multistrada  1200S includes electronically adjustable suspension, ABS, rider modes, traction control, Termi...

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  • The first Motorcycle News weekly podcast!

    16 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons & Liam Marsden

    The first Motorcycle News weekly podcast!

    That's right, Motorcycle News now has a weekly podcast, where you can catch up on all the week's most important motorcycle news you may have missed. The podcast will be published every Friday, and is...

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