Bike News (June 2017)

  • 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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  • Bring your Dream Machines to Poole Quay

    06 July 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Bring your Dream Machines to Poole Quay

    Every Tuesday night from April to September picturesque Poole Quay becomes the exclusive domain of motorcycles, where at the height of summer as many as 1500 bikes roll into town to make Dream...

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  • From no motorcycle licence to the Sahara

    03 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    From no motorcycle licence to the Sahara

    What do you do if you want to ride motorcycles to the Sahara desert but you've never ridden before? In the case of Tom Caulfield and James Whittle you book an intensive week of training, and set off...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha Thunderace

    03 July 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha Thunderace

    Bikes for saleNot quite the mean superbike it once was, but the Thunderace makes a bargain sports tourer today. Seller says “Due to other commitments I am reluctantly having to sell my treasured Thunderace. I have...

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  • Goodwood celebrates Dunlop Dynasty

    03 July 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Goodwood celebrates Dunlop Dynasty

    Road racing’s most revered family was celebrated in style over the weekend as the Goodwood Festival of Speed paid tribute to the Dunlops.  Check out our Goodwood Facebook gallery here.  A...

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  • Tom Hardy passes bike test

    03 July 2017 by James Archibald & Liam Marsden

    Tom Hardy passes bike test

    Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has passed his category A motorcycle test, and can now take to the roads on any motorcycle he chooses. The Dark Knight Rises and Legend actor was spotted preparing for his...

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  • Riding clinic: The secret of safe cornering

    01 July 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Riding clinic: The secret of safe cornering

    Find a quiet country road with a bend in it. 45mph and 90 degrees is ideal – it keeps things simple. Now find a couple of safe places to U-turn, so you can go round the corner several times.

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  • Don’t get stung by the taxman

    30 June 2017 by Neil Murray

    Don’t get stung by the taxman

    Bikes For SaleLet’s talk about traders of motorcycles and their related parts. It’s getting increasingly difficult to determine who’s a private seller and who’s actually running a business on the sly. Print...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 690 Duke

    30 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 690 Duke

    Bikes for saleProof that singles have all the fun is this KTM 690 Duke  – which is todays bike of the day. Seller says “This Duke comes with full KTM dealer service history. It also comes with a full Akropovic...

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  • Biking's fastest women reveal special Blade

    30 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Biking's fastest women reveal special Blade

    BSB and TT stars Jenny Tinmouth and Maria Costello have unveiled a special liveried Honda Fireblade at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – and it's all in aid of the Dare to be Different...

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  • Gallery: 2017 scooters take over Paris

    29 June 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: 2017 scooters take over Paris

    The new Yamaha TMAX, Honda X-ADV and BMW C650 Sport tackle the mean streets of Paris. It’s Saturday afternoon traffic chaos on the Périphérique. Cars are snarled nose-to-tail like a shimmering metal...

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  • Ducati XDiavel gets the Krugger treatment

    29 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati XDiavel gets the Krugger treatment

    Ducati entrusted an XDiavel to the very capable hands of Belgian custom builder Fred Krugger to design a special edition of the Bologna firm’s blistering cruiser behemoth – and this is the...

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  • Barry Sheene race car up for sale

    29 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Barry Sheene race car up for sale

    A 1985 Toyota Supra that was raced by Barry Sheene will go up for sale on July 27 at the Silverstone Classic Race Car auction, with a guide price of £60,000-£80,000. The car was raced a year after...

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  • KTM offer free £1k accessories package

    28 June 2017 by James Archibald

    KTM offer free £1k accessories package

    KTM are offering an accessory package with a value of £1000 with every new Super Duke GT model purchased. The offer will include KTMs PowerParts Touring package with each new motorcycle purchased from...

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  • Get your hands on affordable Held gear

    28 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Get your hands on affordable Held gear

    Quality motorcycle clothing brand Held are cutting prices to bring them in line with those charged throughout the rest of Europe. This means that the price of the German firm’s products will fall by...

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  • Trackers tackle motorcycle theft

    28 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Trackers tackle motorcycle theft

    Tracker have stated that their technology has helped recover over £687,000 worth of stolen motorcycles in 2016 as a result of their technology – a figure that’s increased by nearly 10% over the...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    28 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    Bikes for saleThe Tracer is an excellent all-round bike based around the brilliant triple from the MT-09. This one is presented in as-new condition with low mileage and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This...

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  • In this week’s issue: Rossi kicks Assen

    27 June 2017 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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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 883

    27 June 2017 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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  • Motorcycle sales could recover in 2017

    26 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Motorcycle sales could recover in 2017

    Motorcycle sales figures have taken quite a bashing this year (a total of 14.1% drop in new registrations so far) and it would seem that a combination of the new Euro4 emission regulations, Brexit and...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    26 June 2017 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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