Bike News (March 2017)

  • Beach Bobber is Harley's Custom King

    10 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Beach Bobber is Harley's Custom King

    Shaw Harley-Davidson have been crowned 2017 UK Custom Kings, after their Beach Bobber Forty Eight beat other Harley dealers across the country. The Beach Bobber was built by Shaw's Head Custom...

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  • New colour option for the Scout Sixty

    09 March 2017 by James Archibald

    New colour option for the Scout Sixty

    You can now get the Indian Scout Sixty in a two-tone colour scheme Indian have announced that they will release the Scout Sixty in a two-tone paint scheme for the first time. The cruiser has been...

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  • Guy Martin's 'Big Build' gathers pace

    09 March 2017 by MCN News

    Guy Martin's 'Big Build' gathers pace

    Guy Martin is on a mission to help youngsters follow his path into a career dominated by engineering by instigating a project to create an educational centre near Lincoln. His team met with government...

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  • How to pack light for your trip #ride5000miles

    09 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    How to pack light for your trip #ride5000miles

    If you've signed up to #ride5000miles this year then it might be a good idea to embark on a longer trip or two over the course of the year (like we need any excuse), but you don't want to be weighing...

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  • Our first ever ride of the Honda RC45

    09 March 2017 by MCN News

    Our first ever ride of the Honda RC45

    If looks could kill, the RC45 would probably give you a mild headache. The styling of Honda's racer-on-the-road is well balanced and even aggressive if you're the nervous sort, but it hardly looks...

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  • MV Agusta future secure

    09 March 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    MV Agusta future secure

    MV Agusta have had a turbulent history that’s included five changes in ownership over the last 26 years. The last big buyout came in 2010 when the Castiglioni family bought MV back from a troubled...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    09 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2010 Honda VFR1200F. Seller says: “It has full service history with an mot til may. I can put on a new mot. It has heated grips ABS and a scorpion exhaust. I also have...

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  • Ride yourself happy #ride5000miles

    08 March 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Ride yourself happy #ride5000miles

    Joining our #ride5000miles campaign will make you happier, more skilled and richer. It might even save your marriage... The average mileage of a British biker is around 3500 miles per year. The...

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  • Video: Bimota EB1 concept

    08 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Bimota EB1 concept

    Four digital design students from ISD Valenciennes in France have created what they think an electric Bimota could look like in the near future. TOP STORIES Video: Motorcyclist jumps over open...

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  • #ride5000miles – Getting involved is easy

    08 March 2017 by Matt Wildee

    #ride5000miles – Getting involved is easy

    Want to join MCN's campaign to get people riding more? It's easy! Just follow these five simple steps... Make a note of your mileage Your target is simple – ride 5000 miles in the 2017 biking season.

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  • Go green this summer on the K-World Tour

    08 March 2017 by James Archibald

    Go green this summer on the K-World Tour

    Kawasaki announce dates for this year’s K-World Tour Kawasaki have announced dates and venues for this year’s K-World tour, which is set to take place through June and July. The track events will be...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade

    08 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2000 Honda Fireblade. Seller says: “An excellent example of this classic supersports bike in great condition. Very well looked after, the bike has always been garaged...

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  • BMW and Lego make a hover bike

    07 March 2017 by James Archibald

    BMW and Lego make a hover bike

    BMW designers get creative with concept bike based on a Lego model BMW designers have been having some fun with their R1200GS motorcycle, with students getting creative with the iconic adventure bike.

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  • Video: Motorcyclist jumps over open motorway

    07 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Motorcyclist jumps over open motorway

    California Highway Patrol are currently investigating after a video showing a motorcyclist jumping over an open motorway was posted to Instagram. The video has so far been viewed over 130,000 times. ...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 848

    07 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 848

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2008 Ducati 848. Seller says: “2008 Ducati 848 clean bike, MOT until October 2017 8656 miles. Has Ducati dealer service history. Please Note the bike is for sale In...

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  • Our top 5 biking hoodies

    06 March 2017 by MCN News

    Our top 5 biking hoodies

    Spring is very nearly upon us, but regardless, it’s still a bit chilly out there. Make sure you don’t get caught out with these top hoodies from the MCN merchandise shop.  Wall of Death hoodie,...

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  • Motorcyclist with 46 points caught at 110mph

    06 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcyclist with 46 points caught at 110mph

    A motorcyclist with a whopping 46 points on his licence has been caught travelling at 110mph on the A47 near Norwich. The rider was caught riding a modified Honda CBR600 with a pillion, and his 46...

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  • Ducati Riding Experiences expanded for 2017

    06 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Riding Experiences expanded for 2017

    The Ducati Riding Experience returns for 2017, with the inclusion of an all new course dedicated to safe road riding alongside the already established track and enduro courses. The new DRE Safety...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 955i

    06 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 955i

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 1999 Triumph Daytona 955i. Seller says: “Very good condition, MOT until Dec 2017. Only covered 1000 miles in the last 7 years and always garaged. Great bike but not...

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  • Top 5 sportsbike screens

    05 March 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 sportsbike screens

    MCN ShopWe look at some of the most popular sportsbikes and see what screens you can tuck into on the MCN Shop. TOP STORIES Suzuki GSX250R price announced Insurance comparisons: Honda CBR600F Gallery:...

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  • Trophy is a winner for value

    05 March 2017 by Neil Murray

    Trophy is a winner for value

    Triumph’s giant tourer is quite literally a lot of bike for your money. Nobody wants a Triumph Trophy, it seems. I’ve mentioned the 1200 Trophy before, as a particularly slow seller, but it’s not just...

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  • Improve your riding: Swing in the rain

    04 March 2017 by Adam Child

    Improve your riding: Swing in the rain

    Riding well in the wet can improve your overall ability. The latest sports touring rubber offers incredible wet weather grip, but I often wonder whether it helps to be a bit obsessive about riding a...

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  • Top 10 jackets for Spring

    03 March 2017 by MCN News

    Top 10 jackets for Spring

    MCN ShopSpring can be a funny time of year, sometimes it can get mid-summer-hot and sometimes it can snow. We’ve put together a range of jackets that will suit the warmest, coldest and wettest of weather, not...

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  • Marquez on snow. Again.

    03 March 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Marquez on snow. Again.

    Marc Marquez breaks out the studded tyres again but this time on an X-ADV Having already thrashed the slopes on his MotoGP bike, Marc Marquez has once again taken to the white stuff, this time on an...

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  • Guide: Fun ways to clock #ride5000miles

    02 March 2017 by MCN News

    Guide: Fun ways to clock #ride5000miles

    So you lot should already be in-the-know with MCN's fabulous #ride5000miles campaign sponsored by Bennetts. For those who aren't familiar, *coughs* shame on you *coughs*. We forgive you. Here is a...

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  • Improve your riding skills with IAM

    02 March 2017 by Sam Williams

    Improve your riding skills with IAM

    Everyone thinks they're a great rider, but there's always room for improvement. By joining IAM RoadSmart there are several advantages. Not only will you increase your road awareness with the training...

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