Bike News (May 2017)

  • Trikes: Mad choice or fun alternative?

    15 September 2017 by MCN News

    Trikes: Mad choice or fun alternative?

    It was a reader’s query that got me thinking. He was asking should he buy a trike? Specifically, a new Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, reduced in price from about £23k to £20k. Trikes are very niche.

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  • Sheene’s XR14: Rebuilt and ready to race

    23 June 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Sheene’s XR14: Rebuilt and ready to race

    There are few bikes that draw people in from every corner of the motorcycling world but Barry Sheene’s 1976 World Championship- winning race bike is one of them. In recent weeks, Martyn Ogborne and...

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  • MCN needs you! Ever owned one of these bikes?

    02 June 2017 by MCN News

    MCN needs you! Ever owned one of these bikes?

    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. Bikes MCN...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV

    02 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV

    Bikes for saleGrab a slice of Italian superbike exotica with this Aprilia RSV1000 Mille, which is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “A very clean and tidy bike for its year. Fitted with Datatool S3 alarm...

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  • Bike Shed superstars

    01 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Bike Shed superstars

    The stage doesn’t get much better than the Tobacco Docks of London for one of the world’s finest custom motorcycling event as the fine chaps over at the Bike Shed returned for their annual show. Over...

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  • V-twin thumpers catching our eye

    31 May 2017 by MCN News

    V-twin thumpers catching our eye

    Bikes for saleEach week we pick some of our favourite MCN Bikes for Sale and this week we have a a selection of V-twin powered machines, although they're all a bit different. Cagiva Xtra Raptor 1000   Senior...

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  • Lewis Hamilton teased by his own team

    31 May 2017 by MCN News

    Lewis Hamilton teased by his own team

    Three-time Formula One World Champion and motorcycle enthusiast Lewis Hamilton was mocked by his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend after leaving his MV Agusta in...

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  • BikeTrac app launched on iOS and Android

    31 May 2017 by MCN News

    BikeTrac app launched on iOS and Android

    Motorcycle security company Biketrac have launched a mobile app on both iOS and Android which enables users to manage their BikeTrac system remotely. Along with detailed location mapping that shows...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660Z Tenere

    31 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660Z Tenere

    Bikes for saleRelease your inner adventurer with this Yamaha XT660Z Tenere, which is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This Tenere comes with very low mileage, having only covered 1400 miles from new and...

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  • Special forces get electric motorcycle

    31 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Special forces get electric motorcycle

    American special forces could be moving silently through the battlefield in the future, as the Pentagon is currently developing a silent electric motorcycle for them to use called SilentHawk. The...

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  • JvB moto's righteous R NineT

    30 May 2017 by James Archibald

    JvB moto's righteous R NineT

    Jens Vom Brauck of JvB-moto was one of the many who brought something special to the table for the Bike Shed show with his latest creation, this R NineT that was commissioned as a promotional bike for...

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  • In this week's issue: 2017 TT special

    30 May 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: 2017 TT special

    In this week’s issue of MCN we bring you all the latest news from the 2017 Isle of Man TT as weather disrupts practice, but Guy Martin ups the pace in private tests on the Honda Fireblade and Mugen...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    30 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleFancy a Fireblade but don’t want to shell out on a new one? We’ve got you covered with today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a 2009 Honda Fireblade HM Plant Kiyonari replica, actually sprayed...

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  • CMBL's Bike Shed show-stoppers

    29 May 2017 by James Archibald

    CMBL's Bike Shed show-stoppers

    Hailing from the depths of Cornwall, CMBL mastermind, John Eldridge has a pretty busy lifestyle to say the least. When he isn’t running his popular destination restaurant, Strong Adolfos near...

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  • deBolex do the business, again

    29 May 2017 by James Archibald

    deBolex do the business, again

    We caught up with deBolex Engineering mastermind Calum Pryce-Tidd at The Bike Shed show the other day to find out just what’s been brewing in his workshop, besides of course the recent Buell XB9 that...

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  • Bike of the day: 2001 Yamaha FJR1300

    29 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: 2001 Yamaha FJR1300

    Bikes For SaleTravel in style with today's bike - Yamaha's 2001 FJR1300. Seller says "This FJR1300 is in good condition for the year. Low mileage example with only 16k miles on the clock. The bike comes with a...

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  • Gallery: The Bike Shed Show

    28 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Gallery: The Bike Shed Show

    The annual Bike Shed Show is always a place where some of the world’s top motorcycle builders convene; all in the name of creating beautiful bespoke bikes. It’s fair to say that this year has followed...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    28 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a favourite among new and experienced riders alike. It's perfect for commuting, will surprise many people in the corners and even makes a great basis for a track bike. It...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

    27 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

    Bikes for salePick up one of the hottest bikes of 2017 and avoid the depreciation involved with buying a brand-new machine with this Triumph Street Triple 765 RS, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “The...

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  • Suzuki’s great Café tour

    26 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki’s great Café tour

    Suzuki will be taking a fleet of demo bikes – including the new 2017 GSX-R1000 around the UK to a number of biker cafes throughout the summer.  Starting at Scotland’s popular Green Welly Stop on...

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  • Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

    26 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

    Kawasaki is giving riders the opportunity to win a year's free membership to Club Kawasaki, when they book demo rides on the K-World Tour. The remaining dates for the K-World Tour are Lydden Hill...

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  • Naked bikes are back

    26 May 2017 by Neil Murray

    Naked bikes are back

    I’m not sure what goes through manufacturers’ minds when they decide to make a cheap naked bike out of something that was previously swaddled in plastic and adorned with expensive add-ons. In theory...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    26 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is an adventure bike for those looking for something a little different, a 2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Seller says "Cracking Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8v in black, this bike comes...

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  • Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

    Draggin' Jeans' all-new material has beaten rivals in an independent abrasion test carried out by Deakin University, Australia. The test, which took place in conditions identical to those used for the...

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  • Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

    With talks of The Bike Shed events potentially going global (Spain, Italy and America), Dutch Van Someren and the crew bring it home this weekend for one of Europe's biggest custom show.  The...

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  • Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

    The Ducati Museum in Bologna is now open on Sundays from 9am to 6pm for the course of the summer. The extra day means the museum is now open six days a week, with it being closed on Wednesdays. Last...

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  • Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4 1000RR

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4 1000RR

    Bikes For SaleA special one for the day is this 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000RR 312, £8,950, which is the only version of this bike on MCN Bikes for Sale.  Seller says "MV Augusta F41000RR 312, I am an engineer in my...

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  • KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

    KTM have announced their first Adventure Rally in Europe, which will see participants riding their own KTM Adventure bikes on three off-road loops over the course of three days. The first European...

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  • Yamaha recall MT models

    25 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Yamaha recall MT models

    Yamaha have recalled a number of their triples to address a production fault that could make the handlebars come loose. The recall affects the MT-09 based models and includes both the XSR 900 and...

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  • The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

    24 May 2017 by Gary Pinchin

    The Bike Shed London show set to go global!

    It all started in late 2011 when Anthony ‘Dutch’ van Someren blogged about his transition from trackday sportsbike power- ranger to jacket ’n jeans custom biker. Two years later, Dutch and his...

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