Bike News (October 2017)

  • News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

    01 November 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast is an online offering from MCN, discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

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  • TfL look to raise standard of riders

    01 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    TfL look to raise standard of riders

    Transport for London and the Mayor of London have announced plans to create three new training courses for riders in the capital, to boost rider confidence, skill and knowledge. The move is part of...

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  • Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

    31 October 2017 by MCN News

    Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

    Machines owned by Hollywood A-listers aren’t usually seen for sale this side of the pond and this sweetly customised Bonnie has some top pedigree too. Based on a 2009 865cc Triumph Bonneville and...

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  • Suzuki offer sporty 125 accessories Pack

    31 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki offer sporty 125 accessories Pack

    Suzuki are offering a Sports Accessory Pack for their new GSX-R125. The pack will come with a double bubble screen – an essential accessory for heroic slipstreaming, and a seat cowl, which will of...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Versys 650

    31 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Versys 650

    Bikes for saleThe Kawasaki Versys 650 is one of those bikes that gets overlooked in favour of more modern competition, but at less than £3000, this example is a bargain. Seller says “Lovely bike, full luggage set...

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  • 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    31 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Yamaha's odd-looking Niken three-wheeler, Kawasaki's Z900RS and the new Honda Gold Wing may be grabbing all the headlines so far at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, but there's plenty more being...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade SP

    30 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade SP

    Bikes for saleWith over £2000 off the list price, this brand new pre-reg 2017 Fireblade SP is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “For sale here is the Motorcycle News Superbike of the year; the Honda CBR1000RR...

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  • Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

    30 October 2017 by Neil Murray

    Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

    It’s interesting to note that early Speed Triple prices have descended into Cheap Hack territory. I never thought I’d see that happen. There’s a sort of dead-zone and it’s the 955 Triumphs that are...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R nineT Racer

    29 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R nineT Racer

    Bikes for saleA modern café racer with James Dean levels of cool, and with £1k off the list price, this R nineT Racer is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This R nineT Racer will come with a 24 month BMW...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    28 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    Bikes for saleIt’s a precision tool with the sole purpose of helping the rider to go faster. This S1000RR is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This BMW S1000RR comes presented in superb condition with 10,431...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1M

    27 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1M

    Bikes for saleFocussed and aggressive, this R1M is a weapon we’d all like to have in our garage and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Presented immaculately, this bike has been really well looked after by...

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  • Introducing the Dainese Settantadue Collection

    25 October 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Introducing the Dainese Settantadue Collection

    Dainese have unveiled a new brand of clothing celebrating their success as a company, across their 45-year history. Available now, Dainese Settantadue (or 72 to us Brits) is inspired by the company’s...

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  • Classic Bike Live 2017

    25 October 2017 by MCN News

    Classic Bike Live 2017

    This really is your last reminder to head to Peterborough Arena on the weekend of October 28/29. They’ve finalised the running order on the Classic Bike stage, marked out the display areas and made...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM RC8

    25 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM RC8

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a a superbike, but it's surprisingly usable on the road. And it looks a bit like a spaceship. It's the KTM RC8. Seller says “3 months warranty, 2 owners, Last serviced on...

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  • KTM sign deal with CFMoto

    25 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    KTM sign deal with CFMoto

    KTM have signed a deal with Chinese manufacturer CFMoto to set up a joint venture business. The deal was signed to improve KTM's access to the Chinese market, with an eye on manufacturing bikes using...

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  • Yamaha FS1-E: 'They could hit 55mph'

    24 October 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Yamaha FS1-E: 'They could hit 55mph'

    ‘Anyone who didn’t own one was plain slow’ Tim Thompson, MCN Head of Content "I don’t care much for Fizzys. It goes back to 1980 when I became faintly repulsed by their clumpy rubber bicycle pedals...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660R

    24 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a genuine round-the-world machine that will tackle anything that gets in its way; the Yamaha XT660R. Seller says “Great example which I was using on a daily basis, only...

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  • Harley-Davidson sales and profits fall

    23 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Harley-Davidson sales and profits fall

    Harley-Davidson's sales for the third quarter to the end of September 2017 fell by 6.9% worldwide compared to the same period last year. In the U.S sales were down 8.1%, slightly better than the...

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  • 5 mouth-watering classics on MCN Bikes for Sale

    23 October 2017 by MCN News

    5 mouth-watering classics on MCN Bikes for Sale

    Bikes for saleThis weekend's Classic Bike Live event has got us all gooey-eyed about a time before electronics, big horsepower and heated grips, so we've been spending a bit too much time on MCN Bikes for Sale...

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  • Suzuki RGV250: 'It was a genuine giggle'

    23 October 2017 by James Whitham

    Suzuki RGV250: 'It was a genuine giggle'

    “It made me an internet star – before the internet was invented!” James Whitham, BSB legend “I started my race career on smaller bikes but I didn’t know 20 years after I raced against Carl Fogarty on...

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  • Honda CR500: 'It was so far ahead of its time'

    22 October 2017 by Dave Thorpe

    Honda CR500: 'It was so far ahead of its time'

    ‘Tire and it would bite you’ Dave Thorpe, three-time World 500cc MX champion “The CR500 has a reputation as being an animal, but when you are thinking straight and everything is together, it’s a...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200R

    22 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a bike that will take anything in its stride with ease, the BMW R1200R. Seller says “Full exclusive specification plus touring screen and new Michelin Pilot Road 4 tyres. 2...

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  • Suzuki GT750: 'Luxurious, heavy and refined'

    21 October 2017 by Richard Lindoe

    Suzuki GT750: 'Luxurious, heavy and refined'

    'It sounded so innocent at low rpm' Richard Lindoe, 1970s two-stroke expert “The Kettle was released at a time when the other Japanese manufactures were making big capacity two-strokes and it was...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda C90

    21 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda C90

    Bikes for saleWith Honda announcing they've now built 100 million Super Cubs, we thought it was only right we featured a C90 as today's bike of the day. Seller says “Recently imported from Japan by ourselves as...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    20 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    Bikes for saleHonda CBR600Fs are legendary for their reliability and ease of use. They're cheap to buy secondhand and you won't be disappointed. Seller says “Low mileage, 2 owners, MOT until October 2018. Good...

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  • Cagiva Mito: 'As desirable as any superbike'

    20 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Cagiva Mito: 'As desirable as any superbike'

    ‘The ultimate L-plate racer’ Matt Wildee, MCN Senior Editor “With 23 years of continuous production (well, as continuous as Cagiva get), the Mito is the planet’s longest-running stroker and for the...

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  • Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    20 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    We're less than a month away from most of the 2018 models being unveiled at this year's Milan Show, which means we're smack bang in the middle of teaser season, and the latest manufacturer to give us...

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  • How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    20 October 2017 by MCN News

    How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    Bikes For SaleThe demand for quality, used two-stroke motorcycles has been rising gradually over the past few years, making the chances of finding a good one at a reasonable (or bargain) price now virtually...

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