Bike News (October 2017)

  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    Today 15:21 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'

    Today 14:08 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

    Today 10:30 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...

    Today 09:00 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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  • 100 million Honda Super Cubs have been built

    Yesterday 17:07 by Liam Marsden

    100 million Honda Super Cubs have been built

    Honda have reached an incredible milestone today, as they announced that the cumulative worldwide production of the Super Cub has reached 100,000,000 units. Yes, that's 100 million. The first Super...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    Yesterday 14:05 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha Fazer 1000

    Bikes for saleYamaha Fazers might not be the most desirable bikes out there, but they're incredibly practical and great value. Seller says “Just come in and is in great shape for the year, 4 cylinders and 150 bhp.

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  • Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

    Yesterday 11:58 by Justin Hayzelden

    Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

    About 5 miles from Brands Hatch racing circuit, on the A20 London Road in Kent, is an innocuous looking prefab building set back from the highway on a pot-holed, dirt parking lot. For most of the week...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    18 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    Bikes for saleWe do love a good VFR here at MCN, and when we spot a used VFR with loads of accessories, it's hard to resist. Seller says “One owner from new, this bike has heated grips, Honda VFR comfy seat, with...

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  • The GSX-R1000 just got more affordable

    17 October 2017 by James Archibald

    The GSX-R1000 just got more affordable

    Suzuki are introducing a low 3% APR deal on their new-for-2017 GSX-R1000 that will help make the litre sportsbike more affordable. With a minimum £1000 deposit, the GSX-R can be ridden away on either...

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  • It’s a Burgman baby

    17 October 2017 by James Archibald

    It’s a Burgman baby

    They might not have the exotic appeal of a gleaming sports missile, but as a practical way to get around, the maxi scooter is hard to beat, and Suzuki have just made their new Burgman 400...

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  • Moped gang jailed for 18 years

    17 October 2017 by MCN News

    Moped gang jailed for 18 years

    A gang of thieves who used mopeds to enable their crime spree of more than 100 robberies in a period of less than three weeks were jailed last week for a total of over 18 years. Claude Parkinson, 18,...

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  • Bike tech – the way forward

    17 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Bike tech – the way forward

    BMW have long been at the sharp end of motorcycle tech development, and are continuing to push the boundaries with their ConnectedRide programme, which aims to deliver inter-vehicle position awareness...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    17 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleWe can’t resist that Urban Tiger paint scheme, and being barely run in, this Blade is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This CBR1000RR comes in fantastic condition and with very low miles. This...

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  • Tougher terms for reckless drivers

    16 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Tougher terms for reckless drivers

    Drivers who kill behind the wheel could now be sentenced to life in prison under new legislation. Those who cause death by dangerous driving, or by careless driving while under the influence of drugs...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    16 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR750

    Bikes for saleQuite simply one of the best all-round bikes of all time, and with a smattering of great additions, this VFR is an absolute steal at this price and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Great...

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  • Bike (scooter) of the day: Vespa LX125

    15 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike (scooter) of the day: Vespa LX125

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day comes in a scooter form. We have a 2013 Piaggio Vespa LX125 up for sale for £2,495. Seller says “Comes with owners manual and service book. Will come with up-to-date service...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    14 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    Bikes For SaleA special MCN pick as bike of the day today! It's this BRAND NEW 1981 Yamaha RD250LC for sale for £13,980. What a beaut and an unbelievable find! Seller says "This new, old stock, zero mile LC comes...

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  • The history of two-strokes

    13 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    The history of two-strokes

    It’s all about character. Nothing else on two wheels delivers the visceral thrills of a two-stroke engine. They deliver a hit of power every other stroke where a four-stroke manages only half as many.

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  • Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    13 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    The entire historic brand of Excelsior-Henderson is set to go up for auction at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas on January 27, 2018. Excelsior-Henderson was a big American motorcycle manufacturer, on a...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-9R

    13 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-9R

    Bikes for saleNot the cheapest example available, but really clean and with low mileage. This ZX-9R is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a 1999 model Kawasaki ZX9-R in red. Comes with only 3 owners from...

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  • Classic Bike Live 2017

    12 October 2017 by MCN News

    Classic Bike Live 2017

    Glasgow-born Bob McIntyre was one of the finest motorcycle racers to have come out of Scotland, and Classic Bike Live – supported by Footman James – is delighted to be featuring a special display...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    12 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    Bikes for saleTwo grand less than the list price of a brand new bike and with an aftermarket exhaust too, this Thruxton R is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Beautiful Thruxton R Silver, in perfect condition,...

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  • Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

    12 October 2017 by MCN News

    Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018

    An all-new live action show is set to hit the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show in February. Discounted tickets and paddock passes are on sale now, but that's not all that we've got planned! The...

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  • Dales pitstop

    12 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Dales pitstop

    Deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, at the head of Wensleydale, lies the small market town of Hawes. Drop in on almost any weekend throughout the riding season and you’re guaranteed to find more...

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  • Officially the coolest kid on the block

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Officially the coolest kid on the block

    We all remember being a kid, riding around on a bicycle and wishing it was a motorbike. A piece of card on the frame getting attacked by the spokes of the wheel was a common sight, providing a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleThese early R1s are becoming rare, and with a smattering of tasteful extras, this one is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This bike has a full Leo Vinci System, double bubble screen, Harris...

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  • Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    Road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist are warning drivers and riders to be extra vigilant of deer at this time of year as they are more active due to the rutting season. With the Deer...

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  • Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    Classic Bike Live will soon open its doors at The East of England Arena over the weekend of October 28-29. The latest addition to the attractions is a special display honouring the late, great John...

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