Bike News (September 2017)

  • Bike of the day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    Today 09:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    Bikes for saleFun and practical, this Aprilia SL1000 Falco is today's bike of the day. Seller says “This Aprilia Falco is in good condition and starts on the first press. It comes with a Power Commander 3 fitted, 2...

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  • Save money on the 2018 London Motorcycle Show

    Yesterday 17:00 by MCN News

    Save money on the 2018 London Motorcycle Show

    After a record-breaking 2017 event, which saw almost 40,000 motorcycle fans flock to London’s ExCeL Centre, the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show will return to the capital next February (16-18)...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Yesterday 12:42 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleThis low-mileage and extremely clean R1 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Here for sale we have a stunning example of the first under seat exhaust R1. The bike has been very well looked after...

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  • Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    Yesterday 11:07 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    “How the hell is this bike 20 years old?” It’s a question you ask every time you look at the original R1 and becomes even more pertinent if you’re lucky enough to ride one. It may seem like five...

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  • Rider jailed for dangerous riding

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Rider jailed for dangerous riding

    We love riding motorcycles anywhere and everywhere. But there’s a time and a place for riding fast and doing wheelies - it’s not the open road. Sorry but the roads are dangerous enough at the best of...

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  • Bike of they day: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of they day: Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer

    Bikes For SaleWe gave this Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer five stars when it was released. Today we've found a 2012 version up for sale.  Seller says “This Triumph has a manual 6 speed gearbox and is a 2012, 12...

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  • Can you help us?

    19 September 2017 by MCN News Team

    Can you help us?

    Have you ever owned any of these bikes: Honda GoldWing (any model) Kawasaki ZX-10R (any model) Triumph Tiger 800 Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we...

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  • The best 5 pocket rockets

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    The best 5 pocket rockets

    Bikes for saleThere was a time in the 90s when sub-600 pocket-rockets were all the rage. Though a lot never made it into the UK as official models (or at least didn’t until later on in the decade). It never stopped...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    18 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Bikes for saleArguably the best looking 125 going, this Yamaha YZF-R125 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2016 Yamaha YZF-R125 comes with just 3018 miles and only 1 previous owner. It has ABS and is...

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  • Ducati announce autumn offers

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati announce autumn offers

    Ducati have released details of autumn offers for their current range of motorcycles, which includes a low-rate finance offer of just £99 a month for the new Supersport. The Supersport, which was a...

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  • The 948cc bike for A2 riders

    18 September 2017 by James Archibald

    The 948cc bike for A2 riders

    Kawasaki have announced that they will be making the Z900 available to those who hold an A2 motorcycle licence.  The bike will be eligible to receive a reversible update to the ECU that will...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    17 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    Bikes For SaleThis 2006 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing is the kitchen sink, bells and whistles touring motorcycle, which is why it's today's bike of the day.  Seller says "This Gold Wing has had four owner from...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    16 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this classy, smooth 2008 Kawasaki GTR1400.  MCN says "This Kawasaki GTR1400 was long-awaited, long-rumoured flagship sports tourer based on the powerhouse ZZ-R1400 –...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Africa Twin

    15 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Africa Twin

    Bikes For SaleConfidence inspiring when riding in the dirt is today's bike of the day: This 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin.  MCN says “The 2016 Africa Twin's physical size makes it a breath of fresh air...

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  • Video: Akrapovic pay tribute to superbikes

    14 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Akrapovic pay tribute to superbikes

    Solvenian exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic have released a montage of how all the current superbikes sound with Akrapovic exhausts. Spoiler alert; they all sound awesome. Headphones on. Volume up. A...

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  • Revved Up is the perfect seaside destination

    14 September 2017 by MCN News

    Revved Up is the perfect seaside destination

    The Essex coast has long been a popular rideout for bikers across London and the South East; with numerous ways to get there, from fast A-roads to quiet rural routes, there’s nothing like the feeling...

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  • Win a copy of John McGuinness Built for Speed

    14 September 2017 by MCN News

    Win a copy of John McGuinness Built for Speed

    win itThis thrilling autobiography gets you into the head of the man who stares death in the face and doesn't flinch - it's also laugh-out-loud amusing. The book tells the tale of how McGuinness went from...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    14 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    Bikes for saleA beautiful bike centred around a brilliant triple motor make this Daytona 675 today's bike of the day. Seller says “A great value sports bike in good condition with very recent tyres, R&G crash...

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  • News podcast episode 13: The new Ducati V4

    13 September 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 13: The new Ducati V4

    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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  • 101 years old and still riding every day!

    13 September 2017 by James Archibald

    101 years old and still riding every day!

    You may have stumbled across the 100 Year Old Driving School on ITV last night. If you did, you’ll have no doubt come across Jock, the 101 year old who still rides his scooter every day. Have you ever...

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  • Get £1400 off Zero Motorcycles

    13 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Get £1400 off Zero Motorcycles

    Zero Motorcycles are offering end of summer discounts upto £1400 on their dual sport models, which means riders in the UK can make the move to electric for just over £8000. The American manufacturer -...

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  • Celebrating 25 years of the Honda Fireblade

    12 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Celebrating 25 years of the Honda Fireblade

    2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Honda Fireblade, and to mark the occasion Honda gathered a collection of heritage Fireblades at Rockingham circuit and invited us a long, along with a few...

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  • Kawasaki’s Z650 gets a Flat Track makeover

    12 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Kawasaki’s Z650 gets a Flat Track makeover

    Unveiled at “Chantilly Art & Elegance Richard Mille” at the Chantilly Castle event over the weekend, was Kawasaki’s new-for-2017 Z650 transformed into a flat tracker. Custom outfit, MRS...

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  • Moto Guzzi's Open House gathers 15,000

    12 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Moto Guzzi's Open House gathers 15,000

    Celebrating 96 years since the first production Moto Guzzi was released, 15,000 of the Italian firm's riders gathered at Lake Como to show their support.  People gathered from all over Europe at...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000XR

    12 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000XR

    Bikes for saleBlisteringly fast with all-day practicality, what more could you want? This S1000XR is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This has to be probably the best equipped adventure sports bike around and...

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