Bike News (September 2017)

  • Biking Heroes: The final 11

    Yesterday 15:30 by MCN News

    Biking Heroes: The final 11

    We had so many votes that we had to include an extra in our intended top 10 – so it’s now a top 11! Get voting to whittle this down to a final three. Voting opens today (October 18) and closes on...

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  • What can be done about bike crime?

    05 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    What can be done about bike crime?

    It seems that almost every day a new video is posted online that shows bike thieves in London stealing somebody's pride and joy, or tustling with the owner as they refuse to let their bike go without...

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  • Lyndon Poskitt: Interview

    01 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Lyndon Poskitt: Interview

    Age- Treinta y ocho – that’s 38 Famous for- World traveller and Dakar racer Number of bikes owned- 30 Crashes so far- Lost count   What are you currently riding? My Dakar bike is a KTM 450...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 8

    01 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 8

    Day 8: Alta to Nordkapp to Alta 484.3km After a week of riding towards never-ending horizons, our desitnation feels disappointingly close. Just 240km of road separates us from Nordkapp – mainland...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    01 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2001 Honda CBR600F – currently up for sale at £1,850. Seller says “Sadly have to sell my much loved CBR600F as the need for money is currently greater than the need for...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 7

    30 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 7

    Day 7: Malangen to Alta 454.7km The morning is marred by drizzle, and an uncharacteristically dull circumnavigation of the peninsular, before we pick up the pace again and start threading our way...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    30 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    Bikes for saleBarely past its first service and £2,200 cheaper than list price – this stunning Thruxton R is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This bike is as-new and comes with a pair of Vance and Hines pipes...

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  • Gallery: Three-wheeled triple bypass

    29 September 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Gallery: Three-wheeled triple bypass

    It’s easy to be a bit sniffy about three-wheelers. You only have to look at the mean-spirited social media comments on the day we did this test to see there’s a lot of prejudice out...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 6

    29 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 6

    Day 6: Camp Lofoten to Malangen 463.4km Morning arrived with no discernible change from night, the general hubbub and smell of breakfast wafting down to the beach the only giveaways. Back on the road,...

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  • What happens if my PCP bike gets written-off?

    29 September 2017 by MCN News

    What happens if my PCP bike gets written-off?

    MCN COMPAREPCP deals have gone from being a rare oddity in the motorcycling world to taking 20-30% of the new bike finance market, and it’s growing fast. But what happens if your PCP bike is written off?. "I’m...

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  • Sell it for spares

    29 September 2017 by Neil Murray

    Sell it for spares

    Bikes for saleThere comes a time when you’ve got to work out whether it’s actually worth selling a duff bike, or whether you’d be better off breaking it for spares. The latter option usually makes more sense. And...

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  • Bikes for sale: Kawasaki ER-6F

    29 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: Kawasaki ER-6F

    Bikes for saleWinter’s coming, John Snow. It’s time to think about a sensible for bike for the cold months and this ER-6 fits the bill perfectly. Seller says “This ER-6 has covered just 16,133 miles from new and is...

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  • Ducati announce model price-hike

    28 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati announce model price-hike

    Ducati have announced that their range of motorcycles will carry an average 2% price increase starting from 2 October. The new-for-2017 Supersport model will see an increase of £200, bumping the price...

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  • A hooligan's Hooligan

    28 September 2017 by James Archibald

    A hooligan's Hooligan

    We caught up with Parisian photographer and film maker, Dimitri Coste at the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in London to find out what he's done to his Indian Scout to turn it into a Super Hooligan...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 5

    28 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 5

    Day 5: Glomfjord to Camp Lofoten 253.4km The shortest riding day of the trip was, by simple maths, unlikely to deliver the highest number of great roads – but it proved not to be so. The morning’s...

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  • Motorcycling sisterhood goes global!

    28 September 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Motorcycling sisterhood goes global!

    The Women’s International Motorcycle Association (WIMA) is a world wide sisterhood brought together through a love of motorcycling and who exist to promote women in motorcycling at every level, from...

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  • DTV Shredder to go on sale in the US

    28 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    DTV Shredder to go on sale in the US

    The DTV Shredder, you know, that half tank, half skateboard, half motocross bike thing, has finally received approval in the United States, which means it will be available to purchase across the pond...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    28 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 1999 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, on sale for £2,250. Seller says “Recent MOT, FSH and good condition for the year. One rider since new. Garaged and hardly used for the...

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  • 10 ways to help keep your bike safe

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    10 ways to help keep your bike safe

    Don't make it easy for potential theives trying to pinch your bike. We've got 10 ways to keep your pride and joy(s) safe. 1. Out of sight, out of danger Burglars can bank on valuables like TVs and...

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  • Has Leon Haslam made the right decision?

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    Has Leon Haslam made the right decision?

    Leon Haslam has announced he will stay with the JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 2018 British Superbike Championship as he heads to the Assen round leading the championship by 22...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 4

    27 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 4

    Day 4: Bronnoysund to Glomfjord 269.3km Affectionately dubbed ‘Ferry Day’ this was destined to be one of the lower mileage riding days. The assertion that even the reduced distance would render the...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000, on sale for £5,500. Seller says “Spotless one owner bike. Arrows cans otherwise standard. Never been dropped or out in the rain.” MCN says "With...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 3

    26 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 3

    Day 3: Trondheim to Bronnoysund 445.7km “Now the roads start to get good,” says Erick Courly, the man who scouted this mind-bending route for us from Oslo to Nordkapp. We thought it was pretty good...

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  • Video: Nick Sanders is on his way to Mongolia

    26 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Nick Sanders is on his way to Mongolia

    Adventure rider Nick Sanders has set off on another trip, this time heading for Mongolia from his hometown of Machynlleth, Wales and he's inviting you to guess where he is from his video blogs along...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RS125

    26 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RS125

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2014 Aprilia RS125, on sale for £2,895. Seller says “This RS125 2 stroke 11kw has had one mature owner from new. With 5999 miles on the clock, it's in excellent...

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  • 7 cracking cult bikes

    25 September 2017 by Phil West

    7 cracking cult bikes

    bikes for saleYamaha VMX1200 V-Max (1991-2004) Few bikes have a bigger cult following than Yamaha’s original, 140bhp V4 hotrod. Created especially for and launched in the US in 1985, no bike had as much...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 2

    25 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 2

    Day 2: Fosnavag to Trondheim 446.8km Sporadic sleep revealed that the sun sets for barely an hour this far north, the night gloom more thanks to cloud and rain than any lack of sunlight. We’re...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Silver Wing 600

    25 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Silver Wing 600

    bikes for saleLoads of power, excellent performance and handling, great brakes — it's today's bike of the day, a 2012 Honda Silver Wing 600 on sale for £4,495. Seller says “This blue Honda has had three owners and...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 1

    24 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 1

    We’re all guilty of a shameful lack of imagination at times. The trip of a lifetime beckons, the world is your lobster, and so you sink hours into staring at maps – inevitably planning the fastest way...

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