Bike News (September 2017)

  • 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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  • Can you help us?

    19 September 2017 by MCN News

    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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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV1000 S

    11 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV1000 S

    Bikes for saleAn inexpensive bike with a pair of aftermarket end cans to enhance that beautiful v-twin soundtrack make this SV1000 today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This gorgeous bronze SV1000 K3 comes with...

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  • Ducati to host Performance Open weekend

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati to host Performance Open weekend

    Official Ducati dealers throughout the UK will be hosting an open weekend (September 16-17) dedicated to Ducati Performance accessories and apparel, which will see a selection of special...

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  • Bikers gather for massive Air Ambulance ride

    11 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Bikers gather for massive Air Ambulance ride

    Yesterday saw more than 3,000 bikers taking part in the eighteenth annual Ford Dunton to Harwich motorcycle ride out, raising money for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. Despite questionable weather,...

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  • Suzuki tempt the SV650 with September offers

    11 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki tempt the SV650 with September offers

    Suzuki are offering £400 worth of fuel and a free 27-litre top box with every SV650 purchased throughout September. The popular 645cc v-twin was brought back into Suzuki’s range last year and costing...

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  • You can buy this one off electric bike

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    You can buy this one off electric bike

    Alan Cross, a veterinary orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta, has spent the last nine months building this pretty awesome looking electric bike in his spare time, and now he's put it up for sale. The bike,...

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  • Glemseck 101: The spirit of motorcycling

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Glemseck 101: The spirit of motorcycling

    The weekend saw the annual Glemseck 101 event which took place in Leonberg, Germany.  Now in its 12th year, Glemseck saw teams from all over Europe gather for a celebration of all things custom...

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  • Freebird motorcycle club honour injured biker

    11 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Freebird motorcycle club honour injured biker

    A motorcycle club in East Anglia has honoured a biker who suffered severe injuries in a crash 10 years ago with honourary membership. A decade ago Lloyd, then a member of the Freebird motorcycle club,...

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