Bike news

  • Husqvarna update Motocross range

    31 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Husqvarna update Motocross range

    Alongside the updated Enduro range of motorcycles, Husqvarna have also revealed their 2018 Motocross range. With 8 updated models that includes both two and four-stroke machinery. One of the...

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  • BMW R nineT Urban G/S first ride

    31 May 2017 by Jon Urry

    BMW R nineT Urban G/S first ride

    With the current trend for retro off-road models, it was only going to be a matter of time until BMW revived the iconic G/S name. But does the new 2017 BMW R nineT Urban G/S do the iconic 1980s R80...

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  • Lewis Hamilton teased by his own team

    31 May 2017 by MCN News

    Lewis Hamilton teased by his own team

    Three-time Formula One World Champion and motorcycle enthusiast Lewis Hamilton was mocked by his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend after leaving his MV Agusta in...

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  • BikeTrac app launched on iOS and Android

    31 May 2017 by MCN News

    BikeTrac app launched on iOS and Android

    Motorcycle security company Biketrac have launched a mobile app on both iOS and Android which enables users to manage their BikeTrac system remotely. Along with detailed location mapping that shows...

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  • Special forces get electric motorcycle

    31 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Special forces get electric motorcycle

    American special forces could be moving silently through the battlefield in the future, as the Pentagon is currently developing a silent electric motorcycle for them to use called SilentHawk. The...

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  • JvB moto's righteous R NineT

    30 May 2017 by James Archibald

    JvB moto's righteous R NineT

    Jens Vom Brauck of JvB-moto was one of the many who brought something special to the table for the Bike Shed show with his latest creation, this R NineT that was commissioned as a promotional bike for...

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  • First ride incoming: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

    30 May 2017 by Jon Urry

    First ride incoming: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

    If you are into your G/S models, or GS models depending on the vintage of your bike, then you will probably have been as excited as us when BMW pulled the covers off their latest R nineT model – the...

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  • In this week's issue: 2017 TT special

    30 May 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: 2017 TT special

    In this week’s issue of MCN we bring you all the latest news from the 2017 Isle of Man TT as weather disrupts practice, but Guy Martin ups the pace in private tests on the Honda Fireblade and Mugen...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    30 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleFancy a Fireblade but don’t want to shell out on a new one? We’ve got you covered with today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a 2009 Honda Fireblade HM Plant Kiyonari replica, actually sprayed...

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  • CMBL's Bike Shed show-stoppers

    29 May 2017 by James Archibald

    CMBL's Bike Shed show-stoppers

    Hailing from the depths of Cornwall, CMBL mastermind, John Eldridge has a pretty busy lifestyle to say the least. When he isn’t running his popular destination restaurant, Strong Adolfos near...

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  • deBolex do the business, again

    29 May 2017 by James Archibald

    deBolex do the business, again

    We caught up with deBolex Engineering mastermind Calum Pryce-Tidd at The Bike Shed show the other day to find out just what’s been brewing in his workshop, besides of course the recent Buell XB9 that...

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  • Bike of the day: 2001 Yamaha FJR1300

    29 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: 2001 Yamaha FJR1300

    Bikes For SaleTravel in style with today's bike - Yamaha's 2001 FJR1300. Seller says "This FJR1300 is in good condition for the year. Low mileage example with only 16k miles on the clock. The bike comes with a...

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  • Gallery: The Bike Shed Show

    28 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Gallery: The Bike Shed Show

    The annual Bike Shed Show is always a place where some of the world’s top motorcycle builders convene; all in the name of creating beautiful bespoke bikes. It’s fair to say that this year has followed...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    28 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a favourite among new and experienced riders alike. It's perfect for commuting, will surprise many people in the corners and even makes a great basis for a track bike. It...

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  • CCM unveil new Spitfire Scrambler

    27 May 2017 by James Archibald

    CCM unveil new Spitfire Scrambler

    CCM have unveiled their new Spitfire Scrambler at the Bike Shed Show to a packed Tobacco Docks this weekend. It comes just weeks after CCM allowed MCN to see plans for the new machine and follows on...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

    27 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

    Bikes for salePick up one of the hottest bikes of 2017 and avoid the depreciation involved with buying a brand-new machine with this Triumph Street Triple 765 RS, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “The...

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  • Suzuki’s great Café tour

    26 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki’s great Café tour

    Suzuki will be taking a fleet of demo bikes – including the new 2017 GSX-R1000 around the UK to a number of biker cafes throughout the summer.  Starting at Scotland’s popular Green Welly Stop on...

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  • Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

    26 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Win one year Club Kawasaki membership

    Kawasaki is giving riders the opportunity to win a year's free membership to Club Kawasaki, when they book demo rides on the K-World Tour. The remaining dates for the K-World Tour are Lydden Hill...

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  • This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

    26 May 2017 by MCN News

    This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

    It’s getting to the time of year where it’s warm enough to get away without wearing a jumper or jacket and we thought that you could make yourself stand out more for the right reasons with these...

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  • Naked bikes are back

    26 May 2017 by Neil Murray

    Naked bikes are back

    I’m not sure what goes through manufacturers’ minds when they decide to make a cheap naked bike out of something that was previously swaddled in plastic and adorned with expensive add-ons. In theory...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    26 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi Stelvio

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is an adventure bike for those looking for something a little different, a 2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Seller says "Cracking Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8v in black, this bike comes...

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  • Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Draggin' Jeans top independent abrasion test

    Draggin' Jeans' all-new material has beaten rivals in an independent abrasion test carried out by Deakin University, Australia. The test, which took place in conditions identical to those used for the...

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  • Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Bike Shed London 2017 snapshot

    With talks of The Bike Shed events potentially going global (Spain, Italy and America), Dutch Van Someren and the crew bring it home this weekend for one of Europe's biggest custom show.  The...

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  • Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Museum to open on Sundays

    The Ducati Museum in Bologna is now open on Sundays from 9am to 6pm for the course of the summer. The extra day means the museum is now open six days a week, with it being closed on Wednesdays. Last...

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  • Triumph add new colours to retro models

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph add new colours to retro models

    Triumph have announced new colours for their retro range of bikes, including Cranberry Red and Frozen Silver on the popular new Bobber model. The Thruxton R's Diablo Red option will be replaced by...

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  • Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4 1000RR

    25 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: MV Agusta F4 1000RR

    Bikes For SaleA special one for the day is this 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000RR 312, £8,950, which is the only version of this bike on MCN Bikes for Sale.  Seller says "MV Augusta F41000RR 312, I am an engineer in my...

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  • KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

    25 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    KTM Adventure Rally comes to Europe

    KTM have announced their first Adventure Rally in Europe, which will see participants riding their own KTM Adventure bikes on three off-road loops over the course of three days. The first European...

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  • Yamaha recall MT models

    25 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Yamaha recall MT models

    Yamaha have recalled a number of their triples to address a production fault that could make the handlebars come loose. The recall affects the MT-09 based models and includes both the XSR 900 and...

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  • 2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

    25 May 2017 by Jon Urry

    2017 Kawasaki Versys X 300 first ride

    Before I rode the Versys-X 300 there were a few potential issues that I was concerned about – namely the tall 845mm seat height and the screen’s lack of adjustability. I know these may seem small...

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