Bike news

  • They might be giants

    08 April 2017 by Richard Newland

    They might be giants

    There was a time when small bikes were cool. A perfect storm of social acceptability and pure economic pressure meant that an entire generation had a three-way choice of walking, getting the bus, or...

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  • New Police campaign in Scotland

    08 April 2017 by James Archibald

    New Police campaign in Scotland

    Cops out to offer safety tips on the road Planning a touring trip around Scotland to boost your #ride5000miles tally? Well, look out for local police who will be out and about on the roads offering...

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  • Spyder go to the TT

    08 April 2017 by MCN News

    Spyder go to the TT

    Hire a motorcycle at the TT The Spyder motorcycle club will be taking its impressive fleet of bikes over to the Isle of Man this year for the TT – meaning you can fly over and hire a bike for the days...

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  • Ever seen a deer jump over a motorcycle?

    07 April 2017 by James Archibald

    Ever seen a deer jump over a motorcycle?

    Andrew McCeny was taking part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride last year when he bore witness to something quite extraordinary. TOP STORIES Video: Motorcyclist runs over rogue mattress MCN...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

    07 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

    Bikes for saleDo summer in classic cruiser style with this Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200C Custom. Manual 5 speed, 6,045 miles,...

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  • Cheap speed: Superbike finance deals

    07 April 2017 by MCN News

    Cheap speed: Superbike finance deals

    Getting your hands on a brand new superbike has never been easier, or more affordable – and with the revelation this week that Suzuki’s GSX-R1000R has set the fastest quarter-mile time MCN has ever...

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  • The wheelie good Scotsman

    06 April 2017 by James Archibald

    The wheelie good Scotsman

    Kevin Carmichael appointed KTM stunt rider World famous stunt ace Kevin Carmichael has been appointed as KTM’s stunt rider.  The Scottish star has been a professional stunt rider since 1997,...

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  • Camping in February?! It's the Dragon Rally

    06 April 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Camping in February?! It's the Dragon Rally

    North Wales on the second Saturday in February may not be many people’s idea of the perfect plan for a night under canvas, but for the thousands of intrepid riders who attend the Dragon Rally every...

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  • Video: Motorcyclist runs over rogue mattress

    06 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Motorcyclist runs over rogue mattress

    A motorcyclist in Queensland, Australia had a lucky escape when he ran over a mattress which had flown out of a trailer. The rider was overtaking the car when the mattress caught the wind and flew...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Versys 1000

    06 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Versys 1000

    Bikes for saleThere are adventure bikes for every type of rider nowadays, and this 2013 Kawasaki Versys, which is today's bike of the day, makes a great road-going adventure bike if you're never going to venture...

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  • It's not too late to enter Fantasy Road Race

    05 April 2017 by MCN News

    It's not too late to enter Fantasy Road Race

    With the BSB, WSB and MotoGP championships now underway the 2017 biking season has truly begun, and there's still time to sign of to our Fantasy Road Race. If you think you've got what it takes to...

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  • Gallery: Supersized KTM Adventure bikes

    05 April 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Supersized KTM Adventure bikes

    KTM’s V-twin adventure bikes have jumped in capacity for 2017 – but is bigger really better? You’d be forgiven for being confused by KTM’s big V-twin adventure bike family. I know I was. After all,...

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  • CCM plan new Spitfire Scrambler

    05 April 2017 by MCN News

    CCM plan new Spitfire Scrambler

    Big sales success prompts off-road ready Scrambler CCM revealed their limited-edition Spitfire at the Carole Nash MCN Show in February – and just one week later they had sold all 150 units and the...

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  • Superbike shootout: The tale of the tape

    05 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Superbike shootout: The tale of the tape

    It's that time of year again, when we take the best superbikes on the planet and put them through their paces, and this year our superbike shootout is more thorough than ever before. Over seven days...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    05 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    Bikes for saleThere's a new Yamaha R6 in town, so what better time to check out older examples like this 2009 model, which is today's bike of the day.  Seller says "Yamaha R6, One previous owner, 4800 miles,...

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  • First Ride: New Indian Chieftain Limited

    04 April 2017 by Richard Newland

    First Ride: New Indian Chieftain Limited

    Baggers might not be your bag for a whole host of reasons, but if your primary objections revolve around poor handling, unsophisticated chassis, agricultural engines, and vast swathes of chrome – this...

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  • Event: Novice-only trackday with Chris Walker

    04 April 2017 by MCN News Team

    Event: Novice-only trackday with Chris Walker

    Chris Walker has joined forces with the guys at Cadwell Park to offer a novice-only trackday and it’s taking place this Saturday, April 8. It costs £119 for the day and this includes tuition from...

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  • In this week's issue: Sportsbike shootout

    04 April 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Sportsbike shootout

    In this week’s issue, we put Honda's new Fireblade SP and the new Suzuki GSX-R1000R against five other top superbikes to see who is the undisputed 2017 superbike king.  We ride all seven bikes in...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650S

    04 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650S

    Bikes for saleIf you want something that's just at home on twisty roads as it is in the city you might want to check out this Suzuki SV650S, which is today's bike of the day.  Seller says "MOT until 21st...

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  • Win: Loads of lovely goodies up for grabs

    03 April 2017 by MCN News Team

    Win: Loads of lovely goodies up for grabs

    Win ItHere's our top pick of prizes up for grabs in our free to enter giveaways. It's simple to register, all you need to do is CLICK HERE and away you go. EDZ Innershell Jacket,£50 We’ve got one of these...

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  • 6 motorcycle gifts you need in your life

    03 April 2017 by MCN News

    6 motorcycle gifts you need in your life

    We’ve had a look at some motorcycling gifts that will make your life that little bit better both on and off the bike. All these products and more are available from the MCN merchandise shop. TOP...

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  • Save yourself a fortune on a brand-new bike

    03 April 2017 by James Archibald

    Save yourself a fortune on a brand-new bike

    Bikes for salePre-registered bikes offer a great way to own a brand-new motorcycle with a large discount over the list price. These machines are often models that dealers may have bought in to meet sales targets...

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  • BMW R1200GS Rallye: A trail blazer

    03 April 2017 by Adam Child

    BMW R1200GS Rallye: A trail blazer

    At the end of 2016 BMW updated its R1200GS to make it Euro 4 compliant. While the GS was in the workshop they made some cosmetic changes and revised and smoothed the drivetrain. For 2017 BMW have...

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  • First ride of funky new KTM Dukes incoming

    03 April 2017 by Michael Neeves

    First ride of funky new KTM Dukes incoming

    We’ll be riding KTM’s new 125 and 390 Duke at their world launch in Italy on Wednesday. Both the A1-licence 15bhp £4099 125 Duke and the A2-licence 43bhp £4599 390 Duke have undergone a full makeover...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    03 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

    Bikes for saleFancy something that’ll be as happy eating up the miles as it would be on a sunny Sunday B-road blast? Then check out this MT-09 Tracer, which is todays bike of the day.  Seller says "This Yamaha...

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  • Yamaha XSR900 winds Red Dot design award

    03 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Yamaha XSR900 winds Red Dot design award

    Yamaha have won the 'Best of the Best' Red Dot Award Product Design comeptition 2017 with their retro XSR900. The Yamaha follows on from Ducati's XDiavel, which won the same award last year. This...

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