Bike news

  • New Iceberg White Ducati XDiavel

    04 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New Iceberg White Ducati XDiavel

    Ducati have released pictures of a new 2018 paintscheme for their XDiavel S; Iceberg White, and the public will be able to see the bike in the flesh at this week's Faaker See Rally in Austria. As well...

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  • Used Triumph Street Triples hold their value

    03 September 2017 by Neil Murray

    Used Triumph Street Triples hold their value

    Bikes for saleI’ve mentioned early Street Triples a few times over the last couple of years, because used ones have never been out of demand. You’d have thought that with the various changes and updates made since...

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  • Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    03 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopProtective riding jeans have come a long way in the past few years and in some cases, can offer nearly as much protection as a leather alternative. They marry casual styling with the added protective...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R600

    03 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R600

    Bikes for saleSupersport bikes may be overlooked nowadays, but the Suzuki GSX-R600 is one of the most usable examples of a supersport bike out there. Seller says “The bike is 100% genuine in every way, there is no...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati ST4

    02 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati ST4

    Bikes for saleOften overlooked but a great way into Ducati ownership. This ST4 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2001 ST4 has only had one other previous owner and comes in yellow with 42,000 miles on...

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  • Riding tips: Get the most from a new trackday

    02 September 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Riding tips: Get the most from a new trackday

    Why doing your homework can be fun. No, really… Don’t just turn up Study the circuit before the big day. Seek out onboard videos, track guides and even computer games to give you a feeling for what to...

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  • A day with the Suzuki GSX-R125

    01 September 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    A day with the Suzuki GSX-R125

    We spent a day riding Suzuki’s new GSX-R125 around the technical Stowe Circuit at Silverstone, to find out whether it can stake a rightful claim to such a sporty name. Here’s how we got on. It’s been...

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  • Buying a used bike quickly and securely

    01 September 2017 by Neil Murray

    Buying a used bike quickly and securely

    Bikes for saleThere’s one thing I don’t do any more, and that’s hand over cash before a test ride of a bike I’m thinking of buying. Some years ago, a clown selling a CBR600 (which he was having trouble starting as...

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  • Large reward offered for rare stolen bikes

    01 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Large reward offered for rare stolen bikes

    A substantial £10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the recovery of two historical motorcycles that were stolen in the early hours of Tuesday morning. A factory-prepared 1974 MV...

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  • Ace Builds custom competition announced

    01 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Ace Builds custom competition announced

    Ace Builds is a new custom competition that will give builders the chance to have their machine displayed at this year’s Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham.  The competition...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    01 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    Bikes for salePerfect for everyday riding or even as a base bike for a super-twin race machine. This ER-6n is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2014 Kawasaki ER-6n comes in good condition with 10,100 miles...

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  • New Kawasaki colours for 2018

    01 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New Kawasaki colours for 2018

    Kawasaki have added new colours to several of their models for 2018 including the Vulcan S, Versys 650, Z1000SX. The ZX-10R and popular Ninja 650 KRT editions will also be getting a new...

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  • Honda Fireblade SP2 first ride incoming

    01 September 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Honda Fireblade SP2 first ride incoming

    We’re riding Honda’s controversial new £22,225 CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 on Monday.  Honda are producing just 500 of these tasty homologation specials and only 39 will be making their way into the...

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  • The million-member Harley Owners Group

    31 August 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    The million-member Harley Owners Group

    With almost a million members in more than 90 countries, the Harley Owners Group is without doubt the biggest manufacturer-sponsored riding club on the planet. In the UK alone there are 17,000...

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  • Gallery: KTM 390 Duke vs BMW G310R

    31 August 2017 by MCN New

    Gallery: KTM 390 Duke vs BMW G310R

    Low on power doesn't always mean low on fun. Take the KTM 390 Duke and BMW G310R, for example. Both are A2 licence-friendly machines with beginners and commuters in mind, but they're also a lot of...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple 1050R

    31 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple 1050R

    Bikes for saleWe’re big fans of the mighty Speed Triple R and that’s the reason this one is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This bike comes with 12 months MoT, full service history and is finished in white.

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  • Build custom Venhill brake lines online

    31 August 2017 by MCN News

    Build custom Venhill brake lines online

    Cable and hose specialists Venhill have now made it even easier for you to get the perfect brake hose for your bike, with the introduction of their new Line Builder online tool. The Line Builder...

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  • Barry the Bike children's books launched

    31 August 2017 by MCN News

    Barry the Bike children's books launched

    Barry the Bike is a new children’s book series, which centres on classic bikes, cars and trucks. Barry the Bike is the centre figure of the tales and takes the form of a cheery postal bike ridden by...

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  • DVSA develop MoT reminder service

    31 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    DVSA develop MoT reminder service

    The DVSA have developed an MoT reminder service that will tell people their vehicle’s test is soon to expire. When signed up, users will receive an email one month before the expiry date and another...

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  • Electric bikes: Watt's the hold up?

    31 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Electric bikes: Watt's the  hold up?

    Like it or not, electric vehicles are coming. The Government have said that by 2040 the sale of cars and vans with internal combustion engines will be banned. Officially there has been no word on...

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  • ABI slams proposed insurance changes

    31 August 2017 by MCN News

    ABI slams proposed insurance changes

    The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said that unless the European Commission takes urgent action to clarify a European Court of Justice ruling, owners of non-road-going vehicles could be...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    30 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2016 Yamaha R1, on sale for £13,799. Seller says "This R1 is in excellent condition, one owner from new, has had first service, under manufacturers warranty until...

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  • MV Agusta Dragster 800RR is now even better

    30 August 2017 by Jon Urry

    MV Agusta Dragster 800RR is now even better

    Complying with the new Euro4 emissions laws has been a major headache for all manufacturers, with smaller firms, such as MV Agusta, facing the toughest challenges. Already struggling financially, MV...

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  • Video: Yamaha tease... a quad

    30 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Yamaha tease... a quad

    I'm upset with Yamaha. Remember a couple of weeks ago when they released a teaser video showing vast wilderness with the tag line 'Your Adventure Awaits' alongside a reveal date of September 6? I, and...

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  • A buzz about this BMW electric custom

    30 August 2017 by James Archibald

    A buzz about this BMW electric custom

    It’s not too often you get to look at a custom electric bike. So when BMW asked German builder Rolf Reick of Krautmotors to produce one, it was inevitable a special machine would be...

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  • Guy Martin lends a hand in F1

    30 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Guy Martin lends a hand in F1

    He might be 'just a truck mechanic', but Guy Martin spent last weekend among the glitz and glamour of the Formula One paddock. The Lincolnshire-based truck mechanic spent the weekend as part of the...

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