Bike news

  • Early GSX-R750 and GPz900R owners wanted!

    13 March 2017 by MCN News Team

    Early GSX-R750 and GPz900R owners wanted!

    Have you ever owned either an early Suzuki GSX-R750 (pre-1990) or Kawasaki GPZ900R? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of...

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  • Carole Nash insures Manchester Blood Bikes

    13 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Carole Nash insures Manchester Blood Bikes

    Insurance broker Carole Nash have continued their support of Manchester Blood Bikes for 2017 by providing full insurance cover for the five bikes that operate across the region. The news comes after...

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  • Save time and money #ride5000miles

    13 March 2017 by MCN News

    Save time and money #ride5000miles

    Why you should ride to work Using your bike for the daily commute seems like a no-brainer, yet so many of us don’t do it. On the surface, this seems like madness: bikes are more economical, carve...

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  • 2017 BMW S1000R Sport launched

    12 March 2017 by Matt Wildee

    2017 BMW S1000R Sport launched

    MCN Senior Editor Matt Wildee is in Spain, testing BMW's new S1000R Sport. The German supernaked has received a host of changes for 2017, including a new, lighter chassis, revised...

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  • Looking for that perfect bike picture?

    12 March 2017 by James Archibald

    Looking for that perfect bike picture?

    Great Prints open up the Motorcycle News photo archives Have you ever looked at a picture in MCN and thought that it would feature perfectly as a beautifully printed centrepiece in your living room,...

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  • Top 10 carbon helmets

    12 March 2017 by MCN News

    Top 10 carbon helmets

    MCN ShopLight, cool looking, tough as anything. Who wouldn't want a carbon fibre lid? Here are our top 10 helmets currently available on the MCN Shop, to suit all styles and disciplines… Bell Bullitt Carbon...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    12 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki GTR1400

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2008 Kawasaki GTR1400. Seller says: “Metallic Black, 4 owners, Service history, Excellent bodywork, Tyre condition Good, 2 keys, ABS, Traction Control, Top Box. This...

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  • Bikes for sale: KTM globetrotters

    11 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: KTM globetrotters

    Bikes for saleKTMs new 1290 Super Adventure R is brilliant. Senior road tester Adam Child hasn’t shut up about it since returning from the launch in Peru. It got us thinking though, what else is available on...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    11 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2012 BMW S1000RR. Seller says: “2 years Emergency Service Cover. 2 years Unlimited Mileage Warranty. DTC. GSA. HD Video Available. Metallic paint. Race ABS. S1000 RR...

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  • The perfect biking year #ride5000miles

    11 March 2017 by MCN News

    The perfect biking year #ride5000miles

    These are the best events, places and roads that we recommend you visit to complete the 2017 #ride5000miles challenge, just in case you need any more excuses to get out on your bike this year. What?...

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  • #MCNfleet17: Which Fireblade should we buy?

    10 March 2017 by Ped Baker

    #MCNfleet17: Which Fireblade should we buy?

    A second hand bike will be part of the MCN long term test fleet in 2017 and we’d like you to help us to pick one out. TOP STORIES Akrapovic add MotoGP style to BMW S1000RR EWC: World champion...

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  • Top five disc locks

    10 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top five disc locks

    MCN ShopDisc locks aren't glamourous or pretty, but they can be the difference between riding home and walking out to an empty space where your bike once stood. Below are four of the best disc locks available...

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  • New issue of What Bike? on sale now!

    10 March 2017 by Richard Newland

    New issue of What Bike? on sale now!

    After a winter filled with relentless new bike unveils and launches, the new issue of What Bike? – on sale now – has never been more packed with hot new models. The choice of new metal is dazzling,...

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  • Beach Bobber is Harley's Custom King

    10 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Beach Bobber is Harley's Custom King

    Shaw Harley-Davidson have been crowned 2017 UK Custom Kings, after their Beach Bobber Forty Eight beat other Harley dealers across the country. The Beach Bobber was built by Shaw's Head Custom...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1400

    10 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1400

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2004 Suzuki GSX1400. Seller says: “Excellent Condition, Renthal Bars, Engine Bars, Predator 4-2 Exhaust, Hugger, Tail Tidy, Rad Guard, Low Mileage, Service History,...

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  • New colour option for the Scout Sixty

    09 March 2017 by James Archibald

    New colour option for the Scout Sixty

    You can now get the Indian Scout Sixty in a two-tone colour scheme Indian have announced that they will release the Scout Sixty in a two-tone paint scheme for the first time. The cruiser has been...

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  • Guy Martin's 'Big Build' gathers pace

    09 March 2017 by MCN News

    Guy Martin's 'Big Build' gathers pace

    Guy Martin is on a mission to help youngsters follow his path into a career dominated by engineering by instigating a project to create an educational centre near Lincoln. His team met with government...

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  • How to pack light for your trip #ride5000miles

    09 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    How to pack light for your trip #ride5000miles

    If you've signed up to #ride5000miles this year then it might be a good idea to embark on a longer trip or two over the course of the year (like we need any excuse), but you don't want to be weighing...

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  • Our first ever ride of the Honda RC45

    09 March 2017 by MCN News

    Our first ever ride of the Honda RC45

    If looks could kill, the RC45 would probably give you a mild headache. The styling of Honda's racer-on-the-road is well balanced and even aggressive if you're the nervous sort, but it hardly looks...

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  • New £6745 Harley-Davidson Street Rod

    09 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New £6745 Harley-Davidson Street Rod

    Harley-Davidson have taken the wraps off their latest model, the Street Rod, which is nothing to do with the 2005 liquid-cooled model of the same name, and uses a new High Output Revolution 750cc...

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  • MV Agusta future secure

    09 March 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    MV Agusta future secure

    MV Agusta have had a turbulent history that’s included five changes in ownership over the last 26 years. The last big buyout came in 2010 when the Castiglioni family bought MV back from a troubled...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    09 March 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR1200F

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is this 2010 Honda VFR1200F. Seller says: “It has full service history with an mot til may. I can put on a new mot. It has heated grips ABS and a scorpion exhaust. I also have...

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  • UK exclusive! BMW R NineT Racer first ride

    08 March 2017 by Matt Wildee

    UK exclusive! BMW R NineT Racer first ride

    We get the first taste of BMW’s new beautiful café racer. BMW’S £10,755 R nineT Racer has arrived in the UK and judging by our sneaky first ride, this is a motorcycle that goes as well as it looks.

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  • Ride yourself happy #ride5000miles

    08 March 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Ride yourself happy #ride5000miles

    Joining our #ride5000miles campaign will make you happier, more skilled and richer. It might even save your marriage... The average mileage of a British biker is around 3500 miles per year. The...

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  • Video: Bimota EB1 concept

    08 March 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Bimota EB1 concept

    Four digital design students from ISD Valenciennes in France have created what they think an electric Bimota could look like in the near future. TOP STORIES Video: Motorcyclist jumps over open...

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  • #ride5000miles – Getting involved is easy

    08 March 2017 by Matt Wildee

    #ride5000miles – Getting involved is easy

    Want to join MCN's campaign to get people riding more? It's easy! Just follow these five simple steps... Make a note of your mileage Your target is simple – ride 5000 miles in the 2017 biking season.

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  • Go green this summer on the K-World Tour

    08 March 2017 by James Archibald

    Go green this summer on the K-World Tour

    Kawasaki announce dates for this year’s K-World Tour Kawasaki have announced dates and venues for this year’s K-World tour, which is set to take place through June and July. The track events will be...

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