Bike news

  • Great roads of the South: Part 3

    10 August 2017 by MCN News

    Great roads of the South: Part 3

    This week we’re looking at six great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become...

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  • Cafe racers on show at Brackley

    10 August 2017 by Ped Baker

    Cafe racers on show at Brackley

    The world famous Ace Cafe in London has teamed up with the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling to launch a new cafe racer competition at this years festival on August 13. Any bike in the cafe...

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  • Suzuki announce new V-Strom 250 price

    10 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki announce new V-Strom 250 price

    Suzuki have announced the price of their new lightweight adventure bike, the V-Strom 250 with an RRP of £4,599 and is due to hit dealerships in October.  The bike was announced at last year’s...

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  • Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

    10 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Ducati 959 Panigale Corse coming

    Once again those pesky folks at the California Air Resources Board have published information online that has let slip there’s a new Ducati on the way. A few weeks ago they told us there was a new...

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  • Video: Huskies go for a ride

    10 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Huskies go for a ride

    The news is all a bit doom and gloom lately isn't it? What with the threat of nuclear war and all that. But dogs make everybody happy, don't they? And you're probably here because you like...

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  • Kawasaki add new colours for 2018

    10 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki add new colours for 2018

    Kawasaki have added new colours to several of their models for 2018 including the Vulcan S, Versys 650, Z1000SX. The naked Z1000 will be available in two new colours for 2018; Emereld Blazed Green,...

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  • Ride with Schwantz

    10 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Ride with Schwantz

    Suzuki will be hosting a special ride out to Silverstone for the British MotoGP in a few weeks with none other than 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz. The ride will be taking place on Friday...

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  • Great roads of the South: Part 2

    09 August 2017 by MCN News

    Great roads of the South: Part 2

    This week we’re looking at 6 great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become...

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  • Gallery: Battle of the £7k 700s

    09 August 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Gallery: Battle of the £7k 700s

    Lucky number seven. There’s your seven seas, heavens, continents, days, wonders of the world, Keegan, Cantona, Best… Sheene. Seven is also the magic number when it comes to what it costs to bag...

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  • News podcast episode 9

    09 August 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 9

    This week Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden for the ninth MCN news podcast to chat about this week's news in the motorcycling world. This week the guys discuss the...

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  • Vanguard celebrate 50 years of the V7 Guzzi

    09 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Vanguard celebrate 50 years of the V7 Guzzi

    Vanguard clothing celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Moto Guzzi V7 by creating a limited edition run of the V7 Rider jeans, which also sparked the idea behind the stunning Vanguard V7 custom...

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  • The essential guide to British custom builders

    09 August 2017 by MCN News

    The essential guide to British custom builders

    Custom bikes and custom bike building have never been more popular, or more accessible. The rise of factory bobber cruisers – like Triumph’s Bobber or Harley’s 883 Iron – are one reason, with these...

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  • Triumph to release special edition vinyl

    09 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph to release special edition vinyl

    Triumph have announced a special edition vinyl record to 'celebrate their rock 'n' roll heritage' alongside their own turntable, inspired by the Street Cup model. The album, which will be pressed by...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    09 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    Bikes for saleThis R6 proves you don’t need to spend a fortune on a bike to have great thrills and is today’s bike of the day  Seller says “This R6 wants for literally nothing and it’s been a fantastic bike. I...

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  • Police clamp down on illegal off-road riding

    08 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Police clamp down on illegal off-road riding

    Police are clamping down on riders near Nottingham after an increase in reports about anti-social behaviour involving off-road motorcycles around the Ashfield area. To tackle this, local police have...

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  • Energica confirm third model for 2018

    08 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Energica confirm third model for 2018

    Electric motorcycle manufacturer Energica have announced the Eva EsseEsse9, which was first unveiled at the Milan Show in  2016 as a concept model, will be available in 2018.  The EsseEsse9,...

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  • Great roads of the South: Part 1

    08 August 2017 by MCN News

    Great roads of the South: Part 1

    This week we’re looking at 6 great roads you can ride in the South, as suggested by you. These are the best roads in Britain, according to our high-mileage #ride5000miles members. Become part of the...

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  • Triumph announce partnership with Bajaj

    08 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph announce partnership with Bajaj

    Triumph have announced a partnership with Indian giant Bajaj Auto to produce mid-capacity motorcycles for both Indian and global markets. The non-equity partnership will enable Triumph to expand its...

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  • Army may be called in to fix bike crime

    08 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Army may be called in to fix bike crime

    Recent crime figures have shown that vehicle theft has risen 18.6% nationwide in the last year and 25.9% in London, which is a trend that will have been plain to see for bike owners. The thieves are...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    08 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    Bikes for saleThe perfect blend of agility and power make this GSX-R750 today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This limited edition GSX-R Yoshimura comes presented in as-new condition and has an MOT until May 2018.

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  • 5 top A2 wonders

    07 August 2017 by James Archibald

    5 top A2 wonders

    Bikes for saleA2 motorcycles bridge the gap for those who don’t want to ride on a 125cc machine anymore and who might not be able to ride a full category A bike.  Riders restricted by this licence category can...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    07 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    Bikes for saleAn all-round brilliant motorcycle and a future classic make this Honda CBR600F today’s bike of the day. Seller says “I am the 3rd owner of this superb bike! I have owned it for 2 years and covered...

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  • Ride at Silverstone with an all-star line-up

    07 August 2017 by James Archibald

    Ride at Silverstone with an all-star line-up

    Suzuki are hosting a trackday at Silverstone on Monday 4 September, with a stellar cast of riders taking to the iconic GP circuit where attendees can meet and be taught by some of the best in the...

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  • Norton signs engine deal with Zongshen

    07 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Norton signs engine deal with Zongshen

    When news broke that Norton had sold the design for their 650cc parallel-twin engine to Chinese firm Zongshen, the reaction was mixed. Some people said it would be good for the business, while others...

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  • New off-road product showcase

    07 August 2017 by James Archibald

    New off-road product showcase

    MCN ShopSo, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and mess around in the mud, there are a number of new products dropping soon that might spark your interest. These products will be available...

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  • Old is not always gold

    06 August 2017 by Neil Murray

    Old is not always gold

    Bikes for saleSometimes it’s hard to distinguish greed from optimism. I see a bike, usually something old-ish and described as a classic (anything over 20 years old seems to be called a ‘classic’ these days, in the...

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  • Top 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    06 August 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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  • Great rides of the North: Part 6

    06 August 2017 by MCN News

    Great rides of the North: Part 6

    As recommended by MCN's #ride5000miles members, we've got six of the best roads to ride in the North of Britain this week. The number six road to ride is this short stretch of road in North Yorkshire.

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