Bike news

  • Triumph confirmed as new Moto2 engine supplier

    03 June 2017 by Richard Newland

    Triumph confirmed as new Moto2 engine supplier

    Triumph have finally confirmed the intense rumours that have been coursing through the MotoGP paddock are true – they are the new engine supplier for Moto2, with the switch from Honda happening for...

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  • Get a free copy of MCN

    03 June 2017 by MCN News

    Get a free copy of MCN

    Join the happy throng of riders racking up big miles this year Sign up to our 5000-mile challenge and as well as joining Britain’s nicest motorcycling community, you can claim a free MCN. “It’s...

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  • Sell your bike at the right time

    03 June 2017 by Neil Murray

    Sell your bike at the right time

    I’ve got to sell another bike or two. I’ve been clearing stuff out over the last couple of months but I’ve still not got all that much space, so something’s got to go. First off is my classic BMW...

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  • Harley-Davidson to sponsor Barberside 2017

    02 June 2017 by MCN News

    Harley-Davidson to sponsor Barberside 2017

    Harley-Davidson will sponsor the inaugural Barberside charity event, which aims to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Lions Barber Collective, an international collective of barbers...

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  • Honda UK announces new head of motorcycles

    02 June 2017 by MCN News

    Honda UK announces new head of motorcycles

    Honda has announced the appointment of a new Head of Motorcycles for its UK operation. Neil Fletcher will join the business in July, replacing Nick Campolucci. Neil previouslyworked at Honda for 15...

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  • MCN needs you! Ever owned one of these bikes?

    02 June 2017 by MCN News

    MCN needs you! Ever owned one of these bikes?

    Have you ever owned any of the following bikes? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN. Bikes MCN...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV

    02 June 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV

    Bikes for saleGrab a slice of Italian superbike exotica with this Aprilia RSV1000 Mille, which is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “A very clean and tidy bike for its year. Fitted with Datatool S3 alarm...

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  • Bike Shed superstars

    01 June 2017 by James Archibald

    Bike Shed superstars

    The stage doesn’t get much better than the Tobacco Docks of London for one of the world’s finest custom motorcycling event as the fine chaps over at the Bike Shed returned for their annual show. Over...

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  • V-twin thumpers catching our eye

    31 May 2017 by MCN News

    V-twin thumpers catching our eye

    Bikes for saleEach week we pick some of our favourite MCN Bikes for Sale and this week we have a a selection of V-twin powered machines, although they're all a bit different. Cagiva Xtra Raptor 1000   Senior...

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  • Gogoro Smartscooter 2 announced

    31 May 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Gogoro Smartscooter 2 announced

    We first got really excited about Gogoro a little over six months ago when we met with some of the team at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. They showed us the Smartscooter, a clever little electric...

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  • 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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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660Z Tenere

    31 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660Z Tenere

    Bikes for saleRelease your inner adventurer with this Yamaha XT660Z Tenere, which is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This Tenere comes with very low mileage, having only covered 1400 miles from new and...

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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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