Bike news

  • FIM announce new Racing Homologation Programme

    01 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    FIM announce new Racing Homologation Programme

    The FIM have introduced a new testing regime and tougher standards for racing helmets that will be mandatory from 2019 onwards. Currently, the FIM refers to existing international standards for the...

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  • Indian market share hits double figures

    01 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Indian market share hits double figures

    While iconic American motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson have been struggling with their sales in 2017, their countrymen at Indian have seen the exact opposite, with a 16% increase in sales in the third...

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  • News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

    01 November 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 18: Milan Show preview

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast is an online offering from MCN, discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

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  • TfL look to raise standard of riders

    01 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    TfL look to raise standard of riders

    Transport for London and the Mayor of London have announced plans to create three new training courses for riders in the capital, to boost rider confidence, skill and knowledge. The move is part of...

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  • Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

    31 October 2017 by MCN News

    Brad Pitt's Bonneville going up for auction

    Machines owned by Hollywood A-listers aren’t usually seen for sale this side of the pond and this sweetly customised Bonnie has some top pedigree too. Based on a 2009 865cc Triumph Bonneville and...

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  • Suzuki offer sporty 125 accessories Pack

    31 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki offer sporty 125 accessories Pack

    Suzuki are offering a Sports Accessory Pack for their new GSX-R125. The pack will come with a double bubble screen – an essential accessory for heroic slipstreaming, and a seat cowl, which will of...

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  • Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

    31 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

    BMW are the latest manufacturer to release a teaser video. Giving us just enough info of their new F850GS to keep us excited ahead of next week’s Milan show, where most of 2018’s bikes will be...

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  • Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

    31 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: The Yamaha MOTOROiD lives!

    Yamaha revealed some pretty bonkers stuff at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. There was the Niken three-wheeler, which grabbed all the headlines, and the artificial intelligence-powered MOTOROiD. Yamaha...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Versys 650

    31 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Versys 650

    Bikes for saleThe Kawasaki Versys 650 is one of those bikes that gets overlooked in favour of more modern competition, but at less than £3000, this example is a bargain. Seller says “Lovely bike, full luggage set...

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  • 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    31 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    2017 Tokyo Motor Show

    Yamaha's odd-looking Niken three-wheeler, Kawasaki's Z900RS and the new Honda Gold Wing may be grabbing all the headlines so far at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show, but there's plenty more being...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade SP

    30 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade SP

    Bikes for saleWith over £2000 off the list price, this brand new pre-reg 2017 Fireblade SP is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “For sale here is the Motorcycle News Superbike of the year; the Honda CBR1000RR...

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  • Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

    30 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Suzuki’s V-Strom range gets GT upgrades

    Suzuki are making it easier to smash out those epic trips by producing GT versions of the bikes in their mile-munching V-Strom 650 and 1000 range. Essentially, the biggest difference between the GT...

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  • Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

    30 October 2017 by Neil Murray

    Bandit-priced Speed Triple anyone?

    It’s interesting to note that early Speed Triple prices have descended into Cheap Hack territory. I never thought I’d see that happen. There’s a sort of dead-zone and it’s the 955 Triumphs that are...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R nineT Racer

    29 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R nineT Racer

    Bikes for saleA modern café racer with James Dean levels of cool, and with £1k off the list price, this R nineT Racer is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This R nineT Racer will come with a 24 month BMW...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    28 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    Bikes for saleIt’s a precision tool with the sole purpose of helping the rider to go faster. This S1000RR is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This BMW S1000RR comes presented in superb condition with 10,431...

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  • New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

    27 October 2017 by James Archibald

    New MV Agusta Dragster 800 RC drops

    MV Agusta have dropped the new Dragster 800 RC, announcing a number subtle tweaks to the engine for 2018. Gearing has been improved throughout the engine to help reduce noise emissions across the...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1M

    27 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1M

    Bikes for saleFocussed and aggressive, this R1M is a weapon we’d all like to have in our garage and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Presented immaculately, this bike has been really well looked after by...

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  • Video: Triumph Tiger teaser

    27 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Triumph Tiger teaser

    With the start of the Milan motorcycle show less than two weeks away, Triumph have released a teaser video for the new Tiger they will unveil there – although they don't say exactly which model of...

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  • MCN Bike of the Year Awards 2017

    26 October 2017 by Michael Neeves

    MCN Bike of the Year Awards 2017

    What a brilliant year we’ve had for new bikes. With well over 100 new models, facelifts and updates, the sheer quantity has been overwhelming. All that riding has kept MCN’s Road Test department...

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  • 2017 tourer of the year: BMW R1200RT

    26 October 2017 by Adam Child

    2017 tourer of the year: BMW R1200RT

    BMW’s R1200RT underlines its superiority by once again being MCN’s favourite tourer of 2017. There’s no finer and easier way of clocking up big motorway miles in comfort, for both rider and...

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  • 2017 sportsbike of the year: Honda Fireblade SP

    26 October 2017 by Michael Neeves

    2017 sportsbike of the year: Honda Fireblade SP

    Where do you start with the new Honda Fireblade? Talk about contentious. It’s been hopeless in World Superbikes, disastrous at the TT and bombed in a handful of other magazine group tests. So how can...

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  • National Motorcycle Museum Live

    26 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    National Motorcycle Museum Live

    The National Motorcycle Museum is based around the largest collection of British motorcycles in the world and features examples from some 171 different domestic manufacturers. The total number of...

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  • 2017 retro bike of the year: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

    26 October 2017 by Jon Urry & Michael Neeves

    2017 retro bike of the year: BMW R nineT Urban G/S

    Launched in June it arrived fashionably late, but the new BMW R nineT UrbanG/S has come straight into our number one top slot– immediately establishingitself as our favourite retro of 2017. Like the...

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  • 2017 sub-500cc bike of the year: KTM 390 Duke

    26 October 2017 by Michael Neeves

    2017 sub-500cc bike of the year: KTM 390 Duke

    KTM has completely transformed the 390 Duke for 2017, turning it from merely a good low-capacity naked, to the best machine in the entire A2 licence category. Giving the bike its first major updates...

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  • Introducing the Dainese Settantadue Collection

    25 October 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    Introducing the Dainese Settantadue Collection

    Dainese have unveiled a new brand of clothing celebrating their success as a company, across their 45-year history. Available now, Dainese Settantadue (or 72 to us Brits) is inspired by the company’s...

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