Bike news

  • 2017 125cc bike of the year: KTM 125 Duke

    25 October 2017 by Michael Neeves

    2017 125cc bike of the year: KTM 125 Duke

    KTM’s 125 Duke received a much-needed overhaul for 2017. After six years of the original 2011 design, it was aging and lacked the quality of its rivals. Taking styling cues from the mighty 1290 Super...

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  • KTM sign deal with CFMoto

    25 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    KTM sign deal with CFMoto

    KTM have signed a deal with Chinese manufacturer CFMoto to set up a joint venture business. The deal was signed to improve KTM's access to the Chinese market, with an eye on manufacturing bikes using...

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  • Yamaha reveal stunning new Niken three-wheeler

    25 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Yamaha reveal stunning new Niken three-wheeler

    One of the most dramatic bikes to be revealed at the Tokyo show this morning was this astounding production three-wheeler from Yamaha, based on the hugely popular MT-09 platform. Aiming to take the...

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  • Kawasaki unveil new-for-2018 Ninja 400

    25 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki unveil new-for-2018 Ninja 400

    The old Ninja 300 couldn’t haul itself through Euro4, so was killed off to make way for this new Ninja 400, boasting greater performance than its predecessor from an all-new engine and chassis – the...

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  • New Honda Gold Wing unveiled

    25 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New Honda Gold Wing unveiled

    Ever since the first Gold Wing was introduced in 1975, the GL name has been seen as the zenith of full-fat touring motorcycles. But the current model has looked tired compared to rivals from BMW,...

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  • Prizes: Win! Win! Win! Loads of Lovely Goodies

    25 October 2017 by MCN News

    Prizes: Win! Win! Win! Loads of Lovely Goodies

    Win ItHere's our top pick of prizes up for grabs in our free to enter giveaways. It's simple to register, all you need to do is CLICK HERE and away you go. Acerbis World SBK Rug, £66 We’ve got this great...

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  • 2017 electric bike of the year: Energica Ego

    24 October 2017 by Adam Child

    2017 electric bike of the year: Energica Ego

    Times are a changing and for the first time we’ve had to create a new Bike of the Year category for electric machines. It’s a class that’s set to grow in the future, but for 2017 the Energica Ego has...

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  • Exciting race machinery at Motorcycle Live

    24 October 2017 by Liam Marsden & James Archibald

    Exciting race machinery at Motorcycle Live

    The GSX-R1000 that Michael Dunlop took to a win at this year’s Isle of Man TT in the Senior race will be the star attraction of Suzuki’s display at the NEC show in Birmingham next month. Sat alongside...

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  • Yamaha FS1-E: 'They could hit 55mph'

    24 October 2017 by Tim Thompson

    Yamaha FS1-E: 'They could hit 55mph'

    ‘Anyone who didn’t own one was plain slow’ Tim Thompson, MCN Head of Content "I don’t care much for Fizzys. It goes back to 1980 when I became faintly repulsed by their clumpy rubber bicycle pedals...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660R

    24 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a genuine round-the-world machine that will tackle anything that gets in its way; the Yamaha XT660R. Seller says “Great example which I was using on a daily basis, only...

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  • Harley-Davidson sales and profits fall

    23 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Harley-Davidson sales and profits fall

    Harley-Davidson's sales for the third quarter to the end of September 2017 fell by 6.9% worldwide compared to the same period last year. In the U.S sales were down 8.1%, slightly better than the...

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  • 5 mouth-watering classics on MCN Bikes for Sale

    23 October 2017 by MCN News

    5 mouth-watering classics on MCN Bikes for Sale

    Bikes for saleThis weekend's Classic Bike Live event has got us all gooey-eyed about a time before electronics, big horsepower and heated grips, so we've been spending a bit too much time on MCN Bikes for Sale...

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  • Suzuki RGV250: 'It was a genuine giggle'

    23 October 2017 by James Whitham

    Suzuki RGV250: 'It was a genuine giggle'

    “It made me an internet star – before the internet was invented!” James Whitham, BSB legend “I started my race career on smaller bikes but I didn’t know 20 years after I raced against Carl Fogarty on...

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  • Honda CR500: 'It was so far ahead of its time'

    22 October 2017 by Dave Thorpe

    Honda CR500: 'It was so far ahead of its time'

    ‘Tire and it would bite you’ Dave Thorpe, three-time World 500cc MX champion “The CR500 has a reputation as being an animal, but when you are thinking straight and everything is together, it’s a...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200R

    22 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a bike that will take anything in its stride with ease, the BMW R1200R. Seller says “Full exclusive specification plus touring screen and new Michelin Pilot Road 4 tyres. 2...

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  • Suzuki GT750: 'Luxurious, heavy and refined'

    21 October 2017 by Richard Lindoe

    Suzuki GT750: 'Luxurious, heavy and refined'

    'It sounded so innocent at low rpm' Richard Lindoe, 1970s two-stroke expert “The Kettle was released at a time when the other Japanese manufactures were making big capacity two-strokes and it was...

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  • We rode the KTM 790 Duke prototype

    21 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    We rode the KTM 790 Duke prototype

    Watch out Street Triple –KTM’s new 790 Duke will give you a run for your money. MCN were given exclusive access to one of KTM’s prototypes during the final stages of testing in the Berchtesgaden Alps...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda C90

    21 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda C90

    Bikes for saleWith Honda announcing they've now built 100 million Super Cubs, we thought it was only right we featured a C90 as today's bike of the day. Seller says “Recently imported from Japan by ourselves as...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    20 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    Bikes for saleHonda CBR600Fs are legendary for their reliability and ease of use. They're cheap to buy secondhand and you won't be disappointed. Seller says “Low mileage, 2 owners, MOT until October 2018. Good...

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  • Cagiva Mito: 'As desirable as any superbike'

    20 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    Cagiva Mito: 'As desirable as any superbike'

    ‘The ultimate L-plate racer’ Matt Wildee, MCN Senior Editor “With 23 years of continuous production (well, as continuous as Cagiva get), the Mito is the planet’s longest-running stroker and for the...

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  • New 2018 BMW R1200GS Adventure first ride

    20 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    New 2018 BMW R1200GS Adventure first ride

    Whatever your preconceptions are about BMW’s ubiquitous R1200GS, there’s really only one reason for its success: it’s devastatingly effective at doing its job. And the Adventure model just got...

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  • The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    20 October 2017 by MCN News

    The 5 best waterproof motorcycle rucksacks

    MCN ShopRiding in the UK often means that even if you only use the bike when it’s sunny, you’ll still get caught out by some freak shower from time-to-time. What is even more annoying is when you open your...

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  • Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    20 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Honda N.S.C teased ahead of Milan Show

    We're less than a month away from most of the 2018 models being unveiled at this year's Milan Show, which means we're smack bang in the middle of teaser season, and the latest manufacturer to give us...

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  • Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

    20 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Kymco tease two new scooters

    Another day, another teaser. Just show us the bikes already! The latest video to grace our screens comes courtesy of Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco, who will be unveiling two new scooters at the...

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  • How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    20 October 2017 by MCN News

    How to spot the two-strokes worth buying...

    Bikes For SaleThe demand for quality, used two-stroke motorcycles has been rising gradually over the past few years, making the chances of finding a good one at a reasonable (or bargain) price now virtually...

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  • 100 million Honda Super Cubs have been built

    19 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    100 million Honda Super Cubs have been built

    Honda have reached an incredible milestone today, as they announced that the cumulative worldwide production of the Super Cub has reached 100,000,000 units. Yes, that's 100 million. The first Super...

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  • Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

    19 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Make the most of the Oakdene Cafe

    About 5 miles from Brands Hatch racing circuit, on the A20 London Road in Kent, is an innocuous looking prefab building set back from the highway on a pot-holed, dirt parking lot. For most of the week...

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