Bike news

  • James May: "Kill bike thieves"

    05 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    James May: "Kill bike thieves"

    Former host of Top Gear and motorcycle nut James May has come up with a solution to the problem of motorcycle thefts. Kill all bike thieves. May made the suggestion in an article on DriveTribe, where...

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  • MCN Festival 2017: What is Motoball?

    05 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    MCN Festival 2017: What is Motoball?

    Ever heard of Motoball? No, me neither, but this year Motoball is coming to the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling, and it looks like a lot of fun - just check out the video at the bottom of...

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  • Shed built: Motorcycle rehabiliation

    05 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Shed built: Motorcycle rehabiliation

    John Connor though (no not the guy from Terminator) was looking for a way to rehabilitate himself after suffering a stroke – and decided that tackling a bike build would be the best way to help him...

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  • Norfolk Police offer training to bikers

    04 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Norfolk Police offer training to bikers

    Norfolk Police are offering two new courses to motorcyclists in a bid to curb accidents and injuries on the county's roads. The Safer Rider course is run as part of the Road Casualty Reduction...

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  • Ride the South Downs

    04 May 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Ride the South Downs

    If you’re looking for great riding in the south of England you can’t help but be drawn to the rolling chalk hills of the South Downs. Its network of flowing A and technical B roads is accessible...

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  • deBolex go to town on a Buell XB9

    04 May 2017 by James Archibald

    deBolex go to town on a Buell XB9

    deBolex Engineering have done something particularly different with this Buell XB9 City X. The Buell XB9 isn’t the first bike that would spring to mind when you think of a customised machine, but for...

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  • Top 7 motorcycle destinations for 2017

    04 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top 7 motorcycle destinations for 2017

    Open your curtains with enthusiasm this time of year and it quickly escapes as you're greeted with grey skies and frost-covered ground. Sure, it looks pretty, but it's not exactly what you want to be...

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  • 2018 KTM SX range in dealers this month

    04 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    2018 KTM SX range in dealers this month

    KTM's two-stroke and four-stroke motocross SX range will be available in UK dealers this month for those of you looking to get dirty this summer. For 2018 KTM's 85 SX machine has been updated and...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple

    04 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple

    Bikes for saleWhat’s got three cylinders and is an absolute hoot? This 2016 Triumph Street Triple, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This Triumph Street Triple comes in metallic white with just one...

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  • Would you buy an electric two-wheeler?

    03 May 2017 by MCN News

    Would you buy an electric two-wheeler?

    With the evolution of electric motorbikes becoming far more vast, Energica Ego, Energica Eva, KTM Freeride E, BMW C Evolution, Brammo Empulse, the list goes on. Question is - Would you buy...

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  • Riding pains? Ginger is the cure, apparently

    03 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Riding pains? Ginger is the cure, apparently

    Expect the unexpected here at MCN, this week ginger, ginger tea to be specific.Why on earth are we harping on about a flowering plant commonly used as a herb?! Well, because it's meant to improve your...

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  • Top 8 car-inspired motorcycles

    03 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top 8 car-inspired motorcycles

    Generally I find cars dull, and so do most other motorcyclists I know. They're a means to an end. A tool to get us to a destination when we need to transport large items or a group of people. So...

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  • A wheelie long 310 miles sets new world record

    03 May 2017 by MCN News

    A wheelie long 310 miles sets new world record

    Meet Masaru Abe – he’s utterly nuts. He’s also obsessed with scooters, and on Monday, May 1 he wheelied his Yamaha Jog into the record books, pulling off a feat that would end even the most dedicated...

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  • KTM go electric

    03 May 2017 by Richard Newland

    KTM go electric

    Kings of the nutty naked are brewing an electric 390 Duke KTM could be the company that makes electric bikes a serious consideration. While electric bikes once had all the allure of a disability...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    03 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    Bikes for saleIf you like your upright muscle bikes, then you should take a look at today's bike of the day, this second generation Triumph Speed Triple 955i.   Seller says “Triumph Speed Triple 955.

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  • Time to tackle that amazing adventure

    02 May 2017 by MCN News

    Time to tackle that amazing adventure

    Bikes for saleWith summer comes the opportunity to make the most of warmer weather and get away to those far-reaching destinations, in the middle of those places you can’t pronounce the name of.  We’ve took...

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  • In this week's issue: Guy's TT troubles

    02 May 2017 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Guy's TT troubles

    In this week’s issue, Guy Martin struggling on the new Blade at Cookstown 100, can he sort it with the NW200 and TT looming?  Also inside MCN  The real Michael Dunlop Untold tales and unseen...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 1198

    02 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 1198

    Bikes for saleDo yourself a favour and take a look at today’s bike of the day, this gorgeous 2011 Ducati 1198.   Seller says “A powerful bike with great looks. Full Ducati service history. Unblemished...

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  • New CCM Spitfire Scrambler revealed

    02 May 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    New CCM Spitfire Scrambler revealed

    CCM build on the rampant success of their Spitfire with pukka off-roader CCM first told MCN of their intention to produce a Scrambler variant of the Spitfire a few weeks ago – and now we can...

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  • Test ride the XDiavel S at the MCN Festival

    01 May 2017 by Ped Baker

    Test ride the XDiavel S at the MCN Festival

    Ducati Italy are shipping a whopping twenty XDiavel S models to test ride at this years Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. The test bikes include XDiavel's in standard form and with different...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    01 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    Bikes for saleIf you’re looking for something fast and fun without the torturous riding position of a full fat sportsbike, something like this Kawaski Z1000 could be for you. Seller says “Orange, A Hugger has been...

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  • Bikes for sale: Harley-Davidson XR1200

    30 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: Harley-Davidson XR1200

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the flat track-style Harley-Davidson XR1200. Seller says “2011 61 Reg, 4,200 miles, pearl white, two mature owners, stunning condition, alarm, immobiliser, seat cowl, crash...

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  • Mini Bike racing comes to the MCN Festival

    29 April 2017 by Ped Baker

    Mini Bike racing comes to the MCN Festival

    British Mini Bikes racing is the fastest growing ‘grass roots’ bike racing championship in the UK and you can watch it for free at this year’s Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. TOP...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

    29 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

    Bikes for saleIf you’re riding requirements have left you looking for something practical and comfortable then look no further than this 2015 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller...

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  • How a sidecar will change your riding

    28 April 2017 by Andy Davidson

    How a sidecar will change your riding

    Mention sidecars in conversation and most eyes immediately glaze over. Sidecars are the preserve of old boys, are impractical and boring – or so they say.  I would have agreed myself, but after...

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  • Aprilia offer test rides around Silverstone

    28 April 2017 by James Archibald

    Aprilia offer test rides around Silverstone

    Fancy taking a new Aprilia out on track? Of course you do. And now you have the opportunity. Aprilia are offering the chance to ride either their RSV4 RF or the Tuono V4 Factory around Silverstone...

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