Bike news

  • Yamaha X-MAX 400: First Ride Incoming

    07 October 2017 by Alison Silcox

    Yamaha X-MAX 400: First Ride Incoming

    We’re riding Yamaha’s updated X-MAX 400 at its launch on Monday. We will be taking a trip into Northern France via the Eurotunnel. Priced at £5999, Yamaha’s 395 cc, 33 bhp single cylinder scooter is...

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  • Video: Travis Pastrana backflips river barges

    06 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Travis Pastrana backflips river barges

    Mad man, sorry, err, professional mad man, Travis Pastrana, who was the first competitor at the X Games to land a double backflip, has now become the first rider to land a backflip while jumping...

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  • Vespa go RED for charity

    06 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Vespa go RED for charity

    Vespa have teamed up with charitable organisation RED to produce a (Vespa 946)RED and (Vespa)RED VXL scooter. Matching the Italian flair and style with the charity’s distinctive red colour scheme is...

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  • Triumph announce autumn offers

    06 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph announce autumn offers

    Triumph have announced offers across several models in their range available to customer until the end of December, including a £1200 personalisation contribution with the Triumph Explorer. The...

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  • Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    06 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    Some celebrities are well known for their love of motorcycles, such as Long Way Round star Ewan McGregor and Keanu Reeves, who even has his own motorcycle company. Many of them enjoy the anonymity...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit

    06 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit

    Bikes for saleWith some tasteful modifications, clean condition and affordability, this Bandit is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This bike is in stunning condition near new condition only two owners...

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  • West Midlands Police tackling bike crime

    05 October 2017 by James Archibald

    West Midlands Police tackling bike crime

    West Midlands Police are currently leading two successful campaigns in the fight against motorcycle crime. The ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign has seen officers leaving notices on motorcycles and...

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  • 5 Ducati Monsters catching our eye

    05 October 2017 by MCN News

    5 Ducati Monsters catching our eye

    Bikes for sale25 years ago, in October 1992, Ducati unveiled a new prototype to the world that would go on to be Ducati's greatest success, selling over 320,000 models until this point. That bike was of course the...

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  • Head for the Shed

    05 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Head for the Shed

    If you’re looking for a place to meet and talk bikes regardless of the weather or time of year then look no further than the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in London’s Shoreditch. This unique destination...

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  • 6 crazy Vespa concepts

    05 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    6 crazy Vespa concepts

    Jennings Harley-Davidson, a dealership with shops in both Leeds and Gateshead, must also be fans of the Iconic scooter brand Vespa as they've designed six absolutely bonkers Vespa concepts. TOP...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 916 SP

    05 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 916 SP

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is something a bit special, a 916 SP built in 1996. Drool. Seller says “I purchased the Ducati in January 2003 with just under 17,000km on the clock and to date the bike has...

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  • What can be done about bike crime?

    05 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    What can be done about bike crime?

    It seems that almost every day a new video is posted online that shows bike thieves in London stealing somebody's pride and joy, or tustling with the owner as they refuse to let their bike go without...

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  • Chasing 300 - The world’s fastest motorcycle

    04 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Chasing 300 - The world’s fastest motorcycle

    In August this year, Dallas Honda motorcycle dealer Al Lamb travelled to Bolivia in an attempt to break his own 262.471mph record and set the FIM record for the world's fastest sit-on motorcycle. Film...

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  • Get behind your biking hero!

    04 October 2017 by MCN News

    Get behind your biking hero!

    We’ve teamed up with Carole Nash to search out Britain’s most inspiring biking heroes. The campaign has been incredibly popular and we’ve been inundated with entries. From the bulging inbox, we’ve...

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  • Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

    04 October 2017 by MCN News

    Is there a new Speed Triple on the way?

    As if a new Tiger 1200 and 800, and the Speedmaster and Bobber Black weren’t enough, our spy photographer also grabbed shots of what could be an updated Speed Triple. The styling is so close to the...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    04 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    Bikes for saleThe perfect balance of agility and power make this GSX-R750 today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a perfect, user-friendly supersports motorcycle that is a reasonably priced while also being a...

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  • Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

    04 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Moto Guzzi ready to show new engine concept

    Tightening emissions standards are not air-cooled engines’ best friends, so it came as no real surprise when the adventure touring Stelvio quietly bowed out of Moto Guzzi’s 2017 range. While the bike...

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  • Subscribe to MCN and receive Oxford Hotgrips

    04 October 2017 by MCN News

    Subscribe to MCN and receive Oxford Hotgrips

    There’s never been a better time to subscribe to MCN – and to make it even better we’ve teamed up with Oxford to give away a set of their Hotgrips heated grips worth £79.99 with every new...

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  • Kawasaki announce end of year offers

    04 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Kawasaki announce end of year offers

    Kawasaki have announced that a number of their models will be eligible to be purchased on a 0% hire purchase finance offer until the end of the year. Available across a number of different bikes in...

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  • New Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster revealed

    03 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    New Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster revealed

    Reinventions of an existing model don’t get much more dramatic than this, the all-new T120-based Bonneville Speedmaster, giving existing owners and a whole new audience a serious reason to reach for...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade RR4

    03 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade RR4

    Bikes for saleUndiluted bliss, the RR4 came along before all the Euro 3 and 4 emissions regulations got in the way of things and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “MoT till April 2018, new brakes pads, tyre,...

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  • Want to ride motorcycles for a living?

    03 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Want to ride motorcycles for a living?

    Ever thought about riding motorcycles and getting paid for it? Let’s face it, we all do. With motorcycle logistics firm WMB, that will be the reality for one person. They’re on the lookout for an...

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  • New Triumph Speedmaster unveiled today

    03 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New Triumph Speedmaster unveiled today

    The new Triumph Speedmaster will be officially unveiled later today, after Triumph released a teaser video in September. As is the norm with teaser videos, very little is shown of the actual bike, but...

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