Bike news

  • Synthetic petrol is on its way

    Yesterday 13:00 by Matt Wildee

    Synthetic petrol is on its way

    The concept of fuel for your bike that doesn’t drain our dwindling oil reserves and offsets its C02 emissions with its very production is closer than we think. For decades, boffins have been trying to...

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  • Bike of the day: Piaggio MP3 LT 300 Yourban

    Yesterday 09:00 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Piaggio MP3 LT 300 Yourban

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Piaggio MP3 LT 300 Yourban. MCN rode this bizarre machine back in 2011 and said: "Aimed at those with either no desire or experience of two wheels, as it can be...

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  • New R5K member rides 1029 miles in one day

    14 July 2018 by Matt Wildee

    New R5K member rides 1029 miles in one day

    New #ride5000miles member Andrew Milton has completed some hard miles, clocking up more than a thousand miles in a day on a red-eyed trip to attend the Surfer Joe music festival in Livorno in Northern...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    14 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the 2008 to 2009 generation Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade.  This Fireblade comes with a rev-happy engine, which is quick and responsive, with race-like steering,...

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  • Top 4 casual style riding boots

    13 July 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 casual style riding boots

    MCN SHOPAll bikers like a little bit of attention (come on, be honest) but having people admire your pride and joy or turning to see what's making that great engine noise as you ride through town is much...

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  • MCN Scottish Festival: Stunt shows and bargains

    13 July 2018 by MCN News

    MCN Scottish Festival: Stunt shows and bargains

    mcn scottish festival 2018Tickets are still available for the brand new MCN Scottish Festival which will take place July 21-22 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. Amongst all the action, the show will feature several...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

    13 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle. This particular model of the Scrambler 800 has lower bars, a flat track style seat, chopped front mudguard, alloy wheels and a Termignoni...

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  • Metzeler give away free RST gloves

    12 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Metzeler give away free RST gloves

    If you buy a set of selected Metzeler tyres between now and August 31 you can claim a free set of Metzeler RST gloves. Every claimant will also be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YBR125

    12 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YBR125

    BIKES FOR SALEToday's bike of the day is the Yamaha YBR125. Not the most stylish machine around but great value for money and most practical as a city commuter. MCN first rode the YBR when it was launched in 2005...

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  • Event: The Bike Shed’s Café Racer Cup

    11 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Event: The Bike Shed’s Café Racer Cup

    In a celebration of the current café racer revival, the Bike Shed has launched a brand new annual Summer event. The Café Racer Cup will take place on Saturday, July 21 at Lydden Hill, Kent and will...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    11 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    BIKES FOR SALEProducing 118ftlb of torque from its 1783cc V-twin powerhouse, the Suzuki M1800R Intruder is as bold and brash as a cruiser can be.  Weighing a staggering 347kg fully wet, at its inception the...

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  • Honda preview world's fastest lawn mower!

    10 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Honda preview world's fastest lawn mower!

    Honda UK have set out to reclaim the crown for the world’s fastest lawn mower with the Mean Mower V2. The mower is powered by the 999cc, 189bhp engine from the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP and has a...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    10 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    bikes for saleEven in its detuned state, the Ducati 1198 engine is reason enough to buy a Multistrada 1200S. As an adventure bike with genuine superbike power it essentially invented a new class (although it...

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  • Sporty middleweight motorcycles for sale

    10 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Sporty middleweight motorcycles for sale

    BIKES FOR SALEWith increased volumes of traffic and tightening speed restrictions on British roads, it makes evermore sense to invest your money in a smaller-capacity, middleweight motorcycle. Returning decent fuel...

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  • Suzuki extend low-rate finance deals

    09 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Suzuki extend low-rate finance deals

    Suzuki have continued their recent spate of generosity by extending their low-rate finance deals which offer 2%, 3% or 4% APR across two, three or four years respectively. The offer applies to a range...

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  • Gallery: BMW Motorrad Days festival

    09 July 2018 by Simon Hargreaves

    Gallery: BMW Motorrad Days festival

    MCN hooked up more than 40,000 BMW riders and fans as they descended on the sleepy Bavarian market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the annual Motorrad Days festival last weekend. Motorrad Days is...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    09 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the L-plate friendly Yamaha YZF-R125. MCN's current sports 125 group test winner and lusted after by 17 year olds across the country – it's the ideal starting point for any...

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  • Bike of the Day: BMW R1150GS Adventure

    08 July 2018 by MCN NEWS

    Bike of the Day: BMW R1150GS Adventure

    Anyone up for an adventure? This week MCN is casting an eye over some great used adventure bikes and so we may as well start with the bike that effectively created this class… The BMW R1150GS...

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  • Plenty of time to pile on the miles

    07 July 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Plenty of time to pile on the miles

    Hundreds of MCN readers have already completed our #ride5000miles challenge – and it’s not too late for you to join in the fun. Since launching our 2018 campaign in March, 3000 new members...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR500R

    07 July 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR500R

    bikes for saleThere’s a time and a place for proper spotsbikes and it’s not while you’ve got an A2 licence. The Honda CBR500R proves that you can build a fun bike without exceeding the 47bhp threshold. At town...

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  • Revisited: Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic

    06 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Revisited: Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic

    The Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Classic is a brilliant introduction to the world of retro motorcycles and offered Senior Online Reporter, Dan, a brief eye-opening glimpse into the genre. Producing less than...

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  • 80 years of the Ace Cafe London in pictures

    06 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    80 years of the Ace Cafe London in pictures

    2018 marks 80 years of the Ace Café on London's North Circular so we at MCN thought we'd put together a gallery of pictures to show how it has changed in that time. The Ace started life in 1938 as a...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 1050

    06 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 1050

    BIKES FOR SALELaunched back in 2005, the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 was an instant hit. Offering bags of useable power from its delectable 1050cc triple motor and capable of a genuine 150mph, they have stood the...

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  • Hornig reveal BMW R1200GS accessories

    05 July 2018 by MCN News

    Hornig reveal BMW R1200GS accessories

    In association with bmw motorradGerman parts and accessories experts, Hornig, have been incredibly busy of late - producing a number of custom BMWs, as well as a new range of new accessories for the firm's flagship R1200GS adventure...

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