Bike news

  • Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    Today 16:57 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Today’s bike of the day is an all-out fun-mobile. The Duke 690’s surprisingly revvy single cylinder engine manages to pump out just over 72bhp, which almost the same as Yamaha’s...

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  • 7 of the best new helmets

    Today 11:00 by MCN News

    7 of the best new helmets

    MCN shopArai Renegade V Outline - Gloss Red - £529.99 Designed with those riding cruisers in mind, the Renegade V Outline looks aggressive but is comfortable all day. The interior can be removed for washing...

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  • Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopIf you're looking for a new pair of riding jean, visit the MCN Shop now and check out our top five selection below. Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans, from £235.99 The Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans are...

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  • Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

    Why not use your motorbike to get to work next week (starting Monday, June 18) in support of Ride to Work Week 2018? The industry campaign, started by the Motorcycle Industry Association, is aimed at...

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  • 360-degree vision for your motorbike

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    360-degree vision for your motorbike

    Israeli tech start-up, Ride Vision, has announced a camera-based system which allows your bike to warn you of impending crashes before they happen. Software interprets the images from cameras placed...

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  • Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

    MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gave us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009. The question is, have the videos held up better than he has? MCN's guide to wheelies What Michael said in 2009:...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: There’s no shortage of oddities in the world of motorcycling. Over the years, manufacturers have tried all kinds of barmy ideas, most of which are made in small numbers for a...

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  • Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

    Ex-footballer, Ian Wright, took his Triumph Bobber Black to visit the London stadiums where he made his name. Starting with Wembley Stadium in the north-west of the capital, he then took in Arsenal's...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200RT

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200RT

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: BMW released the first 1200cc version of the RT in 2005 and it immediately blew away its heavier and less powerful predecessor, the R1150RT. Sharp and flickable, but incredibly...

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  • Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    14 June 2018 by MCN News

    Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    The end is nigh for vehicles powered by the internal combustion engine. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and last year the UK government announced plans...

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  • RideSunday raises over £150,000

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    RideSunday raises over £150,000

    The dust has now settled on the first ever RideSunday worldwide charity ride and the organisers have confirmed that the final tally stands at over £150,000! Mark Wotherspoon was the biggest...

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  • MCN Scottish Festival tickets still available

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    MCN Scottish Festival tickets still available

    MCN Scottish FestivalThe first MCN Scottish Festival will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on July 21-22, 2018. The two-day event will feature stunt shows, displays of iconic race and road bikes and a...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

    13 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The Hayabusa was made with a very clear remit, to become the world’s fastest production motorcycle. Suzuki achieved this aim, but a handy side-effect of all that size and power is...

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  • Top 5 summer gloves

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 summer gloves

    MCN ShopSo it might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine is making us smile. To help you avoid sweaty palms we've selected our top 5 pairs from the MCN Shop. Which would you...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    12 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The laid-back nature of the Bonneville T120 is one of the best things about it, but there may come a time that its size and weight hold you back on a twisty B road. That’s where...

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  • 9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

    11 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

    Most of us have a smartphone of some description by now, but are you using yours to its full motorbike-related potential? Here’s a list of 9 useful apps to consider if you're a biker. EatSleepRIDE –...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-07

    11 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-07

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The Yamaha MT-07 is just pure fun to ride. Despite its size, the punchy, 689cc parallel-twin engine is more than capable of sending the front wheel skyward on the throttle in...

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  • Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

    10 June 2018 by MCN News

    Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

    MCN caught up with Joe Logan; member, trustee, trainer, rider and coordinator for Blood Bike group the Severn Freewheelers about life as a volunteer emergency rider and the work the charity does. If...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    10 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Watching Michael Dunlop take an emotional win at the Isle of Man TT on his Tyco BMW S1000RR in the supersport got us thinking about where it all started for the German...

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  • 7 Father’s Day gifts for bike-mad Dads

    09 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    7 Father’s Day gifts for bike-mad Dads

    MCN shopFather’s Day is just around the corner and if your Dad rides you should take a look at our list. Alternatively, if you are a father why not pass this on to your loved ones to guarantee a bike-related...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Goldwing

    09 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Goldwing

    Why it’s MCN’s Pick: The Goldwing certainly splits opinion amongst bikers, but whether you’re a lover or a hater you can’t deny that it is something special. Just take a walk around one (if you have...

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  • Choosing a cheap 125 for the summer

    08 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Choosing a cheap 125 for the summer

    bikes for saleIs there anything which inspires more jealousy than watching motorbikes filter through traffic on a summer’s day from the clammy driver’s seat of a car stuck in a jam? Well feeling jealous won’t get...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley Davidson Sportster 883

    08 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Harley Davidson Sportster 883

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: We know that a lot of you will say that the 1200 Sportster is the way to go, but as an affordable way to get into the world of Harley Davidson you can’t beat the original 883. It...

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  • 7 best cleaning products for your bike

    07 June 2018 by MCN News

    7 best cleaning products for your bike

    MCN ShopThere are some people out there who really enjoy cleaning their bikes, for everybody else, here are 7 of the best cleaning products to make the job as quick and painless as possible, as rated by MCN...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto-Guzzi V7

    07 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Moto-Guzzi V7

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Moto-Guzzi’s entry to the old-looking-but-actually-new bike class makes sense of the whole category. Classic styling, simple equipment, excellent riding experience and modern...

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