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Bike News (February 2015)

  • Top five helmets for under £200 on MCNshop

    27 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    Top five helmets for under £200 on MCNshop

    Sports-touring helmets are a good blend of practicality and sporty pretensions. All five helmets here cost less than £200 and have a dropdown internal sun visor to make them highly versatile on the...

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  • Hot metal hits Scotland

    27 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    Hot metal hits Scotland

    All the latest bikes and some amazing live action all under one roof. Biking is booming again with the hottest range of new machines we’ve seen in years. Now Scottish fans can see all the key bikes...

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  • Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

    26 February 2015 by MCN

    Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

    Marc Marquez once again finished on top of the time sheets at the Sepang tests. Is the double world champion set to dominate once again in 2015? Will Marc Marquez dominate in 2015?

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    26 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    The BMW S1000RR has been at the top of the superbike game since it was released in 2009, but it arguably wouldn't have been if it wasn't for the 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000. BMW were so impressed with the...

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  • Bike of the Day : Yamaha Tricity

    25 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day : Yamaha Tricity

    A bit left field, this one, but Yamaha's new three-wheeled scooter is an exceptional little bike for commuting in the city. It's light enough to nip between gaps, and the two front wheels provide...

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  • New MCN February 25: Yamaha R1 first ride

    24 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN February 25: Yamaha R1 first ride

    In this week's MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 25: - New Yamaha R1 and R1M first rides - Guy Martin meets his new BMW - Brits rule in WSB 2015 opener at Phillip Island...

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  • Do you own a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV?

    23 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    Do you own a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV?

    We're looking for a kind owner of a Kawasaki H2 Mach IV to help us on a feature. Could you help? We are needing to ride one of these bikes for about 20 miles on Thursday/Friday of this week. Would...

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  • Harley appoints new CEO

    20 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    Harley appoints new CEO

    Harley-Davidson has appointed Matt Levatich as the new boss of the company to replace the man who is widely credited with saving the company from financial disaster in 2009. Current CEO Keith Wandell...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSR750

    20 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki GSR750

    While the Suzuki GSR750 might not quite offer the same performance as bikes like the Triumph Street Triple or Kawasaki Z800, it's still a fun, usable middleweight naked. This particular example comes...

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  • MCN Festival of Motorcycling tickets on sale

    20 February 2015 by MCN

    MCN Festival of Motorcycling tickets on sale

    Tickets for the brand new MCN Festival of Motorcycling are now on sale, priced at just £19 for adults and £14 for over 65s. Children go free with an accompanying adult. The festival takes place May...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000R

    19 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki TL1000R

    The TL1000R was Suzuki's response to the V-twin domination by Honda (with their SP1/SP2) and Ducati (with their 916/996) in superbike race classes, but it was a little too late, and it never raced in...

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  • GS Trophy UK storms Wales

    19 February 2015 by MCN News

    GS Trophy UK storms Wales

    If a bit of off-road tickles your sweet spot, you could do a lot worse than joining Simon Pavey, Charley Boorman and BMW Motorrad UK in South Wales on the Bank Holiday weekend of  24-25 May.

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  • Royal Enfield back in the UK

    19 February 2015 by MCN News

    Royal Enfield back in the UK

    Royal Enfield have confirmed that they have given the green light to the development of a new technology centre to be based in Leicestershire, which is intended to support the brand’s long term...

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  • Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

    18 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Buell 1125R

    The Buell may not be quite on the same level as other sports bikes from the likes of Ducati or Aprilia, but it's competent, exciting and, if you care about such things, different. The Rotax engine was...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki SV650

    17 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki SV650

    The Yamaha MT-07 shook the midweight naked class up this year thanks to its cheap price and brilliant performance, but if you want just as much performance for even less money, then Suzuki's SV650 is...

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  • Longterm Test: Ducati 899 Panigale

    17 February 2015 by Richard Newland

    Longterm Test: Ducati 899 Panigale

    The majority of my memories are dateable by the bike I had at the time. You know the drill: ‘I was on the K5 at the time, so it must have been 2005.’ My bikes have become the indexing system by which...

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  • BMW posts record January sales

    16 February 2015 by Andy Downes

    BMW posts record January sales

    BMW has announced record-breaking sales figures for January 2015 with more than 6200 motorcycles and scooters sold around the world. The best-ever January sales figures follow the fourth successive...

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  • Bike of the Day: Derbi Mulhacen 659

    16 February 2015 by Liam Marsden

    Bike of the Day: Derbi Mulhacen 659

    The Derbi Mulhacen 659 was a modern day Ducati Scrambler before they were cool, and as such, sales were never brilliant. But that's good news now, as they're exceptionally cheap to buy. This example...

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  • What a weekend!

    15 February 2015 by Steve Hunt

    What a weekend!

    The official numbers won't be in until later, but all indications are pointing towards this years Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show being the biggest ever. Kicking off with a huge attendance and...

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  • London Show: Norton - The Rotary Years

    13 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    London Show: Norton - The Rotary Years

    Come and check out the Norton rotaries at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this weekend. In a change to the schedule we've got Brian Crighton - the brains behind the CR700P - and James...

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  • London Motorcycle Show: Ariel Bike Highlights

    11 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    London Motorcycle Show: Ariel Bike Highlights

    Ariel is a name from the goldenera of British motorcycling; theSquare-Four an icon from its past. But just like the rest of our bike industry, Ariel failed to emerge from that halcyon era. But last...

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  • Harley-Davidson 'Kings of Custom'

    11 February 2015 by MCN News

    Harley-Davidson 'Kings of Custom'

    Over the past month, 29 Harley-Davidson authorised dealers have put their wealth of customisation talent – and the vast resources of Harley-Davidson’s genuine accessories catalogue – to good use, and...

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  • London Motorcycle Show: BMW Bike Highlights

    11 February 2015 by MCN Staff

    London Motorcycle Show: BMW Bike Highlights

    If you've seen this week's MCN you'll probably still be drooling over the official Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show supplement. Outside of all of the talks, presentations, live interviews and...

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