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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • Top 4 helmet cameras

    Yesterday 14:00 by MCN News

    Top 4 helmet cameras

    mcn shopWe’ve hand-picked some of the best helmet cameras from the MCN Shop and Amazon to find the right one for you. Here's our top 5... SENA 10C Combination Bluetooth Intercom & Camera – from around...

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  • Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    03 September 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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  • The best small adventure bikes you can buy

    21 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    The best small adventure bikes you can buy

    Bikes for saleFor too long the adventure bike class has focussed on large capacity bikes, with ever-increasing power, hefty price tags and seat heights worthy of Goliath himself.  Thankfully, for the Davids of...

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  • Top 5 disc locks

    17 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Top 5 disc locks

    MCN ShopDisc locks aren't glamorous subject, but in a world of scooter gangs and increased motorcycle theft, they can be the difference between riding home and walking out to an empty space where your bike...

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  • Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

    16 August 2018 by Andy Davidson

    Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

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

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

    31 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

    Bikes for saleThe Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is a confidence-inspiring dirt machine, regardless of your ability or off-road experience. Its physical size makes it a breath of fresh air in the current 1200cc and...

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  • Video: Inside the Ducati Museum

    18 July 2018 by MCN News

    Video: Inside the Ducati Museum

    Ducati Museum curator Livio Lodi is known around the factory as the ‘living Ducati archive’ due to his extensive knowledge of the brand, all of which he has encapsulated in the firm’s stunning display...

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  • Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

    How many motorcycle events are there where you can watch professional racers line-up against amateurs, see old clunkers battle with modern machines and watch three people try to down six pints of warm...

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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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  • Top 4 helmets for under £100

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 helmets for under £100

    MCN ShopWe've selected four sub-£100 helmets from the MCN Shop just for you. Which one would you buy? Dexter Optimus Flash – £94.99   Buy Now   This polycarbonate full-face helmet comes with...

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  • Top 10 jackets for Spring

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 10 jackets for Spring

    MCN ShopSpring can be a funny time of year, sometimes it can get mid-summer-hot and sometimes it can snow. We’ve put together a range of jackets that will suit the warmest, coldest and wettest of weather, not...

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  • Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

    12 March 2018 by MCN News

    Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

    1. The new Bridgestone Battlax R11 is a race tyre. Although they’re street legal, they are homologated for racing and the new R11 tyres need heat in them to work at their best, therefore they aren’t...

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  • Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

    07 March 2018 by MCN News

    Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

    Top travel experts have revealed their tips to the two-wheeled trip of a lifetime.  Pick your team and pick your bikes “Everyone has different expectations,” says Geraint Hughes of...

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  • The Sunday Social with Charley Boorman

    28 January 2018 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with Charley Boorman

    Hi Charley, how are you doing? "Not too bad at all, thank you. I could complain, but then nobody cares!" So you're a Triumph ambassador - which new ones have you ridden? "All of them. The new...

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  • Famously expensive auction bikes

    17 January 2018 by MCN News

    Famously expensive auction bikes

    Think some of the latest superbikes and adventure bikes cost a pretty penny or two? They're nothing compared to some of the most expensive bikes ever to sell at auction. Some of the below bikes...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    16 January 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha YZF-R125

    Bikes for saleArguably the best looking 125 going, this Yamaha YZF-R125 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2016 Yamaha YZF-R125 comes with just 3018 miles and only 1 previous owner. It has ABS and is...

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  • The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

    07 January 2018 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

    For this week’s Sunday Social we spoke with Maria Costello, who was the first female solo racer to stand on the podium at the Isle of Man when she took third place in the Ultra Lightweight category at...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZXR400

    31 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZXR400

    Bikes for saleSupersport bikes may be overlooked nowadays, but the Suzuki GSX-R600 is one of the most usable examples of a supersport bike out there. Seller says “The time has come to sell my ZXR400. I've owned the...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660R

    30 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XT660R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is a genuine round-the-world machine that will tackle anything that gets in its way; the Yamaha XT660R. Seller says “Great example which I was using on a daily basis, only...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade SP

    29 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda Fireblade SP

    Bikes for saleWith over £2000 off the list price, this brand new pre-reg 2017 Fireblade SP is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “For sale here is the Motorcycle News Superbike of the year; the Honda CBR1000RR...

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  • Bikes for sale: Kawasaki ER-6F

    28 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: Kawasaki ER-6F

    Bikes for saleWinter’s coming, John Snow. It’s time to think about a sensible for bike for the cold months and this ER-6 fits the bill perfectly. Seller says “This ER-6 has covered just 16,133 miles from new and is...

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  • The 2018 bikes we're most looking forward to

    26 December 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The 2018 bikes we're most looking forward to

    Nobody was a fan of the new Euro4 regulations, but it meant we got a huge flood of new bikes this year as manufacturers had to keep up with the legislation. 2017 was always going to be a tough act to...

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  • 6 craziest bikes of 2017

    26 December 2017 by MCN News

    6 craziest bikes of 2017

    As years go, 2017 was a pretty crazy one, and we're not talking about the bikes. But, it just so happens there were some pretty crazy bikes to come out in 2017. Not quite as crazy as the Kawasaki H2...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 899 Panigale

    26 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 899 Panigale

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this £9,295 Ducati 899 Panigale.  Seller says "A 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale with only one owner, registered 04/03/2014. This red machine comes with the handbook, service...

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