Bike News (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • 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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  • Top 5 motorcycle covers

    28 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle covers

    MCN ShopFor those of us who keep our motorbikes outside, keeping the bike dry and safe is a constant concern. You may choose to use your garage, or if you aren’t lucky enough to have one, rent some storage.

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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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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    24 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    On sale for £4,995, this 2013 Triumph Bonneville T100 has done 8382 miles.  Seller says "A new home is needed for this truly beautiful 2013 Bonneville T100. Comes in fantastic gold and...

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  • Top electric motorcycles of 2017

    24 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top electric motorcycles of 2017

    We gonna rock down to electric avenue. Ahem... sorry. The end is nigh for vehicles powered by the internal combustion engine. Last year, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030,...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 600

    23 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 600

    On sale for £2,399, this 1998 Ducati Monster 600 has done 11,500 miles and can be bought with a part exchange.  Seller says "This great Monster has just had £600 full service, including cam...

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  • Is this the battery we've been waiting for?

    22 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Is this the battery we've been waiting for?

    Research done at the University of Waterloo, Canada, could lead to the development of new batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles. The research has found that altering the material the...

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  • Get your biking fix over winter

    22 December 2017 by MCN News

    Get your biking fix over winter

    Hands up if you've put your bike away for the winter? Yeah, there's quite a few of us. And while we might be warmer on our way into work, there's no doubt leaving the bike at home leaves a little hole...

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  • Top 5 helmet cameras

    22 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 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 – £314.10 RRP A...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    22 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    Bikes For SaleOn sale for £3,091, this 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300 has done 2989 miles and is available on Black Horse Finance.  MCN says “Kawasaki hit the nail on the head when they released this bike. At the...

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  • Top 6 boots for 2017

    21 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 6 boots for 2017

    mcn shopCheck out this selection of some of the best boots you can look to buy in 2017. Buse Touring B40 boots, £127.99 RRP No fuss, no frills, just nicely made leather touring boots to help keep your feet...

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  • The best motorcycle reads for this Christmas

    21 December 2017 by MCN News

    The best motorcycle reads for this Christmas

    When the weather outside is frightful, and your bike is tucked away for winter, the next best thing is reading about other peoples' experiences on two wheel. So put your slippers on, turn the fire up,...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    21 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    Bikes for saleLive out your wannabe MotoGP fantasies with this Repsol-liveried Blade, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This Repsol Marquez replica is in fantastic condition and features quality...

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