Bike News (April 2017)

  • This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

    26 May 2017 by MCN News

    This week’s top motorcycle t-shirt picks

    It’s getting to the time of year where it’s warm enough to get away without wearing a jumper or jacket and we thought that you could make yourself stand out more for the right reasons with these...

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  • Carole Nash MCN Festival THIS WEEKEND

    11 May 2017 by MCN News

    Carole Nash MCN Festival THIS WEEKEND

    This year’s MCN Festival boasts the biggest test fleet ever, thrilling flat track and speedway action, plus huge retail, autojumble and club zones. A new addition is the Motorex historic fire-up...

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  • Get On at Carole Nash MCN Festival 2017

    11 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Get On at Carole Nash MCN Festival 2017

    Get On, the motorcycle industry campaign aimed at getting more people onto two wheels will be at the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling, May 13-14. Get On will be offering free lessons with...

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  • Ride a retro at Carole Nash #MCNFestival

    11 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ride a retro at Carole Nash #MCNFestival

    The Carole Nash MCN Festival is fast approaching and this year we have more new bikes than ever before and our biggest fleet of test bikes yet. There's something for everybody, from scooters to top of...

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  • Shed built: Motorcycle rehabiliation

    05 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Shed built: Motorcycle rehabiliation

    John Connor though (no not the guy from Terminator) was looking for a way to rehabilitate himself after suffering a stroke – and decided that tackling a bike build would be the best way to help him...

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  • Top 8 car-inspired motorcycles

    03 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Top 8 car-inspired motorcycles

    Generally I find cars dull, and so do most other motorcyclists I know. They're a means to an end. A tool to get us to a destination when we need to transport large items or a group of people. So...

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  • Test ride the XDiavel S at the MCN Festival

    01 May 2017 by Ped Baker

    Test ride the XDiavel S at the MCN Festival

    Ducati Italy are shipping a whopping twenty XDiavel S models to test ride at this years Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. The test bikes include XDiavel's in standard form and with different...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    01 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    Bikes for saleIf you’re looking for something fast and fun without the torturous riding position of a full fat sportsbike, something like this Kawaski Z1000 could be for you. Seller says “Orange, A Hugger has been...

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  • Bikes for sale: Harley-Davidson XR1200

    30 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: Harley-Davidson XR1200

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the flat track-style Harley-Davidson XR1200. Seller says “2011 61 Reg, 4,200 miles, pearl white, two mature owners, stunning condition, alarm, immobiliser, seat cowl, crash...

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  • Mini Bike racing comes to the MCN Festival

    29 April 2017 by Ped Baker

    Mini Bike racing comes to the MCN Festival

    British Mini Bikes racing is the fastest growing ‘grass roots’ bike racing championship in the UK and you can watch it for free at this year’s Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling. TOP...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

    29 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

    Bikes for saleIf you’re riding requirements have left you looking for something practical and comfortable then look no further than this 2015 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, which is today’s bike of the day. Seller...

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  • How a sidecar will change your riding

    28 April 2017 by Andy Davidson

    How a sidecar will change your riding

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

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  • Aprilia offer test rides around Silverstone

    28 April 2017 by James Archibald

    Aprilia offer test rides around Silverstone

    Fancy taking a new Aprilia out on track? Of course you do. And now you have the opportunity. Aprilia are offering the chance to ride either their RSV4 RF or the Tuono V4 Factory around Silverstone...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    28 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this first generation big bang Yamaha R1. Seller says “Yamaha YZF-R1 Big bang finished in Metallic Blue and covered just 6647 miles with some service history, a nice...

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  • Can a non UK resident get insurance cover?

    27 April 2017 by MCN News

    Can a non UK resident get insurance cover?

    MCN CompareThose who come to the shores of the UK can sometimes find that they have some trouble getting cover on a vehicle. With little insurance history available, some underwriters can be unwilling to provide...

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  • MCN's top 3 used bikes of the week

    27 April 2017 by MCN News

    MCN's top 3 used bikes of the week

    bikesMCN Deputy Editor Richard Newland has picked the top 3 bikes he would buy from MCN Bikes for Sale and why. This week Rich fancies... Honda VFR800F, £2200 "This looks like a super-clean standard bike...

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  • Win a Triumph Tiger for one year

    27 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Win a Triumph Tiger for one year

    Triumph are offering riders in the UK the chance to win the use of a Triumph Tiger for one year, and all you have to do is test ride or purchase an Triumph adventure bike before May 31. As well as...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    27 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the perfect bike for those new to biking or looking for a practical commuter. Seller says “Black, Absolutely gorgeous 1 owner bike that has hardly been used since new.

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  • Ducati 851: Get 'em while you can!

    26 April 2017 by MCN News

    Ducati 851: Get 'em while you can!

    Bikes for saleThe Ducati 851 is 30 years old this year, but even after all that time they're still sought after machines, which means the two currently up for sale at MCNbikesforsale.com probably won't be around...

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  • 30 years of the Ducati 851

    26 April 2017 by Phil West & Jon Urry

    30 years of the Ducati 851

    While the iconic 916 is usually celebrated as the machine that restored Ducati to a path of race success and fortune, the truth is more than a little different. Instead, it's actually the 916's...

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  • Rickey Gadson sets Kawasaki H2 speed record

    26 April 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Rickey Gadson sets Kawasaki H2 speed record

    11-time AMA motorcycle drag racing champion Rickey Gadson has set a new speed record on his modified Kawasaki H2, reaching a top speed of 229.1mph. Rickey set the record on a H2 he has been modifying...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    26 April 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    Bikes for saleFancy taking on your next big trip with the style that only a motorcycle can possess? Then check out todays bike of the day, this 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S.  Seller says Ducati Multistrada...

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  • Shoei RYD lands in the UK!

    25 April 2017 by MCN News

    Shoei RYD lands in the UK!

    MCN ShopThe Shoei RYD has officially landed in the UK! The RYD comes in one step up from the firm’s Qwest entry-level helmet, costing around £50 more at £349.99. For the extra outlay, the RYD will benefit...

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