Bike News (August 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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  • Bike of the day: BMW G650 XCountry

    13 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW G650 XCountry

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the short-lived and often forgotten BMW G650 XCountry. Seller says "Mature owner. Bought in June 2014 and shipped over from N. Ireland. I kept the number plate as it is...

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  • Top MCN T-shirts

    06 November 2017 by MCN News

    Top MCN T-shirts

    Sometimes, upgrading your wardrobe is as important as upgrading your motorcycle. After all, grease, oil and petrol will be making your old threads stink by now, so why not do yourself and those around...

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  • Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

    10 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Volkswagen board says Ducati not for sale

    Persistent opposition from labour groups has put the brakes on the sale of Ducati by Volkswagen AG, a union spokesperson has told Bloomberg. Regional head of FIOM CIGL union, Bruno Papignani told...

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  • 9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

    21 September 2017 by James Archibald

    9.2 million admit to using phones while driving

    As motorcyclists, we often see car drivers either swerving all over a lane or paying no attention to the road ahead because their face is lit up by their mobile phone. It’s become an all too common...

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  • Do your research before buying a bike!

    08 September 2017 by Neil Murray

    Do your research before buying a bike!

    Bikes for saleI recently warned against overpriced bikes with misleading descriptions. Sure enough, the following day my eyes fell on an online auction for a Honda CB750KZ - the first DOHC model. Bidding was...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    01 September 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    Bikes for salePerfect for everyday riding or even as a base bike for a super-twin race machine. This ER-6n is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2014 Kawasaki ER-6n comes in good condition with 10,100 miles...

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  • New Kawasaki colours for 2018

    01 September 2017 by Liam Marsden & James Archibald

    New Kawasaki colours for 2018

    Kawasaki have added new colours to several of their models for 2018 including the Vulcan S, Versys 650, Z1000SX. The ZX-10R and popular Ninja 650 KRT editions will also be getting a new...

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  • Honda Fireblade SP2 first ride incoming

    01 September 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Honda Fireblade SP2 first ride incoming

    We’re riding Honda’s controversial new £22,225 CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 on Monday.  Honda are producing just 500 of these tasty homologation specials and only 39 will be making their way into the...

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  • The million-member Harley Owners Group

    31 August 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    The million-member Harley Owners Group

    With almost a million members in more than 90 countries, the Harley Owners Group is without doubt the biggest manufacturer-sponsored riding club on the planet. In the UK alone there are 17,000...

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  • Build custom Venhill brake lines online

    31 August 2017 by MCN News

    Build custom Venhill brake lines online

    Cable and hose specialists Venhill have now made it even easier for you to get the perfect brake hose for your bike, with the introduction of their new Line Builder online tool. The Line Builder...

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  • Barry the Bike children's books launched

    31 August 2017 by MCN News

    Barry the Bike children's books launched

    Barry the Bike is a new children’s book series, which centres on classic bikes, cars and trucks. Barry the Bike is the centre figure of the tales and takes the form of a cheery postal bike ridden by...

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  • DVSA develop MoT reminder service

    31 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    DVSA develop MoT reminder service

    The DVSA have developed an MoT reminder service that will tell people their vehicle’s test is soon to expire. When signed up, users will receive an email one month before the expiry date and another...

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  • Electric bikes: Watt's the hold up?

    31 August 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Electric bikes: Watt's the  hold up?

    Like it or not, electric vehicles are coming. The Government have said that by 2040 the sale of cars and vans with internal combustion engines will be banned. Officially there has been no word on...

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  • ABI slams proposed insurance changes

    31 August 2017 by MCN News

    ABI slams proposed insurance changes

    The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said that unless the European Commission takes urgent action to clarify a European Court of Justice ruling, owners of non-road-going vehicles could be...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    30 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this 2016 Yamaha R1, on sale for £13,799. Seller says "This R1 is in excellent condition, one owner from new, has had first service, under manufacturers warranty until...

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  • Video: Yamaha tease... a quad

    30 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Yamaha tease... a quad

    I'm upset with Yamaha. Remember a couple of weeks ago when they released a teaser video showing vast wilderness with the tag line 'Your Adventure Awaits' alongside a reveal date of September 6? I, and...

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  • A buzz about this BMW electric custom

    30 August 2017 by James Archibald

    A buzz about this BMW electric custom

    It’s not too often you get to look at a custom electric bike. So when BMW asked German builder Rolf Reick of Krautmotors to produce one, it was inevitable a special machine would be...

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  • Guy Martin lends a hand in F1

    30 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Guy Martin lends a hand in F1

    He might be 'just a truck mechanic', but Guy Martin spent last weekend among the glitz and glamour of the Formula One paddock. The Lincolnshire-based truck mechanic spent the weekend as part of the...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 959 Panigale

    29 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 959 Panigale

    Bikes for saleLow miles and loads of extra accessories make this Ducati 959 Panigale today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This bike comes with Akrapovic slip on cans, ASV levers, Ducati race fairing kit, Double...

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  • Motorcycle yoga is a thing now

    28 August 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcycle yoga is a thing now

    Social media is a weird and wonderful thing. It can connect you with anybody anywhere in the world who happens to share the same interests as you, no matter how niche that interest is. And it turns...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSR750

    28 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSR750

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2013 Suzuki GSR750 on sale for £4,999. Seller says "This GSR750 AL3, really nice looking in blue nad white. It has been fitted with a tail tidy and a nice colour coded...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-9R

    27 August 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-9R

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2003 model Kawasaki ZX-9R. Seller says "New MOT, new chain and sprockets, Bridgestone T30 tyres less than 500 miles old, service history, good paperwork, both keys,...

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