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Bike News (December 2017)

  • Top 4 helmet cameras

    19 September 2018 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 8 dream garage bikes

    21 December 2017 by James Archibald

    8 dream garage bikes

    Bikes for saleLast week we looked at some proper bargain bikes that you could get for under £1500 on MCN Bikes for Sale and we thought that we’d go in the complete opposite direction this week and have a look...

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  • Huge bike test shake-up

    21 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Huge bike test shake-up

    Back in December 2016, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) published a consultation with the Department for Transport (DfT) about proposed changes to the way that motorcyclists are taught...

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  • Top 5 motorcycle battery chargers

    20 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 5 motorcycle battery chargers

    MCN ShopIt’s important to keep your motorcycle battery in tip-top condition; but especially important during the colder months as poor weather can take its toll on your bike’s battery. We’ve selected some of...

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  • The Old Empire strikes back

    20 December 2017 by James Archibald

    The Old Empire strikes back

    Norfolk’s Old Empire Motorcycles are no strangers to classy and refined builds and, when commissioned by Triumph last year to go to town on a T120 Bonneville, they produced the goods, and then...

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  • Roland Sands Bobber gets flat track fantastic

    20 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Roland Sands Bobber gets flat track fantastic

    It’s fair to say that Roland Sands is a busy guy. It seems that every other week he’s rolling out another jaw-dropping motorcycle from his esteemed Californian workshop. And, that’s exactly the case...

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  • Win a VIP trip to the British MotoGP!

    19 December 2017 by MCN News

    Win a VIP trip to the British MotoGP!

    To celebrate the official return of the British MotoGP to Silverstone, we’ve got one stunning prize for a lucky pair of MotoGP fans – while another five lucky winners will each receive a pair of...

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  • News podcast episode 20: End-of-year special

    19 December 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 20: End-of-year special

    Welcome to the latest episode of the MCN News Podcast, an online offering from MCN discussing the latest news in the biking world. The MCN News Podcast is available regularly via Soundcloud and the...

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  • Clearing the roads for Christmas

    18 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Clearing the roads for Christmas

    We all know the frustration of driving or riding by roadworks on the motorways without actually seeing a soul working on them, leaving roads congested with miles and miles of seemingly useable lanes...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-10

    17 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-10

    Bikes for saleIt may look like a transformer, but it goes like stink, and that’s exactly why this MT-10 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “A one owner bike that’s presented in top condition. This MT-10 is...

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  • The Sunday Social with Iwan Thomas

    17 December 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with Iwan Thomas

    This week we caught up with former Olympic runner and TV presenter Iwan Thomas to talk sports bikes, customised Harleys, and hiding his bikes from his parents. Hi Iwan, how you doing? "Good, thank...

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  • Bike of the day: Laverda Diamante 668

    15 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Laverda Diamante 668

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this Laverda Diamante 668. Seller says: "I have owned this bike since 1990 and I am only the second owner since new. It has had a spoilt life with me and I love it but my...

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  • Yamaha return with the Fazer R

    15 December 2017 by James Archibald

    Yamaha return with the Fazer R

    Yamaha have brought back the Fazer name to their repertoire of products, but not on what you might think. No, the new Fazer isn’t actually the bulletproof motorcycle that we all fondly remember, it’s...

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