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Bike News (May 2017)

  • Get the most from selling your bike

    20 May 2017 by Neil Murray

    Get the most from selling your bike

    How do you get the most watchers, and the best price for you motorcycle when it comes to seling it online and through eBay? Don’t take the number of watchers as indicative of the number of people...

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  • Ducati owners wanted for Hailwood tribute

    19 May 2017 by Mike Nicks

    Ducati owners wanted for Hailwood tribute

    Steve Wynne, the architect behind Mike Hailwood's comeback win at the 1978 Isle of Man TT, is appealing for all Ducati owners to support a 60-year Hailwood celebration gathering at Castle Combe...

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  • The new sidecar sensation?

    19 May 2017 by James Archibald

    The new sidecar sensation?

    British sidecar manufacturer Watsonian Squire have upped their production by 50% this year to meet export demands for their products, could this mean that the three wheelers are having a...

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  • Ducati Enduro Academy dates announced

    19 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Enduro Academy dates announced

    The dates for Ducati's Enduro Academy for 2017 have been announced, and the course will run throughout June and July in the grounds of Nipozzano Castle, near Florence, Italy. The Enduro Academy is...

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  • Free luggage offer from Suzuki

    19 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Free luggage offer from Suzuki

    Suzuki are offering free luggage with every V-Strom 650 that is registered before June 30.  As an incentive to get you out there touring more, Suzuki are offering customers a free Suzuki top box...

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  • 7 top touring bikes to suit all budgets

    18 May 2017 by James Archibald

    7 top touring bikes to suit all budgets

    Bikes for saleWe need to face facts here, sometimes it just makes sense to have a touring bike above all others. Their real-world usability, comfort and practicality make these distance-destroyers the weapon of...

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  • The algae powered motorcycle of the future?

    18 May 2017 by James Archibald

    The algae powered motorcycle of the future?

    Designer Ritsert Mans has collaborated with friend, and scientist, Peter Mooji to create a bike made from wood which runs on algae oil. The Dutch duo have developed the bike as a demonstration of how...

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  • Join the Boxers Club

    18 May 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Join the Boxers Club

    With a motorcycling heritage that goes back some 90 odd years and a current line up of models that regularly feature as ‘best in class’ and ‘top 10 sellers’ it may come as no surprise that BMW is the...

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  • A day at Rocket Ron’s race school

    18 May 2017 by James Archibald

    A day at Rocket Ron’s race school

    The Ron Haslam Race School has become synonymous for motorcyclists who want to better their riding without speed limits and in a safe environment. It’s an experience that benefits both road craft and...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    18 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona 675

    bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is this 2013 Triumph Daytona 675. Seller says "This very clean Daytona 675 is finished in a real eye catching colour scheme of blue and white. The bike has some nice extras...

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  • Vigilantes aim to tackle motorcycle crime

    17 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Vigilantes aim to tackle motorcycle crime

    Vigilante groups appear to be forming in London to combat the recent rise in motorcycle crimes, with ads being posted on social media and handed out to motorcyclists in the capital. A printed advert...

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  • Laverda museum collection up for sale

    17 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Laverda museum collection up for sale

    An entire museum collection of 81 Laverdas from the Laverda Netherlands museum is up for sale, including prototypes and race bikes.  Included in the collection, which spans the entire history of...

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  • Who will win big at the 2017 Isle of Man TT?

    17 May 2017 by MCN News

    Who will win big at the 2017 Isle of Man TT?

    Last week John McGuinness crashed his Honda Racing Fireblade during qualifying for the NW200 superbike race, breaking his right lower leg, four vertebrae and three ribs. With all thos injuries it's no...

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  • BMW gearing up for the GS Trophy Qualifier

    16 May 2017 by James Archibald

    BMW gearing up for the GS Trophy Qualifier

    Next week will see the qualifying event for the BMW International GS Trophy in South Wales. On May 28 and 29 riders will battle it out for a place on the prestigious international stage, which will be...

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  • Belstaff vintage jackets up for sale

    16 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Belstaff vintage jackets up for sale

    Belstaff have teamed up with the Vestiaire Collective to sell a selection of rare vintage jackets from their collection from the 1960s and '70s. Prices for the jackets range from £800 to...

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  • Triumph launches new insurance products

    16 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph launches new insurance products

    Triumph have launched two new insurance products for owners of their motorcycles, with both offering fully comprehensive insurance to customers through motorcycle insurers Bikesure. Triumph Insurance,...

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  • Young Biker of the Year competition announced

    16 May 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Young Biker of the Year competition announced

    Swinton Insurance and BikeFest South have teamed up to launch the Young Biker of the Year competition to promote safety skills among young motorcyclists. The competition will see participants complete...

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  • Moto Guzzi goodies

    16 May 2017 by MCN News

    Moto Guzzi goodies

    Moto Guzzi are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their famed transverse V-twin engine. To mark the occasion, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer will be supplying a free accessory pack with a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    16 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes For SaleClinical, precise and devastatingly fast, today's bike of the day is Yamaha's 2004 R1.  Seller says "A standard bike in generally good condition. Some service history and past MOTs. Will receive...

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  • Win a KTM RC390

    15 May 2017 by James Archibald

    Win a KTM RC390

    KTM are offering the chance to ride away on a brand new RC390 in a free prize draw by simply signing up for their newsletter. The RC390 has received a number of updates for 2017 and now features a...

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  • The Carole Nash #MCNFestival 2017

    15 May 2017 by MCN News

    The Carole Nash #MCNFestival 2017

    The 2017 Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling has been a right hit, with test rides, bargains, camping, stunts...we hope you all enjoyed yourselves. The #MCNFestival 2017...

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  • New Star in the USA

    15 May 2017 by MCN News

    New Star in the USA

    Yamaha USA have released a series of videos surrounding the launch of the new Star model on June 5. There are three videos in total, where they interview owners of the current model, discovering the...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple

    15 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple

    Bikes for saleAll the grunty fun you could ever need, today’s bike of the day is this 2016 Triumph Speed Triple.  Seller says "2016 Triumph Speed Triple R ABS. This is a one owner example and is presented in...

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  • Mad stunt displays at the #MCNFestival

    14 May 2017 by MCN News

    Mad stunt displays at the #MCNFestival

    Stunt and trials masters Kevin Carmichael and Steve Colley have been wowing the crowds at the Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling throughout today  The Scottish stunt rider, Carmichael has...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 125 Duke

    14 May 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 125 Duke

    Bikes For SaleThis year MCN's Online Editor, Maria Vallahis, is running a 2017 KTM 125 Duke, which is today's bike of the day inspiration. What do you think of the 2013 example on sale here? Seller says “This KTM...

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  • Master the art of auction buys

    14 May 2017 by Neil Murray

    Master the art of auction buys

    Bikes For Sale‘A bit of a haggler’ it said on the eBay feedback left for me recently. Damn right. In this case, though, the seller had set a classified price of £20 but invited offers. My first one was rejected;...

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  • Riding clinic: Maintaining speed in the wet

    13 May 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Riding clinic: Maintaining speed in the wet

    Weather looking bad for your track day? Don't panic, Michael Neeves has got you covered with his guide to wet track riding... Smooth is safe The key to safe riding in the wet is being smooth on the...

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