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Bike News (October 2017)

  • Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    14 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha RD250LC

    Bikes For SaleA special MCN pick as bike of the day today! It's this BRAND NEW 1981 Yamaha RD250LC for sale for £13,980. What a beaut and an unbelievable find! Seller says "This new, old stock, zero mile LC comes...

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  • The history of two-strokes

    13 October 2017 by Matt Wildee

    The history of two-strokes

    It’s all about character. Nothing else on two wheels delivers the visceral thrills of a two-stroke engine. They deliver a hit of power every other stroke where a four-stroke manages only half as many.

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  • Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    13 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Excelsior-Henderson brand up for auction

    The entire historic brand of Excelsior-Henderson is set to go up for auction at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas on January 27, 2018. Excelsior-Henderson was a big American motorcycle manufacturer, on a...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    12 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Thruxton R

    Bikes for saleTwo grand less than the list price of a brand new bike and with an aftermarket exhaust too, this Thruxton R is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “Beautiful Thruxton R Silver, in perfect condition,...

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  • Dales pitstop

    12 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Dales pitstop

    Deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, at the head of Wensleydale, lies the small market town of Hawes. Drop in on almost any weekend throughout the riding season and you’re guaranteed to find more...

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  • Officially the coolest kid on the block

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Officially the coolest kid on the block

    We all remember being a kid, riding around on a bicycle and wishing it was a motorbike. A piece of card on the frame getting attacked by the spokes of the wheel was a common sight, providing a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    11 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R1

    Bikes for saleThese early R1s are becoming rare, and with a smattering of tasteful extras, this one is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This bike has a full Leo Vinci System, double bubble screen, Harris...

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  • Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    11 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Dear oh deer, it’s that time of the year

    Road safety organisation, GEM Motoring Assist are warning drivers and riders to be extra vigilant of deer at this time of year as they are more active due to the rutting season. With the Deer...

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  • Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Surtees bikes at Classic Bike Live

    Classic Bike Live will soon open its doors at The East of England Arena over the weekend of October 28-29. The latest addition to the attractions is a special display honouring the late, great John...

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  • Gallery: 25 years of the Ducati Monster

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: 25 years of the Ducati Monster

    25 years ago, in early October 1992, Ducati unveiled a prototype motorcycle at that year's Cologne Show. The bike would go on to be released the following year as the Monster 900. 25 years later the...

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  • Bikes for sale: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6

    10 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bikes for sale: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6

    Bikes for saleCelebrated as one of the all-time great sportsbikes, this GSX-R1000 K6 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6 comes with low mileage for the year. Also comes with the...

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  • Pick of the dealers: Laguna Motorcycles

    09 October 2017 by James Archibald

    Pick of the dealers: Laguna Motorcycles

    Bikes for saleWith five stores in Maidstone and Ashford in Kent, Laguna Motorcycles is a dealership to be reckoned with in the South East. Being an official dealer for Triumph, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM,...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    09 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 955i

    Bikes for salePractical, cheap and definitely cheerful, this Speed Triple 955i could be the perfect winter weapon and is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This Speed Triple is a great bike and is in good...

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  • The Triumph Tiger Tramontana looks amazing

    09 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Triumph Tiger Tramontana looks amazing

    Say hello to the Triumph Tiger Tramonatana, built by two brothers to take on this year's Panafrica Rally. David and Felipe Lopez spent six months turning a standard Triumph Tiger 800XC into badass...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    08 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    Bikes for saleThey don't come much more legendary than the Suzuki Hayabusa, and this example is excellent value, which is why we've chosen it for the bike of the day.  Seller says "Suzuki GSX1300 R K5, very...

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  • #ride5000miles: Biking summer keeps on giving

    07 October 2017 by MCN News

    #ride5000miles: Biking summer keeps on giving

    Autumn is definitely upon us but there’s still some decent weather and great riding to be done… as our #ride5000miles members have proved this week. Big-mile stars include Neil Moseley, who travelled...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    07 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    Bikes for saleWith quite low mileage and an equally low price tag, today's bike of the day is this 2009 Triumph Street Triple R.  Seller says "Triumph Street Triple R in great condition. Only 8893 miles on the...

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  • Video: Travis Pastrana backflips river barges

    06 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Travis Pastrana backflips river barges

    Mad man, sorry, err, professional mad man, Travis Pastrana, who was the first competitor at the X Games to land a double backflip, has now become the first rider to land a backflip while jumping...

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  • Triumph announce autumn offers

    06 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph announce autumn offers

    Triumph have announced offers across several models in their range available to customer until the end of December, including a £1200 personalisation contribution with the Triumph Explorer. The...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit

    06 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit

    Bikes for saleWith some tasteful modifications, clean condition and affordability, this Bandit is today’s bike of the day.  Seller says “This bike is in stunning condition near new condition only two owners...

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  • West Midlands Police tackling bike crime

    05 October 2017 by James Archibald

    West Midlands Police tackling bike crime

    West Midlands Police are currently leading two successful campaigns in the fight against motorcycle crime. The ‘Lock it or Lose it’ campaign has seen officers leaving notices on motorcycles and...

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  • 5 Ducati Monsters catching our eye

    05 October 2017 by MCN News

    5 Ducati Monsters catching our eye

    Bikes for sale25 years ago, in October 1992, Ducati unveiled a new prototype to the world that would go on to be Ducati's greatest success, selling over 320,000 models until this point. That bike was of course the...

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  • Head for the Shed

    05 October 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Head for the Shed

    If you’re looking for a place to meet and talk bikes regardless of the weather or time of year then look no further than the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in London’s Shoreditch. This unique destination...

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  • 6 crazy Vespa concepts

    05 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    6 crazy Vespa concepts

    Jennings Harley-Davidson, a dealership with shops in both Leeds and Gateshead, must also be fans of the Iconic scooter brand Vespa as they've designed six absolutely bonkers Vespa concepts. TOP...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 916 SP

    05 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 916 SP

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is something a bit special, a 916 SP built in 1996. Drool. Seller says “I purchased the Ducati in January 2003 with just under 17,000km on the clock and to date the bike has...

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  • Chasing 300 - The world’s fastest motorcycle

    04 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Chasing 300 - The world’s fastest motorcycle

    In August this year, Dallas Honda motorcycle dealer Al Lamb travelled to Bolivia in an attempt to break his own 262.471mph record and set the FIM record for the world's fastest sit-on motorcycle. Film...

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  • Get behind your biking hero!

    04 October 2017 by MCN News

    Get behind your biking hero!

    We’ve teamed up with Carole Nash to search out Britain’s most inspiring biking heroes. The campaign has been incredibly popular and we’ve been inundated with entries. From the bulging inbox, we’ve...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    04 October 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R750

    Bikes for saleThe perfect balance of agility and power make this GSX-R750 today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This is a perfect, user-friendly supersports motorcycle that is a reasonably priced while also being a...

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