Bike News (Jan - Dec 2018)

  • Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

    Today 10:13 by Jon Urry

    Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

    We’re on a quest to crown the finest roadside biker café in Blighty and over the next 25 weeks, we’ll be on a bacon butty-fuelled quest to sample a different café every week – all in the name of...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha TDM900

    Today 09:00 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha TDM900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Today’s entry into the Bike of the Day inappropriately named bikes category is actually nothing to do with manufacturer intentionally coming up with a silly name, they just didn’t...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki VanVan 200

    Yesterday 09:30 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki VanVan 200

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: A bike so good they named it twice – after another vehicle! Yep, it’s Suzuki featuring once again in MCN’s ‘why did they call it that?’ Bike of the Day series. And today’s pick is...

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  • KTM’s 2019 Super Duke GT spotted

    Yesterday 08:15 by Jordan Gibons

    KTM’s 2019 Super Duke GT spotted

    MCN’s spy photographers have been hiding in the Austrian bushes near KTM’s factory again and have grabbed these images of the 2019 Super Duke GT. And while the changes aren’t immediately obvious, it...

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  • New helmet gets suspension system

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    New helmet gets suspension system

    American helmet brand 6D have unveiled a new helmet design, that boasts a unique suspension system between the shell and lining which – if it proves to be as clever as it looks – could revolutionise...

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  • Bikers join forces to fight thieves

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bikers join forces to fight thieves

    A new London-based group has been set up by members of the public with the aim of reducing the number of bikes stolen and recovering a greater proportion of those that are taken. TOP STORIES MCN...

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  • Poll: Would you buy a Norton V4?

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Poll: Would you buy a Norton V4?

    In today’s all-new MCN we have exclusively ridden the Norton V4 road bike prototype, marking a major step towards this new machine reaching those riders who have already put down a deposit. But have...

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  • MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    MCN exclusively rides the Norton V4 RR

    In this week’s all-new MCN we have gained exclusive access to Norton’s V4 RR prototype – and we have ridden it on the road! This is no Aprilia-engined TT bike, this is the real deal – a British-built...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GZ125 Marauder

    18 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GZ125 Marauder

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Another inappropriately named Bike of the Day today, and yet again it is Suzuki’s marketing department that is responsible. And quite possibly the same team that came up with the...

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  • BMW report says ‘no more retros’

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    BMW report says ‘no more retros’

    There will be no further models in the BMW R nineT range according to an annual report. In it, BMW say the “R nineT family is now complete” and they highlight the launch of the Urban G/S, Pure and...

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  • BikeSafe relaunched

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    BikeSafe relaunched

    As riders return to the roads after the winter break the BikeSafe campaign has been relaunched in Wales with a view to reducing the number of crashes. TOP STORIES The $1-million bike… Get £1 off this...

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  • The $1-million bike…

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    The $1-million bike…

    Yes, this bike has a retail price of a staggering $1-million, which if you convert it to pounds at the current exchange rate is an equally distressing £698,270. What makes it so special? It’s the...

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  • Record year for blood bikes

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Record year for blood bikes

    It had just been revealed that 2017 was a stellar year for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes as member groups completed a record 73,617 runs. This was a 30% increase on 2016 and almost three...

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  • Get out on track with Chris Walker

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Get out on track with Chris Walker

    Due to demand, MSV Trackdays have added more dates to their hugely popular Chris Walker trackdays. So, if you fancy picking up some hints and tips from Stalker, you had better book quickly as these...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda FMX650 Funmoto

    17 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Honda FMX650 Funmoto

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Today's Bike of the Day carries one of the least appropriate names in motorcycling, the Honda FMX650 Funmoto. Why is it inappropriate? Because with this lackluster single cylinder...

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  • Win a Drift 4K Ultra HD action camera

    16 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Win a Drift 4K Ultra HD action camera

    Fancy capturing every twist and turn of your next adventure? Get a bike insurance quote with MCN Compare and you'll be automatically entered into our spring prize draw for a chance to win a Drift 4K...

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  • Bike of the Day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    16 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Suzuki M1800R Intruder

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Sometimes you have to wonder what goes through a manufacturer’s head when they name a bike. So, with this in mind, this week MCN will be celebrating the most inappropriate,...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 700

    15 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 700

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: MCN’s recent review of the all-new Tracer 900 has been setting the internet alight, but not everyone is in the market for a 113bhp triple, so for today’s Bike of the Day we have...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 900

    14 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Yesterday MCN tested the new Yamaha Tracer 900, however if you fancy a Tracer and your budget doesn’t stretch to a brand new bike, now’s the time to start searching the used...

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  • Suzuki’s April new rider deals

    13 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Suzuki’s April new rider deals

    Suzuki has unveiled a tempting selection of finance deals themed around the number ‘3’ that runs throughout April and are aimed at newer riders. Not only do you get a low finance rate of 3% on a range...

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  • Bike of the Day: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

    13 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: More movie-madness today – this time starring the bike that made one of the most famous jumps on the silver screen. No, not The Great Escape's Triumph, the Harley-Davidson Fat...

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  • Bike of the Day: Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

    12 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: What’s the best bike if you have an island to cross with a pack of wild velociraptors running at your side? A Triumph Scrambler, naturally… Yep, it’s another movie-themed Bike of...

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  • MV release the Brutale 800 RR America

    11 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    MV release the Brutale 800 RR America

    Hot on the heels of the updated 2018 Brutale 800 RR, which now boasts a 140bhp Euro4-compliant triple, MV Agusta have released a special edition – the America. Sharing the same basic platform as the...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona T595

    11 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Triumph Daytona T595

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Another silver screen star for the bike of the day today, but this time it’s the baddie’s vehicle, which makes it even cooler… Two Triumph models appeared in the 2000 box office...

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  • Do you need to visit Dr Know?

    10 April 2018 by Alison Silcox

    Do you need to visit Dr Know?

    Calling all Honda VFR800F and Kawasaki ER-6F or ER-6N owners. Is your bike a little bit worse for wear and needs some loving attention? If so, we need your help for our new feature, Dr Know, that will...

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  • Essex Police defend stinger use on bikers

    10 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Essex Police defend stinger use on bikers

    Essex Police have defended their use of a stinger during a motorcycle rally in Southend, after a video emerged online and the officers received a mass of abuse. Warning, this video contains strong...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati 996

    10 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati 996

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Following on from yesterday’s movie themed bike of the day, we decided to stay on the red carpet and add a bit of glamour to today’s choice. TOP STORIES MotoGP: Crutchlow wins...

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