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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2018)

  • Bike of the day: Honda MSX125

    Yesterday 08:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda MSX125

    Bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Honda MSX125 - or Grom as it's known overseas. The MSX received a raft of updates in 2017, including a new understated look, transformer style headlights and red...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    13 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    bikes for saleThere’s no shortage of oddities in the world of motorcycling. Over the years, manufacturers have tried all kinds of barmy ideas, most of which are made in small numbers for a short period and then...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    12 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    bikes for saleWhether you want a motorbike to tour Europe, blast some twisty B-roads at the weekend, commute to work or even a trackday, the Honda VFR800 has got you covered. Its 800cc V4 engine produces more grunt...

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  • New Honda Fireblade gets more power

    11 August 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    New Honda Fireblade gets more power

    Sources in Japan have told MCN that Honda are due to unveil a heavily revised CBR1000RR Fireblade at the EICMA motorcycle show in November. After coming under strong criticism from their factory...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

    11 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

    Bikes for saleSince its introduction in 2017, the Triumph Bonneville Bobber has been a huge hit. Combining post-war styling with modern day performance, the 1200cc Bobber goes, corners and steers like a decent...

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  • Freddie Spencer joins the parade at Brackley this weekend

    10 August 2018 by MCN News

    Freddie Spencer joins the parade at Brackley this weekend

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRACKLEY FESTIVAL OF MOTORCYCLINGIt’s the tenth anniversary of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling this weekend and the massive town centre event will be going all out promising it’s biggest and best show yet. Sponsored by BMW...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CB600F Hornet

    10 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Honda CB600F Hornet

    bikes for saleWhen it comes to all-round dependable motorcycles, few surpass the Honda CB600F Hornet. Initially launched in 1998, before being updated in 2007, the bike was discontinued in 2013, yet remains popular...

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  • Gallery: MCN250 retro bike showdown

    09 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Gallery: MCN250 retro bike showdown

    mcnIn this week’s MCN, we put the Kawasaki Z900RS up against its two key rivals in the retro category around the MCN250 test route. We love the retro charm of the Kawasaki Z900RS with its '70s Z1 looks...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Tiger 800

    09 August 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Tiger 800

    Bikes for saleIf you decide you want an adventure bike, you may not think immediately of a Triumph, but the Triumph Tiger 800 is a genuine do-it-all machine to compete with the best of them. Making sure that BMW...

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  • Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

    09 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Revisited: 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R

    What we said then "Triumph labelled the Daytona 675R as a track day weapon/fast road riding tool, and MCN can’t argue with that. The stiff Öhlins suspension and lithesome, agile nature of the 675R...

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  • Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

    09 August 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Domenicali: Ducati to build ‘cheaper V4’

    Ducati are developing a cheaper, lower-performance version of their V4 engine for use in new models, according to CEO Claudio Domenicali. The Bologna firm made the decision to dump V-twins for their...

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  • 5 fantastic paddock stands

    08 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    5 fantastic paddock stands

    mcn shopWe've all been out racking up the miles in this good weather, and it's important not to neglect regular motorbike maintenance. With centre stands seemingly becoming a thing of the past, a good paddock...

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  • Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

    08 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Event: Isle of Man Classic TT preview

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mike Hailwood’s incredible win in the Formula 1 TT at the Isle of Man after 11 years away from racing. Spectators at this year’s Classic TT at the Isle of Man...

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  • Expert Guide: Big tourers from £3k

    07 August 2018 by Neil Murray

    Expert Guide: Big tourers from £3k

    bikes for saleYou can tour on anything. People go around the world on Honda step-thrus and ride 250cc singles to the South of France, two-up. But a purpose-designed tourer just makes it so much easier. What do you...

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  • Ducati Scrambler used in Venom trailer

    07 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Ducati Scrambler used in Venom trailer

    A Ducati motorcycle takes a fairly substantial role in this trailer for the upcoming Marvel film, Venom. Tom Hardy’s character Eddie Brock (Venom) is seen riding what looks to be the new Ducati...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    07 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    bikes for saleChanges to the motorbike licencing law created a gap in the market for 300cc, A2-compliant machines, and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 absolutely nailed it. Kawasaki took aim at younger riders, but also...

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  • Hornig accessories for the BMW GS range

    06 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Hornig accessories for the BMW GS range

    PAID PROMOTIONHornig have developed two new products for the BMW GS range. Priced at around £22.79 and £8.85 respectively, there is a new sidestand foot enlargement for the F750GS and F850GS, as well as a handy...

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  • Furygan release two new jackets

    06 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Furygan release two new jackets

    Two new Furygan jackets have been released and are now in stock at dealers. The Bullring leather jacket is the latest addition to the French brand’s Spring/Summer range, while the Blast gets...

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  • Joey Dunlop leathers fail to sell

    06 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Joey Dunlop leathers fail to sell

    A set of kit claiming to be Joey Dunlop’s has failed to get any bids, after they were put on eBay last week with a starting price of £20,500. In the item description, the seller claims they were worn...

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  • The bucket list: Ride with a Grand Prix legend

    06 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    The bucket list: Ride with a Grand Prix legend

    Having completed the Premier Experience course at the Ron Haslam Race School on a sun-soaked summer’s morning, I reckon I have a fair idea of how to hustle a bike around Donington Park. Running...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Scrambler 800

    06 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Ducati Scrambler 800

    bikes for saleThe trailer for the new Venom film shows a little sneak peak of Tom Hardy's character riding a Ducati Scrambler (and for once they got the engine sound right!). This inspired MCN to choose a Ducati...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird

    05 August 2018 by Ingrid Ash

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird

    MCN Bikes for saleThe Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird is a strong example of a comfortable but ballistic power machine, previously holding the record for the fastest production motorcycle in the world. Both a practical...

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