Bike News (April 2018)

  • BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

    04 June 2018 by MCN News

    BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

    The German special parts and accessories firm, Hornig, has released details of a 2006 R1200R scrambler project and it looks great. The donor bike underwent a 45 hour, €6,500 overhaul, utilising parts...

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  • BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

    31 May 2018 by Ben Clarke

    BMW R1200R gets the Hornig treatment

    The German special parts and accessories firm, Hornig, has released details of a 2006 R1200R scrambler project and it looks great. The donor bike underwent a 45 hour, €6,500 overhaul, utilising parts...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati 848

    24 May 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati 848

    Why is it MCN’s pick? This week MCN tested the new 959 Panigale Corse, which you can read about in next week’s issue, and it got us thinking about Ducati’s other middleweight superbikes. Our thinking,...

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  • Bike of the Day: Aprilia Caponord 1200

    23 May 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Aprilia Caponord 1200

    Why it’s MCN’s pick Unveiled in 2013, Aprilia’s Caponord 1200 had all the elements to be a successful adventure bike but for some reason it failed to sell. Bad news for Aprilia, but good news for used...

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  • Bike of the Day: Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

    17 May 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the Day: Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

    Why it’s an MCN 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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  • Feel the noise this weekend! #MCNFestival

    17 May 2018 by MCN News

    Feel the noise this weekend! #MCNFestival

    Over 25 classic and historic race bikes will spark into life at this year’s Carole Nash MCN Festival of Motorcycling including machines from the TT, BSB, WSS and Grand Prix paddocks. Highlights...

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  • Bike of the Day: Yamaha Tracer 700

    16 May 2018 by MCN News

    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: Harley-Davidson V-Rod

    30 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Harley-Davidson V-Rod

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Even if you aren’t a fan of Harley-Davidson’s range of cruisers, you can’t fail to be impressed by the V-Rod. When this muscle cruiser arrived in 2001, powered by a water-cooled...

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  • Bike of the Day: Ducati Scrambler Icon

    29 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Ducati Scrambler Icon

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: If news about Ducati’s Scrambler promotion has got you thinking about owning one of these air-cooled retros yourself, this may well be enough to swap you into parting with your...

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  • Should I scramble for a Scrambler?

    29 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Should I scramble for a Scrambler?

    Ducati has just announced a promotion aimed at boosting sales of its Scrambler 1100 model and its accessories. Entitled the ‘Scrambler 1100 apparel and accessory Essential Additions’ promotion, there...

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  • Bradley Smith’s leathers up for grabs…

    27 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bradley Smith’s leathers up for grabs…

    Oxford Products has put a set of Bradley Smith’s 2016 Yamaha Tech 3 Ixon leathers up for sale on eBay to raise money for the SpecialEffect charity. And with bidding currently standing at £1020 with...

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  • Ride a GSX-R1000R with James Whitham for free

    26 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ride a GSX-R1000R with James Whitham for free

    Customers of James Whitham’s trackday training schools at Mallory Park can now also test ride the latest GSX-R1000R, with added incentives for those that go on to buy the bike. Riders can choose to...

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  • A new MV Turismo Veloce 800 is on the way

    25 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    A new MV Turismo Veloce 800 is on the way

    MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni has revealed the firm will unveil a new version of the Turismo Veloce 800 shortly. He gave away precious little details other than that it will have an ‘innovative...

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  • Tanya Batteries competition

    25 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Tanya Batteries competition

    Tayna Batteries are giving away £200 worth of vouchers to spend online! And all you have to do is like their Facebook page and share the post for the chance to win… Tanya were the first mail order...

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  • Erik Buell is back…again

    25 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Erik Buell is back…again

    American innovator Erik Buell, the man behind the Buell range of motorcycles, is back designing bikes, this time as part of a trio behind the electric brand Vanguard Spark. After joining with...

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  • Stunning MV sells for £100k

    25 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Stunning MV sells for £100k

    The Bonham’s Spring Stafford sale saw over 400 bikes go under the hammer last weekend with many early estimates being blown away as the bidding got aggressive.  There was a wide variety of bikes...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

    25 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Today’s Bike of the Day continues the adventure theme, but once again it is one that is generally overlooked by the majority of the buying public – Honda’s Crosstourer. In some...

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  • WSB’s forgotten winners…

    24 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    WSB’s forgotten winners…

    With Kawasaki’s current domination of the WSB championship, where they have won four out of the last five titles, not to mention Ducati's destruction of its rivals in 1990s, it is all too easy to...

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  • BMW prints a bike!

    24 April 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    BMW prints a bike!

    Just one week after BMW displayed a carbon swingarm, it has revealed a 3D-printed aluminium chassis and swingarm for the S1000RR. BMW says the chassis is a result of digitalised manufacturing, which...

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  • Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

    23 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Alpinestars' 55th Anniversary special

    Italian clothing manufacturer Alpinestars chose this weekend’s American MotoGP round at Austin to unveiled its 55th anniversary gift to itself – a one-off custom motorcycle. Built by Michael Woolaway,...

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  • Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

    22 April 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the Day: Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: This weekend is a WSB weekend, so we are assuming that a Kawasaki will win a race. However that wasn’t always the case and today’s Bike of the Day celebrates the first ZX-10R to...

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  • Join MCN's hunt for the ultimate biker cafe

    20 April 2018 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

    20 April 2018 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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  • KTM’s 2019 Super Duke GT spotted

    19 April 2018 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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