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Bike News (December 2018)

  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

    Today 11:30 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200GS

    Bikes for SaleIn 2013 the legendary BMW GS received a huge update. Almost every component had been changed; it gained more power (from 110bhp to 125bhp) thanks to a new partially water-cooled motor and was laden...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speedmaster

    Yesterday 12:00 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speedmaster

    bikes for saleThe Triumph Speedmaster offers a simple, cruiser-style alternative to the Triumph Bonneville. The beauty of the Speedmaster is its simplicity. With non-adjustable forks, twin-shocks and lazy...

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  • British motorbikes are back on top

    Yesterday 09:00 by Adam Child & Phil West

    British motorbikes are back on top

    When was the last time you saw a British manufacturer in MotoGP? Or could walk into a showroom and afford a brand new Norton? Or even confidently look forward to a Norton TT victory? Not in most of...

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  • Top 7 Christmas presents for your motorbike

    Yesterday 09:00 by MCN News

    Top 7 Christmas presents for your motorbike

    mcn shopIf you're not sure what to get the bike-mad loved one in your life for Christmas this year, have you considered getting them a gift for their motorbike instead? If they use their bike at this time of...

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  • 5 of the best ways to own a Ducati Multistrada

    15 December 2018 by MCN News

    5 of the best ways to own a Ducati Multistrada

    bikes for saleThe Ducati Multistrada has been redefining biking since 2002, combining sportsbike power and cutting-edge rider aids in a do-it-all package. In that time there have also been S-versions, the Pikes...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    15 December 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    bikes for saleThe BMW R nineT is one of the best modern retro motorbikes out there, with truly up-to-date performance and handling coupled with an authentically old-school, air-cooled boxer twin engine. The 1170cc...

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  • Best biking reads this Christmas

    14 December 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Best biking reads this Christmas

    Christmas a time of giving; for families to come together and be merry, exchanging gifts with loved ones often not seen for months on end. However, there comes a point where the magic fades, the...

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  • Brexit spikes motorcycle theft threat

    13 December 2018 by MCN News

    Brexit spikes motorcycle theft threat

    “Motorcyclists should remain on high alert to prevent their machines being stolen by the gangs who are currently exploring the weaknesses in UK security on the run up to our departure from the EU,”...

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  • Revisited: 2004-2005 Honda Fireblade

    13 December 2018 by Bruce Dunn

    Revisited: 2004-2005 Honda Fireblade

    The Honda Fireblade joined the litre sportsbike club in 2004. The bike was powered by a 998cc inline-four engine and was the firm's attempt at the superbike top-spot, which was being ruled by the...

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  • Rotobox reveal stunning £32K supermoto

    11 December 2018 by MCN news

    Rotobox reveal stunning £32K supermoto

    Slovenian carbon-fibre experts Rotobox, best known for gorgeous lightweight wheels, have made their first complete bike and it’s one of the most stunning supermotos we’ve ever seen. Built with help...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM 690 Duke

    10 December 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: KTM 690 Duke

    Bikes for SaleToday's bike of the day is KTM's 690 Duke. Put simply, the 690 is an impressive package and one that you would ideally have in your dream garage. With a versatile, smooth and user-friendly motor, the...

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  • 5 of the best ways to own a Ducati Monster

    09 December 2018 by Ben Clarke

    5 of the best ways to own a Ducati Monster

    bikes for saleSince the first Ducati Monster was introduced in 1993, the naked V-twin has represented a sizeable chunk of Ducati’s sales. Despite being a practical and affordable way into Ducati ownership for many,...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    09 December 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    BIKES FOR SALEChris Walker Kawasaki is selling this 2017 Kawasaki Z1000SX for £8,495. Since the first S1000SX released in 2010, Kawasaki have continued to improve the Z1000SX over the years. The 2017 version has...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    08 December 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    BIKES FOR SALEThe Triumph Street Triple R has been the choice of road-going hooligans since 2007 and continues to dominate the middleweight naked market, albeit with a now revised 765 triple motor.  The Street...

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  • Top 9 motorbike films to watch this Christmas

    08 December 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Top 9 motorbike films to watch this Christmas

    If the Christmas TV listings are leaving you as cold as the weather this year, why not get your two-wheel fix with one of these great films featuring motorcycles? There's only so many times you can...

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  • Radical new BMW boxer engine revealed

    07 December 2018 by Richard Newland

    Radical new BMW boxer engine revealed

    If you thought the air-cooled BMW boxer engine was destined to eke out its final days powering the existing R nineT range of heritage offerings, with no chance of further development in the face of...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    06 December 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    bikes for saleThe Triumph Bonneville T100 was released in 2001 to celebrate 100 years of Triumph. It was initially released as an uprated version on the standard Bonneville and used the same 790cc parallel-twin...

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  • Zero boss expects sales surge

    06 December 2018 by MCN News

    Zero boss expects sales surge

    After 15 years working in the bike industry, it took just one ride on a Zero to convince Abe Askenazi electric bikes are the future. In an exclusive interview with MCN, the firm’s Chief Technology...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650S

    05 December 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki SV650S

    Bikes for saleThe Suzuki SV650 is a brilliant bike in any form. It’s more than fast enough to keep you interested on the road, makes a solid supertwin on the track and is a flickable traffic-beater in its naked...

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  • Ural reveals electric sidecar

    04 December 2018 by Mark Gardiner

    Ural reveals electric sidecar

    Ural may be best known for throwback sidecars with DNA dating back to World War II but they’ve now come up with this electric prototype which uses the batteries, controller and motor from a Zero...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    04 December 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    bikes for saleEven in its detuned state, the Ducati 1198 engine is reason enough to buy a Multistrada 1200S. As an adventure bike with genuine superbike power, it essentially invented a new class...

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  • 7 things not to buy a biker this Christmas

    04 December 2018 by MCN News

    7 things not to buy a biker this Christmas

    With Christmas looming large, you might be trying to think of that perfect gift to give to the biker in your life. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone’s face drop as they find an underwhelming...

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