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Bike News (July 2018)

  • Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    22 August 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 ear plugs for bikers

    MCN ShopDid you know that above 50mph the wind noise in your helmet can reach levels of 110dB? That's the equivalent of an electric drill, and it is especially bad when riding in windy conditions. If you...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda MSX125

    14 August 2018 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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  • Gallery: Adrian Flux FIM SpeedwayGP

    02 August 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Gallery: Adrian Flux FIM SpeedwayGP

    Round 5 of the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix took place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, 21 July. How the hell do you turn a SpeedwayGP bike? British rider, Tai...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    30 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    bikes for saleThe KTM Duke 690’s surprisingly revvy single cylinder engine coupled with a light, flickable chassis makes for an exhilarating ride. It is restrained enough at 72bhp to accommodate less experienced...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW F700GS

    29 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW F700GS

    bikes for saleIf you want something light and easy to ride, which makes a great commuter and is backed up with excellent ABS then your first choice should be the BMW F700GS. The chassis can be ridden surprisingly...

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  • Expert guide: 5 supersports for under £3,500

    29 July 2018 by Jon Urry

    Expert guide: 5 supersports for under £3,500

    bikes for saleSupersport bikes used to be the superbike alternative for those who liked going fast but wanted value for money and a bit of practicality. The arrival of Honda’s CBR600RR signified a seismic shift as...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R125

    28 July 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX-R125

    bikes for saleThe Suzuki GSX-R125 is the Japanese manufacturer's first assault on the sporty 125 market since the raucous two stroke RG125 of the 80s and 90s. There’s plenty of these appearing on the used market...

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  • Events: Burnout Donington Hall

    27 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Events: Burnout Donington Hall

    The home of Norton Motorcycles, Donington Hall, will play host to a feast of motorcycling activity in September. The star-studded Burnout event will take place across Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September...

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  • Team Classic Suzuki create replica GSX-R1000R

    27 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Team Classic Suzuki create replica GSX-R1000R

    Team Classic Suzuki has unveiled a replica Suzuki GSX-R1000R wearing the team’s distinctive blue and white retro livery. The bike shares the same colour scheme and sponsorship graphics as the...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 1098

    27 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Ducati 1098

    Bikes for saleToday's bike of the day is the gorgeous Ducati 1098. Stunning to look at and pure in its purpose as an all-out track weapon, it is revered by many and was widely regarded as the purest Ducati since...

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  • Top 5 back protectors

    27 July 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 back protectors

    MCN ShopOne piece of kit which we recommend is a decent back protector. Much like a lid, they’ve become a riding essential for the MCN team and although not specifically required by law, it's added...

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  • Revisited: 2006-2007 Suzuki GSX-R750

    26 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Revisited: 2006-2007 Suzuki GSX-R750

    The Suzuki GSX-R750 name has been with us since the mid-1980s and, for many sportsbike riders, offers the ideal blend of speed and power - producing similar grunt to a litre bike, alongside the...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    26 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    bikes for saleThe Triumph Street Triple R is everything you could want from a naked bike. Light and agile with incredible brakes and plenty of grunt on tap from the 105bhp, 675cc triple engine, you’ll be grinning...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-07

    25 July 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-07

    bikes for saleThe Yamaha MT-07 is just pure fun to ride. Despite its size, the punchy, 689cc parallel-twin engine is more than capable of sending the front wheel skyward on the throttle in second gear and it will...

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  • A brief history of the Honda Gold Wing

    25 July 2018 by MCN News

    A brief history of the Honda Gold Wing

    bikes for saleHonda have unleashed a lighter, tighter and righter Gold Wing, but many riders hanker for the hefty luxury previously offered. Over 40 years, the Wing has revolutionised touring with firsts such as...

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  • BMW Enduro Park celebrates 25th anniversary

    25 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    BMW Enduro Park celebrates 25th anniversary

    2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the BMW Motorrad Enduro Park in Hechlingen, Germany, which started life when some BMW-riding off-road enthusiasts visited an abandoned quarry in 1993. Back then the...

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  • Sarolea leads electric motorbike charge

    25 July 2018 by Matt Wildee

    Sarolea leads electric motorbike charge

    Sarolea’s 161bhp Manx7 Limited promises to be the lightest electric superbike you can buy. Derived from their TT-Zero racebike, which set a best lap of 108.064mph with Dean Harrison in 2017 and with a...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville

    24 July 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville

    bikes for saleThe Bonnie was relaunched by ‘Hinckley’ Triumph in 2001 in 790cc guise before increasing to 865cc in 2006 and gaining fuel-injection. While the purists love to hark on about carbs, it’s hard to tell...

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  • New dual plug available for BMW models

    24 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    New dual plug available for BMW models

    BMW riders can now power multiple devices on the move thanks to the new £35 Plug and Play Dual USB Socket from Nippy Normans. The unit replaces the original DIN socket. The rider can simply unplug and...

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  • Bike of the Day: Honda VFR800

    22 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the Day: Honda VFR800

    bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Honda VFR800i, regarded by some as the best version of the best motorcycle ever built. It looks great and goes well whether you’re on track, commuting or heading on...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

    21 July 2018 by Richard Paul

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

    bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. This is the perfect bike if retro-style cruising is your thing. It has all the right bits in all the right places, from the Milwaukee V-twin to...

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  • £220k Honda RC213V-S up for sale

    20 July 2018 by Ben Clarke

    £220k Honda RC213V-S up for sale

    Have you ever fancied owning a MotoGP bike? While those chances may be slim, you can get very close with this Honda RC213V-S from Craigs Honda in Shiply. The handmade Honda RC213V-S is basically...

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