Bike News (June 2018)

  • The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

    Today 16:09 by Michael Neeves

    The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

    MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2018 so far. For all your two-wheeled thrills check out the below bike review, top speed run and first ever UK...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VT750 Shadow

    Today 15:41 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VT750 Shadow

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The VT750 Shadow is a smooth and sleek cruiser which couples bad-boy looks with Japanese reliability. With bobber-style cut down guards and low seat and bars, the VT750 Shadow...

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  • Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

    Today 10:43 by Ben Clarke

    Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

    The 2018 edition of the Vespa World Days event took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last weekend. Over 3,000 officially registered scooters representing 37 nations attended the event, alongside...

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  • Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

    Today 09:32 by Ben Clarke

    Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

    A speeding motorcyclist caught on camera by a police dashcam has been handed a suspended jail sentence, according to the BBC. William Wark was followed by an officer, who recorded him riding at speeds...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    Yesterday 16:57 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Today’s bike of the day is an all-out fun-mobile. The Duke 690’s surprisingly revvy single cylinder engine manages to pump out just over 72bhp, which almost the same as Yamaha’s...

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  • Save with Suzuki!

    Yesterday 16:19 by Ben Clarke

    Save with Suzuki!

    Suzuki has been feeling generous as of late. Not only have they continued their drive to entice new people onto two wheels, after the success of their Milton Keynes pop-up shop, with £500 off the...

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  • 7 of the best new helmets

    Yesterday 11:00 by MCN News

    7 of the best new helmets

    MCN shopArai Renegade V Outline - Gloss Red - £529.99 Designed with those riding cruisers in mind, the Renegade V Outline looks aggressive but is comfortable all day. The interior can be removed for washing...

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  • Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

    It's Ride to Work Week 2018 and lots of you have dusted off your motorbikes to save some time and money and #commutehappy. The industry campaign, started by the Motorcycle Industry Association,...

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  • 360-degree vision for your motorbike

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    360-degree vision for your motorbike

    Israeli tech start-up, Ride Vision, has announced a camera-based system which allows your bike to warn you of impending crashes before they happen. Software interprets the images from cameras placed...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: There’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...

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  • Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Video: Ian Wright's ride down memory lane

    Ex-footballer, Ian Wright, took his Triumph Bobber Black to visit the London stadiums where he made his name. Starting with Wembley Stadium in the north-west of the capital, he then took in Arsenal's...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1200RT

    14 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW R1200RT

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: BMW released the first 1200cc version of the RT in 2005 and it immediately blew away its heavier and less powerful predecessor, the R1150RT. Sharp and flickable, but incredibly...

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  • RideSunday raises over £150,000

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    RideSunday raises over £150,000

    The dust has now settled on the first ever RideSunday worldwide charity ride and the organisers have confirmed that the final tally stands at over £150,000! Mark Wotherspoon was the biggest...

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  • MCN Scottish Festival tickets still available

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    MCN Scottish Festival tickets still available

    MCN Scottish FestivalThe first MCN Scottish Festival will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on July 21-22, 2018. The two-day event will feature stunt shows, displays of iconic race and road bikes and a...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

    13 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The Hayabusa was made with a very clear remit, to become the world’s fastest production motorcycle. Suzuki achieved this aim, but a handy side-effect of all that size and power is...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    12 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The laid-back nature of the Bonneville T120 is one of the best things about it, but there may come a time that its size and weight hold you back on a twisty B road. That’s where...

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  • 9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

    11 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    9 of the best apps for motorbike riders

    Most of us have a smartphone of some description by now, but are you using yours to its full motorbike-related potential? Here’s a list of 9 useful apps to consider if you're a biker. EatSleepRIDE –...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-07

    11 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-07

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The 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...

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  • Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

    10 June 2018 by MCN News

    Interview: Life as a Blood Biker

    MCN caught up with Joe Logan; member, trustee, trainer, rider and coordinator for Blood Bike group the Severn Freewheelers about life as a volunteer emergency rider and the work the charity does. If...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    10 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: BMW S1000RR

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Watching Michael Dunlop take an emotional win at the Isle of Man TT on his Tyco BMW S1000RR in the supersport got us thinking about where it all started for the German...

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  • 7 Father’s Day gifts for bike-mad Dads

    09 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    7 Father’s Day gifts for bike-mad Dads

    MCN shopFather’s Day is just around the corner and if your Dad rides you should take a look at our list. Alternatively, if you are a father why not pass this on to your loved ones to guarantee a bike-related...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Goldwing

    09 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Goldwing

    Why it’s MCN’s Pick: The Goldwing certainly splits opinion amongst bikers, but whether you’re a lover or a hater you can’t deny that it is something special. Just take a walk around one (if you have...

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  • Choosing a cheap 125 for the summer

    08 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Choosing a cheap 125 for the summer

    bikes for saleIs there anything which inspires more jealousy than watching motorbikes filter through traffic on a summer’s day from the clammy driver’s seat of a car stuck in a jam? Well feeling jealous won’t get...

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  • Bike of the day: Harley Davidson Sportster 883

    08 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Harley Davidson Sportster 883

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: We know that a lot of you will say that the 1200 Sportster is the way to go, but as an affordable way to get into the world of Harley Davidson you can’t beat the original 883. It...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto-Guzzi V7

    07 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Moto-Guzzi V7

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Moto-Guzzi’s entry to the old-looking-but-actually-new bike class makes sense of the whole category. Classic styling, simple equipment, excellent riding experience and modern...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    05 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VFR800

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Whereas we’re fairly used to V4 road bikes these days, when the Honda VFR800 came onto the scene in 1998 they were generally the reserve of Moto GP bikes or exotic, Japanese...

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