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Bike News (November 2018)

  • Honda's sportier 2019 CBR650R will cost £7729

    14 January 2019 by Richard Newland

    Honda's sportier 2019 CBR650R will cost £7729

    Part of the ‘Fs are off’ theme, the Honda CBR650F – which suffered the same worthy-but-dull image as it’s naked sibling – has succumbed to the R treatment for 2019 to become the Honda CBR650R. Priced...

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  • Honda unveil 2019 CB650R price

    14 January 2019 by Richard Newland

    Honda unveil 2019 CB650R price

    The Honda CB650F has been a decent performer, but it was a little ‘ordinary’ in terms of styling and delivery. But Honda claim that’s all changed with this completely restyled and revamped version –...

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  • Special edition Yamaha GYTR R1 costs £35,000

    03 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Special edition Yamaha GYTR R1 costs £35,000

    It’s now 20 years since Yamaha released the first R1; a model that redefined sportsbikes and set litre bikes on the path they’re still following to this day. Even back in 1998 it had a claimed 140bhp...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    12 December 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    bikes for saleAs reported by MCN earlier this week, there are now just two remaining brand-new Suzuki Hayabusas available in the British dealer network, meaning one of your best chances for finding one is now MCN...

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  • Ducati CEO says 'more V4s to come'

    30 November 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Ducati CEO says 'more V4s to come'

    Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali has revealed the firm are planning a tide of new models buoyed by the success of their new Panigale V4. "We will release 29 new bikes over the next five years,"...

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  • Helmet technology that could save lives

    28 November 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Helmet technology that could save lives

    This year’s EICMA motorcycle show was full of new innovations, including plenty of new helmets many of which featured a ‘MIPS liner’ but what on earth is that? We found out. “The origins go back to...

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  • Honda’s 125s get funky

    27 November 2018 by MCN News

    Honda’s 125s get funky

    Honda have a long history of cool 125s to tempt your wallet from its hiding place. From sporty four-stroke CBRs and two-stroke NSRs, to rugged CG125s and scooters, this pair keeps Honda's tradition of...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 821

    25 November 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 821

    Bikes for saleThe Ducati Monster 821 was created in tribute to the iconic Monster 900, which was launched 25-years-ago and kick-started the Monster family. Earlier this year, the range was updated further with a...

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  • 5 of the best ways to own a KTM Duke

    25 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    5 of the best ways to own a KTM Duke

    bikes for saleAs a concept, there’s not much simpler than the KTM Duke family. Take a thumping single-cylinder engine (apart from the 790, but we’ll get to that), wrap it in a light, honed frame, add some wide bars...

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  • Spotted: Husky testing retro adventure

    24 November 2018 by MCN News

    Spotted: Husky testing retro adventure

    With KTM sister-brand Husqvarna enjoying a resurgence thanks to its sharp individual take on the retro market in the form of their 401 and 701 Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, the platform engineering...

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  • Get inspired for adventure at the MCN London Show

    24 November 2018 by MCN News

    Get inspired for adventure at the MCN London Show

    MCN LONDON SHOWGlobetrotting adventurers Steph Jeavons, Sam Manicom and Mark Kemp have all been confirmed as the latest speakers for February’s Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. All three will appear on the...

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  • Get 15% off All Year Biker treatments with MCN

    22 November 2018 by MCN news

    Get 15% off All Year Biker treatments with MCN

    MCN COMPAREWhat is All Year Biker? All Year Biker offer a pioneering treatment system for motorbikes, deigned to protect your machine from the constant barrage of road salt and grit that can lead to corrosion...

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  • Spotted: New BMW sports tourer

    22 November 2018 by MCN News

    Spotted: New BMW sports tourer

    Spy shots have emerged of a brand new BMW sports tourer that looks perfectly poised to fill the gap for rapid tourers that don’t have the weight (or the high cost) of the 1000cc-plus offerings. The...

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  • BMW ready for Brexit

    21 November 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    BMW ready for Brexit

    Markus Schramm, the new Director of BMW Motorrad, has assured MCN that UK supplies of BMW motorcycles and parts will be unaffected by the impending implementation of Brexit; even if at the end of the...

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  • Kawasaki launch insurance scheme with Bikesure

    21 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Kawasaki launch insurance scheme with Bikesure

    Kawasaki owners will now be able to insure their bike with an exclusively branded specialist policy. The manufacturer has teamed up with UK-based broker, Bikesure to create Kawasaki Insurance, which...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 650

    18 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 650

    bikes for saleThe Kawasaki Ninja 650 replaced the ER-6f as the firm’s supertwin offering in 2017. Aimed at newer riders and commuters, the Ninja uses a manageable, 67bhp parallel-twin engine wrapped in a sporty,...

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  • 5 ways to own a Honda Fireblade

    18 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a Honda Fireblade

    bikes for saleThe Honda FireBlade has been around in one form or another since 1992. The first bike was conceived by Tadao Baba to take the fight to Suzuki and Yamaha who had been ruling the roost in the world of...

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  • Arch Motorcycles launch in the UK

    16 November 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Arch Motorcycles launch in the UK

    Arch Motorcycles are available to buy in the UK for the first time from today. Each Arch is built specifically for the owner, with two riding positions (feet forward, cruiser style; or with...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    15 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    bikes for saleWhat is there to say about the Honda CBR1000RR that hasn’t been said before? The FireBlade started life as a 900cc machine that used lightness rather than power to achieve performance. The...

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  • Yamaha release premium XMAX Iron Max scooter

    09 November 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Yamaha release premium XMAX Iron Max scooter

    Yamaha have unveiled a new range-topping spec for their popular XMAX scooter at Eicma 2018. The Yamaha XMAX Iron Max will be available in 125, 300 and 400cc versions and brings slightly more prestige...

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  • The new KTM 790 Adventure uses Avon tyres

    08 November 2018 by MCN News

    The new KTM 790 Adventure uses Avon tyres

    The hotly anticipated KTM 790 Adventure that was unveiled officially at Eicma 2018 has Avon TrailRider dual sport tyres fitted as standard. The KTM's 21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoked wheels will...

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