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Bike News (October 2018)

  • All Year Biker & MCN Compare promotional offer

    01 November 2018 by MCN News

    All Year Biker & MCN Compare promotional offer

    MCN CompareMCN Compare have teamed up with All Year Biker this winter, and we’re offering an exclusive 15% off the standard treatment for your motorcycle when you get a bike insurance quote with us. This is the...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR125R

    31 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR125R

    mcn bikes for saleThe Honda CBR125R really hit the mark with young people. When you’re on a learner licence restricted to 15bhp, the look of the machine you ride means everything and so the sportsbike styling of the...

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  • 6 motorcycles ridden by Tom Cruise

    29 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    6 motorcycles ridden by Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise has a long history of incorporating motorbikes into his films. From the Kawasaki GPZ900R he rode in Top Gun in 1986, to the Triumphs and BMWs in the Mission Impossible franchise and a...

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  • BMW's riderless bike tech could save lives

    28 October 2018 by Matt Wildee

    BMW's riderless bike tech could save lives

    We’re trackside watching a BMW GS do its stuff. So far, so normal. But there’s one crucial difference: the bike is riding itself. It’s no party piece. BMW’s self-riding bike has been developed to...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-6R

    27 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-6R

    bikes for saleThe Kawasaki ZX-6R has its flaws as a road bike, the ride is too harsh for British roads, the turning circle is roughly the same as the Moon’s and to get the most out of the engine you need to be...

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  • Spotted: Ducati Multistrada 950

    26 October 2018 by MCN News

    Spotted: Ducati Multistrada 950

    Ducati have been hard at work on their whole Multistrada line-up.  As well as the new Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro, new spy pics suggest there’s also an update to the 950, which should make it...

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  • The 4 best ways to get your tyres road-ready

    26 October 2018 by MCN News

    The 4 best ways to get your tyres road-ready

    MCN ShopAs a motorcyclist you want to keep your bike in the best possible condition - including your tyres. Tyres make surprising amount of difference to the bike's performance - both in terms of fuel use and...

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  • MV's F4 goes out in style

    25 October 2018 by MCN News

    MV's F4 goes out in style

    Earlier this year, we reported that at the launch of the new Brutale 800RR, MV Agusta CEO, Giovanni Castiglioni, announced that there will be a trio of new litre bikes in the near future, as well as a...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

    23 October 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...

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  • 5 ways to own a Kawasaki ZX-6R

    22 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a Kawasaki ZX-6R

    bikes for saleThe Kawasaki ZX-6R has been the Japanese manufacturers main supersport offering since it was introduced in 1995. Unlike Honda and Suzuki who have both pulled out of the sector in Europe, Kawasaki have...

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  • 5 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    19 October 2018 by MCN News

    5 best motorcycle thermals and base layers

    MCN ShopStaying warm whilst on your bike this winter is essential and we recommend buying thermal and base layers that offer a close, snug fit as this will help trap warm air against the skin – keeping you...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

    19 October 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

    MCN Bikes for saleThe Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird is a strong example of a comfortable but ballistic power machine, previously holding the record for the fastest production motorcycle in the world. Both a practical...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    17 October 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    Bikes for saleYamaha's 2008-2016 R6 ruled the supersport class since from its birth to its death (when it was updated for Euro4) thanks to its razor sharp handling and a screaming motor, complete with an updated...

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  • Edinburgh sees 60% drop in bike theft

    14 October 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Edinburgh sees 60% drop in bike theft

    A massive reduction in motorcycle crime in Edinburgh and surrounding areas is the result of an uprated police operation, according to Police Scotland. Between April and September 2018 there was a 60%...

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  • Gallery: Intermot 2018

    07 October 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Gallery: Intermot 2018

    The 2018 Intermot motorcycle fair in Cologne came to a close today after a week of new bike releases and product launches across five large exhibition halls.  MCN attended the show at the...

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  • Wheels Motorcycles launch clearance sale

    05 October 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Wheels Motorcycles launch clearance sale

    Peterborough-based multi-franchise bike dealership Wheels Motorcycles are launching a huge clearance sale on clothing tomorrow, with 20% off everything and up to 50% off all items found within their...

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  • Revisited: KTM 690 SMC R

    04 October 2018 by Bruce Dunn

    Revisited: KTM 690 SMC R

    MCN’s Senior Road Tester, Adam Child first rode the KTM 690 SMC R back in 2008. Here’s what he thought then: "The Supermoto version of the 690 is effectively derived from the Enduro version, so...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda NC750X

    04 October 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda NC750X

    bikes for saleNot every motorbike can be a fire-breathing rocket ship that pulls your arms out of their sockets every time you open the throttle. If you want a comfortable, practical bike to get you to work every...

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  • Best 5 thermal tops

    03 October 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 thermal tops

    mcn shopThe mornings and evenings are starting to feel pretty chilly now, and for those who ride through winter, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to keep warm in the coming months. Losing...

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