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Bike News (February 2019)

  • Honda VTR1000 Firestorm used guide

    Yesterday 12:40 by Matt Wildee

    Honda VTR1000 Firestorm used guide

    Arguably less desirable than the Suzuki TL1000S and other late 90s booming V-Twins, the humble Honda VTR1000 has become a superb used bet for those wanting a 100bhp thumper for getting their weekend...

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  • Yamaha OW-01 turns 30

    Yesterday 08:00 by MCN News

    Yamaha OW-01 turns 30

    What Chris Dabbs said in 1989 What Michael Neeves said in 2011 Watch Michael Neeves ride the bike This week thirty years ago, MCN’s then Road Test Editor, Chris Dabbs took a brand-new Yamaha OW-01...

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  • Yamaha Power Tuner app makes tuning a doddle

    20 February 2019 by Jordan Gibbons

    Yamaha Power Tuner app makes tuning a doddle

    Once upon a time tuning a motorcycle engine was an art performed by an exalted few. You could have a go yourself but staring through a hole in a piston would be the most likely outcome. This was even...

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  • Second bike paramedic has helmet stolen

    18 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Second bike paramedic has helmet stolen

    MCN have learnt of the theft of a London motorcycle paramedic’s helmet while they treated a patient at the scene of an emergency call. This is the second instance of this kind reported to police by...

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  • Carole Nash MCN London Show Highlights

    17 February 2019 by MCN News

    Carole Nash MCN London Show Highlights

    So that’s it – the doors are shut and we’ve reached the end of a fantastic 2019 Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. It’s been an action-packed event, with some top-quality racing and riding, the...

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  • 5 great ways to own a Kawasaki motorcycle

    17 February 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    5 great ways to own a Kawasaki motorcycle

    Bikes for saleKawasaki are one of the best known motorcycle manufacturers on the planet, producing some of the most iconic machines to ever grace both the road and competitive racing. Ranging from cutting-edge...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    16 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ER-6n

    bikes for saleThe Kawasaki ER-6n is a brilliant middleweight naked, perfect for commuting or earning some riding experience (it will need to have a restrictor fitted for A2 licence holders). MORE FROM...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    13 February 2019 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 Ducati Multistrada 1200S. As an adventure bike with genuine superbike power, it essentially invented a new...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia Tuono 1000

    12 February 2019 by Gareth Evans

    Bike of the day: Aprilia Tuono 1000

    bikes for saleThe Aprilia Tuono may look like a practical alternative to a full-blooded sportsbike but don’t be fooled, this is no winter hack. Naked bikes will typically use a detuned version of the...

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  • Alpinestars lose airbag system appeal

    12 February 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Alpinestars lose airbag system appeal

    Germany’s Court of Appeal has upheld a patent ruling against Alpinestars over the long-running battle regarding their Tech-Air system and Dainese’s D-Air. The ruling only concerns one aspect, relating...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Vulcan S

    11 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Vulcan S

    bikes for saleThe Kawasaki Vulcan S is a cheap way into the cruiser market and it’s a solid little bike, too. MCN MODEL GUIDES Triumph Bonneville: a brief model history Our ultimate introduction to the BMW...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ6

    10 February 2019 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Yamaha XJ6

    bikes for saleThis is the naked version of the half-faired Yamaha XJ6 Diversion and aside from the lack of fairing, it is exactly the same spec. Somehow though it has transformed the Yamaha from sensible budget...

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  • 5 ways to own a motorbike on an A2 licence

    10 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a motorbike on an A2 licence

    bikes for saleOnce upon a time, gaining a motorbike licence was a case of bimbling around and not hitting the examiner when he jumped out in front of you. In more recent years, a 21-year-old could pass a direct...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R3

    09 February 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R3

    bikes for saleThe Yamaha R3 fills a gap in the firm’s sportsbike range between the learner-friendly Yamaha R125 and the track-focused Yamaha R6. A2 licence restrictions won’t be troubled by the R3’s 41.4bhp but the...

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  • Got your free MV Agusta?

    08 February 2019 by MCN News

    Got your free MV Agusta?

    Supercar Club Auto Vivendi have launched a special membership offer with a rather attractive twist. Sign up before the end of February, and you’ll get an MV Agusta worth over £16,000 as a joining...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    08 February 2019 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    BIKES FOR SALEToday's bike of the day is the Honda CBR600RR. The RR first arrived in 2003 and is a track-based missile, designed solely for demolishing circuits with pin-point accuracy. The bike received some...

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  • Honda Africa Twin set to evolve for 2020

    07 February 2019 by Richard Newland

    Honda Africa Twin set to evolve for 2020

    Rumours emanating from Japan suggest that Honda are planning a raft of incremental changes for the popular Honda Africa Twin, with a new Euro5 version set to arrive for 2020 boasting a bigger engine,...

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  • Honda CBR600F used test

    07 February 2019 by Tony Hoare

    Honda CBR600F used test

    With the 2019 Honda CBR650R release fresh in our minds, we thought we’d take a look back at one of its predecessors, the Honda CBR600F. MORE FROM MCN Huge collection of MV Agustas to be sold Get...

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  • bike of the day: BMW R nineT

    07 February 2019 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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