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Bike News (January 2019)

  • Bike of the day: Triumph Scrambler

    Today 13:17 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Scrambler

    bikes for saleIs there a cooler and more enduring biking image than Steve McQueen jumping the fence at the end of The Great Escape? We’re not saying you’ll look exactly the same on a Triumph Scrambler, but close,...

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  • SWM appoint 3X Motorcycles as UK dealer

    Today 10:19 by Ben Clarke

    SWM appoint 3X Motorcycles as UK dealer

    SWM, the Italian motorbike manufacturer famed for their off-road exploits in the 1970s and '80s have appointed 3X Motorcycles as their official UK distributor. The deal means that 2019 models will be...

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  • 5 ways to own a 125 motorbike

    Yesterday 09:00 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a 125 motorbike

    bikes for saleThe 125cc motorcycle is a beautiful thing. It can represent an affordable way to mobilise entire populations, give cash-strapped teens their first taste of vehicular independence or save car drivers...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-10R

    Yesterday 09:00 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki ZX-10R

    bikes for saleThe Kawasaki ZX-10R is the Japanese firm's flagship superbike and burst onto the scene like a seriously wound-up bull in a china shop in 2004. With 181bhp on tap and remorseless handling, the...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 821

    19 January 2019 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. The range was updated further in 2018 with a new Stealth...

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  • Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    18 January 2019 by MCN News

    Top 5 waterproof motorcycle jackets

    MCN ShopAlthough the biting cold temperatures and constant downpours of winter are now in full effect, we at MCN recognise that not everyone either wants to or is fortunate enough to park the bike up until...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09

    18 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Yamaha MT-09

    bikes for saleLaunched in 2013, the Yamaha MT-09 is a great middleweight roadster and it’s a good job it is because the imperious Triumph Street Triple it was aimed at was going to take some beating. MORE FROM...

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  • Revisited: 1990-1992 Kawasaki KR-1S

    17 January 2019 by Bruce Dunn

    Revisited: 1990-1992 Kawasaki KR-1S

    The Kawasaki KR-1S was one of the most exciting two-stroke performance bikes produced in the 1990s and here in Britain we absolutely lapped them up. So, what's it like 28 years on? MCN finds out. MORE...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 1050

    17 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Triumph Speed Triple 1050

    bikes for saleLaunched back in 2005, the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 was an instant hit. Offering bags of useable power from its delectable 1050cc triple motor and capable of a genuine 150mph, they have...

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  • BMW's loose spoke woes

    16 January 2019 by Richard Newland

    BMW's loose spoke woes

    Up to a thousand BMW bikes sold in the UK last year with spoked rims could be at risk of multiple spokes working loose, leading to compromised wheel integrity. The issue also affects all spoked-rim...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 1199 Panigale

    16 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Ducati 1199 Panigale

    BIKES FOR SALEIn an age of ballistic BMW S1000RRs and savage Kawasaki ZX-10Rs creeping ever-closer to a genuine claim of 200bhp, the Ducati 1199 Panigale was the long-awaited successor to the...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    15 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    BIKES FOR SALEWhen the Hayabusa, or GSX1300R, was launched in 1998, it smashed its rivals out of the water and became the fastest production bike in the world - pipping the Honda CBR1100XX Super...

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  • CES Las Vegas 2019 motorbike tech on display

    15 January 2019 by MCN News

    CES Las Vegas 2019 motorbike tech on display

    The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is where technology companies from all over the world display their latest and greatest ideas. This year a few motorcycle companies made the trip, including...

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  • 5 ways to own a scrambler motorbike

    14 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a scrambler motorbike

    bikes for saleThe biking world has gone mad for scramblers in recent years. One in every four motorbikes Ducati sold in 2017 was a Scrambler model and while some dismiss the retro-inspired machines as eye candy...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade

    14 January 2019 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. MORE FROM...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    13 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Honda GL1800 Gold Wing

    bikes for saleThe Honda GL1800 Gold Wing has been around since 2001 and continues to pave the way for luxury touring on two wheels. Honda released an updated, slimmed-down (to a spritely 378kg) model in 2018, a...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Gladius 650

    12 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Gladius 650

    bikes for saleThe Suzuki Gladius 650 was introduced in 2009 and was based on the manufacturer’s popular Suzuki SV650 platform. It carries many of the characteristics that made the SV650 such a success, not...

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  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    11 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000SX

    Bikes for saleThe Kawasaki Z1000SX sits neatly between the naked Kawasaki Z1000 and the more track-oriented Kawasaki ZX-10R in the range. MORE FROM MCN Find a used Yamaha R6 at MCN Bikes for Sale 5 ways to own a...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    10 January 2019 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Yamaha R6

    bikes for salePart of a generation of 600cc supersport motorcycles that turned their back on practicality in pursuit of pure track performance, the Yamaha R6 has been part of the Japanese firm's range since 1998...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Multistrada 1200S

    08 January 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: Triumph Bonneville 900

    07 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville 900

    bikes for saleMotorbikes aren’t just about screaming in-line fours, gravity-defying lean angles and blink-of-an-eye 0-60mph times. The Triumph Bonneville is the perfect representative of the more gentlemanly side...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda MSX125 Grom

    06 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda MSX125 Grom

    bikes for saleThe Honda MSX125 or Grom, as it is affectionately known, is small, makes just 9.6bhp and only has four gears. It’s also brilliant and has captured hearts around the world. MORE FROM MCN Riding with...

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  • 5 ways to own a Ducati Panigale

    06 January 2019 by Ben Clarke

    5 ways to own a Ducati Panigale

    bikes for saleThe Panigale has represented the flagship end of Ducati’s sportsbike range since 2012, when the 1199 Panigale was released. With a stressed-engine chassis design, and bevvy of electronic rider aids,...

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