Bike news

  • Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

    14 November 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

    The John Lewis advert has been released (does it come out earlier every year?), which means it's officially time to start panicking thinking about buying Christmas presents for your nearest and...

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  • 10 best bikes from the South West

    13 November 2017 by James Archibald

    10 best bikes from the South West

    Bikes for saleIf you’re in the market for a bike in Cornwall, then Damerell's has to be a port of call in your search. As the largest dealership in the region, it’s one of the go-to places for bikers to get their...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    13 November 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600F

    Bikes for saleOne of the all-round greats, this Honda CBR600 is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “This CBR600 comes with only 1 previous owner, service history and 33,026 miles. It has crash protectors, LED...

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  • The Sunday Social with The Missenden Flyer

    12 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with The Missenden Flyer

    For this weeks Sunday Social we spoke with YouTube motovlogger The Missenden Flyer about his YouTube rise and new bikes. TOP STORIES Official: Norton 650 Scrambler in development Watch: GS Trophy...

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  • 4 Alpinestars products perfect for winter

    10 November 2017 by MCN News

    4 Alpinestars products perfect for winter

    MCN ShopAlpinestars have a bit of a name for themselves in the wonderful world of motorcycling, providing top products that are used at the very height of racing for the great protective qualities on...

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  • So, you want to be a bike instructor?

    10 November 2017 by Dan Sutherland

    So, you want to be a bike instructor?

    MCN lifts the lid on the world of licences, teaching and pupil diversity Almost any motorcyclist will have sat and thought about becoming a bike instructor. Riding bikes and being paid – what’s not to...

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  • Motorcycle sales: 10 month slide

    10 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcycle sales: 10 month slide

    Motorcycle sales continue to fall in 2017, with October's figures showing a decrease compared to the same month last year. With motorcycles, tricycles, scooters and mopeds combined, registrations were...

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  • Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    10 November 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Suzuki Hayabusa

    Bikes for saleA fantastically clean Suzuki Hayabusa with low miles and plenty of extras. Seller says “Same owner for 15 years. virtually mint with full service history from new. Maintained regardless of cost. Brand...

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  • Kymco unveil three wheel concept

    10 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Kymco unveil three wheel concept

    Taiwanese manufacturer Kymco unveiled two concept scooters at this week's Milan Show, one of which has three wheels. Kymco are classing both bikes as 'adventure tourers', although there doesn't look...

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  • Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

    09 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Brough Superior Pendine Sands Racer

    Brough Superior are still very much the Rolls Royce of motorcycles, and with the full production SS100 MK2 now on sale in the UK, the firm is genuinely back in business. But just as we’ve become used...

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  • The world's biggest poppy

    09 November 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    The world's biggest poppy

    If you so happen to be flying over London on Sunday November 12 you’ll probably notice someone’s painted the M25 red. But it’s actually around 4,000 motorcyclists – all wearing red and all riding...

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  • Aprilia announce RSV4 Factory Works kit

    09 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Aprilia announce RSV4 Factory Works kit

    Aprilia have announced a Factory Works kit for their stunning RSV4 RF and RR sportsbikes, which increases power to 215bhp and includes aerodynamic winglets, as featured on today’s crop of MotoGP...

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  • Arch Motorcycles reveal two new models

    09 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Arch Motorcycles reveal two new models

    Arch Motorcycles burst onto the scene in 2015 with the pretty bonkers KRGT-1, a proper American muscle machine powered by a 2032cc S&S engine that pumps out a tarmac-rippling 122ftlb of...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 620 S

    09 November 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 620 S

    Bikes for saleA fantastic introduction into Ducati ownership, this Ducati Monster is today’s bike of the day. Seller says “My Ducati Monster S is in exceptional condition. It looks and rides like new. I know the...

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  • Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

    09 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Mondial announce HPS300 and future plans

    Historic manufacturer Mondial announced their return in 2015, with the unveiling of the Hipster 125 and Hipster 250. In 2016 they also revealed the Supermoto 125 and Enduro 125, and now, at this...

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  • Vespa go green

    08 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Vespa go green

    Vespa are among the latest manufacturers to offer an electric vehicle as part of a movement that is seeing transport moving to more ecological alternatives.  The Vespa Elettrica, announced at...

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  • Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

    08 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Moto Guzzi announce V85 concept

    It looks like Moto Guzzi are gearing up for another stab at the adventure bike market with the announcement of the V85 concept in Milan.  The bike is completely new from top-to-bottom and will...

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  • Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

    08 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Would you ride the Bultaco Albero?

    Spanish firm Bultaco are best known for their off-road motorcycle from the '60s and '70s, and now the recently revived manufacturer are looking to the future with their range of electric bicycles -...

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  • Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

    08 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Hero Xpulse Concept unveiled

    Hero MotoCorp, the largest two-wheel manufacturer in India, have unveiled a new adventure concept at the Milan Show, dubbed the Xpulse. Hero have revealed very little information about the concept,...

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  • Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

    08 November 2017 by James Archibald

    Are motorcycle crime figures levelling out?

    The Metropolitan Police have reportedly stemmed the number of scooter-related crimes in London. Following what rapidly become an epidemic in the capital, the big question has been how to best tackle...

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  • Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen & Svartpilen concept

    07 November 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen & Svartpilen concept

    Ever since we saw Husqvarna’s first Vitpilen concept in 2014, we’ve been besides ourselves waiting for the production bike - now it’s here and we couldn’t be happier. The 701 Vitpilen has stayed true...

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  • Bargain sports tourers

    07 November 2017 by MCN News

    Bargain sports tourers

    Bikes for saleYeah, yeah, there are loads of new model announcements this week at the Milan Show, but we're going to give you a break from all the shiny new metal for a moment to bring you a selection of used bikes...

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  • KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    KTM’s 790 spawns Adventure concept

    KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, confirmed to MCN last year that the new 790 Duke would be closely followed by an Adventure version – and here’s the barely-disguised prototype to prove it.  With...

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  • KTM’s dirty ensemble

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    KTM’s dirty ensemble

    Along with KTM’s new headline bikes, the 790 Duke and also the 790 Adventure concept come a few more machines to boot. And, for those of you who like to get down and dirty and can’t wait for the 790...

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  • MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

    07 November 2017 by James Archibald

    MV reveal updated Dragster 800 RR

    MV Agusta’s Dragster 800 RR is the latest bike in the Italian firm’s range to get an update for 2018.  The three-cylinder 798cc engine will be following most other models in the range with...

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  • Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

    07 November 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki announce Ninja 125 and Z125

    Alongside the supercharged H2 SX and Z900RS Café Racer, Kawasaki also teased two upcoming model at their press conference in Milan today - the Ninja 125 and Z125. Only the silhouettes of the bikes...

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  • Kawasaki Z900RS gets café racer treatment

    07 November 2017 by Richard Newland

    Kawasaki Z900RS gets café racer treatment

    Following the unveiling of Kawasaki’s new naked retro roadster, the Z900RS, at the Tokyo Motor Show last month, the firm have now revealed the anticipated Café Racer version based on the...

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