Bike news

  • Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Fatboy

    24 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Harley-Davidson Fatboy

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The Harley-Davidson Fatboy is the quintessential, classic cruiser. Instantly recognisable as a Harley (even if you can only hear it), the Fatboy has all the chrome bits you’d...

    Read more ...
  • Adventure rider reaches Tajikistan

    23 June 2018 by Andy Davidson

    Adventure rider reaches Tajikistan

    Vultures circle overhead but we don’t care, we have one last Coke bottle of fuel. Alissa (my girlfriend) pours the last few drops into the tank and slumps back down against the bike for shade. We...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    23 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Ninja 300

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Changes to the motorbike licencing law created a gap in the market for 300cc, A2-compliant machines, and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 absolutely nailed it. Kawasaki took aim at younger...

    Read more ...
  • MCN Shop 5 best deals of the week

    22 June 2018 by MCN News

    MCN Shop 5 best deals of the week

    MCN shopHJC FG-ST Lorenzo - Devil 99 - RRP £129.99 (Save £90) Jorge Lorenzo has outstayed his welcome at Ducati despite winning his last two races. Fans will hope he can maintain his new-found form for the...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Ducati Scrambler 800

    22 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Ducati Scrambler 800

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Scramblers are enjoying a bit of a heyday at the moment but you may think they’re just for Instagram types with turned-up trousers and Deus Ex Machina t shirts. If that’s the case...

    Read more ...
  • First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

    22 June 2018 by MCN News

    First Ride: BMW C400X - Mid-size madness

    BMW’s decision to enter the mid-sized scooter market this year was based on numbers. Worldwide, this sector sells a constant 35-40,000 units a year, so represents a stable market in which to make an...

    Read more ...
  • Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

    22 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Get involved: Ride to Work Week 2018

    Welcome to Friday, the start of the weekend at the end of Ride to Work Week 2018? Lots of you will be taking advantage of the forecast good weather and riding your motorbikes, but spare a thought...

    Read more ...
  • Best 3 used Harley-Davidsons for sale

    21 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Best 3 used Harley-Davidsons for sale

    bikes for saleThe Harley-Davidson range can be a bit tricky to get your head around if you’re not in the know so, to try and help we’ve picked three for sale right now at MCN Bikes for Sale and explained what...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    21 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Kawasaki Z1000

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Kawasaki didn’t want to make a bike that would win at Top Trumps when they re-designed the Z1000, they wanted to put a smile on your face. Rather than lavish their super naked...

    Read more ...
  • Road-legal Indian FTR1200 confirmed for 2019

    21 June 2018 by MCN News

    Road-legal Indian FTR1200 confirmed for 2019

    Indian are building a road-going version of their flat-track racer. It will make its show debut later this year and go on sale in 2019. Speaking before the Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz where...

    Read more ...
  • Hornig unveil custom BMW R1200GS

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    Hornig unveil custom BMW R1200GS

    IN ASSOCIATION WITH BMW MOTORRADThe BMW R1200GS is an incredible motorbike in its original factory spec, but Hornig have given the adventure bike their own spin with their latest customisation. Taking the 2018 model as a starting...

    Read more ...
  • New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    New 2018 event: TAG Speed Motorcycle Show

    The TAG Speed Motorcycle Show will take place in Huddersfield on Saturday, August 25 between 10am and 5pm. Visitors will find various trade stands and exhibitors, a motorcycle stunt show, beer tent,...

    Read more ...
  • Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

    How many motorcycle events are there where you can watch professional racers line-up against amateurs, see old clunkers battle with modern machines and watch three people try to down six pints of warm...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Honda CBR600RR

    Bikes for saleThe 600cc market may not be what it once was, but it means you can currently get some brilliant bikes for reasonable amounts of dosh. That's what makes this Honda CBR600RR today’s bike of the...

    Read more ...
  • Guy Martin returns to DirtQuake for 2018

    20 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Guy Martin returns to DirtQuake for 2018

    DirtQuake has announced that Guy Martin will be racing in their seventh event on Saturday, August 18 at a new venue in Essex. Arena Essex Raceway will play host to a day of wacky races from 11am on...

    Read more ...
  • Best 5 road/race boots for under £325

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 road/race boots for under £325

    mcn shopEvery biker needs a good pair of boots and while staying safe is important, there's no harm in looking good while you're doing it. So here's MCN's pick of the best motorbike boots from the MCN...

    Read more ...
  • The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

    19 June 2018 by Michael Neeves

    The best 3 MCN videos of 2018 so far...

    MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gives us his three favourite MCN videos from 2018 so far. For all your two-wheeled thrills check out the below bike review, top speed run and first ever UK...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Honda VT750 Shadow

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Honda VT750 Shadow

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: The VT750 Shadow is a smooth and sleek cruiser which couples bad-boy looks with Japanese reliability. With bobber-style cut down guards and low seat and bars, the VT750 Shadow...

    Read more ...
  • Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Thousands of Vespas on parade in Belfast

    The 2018 edition of the Vespa World Days event took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last weekend with over 3,000 participants. Over 3,000 officially registered scooters representing 37 nations...

    Read more ...
  • Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

    19 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Speeding biker receives suspended sentence

    A speeding motorcyclist caught on camera by a police dashcam has been handed a suspended jail sentence, according to the BBC. William Wark was followed by an officer, who recorded him riding at speeds...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    18 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: KTM Duke 690

    bikes for saleToday’s bike of the day is an all-out fun-mobile. The Duke 690’s surprisingly revvy single cylinder engine manages to pump out just over 72bhp, which almost the same as Yamaha’s wheelie machine the...

    Read more ...
  • Adventure-style bikes for sale

    18 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Adventure-style bikes for sale

    bikes for saleEqually suited to your daily commute, a thrash around some green lanes or a tour of Africa, we've gathered a selection of Adventure Sportsbikes and straight-up Adventure bike to browse. The...

    Read more ...
  • 7 of the best new helmets

    18 June 2018 by MCN News

    7 of the best new helmets

    MCN shopArai Renegade V Outline - Gloss Red - £529.99 Designed with those riding cruisers in mind, the Renegade V Outline looks aggressive but is comfortable all day. The interior can be removed for washing...

    Read more ...
  • Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Best 5 Kevlar riding jeans

    MCN ShopIf you're looking for a new pair of riding jean, visit the MCN Shop now and check out our top five selection below. Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans, from £235.99 The Draggin Holeshot Kevlar jeans are...

    Read more ...
  • 360-degree vision for your motorbike

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    360-degree vision for your motorbike

    Israeli tech start-up, Ride Vision, has announced a camera-based system which allows your bike to warn you of impending crashes before they happen. Software interprets the images from cameras placed...

    Read more ...
  • Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

    15 June 2018 by MCN News

    Flashback Friday: Top 3 MCN videos from 2009

    MCN Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves gave us his three favourite MCN videos from 2009. The question is, have the videos held up better than he has? MCN's guide to wheelies What Michael said in 2009:...

    Read more ...
  • Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    15 June 2018 by Ben Clarke

    Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: There’s no shortage of oddities in the world of motorcycling. Over the years, manufacturers have tried all kinds of barmy ideas, most of which are made in small numbers for a...

    Read more ...