Bike news

  • Exclusive spy shots: Brough cleans up its act

    15 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Exclusive spy shots: Brough cleans up its act

    When George Brough built his first SS100 in 1924 with the intention of creating the ‘Rolls Royce of motorcycles’, he cannot have imagined a world of catalytic converters or anti-lock brakes but these...

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  • Video: Destination Nordkapp

    15 March 2018 by Richard Newland

    Video: Destination Nordkapp

    There is somewhere where you can ride for 2000 miles in one direction without ever touching a motorway, seeing a traffic jam, discovering a poorly surfaced road, or fearing for your safety should you...

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  • Aprilia visionary Beggio dies

    14 March 2018 by Phil West

    Aprilia visionary Beggio dies

    Italian motorcycling greats including former world champ Max Biaggi and Piaggio boss Roberto Colaninno have been among those paying tribute to Ivano Beggio, the former president of Aprilia, who has...

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  • Bike of the day: BMW R1150GS Adventure

    14 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: BMW R1150GS Adventure

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: In this week’s MCN we are celebrating the rise of the adventure bike, so if you are considering a switch from 17-inch wheels to a 19-inch (or even bigger) front, why not start...

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  • 4 biking sat navs just for you

    13 March 2018 by MCN News

    4 biking sat navs just for you

    MCN ShopFour of the best bike-specific sat navs available on MCNshop.com and Amazon.   TomTom Rider 40 WE, from £239.99 The cheaper of TomTom's two units featured here shares the vast majority...

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  • BMW considering a bike share scheme

    13 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    BMW considering a bike share scheme

    BMW’s Head of Mini, Rolls-Royce and motorcycle brands, Peter Schwarzenbauer, has said that the firm is considering a ride sharing scheme in major cities using their scooters to speed through...

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  • Bike of the day: Husqvarna Nuda 900

    13 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Husqvarna Nuda 900

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: With Husqvarna’s new range of street bikes built under KTM’s ownership now arriving in dealers, MCN thought it would be a good time to look back at when this Swedish company that...

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  • Huskies set to arrive this weekend

    13 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Huskies set to arrive this weekend

    Husqvarna has confirmed that their new range of street models will be in UK dealers by this weekend. So if you are interested in checking out these cool new Austrian-built single cylinder machines in...

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  • Moped acid attack teenager jailed

    12 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Moped acid attack teenager jailed

    Derryck John, the 17-year-old who attacked six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes, was jailed today for 10 and a half years. Having previously admitted to carrying out the...

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  • Spy shots: New BMW R1200RT on the way

    12 March 2018 by Jordan Gibbons

    Spy shots: New BMW R1200RT on the way

    The BMW R1200RT is the UK’s best-selling tourer, but new spy shots suggest it is getting an update that will bring better tech and a new, more powerful engine to keep it relevant in the face of...

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  • Bike of the day: Buell 1125R

    12 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Buell 1125R

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Describing a Buell 1125R as a collector’s item may be pushing it a little bit, but there is no denying the V-twin is an interesting, if somewhat flawed, sportsbike. Buell’s first...

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  • Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

    12 March 2018 by MCN News

    Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

    1. The new Bridgestone Battlax R11 is a race tyre. Although they’re street legal, they are homologated for racing and the new R11 tyres need heat in them to work at their best, therefore they aren’t...

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  • 2018 Honda Forza 300

    12 March 2018 by jon Urry

    2018 Honda Forza 300

    Honda have given their popular Forza 300 scooter a radical revision for 2018 to make it lighter, smaller, smarter and sportier. Shedding 12kg in weight at 182kg thanks to a new frame, which uses...

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  • Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

    11 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Triumph’s Bobber was the firm’s fastest selling model ever in 2017, so there is certainly an appetite out there for this style of bike. So why not give this Italian example a...

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  • Bike of the day: KTM RC8 R

    10 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: KTM RC8 R

    bike of the dayWhy it’s MCN’s pick: KTM may have abandoned their road-going sportsbike last year, but the firm is still very much in the MotoGP paddock, especially since Tech 3 was recently confirmed as having...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 1100

    09 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Ducati Monster 1100

    Why it’s MCN’s pick: Ducati are celebrating the Monster’s 25th anniversary this year, so what more excuse do you need to snap up one of these iconic Italian naked bikes? The Monster 1100 was the last...

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  • Snow joke – motorcycle sales are up!

    08 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Snow joke – motorcycle sales are up!

    Despite some horrific weather doing its best to dampen enthusiasm, motorcycle sales actually increase year-on-year in February. A total of 3613 bikes were sold in the UK last month, a 5.3% increase on...

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  • Ducati Monster parade

    08 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Ducati Monster parade

    To celebrate 25 years of the Ducati Monster, Ducati are organising a special Monster rally in France that culminates in a parade around the Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet. Open to anyone who...

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  • Suzuki offers free CBT or £200-worth of kit

    08 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Suzuki offers free CBT or £200-worth of kit

    Suzuki is offering anyone who buys a new GSX-R125, GSX-S125 or Address during March the choice of a free CBT or £200-worth of riding kit or Suzuki clothing. The offer runs through the whole of March...

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  • Kushitani winter clothing sale

    08 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Kushitani winter clothing sale

    Kushitani UK is having a sale on their range of winter clothing – and considering the recent weather in the UK, now may be a good time to snap up a bargain! The Japanese clothing manufacturer has...

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  • Bike of the day: Yamaha TDM900

    08 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Yamaha TDM900

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: Unfairly labelled as a touch on the dull side, a fact not helped by its name which sounds a little too close to tedium when said out loud, the TDM900 is a solid commuter that...

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  • KTM add navigation to their TFT dash

    07 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    KTM add navigation to their TFT dash

    KTM have just released an update to their MY RIDE app that allows owners of the 1290 Super Adventure S and R models to have turn-by-turn navigation displayed on their TFT dash directly from the app.

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  • Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

    07 March 2018 by MCN News

    Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

    Top travel experts have revealed their tips to the two-wheeled trip of a lifetime.  Pick your team and pick your bikes “Everyone has different expectations,” says Geraint Hughes of...

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  • Video: Kawasaki's supercharged SX appeal

    07 March 2018 by Adam Child

    Video: Kawasaki's supercharged SX appeal

    Despite what its name might suggest, the H2 SX is neither a supercharged H2 with added panniers and screen nor the best-selling Z1000SX with the H2’s 197bhp engine wedged in. No, the H2 SX is much,...

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  • Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4 Factory

    07 March 2018 by Jon Urry

    Bike of the day: Aprilia RSV4 Factory

    bikes for saleWhy it’s MCN’s pick: With the arrival of the new Ducati Panigale in the UK, the V4 engine looks set for a renaissance in popularity – so why not snap up this used V4 superbike for under £10,000?...

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