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Bike Chooser: Naked bikes for under £2000

MCN, 04 July 2013 19:00

This week's bike chooser brings you the best naked bikes for under £2000. 1997 Suzuki TL1000SSuzuki’s infamous TL1000S entered onto the scene (as well a few hedges) in 1997 and instantly gained a cult following due to its bad boy reputation and handling issues. Using a revolutionary new style of rear suspension, the TL gained notoriety for its tendency to ...

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Bike’s Travel Stories supplement

MCN, 25 June 2013 15:46

The latest issue of Bike magazine goes on sale tomorrow (26th June) and comes with a free 36 page supplement that contains some astonishing motorcycle travel stories. These are the winning entries in Bike’s Travel Stories competition, which invited readers to tell their tales. Amongst the finalists is the story of a high speed 900 mile blast through Northern Canada, a ...

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Yamaha R1 owners wanted

MCN, 29 May 2013 11:39

MCN is looking for Yamaha R1 owners for an upcoming feature. We're specifically looking for owners of the 2004-2006, 2007-2008 and 2009 onward models. We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below and email it to mcn.news@motorcyclenews.com aqlong with a ...

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New MCN May 22: Brit Blitz!

MCN, 21 May 2013 11:56

In this week's MCN, out May 22, we celebrate the British Blitz at Le Mans, as Cal takes 2nd and Scott Redding wins his first Moto2. We also have our free 32-page TT Preview supplement ahead of Saturday's first practice. Also this week: We ride Norton's new TT racer, and have world first tests of the new mad, bad £20k ...

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Would you support an instant driving ban for mobile phone use while driving?

MCN, 21 May 2013 10:21

Talking on the phone while driving is responsible for an alarming number of biker injures and deaths. But does the law need toughening up on the subject? How would you feel about a one-strike proceedure, where it would, if caught, immediatly cost your licence?  

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Norton cuts waiting time for new bikes

MCN, 17 May 2013 09:00

Norton has cut the waiting time for new orders of the Commando 961 to six months; the shortest time since the British firm was reborn in 2009 thanks to improved parts supply. Norton has not only cut the waiting time for new Commandos as a result of tackling parts supply issues but this is in the face of increased orders ...

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You Ask/You Answer: How can I improve acceleration?

MCN, 14 May 2013 09:50

"I'd like a bit more acceleration from my Honda CB1000R – and I'm not really bothered about top speed (so long as it'll still cruise at 90mph). What's the best way to change the gearing – bigger rear sprocket, or smaller front sprocket, or a mix of both? "Also, will I need a new chain, and will my speedo read ...

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Yamaha planning 'crossplane' dynasty

MCN, 13 May 2013 12:30

As well as its promised ‘crossplane’ three-cylinder engine Yamaha is preparing a -parallel-twin and further variations on the R1’s four-cylinder crossplane motor to create an entire family of characterful new motors. With its three-cylinder concept engine, revealed at last autumn’s round of bike shows, Yamaha’s intention was to carry over the “character of the crossplane concept featured on the M1 ...

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Is MotoGP's move to BT a good idea?

MCN, 08 May 2013 14:05

BT Sport’s successful bid for the live MotoGP TV rights in the UK in 2014 will be confirmed this week, with MCN learning the multi-million pound deal will be formally announced in London tomorrow (Thursday). But with a lot of people not subscribed to BT's tv channels at the minute, there's a lot of apprehension. So we want to know ...

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What's the ugliest bike ever built?

MCN, 10 April 2013 11:29

Among the masses of brilliant and beautiful bikes available there are also some real monstrosities. Below we've managed to come up with what we think are some of the ugliest bikes ever built. Which do you think is the worst? pollcomment

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