Bike News (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Cornering

    10 October 2012 by Stefan Bartlett

    MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Cornering

    Cornering is arguably one of the hardest but most enjoyable manoeuvres on a two-wheeler. Practice is inevitably important to master them. Whether it’s a hair pin bend or a slight corner, you’ll be...

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  • MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Filtering

    24 September 2012 by Stefan Bartlett

    MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Filtering

    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been looking at ways you can improve your riding style to make you a better biker. But whether it’s your first time on your bike or you’re going back to biking...

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  • MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Motorways

    17 September 2012 by Stefan Bartlett

    MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Motorways

    Over the next few weeks, the IAM will be providing you with advice to be a better rider. Whether you’ve just started riding or you’ve been away from your bike for a few years, you might be under the...

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  • MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Braking

    10 September 2012 by Stefan Bartlett

    MCN IAM Better Riding Guide: Braking

    Over the next six weeks, the IAM will offer tips and advice on all things biking related. So if you’ve been away for a while or just want to become a better rider, you’ve come to the right place.

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  • Destination dealer: Great deals at Doble

    28 December 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Great deals at Doble

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Doble Motorcycles have had a superb year, being crowned MCN's Dealer of the Year for 2011 - simply because they continue to lead the way in customer service and with fantastic...

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  • MCN's 2011 Christmas Quiz: Part one

    28 December 2011 by MCN

    MCN's 2011 Christmas Quiz: Part one

    Need distracting from a hangover? Got some DIY you should be getting on with? Then settle down and attempt MCN’s fiendishly addictive Christmas quiz. Win £450 of riding kit! Get the highest score in...

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  • Sunshine at Christmas

    26 December 2011 by deshowell

    Sunshine at Christmas

    No snow, no rain, and my son even brought me the latest MCN when he came out to visit us in Antigua for Christmas and see my new Fazer. I think he'll let me read it when he's finished!

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  • MCN's top videos of 2011

    26 December 2011 by Liam Marsden

    MCN's top videos of 2011

    Over the course of 2011 we've had some cracking videos here on MCN, covering the biggest new bike launches, best group tests and top features. On the MCN YouTube channel our 1026 (and counting)...

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  • Four jailed over bike theft eBay racket

    22 December 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Four jailed over bike theft eBay racket

    Four men have been jailed for their role in a racket stealing bikes and selling the parts on eBay. The men were arrested following an 18-month investigation which identified 20 stolen...

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  • Bikes on TV: December 21-27

    20 December 2011 by MCN

    Bikes on TV: December 21-27

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Annual SORN declarations scrapped

    19 December 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Annual SORN declarations scrapped

    Motorcyclists with bikes kept off-road will no longer have to fill in a SORN declaration form every year following a Government announcement. Owners will only have to fill in a Statutory Off-Road...

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  • Liverpool City Council to charge for bike parking

    15 December 2011 by Bigdog365

    I recently sent an enquiry to Liverpool City Council regarding a report that they were to begin charging for bike parking. Their e-mailed reply confirms that, although not 100% confirmed yet, they are likely to begin charging for bike parking next year. Payment will probably have to be made by phone, thus removing the need for tickets to be issued. I currently commute on my 1250 Bandit, but given...

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  • Destination dealer - Ongar Motorcycles

    14 December 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer - Ongar Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION 2011 was a massive year for Triumph dealer Ongar Motorcycles with the arrival of  Triumph’s new Tiger 800 and next year is set to be even bigger thanks to the new Tiger...

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  • Bikes on TV: December 14-20

    14 December 2011 by Alison SIlcox

    Bikes on TV: December 14-20

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Adventure Map – motorcycle tours in Spain

    13 December 2011 by MCN

    Adventure Map – motorcycle tours in Spain

    Whilst there is undoubtedly pleasure to be had in loading up your bike and leaving it all behind on an adventure unfettered by deadlines, most of us have to try to squeeze as much fun as we can into a...

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  • You too can be Batman...

    13 December 2011 by Phil West

    You too can be Batman...

    This Batman suit is no fancy dress costume – it’s a proper, leather motorcycle suit, designed for bikers who want to look more superhero than Power Ranger. It’s the latest from US manufacturer UD...

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  • New MCN December 14: Inside the MV Agusta F3

    13 December 2011 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN December 14: Inside the MV Agusta F3

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday December 14, we take a trip to the MV Agusta factory for an exclusive look at the development of the new MV Agusta F3. This week also features a 48-page...

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