Bike News (December 2013)

  • Ducati 916 stripped bare!

    01 January 2014 by MCN

    Ducati 916 stripped bare!

    Watch the iconic 916 as it's stripped down to every last nut and bolt, then re-built in this incredible timelapse video exclusive to MCN.

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  • Come and ride with the MCN team at MCNLive!

    30 December 2013 by MCN

    Come and ride with the MCN team at MCNLive!

    The ultimate biker party weekend is back! Great bands, stunning live action, a huge party and amazing value are all the ingredients for a phenomenal MCNLive, sponsored by Devitt insurance! The MCN...

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  • The real story of The Great Escape

    24 December 2013 by MCN

    The real story of The Great Escape

    If there’s one film scene which everyone remembers it’s the bike chase in The Great Escape. After dozens of failed escape attempts ‘The Cooler King’, played by the inimitable Steve McQueen, finally...

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  • MCN Build: Wrenchmonkees

    20 December 2013 by Steve Hunt

    MCN Build: Wrenchmonkees

    Danish custom builders Wrenchmonkees have been quietly making a name for themselves over the past few years with quiet, stripped-back, monochromatic custom bikes. For the first episode of our MCN:...

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  • Hein Gericke back in administration

    18 December 2013 by Andy Downes

    Hein Gericke back in administration

    UPDATE 19/12/13, 09:43am MCN understands three Hein Gericke shops are still open for business following a call this morning. Those shops are Glasgow, Stockwell and Farnborough. It still seems that...

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  • Meeting Julian Ryder

    17 December 2013 by Ian Taylor

    Meeting Julian Ryder

    Me with Eurosport MotoGP commentator Julian Ryder at our end of season (Crown Bikers) bash. What a top bloke - he kept us all entertained with his talk on being a racing journalist over a GP weekend.

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  • Honda tourer owners wanted

    14 December 2013 by MCN

    Honda tourer owners wanted

    MCN is on the hunt for owners of Honda's touring bikes. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the Deauville (650 and 700 models) and both the 1100 and 1300 versions of the Pan...

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  • Triumph announces 2013 financial results

    13 December 2013 by Andy Downes

    Triumph announces 2013 financial results

    Triumph has announced financial results for the year up to June 30, 2013 which are different to those reported in the Financial Times this morning which the British bike firm says were ‘incorrectly...

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  • Scott Redding to star at Thundersprint 2014

    13 December 2013 by MCN Staff

    Scott Redding to star at Thundersprint 2014

    Next year’s Thundersprint (May 10-11 2014) will be headlining the talents of Scott Redding, the youngest rider to ever win a Grand Prix aged just 15 years and 170 days, and who almost took the 2013...

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  • Ducati Multistrada owners wanted

    13 December 2013 by MCN

    Ducati Multistrada owners wanted

    MCN is on the hunt for Ducati Multistrada owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the original 620 and 1000/1100 models as well as the current 1200cc model. We'll be using the...

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  • Bumper Christmas MCN on its way!

    12 December 2013 by MCN Staff

    Bumper Christmas MCN on its way!

    The Bumper, Christmas issue of MCN is available from December 18th at your newsagents, on your iOS/Apple devices and now on Google/Android too! It includes: - The world's first Fireblade SP test - Guy...

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  • New MCN December 11: Suzuki's Back!

    10 December 2013 by MCN

    New MCN December 11: Suzuki's Back!

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 11: Suzuki's back: New V-Strom with more power, traction, ABS, all for under £10k Winter special: Great bikes for...

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  • Emmett bailed after Heathrow airport arrest

    09 December 2013 by Andy Downes

    Emmett bailed after Heathrow airport arrest

    Sean Emmett has been released on police bail until March 2014 while further police investigations into the death of his wife are carried out. Emmett was arrested on Thursday morning last week after...

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  • Built in Britain winners unveiled

    09 December 2013 by MCN

    Built in Britain winners unveiled

    Motorcycle Live saw the grand finale of Built in Britain with Carole Nash, as the ultimate winners were unveiled and prizes awarded by Carole Nash’s Ambassador SBK star Jonathan Rea. It was third time...

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  • Go naked for less than £5,000

    06 December 2013 by MCN Staff

    Go naked for less than £5,000

    2007 Triumph Speed Triple If you are after a naked bike that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every single time you take it out for a run then look no further than the Speed Triple. ...

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  • New MCN December 4: Brilliant BMW S1000R

    05 December 2013 by MCN

    New MCN December 4: Brilliant BMW S1000R

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from December 4: World first test: Brilliant BMW S1000R Rossi's future on the line Prince William at the NEC All available in...

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  • Lembit Opik joins MAG full-time

    04 December 2013 by Andy Downes

    Lembit Opik joins MAG full-time

    Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has been recruited as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) to work for the organisation full-time. Opik was an MP...

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  • Michael Rutter and Phil McCallen sign-up for Revolution

    04 December 2013 by Ped Baker

    Michael Rutter and Phil McCallen have just been announced as two more star riders competing in next February’s live-action Revolution show. The duo complete Michael Dunlop’s three-man team and both are fired-up for the challenge. Rutter is the definitive multi-skilled rider having competed in every discipline from the roads of Ireland and Macau to 500cc Grand Prix. He’s not afraid of trying (and...

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  • Conor Cummins live from 1.30pm!

    01 December 2013 by MCN

    Conor Cummins live from 1.30pm!

    Today's Facebook takeover will be brand new Honda TT racer Conor Cummins. Leavequestions for the 2 metre man and we'll get him online to answer them from 1.30pm onwards! Post your questions over at...

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