Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

    18 January 2017 by MCN News

    Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

    Voting is now open for this year’s MCN Man of the Year. From an initial shortlist of 14, our panel of experts have narrowed this down to five of 2016’s most impressive performers in the world of...

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  • Riding clinic: How to stop a bike... FAST

    02 January 2017 by Rupert Paul

    Riding clinic: How to stop a bike... FAST

    One of the more useful riding skills...Well, it’s a lot easier than stopping a horse! Riding a horse is grand but stopping is a question of persuading the beast that it wants to. You supply various...

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  • Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Duke R first ride

    01 January 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Duke R first ride

    The already-bonkers KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been made even more extreme for 2017 with even more power, despite Euro4 regulations, and improved electronics. Add to that revised suspension, even...

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  • 20 questions with Carl Fogarty

    01 January 2017 by MCN News

    20 questions with Carl Fogarty

    Q1. What are you currently riding? Mostly Triumphs now that I’m an am- bassador for them. I’ve got a Thruxton R and a Speed Triple R for the road and also a couple of dirt bikes – a KTM 350 SX-F and...

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  • Gallery: Corporate customs

    31 December 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Corporate customs

    Eventually, every trend is forced to break from its underground roots as commercialisation takes over. The anti-capitalist hippy generation soon saw their tie-dye T-shirts in mainstream shops owned by...

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  • This week in news...

    31 December 2016 by MCN News

    This week in news...

    What every Saturday needs: This week in news looked a bit like this... Hail a Honda Honda have invested in Grab, a ride hailing app set up to rival Uber. Uber allows people to hail a taxi from...

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  • Testing times for new riders

    30 December 2016 by Richard Newland

    Testing times for new riders

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a consultation on proposed changes to improve motorcycle training and licencing. The changes look to make sure that new motorcyclists gain...

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  • MCN's top three highlights from 2016

    30 December 2016 by MCN News

    MCN's top three highlights from 2016

    When you stop and think about it, quite a lot actually happened in the motorcycling world during 2016. At the beginning of the year we got our first taste of the rather good Yamaha MT-10. More...

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  • No new superbike from MV Agusta in 2017

    30 December 2016 by MCN News

    No new superbike from MV Agusta in 2017

    In an interview with Australian Motorcycle News, MV Agusta CEO Giovanni Castiglioni has confirmed there will be no new superbike from the Italian manufacturer in 2017 as the company looks to...

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  • Video: Triumph teases new Street Triple

    29 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Triumph teases new Street Triple

    A video posted to Triumph's official YouTube account appears to tease the launch date of the new Street Triple as January 10 2017. The video shows the upcoming model doing a burnout in an empty...

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  • Treat yourself: Bargains at the MCN Shop

    29 December 2016 by MCN News

    Treat yourself: Bargains at the MCN Shop

    Christmas is now over, which means everyone's out looking for a bargain in the sales, but you don't have to go anywhere. We'll bring the deals to you. The six products below are just a tiny selection...

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  • Petrol prices set to increase by January

    29 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Petrol prices set to increase by January

    Fuel tracking website petrolprices.com says they expect the price of petrol to rise by upto 8p per litre by January, taking the current average of £1.15 per litre to £1.23. On November 30 members of...

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  • Fastest ever Pro Street drag bike for sale

    28 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Fastest ever Pro Street drag bike for sale

    The world's fastest Pro Street drag bike is currently up for sale, with the owner asking for $85,000 (£52,419). The bike in questions is a heavily-modified and turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa which has...

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  • Gallery: Riding KTM's factory Dakar bike

    28 December 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Riding KTM's factory Dakar bike

    KTM have won every Dakar Rally since 2011 and the Austrian firm shows no signs of letting that record slip in 2017 with a team comprised of Toby Price and Brit Sam Sunderland. MCN Contributor and...

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  • Indian manufacturer Bajaj reveal Dominar 400

    28 December 2016 by MCN News

    Indian manufacturer Bajaj reveal Dominar 400

    Indian manufacturer Bajaj have pulled the covers off their new Dominar 400, which features their DTS-I triple spark technology. Yes, three spark plugs, on a single-cylinder bike. Aside from their own...

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  • Secret KTM is a little star

    28 December 2016 by MCN News

    Secret KTM is a little star

    KTM are getting ready to attack the small-capacity adventure market with this 390cc offering. Don’t get too excited by the full car- bon fibre front subframe visible in the pictures though. This is...

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  • Kenyan students create solar-powered bikes

    28 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Kenyan students create solar-powered bikes

    Three final year students from the University of Nairobi, Kenya have built solar-powered bikes. The students took three conventional motorcycles, ditched the standard engines and replaced them with...

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  • In this week's issue: MotoGP 2017 special

    28 December 2016 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: MotoGP 2017 special

    It's #MCNWednesday again and this week's issue is a 2017 MotoGP special! We have exclusive interviews with Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marequez and Maverick Vinales ahead of the 2017 season,...

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  • How the hell do you... Pull a 209mph wheelie?

    26 December 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How the hell do you... Pull a 209mph wheelie?

    Here's part 19 Answered by Gary Rothwell - Stunt legend Gary currently holds the world wheelie record at a terrifying 209.82mph The course is a mile long, on an airfield obviously, and in the last...

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  • We're looking forward to the new year...

    26 December 2016 by MCN News

    We're looking forward to the new year...

    2017 is nearly upon us and there are some tantalisingly good bikes to look forward to in the New Year. We asked some of the guys at MCNs HQ to see what bikes are topping their wishlists. TOP STORIES ...

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  • 2010-2011: BMW S1000RR revisited

    25 December 2016 by What Bike? Magazine

    2010-2011: BMW S1000RR revisited

    We take a look back at the 2010-2011 BMW S1000RR with thanks to the current issue of What Bike? magazine, available to buy now. What we said then: “The BMW feels like it could do 10-second...

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  • Kawasaki H2 Carbon sells out

    23 December 2016 by MCN News

    Kawasaki H2 Carbon sells out

    The Ninja H2 Carbon that made its debut at the Cologne Show has already sold out in the UK. Kawasaki were inundated with orders for the £27,999 model - which was limited to just 120 examples,...

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  • 20 questions: Jonny Towers

    21 December 2016 by MCN News

    20 questions: Jonny Towers

    Q1. What are you currently riding? I am racing a Kawasaki in Super Twins, a Honda CBR600RR in Supersport and a Suzuki XR69 classic racer – plus a CBR600RR on the road, as well as a CBR150 I keep in...

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  • Finance: Small price, big fun

    21 December 2016 by MCN News

    Finance: Small price, big fun

    Personal Contract Purchase now finances 20-30% of all new bikes sold in the UK, and it’s growing fast. But it might not be right for you, so make sure you understand what it is and how it works. You...

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  • Ducati Globetrotter 90 comes to an end

    19 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Globetrotter 90 comes to an end

    Globetrotter 90, the round the world trip celebrating Ducati's 90th anniversary has come to an end as the final rider returned to the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale on Friday Decmber 16. The...

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  • Gallery: Ducati Multistrada 950

    19 December 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Ducati Multistrada 950

    Ducati's Multistrada 1200 has been a huge success. In the UK it's Ducati's second biggest seller, nestling in just behind the Scrambler. The 1200 family comprises five models, starting at £13,795 for...

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  • Last minute Christmas buys

    18 December 2016 by MCN News

    Last minute Christmas buys

    Today is the last day you can order from the good lord-internet and still receive your package in time for Christmas. Struggling for motorcycle gift ideas as the deadline draws nearer? Let MCN be your...

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  • This week in news...

    17 December 2016 by MCN News

    This week in news...

    What every Saturday needs: This week in news looked a bit like this... Guy Martin buys a ‘proper’ boozer   Road racer turned TV presenter, Guy Martin, has opened his own pub in “centre of...

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  • Mix & match the Multistrada 950

    16 December 2016 by MCN News

    Mix & match the Multistrada 950

    The all new Ducati Multistrada comes in four different models. Ducati are offering four different models to choose from along with the base model, Sports, Touring, Urban and Enduro. We thought we...

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