Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Christmas gifts for the sportsbike lover

    11 December 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for the sportsbike lover

    In this Christmas gift guide we focus on gifts for the sportsbike rider in your life. These gifts focus on squeezing the last ounce of performance out of your machine and yourself, but there are...

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  • 9 great toy runs to attend this Christmas

    07 December 2017 by MCN News

    9 great toy runs to attend this Christmas

    Let's not forget, Christmas is about giving, so we've come up with a list of Christmas charity runs taking place across the UK over the next couple of weeks. Get out on your bike, and help a good...

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  • Christmas gifts for those who like to tour

    05 December 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for those who like to tour

    Do big miles? Here's some help with your festive wishlist to make things a little easier for your friends and family. If you don't want to include any of the below producst on your wishlist, we have...

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  • Christmas gift ideas for the off-road rider

    30 November 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gift ideas for the off-road rider

    In our third Christmas gift guide we focus on gifts for off-road riders.. It might be getting a bit nippy outside, but it's the perfect time of year to get out and indulge in a bit of muddy fun, and...

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  • Christmas gifts for the adventure bike rider

    21 November 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for the adventure bike rider

    Whether you prefer smaller adventures closer to home or huge tours spanning continents, there's plenty to choose from on the MCN Shop for the budding adventure rider. DXR Over-Sea roll bag This 30...

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  • Christmas gifts for the custom bike rider

    20 November 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for the custom bike rider

    In this part of our Christmas gift guide, we look at some present ideas for those who like their custom bikes. Bell Bullitt £339.99 The Bullitt has been a massively popular with those in the custom...

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  • Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

    14 November 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

    The John Lewis advert has been released (does it come out earlier every year?), which means it's officially time to start panicking thinking about buying Christmas presents for your nearest and...

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  • Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    06 October 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebs on bikes

    Some celebrities are well known for their love of motorcycles, such as Long Way Round star Ewan McGregor and Keanu Reeves, who even has his own motorcycle company. Many of them enjoy the anonymity...

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  • Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

    04 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

    In August last year Vietnam announced plans to ban all motorcycles from the city of Hanoi by 2025 in an effort to solve the growing traffic problem in the nation's capital and promote public...

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  • Surtees’ golden year

    01 March 2017 by MCN

    Surtees’ golden year

    ohn Surtees, the most celebrated motorcycle racer of all time having been awarded with a CBE last year to go with his MBE and OBE has sadly passed away at the age of 83. Here, we celebrate Surtees'...

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  • Get inspired for adventure at the London Show

    10 February 2017 by Ped Baker

    Get inspired for adventure at the London Show

    From an ex-copper’s 12 month, 70,000 mile trip on his GSX-R1000, to a middle aged mums seven year globe trotting adventure on a Royal Enfield, next year’s Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show is THE...

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

    23 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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