Bike News (January 2016)

  • Video: 2016 Kawaski Ninja ZX-10R onboard

    29 January 2016 by MCN

    Video: 2016 Kawaski Ninja ZX-10R onboard

    MCN Roadtester Adam Child was recently out in Sepang for the international launch of the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. It has already impressed after we rode it at the exclusive Australian launch last...

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  • Italian collection goes under the hammer

    29 January 2016 by MCN News

    Italian collection goes under the hammer

    On February 13 around 100 classic and vintage motorcycles will go under the hammer as London’s first dedicated world-class motorcycle-only auction gets underway. Run in conjunction with the Carole...

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  • So you want to be a Dakar Rider? Start here…

    28 January 2016 by Michael Guy

    So you want to be a Dakar Rider? Start here…

    The UK’s All Terrain Rally Challenge may be a long way from the South American Dakar, but it’s an ever-growing scene and the place to come for serious adventure he 2016 Dakar is over and while it was...

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  • Joey Dunlop tribute at London Show

    28 January 2016 by MCN News

    Joey Dunlop tribute at London Show

    Next month’s Carole Nash MCN London Show is playing host to an unmissable tribute to the greatest real roads racer of all time – Joey Dunlop. MCN and the Dunlop family are bringing together, for the...

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  • See the 2016 Naked bikes at the London Show

    27 January 2016 by MCN News

    See the 2016 Naked bikes at the London Show

    With 2016 heralding the arrival of 68 new bikes, we’re going to have a roundup of some of the most interesting metal that’s coming our way this year. All the bikes featured will be on display at...

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  • In pictures; 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R launch

    27 January 2016 by MCN News

    In pictures; 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R launch

    In last weeks print issue, we rode the new Kawasaki ZX-10R at the international launch in Sepang and were thoroughly impressed with what’s on offer from the new machine. Of course, sunshine and bikes...

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  • Guy Martin switching gears

    27 January 2016 by MCN

    Guy Martin switching gears

    He may be giving up his TT bike for a mountain bike but it’s not been done on a whim. Last weekend Guy Martin cycled 500 miles to take part in a training race and MCN were there. uy Martin’s recent...

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  • Honda moves to secure ‘ADV’ name

    27 January 2016 by Ben Purvis

    Honda moves to secure ‘ADV’ name

    Honda made quite a big deal of their ADV Concept at the Milan motorcycle show in November. A chunky-tyred concept bike aimed at urban adventurers, it appeared to be the answer to a question no-one had...

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  • Win a GPZ900R in charity raffle

    27 January 2016 by James Archibald

    Win a GPZ900R in charity raffle

    A 1985 Kawasaki GPZ900R that has been restored is being raffled to help raise funds for the Stroke Association. After his dad suffered a series of strokes, Jay McGreneghan decided to help raise...

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  • Yamaha’s power of three

    27 January 2016 by Andy Downes & Ben Purvis

    Yamaha’s power of three

    Yamaha’s radical MWT-9 three-wheeler is expected to go on sale in 2017, and the firm has just submitted a trademark application. With three cylinders and three wheels the bike was one of the stranger...

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  • My life in bikes: Gordon Shedden

    26 January 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes: Gordon Shedden

    ‘I love my bikes more than cars’ eigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion reveals his secret passion for superbikes   You’re probably better known as a car racer, but you’ve got a big love...

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  • New MCN January 27: Year of the Brits

    26 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    New MCN January 27: Year of the Brits

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from January 27: 20 page special - Year of the Brits! Stunning new Triumphs and 2016 Brough blaze a trail MotoGP exclusive:...

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  • How to travel on the cheap

    26 January 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How to travel on the cheap

    Your bike, kit and accommodation are all sink holes for your travel funds. Ensure your bike is in good nick before you set off. If you need to have parts sent out to you, make sure that a copy of your...

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  • Ducati’s radical ‘draXter’ concept

    25 January 2016 by MCN News

    Ducati’s radical ‘draXter’ concept

    As well as their new XDiavel – full first ride report in next week’s MCN – Ducati unveiled this psychotic concept bike at the Verona Bike Expo, dubbed the draXter. According to the Borgo Panigale...

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  • The everlasting superbike: CB900

    22 January 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    The everlasting superbike: CB900

    Nick Hare bought his Honda CB900FB new in 1981. Since then it’s racked up 58,000 miles in Rhodesia and the UK, and been rebuilt and resprayed countless times. And it’s still going strong…   hirty...

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  • Video: Go Far. Go High. Go Home

    22 January 2016 by MCN News

    Video: Go Far. Go High. Go Home

    BBC Presenter Andy Torbet has always had a thirst for adventure, whether it be exploring deep underwater cave systems or climbing icebergs. Looking for a new adventure Andy’s climbing partner...

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  • My life in bikes: Nick Knowles

    22 January 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes: Nick Knowles

    ‘I stupidly tried to do a runner from the police’ IY SOS star talks about scrapes with the law, a lifetime on bikes, and why Honda’s CBR600RR is the perfect motorcycle for him   How did you get...

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  • Arrivederci Mr Biaggi

    21 January 2016 by Michael Guy

    Arrivederci Mr Biaggi

    Just before he announced his retirement from racing after 21 years at the high end of world championship contention, 2012 WSB champion Max granted an audience to MCN Sport   n the modern era of...

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  • A new dawn? Africa Twin group test (Part 2)

    21 January 2016 by Adam Child

    A new dawn? Africa Twin group test (Part 2)

    Adventure bikes may share common looks, but they’re not identikit clones. Honda’s 2016 Africa Twin added something new to the gene pool he Africa Twin is here, but how does it stack up against its...

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  • Four budget waterproof overjackets

    20 January 2016 by MCN News

    Four budget waterproof overjackets

    Our choice of some of the best budget waterproof overjackets available at mcnshop.com. RST Rain Jacket, £29.99 The RST jacket has an elasticated waist and cuffs to keep water out. It also has...

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  • Hammer heads – the brains behind Bonhams

    20 January 2016 by Classic Bike Magazine

    Hammer heads – the brains behind Bonhams

    Bonhams have raised the bar when it comes to classic motorcycle auctions. Here’s how they’ve done it.   e like to think the Classic Bike of the Year competition (CBOTY) is the most prestigious...

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  • A new dawn? Africa Twin group test (Part 1)

    20 January 2016 by Adam Child

    A new dawn? Africa Twin group test (Part 1)

    Adventure bikes may share common looks, but they’re not identikit clones. Honda’s 2016 Africa Twin added something new to the gene pool he Africa Twin is here, but how does it stack up against its...

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  • Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent revealed

    20 January 2016 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent revealed

    Ducati have added a special edition to the ever-expanding Scrambler range in the shape of this new Italia Independent model, which will be available in the UK in Spring at a fairly fruity £9377. The...

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  • Triumph’s missing Bonneville

    20 January 2016 by Ben Purvis

    Triumph’s missing Bonneville

    This is the world’s first glimpse of the next stage in Triumph’s water-cooled classic range – a 900cc Bonneville. The unveiling of Triumph’s impressive water-cooled Bonneville T120, Thruxton duo, and...

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