Bike News (October 2016)

  • 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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  • A2 Group test: Great expectations

    31 October 2016 by Adam Child

    A2 Group test: Great expectations

    We all keep a place in our heart for our first bike, the machine we rode on our first proper road trip, the bike we’d ride 60 miles just for a bag of chips or a coffee. We’d find any excuse to ride...

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  • Gallery: Adventure bike grudge match

    30 October 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Adventure bike grudge match

    Which is the best adventure bike on the 2016 MCN long term fleet? Is it the light, cheap Honda Africa Twin, the no-frills BMW F800GS or the excessive Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro? To find out, we...

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  • 7 ways to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow

    29 October 2016 by MCN News

    7 ways to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow

    After breaking more records last weekend and becoming the first Brit to win the Austalian GP, we thought this was a fitting way for us all at home to pay homage to Cal Crutchlow - sitting around...

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  • 7 old-school sportsbikes

    29 October 2016 by MCN News

    7 old-school sportsbikes

    Legends from the 1990s that are on the verge of rocketing in value. Grab yourself a bargain while you can. Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD (1996-1999) Renowned as one of the best handling bikes of its day, the...

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  • Video: In Search of Adventure episode one

    28 October 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: In Search of Adventure episode one

    Suzuki has released the first episode of In Search of Adventure, featuring BBC presenter Andy Torbet riding around the UK on a Suzuki V-Strom 1000. TOP STORIES Bikes for sale: Old-school sportsbikes...

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  • National Motorcycle Museum goes Live!

    28 October 2016 by MCN News

    National Motorcycle Museum goes Live!

    Following the massive success of Museum LIVE over the past two years, the team at the National Motorcycle Museum will once again be throwing open the doors on Saturday November 5 for their annual...

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  • Win a Shoei NXR helmet worth £399.99

    28 October 2016 by Ped Baker

    Win a Shoei NXR helmet worth £399.99

    How fast can you get your lid on? Film it, leave your video on MCN’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram social media channels (using the hashtag #MCNBUCKLEUP) and be in with a chance of winning a new...

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  • Midlands off-road centre needs public help

    27 October 2016 by MCN News

    Midlands off-road centre needs public help

    A proposed new off-road bike park has been given more time to gather public support after planners admitted that the timeframe for submissions was too short. It's one of the most often voiced problems...

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  • Classic Bike Live show this weekend!

    27 October 2016 by MCN News

    Classic Bike Live show this weekend!

    Classic Bike Live revs into action this weekend to celebrate the legends of classic motorcycling. With the chance to meet racers and their winning machines, browse indoor trade and jumble stands, meet...

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  • Ducati Globetrotter 90 reaches Indianapolis

    27 October 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Globetrotter 90 reaches Indianapolis

    The Ducati Globetrotter 90 tour has reached Indianapolis at the hands of Brazilian Eduardo Generali, and is now on its way to New York. Eduardo picked the bike up in San Francisco and took 17 days to...

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  • Gallery: Honda V4 super test

    26 October 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Honda V4 super test

    Think of Honda and you'd be forgiven for thinking of workhorse-like bikes that just keep going without breaking down. But there's another side to Honda. The side that makes bikes dripping in tech and...

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  • Top ten: Cast your vote now in MotoFoto 2016

    26 October 2016 by MCN News

    Top ten: Cast your vote now in MotoFoto 2016

    It’s official – these are the UK’s top 10 motorcycle-themed shots as taken by amateur photographers and now it’s down to MCN readers to vote for their favourites. The standard has been superb with the...

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  • The Great Deus Bike Off...

    25 October 2016 by James Archibald

    The Great Deus Bike Off...

    Deus are custom pioneers so it comes as no surprise to discover that the Deus Bike Build Off is a hotly contested competition that sees builders from all over the globe creating wonderfully...

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  • In this week's issue: Cal wins again!

    25 October 2016 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Cal wins again!

    In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 26: Cal wins again Crutchlow takes his second ever MotoGP win and becomes the first Brit to win at Phillip...

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  • How the hell do you... Do a backflip?

    24 October 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How the hell do you... Do a backflip?

    Here's part 10 Answered by Jamie Squibb - Jamie is the UK’s best freestyle motocross rider and a member of the famous Nitro Circus The first thing you need for a back flip is an eight-meter radius...

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  • BSA poised for comeback

    24 October 2016 by James Archibald

    BSA poised for comeback

    British brand BSA could be set for a comeback after being snapped up by Indian car and bike giant Mahindra – who are perhaps best known to MCN readers for their involvement in Moto3. Mahindra...

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  • A2 sportsbikes: Insurance comparison

    24 October 2016 by MCN News

    A2 sportsbikes: Insurance comparison

    The A2 category is constantly growing, as manufacturers try to tempt new riders into their brand. Sportsbikes are still the coolest bikes and the most likely to attract new riders, and the three bikes...

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  • Video: MCN Award winners 2016

    24 October 2016 by MCN News

    Video: MCN Award winners 2016

    The biking landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years and the choice out there is more diverse and interesting than ever. No matter how you like to get your two-wheeled kicks, more...

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  • Whatever happened to Donnie McLeod

    22 October 2016 by Stuart Barker

    Whatever happened to Donnie McLeod

    A double British 250cc champion, team-mate to Niall Mackenzie in the Silverstone Armstrong squad, and 250cc Grand Prix podium finisher, Scotsman Donnie McLeod was one of the brightest young racing...

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  • Interview: Suzuki aim high

    22 October 2016 by Jon Urry

    Interview: Suzuki aim high

    "Our GSX-R1000 engine matches the competition’s power figures and makes more torque," says Shinichi Sahara, Chief Engineer for the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 models. The quietly spoken engineering guru has...

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  • How does PCP work and what are the options?

    21 October 2016 by MCN News

    How does PCP work and what are the options?

    While motorcycles have never been better value than they are right now, we’ve also never had more things fighting for our money. But PCP is about as close to a win:win situation you’ll ever get where...

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