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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • Nov 7: Bikes on TV

    06 November 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Nov 7: Bikes on TV

    KEY TO CHANNELS   DRT - Discovery Real Time   DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport...

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  • Bike Magazine now on the iPad!

    05 November 2012 by MCN

    Bike Magazine now on the iPad!

    MCN's sister title Bike magazine has just launched its own iPad app on Apple's News Stand. The app features all of the features, road tests and regulars you'll find in the print version of the...

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  • Winter blues

    04 November 2012 by Jarrefan

    I'm going to be riding through winter again this year but my thermal/Gortex/Kevlar gloves don't seem to keep much of the cold out. So which keep your hands warmer - heated grips or heated gloves? Your answers will seriously decide what my wife gets me for Christmas.

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  • Great day for NABB

    04 November 2012 by Stritchy

    Great day for NABB

    The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes is £200 better off thanks to Wiltshire Honda Owners Club. HOC members organised a charity day at Blade Motorcycles in Swindon and held a raffle in aid of the...

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  • SORNing bikes for winter could void insurance

    02 November 2012 by Steve Farrell

    SORNing bikes for winter could void insurance

    Motorcyclists storing their bike for winter could be unwittingly invalidating their insurance if they declare it off road to the DVLA. MCN reader Alan Charlton, 64, was told his underwriter would no...

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  • Destination dealer: Dick Lovett Motorrad

    02 November 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Dick Lovett Motorrad

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Dick Lovett Motorcycles have opened a new BMW and Husqvarna dealership in Bristol. The showroom, the first in the UK to feature BMW's latest interior showrrom concept, is located...

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  • NY biking post Hurricane Sandy

    01 November 2012 by robert harwood-matthews

    NY biking post Hurricane Sandy

    In a city seemingly dominated by hipsters on Triumphs, city boys on Ducati's or BMW's and a handful of fairly loony, LED lit sportsbikes, the biker is still an outsider here in New York. It is in no...

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  • TT to feature on Al Jazeera Documentary

    01 November 2012 by MCN

    TT to feature on Al Jazeera Documentary

    The TT will feature in a documentary tonight on Middle Eastern news station Al Jazeera. The program, called 'The Isle of Man TT: A Most Dangerous Addiction' is part of the new Correspondant series on...

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  • Poll: What I love about biking

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    Poll: What I love about biking

    Every biker loves biking for a different reason, even when it comes to performance. So, this week, we're asking - what is it you love about your bike's performance? Is it the way you can blast off...

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  • You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    You ask/you answer: Should I go naked?

    I've been riding faired sportsbikes for thirteen years, but I'm actually getting a bit frustrated by how good they are, and how you can't use them properly on the road (I don't do trackdays)… I'm...

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  • New Rossi special on the iPad

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    New Rossi special on the iPad

    MCN’s sister title MCN Sport has just released a new, interactive Rossi special issue on the iPad. Featuring interviews with those closest to him, technical analysis of all his world...

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  • Win a £7000 classic Laverda

    30 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Win a £7000 classic Laverda

    Someone will have extra reason to celebrate this Christmas after winning this immaculate 1973 Laverda SF1 750 worth over £7000. It’s the top prize in the Vintage Motorcycle Club’s Christmas raffle,...

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  • New MCN October 31: Acceleration Special

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    New MCN October 31: Acceleration Special

    In this week's MCN, out October 24, we look at speed off the line with our acceleration special. We talk to top racers on technique, look at the kings of top end; drag racers, and have some quarter...

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  • Deadly 720 world record

    30 October 2012 by Andy Davidson

    Deadly 720 world record

    The Top Gear stunt team established a first world record double loop-the-loop using a motorbike at Birmingham’s NEC last week. Stunt rider, Gary Hoptrough successfully completed the Deadly 720 on a...

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  • Riders for Health's appeal raises £634,770

    30 October 2012 by MCN

    Riders for Health's appeal raises £634,770

    Riders for Health have had a massive success with their summer appeal, raising £317,385 to improve health care access in Africa. Under the British government's Aid match program, this will be doubled...

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  • Oct 31 Bikes on the Box

    30 October 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Oct 31 Bikes on the Box

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

    30 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

    A bike that looks like this wouldn’t normally make a tempting financial investment but this one fetched £59,740 at a Bonhams auction.   The 1930 Brough Superior Overhead 680 doubled its top...

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  • Rip off Britain

    29 October 2012 by Anonymous

    Recently received quote for new Harley. Cost £18,000 new, £5,400 deposit, balance to finance £12,600 over 36 payments. Cost per month ,£223.14 with a final payment of £8,718. Total charge for credit a whopping £4226.04 which equates to approx 33.54% over the payback period. Total cost of bike £22,226.04. They say its a good deal what do you think? I think its extortionate.

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  • Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

    29 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph

    A motorcyclist caught speeding at 152mph has been found guilty of dangerous driving. Stephen Tull, 37, admitted more than doubling the 70mph speed limit on the A27 in Binsted, Sussex, on October 16...

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  • Number plate ‘CBR400R’ in DVLA auction

    29 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Number plate ‘CBR400R’ in DVLA auction

    Honda CBR400R owners might be interested in the DVLA’s next personalised number plate auction – which includes the registration ‘CBR400R’. The private plate will go under the hammer on November 14 at...

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  • New motorway tax considered

    29 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    New motorway tax considered

    Using motorways would cost more in road tax under plans being considered by the Government. According to newspaper reports, ministers are considering a two-tier system with those who agree not to use...

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  • ‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

    29 October 2012 by Steve Farrell

    ‘Change clocks to cut bike casualties’

    Motorcycling would be safer if clocks were brought forward by an hour to make evenings lighter, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The group wants a three-year trial of new daylight...

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  • 'John McGuinness - TT Legend' book launched

    26 October 2012 by MCN

    'John McGuinness - TT Legend' book launched

    TT star John McGuinness and renowned roadracing photographer Stephen Davison will launch their new book 'John McGuinness - TT Legend' tomorrow in Ballymoney. The book, with words by McGuinness and...

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  • Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

    26 October 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Doble Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Now is a great time to buy a bike at Doble Motorcycles with some of the best prices you’re likely to find anywhere in the country on some of the hottest bikes available. Take the...

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