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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • Adventurers unite at HUBB UK

    25 April 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Adventurers unite at HUBB UK

    Overlanders website Horizons Unlimited are once again hosting the UK’s premier travel event, the HUBB UK. In its 13th year the popular gathering will take place from May 30 to June 2 at the Donington...

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  • Donington Park WSB deal for MCN readers!

    25 April 2013 by MCN

    Donington Park WSB deal for MCN readers!

    Donington Park is offering MCN readers a red hot deal on 2013 WSB tickets. Order your weekend or Sunday, May 26 tickets online using the offer code MCNDP13 and you’ll get £10 off each ticket...

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  • Warning of motorcycle insurance creeping clauses

    24 April 2013 by Gareth Nightingale

    This is a warning to all motorcycle riders to check their insurance terms carefully. I have been riding and insuring motorcycles for some 35 years now and have always been able to declare the bike as garaged. In the beginning this meant a simple decrease in premium, they trusted you to be sensible and put it in the garage most of the time. A few years ago a clause was introduced that this...

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  • Nominate the best place to live!

    24 April 2013 by Steve Farrell

    Nominate the best place to live!

    MCN wants your nominations for the best place in the UK for motorcyclists to live. We'll use your answers in a forthcoming feature. We're interested in places with access to great roads, bike...

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  • April 24 - May 7 Bikes on the Box

    23 April 2013 by Alison Silcox

    April 24 - May 7 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) -...

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  • New MCN April 24: World's Fastest Adventure

    23 April 2013 by MCN

    New MCN April 24: World's Fastest Adventure

    In this week's MCN, out April 24th, we test the ultimate fast adventure bikes on the Isle of Man TT course We have a Texas GP special on Marc Marquez - MotoGP's youngest ever winner Also this week:...

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  • Ducati names new boss

    18 April 2013 by Nathan Bellows

    Ducati names new boss

    Ducati’s CEO Gabrielle Del Torchio is being replaced by Claudio Domenicali, it has been announced. Rumours emerged earlier this week suggesting Del Torchio was set to leave the firm. These were...

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  • MCN Live kicks off tomorrow!

    18 April 2013 by MCN

    MCN Live kicks off tomorrow!

    MCNLive! kicks off its party weekend tomorrow. Hopefully you've packed your fancy dress for Saturday night's competition, we can’t wait to see this year’s entries! Still not booked? What are you...

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  • Long Way Round now on MCN TV

    18 April 2013 by MCN

    Long Way Round now on MCN TV

    Long Way Round, the first adventure series from Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman which started the adventure bike craze proper is now available on MCN TV. In 2004 McGregor and Boorman embarked on an...

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  • Two days to go until MCN Live!

    17 April 2013 by MCN

    Two days to go until MCN Live!

    Weekend tickets are still available to purchase but don't worry if you can't make the whole weekend, you can still come for the day. From amazing stunt shows to learning how to ride a trials bike to...

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  • Would you ever buy a Bimota?

    17 April 2013 by MCN

    Would you ever buy a Bimota?

    Bimotas are some of the most exotic, expensive motorcycles you can buy today. Is the exclusivety of the brand enough to tempt you to buy one? pollcomment

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  • Zippydodah - zip pull replacement

    16 April 2013 by David Hodson

    Zippydodah - zip pull replacement

    Fed up with zip pulls breaking on my gear and, at the time, not finding anything on the web I decided to create my own replacement zip pull. I spent a couple of years over this perfecting the design...

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  • New MCN April 17: Why 600s are back

    16 April 2013 by MCN

    New MCN April 17: Why 600s are back

    In this week's MCN, out April 17, we take the top of the class supersport screamers to Italy for a road and track test with world champion Neil Hodgson We talk exclusively to Brit Chaz Davies as he...

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  • Video: Shark Helmets Extreme Experiment

    15 April 2013 by MCN

    Video: Shark Helmets Extreme Experiment

    Shark helmets have unveiled a new video to show the claimed energy-absorbing properties of their new Speed-R and Race-R Pro Carbon helmets. Recreating a Netwon's Cradle device experiment (designed to...

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  • Ducati boss to leave?

    15 April 2013 by Andy Downes

    Ducati boss to leave?

    Rumours from Italy suggest Ducati CEO Gabriele del Torchio is set to leave the company to take up the helm at Italian airline Alitalia after more than five years at the Bologna bike firm. Italian...

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  • Honda Hornet owners needed!

    15 April 2013 by MCN

    Honda Hornet owners needed!

    MCN is looking for Honda Hornet owners for an upcoming feature! We need both 600cc (fuel-injected and carbed) and 900cc owners. Just fill out the questionnaire below and email it with a head and...

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  • Modern retro

    14 April 2013 by ronfairbrother

    Modern retro

    I’ve spent hours drooling over the bikes crafted by Sanctuary and Bulldock in Japan and longed to recreate something similar. You have to remember though, that these guys are quite well established...

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  • Used buying guide: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    12 April 2013 by Michael Neeves

    Used buying guide: Suzuki GSX-R1000

    Remember when the Japanese ruled the superbike roost? They battled ferociously with each other to make the fastest, sexiest and best handling 1000s, year after glorious year – it was great news for...

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  • Comedy acts return to MCN Live for 2013!

    12 April 2013 by MCN

    Comedy acts return to MCN Live for 2013!

    Back by popular demand – comedy acts Scott Miller and Terry Gauci at MCN Live 2013! Terry has entertained audiences with his fast-paced show packed with one-liners, observations and impressions. Add...

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  • It’s not too late to book for MCN Live!

    11 April 2013 by MCN

    It’s not too late to book for MCN Live!

    Not yet booked for MCN Live at Butlins, Skegness, 19th-22nd April? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Day tickets are still available to purchase on the day so don’t miss out on the ultimate party...

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  • More acts announced for MCN Live

    11 April 2013 by MCN

    More acts announced for MCN Live

    Check out the latest acts added to this year’s MCN Live line-up: Souled Out What started out as a soul band has now moved to a larger range of music to cater for all tastes and ages. Today’s set list...

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  • Designer Terblanche joins Confederate

    11 April 2013 by MCN

    Designer Terblanche joins Confederate

    Famous motorcycle designer Pierre Terblanche has joined American bike firm Confederate in a three-year contract and he has already moved from Italy to America. Terblanche is best-known for his work...

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  • New MCN Sport on sale now!

    10 April 2013 by MCN

    New MCN Sport on sale now!

    The latest edition of MCN Sport – in print and on the iPad – is out now. Essential reading for fans of bike racing everywhere ahead of the 2013 season, it’s packed with the finest writing and...

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  • What's the ugliest bike ever built?

    10 April 2013 by MCN

    What's the ugliest bike ever built?

    Among the masses of brilliant and beautiful bikes available there are also some real monstrosities. Below we've managed to come up with what we think are some of the ugliest bikes ever built. Which do...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Selling my first bike

    10 April 2013 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: Selling my first bike

    "I'm selling my CBR125R, and will be stepping up to one of the new CBR500Rs, and obviously need as much money as possible from the sale of my 125. It's the first vehicle I've ever owned and sold, and...

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