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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • 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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  • 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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  • New MCN April 10: Adventure bike shootout

    09 April 2013 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 10: Adventure bike shootout

    In this week's MCN, out April 10, we pit the top four big adventure bikes against each other in the Brecon Beacons. The new BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure both promise to offer more than...

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  • Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 3

    07 April 2013 by MCN

    Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 3

    Last month at the Circuit of the Americas test MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt caught up with Valentino Rossi to discuss Ducati, Yamaha and the future. Check out part three of this exclusive three part...

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  • Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Dad

    06 April 2013 by Guy Procter

    Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Dad

    She shares her mother’s looks and flowing blonde hair; her father’s gimlet eyes and his irrepressible sense of self. She is Sidonie Sheene, 28, and she’s breaking her silence on life growing up with...

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  • Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 2

    06 April 2013 by MCN

    Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 2

    Last month at the Circuit of the Americas test MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt caught up with Valentino Rossi to discuss Ducati, Yamaha and the future. Check out part two of this exclusive three part...

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  • Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 1

    05 April 2013 by MCN

    Video: Valentino Rossi interview part 1

    Last month at the Circuit of the Americas test MCN MotoGP reporter Matt Birt caught up with Valentino Rossi to discuss Ducati, Yamaha and the future. Check out part one of this exclusive three part...

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  • Ewan becomes face of Guzzi

    05 April 2013 by Phil West

    Ewan becomes face of Guzzi

    Scottish Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is to star in a new advertising campaign for Moto Guzzi’s all-new California 1400. The star of Trainspotting, the Star Wars prequels, Moulin Rouge and TV’s Long...

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  • April 3 Bikes on the Box

    04 April 2013 by Alison Silcox

    April 3 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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  • Free t-shirt when you purchase insurance

    04 April 2013 by MCN

    Free t-shirt when you purchase insurance

    Insurance due this April? Don’t miss our fantastic promotion over at MCNcompare.com. Not only could you save some dosh on your premium, but everyone who purchases insurance receives a free retro...

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  • Prescott Bike Festival This Sunday

    04 April 2013 by Rich Newland

    Prescott Bike Festival This Sunday

    The annual Prescott Bike Festival takes place this Sunday, 7th April, and promises to be an action packed day out for all the family, whilst supporting the National Association of Bloodbikes charity.

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