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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • 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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  • Northants HOC cheer up two hospitals

    03 April 2013 by Stritchy

    Northants HOC cheer up two hospitals

    The Northants and Milton Keynes Honda Owners Club had two rides this easter, taking chocolate eggs to children who are unfortunately in hospital. The first ride was on Saturday March 30 to...

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  • You Ask/You Answer: Back protectors

    03 April 2013 by MCN

    You Ask/You Answer: Back protectors

    "I've been riding over 12 years, and have never worn a proper back protector. I've got one of those foam back pad things that you get in your jacket – which obviously isn't a 'protector', and Iv'e...

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  • Video: Michael Guy's KTM 300EXC

    02 April 2013 by MCN

    Video: Michael Guy's KTM 300EXC

    MCN's sports editor Michael Guy has recently taken delivery of a new KTM 300EXC two stroke to get back into the enduro world after re-catching the bug at Dakar. Check out his first review of the bike!

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  • Incredible!

    02 April 2013 by hardhatharry99

    Have you seen the latest from the British Enduro Championship taken from Elgin Endurance Club? "The first round of the British Enduro Championship has been spoiled by the police, who on one of the few road sections, decided to nick all the competitors with undersized number plates, issuing £60 penalty notices! "This is despite the organisers contacting the police beforehand and getting the go...

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  • Feeling thirsty? Grab a beer or cider in our beer tent at MCN Live!

    30 March 2013 by MCN

    The beer tent will be outside next to the stunt area, so come and check out what we’ve got on offer… Ciders include Louth, Vintage Cyder, Sweet Cyder and Boxing dog. Our real ales will be Hobgoblin, Pedigree and Guest Ale (Jester Jack). All of these will be available just in the beer tent, however Hobgoblin and Pedigree will also be available in other venues. Don’t delay – book now to enjoy a top...

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  • Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

    30 March 2013 by Guy Procter

    Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

    It will be 10 years next week since the tragic death of Britain’s greatest ever grand prix star. In part one of our exclusive three-part tribute to Barry Sheene – the mate, the father, and the rival –...

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  • Used Buying Guide: Fazers set to Stun

    30 March 2013 by Jon Urry

    Used Buying Guide: Fazers set to Stun

    Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Yamaha’s Fazer range of bikes managed to catch the wave of two-wheeled popularity perfectly. More and more new riders were looking to get onto bikes and they...

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  • Bike Chooser: Sub-£4000 all-rounder

    29 March 2013 by Chris Dabbs

    Bike Chooser: Sub-£4000 all-rounder

    "I’m looking for a used bike under £4000 that can do a bit of everything, commute and a long weekend away with the missus. If it's already got a top box or Givi rack even better." Chris Icke,...

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  • Join the Ride Out at MCN Live!

    29 March 2013 by MCN

    Join the Ride Out at MCN Live!

    The UK's biggest and best party weekend, MCN Live, kicks off at Butlins, Skegness on April 19th-22nd and it’s not too late for you to be a part of it. New for 2013, this year’s ride out will be to the...

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  • Motorcyclists not to blame in most accidents

    29 March 2013 by Andy Downes

    Motorcyclists not to blame in most accidents

    New data from more than 1600 motorcycle accident last year have shown 80% of accidents were caused by other road users; a fact that flies in the face of controversial BBC programme ‘How Safe are...

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  • Long Way Round now on MCN-TV.com

    29 March 2013 by MCN

    Long Way Round now on MCN-TV.com

    Feeling inspired to travel? Why not immerse yourself in the idea, as the hugely popular TV series Long Way Round is now available on MCN-TV.com, the online, on-demand TV channel from MCN. The first...

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  • Video: Aprilia Caponord First Ride

    28 March 2013 by MCN

    Video: Aprilia Caponord First Ride

    MCN take the Aprilia Caponord 1200 out for a ride across rain-soaked Sardinia to see how it compares with it's new rivals. the BMW R1200GS, the Triumph Tiger Sport and the KTM Adventure 1190.

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  • T-shirt memory

    28 March 2013 by Mark Beresford

    I was introduced to the wonders of MotoGP by my best mate Keef in 2005 and since then we have been to every British round. Sadly, Keef died from cancer in late 2009 aged just 47 but we still go in memory of him. I have MotoGP t-shirts from most years but foolishly missed three and would like to get the collection complete. I need, in XL if possible, the following years for the British MotoGP:...

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  • See the Strikes at MCN Live!

    28 March 2013 by MCN

    See the Strikes at MCN Live!

    MCN Live event at Butlins, Skegness is shaping up to be a MASSIVE weekend. A huge line-up of bands and entertainment are confirmed that will make MCN Live 2013 a year to remember. Tribute acts Bon...

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  • The quarter-million-mile man

    28 March 2013 by Steve Farrell

    The quarter-million-mile man

    In 1999, Ian Coates left his home in Yorkshire and flew to South Africa to collect a Land Rover for a friend and bring it back to England. The mission was scuppered by visa problems, and he got his...

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  • Triumph Tiger owners needed!

    27 March 2013 by MCN

    Triumph Tiger owners needed!

    MCN is looking for Triumph Tiger owners for an upcoming feature! We need Tiger 900, 955i and 1050 owners. Just fill out the questionnaire below and email it with a head and shoulder photograph of...

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  • Negligent opening of a car door

    26 March 2013 by peter clemo

    Your legal eagle was discussing the offence of negligently opening a car door. Since I was a young police officer and the Road Traffic Act of 1972 was introduced it became an offence. I picked up the following link and I can't see any reason why tha act of negligence either by driver or car occupant is in question http://www.pdsolicitors.co.uk/index.php?page=opening-a-car-door

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