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Bike News (April 2013)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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