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Bike News (September 2013)

  • Is this the end for Mallory Park?

    30 September 2013 by Andy Davidson

    Is this the end for Mallory Park?

    Mallory Park racing circuit has been placed into administration and all future race meetings have been cancelled. The move comes after recent legal action was taken by Hinckley and Bosworth District...

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  • The Scooter Diaries

    27 September 2013 by Gordon Bowman

    The Scooter Diaries

    I have a story I thought you might all be interested in, one that should have been told 50 years ago. In 1959, my Dad quit his job as a newspaper reporter, sold his car and bought a '58 Lambretta...

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  • Motorcycle deaths at lowest rate

    26 September 2013 by Andy Downes

    Motorcycle deaths at lowest rate

    Government accident statistics have shown a 9% drop in motorcycle fatalities in 2012 which are the lowest on record. The data for 2012 has just been officially compiled by the Department for Transport...

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  • Have your say – vote in RiDER Power

    25 September 2013 by MCN Staff

    Have your say – vote in RiDER Power

    Ride magazine wants to find Britain's best bikes - according to the people who own them. And that means you.   Whether you own a Honda Blackbird, a BMW R1200GS or a brand-new Suzuki...

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  • Staff Blog: Rekindling the love

    25 September 2013 by Steve Hunt

    Staff Blog: Rekindling the love

    I’ve not ridden much these past few weeks. A combination of school holidays, work load and a general feeling of malaise has forced me to leave the trusted F800GT in the garage for longer than I would...

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  • MV Agusta 'inline four' owners wanted

    23 September 2013 by MCN Staff

    MV Agusta 'inline four' owners wanted

    MV Agusta owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of MV inline four models: F4 750 F4 1000 Brutale Any type, make or year, just the inline four and not triple engine. We'll be using the...

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  • Staff Blog: My cleaning confession

    23 September 2013 by Andy Downes

    Staff Blog: My cleaning confession

    I know some (most) people don’t enjoy cleaning motorcycles but for me it’s a seriously satisfying part of riding bikes and I’ve just spent three hours working on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring...

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  • Tourers for under £3,000

    23 September 2013 by MCN Staff

    Honda ST1100 Pan European The ST1100 Pan European is one of the very best cross-continental tourers that money can buy, well that less than £3,000 can buy anyway. Almost legendary in both its reliability and comfort, the Pan has steadily built a very passionate fan base since its launch in 1989 – something that has helped keep its second hand value high. Scanning through the small ads will reveal...

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  • Only two weeks until BikeShed 2

    20 September 2013 by Ped Baker

    Only two weeks until BikeShed 2

    There are just 14 days to go until the second Bikeshed Event kicks off in Shoreditch, London on October 5-6. After the blinding success of the inaugural show last May, the Bikeshed crew are pulling...

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  • Men banned from Silverstone

    19 September 2013 by James Hagon

    Men banned from Silverstone

    Ladies looking for a testosterone-free track day might want to put October the 3rd in their diary, when Silverstone is holding its first ever women-only sessions at the iconic Northamptonshire...

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  • MCN Awards 2013: Winners Revealed

    18 September 2013 by MCN

    MCN Awards 2013: Winners Revealed

    It's been one of the hardest-fought years in motorcycling, with icons being born, and re-born, in equal measure. These are MCN's best of the best... MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR BMW MOTORRAD BMW Motorrad...

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  • Moto Guzzi owners needed!

    18 September 2013 by MCN Staff

    Moto Guzzi owners needed!

    Moto Guzzi owners needed! MCN are looking for owners of Moto Guzzi bikes for an upcoming test. Specifically we're looking for owners of: Griso California 1100 Bellagio 940 We'll be using the...

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  • Video: Welcome to the Hard Alpi tour

    17 September 2013 by MCN Staff

    Video: Welcome to the Hard Alpi tour

    Welcome to the Hard Alpi tour. MCN took three very different bikes on a 2000 mile trip to Italy's Hard Alpi tour, a 24-hour rally through the Italian Alps. Step up the KTM 1190 Adventure, BMW F800GS...

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  • An XJR that RoCkS

    13 September 2013 by Ped Baker

    An XJR that RoCkS

    This is the latest stunning cafe racer from the Portuguese outfit it RoCkS bikes. Called Sunburn, the bike is based around a 1997 Yamaha XJR1200. Builders Osvaldo & Alexandre set to...

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  • Bimota announces takeover (again)

    12 September 2013 by Phil West, Executive Editor

    Bimota announces takeover (again)

    Bimota has announced, somewhat mysteriously, that it's been taken over – yet again. The Italian exotica specialist, reknown for bikes like thiscurrent DB11, made the following statement which, in...

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  • Japanese cruisers wanted

    12 September 2013 by MCN

    Japanese cruisers wanted

    MCN are looking for owners of three Japanese cruisers - the Kawasaki VN1500, Honda VTX1300 and Suzuki VL1500. We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a...

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  • Lap the Assen TT circuit with MCN

    11 September 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Lap the Assen TT circuit with MCN

    200 fans will be offered the opportunity to lap the legendary Assen circuit when the British Superbike championship returns there September 20-22. All advance UK ticket holders will have the chance to...

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  • Video: TT Lightweights are back

    10 September 2013

    Video: TT Lightweights are back

    In 1999 John McGuinness set the TT Lightweight lap record on Paul Bird's stunning 250GP Honda. Yet at this year's TT James Hillier lapped quicker on his Bournemouth Kawasaki ER-6 650cc supertwin. How...

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  • New MCN September 11: New 899 Panigale

    10 September 2013 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN September 11: New 899 Panigale

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 11: - Official pictures and full spec for the newly unveiled Ducati 899 Panigale - New Kawasaki Z1000: Better to...

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  • We want your Box Hill stories

    05 September 2013 by Michael Neeves

    We want your Box Hill stories

    We’re organising a road test, which will take place at Box Hill next Tuesday. Box Hill has been a Mecca to southern bikers for years. It’s been a destination for ride-outs, somewhere to ogle cool...

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  • New MCN September 4: Yamaha strikes back!

    03 September 2013 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN September 4: Yamaha strikes back!

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 4: - Yamaha strikes back with the launch of the new three-cylinder MT-09 - Around the world on a 125! -...

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  • Italian Job

    03 September 2013 by mediter

    Italian Job

    The last weekend of August saw a number of Aprilia Caponord owners meet in sleepy Llandovery, mid Wales. The beautiful and sunny weather helped the Caporiders enjoy the outstanding scenery that Wales...

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