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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • James Toseland releases debut album

    26 March 2014 by Matthew Birt

    James Toseland releases debut album

    He was good at breaking records on his way to two World Superbike title victories, and now James Toseland is hoping to sell a few records in his exciting new music career. Toseland’s debut album...

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  • New MCN March 26: MotoGP is back!

    25 March 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN March 26: MotoGP is back!

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 26: MotoGP is back: We have 10 pages of news from the opening MotoGP race of 2014 which saw an epic battle between...

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  • Maxi scooter owners wanted

    24 March 2014 by MCN

    Maxi scooter owners wanted

    MCN is back on the lookout for maxi scooter owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: Yamaha T-Max Suzuki Burgman 650 Aprilia SRV850 We'll be using the information to help with our...

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  • UK charity rally

    24 March 2014 by Andy Davidson

    UK charity rally

    The Adventure Ashram charity is calling for riders to join its UK Car and Bike Rally from May 17-18 in support of health projects in India. The rally aims to attract 100 riders for the weekend ride...

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  • Honda reveals TT Revolution event plans

    18 March 2014 by Andy Downes

    Honda reveals TT Revolution event plans

    Honda has revealed plans for a series of new events called “Honda TT Revolution” which will run at the Isle of Man TT festival with world famous DJs Carl Cox and Danny Howard headlined to play at...

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  • Honda do it all owners wanted

    17 March 2014 by MCN

    Honda do it all owners wanted

    MCN is back on the lookout for owners of some of Honda's do it all bikes. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: Honda CBF1000 Honda VFR800 V-TEC Honda Crossrunner We'll be using the...

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  • £99 places still available for MCNLive!

    17 March 2014 by MCN Staff

    £99 places still available for MCNLive!

    There are still a limited number of £99* places available for MCNLive! at Butlins Skegness on March 28-31 but you’ll need to hurry, they’re disappearing fast! MCNLive! is the ideal kick start to...

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  • MCN at 6000ft

    16 March 2014 by Tony Burston

    MCN at 6000ft

    My better half carried MCN 4000ft from the valley floor to the top of an Austrian Alp. Maybe she thought she would be bored up there.

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  • Who said retirement had to be boring?

    14 March 2014 by stevedorset

    Who said retirement had to be boring?

    These are a couple of bikes that I have built since retiring 18 months ago. The Honda was inspired by the Honda factory racers of the sixties and is based on a 1979 CB750KZ. The BMW is my take on a...

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  • Have a spin with Marquez's helmet

    13 March 2014 by MCN

    Have a spin with Marquez's helmet

    In this week's MCN, we have an incredible feature on some of the most iconic helmets in motorcycle racing; from Evel Knievel to Jorge Lorenzo. We look at construction, paint and technology, and how...

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  • Warning over fake insurance broker con

    10 March 2014 by MCN Staff

    A rise in ‘ghost brokers’ has prompted a warning from one of Britain’s biggest insurers about these fake firms who have been ripping off new riders in particular. MCE Insurance – a well, respected insurance provider, and one of 43 chosen by MCN for our MCN Compare service -  has issued the warning after what it calls a ‘significant increase’ in the problem in the past year with first-time...

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  • Ducati charity challenge

    07 March 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Ducati charity challenge

    Ian Wood will be riding solo from John O’Groats to Land’s End on his 1979 Ducati 900 GTS for Dementia UK. Ian from Northamptonshire will leave Jack’s Hill Café, Towcester on April 17 and ride up to...

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  • Why don't you commute by bike?

    05 March 2014 by MCN

    Why don't you commute by bike?

    Commuting to work by motorbike can save you a lot of money and time, and add enjoyment to a potentially miserable journey. So why don't you do it?  

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  • Book your tickets now for MCN Live!

    04 March 2014 by MCN

    Book your tickets now for MCN Live!

    MCN Live! 2014 at Butlins, Skegness is just around the corner and you could book your weekend party from as little as £99. This year's event is shaping up to be a great event, with music from...

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  • New MCN March 5: Rossi on top

    04 March 2014 by MCN

    New MCN March 5: Rossi on top

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from March 5: MotoGP shock week: Rossi on top as Lorenzo slumps New Ducati Diavel revealed Britain's best real world bikes...

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  • Go big at MCN Live!

    03 March 2014 by MCN

    Go big at MCN Live!

    Saturday night at MCN Live! Skegness has to be seen to be believed. What started out a few years ago as a bunch of biking mates in comedy wigs has mushroomed into the UK's best-loved fancy dress...

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  • GetGeared offers 'Lidl' discount

    28 February 2014 by Tony Hoare

    GetGeared offers 'Lidl' discount

    Lidl, the German supermarket chain, starts its annual motorcycle kit sale today (February 27), with a selection of cheap helmet and clothing offers including a flipfront helmet for £39.99 and...

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  • Future classics

    28 February 2014 by MCN Staff

    Future classics

    2003 Ducati 999 Few bikes have proved as controversial as Pierre Terblanche’s replacement for the iconic 916 and this fact alone makes it a worthy future classic. Launched in 2003 the 999 instantly...

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  • Priority access to weekly MotoGP show

    25 February 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Priority access to weekly MotoGP show

    It’s been well publicised that the only place to watch MotoGP from within the UK is with BTSport for the 2014/2015 season.  When it was officially announced late last year, the exclusive license...

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  • Product review: Motovudu2

    25 February 2014 by Michael Neeves

    Product review: Motovudu2

    Motovudu 2, Dark art of Performance, £19.99 Tester: Michael Neeves Time used: All 93 pages in two sittings What’s good? Ex-500cc GP and WSB star Simon Crafar’s first book dealt with all the riding...

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  • Alternative air-cooled twins needed

    25 February 2014 by MCN

    Alternative air-cooled twins needed

    MCN is on the hunt for owners of alternative air-cooled twins. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: Harley-Davidson XR1200 Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog BMW R1200R We'll be using the information...

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  • Mallory Park set to reopen with free gala event

    25 February 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Mallory Park set to reopen with free gala event

    Mallory Park is set to reopen this weekend with a gala event that is open, free of charge, to the public, as the Leicestershire track resurrects from its seeming demise only months ago. The track, now...

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  • New MCN February 26: Norton special

    25 February 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN February 26: Norton special

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 26: Exclusive: New BMW S1000F Roadster planned World first test: New Honda Fireblade SP takes on Panigale S, RSV4...

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  • Forgotten heroes

    24 February 2014 by MCN Staff

    Forgotten heroes

    Honda VTR1000 Firestorm Honda’s Firestorm is a bike that has lived its life under the radar, which is a shame because this V-twin is a lovely bike that once tried is not easily forgotten. Using a...

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  • Dark Hedges

    23 February 2014 by Martin McCormick

    Dark Hedges

    Here's a picture taken at the Dark Hedges near Armoy, Northern Ireland from a biker's perspective.

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  • A romantic break with MCN

    21 February 2014 by Kev Quirk

    A romantic break with MCN

    This week the missus and I went away for a romantic spa break. However, the only thing that captivated me was my copy of MCN!

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  • Video: 125s to the Elephant Rally

    20 February 2014 by MCN

    Video: 125s to the Elephant Rally

    The Elephant Rally is for nutters. Since its inception in 1956, thousands of riders across Europe have traversed snow, blizzards and temperatures as low as -16C to attend the annual event. So of...

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  • New MCN February 19: Yamaha MT-07 first ride

    18 February 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN February 19: Yamaha MT-07 first ride

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from February 19: First test: We ride Yamaha's £5000 MT-07 Free WSB season guide ahead of this weekend's opener Elephant Rally...

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