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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • How to avoid scams when selling your bike

    10 September 2014 by MCN

    How to avoid scams when selling your bike

    Placing a classified advert, whether online or in print, can sometimes attract people running scams, but by following some very simple rules you can stay safe and make sure you sell your...

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  • New MCN: Matchless revealed!

    09 September 2014

    New MCN: Matchless revealed!

    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 10th: - Revealed: Secret pics of a Brit icon - MotoGP back at Donington - KTM RC390 - 'It's a modern...

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  • Your Chance to Meet Jorge Lorenzo

    04 September 2014 by MCN News

    Your Chance to Meet Jorge Lorenzo

    Jorge Lorenzo is to make a special guest appearance at the Rocket Centre in Blackburn, Lancashire on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 as part of Alpinestars ‘Race Experience’ event. The ‘Race Experience’...

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  • Fancy winning a MT-09?

    03 September 2014

    Everyday frustrations on the road now at the mercy of your keyboard! Play Motorcycle Mayhem, a game brought to you by MCN Compare for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Motorcycle Mayhem is free to download and available on desktop, App Store & Play Store. Everyone who plays the game will be entered into our prize draw to win and ride away a brand new Yamaha MT-09 this October when the...

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  • Protect your bike for less

    03 September 2014

    Protect your bike for less

    If your scooter isn’t currently Datatagged, you can save yourself 35% of the cost by heading to St. James Square, London, SW1Y 4JS tomorrow (Thursday September 4) between 10am and 6pm, where your...

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  • Best sellers: Kawasaki ER-6f

    29 August 2014 by MCN

    Best sellers: Kawasaki ER-6f

    The 10 best-selling bikes in Britain for the first half of 2014 makes fascinating reading. BMW holds three out of the top five positions (for bikes over 125cc); the best-selling bike in the UK is one...

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  • Ride a new KTM at Box Hill this Sunday

    28 August 2014 by MCN

    Ride a new KTM at Box Hill this Sunday

    KTM UK will be at Box Hill this Sunday (August 31) with a large range of 2014 street bikes available for demo rides. Visitors to the popular biking meeting spot in Tadworth, Surrey, will be able to...

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  • Potholes voted top hazard for bikers

    28 August 2014 by MCN

    Potholes voted top hazard for bikers

    Rubbish roads, stop-start traffic or selfish car drivers? What annoys you most about Britain’s roads? Back in April, MCN Compare conducted a quick survey to find out. The candidates for all the...

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  • Is the new KTM Super Adventure too much?

    26 August 2014 by MCN

    Is the new KTM Super Adventure too much?

    The standard KTM Adventure is hardly under-powered, producing a claimed 150bhp. But that wasn't enough, so KTM recently unveiled the Super Adventure, which gets the same engine as the Super Duke R and...

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  • New MCN August 27: New KTM Super Adventure

    26 August 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN August 27: New KTM Super Adventure

    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 27. - New KTM Super Adventure - Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally vs rivals - Sportsbike story: 25 years of speed -...

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  • New MCN August 20: Lotus superbike ridden

    19 August 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN August 20: Lotus superbike ridden

    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 20. - We ride the new Lotus superbike - 2015's secret new bikes - The new Ducati Monster 821 takes on its...

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  • Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 needed

    18 August 2014 by MCN

    Kawasaki ZXR750 H1 needed

    MCN is on th elookout for owners of a Kawasaki ZX750 H1, which we need for a static photoshoot this week. We don't need to ride the bike, we'll just collect it and drop it back off when we're...

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  • Minimum driving ban petition launched

    16 August 2014 by Andy Downes

    Minimum driving ban petition launched

    The family of a motorcyclist killed by a car driver have started a petition calling for a minimum two-year driving ban for anyone found guilty of causing the death of another road user. Matthew...

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  • Bimota dealer opens in Scotland

    15 August 2014 by Andy Downes

    Bimota dealer opens in Scotland

    The UK’s only Bimota dealer has opened in Scotland with the first two bikes already shipped and in stock ready for sale. Moto Meccanica has taken delivery of a BMW S1000RR-engined BB3 superbike along...

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  • Petition to ban surface dressing launched

    15 August 2014 by MCN

    Petition to ban surface dressing launched

    An online petition to try and get the practice of resurfacing roads with a method called surface dressing stopped has already attracted more than 2500 signatures. The ePetition was started by...

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  • September MADness

    14 August 2014 by MCN

    September MADness

    If your September evenings are looking a little devoid of humour, you need to head to a theatre in Maidstone, Southend, Newark or Scunthorpe to be entertained by persistent prankster and GP...

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  • Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

    14 August 2014 by MCN

    Buying guide: Kawasaki H2

    Fast, loud, thirsty and anti-social, Kawasaki’s H2 triple embraced the Seventies’ spirit of excess. The 748cc two-stroke burned briefly but intensely, lighting up the scene in 1971 before being...

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  • MCN needs your help

    14 August 2014

    MCN needs your help

    Interested in helping MCN make its website even better? We have some interesting new ideas we're testing out and now we need to hear what you think of them. We're looking for any regular visitors...

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  • Circuit of Wales to host British GP

    13 August 2014 by Richard Newland

    Circuit of Wales to host British GP

    The Circuit of Wales has today announced a five-year deal with the owners of MotoGP – Dorna – to host the British GP, taking the reins from Silverstone. The only problem for the Circuit of Wales is...

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  • Harley recall now includes UK models

    13 August 2014 by MCN

    Harley recall now includes UK models

    A US recall of more than 66,000 ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson Touring models will now include UK models, and owners will be contacted imminently by their dealer to arrange for the three hours of work...

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  • New MCN August 13: Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied

    12 August 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN August 13: Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied

    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 16. - Suzuki GSX-S1000 spied - Superbikes vs super-nakeds - KTM RC125 first ride - All-new Indian Scout...

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  • Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions

    08 August 2014 by MCN

    Meet your heroes at the Day of Champions

    We’ve teamed up with Riders for Health to offer one lucky reader the chance to meet their GP heroes at the fantastic Day of Champions event taking place at Silverstone Circuit on Thursday August...

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  • Penalty for mobile use could double

    08 August 2014 by MCN

    Penalty for mobile use could double

    Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has suggested the penalty for using a mobile phone while driving could be doubled from three points to six, backing up Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard...

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  • What will you spend your £10 eVoucher on?

    07 August 2014

    MCN’s bike insurance comparison site, MCNcompare.com has been designed especially for you and the average saving on our site is a whopping £150*! And that’s not all, to celebrate these fantastic savings, we’re giving you a tenner to spend on helmets and clothing** at Sportsbikeshop.co.uk, just for getting a quote. Save time and money by comparing your insurance at MCNcompare.com today. What...

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  • The best Ducati 916

    07 August 2014 by John Hackett

    The best Ducati 916

    I’m split between two models – the very first 916 Strada and the 998R. When it was launched in 1994 the 916 Strada bowled me over. I saw the back end of it in 1993 when I was at the Ducati factory but...

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  • Testing time for teens

    04 August 2014 by MCN

    Testing time for teens

    Stricter motorcycle licence rules have caused a massive drop in young riders taking their tests. New learner rider rules introduced in January last year stopped under-19s from riding anything bigger...

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