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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Win great prizes with MCN!

    02 July 2014 by MCN

    Win great prizes with MCN!

    Our giveaway site is bursting at the seams with brilliant prizes, with loads being added every week. It’s so easy to be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is register at...

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  • Every TT winner at Barton Bike Night!

    01 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Every TT winner at Barton Bike Night!

    Thousands of bikers are set to descend upon the North Lincolnshire town of Barton tomorrow night for the annual Barton Bike Night, with organisers expecting somewhere in the region of 20,000 bikes to...

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  • New MCN July 2: Suzuki's secret super naked

    01 July 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 2: Suzuki's secret super naked

    In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 2. We reveal Suzuki's secret super naked Ducati Monster 821 and new Ariel first rides Honda CB650F takes...

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  • Top 10 infamous bike ads

    27 June 2014 by MCN

    Top 10 infamous bike ads

    Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore…     Life helmets | 1979 Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with...

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  • How to change your chain and sprockets

    26 June 2014 by MCN

    How to change your chain and sprockets

    Even a beautifully maintained chain that spends its life in a shimmering coating of oil and is frequently adjusted to exact manufacturer tolerances will wear out, and it will take the sprockets with...

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  • Join Ross Noble on his Last Mile Ride

    20 June 2014 by MCN

    Join Ross Noble on his Last Mile Ride

    Comedian Ross Noble is launching a nationwide motorcycle ride out with a difference in support of international charity, Riders for Health. The Last Mile Ride, which takes place on tomorrow, Saturday...

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  • Fancy winning a Yamaha MT-09?

    20 June 2014 by MCN

    Fancy winning a Yamaha MT-09?

    Everyday frustrations on the road now at the mercy of your keyboard! Play Motorcycle Mayhem, a new game brought to you by MCN Compare for a chance to win some awesome prizes. The game, which follows...

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  • Discover your Dark Side

    20 June 2014 by Richard Newland

    Discover your Dark Side

    Yamaha is launching a 5-weekend test ride tour at selected venues around the UK, where riders can ‘Experience the Dark Side of Japan’ by riding one of the latest MT models, including the MT-09 Street...

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  • Would you buy a new Hesketh 24?

    19 June 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Would you buy a new Hesketh 24?

    Famous British bike name Hesketh has returned with an all-new £35,000 bike – a limited – edition special dubbed ‘24’. Would you consider buying one?

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  • Rossi’s #thisisforSIC58 suit up for grabs

    19 June 2014 by Richard Newland

    Rossi’s #thisisforSIC58 suit up for grabs

    The Dainese D-Air Racing suit worn by Valentino Rossi at the Italian Grand Prix is up for auction. The auction listing can be accessed via dainese.com, and the lucky bidder will receive the authentic...

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  • Win a Vincent Rapide worth £35k

    18 June 2014 by Andy Downes

    Win a Vincent Rapide worth £35k

    This year the National Motorcycle Museum is celebrating 30 years since first opening to the public by holding a series of events including a raffle with a Vincent Rapide worth £35,000 as top...

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  • Best British Racer Ever?

    18 June 2014

    Best British Racer Ever?

    From Surtees to Hailwood to Sheene to Fogarty to Dunlop to McGuinness to Hodgson, Toseland, Sykes and at least one more Dunlop - these are the men who made British racing great. MCN's experts...

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  • 500bhp Suzuki Hayabusa vs Honda CBR600RR

    16 June 2014 by Michael Neeves

    500bhp Suzuki Hayabusa vs Honda CBR600RR

    When Steve Bland – tree surgeon, Red Bull addict and speed freak – told us he could beat a sportsbike around a track on his unlimited class World Speed Record-challenging Hayabusa we were, it has to...

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  • Great roads on the cheap

    13 June 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Great roads on the cheap

    We all dream of long, empty mountain passes in foreign countries – of the sun on our backs, winding roads and a cool beer at the end of the day – yet many of us are put off by the cost of an adventure...

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  • Who is your top British racer?

    12 June 2014 by MCN

    Who is your top British racer?

    From Duke to Hailwood, Sheene to Dunlop, Fogarty to McGuinness, the June 18 issue of MCN will reveal the 40 best British racers of all time. And while our panel of experts has nominated the best...

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  • Monsters Inc.

    12 June 2014 by MCN

    Monsters Inc.

    If Ducati hadn't released the Monster in 1993 the Italian company probably wouldn't have survived the 1990s. This bike formed the bedrock that allowed Ducati to expand and grow, put money in dealer's...

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  • CERN laboratory

    11 June 2014 by Nathan Griggs

    CERN laboratory

    I took a trip to Switzerland to see the Large Hadron Collider along with a copy of MCN. I left it with a Swiss guy running in his new Triumph Tiger. I'll be going back some day as the roads to...

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  • Send us your Ride to Work Day pictures

    11 June 2014 by MCN

    Send us your Ride to Work Day pictures

    For some people every day is Ride to Work Day but for others it’s a chance to use the bike for the daily commute to work; either way we want to see your pictures telling your Ride to Work Day stories...

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  • Benelli Tornado 900 owners wanted!

    09 June 2014

    Benelli Tornado 900 owners wanted!

    MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Benelli Tornado 900. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the...

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  • Oxford hunts historic race machinery

    09 June 2014

    Oxford hunts historic race machinery

    Following the recent grand opening of its newly developed 100,000sqft distribution centre, Oxford Products is on the hunt for some of its historic race machinery to add some glamour to the finished...

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  • Rossi's 300

    09 June 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Rossi's 300

    He’s been an inspiration to practically every biker on the planet and last Sunday at Mugello, Valentino Rossi continued to show that he is truly one of a kind. His 300th race wasn’t his best but it...

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  • You can race as former champions in MotoGP 14

    05 June 2014 by Liam Marsden

    You can race as former champions in MotoGP 14

    MotoGP 14, the latest official MotoGP game from Italian developer Milestone Studio will include champions from 1992 to 2001 as playable characters. The new game mode, dubbed MotoGP Champions, means...

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  • Immediate Recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT

    05 June 2014 by Andy Downes

    Immediate Recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT

    BMW has issued an urgent instruction to all owners of 2014 BMW R1200RT owners fitted with the Dynamic ESA electronic suspension system to stop riding their motorcycles with immediate effect. The...

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  • Busiest TT since 2007

    05 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Busiest TT since 2007

    Figures released by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company show that 2014 is set to be one of the busiest TT of recent times, with traffic carried on the ferries up some 7.5% since last year, with...

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  • Scott Redding pulls out of TT parade lap

    04 June 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding pulls out of TT parade lap

    Scott Redding has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance in the Isle of Man TT parade lap later this week. The 2013 Moto2 world championship runner-up was due to ride the famous Mountain course with...

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  • New MCN June 4: Dunlop proves a point

    03 June 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN June 4: Dunlop proves a point

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 4. TT 2014: Dunlop proves a point as records tumble  New Ducati Scrambler is a retro with a punch Best VFR models...

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  • PB wants your Yamaha R7

    02 June 2014 by MCN News

    PB wants your Yamaha R7

    Performance Bikes magazine, our sister publication, is desperately seeking a Yamaha YZF-R7 for a front cover photoshoot. In the event that you own such a thing, or know someone who does, ...

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  • Great CBR600F stories

    30 May 2014 by Phil West

    Great CBR600F stories

    Have you got Britain's best CBR600F? Or got a fantastic CBR600F story? MCN wants to find the UK's best CBRs (the F NOT the RR version) and the best tales from people who've owned them. The bikes could...

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