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Bike News (April 2014)

  • Can Marquez 'clean sweep' the 2014 season?

    30 April 2014 by MCN

    Can Marquez 'clean sweep' the 2014 season?

    With three rounds done in the 2014 MotoGP season, and Marc Marquez currently three for three at the top of the table, whispers have started about whether or not he’s got the potential to complete the...

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  • Sammy Miller autojumble cancelled

    29 April 2014 by Tony Hoare

    The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum has been forced to cancel this Sunday’s (May 4) autojumble because persistent rain has left the venue’s fields waterlogged. The museum in the New Forest had planned to have around 100 stalls, some on the hard-standing car park with the overspill in its fields, and car parking was also due to be on the same fields. But the potential quagmire has forced them...

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  • New MCN April 30: The Guy Martin story

    29 April 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 30: The Guy Martin story

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 30 The Guy Martin story: Guy's real life revealed in new book  All-new Ariel V4 prototype spied McGuinness...

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  • Modern Retro owners wanted

    28 April 2014

    Modern Retro owners wanted

    MCN is on the lookout for 'Modern Retro' owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: Royal Enfield Bullet models Moto Guzzi V7 models Kawasaki W800 We'll be using the information to...

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  • Don’t fall for copycat charges

    25 April 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Don’t fall for copycat charges

    Riders are being warned they could be paying over the odds when using the internet to carry out essential tasks like applying for a tax disc, declaring a bike as SORN or replacing their driving...

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  • Go off-road for £25

    25 April 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Go off-road for £25

    The Motorcycle Industry Association and leading manufacturers are again joining forces to offer another off-road experience day. A four-day mini ‘try out’ festival will be held in Bevercotes,...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R750 owners needed!

    23 April 2014 by MCN

    Suzuki GSX-R750 owners needed!

    MCN is on the lookout for Suzuki GSX-R750 owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: 2004/05 GSX-R750 2006/2010 GSX-R750 2011 - Current GSX-R750 We'll be using the information to help...

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  • What annoys you most about riding on the Queen's Highways?

    23 April 2014 by MCN

    With all sorts of things seemingly on the roads just to annoy you, we have an important question - which one really grinds your gears the most? Is it the idiots babbling away on their mobile phones, potholes the size of the North Sea, or just the sheer number of other vehicles on the road these days?  

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  • Win a set of Pirelli Angel GT tyres

    23 April 2014

    Win a set of Pirelli Angel GT tyres

    Fancy a free set of new Angel GT tyres for your bike? MCN has teamed up with Pirelli to give away 10 sets of its new sports tourer rubber - the winner of the MCN 2013 Tyre of the year!   Launched...

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  • New MCN out Wednesday 23rd!

    22 April 2014

    New MCN out Wednesday 23rd!

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 23:  - BMW R Nine T takes on super-stylish rivals - Off-Road Guide: Get your bike & body ready - Ultimate MV:...

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  • Ducati unveils airbag option for Multistrada

    17 April 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Ducati unveils airbag option for Multistrada

    Ducati project engineer Paolo Versari demonstrated the airbag with a trial firing at the press conference at the company’s factory in Bologna, Italy Ducati has unveiled the first rider airbag to be...

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  • Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

    17 April 2014 by MCN

    Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

    On April 5 2014 motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passed away at the age of 70. Tamburini is arguably the most influential motorcycle designer of modern times, and was responsible for...

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  • Are you an MCN Subscriber?

    16 April 2014 by MCN Staff

    Are you an MCN Subscriber?

    MCN is looking for a subscriber to take part in a discussion group at the MCN office on April 22. Lunch will be provided and we'll even chuck some MCN goodies your way! If you think you could help...

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  • Triumph Speed Triple owners wanted

    16 April 2014 by MCN Staff

    Triumph Speed Triple owners wanted

    MCN is on the lookout for Triumph Speed Triple owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: 955i Speed Triple Original 1050 Speed Triple Current model of Speed Triple We'll be using the...

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  • New MCN April 16: Marquez just two good

    15 April 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 16: Marquez just two good

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 16: Texas MotoGP special: Why champ's rivals are already falling apart Honda CB650F ridden How to build a TT...

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  • £5k thriller alternatives

    10 April 2014 by Liam Marsden

    £5k thriller alternatives

    Yamaha's new MT-07 is an impressive new entry in to the budget middleweight category and at £5199 it's an absolute bargain. The MT-07 is a brilliant bike in its own right thanks to a punchy parallel...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R1000 owners needed

    10 April 2014 by MCN

    Suzuki GSX-R1000 owners needed

    MCN is on the lookout for Suzuki GSX-R1000 owners. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: 2005-08 GSX-R1000 - single and twin exhaust models 2009-11 GSX-R1000 twin exhaust model...

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  • What annoys you most in 2014?

    10 April 2014 by MCN

    What annoys you most in 2014?

    Potholes, drivers paying more attention to their Facebook news feed than the road, bus lane regulations. What, as a biker, annoys you most in 2014? Vote for your biggest annoyance below, and don't...

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  • New MCN April 9: VFR800 first test

    08 April 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 9: VFR800 first test

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 9: Comeback king: Why Honda's brand new VFR800 is all the bike you'll ever need. Secrets of new Victory sports...

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  • Massimo Tamburini passes away

    07 April 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Massimo Tamburini passes away

    Massimo Tamburini, the legendary Italian designer of the iconic Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4, has passed away at the age of 70. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2013. Before designing the...

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  • Has the trackday touring tyre arrived?

    05 April 2014 by Tim Thompson

    Has the trackday touring tyre arrived?

    The Battlax BT-014 was the first ‘GP-derived’ Bridgestone, its technology handed down to road bikes from the Bridgestone development team run by Erv Kanemoto in 2001 and 2002. It was hot and sticky...

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  • Ducati Demo Day set for April 12

    04 April 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Demo Day set for April 12

    Ducati dealers across the UK and Ireland will beopening their doors on Saturday April 12 for a demo day that will give customers a chance to try out the latest Ducati models. All of Ducati's...

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  • Top 5 Bluetooth Headsets from the MCN Shop

    03 April 2014 by MCN Staff

    Intercoms have changed beyond recognition in recent years, transforming from fuddy-duddy rider -pillion devices to units that connect you to your phone, music, sat-nav and other riders with barely a wire in sight. The units here all depend on Bluetooth technology to wirelessly stream information into speakers sat next to your ears and out from a microphone by your mouth so you can communicate...

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  • Air-cooled Harley owners needed

    03 April 2014 by MCN

    Air-cooled Harley owners needed

    MCN is back on the lookout for air-cooled Harley models. Specifically we're looking for current owners of: XL883 XL1200 Deuce or 'big twin' models We'll be using the information to help with our...

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  • MCNLive! Kicks off 2014

    01 April 2014 by MCN Staff

    MCNLive! Kicks off 2014

    Last weekend MCNLive! kicked off the 2014 biking season with a bang as over 4000 people joined the MCN team in the sunshine at Butlins Skegness. Highlights of the weekend included a John McGuinness...

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  • New MCN April 2: £5k thrillers!

    01 April 2014 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 2: £5k thrillers!

    In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 2: £5k thrillers: The New Yamaha MT-07 takes on the Kawasaki ER-6n, Ducati Monster 696, KTM 690 Duke and Suzuki...

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