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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R launched next month

    09 September 2015 by James Archibald

    2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R launched next month

    Kawasaki have confirmed the new Ninja ZX-10R is to be launched at an exclusive unveiling in Barcelona next month. The new model will have many subtle updates, the most notable being uprated brakes and...

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  • Classic or crusher? Bimota DB3 Mantra

    09 September 2015 by MCN

    Classic or crusher? Bimota DB3 Mantra

    What can you say about the Mantra? One thing's for certain, write anything uncomplimentary and you are guaranteed six letters of complaint – although five will be delayed as those owner’s bikes are...

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  • Eyewitness 1999: The birth of the 'Busa

    08 September 2015 by MCN

    Eyewitness 1999: The birth of the 'Busa

    Would Suzuki’s speedster really do 200mph? And what would law-makers think? uzuki’s GSX-1300R Hayabusa was the first production motorcycle that threatened to break the 200mph barrier. Although it...

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  • Live video: Goodwood Revival

    07 September 2015 by ped baker

    Live video: Goodwood Revival

    Watch the Goodwood Revival this weekend (September 10-12) as it's streamed live right here on Motorcyclenews.com. Most of the event is four wheeled but don't miss the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy...

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  • 500cc GP legends go back to school

    04 September 2015 by Michael Neeves

    500cc GP legends go back to school

    Former 500cc GP star Randy Mamola was at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School at Donington this week. Mamola, who finished runner-up four times in the 500cc World Championship in the 1980s, was there with...

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  • Triumph rideout sets record

    04 September 2015 by James Archibald

    Triumph rideout sets record

    Triumph riders set a new world record during a mass ride-out recently. The parade broke the record for the biggest Triumph ride-out as 362 machines took part in the two-mile ride in Stoke. The British...

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  • Free advanced rider training with the IAM

    02 September 2015 by James Archibald

    Free advanced rider training with the IAM

    The Institute of Advanced Motorists has launched a new campaign to encourage riders to take advantage of a free riding assessment, worth £45. The assessment is intended to give people a taste of...

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  • New MCN September 2: Rossi reigns!

    01 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    New MCN September 2: Rossi reigns!

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 2: British MotoGP: Rossi Reigns! Battle of the 600s 17 pages of used bikes and advice Danny does it at...

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  • Video: R1 long termer on-board at Cadwell

    27 August 2015 by Michael Neeves

    Video: R1 long termer on-board at Cadwell

    You don’t need to do much to the latest R1 to turn it into the ultimate trackday bike. Here at an MSV trackday at Cadwell I just filled it up with fuel, added a few clicks of compression damping at...

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  • Moto-Foto voting opens

    26 August 2015 by ped baker

    Moto-Foto voting opens

    The MCN/Carole Nash Moto Foto competition is reaching its final stages, but we need YOU to pick an overall winner. Following voting on Facebook a shortlist was drawn up and now the judges have decided...

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  • New MCN August 26: Norton Rotaries Race Again

    25 August 2015 by Steve Hunt

    New MCN August 26: Norton Rotaries Race Again

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 26: Classic TT Special Yamaha Tracer vs FOUR Rivals New KTM 800 Spied £5k Harley: Full Details FREE Brit GP...

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  • Video: On-board with Steve Parrish

    24 August 2015 by James Archibald

    Video: On-board with Steve Parrish

    Last week GP legend Steve Parrish talked us through the experience of riding around Silverstone, in this latest on-board video he takes to the track, giving further insight into what it’s like to ride...

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  • WK tourer for just £5k

    23 August 2015 by Ben Purvis

    WK tourer for just £5k

    At just £5199, the WK Bikes 650TR is the cheapest full-dressed tourer on the market, but the current model’s vaguely Pan European-ish styling is getting dated. The new model, seen here, retains the...

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  • WK clean up its act

    22 August 2015 by Ben Purvis

    WK clean up its act

    Sharing the same engine as the 650TR, the WK Bikes 650i is a more conventional naked bike, effectively a brand new alternative to a second-hand Kawasaki ER-6n. And it too is getting changed soon. New...

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  • Video: Hitting The Apex

    21 August 2015 by MCN News

    Video: Hitting The Apex

    Experience the high-octane fight for world domination among six of the fastest racers of all time as award winning actor and MotoGP superfan Brad Pitt presents Hitting The Apex...

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  • Video: Steve Parrish Rides Silverstone

    21 August 2015 by James Archibald

    Video: Steve Parrish Rides Silverstone

    The Bike Insurer have released a short video of ex GP rider Steve Parrish giving an insight into what its like to tackle Silverstone from a riders perspective. With a new Yamaha R1, Parrish takes to...

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  • New Diavel First Look

    21 August 2015 by Richard Newland

    New Diavel First Look

    After bringing you an exclusive first look at the new Ducati Diavel on Wednesday. MCN can spread some more light on some of the bikes new features… Swingarm The enormous Diavel swingarm has been...

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  • Honda’s adventure-scooter

    20 August 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Honda’s adventure-scooter

    Mixing-and-matching components to create new niche models is something every bike firm does occasionally, but this adventure-styled Honda scooter is one of the stranger hybrids we’ve seen. Based...

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  • MCN's bike meet week is go

    20 August 2015 by Charlie Lester

    MCN's bike meet week is go

    I’m undertaking a mega mission for MCN – going to seven beautiful British bike meets in seven days. The mission started last night at Squires in Yorkshire and goes on until next Tuesday night on...

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  • Entry-level Yamaha R1S due in 2016

    20 August 2015 by Ben Purvis

    Entry-level Yamaha R1S due in 2016

    Before the new-for-2015 YZF-R1 was even unveiled Yamaha dropped a large hint at its intentions to offer more than one version by filing trademarks on the names YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M. But it also...

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  • Diavel Custom Breaks Cover

    19 August 2015 by Richard Newland

    Diavel Custom Breaks Cover

    Ducati’s ballistic Diavel is the cruiser in their range that has never quite fitted in with its peers. Too powerful, well-handling and fun to comfortably languish at the lower end of the performance...

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  • Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2015

    18 August 2015 by Ped Baker

    Brackley Festival of Motorcycling 2015

    Sunshine, 20,000-strong crowds and a selection of the finest bikes on the planet – Sunday’s Brackley Festival of Motorcycling has been hailed as a massive success. With everything from MotoGP bikes...

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  • Win tickets to 'Hitting the Apex' premiere

    18 August 2015 by MCN News

    Win tickets to 'Hitting the Apex' premiere

    See the new MotoGP film first at Silverstone MotoGP! Hitting The Apex is the latest film from acclaimed director of Faster and Fastest, Mark Neale, chronicling the best show on Earth: MotoGP. The new...

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  • New MCN August 19: Rossi's secrets

    18 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    New MCN August 19: Rossi's secrets

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 19: Exclusive interview: Rossi's secrets 20-page pul-out special: 67 new bikes from £49 a month 17 pages of...

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