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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Gallery: Utterly brilliant engines

    04 September 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Utterly brilliant engines

    We are truly living in a blessed time when to comes to two-wheeled development. Gone are any signs of the ‘Universal Japanese Motorcycle’, now every manufacturer is striving to stand out from the...

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  • Whatever happened to British exhausts?

    03 September 2016 by MCN News

    Whatever happened to British exhausts?

    British exhausts? I thought the best pipes were all foreign? You’re probably thinking of Akrapovic (from Slovenia) and Termignoni (from Italy). Or perhaps Yoshimura (Japan) or Vance & Hines...

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  • Gallery: Classic TT

    02 September 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Classic TT

    The fourth Classic TT festival proved to be a huge hit with thousands travelling to the Isle of Man to watch TT stars of past and present race the Mountain course on historic race machinery. Current...

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  • Fancy lapping Donington with Thundersport GB?

    02 September 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Fancy lapping Donington with Thundersport GB?

    Spectators will get the chance to ride their road bikes around Donington Park at the penultimate round of the Thundersport GB championships on the 24/25 September. Tickets are just £6.00, if you book...

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  • 70 years of Vespa: 10 things you didn't know

    02 September 2016 by Stuart Barker

    70 years of Vespa: 10 things you didn't know

    To this day a scooter is about the easiest, cheapest, and most convenient mode of powered transport there is, certainly for town riding. You can nip through the tightest of gaps in traffic, park them...

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  • Batman’s Batpod goes up for sale in the UK

    02 September 2016 by Dan Sutherland

    Batman’s Batpod goes up for sale in the UK

    Batman’s Batpod is to be sold in the UK later this month as part of an auction block of over 500 items worth a total of more than £1.5 million. The bike, which featured in both The Dark Knight and The...

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  • Indian riders invited to ride to Faak Am See

    02 September 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Indian riders invited to ride to Faak Am See

    The Indian Motorcycle Riders Group is inviting Indian riders around Europe to join them on a huge Indian ride to Faak Am See, Austria on September 9 as part of European Bike Week. Riders are asked to...

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  • New colour for 2017 Kawasaki ZX-10R

    01 September 2016 by Liam Marsden

    New colour for 2017 Kawasaki ZX-10R

    A new colour scheme of Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Flat Raw Titanium will be available on the Kawasaki ZX-10R in 2017, joining the exisiting Lime Green/Ebony paint scheme. Jeff Ware rode...

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  • My life in bikes: Dakar racer Craig Bounds

    01 September 2016 by MCN News

    My life in bikes: Dakar racer Craig Bounds

    Welsh enduro star charts his journey from humble step-thru to rally greatness. How did it all start? My first bike was a Suzuki FZ80 step-thru, the two-stroke equivalent of a Honda C90. I remember at...

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  • Crutchlow's journey to the top

    01 September 2016 by MCN News

    Crutchlow's journey to the top

    He may have only just turned 30, but Crutchlow is now in his 18th year of racing in a career that spans back to 1999. During that time he’s won in Aprilia Superteens, British Superstock 600, British...

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  • Victory forced to slash model range for 2017

    01 September 2016 by MCN News

    Victory forced to slash model range for 2017

    Victory to cut back the number of models available in Europe. While Victory can continue to sell the current models in the US market, the new rules mean only bikes with full Euro4 certification can be...

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  • Gallery: British GP over the years

    31 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Gallery: British GP over the years

    With Cal Crutchlow becoming the first Brit to win a GP since Barry Sheene 35 years ago, our excitement for this weekend's upcoming British GP at Silverstone is at an all time high. With hopefully more...

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  • WSB on the cheap (Part 1)

    31 August 2016 by MCN

    WSB on the cheap (Part 1)

    They may not be the exotic homologation specials of old, but these bikes all boast a WSB title to their name – and they’re great value too hen World Superbike rules were tweaked to allow 1000cc...

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  • WSB on the cheap (Part 2)

    31 August 2016 by MCN

    WSB on the cheap (Part 2)

    ‘Damn, that thing still sounds good!’ hink we’d forgotten the booming and beautiful work of HRC art that is the SP-2? Double world champion Colin Edwards certainly hasn’t... The Honda SP-2 holds a...

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  • Motorcycle Live: The rhythm of the road

    31 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcycle Live: The rhythm of the road

    In the second of six short videos released in the build up to Motorcycle Live 2016, long-distance rider Nathan Millward shares his passion for the open road and explains how his love of motorcycling...

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  • New KTM Adventure spied

    31 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    New KTM Adventure spied

    KTM’s 1190 Adventure will be heavily updated for 2017, as revealed by these spy shots taken last week outside the Austrian factory. The 1195cc V-twin has been a strong seller and remains an important...

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  • Husqvarna range hots up

    31 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    Husqvarna range hots up

    The rebirth of the historic Husqvarna brand will reach a huge milestone in a matter of a few months with the launch of a three-model family of modern roadsters later this year. MCN was granted...

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  • Wanted: Marketing Executive

    30 August 2016 by MCN News

    Wanted: Marketing Executive

    MCN are on the lookout for the best marketing exec on the planet. No, seriously. It’s a brilliant portfolio that includes one of Specialist’s flagship brands. So you’ll need to be good. Very...

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  • Engineer aims to set sidecar speed record

    30 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Engineer aims to set sidecar speed record

    Five years ago Kevin Clemens, an engineer at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, decided he would try and set a land speed record riding an electric motorcycle. He set a national record at...

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  • This week's issue: Cal can win again

    30 August 2016 by MCN News

    This week's issue: Cal can win again

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 31: Cal: "I can win again" MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow on why it's determination as much as skill that's...

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  • Guy Martin goes Trannie racing

    29 August 2016 by MCN News

    Guy Martin goes Trannie racing

    Persistent speed junkie, occasional motorcycle racer and full-time lorry mechanic, Guy Martin, is back with another series of his wildly popular Speed programme, on Channel 4. In the new series Guy...

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  • MV Agusta F4Z custom superbike revealed

    26 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta F4Z custom superbike revealed

    MV Agusta have revealed images of the upcoming F4Z a week before the bike was due to be unveiled. The F4Z is the result of a collaboration between MV Agusta and Milan-based design house Zagato, who...

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  • Win a Suzuki SV650 with Motorcycle Live

    26 August 2016 by James Archibald

    Win a Suzuki SV650 with Motorcycle Live

    Motorcycle Live have teamed up with Suzuki to give one lucky person the chance to win a brand new SV650.  The bike will be up for grabs by completing a simple form that can be found here, with...

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