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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Running the gauntlet on the road to Calais

    16 August 2016 by Richard Newland

    Running the gauntlet on the road to Calais

    “If you want to get through safely, don’t travel at night.” That was the advice imparted to me at Passport Control by a UK Border Agent as I left France in the dark early hours of Monday morning. It...

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  • Rare Lotus C-01 up for £300k

    16 August 2016 by James Archibald

    Rare Lotus C-01 up for £300k

    The Lotus C-01 is one of the most exclusive motorcycles in the world, with a run of only 100 bikes that sold out fairly rapidly. As such, getting your hands on one is a bit of a tricky business,...

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  • This week's issue: Ducati back on top

    16 August 2016 by MCN News

    This week's issue: Ducati back on top

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 17: Ducati back on top Ducati scorch to a sensational one-two in Austria after huge gamble on softer...

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  • Whatever happened to Johnny Cecotto?

    16 August 2016 by MCN News

    Whatever happened to Johnny Cecotto?

    Fact File Born 1956, Venezuela Famous for winning the 350cc world title at 19 years of age Best mate Barry Sheene Venezuela’s Alberto ‘Johnny’ Cecotto was a double world champion in the 350cc and...

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  • Pure & Crafted festival gallery

    15 August 2016 by James Archibald

    Pure & Crafted festival gallery

    We were in Berlin for the second Pure & Crafted festival on the weekend to find out what happens when a music festival and bike show collide. Some of Germany’s top custom builders were showing off...

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  • The history of the Ducati Monster family

    14 August 2016 by Jon Urry

    The history of the Ducati Monster family

    300,000 Ducati Monsters have been sold since the range was inroduced in 1993 with the air-cooled 904cc M900. From 1993 to 2000 the Monster family accounted for 42% of all Ducati's sales and helped...

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  • Seven bikes gaining value

    13 August 2016 by MCN News

    Seven bikes gaining value

    What's better; money in the bank or one of these beauties in your garage appreciating in value? Our used bike expert Neil Murray looks at some of the best bikes currently gaining value today. If any...

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  • Seven cracking big-mile heroes

    13 August 2016 by Phil West

    Seven cracking big-mile heroes

    Adventure bikes are great but for the biggest miles you want one of these. BMW R1200RT (2014-current) Definitive tourer had, until this latest version, been somewhat overshadowed by its adventure bike...

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  • See the bikes that made Sheene a star

    12 August 2016 by Dan Sutherland

    See the bikes that made Sheene a star

    This year marks 40 years since Barry Sheene won his first 500GP world title. In celebration of that anniversary, a collection of his old race bikes will be on display at Classic Bike Live. On display...

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  • MCN reader wins Triumph Street Twin

    12 August 2016 by MCN News

    MCN reader wins Triumph Street Twin

    From thousands of entries, across MCN's three national events, one lucky ready has nabbed themself a shiny new Triumph Street Twin. MCN reader, Steve Proud, collected the keys for his new piece of...

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  • Remember Rossi's Ducati Debut?

    12 August 2016 by MCN Sport

    Remember Rossi's Ducati Debut?

    After watching his 15th place Ducati MotoGP debut in 2010, MCN's Matthew Birt warned us it would be foolish to write off Valentino Rossi... alentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess has...

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  • A look back: Guy Martin's Autobiography

    11 August 2016 by MCN News

    A look back: Guy Martin's Autobiography

    From moped-crashing teenager to Junior Superstock contender, TT racer and TV star, to becoming one of the world's leading road racers, we look back at Guy Martin's autobiography, My Autobiography. I...

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  • Try out 2017 Yamaha motocross models

    11 August 2016 by MCN News

    Try out 2017 Yamaha motocross models

    You could try out a 2017 Yamaha motocross bike as the 2016 Yamaha MX Pro Tour rolls into Apex Motocross, Worcester September 24-25. TOP STORIES Guy Martin sets new Triumph speed record KTM’s secret...

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  • Yamaha MT-07 to get an MT-10 face transplant

    11 August 2016 by MCN News

    Yamaha MT-07 to get an MT-10 face transplant

    Yamaha’s hugely popular MT-07 will be getting an MT-10-inspired facelift according to new patents discovered by MCN.  The patent itself is specifically about a new type of tightly-focused LED...

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  • Event: Petrolheads at Bruntingthorpe

    10 August 2016 by MCN Staff

    Event: Petrolheads at Bruntingthorpe

    What: Petrolheads - see the stars When: Saturday August 13 Where: Bruntingthorpe. LE17 5QS A host of championship-winning bikes and riders are coming to Bruntingthorpe this Saturday to raise money for...

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  • My life in Bikes: Liam Cormier

    10 August 2016 by James Archibald

    My life in Bikes: Liam Cormier

    His day job is fronting the Canadian punk band Cancer Bats but his passion is not only in music. We spent some time with Liam Cormier before a trip to Norway to play a festival to find out...

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  • Drugs don't work – but Triumphs do

    10 August 2016 by MCN News

    Drugs don't work – but Triumphs do

    Ex-The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft has released a video for his new single 'They Don't Own Me', which heavily features an old twin-shock Triumph. In the video the 'The Drugs Don't Work'...

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  • My life in bikes: Frankie Chili

    10 August 2016 by MCN News

    My life in bikes: Frankie Chili

    What was your first bike? When I was 13 I was working in my uncle Pierluigi Aldrovandi’s workshop. He raced in the 125cc world championship and was European champion in 1981. Sometimes I’d take a bike...

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  • Met anti-terror police to use BMW F800GS

    10 August 2016 by MCN News

    Met anti-terror police to use BMW F800GS

    Anti-terror cops in London are to be deployed on the streets aboard BMW F800GSs to slice through traffic and bump up and down kerbs so they can reach incidents faster than any car driver. Riders will...

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  • Guy Martin sets new Triumph speed record

    10 August 2016 by MCN News

    Guy Martin sets new Triumph speed record

    Guy Martin has piloted the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to a new record during practice for the team's world land speed record attempt in late August, by becoming the world’s fastest ever Triumph...

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  • Starting wheelie young

    10 August 2016 by James Archibald

    Starting wheelie young

      This little guy has got his future motorcycle stunt-rider career off to the right start. What a hero. TOP STORIES VIDEO: Michelin presents 'The Story of Arch' with Keanu Reeves BSB:...

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