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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Video: Fat-tyred two-wheel-drive fun

    05 August 2016 by MCN News

    Video: Fat-tyred two-wheel-drive fun

    The Taurus 2x2 is a Russian two-wheel drive motorcycle designed for use across all terrain as an agricultural vehicle, and going by the video below, it looks a lot of fun. The makers recommend fitting...

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  • Gallery: Naked vs sportsbike

    05 August 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Naked vs sportsbike

    MCN recently took three sportsbikes and their naked counterparts to Bruntingtorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire for a series of tests to find out once and for all; which is more fun, a naked or a...

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  • Sample a taste of the States

    04 August 2016 by MCN News

    Sample a taste of the States

    Make a date with Thor Motorcycles on Saturday, August 6 to experience the best in American motorcycles. Thor Motorcycles offer American motorcycle enthusiasts the chance to swing a leg over the 2016...

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  • My life in bikes: Garry McCoy

    04 August 2016 by MCN News

    My life in bikes: Garry McCoy

    What was your first bike? I got a Honda Mini Trail when I was six – they call them Monkey bikes in the UK.  When did the racing start? I started straight away doing dirt gymkhanas on the Mini...

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  • Quiz: Do you know one Ducati from the next?

    04 August 2016 by MCN News

    Quiz: Do you know one Ducati from the next?

    Surely you know Ducatis are still made by hand in Italy, right? WRONG. It takes 88 minutes to make a Monster, does it? We’ll tell you something that will amaze you, in the 1960s Ducati DID make...

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  • Event: Infinity Motorcycles Clearance Sale

    03 August 2016 by MCN Staff

    Event: Infinity Motorcycles Clearance Sale

    What: Infinity Motorcycles Clearance Bargain Sale When: August 6-7 Where: Infinity Motorcycles Glasgow and York Head to Infinity Motorcycles in York and Glasgow this weekend and grab a bargain in...

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  • Kenan Sofuoglu performs epic H2R burnout

    01 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Kenan Sofuoglu performs epic H2R burnout

    Last month, Kawasaki World Supersport rider and reigning champion Kenan Sofuoglu reached a top speed of 249mph over the Osman Gazi Bridge in Turkey onboard his Kawasaki H2R, and he's recently...

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  • The Golden Age of Sports 400s

    01 August 2016 by Simon Hargreaves

    The Golden Age of Sports 400s

    Stunning little sportsbikes are nothing new. For a few glorious years in the 1990s, exotic pocket-rockets ruled Britain’s roads. Get ready to want one all over again as we look back at some of the...

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  • You really can can on a Suzuki VanVan 200

    31 July 2016 by Jon Urry

    You really can can on a Suzuki VanVan 200

    Here at MCN we have a secret – we all love the VanVan. It’s our guilty pleasure and to be honest no-one can really put a finger on what it is about this bike that makes it so appealing. On paper the...

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  • Whatever happened to the Silver Dream Racer?

    29 July 2016 by MCN News

    Whatever happened to the Silver Dream Racer?

    Released in 1980 and starring David Essex as struggling privateer bike racer Nick Freeman, Silver Dream Racer was the Rocky of motorcycle racing movies. The plot revolved around a prototype bike – the...

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  • Event: The Big Brands Bash

    29 July 2016 by MCN Staff

    Event: The Big Brands Bash

    What: British Superbikes, Brands Hatch GP When: August 4-7 Where: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, DA3 8NG The party of the summer gets started next weekend at the Brands Hatch GP circuit, as the MCE...

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  • Gallery: MCN Awards winners revisited

    28 July 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: MCN Awards winners revisited

    The 2016 MCN Awards are just around the corner and to get us in the mood we revisited the winning bikes from the last five years. Taking them on a road trip to Le Touquet, just down the coast from...

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  • Event: See the racing stars of tomorrow

    28 July 2016 by James Archibald

    Event: See the racing stars of tomorrow

    Cool FAB racing, the series which sets out to develop young talent, is hosting the fifth round of its championship at Whilton Mill in Daventry this weekend. The championship has gained the...

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  • Harley-Davidson recall 27,000 bikes

    28 July 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Harley-Davidson recall 27,000 bikes

    Harley-Davidson have recalled 27,000 motorcycles from their 2016 line-up over an issue with the clutch not disengaging in certain situations. The recall notice, published on the National Highway...

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  • Get set for Sheene the movie

    28 July 2016 by James Archibald

    Get set for Sheene the movie

    Check out this trailer the new feature-length biopic being made about the late, great Barry Sheene. As reported by MCN in February, the film is well on its way to hitting the silver screen and the new...

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  • Indian get A2 licence-friendly

    28 July 2016 by James Archibald

    Indian get A2 licence-friendly

    Indian have announced updates to the 2016 models that will be carried into next year.  One of the most significant changes comes from the Scout Sixty, which will now have the option to come with...

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  • My life in bikes: Rudi Schneider

    28 July 2016 by MCN News

    My life in bikes: Rudi Schneider

    Project leader for all four and six-cylinder BMWs talks about his superbike addiction, riding at the Nürburgring and tuning mopeds when he was a kid. How did you get started with bikes? All of my...

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  • This week's issue: Welcome to Rossi's world

    26 July 2016 by MCN News

    This week's issue: Welcome to Rossi's world

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 27: KTM Duke 800 spied KTM to unleash middleweight weapon in bid to win sales war. Electric off-roader ridden "The...

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  • Furygan team up with bespoke bike firm

    25 July 2016 by James Archibald

    Furygan team up with bespoke bike firm

    Kit firm Furygan have teamed up with bespoke bike producer Viba to create an exclusive women's jacket to accompany the £27,000 Lara 800 bike. The Lara 800 is being hand built and crafted by a...

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  • How to make your electrics future proof

    24 July 2016 by MCN

    How to make your electrics future proof

    Just bought an old-ish bike? Here’s how to ward off electrical gremlins with a few simple tools 1. Understand the basic principle Most people say electrics are a mystery. Well, imagine the cables as...

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  • 7 Bikes with long lives

    23 July 2016 by MCN

    7 Bikes with long lives

    These bikes all had engines with astonishing lifespans says Neil Murray  Suzuki GSX-R750 1985-92 We’re talking the oil-cooled bikes here. It’s hard now to imagine the impact this bike had – even...

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