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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Motorcycle Live 2016 - get ready to save

    13 July 2016 by MCN News

    Motorcycle Live 2016 - get ready to save

    Tickets for Motorcycle Live 2016 – the UK’s biggest bike show – go on sale next month. This year advance purchasers will enjoy even bigger savings on the entry fee, plus the chance to win one...

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  • Herald lap it up on the Wall Of Death

    13 July 2016 by MCN News

    Herald lap it up on the Wall Of Death

    Herald Motor Co – the Cambridgeshire based importer and manufacturer of 125cc and 250cc motorcycles – has announced sponsorship of the Original Wall Of Death show, supplying three modified Classic...

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  • Carole Nash Moto Foto back for 2016

    13 July 2016 by MCN News

    Carole Nash Moto Foto back for 2016

    Back for 2016, Carole Nash Insurance, in association with MCN, are delighted to announce this year’s motorcycle photography competition – Moto Foto 2016. With great prizes, not to mention a coveted...

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  • Gallery: Barbados Festival of Speed

    12 July 2016 by James Archibald

    Gallery: Barbados Festival of Speed

    Mention the Caribbean and you immediately think sun, rum and perfect beaches – but motorsport probably won’t be on the list. So when we heard that the Bushy Park circuit on Barbados would be hosting...

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  • Why we love the BMW R100RT

    12 July 2016 by RiDE magazine

    Why we love the BMW R100RT

    Where did it come from? In the late 1970s a strong Deutschmark meant BMW were struggling in the US, falling from sixth to 11th in the sales charts. So they restructured the company and changed the...

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  • Honda CBR600 model history

    12 July 2016 by James Archibald

    Honda CBR600 model history

    The much-loved CBR600RR is due to be culled in 2017 after a long and illustrious life that will have spanned exactly 30 years. It’s a special machine that has touched the hearts of many along the...

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  • Swiss rider sets new world travelling record

    12 July 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Swiss rider sets new world travelling record

    Swiss Rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita has set a new world record for travelling around the world on a motorcycle, completing the journey in 119 days and 21 hours – and all on a heavily modified...

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  • Get ready for Dirt Quake this weekend

    12 July 2016 by James Archibald

    Get ready for Dirt Quake this weekend

    This weekend sees the return of the frankly bonkers Dirt Quake at Kings Lynn. Now in its fifth instalment, the event has been growing year on year to become a regular cult-classic feature on the...

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  • This week's issue: Guy Martin is back

    12 July 2016 by MCN News

    This week's issue: Guy Martin is back

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from July 13: Guy Martin special: His craziest year yet He may have missed the TT, but Britain's best loved racer has been...

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  • Tested: BSB Cadbury's Boost Yamahas

    10 July 2016 by Bike Magazine

    Tested: BSB Cadbury's Boost Yamahas

    The scary-fast Cadbury’s Boost Yamahas utterly blitzed the 1996 British Championship. But how? Olly Duke braved the bikes that make gods of men.   t all starts off as a bit of a lark. Ride the...

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  • 1972 Honda ATC90: James Bond's Honda

    10 July 2016 by MCN News

    1972 Honda ATC90: James Bond's Honda

    Engine 89cc, air-cooled, single Power 8bhp Weight 90kg   Value £2500-£5000 “The US90 made its debut in the Bond film Diamonds are Forever, and was a big hit. It eventually morphed into a...

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  • MotoGP's Best Battles: No10 Suzuka 1993

    09 July 2016 by MCN Sport

    MotoGP's Best Battles: No10 Suzuka 1993

    Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time his was Wayne Rainey’s greatest race, the one in which he had an out-of-body experience. For most of the 21 laps it was...

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  • Pikes Peak Cloud Racers

    09 July 2016 by MCN

    Pikes Peak Cloud Racers

    Intense speed, fatal drops and complete commitment – Pikes Peak is America’s TT he Pikes Peak International Hill Climb celebrated its 100th birthday last weekend with a field of entrants that the...

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  • The LC Files: underneath the skin

    08 July 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes magazine

    The LC Files: underneath the skin

    Yamaha’s pure race TZ may have been the inspiration for the RD350LC, but its technology was rooted more in the preceding, road-going RD series. Here’s a rundown of its key technical areas – and where...

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  • BMW G310R to star in comic book

    07 July 2016 by Liam Marsden

    BMW G310R to star in comic book

    The new BMW G310R, due in dealers this October, is set to be the star of a comic book titled 'Riders in the Storm' to be released around the same time as the bike. BMW have partnered with...

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  • BMW announce G310R price

    07 July 2016 by James Archibald

    BMW announce G310R price

    BMW have confirmed that their all-new G310R will be in dealers this October, with prices starting at £4290. The 313cc single-cylinder engine is the smallest to be produced by BMW since the R24 in 1948...

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  • 7 weird and wonderful customs

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    7 weird and wonderful customs

    ummer's here and it's time for a bit of cut-price cruising. Triumph 900 Adventurer (1995-2002) This is the often-overlooked sister bike to the Thunderbird 900 and was primarily aimed at the US market...

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  • Suzuki extends 0% finance offer

    06 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    Suzuki extends 0% finance offer

    Suzuki has extended a 0% finance offer on more than 10 models in the current range until the end of September. The models included in the offer include the Suzuki GSX-R1000, GSX-R750, and GSX-R600,...

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  • Ducati Globetrotter 90 sets off

    06 July 2016 by Andy Downes

    Ducati Globetrotter 90 sets off

    An official world tour called ‘Globetrotter 90’ has set off from the Ducati headquarters in Bologna as part of the 90th anniversary celebrations the company kicked off at last weekend’s World Ducati...

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  • 1969 Honda CB750: World’s first superbike

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    1969 Honda CB750: World’s first superbike

    Engine 736cc, SOHC, air-cooled, inline four Power 67bhp Weight 218kg Value £25,000-£40,000 “This is the bike that coined the term ‘superbike’ and launched Honda, and the whole Japanese motorcycle...

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  • 40 years on - the brilliant 1976 Bol d'Or

    06 July 2016 by Classic Bike Magazine

    40 years on - the brilliant 1976 Bol d'Or

    Endurance racing in the ’70s was an incredible spectacle involving an extraordinary diversity of machinery. None more so than at the 1976 Bol d’Or he 40th Bol d’Or, held at Le Mans in the dying...

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  • Kymco launch People GT 300i ABS in UK

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    Kymco launch People GT 300i ABS in UK

    One of Europe’s favourite commuter scooters is heading to the UK this summer. The Kymco People GT 300i ABS offers performance, style and stability. At the heart of Kymco’s new machine is the...

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  • New city style from Kymco with City Plus

    06 July 2016 by MCN News

    New city style from Kymco with City Plus

    This summer Kymco is adding an all-new two-stroke 50cc scooter to its ‘City’ range – the Kumco City Plus.  With a new look and a higher technical specification than its predecessors, the all-new...

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