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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • MCN Longest Day: En route to Bristol

    20 June 2016 by James Archibald

    MCN Longest Day: En route to Bristol

    Today (June 20) is the Longest Day Of The Year and to make the most of it the MCN team is riding from dawn to dusk, soaking up as much of the 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight as possible. Along...

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  • Ride To Work Week: A London commute

    20 June 2016 by Liam Marsden and Maria Vallahis

    Ride To Work Week: A London commute

    Today is the first day of summer, apparently, and it's also the first day of Ride To Work Week, which aims to highlight the benefits of commuting on two wheels instead of four. We're currently in the...

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  • MCN Longest Day: Bike Shed visit

    20 June 2016 by Liam Marsden and Maria Vallahis

    MCN Longest Day: Bike Shed visit

    Today (June 20) is the Longest Day Of The Year and to make the most of it the MCN team is riding from dawn to dusk, soaking up as much of the 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight as possible. Along...

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  • MCN Longest Day: Riding to Ace Cafe

    20 June 2016 by Liam Marsden and Maria Vallahis

    MCN Longest Day: Riding to Ace Cafe

    Today (June 20) is the Longest Day Of The Year and to make the most of it the MCN team is riding from dawn to dusk, soaking up as much of the 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight as possible. Along...

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  • MCN Longest Day: Sunrise over Lowestoft

    20 June 2016 by Ped Baker

    MCN Longest Day: Sunrise over Lowestoft

    Today (June 20) is the Longest Day Of The Year and to make the most of it the MCN team is riding from dawn to dusk, soaking up as much of the 16 hours and 38 minutes of sunlight as possible. Along...

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  • Kings of the road: battle of the baggers

    19 June 2016 by MCN

    Kings of the road: battle of the baggers

    Baggers define the modern American dream – but can Indian’s new Springfield depose the Road King? merican motorcycles don’t get more definitive than Harley-Davidson. And of all American bikes and all...

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  • Erzberg rodeo: as hard as it gets!

    18 June 2016 by MCN

    Erzberg rodeo: as hard as it gets!

    Over 1500 competitors entered the Erzberg enduro and just nine finished. MCN witnesses the toughest event of them all  he world of extreme enduro is booming, and it is now one of the fastest...

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  • EU Referendum: What the manufacturers say

    18 June 2016 by MCN News

    EU Referendum: What the manufacturers say

    With the EU Referendum on June 23 quickly approaching it's time to decide which way you're going to vote. We spoke to a couple of manufacturers to get their take on how it may affect them if Britain...

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  • Event: Honda stars come out at Vertu

    17 June 2016 by MCN News

    Event: Honda stars come out at Vertu

    Vertu Honda Nottingham is holding its open day on Saturday, July 2. Come along and see the Honda BSB racing team, Honda road racer Bruce Anstey and much more. Having established itself as a...

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  • Event: Highland Fling for the BSB boys

    17 June 2016 by MCN News Team

    Event: Highland Fling for the BSB boys

    Event: BSB Knockhill, Dunfermiline, Fife KY12 9TF Date: June 24-26 Knockhill will once again reverberate to the sound of top-class MCE British Superbike racing this weekend. A full-on programme of...

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  • Barry Sheene's RG500s back in Britain

    17 June 2016 by MCN News

    Barry Sheene's RG500s back in Britain

    The Suzuki RG500s ridden by Barry Sheene to the 1976 and 1977 500cc World Championship titles will return to the UK for the first time in more than 30 years to be at this year’s OCTO British Grand...

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  • Honda reopen earthquake damaged factory

    16 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda reopen earthquake damaged factory

    Honda have started production at the Kumamoto factory in southern Japan now repairs have been carried out following the massive earthquake that struck the region in April. The earthquake on April 14,...

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  • 90 years of Ducati Anniversary blast

    16 June 2016 by MCN

    90 years of Ducati Anniversary blast

    …And breathe It’s the fastest bike we’ve tested on track in 2016, but is the 1299 Panigale a serious road bike too? We blast it all the way back to the heavenly roads of Tuscany where it was developed...

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  • Audi boss: “Ducati is not for sale”

    16 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Audi boss: “Ducati is not for sale”

    Audi boss Rupert Stadler has officially stated Ducati will not be sold by the parent German car company despite recent speculation the Italian bike company might be one part sold off. Speculation has...

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  • Video: BMW S1000RR makes a splash

    16 June 2016 by MCN News

    Video: BMW S1000RR makes a splash

    BMW Motorrad South Africa came up with a slightly different way to advertise the latest generation S1000RR, surprising a few unwitting commuters in Cape Town by rigging a bus stop with speakers and a...

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  • Rocket Centre to host 12th annual open day

    16 June 2016 by MCN News

    Rocket Centre to host 12th annual open day

    Lancashire's largest motorcycle dealership, The Rocket Centre will hold its 12th annual open day on Saturday, July 30 from 10am. There will be stunt shows from three-times British Trials Champion...

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  • Sailor Jerry hit the road for The Ride 2016

    15 June 2016 by MCN News

    Sailor Jerry hit the road for The Ride 2016

    US brand Sailor Jerry will be hitting the road once again for round two of The Ride. Kicking-off on Saturday, July 2, three bike-building teams from across the UK will be competing against each...

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  • Free commuter cover for Ride to Work Week

    15 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Free commuter cover for Ride to Work Week

    Three major insurance providers have agreed to offer free commuter cover for customers who use their bikes during Ride to Work week between June 20 and 26. Customers who have policies with Carole...

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  • Video: KTM takes on Ferrari in tug of war

    15 June 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: KTM takes on Ferrari in tug of war

    Introduced to the world as The Beast before its official unveiling, the 1301cc Super Duke pumps out 99ftlb of torque and 160bhp and takes your breath away. It takes just 4.79 seconds to get from...

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  • Pre-1999 bikes to be banned from Paris

    14 June 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Pre-1999 bikes to be banned from Paris

    Motorcycles manufactured before June 1 1999 are to be banned from Paris between the hours of 8am and 8pm starting July 1, with a €35 fine coming into effect later this year on October 1. Vehicles used...

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  • Time to get dirty at the Adventure Bike Academy

    14 June 2016 by James Archibald

    Time to get dirty at the Adventure Bike Academy

    Running BMWs F800GS as my long-term test bike, I wanted to make sure I didn’t fall into the category of those who never take these bikes off-road, even though I myself had never ventured away from the...

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  • Gallery: World GP Bike Legends

    14 June 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: World GP Bike Legends

    Some of Grand Prix’s greatest legends met-up for the second annual World GP Bike Legends  at Sachsenring circuit in Germany. MCN's senior Michael Neeves also got to be chance to race the...

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