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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Why we love the BMW R90S

    14 June 2016 by RiDE magazine

    Why we love the BMW R90S

    No10 in RiDE's list of icons is the BMW R90S. Where did it come from? Back in the early 1970s BMW suffered from a staid, sensible, beardy touring image. The R90S was a deliberate move to change that...

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  • New MCN June 15: Dunlop wins big

    14 June 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN June 15: Dunlop wins big

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 15: • Dunlop wins big at the TT • New Retro BMW GS • Biking’s toughest events • 2500 miles on a Panigale • Hutchy...

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  • Fans flood to see 500cc GP stars race again

    13 June 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Fans flood to see 500cc GP stars race again

    Former 500cc GP world champs Wayne Gardner and Freddie Spencer lined-up on the grid for the second annual World GP Bike Legends at the Sachsenring, Germany at the weekend. Racing in front of a...

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  • Event: Lincolnshire Bike Night

    13 June 2016 by MCN News

    Event: Lincolnshire Bike Night

    East Kirkby airfield will come alive on Wednesday but not just with the sound of the WW2 aircraft but also the engine noise of hundreds of motorcycles arriving at the annual Lincolnshire Bike...

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  • My Life in bikes: Ola Stenegard

    13 June 2016 by MCN

    My Life in bikes: Ola Stenegard

    ‘My dad taught me to weld when I was about six years old’ BMW designer talks choppers, chainsaws and creating the S1000RR  Did you come from a biking family? Yes. Both my mum and dad rode bikes,...

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  • 12 great motorcycling presents for Father's Day

    13 June 2016 by Tony Hoare

    12 great motorcycling presents for Father's Day

    You know it’s Father’s Day this Sunday (June 19, 2016) don’t you? Present and card all sorted, aren’t they? Of course they’re not. So absorb MCN’s list of 12 great ideas for the motorcycling father in...

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  • Pitlane: Michael Scott's final column for Bike

    12 June 2016 by Bike Magazine

    Pitlane: Michael Scott's final column for Bike

    Back in 1997, our old, greedy and cynical GP reporter indulges in his final column, which began in 1985. “That Michael Scott has become terribly cynical. He’s only in it for the money.” The character...

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  • Gallery: Wheels and Waves 2016

    11 June 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Wheels and Waves 2016

    Wheels and Waves, the coolest of cool custom bike shows in Biarritz wrapped up yesterday (June 12). What started as an annual club meeting for local bike club The Southsiders is fast turning into a...

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  • MotoGP's Best Battles: No1 Estoril 2006

    11 June 2016 by MCN Sport

    MotoGP's Best Battles: No1 Estoril 2006

    Our pick of the 10 greatest premier-class multi-rider dogfights of all time. his was the infamous race in which Dani Pedrosa skittled Honda team-mate and championship leader Nicky Hayden. With...

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  • Are Popes electric? They are now!

    10 June 2016 by Tony Hoare

    Are Popes electric? They are now!

    It’s always handy to have God on your side - and BMW have made themselves closer to Holiness than most by loaning electric scooters to assist one of the Pope’s main 2016 projects. The two BMW...

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  • TT test: CBR1000RR vs GSX-R1000

    10 June 2016 by MCN Sport

    TT test: CBR1000RR vs GSX-R1000

    o matter how many times I’ve raced at the TT or visited the island I still feel a buzz as Douglas prom comes into view. This time it’s a little different because I won’t be racing. It’s a couple of...

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  • Experience Yamaha's MT Dark Side Tour

    09 June 2016 by MCN News

    Experience Yamaha's MT Dark Side Tour

    There’s a dark cloud forecast over Squires Café this weekend, but it doesn’t mean rain is on its way. Yamaha’s MT Dark Side Tour comes to the famous Yorkshire bikers’ haunt, bringing with it a host of...

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  • Meet the man who's mad about OW01s

    09 June 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    Meet the man who's mad about OW01s

    To most of us Yamaha’s FZR750R OW01 is a gloriously exotic, achingly desirable production racer too rare and expensive to ever make it into our sheds. But Peter Day isn’t most of us. He’s the...

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  • Video: Austria by Sidecar

    09 June 2016 by Andy Davidson

    Video: Austria by Sidecar

    MCN recently spent some time in Austria taking a ride in a Ural sidecar for some mad, terrifying fun. You can read all about our trip in this week's paper or by viewing the article on MCN Plus. For...

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  • Half bike, half car, all nuts

    08 June 2016 by Classic Bike Magazine

    Half bike, half car, all nuts

    Meet Alfred Angas Scott, inventor of the kickstart, potholer and designer of race bikes so successful they had to be mathematically handicapped. Born in 1875, he began by designing and developing...

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  • An idiots guide to riding a sidecar

    08 June 2016 by Neil Murray, used bike expert

    An idiots guide to riding a sidecar

    It was a Jawa 350 combo and I was pretty sure it was going to be a doddle, because nothing serious could happen at 45mph. Ha! Within 10 minutes, I nearly clobbered a pedestrian when I let the sidecar...

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  • Foggy: What other racers really think

    07 June 2016 by MCN

    Foggy: What other racers really think

    Just what do the British WSB riders who followed in his tyre marks make of Foggy’s achievements? First published in 2010   Cal Crutchlow I was 14 when he stopped racing, but I remember him on the...

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  • My life in bikes: 'Dutch' Van Someren

    07 June 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes: 'Dutch' Van Someren

    'I've always had a thing about removing stuff from my bikes' ‘Bike Shed’ founder talks Maico 600s and riding around the capital When did you first get into bikes? I was 16. It was the only way to get...

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  • New MCN June 8: Hutchy Double

    07 June 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN June 8: Hutchy Double

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 8: Rossi back in title fight Celebration of Sidecars Lorenzo slams Iannone TT scorcher: 10-page special 3 new...

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  • Air Ambulance gets a boost

    06 June 2016 by MCN News

    Air Ambulance gets a boost

    The Henry Surtees Foundation has presented the Midlands Air Ambulance with a cheque for £18,275 to help fund specialist equipment designed specifically for critical care transport, including a Zoll X...

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  • Get Built bought

    06 June 2016 by MCN News

    Get Built bought

    Dedicated to the burgeoning retro customs movement, MCN sister-title Built enjoyed a fantastic first issue, featuring some of the world’s best custom bike building houses, with visits to Revival...

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  • Aussie Rules: Doohan v Stoner

    06 June 2016 by MCN Sport

    Aussie Rules: Doohan v Stoner

    Comparisons are inevitable when you’ve got two uncannily fast, feisty Aussie battlers born 65km apart making history on Repsol Hondas. Originally published in 2011 ick Doohan and Casey Stoner –...

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  • The Africa Twin’s Highland fling

    05 June 2016 by MCN

    The Africa Twin’s Highland fling

    We ride the all-conquering Africa Twin to Scotland to see how it fares against BMW and Triumph’s adventure middleweight kings hen Honda’s long awaited Africa Twin was launched in a blaze of glory at...

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  • The Gift. A short film by Michelin

    05 June 2016 by Ped Baker

    The Gift. A short film by Michelin

    Michelin and Harley Davidson have teamed up to produce The Gift, a short film about a father who gives his two children Harley Davidson motorcycles. It's a very nicely made film but were're not...

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