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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • 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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  • The great summer ride guide – (Part 4/4)

    05 June 2016 by MCN News

    The great summer ride guide – (Part 4/4)

      The final part of our summer special! You’ve read about the finest roads in France and Luxembourg. Now it’s the turn of Italy, Spain and Switzerland – countries rich with great biking tarmac.

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  • Event: Play in the park with MCN

    05 June 2016

    Event: Play in the park with MCN

    Event: MCN Track Day at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, LN11 9SE Date: June 21 MCN have teamed up with leading trackday company MSVT to offer you a brilliant day on track at the riders’ favourite, Cadwell...

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  • The great summer ride guide – (Part 3/4)

    04 June 2016 by MCN News

    The great summer ride guide – (Part 3/4)

    Here’s part three of our summer special! You’ve read about the finest roads in France and Luxembourg. Now it’s the turn of Spain – a country rich with great biking tarmac. Every road has been ridden...

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  • Victory Pikes Peak bikes gallery

    04 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Victory Pikes Peak bikes gallery

    Victory will have two bikes competing in the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb (PPIHC) this year – one electric and one petrol powered - and this massive gallery of pictures shows off the two...

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  • Ride to survive - how to stay upright

    03 June 2016 by RiDE Magazine

    Ride to survive - how to stay upright

    You’re doing 50mph and a lorry pulls out in front of you. What do you do? Our experts can help you learn from other riders’ mistakes  Many dynamics are in play when you’re on your bike. Are you...

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  • 133: This year’s big TT number

    03 June 2016 by MCN

    133: This year’s big TT number

    Last year John McGuinness came within a few seconds of becoming the first man to lap the TT course at 133mph. This year there’s that barrier and another just waiting just to be beaten wo TT landmarks...

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  • Honda RC213V-S crushed by falling BMW

    03 June 2016 by MCN News

    Honda RC213V-S crushed by falling BMW

    You might think that anyone who owns one of Honda's exotic RC213V-S road bikes must be one of the luckiest people on Earth. Sadly, the owner of this one clearly forgot to carry his luck over to the...

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  • Road racing comes to Coventry this weekend

    03 June 2016 by MCN News

    Road racing comes to Coventry this weekend

    The two-day free-to-enter festival will see bikes and cars take over the city centre, with part of the ring road closed to normal traffic and turned into a temporary circuit where bikes like Michael...

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  • The great summer ride guide – (Part 2/4)

    03 June 2016 by MCN News

    The great summer ride guide – (Part 2/4)

    Unbelievable roads and destinations to escape to now Welcome to part two of MCN’s holiday special, your guide to escaping to the finest tarmac in Britain and Europe and coming home sated for another...

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  • Fan pays ultimate tribute to Valentino Rossi

    02 June 2016 by MCN News

    Fan pays ultimate tribute to Valentino Rossi

    We think we may have found something more thrilling than watching Valentino Rossi at the Catalunya Grand Prix. MCN reader John Collinson has shared his topairy Rossi tribute, which took several years...

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  • Honda to recall airbag Gold Wings in US

    02 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    Honda to recall airbag Gold Wings in US

    Honda may be recalling Honda Gold Wing models fitted with airbags as part of a massive global recall of vehicles to replace potentially dangerous Takata airbags. The Gold Wing was available with an...

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  • When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 7: Mike Hailwood

    02 June 2016 by MCN Sport

    When Bike Swaps Go Bad. No 7: Mike Hailwood

    1965 MV Agusta to 1966 Honda RC181 ike Hailwood quit MV as triple 500 champion at the end of 1965 and won titles in 1966 on his return to Honda... but only in the 250 and 350 classes. Maybe it’s not...

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  • The great summer ride guide – (Part 1/4)

    02 June 2016 by MCN News

    The great summer ride guide – (Part 1/4)

    Unbelievable roads and destinations to escape to now Welcome to part one of MCN’s holiday special, your guide to escaping to the finest tarmac in Britain and Europe and coming home sated for another...

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  • World GP bike legends ride again

    01 June 2016 by Andy Downes

    World GP bike legends ride again

    Some of Grand Prix’s greatest legends will descend on the Sachsenring circuit in Germany on June 10-12 for the World GP Bike Legends festival. Fans will be treated to qualifying and two races,...

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  • Norton on a mission at the TT

    01 June 2016 by Oli Rushby

    Norton on a mission at the TT

    Norton’s factory race team are hoping for a change of fortunes at this year’s Isle of Man TT after a breakthrough with electronics saw the British firm take a huge step forward with their V4 race...

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  • Buy a Shark – and you could meet Lorenzo

    31 May 2016 by MCN News

    Buy a Shark – and you could meet Lorenzo

    SHARK Helmets have launched a UK-wide promotion for one lucky Race-R PRO Lorenzo Replica owner to meet the man himself at the OCTO British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The prize draw winner will receive...

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  • Join MCN for a road test

    31 May 2016 by Michael Neeves

    Join MCN for a road test

    We’d like to invite owners of these bikes along to an MCN road test: Benelli Tre K Original Ducati Multistrada (pre-1200) Ducati Sport Classic (any model) Harley Davidson V-Rod The test will be...

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  • Whatever happened to Transatlantic racing?

    31 May 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to Transatlantic racing?

    UK v US grudge matches starring Sheene, Roberts, Schwantz… very season between 1971 and 1991 a race series pitted a team of American riders against a team of Brits over several rounds at British...

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  • New MCN June 1: Massive TT special

    31 May 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN June 1: Massive TT special

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 1: Street Triple 765 New Norton TT racer Africa Twin v F800GS v Tiger Donington WSB RCV hits the TT New Pirellis...

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