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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • Finance: £100-a-month heroes tested

    08 December 2016 by MCN News

    Finance: £100-a-month heroes tested

    PCP deals now finance 20-30% of new bikes sold in the UK, and that number is growing, with deals to suit almost any budget. TOP STORIES BSB: Superstock shake up confirmed for 2017 Alpinestars neck...

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  • Throwback Thursday: BMW K1300S first ride

    08 December 2016 by MCN News

    Throwback Thursday: BMW K1300S first ride

    Don’t let the familiar appearance fool you – the numerous, seemingly small changes to the BMW K1300S amount to a seriously improved machine over the outgoing model. It may look similar but the...

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  • Naughty or nice? Gift ideas for Christmas

    08 December 2016 by MCN News

    Naughty or nice? Gift ideas for Christmas

    We know you want lots of fancy new bike stuff for Christmas, the big man with a penchanct for mince pies has told us. He's also told us you're not getting what you want unless you've been good this...

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  • Ever owned a BSA Gold Star?

    08 December 2016 by MCN News Team

    Ever owned a BSA Gold Star?

    Have you owned a BSA Gold Star? Is it the best bike you've ever owned? Do you have fond memories of it? Have you got one parked in your garage today? Then we need your help with an upcoming MCN...

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  • Yamaha FZR owners we need you!!

    07 December 2016 by MCN News Team

    Yamaha FZR owners we need you!!

    Have you owned a Yamaha FZR750? Is it the best bike you've ever owned? Do you have fond memories of it? Have you got one parked in your garage today? Then we need your help with an upcoming MCN...

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  • 7 reasons you should ride this week...

    07 December 2016 by MCN News

    7 reasons you should ride this week...

    1. Lean into winter track time MSVT Open Pit Lane Track Day with Chris Walker Where: Brands Hatch When: 8am. Friday, December 9 Entry: £69 Info: msvtrackdays.com Superbike superstar Chris ‘Stalker’...

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  • China's biggest machine yet

    07 December 2016 by Ben Purvis

    China's biggest machine yet

    Think of Chinese bikes and you probably get a mental image of 125cc air-cooled singles and identikit scooters but there’s a growing Chinese demand for large-capacity machines and home-grown...

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  • In this week's issue: Yamaha special

    06 December 2016 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Yamaha special

    It's #MCNWednesday time again! And this week we test every single MT from the Yamaha range. And yes our amazing, fabulous new MCN design still looks amazing and fabulous. Pick-up our new-look MCN from...

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  • Record breaking swag up for auction

    06 December 2016 by James Archibald

    Record breaking swag up for auction

    A collection of motorcycle medals, trophies and other achievement pieces from the early 20th century will be available to the highest bidder at the Charterhouse auction in Dorset on January, 20...

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  • Win £1,000 of biking gear with Carole Nash

    05 December 2016 by MCN News

    Win £1,000 of biking gear with Carole Nash

    Christmas really could come early this year courtesy of Carole Nash! They're giving away a sleigh full of prizes that would make Santa blush in a festive prize draw. Simply call Carole Nash or go...

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  • Will Guy race in 2017?

    04 December 2016 by Stephen Davison

    Will Guy race in 2017?

    TV star refuses to rule out TT comeback but says if he returns he’ll be ‘in it to win it’ A year ago the big question on everyone’s mind was, “Will Guy Martin race in 2016?” Twelve months on, the...

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  • Guy Martin back on track

    03 December 2016 by Kevin Kinghan

    Guy Martin back on track

    Guy road races again, has a crack at speedway and has a beach blast Guy Martin returned to bikesport at the weekend when he travelled to New Zealand’s South Island to race his monster Martek...

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  • 20 questions with Richard Hammond

    03 December 2016 by MCN News

    20 questions with Richard Hammond

    As The Grand Tour kicked off earlier this month it was perfect timing for our Head of Content, Tim Thompson, to catch up with former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond to answer some really big...

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  • This week in news...

    03 December 2016 by MCN News

    This week in news...

    What every Saturday needs: This week in news looked a bit like this... Leafy loveliness Customised old bikes are 10 a penny right? Well not this one, from New Orleans-based builders Night Shift...

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  • Richard Hammond on his 'perfect ride'

    02 December 2016 by Maria Vallahis

    Richard Hammond on his 'perfect ride'

    Richard Hammond has released a new book, hooray! Even better, this will make a perfect stocking-filler this Crimbo. Speaking about A Short History of the Motorcycle, the Hamster boasted to MCN’s Head...

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  • KTM recalls Adventure models

    02 December 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    KTM recalls Adventure models

    KTM have issued a recall for three adventure models due a problem with the ABS modulator wiring harness. Following an investigation, KTM has issued a recall on three Adventure models due a problem...

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  • Upgrade your Z1000SX and get a free sat-nav

    01 December 2016 by James Archibald

    Upgrade your Z1000SX and get a free sat-nav

    Kawasaki are offering a free TomTom Rider 400 sat-nav, with a retail price of over £350, to customers who upgrade their old Z1000SX motorcycles to the latest updated model.  The offer applies to...

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  • Video: A good deed backfires

    30 November 2016 by Ped Baker

    Video: A good deed backfires

    Ever tried to do the right thing only for it to backfire on you? This Suzuki Bandit 600 rider knows exactly how that feels. After spotting a wallet has fallen from the roof of a silver Hyundai, as it...

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  • Gallery: 125cc bargain hunting

    30 November 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: 125cc bargain hunting

    You can buy a brand new 125cc naked bike with a 24-month warranty and dealer back-up for less than £2000. You could run around on one of these for two trouble-free years then at the end of that period...

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  • Norton shot scoops MotoFoto top spot

    30 November 2016 by MCN News

    Norton shot scoops MotoFoto top spot

    Congratulations to Alex Rainnie who has been crowned Britain’s best amateur bike photographer after taking top spot in MotoFoto – the competition run by MCN and bike insurance specialist Carole Nash.

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  • 7 brilliant reasons to ride this week

    30 November 2016 by MCN NEws

    7 brilliant reasons to ride this week

    1. Going to trials is no error Bruce Dominey Cup trial Where: Lordship Farm, Benington When: Sunday, December 4, 10am Entry: Free for spectators The Bruce Dominey Cup is a popular trial as this...

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  • Weird motorcycle laws from around the world

    30 November 2016 by MCN News

    Weird motorcycle laws from around the world

    We're all aware of those weird laws around the globe which are perhaps hangovers from a different time, such as London taxi drivers having to carry around a bail of hay at all times. It turns out...

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  • Gallery: Ducati 1299 Panigale v 959

    30 November 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Ducati 1299 Panigale v 959

      Ducati’s 1299 Panigale beats the 959 on paper in every category, but the battle isn’t fought on paper, it’s fought on the road... It wasn’t many years ago that riding a full-blooded Bolognese...

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  • Have you owned a Honda C90?

    29 November 2016 by MCN News Team

    Have you owned a Honda C90?

    Have you owned a Honda C90? Did it get you into biking? Do you have fond memories of it? Got any funny or interesting stories about your C90? Then we need your help with an upcoming MCN feature on the...

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  • In this week's issue: Guy Martin rides again

    29 November 2016 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Guy Martin rides again

    Pick-up the second issue of our new-look MCN from November 30 - also available in newsagents, on iPad and Android. Our fancy pants new issue includes even more biking news and we've even added some...

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  • Project Scout contest won by a Thug

    29 November 2016 by James Archibald

    Project Scout contest won by a Thug

    Indian announce winner of Project Scout competition Cornish dealership Thor motorcycles have scooped the top prize in Indian's Project Scout comeptition with their hardcore THUG machine. Custom...

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