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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2016)

  • 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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  • How to become Valentino Rossi’s mechanic

    28 November 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How to become Valentino Rossi’s mechanic

    Australia mechanic, Alex Briggs, tells us how to become Valentino Rossi's mechanic! Alex says: "It’s all about word of mouth! I was a decent motocross racer, and became an apprentice mechanic for a...

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  • Finance: £100-a-month heroes

    28 November 2016 by MCN News

    Finance: £100-a-month heroes

    Personal Contract Purchase now finances 20%-30% of all new bikes sold in the UK, and it’s growing fast. But it might not be right for you, so make sure you understand what it is and how it works. You...

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  • Press print… and out pops a bike

    28 November 2016 by James Archibald

    Press print… and out pops a bike

    Divergent, the company responsible for producing the world’s first 3D printed supercar, have revealed a new concept motorcycle at the LA Auto Show.  Called the Dagger, the prototype machine uses...

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  • What not to buy a motorcyclist at Christmas

    27 November 2016 by MCN News

    What not to buy a motorcyclist at Christmas

    We've all had them, rubbish motorcycle-related gifts at Christmas from relatives that know very little about bikes. Obviously, it's not their fault, and you put on a smile and say thank you, but deep...

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  • 7 top Black Friday bargains

    25 November 2016 by James Archibald

    7 top Black Friday bargains

    It’s that day when everybody seems to go a bit nutty, looking for the best bargains to try and save that little bit extra this Christmas. We all understand the desire to get as much bang for our buck...

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  • Whatever happened to MotoGP's party years?

    25 November 2016 by MCN News

    Whatever happened to MotoGP's party years?

    For generations the Grand Prix paddock was home to a bunch of crazy characters, working their way around Europe, racing every weekend, then moving to the next event, hence the championship's...

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  • Sign up to save green lanes

    24 November 2016 by James Archibald

    Sign up to save green lanes

    A new petition has been launched calling for extra protection for Britain's vanishing green lanes. The petition is calling for legislation to be introduced that will stop local authorities and local...

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  • Gallery: Adventure bike road test

    24 November 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Adventure bike road test

    The BMW R1200GS has been one of Britain’s best-sellers since it first appeared. But it’s started to face some seriously tough competition. Honda’s Africa Twin has seduced many with its capable road...

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  • #BlackFriday deals for MCN Festival 2017

    24 November 2016 by MCN News

    #BlackFriday deals for MCN Festival 2017

    Don't step out into the cold this #BlackFriday - All you need is at a click of a finger.  We're offering special offer tickets to MCN Festival 2017 to honour the monstrous sale just for you,...

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  • Ice, ice, baby

    23 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    Ice, ice, baby

    Amid a raft of other customs, Triumph unveiled the Tiger 800 Ice Bike at Motorcycle Live. The Tiger Ice bike front end sports a new suspension unit and functional ski, while the rear tyre is now...

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  • In this week's issue: Your new look MCN

    22 November 2016 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: Your new look MCN

    The design team have spent the last couple of months locked in a secret meeting room to bring you a new look MCN, which will be available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 23. We've...

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  • Video: Motorcyclist races parrot

    22 November 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Motorcyclist races parrot

    Video has emerged from Thailand of a wild parrot joining a young motorcyclist for an impromptu race. 23-year-old Tong Wiwatsunthon was riding his monkey bike in Chiang Rai when he was joined by the...

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  • Ducati UK announce price increase from 2017

    21 November 2016 by MCN News

    Ducati UK announce price increase from 2017

    Ducati UK have announced from January 1, 2017 there will be a 4.8% average price increase across their range.  However the pricing of new models unveiled at this year's EICMA will remain the...

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  • How to crash and go faster

    21 November 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How to crash and go faster

    Racer Bradley Smith takes us through how to crash and go faster. Don't try this at home! Bradley says: "It’s not easy to go faster after a big crash, unless you’ve got confidence in the bike or know...

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  • Gallery: Motorcycle Live 2016 at a glance

    21 November 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Motorcycle Live 2016 at a glance

    The 2016 Motorcycle Live Show kicked off over the weekend with a host of super cool metal to drool over.  Some of these gems included:   Barry Sheene's bikes and medals Suzuki building a...

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  • MCN needs your help!

    21 November 2016 by MCN News

    MCN needs your help!

    Have you ever owned any of the following bikes? Was it hugely significant to you – maybe as your first big bike? If so, we want to hear from you for a series of forthcoming features in MCN. Please...

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  • Whatever happened to Virginio Ferrari?

    19 November 2016 by Stuart Barker

    Whatever happened to Virginio Ferrari?

    Italian racer Virginio Ferrari finished second to Kenny Roberts – and ahead of Barry Sheene – in the 1979 500cc Grand Prix world championship. Then, in an unusual career twist, he found himself...

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  • FTR Moto folds after Circuit of Wales buy out

    18 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    FTR Moto folds after Circuit of Wales buy out

    Chassis manufacturer FTR Moto has entered insolvency, with liabilities believed to be over £500,000, four years after they were bought by the Heads of the Valleys Development Company (HOTVDC), the...

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  • Win a Milwaukee race edition BMW S1000RR

    17 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    Win a Milwaukee race edition BMW S1000RR

    Toolstation have teamed up with Milwaukee to give away some amazing prizes including a fully branded Milwaukee Race Team BMW S1000RR. Second prize is a pair of tickets to a European road of the 2017...

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  • Well they did say they wanted it tuned...

    17 November 2016 by MCN News

    Well they did say they wanted it tuned...

    Polish builders Game Over Cycles have teamed up with the world renowned Hard Rock Café to create a musically inspired Harley-Davidson for the Krakow branch of the famous eatery. The bike, built around...

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  • Live like Barry Sheene

    16 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    Live like Barry Sheene

    Barry Sheene’s old house for sale Barry Sheene’s old house in Charlwood, Surrey, is currently on the market for £2.25 million pounds. The Manor House is a nine bedroom house with eight reception...

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  • 500bhp drag racing bike stolen

    16 November 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    500bhp drag racing bike stolen

    Police are appealing for information about the theft of a 500bhp drag racing bike worth over £30,000. The tuned Hayabusa is can be switched between 300 and 400bhp when using fuel straight from the...

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  • 7 slow burners

    16 November 2016 by Neil Murray

    7 slow burners

      Honda Transalp (1987-2012) A bit of a conundrum at first: a not-very-powerful 600cc V-twin in a sort of soft-roader chassis. There were better trail bikes and more powerful faster tourers, and...

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  • In this week's issue: New Norton V4 revealed

    16 November 2016 by MCN News

    In this week's issue: New Norton V4 revealed

    In this week’s edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from November 16: New Norton V4 The all-new Norton V4 is here - and we have all the pics and details. NEC Show guide You...

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  • How to set a world record jump?

    14 November 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How to set a world record jump?

    How to set a world record, by stuntman Robbie Madison. Don't try this at home! Robbie is one of the world’s biggest nutcases, with a mile-long list of stunts and first feats to his name, from jumping...

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  • Deus announce 2016 Bike Build Off winner

    14 November 2016 by James Archibald

    Deus announce 2016 Bike Build Off winner

    Deus announce Bike Build Off winners at this year’s EICMA Deus aren’t strangers to the current custom movement that has swept through the motorcycling landscape and the yearly Bike Build Off is a...

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