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Bike News (April 2016)

  • 195bhp two-stroke to debut at TT races

    20 April 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    195bhp two-stroke to debut at TT races

    Brand new Suter MMX500 heading to Isle of Man and will be ridden by 10-time TT champ Ian Lougher. And, as he tells Practical Sportsbikes, he can’t wait... ust in case you needed yet another reason to...

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  • Alvaro Bautista's wheelie fail

    20 April 2016 by MCN

    Alvaro Bautista's wheelie fail

    Almost seven years on and Alvaro Bautista’s face is probably still red after this embarrassing ‘You’ve Been Framed’ moment when he spectacularly looped a celebration wheelie in Brno. he Spaniard had...

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  • Gallery: Last ever MCN Live Butlins bash

    19 April 2016 by James Archibald

    Gallery: Last ever MCN Live Butlins bash

    While it was the last chance to dance at MCN Live, the fun is by no means over, our next event is the MCN Festival of Motorcycling at the Peterborough Showground on May 14-15. Full...

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  • New MCN April 20: Exclusive Rossi interview

    19 April 2016 by MCN News

    New MCN April 20: Exclusive Rossi interview

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 20: It's official! Lorenzo moves to Ducati Kawasaki H2 vs ZZR1400 Honda Neowing patents revealed 30 years of...

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  • Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

    19 April 2016 by MCN

    Whatever happened to Buell Motorcycles?

    Maverick US firm built 137,000 bikes in 30 years then folded (twice) ounded by the charismatic engineer Erik Buell, Buell carved out a reputation for performance machines wildly at odds with what...

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  • MCN Live bids farewell

    18 April 2016 by James Archibald

    MCN Live bids farewell

    It’s been 22 years of brilliant fun in which we’ve shared many moments and memories but, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, such is the time that MCN Live made its final farewell...

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  • MCN Festival packed with action!

    18 April 2016 by MCN News

    MCN Festival packed with action!

    The second MCN Festival of Motorcycling is shaping up to be the ‘must-go-to’ event of the year. Held at the Peterborough Showground on May 14-15, the MCN Festival will be packed with action. Don’t...

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  • Japanese earthquake closes Honda factory

    18 April 2016 by MCN News

    Japanese earthquake closes Honda factory

    Honda have closed their Kumamoto factory in the wake of two earthquakes that rocked southern Japan on Thursday and Saturday last week.  Saturday's earthquake measured a magnitude of 7.3 struck...

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  • Riding coast to coast... off-road

    17 April 2016 by Bike Magazine

    Riding coast to coast... off-road

    North Sea to Irish Sea on the dirt. They said it couldn't be done - not by these clowns anyhow. Originally published in August 1997.  wice in a quarter of a mile. That's my record for going...

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  • How to fill and repair scuffed plastics

    15 April 2016 by Practical Sportsbikes

    How to fill and repair scuffed plastics

    Scuffed, scratched, crash-damaged plastics are the bane of many 1980s and ’90s sportsbike owners. With NOS panels either unavailable or hugely expensive, repair is often the only way. Here’s how… y...

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  • Biker heroes will ride to the rescue

    15 April 2016 by MCN News

    Biker heroes will ride to the rescue

    Until 4pm today (Friday April 15) motorcyclists around the country are giving up their spare time to help those in need. Generous riders across the UK have teamed up with insurance broker Carole Nash...

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  • Guy Martin special exhibition

    15 April 2016 by MCN News

    Guy Martin special exhibition

    Items from motorcycle racing star, author and television personality Guy Martin’s own personal collection have gone on display at the Grampian Transport Museum, in Alford, Aberdeenshire.  It is...

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  • Jeremy McWilliams rolls back the years

    14 April 2016 by MCN Sport

    Jeremy McWilliams rolls back the years

    How popular is Forgotten Era racing Down Under? he annual Phillip Island International Challenge, held in January, attracts the third biggest crowd in Australia behind MotoGP and WSB.  The idea...

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  • Pay on the day at MCNLive!

    13 April 2016 by MCN News

    Pay on the day at MCNLive!

    This weekend's last ever MCNLive! at Butlins, Skegness isn't just open to weekend ticket holders - you can also turn up and pay on the gate for all the day time events and shows. Day tickets are only...

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  • Dream the Impossible trailer released

    12 April 2016 by MCN News

    Dream the Impossible trailer released

    In 2003 Talan Skeels-Piggins was riding his Honda Fireblade when he was hit by a car into oncoming traffic. Doctors gave him a 30% chance of survival and told him he would never walk...

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  • Ashram Rally returns for 2016

    11 April 2016 by MCN News

    Ashram Rally returns for 2016

    The Adventure Ashram Rally will return for the third consecutive year on May 7, with a route set out in the Welsh Marches and all funds from the event going to Odanadi. The route has been designed by...

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  • Special Hog roast hots up

    11 April 2016 by MCN News

    Special Hog roast hots up

    Last chance to cast vote in Harley Davidson 'Custom Kings' shootout There’s just one week left to cast your vote and help one of 30 Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland dealerships become a top five...

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  • My life in bikes; Jason Griffiths

    11 April 2016 by MCN

    My life in bikes; Jason Griffiths

    ‘I raced neck-and-neck with Joey then beat him’ amaha race manager, bike dealer and thirteen-times TT podium man looks back on an amazing biking upbringing How did you first get into bikes? My father...

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  • 750s: Racing goes technicolour

    10 April 2016 by MCN

    750s: Racing goes technicolour

    A fleet of factory-prepared BSA and Triumph triples brought colour, competition, a glorious noise and a bunch of rowdy Americans to British circuits in 1971. It was one of the best ever years for...

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  • Scott Redding: "Honda didn't really back us"

    09 April 2016 by MCN Sport

    Scott Redding: "Honda didn't really back us"

    It was a mixed year for Brits in the MotoGP paddock. MCN Sport asked four of our top riders for their verdicts. Today, Scott Redding tells all bviously this year didn’t go to plan. How much of that...

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  • How to service your forks

    09 April 2016 by RiDE Magazine

    How to service your forks

    You wouldn’t expect your engine to keep going if you didn’t replace the oil and give it a service – so don’t make that mistake with your forks. Give them a service and be rewarded with a front end...

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  • The seven greatest 125s of all time

    08 April 2016 by Neil Murray

    The seven greatest 125s of all time

    Because they haven’t always been gutless wonders.  Cagiva Mito (1991-2004) The Mito went through a number of changes and is remembered for three things. Number one, it was one of the first 100mph...

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  • Dan Kneen: The man behind THAT TT moment

    07 April 2016 by MCN Sport

    Dan Kneen: The man behind THAT TT moment

    The Manxman’s 2011 TT will always be remembered for that huge moment at Rhencullen 2 during the Senior TT. Not by him, though, as MCN Sport found out when they caught up with him a few weeks...

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  • Last chance to book for MCNLive!

    07 April 2016 by MCN News

    Last chance to book for MCNLive!

    The final few apartments are booking up fast for the last ever MCNLive! at Butlins, Skegness, April 15-18 and we're planning on going out with a bang! This year's Saturday ride out will again finish...

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