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Bike News (August 2016)

  • Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

    04 July 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Hanoi motorcycle ban pushed back to 2030

    In August last year Vietnam announced plans to ban all motorcycles from the city of Hanoi by 2025 in an effort to solve the growing traffic problem in the nation's capital and promote public...

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  • Eight bridges you must ride

    01 October 2016 by James Archibald

    Eight bridges you must ride

    We here at MCN like a good bridge. In fact we love them so much, we've put together our top eight must-ride bridges. Taking a trip on some of the world's longest bridges, the longest water crossings,...

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  • MCN Photo Comp: Win Turbospoke goodies

    29 September 2016 by MCN News

    MCN Photo Comp: Win Turbospoke goodies

    Next month you could win some goodies with MCN! And all you have to do is send your best motorcycling pictures.  However, this month is going to be slightly different, because of the nature of...

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  • Ducati extend 0% finance on Scramblers

    19 September 2016 by James Archibald and Maria Vallahis

    Ducati extend 0% finance on Scramblers

    Ducati are aiming to lure even more potential buyers towards their popular Scrambler by introducing a 0% finance offer on selected models until December 31. The offer is available on two of the most...

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  • New colour for 2017 Kawasaki ZX-10R

    01 September 2016 by Liam Marsden

    New colour for 2017 Kawasaki ZX-10R

    A new colour scheme of Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Flat Raw Titanium will be available on the Kawasaki ZX-10R in 2017, joining the exisiting Lime Green/Ebony paint scheme. Jeff Ware rode...

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  • Crutchlow's journey to the top

    01 September 2016 by MCN News

    Crutchlow's journey to the top

    He may have only just turned 30, but Crutchlow is now in his 18th year of racing in a career that spans back to 1999. During that time he’s won in Aprilia Superteens, British Superstock 600, British...

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  • My life in bikes: Dakar racer Craig Bounds

    01 September 2016 by MCN News

    My life in bikes: Dakar racer Craig Bounds

    Welsh enduro star charts his journey from humble step-thru to rally greatness. How did it all start? My first bike was a Suzuki FZ80 step-thru, the two-stroke equivalent of a Honda C90. I remember at...

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  • Victory forced to slash model range for 2017

    01 September 2016 by MCN News

    Victory forced to slash model range for 2017

    Victory to cut back the number of models available in Europe. While Victory can continue to sell the current models in the US market, the new rules mean only bikes with full Euro4 certification can be...

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  • Gallery: British GP over the years

    31 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Gallery: British GP over the years

    With Cal Crutchlow becoming the first Brit to win a GP since Barry Sheene 35 years ago, our excitement for this weekend's upcoming British GP at Silverstone is at an all time high. With hopefully more...

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  • Motorcycle Live: The rhythm of the road

    31 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcycle Live: The rhythm of the road

    In the second of six short videos released in the build up to Motorcycle Live 2016, long-distance rider Nathan Millward shares his passion for the open road and explains how his love of motorcycling...

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  • New KTM Adventure spied

    31 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    New KTM Adventure spied

    KTM’s 1190 Adventure will be heavily updated for 2017, as revealed by these spy shots taken last week outside the Austrian factory. The 1195cc V-twin has been a strong seller and remains an important...

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  • Husqvarna range hots up

    31 August 2016 by Andy Downes

    Husqvarna range hots up

    The rebirth of the historic Husqvarna brand will reach a huge milestone in a matter of a few months with the launch of a three-model family of modern roadsters later this year. MCN was granted...

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  • Wanted: Marketing Executive

    30 August 2016 by MCN News

    Wanted: Marketing Executive

    MCN are on the lookout for the best marketing exec on the planet. No, seriously. It’s a brilliant portfolio that includes one of Specialist’s flagship brands. So you’ll need to be good. Very...

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  • Engineer aims to set sidecar speed record

    30 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Engineer aims to set sidecar speed record

    Five years ago Kevin Clemens, an engineer at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, decided he would try and set a land speed record riding an electric motorcycle. He set a national record at...

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  • This week's issue: Cal can win again

    30 August 2016 by MCN News

    This week's issue: Cal can win again

    In this week's edition of MCN, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from August 31: Cal: "I can win again" MotoGP race winner Cal Crutchlow on why it's determination as much as skill that's...

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  • Guy Martin goes Trannie racing

    29 August 2016 by MCN News

    Guy Martin goes Trannie racing

    Persistent speed junkie, occasional motorcycle racer and full-time lorry mechanic, Guy Martin, is back with another series of his wildly popular Speed programme, on Channel 4. In the new series Guy...

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  • MV Agusta F4Z custom superbike revealed

    26 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    MV Agusta F4Z custom superbike revealed

    MV Agusta have revealed images of the upcoming F4Z a week before the bike was due to be unveiled. The F4Z is the result of a collaboration between MV Agusta and Milan-based design house Zagato, who...

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  • ARM1: The story of one man's return to biking

    25 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    ARM1: The story of one man's return to biking

    aRm1 from Roos Brothers on Vimeo. It takes a certain kind of person to lose a limb in a motorcycle accident and be back in the saddle just six months later. Chris Ganley is that type of person. A road...

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  • Triumph record attempt set for September

    24 August 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Triumph record attempt set for September

    After achieving a top speed of 274.2mph during their practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Triumph have confirmed they will return in September to attempt to set a new motorcycle land speed...

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  • 213.3mph wheelie sensation

    24 August 2016 by James Archibald

    213.3mph wheelie sensation

    Dutch rider Egbert van Popta has set a new record for the world’s fastest wheelie at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire. A stunning 213.3mph saw him overtake the 209.8mph record set by Liverpool's...

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