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Bike News (December 2016)

  • Gallery: Ducati Multistrada 950

    19 December 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: Ducati Multistrada 950

    Ducati's Multistrada 1200 has been a huge success. In the UK it's Ducati's second biggest seller, nestling in just behind the Scrambler. The 1200 family comprises five models, starting at £13,795 for...

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  • Last minute Christmas buys

    18 December 2016 by MCN News

    Last minute Christmas buys

    Today is the last day you can order from the good lord-internet and still receive your package in time for Christmas. Struggling for motorcycle gift ideas as the deadline draws nearer? Let MCN be your...

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  • This week in news...

    17 December 2016 by MCN News

    This week in news...

    What every Saturday needs: This week in news looked a bit like this... Guy Martin buys a ‘proper’ boozer   Road racer turned TV presenter, Guy Martin, has opened his own pub in “centre of...

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  • Mix & match the Multistrada 950

    16 December 2016 by MCN News

    Mix & match the Multistrada 950

    The all new Ducati Multistrada comes in four different models. Ducati are offering four different models to choose from along with the base model, Sports, Touring, Urban and Enduro. We thought we...

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  • November motorcycle registrations up 12%

    16 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    November motorcycle registrations up 12%

    Figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) show new motorcycle registrations in November were up 12% compared to November 2015 and up 7% this year to date. 114,160 motorcycles were...

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  • Triumph celebrates three years in India

    16 December 2016 by MCN News

    Triumph celebrates three years in India

    Triumph are celebrating three years in India this month, having first launched in the country in December 2013 with a single dealership. Since the first dealership opened Triumph have sold 3500 models...

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  • MCN's Christmas crackers

    16 December 2016 by MCN News

    MCN's Christmas crackers

    Make socks and calendars the ghosts of Christmas past by leaving this page open on your laptop. Radio-controlled Ducati 1199 Panigale Fancy a Panigale for Christmas? Here’s one you stand a chance of...

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  • Finance: Affordable exotica

    16 December 2016 by MCN News

    Finance: Affordable exotica

    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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  • 20 questions: Igor Akrapovic

    16 December 2016 by MCN News

    20 questions: Igor Akrapovic

    We sat down with exhaust legend Igor Akrapovic to talk racing, wheelies and his riding heroes. Q1. What are you currently riding? I haven’t been riding much at all in the last two years because of a...

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  • 7 reasons you should ride this week...

    14 December 2016 by MCN News

    7 reasons you should ride this week...

    1. Twin shock sensations Durham Dales Classic Trial Where Middle England Classic Vehicle Club, Co. Durham When December 18, from 10am Entry Free Info durhamdalesclassictrial.org.uk    ...

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  • Honda gets in on ride sharing with Grab

    14 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Honda gets in on ride sharing with Grab

    Honda has signed up with Grab, an app-based ride-hailing company based in Indonesia that allows motorcycles to be used as one of the forms of transportation. Grab operates much like Uber and...

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  • Treat your Suzuki this Christmas

    13 December 2016 by James Archibald

    Treat your Suzuki this Christmas

    Suzuki launch winter service campaign Suzuki are offering free oil and a filter worth up to £50 with every service at authorised dealerships. Owners need to simply apply for a winter discount card...

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  • Finance: An interesting time to buy

    13 December 2016 by MCN News

    Finance: An interesting time to buy

    BMW have made the prospect of owning a new R1200GS even more tantalising with a new Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) deal. By reducing the annual interest rate from 9.9% APR to just 3.9%, BMW UK are...

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  • Polaris Slingshot recalled

    12 December 2016 by Jordan Gibbons

    Polaris Slingshot recalled

    The Polaris Slingshot has been recalled due to the potential for suspension failure, brake failure and risk of fire The Polaris Slingshot three wheeled motorcycle has been recalled due to a hazardous...

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  • How the hell do you... Get your elbow down?

    12 December 2016 by Andy Davidson

    How the hell do you... Get your elbow down?

    Here's part 17 Answered by Scott Redding – Wild-riding Scott Redding has also got his head down, too Hope for the best? The first time I did it was on a 125 at Mugello, but then in Moto2 it became...

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  • Gallery: £100 a month heroes tested

    10 December 2016 by MCN News

    Gallery: £100 a month heroes tested

    It's December, which means, despite a couple of mild days, the riding season is firmly behind us for the next few months. But at this time of year certain bikes that would otherwise get overlooked...

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  • This week in news...

    10 December 2016 by MCN News

    This week in news...

    What every Saturday needs: This week in news looked a bit like this... Goodwood date change The Goodwood Festival of Speed dates have changed for 2017. It will be held between June 29 and...

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  • Finance: The last of the analogue superbikes

    09 December 2016 by MCN News

    Finance: The last of the analogue superbikes

    The introduction of three new Honda Fireblades and two new Suzuki GSX-R1000s in 2017 signals the end of raw, unfiltered superbikes. Thankfully the outgoing models are still with us for a little while...

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  • Video: Londoners stop daylight bike theft

    08 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Londoners stop daylight bike theft

    Two would-be bike thieves were foiled by passers-by as they tried to steal a Ducati Panigale 1199S in broad daylight, and one member of the public caught the whole event on camera. The incident took...

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  • Ducati Globetrotter 90 on the final leg

    08 December 2016 by Liam Marsden

    Ducati Globetrotter 90 on the final leg

    The final leg of the Ducati Globetrotter 90 tour is underway, with the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro due to return to the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale on December 15. Ducati Globetrotter 90...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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