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Bike News (November 2016)

  • Christmas gifts for those who like to tour

    05 December 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for those who like to tour

    Do big miles? Here's some help with your festive wishlist to make things a little easier for your friends and family. If you don't want to include any of the below producst on your wishlist, we have...

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  • Christmas gift ideas for the off-road rider

    30 November 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gift ideas for the off-road rider

    In our third Christmas gift guide we focus on gifts for off-road riders.. It might be getting a bit nippy outside, but it's the perfect time of year to get out and indulge in a bit of muddy fun, and...

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  • Christmas gifts for the adventure bike rider

    21 November 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for the adventure bike rider

    Whether you prefer smaller adventures closer to home or huge tours spanning continents, there's plenty to choose from on the MCN Shop for the budding adventure rider. DXR Over-Sea roll bag This 30...

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  • Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

    14 November 2017 by MCN News

    Christmas gifts for the cruiser rider

    The John Lewis advert has been released (does it come out earlier every year?), which means it's officially time to start panicking thinking about buying Christmas presents for your nearest and...

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  • Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

    23 January 2017 by MCN News

    Vote now for your MCN Man of the Year 2016!

    Voting is now open for this year’s MCN Man of the Year. From an initial shortlist of 14, our panel of experts have narrowed this down to five of 2016’s most impressive performers in the world of...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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