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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2017)

  • Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    11 February 2019 by MCN News

    Electric motorcycles: The buzz so far

    The end is nigh for vehicles powered by fossil fuels. In 2016, Germany voted to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030, and the UK Government is under pressure to bring its ban on the sales of new...

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  • Win prizes with MCN's Christmas countdown 2018

    19 December 2018 by MCN News

    Win prizes with MCN's Christmas countdown 2018

    WinitDecember is now here and Christmas is coming in thick and fast. There'll be snow hitting the ground before we know it... With that in mind MCN's Christmas prizes have arrived! To get into the festive...

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  • Top 5 disc locks

    26 September 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Top 5 disc locks

    MCN ShopDisc locks aren't glamorous subject, but in a world of scooter gangs and increased motorcycle theft, they can be the difference between riding home and walking out to an empty space where your bike...

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  • The best small adventure bikes you can buy

    21 August 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    The best small adventure bikes you can buy

    Bikes for saleFor too long the adventure bike class has focussed on large capacity bikes, with ever-increasing power, hefty price tags and seat heights worthy of Goliath himself.  Thankfully, for the Davids of...

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  • Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

    16 August 2018 by Andy Davidson

    Video: How a sidecar will change your riding

    Mention sidecars in conversation and most eyes immediately glaze over. Sidecars are the preserve of old boys, they are impractical and boring – or so they say. I would have agreed myself, but after...

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  • Bike of the day: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

    31 July 2018 by Dan Sutherland

    Bike of the day: Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin

    Bikes for saleThe Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is a confidence-inspiring dirt machine, regardless of your ability or off-road experience. Its physical size makes it a breath of fresh air in the current 1200cc and...

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  • Video: Inside the Ducati Museum

    18 July 2018 by MCN News

    Video: Inside the Ducati Museum

    Ducati Museum curator Livio Lodi is known around the factory as the ‘living Ducati archive’ due to his extensive knowledge of the brand, all of which he has encapsulated in the firm’s stunning display...

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  • Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

    20 June 2018 by MCN News

    Gallery: A look back at DirtQuake 2017

    How many motorcycle events are there where you can watch professional racers line-up against amateurs, see old clunkers battle with modern machines and watch three people try to down six pints of warm...

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  • Top 5 summer gloves

    13 June 2018 by MCN News

    Top 5 summer gloves

    MCN ShopSo it might not last long, but riding in this glorious sunshine is making us smile. To help you avoid sweaty palms we've selected our top 5 pairs from the MCN Shop. Which would you...

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  • Top 4 helmets for under £100

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 4 helmets for under £100

    MCN ShopWe've selected four sub-£100 helmets from the MCN Shop just for you. Which one would you buy? Dexter Optimus Flash – £94.99   Buy Now   This polycarbonate full-face helmet comes with...

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  • Top 10 jackets for Spring

    18 April 2018 by MCN News

    Top 10 jackets for Spring

    MCN ShopSpring can be a funny time of year, sometimes it can get mid-summer-hot and sometimes it can snow. We’ve put together a range of jackets that will suit the warmest, coldest and wettest of weather, not...

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  • Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

    12 March 2018 by MCN News

    Video: On the Bridgestone Battlax R11 launch

    1. The new Bridgestone Battlax R11 is a race tyre. Although they’re street legal, they are homologated for racing and the new R11 tyres need heat in them to work at their best, therefore they aren’t...

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  • Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

    07 March 2018 by MCN News

    Expert tips for big trips #ride5000miles

    Top travel experts have revealed their tips to the two-wheeled trip of a lifetime.  Pick your team and pick your bikes “Everyone has different expectations,” says Geraint Hughes of...

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  • The Sunday Social with Charley Boorman

    28 January 2018 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with Charley Boorman

    Hi Charley, how are you doing? "Not too bad at all, thank you. I could complain, but then nobody cares!" So you're a Triumph ambassador - which new ones have you ridden? "All of them. The new...

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  • Famously expensive auction bikes

    17 January 2018 by MCN News

    Famously expensive auction bikes

    Think some of the latest superbikes and adventure bikes cost a pretty penny or two? They're nothing compared to some of the most expensive bikes ever to sell at auction. Some of the below bikes...

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  • The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

    07 January 2018 by Liam Marsden

    The Sunday Social with TT racer Maria Costello

    For this week’s Sunday Social we spoke with Maria Costello, who was the first female solo racer to stand on the podium at the Isle of Man when she took third place in the Ultra Lightweight category at...

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  • The 2018 bikes we're most looking forward to

    26 December 2017 by Liam Marsden

    The 2018 bikes we're most looking forward to

    Nobody was a fan of the new Euro4 regulations, but it meant we got a huge flood of new bikes this year as manufacturers had to keep up with the legislation. 2017 was always going to be a tough act to...

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  • 6 craziest bikes of 2017

    26 December 2017 by MCN News

    6 craziest bikes of 2017

    As years go, 2017 was a pretty crazy one, and we're not talking about the bikes. But, it just so happens there were some pretty crazy bikes to come out in 2017. Not quite as crazy as the Kawasaki H2...

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  • Bike of the day: Ducati 899 Panigale

    26 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Ducati 899 Panigale

    Bikes For SaleToday's bike of the day is this £9,295 Ducati 899 Panigale.  Seller says "A 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale with only one owner, registered 04/03/2014. This red machine comes with the handbook, service...

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  • Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    24 December 2017 by MCN News

    Bike of the day: Triumph Bonneville T100

    On sale for £4,995, this 2013 Triumph Bonneville T100 has done 8382 miles.  Seller says "A new home is needed for this truly beautiful 2013 Bonneville T100. Comes in fantastic gold and...

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  • Is this the battery we've been waiting for?

    22 December 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Is this the battery we've been waiting for?

    Research done at the University of Waterloo, Canada, could lead to the development of new batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles. The research has found that altering the material the...

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  • Get your biking fix over winter

    22 December 2017 by MCN News

    Get your biking fix over winter

    Hands up if you've put your bike away for the winter? Yeah, there's quite a few of us. And while we might be warmer on our way into work, there's no doubt leaving the bike at home leaves a little hole...

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  • Top 6 boots for 2017

    21 December 2017 by MCN News

    Top 6 boots for 2017

    mcn shopCheck out this selection of some of the best boots you can look to buy in 2017. Buse Touring B40 boots, £127.99 RRP No fuss, no frills, just nicely made leather touring boots to help keep your feet...

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