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Bike News (September 2017)

  • Biking Heroes: The final 10

    01 November 2017 by MCN News

    Biking Heroes: The final 10

    Time is running out for you to have a say on who is Britain’s biggest biking hero. Your votes have already whittled down stacks of entries to 10 of the best and now we want you to vote again so that...

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  • What can be done about bike crime?

    05 October 2017 by Liam Marsden

    What can be done about bike crime?

    It seems that almost every day a new video is posted online that shows bike thieves in London stealing somebody's pride and joy, or tustling with the owner as they refuse to let their bike go without...

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  • Lyndon Poskitt: Interview

    01 October 2017 by Jordan Gibbons

    Lyndon Poskitt: Interview

    Age- Treinta y ocho – that’s 38 Famous for- World traveller and Dakar racer Number of bikes owned- 30 Crashes so far- Lost count   What are you currently riding? My Dakar bike is a KTM 450...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 8

    01 October 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 8

    Day 8: Alta to Nordkapp to Alta 484.3km After a week of riding towards never-ending horizons, our desitnation feels disappointingly close. Just 240km of road separates us from Nordkapp – mainland...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 7

    30 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 7

    Day 7: Malangen to Alta 454.7km The morning is marred by drizzle, and an uncharacteristically dull circumnavigation of the peninsular, before we pick up the pace again and start threading our way...

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  • Gallery: Three-wheeled triple bypass

    29 September 2017 by Michael Neeves

    Gallery: Three-wheeled triple bypass

    It’s easy to be a bit sniffy about three-wheelers. You only have to look at the mean-spirited social media comments on the day we did this test to see there’s a lot of prejudice out...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 6

    29 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 6

    Day 6: Camp Lofoten to Malangen 463.4km Morning arrived with no discernible change from night, the general hubbub and smell of breakfast wafting down to the beach the only giveaways. Back on the road,...

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  • Ducati announce model price-hike

    28 September 2017 by James Archibald

    Ducati announce model price-hike

    Ducati have announced that their range of motorcycles will carry an average 2% price increase starting from 2 October. The new-for-2017 Supersport model will see an increase of £200, bumping the price...

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  • A hooligan's Hooligan

    28 September 2017 by James Archibald

    A hooligan's Hooligan

    We caught up with Parisian photographer and film maker, Dimitri Coste at the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in London to find out what he's done to his Indian Scout to turn it into a Super Hooligan...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 5

    28 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 5

    Day 5: Glomfjord to Camp Lofoten 253.4km The shortest riding day of the trip was, by simple maths, unlikely to deliver the highest number of great roads – but it proved not to be so. The morning’s...

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  • Motorcycling sisterhood goes global!

    28 September 2017 by Justin Hayzelden

    Motorcycling sisterhood goes global!

    The Women’s International Motorcycle Association (WIMA) is a world wide sisterhood brought together through a love of motorcycling and who exist to promote women in motorcycling at every level, from...

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  • DTV Shredder to go on sale in the US

    28 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    DTV Shredder to go on sale in the US

    The DTV Shredder, you know, that half tank, half skateboard, half motocross bike thing, has finally received approval in the United States, which means it will be available to purchase across the pond...

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  • 10 ways to help keep your bike safe

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    10 ways to help keep your bike safe

    Don't make it easy for potential theives trying to pinch your bike. We've got 10 ways to keep your pride and joy(s) safe. 1. Out of sight, out of danger Burglars can bank on valuables like TVs and...

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  • Has Leon Haslam made the right decision?

    27 September 2017 by MCN News

    Has Leon Haslam made the right decision?

    Leon Haslam has announced he will stay with the JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki team for the 2018 British Superbike Championship as he heads to the Assen round leading the championship by 22...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 4

    27 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 4

    Day 4: Bronnoysund to Glomfjord 269.3km Affectionately dubbed ‘Ferry Day’ this was destined to be one of the lower mileage riding days. The assertion that even the reduced distance would render the...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 3

    26 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 3

    Day 3: Trondheim to Bronnoysund 445.7km “Now the roads start to get good,” says Erick Courly, the man who scouted this mind-bending route for us from Oslo to Nordkapp. We thought it was pretty good...

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  • Video: Nick Sanders is on his way to Mongolia

    26 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Nick Sanders is on his way to Mongolia

    Adventure rider Nick Sanders has set off on another trip, this time heading for Mongolia from his hometown of Machynlleth, Wales and he's inviting you to guess where he is from his video blogs along...

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  • 7 cracking cult bikes

    25 September 2017 by Phil West

    7 cracking cult bikes

    bikes for saleYamaha VMX1200 V-Max (1991-2004) Few bikes have a bigger cult following than Yamaha’s original, 140bhp V4 hotrod. Created especially for and launched in the US in 1985, no bike had as much...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 2

    25 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 2

    Day 2: Fosnavag to Trondheim 446.8km Sporadic sleep revealed that the sun sets for barely an hour this far north, the night gloom more thanks to cloud and rain than any lack of sunlight. We’re...

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  • Destination Nordkapp – Day 1

    24 September 2017 by Richard Newland

    Destination Nordkapp – Day 1

    We’re all guilty of a shameful lack of imagination at times. The trip of a lifetime beckons, the world is your lobster, and so you sink hours into staring at maps – inevitably planning the fastest way...

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  • #ride5000miles members rack up the miles

    23 September 2017 by MCN News

    #ride5000miles members rack up the miles

    Early Autumn is proving a great time for our #ride5000miles members with some epic road trips as readers chase the sun. One trip that caught our eye was Russ McQuinlan’s adventure with 15 other Honda...

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  • News podcast episode 13

    22 September 2017 by MCN News

    News podcast episode 13

    This week's MCN news podcast is in! Senior Reporter, Jordan Gibbons, and Senior Editor, Matt Wildee, talk all things Norton V4, take you through our great 1998 Yamaha R1 v R1M feature and discuss The...

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  • New colours for Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700

    22 September 2017 by Liam Marsden

    New colours for Yamaha XSR900 and XSR700

    Yamaha's popular XSR900 and XSR700 models have together sold over 17,000 models worldwide, and for 2018 the bikes are getting a fresh look with some retro-inspired paint schemes. The XSR700 gives a...

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  • Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    20 September 2017 by MCN News

    Gallery: Celebrating 20 years of the R1

    “How the hell is this bike 20 years old?” It’s a question you ask every time you look at the original R1 and becomes even more pertinent if you’re lucky enough to ride one. It may seem like five...

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