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Video: The Yamaha Super Tenere trick that could save your bacon

Guy Procter, 14 July 2010 15:09

Yamaha’s new 1200cc Super Tenere is a superb all-rounder, but in common with other bikes with ABS it can be a liability off-road for one simple reason...  Read the Yamaha Super Tenere review ABS can prevent your bike coming to a stop at all if off-road, if (for example) you’re descending a slope and trying to slow down. When the ...

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Video: Ducati launches DVD movie

Guy Procter, 03 June 2010 12:06

Ducati is launching a feature-length DVD movie about its history featuring interviews with key riders, engineers and historians united in their passion for the blood-red bikes.      The film will be premiered at World Ducati Weekend at Misano 10-13 June but is already on sale at Misano World Circuit, the Ducati Museum bookshop and Factory Store and will soon arrive at ...

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Video: TTXGP celebrates short-circuit focus with new promo

Guy Procter, 15 February 2010 17:24

Ditched by the TT but undiminished in enthusiasm and still with the biggest entry list by far, TTXGP is celebrating its now exclusiv short-circuit focus with this new promo. There must be a clever comment to make about ‘short circuits’ here, but you don’t have a comment box and make the wisecracks yourself.   TTXGP World Series promo Meanwhile, we really ...

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Scariest crash ever?

Guy Procter, 06 January 2010 13:44

It’s 2004 and the brakes on dutch Superstock champion Richard Fluttert’s GSX-R1000 have failed just before a heavy braking area, in this brilliant video found by Twowheelsblog. Skip to 2:13 and wait. Be nervous.  He was fine by the way.

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Video: Harley backflip crew claim new 'globe of death' world first

Guy Procter, 04 January 2010 10:29

The Australians behind the world’s first Harley backflip show no sign of halting their campaign to get the Yankee iron doing everything its two-wheeled cousins can do... louder. Quick-Fix Harley Mildura Australia rider Steve Butler has successfully ridden a Harley-Davidson Sportster round an ironwork ‘globe of death’ (like a wall of death but completely spherical), completing the feet with spectacular aplomb. Sportster ...

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Knievel & Kidd reunited tomorrow

Guy Procter, 15 December 2009 12:11

Legendary daredevils from opposite sides of the Atlantic will be reunited tomorrow, when Robbie Knievel and Eddie Kidd meet up for the first time in 16 years. The pair haven't seen each other since their 1993 Daredevil Duel jump off. Knievel says they've spoken on the phone since then – Kidd "tries really hard but talks like a kid, but ...

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Rossi’s brother v Rossi: compare and contrast

Guy Procter, 25 August 2009 15:22

Luca Marini is Rossi’s half-brother (they share a mum), and despite being separated by 18 years, the 12-year-old is following an eerily similar path to his brother. Luca talks exclusively to MCN of his racing, riding style and brotherly love in the 26 August issue.  But here’s some fascinating viewing. Luca says their riding styles are similar, but boy, that ...

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Burnout competition goes disastrously wrong

Guy Procter, 03 August 2009 17:09

Both bikes caught fire and one rider ended up in hospital after a burnout competition went disastrously wrong at the weekend. Neil de Jersey’s Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP burst into flames shortly after he stopped his burnout, with the fire leaping onto his burnout rival’s GSX-R too. The Suzuki’s flames were soon put out but the EXUP received a throrough roasting. ...

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Watch Ronnie Renner's six-storey jump

Guy Procter, 27 July 2009 14:08

Red Bull stunt rider Ronnie Renner smashed his own world record jump on Saturday, reaching 63.5ft from the ground. That beats his previous best of 59.2ft. It was over all too quickly - but you can watch it in lavish slo-mo in this video: Ronnie's record-breaking jump   Vital to the success of the jump was the 'whip' Renner achieved ...

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Organiser abandons stunt show and steals prize money

Guy Procter, 17 June 2009 14:03

Details have emerged of a ‘world championship’ stunt competition whose organiser abandoned it halfway through, taking with him all EUR16,500 prize money. Maczro Istvan, from Hungary, also left riders’ hotel and fuel bills unpaid when he fled Stunt Ride 2009 in Romania last month. Some of the world’s best stunt riders from Europe and North America were left high and ...

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