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Friday funny: Amazing motorcycle control

Liam Marsden, 14 November 2008 16:35

If you ever thought you were fairly good at slow speed riding, think again. You're probably not as good as these guys. The riders in question are Japanese police officers, showcasing their skills in public.    

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Friday funny: David Attenborough on bikers

Liam Marsden, 31 October 2008 16:45

This week's Friday Funny comes in the form of a David Attenborough spoof video about bikers and their habits during winter. The video follows the lives of two bikers through winter as if they were animals in a wildlife documentary, using phrases such as 'Tim sheds his summer coat, in favour of a thicker, more durable winter coat.' Which would mean ...

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Video funny: Long Way Round spoof episodes

Liam Marsden, 30 October 2008 16:44

Check out these hilarious videos from Big Face TV, parodying the well known TV series Long Way round with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The mini-spoofs of the pair’s TV adventures show Boorman as a loser whose name no-one can remember and Ewan as high-maintenance and shallow.  The videos are titled 'Ewan and Thingy' and at the minute only episodes ...

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Video: What do Suzuki SV650 owners think of the new Suzuki Gladius?

Liam Marsden, 15 October 2008 13:30

Suzuki recently unveiled the replacement for the current SV650, the Suzuki SVF650 Gladius. The Gladius is based on the same v-twin engine as the SV650, but is aimed at a more novice audience. The major change is the styling, which is a lot funkier, bringing the bike in to line with competitors like the Kawasaki ER-6n and Ducati Monster 696. ...

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Video: Behind the scenes of the Bennetts bucking bike

Liam Marsden, 03 October 2008 17:04

Bennetts has just released this uncut, behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot of their bucking bike video, which shows the Bennetts Babes tackle a bucking bike. Compare insurance quotes with MCN The behind-the-scenes video shows that the filming wasn't all fun and games and shows some of the girls getting serious about staying on the bike the longest.  Paul Galligan, Director ...

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Friday funny: Five knee downs on one bike!

Liam Marsden, 03 October 2008 12:06

The Eurpeans do have funny ways of doing things. Not to be outdone, a group of Europeans have decided one person getting their knee down on a motorcycle isn't enough, so they've put five people on a scooter for some knee down action! That's not all this crazy bunch of Europeans get up to. There's knee downs on a BMX, ...

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Friday funny: Yamaha R1-engined golf kart

Liam Marsden, 12 September 2008 13:32

Think golf is boring and an old mans game? Well how about livening the game up with a golf kart? Not just any old golf kart, mind. One with the engine from a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R1 that produces 125bhp! It's not everyday you see a golf kart wheelying down the high street! Some people have too much time on their ...

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Video: Ronnie Renner breaks world record for high jump

Liam Marsden, 15 July 2008 09:30

Freestyle motocrosser Ronnie Renner has broken the world record for the highest jump on a motorcycle. The freestyle rider hit a height of 59 feet, 2 inches on a quarter pipe jump in Santa Monica. It took sixth attempts for Renner to reach the height, which 20,000 people witnessed. Renner originally only had plans to jump 50 feet, but decided ...

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Video: See Honda's legendary RC30 come to life

Liam Marsden, 03 July 2008 14:23

We've just found some amazing footage from the original promotional video for Honda's legendary motorcycle, the VFR750R RC30, which was first released in Japan in 1987. The video shows amazing footage of the bike being hand built from scratch and some fantastic slow motion shots of the road-going RC30 being thrashed round a track alongside the HRC RVF750 race motorcycle from that year. Inspired by ...

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Video: Yamaha R125 takes on the Honda CBR125 and Aprilia RS125

Liam Marsden, 29 May 2008 10:00

MCN has tested the latest crop of 125cc sports motorcycles; the two stroke Aprilia RS125, Hondas old but faithful CBR125R and Yamahas new kid on the block - the YZF-R125. The group test saw the motorcycles put through their paces around town and on the open roads. To see how they all faired watch the video below and for the full review ...

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