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Speed Triple 94 to lead a trio of special Triumphs

Anonymous, 16 May 2014 10:18

Triumph has three new special edition machines in the wings for launch later this year, according to new vehicle certification information. The bikes will be based on its Speed Triple 1050, Bonneville and Thruxton machines.Little is known of the three bikes, but they have been certified with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as 2015 models, which often happens months ahead ...

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Yamaha release stunning new MT-125

Richard Newland, 07 May 2014 14:28

Yamaha's recently launched MT-09 and MT-07 have certainly captured the UK’s imagination with their blend of affordability and old-school simple riding pleasure, and now Yamaha has released another new MT into the market. The new MT-125 is heavily based around the engine and running gear of the YZF-R125, which has also received a host of updates for 2014. Highlights• ‘Full-size’ bike ...

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All-new Ariel prototype spied testing

MCN, 01 May 2014 15:24

An eagle-eyed MCN reader snatched this exclusive spy shot of the prototype Ariel roadster undergoing testing close to the firm's Somerset factory. The picture reveals the bike has much more radical engineering wrapped around the Honda VFR1200F engine and swingarm than previously thought. Most striking, and surprising, is the unconventional front-end, which has a striking similarity to the 'girder' front suspension ...

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Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

MCN, 17 April 2014 10:37

On April 5 2014 motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passed away at the age of 70. Tamburini is arguably the most influential motorcycle designer of modern times, and was responsible for designing the beatiful Ducati 916 and equally stunning MV Agusta F4 - which remains the same today. Although there'll be no new Tamburini-designed motorcycles, we have some of his most iconic ...

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New MCN April 9: VFR800 first test

Liam Marsden, 08 April 2014 09:36

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from April 9: Comeback king: Why Honda's brand new VFR800 is all the bike you'll ever need. Secrets of new Victory sports cruisers Have a desert adventure In sport: New rules for even closer racing in MotoGP All available in print at your local newsagent, or on iPad ...

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Honda's bike-powered lawn mower breaks world record

Liam Marsden, 03 April 2014 16:49

Honda has set a new world record with their bike-powered lawn mower after reaching a top speed of 116mph. The Mean Mower is powered by a Honda VTR1000 V-twin engine which made a claimed 97bhp as standard when the bike was launched in 1997. MCN rode (drove?) the mower in October 2012 so we know how incredibly brave/daft the driver ...

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Yamaha Tricity revealed

Andy Downes, 25 March 2014 11:37

This is the full production version of the all-new Yamaha Tricity; a leaning 125cc three-wheel scooter that claims to be lighter and cheaper than all the rivals in the three wheel class. The scooter was launched at yesterday’s Bangkok motorcycle show in Thailand and the bike will go on sale in the UK within weeks. In actual fact the Yamaha ...

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Top 5 flip-up helmets from the MCN Shop for under £150

Tony Hoare, 21 March 2014 12:30

Flip-up helmets divide opinion among many motorcyclists, but virtually every rider would agree on  one thing – they’re very convenient. They bring an end to the age-old petrol station rows about helmet on or off, and some of the latest versions let you ride with chinbar either up or down, so you can get the breeze of an open-face or ...

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Have a spin with Marquez's helmet

MCN, 13 March 2014 06:00

In this week's MCN, we have an incredible feature on some of the most iconic helmets in motorcycle racing; from Evel Knievel to Jorge Lorenzo. We look at construction, paint and technology, and how it's improved from the seventies to the present day. One fo the lids featured is that of eventual World Champion Marc Marquez. But it's not just ...

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Video: MT-09 Group Test

MCN, 12 March 2014 12:07

At £6799, Yamaha's three-cylinder MT-09 promises super naked thrills and supersport speed, but at a budget commuter price. But how close is it really to any of them? To find out, we put it through a multi-disciplined test against typical examples of each, around town, down motorways, along backroads and even on track.)

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