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The ten best and five worst Doctor Who bike connections

Phil West, 24 December 2012 09:00

There have only been a handful of bikes appeared in Doctor Who over the years. Here, we run through the best and worst biking connections to Doctor Who. 1 - Matt SmithIt’s no secret that this year’s Christmas special The Snowmen (BBC 1, Christmas Day) features the Time Lord riding a bike, namely a Triumph Bonneville Scrambler, with new companion ...

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'Old Bill' Brough sells for world record £290K

Phil West, 25 October 2012 10:31

A new world record sale price for a classic motorcycle has been set by historic Brough Superior 'Old Bill', which sold for £291,200 at H&H's Duxford auction on Tuesday. The bike, built in 1922 for the personal use of Brough Superior founder, George Brough who raced it to over 50 sprint victories, is considered one of the most historic of ...

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Kawasaki release limited edition Z1 watch

Phil West, 28 September 2012 17:43

Kawasaki is releasing this limited edition watch to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Z1. Just 903 examples (a number chosen to match the bike’s displacement) of the men’s chronograph are to be offered, priced £249.95. It’ll be officially launched at the Cologne Show on Tuesday. The design is inspired by the Z1′s 1972 colours and graphics, and even ...

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Stunt star Pfeiffer to perform at Silverstone GP

Phil West, 31 May 2012 16:48

Four times world stunt riding champ Chris Pfeiffer will be among the highlights at this year’s Silverstone British Grand Prix. His stunt show will follow the MotoGP race on Sunday 17 June and adds to a huge line-up of free entertainment over the weekend, including: a Saturday evening Grand Prix Party featuring on-stage appearances and interviews with current MotoGP riders; Live ...

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Kevin Schwantz and Randy Mamola to headline Festival of 1000 Bikes

Phil West, 10 February 2012 14:42

Kevin Schwantz on his works Suzuki RGV500 and Randy Mamola riding his 1980 XR31 RG500 will be two of the stars at this summer’s Festival of 1000 Bikes at Mallory Park. The two ‘80s and ‘90s GP legends will both be riding in the classic event’s ‘Past Masters’ headline feature on the Sunday of the three day festival which takes ...

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Hollyoaks star launches Bennetts babe search

Phil West, 31 January 2012 11:45

Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter, who’s also fresh out of the BBC’s Dancing on Ice is the face of the 2012 search for the Bennetts Babes Squad The bike insurance specialists is looking for a new set of eight beauties to become its Babes Squad for 2012. Now in its ninth year, the competition has played a big part in the ...

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George White goes into administration

Phil West, 19 January 2012 11:40

George White Motors, the UK’s leading motorcycle dealer group, has gone into administration this morning, MCN has learnt. Rumours of the closure began circulating early this morning with suggestions that staff at its dealerships in Swindon, Plymouth and Torbay had been made redundant. The shock news was then confirmed at around 11am to MCN by owner Steve Gannicott who said ...

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50 classics in time-warp village hall

Phil West, 08 December 2011 11:21

This amazing barn find collection of classic bikes has just been unearthed in the West Country and will now go up for auction early in the new year. Stored in a former village hall near Bristol, the machines, including classic BSAs, Triumphs, Velocettes and more, are thought to have not seen daylight for over 30 years. More than 50 machines ...

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Phil West, 02 December 2011 11:07

We take a look at some of the best classic Yamahas on offer at            Read more modern classics news and features   ’80 Yamaha XT250, £950 Four-stroke single trailie less celebrated than stoker or 500 siblings.We say: Slower and less useful too, but still cute and cheap. View the full ad Get a Yamaha motorcycle insurance quote     ’80 Yamaha ...

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Best of Bikeshop: 20 years of the Honda Fireblade

Phil West, 29 November 2011 14:30

To celebrate this week’s first ride of the new 20th anniversary 2012 Honda Fireblade we’ve been looking for the best Fireblades on MCN Bikeshop – here are a few of the best             Read more modern classics news and features   ’93 Honda CBR900RR FireBlade, £2995 The bike that changed it all. Original blade now becoming collectableWe say: ...


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