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Video: Akrapovic adds more power to Kawasaki Z1000

Andy Downes, 10 October 2007 09:27

Watch this exclusive MCN video to see the fitting of a full Akrapovic exhaust to my long term test Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle, which not only dropped loads of weight off the motorcycle but also gave another 11bhp. The Kawasaki Z1000’s stock exhausts are the only ‘Marmite’ part of the motorcycle, judging by MCN readers’ comments, which range from ‘distinctive’ to ‘minging’. Find ...

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Exclusive MCN competition: Win Mac Tools toolbox and Nokia 6110 mobile phone with Long Way Down

Andy Downes, 03 October 2007 10:35

As well as offering an exclusive six-page serialisation of the new Long Way Down book, in this week's MCN (Wednesday, October 3, 2007), we have also got a stunning money-saving reader offer and the chance to win some incredible prizes. The Long Way Down adventure sees Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman heading off on their latest trip from Scotland to the ...

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Picture special: MCN meets veterans from the White Helmets army display team

Andy Downes, 18 September 2007 11:18

It's 80 years since the British Army formed The Royal Signals White Helmets display team as a recruitment tool. Since then some of the most famous names in motorcycling, such as Geoff Duke, have been part of it. MCN went along to meet some of the oldest surviving members when they met up at the Blandford Camp base of the ...

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2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X off-road and road motorcycle revealed

Andy Downes, 10 September 2007 16:26

Yamaha is introducing two fuel-injected versions of the WR250 – one road biased and one more suited to off-road. Yamaha claim the Yamaha WR250X is based around the road rider where the Yamaha WR250R is not quite as extreme as an enduro bike but is more aimed at off-road riding. The Yamaha WR250X uses the same engine and chassis as ...

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The 2008 Yamaha R6 motorcycle revealed

Andy Downes, 10 September 2007 14:45

Yamaha has given the new 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6 a complete workover and despite the motorcycle looking pretty similar to the current Yamaha R6, it gets a new frame and swingarm, reworked 599cc engine, new slipper clutch, improved front brakes and more aerodynamic bodywork. Yamaha is claiming the changes have made the 2008 Yamaha R6 the most advanced production 600 class motorcycle it has ...

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Preview of the new Ducati DesmosediciRR

Andy Downes, 06 September 2007 16:51

The first ride of the Ducati Desmosedici RR may have been delayed due to hurricane conditions at Misano, but while the test is rescheduled by Ducati, this video might help keep your anticipation building. Also, get to hear information regarding the bike exclusively from Claudio Domenicali himself. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use ...

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Video: Z1000 to Brno

Andy Downes, 16 August 2007 12:50

 MCN man Andy Downes took his long-term-test Kawasaki Z1000 to Brno to watch World Superbikes and filmed his trip. Check out the video below to see how he got on. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at http://corp.brightcove.com/legal/terms_publisher.cfm. ...

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Britain's oldest bikers

Andy Downes, 16 August 2007 12:30

Ten of Britain’s oldest bikers have been recruited by insurance company Bennetts to share some of their experience that totals 689 years and covered more than half-a-million miles between them. Bennetts conducted a nationwide search to find Britain’s oldest bikers to act as ‘special advisors’ to the firm. The four eldest found were ex-bike dealer Cyril McCaw Hopwood, 93, Sid ...

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Win a copy of the new Barry Sheene book

Andy Downes, 16 August 2007 11:29

A new Barry Sheene biography is now on sale – the first to be written with the full cooperation and backing of his widow Stephanie and his best mate and team-mate Steve Parrish. And you could be in with a chance of winning one of 25 of the copies Barry Sheene of the new biography, signed by authors Steve Parrish ...

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MCN Brno run arrives home after 2100 miles on a Kawasaki Z1000

Andy Downes, 24 July 2007 10:42

MCN Feature Editor Andy Downes has returned home after riding his Kawasaki Z1000 to the World Superbike round at Brno at the weekend. Here's his final report after arriving home. "Got back home at 7.30pm on Monday night after stopping on Sunday in Wurzburg, Germany at a lovely hotel just off the motorway that even had secure garages. We totally ...

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