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Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - the highest mileage 2011 model

Andy Downes, 19 August 2011 15:57

MCN's 2011 Brutale is now the highest mileage specimen in the UK, and possibly the world, after clicking through 4000 miles and its first major service. The scheduled service was carried out at MV dealer Drayton Croft in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and cost £200. The work took two hours and saw the oil and filter changed, the bike given a check ...

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KTM new models leak

Andy Downes, 02 August 2011 10:04

KTM’s new models for the next three years have leaked after an American dealer managed to snatch a mobile phone picture from inside a presentation. The image shows plans through to 2014 with model highlights including an Enduro R 690 and new motocross bikes for 2012 with Duke 350, Adventure R 1090 and Super Duke R 1290 for 2013 and ...

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Onboard lap of the Nurburgring with a gyro-camera

Andy Downes, 28 July 2011 09:33

This new video put together by Bridgestone straps a gyroscopic camera to a Kawasaki ZX-10R and shows Bridgestone tyre tester Tim Röthig on a flying lap of the Nurburgring in Germany. Gyroscopic cameras have been used in MotoGP for the past few months and manage to give a unique perpective of racing as the camera stays level no matter how ...

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Ariel back with £20,000 bespoke bikes

Andy Downes, 27 July 2011 13:55

British firm Ariel will return with a new road bike next year which will be built in Britain but use a Honda engine. Ariel's motorcycle-loving owner promises the bike will be "high-performance, fun to ride and bespoke" and says it will cost around £20,000. Ariel currently makes high performance cars - its Atom tops the Top Gear all-time leader board ...

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Face of Ducati 1199 superbike revealed

Andy Downes, 27 June 2011 16:35

Italian magazine Motociclismo has scooped images of the new Ducati 1199 superbike according to a story on the website. The full story will be out later this week in Italy. It appears studio images of the new Ducati 1199 superbike have been leaked months ahead of the public launch of the bike in November at the Milan motorcycle show. The ...

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Video: New Husqvarna 900 spied on the road

Andy Downes, 23 June 2011 15:51

This spy video reveals the new Husqvarna 900 undergoing testing on the road near a BMW testing facility in Munich, Germany and shows the parallel-twin undergoing endurance testing on the road. We’re not sure if this is a real spy video or one that has been sent out by Husqvarna as part of a teaser campaign. The bike is being ...

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Freestyle madman learns to courier

Andy Downes, 20 June 2011 11:23

Freestyle motocross star Robbie Maddison meets up with Brazilian courier Karlo Maxwell as each try and teach some of the secrets of their respective jobs to the other…we’re not sure which is more dangerous to be honest. Maddison may be used to making massive jumps on dirtbikes but the insane traffic of Brazil’s biggest city Sao Paulo looks almost as ...

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The difference between cars and bikes on the Isle of Man TT

Andy Downes, 10 June 2011 12:46

This incredible near miss is what happened when rally driver Mark Higgins took a Subaru rally car around the Isle of Man TT course earlier in the week. Yes we know this is Motor Cycle News but we defy anyone to watch it without clenching their buttocks as it unfolds. Watch the bottom inset screen to see how much arm ...

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Why the new Husqvarna 900 should worry rivals?

Andy Downes, 09 June 2011 13:52

Italian manufacturer Husqvarna is months away from unveiling a 100bhp 900cc parallel-twin naked bike which uses proven BMW technology but designed around a new look. Husqvarna is wholly owned by BMW and the German firm has pumped a huge amount of know-how, money and technical experts into the Varese headquarters in an effort to bring out bikes that will appeal ...

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Eddie Kidd set to finish London Marathon today

Andy Downes, 06 June 2011 13:51

Former motorcycle stunt rider Eddie Kidd is set to complete the London Marathon almost two months after setting off to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. Kidd was seriously injured and left with permanent brain damage after a stunt went wrong at the Bulldog Bash in Warwickshire in 1996 after he jumped the drag strip. Despite his serious disability ...


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