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Friends reunited at London Motorcycle Show

MCN, 28 January 2014 15:27

For the first time in the UK, Carl Fogarty MBE will be reunited with all four of his WSB championship-winning Ducatis. Appearing exclusively at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show on ‘Foggy Friday’ February 14, the greatest rider in WSB history will join his iconic bikes, which have been flown in directly from the official Ducati museum in Bologna, ...

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Ducati begins Monster 1200 production

Andy Downes, 28 January 2014 09:51

Ducati has started building the first of the new generation of Monster 1200 models ahead of next months official press launch. The new Monster 1200 comes in two versions, a standard bike with 135bhp and a more powerful and higher specification S model with 145bhp and different suspension, wheels and brakes. Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali was on hand to start ...

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Exclusive Hailwood tribute

MCN Staff, 27 January 2014 13:49

Mike Hailwood was one of the greatest and most naturally gifted British motorcycle riders ever to have accelerated down a pit lane. His legendary 1978 TT comeback ride, where at the age of 38 Hailwood returned to the mountain course after an eleven year break and won, is a clear illustration of the man’s phenomenal talent and a story that’s ...

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EU streamline toll paying system

Simon Patterson, 24 January 2014 11:25

The EU have unveiled a new system that should eventually make European touring a little easier for bikers, with the new European Electronic Toll Service streamlining the paying of tolls across the continent. What this should mean in practice is that one electronic tag will work across all of Europe’s tolls, allowing a biker to carry the RFID chip in a ...

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Which was your favourite challenge from Guy Martin's recent 'Speed' television series?

MCN, 23 January 2014 16:34

Guy Martin's new television series 'Speed' has been a massive success, and has seen the Lincolnshire TT racer attempt to set records for everything from the cycling land speed record to the fastest motorbike on water! But which of the four crazy challenges was your favourite?  

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Vote now for your 2013 MCN Man of the Year!

MCN, 23 January 2014 11:28

With British riders taking on the world in 2013 – and winning – there’s a whole host of top talent in the running for MCN’s Man of the Year, including three world champions in Tom Sykes, Sam Lowes and Tai Woffinden. After coming so tantalisingly close in 2012, Sykes was unstoppable this season as he took nine wins en route ...

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New Honda Fireblade takes on rivals

MCN Staff, 22 January 2014 09:42

With over 210,000 bikes sold since 1992, the evergreen Fireblade is one of the most successful road-going superbikes ever. Honda has upgraded it for 2014, so how has it changed and how does it stack up against its Japanese rivals & the class-leader? brightcove.createExperiences();

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Changes to A2 test delayed

Andy Downes, 14 January 2014 12:04

Planned changes for the A2 bike test to reduce the minimum power of the bikes allowed to be ridden have been pushed back by delays in getting proposed legislation approved by Parliament.It’s not thought any potential test candidates have been affected by this as the bikes allowed under the current rules were never changed while the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) ...

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KTM Freeride E first ride

Andy Downes, 28 December 2013 09:30

It’s safe to say that, so far, sales of electric motorcycles in any class have been almost inconsequentially small. But, on the basis of a short test on a pre-production KTM Freeride E motocross bike, it’s equally clear that this could simply be because the right bikes haven’t been available to buy – yet. The threats to off-road riding have ...

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The real story of The Great Escape

MCN, 24 December 2013 09:00

If there’s one film scene which everyone remembers it’s the bike chase in The Great Escape. After dozens of failed escape attempts ‘The Cooler King’, played by the inimitable Steve McQueen, finally makes it to within sight of freedom. He roars across the countryside on his stolen BMW pursued by a hoard of manic Nazi motorcyclists intent on his death. ...

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