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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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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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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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MCN Build: Wrenchmonkees

Steve Hunt, 20 December 2013 08:30

Danish custom builders Wrenchmonkees have been quietly making a name for themselves over the past few years with quiet, stripped-back, monochromatic custom bikes. For the first episode of our MCN: Build series, we caught up with them to chat about how they got into the custom bike building trade, and to discuss their philosophy towards re-invigorating old machinery. brightcove.createExperiences(); You ...

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Triumph announces 2013 financial results

Andy Downes, 13 December 2013 17:15

Triumph has announced financial results for the year up to June 30, 2013 which are different to those reported in the Financial Times this morning which the British bike firm says were ‘incorrectly reported’. Triumph’s statement shows the company made a £0.1m operating loss before interest and tax which is down from a £15.7 million profit in 2012. Triumph says ...

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Trail riders’ fury as PDNPA vows to continue lane closure policy

MCN News, 13 December 2013 09:35

The Trail Riders Fellowship is outraged that the cash-strapped Peak District National Park Authority appears determined to continue with its policy of forcing trail bikes out of the park, even though it has had its budget cut by half-a-million pounds. In 2012-13 the PDNPA budgeted £100,000 on a policy of lane management by closure, and was defeated in the High ...

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How old were you when you started riding motorbikes?

MCN, 10 December 2013 15:21

How old were you when you started riding motorbikes? Were you a sprightly teenager (off road only, honest, officer!) or were you a late convert or a born again biker?

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