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Video: 240bhp electric superbike dyno run

Dan Aspel, 31 March 2011 11:11

Chip Yates' petrol-beating electric superbike has been run through a dyno, with some impressive results. The "world's most powerful electric motorcycle" - which achieved two podium finishes against a grid of petrol-fuelled superbikes in January - came back with a 240bhp rating and a top speed of 227mph. Yates said: "We had two goals - to put down maximum power to the ...

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The home service clubs that could save you hundreds

Dan Aspel, 03 March 2011 11:42

A new type of servicing is on the rise, and it could save you hundreds on maintenance bills. Free "workshop days" - organised by online forum users - are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, where instruction and support are shared between members. Getting technical tips from fellow bike club members is nothing new, but these events are the first ...

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Hollyoaks star launches babe search

Dan Aspel, 11 February 2011 10:57

Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe, who’s also fresh out of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, is the face of the 2011 search for the Bennetts Babes Squad. Insurance giant Bennetts is looking for the next set of eight beauties to become its Bennetts Babes. Now in its eighth year, the competition has played a huge part in the careers of a number ...

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New MCN Jan 26: Tiger 800XC leaps ahead

Dan Aspel, 25 January 2011 10:47

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale January 26, we test the 2011 Triumph Tiger XC against the BMW F800GS in a rugged off-road ride in south Wales. Also in this week's MCN, top tips for getting the bargain you want on a ZX-10R, the truth about Rossi's shoulder injury, and all the team updates about this year's BSB and WSB lineups.   Subscribe to MCN What you'll find ...

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Triumph tops 2010 sales chart

Dan Aspel, 13 January 2011 13:44

Triumph finished top of last year’s high-capacity sales chart, selling more 500cc+ bikes in the UK than any other manufacturer. Find a used Triumph for sale. The figures, released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), showed that Triumph's total of 7,562 models sold in 2010 represented a 1.5% increase on the British firm’s 2009 sales. During 2010 the Hinckley-based company also ...

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The world's sexiest electric bike?

Dan Aspel, 24 December 2010 08:00

This is the Mission R electric race bike from US-based Mission Motors. They describe it as: "powerful, intelligent and downright fierce". The top speed of 160mph is achieved via a 141bhp liquid-cooled 3-phase AC induction motor that puts out 115ftlb of torque.   The billet aluminum and chromoly frame is accompanied by GP-spec. components including Öhlins FGR-000 TTX25 gas-charged forks (with adjustment ...

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Briggo’s bike up for auction

Dan Aspel, 17 December 2010 17:28

Speedway legend Barry Briggs’ Yamaha WR250R is to be auctioned as the original buyer wants to help raise even more money for injured riders.   Throughout 2010, Briggo visited every UK speedway track to raise money for injured speedway riders. By selling 100 raffle tickets for £100 each he raised £10,000 from the bike that carried him around the UK during ...

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Merry Christmas from BMW Motorrad

Dan Aspel, 14 December 2010 13:27

BMW have decided to say a big Froehliche Weinachten to the world with this head-banging Christmas song. Find a used BMW motorcycle for sale Danke schön BMW.

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'Better than new' Honda CR500R

Dan Aspel, 07 December 2010 10:01

This restored 1991 Honda CR500R has been repaired and customised to “better than new” condition. The 20-year-old dirt bike has had a full engine rebuild and redesign – complete with rebored cylinders and smoothed cylinder heads – as well as custom clocks, ignition coils, steering stem, sprockets, suspension, brakes… in fact it’s hard to find a single nut, bolt or ...

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Britten V1000

Dan Aspel, 18 November 2010 11:53

The Britten V1000 was designed in 1991 by maverick bike builder John Britten. It boasted a carbon fibre frameless chassis as well as carbon fibre wheels. The front suspension was an adjustable double wishbone girder-type, and the 999 cc V-twin made 160 bhp. Accolades won by the one-of-a-kind bike were: 1992 - won the Dutch round of the Battle of ...

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