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Electric bike beats petrol twins to podium

Dan Aspel, 10 January 2011 15:17

An electric superbike has taken two podium spots at a California-based race series – fighting off a petrol-fuelled grid of RC8s and 1198s. The Swigz.com Racing team bike – which makes 194bhp and 295ftlbs of instant torque – was piloted by team owner Chip Yates. An overjoyed Yates tweeted shortly after the races: “History has been made, and the gasoline ...

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MCN staff highlights of 2010

Dan Aspel, 31 December 2010 07:30

The past twelve months has seen some blistering racing, riding and releases in the world of motorcycling. As the year draws to a close, the MCN team look back at what defined another busy year in biking.  Here are our highlights of 2010: “Being one of the few journalists in the world to ride a bike at night under the ...

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Video: Dougie Lampkin’s back!

Dan Aspel, 22 December 2010 08:00

Trials legend Dougie Lampkin is back with a new Nissan-funded video available exclusively on motorcyclenews.com. MCN caught up with Lampkin on the set of the video shoot. He told us how his haul of 12 world championship wins – from utterly dominating the Trials scene from 1997 to 2003 – has eased the pressure on him and allowed him to ...

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Top video picks of the week! - Nov 12th

Dan Aspel, 12 November 2010 17:32

Chesca MilesStunt Starz rider Chesca Miles is a gorgeous, 20-year-old English model that can pull highchair burnouts. We thought that would get your attention.E-Tracer “motorcycle” The makers of the E-Tracer call this 205mpg, 200mph two-wheeler a “cabin motorcycle”. We’re sure you can think of some better names for it…Snow bike This video’s a bit of an oldie [2008], but does ...

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British bike documentary NOT coming to UK

Dan Aspel, 26 October 2010 14:58

A documentary series about the history of the British motorcycling scene is not currently scheduled for UK TV, MCN has learned. “Café Racer”, currently broadcast in the US on HD Theater, tells the history of Mods, Rockers and Café Racers as well as giving tips on how to modify and build your own retro bike. HD Theater is part of ...

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Charity riders relive the Great Escape

Dan Aspel, 20 October 2010 18:00

A group of charity riders are heading to Poland and back to pay tribute to their favourite war film, and the men whose lives inspired it. Dubbed the “Great Escape 2”, the two-week ride will start on 4 June 2011 and follows the last flight of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell – played by Richard Attenborough in the classic film – ...

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Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

Dan Aspel, 04 October 2010 16:06

This roundabout sits at the A1 / A61 junction between Thirsk and Ripon in North Yorkshire. A half-inch drainage lip surrounds the central island and can be difficult to see on approach. If you have been caught unawares by this obstacle, have had had an accident because of it, or know any one that has, then MCN would like to ...

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“App” army take on potholes

Dan Aspel, 30 September 2010 16:31

Remember the good old days when men were men and potholes ruled the earth? Men saw potholes, snapped them with their camera-phones, transferred the pics to their PCs and emailed them to their local council with a terse note attached. Buy the MCN iPhone app Well say goodbye to such homespun old techniques… the “Fill That Hole” app is here. ...

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Brigadier Biker given a Triumph Sprint GT

Dan Aspel, 21 September 2010 17:24

One of the British Army’s most senior officers has been given a Triumph Sprint GT to help him raise money for a military charity. Brigadier Richard Dennis (pictured on a Bonneville) will be riding from one infantry headquarters to another to promote the Army Benevolent Fund and raise awareness of injured soldiers, and unemployed ex-servicemen. Triumph UK provided Dennis with ...

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Video: Stunting a BMW S1000RR

Dan Aspel, 16 September 2010 17:01

Want to see someone stunt an S1000RR? Get past the bizarre intro [what the hell is an R1000S…?] and you’ll see some pretty tricksy riding.  

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