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Wanted: "Extraordinary Honda rider"

Dan Aspel, 29 June 2011 09:51

Honda is looking for "extraordinary" Honda owners to feature in a Channel 4 documentary short film. Hoping to celebrate the "interesting and innovative" ways in which people use their Hondas, the Japanese firm is on the lookout for "outlandish", "unexpected" and "daft" entries, the best of which will be selected for broadcast on Channel 4 and More 4. As Honda ...

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Electric superbike smashes Pikes Peak record

Dan Aspel, 28 June 2011 17:30

Chip Yates’ 240bhp electric superbike has smashed the electric motorcycle record at the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, beating the previous year’s time by over four minutes. The American’s self-built and self-funded electric racer has also become the most power motorcycle of any kind to finish the gruelling 12.42 mile mountain course. Putting in a final time of 12:50.094 ...

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33bhp test rider wanted!

Dan Aspel, 08 June 2011 15:10

Have you got a 33bhp-restricted licence? Fancy testing some bikes with MCN? We’re looking for a young rider to take part in next week’s “33bhp shoot-out”. You’ll ride the bikes, tell us your thoughts and feature in biking’s biggest weekly publication. So, if you’re young(ish), currently on a 33bhp restricted licence, free on Wednesday 15th June and can get to ...

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Video: “Stay a hero, stay safe”

Dan Aspel, 26 May 2011 17:33

This new road safety video – released by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership – is part of the group’s “Stay a hero, stay safe” campaign. The group claims that motorcycle accidents account for 25% of all accidents on Sussex roads. This campaign aims to reduce overall “killed or seriously injured” incidents by 40%. In contrast to most safety videos, “Stay ...

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MCN cover star Chesca Miles: the biking Bond girl

Dan Aspel, 26 May 2011 12:19

MCN cover star Chesca Miles is no longer just a model, singer and stunt rider, but a Bond girl too. Appearing at the London launch of 'Carte Blanche' ­ the latest Bond novel from American novelist Jeffery Deaver , Miles rode a classic BSA Spitfire through St.Pancras station. Set outside of Europe's longest champagne bar, the event also featured a group of ...

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Video: Trials riding the Nou Camp

Dan Aspel, 26 May 2011 11:44

Nine times world Trials champion Toni Bou has released the following stunt video set in FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. In anticipation of Saturday’s Champion’s League final – in which the Spanish side will face Manchester United at Wembley – Bou is seen hopping up stairs, riding along railings and literally bouncing off the walls. The excitable Catalan told ...

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Video: 'Fastest' trailer

Dan Aspel, 18 May 2011 10:22

New MotoGP documentary "Fastest" is the latest release from director Mark Neale, and you can watch the trailer below. Due out in cinemas in September, it follows the 2010 and 2011 seasons of motorcycling's most celebrated championship. Narrated by Ewan McGregor, the film-makers claim it, "...distills the thrilling, terrifying reality of the MotoGP world championship into a maximum-speed, full-length documentary ...

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WANTED! Teenage road testers

Dan Aspel, 10 May 2011 15:52

Fancy taking part in an MCN road test? If you ride a 125cc bike you may be just what we’re looking for. We’ll be spending Wednesday 18th May in the Peterborough area putting the new KTM 125 Duke through its first ever group test, and we need two young bikers to join us. If you’re keen to try it out, ...

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'Charge': the worst timed movie ever?

Dan Aspel, 05 May 2011 11:27

'Charge' is a new documentary following the electric bikes at the Isle of Man TT, and you can see the trailer below. Narrated by Ewan McGregor and directed by Mark Neale - of 'Faster' (2003) fame - there's no doubting the pedigree of its production, or the need for quality bike-flicks to drag motorcycling back into the mainstream. But - ...

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Lady Gaga album cover slated by Nick Gale Custom Cycles

Dan Aspel, 18 April 2011 15:05

Lady Gaga's new motorbike-themed album artwork - panned by The Guardian as a "cheap Photoshop job" - has received the most damning criticism possible... the bike designer hates it. Nick Gale, of Nick Gale Custom Cycles, agreed for one of his creations to feature on the surrealist pop star's second studio album "Born This Way", but had no idea what ...


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