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Video: Bike vs car drift race

John Westlake, 14 January 2011 11:01

There's plenty of bike drifting on Youtube, but here's some with large walls nearby and a big car following close behind. At several points the rider the drag-prepped Kawasaki ZX-10R takes a hand off the bars or good measure. All very IAM. Enjoy. 

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Official new 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 photos revealed

John Westlake, 04 October 2010 14:34

These are the first official shots of the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and GSX-R750. The heavily revised bikes are due to be revealed at the Cologne Show, but were leaked by Italian website www.motoblog.it No details accompany the shots, but a quick look through the pics reveals both bikes have Showa Big Piston Forks for the first time (as the current ...

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Conor Cummins’ x-rays. Warning: not for faint-hearted

John Westlake, 17 August 2010 12:34

If there was any doubt about the severity of Conor Cummins’ injuries after his 150mph crash at the TT in June, these X-rays dispel it. The McAdoo Kawasaki rider sent them to MCN to show just how much work his medical teams have put in to give him a chance to ride again.   Because of the severity of the damage ...

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Incredible Kawasaki Z650 rebuild

John Westlake, 13 August 2010 17:00

This immaculate 1979 Kawasaki Z650 B3 is a complete nut-and-bolt rebuild undertaken by Dave Ball from Stone in Staffordshire. He’s entered the bike in MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent Competition with Carole Nash which closes in just five days. The amount of work Dave put in is awe-inspiring. Here are just a few of the bike’s highlights: • Wiseco 720cc ...

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New Zonda-inspired MV F4

John Westlake, 12 August 2010 17:40

The Sultan of Qatar has a new toy. Inspired by the Pagani Zonda Una supercar, Italian MV specialists Alka Design have produced this eye-melting MV Agusta F4 special for the hyper-wealthy Sultan. Dubbed the MV Agusta F4 Libeccio, it’s a standard 2010 F4 with full carbon bodywork. The price is apparently top secret and almost certainly quite big. Standard 2010 ...

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Three men in a garage build electric RGV250

John Westlake, 09 April 2010 17:02

This electric Suzuki RGV250 has been built by three Derbyshire bike fanatics to tackle the big-cash efforts in the TTXGP UK electric bike racing series. It’s possibly the most shoestring electric race effort yet – the chassis cost £13.  The trio of Network Rail engineers have taken a combination of parts bought, begged and borrowed to pull together an almost ...

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New 210bhp Norton rotary

John Westlake, 23 March 2010 17:25

Norton is set to make a stunning return to racing next year with an all-new 200bhp+ rotary superbike. The news – which is revealed in full in tomorrow’s MCN – means Norton could have a BSB and even WSB bike over the next three years. The new Donington Park-based factory is currently in full flow building the limited edition Commando ...

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“Make more Multistradas!”

John Westlake, 23 February 2010 16:42

Ducati UK have asked the Italian factory to increase production of the new Multistrada 1200 after British dealers took over 200 deposits and ‘far exceeded expected order levels’. And that’s before anyone has even ridden the bike. UK bosses made the request after the bike’s appearance at the MCN Carole Nash London Show and tour of dealerships created a surge ...

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New Norton special edition revealed

John Westlake, 04 February 2010 13:24

Norton revealed a new version of their Commando Cafe Racer at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show today. It’s the first day of the show, held in London’s Excel Centre. The lightly tweaked bike features black yokes, a gorgeous black and silver paintjob and black wheel rims. It will cost the same as the normal Cafe Racer: £13,495. Norton’s UK ...

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Hayabusa creator says it was meant to be ugly!

John Westlake, 23 December 2009 12:49

Ten years after the launch of the extraordinarily successful Suzuki Hayabusa, the man responsible has finally spoken about its controversial appearance. Koji Yoshiura spoke exclusively to MCN about creating the original 1999 machine, which gained an instant cult following as well as outraging politicians with its near-200mph capability. Koji Yoshiura said: “The mission was to create a total new styling ...

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