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Electric superbike launched with new video

John Westlake, 06 November 2009 14:57

The company that built the world’s first electric superbike has unveiled the machine at the SEMA tuning show in the US. The company has produced a new video of the bike to accompany the launch. The Mavizen – which was first shown in MCN two weeks ago – is based around a KTM RC8. It has a lithium-ion battery, and ...

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Bike film gets Vinnie Jones

John Westlake, 04 November 2009 12:50

Vinnie Jones will star in a new British film which plans to use a Ducati Hypermotard, Victory Hammer S and KTM RC8R in the stunts. Famed hardman Jones will star alongside Ving Rhames (Mission Impossibles) in Fight Back – a vigilante-style movie about an ex-squaddie who returns home to find his local estate overrun with gangs. MCN’s suggestion that he ...

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New Ducati Multistrada name confirmed

John Westlake, 30 October 2009 17:17

Ducati has finally officially confirmed that its new GS-rival will be called the Multistrada.      Read Ducati motorcycle reviews In a press release announcing that the 1198cc bike will appear at the Milan Show in 10 days, the company referred to the bike throughout as the Multistrada 1200. Find a Ducati for sale Though MCN has called the new bike the ...

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New BMW R1200GS sound system revealed

John Westlake, 02 October 2009 14:26

This is the new sound system that BMW must fit for 2010. Well, it is according to MCN reader James Woodroffe. Excellent work James. If you have made similarly dramatic ‘improvements’ to your GS, we want to see them. Please send them to MCN’s resident GS fan marc.potter@motorcyclenews.com

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Doohan to race Schumacher and Button in China

John Westlake, 30 September 2009 12:39

Five-time 500cc GP World Champion Mick Doohan will race F1 legend Michael Schumacher and current F1 championship leader Jenson Button this November. Doohan, who won five consecutive GP titles from 1994-1998, will compete in a variety of cars in The Race of Champions on 4 November in the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China – the Olympic stadium is being ...

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Video: Rossi’s dad crashes the bike he designed!

John Westlake, 25 September 2009 16:27

MCN reporter Chris Newbigging is currently in northern Italy at the launch of the Ouroboros dirt track bike – a machine co-designed by Valentino Rossi’s dad Graziano.    Newbigging has just phoned MCN HQ, saying: “I got the interview with Graziano and he agreed to let us put an onboard camera on the bike when he went out next. He was ...

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New bike hire company in South of France

John Westlake, 05 August 2009 10:10

A new company is organizing tours in France using various Ducatis. Columbus International has a garage full of Streetfighters, Monster S2R 1000s, Hypermotards and 848s. You can rent the bikes by the day for anything between £165 (Monster) and £210 (Streetfighter), or go for one of their uber-exclusive packages – there’s a Gourmet Tour (eating at starred Michelin restaurants), a ...

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Hayden-rep 848 launched at Laguna Seca MotoGP

John Westlake, 03 July 2009 15:32

Ducati will launch a special edition Nicky Hayden 848 at the Laguna Seca MotoGP in America this weekend. Besides the paintjob inspired by Ducati’s struggling MotoGP rider, the 848 features an LED dash, 30mm mirror extension kit (thereby rendering them useful) and aluminium cam belt tensioners to reduce weight. Price in the US is rumoured to be $14,495 (£8858), which ...

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My Yamaha R1 is ruined because of Rossi TT ride!

John Westlake, 29 May 2009 13:33

MCN editor Marc Potter will be riding with Valentino Rossi when the 8-time world champion does a historic parade lap at the TT next week. Valentino Rossi to ride at TT Naturally Potter wanted to make sure everyone knew MCN was involved in the Rossi ride, so ordered the R1 to be plastered with MCN logos. Only one problem… he ...

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