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Streamliner tops 367mph to set new land speed record

Laura Kennerley, 25 September 2009 14:39

An alcohol powered streamliner has smashed the land speed record reaching a blistering average speed of 367mph over a recorded mile. The American Bub Racing Streamliner Seven ridden by Chris Carr actually hit top speeds of 380mph during its record breaking run on the course at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US. This is the second time that Carr, ...

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New Yamaha dealer’s MotoGP reps

Laura Kennerley, 21 September 2009 13:57

The owners of these two Yamaha R1’s were like children in a candy store – picking all the trick parts available – when they visited Surrey’s newest Yamaha dealer Carbontek. The Tech 3 Colin Edward’s rep, £1150 paint and sticker job is by Racepaint UK, and crammed with accessories and upgraded parts. The standard under seat exhaust has been replaced ...

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Classic bikes, Hailwood and Read memoriblia on offer at Stafford Show

Laura Kennerley, 18 September 2009 10:07

A selection of classic bikes, including a Velocette KTT MkVII, previously owned by the Swedish TT rider, will go under the hammer at the Stafford Show next month. A rare ex-works Vincent Rapide – ‘KAR 223’ - which was ridden by Arthur Merrett in the 1948 International Six Days Trial held at San Remo, Italy is also being flogged. The ...

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Electric bike tops 150mph

Laura Kennerley, 17 September 2009 11:43

Mission Motors has claimed the era of the electric bike has arrived after its Mission One prototype clocked an average speed of 150.059mph during speed trials at Bonneville Speedway. Company product manager and test rider Jeremy Cleland set the speed record for electric motorcycles on a series of back-to-back runs this week. Mission One – which achieved fourth place in ...

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Rare Vincent at Auction

Laura Kennerley, 10 September 2009 16:30

This rare Vincent Rapide will be the highlight of this weekend’s auction at Beaulieu Motor Museum. The 1949 998cc Rapide is one of only a handful of models made using HRD-branded crankcases. It is expected to raise at least £25,000 at the sale on Saturday September 12. Other highlights include an unusual 1920 BSA Model E with ‘County’ sidecar taxi. This ...

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Do you know Britain’s most prolific crasher?

Laura Kennerley, 09 September 2009 15:55

Does one of your mate’s deserve the title Britain’s worst crasher? MCN is searching for the rider who has notched up the most spills during his track day antics to award this inauspicious title too.     Our search has been inspired by Andy “Spudy” James, whose mates chucked his damaged Yamaha R6 in a skip after his latest track day ...

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Artists impression of unidentified biker released

Laura Kennerley, 09 September 2009 10:17

This is an artist’s impression of a mystery biker found dead on a railway line in Penzance. Police have been unable to identify the man who was struck by the London to Penzance train on at 8.50pm on Saturday August 15. They hope someone will recognize him from this image  and contact them with information. The man, aged 30-45, who ...

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Britain's best selling bike is a 125

Laura Kennerley, 08 September 2009 14:44

Yamaha’s YZF R125 was the best selling bike in the UK for the second month running.  Top 5 125cc sports bikes Find a 125cc motorcycle for sale The single cylinder machine, with MotoGP inspired technology, was snapped up by 198 riders, helping make Yamaha the best selling brand in Britain last month.  Top 10 coolest 125cc motorcycles Figures released by ...

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9/11 victim's families motorcycle tribute

Laura Kennerley, 05 September 2009 09:00

Relatives of the victims of Flight 93 – the United Airliners plane hi-jacked on September 11 2001 – have embarked on a cross-country ride to honour their loved ones. Eight bikes left New Jersey’s Newark airport to follow the route the ill-fated airliner would’ve taken. The convoy will snake across the USA for nine days, covering more than 3,000 miles, ...

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MCN new riders survey

Laura Kennerley, 03 September 2009 15:52

Have you passed your bike test in the last four months? If so, MCN needs you! We are trying to get a picture of the standard of training offered to riders in the UK. To help us we need you to answer the following survey: MCN New Rider Survey

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