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Video: Heroic pillion rider risks life to prevent train crash

James Keen, 11 February 2010 14:26

A heroic pillion rider risks his life to prevent a train crash in Argentina. The unidentified man was waiting on the back of his friend's motorcycle at a railway crossing when a van stalled halfway across the tracks. He then jumped off the bike, pushed the van out of the way and only just missed being hit by a train in the process. Watch ...

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'Superbikes - 40 glorious years' on sale now

James Keen, 03 November 2009 10:44

A new MCN special edition bookazine celebrating 40 years of the fastest motorcycles ever built is on sale in all good newsagents now. 'Superbikes - 40 glorious years' charts the evolution of the superbike from its beginnings in 1969 right through to the present day with a detailed look at over 50 bikes that pushed the limits and moved us forward. It also ...

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MCN Editor's original Fireblade for sale

James Keen, 25 June 2009 10:59

MCN Editor Marc Potter's lovingly cared for 1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade could be yours - it's listed right now in MCN Bikes For Sale. Click here to see the ad You could own a piece of biking history for the bargain price of £2,500. The 1992 model is the original Fireblade, the bike that changed the way the world looks at ...

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Poll: Should the swerve test be banned?

James Keen, 04 June 2009 13:17

The new motorcycle test has sparked a heated debate - is the swerve test fundamentally unsafe, or does the problem lie elsewhere? Have your say in our online poll below. The new motorcycle test explained On the one hand, high profile trainer Sean Hayes defends the swerve test and claims lack of adequate training is the issue: "It's not warp factor ...

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New MCN June 3: Suzuki GSX-R1000 special

James Keen, 03 June 2009 09:44

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale June 3, we have a 6-page guide to the Suzuki GSX-R1000, a 200bhp Honda Blackbird and details of Benelli's new 750cc rival for the Triumph Street Triple. Go to any bike meet and you'll see how popular the Suzuki GSX-R1000 is. That's why MCN's Trevor Franklin, with the help of owners at ...

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Free Yamaha bike health check

James Keen, 14 May 2009 13:57

Yamaha are offering a free 30-minute bike health check until June 3 at participating dealerships. Click here to download the free voucher The Yamaha Vehicle Health Check (YVHC) campaign aims to make sure your machine is in perfect health, but if problems are revealed, all Yamaha Genuine Parts required for the work will be offered at a 15% discount.    Yamaha are also giving ...

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Video: Buell hits record 148mph on ice

James Keen, 07 May 2009 15:25

Buell’s resident stunt rider Craig Jones has just returned from Sweden where he braved subzero temperatures to set a world first for the fastest bike on ice.   After a short test period and several practices, Craig’s modified Buell 1125R reached 148.7mph on frozen Lake Dellen, with only a few centimetres of ice separating him from the freezing water. Craig Jones was ...

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Hein Gericke under new British ownership

James Keen, 14 April 2009 13:58

Leading motorcycle clothing and accessories retailer Hein Gericke has been bought by its existing management team, meaning that the company is now British owned. The group of buyers is composed of current Managing Director, Richard Chambers, and three long-serving managers from the German business.   “This is an extremely positive step for Hein Gericke,” said Richard Chambers. “For the first time in ...

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Video: Simon Pavey's Dakar bike

James Keen, 16 March 2009 12:09

Dakar veteran Simon Pavey explains the details of his customised BMW Xchallenge rally bike. Video: Walker Ecosse dakar truck tour What started life as a standard production motorcycle has been modified to cope with one of the world's most grueling endurance rallies. Watch the video for an insight into what makes Dakar bikes unique. Simon Pavey was at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle ...

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Poll: 50mph limit on country roads. What do you think?

James Keen, 12 March 2009 09:03

MCN wants to find out what British bikers think about the issues facing motorcycling today. That's why from now on we'll be running weekly polls to gather your opinions on all aspects of biking. This week's questions is: The Government is proposing a 50mph limit on country roads. What do you think?    The Government is proposing a 50mph limit ...

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