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European bike week kicks off in Austria

Ped Baker, 07 September 2010 14:28

Over 100,000 people will roll up to shores of Lake Faak in Austria this week as the 12th annual European bike week gets underway. A Harley Davidson Europe run event, bike week attracts top Harley custom builders and parts manufacturers from across Europe. This years line-up includes Zodiac, Walz Hardcore, Big Bear Wrecking Crew and Thunderbike alongside the official Harley range ...

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Foggy gives advice to Lorenzo before TT parade lap

Ped Baker, 11 June 2010 10:59

WSB legend and former TT lap record holder Carl Fogarty gives words of encouragement to Jorge Lorenzo as the MotoGP rider prepares for his TT debut today. Dainese backed Lorenzo is making his first trip to the Isle of Man and will ride the parade lap alongside MCN's Marc Potter and GP icon Angel Nieto.  Read our exclusive story in ...

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Lorenzo's bike arrives at the TT

Ped Baker, 10 June 2010 12:54

The Yamaha R1 that MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo will be riding on Fridays Parade lap has arrived on the Isle of Man. The specially prepared bike features a unique paint scheme designed by MCN reader and competition winner John Holland.      Dainese backed Lorenzo is making his first trip to the Isle of Man and will ride the parade lap ...

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Last chance to enter this year's Moto Giro Italia

Ped Baker, 20 May 2010 08:59

Entries for the 2010 Moto Giro Italia close next Wednesday. Places are still available in all classes and also on the bike transport truck from the UK so if you'd like to take part in one of the world's greatest motorcycling events you need to act now! Run over five days through the glorious north Italian countryside, the Giro follows ...

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Triumph 865 flat tracker for sale

Ped Baker, 08 April 2010 16:56

Belgium Triumph dealer Blondeel is selling this stunning street-legal 865cc flat track custom at it's showroom in Ostend. The bike originally started life as a standard 2005 Thruxton but owner Patrick Blondeel saw the potential to build the first flat track bike in Belgium. Patrick explained "I wanted to do something that we don't have over here, I made a ...

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Innocent sausage mown down by police motorcyclist

Ped Baker, 08 April 2010 15:37

A man dressed as an Italian sausage has been struck by a police motorcycle as he competed in the annual Opening Day Klements Racing Sausages Relay Race in Milwaukee, USA. The running relay is part of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball teams opening ceremony. The accident occurred when the Italian sausage ran across the police motorcyclists' path as he attempted to 'high ...

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Carole Nash MCN show: Bike Build live!

Ped Baker, 05 February 2010 14:17

Some restorations can take months if not years but at the Carole Nash MCN motorcycle show a restorer is attempting to turn boxes of parts into a running bike in just four days.  Video: 2010 Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show preview The Yamaha TZR250 3XV V-twin will be painstakingly pieced together by Cider County Strokers owner Wayne Pipe and mechanic ...

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World’s oldest production bike for sale

Ped Baker, 26 January 2010 17:20

The world’s first production motorcycle is to be auctioned at the Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show on April 25. The 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller motorcycle is the first powered two wheeler to which the name ‘motorrad’ (motorcycle) was ever applied. The bike is a twin-cylinder, water-cooled four stroke with a huge 1488cc displacement producing a slightly underwhelming 2.5bhp at 240rpm. Opinions ...

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Ryan Capes 290ft world record jump video.

Ped Baker, 25 January 2010 14:39

Footage of American Ryan Capes setting a new jump record with a 290-foot dirt to dirt leap has just been released by his sponsor Monster Energy. Capes’ World Record leap last month makes him the closest motorcycle jumper ever to reaching the magical 300-foot mark on a dirt ramp to dirt ramp jump. After setting the record Capes said the ...

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Modern classics: Z1000 and Z1100R video

Ped Baker, 11 December 2009 17:11

Just uploaded onto YouTube is this video of a Z1000 and Z1100R testing in Japan - and we're talking old school '80s Lawson style Z1000 not the modern version. We're unsure of the clips vintage but judging by the Arai helmet on one of the riders we'd guess at mid nineties, or it could be yesterday and they've raided the ...

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