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Kawasaki GTR1400 recall

MCN News Desk, 23 January 2009 10:43

Kawasaki is recalling GTR1400 tourers for work on the area around the rear brake pedal. Owners of machines that require the modification are being contacted and asked to contact their local franchised Kawasaki dealer in order to arrange the fitting of a new part. The reason for the recall is that, on some units of GTR1400 under certain riding conditions, ...

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Honda brings back monkey bike

MCN News Desk, 21 January 2009 10:41

Honda has brought the famous Monkey bike back from the dead with a new fuel-injected engine that meets the latest emissions regulations. Sell your motorcycle for only £9.99 Honda has been hard at work trying to get the 49cc four-stroke motor cleaned up – the result is a fully injected and catalised engine that puts out 3.4bhp and will do ...

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CCM unveils CXR230 and XTR250

MCN News Desk, 20 January 2009 15:54

CCM has launched two new models – the CXR230 and XTR250 at the Trade Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. The updated CXR230 is now Euro III emissions homologated and boasts a new engine with a single overhead cam, other enhancements include a striking white colour scheme which is sure to make this already popular model even more attractive. CCM ...

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Richard Hammond injures pelvis in horse riding fall

MCN News Desk, 20 January 2009 14:39

Richard Hammond has hurt himself again – this time on a horse and he says it’s a worse injury than he has ever had in 25 years of riding motorcycles. The accident happened on the day he was about to go out on a new Suzuki Hayabusa for the first time. Hammond was getting in some riding practice for a ...

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Free motorcyle insurance from Kymco

MCN News Desk, 16 January 2009 10:09

Kymco has re-launched its own-branded insurance scheme for motorcycles and scooters with free cover for 16-19 year olds across Kymco’s complete range of 50cc and 125cc bikes and scooters. Supported by a dedicated customer phone-line and on-line enquiry service, the free insurance also includes roadside assistance, a 24/7 claims service and up to £100,000 of legal protection. The offer is subject to terms ...

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Honda extends 'Brave the Elements' deal

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2009 14:27

Honda is extending its ‘brave the elements’ scheme this winter, by extending the current offer on four of its most popular motorcycle models until 31 March 2009. Honda’s VFR800 VTEC sports-tourer, NT700V Deauville tourer, XL1000V Varadero adventure machine (all in either standard or ABS versions), as well as the XL700VA Transalp, all come with a free 45-litre colour matched top-box ...

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Report on a MotoGP round with Bridgestone

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2009 10:30

Bridgestone has today announced  the 2009 Bridgestone e-reporter competition for young aspiring journalists is now open for entries. As the contest enters its sixth year, the e-reporter initiative continues to provide students from across Europe with invaluable journalistic experience, also helping finalists to establish long-term careers in the media. In 2009, Bridgestone will give 11 finalists, chosen by an international panel ...

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New Yamaha XJ6 in dealers now

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2009 09:56

Yamaha’s new, eagerly awaited budget middleweight roadster, the Yamaha XJ6, will be arriving in UK dealers any day – and MCN will be testing it on Saturday! This new, unfaired, 600cc liquid-cooled four will be available in limited quantities initially at authorised Yamaha dealers, priced at £4499.00 (not including road fund and first registration fee). Check motorcyclenews.com on Saturday, and Motorcycle ...

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Nick Gale completes pricy chop

MCN News Desk, 04 January 2009 09:00

This is one of the first custom choppers in the UK to use high-tech electronics originally developed for cars. The £40,000 Deliverance features a keyless start system in place of the traditional ignition system, and digital displays on the mirrors rather than regular clocks and dials. It was completed by Nick Gale Custom Motorcycles in mid-December. Far from being just a ...

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Jim Carrey rides Hypermotard in new film

MCN News Desk, 04 January 2009 08:00

Ducati has teamed up with Hollywood funnyman Jim Carrey in his new movie "Yes Man" where he rides a Hypermotard S. The movie stars Jim Carrey as Carl Allen, a man whose life is going nowhere - the operative word being "no"- until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything and anything. ...

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