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Learn to ride a vintage motorcycle

Andy Downes, 08 January 2010 16:52

The Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC) has released 2010 dates for three training days where you’ll be able to get-to-grips with 1920s and 30s motorcycles. The Vintage Motorcycle Training Days will all be held in May at the three locations listed below. TRAINING DAY SOUTHSunday 2nd May 2010, Arborfield Barracks, Nr Reading, Berkshire. TRAINING DAY NORTH/SCOTLANDSunday 23rd May 2010, Grampian Transport Museum, ...

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Milan Show: 2010 Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP first pics and video

Andy Downes, 09 November 2009 17:13

MCN man Andy Downes is currently in a Ducati press conference at the Milan Show, where the company's chiefs are revealing the 2010 range. Downes has just sent back first details of the new 1100 Hypermotard Evo and Evo SP, high spec versions of the widely praised standard 1100 model. Ducati are claiming 7kg less weight and a 5bhp power ...

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Rossi's naked Yamaha M1

Andy Downes, 30 October 2009 10:21

This is what Valentino Rossi¹s YZR-M1 looks like stripped of all sponsor logos and painted in Yamaha corporate racing colours.     Find a Yamaha R1 for sale Read the 2009 Yamaha R1 review The bike is mechanically identical, but Yamaha chose to paint it and display it at Tokyo right next to a white YZF-R1 road bike to try and show ...

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VFR1200F first ride blog: Live from Sugo

Andy Downes, 22 October 2009 00:47

MCN's Andy Downes is testing the new VFR1200F in Japan. Andy is at Sugo race track right now, and has just sat on the VFR1200F for the first time. More info on the Honda VFR1200 The lucky testers are currently being briefed about the VFR1200F before taking their first few laps. They will be lead by former GP rider Tohru Ukawa, but hopefully he ...

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Kawasaki goes into PR overdrive about new Z1000

Andy Downes, 08 October 2009 10:33

Kawasaki has obviously spent some serious time getting the press release for the all-new Z1000 written and we were most amused to read some of the official information about the bike. The Z1000 was officially unveiled on Monday 5 October and can now be seen with full information in the October 7 issue of MCN. According to the press release ...

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Buell shuts down production lines as sales drop

Andy Downes, 11 September 2009 16:39

American firm Buell is shutting down production at the East Troy factory in Wisconsin for two months as a result of low sales. Buell is part of the Harley-Davidson group and will be closing production facilities from October 30 until January 4, 2010. The closure will result in the temporary laying off of 50 staff. Parent company Harley-Davidson is temporarily ...

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Offical Confirmation of 2010 Ducati 1198R Biposto

Andy Downes, 14 August 2009 10:27

Ducati will be introducing a new 1198R Biposto along with the highly-anticipated rival to the BMW R1200GS – as official documents unearthed by MCN can reveal. We’ve found official notice of one of the three new Ducati models we will get to see in finished form in November at the Milan Motorcycle show. The 1998R Biposto will join the 1198 ...

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Updated Harley-Davidson Electra Glide for 2010

Andy Downes, 27 July 2009 12:19

A new XR1200X heads a four new model update for Harley-Davidson for 2010 with an updated Electra Glide, Fat Boy with a Dyna Wide Glide being the only all-new model. Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Vice President said: “This new-product roll-out is simply an expression of our enthusiasm for motorcycling. “Like everyone, we are working and living in a challenging environment these ...

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Damien Hirst uses Harley-Davidson as a canvas

Andy Downes, 17 April 2009 14:28

The world’s most expensive living artist Damien Hirst has revealed an unusual canvas for his creative talent. Hirst's 'Spin Harley' is a fully functioning Harley-Davidson Softail Cross Bones, which will be up for auction on April 23. The bidding starts at £25,000. Read the Harley-Davidson Cross Bones review  Using multiple vibrant hues, Hirst applied his spin-painting technique - which employs centrifugal force ...

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Honda unleashes Fury viral videos

Andy Downes, 12 January 2009 13:41

Honda has quietly launched two viral videos to preview the launch of the new Honda Fury cruiser. See the Honda Fury 'unleashed' The Honda Fury will be seen at the New York Motorcycle show this week for the first time.  

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