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Video: KTM Adventure 990 7000 mile report

Michael Guy, 21 March 2011 16:50

When I first got my KTM Adventure 990 I was on a mission to prove it was a bike that really could do anything. Now it's 12 months on and I think I've been proved right - well almost. Over the last 7000 miles I've done all the usual motorway, A-road and B-road miles, plus it's been to the Nurburgring ...

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Video: KTM 990 Adventure goes off-road!

Michael Guy, 27 December 2010 07:30

Our KTM 990 Adventure longterm test bike is billed as one of the best all round bikes available and over the last eight months I’ve been bar to bar with despatch riders in London, scratched on country lanes and completed 1000’s of motorway miles. I cruised over to the Nurburgring for the WSB round and I’ve even done a track day at ...

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Shakey ties the knot

Michael Guy, 26 November 2010 17:31

New HMPlant Honda BSB signing Shane Byrne had another reason to celebrate last week when he got married to his long time partner Petra Liskova. In true Shakey fashion his wedding was a classy affair and took place exactly five years to the day after his first ever date with Petra at the same venue. The day started with Shakey ...

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Video: 2011 KTM RC8R first ride

Michael Guy, 24 November 2010 08:30

While other sportsbike manufacturers are rushing to develop electronic rider aids (see page 2), KTM believes their new RC8R doesn't need them. Find a KTM RC8R for sale The heavily updated RC8R has 175bhp, 94lb.ft of torque, top of the range WP suspension, adjustable chassis and stunning looks – but no traction control or ABS. Watch the video test below:   ...

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2011 KTM RC8R first ride - 'Now with twin spark tech'

Michael Guy, 19 November 2010 12:10

MCN's Michael Guy has sent back his first impressions on the new KTM RC8R from the world launch in Spain: Find a KTM RC8R for sale "The previous incarnation of the RC8R had issues with fuelling which caused an abrupt throttle response, but KTM have clearly listen to feedback and done something about it. "The new RC8R features 'twin spark technology' - each ...

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2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R race bike unveiled

Michael Guy, 03 September 2010 10:42

Kawasaki have given the World superbike paddock a sneak preview of the all new ZX-10R race bike that they will campaign in the series in 2011. Having been a backmarker in the class in recent years, Kawasaki is confident of success with the new bike which has been developed from the ground up as a race bike. No technical details ...

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Free glossy 32-page Silverstone WSB guide in this week's MCN

Michael Guy, 27 July 2010 09:56

Get your free glossy Silverstone WSB guide with this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday 28 July 2010.    Video: James Toseland on Silverstone WSB The 32-page preview guide celebrates what promises to be a stunning weekend of action. British riders have flooded the grid like never before, making a repeat of the all-Brit podium at Assen a distinct possibility.  ...

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Haslam on form in WSB and in MCN’s Fantasy Road Race competition

Michael Guy, 11 May 2010 13:49

Leon Haslam has backed up his sensational championship leading form in the World Superbike Championship by becoming a front runner in MCN’s Fantasy Road Race competition.  After another impressive weekend performance in Monza with a second place podium in race two, Haslam maintained the number one spot in the series and his results have seen him climb up in to ...

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Video: KTM 250EXC and 450EXC try out day

Michael Guy, 11 February 2010 14:30

KTM are running a range of Enduro try out days where riders will get the opportunity to test any one of their 2010 model range around a dedicated Enduro track. Find a KTM off-roader for sale MCN were invited to their latest event near Chichester where we got to back to back test the impressive 250EXC and the powerful 450EXC.    ...

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Win a place on a track day with Metzeler

Michael Guy, 09 March 2009 11:26

If you want to prove you’re the fastest rider on the web check out this new online game called Facebiker from Metzeler. By using your riding skills entrants can win a set of Dainese leathers, Metzeler Racetec tyres plus entry to a Metzeler track day. Simply play the game and then register to have the chance to win some great ...


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