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Tom Cruise to receive Ducati Desmosedici RR this week

Chris Newbigging, 30 January 2008 16:30

Hollywood star Tom Cruise is picking up his own Ducati Desmosedici RR from Beverly Hills Ducati later this week. Ducati North America claim the bike is the first bike to be built, though a UK buyer received his bike from Ducati Glasgow last weekend. See the story and video of the bike running here. Tom Cruise is best known to ...

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Crackdown on illegal number plates

Chris Newbigging, 29 January 2008 10:17

Police forces nationwide will be stopping motorists with illegal number plates this week as part of Operation Larch, a campaign to prevent speeders and other criminals evading being traced. The campaign runs from today until Sunday February 3 and aims to “identify any links between the use of misrepresented registration marks and criminality; provide suitable evidence to justify changes to ...

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Nick Sanders defies terrorist threat and continues trip

Chris Newbigging, 07 January 2008 10:41

Round-the-world record holder Nick Sanders is to continue leading a group of motorcyclists across Africa to Timbuktu despite terrorist threats which lead to the cancellation of the Paris-Dakar rally. Sanders and 35 other riders will continue their ride from the UK down to Mali. The ride will take the riders through Mauritania, the area where four French tourists were murdered. ...

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Evel Knievel tribute Triumph Bonneville motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 30 December 2007 07:00

The bike most commonly linked with the late stunt great Evel Knievel might have been a Harley Davison, but the bike he made his name on was a Triumph – the machine he used for his Caesars Palace jump. In October Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley began work on a bike to commemorate the pivotal moment in Evel Knievel’s career, but ...

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Your tributes to Evel Knievel

Chris Newbigging, 06 December 2007 16:02

Evel Knievel’s death at the age of 69 prompted you to send dozens of tribute emails to MCN, some of which we’ve included in the special 16-page Evel Knievel tribute in the MCN issue December 12. We’ve compiled more of the tributes here: Evel Knievel's funeral Video: Evel Knievel's greatest moments Video: One of Evel Knievel's final interviews Video: Evel ...

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Send us your Evel Knievel tributes

Chris Newbigging, 01 December 2007 18:33

Was Evel Knievel your childhood hero? Did his daredevil stunt career inspire you to ride bikes? If so, MCN wants your tributes to one of the most famous motorcyclists of all time. Evel died at his home in Clearwater, Florida at approximately 2pm local time yesterday (Friday November 30) after years of suffering with from various illnesses. His funeral will ...

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German biker highsides in the car park

Chris Newbigging, 15 November 2007 13:30

Here's a lesson in taking care on new tyres. This poor German rider has just picked up his brand new Suzuki GSX-R1000 K7, and has a friend on hand to video the special occasion. But before he's managed to get even 50 feet from the showroom door, the poor chap gets over enthusiastic with the throttle, and the slippery new ...

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Pfeiffer wins 2007 European Stuntriding Championships

Chris Newbigging, 16 September 2007 13:30

At last weekend’s European Stuntriding Championships in Amsterdam, Holland, BMW Motorrad’s Chris Pfeiffer successfully defended and retained his European title for 2007. The 36-year-old German rider won the three-round event, with Brazilian AC Farias taking the runner-up spot, and newcomer Narcis Roca from Spain finish­ing third.

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Brit breaks 250 production motorcycle record

Chris Newbigging, 14 August 2007 12:13

British Kawasaki KR-1S owner Mark Jordan defeated the 250cc production record yesterday (Monday August 13, 2007) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in America. The 250cc production record requires the motorcycles to appear standard – but some internal work is allowed on the engines. Exhausts must be standard. Mark Jordan’s Kawasaki KR-1S received basic tuning work to optimise flow in the ...

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World’s wildest Triumph Rocket III?

Chris Newbigging, 07 August 2007 16:25

Whether you like American custom styles or not, it’s impossible to deny the DuSold designs Triumph Rocket III grabs attention. The 2300cc Triumph Rocket III engine is barely recognisable under a coat of blue and turquoise paint, and the long, muted standard exhaust pipes are replaced with short open pipe that snake down from the motorcycle’s exhaust ports. Unbelievably, custom ...

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