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Santa Claus and the 180bhp Kawasaki ZX-10R

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 17:15

Forget sleighs and reindeers – Santa Claus is apparently using the 280bhp Asphaltfighters Stormbringers to get about! Despite the ice and snow covering the area of Germany the Kawasaki ZX-10R-based limited run machine is built in, builders Warm-Up captured this picture of St Nicholas picking up his new machine ahead of delivering presents on Christmas Eve. So if you hear ...

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Biking Christmas e-cards

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 16:49

In the spirit of saving the environment as well as money, the bike industry increasingly sends out e-cards rather than paper Christmas cards. That also means they can be a bit more personal than a £1.99 pack of 20 cards from Tescos too – so here’s a selection of the cards sent to the MCN office from across the bike ...

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2010 VMCC Banbury Run dates announced

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 16:08

The Vintage Motor Cycle Club’s 62nd ‘Banbury Run’ for pre-1931 motorcycles will be run on Sunday June 20 2010. The event is open to any road-legal vintage motorcycle built before 1931, and the limited 600 entries makes it the biggest run of its type in the world. The 600 places on the run always sell out, so you need to ...

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Video: The 150mph R1-riding gecko

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 14:41

Here’s one reptile taking a ride on the wild side – a tiny gecko stowed away on a Yamaha R1 as it laps a circuit at up to 150mph! The tiny creature manages to cling on and clamber around the clocks, screen and fairing of the R1 as the rider laps Queenland Raceway in Australia. The critter appears about two ...

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10 year of Hayabusa: exclusive designer interview in MCN

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 09:30

As part of MCN’s lookback on a decade of the Suzuki Hayabusa in the December 23 issue of MCN, we’ve interviewed the man responsible for designing it. Suzuki Hayabusas for sale Koji Yoshiura was the man responsible for designing the controversial but aerodynamic look of the original 1999 Suzuki GSX1300R as well as the latest K8-K9 model Hayabusa. In our ...

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New Honda scooter sucks up poo!

Chris Newbigging, 08 December 2009 17:12

Think your bike is a bit crap? It’s got nothing on this modified Honda SH125i used by Islington Council to wash and then suck up dog waste from pavements! The ‘Poover’ has a topbox and a long tube which delivers first a jet of water to loosen the offending turd, and then a hoover mechanism sucks the mess away, saving ...

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Subsidised Suzuki GSX-Rs and Gladius for racers

Chris Newbigging, 19 November 2009 16:43

Suzuki’s 2010 race programme will include cut price GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000 and Gladius motorcycles for racers. Suzuki motorcycles for sale Brand-new motorcycles will be available at reduced cost to anyone competing in British Superbike supported classes or the club-level MRO championships. A race kit for the Gladius 650 to make it Minitwins-ready is also being investigated, but isn’t confirmed as ...

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Moto Morini financial troubles latest: "We're working as normal"

Chris Newbigging, 09 October 2009 14:27

Moto Morini has spoken exclusively to MCN about exactly what its recent step in to voluntary liquidation means for owners, buyers and dealers. The Italian manufacturer made the decision to enter in to voluntary liquidation in September after not paying staff or suppliers for the month. Unlike liquidation of a UK company which generally leads to the company being broken ...

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Thousands rock Vegas-themed MCN Live! at Skegness

Chris Newbigging, 09 October 2009 09:32

Thousands of MCN readers made Skegness rock at the end-of-season MCN Live! bash last weekend. The Las Vegas themed weekend at Butlins was full of non-stop live entertainment, amazing stunt shows and partying to a wide spread of live music to satisfy all tastes. Three different venues held tributes to Blondie, Queen, The Blues Brothers, AC/DC and U2 plus 1980s ...

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Video: Head-down is the new knee-down!

Chris Newbigging, 02 October 2009 12:04

Think you’re a bit special because you can get your knee down? This mystery Japanese rider still makes you look rubbish. Not content with knee or even elbow dragging, he’s using his diminutive Honda NSR50 to ride in small circles pivoting around his head on the floor! There’s also a display from another rider rear-wheel steering in very small knee-down ...

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