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New Yamaha R1 teased?

Liam Marsden, 01 October 2014 13:58

Yamaha have released a teaser video, which could show glimpses of the new R1. The video shows design sketches of the upcoming sportsbike with what appears to be a single-sided swingarm as well as Ohlins forks. Many of the sketches show a rought outline of the bike, with no underseat exhausts, which have been a feature of the R1 since ...

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Official Kawasaki H2R reveal video

Steve Hunt, 30 September 2014 12:31

Kawasaki today announced their new, 296bhp creating 'hyperbike' at the INTERMOT show in Cologne. To say that the hype generated for this machine has been substantial would be an understatement; with a series of videos being released over the Internet viaNinja-H2.com over the past few weeks teasing at the technical, physical and even emotional aspects of the development process of the ...

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Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

MCN, 26 September 2014 05:00

Although the Ducati Scrambler is just days away from being unveiled to the public, Ducati is still putting the bike through its paces on the roads. An MCN reader was lucky enough to get this onboard video of the bike in action on the roads around Bologna. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Battling with World Champions and Old Machinery at Goodwood Revival

Steve Hunt, 13 September 2014 22:43

Having spent a weekend surrounded by old - often mouthwatering - 1950s metal, diligent, resourceful mechanics and some racing legends, it becomes clear that racing classic motorcycles requires a particular kind of spirit. Old machinery tests the soul, patients and mechanical nous more than most. The Goodwood Revival - home to more pomp and pageantry than most established racing series’ ...

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Video: New KTM RC390 first ride

MCN, 13 September 2014 13:30

For the first time in years there’s a machine for young sportsbike fans to get excited about. If you’re 19 and have just passed your A2 licence you can rip up your L plates and pretend you’re wild-riding Aussie Moto3 star Jack Miller. Welcome to KTM’s new RC390! We sent MCN Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves to Italy for the ...

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MotoGP: Half Term Report

Anonymous, 16 July 2014 11:26

We're now midway through the 2014 season and with the summer break upon us, what better time to take stock of the season so far. BTSport man, Neil Hodgson rates the British contingent from Laverty, Redding through to Tech3 man, Bradley Smith.   brightcove.createExperiences();

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Riding the icons: Suzuki RG500

Michael Neeves, 04 July 2014 09:30

This Suzuki RG500 is in superb condition. It’s bog-stock, like the bike then-MCN road tester Mat Oxley would’ve raved about back in 1985. Like the rest of the biking world, Oxley was in awe of this road-going 500cc GP replica, saying in the September 25 1985 issue of MCN: “In its powerband the RG500 is a vicious motorcycle that’s more ...

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Whitham and Lowes on bikes, battles, and the KTM Freeride

Michael Guy, 02 July 2014 11:16

Give two racers dirt bikes and a place to ride and the chances are you won’t see them for hours – or until one of them needs an ambulance. Luckily when KTM lent Sam Lowes and James Whitham a pair of Freerides, MCN grabbed one too, which meant we could get in on the conversation with two of the most ...

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Top 10 infamous bike ads

MCN, 27 June 2014 08:30

Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore…     Life helmets | 1979Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with its campaign featuring body-painted models Tula and Diane West. The shooting of the ads was featured, revealingly, in Aussie magazine Revs while controversy was stoked four years later when Tula, ...

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500cc two-stroke for £60,000

MCN, 23 June 2014 16:17

If you hanker after 500cc two-strokes and have £60,000 burning a hole in your wallet then the Ronax 500 might be your ideal track bike. The Ronax, built in Germany, is powered by a two-stroke V4, producing a claimed 160bhp. Surprisingly it's road legal and even features two ignition maps. Ronax will only be making 46 bikes, so be quick!

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