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Ago, Dunlop and McGuinness set for Mallory Bike Bonanza

Simon Patterson, 09 July 2014 15:23

Fifteen time world champion and ten time TT winner Giacomo Agostini will headline this weekend’s Mallory Bike Bonanza, as a full weekend of activities descend upon the Leicestershire track, with the Italian joined by a host of modern stars and classic machinery as well as entertainment for the whole family. Joining Agostini on his MV Agusta as he recreates his ...

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Shedding the custom bike clichés

Steve Hunt, 25 May 2014 15:51

Since launching as a website designed to highlight some of the better and more unusual motorcycles being built within the burgeoning custom and cafe-race scene, the last eighteen months have seen The Bike Shed establish itself as a showcase event within the British motorcycling calendar. Having expanded to a new venue in London's Tobacco Docks, the show drew a strong, ...

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Can Crutchlow fix the Ducati?

MCN, 21 November 2013 10:33

Marco Melandri, Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso are all top level riders who have failed to make the infamous Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike work. The latest rider to take on the Desmo challenge is Britain's Cal Crutchlow, and he's confident. pollcomment

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We want your Box Hill stories

Michael Neeves, 05 September 2013 16:26

We’re organising a road test, which will take place at Box Hill next Tuesday.Box Hill has been a Mecca to southern bikers for years. It’s been a destination for ride-outs, somewhere to ogle cool bikes and a place to get a cuppa and bacon butty, in Ryker’s café.We want to hear your Box Hill anecdotes and the best will make ...

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Get shirty in style

MCN Staff, 07 August 2013 16:13

MCN have worked with quirky T-shirt company 'Shot Dead In The Head' to produce a range of irreverant and slightly more reserved shirt designs - as well as hoodies and mugs - for MCN readers. There are shirts paying homage to legendary racers Barry Sheene, Kevin Schwantz and Valentino Rossi, Fireblade designer Tadao Baba and then iconic madness like the Ducati ...

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Rossi Desmosedici at Goodwood

MCN, 04 July 2013 17:00

The world-famous Goodwood  Festival of Speed - the largest motoring garden party in the world – takes place once again on July 11-14 this year, and one of the big stars of the show will be an ex-Rossi Ducati MotoGP bike. The GP11 model, owned by British collector Chris Wilson, will be ridden by ex-GP star Randy Mamola. That’s assuming ...

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NCR's titanium-framed Ducati

Michael Neeves, 02 July 2013 08:00

NCR has been tuning Ducatis since the late 60s. During the 90s and early 2000s, you’ll probably remember the black NCR Ducatis competing in World Superbike, ridden by the likes of Borja, Bontempi, Xaus, Bostrom, Laconi and Chilli. In 2001 NCR wound down its racing activities to concentrate on building their own Ducati-engined specials and producing mouth-watering aftermarket Ducati spares. ...

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Staff Blog: Friday Night is Rideout Night!!!

Alison Silcox, 24 June 2013 07:58

  Following my recent appeal to you lovely blog readers I’ve just spent a cracking weekend riding the Yamaha Fazer8 round North Norfolk visiting some little gems that you recommended. I’m going to be writing a full report in a future issue of MCN so won’t go into too much detail today. However, I will mention the brilliant little bike ...

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First pictures: Biaggi testing Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike

Michael Guy, 06 June 2013 15:33

Six time world champion Max Biaggi returned to the track today at Mugello today testing the Pramac Ducati MotoGP bike. Following his retirement from WSB at the end of last season, the 41 year old Italian has been linked with a comeback to WSB along with testing duties for the struggling Alstare Ducati 1199 Panigale. But instead of focussing his ...

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Filippo Preziosi resigns from Ducati

MCN, 28 February 2013 17:32

Filippo Preziosi has resigned from Ducati before he was due to start his new role as Director of R&D, citing poor health. Preziosi was the engineer in charge of the development of the Desmosedici MotoGP machine throughout the successful Casey Stoner era and also during the disastrous Valentino Rossi period. The Ducati statement reads in full: Borgo Panigale, (Bologna, Italy) ...

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