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Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Chelsea tensioner

Mark Holmes, 14 September 2011 13:33

So we’re hanging around outside the Ace Café, waiting to head out on the run down to the Autolegends Show at Chelsea’s Royal Hospital. The Victory is lined up with 30 or so other bikes, waiting for the order to head off. But there’s no sign of ‘face of the Ace’ Mark Wilsmore. He was due to lead the run, ...

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Staff bikes: BMW K1600GT - Turning up the volume

Simon Relph, 14 September 2011 12:57

I recently picked up the first pair of Remus Hexacone slip on silencers in the country (www.performanceparts-ltd.com) to go on the BMW K1600GT and decided it might be fun to time just how long it takes the remove the old and fit the new. The titanium silencers have a carbon outlet, and are road legal with removable baffles – all ...

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Staff bikes - Honda Crossrunner: You never stop learning

Phil West, 31 August 2011 15:33

Two thousand, three hundred and forty-seven miles can reveal a lot about a bike. Even about one you thought you already knew. Such has been my first couple of months with the Crossrunner. I picked it up in May having already sampled Honda's new VFR800-based crossover machine (their description, not mine) at the world press launch and at the time thought ...

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Staff bikes: Moto Guzzi Griso SE - V7 Classic snaffled by actress

John Westlake, 25 August 2011 17:16

Just when I was learning to love the V7 Classic and its gentle take on motorcycling life, it has been snatched away from me. Moto Guzzi have reclaimed it, and sent it on a far more glamourous mission: it must now provide post-test transport for a celebrity. Yes, my humble V7 is currently ferrying Gill Halfpenny between her beautiful celebrity ...

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Staff bikes: Ducati Monster 1100 Evo - The modern cafe racer

Marc Abbott, 25 August 2011 16:44

Over the months that I've owned the Monster, many have asked me "What's it like?" My default answer is "A real, good, honest motorcycle". Which sounds like damning it with faint praise; that's far from my intention. What I mean to say is that this stripped back, stylish, air-cooled Italian V-twin, punting out a modest 100bhp at the crank, is - for ...

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Staff bikes: Suzuki GSR750 - Tail tidy improves GSR's rear

Liam Marsden, 25 August 2011 15:56

After riding the GSR for the first few miles there was only one modification that I could see needed to be made, to fit a tail tidy and get rid of the huge piece of plastic hanging off the rear end of the bike. (Although it does come in handy as a tea holder.) I went for a tail tidy ...

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Staff bikes: MV Agusta Brutale 920 - the highest mileage 2011 model

Andy Downes, 19 August 2011 15:57

MCN's 2011 Brutale is now the highest mileage specimen in the UK, and possibly the world, after clicking through 4000 miles and its first major service. The scheduled service was carried out at MV dealer Drayton Croft in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and cost £200. The work took two hours and saw the oil and filter changed, the bike given a check ...

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Staff bikes: KTM Duke 125 - Duke to the Alps

Dan Aspel, 19 August 2011 15:22

This July I rode from Oundle (Cambridgeshire), to Interlaken (Switzerland) and back on my 125 Duke. The 2,000 mile, six-day route took me across country lanes, motorways, city streets, alpine passes and grassy fields, which the tiny KTM managed with aplomb. This – of course – is nothing new. Plenty of low-capacity bikes head off on high mileage odysseys every ...

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Staff bikes: BMW K1600GT SE - Rain? What rain?

Simon Relph, 12 August 2011 12:31

At long last the real British summer is upon us, and I finally get to ride the BMW K1600GT in the wet. Since I took delivery of the bike, it literally has not rained, or when it has I have been tethered to my desk in the MCN office. I have played with the fly-by-wire throttle settings (dynamic, road and ...

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Staff bikes: Victory Cross Country - Friday on my mind

Mark Holmes, 12 August 2011 12:03

Friday night at the Ace Cafe seemed like a great antidote to enduring a week without the Victory. Hinckley dealer Windy Corner had discovered a stone wedged in the drive belt while changing the tyres after the bike suffered a puncture. It had lacerated the Kevlar-reinforced belt badly enough to need replacement at £250 for the belt and £90 to ...

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