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Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

MCN, 17 April 2014 10:37

On April 5 2014 motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passed away at the age of 70. Tamburini is arguably the most influential motorcycle designer of modern times, and was responsible for designing the beatiful Ducati 916 and equally stunning MV Agusta F4 - which remains the same today. Although there'll be no new Tamburini-designed motorcycles, we have some of his most iconic ...

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Honda CB650 Four SS concept

Oberdan Bezzi, 13 January 2014 09:05

Based on the new CB650 F, this 'classic' is the modern remake of the legendary CB400 Four of '70s.

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The real story of The Great Escape

MCN, 24 December 2013 09:00

If there’s one film scene which everyone remembers it’s the bike chase in The Great Escape. After dozens of failed escape attempts ‘The Cooler King’, played by the inimitable Steve McQueen, finally makes it to within sight of freedom. He roars across the countryside on his stolen BMW pursued by a hoard of manic Nazi motorcyclists intent on his death. ...

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Staff Blog: Yard Built, Yamaha Blessed

Steve Hunt, 22 November 2013 10:40

After years of bubbling just below the surface, the 'café-racer scene', this once underground segment of the custom-bike world now finds itself cresting the mainstream wave; shows on Discovery Turbo, the celebrated launch of bikes such as BMW's recent NineT and the resurgence of old, classic brands as trendy fashion labels (see the recently launched, Kate Moss-fronted Matchless clothing line; ...

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Yamaha planning 'crossplane' dynasty

MCN, 13 May 2013 12:30

As well as its promised ‘crossplane’ three-cylinder engine Yamaha is preparing a -parallel-twin and further variations on the R1’s four-cylinder crossplane motor to create an entire family of characterful new motors. With its three-cylinder concept engine, revealed at last autumn’s round of bike shows, Yamaha’s intention was to carry over the “character of the crossplane concept featured on the M1 ...

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The ultimate BMW HP2 Sport

Tim Thompson, 15 January 2013 07:30

You either love the idea of trying to make a twin-cylinder air-cooled engine that's based on an old 1923 knocker go like the clappers, or you don’t. If you don’t, life is simple: you buy a Fireblade or an R1 and go zooming about. If you do you kiss goodbye to normality and sign up to the fringes of mainstream ...

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Exclusive: Three new Triumphs spied!

Simon Patterson, 30 November 2012 14:30

These exclusive spy shots show not one, but three new Triumphs currently being developed on the road - including an all-new Bonneville-based café racer, a road-ready 2013 Tiger update - dubbed the Tiger Sport 1050 - and a new addition to the Thunderbird cruiser range. The spied café racer is a Bonneville-based test mule, clearly sporting the latest spec suspension ...

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60 years of Suzuki: RGV500 vs GSX-R1000

MCN, 12 April 2012 14:24

These two blue and white machines represent the best of the Suzuki best. Right now, the 166bhp, 203kg 2012 GSX-R1000 is the ultimate incarnation of the Japanese firm’s road-going superbike and this 1998 ex-Nobuatsu Aoki RGV500, making 180bhp and weighing just 130kg was one of the last of the fearsome 500cc GP bikes.  One’s a two-stroke V4, one’s a four ...

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Video: Foggy Petronas FP1 ridden on the road

MCN, 05 April 2012 16:58

The road-going Foggy Petronas FP1 looks like a well prepared Superbike and it's a case of the more you look, the more you see. It's all about the detail and this bike is blessed. The ultra clean and smooth body work still looks modern and enhances its beautiful styling and overall proportions. Every piece of the bodywork is carbon fibre ...

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BMW R1200GS Rallye first ride

Adam Child, 08 March 2012 17:34

It's been a long time coming, but if any bike's deserving of a commemorative special edition model surely it's the BMW R1200GS. The class-defning German adventure bike has been a market leader throughout all its guises since the original and radical-for-the-time R80G/S of 1980. To celebrate that, and no doubt to encourage more sales of the current, ageing version before ...

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