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Yamaha teases new R3 sportsbike and Tricity three-wheel scooter

Andy Downes, 17 March 2014 15:11

Yamaha has released a brief 15 second teaser video which appears to show a new 300cc sportsbike along with the final production version of the Tricity three-wheel scooter. The video gives no real information other than a countdown which is pinned at eight days from now, meaning both bikes will be shown on March 25. MCN revealed plans by Yamaha ...

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Video: Honda Fireblade SP group test

MCN, 26 February 2014 15:13

With a blueprinted engine and snazzy chassis parts, the new Honda Fireblade SP has a price tag to match its European rivals. But does it beat them at their own game? We find out on sunny Spanish roads and around the track, with former WSB champion Neil Hodgson. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Priority access to weekly MotoGP show

Steve Hunt, 25 February 2014 14:43

It’s been well publicised that the only place to watch MotoGP from within the UK is with BTSport for the 2014/2015 season.  When it was officially announced late last year, the exclusive license deal was seen as massive gamble for the British Telecommunications giant and now, following the unveiling of their presenter team at the MCN London Motorcycle Show last ...

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EU streamline toll paying system

Simon Patterson, 24 January 2014 11:25

The EU have unveiled a new system that should eventually make European touring a little easier for bikers, with the new European Electronic Toll Service streamlining the paying of tolls across the continent. What this should mean in practice is that one electronic tag will work across all of Europe’s tolls, allowing a biker to carry the RFID chip in a ...

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Limited number of ABS-equipped Kawasaki J300s coming to UK

Liam Marsden, 22 January 2014 10:42

Kawasaki UK has announced plans to sell a limited number of ABS-equipped J300SE scooters in the UK in 2014. The manufacturer originally planned to only sell the non-ABS version, stating they didnt want to price themselves out of the market and wanted to gauge reaction from the public in the first year of sales. ABS will only be available on the ...

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A night with Stavros

MCN, 06 January 2014 16:20

Steve Parrish raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing, becoming British Champion in 1976 and 5th in the 1977 500cc World Championship, as team mate to that year’s champion, Barry Sheene. He then dabbled with sports car racing before moving to truck racing, where he won 5 European Truck Racing titles for Mercedes-Benz. More recently he has been the ...

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60mph M1 limit proposed

Andy Downes, 06 January 2014 13:16

A proposed 60mph limit over 32-miles of the M1 motorway to cut air pollution could see the lower limit enforced for ‘several years’ if enacted. The Highways Agency has just launched a new consultation  which would see a 60mph limit imposed from 7am to 7pm over 32-miles stretching from junction 28 near Matlock in Derbyshire to 35a at Rotherham in ...

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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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Honda tourer owners wanted

MCN, 14 December 2013 08:30

MCN is on the hunt for owners of Honda's touring bikes. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the Deauville (650 and 700 models) and both the 1100 and 1300 versions of the Pan European. We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out ...

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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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