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Ducati Monster 821 launch

Adam Child, 24 June 2014 16:31

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child is at the world launch of Ducati’s new Monster 821 in Bologna, Italy. A short spin this evening will be followed by a full day of riding the new naked middleweight tomorrow. This is the latest Monster to come from the Ducati factory, hot on the heels of the all-new 1200 Monster earlier this ...

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Immediate Recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT

Andy Downes, 05 June 2014 15:53

BMW has issued an urgent instruction to all owners of 2014 BMW R1200RT owners fitted with the Dynamic ESA electronic suspension system to stop riding their motorcycles with immediate effect. The problem concerns the rear suspension system and the potential failure of the plunger rod assembly inside. The instruction to stop riding motorcycles only relates to the 2014 model of ...

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Should the Nürburgring split cars and bikes?

Anonymous, 07 May 2014 14:26

The new owners of the Germany's world-famous Nürburgring circuit are proposing segregating cars and motorcycles to improve safety. Good idea, or are they ruining one of the circuits unique features? Should the Nürburgring split cars and bikes?

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TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

MCN, 16 April 2014 16:49

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new motorcycle safety initiative it hopes will reduce the number of motorcyclsits killed and injured in the capital by 40% by the year 2020. TfL has targeted six ways it believes will further reduce the number of motorcycle accidents on London's roads, having already reduced the number of riders killed each year by ...

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First Ride: Ducati Monster 1200S

Adam Child, 10 February 2014 09:17

MCN is in Spain, Tenerife for the launch of the all new Ducati Monster 1200s and today MCN’s senior road tester Adam Child will be putting the new 145bhp naked bike to the testThe full test of the all new water-cooled Monster 1200S will be in the forthcoming issue of MCN out on Wednesday.The new Monster 1200s is now water-cooled, ...

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Thousands of BMWs need fuel fix

Andy Downes, 09 January 2014 16:16

BMW GB will be writing to a wide range of owners of thousands of BMW motorcycles to inform them of a fix to potential cracks in fuel pump flanges which can cause fuel leaks. BMW is anxious to point out this is not a matter for panic, there have been no safety issues related to this in the UK but ...

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Let your children ride for free

Andy Downes, 15 November 2013 12:12

If you have ever wanted to let you young children have a go at riding a motorcycle then a free trial at Motorcycle Live might be the perfect test for those aged between two and 12-years-old thanks to a trial with Kuberg electric bikes.To see what the bikes were like MCN was invited to a test day where an example ...

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More motorcycles could mean fewer casualties

Steve Hunt, 12 November 2013 16:49

According to a recent poll from the AA, 85% of drivers say that motorcyclists are 'hard to see'. The stats were presented by the current president of the AA, Edmund King, whilst addressing a motorcycling conference on 'Sharing The Roads' in London this week. Worringly the poll also found that 57% of all car drivers are 'often surprised' by a ...

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Harley-Davidson recall

Andy Davidson, 21 October 2013 15:20

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 30,000 motorcycles over a potential clutch fault. The recalls affect over 25,000 touring motorcycles and nearly 4,000 Softails and Trikes built between May 3 and October 14 2013. The Milwaukee firm state that motorcycles fitted with a hydraulic clutch system may “Pose a safety issue for riders and/or passengers. Some of these motorcycles may exhibit a ...

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Massive Suzuki GSX-R recall

Andy Downes, 18 October 2013 16:36

Every Suzuki GSX-R including the 600, 750 and 1000cc variants built since 2004 has been officially recalled for modifications to the front brake master cylinder. Suzuki has taken the decision to recall an as-yet-unknown number of bikes following a small number of reports of a ‘spongy’ front brake feel but so far there have been no reported incidences of failure ...

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