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UK law change set to allow isle of Man-style road racing

A visit this afternoon to the headquarters of the Williams F1 team from Prime Minister David Cameron will be used to confirm that an amendment to the new Deregulation Bill will give local councils the ability to grant road closing orders for motorsports events. The government, who launched a consultation on the idea earlier this year, are expected to hand ...

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  • 11 July 2014

Old Wheels, New Waves

A few weeks ago, MCN rode down to the south of France for a custom motorcycle and surfing festival. We can almost hear your sighs from here, but maybe - just maybe - there's more to this scene than meets the eye. If you were to believe the under-breath mumbles of the traditional motorcycling press and paid heed to the ...

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  • 04 July 2014

Every TT winner at Barton Bike Night!

Thousands of bikers are set to descend upon the North Lincolnshire town of Barton tomorrow night for the annual Barton Bike Night, with organisers expecting somewhere in the region of 20,000 bikes to socialise and catch up with the stars of two wheeled sport. The list of celebrity attendees includes the winners of every single solo race at this year’s ...

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  • 01 July 2014

Top 10 infamous bike ads

Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore…     Life helmets | 1979Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with its campaign featuring body-painted models Tula and Diane West. The shooting of the ads was featured, revealingly, in Aussie magazine Revs while controversy was stoked four years later when Tula, ...

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  • 27 June 2014

How to change your chain and sprockets

Even a beautifully maintained chain that spends its life in a shimmering coating of oil and is frequently adjusted to exact manufacturer tolerances will wear out, and it will take the sprockets with it. The chain stretches with miles, its rollers fit less snugly inside the sprocket’s teeth and cut into them, eventually turning each tooth into a pointed hook. ...

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  • 26 June 2014

500bhp Suzuki Hayabusa vs Honda CBR600RR

When Steve Bland – tree surgeon, Red Bull addict and speed freak – told us he could beat a sportsbike around a track on his unlimited class World Speed Record-challenging Hayabusa we were, it has to be said, somewhat doubtful. So we booked two places on a Donington Park trackday and chose a humble Honda CBR600RR as our weapon of ...

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  • 16 June 2014

Monsters Inc.

If Ducati hadn't released the Monster in 1993 the Italian company probably wouldn't have survived the 1990s. This bike formed the bedrock that allowed Ducati to expand and grow, put money in dealer's tills and funded the development of headline-grabbing models such as the 916. 21 years later we look at the four defining models, and highlight a few good ...

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  • 12 June 2014

New MCN June 4: Dunlop proves a point

In this week's MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from June 4. TT 2014: Dunlop proves a point as records tumble  New Ducati Scrambler is a retro with a punch Best VFR models do battle Invade Europe for under £250 All available in print at your local newsagent, or on iPad and Google editions from June 4.   ...

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  • 03 June 2014

Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R owners needed

MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R models. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below and email it to mcn.news@motorcyclenews.com along with a head and shoulder photograph of yourself. Name:Home town:Bike ...

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  • 29 May 2014

How fast does it go mister?

‘How fast does it go mister?’ Whether it’s bikes or broadband, we’re obsessed by speed, so here are the facts you need to win your next pub debate Speed addiction has plagued humans since we first realised we could run. We’re fascinated by it, and the quest to discover who, or what, is the fastest. As soon as we’re sure ...

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  • 23 May 2014

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