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Video: Nobody mistreats a Street Triple like this guy

Guy Procter, 11 March 2013 11:25

Funny French stuntist Julien Welsch has at last produced a sequel to his classic Extreme Triumph Street Triple Offroad video. He's cool and we like the way he's not too proud to include his screw ups! Filmed in Morocco it took six months to produce, including 11 days shooting and required specially-made 17in 'bucket' tyres. Enjoy!

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Video: Icon take the Triumph Tiger 800 off-road

Guy Procter, 21 September 2012 17:31

Ever wondered how good a Triumph Tiger 800 really is off-road? Well, just… just… watch this. Undoubtedly the best advert Triumph's ever had, and they didn't even have to shoot it themselves. Sit back, crack a beer, enjoy this epic half hour odyssey from US gear brand Icon. If you don't want a Tiger 800 after this… we're impressed!

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World's top 5 worst exhausts

Guy Procter, 07 October 2011 11:22

There's little doubt we are leaving the age of the aftermarket end-can. With legislation tightening, Daily Mail readers not going deaf in sufficient numbers and many simply becoming annoyed by the sound of their own engine spinning at an apparent 46,000rpm let alone anyone else's, the first rung of the bike modification ladder is rotting away. A decade ago such ...

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Man behind most aggressive and unsafe bike ad ever hails industry ban on aggressive, unsafe bike ads

Guy Procter, 21 July 2010 10:32

The motorcycle industry in Europe has imposed a voluntary ban on adverts portaying ‘Aggressive riding styles, and any depiction of unsafe behaviour on public roads’. ACEM, the manufacturers’ representative body, made the move in response to the European Commission’s Road Safety Action Programme, which ‘puts focus on vulnerable road users’.   Stefan Pierer, ACEM President and boss of KTM, says: "Motorcycle ...

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Video: The Yamaha Super Tenere trick that could save your bacon

Guy Procter, 14 July 2010 15:09

Yamaha’s new 1200cc Super Tenere is a superb all-rounder, but in common with other bikes with ABS it can be a liability off-road for one simple reason...  Read the Yamaha Super Tenere review ABS can prevent your bike coming to a stop at all if off-road, if (for example) you’re descending a slope and trying to slow down. When the ...

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Video: Ducati launches DVD movie

Guy Procter, 03 June 2010 12:06

Ducati is launching a feature-length DVD movie about its history featuring interviews with key riders, engineers and historians united in their passion for the blood-red bikes.      The film will be premiered at World Ducati Weekend at Misano 10-13 June but is already on sale at Misano World Circuit, the Ducati Museum bookshop and Factory Store and will soon arrive at ...

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Video: TTXGP celebrates short-circuit focus with new promo

Guy Procter, 15 February 2010 17:24

Ditched by the TT but undiminished in enthusiasm and still with the biggest entry list by far, TTXGP is celebrating its now exclusiv short-circuit focus with this new promo. There must be a clever comment to make about ‘short circuits’ here, but you don’t have a comment box and make the wisecracks yourself.   TTXGP World Series promo Meanwhile, we really ...

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Scariest crash ever?

Guy Procter, 06 January 2010 13:44

It’s 2004 and the brakes on dutch Superstock champion Richard Fluttert’s GSX-R1000 have failed just before a heavy braking area, in this brilliant video found by Twowheelsblog. Skip to 2:13 and wait. Be nervous.  He was fine by the way.

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Video: Harley backflip crew claim new 'globe of death' world first

Guy Procter, 04 January 2010 10:29

The Australians behind the world’s first Harley backflip show no sign of halting their campaign to get the Yankee iron doing everything its two-wheeled cousins can do... louder. Quick-Fix Harley Mildura Australia rider Steve Butler has successfully ridden a Harley-Davidson Sportster round an ironwork ‘globe of death’ (like a wall of death but completely spherical), completing the feet with spectacular aplomb. Sportster ...

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Rossi’s brother v Rossi: compare and contrast

Guy Procter, 25 August 2009 15:22

Luca Marini is Rossi’s half-brother (they share a mum), and despite being separated by 18 years, the 12-year-old is following an eerily similar path to his brother. Luca talks exclusively to MCN of his racing, riding style and brotherly love in the 26 August issue.  But here’s some fascinating viewing. Luca says their riding styles are similar, but boy, that ...

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