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Yamaha reveals new YZF-R125 at Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show

Andy Downes, 14 February 2014 12:19

Yamaha has revealed for the first time an updated 2014 version of the big-selling YZF-R125 at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show at Excel in London this morning. The new bike replaces Britain’s best-selling supersport 125 model gets new styling, new upside down forks, radially mounted front brake caliper, a full digital dash and new lightweight wheels. The overhaul ...

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Yamaha Tokyo concepts

Andy Downes, 20 November 2013 10:20

Yamaha has unveiled five concept machines at the Tokyo motorcycle show in Japan; one a café racer version of the XV950, two electric bikes and an electric scooter. None of the four bikes being shown are anywhere near production but the XV950R café racer is about as close as you can get. The electric PED1, PED1 and Evino scooter are ...

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Racing at 160mph on ice

Andy Downes, 12 March 2012 10:31

A completely new twist on the bike vs car race has been put together by French motorcycle magazine Moto Journal who have pitted a Yamaha R1 against a Porsche 911 on ice. The spectacular teaser video is promoting the new issue of the magazine on sale soon but it doesn’t make it clear who wins. It doesn’t really matter as ...

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Video: Loon stunt riding a Ducati Diavel

Andy Downes, 04 January 2012 17:05

Brilliantly talented German stunt rider Micha Threin has become the first in the world to take the 162bhp Ducati Diavel sports cruiser into the world of stunt riding. While the Diavel has bags of power and is reasonably lightweight when compared to other cruisers the wheelbase alone is enough to make it seem wildly inappropriate for this sort of riding. ...

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Revealed: The secrets behind MV Agusta's F3

Andy Downes, 15 December 2011 13:04

MV Agusta’s all-new three-cylinder F3 is days away from going into full production and looks set to rewrite the class rules as it takes on supersport all-comers with more power, lower weight and more advanced electronics. MCN gained exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the key engineers to discover out how a tiny company like MV Agusta made a bike that looks ...

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Amusing Carlsberg biker ad showing online

Andy Downes, 23 September 2011 14:09

This Carlsberg beer advertisement has surfaced online and shows a fly-on-the-wall filmed series of reactions to people walking into a cinema packed almost to capacity with tattooed bikers. The films show a 150 seat cinema with all but two seats taken by an array of large and tattoed bikers and what happens when innocent couples who are not in on ...

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Onboard lap of the Nurburgring with a gyro-camera

Andy Downes, 28 July 2011 09:33

This new video put together by Bridgestone straps a gyroscopic camera to a Kawasaki ZX-10R and shows Bridgestone tyre tester Tim Röthig on a flying lap of the Nurburgring in Germany. Gyroscopic cameras have been used in MotoGP for the past few months and manage to give a unique perpective of racing as the camera stays level no matter how ...

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Video: New Husqvarna 900 spied on the road

Andy Downes, 23 June 2011 15:51

This spy video reveals the new Husqvarna 900 undergoing testing on the road near a BMW testing facility in Munich, Germany and shows the parallel-twin undergoing endurance testing on the road. We’re not sure if this is a real spy video or one that has been sent out by Husqvarna as part of a teaser campaign. The bike is being ...

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Freestyle madman learns to courier

Andy Downes, 20 June 2011 11:23

Freestyle motocross star Robbie Maddison meets up with Brazilian courier Karlo Maxwell as each try and teach some of the secrets of their respective jobs to the other…we’re not sure which is more dangerous to be honest. Maddison may be used to making massive jumps on dirtbikes but the insane traffic of Brazil’s biggest city Sao Paulo looks almost as ...

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The difference between cars and bikes on the Isle of Man TT

Andy Downes, 10 June 2011 12:46

This incredible near miss is what happened when rally driver Mark Higgins took a Subaru rally car around the Isle of Man TT course earlier in the week. Yes we know this is Motor Cycle News but we defy anyone to watch it without clenching their buttocks as it unfolds. Watch the bottom inset screen to see how much arm ...

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