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Video: See and hear the Horex VR6 run

Chris Newbigging, 03 December 2010 09:34

Horex has released this video of it’s innovative new VR6 motorcycle engine running on an engine dyno in Munich. This short video is the first time the prototype machine has been seen running. It’s short video admittedly, and the engine is only ticking over, but it gives a flavour of what’s to come from the first truly new road motorcycle ...

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Freddie Spencer at Mallory this weekend

Chris Newbigging, 07 July 2010 15:16

The Festival of 1000 bikes is a rare chance to see Freddie Spencer, the only to man to win 250GP and 500GP championships in the same year, riding an NSR500 on track this weekend.  ‘Fast Freddie’ will be riding a Honda NSR500 around the Mallory circuit (the classic circuit, without any of the chicanes) in the Past Masters parade. MCN ...

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Video: New Triumph adventure bike teaser

Chris Newbigging, 07 July 2010 11:25

Following MCN’s exclusive pictures of Triumph’s new middleweight adventure bike in today’s MCN (July 7 2010), Triumph has activated a new teaser website with the first of four videos. www.triumphadventure.com went live today with a video showing a bike entering a UK testing ground in the back of the van – distant, intentionally blurred footage shows both models MCN revealed ...

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Ducati reveals rider friendly Monster 796

Chris Newbigging, 19 April 2010 14:07

Ducati has launched a new Monster 796 with the 803cc engine from the Hypermotard 796 and other improvements based on owner feedback. Broadly, the new bike is similar to the 696 and 1100 version of the Monster, both of which will continue, but the air-cooled two-valve 803cc engine is an all-new unit that debuted at the tail end of 2009 ...

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Video: Battle of the R6: 2010 V 2009

Chris Newbigging, 10 February 2010 16:04

Yamaha says its new 2010 R6 has more midrange. But can you tell them apart? MCN 'Blind' tests them then, lets guest testers ride them to find out. Search for used R6 motorcycles on bikes for sale Get a insurance quote for an R6 http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid771491905http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and ...

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Video: The 150mph R1-riding gecko

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 14:41

Here’s one reptile taking a ride on the wild side – a tiny gecko stowed away on a Yamaha R1 as it laps a circuit at up to 150mph! The tiny creature manages to cling on and clamber around the clocks, screen and fairing of the R1 as the rider laps Queenland Raceway in Australia. The critter appears about two ...

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Video: Electric Derbi GPR EV sneak peek

Chris Newbigging, 21 December 2009 16:38

Derbi is close to unveiling an electric race bike based on its GPR50 learner sportsbike. The Derbi GPR EV is revealed in this video taken by British company Sevcon in a test behind closed doors – the firm is responsible for making the motor controllers that help power the electric motorcycle. Like many electric motorcycles it uses an existing chassis ...

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World's first stereo swingarm!

Chris Newbigging, 10 October 2009 15:30

Custom motorcycle parts don’t get much more ludicrous than the subwoofer-equipped swingarm on this Suzuki TL1000S! Created by ABW Designs in Virginia, the tubular steel swingarm is not only set up to accept a 300-section back tyre (standard is 190-section) but also house a subwoofer box! A pair of speakers in the fairing openings provide the sound to go with ...

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Kawasaki’s boring video for 2010 Z1000

Chris Newbigging, 08 October 2009 09:03

The 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and interesting bikes of 2010 – but watch as Kawasaki completely undersell the machine in this official video. Kawasaki motorcycles for sale Unlike rival manufacturers who make their supernakeds appear edgy and exciting, Kawasaki uses the voiceover to talk about the repositioned headlight bulbs as a ...

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Video: Head-down is the new knee-down!

Chris Newbigging, 02 October 2009 12:04

Think you’re a bit special because you can get your knee down? This mystery Japanese rider still makes you look rubbish. Not content with knee or even elbow dragging, he’s using his diminutive Honda NSR50 to ride in small circles pivoting around his head on the floor! There’s also a display from another rider rear-wheel steering in very small knee-down ...

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