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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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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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Video: 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 and 1080

Chris Newbigging, 29 September 2009 11:00

This is MV Agusta's official promotional video for the new Brutale 990 and 1080 released as MCN's Michael Neeves flies out to test the bike. We'll post our first test as soon as we've ridden the bike - but for now take a look at the video for a taste of what the new Brutale is about.  

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Video: Chris Pfeiffer rides through the BMW Tower

Chris Newbigging, 08 September 2009 13:11

BMW has released this video of factory-backed stunt champion Chris Pfeiffer riding an F800R through it's office in Munich! Pfeiffer rode his stunt bike through the offices right up to the roof of the BMW Viercylinder building - see the video here:  

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Video: Travis Pastrana's tricycle back-flip!

Chris Newbigging, 27 April 2009 12:14

Travis Pastrana's freestyle stunt ability isn't limited to bikes  - a child's trike is the latest means for the American nutter to risk his life! The tiny big wheel might be meant for toddlers, but it manages to support a fully-grown adult down the massive take-off ramp, and survives the heavy landing too! Watch and be amazed!

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Video: MCN’s Honda CBF125 in the snow

Chris Newbigging, 06 February 2009 15:17

Lightweight bikes are perfect tools to carry on motorcycling through the snow, as our Honda CBF125 demonstrates in this video. MCN’s Steve Farrell rode the bike 80 miles from MCN’s office in Peterborough to North London, but before he left we had some fun in a deserted car park! See MCN February 18 for Steve’s report on how the bike ...

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Video: Wild hill climb with jumps!

Chris Newbigging, 27 December 2008 09:00

If you’re familiar with the crazy bike sport of hill climbing you’ll know that it’s pretty spectacular – elongated Frankenstein machinery trying to get up near-vertical hills.  But this compilation of clips shows an even wilder variant with huge ramps halfway up that more often than not causes the competitors to get a little out of shape!

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Poll: Should BMW build the Lo-Rider?

Chris Newbigging, 12 November 2008 16:22

BMW is looking for feedback on the Lo-Rider concept revealed at the Milan Show last week, so MCN has setup an online poll to see what you think. BMWs for sale The motorcycle is based on BMW’s 1170cc boxer engine and uses parts already used in the BMW range with a funky, minimalist style. The concept is also designed to be ...

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Power-sliding on a scooter!

Chris Newbigging, 14 August 2008 10:27

Check this mad scooter rider, who somehow manages to back-in and power slide his humble Vespa!  

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Video: Crusty Demons Night of World Records jump-off

Chris Newbigging, 31 March 2008 12:43

Robbie Maddison has beaten his own jumping Guinness World Record at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records in Australia. Maddison leaped his CR500 an astonishing 351 feet, adding 29 feet to his previous world record at the three-way jump-off between Maddison, Ryan Capes and Seth Enslow at Calder Park, Melbourne. Rival stunt rider Ryan Capes held the record for ...

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