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Video: See and hear the Horex VR6 run

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 03 December 2010

Video: Electric Derbi GPR EV sneak peek

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 21 December 2009

World's first stereo swingarm!

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 10 October 2009

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

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 October 2009

Video: 2010 MV Agusta Brutale 990 and 1080

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.  

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 29 September 2009

Video: Chris Pfeiffer rides through the BMW Tower

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:  

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 08 September 2009

Video: Travis Pastrana's tricycle back-flip!

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!

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 27 April 2009

Video: MCN’s Honda CBF125 in the snow

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 06 February 2009

Video: Wild hill climb with jumps!

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!

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 27 December 2008

The future of bike gearboxes – made in the UK

A UK company is working to put one of the fastest and most efficient gearboxes in to production in the next few years. Zeroshift are a UK-based firm who have developed the system for car racing and HGV use, but have now adapted the split-second change system to fit in to the compact gearbox of a bike. The idea’s simple ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 24 December 2008

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