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‘Syko’ smashes land speed record

A Yorkshire based engineer has set the British land speed record for three wheelers. Graham Sykes rode his 3900cc V8 machine, called ‘The Syko’ at Elvington Airfield near York, reaching a top speed of 180.39 mph. Sykes has been developing the bike, which has two wheels at the front, for over 20 years but the record attempt caused problems: a ...

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  • General news
  • 25 May 2012

£500 for best customised Triumph

If you always thought you should be a bike designer and your custom Triumph is a work of art, you can now prove it. The British manufacturer has launched a customised bike competition, with final entries being judged at Triumph Live from August 31-September 2 at Mallory Park, Leicestershire. Twenty entries will be selected for show and a winner will ...

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  • 25 May 2012

Soldiers ride classic Norton for charity

A group of injured soldiers will be taking to the road on a 1920s Norton Model 18 bike and sidecar to raise money for charity. The group will be travelling from Inverness to Portsmouth on July 8th-July 15th for the Troop Aid and Pilgrim Bandit charities. The bike, supplied by The National Motorcycle Museum will be passing through Pitlochry, Dunfermline, ...

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  • 25 May 2012

Roberts and Gardner confirmed for Goodwood

Grand prix legends Kenny Roberts and Wayne Gardner are the latest stars to be confirmed for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Three times 500cc world champion Roberts will be riding his 1980 Yamaha YZR500, and 1987 world champion Gardner on his Honda GP bike, will be in attendance at all three days of the event which takes place June ...

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  • General news
  • 23 May 2012

Get your bike in a music video

MCN readers have the chance to get their bike in a music video. Rock band Wolfsbane are looking for 90 second video clips of riders meeting up, greeting each other and riding away on their bikes for new track ‘Blue Sky’. The newly reformed rock/metal band is fronted by ex-Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley. Information on the band and links ...

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  • 22 May 2012

Suzuki launches test ride roadshow

Suzuki will be taking its range of 2012 bikes on a nationwide demo roadshow from this Saturday. People will be able to visit local dealers with the chance to test new models and get some exclusive offers. The tour will last four months visiting most dealers in the UK. Paul de Lusignan, Suzuki GB General Manager, commented, “with the additional ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 21 May 2012

Rare scooter highlight of auction

This rare 1959 Rumi Formichino is the highlight of the H and H auction taking place on May 24 at The Pavillion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire. The Formichino is one of seven classic motorcycles up for auction, with other bikes such as a 1946 BSA C11 and a 1971 Honda CB125J also included. Made by the Italian factory Rumi, the ...

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  • 21 May 2012

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