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Ducati Manchester up for sale

Pierre Galpin, 19 August 2010 11:36

Rossi riding a Ducati MotoGP bike… the new Multistrada selling like hot cakes… surely now’s the time to buy a major Ducati dealership? If you have at least £765,000 you stand a chance of snapping up Ducati Manchester and its satellite dealership in Preston, which have been put up for sale by owner David Paterson. He’s selling up and moving ...

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What the French are doing right now

Pierre Galpin, 12 August 2010 14:10

If it was raining on your ride into work this morning you may have regretted taking the bike. Not as much as these guys. This is hill-climbing, one of the craziest motorcycle disciplines and a sport with no technical requirements other than two wheels, a power source and a brain-out rider. The aim is to get to the top of the ...

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Video: Ducati 999 beach racer in action

Pierre Galpin, 06 August 2010 11:38

Checkout this video of the Ducati 999 ‘Beach Racer’ featured last month. Created by New Zealand dealer Haldane Motorcycles, the bike is seen in action on a South Auckland beach ridden by Steve Allen. It was filmed by NZ Bike Rider Magazine which then sent it to MCN. Special thanks to Kevin Kinghan for the video.

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Ducati 999 hits 134mph on the beach!

Pierre Galpin, 28 July 2010 13:58

This Ducati 999-based beach racer has hit 134mph in the hands of its creator Steve Haldane. Find a Ducati 999 for sale Kevin Kinghan, from the NZ Bike Rider magazine, rode it to 124mph at the same test. He delivered his impressions to MCN: “The feeling of being on a foggy, wild stretch of west coast beach is always exhilarating; flying ...

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65 infringements and only a £650 fine

Pierre Galpin, 12 July 2010 16:56

A French rider who committed 65 traffic offences in 50 minutes has got away with a £650 fine after the judge ruled police should not have looked at the onboard video he was recording at the time. The unnamed Triumph 675 rider – whose bike will also be impounded until Christmas – reached speeds of 115mph in a 55-limit before ...

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The Hartside Café hosts Kawasaki test bikes on Sunday

Pierre Galpin, 09 July 2010 13:25

The Hartside Café in Alston, Cumbria, will host the whole Kawasaki test bike fleet this Sunday. Throughout the day the current and potential new Kawasaki owners can have a go on the machines that interest them, assisted by the local bikesafe team.  According to Catherine Gonzalez from Kawasaki, the tour is the THE place to get a ride on Kawasakis not normally offered as test ride bikes. ...

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Video: An electric bike as small as a mouse

Pierre Galpin, 07 July 2010 12:41

Santhosh, a 35 years old man from India, HAS developed the world’s smallest electric motorcycle. The Moosshiqk (the Sanskrit word for mouse) is 12 inches high, 18 inches long and weights 8.8 lbs. Putting out a top speed between 7mph and 9mph, this miniscule motorcycle has been manufactured using a few parts from bicycles and e-bikes, with the rest created by ...

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BMW's new stunt rider in action at Goodwood this weekend

Pierre Galpin, 02 July 2010 13:46

New BMW Motorrad stunt rider Mattie Griffin will make his riding debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. Ireland’s number one motorcycle stunt rider has chosen to ride a BMW F800R after previously riding a Suzuki GSR600. His bike has been equipped with flat bars, a reshaped seat, a reinforced tank, crash protection, with the standard suspension, engine and ...


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