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Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Dad

Guy Procter, 06 April 2013 18:00

She shares her mother’s looks and flowing blonde hair; her father’s gimlet eyes and his irrepressible sense of self. She is Sidonie Sheene, 28, and she’s breaking her silence on life growing up with Britain’s greatest ever bike racer exclusively in MCN, on the 10th anniversary of his passing. Dad was strict. He might not have seemed that way with ...

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Behind the 1,986-page GP stat bible - now available to the public

Guy Procter, 03 April 2013 10:37

Previously only available to professionals, the FIM MotoGP Results 1949-2012 is the 2000-page book that's the ultimate reference tool of motorcycle Grand Prix racing. Published under the auspices of Dorna (MotoGP) and the FIM, and detailing all the results and details of every grand prix from 1949 to 2012 inclusive, it's compiled annually and the new edition is available to ...

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Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Mate

Guy Procter, 30 March 2013 17:00

It will be 10 years next week since the tragic death of Britain’s greatest ever grand prix star. In part one of our exclusive three-part tribute to Barry Sheene – the mate, the father, and the rival – we hear from best friend and former team-mate Steve Parrish. When did you first meet Barry?It was Brands Hatch, 1974, I was ...

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Rossi: 'I wish I was raised in the sixties'

Guy Procter, 17 March 2013 10:00

Valentino Rossi says he thinks he'd have had a better life on and off the track if he'd been born in the early sixties like his hero Kevin Schwantz. He makes the comments in a world exclusive in-depth interview  you can read in MCN – in print or on iPad – on Wednesday. Rossi says: "I would love to be ...

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Poll: Should the AR125 be rescued from history’s dustbin?

Guy Procter, 25 July 2012 07:30

When the Government relegated learners from 250s to 125s nearly 30 years ago, hopes of luring the next generation of riders hinged on two new two-strokes from Yamaha and Kawasaki. History has remembered the wrong one, argues Steve Farrell in this week's MCN. But is he right? Vote!

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What's your best Honda CBR600 story?

Guy Procter, 11 April 2012 11:29

Honda's often humble yet frequently fantastic CBR600 has a birthday coming up, and to celebrate we'd like to swap a few stories. Honda CBR600s for sale.  Not just the big stuff about its exploits on the world stage, but the everyday and personal stories the CBR600's been at the centre of for you – and which help explain why it's ...

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10 bad ideas that made great bikes

Guy Procter, 30 November 2011 09:27

When Ducati set out to build the 1199 – the most extreme superbike it could envisage – it did everything but address the bad idea at its core. With good reason. The firm’s L-twin engine layout is one of many examples of the rationally wrong ways of doing things that have characterised so many of our most- loved bikes. Porsche’s ...

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MCN's multinational protest reaches Brussels

Guy Procter, 22 November 2011 14:04

Riders from the UK, France and Belgium have arrived at the European Commission headquarters. MAG chairman Ian Mutch, the BMF's government relations head Chris Hodder and MCN's Steve Farrell have each addressed the crowd. Said Farrell: "People can question whether protests like this make a difference, but we can be certain that nothing will be achieved by sitting at home."  The protestors ...

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Suzuki reveals sub-£3500 Inazuma 250

Guy Procter, 19 November 2011 10:00

Suzuki has launched an all-new 250 called the Inazuma at the NEC show. An all-new 248cc parallel twin powers what Suzuki says is B-King-influenced design for newcomers and returning riders. No price, power or weight figures have yet been announced, but MCN understands Suzuki will seek to undercut both the Kawasaki Ninja 250R (£4182) and the Honda CBR250R (£3688). The ...

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The Ducati 1199 Panigale files: 24 page supplement FREE in MCN

Guy Procter, 07 November 2011 16:11

Ducati's incredible new 1199 Panigale has just been unveiled, and MCN is the only publication in the world to be able to tell the full and exclusive inside story of the world's most extreme v-twin. Our 24-page special Panigale supplement – produced in great secrecy in the past few weeks based on factory visits, access to exclusive material and interviews ...


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