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Sheene 10 Years On: Sheene the Dad

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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  • 06 April 2013

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

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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  • 17 March 2013

Download our 2013 year planner of bike races and events

If you've ever had to attend a wedding or mow a lawn you'll know the pain of not having a cast-iron excuse to get out of it. So to ensure your diary is lined with emergency exits we've created this year planner. It shows all the MotoGP, WSB and BSB rounds, plus road races, endurance and other bike-related events. (Includes ...

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  • 08 March 2013

Video: Icon take the Triumph Tiger 800 off-road

Ever wondered how good a Triumph Tiger 800 really is off-road? Well, just… just… watch this. Undoubtedly the best advert Triumph's ever had, and they didn't even have to shoot it themselves. Sit back, crack a beer, enjoy this epic half hour odyssey from US gear brand Icon. If you don't want a Tiger 800 after this… we're impressed!

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  • 21 September 2012

10 bad ideas that made great bikes

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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  • 30 November 2011

MCN's multinational protest reaches Brussels

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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  • 22 November 2011

Roland Sands 'Dirty Desmo': des-irable or des-ecration?

Roland Sands recently took the brave/insane decision to accept a commission to streetfighter a Desmsedici RR. Or dirt tracker-it anyway, as is their wont where he lives. There's no doubting the size of the cahunas required to take the angle-grider to a MotoGP rep, and equally to ride the 200bhp mutant. But was it the right thing to do? Is ...

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  • 22 November 2011

Honda's incredible RC-E Tokyo Show concept

Honda will reveal this breathtaking electric sportsbike at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show next month. Dubbed the RCE, the  road-legal supersport-style bike uses the large, powerful electric motor employed in the firm's Insight hybrid car. It's suspended front and rear by Ohlins TTX and is designed to "Pursue the joy of riding" says Honda. The firm promises "a powerful and ...

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  • 10 November 2011

KTM Freeride video brilliantly sells appeal of electric dirtbikes

KTM has done the electric dirtbike industry a massive favour with its latest promo. The clip, which shows the lithe, 'leccy Freeride E tearing up Barcelona from bedside to BMX track brilliantly articulates the benefits silent motive power can have. The power of e-dirtbikes to vaporize indignation and opposition to riding from non-riders should not be underestimated. Without leaving a ...

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  • 09 November 2011

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

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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  • 07 November 2011

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