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Indian Roadmaster revealed

This weekend will see Indian – America’s first motorcycle company – unveil the latest addition to their growing Chief range, a full-spec tourer named Roadmaster. Intended as the new benchmark in V-twin luxury tourers, it will make its public debut on August 2 at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, alongside a new Victory (both firms are owned by Polaris ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 28 July 2014

Top 10 infamous bike ads

Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore…     Life helmets | 1979Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with its campaign featuring body-painted models Tula and Diane West. The shooting of the ads was featured, revealingly, in Aussie magazine Revs while controversy was stoked four years later when Tula, ...

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  • General news
  • 27 June 2014

How to change your chain and sprockets

Even a beautifully maintained chain that spends its life in a shimmering coating of oil and is frequently adjusted to exact manufacturer tolerances will wear out, and it will take the sprockets with it. The chain stretches with miles, its rollers fit less snugly inside the sprocket’s teeth and cut into them, eventually turning each tooth into a pointed hook. ...

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  • General news
  • 26 June 2014

500cc two-stroke for £60,000

If you hanker after 500cc two-strokes and have £60,000 burning a hole in your wallet then the Ronax 500 might be your ideal track bike. The Ronax, built in Germany, is powered by a two-stroke V4, producing a claimed 160bhp. Surprisingly it's road legal and even features two ignition maps. Ronax will only be making 46 bikes, so be quick!

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 23 June 2014

Pirelli Angel GT tyres

Pirelli Angel GT tyres, £223* What’s new?There’s a new 100% silica single compound front and dual compound rear tyre with revised profile shapes, construction and tread pattern, for improved grip, steering agility and longevity. According to Pirelli, they last longer than their rivals’ offerings when tested at the independent ‘Motorrad Test Centre’. Who are they for?Riders who want to use ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Tyres
  • 13 June 2014

Monsters Inc.

If Ducati hadn't released the Monster in 1993 the Italian company probably wouldn't have survived the 1990s. This bike formed the bedrock that allowed Ducati to expand and grow, put money in dealer's tills and funded the development of headline-grabbing models such as the 916. 21 years later we look at the four defining models, and highlight a few good ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 12 June 2014

Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R owners needed

MCN is on the lookout for owners of the Honda CBR250 and Kawasaki Ninja 250R models. We'll be using the information to help with an article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below and email it to mcn.news@motorcyclenews.com along with a head and shoulder photograph of yourself. Name:Home town:Bike ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 29 May 2014

All-new Ariel prototype spied testing

An eagle-eyed MCN reader snatched this exclusive spy shot of the prototype Ariel roadster undergoing testing close to the firm's Somerset factory. The picture reveals the bike has much more radical engineering wrapped around the Honda VFR1200F engine and swingarm than previously thought. Most striking, and surprising, is the unconventional front-end, which has a striking similarity to the 'girder' front suspension ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 01 May 2014

Tamburini-designed bikes for sale

On April 5 2014 motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini passed away at the age of 70. Tamburini is arguably the most influential motorcycle designer of modern times, and was responsible for designing the beatiful Ducati 916 and equally stunning MV Agusta F4 - which remains the same today. Although there'll be no new Tamburini-designed motorcycles, we have some of his most iconic ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 17 April 2014

Have a spin with Marquez's helmet

In this week's MCN, we have an incredible feature on some of the most iconic helmets in motorcycle racing; from Evel Knievel to Jorge Lorenzo. We look at construction, paint and technology, and how it's improved from the seventies to the present day. One fo the lids featured is that of eventual World Champion Marc Marquez. But it's not just ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 March 2014

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