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Let your children ride for free

Andy Downes, 15 November 2013 12:12

If you have ever wanted to let you young children have a go at riding a motorcycle then a free trial at Motorcycle Live might be the perfect test for those aged between two and 12-years-old thanks to a trial with Kuberg electric bikes.To see what the bikes were like MCN was invited to a test day where an example ...

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MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo opens Motorcycle Live

Andy Downes, 27 November 2010 11:00

Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham has been officially opened by 2010 MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo as he prepares to spend the day at the show. Lorenzo was on hand to open the show to the public as the radically overhauled show aims to address issues raised by show goers from previous years. As a result the show will ...

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Carole Nash Motorcycle Live: Norton unveils three new Commandos

Andy Downes, 27 November 2010 10:00

Norton Motorcycles has taken the wraps off three new versions of the Commando including a dual seat option along with two others. The Commando dual seat will cost £750 more than the standard Commando bike and has been substantially changed in order to take a pillion. The bike will cost £13,249 compared to £12,499 for the stock bike.  Norton boss ...

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Milan Show: 2010 Triumph Speed Triple SE

Andy Downes, 11 November 2009 13:27

The Triumph Speed Triple SE gets more than just a cool paint job with uprated suspension, flyscreen and seat cowl and retains the 128bhp three-cylinder 1050 motor common to all Speed Triples. The suspension changes will be introduced on all Speed Triples in 2010 as the bike enters what is thought to be the final year before a new model ...

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Milan Show: Limited edition Bonneville Sixty

Andy Downes, 11 November 2009 11:34

This limited edition of just 650 Triumph T100 Bonnevilles with a new paint scheme harking back to the 1960s has a two-tone blue paintjob with hand painted pinstripes. The Bonneville celebrated 50 years of production this year since it was introduced in 1959 but it was the later 1960s versions that were considered to be the best looking once the bike ...

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Milan Show: Triumph Thunderbird gets Factory-fitted 1700cc big bore kit

Andy Downes, 10 November 2009 17:01

Triumph will be doing a limited run of factory-fitted 1700c big-bore kits for the Thunderbird that are normally available as retro-fit parts. The 1700cc kit consists of new pistons, liners, camshafts and up-rated clutch springs and lifts power from 85bhp to 97bhp with torque rising from 106ft lb to 115ft lbs. The factory-fitted kits will also come with a unique ...

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Milan Show: Triumph Speed Triple Special

Andy Downes, 10 November 2009 13:15

Triumph has unveiled this stunning Speed Triple as an extreme example of the naked Speed Triple which can now be specified with Ohlins suspension. This Speed Triple is a show bike only celebrating a new partnership with suspension masters at Ohlins. The new deal will see Ohlins products available as options on the Daytona 675, Street Triple, Street Triple R, ...

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Milan Show: New BMW LT is six-cylinder

Andy Downes, 10 November 2009 10:08

BMW have just revealed a concept bike at the Milan Show which features a six-cylinder engine that will appear in next year’s LT grand tourer. BMW hinted that the concept bike itself is something of a red herring, but the 1600cc engine is not – it will appear next year powering their grand tourer. This will compete with the likes ...

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Milan Show: 2010 Ducati Hypermotard Evo SP first pics and video

Andy Downes, 09 November 2009 17:13

MCN man Andy Downes is currently in a Ducati press conference at the Milan Show, where the company's chiefs are revealing the 2010 range. Downes has just sent back first details of the new 1100 Hypermotard Evo and Evo SP, high spec versions of the widely praised standard 1100 model. Ducati are claiming 7kg less weight and a 5bhp power ...

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Milan Show: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 attacks BMW R1200GS head-on

Andy Downes, 09 November 2009 11:31

Ducati is aiming the new Multistrada 1200 at the heart of the BMW R1200GS but has given the motorcycle an ultra-modern twist and 150bhp. The Multistrada is one of the most hotly-anticipated new motorcycle and MCN has been at the forefront of bringing news and pictures of the motorcycle as it has been developed over the past two years. Our expecatations were ...


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