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X-Games champ Jeremy Lusk dies after crash

Michael Carroll, 10 February 2009 09:54

Reigning X-Games champion Jeremy Lusk has died following a serious accident during an event in Costa Rica on Saturday. The 24 year-old freestyle motocross rider crashed his Yamaha YZ250 heavily after failing to fully rotate a flip. He was rushed into emergency surgery to drain blood that had collected around his brain, but died late last night.

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Padova customs take on best from the US

Michael Carroll, 28 January 2009 15:56

These three customs, fresh from sweeping the top spots at the recent Padova Show in Italy, are set to take on America’s finest at the Daytona Bike Week in Florida next month. Best in show was La Fenice from Italian firm Custombike. It runs a 1203cc Buell engine in a heavily modified Harley-Davidson Sportster frame, and has a paintjob by ...

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NEC Show: Traders feel the pinch

Michael Carroll, 08 December 2008 09:44

Retailers branded the 2008 NEC show as one of their toughest ever, as the credit crunch hit home. Some traders said sales were down by almost 50% compared to 2007, despite a good effort by the show’s organisers to attract visitors by laying on a wide variety of stands and stars. “People just don’t want to spend,” says Clare Keeley, ...

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Picture gallery: Ridley custom bikes

Michael Carroll, 28 November 2008 11:35

Ridley Motorcycles has three new bicycle-style machines for 2009 with small 49cc or 70cc engines. A small fuel tank is located on the cross-bar of the bike’s rigid frames, and drive comes from a pair of chains – the one on the right driven by the pedals, and the one on the left by the engine. The well-established American firm, ...

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Picture gallery: Vintage customs

Michael Carroll, 28 November 2008 10:48

Bike builders on both sides of the Atlantic are leading a new trend in customising – the veteran or vintage-inspired look. Their aim is to build original bikes with all the style of original machines, but with the reliability today’s engineering and materials can provide. UK-based Thomas Harvey is making bikes that mimic Vintage bikes from around 1915, while in ...

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German team build the 'world's heaviest bike'

Michael Carroll, 01 October 2008 11:47

Aprilia might be obsessed with saving weight on its new RSV4, but the Germans are bucking the trend with 4.7 tonne, tank-engines behemoth. Named Katharina die Grose, it holds the world record for being the heaviest motorcycle in the world. It was built by Mike Opara, Ingo Brandt and Tilo and Wilfried Niebel at German firm Harzer Bike Schmiede. The ...

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Monster 1100 officially unveiled

Michael Carroll, 25 September 2008 09:48

These are the first official pictures of Ducati’s Monster 1100 and 1100S, which are due to go on sale before Christmas. Two versions are due to be available, the standard 1100 and the 1100S. The latter features fully adjustable 43mm titanium nitride-coated Ohlins forks, and an Ohlins rear shock. Carbon fibre is used for the cam covers, exhaust end-can guards, ...

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What should we test on Yamaha’s new V-Max?

Michael Carroll, 15 August 2008 16:12

You could help MCN with its test of Yamaha’s all-new V-Max by telling us what you want to know about the bike. The new Yamaha V-Max in action Original V-Max review We’re due to test the bike over the coming weeks, and want your thoughts about the areas we should cover. Yamaha V'maxs for sale Do you believe it’s a ...

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Peugeot cuts cost of its V-Clic scooter

Michael Carroll, 07 August 2008 17:12

Peugeot has dropped the price of its 50cc V-Clic scooter by £70 to £829, to attract motorists and motorcyclists who are looking for a cheap means of getting to work during the credit crunch. Peugeot scooters for sale The firm has also introduced a special edition of the V-Clic. The Silver Sport features an all-silver paint scheme, a 170mm front ...

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Bag a bargain scooter from Peugeot

Michael Carroll, 24 July 2008 10:14

Peugeot has slashed the price of its scooter range as it looks to promote two-wheelers as a means of beating the credit crunch. View Peugeot scooters for sale The firm has cut the price of its Satelis 125cc by £300 to £2,799, and has slashed £600 from the price of its Satelis 500cc, which is now priced at £3,999. By ...

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