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Honda VFR400 NC24 wanted for Practical Sportsbikes

MCN’s sister magazine Practical Sportsbikes is looking for a Honda VFR400 NC24 (If you haven't got one, check out Honda VFR400s for sale right now) to borrow for a test this Thursday (April 21) – can you help?The magazine needs a bike in standard or mostly standard condition – small modifications are fine, but the paint and mechanics need to be ...

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  • 19 April 2011

New issue of Practical Sportsbikes on sale March 16

The latest issue of Practical Sportsbikes magazine is now on sale (March 16) – the first monthly edition of the UK’s best mag for 70s, 80s and 90s sportsbikes. In this issue we’re riding some of the greatest learner bikes from the 1970s and 1980s, pitting the Kawasaki KH250, Suzuki GT250 X7 and RD250LC head-to-head as well as a talking ...

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  • 16 March 2011

Kenny Roberts to ride Festival of 1000 Bikes

Kenny Roberts is to ride on track in front of a UK crowd for the first time since 1983 at the VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes. The treble world champion will be riding a 1981 Yamaha YZR500 OW60 as the star guest around the classic Mallory circuit on July 10. His appearance will only be the second time he’s ridden ...

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  • 12 January 2011

Marcus Mumford collects new Triumph Bonneville

Marcus Mumford from band Mumford & Sons picked up his own brand-new Triumph Bonneville earlier this week.  The star picked up his T100 (with a few accessories already fitted) from Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley - here he's seen with sales boss Dave Lilley handing the bike over. He'll be riding it this weekend too - Mumford & Sons are headlining ...

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  • 17 September 2010

Roland on racing Harley XR1200s: ‘I’m f***** scared man!’

MCN caught up with custom builder Roland Sands as he prepares to race a Harley-Davidson XR1200 at Brands Hatch this weekend – the Californian tested the Shaw Racing machine at Mallory, and will practice at Brands today. “The bike’s good, it turns well, brakes well and it’s real flickable. It weaves a bit, but I’ve had an inch of width ...

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  • 06 August 2010

Freddie Spencer at Mallory this weekend

The Festival of 1000 bikes is a rare chance to see Freddie Spencer, the only to man to win 250GP and 500GP championships in the same year, riding an NSR500 on track this weekend.  ‘Fast Freddie’ will be riding a Honda NSR500 around the Mallory circuit (the classic circuit, without any of the chicanes) in the Past Masters parade. MCN ...

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  • 07 July 2010

MCN/Riders for Health rideout kicks off British MotoGP weekend

The first British MotoGP round to be held at the new-look Silverstone circuit kicked off with the Rider's for Health Day of Champions, which begun with a mass rideout from MCN's offices to the circuit.    Over 200 riders took part in the ride in, before getting their chance to complete three laps of the circuit. The traditional pre-GP fundraiser ...

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  • 17 June 2010

Wanted: Ducati Monster 696 and 1100 owners for road test

MCN is looking for Ducati Monster owners to come on a group test this Thursday (May 20) – we want one 696 owner and an 1100 rider too. The test will pit the new Monster 796 against the 696 and 1100 variants of the Monster range, so we want two owners to help us determine the 796’s place in the ...

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  • 17 May 2010

Suzuki GSX1250FA: competitors price comparison

MCN has tested the new Suzuki GSX1250FA, which you can read about in MCN, March 24, and this graph shows where Suzuki sees it fitting in the market. There’s little competition in the same price bracket – omitted from this graph is the Honda CBF1000GT at £8170, but the next competitors, the Honda CB1300S and Yamaha FZ-1 Fazer are over ...

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  • 22 March 2010

KTM denies reports of Bajaj takeover

KTM has denied claims by an Indian news agency that it has invited 30% stakeholder to increase it’s stake to 90%. Read the original story here The Austrian firm says that current controlling shareholder CROSS Industries will continue to hold more than 50% of shares in KTM, meaning there will be no change in leadership of the company. Earlier reports ...

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  • 12 February 2010


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