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Manx Motorcycle Club announces Past Winners Parade

MCN, 23 November 2012 14:32

The Manx Motorcycle Club will hold a past winners parade as part of the celebration's for the Manx Grand Prix 90th anniversary. The parade will take place over the mountain course on August 28 during the new Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, which runs August 17 - September 1. The new event incorporates the Manx Grand Prix, the Classic TT, ...

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Less than 30 left: Honda RVF750 RC45

MCN, 09 November 2012 16:33

With more examples currently on a SORN (25) than there are licensed for road use (12), the RVF750 – arguably the 1990s superbike – is apparently an endangered species. There’s no denying its V4 motor is the star of the show, a hand-crafted statement of excellence, but for the money (north of £18,000 in 1994), it’s fair to say that prospective ...

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Zero mile Yamaha R7 up for auction

MCN, 19 October 2012 15:43

A zero mile Yamaha R7 will go up for auction in the Bonhams end-of-season auction at the Stafford Show on October 21. The 2002 model R7, which has been signed by Noriyuki Haga is estimated to fetch between £12,000 - £14,000. Also up for auction is a Yoshimura Suzuki Hayabusa X1. It's one of 100 bikes built to celebrate the 1998 Suzuki ...

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Less than 30 left: Ducati 748S

MCN, 05 October 2012 17:03

Ducati 748S2000-200224 left on UK roads Occupying a place in Ducati’s range between the standard ‘E’ model and the as-extreme-as-road-legal-gets ‘R’, the 748S shares the phenomenal handling package as the stocker but gained TIN-coated forks, five-spoke wheels and came with the choice of single (monoposto) or dual seat (biposto). Although 24 remain on our roads, a further 29 are locked ...

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AC Sanctuary Kawasaki GPZ900R

MCN, 28 September 2012 17:59

This stunning Kawasaki GPZ900R was created by Japanese specials builder firm AC Sanctuary. It’s got Ohlins suspension, a Nitro exhaust, OZ wheels and Brembo brakes.  The firm says it’s made for ‘ease of handling during long touring’. We say it’s for blasting about.

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100-year-old Premier with the same owner for 60 years

MCN, 07 September 2012 17:30

When it comes to relationships with bikes they don’t come much stronger – or longer – than Desmond Brown and his vintage 1912 Premier. For the West Country octogenarian – 83 to you and me – is not only still riding, and a regular in the Pioneer Run for vintage machines, the bike that remains his No. 1 choice has ...

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George Brough's SS80 goes to auction

MCN, 15 August 2012 15:51

Brough Superior founder George Brough's own race bike is to be sold at auction. The 1922 Brough Superior SS80, which was affectionately known as Spit and Polish, was raced by Brough and set an unnoficial 100mph lap at the Brooklands circuit. After a crash at Brooklands, Brough rebuilt the bike with a JAP engine and new front forks and renamed it ...

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Poll: Do you think you'll end up riding a classic?

MCN, 08 August 2012 13:20

Judging by the numbers of people attending events such as the recent Festival of 1000 Bikes and Stafford Show, interest in classic bikes has never been greater. So do you see yourself ending up pottering round (or indeed thrashing round) on a classic bike? pollcomment

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Nothing grey about these

Andy Davidson, 03 August 2012 09:24

The 400cc sportsbike is an exotic delicacy from a far off land. Shipped to the UK under the banner of ‘grey import’, these beautifully wrapped, miniature GSX-Rs, CBRs, VFRs and FZRs looked like they’d been ridden straight from the Suzuka pitlane at the Suzuka 8-hour and were hugely sought after in early and mid 90s. The UK was flooded with ...

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Jacks Hill Cafe Ton-Up Day top six bikes

MCN, 27 July 2012 13:48

Jacks Hill Cafe is an unremarkable-looking transport cafe on the outskirts of Towcester. But in the 1960s it was the meeting place for youngsters racing along the A5 on their hot-rodded British bikes. Five years ago the first Jacks Hill Cafe Ton-Up Day was run and it has become the annual place of pilgrimage for the hardcore rocker - a ...

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